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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <br />Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
Fueled by Dragon's Fire (Return of the Dragonborn Book 2)
by N.M. Howell

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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"<b>Action-packed thriller ride</b> through an urban fantasy that brings the ancient past to the distant future." ★★★★★ <br /><br /><b>The dragons have returned. The world still wants them dead.</b><br />The ancient dragonborn people have returned to Shaeyara, and with them came the dragons. But the celebration of their return is short lived as they soon discover they are not welcome. The world is at war.<br /><br />After living underground for eight months, Andie and her followers have had enough. It is time to return to the surface to find her people, and together they must stop the lies and prove to the world who the true monsters are: The University that has had the world in its clutches for centuries.<br /><br />The only problem is those who survived from the University have already convinced the world of their evil and will stop at nothing to have them destroyed. But with the peace of their world at stake, Andie and the dragonborn must band together to reunite the war-ravaged world before it’s too late.<br /><br />Only, with a traitor in their midst, the task is proving more difficult than Andie could have ever thought.<br /><br /><b><i>Return of the Dragonborn Trilogy:</b><br />Marked by Dragon's Blood<br />Fueled by Dragon's Fire<br />Called by Dragon's Song<br /><br />Also available on Amazon as a complete boxed set: <b>Return of the Dragonborn: The Complete Trilogy.</b></i><br /><br />"<b>Howell is a master storyteller</b> who weaves fast paced tales while creating a fantastic world with amazing characters." ★★★★★ <br /><br />"I thought the first book in this series was amazing, but this one was even better." ★★★★★ <br />
Farewell to Manzanar
by , James D. Houston

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

April 29, 2002

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<p>During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.<br /><br /> At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.<br /><br /><i>Farewell to Manzanar</i> has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.<br /><br /> First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors. </p>
Daughter of Shades (The Venatrix Chronicles Book 1)
by Sylvia Mercedes

Language

English

Pages

263

Publication Date

July 28, 2019

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<p><em>Forbidden love, breathtaking action, and terrifying magic, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo!</em></p><h1>A huntress with no past.</h1><h1>A rival with a secret.</h1><h1>A kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance . . .</h1><p>Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor’s tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now nineteen, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.<br /></p><p>When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince’s favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.</p><p>But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth’s past may return to haunt her . . .<br /></p><p>Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?<br /></p><h3><strong><em>Daughter of Shades</em></strong><strong> is the first breathtaking book in The Venatrix Chronicles YA fantasy series. If you like kick-butt heroines, intriguing worlds of magic, and slow-burn romance then you’ll love Sylvia Mercedes’s action-packed story.</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>Buy <em>Daughter of Shades</em> today, and journey into a vivid medieval world of honor and deception, rivalry and love, valiant hunters and malevolent spirits from another realm . . .</strong><br /></h3><p><em>Praise for </em>Song of Shadows<em>, the prequel to The Venatrix Chronicles:</em><br /></p><p>★★★★★ "I loved the world Sylvia created, especially the magic system, which was unlike anything I'd read before. Can't wait to read on!" - USA Today Bestselling Author Claire Luana</p><p>★★★★★"Mark my words, Sylvia Mercedes is an author to watch . . . The Venatrix Chronicles is going to be one seriously addicting series." - L. Danvers, Author of the Fate Abandoned Series <br /></p><p>★★★★★ "As a librarian, I would recommend this initial entry to my readers of YA fantasy, particularly fans of Sarah Maas and Cassandra Clare, and on a personal note I'm recommending it to my husband who enjoys Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss." - Laura Freer, librarian and Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>★★★★★ "I loved this book. The story, the world-building (wow the world-building) and the characters. Ms. Mercedes has launched a truly fabulous first book and I want more." - Emily Ling, Goodreads Reviewer<br /></p>
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
Beyond Enemy Lines (Southern Belle Civil War Romance Book 2)
by Kathryn Kelly

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

June 29, 2015

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<b>North and South. Enemies and Lovers</b><br /><br />Sophia Martinique must raise her two younger siblings. Alone.<br /><br />She struggles to put food on their table.<br /><br />She must find a solution to fill their bare cupboard. <br /><br />A standalone story that introduces new characters into the Civil War Southern Belle historical romance series.
with their eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at G...
by Annie Thoms

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 30, 2011

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<p><strong>A collection of powerful essays in spoken word form remembering September 11, 2001, by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold. </strong></p><p><strong>A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age</strong></p><p><strong>“Profound.” —<em>Booklist</em></strong></p><p><strong>“Moving.” —<em>Publishers Weekly</em> </strong></p><p><strong>“Rings with authenticity and resonates with power.” —<em>School Library Journal</em></strong></p><p>Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.</p><p>The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives—and the lives of all Americans. </p><p>These powerful essays by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget. This collection helped shape the HBO documentary <em>In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuvyesant High on 9/11</em>.</p>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</i> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<br /><br />An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.

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