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Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond.</b><br /> <br />Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams.<br /> <br />But it wasn't an easy road to success. Aly faced obstacle after obstacle, including naysayers who claimed that she didn't have the talent to compete at an elite level and classmates who shamed Aly for her athletic body. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to believe in herself and prove her doubters wrong. In her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. <br /> <br />Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true. <br />
Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence
by Sarah Young

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

October 08, 2012

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<p><b>Each day offers encouragement and hope from a Savior who is closer than you can imagine and who will never leave you.</b>  </p><br /><p>Grow in a deep personal faith while reading a message that everyone needs to hear and embrace deep within the soul. <i>Jesus Calling</i><sup>®</sup> is a devotional that is read daily by more than six million people. This version includes the beloved original content, but with a modern cover that will appeal to a younger audience. </p><br /><p>After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God, and from that experience <i>Jesus Calling</i><sup>®</sup> came to be. </p><br /><p>It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless every reader with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.</p><p><b>Common Core Standards:</b></p><br /> <ul><li>R.CCR.1<br /> Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly<br /> and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when<br /> writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text; </li><li>R.CCR.2 Determine central ideas or<br /> themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting<br /> details and ideas; </li><li>R.CCR.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text,<br /> including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and<br /> analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone; </li><li>SL.CCR.1 Prepare for and participate<br /> effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse<br /> partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and<br /> persuasively</li></ul>
Awakened (The Soul Chronicles Book 2)
by Morgan L. Busse

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>The monster has awakened.</b><br /><br />After her escape from the Tower and from her father's experiments, Kat Bloodmayne wakes up to discover the dark power inside of her has grown stronger. Now more than ever she needs to find the doctor who holds the key to healing her, but the only one who can help her find him is Stephen Grey, the very man who betrayed her.<br /><br />Stephen Grey cannot change the past or what he did to Kat, but he will do everything he can to help her now. But will Kat let him? Or will his transgression be too much to overcome?<br /><br />Time races against them as they travel with sky pirates through harrowing storms and across the war-torn country of Austrium in search of the doctor who can cure Kat. But can he cure what is broken inside of her? Or will the monster inside of Kat consume her soul?
Temptation: A Novel (Solitary Tales Series Book 3)
by Travis Thrasher

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English

Pages

434

Publication Date

April 01, 2012

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<DIV><DIV><b>The third book in the Solitary Tales series for young adults, <i>Temptation </i>follows the soul-wrenching twists of Chris Buckley’s journey as he heads deeper into a darkness that threatens all he loves best.</b></div><DIV> </div><DIV>As a reluctant student at Harrington High’s summer school, Chris meets a fun-loving senior girl who offers a welcome diversion from Chris’s past. Soon Chris no longer searches for the truth about the town of Solitary. He no longer tries to pierce its shadows. He no longer questions his role in its mysteries. He makes a new choice: he runs. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s running the wrong way—and is very close to being beyond any choices at all.</div></div>
The Bronze Bow
by Elizabeth George Speare

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

September 01, 1997

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<DIV>In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Israel. He joins an outlaw band and leads a dangerous life of spying, plotting, and impatiently waiting to seek revenge. Headstrong Daniel is devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, heading down a destructive path toward disaster until he hears the lessons taught by Jesus of Nazareth. With a brand new cover, young readers won't be able to pass up this timeless tale.</DIV>
White (The Wings Trilogy Book 1)
by Angelina J. Steffort

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English

Pages

488

Publication Date

April 13, 2017

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“I love you,” he said with a smile on his lips. And then his eyes snapped open, flashing green. A radiating white blur shot out from between his shoulders, smashing everything within reach. I was thrown to the ground by the force of it and something hard hit my head. The last thing I saw was Adam’s shape against the white radiating light that seemed to have its source inside him...<br /><br />When 18 year old Claire Gabriel meets Adam, her life takes a drastic turn. He seems to have stepped right out of a fairy tale and he is beautiful – more than anything. On the way to discovering his secret, Claire soon finds herself in love with the mysterious boy. <br /><br />Unable to evade the dark shadow their feelings for each other draw up, Claire becomes a target in the the eternal war between good and evil; because Adam isn’t the only mysterious creature hovering around Claire . . .<br /><br />White is Angelina J. Steffort's debut novel and the first book in The Wings Trilogy, the story about the impossible love between a girl and an angel.<br /><br />___<br /><br />Praise for White:<br /><br />“Angelina’s first novel is virtually unputdownable: a delightful, wicked, deeply seductive fantasy with characters that leap off the page and a love story that has its reader yearning for more. Thank God there will be more installments to come. Read at your own peril - because you are going to get stuck and burn the midnight oil with this one: Angelina J. Steffort has crafted a deeply engaging world with a level of astounding detail. For an author’s debut, this is world-building at full power and romance writing as it should be.“ (Toni Weiss, Creative Partner & director @ Little Lights Studio)<br /><br />“White is a thoroughly entertaining tale of Good vs Evil. Claire and Adam are two young adults living ordinary lives. When they meet, Claire unknowingly becomes a catalyst between the forces of good and evil. People and events are not always what they appear to be. The ending came as a complete shock! I can’t wait to see what happens next.” (Donna Wolz, editor @ Wise Owls)<br /><br />“I read, no, I swallowed the story. White has a great flow and the ending brings together nicely the storylines Angelina builds up throughout the whole book. It was easy to fall into the mystical love story between Claire and Adam. White is captivating and suspenseful. A real page turner.” (Katharina Sabetzer, coach & writer @ erzählbar)<br /><br />---<br /><br />About the author:<br /><br />“Chocolate fanatic, milk-foam enthusiast and huge friend of the southern sting-ray. Writing is an unexpected career-path for me.”<br /><br />Angelina J. Steffort was born in 1984. She has mul- tiple educational backgrounds, including engineering, busi- ness, music and acting. Angelina writes YA fantasy with a strong romance component, and is the author of The Wings Trilogy, currently working on the second part. Angelina lives in Vienna, Austria with her husband and her son. Learn more about Angelina on www.ajsteffort.com or follow her on Twitter @ajsteffort. 
Your Own Beautiful: Advice and Inspiration from Chelsea Crockett
by Chelsea Crockett

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p>Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, <em>Your Own Beautiful</em> is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through uplifting messages influenced by her faith and life experiences in <em>Your Own Beautiful</em>.</p><p><strong>“Funny, helpful, and inspirational! This book reveals the secrets to finding inner beauty and happiness.” CHARISMA STAR, Beauty vlogger</strong></p><p><strong><span style="background: white; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color: #333333;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></span></strong></p>
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness: Adventure. Peril. Lost J...
by Andrew Peterson

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

August 19, 2008

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<b>Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. </b><br /><br />Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.<br /><br /> Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys’ extraordinary journey from Glipwood’s Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies. <br /><br /> Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, <i>On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness</i> presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about life’s true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.
The Devil's Arithmetic (Puffin Modern Classics)
by Jane Yolen

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English

Pages

175

Publication Date

October 01, 1990

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<b>"A triumphantly moving book."  —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred review</b><br /><br />Hannah dreads going to her family's Passover Seder—she's tired of hearing her relatives talk about the past. But when she opens the front door to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah, she's transported to a Polish village in the year 1942. Why is she there, and who is this "Chaya" that everyone seems to think she is? Just as she begins to unravel the mystery, Nazi soldiers come to take everyone in the village away. And only Hannah knows the unspeakable horrors that await. A critically acclaimed novel from multi-award-winning author Jane Yolen. <br /><p><br /><b>"[Yolen] adds much to understanding the effects of the Holocaust, which will reverberate throughout history, today and tomorrow." —<i>SLJ</i>, starred review<br /><br />"Readers will come away with a sense of tragic history that both disturbs and compels." —<i>Booklist</i></b></p><b>Winner of the National Jewish Book Award<br />An <i>American Bookseller </i>"Pick of the Lists"</b>
Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven ...
by Dutch Sheets

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

July 19, 2016

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In eight 30-minute teaching sessions, Dutch Sheets explains the nuts and bolts of prayer, revealing the vital role our prayers play in God's plan. With foundational biblical teaching and practical tools, he equips all believers to become bolder, more effective intercessors. The perfect resource for small groups and church classes.

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