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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>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!<br /><br />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 />Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, 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>
Storm of Fire and Blood: Sword and Serpent Book III
by Taylor Marshall

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English

Pages

531

Publication Date

November 23, 2017

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Where there is fire, there will be blood. <br /><br />Tossed on a ship bearing him to the icy northern reaches of Britannia, Jurian dreams of a mysterious woman and a sword driven into a stone. Kneeling in the candlelight in Cyrene, Sabra hears the whisper of the dragon in the depths of the earth. Taking the mantle from her gravely ill father, Aikaterina rules her fragile city under the threat of imperial disfavor.<br /><br />As the fourth century dawns over Rome, Jurian seeks to regain his honor along the Empire’s brutal northern frontier. When Casca brings back word from the oracle of Apollo, the Emperor decides that the only way to save the Empire is to solve the “Christian problem” once and for all. He needs only one spark to set the world ablaze.<br /><br />As the storm of fire and blood sweeps across the Empire, Jurian relinquishes his sword and the honor he most desires to fulfill the prophecy along with his destiny.<br /><br />Saints aren’t born. They are forged.
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 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. Young readers won't be able to pass up this timeless tale.</DIV>
The Hired Girl (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)
by Laura Amy Schlitz

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<p><b>Winner of the 2016 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction</b><br /><b>A 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner</b><br /><b>Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force.</b></p><p>Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.</p>
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
by emily m. danforth

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English

Pages

485

Publication Date

February 07, 2012

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<p><strong>A powerful and widely acclaimed coming-of-age novel in the tradition of the classic <em>Annie on My Mind</em>.</strong></p><p><em>The Miseducation of Cameron Post</em> is a stunning and provocative literary debut that was a finalist for the YALSA Morris Award and was named to numerous “best” lists.</p><p>Cameron Post feels a mix of guilt and relief when her parents die in a car accident. Their deaths mean they will never learn the truth she eventually comes to: that she's gay.</p><p>Orphaned, Cameron comes to live with her old-fashioned grandmother and ultraconservative aunt Ruth. There she falls in love with her best friend, a beautiful cowgirl.</p><p>When she’s eventually outed, her aunt sends her to God’s Promise, a religious conversion camp that is supposed to “cure” her homosexuality. At the camp, Cameron comes face to face with the cost of denying her true identity.</p><p><strong>Don't miss this raw and powerful own voices debut, which is set in rural Montana in the early 1990s.</strong></p>
One God, One Plan, One Life: A 365 Devotional
by Max Lucado

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English

Pages

379

Publication Date

January 12, 2014

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<p> </p> <p><strong>One of America's favorite pastors, Max Lucado offers his first 365 devotional for teens, encouraging them to trust God and His perfect plan for their lives.</strong></p> <p>Life is hard, and today's teens could use daily guidance and reassurance that God is with them, through it all and despite it all. In <em>One God, One Plan, One Life, </em>bestselling author Max Lucado offers teens an accessible way to connect with their Lord. Daily devotions address such topics as faith and obedience but also offer wisdom on topics that teens battle, such as purity, bullying, alcohol and drug use, and self-image. Each day includes a short devotion and accompanying scripture as well as a take-away application that will inspire and challenge teens to trust in God and His plans for them.</p> <p><em>One God, One Plan, One Life </em>helps teens to cut through life's distractions and rely on the one thing that is truly importantùa relationship with God. </p> <p>Meets national education standards.</p> <div> </div>
The Noble Servant
by Melanie Dickerson

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Melanie Dickerson beautifully re-imagines “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers Grimm into a medieval tale of adventure, loss, and love.</strong></p><p>“When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is—long live the queen!” —JULIE LESSMAN, award-winning author of <em>The Daughters of Boston</em>, <em>Winds of Change</em>, and <em>Heart of San Francisco </em>series</p><p><strong>She lost everything to the scheme of an evil servant.</strong></p><p><strong>But she might just gain what she’s always wanted . . . if she makes it in time.</strong></p><p>The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.</p><p>On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become <em>her </em>servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.</p><p>When a handsome shepherd befriends her, Magdalen begins to suspect he carries secrets of his own. Together, Magdalen and the shepherd uncover a sinister plot against Wolfberg and the duke. But with no resources, will they be able to find the answers, the hiding places, and the forces they need in time to save both Mallin and Wolfberg?</p>
Exiles (Ilyon Chronicles Book 4)
by Jaye L. Knight

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English

Pages

533

Publication Date

August 11, 2017

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Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.<br /> <br />Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all. <br /> <br />Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple. <br /><br />One small misstep could prove fatal for all.<br />

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