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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo’s nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation’s version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood’s belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo’s personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo’s story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br />  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes...
by , Jody Revenson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

October 31, 2019

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<p><i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child </i>is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London's West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018 and in Melbourne 2019 - and with more productions worldwide still to come - the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night. <br /><br />Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage - from the earliest stages of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, and to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry's story to life. <br /><br /><b><i>With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour eBook edition also consists of five videos - including two pieces of theatre makeover time-lapse footage - and offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production. It will be enjoyed by Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.</i></b></p>
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
by J.K. Rowling

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 18, 2016

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<p>When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...<br /><br /><br />Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.<br /><br /><br />The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</p>
Mosque
by David Macaulay

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

April 28, 2008

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<b>From the award-winning author of <i>The Way Things Work</i>, a remarkable look at how a sixteenth-century mosque would have been built, in words and pictures.</b><br />  <br /> “Gorgeously illustrated . . . Macaulay is renowned for spectacular children’s books with an architectural flavor . . . <i>Mosque</i> is a superbly illustrated and technically engrossing explanation of how a great Turkish mosque complex would be built in about 1600 . . . Frankly, I had no idea that I was interested in how mosques were put together, but I found the subject fascinating. And I learned how to make a brick and build a dome, and also a good deal about the economics of the Ottoman Empire and the role of the mosque in society. Macaulay’s mosque is fictional, but loosely based on those built around Istanbul (then Constantinople) in the late 16th century by Sinan, a great architect of the Ottoman Empire.” —<i>The New York Times</i>
One of the Girls
by Robin Daniels

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

June 20, 2019

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Customer Reviews
FROM ENDZONE TO FRIENDZONE...<br /><br />Senior Nick Moody is the second string quarterback on Roosevelt High School’s championship football team. He’s crushed on Mia for years, but she doesn’t know he exists. It’s time to come off the bench and into the game. Nick refuses to graduate without getting the girl or the glory.<br /><br />Mia Ashlock is the remarkably kind cheer captain. She’s a yes girl, and her penchant for people pleasing always leads to bad relationships. After being humiliated in a very public dumping, her teammates decide to break her bad habit with a ban on boyfriends.<br /><br />When Nick sees a poster, advertising cheer tryouts, he has a crazy idea: quit football and become a cheerleader. It’s perfect! He can get close to Mia and steal the spotlight, using his true and hidden talent—gymnastics. Nick and Mia have instant chemistry, but it does him little good. If Mia’s zero dating rule weren’t bad enough, the team treats him less like boyfriend material and more like one of the girls. Breaching the friendzone will be much harder than he thought.<br /><br />Content: This book contains kissing along with limited/mild swearing and minimal inuendo/crude humor. No explicit language or references to sex.
Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
by , Elaine Deprince

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA!</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war-torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce’s <i>Lemonade </i>and as a principal in a major American dance company.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>"Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. For every young brown, yellow, and purple dancer, she is an inspiration!” —Misty Copeland, world-renowned ballet dancer</b><br />  <br /> Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life.<br />  <br /> At the age of four, Michaela was adopted by an American family, who encouraged her love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now the youngest principal dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She has appeared in the ballet documentary <i>First Position</i>, as well as on <i>Dancing with the Stars, Good Morning America</i>, and <i>Nightline</i>.<br />  <br /> In this engaging, moving, and unforgettable memoir, Michaela shares her dramatic journey from an orphan in West Africa to becoming one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars.<br /><br /> “Michaela DePrince is the embodiment of what it means to fight for your dream.” <b>—</b>Today<br />  <br /> “Michaela DePrince is a role model for girls on and off stage.”<b> —</b>NYLON
Mao's Last Dancer, Young Readers' Edition
by Li Cunxin

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

October 01, 2011

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<b>The young reader edition of the international bestseller; now a major motion picture. <br /></b><br />At the age of eleven, Li Cunxin was one of the privileged few selected to serve in Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution by studying at the Beijing Dance Academy. Having known bitter poverty in his rural China home, ballet would be his family's best chance for a better future. From one hardship to another, Cunxin demonstrated perseverance and an appetite for success that led him to be chosen as one of the first two people to leave Mao's China and go to American to dance on a special cultural exchange. But life in the U.S. was nothing like his communist indoctrination had led him to believe. Ultimately, he defected to the west in a dramatic media storm, and went on to dance with the Houston Ballet for sixteen years. <br /><br />This inspiring story of passion, resilience, and a family's love captures the harsh reality of life in Mao's communist China and the exciting world of professional dance. This compelling memoir includes photos documenting Li's extraordinary life.
The Maddie Diaries: A Memoir
by Maddie Ziegler

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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In this <i>New York Times </i>bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of <i>Dance Moms </i>and judge on <i>So You Think You Can Dance</i> brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.<br /><br />Maddie Ziegler knew one day she’d be a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come.<br /> <br />At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show <i>Dance Moms</i> and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was capturing attention from all over—including pop superstar Sia, who cast her as her dance double in the incredibly popular music video for her hit song “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.<br /> <br />In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in <i>The Book of Henry</i> with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the entertainment world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
Boys' Guide to Drawing (Drawing Cool Stuff)
by Aaron Sautter

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

November 01, 2014

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Learn how to create awesome drawings of everything from crazy monsters to monster trucks. Ste-by-step instructions provide all the skills you need to create crazy robots, warriors, and whatever you can imagine.
Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learnin...
by Leslie Odom Jr.

Language

English

Pages

196

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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Customer Reviews
<p>Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon<i> Hamilton</i>. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.</p><p>With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better?</p><p>These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.</p>

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