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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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<DIV>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 />  </DIV>
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...</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p>Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, <em>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay</em> 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.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><p><em>The film</em> Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them <em>had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.</em></p>
The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume 11: 111 One-Minute Mo...
by Kristen Dabrowski

Language

English

Pages

117

Publication Date

March 30, 2007

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<p>If looking through monologue books leaves you feeling confused,dissatisfied, or overwhelmed, this is the book for you!A unique twist on a classic Smith & Kraus theme, this userfriendly book contains unique and active monologues divided into clear categories. With descriptive titles to each section like "Rebellion: Don't Tell Me What to Do," "Secrets: What Nobody Knows about Me," and "Duh: Tales of the Misunderstood," it will be easy and fun to find the piece that suits you. Look for a huge assortment of character types and issues written in a way that's current and immediate for young male and female actors looking to show off their talents in auditions and at school.</p>
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the...
by Michael McCreary

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p>Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).</p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain e into something empowering—and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back.</p><br /><p></p><br /><p>This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary's life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. <i>Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic</i> is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.</p><br /><p></p>
Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Th...
by Crown Books for Young Readers

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<b><b>Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope.</b></b><br /><br />The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope.<br /><br />The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings, and photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love.
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.
Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
by Aly Raisman

Language

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 />
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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<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>
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 Last Good Day (Avery & Angela Book 1)
by Robert Kugler

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

June 06, 2018

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Customer Reviews
Two best friends. One last day. One huge secret that changes everything.<br /><br />Avery Young is having a moment.<br /><br />How he handles it will determine his future.<br /><br />A talented musician, Avery is leaving home in New Jersey to study at the Boston Conservatory of Music. Before he boards the 8 AM Northeast Connector out of Princeton Junction, he has one last day at the Jersey Shore with his best friend of four years, Angela, who's been unusually distant all summer.<br /><br />When Angela finally reveals the reasons behind that distance, it changes everything,<br /><br />When the moment comes, as they stand along the shore, Avery is forced to reconsider who he is, who he wants to be, and more immediately, what is he going to do now? His plans for the future, which include musical stardom and a life of constant creativity with his best friend by his side, have gone completely up in flames.<br /><br />How can he pursue his dreams when it could mean losing Angela, the only stable thing in his life, forever?<br /><br />THE LAST GOOD DAY is the first book in the "Avery &Angela" series.<br /><br />Book #2, ON THE ROAD TO HERE is available now!

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