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by Louie McClainA children's book snippet about the life, accomplishments, and achievements of the great Booker T. Washington - an inspirational African-American innovator, leader, scholar, and philanthropist.
by Trina SotiraOn the outside, Tirzah has everything: a best friend who adores her and the potential of a full-ride soccer scholarship at her father’s alma mater, Illinois University. But to Tirzah, none of it matters since she's stuck in the body of a girl. Struggling to hide her feelings for her best friend, Heidi, and fighting to cover up female body parts, Tirzah realizes the only way she'll ever be happy is if she transitions. But the change could mean losing Heidi, her scholarship, and possibly her paren... more
by Gary PeurifoyWe follow Koby from an animal shelter to his forever home with his family including a dad, two daughters and a cat named Lily. Told from the perspective of the rescued Koby who speaks to the value of a home and love. He also shares his favorite things in the world such as going for walks, eating tasty treats and sleeping next to his dad.
by Linda Wallace-KurtzA story of challenge and change... Eighth graders Larry and Michael have been best friends since kindergarten. Larry has worn leg braces since age two but now an operation might forever change his life. Tyler is a natural athlete, handsome, intelligent, and filled with an over-sized ego. He has no time for kids like Larry. But when his older brother Tom comes home for Christmas break and is wounded while bravely defending a stranger, an operation might be Tom's only hope as well. After their ... more
by Rachel ClarkBest friends Terra and Tiluk live alongside the wild orcas of Washington State. On the other side of the continent, Miles wallows in anger and self-pity fueled by his parents' divorce. In a moment of harrowing fate, their lives converge when Miles witnesses a captive orca brutally kill his trainer at a marine amusement park. When Miles contacts Terra and her family of whale biologists to better understand the "killer" whale, the three teens soon realize they are more linked to each other - an... more
by Rachel ClarkDriven by a primal urge to connect with the highly-evolved consciousness of the orca, three teens take extraordinary risks to challenge big business and renew lost traditions. The journey to restore an ancient bond reveals The Blackfish Prophecy- and it is about to change everything.
by Len SilverJimmy Boelson and Other Stories is comprised of a novella and two short stories.
by Melinda Kinsman
A brightly-illustrated, rhyming picture book, for ages 3-6.
A young bear cub wakes up in the middle of winter. He's afraid of the dark and of the howling wind, and he's VERY hungry. Searching for help, he arrives at the home of tiny Molly Mouse. Molly is both kind-hearted and resourceful. With the help of her woodland friends, she soon has the bear cub sleeping soundly through the rest of the winter.
This is a warm, comfor... more
by LaQueisha Malone
Once so sure of herself, but now broken by bitterness and rage, Naomi has to overcome the world wind of temptations she has so eagerly given in to. Yet, hold on to her traditional religious values.
Naomi Marshall was a sheltered teenager. Her mother did everything in her power to raise her daughter with the same religious upbringing she experienced. All of her hard work seemed to have paid off until Senior year, when Naomi’s father was asked to lead his father-in-law&... more
by Maura MoynihanMurphy discovers that the sport of tennis takes perseverance but it's a great way to meet new friends, get fit and have fun. Throughout the story are true tennis skills. Tennis tips are in the back of the book.
by Glen Alan BurkeJesse Savorié stood out at the all-white 1960’s Alabama school known as Jesse Rulam Elementary—not because he was dirt poor, or big, and not even because he was gifted in natural and supernatural ways. Jesse stood out because he was black in an all-white school, in a time when slavery was still believed and whites only mattered.
by Sarah MacTavish
When Lincoln calls for volunteers to put down the rebellion, four friends become soldiers for different reasons. Freedom. Justice. Love. Revenge. But they’re united by a secret… one of them is a girl in disguise.
“This is my country, and I aim to fight for it. You can help me, or get out of my way. Your choice.”
Hidden under an over-sized uniform and a false name, Saoirse Callahan strives to prove herself as strong and brave as any ... more
by S.L. MauldinAs his junior year in high school comes to an end, Gavin Bailey realizes his privileged world as the most popular kid in school is a lie. To make matters worse his father, feeling his overly-indulged son needs redirection, sends him off for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs. Suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar, Gavin’s past catches up with him at Camp Lift Me Up. An event from his sophomore year comes to the forefront at the same time he encounters... more
by Rosalind Minett
Book 1 of a WWII cross-over trilogy, A Relative Invasion.
1937, South London. The Wilsons's worry about the threat of war blinds them to war developing in their own home. Their lonely son Billy is excited when his cousin, aunt and uncle move to live nearby. His excitement soon turns to dismay, for Uncle Frank is a bully who resents Billy’s sturdiness, while the frail and artistic Kenneth is hideously devious. The adults only see is his porcelain looks, not his... more
by I'deyah Ricketts
What if money grew on trees? What would you buy with it? Would you use it to satisfy your own pleasures, or better lives with it?
Everything is going good for 9-year-old school girl LYLA LYTE. MAYOR CRINKLE has changed his evil ways. He lifted the ban on reading books, the town has a new name, Coverfield, and the new library is going to be built. Well…everything except for the new library. While watching Crinkle News, Lyla finds out that financial troubles are to blame for... more
by I'deyah Ricketts
Nine-year-old LYLA LYTE is desperate to use her imagination, but she doesn’t know how. Several attempts end in failure before Lyla’s mother, MRS. LYTE, reveals that, before Lyla was born, there were objects called books that helped people learn how to use their imaginations. But MAYOR CRINKLE banned all books and ordered them to be buried.
Despite promising to keep this newfound information a secret, Lyla tells all her best friends, MEGAN, SAMANTHA, and NICK. They join her i... more