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The Wild Ones

by Nafiza Azad

From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all. <p><p> We are the Wild Ones, and we will not be silenced. We are girls who have tasted the worst this world can offer. Our story begins with Paheli, who was once betrayed by her mother, sold to a man in exchange for a favor. When Paheli escaped, she ran headlong into Taraana—a boy with stars in his eyes, a boy as battered as she was. He tossed Paheli a box of stars before disappearing. With the stars, Paheli gained access to the Between, a place of pure magic and mystery. Now, Paheli collects girls like us, and we use our magic to travel the world, helping to save other girls from our pain, our scars. When Taraana reappears, he asks for our help. Dangerous magical forces are chasing him, and they will destroy him to get his powers. We will do everything to save him—if we can. For if Taraana is no longer safe and free, neither are the Wild Ones. And that...is a fate that we refuse to accept. Ever again.

Wild Orchid (Wild Orchid #1)

by Beverley Brenna

Taylor Jane Simon is 18 years old and spending the summer with her mother in Prince Albert National Park. The holiday has been planned so Taylor's mother can spend time with her latest boyfriend, Danny, and work in the pizza restaurant near the park that Danny runs. Taylor would just as soon stay at home in Saskatoon, but because she suffers from an autistic condition called Asperger's Syndrome, she can't stay on her own. Taylor's mother encourages her daughter to explore the park's possibilities on her own. For Taylor, whose life experience has been seriously limited, this means facing the test of meeting new people who work in the park's nature center - and facing it alone. Summer also holds out the possibility of finding her own boyfriend, though Taylor isn't quite sure what that may involve. What she discovers will change her life forever.<P><P> Written as an epistolary novel, Wild Orchid is frank but optimistic, literal yet innocent. A courageous wit attends Taylor's gradual emergence as her own person, and the reader will find the exploration of Taylor's mind a revealing and heartwarming encounter.

Wild Palomino: Stallion of the Prairies (Famous Horse Stories)

by Stephen Holt

The wild Palomino is a magnificent gold and silver stallion roaming the prairie with his band of mares. Des Harmon knows that if he can capture Rocket and bring him home, the great horse will sire enough colts to put the Twin Anchor Ranch back on its feet. There are others, too, who want the Palomino, among them the ruthless El Gato. Des finally captures the horse, but his troubles have only begun for El Gato claims prior ownership of Rocket. Setting out to compete in a rodeo, Des picks up a clue from a talking crow and plays an unexpected part in the search for a lost mine. The rodeo is a wild, exciting affair with Rocket at first proving unmanageable but then coming through magnificently. Until the final thrilling moment when Des returns in triumph to the ranch there is a grand, galloping pace to all his adventures with “the biggest gold horse in the world."

The Wild Ponies of Assateague Island (Books For Young Explorers)

by Donna K. Grosvenor

The lives of the wild ponies of Assateague, including the annual pony penning on nearby Chincoteague Island.

Wild Savage Stars: A Sweet Black Waves Novel (The Sweet Black Waves Trilogy #2)

by Kristina Perez

Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, Kristina Perez's Wild Savage Stars is the spellbinding sequel to Sweet Black Waves.Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms.Her ancient magic led to a terrible betrayal by both her best friend, the princess Essy, and her first love, Tristan. Now this same magic is changing Branwen. Adrift in a rival court, Branwen must hide the truth from the enemy king by protecting the lovers who broke her heart—and finds herself considering a darker path. Not everyone wants the alliance with Branwen’s kingdom to succeed—peace is balanced on a knife’s edge, and her only chance may be to embrace the darkness within… An Imprint Book Praise for Sweet Black Waves:“Star-crossed love, tested loyalties, and magic that binds and burns—Sweet Black Waves gripped me all the way to the shocking ending.” —Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time “Intense, swoon worthy, and smart.” —Vic James, author of Gilded Cage and Tarnished City

Wild Season

by Allan W. Eckert

A story of the living circle of nature Spring. A season of rebirth and struggle, destruction and survival. This is the story of one such spring at a Midwestern lake-a vivid closeup of each animal's fight for life, all under the shadow of the common enemy, Man. Shimmering with the enchantment of the natural world, Wild Season is a triumph of knowledge and love, raising our consciousness and stirring our sense of wonder and respect.

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

by Bruce Handy

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and totally original—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy.In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as “Strive to learn” and “Be not a dunce,” it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to “Let the wild rumpus start”? And now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte’s Web and Little House on the Prairie? In Wild Things, Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the backstories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes link The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to reencounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children’s books and authors, from Louisa May Alcott and L. Frank Baum to Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mildred D. Taylor, and E.B. White, Wild Things will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.

Wild Trek

by Jim Kjelgaard

AN UNFORGETTABLE SAGA OF COURAGE AND SURVIVAL. This is the story of the trapper, Link Stevens, and his fearless snow dog, Chiri. It began when the trapper and his dog set out to rescue a naturalist stranded in the perilous Caribou mountains — the impenetrable storm-blasted heights from which no man has ever returned. Forced to live by Stone Age methods, they relied on every resource of the dog’s wild cunning and the trappers woodlore. How they battled a killer cougar and bloodthirsty wolves, yet brought their man to safety, is a gripping, action-packed saga. It is also the stirring tale of the deep love between a loyal snow dog and his courageous trapper master.

Wild Visionary: Maurice Sendak in Queer Jewish Context (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

by Golan Y. Moskowitz

Wild Visionary reconsiders Maurice Sendak's life and work in the context of his experience as a Jewish gay man. Maurice (Moishe) Bernard Sendak (1928–2012) was a fierce, romantic, and shockingly funny truth seeker who intervened in modern literature and culture. Raising the stakes of children's books, Sendak painted childhood with the dark realism and wild imagination of his own sensitive "inner child," drawing on the queer and Yiddish sensibilities that shaped his singular voice. Interweaving literary biography and cultural history, Golan Y. Moskowitz follows Sendak from his parents' Brooklyn home to spaces of creative growth and artistic vision—from neighborhood movie palaces to Hell's Kitchen, Greenwich Village, Fire Island, and the Connecticut country home he shared with Eugene Glynn, his partner of more than fifty years. Further, he analyzes Sendak's investment in the figure of the endangered child in symbolic relation to collective touchstones that impacted the artist's perspective—the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the AIDS crisis. Through a deep exploration of Sendak's picture books, interviews, and previously unstudied personal correspondence, Wild Visionary offers a sensitive portrait of the most beloved and enchanting picture-book artist of our time.

Wildcard (Warcross #2)

by Marie Lu

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu <P><P>Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side. <P><P>Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price. <P><P>Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Wilder Girls

by Rory Power

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before. <P><P>It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. <P><P>Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. <P><P>But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Wildfire

by Carrie Mac

Into the Wild meets The Serpent King in this story about Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods.Annie and Pete have been best friends since they were little. They know each other better than anyone, and they've been on more adventures than they can count--they even have a notebook filled with all the times they've almost died. But they always survive, because together, they're invincible. And they've always been just friends. But lately, Annie has been thinking that maybe friendship is just the beginning, and she's been mentally replaying all the times they were almost something more.Now they're heading out on their next great quest: a ten-day backpacking trip through the mountains of Washington State, ending at Fire Camp, where they'll learn to fight the area's growing wildfire problem. The woods spark with the promise of adventure, but a freak climbing accident interrupts their progress, and as the wildfires close in and smoke envelops them, Annie and Pete wander farther from the trail. Carrie Mac's gripping story of the power of unrequited love and the danger of the elements is harrowing, beautiful, and unforgettable."At turns heartbreaking, joyful, and frightening. An affecting combination of wilderness adventure and poignant teen angst."--Kirkus"For a novel so introspective, the pace is remarkably quick...Recommend to fans of John Green, Adam Silvera, or Sarah Dessen. Advise readers to have tissues on hand for this riveting tale of friendship, grief, and survival."--SLJ

Wildflower (Urban Underground Series)

by Anne Schraff

Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, immaturity, rule breaker, teen rebellion, temptations. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Harriet Tubman HS Series-- Chelsea Spain bridled under her father's harsh rules. But she was growing up too fast. Someone had to rein her in until she had enough sense to handle herself better. Whenever there was the temptation to take a risk, she went for it. Egged on by her immature friends, was it too late to learn that some risks are just not worth taking?

Wildwood (The Hightower Trilogy #1)

by Jadie Jones

Tanzy Hightower is not crazy. At least, that's what she tells herself. Crazy looks more like her mother, who studies each sunrise with the same fascination other women give tabloid magazines in the grocery store checkout line. Crazy sounds like the woman on the radio claiming there's a whole separate world existing parallel to our own. Still, Tanzy can't deny the tingle of recognition she feels each time she sees her mother standing at the kitchen window, or hears the panic in the woman's voice coming through the speakers of her father's truck.Tanzy intends to follow her father's footsteps into the professional horse world. But the moment she watches him die on the back of a horse in an accident she feels responsible for, everything changes.On the first anniversary of his death, a fight with her mother drives her back to her father's farm in the middle of a stormy night. Neither Tanzy nor life as she knows it escapes unchanged when she is struck by lightning and introduced to a world... unseen, and receives proof her father's death was no accident.Two strangers seem too willing to help her navigate her new reality: Vanessa Andrews, a psychiatrist who believes lightning chooses who it strikes, and Lucas, a quiet, scarred stable hand with timing that borders on either perfect or suspect. But Tanzy has secrets of her own. Desperate for answers and revenge, Tanzy must put her faith in their hands as her past comes calling, and her father's killer closes in.

Will Black Holes Devour the Universe?: And 100 Other Questions and Answers About Astronomy (Astronomy Library #9)

by Melanie Melton

An easy to read guide with questions and answers about stars, the sun, the planets, galaxies, space travel and exploration and much more.

Will@epicqwest.com: A Medicated Memoir

by Tom Grimes

In vividly compressed comic form, WILL@EPICQWEST.COM follows the post modern exploits of a hero, Will, a medicated college student, on his heroic quest to uncover the truth behind a new virus that threatens to wipe out all of humanity: IS (Information Sickness).

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

by David Levithan John Green

Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions.<P><P> One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.<P> Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans.

The Will to Empower: Democratic Citizens and Other Subjects

by Barbara Cruikshank

How do liberal democracies produce citizens who are capable of governing themselves? In considering this question, Barbara Cruikshank rethinks central topics in political theory, including the relationship between welfare and citizenship, democracy.

Willa Of The Wood (Willa Of The Wood #1)

by Robert Beatty

Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. <P><P>It's dangerous work-the day-folk kill whatever they do not understand--but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people. <P><P>When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day world, she calls upon an ancient, unbreakable bond to escape. Only then does she discover the truth: not all day-folk are the same, and the foundations that have guarded the Faeran for eons are under attack. <P><P> As forces of unfathomable destruction encroach on her home, Willa must decide who she truly is. To save the day-folk family that has become her own--and lift the curse that has robbed her people of their truth--Willa will meet deadly force with trusted alliance, violence with shelter, and an ever-changing world with a steady heartbeat of courage.

William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim

by Gary D. Schmidt

Biography of the pilgrim William Bradford, who lived at the New Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.

William McKinley (The American Presidents Series)

by Kevin Phillips Arthur M. Schlesinger

By any serious measurement, bestselling historian Kevin Phillips argues, William McKinley was a major American president. It was during his administration that the United States made its diplomatic and military debut as a world power. McKinley was one of eight presidents who, either in the White House or on the battlefield, stood as principals in successful wars, and he was among the six or seven to take office in what became recognized as a major realignment of the U.S. party system. Phillips, author of "Wealth and Democracy" and "The Cousins' War," has long been fascinated with McKinley in the context of how the GOP began each of its cycles of power. He argues that McKinley's lackluster ratings have been sustained not by unjust biographers but by years of criticism about his personality, indirect methodologies, middle-class demeanor, and tactical inability to inspire the American public. In this powerful and persuasive biography, Phillips musters convincing evidence that McKinley's desire to heal, renew prosperity, and reunite the country qualify him for promotion into the ranks of the chief executives.

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Mean Girls (Pop Shakespeare #1)

by Ian Doescher

Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t write Mean Girls. But now fans can treat themselves to the epic drama—and heroic hilarity—of the classic teen comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard. Our heroine Cady disguises herself to infiltrate the conniving Plastics, falls for off-limits Aaron, struggles with her allegiance to newfound friends Damian and Janis, and stirs up age-old vendettas among the factions of her high school. Best-selling author Ian Doescher brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this cult classic beloved by generations of teen girls and other fans. Now, on the 15th anniversary of its release, Mean Girls is a recognized cultural phenomenon, and it’s more than ready for an Elizabethan makeover.

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Clueless (Pop Shakespeare #3)

by Ian Doescher

Just in time for the movie&’s 25th anniversary, best-selling author Ian Doescher rolleth with the homies as he brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this beloved tale.Clueless gets a makeover that Cher Horowitz and the Bard would approve of in this charming and witty retelling of the beloved &’90s movie, presented as an authentic Shakespearean play written in iambic pentameter. Cher, the fairest maiden of Beverly Hills, takes center stage in this comedy of errors in which matchmaking, makeovers, and mall-hopping lead to plenty of merry-making—until Cher realizes her good intentions are creating mischief for her friends and family, including her new best friend Tai and her cute stepbrother Josh. The only solution? Admit that she knoweth nothing and beginneth anew.

William Wallace and All That (The And All That Series)

by Allan Burnett

The wild, grisly story of the knight who led the battle for independence in medieval Scotland—told in lively illustrated prose for young readers.William Wallace and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland&’s legendary hero, the subject of epic poems and the classic movie Braveheart. Join Sir William Wallace on his fearsome quest to free the Scots from villainous King Edward and his evil empire. Growl with anger as you find out what nasty things Edward&’s vile henchmen did to Wallace&’s girlfriend and best pal. Get splattered with blood and gore as Wallace makes haggis of his enemies. Gasp with terror as you learn about the giant &“hedgehogs&” that helped Wallace win battles. Groan with agony as you feel what it&’s like to be hanged, drawn and quartered. Discover how Wallace&’s grisly death made his legend grow. Bursting with brilliant illustrations, this book will have you shouting &“Freedom!&” after every page!

Willie Mclean and the Civil War Surrender (On My Own History)

by Candice Ransom

Eleven-year-old Willie McLean knows that General Lee will defeat the Yankees and win the Civil War, he just knows it. When a battle moves to the fields near his home in Appomattox, Virginia, Willie's thrilled-especially when General Lee himself comes to Willie's house! But then General Grant comes too. Overhearing the two men talk, Willie hears one word: Surrender. Is the war really over?

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