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Leanora Sutter. Esther Hirsh. Merlin Van Tornhout. Johnny Reeves...<P> These characters are among the unforgettable cast inhabiting a small Vermont town in 1924. A town that turns against its own when the Ku Klux Klan moves in. No one is safe, especially the two youngest, twelve-year-old Leanora, an African-American girl, and six-year-old Esther, who is Jewish.<P> In this story of a community on the brink of disaster, told through the haunting and impassioned voices of its inhabitants, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse takes readers into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.
From the back of the book: Fatal charm While trying to help Annie Shea, the pretty new girl in town, Joe accidentally runs down her old boyfriend, Phil. Joe's in a tight spot, but Annie seems afraid to help. Then the Hardys learn that Phil is the prime suspect in a million- dollar diamond robbery and Annie may be involved. But when Annie is kidnapped the brother detectives swing into action. They follow her to the lair of America's most infamous gem thief, Cutter. Outnumbered, the Hardys take on the diamond man's gang in an all-out effort to save Annie-and clear Joe of murder. ================ From inside the book: SCREAM FROM THE GRAVE Joe saw a sleazy-looking blond guy lunge and pull Annie behind a row of cars in the mall parking lot. Annie screamed, "Joe, help!" "Help, Joe, help me!" She sounded like the voice in the recurring nightmare that so often robbed him of sleep. It was Iola's voice, calling out to him from a roaring ball of fire as the car exploded. Joe clenched his teeth so tightly that he could feel his jaw muscles jump. But this wasn't Iola screaming for him. It was Annie. Annie needed help! Joe jumped into the van and twisted the key. The motor roared to life, and Joe headed the van straight for the struggling pair.
A modern day wizzard helps protect Chicago against evil magicians, wherewolves, ghosts, and other assorted supernatural entities.
Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control.
A Courageous Choice In the magical world of Eldearth, Witches and Wizards live side by side with Humans, Weefolk, though elusive, are abundant, and Dragons and Unicorns still walk the land. But the present Imperial Wizard, Keeper of the Light that protects Eldearth, is aging and ill.
On their latest visit to the magical world of Rondo, Leo Zifkak and his cousin, Mimi, learn there's a wizard missing and an innocent young man has been accused of his death. If Leo and Mimi are to right this wrong, they're going to have to risk everything.
Fourteen-year-old Dayven is devastated when he learns he has wizard powers, since wizards are considered to be disloyal deceivers who believe in nothing, until he undergoes wizard training and discovers a new way of looking at the world that will change his values, friendships, and future.
Princess Arenelle has done what no other girl in the history of Eldearth has done! She has completed the Quest to become the next Imperial Wizard, Keeper of the Light that protects Eldearth from Evil. Soon she will be apprenticed to the current Keeper, and her training will begin.
The castle stood in isolation at the top of a steep slope on a spur of bare granite. Blocks of the same gray stone formed the castle's walls and its two great towers, one higher than the other, rising above the central keep.
Eighth-grader Mercer, whose passion is the fantasy role-playing game Wizards of the Warrior World, hopes to use a fund-raiser to bring a gaming convention to his middle school.
Now, as the current Wizard grows weaker and the evil Lord Graieconn grows stronger, she must summon all her reserves of intelligence and courage to outwit the vile creatures and twisted Folk who do the bidding of the Dark Lord.
Randal opened the door and stepped into his room-only to come to a sudden halt on the other side of the threshold. Magic! But this magic was strange, like nothing he had known before. Randal looked around the room, which was lit by an eerie, blue-white glow "Wizard . . ." The faint whisper came from his bed, over in the corner. Randal looked and saw a man lying there, his features drawn and ashen in the cold blue light. Randal forced himself to go over to the cot and grasp the man by the shoulder. The young wizard pulled his hand back quickly. He's dying, he realized. He's dying of magic. The third in the series of four books
Winter's longest night is approaching the island of Fincayra as the evil warlord Rhita Gawr prepares to invade. And before Merlin can unite all the fantastical creatures of the realm to defend it, he must first conquer his own inner demons.
Sixteen-year-old Lucy, living in the shadow of her violent father, experiences a night of tenderness, danger, and revelation as she and Jake, her fifteen-year-old neighbor, search for a legendary wolf in the Australian outback. Written in prose.
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only Torak, a twelve-year-old boy, and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through the deep forest, onto glaciers, and into dangers they never dreamed of. In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world. This is first book in The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series.
Harriet Hemings is a slave of a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence and might be more than Thomas Jefferson's slave - she might be his daughter. Now she has to make a choice - to run to freedom or to stay. Historical fiction.
The members of the He-Man Women Haters Club attempt to restore it to its former glory when a rival club with female members emerges.
When his best friend illegally shoots a wolf while hunting in northern Minnesota, twelve-year-old Seth struggles to determine whether their friendship can survive their different ideas.
A new teen fantasy series begins with this story that sweeps readers into an epic adventure while probing truths of adolescence. Claidi is a 16-year-old orphan, forced to serve as a handmaiden to a cruel, royal family in the oppressive House. Outspoken and ready for romance, she becomes embroiled in a plot to rescue a handsome, intriguing prisoner.
This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended--Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer--one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack--and the man--she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
When her sister-in-law brings her a strange golden baby to care for, a young girl, living in the cold lands far to the north, is unaware that this unusual child will help her fulfill her destiny as leader of her people.
"Let her prove herself worthy as a man." Newly knighted, Alanna of Trebond seeks adventure in the vast desert of Tortall. Captured by fierce desert dwellers, she is forced to prove herself in a duel to the death -- either she will be killed or she will be inducted into the tribe. Although she triumphs, dire challenges lie ahead. As her mythic fate would have it, Alanna soon becomes the tribe's first female shaman -- despite the desert dwellers' grave fear of the foreign woman warrior. Alanna must fight to change the ancient tribal customs of the desert tribes -- for their sake and for the sake of all Tortall. Alanna's journey continues...
This is an incisive ethnography of white and Mexican-American teenage girls coming of age in a small town in California's Central Valley. Bettie insightfully examines how these women view themselves and issues of class, race, ethnicity, and peer relationships in their lives.
In this reference for high school and up, May (history, Western Connecticut State University) surveys the roles of women of different classes and ethnicities as workers, parents, artists, and other roles in 20th century America. Chapters are in sections on women and work, family, popular culture and the arts, education, government, law, and religion. An introduction provides historical context.
Everything changes for twelve-year-old Jessica when she enters junior high school and finds herself a social outcast, ignored by all her former friends.
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