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Write On, Mercy!: The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren

by Gretchen Woelfle

Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Mercy Otis Warren was fortunate to go to school with her brother. When she married Patriot James Warren, Mercy wrote in secret—poetry, plays, and about the events of her time. She wrote of the people she knew, including George Washington and John and Abigail Adams. It wasn’t until Mercy was older that her literary life became known, with the publication of her three-volume history of the American Revolution.

Write Source 2000: A Guide to Writing, Thinking and Learning

by Dave Kemper Patrick Sebranek Verne Meyer Christian R. Krenzke

Ideal for the middle school writer in school and at home,

Write This Down

by Claudia Mills

Twelve-year-old Autumn loves to write, and she can't wait to grow up and be a published author. She finds inspiration all around her, but especially in Cameron, the dreamy boy in her journalism class who she has a major crush on. When her older brother Hunter makes fun of one of her most personal poems—about Cameron—Autumn decides to prove that she is talented enough to become a published author. But when her essay about Hunter wins a contest, and her dream of being published is finally within reach, Autumn has to decide whether being a real writer is worth the cost of sharing her family's secrets and hurting people she loves. This touching story is sure to resonate with readers, and prove that the heart is mightier than the pen. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Write Up A Storm with The Polk Street School

by Patricia Reilly Giff

Did you ever want to write your own book? Now is your chance. Patricia Reilly Giff, author of the Kids Of The Polk Street School books, tells you just what to do. She shows you the steps she uses to write great stories like The Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room and then gives you a turn. To get started all you need are paper, sharp pencil, a comfortable patch of floor, and your best ideas. So why not join Richard Beast Best, Emily Arrow, and all the characters in Patricia Reilly Giff's books and write up a storm.

Writing and Grammar 2010: Grammar Handbook

by Prentice-Hall Staff

This handy reference for writing, grammar, usage and mechanics focuses on meaningful grammar applications with grade-specific, real-world examples and lots of exercises for grammar practice.

The Writing on the Hearth

by Cynthia Harnett

A fifteenth-century English schoolboy is caught up in the political intrigues preceding the War of the Roses.

Writing An Outstanding College Application Essay

by Estelle Rankin Barbara Murphy

From the creators of the popular 5 Steps to a 5 program, expert tips on writing college application essays In McGraw-Hill's Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay, two writing coaches show you how to craft an essay that will get you into the top college of your choice. Estelle Rankin and Barbara Murphy's hands-on instruction helps you plan and write well-constructed, engaging college application essays that really hold admissions officers' attention. They nurture an understanding of good writing and teach you to find your voice as a writer. Features include: Using personal interviews to create unique essays Planning and writing the first draft Mining life experiences for topics Tweaking the essay to fit different college applications Samples of winning student essays

Writing the Natural Way: Using Right-Brain Techniques to Release Your Expressive Powers

by Gabriele Rico

Completely revised, newly illustrated, and with a wealth of updated, field-tested exercises, this popular classic will help unlock natural writing styles and storytelling abilities.

Written in the Dirt: A Collection Of Short Stories, Poetry, Art and Photography

by Stephanie H. Meyer John Meyer

After five successful books, Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt offers a startlingly different collection that presents teens' innermost thoughts. These teen-authored fictional stories are filled with incredible character development, gripping plots, imagination and, of course, insight into the human condition. Their poems sing, soar and capture the essence of teen life. Consistent throughout this smash series, teens who have written for Teen Ink magazine candidly share their real voices, while poignant photography and artwork also capture their extraordinary talents and thoughts.

The Wrong Girl (Return to Fear Street #2)

by R. L. Stine

Bestselling author R.L. Stine returns with a thrilling retro horror story with a terrifying twist, perfect for fans of Stranger Things! Poppy Miller swears she will get payback for Jack Sabers’s cruel prank that humiliated her in front of all her friends. Then her classmates start turning up dead.All eyes are on Poppy. Is Poppy being framed? Or did the kids of Shadyside High mess with the wrong girl?In this all-new Fear Street story, only one thing’s for sure—someone is out for DEADLY revenge.

Wrong in All the Right Ways: A Novel

by Tiffany Brownlee

An attraction between foster siblings sets fire to forbidden love in this contemporary reimagining of Wuthering Heights.Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits: her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to echo Emily Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. With irrepressible feelings and no one to confide in, she’s got a lot to write about. Distraught by the escalating intensity of their mutual attraction, Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page—for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances at being adopted into a loving home. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome.Tiffany Brownlee's Wrong in All the Right Ways marks the exciting debut of a fresh voice in contemporary teen fiction.A Christy Ottaviano Book

WWW: Wake (WWW #1)

by Robert J. Sawyer

Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she perceives the landscape of the World Wide Web-where she makes contact with a mysterious consciousness existing only in cyberspace.

Wynter's War (Book Three of the Keeper Saga)

by K. R. Thompson

Magic and adventure abound in this final installment of the Keeper Saga. Nikki's nightmares are back and they are worse than ever. In a thick blanket of fog, a beautiful woman walks thru the Deadlands, bringing a dark, strong evil unlike anything the forest has ever seen, threatening to destroy all that the Keepers are bound to protect. As the guardian of Wynter's book, Nikki discovers a new magic held within its pages and a power that will affect good and evil magic alike. Hoping the secret to defeating Crow Woman lies in the book's knowledge, the Keepers join forces with an unlikely ally. Will Nikki and the Keepers be strong enough to win the battle over evil--or will they be lost to it forever?

X: a Novel

by Kekla Magoon Ilyasah Shabazz

Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.<P><P> Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies—after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion—and that he can’t run forever.<P> X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.<P> Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens<P> A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos (The X-Files Origins)

by Kami Garcia

'Excellent . . . thanks to this we now want two new X-Files shows' SFX magazineHow did Fox Mulder become a believer?In the spring of 1979, seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder has bigger problems than applying for college. Five years ago, his younger sister disap­peared from their home and was never heard from again. Mulder blames himself, and his mother blames his father, who has retreated into his top-secret work for the State Depart­ment. In Fox's senior year, his dad has moved him to Washington, DC?away from his friends on Martha's Vineyard.While Mulder doesn't mind the fresh start and not being known as "that kid with the missing sister," he's still obsessed with finding Samantha. So when a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted, Mulder can't stop himself from getting involved. Could there be a link to his sister's case? As he uncovers the truth, Mulder and his friends find themselves on the trail of a serial killer.Sucked into a world where conspiracies, the occult, and madness overlap, Fox Mulder starts to believe.

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate (The X-Files Origins)

by Jonathan Maberry

'Excellent . . . thanks to this we now want two new X-Files shows' SFX magazineHow did Dana Scully become a skeptic?In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully has bigger problems than being the new girl in school. Dana has always had dreams. Sometimes they've even come true. Until now, she tried to write this off as coincidence. But ever since her father's military career moved the family across the country to Craiger, Maryland, the dreams have been more like visions. Vivid, disturbing, and haunted by a shadowy figure who may be an angel . . . or the devil.When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears before Dana, her wounds look anything but accidental. Compelled by a force she can't name, Dana uncovers even more suspicious deaths?and must face the danger­ous knowledge that evil is real.But when a betrayal of faith makes her question everything, she begins to put her faith in being a skeptic.

X Marks the Spy (Chris Cool Series, #1)

by Jack Lancer

In the thrilling city of Paris, TEEN's crack espionage agent Chris Cool undertakes a baffling and dangerous mission: to ferret out a revolutionary new secret weapon which could change the balance of power in the cold war. His contact is an unknown spy identified only by a cunningly concealed X mark. When three men turn up with X marks, Chris is faced with the grim challenge of correctly identifying the right contact. Chris and his Apache fellow agent, Geronimo Johnson, follow a clue that leads to the Riviera resort town of St. Tropez and discover that they themselves have become the quarry in a bloodchilling game of hide-and-seek with the deadly agents of TOAD. For all mystery-spy fans, here is a suspense thriller packed with pulse-pounding excitement that never lets up till the final paragraph.

XL

by Scott Brown

Fiercely funny, honest, and poignant, this story of a growth spurt gone wrong is perfect for readers who love Becky Albertalli and Jesse Andrews.WIll Daughtry is a late bloomer--at least, that's what everyone tells him. On his sixteenth birthday, Will is just shy of five feet, and he is bitterly resigned to being tiny forever. His only comforts are his best friend and stepbrother, Drew (6'3"), and their pal Monica (5'10"), the girl Will's been quietly pining for since fifth grade. Everyone else literally overlooks him. But with them, he feels whole. That is, until things take an unexpected turn, and he realizes he's really and truly on his own.That's when he starts to grow. And grow fast. Astonishingly fast. For the first time, Will's happy with his stature, and the world's at his feet (for a change). People see him differently; more important, he sees himself differently. But the highest heights come with some low, low lows, and his most precious relationships suffer excruciating growing pains. Will has to figure out what to do with himself--and all of this new "himself" he never expected to have."A coming-of-height specimen whose humor you won't outgrow."--Kirkus"A delightful romp with heart."--Booklist"Brown gives readers so much to connect to and relate. Characters are sincere, especially in their introspective frustrations about feeling small (physically and metaphorically)."--SLJ

Xoc de Reis (Cançó de gel i foc #Volumen 2)

by George R.R. Martin

En aquest segon llibre de «Cançó de gel i foc», George R.R. Martin continua la que sembla destinada a ser la millor sèrie de fantasia que s'ha escrit mai. El preu de la glòria. Mentre els pretendents al Tron de Ferro dels Set Regnes es preparen per fer valer els seus drets, el caos regna des de l'antiga ciutadella de Rocadrac fins a les costes imponents d'Hivèrnia. Una profecia de desastre esquinça el cel -un cometa del color de la sang i la flama- alhora que sis faccions combaten pel control d'una terra dividida. Amb un rerefons d'incest i fratricidi, alquímia i assassinat, el preu de la glòria es mesura amb sang. Ressenya:«Una narració èpica... amb un moment decisiu farcit d'acció, que ofereix un banquet als amants de la fantasia.»Publishers Weekly

XOXO

by Axie Oh

Jenny’s never had much time for boys, K-pop, or really anything besides her dream of being a professional cellist. But when she finds herself falling for a K-pop idol, she has to decide whether their love is worth the risk. A modern forbidden romance wrapped in the glamorous and exclusive world of K-pop, XOXO is perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Maurene Goo. <p><p> Jenny didn’t get to be an award-winning, classically trained cellist without choosing practice over fun. That is, until the night she meets Jaewoo. Mysterious, handsome, and just a little bit tormented, Jaewoo is exactly the kind of distraction Jenny would normally avoid. And yet, she finds herself pulled into spending an unforgettable evening wandering Los Angeles with him on the night before his flight home to South Korea. <p><p> With Jaewoo an ocean away, there’s no use in dreaming of what could have been. But when Jenny and her mother move to Seoul to take care of her ailing grandmother, who does she meet at the elite arts academy she’s just been accepted to? Jaewoo. <p><p> Finding the dreamy stranger who swept you off your feet in your homeroom is one thing, but Jaewoo isn’t just any student. Turns out, Jaewoo is a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world. And like most K-pop idols, Jaewoo is strictly forbidden from dating anyone. <p><p> When a relationship means not only jeopardizing her place at her dream music school but also endangering everything Jaewoo’s worked for, Jenny has to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love. XOXO is a new romance that proves chasing your dreams doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your heart, from acclaimed author Axie Oh.

The XY

by Virginia Bergin

She's been taught to fear him.He's been taught to fear her.What if they're both wrong? In River's world, XYs are a relic of the past, along with things like war and violence. Thanks to the Global Agreements, River's life is simple, safe, and peaceful...until she comes across a body in the road one day. A body that is definitely male, definitely still alive. River isn't prepared for this. There's nothing in the Agreements about how to deal with an XY. Yet one lies before her, sick, suffering, and at her mercy. River can kill him, or she can save him. Either way, nothing will ever be the same.Winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award.

Y el mundo no dejaba de girar

by Susanna Herrero

PREMIO JAÉN DE NARRATIVA JUVENIL 2020 El último curso.El primer amor.Y la vida golpeando a la puerta. Usune y Paul llevaban coincidiendo toda su vida: vecinos, amigos y enemigos, se ven en la playa, en el parque, en los bares, en el astillero. En todas partes. Pero nunca iban juntos a ninguna. Usune cree que conoce al impertinente de Paul, lo que no sabe es que él tiene un arma muy poderosa: su sonrisa de hoyuelos y la forma en que sus ojos azules la miran. La vida de Usune está a punto de cambiar. ¿Pueden juntarse el mejor momento de tu vida y el peor: la alegría más intensa y la tristeza más profunda? El jurado de la edición XXXVI del Premio Jaén de narrativa juvenil ha dicho de la obra ganadora:«Una novela para la que no hay edades: resulta muy difícil no emocionarse con ella.»Paula Cifuentes «El valor de la amistad como uno de los pilares de nuestra existencia está magníficamente reflejado. Una novela conmovedora.»Patricia Escalona «Emocionante y adictiva, a partes iguales. Especialmente tierna y conmovedora por el amor que transmite hacia nuestros mayores, una lectura que se queda dentro como el primer amor.»Mireia Lite «Emocionante lectura sobre el delicado momento de hacerse mayor, la amistad incondicional y la estima hacia los mayores. Te atrapa.»Laia Montañà

Y luego ganas tú: Cinco relatos contra el bullying

by Varios Autores

Uno de cada cinco niños en España sufrirá bullying a lo largo de su vida escolar. Cinco influencers de éxito se unen en este libro para contar cinco historias de superación del acoso, algunas de ellas autobiográficas. Todos conocemos historias de bullying. Primero te ignoran, Porque lo hemos visto. Lo hemos sufrido...... o lo hemos provocado. a continuación se ríen de ti, Estas son solo cinco de ellas.Insultos. Rumores. Amenazas. Golpes. después te atacan Son reales.Pero se pueden prevenir. Se pueden erradicar.Porque nadie debería sufrir acoso por ser quien es. #YLuegoGanasTú

Y por eso rompimos

by Daniel Handler

Min y Ed son dos polos opuestos que, sin embargo, no pueden evitar enamorarse. Pero la relación se rompe cuando Min entrega a Ed una caja con todos sus recuerdos. Libro ganador del Premio Printz Honor Book. Del autor de Una serie de catastróficas desdichas, Daniel Handler. Nadie diría que podíamos estar juntos y sin embargo hemos vivido una historia de amor de película. Min Green es una chica muy especial: bohemia, inteligente, divertida, adora el cine y frecuenta los lugares más sorprendentes de Nueva York. Por otro lado, Ed Slaterton tiene pocas inquietudes intelectuales, es el capitán del equipo de baloncesto del instituto y uno de los alumnos más populares; un auténtico rompecorazones. Min y Ed son muy distintos, pero los une una atracción fuera de lo común. No obstante, las diferencias han sido insalvables y ahora están rompiendo, así que Min le escribe una carta de despedida a Ed, que le entregará junto con una caja. Una caja que contiene: dos chapas de cerveza, una entrada al teatro, una nota doblada, una caja de cerillas, una regla, libros, un camión de juguete, el peine de un hotel y más objetos recopilados en el curso de una ajetreada, íntima, tierna, romántica y compleja relación. Cada objeto nos irá acercando a esta relación, a sus momentos más especiales, a sus días más grises. Hasta que la caja se cierre y le sea entregada a Ed.

Y por eso rompimos

by Maira Kalman Daniel Handler

Nadie diría que podíamos estar juntos y sin embargo hemos vivido una historia de amor de película. Min Green es una chica muy especial: bohemia, inteligente, divertida, adora el cine y frecuenta los lugares más sorprendentes de Nueva York. Ed Slaterton tiene pocas inquietudes intelectuales, es el capitán del equipo de baloncesto del instituto y uno de los alumnos más populares; un auténtico rompecorazones. Min y Ed son muy distintos, pero los une una atracción fuera de lo común. Pero las diferencias han sido insalvables y ahora están rompiendo, así que Min le escribe una carta de despedida a Ed, que le entregará junto a una caja. Una caja que contiene: dos chapas de cerveza, una entrada al teatro, una nota doblada, una caja de cerillas, una regla, libros, un camión de juguete, el peine de un hotel y más objetos recopilados en el curso de una ajetreada, íntima, tierna, romántica y compleja relación. Cada objeto nos irá acercando a esta relación, a sus momentos más especiales, a sus días más grises... Hasta que la caja se cierre y le sea entregada a Ed.

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