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The Year We Were Famous

by Carole Estby Dagg

With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fast—no easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara favors a less showy approach. Together they come up with a plan to walk the 4,600 miles from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City—and if they can do it in only seven months, a publisher has agreed to give them $10,000. Based on the true story of the author’s great-aunt and great-grandmother, this is a fast-paced historical adventure that sets the drama of Around the World in Eighty Days against an American backdrop during the time of the suffragist movement, the 1896 presidential campaign, and the changing perception of “a woman’s place” in society.

The Year When Stardust Fell

by Raymond F. Jones

Mayfield was the typical college town. Nothing too unusual ever happened there until a mysterious comet was suddenly observed by the scientists on College Hill. And then one day the modified engine on Ken Maddox's car began overheating mysteriously. By morning it didn't run at all. . . .

The Yearbook

by Carol Masciola

* A USA Today Bestseller * Misfit teen Lola Lundy has every right to her anger and her misery. She's failing in school, living in a group home, and social workers keep watching her like hawks, waiting for her to show signs of the horrible mental illness that cost Lola's mother her life. Then, one night, she falls asleep in a storage room in her high school library, where she's seen an old yearbook--from the days when the place was an upscale academy for young scholars instead of a dump. When Lola wakes, it's to a scene that is nothing short of impossible. Lola quickly determines that she's gone back to the past--eighty years in the past, to be exact. The Fall Frolic dance is going full blast in the gym, where Lola meets the brainy and provocative Peter Hemmings, class of '24. His face is familiar, because she's seen his senior portrait in the yearbook. By night's end, Lola thinks she sees hope for her disastrous present: She'll make a new future for herself in the past. But is it real? Or has the major mental illness in Lola's family background finally claimed her? Has she slipped through a crack in time, or into a romantic hallucination she created in her own mind, wishing on the ragged pages of a yearbook from a more graceful time long ago?


by Lo Kwa Mei-en

"Defiant and uncategorizable, Lo Kwa Mei-en's Yearling, with its teeming species, battles, and passions, read like an illuminated manuscript: mysterious, visceral, awe-full. Hers are some of the most enviable poems I have ever read, and herald Mei-en as the new standard bearer for innovative structure, terrifying acknowledgment, ecstatic statement, and, I daresay, beauty."--Kathy FaganLo Kwa Mei-en's Yearling explores adolescence through a deeply moving and poignantly raw lens. As the speaker ages, so too does the poetry, creating laments for the loss of friendship, the loss of species, and sometimes the loss of humanity itself. Harsh, forlorn and yet effervescent, Mei-en's lyricism perfectly captures the ethos of youth in an unsure world.From "Rara Avis Decoy":Wild diamond rocking on the floorof a predatory boat. Point & say sweet traitorto the wood & water for wanting to be madeof both. My name is I know not what I amas a country of mothers & fathers comes down.They call me sleeping beauty. I dream I amin flight, body unfolding, folding, a bulletwounding water again & again--the mysteriouslove of a father & mother a two-barreledgaze. The gun in my dream speaks my name& sees a beating vein. Takes aim--Lo Kwa Mei-en is from Singapore and Ohio. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Guernica, the Kenyon Review, West Branch, and other journals, and won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize and the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize.

The Yearling (Illustrated Classics Series)

by Marjorie Rawlings

An American, bestselling classic and a Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Yearling epitomizes the love between a child and a pet. When young Jody Baxter adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag, he makes it a part of his family—and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods isn’t easy, and as his family fights off wolves, bears, alligators, and economic ruin in farming, Jody and his family realize that the maturing Flag is endangering their survival, and Jody is forced to face the reality of the situation and to make the toughest decision he’ll ever have. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Years in the Making: The Time-Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp (Volume #1)

by L. Sprague de Camp

When he began writing in the mid thirties, l. Sprague de Camp immediately found a following of loyal readers. In the seventy years he wrote, that following only grew. Here are some of his most famous short stories and some that are very rare. All are well worth reading or reading again.

Yellow Eyes

by Rutherford Montgomery

Yellow Eyes raised and faced about. His amber eyes shone and his ears were laid back. In an instant he struck again and sent the leader of the pack hurtling from the cliff. Against dogs, man, and natural enemies the fierce American cougar fights to keep his rule supreme in the high mountain country of the West.

Yellow Locust (Yellow Locust)

by Justin Joschko

Selena Flood is a fighter with preternatural talent. But not even her quick fists and nimble feet could save her parents from the forces of New Canaan, the most ruthless and powerful of the despotic kingdoms populating America-That-Was. Forced to flee the tyrannical state with her younger brother Simon in tow, Selena is now the last chance for peace in a continent on the verge of complete destruction. In her pocket is a data stick, the contents of which cost her parents their lives. Selena must now ensure it reaches the Republic of California—a lone beacon of liberty shining across a vast and barren wasteland—before it's too late. Between New Canaan and California stretch the Middle Wastes: thousands of desolate miles home to murderers, thieves, and a virulent strain of grass called yellow locust that has made growing food all but impossible. So, when Selena and Simon stagger into Fallowfield, an oasis of prosperity amidst the poisoned plains, everything seems too good to be true—including the warm welcome they receive from the town's leader, a peculiar man known only as The Mayor. As Selena delves deeper into the sinister secrets of this seemingly harmless refuge, she soon learns there is a much darker side to Fallowfield and the man who runs it. Before long, she must call upon the skills she honed in the fighting pits of New Canaan to ensure not only her own survival, but that of her brother, in whom the Mayor has taken far too keen an interest. And she'd better act fast, for an all-out war inches ever closer, and New Canaan is never as far away as it seems.

The Yellow Phantom (Judy Bolton Mysteries #6)

by Margaret Sutton

Away from home, Judy and Irene spend time with their new friend, Pauline, in NYC while Pauline's renowned father, a doctor, is away. En route to NYC, on a train, the girls meet a very interesting, absorbed man with strange notes left behind has they disembark. Irene is she this mystery man is her ideal guy, so when they arrive and Pauline is in school, they try to search for him. However, after scaring Judy's new employer, Irene, and some valuable poetry manuscripts disappear. How can Judy find Irene, clear her name, and will there be a happy ending for a Irene and the mystery writer, Dale? The thirty-eight volume Judy Bolton series was written during the thirty-five years from 1932-1967. It is one of the most successful and enduring girls' series ever published. The Judy Bolton books are noted not only for their fine plots and thrilling stories, but also for their realism and their social commentary. Unlike most other series characters, Judy and her friends age and mature in the series and often deal with important social issues. To many, Judy is a feminist in the best light-smart, capable, courageous, nurturing, and always unwavering in her true beliefs; a perfect role model.

The Yellow Warning (Connie Blair, Book #7)

by Betsy Allen

Connie's suggestion of taking photographs of fur coats modeled in front of their living and breathing counterparts at the Philadelphia Zoo sounded, to the executives of Reid and Renshaw, like a very good idea. But who could have foreseen an escaped gorilla ... and the theft of an expensive mink coat? Connie certainly didn't ... but since the coat at the time of its loss was in her care she feels responsible, and is determined either to find the coat or make good the loss. But when innocent Henry Colt, last seen holding the coat, is jailed as a suspect, Connie wastes no time in setting a trap for the real thief - a trap that backfires, placing her in mortal danger! How Connie's deductions and expert sleuthing solve the mystery of the missing mink is sure to keep all of her readers gasping.

The Yes Girl (Wildfire #74)

by Kathryn Makris

Gwen has time for everyone--except Phil. Gwen's favorite word is yes. She says yes to Susan who asks for free math tutoring, yes to any friend who needs help... even a yes to nice but boring Mitch who asks her for dates. Gwen doesn't have a minute to herself. Unfortunately, she hardly has time for Phil, either. Phil is funny, handsome, and definitely not boring. And Gwen likes him a lot. When he asks her out, Gwen says yes...with delight. But she still is saying yes to Mitch, too. Phil soon becomes tired of being Gwen's second choice, and tells her so angrily. Now Gwen is torn. If she starts saying no, she may lose her friends. If she can't stop saying yes, she'll lose Phil....

Yes No Maybe So

by Aisha Saeed Becky Albertalli

YES <p><p> Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state senate candidate—as long as he’s behind the scenes. When it comes to speaking to strangers (or, let’s face it, speaking at all to almost anyone) Jamie’s a choke artist. There’s no way he’d ever knock on doors to ask people for their votes…until he meets Maya. <p> NO <p> Maya Rehman’s having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing—with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her. <p> MAYBE SO <p> Going door to door isn’t exactly glamorous, but maybe it’s not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely.

Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

by Molly Dillon

Return to President Obama's White House in this anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference. <P><P>Includes a foreword by actress (Grown-Ish) and activist Yara Shahidi! Shahidi is the creator of Eighteen x '18, a platform to empower first-time voters. <P><P>They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. <P><P>They came of age in the Obama Era. <P><P>And then they joined his White House. Smart, motivated, ambitious--and ready to change the world. <P><P>Kalisha Dessources Figures planned one of the biggest summits held by the Obama White House--The United State of Women. <P><P> Andrea Flores fought for the president's immigration bill on the Hill. <P><P> Nita Contreras traveled the globe and owned up to a rookie mistake on Air Force One (in front of the leader of the free world!). <P><P>Here are ten inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall--fondly and with humor and a dose of humility--what it was like to literally help run the world. <P><P>YES SHE CAN is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. <P><P>Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge--something every girl can do. <P><P>With contributions from Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Kalisha Dessources Figures, Molly Dillon, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Yesterday Is History

by Kosoko Jackson

A romantic, heart-felt, and whimsical novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in your future, and staying in the moment before it passes you by.Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant.He's ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael.And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect—the ability to time travel. And they've tasked their youngest son, Blake, with teaching Andre how to use his unexpected new gift.Andre splits his time bouncing between the past and future. Between Michael and Blake. Michael is everything Andre wishes he could be, and Blake, still reeling from the death of his brother, Andre's donor, keeps him at arm's length despite their obvious attraction to each other.Torn between two boys, one in the past and one in the present, Andre has to figure out where he belongs—and more importantly who he wants to be—before the consequences of jumping in time catch up to him and change his future for good.

Yesterday's Daughter

by Patricia Calvert

Mary Alice O'Brien, who never deserved to be called 'Mother,' was coming home--and Leenie O'Brien, the baby daughter she'd deserted sixteen years earlier, was leaving. Leenie had a good life with a loving grandfather, but she felt only bitterness toward the woman who had borne her. Now it was Leenie's turn to run. But Leenie's flight from the mother she never planned to know ends in the arms of a young photographer she never planned to meet, and it is his warm and tender friendship that shows her the many ways the heart can respond--to romance... and to a mother's love.

Yikes!: A Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Tricky, Sticky, Icky Situations (American Girl)

by American Girl

Provides techniques for dealing with embarrassing, emotional or frightening situations, including forgetting your lines on stage, being threatened by a bully, or losing your parents in a big city.

Yo, él y Raquel: (Un final para Rachel)

by Jesse Andrews

Greg, un joven muy peculiar, verá cómo su vida cambia cuando su madre le obliga a visitar a una chica con leucemia. Según Greg Gaines, el secreto para salir airoso del instituto es no ser amigo de nadie pero llevarse bien con todos. Su lema es «sin amigos no hay enemigos». Solo tiene a Earl, con quien se dedica a grabar versiones terribles de sus películas favoritas. Hasta que vuelve a ver a Rachel. Rachel tiene leucemia, y a la madre de Greg se le ocurre la brillante idea de obligar a su hijo a que sea su amigo. Greg tiene claro que esto no va a ser una de esas típicas historias de amor entre una chica en estado terminal y un chico que de repente se enamora de ella. Pero, de todos modos, hay algo especial entre Greg, Rachel y Earl... Cuando Rachel decida dejar su tratamiento, Earl y Greg le harán un homenaje: grabarán para ella La Peor Película de la Historia. Y Greg tendrá que dejar la seguridad de su anonimato para darle a Rachel justo el final que su historia necesita. Mejor Novela Young Adult por YALSALibro destacado por Capitol ChoicesGanadora del Gran Premio del Jurado Sundance 2015 La crítica ha dicho...«Un final para Rachel sobresale por su inventiva, humor y corazón.»Kirkus Review «Imposible abandonarla... Una novela dramática, honesta e inteligente capaz de hacer reír a carcajadas.»IndieBound Kid's Next List

Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana

by Erika L. Sánchez

Finalista del National Book Award!Bestseller del New York Times!Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de Chicago, resulta en la muerte de Olga, dejando atrás a Julia para ocuparse de las secuelas. Sus padres, quienes inmigraron ilegalmente a Chicago desde México en busca de una vida mejor, están inconsolables. La madre de Julia parece canalizar su dolor para señalar de todas las maneras posibles que Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta que Olga era. Pero Julia pronto descubre que Olga puede haber tenido secretos, también. Con la ayuda de su mejor amiga Lorena, Julia está decidida a descubrirlo. ¿Era Olga realmente lo que parecía? ¿O había algo más en la historia de su hermana? Y de cualquier manera, ¿cómo puede Julia incluso intentar vivir a la altura de un ideal aparentemente imposible?

Yo no soy tu perfecta hija mexicana

by Erika L. Sánchez

Finalista del National Book Award! Bestseller del New York Times! Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de Chicago, resulta en la muerte de Olga, dejando atrás a Julia para ocuparse de las secuelas. Sus padres, quienes inmigraron ilegalmente a Chicago desde México en busca de una vida mejor, están inconsolables. La madre de Julia parece canalizar su dolor para señalar de todas las maneras posibles que Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta que Olga era. Pero Julia pronto descubre que Olga puede haber tenido secretos, también. Con la ayuda de su mejor amiga Lorena, Julia está decidida a descubrirlo. ¿Era Olga realmentelo que parecía? ¿O había algo más en la historia de su hermana? Y de cualquier manera, ¿cómo puede Julia incluso intentar vivir a la altura de un ideal aparentemente imposible?

Yo os salvaré a todos

by Emilie Frèche

Dos diarios: Uno, de unos padres que no logran comprender qué llevó a su hija Eléa, de 17 años, a unirse al Estado Islámico. Otro, de Eléa, que nos irá descubriendo poco a poco cómo llegó a cruzar la frontera entre la influencia y la convicción. <P><P>Debido a que no tiene noticias de Eléa, su hija de 17 años reclutada por el Estado Islámico y desaparecida en Siria hace seis meses, Laurence comienza a escribir un diario. Escribir le impide entregarse por completo al dolor que la roe todos los días, a la rabia de no haberlo visto venir, y no haber sido capaz de entender que todo iba a cambiar. Laurence le habla a su hija y le cuenta todos los días su tristeza y su participación en grupos de desradicalización, su lucha para crear conciencia, tratando de impedir la salida de otros adolescentes... para de alguna manera contrarrestar la falta de su hija, para noperderlo todo por completo... <P><P>A sus palabras responden las del diario personal de Eléa, escrito un año antes. Y así descubrimos poco a poco cómo los sueños de futuro, el primer amor, las amistades, fueron reemplazados por la manipulación, la sumisión, el extremismo...

Yo quiero ser una estrella de Instagram: La guía definitiva

by Ignacio Esains Malditos Nerds

La guía más divertida y accesible, ilustrada y eficaz para convertirte en una estrella de la red social más popular y expansiva del momento. Más de mil millones de usuarios comparten sus fotos en Instagram... Pero eso no significa que sea tan fácil convertirse en influencer. INSTAGRAM es tu mejor pantalla.¡Ganá seguidores, likes y comentarios!¿Cuándo postear una foto?¿Cómo sacarte la mejor selfie?¿Cómo editar tus fotos y videos? ¿Cómo vivir de tu INSTAGRAM?No hace falta ser un profesional.Aprendé los mejores trucos de fotografía de la manera más sencilla.Destacate en medio del ruido.Descubrí cómo vender lo que mejor sabés hacer. ¡Convertite en una estrella!

Yo quiero ser YouTuber

by Ignacio Esains

La guía más completa para convertirte en una estrella del canal de video más popular del mundo, con un paso a paso para encontrar tu propia identidad, consejos técnicos, aplicaciones y los mejores tips. Los youtubers han conquistado el mundo. En la última década, YouTube ha reemplazado a la televisión en los hábitos de una generación entera. Los youtubers son irreverentes, sinceros, e imprimen su personalidad en cada uno de sus videos. En estas páginas vas a conocer a los más populares, y entender cuál es la diferencia entre un youtuber de 100 suscriptores y los ídolos que superan los cinco millones. Youtube es el medio de expresión del futuro. No todos los youtubers son iguales. Algunos apuestan por la comedia. Otros crean detallados tutoriales sobre sus hobbies favoritos. Y los más audaces confiesan sus secretos más íntimos a sus seguidores en formato de "vlog". Este libro te enseña una serie de trucos para perderle el miedo a la cámara. Cómo controlar el tono de tu voz. Dónde mirar. Cómo escribir un guión. Cómo responder a los comentarios de tu comunidad y enfrentar a los temidos "trolls". Todo lo necesario para crear tu propio canal. ¿Qué tipo de cámara tengo que comprar? ¿Dónde debo instalar el micrófono? ¿Cuál es la mejor iluminación para mi cuarto? Yo quiero ser youtuber" tiene capítulos enteros dedicados a todas tus preguntas técnicas, desde las distintas aplicaciones de edición de video hasta los programas indicados para el streaming de videojuegos en vivo y en directo. Además, consejos para hacer que tu canal sea más visible en las búsquedas, las opciones más importantes de análisis de YouTube y la respuesta a la pregunta que muchos se hacen ¿cómo puedo vivir de mi canal?

Yo soy el idiota

by Varinia Painivilo (Americavi)

Yo soy el idiota, la segunda parte de la serie «Yo soy», llega cargada de emoción, reflexiones sobre la vida adolescente y muchísimo humor En su primer semestre de universidad, el ex capitán de fútbol Diego Copeland está angustiado y lleno de dudas. Abatido, decide jugar una última carta e intentar conseguir el perdón de Savannah viajando, nada más y nada menos, que al resort donde las niñas ricas hacen «sanación espiritual». Pero ¿servirá de algo simplemente aparecer y decir «lo siento»? Savannah no es la de antes, ha aprendido valiosas lecciones, ha madurado, y no está dispuesta a repetir los errores que tanto lo hicieron sufrir. ¿Logrará Diego evitar la separación definitiva y hacer que Savannah y él se entiendan de alguna forma?

Yo te salvaré

by Matt De la Peña

“Yo te salvaré de Matt de la Peña, obra ganadora de la medalla Newbery, es una “novela conmovedora que hace alentar y apoyar a los más débiles y desamparados.” -SLJ Kidd huye de su pasado y su futuro. No tiene ni mamá ni papá, siente que no le beneficia de nada estar en el hogar de acogida para jóvenes donde vive, más que las terapias que recibe ahí. Tampoco siente que forma parte de la comunidad de la playa donde trabaja, a menos que encuentre una razón para quedarse. Olivia es rubia, tiene ojos azules y un padre adinerado. Es la chica más guapa de Cardiff. Ella le oculta algo a Kidd, pero ¿podrían alguna vez estar juntos de todos modos? Devon trata mal a las personas, es misterioso e impulsado por un deseo de muerte. Es un mejor amigo y un peor enemigo a la vez. Siguió a Kidd hasta la playa y no se irá hasta que le enseñe algunas lecciones de vida. Y a Olivia. “Una novela psicológicamente tensa [...] con personajes intrigantes y bien desarrollados ... [que] permanecerán en las mentes de los lectores.” -Booklist “De la Peña captura hábilmente los lados resbaladizos de una personalidad esquizofrénica en esta novela conmovedora que hace alentar y apoyar a los más débiles y desamparados.” -SLJ Finalista al Premio Amelia Elizabeth Nombrado “Mejor libro para jóvenes” por el ALA-YALSA Seleccionado como “Quick Pick” por el ALA-YALSA Selección del Junior Library Guild

Yo! Yes?

by Chris Raschka

This book captures the street poetry between two boys-one black, one white, one shy, one outgoing, one nerdy, one street-smart. At first the boys are shy and awkward but in the end their friendship explodes off the page.

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