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On October 7, 1984, Crystal Taylor gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Daquan. Crystal was only fourteen. She was living with a boyfriend whom she was too young to marry, and her mother was addicted to heroin and cocaine. So under the law, Crystal and Daquan became wards of New York State's foster-care system--a sprawling, often slipshod web of boarding facilities, halfway houses, and paid surrogates that cares for almost 60,000 children. Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair is the story of what happened to Crystal and Daquan, as well as to Crystal's mother, who herself had grown up in various foster homes. It is a story of three generations of poverty, addiction, and abuse--and also a story of astonishing human resilience. And Susan Sheehan tells it with the same flawless observation, humor, and compassion that she brought to her classic Is There No Place on Earth for Me?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kristin Folger feels like she's on another -Planet. Her body-keeps changing shape. Her mother wants her to dress like a girl. Her best friend's dating a weirdo. And there's a ghost in the attic that no one wants to talk about. In the era of Watergate, the Vietnam War, and David Bowie, fourteen-year-old Kristin navigates the external and internal changes that come at top speed. The Life History of A Star is Kristin's sometimes comical, sometimes cynical, always thoughtful diary about what her life has been like since the ghost arrived. It takes a lot of time and an unforgettable family therapy session for Kristin to begin to learn who the ghost was-and who she is. And where on Earth she fits in. Caught up in the politics of her time and in the life of a family who doesn't always understand her, Kristin makes a memorable journey through the byways of adolescence-all the way to the stars and back again.
Have you ever been in class and not understood all of what was presented Or, you understood everything in class, but at home, got stuck on how to answer a question? These next few pages are designed to help you understand everything your science book can be used for.
Features in this book include life over time, diversity of living things, ecology and human biology.
After fourteen-year-old Cathy Wheelerloses her sight, she learns to cope through the help fo her supportive family, the effective but Spartan school for the blind, and ultimately her new guide-dog, Trudy.
After teenage friends Jamie and Ramsay travel back-to Altair to save the last citizens of that dying planet, Jamie learns about the origins of the wormhole-creating Salmon of Knowledge and is faced with a terrible choice.
When Jamie and Ramsay answer a summons to return to Altair, accompanied by Ramsay's half brother Brian, they learn that the Witch Queen wants to capture the Salmon from them and use it to transport her people from that dying planet to Earth--and that Jamie's beloved Wishaway has agreed to marry someone else.
PERCY JACKSON is about to be kicked out of boarding school ... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
In 1945, after living in Canada for five years to escape the war in Europe, ten-year-old Gavin and his fifteen-year-old sister Norah face the prospect of returning home to their family in England with radically different emotions.
Chris Skinner, Amy's new boyfriend, comes from a broken home. He hasn't seen his father in, like, forever. And when his dad finally appears, it isn't to make up for Chris's miserable childhood. Mr. Skinner is ill -- so ill that he needs a bone marrow transplant. Chris could be the perfect match. Nothing strange in that, except . . . What if ailing grown-ups could tap into a guaranteed reserve of healthy body parts? What if innocent kids were being harmed? What if you were bred to become an unwilling donor? Amy knows she's blessed with superhuman genes, but no way, no how is she going to let herself, or any other kid, fall prey to freakish science-fiction experiments!
Lila Fowler is dreading Valentine's Day. She has no valentine, and she's determined not to let her friends in the exclusive Unicorn Club know. So she tells everyone that she does have a boyfriend and sends herself flowers and candy to prove it. Her valentine's name is Gray Williams, and he's rich, cute, and completely made up. The Unicorns are totally impressed, and Lila is thrilled--until her friends pressure her into bringing Gray to the Valentine's dance. How can she bring a date that doesn't exist?
Lily has always felt that she doesnt measure up to her three older sisters, Rose, Daisy, and Laurel. Each has a special talent, except Lily. But lately, Lily has discovered a way to make people--even the boy she likes--notice her. Can anything be more difficult than being herself?
The award-winning author of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" has created a unique joint biography of Abraham and Mary Lincoln--a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers, "The Lincolns" provides a living, breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.
A true crime thriller -- the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1775, as Secret Service agents raid the Fulton, Illinois, workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is hauled off to prison, members of his counterfeiting ring gather in the back room of a smoky Chicago saloon to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd --and $200,000 in cash. From here, the action alternates between the conspirators, the Secret Service agents on their trail, and the undercover agent moving back and forth between the two groups. Along the way readers get glimpses into the inner workings of counterfeiting, grave robbing, detective work, and the early days of the Secret Service. The plot moves toward a wild climax as robbers and lawmen converge at Lincoln's tomb on election night: November 7, 1876.
In the journal she receives for her twelfth birthday in 1835, Lucinda Lawrence describes the hardships her family and other residents of the "Texas colonies" endure when they decide to face the Mexicans in a fight for their freedom.
One of the finest fantasy stories in the history of children's literature - and still a favorite among children and adults alike.
As a member of The Commodores, Lionel Richie wrote and performed 'Three Times A Lady', 'Easy' and many other great hits. As a solo artist, he has surpassed even these achievements with songs like 'Hello'.
"I'm not sure I want to be a hero anymore." Having achieved her dream of becoming the first female knight errant, Alanna of Trebond is not sure what to do next. She has triumphed in countless bloody battles, and her adventures are already legendary. Perhaps being a knight errant is not all that Alanna needs....But Alanna must push her uncertainty aside when she is challenged with the impossible. She must recover the Dominion Jewel, a legendary gem with enormous power for good -- but only in the right hands. And she must work fast. Tortall is in great danger, and Alanna's arch-enemy, Duke Roger, is back -- and more powerful than ever. In this final book of the Song of the Lioness quartet, Alanna discovers through fierce combat and ceaseless searching that she indeed has a future worthy of her mythic past -- both as a warrior and as a woman.
Two girls separated by race form an unbreakable bond during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958 Twelve-year-old Marlee doesn't have many friends until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is bold and brave, and always knows the right thing to say, especially to Sally, the resident mean girl. Liz even helps Marlee overcome her greatest fear - speaking, which Marlee never does outside her family. But then Liz is gone, replaced by the rumor that she was a Negro girl passing as white. But Marlee decides that doesn't matter. Liz is her best friend. And to stay friends, Marlee and Liz are willing to take on integration and the dangers their friendship could bring to both their families.
From the Book jacket: With its authoritative information based on world-recognized research, plus spectacular color photography and range maps, Lions helps readers of all ages discover fascinating facts about this phenomenal animal. This book is a wonderful introduction to the remarkably adaptable lion and its characteristics, its uniquely social nature and structure. Lions also covers research studies in the wild and the great conservation efforts being made on behalf of the Asiatic subspecies of lion. Brian Bertram is a freelance zoological advisor, acting principally for the Bristol Zoo Gardens, England, as Special Projects Coordinator. He was Curator of Mammals at the Zoological Society of London, and he spent four years studying lions and leopards in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Discover the world's animals with the WorldLife Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals.
Lauren page's plan was simple: get a fabulous makeover, become one of the Ashleys, and once she was securely in their trenches, completely destroy them from the inside. The only problem is, now that Lauren is seventh-grade royalty she isn't so sure she wants to follow through -- especially because Sadie, her former best friend and current best frenemy, has formed a new plan to bring down the Ashleys in all of her own fabulous makeover glory. Now Lauren's plan of action has changed: to save the Ashleys. But with Ashley dating a penniless blue-collar, Lili shunning makeup and fashion, and A.A. questioning Ashley's loyalty, can it be done? Or will the Ashleys actually go down?
Literature and Language is different from other books you have used in two important ways. First, it is organized to help you tie together your study of the language arts--literature, writing, and language. The literature, chosen for its appeal to your life, serves as the starting point for all your learning.
The contents of the book are: Animal Farm: novel by George Orwell: a powerful fable that uses animals to reflect human political failure; The Stalin Epigram: poem by Osip Mandelstam; The Rebellion of the Magical Rabbits: short story by Ariel Dorfman-A fable about tyranny and rebellion; Crow Song: poem by Margaret Atwood; Harrison Bergeron: short story by Kurt Vonnegut-Total equality--a dream or a nightmare?; The Birds: short story by Daphne du Maurier-Human terror caused by a revolution of birds.
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