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A lush and haunting novel of a city steeped in decadent pleasures...and of a man, proud and defiant, caught in a web of murder and betrayal.It is 1833. In the midst of Mardi Gras, Benjamin January, a Creole physician and music teacher, is playing piano at the Salle d'Orleans when the evenings festivities are interrupted--by murder.Ravishing Angelique Crozat, a notorious octoroon who travels in the city's finest company, has been strangled to death. With the authorities reluctant to become involved, Ben begins his own inquiry, which will take him through the seamy haunts of riverboatmen and into the huts of voodoo-worshipping slaves.But soon the eyes of suspicion turn toward Ben--for, black as the slave who fathered him, this free man of color is still the perfect scapegoat....From the Paperback edition.
Even as it was actually happening, Jonathan Meredith kept thinking it couldn't be true: the swooning Greek sunshine, that green and gold girl. But once back in England, the summer idyll quickly turns into a private nightmare as Jonathan finds he must make life-altering decisions and face up to responsibilities he never dreamed of having. Unjustly banished from school life, as well as from home, the only person he can turn to is his friend, Peter McNair, an aspiring jockey. An expert rider, Jonathan quickly throws himself into the horse racing world - and in so doing meets the girl who helps him to see what it is that he really wants. Set against the exciting backdrop of England's famous steeplechase, the Grand National, this is the sensitive portrayal of a young man at a crucial turning point. Skillfully told by K. M. Peyton, a Carnegie Medal-winning author, Free Rein is not easily forgotten.
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, this will be the first book for young adults to explore the harrowing true story of three civil rights workers slain by the KKK. In June of 1964, three idealistic young men (one black and two white) were lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. They were trying to register African Americans to vote as part of the Freedom Summer effort to bring democracy to the South. Their disappearance and murder caused a national uproar and was one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, and contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS will be the first book for young people to take a comprehensive look at the brutal murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, through to the conviction in 2005 of mastermind Edgar Ray Killen.
In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was life for them to fight segregation in the South--to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrete the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.
When Avery meets Kazie, the thirteen year-old all-star boarder and her evil cat, Farkle, she's not so sure these surprises are so snurf-tastic after all. At least there's Jason, a way cool kid with a secret almost ready to be released into the wild.
South Bay High wouldn't be such a bad place to go to school if it weren't for all the drama. Not that Jayd Jackson's helping matters. She's right there in the center of it all--whether she wants to be or not. Maybe it just goes with the turf. After all, there's a reason they call this place Drama High... Jayd doesn't know what's going on with her girl, Nellie. Ever since she got named homecoming princess, she's been acting like Mickey and Jayd aren't her friends anymore, and she's even falling in deeper with Tania and her crew. It's amazing the girl can fit her new crown over that big head of hers. And then there's Jayd's boyfriend Jeremy. His aloof attitude is really getting on her nerves. Jayd's even starting to question his commitment, not to mention her own. Especially since lately, all she can think about is Rah--and that surprise kiss he planted on her the other day...
The Class of '89. There's never been a class like them. And they couldn't hate each other more. Four girls. Friendly, good-hearted Bets. Laurel, lonely and unsure. Micki, who tries too hard. And Page, who has it much too easy. Micki wants to make her mark freshman year. She's pulling the class together and doing all the work. No wonder she can't stand it that gorgeous Page gets all the credit--without lifting a finger. Laurel's caught between two friends. One's the most popular girl in their class; the other's a boy who doesn't fit in--which one has to go? Bets just wants to be Doug's pal. ... She doesn't know what to do when he says they should be more than friends. Freshman year means they can be anyone they want to be. Why is it so hard to find out who they really are?
(From The Back Cover) K.C. Angeletti President, future business leaders, 1,2,3,4 . . .beautiful, cool, intense. Crystal ball: Business tycoon, president of the United States. Will anything stop her from getting ahead? Faith Crowley All American. .. . smart, everyone's best friend, sensible. Crystal ball: U. of S. with Brooks (class hunk), then happily ever after. How long can something so perfect last? Winnie Gottlieb "She'll try anything once." Boys, brains, trouble. Crystal ball: Men, men, men . . . Will win the nobel prize--then lose it. Dean's List . . . or dropout?
Winnie's summer love is in town. Can she choose between him and Josh? Faith is happy with her life, until her ex-boyfriend shows interest in her roommate. Lauren is taking her life into her own hands. Can she handle the responsibility? KC is thrilled to pose for the university calendar Will the Instant fame change her life? (The girls of Freshman Dorm are back in Freshman Dreams, the gripping fifth book in the new series about three best friends and their freshman year in college
Lauren and Dash face-off in a friendly debate that escalates Into a public battle. Will their red-hot romance suddenly turn ice-cold? KC finally says "I love you" to Peter-only to discover that he's planning to leave her. Bored with her good-girl image, Faith gets a fake ID. Will the beer-drinking bar crowd become her undoing? Melissa and Brooks are engaged,but they can't agree on anything. Brooks expects Melissa to use his last name, but Melissa says no way!
Faith wants to be the only one, but Christopher isn't making any promises. Winnie is still longing for Josh, and he doesn't have time for her. KC is attracted to and afraid of Steven. And Lauren is slowly coming into her own with support from Dash. Guys are confusing, and so terribly interesting.
Faith has a crush on an older, already engage-to-be-married college student. KC is still trying to impress kids with more money than she has. Winnie is still trying to find a niche for herself in college. And Lauren is still rich, shy, and lonely.
Infatuated with Christopher Hammond, the big man on campus and the director of the campus play in which she is involved, beautiful, straight-A student Faith finally catches his eye, but has doubts that she is his one and only love. Now that Christopher has dumped his fiancee, Faith is finding out that two-timing wasn't his only deception. Can she love someone who refuses to tell the truth? Only K.C. knows just how much Christopher is hiding, If she tries to rescue Faith from heartbreak, will she lose a best friend?
When Winnie's absentee father shows up on campus, Winnie is won over by his charm, but Josh suspects he's nothing but a con man. Is Winnie headed for a family reunion-or a major heartbreak? Will Lauren and Dash's love survive another fierce battle? Melissa is stunned when Brooks asks her to marry him. She's definitely not ready to say yes, but Brooks won't take no for an answer. KC the most beautiful girl on campus, but now she wants to be the thinnest in order to make it as a model-even if it means starving herself!
While Courtney grapples with sexual harassment in the workplace, Liza lands a TV role that could hamper her relationship, and Winnie copes with the idea of motherhood.
Friedland/Relyea Environmental Science for AP* was specifically developed to meet the requirements of the AP Environmental Science course and the needs of its students and teachers. This highly anticipated new textbook explores the sciencebehindenvironmental science and involves students with the fundamental concepts and findings that inform environmental decision making at all levels--from personal choices to national and international policy.
Betrayed ... Andy Jenkins and Neil Freemount have been best friends for years. They hang out together, double-date, and help each other math their homework. But bully Charlie Cashman sets out to make life miserable for Andy, just because Andy is black. First Andy finds trash in his locker. Then his girlfriend is taunted, and he is pushed around in the school parking lot. Neil wants to help his best friend, but suddenly Andy turns against him, and Neil doesn't know why. The two boys are about to face the greatest challenge of their lives. Can their friendship survive the test?
3 spine-tingling tales: Madman on Main Street, Scary Harry, and It's Almost Dark.
From the back of the book: Deadly undertow Surf's up in Hawaii, and the Hardy boys are riding a crime wave into danger! Somebody's trying to deep-six champion surfer Jade Roberts, and Frank and Joe are determined to keep her from going under. From Waikiki to Diamond Head, the Hardys find themselves in hot pursuit of a powerful crime boss. In the face of bullet-spraying motorboats and killer copters, they run the risk of suffering the worst wipeout of their lives! ================ From inside the book: CRASH COURSE Joe grabbed the edges of the floating surfboard and tried to lie on top of it, his legs dangling off the end. But the back of the board sank under his weight, and the front angled up out of the water. Then the whole thing shot out from under him, flew into the air, and splashed down a few feet away. Jade grinned and said, "Paddling is simple- staying on the board is the tricky part. Let me show you how." As she started to wade toward the surfboard, Joe noticed a large wave rolling in. He realized it was going to break almost on top of him, and he started to duck and cover his head with his arms. But as he did, he saw something else-a runaway surfboard tumbling through the rushing water, crashing straight down at Jade!
From the Book Jacket: Frogs have long played a role in tales of legend and lore-symbolizing fertility, omens, ... and more. Frogs is an introduction to the world's most fascinating frogs and toads, including detailed frog characteristics, their life cycles, musical repertoires, and conservation issues. David Badger's interesting text and John Netherton's brilliant, up-close photographs bring these fascinating creatures to life as you've never before seen them. Discover the world's animals in the World Life 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.
In this book you will explore quadratic functions, an important type of non-linear function along with interesting examples of it's applications.
Book 10 in the Jennie McGrady Mysteries for young adults. When her church and school are destroyed by fire, speculations mount and Jennie smells foul play, but why would anyone target a diverse church like Trinity? With overtones of racism and issues of color, be it African American or Hispanics, there are no lack of suspects with hate seemingly everywhere. Hospitals and kidnapping hinder Jennie's ability to help her dad get to the bottom of this horrible deed and the bodies left in its wake.
Discover the Flexibility to Teach Science Your Way!. "Glencoe Science: From Bacteria to Plants," a module in the Glencoe Science 15 book series, provides students with accurate and comprehensive coverage of middle school National Science Education Standards. Concepts are explained in a clear, concise manner, and are integrated with a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical thinking opportunities, real-world applications, and connections to other sciences and to non-science areas of the curriculum. Co-authored by National Geographic, unparalleled graphics reinforce key concepts. A broad array of print and technology resources help differentiate and accommodate all learners. The modular approach allows you to mix and match books to meet your specific curriculum needs.
Alexis is the last girl you'd expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs--an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who's finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized. Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It's strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Soon Alexis learns that the girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt. Worried that Kasey's in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and quickly finds herself reveling in her new found elegance and success. Instead of fighting off the supernatural, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn't to destroy Aralt. . . why would she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?
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