Bookpage “crowder’s parched use of free verse in this fictionalization of Russian-Jewish immigrant Clara Lemlich’s life brings a spare poignancy to a familiar history. Publishers Weekly"Brilliant, riveting, informative. Cynthia levinson, critically acclaimed author of we've got a Job “Audacity is an evocative reimagining of a fascinating historical figure who should be remembered for her determination in the face of great odds and powerful opposition—and for her role in changing America.
A 2015 national jewish book award finalistthe inspiring story of clara lemlich, audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, whose fight for equal rights led to the largest strike by women in American history A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights.
Audacity #ad - Melanie crowder’s powerful verse reveals a long-past world, but the combination of hope and outrage that Clara Lemlich brought to her struggle should be both recognizable and inspirational to teen readers longing to right the injustices of our day. Margaret peterson Haddix, critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Uprising.
History and economics courses about women’s rights, labor unions, and the immigrant experience. School library connection, starred review "based on the true story of Clara Lemlich, Audacity throbs with the emotions of this exceptional young woman who fought for equal rights and improved labor standards in factories.
The Love Letters of Abelard and LilyHMH Books for Young Readers #ad - It doesn't hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful. When abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. Hard. The two fall for each other. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens is perfect for fans of Eleanor and Park and creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily #ad - When lily michaels-ryan ditches her adhd meds and lands in detention with Abelard, she’s intrigued—he seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead.
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It DoneHarperCollins #ad - Andy and sophie reveal not only what they’ve learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity. A junior library guild selectiona children's Book Council Best STEM Trade Book for Students K-12. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular and Caroline Paul’s Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea “Andy” Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s journey from average teens to powerhouses.
Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they’re sharing what they’ve seen. A new york public library best book of 2017perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous.
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done #ad - Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, CNN, Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, the Today show, Jezebel, and many more. Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world.
House ArrestChronicle Books LLC #ad - Timothy is on probation. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. It's a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. By turns touching and funny, and always original, a grieving mother, House Arrest is a middlegrade novel in verse about one boy's path to redemption as he navigates life with a sick brother, and one tough probation officer.
House Arrest #ad - And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year.
Catch You Later, TraitorAlgonquin Young Readers #ad - From newbery medalist avi comes the thrilling and suspenseful story of an ordinary American family who falls under suspicion during the 1950s Red Scare. When an fbi agent shows up at pete’s doorstep, accusing Pete’s father of being a Communist, Pete is caught in a real-life mystery. An excellent introduction to the frenzy of the McCarthy era.
Publishers weekly, starred review "avi, vividly recreates not only the neighborhoods and pop culture of period Brooklyn, a master of historical fiction, but the runaway paranoia that dominated daily life in the early years of the Cold War. With each clue pete uncovers, the tension picks up, engaging readers in solving the dual mystery of his father’s past and identifying his accuser whose name is kept a well-concealed surprise until the last moment.
Catch You Later, Traitor #ad - . Authentic period details--such as popular radio programs and the ongoing rivalry between the Dodgers and the Giants--add a colorful backdrop to Pete’s quest as he navigates the murky gray area between truth and fiction. Avi builds pete’s story, told in the first person, with page-turning tension and memorable characters that will leave readers with a strong sense of the insidious power wielded by the FBI and McCarthyites.
Kirkus reviews a spring 2015 kids’ Indie Next List Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection. It’s 1951, and twelve-year-old Pete Collison is a regular kid who loves detective stories and radio crime dramas.
The Strange Fascinations of Noah HypnotikViking Books for Young Readers #ad - As he did in his fantastic debut Mosquitoland, David Arnold again shows a knack for getting into the mind of an eccentric teenager in clever, poignant fashion. Usa today this is noah oakman → sixteen, brother, disillusioned swimmer, concise historian, Bowie believer, son, friend. Now noah → sees changes: his mother has a scar on her face that wasn’t there before; his old dog, who once walked with a limp, is suddenly lithe; his best friend, a lifelong DC Comics disciple, now rotates in the Marvel universe.
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik #ad - Everything except his Strange Fascinations. A stunning surrealist portrait, the strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik is a story about all the ways we hurt our friends without knowing it, and all the ways they stick around to save us. Subtle behaviors, bits of history, plans for the future—everything in Noah’s world has been rewritten.
Then noah → gets hypnotized.
The Great Wide SeaPuffin Books #ad - Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. Then one morning the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared and they are lost. What happened to him? where are they? And what will they do when a terrible storm looms on the horizon? Ben, dylan, and gerry are still mourning their mother's death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip.
Almost HomePuffin Books #ad - With the help of a rescue dog, shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds. Nevertheless, sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best.
They head to chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Newbery honor winner joan bauer's new novel will touch your heart When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri.
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Junior Library Guild SelectionCandlewick Press #ad - Enlisted black men are segregated from white soldiers and regularly relegated to service duties. Americans are overseas fighting world War II to help keep the world safe from Adolf Hitler’s tyranny, safe from injustice, safe from discrimination. The 555th parachute infantry battalion, in the words of Morris, “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.
From courage has no colorwhat did it take to be a paratrooper in world War II? Specialized training, extreme physical fitness, courage, and — until the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion the Triple Nickles was formed — white skin. It is 1943. Morris knows that for his men to be treated like soldiers, but would the military elite and politicians recognize the potential of these men as well as their passion for serving their country? Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, they have to train and act like them, who fought in a little-known attack on the American West by the Japanese.
Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers Junior Library Guild Selection #ad - At fort benning, first sergeant walter morris’s men serve as guards at The Parachute School, Georgia, while the white soldiers prepare to be paratroopers. Why was their story never told? sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II. World war ii is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler.
They became America’s first black paratroopers.
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FrankensteinRoaring Brook Press #ad - Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author. A 2019 ncss-cbc notable social studies trade bookA 2019 Amelia Bloomer Project BookThis title has Common Core connections.
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein #ad - By age nineteen, was living in scandal with a married man, she had been disowned by her family, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Both timely and terrifying. Gregory macguire, new york times–bestselling author of wickedpairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.
Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night.
SYLO The SYLO Chronicles Book 1Razorbill #ad - Machalethey came from the skyparachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine. They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U. S. Navy. He tasted the ruby—and experienced the powers it gave him—for himself. What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying.
The ultimate action-fueled end-of-the-world conspiracy trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author D. J. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. Now pemberwick is cut off from the outside world. Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. Sylo’s commander, captain granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined.
SYLO The SYLO Chronicles Book 1 #ad - He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. Only tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery. Look to the skybecause Pemberwick is only the first stop.