The Bitter Side of Sweet

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Speak #ad - Maybe. But finally, the bosses break her, and what happens next to the brother he has always tried to protect almost breaks Amadou. The higher the number the safer they are. The problem is amadou doesn’t know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won’t tell him. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day.

She fights bravely every day, attempting escape again and again, reminding Amadou what it means to be free. The boys only wanted to make money to help their impoverished family, instead they were tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast. She’s the first girl who’s ever come to camp, and she’s a wild thing.

The three band together as family and try just once more to escape. Inspired by true-to-life events happening right now,  The Bitter Side of Sweet is an exquisitely written tour de force not to be missed. A gripping and painful portrait of modern-day child slavery in the cacao plantations of the Ivory Coast.

The Bitter Side of Sweet #ad - The wall street journal “A tender, harrowing story of family, friendship, and the pursuit of freedom. Kirkus reviews,  starred review  Speak. The higher the number the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home. For fans of linda sue park and a long way gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory CoastFifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter.

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I'll Be There

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Wahlstroms finland / gaeam namu turkish / cruilla korean / wsoy spanish / ediciones sm catalan / detay yayincilik it has been honored with: * the children's literature council of southern california 2012 award for best ya fiction * yalsa best books for young adults 2012 * a los angeles library best book for teens 2012 * milwaukee County Teen Book Finalist 2011 * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2012 * Field Family Foundation Teen Author Pick --  Free Public Library Philadelphia 2011 * Rahn Emanuel's Reader - Chiciago Public Library Teen Book for July 2012 * Finalist State of South Dakota -- Teen Book of the year 2012-2013 * Finalist State of Missouri -- Teen Book of the Year 2012-2013 * Finalist State of Arkansas -- Teen Book of the Year 2012 - 2013 Little brown Books for Young Readers.

To her, being forced to sing a solo in the church choir--despite her average voice--is fate: because it's while she's singing that she first sees Sam. At first sight, they are connected. Sam border wishes he could escape, but there's nowhere for him to run. That's when everything changes. As sam and riddle are welcomed into the Bells' lives, they witness the warmth and protection of a family for the first time.

I'll Be There #ad - Arena verlag hebrew / querido french / novo conceito german / little, brownengland/Picadilly Press Brazilian Portuguese / Gallimard Simplified Chinese / Kinneret Dutch / Hachette-Pheonix Swedish / B. Beautifully written and emotionally profound, I'll Be There is a gripping story that explores the complexities of teenage passions, friendships, and loyalties.

I'll be there has 14 publishers: U.

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Crow

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Yearling #ad - He's growing apart from his best friend, educated father, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret. But not everyone is happy with the political changes at play and some will do anything, including a violent plot against the government, to maintain the status quo.

Crow #ad - One generation away from slavery, a thriving african American community—enfranchised and emancipated—suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn-of-the-century North Carolina when a group of local politicians stages the only successful coup d'etat in US history. And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions of power they've earned in the Wilmington, North Carolina, community.

He's teaching his grandmother how to read. For the first time she's sharing stories about her life as a slave. Little brown Books for Young Readers. The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. Yet there are good times, too. Yearling Books.

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Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - Atheneum Books for Young Readers. When cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive. Yearling Books.

There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family and his sergeant -- and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war -- wrong. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store. Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler.

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam #ad - But sometimes rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. It's an utterly unique powerhouse of a book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira. Sometimes cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. She's a big deal, and she likes it that way.

. Winner of the buckeye children's book award ohio, the california young reader medal, traps, south carolina book award, north carolina children's book award, emphasis on Reading Book Award Alabama, and the William Allen White Children's Book Award KansasCRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:  a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, Parents' Choice Award, and the enemy.

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House Arrest Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens

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Chronicle Books #ad - Yearling Books. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 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. Touching, and always original, humorous, House Arrest is a funny book for teens in verse about a good boy's hard won path to redemption.

House Arrest Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens #ad - Timothy is a good kid who did a bad thing. The ideal addition to any young adult book collection, House Arrest will delight reluctant readers and provides teenage motivation when it's needed most. Little brown Books for Young Readers. He has to check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, keep a journal, and stay out of trouble.

Now he's under house arrest for a whole year. House Arrest.

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Gym Candy

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Graphia Books. It requires power, grace, speed, quickness, and knowledge of the game. What elite athlete wouldn’t look for an edge? a way to make him bigger, stronger, faster?This novel explores the dark corners of the heart of a young football player as he struggles for success under the always glaring—and often unforgiving—stadium lights.

If you’re after serious results, there’s other stuff that produces better results much faster, stuff that a lot of guys in the gym use. What other stuff?” “you know what I’m talking about—gym candy. Runningback mick johnson has dreams: dreams of cutting back, breaking into the open, finding the hole, and running free with nothing but green grass ahead.

Gym Candy #ad - House Arrest. Look, “you’re going to find out from somebody in the gym, ” he said, Mick, so you might as well find out from me. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Those supplements you’re taking? They might get you a little bigger, but just a little. It takes luck, too. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

But football is a cruel sport. He has dreams of winning and of being the best.

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The First Rule of Punk

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Puffin Books #ad - Graphia Books. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. House Arrest. And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malú finally begins to feel at home. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself.

A 2018 pura belpré author honor bookthe first rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching. There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors.

Yearling Books. On day one, if you want to annoy her inadvertently upsets posada Middle School’s queen bee, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, twelve-year-old Malú María Luisa, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Malú rocks!" --victoria jamieson, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Roller Girl Little brown Books for Young Readers.

The First Rule of Punk #ad - She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.

Armed with a microphone and a pair of scissors, this book is all about creating something new and awesome in the world. The real malú loves rock music, and Soyrizo hold the cilantro, zines, skateboarding, please.

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Greenglass House

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Then rings again. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. House Arrest. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Harcourt Brace and Company. Graphia Books. And again. New york times bestseller national book award Nominee Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery It’s wintertime at Greenglass House.

Greenglass House #ad - Soon milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, the innkeepers’ adopted son, and twelve-year-old Milo, plans to spend his holidays relaxing.

Yearling Books. Little brown Books for Young Readers. As objects go missing and tempers flare, the cook’s daughter, Milo and Meddy, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

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Sterling Children's Books #ad - And when her parents take a job running stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again. But aven’s about to discover she can do it all. Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.

School library journal starred reviewthe paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park. Even without arms.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus #ad - Autumn 2017 kids’ indie next pick junior library guild selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018   Little brown Books for Young Readers. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. House Arrest. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. Graphia Books. Aven green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them.

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A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

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Candlewick #ad - Atheneum Books for Young Readers. It wants the truth. A monster calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. From the final idea of award-winning author siobhan dowd — whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself — Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd #ad - House Arrest. This monster is ancient. Little brown Books for Young Readers. And it wants something from Conor. Graphia Books. Harcourt Brace and Company. And wild. Patrick ness’s carnegie Medal–winning masterwork is poised to attract a discerning crossover audience. The monster in conor’s backyard is not the one he’s been expecting — the one from the nightmare he’s had every night since his mother started her treatments.

Something terrible and dangerous. Yearling Books.

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Ghost Boys

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Graphia Books. Jerome also meets sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again jewell parker rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Emmett helps jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. House Arrest. A monster calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat.

Ghost Boys #ad - Harcourt Brace and Company. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Little brown Books for Young Readers. Yearling Books. A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. An instant new york times bestselleran instant IndieBound bestsellerThe #1 Kids' Indie Next PickA Walter Award winner Only the living can make the world better.

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