Adam is the perfect senior, with friends, a big heart and ADHD. Julian is a whipped puppy, sensitive and broken. It seems like Julian doesn’t stand a chance, but with a friend like Adam, so much is possible.
This is the story of love and loss of two girls in medieval France. Dolssa has been declared a heretic by a Catholic friar, who is determined she will die by burning. Botille is a tavern keeper living with her sisters and trying to live on the right side of the law. They meet at a dark riverside. Their story is a thriller by the author of the award winning All the Truth That’s In Me.
Written by US Congressman, John Lewis, of Georgia and his staff member and comic oficionado Andrew Aydin, this is the John Lewis’s coming of age story during the time of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Illustrator Nate Powell helps flesh out Dr. Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hamer, and the hope and scorn of an era.
Be a doctor. Be a lawyer. Be an engineer. The voices of her father and other well-meaning advisors are so loud in Özge’s head she can’t hear her own voice. But what does Özge want? Samanaci, growing up on the Aegean coast in Turkey, shows readers a view of the challenges of another culture in this whimsically-drawn graphic novel memoir.
Buffalo Bill Cody gave us the Wild Wild West as we perceive it today. Was he a liar? A philanthropist? A friend of Native Americans? An exploiter of Native Americans? "Presenting Buffalo Bill" is a wonderful exploration of a complex historical figure.
Jacqueline Woodson has written another masterpiece, this time for adults–but it could be put in the hands of younger readers. Four young girls are fast friends in Brooklyn. As they grow from nine to young teens and then to older teens, their relationships with each other change.
In Victorian England, when women were thought to be inferior to men, 14 year old Faith Sunderly is inquisitive and clever enough to pursue justice and revenge. Winner of England’s prestigious Costa Book of the Year (formerly Whitbread), this is the first children’s book to win since Philip Pullman’s Amber Spyglass in 2001. It’s a wow!
Samantha Mather is a direct descendant of Cotton Mather, a key accuser in The Salem Witch Trials. As a result, when she and her family move to notorious Salem, she is instantly outcast. Before long, she has acquired a spirit living in her house, is receiving death threats, and members of the community have begun dying at an alarming rate. Sam soon discovers this is all part of an elaborate, centuries-old curse that only she can break. Fast-moving and creepy, readers will be immediately hooked on Adriana Mather’s debut novel.
The story of the Pentagon Papers and how Daniel Ellsberg risked everything to reveal to the nation the corruption in the White House throughout the Vietnam War. Here is a look at patriotism, integrity, and freedom.
Lucy lives in a huge, castle-like estate with her father, aunt, and cousin. One day, her aunt mysteriously disappears and strange voices and screams begin to emanate from within the walls. Are the voices those of her relatives or are they simply hallucinations? Lucy and her cousin begin a disturbingly horrific investigation that may very well lead them to their own demise.