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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby鈥檚 Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo鈥檚 nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation鈥檚 version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood鈥檚 belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo鈥檚 personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo鈥檚 story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br /> 聽
Meet Ryan! (pocket.watch)
by Ryan Kaji

Language

English

Pages

16

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b>Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTube mega-star from <i>Ryan ToysReview,</i> in this 8x8 storybook that鈥檚 perfect for his millions of fans! This story is filled with fun facts about Ryan鈥檚 videos, family, and hobbies!</b><br /><br />This is Ryan! You probably know him from his YouTube channel, <i>Ryan ToysReview</i>. But do you know what his favorite food is? Or what he wants to be when he grows up? Learn all about Ryan, like how he got started on YouTube, what he does when he鈥檚 not making videos, and how much he loves his fans鈥ike you!<br /> <br />Watch it. Read it. Love it!<br /> <br />漏 2018 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc., and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><b>鈥淔resh and funny.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times </i>Book Review</b></p><p>Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends鈥攁nd why it's worth the journey.</p><p><b>When best friends are not forever . . . </b></p><p>Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.</p><p>Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group鈥攐r out?</p><p><b><i>Parents Magazine </i>Best Graphic Novel of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A 2017 <i>Booklist </i>Youth Editors' Choice</b><b></b><br /><b>A </b><b>2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel</b></p>
Best Friends (Real Friends Book 2)
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<p><b>A National and <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller!</b></p><p><b>The creators of <i>Real Friends </i>Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, <i>Best Friends</i>.</b></p><p><i>Follow your heart. Find your people.</i></p><p>Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon鈥檚 got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. </p><p>But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she鈥檚 allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?</p><p><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>A National Public Radio (NPR) Best Book of 2019</b><br /><b>One of NBC <i>Today</i>'s 26 Best Kids' Books of 2019</b></p>
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschw...
by , Debbie Bornstein Holins...

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>鈥淏oth moving and memorable, combining the emotional resolve of a memoir with the rhythm of a novel.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother鈥檚 arms. <i>Survivors Club</i> tells the unforgettable story of how a father鈥檚 courageous wit, a mother鈥檚 fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p><p><b>A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens</b></p>
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Chil...
by Trevor Noah

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />The host of <i>The Daily Show,</i> Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir <i>Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood</i>.<br /><br /><i>BORN A CRIME</i> IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!</b><br /><br />Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts <i>The Daily Show </i>on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. <br /><br />This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.<br /><br /><i>It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime</i> not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.<br /><br /><b>"Through the foreign, the familiar, and the funny, </b><b><i>Born a Crime</i></b><b> is a piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece." --JASON REYNOLDS, </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author</b><br /><br /><b>"His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah's formative years humorous and exciting." --</b><b><i>BOOKLIST</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility." --</b><b><i>KIRKUS REVIEWS</i></b><br /><br /><b>"For readers who will appreciate and understand how a parent's love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now." --</b><b><i>SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL</i></b>
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
by Ann Petry

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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<b>A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an 鈥渦nderground railroad鈥?that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she鈥檇 left behind.<br /> 聽<br /> As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment鈥攁nd a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere.<br /> 聽<br /> In this 鈥渨ell-written and moving life of the 鈥楳oses of her people鈥欌€欌€?(<i>The Horn Book</i>), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War.<br /> 聽<br /> In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, <i>Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad </i>was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.<br /> 聽
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the ...
by , Patricia McCormick

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 19, 2014

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<b>The bestselling memoir by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.</b><i><br /><br />I Am Malala. This is my story. </i> <br />Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school.<br />Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.<br />No one expected her to survive.<br />Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. <br />Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond.<br /><br />
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <br />Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

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