When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can't leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny's growing power soon puts him in a very special place. A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself amongst all the chaos that is prevailing in his life?
"They've crossed the dimensions, purging each of all sorcery. Now the Empirikul have come to the source of magic on Earth. The Master of the Mystic Arts finds himself at the mercy of the Imperator! But the Empirikul have nearly won the battle before it's even started. With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange's sleeves? Or failing that, how about some cool weapons? Plus: As the Empirikul wreak havoc on magic users across the Marvel Universe, discover Wong's ultimate sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand and meet a new player just as she's about to lose the game!"--Page 4 of cover
"Eight years ago, Masamune was humiliated by Adagaki Aki. Now years later, and after a drastic makeover, his plan for revenge is finally underway! Slowly he's begun to close the distance between himself and the unsuspecting Aki, but when a mysterious rich heiress named Fujinomiya Neko appears and shakes things up, will all his hard work be for naught?"--Page 4 of cover.
Learn how the Civil War influenced different aspects of the Americans' lives including frontline soldiers, women at home, African Americans, and even the nation's leaders, while the Reconstruction era changed the society and daily lives of African American citizens.
"This title takes a close look at the operatives who collected intelligence for the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, introducing readers to these colorful characters and explaining how they carried out their risky missions."--Publisher's website.
Sammy Wallach has great plans for the end of her junior year: some killer flirting and a few white lies. Sammy thought she had all things covered until the bank her dad works for is attacked by hacktivists. They manage to steal everything in the family's private cloud, including Sammy's entire digital life.
Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.
In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry's writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver . Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer's past.
"Offers a kaleidoscopic view of a sexual assault on a college campus that will leave readers thinking about how memory and identity, what's at stake, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth"--
In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.
"Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities"--
"The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley's critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes--and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you've spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world. As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground. When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner, Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, the Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever."
"'Pig Legs.' That was the nickname Makabe Masamune was cursed with by childhood classmate Adagaki Aki. But a lot has changed in eight years. He's lost weight, changed his name, and turned himself into a whole new man--and a handsome one at that. Masamune's grand plan is ready to begin. He'll make Adagaki fall in love with him, and then dump her hard! It's a story of love and vengeance, plain and simple--what could possibly go wrong?"--Page 4 of cover.
"Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high. Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god."--
The year Louisiana - Easy for short - meets Janis Joplin is the year everything changes. Easy is a car mechanic in her dad's shop, but she can sing the blues like someone twice her age. So when she hears that Janis Joplin is passing through her small town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Easy is there with her heart - and her voice - in hand. It's 1970 and Janis Joplin is an electrifying blues-rock singer at the height of her fame - and of her addictions. Yet she recognizes Easy's talent and asks her to meet her in Texas to sing. So Easy begins an unusual journey that will change everything.
"The fate of the world as at stake in this lavishly illustrated masterwork from manga supergroup CLAMP X, the epic series from CLAMP, is now available in this deluxe collector s edition. The pages have been recomposed in the original right-to-left reading order and restored to the highest quality. Each volume contains three of the original graphic novels, along with gorgeous, full-color illustrations never before published outside Japan Subaru and Seishiro face off in a desperate battle on the Rainbow Bridge, as the years of twisted love and bitterness between them lead at last to their inevitable, heart-rending culmination. In the tragic aftermath, with their kekkai failing and their Dreamseer s predictions foiled, the Seven Seals split up and roam Tokyo in an attempt to halt the destruction engulfing the city. But time is running out. The time of the final battle between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth is drawing near Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences"--Provided by the publisher.
"The Kingdom Come Superman is the survivor of a terrifying alternative universe where hero turned against hero and the world ended in a crash of thunder. Now in our universe and fighting alongside the heroes of the Justice Society of America, Superman sees the events of Kingdom Come starting again-- but this time, on our world"--Cover p. .
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan, but she has cast her duties aside until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before. Now, evil is coming, and with it, a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready to save her people, herself and Nik, and ready to embrace her true destiny--and battle the forces that threaten to destroy them all.--
"After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better...but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled"--
Working as a summer intern on the set of a movie being filmed in her small Georgia town, seventeen-year-old Dee meets famous pop star turned actor Milo Ritter, who is offending everyone with his rudeness.
A breach has occurred between our world and another letting through two species of beings known as angels and demons, which have fused with the souls of humans. Angels have the ability to do magic, but demons do not. Battles have been fought and won, but there's a war threatening to break out, and Rose, our fifteen year-old Angel human, is prepared to fight to the death to save humankind.
"A seventeen-year-old suffering from bipolar disease wants to commit suicide, but a meaningful relationship and the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter her perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence"--
"Get to know the Get Lit Players--a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world--with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that's already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities"--
For years, across two eras, Steve Rogers wielded his red, white and blue shield against unspeakable odds. For a time when he fell, his brother in arms Bucky Barnes picked it up. And when it was time to rest for good, Steve handed it to his friend Sam Wilson. Now all three men who were and are Captain America must unite for a heroic Standoff with the evil that lurks in Pleasant Hill! It's a tale of Caps past and present, 75 years in the making! And if Sam gets out of it alive, shield still in hand, he'll face the Americops, who have their own definition of law and order! Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Plus: stories celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America throughout history!
Schuyler van Alen, imprisoned in the Force household while her legacy is being questioned and dealing with living with Mimi and her crush Jack, is called to help the Blue Bloods when the Silver Bloods breach the gates of Hell in Rio de Janeiro.
"Explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood."--Provided by publisher.
The dull-witted Bebop and Rocksteady are feeling dejected and without purpose after their defeat to the Turtles. However, when they stumble across a time-travel scepter, they realize that their craziest, most destructive adventure awaits!
"What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It's often called restorative justice. It's a way to think about the deeper reasons behind crimes, and suggests that by building more caring communities, it's possible to change our societies--and ourselves"--Amazon.com.
It is an age when monsters rule the world, soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger -- the Monster Hunters! Bexel vanquishes a Khezu and the disturbance in the mountains seems to have settled, but then another monster appears. Raiga and his companions set out for the hunting ground, but that leaves only two Hunters in Pokke Village who are able to fight as two Blangonga monsters driven from their territory approach...
"After graduating high school, Mei and Yamato begin to venture towards their futures. To pursue their individual dreams, they have decided to go to different schools and come into new environments with new experiences and friends. But the excitement of college life also brings challenges into the relationships of Mei and her former schoolmates. And when a mutual friend strays from his high school love, the distance between Mei and Yamato starts to create uncertainty in their lives."--Page 4 of cover.
"Preppers. Survivalists. Bex prefers to think of herself as a realist who plans to survive, but regardless of labels, they're all sure of the same thing: a crisis is coming. And when it does, Bex will be ready. She's planned exactly what to pack, she knows how to handle a gun, and she'll drag her family to safety by force if necessary"--Provided by publisher.
"A novel based on the life of children's book author Arthur Ransome, who left his home, his wife, and daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman and was suspected, by both sides, of being a spy"--
"Vietnamese-Australian teenager Vân Uoc Phan, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, doesn't believe in magic until the day an absent-minded wish actually comes true and she attracts the attention of her longtime crush"--
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
"In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away."--Amazon.com.
"This biography examines the life of Anne Frank using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking historical photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Frank's family background, education, and harrowing experiences during the Holocaust. " --
With the support of her two best friends, sixteen-year-old Kathleen tries to balance her summer volunteer work at the hospital with her responsibilities caring for her mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and her attraction to a handsome boy.
"LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be 'anything but black.' Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?" -- Amazon.com.
Sixteen-year-old Frost lives in a bombed out apartment in a post-apocalyptic world, with only her pet broot, Romes, and a robot named Bunt, who has her father's memories, for company--but now Romes is dying and her need to find help is forcing her to leave the apartment for the first time in her life, and face the streets which are a hunting ground for rogue robots and the dreaded Eaters.
"There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest -- though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger."--provided by publisher.
In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man--but when the Jack the Ripper murders begin she and Merrick find themselves haunted by the ghosts of the slain women, and Evelyn is caught up in the mystery of Jack's identity.
After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.
"Competitive climber Cara Jenkins feels most at home high off the ground, clinging to a rock wall by her fingertips. She's enjoyed a roaming life with her mountaineering parents, making the natural world her jungle gym, the writings of Annie Dillard and Henry David Thoreau her textbooks. But when tragedy strikes on an Ecuadorian mountaintop, Cara's nomadic lifestyle comes to an abrupt halt. Starting over at her grandparents' home in suburban Detroit, Cara embarks on a year of discovery, uncovering unknown strengths, friendships, and first love. Cara's journey illustrates the transformative power of nature, love and loss, and discovering that home can be far from where you started"--Page  of cover.
"It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you'll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You'll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit. Nintendo, Atari, Sega--game developers big and small all wanted Tetris. A bidding war was sparked, followed by clandestine trips to Moscow, backroom deals, innumerable miscommunications, and outright theft. In this graphic novel, New York Times--bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world's most popular video game."--Page  of cover.
In the 1600's the Inquisition ruled Rome and all painting had to obey its rules. One man refused. With his revolutionary style and fierce independence, Caravaggio dared to unchain art, putting himself in deadly peril.
"A teenage girl grapples with her sister's death and her own place in the universe over the course of one fateful summer in upstate New York. With an epic '80s soundtrack blasting in the background, Lost Stars is a novel that encapsulates teenage-life and all its awkward longing, heady passion, and introspective questioning"--
"A history of modern forensic science from the first test for arsenic poisoning in the 1700s to criminal profiling, fingerprinting, blood splatter analysis, DNA evidence, and all the milestones in between"--
"Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations."
"Scott Lang has his tiny hands full, from one former goliath-sized super hero to a brand new one! His daughter Cassie used to be a Young Avenger. Now, she's de-powered and her life is the worst. But she's about to find out what being a hero really means! Then, it's time for the All-New, All-Different Giant-Man! Can he benefit from Ant-Man's years of wisdom and experience? Maybe Scott should skip the parts where he was a small-time criminal. But wait, one of those parts is right now! Because when the Power Broker strikes him right where he's most vulnerable, Ant-Man will respond the only way he knows how: by breaking the law."--provided by publisher.
In the late nineteenth century, a budding romance develops between Rachel and Samuel, two teenagers from rival families of fossil hunters heading out to the badlands in search of a rare dinosaur skeleton.
Ember must stop the apocalypse fro happening, but at what cost? The angels of destruction have arrived and only Ember stands in the way of their mission to carry out God's wrath and annihilate His enemies. When the barrier between celestial creatures and human beings is broken and the angels descend to Earth, Ember soon learns there's a fine line between good and evil. As she faces a world full of monsters and magic, a terrifying darkness rises and threatens to destroy everything she's fighting for. Ember and her friends embark on an epic journey where unlikely allies are forged and age-old beliefs crumble to dust. And just when Ember accepts love in her life, it's ripped away from her in the most terrifying way possible.
"While on the run, Yona and Hak head to Hak's hometown, where she attempts to heal her brokent heart. However, she can't rest there for long once she discovers that Su-won may soon become king! What will Yona choose to do in the wake of this news?" --
"Asta and his teammates were ready for trouble when they were sent into a magical dungeon full of traps, but going up against the Diamond Kingdom may be too much for them to handle. Even Yuno couldn't stand up to Mars and his mineral magic--does Asta have a chance...?!"--Page 4 of cover.
Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him--with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise? Although Nao Kogure was once afraid of the delinquent Taiga Onise, she was soon touched by his kind soul. Taiga is dating Nao, and his friend Futami knows this but still pursues Nao anyway. After Futami confesses his feelings to Nao, can Taiga and Futami truly remain friends?
"Frances finds herself on a plane to a remote village where she will do community service in exchange for staying out of juvenile detention. But an accident leaves her alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also has to think about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest with herself. So when she discovers another survivor on the island, will it bring out the worst in her again? Or will it finally help her to see that her future is worth fighting for? A gripping and thoughtful story about a girl determined to survive against all odds and find the courage to become the person she wants to be"--Amazon.