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Homeless Bird

By Gloria Whelan
  • ISBN Code: : 0061975826
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 165
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : homeless-bird.pdf

Book Excerpt :

The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled—her life has been sold for a dowry. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition? Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.

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Small Acts of Amazing Courage

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781442409330
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: small-acts-of-amazing-courage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a “master storyteller” (Publishers Weekly) and National Book Award-winning author. It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother’s insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind’s privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person? National Book Award–winning author Gloria Whelan’s “insight into history and her characters’ minds make every moment of this saga believable” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). This paperback edition includes an excerpt of All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens, the standalone companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage.

Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Book Code : 1627531661
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: yuki-and-the-one-thousand-carriers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300+ mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Gloria Whelan's many award-winning books include Homeless Bird for which she received the National Book Award. Her work with Sleeping Bear Press includes Yatandou and Mackinac Bridge: The Five-Mile Poem (a 2007 Michigan Notable Book). Ms. Whelan lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Yan Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. His work has appeared in numerous publications including TIME. He has illustrated over 50 books, including Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog. Yan twice received the Society of Illustrators' Silver Medal and many other awards. He lives in Provence, in the village of Cotignac.

Skellig

By David Almond
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 038572988X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 960
  • Pdf File: skellig.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . .

Waiting for the Owl's Call

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Book Code : 1585365513
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 582
  • Pdf File: waiting-for-the-owl-s-call.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Eight-year-old Zulviya, her sister and her cousin, her mother and her grandmother... they all belong to the loom. For generations the women of Zulviya's family have earned their living by weaving rugs by hand. The rugs are valuable and the women are proud of their beautiful handiwork. But the work is hard. It takes months to weave a rug; each one contains hundreds of thousands of knots. Before one work day has passed, Zulviya will tie thousands of knots. As she sits at her work, Zulviya weaves not one but two patterns. The pattern on the loom will become a fine rug. She weaves a second pattern in her mind. There she sees the green of the Afghani hills, the bright blue of the nearby lake, and the vivid orange of the setting sun. And Zulviya takes comfort in the landscape in her mind.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Gloria Whelan's other picture books in the Tales of the World series are Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (2008 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner) and Yatandou (a Junior Library Guild selection). Ms. Whelan lives in Michigan. Pascal Milelli's illustration clients include Harper's, The Atlantic, and Scribner Books. His picture book, The Art Room, by Susan Vande Griek, received the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award from the Canadian Library Association in 2003. Pascal lives in Vancouver, Canada.

5 to 1

By Holly Bodger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0385391552
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: 5-to-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system. In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Tired of marrying off their daughters to the highest bidder and determined to finally make marriage fair, the women who form the country of Koyanagar have instituted a series of tests so that every boy has the chance to win a wife. Sudasa, though, doesn’t want to be a wife, and Kiran, a boy forced to compete in the test to become her husband, has other plans as well. As the tests advance, Sudasa and Kiran thwart each other at every turn until they slowly realize that they just might want the same thing. This beautiful, unique novel is told from alternating points of view—Sudasa’s in verse and Kiran’s in prose—allowing readers to experience both characters’ pain and their brave struggle for hope.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588369250
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

The Twits

By Roald Dahl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101653019
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 919
  • Pdf File: the-twits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.

When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 0375892699
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: when-you-reach-me.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

By E.L. Konigsburg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442431261
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: from-the-mixed-up-files-of-mrs-basil-e-frankweiler.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now available in a deluxe keepsake edition! A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medal­–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation. And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule. But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too. The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Without her—well, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.

The Thief Lord

By Cornelia Funke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545415101
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: the-thief-lord.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The enchanting international bestseller with bonus back matter and a beautiful new cover!Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord.Propser and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys' freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

The Book on Ending Homelessness

By Iain De Jong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525554166
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: the-book-on-ending-homelessness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Book on Ending Homelessness provides insights for those in the industry, elected officials, policy makers, funders, public servants and the general public on the best ways to move from managing homelessness to ending homelessness. While ending homelessness may seem to be a whacky or even preposterous idea, Iain De Jong takes more than two decades of experience as an award winning industry leader to lay out how and why homelessness can be ended in very practical ways. This book will provoke and teach, serving as both inspiration and an instruction manual for those serious about combatting one of the most important social issues of our time. The book will reshape how you think about homelessness, as well as how strategies like sheltering, street outreach and day services all play a role in ending homelessness when operated with a housing-focused lens and the right service orientation. No doubt the book will reassure some that their thinking and actions regarding homelessness are bang on, while challenging others to think and respond differently in what they do and how they invest their money. Many of the ideas in the book elaborate upon ideas that Iain shares in his blog, keynote speeches and conference presentations, as well as the training series that Iain and his team have been offering for the past decade. If you are involved in homelessness issues or concerned about homelessness, this book is essential reading.

The Fifth Sacred Thing

By Starhawk
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307477657
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: the-fifth-sacred-thing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. Declaration of the Four Sacred Things The earth is a living, conscious being. In company with cultures of many different times and places, we name these things as sacred: air, fire, water, and earth. Whether we see them as the breath, energy, blood, and body of the Mother, or as the blessed gifts of a Creator, or as symbols of the interconnected systems that sustain life, we know that nothing can live without them. To call these things sacred is to say that they have a value beyond their usefulness for human ends, that they themselves became the standards by which our acts, our economics, our laws, and our purposes must be judged. no one has the right to appropriate them or profit from them at the expense of others. Any government that fails to protect them forfeits its legitimacy. All people, all living things, are part of the earth life, and so are sacred. No one of us stands higher or lower than any other. Only justice can assure balance: only ecological balance can sustain freedom. Only in freedom can that fifth sacred thing we call spirit flourish in its full diversity. To honor the sacred is to create conditions in which nourishment, sustenance, habitat, knowledge, freedom, and beauty can thrive. To honor the sacred is to make love possible. To this we dedicate our curiosity, our will, our courage, our silences, and our voices. To this we dedicate our lives. Praise for The Fifth Sacred Thing “This is wisdom wrapped in drama.”—Tom Hayden, California state senator “Starhawk makes the jump to fiction quite smoothly with this memorable first novel.”—Locus “Totally captivating . . . a vision of the paradigm shift that is essential for our very survival as a species on this planet.”—Elinor Gadon, author of The Once and Future Goddess “This strong debut fits well against feminist futuristic, utopic, and dystopic works by the likes of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula LeGuin, and Margaret Atwood.”—Library Journal

Free as a Bird

By Gina McMurchy-Barber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 9781770705791
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: free-as-a-bird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Short-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the 2010 Snow Willow Award and the 2011 CLA Young Adult Book Award Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names like "retard" and "moron." When Ruby Jean’s caregiver and loving grandmother dies, her mother takes her to Woodlands School in New Westminster, British Columbia, and rarely visits. As Ruby Jean herself says: "Can’t say why they called it a school – a school’s a place you go for learnin an then after you get to go home. I never learnt much bout ledders and numbers, an I sure never got to go home." It’s here in an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse. Just when she can hardly remember if she’s ever been happy, she learns a lesson about patience and perseverance from an old crow.

A Time to Keep Silent

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Young Readers
  • Book Code : 9780802852557
  • Total of Pages : 131
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: a-time-to-keep-silent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When thirteen-year-old Clair's relationship with her minister father changes after her mother's death, she stops speaking, and the subsequent events change both their lives.

My Side of the Mountain

By Jean Craighead George
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593115007
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: my-side-of-the-mountain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

Ragged Company

By Richard Wagamese
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0307372634
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: ragged-company.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck. A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed. Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442458852
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: queen-victoria-s-bathing-machine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to swim, but can’t quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. (Because, of course, such a sight would compromise her regal dignity.) Fortunately for the water-loving monarch, it’s Prince Albert to the rescue with an invention fit for a queen! This quirky tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic, and the book includes a picture of the actual bathing machine Prince Albert created.

Miranda's Last Stand

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061978809
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: miranda-s-last-stand.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Miranda and her mama have always agreed about everything. So when Mama is offered a job with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show painting scenery, she and Miranda certainly agree that it is time to get out of Fort Lincoln, where they've been doing soldiers' laundry for as long as Miranda can remember. But while Miranda blossoms on the road--meeting Annie Oakley, making friends with an Indian girl, and even participating in the show herself--Mama stews in her hatred of the Indians; she blames them all for her husband's death. And when Chief Sitting Bull joins the troupe, Miranda begins to see that there are two sides to every battle, a vision Mama won't share. Gloria Whelan combines expert storytelling and meticulous historical detail to create a provocative tale that shimmers with remarkable insight into the heart of American history. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

Summer of the War

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061975877
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: summer-of-the-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's the summer of 1942. At her grandparents' island cottage in Michigan, 14–year–old Belle excitedly awaits the arrival of her exotic older cousin, Carolyn. Belle's expecting worldly sophistication and French style. But Carolyn brings much more than that: she carries the troubling reality of the World War that is ravaging her home. Turtle Island will never be the same again. Set against the backdrop of breezy island cottages, this heartrending tale from National Book Award medalist Gloria Whelan is the story of a beautiful place and a special friendship–and how events thousands of miles away shaped them both.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

By Jordan Sonnenblick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545231167
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: drums-girls-and-dangerous-pie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

The Good Lord Bird

By James McBride
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101616180
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: the-good-lord-bird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856--a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces--when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town--along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Next Spring an Oriole

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 030777161X
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: next-spring-an-oriole.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A pioneer adventure perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series! On Libby Mitchell’s tenth birthday, she and her parents climb into a covered wagon and set off on a journey that takes them two months and a thousand miles. Their trip from Virginia to the deep woods of Michigan is hard, but it is exciting, too. And at its end lies their new home—a place that is rugged, wild, and full of promise. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

After Ever After

By Jordan Sonnenblick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545292786
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: after-ever-after.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.

Friend on Freedom River

By Gloria Whelan
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  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Book Code : 1410308332
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: friend-on-freedom-river.pdf

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In 1850 the Detroit River was a major track along the Underground Railroad -- the last step to freedom. The journey across the river was dangerous, especially in winter and especially for a 12-year-old boy. When Louis's father left him in charge of the farm he offered his son this advice, "If you don't know what to do, just do what you think I would have done." Louis relies upon his father's words of wisdom when a runaway slave and her two children come looking for safe passage. In the second title in our Tales of Young Americans series Gloria Whelan -- author of National Book Award winning Homeless Bird -- beautifully creates a suspenseful coming-of-age story while illuminating a difficult time in America's past. Ms. Whelan's narrative again shows the human spirit will forever shine brightly in dark times. Freedom River - part of our Young Americans series - will quickly become a favorite for its important message and look at history from a youngster's eye. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen - a Sleeping Bear Press favorite - treats the material as only he can. Each illustrated page demonstrates the same mastery and devotion to his craft as the young heroes he brings to life.

Nobody Likes a Goblin

By Ben Hatke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Book Code : 1626728054
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: nobody-likes-a-goblin.pdf

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Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton—leaving Goblin all alone! It's up to Goblin to save the day. But first he's going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins.

A Clearing in the Forest

By Gloria Whelan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497673909
  • Total of Pages : 121
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: a-clearing-in-the-forest.pdf

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An elderly woman and a young boy team up to save the countryside Old Frances Crawford is looking for wild mushrooms when she hears the gunshot. A few minutes later, the teenage hunter blunders into her clearing, two dead rabbits over his shoulder. As an apology for hunting on her land, Wilson offers her one of the rabbits, and Frances is happy to take it. She hasn’t been able to afford meat for some time. He is handing it over when she falls at his feet in a dead faint. Wilson carries Frances home and the two get to talking—about fossils, about the woods, about the best way to cook rabbit with wild mushrooms. Soon this tough old lady is teaching Wilson everything she knows about the forests of Northern Michigan. When an oil company threatens to destroy the natural landscape, these unlikely friends will work to save the woods that brought them together.

Double Identity

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439106657
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: double-identity.pdf

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So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.

MIldred the Bird Lady

By Rose M. Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Light Messages Publishing
  • Book Code : 1611534046
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
  • Pdf File: mildred-the-bird-lady.pdf

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A chance encounter in a Chicago park between inquisitive 4-year-old Mary and the eccentric Mildred begins a lifelong, unconventional friendship. Despite her mother's admonishment not to engage with Mildred, Mary finds herself drawn to the kind “Bird Lady.”Impressed by Mary's independence and creativity, Mildred shares the lessons of her gilded life and becomes a mentor for Mary. In their moments together, Mildred teaches Mary about courtship, manners, ethics, art, culture, and life's little luxuries. Through the twists and turns of Mary's life, Mildred's influence is felt time and again, like a gentle beacon guiding Mary toward her true passion.

Burying the Sun

By Gloria Whelan
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061975796
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: burying-the-sun.pdf

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Too young for the army, one boy takes saving the city into his own hands. The Russian city of Leningrad is darkening with winter and war, and Georgi's family prepares for the worst. His sister, Marya, packs up the great artwork at the Hermitage museum for safekeeping, and their mother tends to the wounded soldiers. But at fourteen years old, Georgi is too young to join the army, and he wonders how he can possibly help his friends and family. As the city slowly starves from lack of food and hope, Georgi knows he can help his people survive, but he must face dangers as real as the battles on the front lines.

General English for Banking

By Jagran Josh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jagran Josh
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 221
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: general-english-for-banking.pdf

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Jagran Josh’s General English for Banking e-Book is a perfect destination for every candidate, who is willing to score well in the examination. Apart from Bank IBPS PO/Clerical Examination, our experts have made this book relevant for all other Bank Exams. Useful for Other Bank Exams: · RBI Exam · SBI Exam · IBPS Exam · RRB Exam · NABARD Exam Details - General English for Banking e-Book General English for Banking e-Book is prepared by banking experts of Jagranjosh.com. Our team of experts has put in its utmost efforts to bring out a perfect preparation package by blending in all the ingredients of the bank recruitment examinations. The candidates preparing for Bank PO & Clerk Exam and all other Banking Exams in 2017 should use this eBook with utmost sincerity. The General English for Banking e-Book includes · Chapter wise Concepts with Solved Examples · Bank PO & Clerk Previous Year Solved Questions included · Chapter wise Model Practice Set · Important Chapter Guidelines The concepts from every chapter have been included in perfect manner to suit the candidates need and to finally overcome the written examination. Our experts have tried in assuring that each and every question will help the students to brush their readings so far. We advise the candidates preparing for Clerical level Banking exams to go through the eBook with utmost seriousness and improve their performance. The candidate will feel more confident on their preparation skills for boosting up their overall performance at the time of the examination.

Your Dream Pet Bird

By Darla Birde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dreambirbs Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: your-dream-pet-bird.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover two of the world's most captivating pet birds... Contains the complete text of both guides, Your Dream Pet Lovebird and Your Dream Pet Cockatiel. Includes a guide to cockatiel body language. Learn to read your cockatiel's moods like a book. *Your Dream Pet Lovebird This complete twenty-first-century guide will give you everything you need to get started with lovebirds, one of the world's most popular pet birds. Even if you're a complete beginner, this compact but complete book will give you the tools you need to get started right. Want a single pocket pet? This book will explain why it is mission critical to begin with a young, healthy, hand-raised lovebird. And it will teach you what all bird owners should know to choose, bond with, and care for your perfect pet lovebird. Want to keep aviary birds for their beauty? Want to explore the mysteries of breeding them for their wide variety of color mutations? This book, while not an exhaustive guide to breeding and hand-feeding lovebirds, will give you a taste of what's involved and allow you to decide if you're ready to take your hobby further. *Your Dream Pet Cockatiel This complete twenty-first-century guide will give you everything you need to get started with your pet cockatiel, one of the world's most popular pet birds. Even if you're completely new to keeping a bird as a pet, this compact but complete book will give you the tools you need to develop a long-lasting relationship with your feathered companion. Looking for a loyal shoulder bird who will play with you and maybe learn to whistle some tunes? This book will help you make good decisions to select the highest quality pet. Follow the easy steps inside to create an ongoing bond with your dream cockatiel. Thinking about starting an aviary to display or breed the striking cockatiel mutations? This book, while not an exhaustive guide to breeding and hand-feeding 'tiels, will help you decide if you're ready to go down that path. Cockatiels are right-sized, easy-to-handle birds who fit well into our modern lives and homes. This concise, experience-based guide will help you get the best from your new pet. Keywords & themes: pet birds, cockatiels as pets, pet cockatiels, lovebirds, lovebirds as pets, pet lovebirds, taming cockatiels, taming lovebirds, handfed lovebirds, domestic bred pet birds, domestic parrots, feeding cockatiels, feeding lovebirds, recipes bird food, bonding, bird bonding, bonding with lovebirds, bonding with cockatiels, pet bird behavior, pet cockatiel egg-laying, pet lovebird egg-laying, healthy pet birds, free flight pet birds, raising lovebirds, cockatiel mutations, lovebird mutations, lovebird species, rare lovebirds, popular lovebirds, peachfaced lovebirds, masked lovebirds, aggressive lovebirds, playful lovebirds, playful cockatiels, cockatiel nest, cockatiel cage, cockatiel aviary, lovebird nest, lovebird cage, lovebird aviary.