Carlos lives in a rural Guatemalan village in 1981, when the country is mired in civil war. After a group of soldiers attacks his village, young Carlos must make his way up a mountain on foot to warn his grandmother about the encroaching violence.
Lord Blackheart, a villain with a vendetta, and his sidekick, Nimona, an impulsive young shapeshifter, must prove to the kingdom that Sir Goldenloin and the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.
Branded a liar and bullied after being hurt by the golden-boy son of the town's sheriff, Romy, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks refuge in the diner where she works and faces a difficult choice when another girl is assaulted.
Reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world when war breaks out between dragons and humans, Seraphina seeks out other half-dragons like herself while outmaneuvering a terrifying half-dragon who wields mind-controlling powers.
A 50th-anniversary tribute shares the story of the youngest person to complete the momentous march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in historic civil rights events.
Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother's death and his father's descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness. By the author of When I Was the Greatest.
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
An uplifting personal account by the author of Bridge to Terabithia shares intimate stories about the experiences that inspired her novels, from her early childhood in China to her marriage to a minister and relationships with four children.
Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items collected from all over London. At the centre is Heap House, a puzzle of houses, castles, homes and mysteries reclaimed from the city and built into a living maze of staircases and scurrying rats. A storm is brewing over Heap House. When Clod meets Lucy Pennant, a girl newly arrived from the city, everything changes. The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod's world.
Ignoring rumors about her family's claim to the throne after moving to the city of Belisaere, Clariel dreams of escaping to a hunter's life while trying to outmaneuver a Free Magic creature, an unwanted betrothal, and a plot against King Orrikan.
Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol unwittingly takes on the task of his dead master, notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, who pledged a fairy he would rescue feisty Princess Morgana from an arranged marriage with King George III.
After dying at the age of 16, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out the changes in his relationships.
The Newbery Award-winning and National Book Award finalist author of Bomb presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.
Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle — but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself.
The civil rights movement in 1959 Virginia irrevocably changes the lives of two girls: a persecuted black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school and a white integration opponent's daughter with whom she confronts harsh truths during a school project. Simultaneous eBook.
When her carefully tailored world of Ivy League privilege is shattered by the outbreak of a deadly flu virus that is causing quarantines, curfews and martial law, Emily is pursued by a homeland security agent who thinks she holds information about her parents' secret scientific work that may be the cause. By the author of The Summer Prince. Simultaneous eBook.