Author Heidi Heilig creates a rich world inspired by Southeast Asian cultures and French colonialism. A Kingdom for a Stage is a vivid, fast-paced journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.
Abandoned in a Depression-era Chicago orphanage with her sister, a young woman endures injustice, poverty and violence while struggling to survive in the years leading up to World War II.
Torn between his love for his white girlfriend and his sense of duty to the matchmaking parents who made hard sacrifices to move to the United States, a Korean American teen looks for solutions along with a friend who has a similar problem.
Violet Sterling has spent the last seven years in exile, longing to return to Burleigh House. One of the six great houses of England, Burleigh's magic kept both the countryside and Violet happy.
That is, until her father's treason destroyed everything.
Forging an unexpected connection after a chance meeting, a Brooklyn graveyard-shift deli worker and an overwhelmed social-media star help each other discover who they are and who they want to be outside the expectations of family and fans.
Told in epistolary style through letters, articles, emails and diary entries, a debut novel by sister authors follows the experiences of a Haitian American teen who is sent to work in a Haitian nonprofit, where she learns about local culture and her family heritage.
1890, Atlanta: By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for "the genteel Southern lady.'"
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.
The lives and loves of British teenager Georgia Nicolson and her friends in the "Ace Gang," and also Georgia's mad cat Angus. Can Georgia choose between hunky Robbie, Italian stallion Masimo and close friend Dave? And can she keep Angus out of trouble?
Norton Juster's classic fantasy — with wry illustrations by Jules Feiffer — follows bored young boy Milo after he receives a mysterious gift: a tollbooth that allows him entrance to the magical "Lands Beyond." Milo and his traveling companion, Tock the watchdog, restore the princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom — and in the process Milo discovers the real world has its own charms.
Provides madcap versions of children's favorite tales including "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," and "Cinderumpelstiltskin"
Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn't Maya's idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she's been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the medical field and is determined to get the grades and a college degree to match, and she's never considered being deaf a disability. But her teachers and classmates at Engelmann High don't seem to share her optimism.
Sent to the doctor after a bad asthma attack, a plus-sized girl who has always lived life unapologetically is ordered to lose weight — and them a family tragedy compels her to document more than her diet in her food journal.
Left to fend for themselves when their island boarding school is quarantined, three best friends watch their teachers die before their fellow students begin succumbing to feral violence, a situation that is further complicated when one of them goes missing.
Fresh from medical school, teenage genius Saira takes a job treating childhood cancer, and must prove herself to skeptical adult coworkers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes and falling for one of her patients.