With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, author of I Am the Messenger, award-winning author Markus Zusak, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
The Book Thief - It is 1939. Nominated as one of america's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Don’t miss bridge of clay, markus zusak’s first novel since the book thief. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. The extraordinary #1 new york times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
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It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!Philomel Books - You can make a change. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including poverty, non-communicable Diseases, Access to Education, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Homelessness, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Food Insecurity, Climate Change, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.
You can make a difference. It’s your world. Praise for it's your world:"clinton clearly paid attention to her parents' discussions at the dinner table, and she capably shares the lessons they imparted about the future impact of what we do in the present. Publishers weekly "A terrific resource for junior activists.
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! - Booklist "this book is a resource for children and teens who also want to make a difference and may not know where to begin or may have an idea for ways they can make a difference. Voya. Make a difference in your world!in a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, charts, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference.
Get informed! get inspired! Get Going! The New York Times bestselling book of empowerment for kids.
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The Joy Luck Club: A NovelPenguin Books - Or to prolong what was already unbearable. Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, often tender, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. From the moment i first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible.
The joy luck club is one of my favorite books. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. As each woman reveals her secrets, the strings become more tangled, trying to unravel the truth about her life, more entwined. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money.
. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational. Kevin kwan, author of crazy rich asiansamy tan’s beloved, four daughters, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel - To despair was to wish back for something already lost. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Night Night TrilogyHill and Wang - A new translation from the french by marion wieselNight is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. And in a substantive new preface, elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.
Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
Night Night Trilogy - This new translation by marion wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent.
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Lord of the FliesPenguin Books - Anything. But as order collapses, as terror begins its reign, as strange howls echo in the night, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued. Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.
This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate.
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The WaveEmber - The highly disciplined group, chants, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader.
This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. The results are astounding. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.
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Fahrenheit 451: A NovelSimon & Schuster - Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.
Ray bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. Guy montag is a fireman. Ray bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future.
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel - His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. When mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
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The Boy in the Striped PajamasDavid Fickling Books - As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank. Usa today berlin, 1942: when bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
But bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Powerful and unsettling.
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I Am the MessengerKnopf Books for Young Readers - Printz honor book five starred reviews ed kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. Don’t miss bridge of clay, markus zusak’s first novel since the book thief and an unforgettable and sweeping family saga. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. From the author of the extraordinary #1 new york Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.
A michael l. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting when necessary until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, Audrey, the Doorman.
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The Giver Giver Quartet, Book 1HMH Books for Young Readers - Celebrate lois lowry’s newbery medal–winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world in this 25th Anniversary Edition of The Giver. Includes a new afterword from Lois Lowry, as well as her Newbery acceptance speech. The giver, lois lowry's newbery Medal–winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time.
Lois lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this edition. This ebook includes a sample chapter of sequel Gathering Blue. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, world of conformity, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, is as resonant today as when it was first published.
The Giver Giver Quartet, Book 1 - Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is a modern classic. Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel Vintage ContemporariesVintage - A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by pbs’s The Great American ReadChristopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7, 057.
And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years. He cannot stand to be touched. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions.
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