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|Author||: Ruby Slipperjack|
Acclaimed author Ruby Slipperjack delivers a haunting novel about a 12-year-old girl's experience at a residential school in 1966. Violet Pesheens is struggling to adjust to her new life at residential school. She misses her Grandma; she has run-ins with Cree girls; at her "white" school, everyone just stares; and everything she brought has been taken from her, including her name-she is now just a number. But worst of all, she has a fear. A fear of forgetting the things she treasures most: her Anishnabe language; the names of those she knew before; and her traditional customs. A fear of forgetting who she was. Her notebook is the one place she can record all of her worries, and heartbreaks, and memories. And maybe, just maybe there will be hope at the end of the tunnel. Drawing from her own experiences at residential school, Ruby Slipperjack creates a brave, yet heartbreaking heroine in Violet, and lets young readers glimpse into an all-too important chapter in our nation's history.
|Author||: Emery Lee|
Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli in this swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com about how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships. Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There’s just one problem—all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe. When a troll exposes the blog as fiction, Noah’s world unravels. The only way to save the Diary is to convince everyone that the stories are true, but he doesn’t have any proof. Then Drew walks into Noah’s life, and the pieces fall into place: Drew is willing to fake-date Noah to save the Diary. But when Noah’s feelings grow beyond their staged romance, he realizes that dating in real life isn’t quite the same as finding love on the page. In this charming novel by Emery Lee, Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.
|Author||: Kyla May|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
The first book in a sweet and funny new Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!
|Author||: Susan Moger|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
This sensitively written, well-research guide provides meaningful background information, powerful primary source documents, and other materials to help students understand the Diary in the context of the Holocaust. Includes a step-by-step guide, background information, journaling ideas, an Anne Frank family album, timeline, poetry, prose, photos, reproductions of key historical documents, research and writing projects, and an appendix of recommended materials.
|Author||: Anne Frank|
|Editor||: Novel Units, Incorporated|
The compelling diary of a young girl on the brink of maturity as her life draws to toward its tragic end -- one of the most moving and vivid documents of the Jewish experience.
|Author||: Simone de Beauvoir,Barbara Klaw,Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir,Margaret A. Simons|
|Editor||: University of Illinois Press|
"Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher. Dating from her years as a philosophy student at the Sorbonne, this is the 1926-27 diary of the teenager who would become the famous French philosopher, author, and feminist, Simone de Beauvoir. Written years before her first meeting with Jean-Paul Sartre, these diaries reveal previously unknown details about her life and offer critical insights into her early philosophy and literary works. Presented here for the first time in translation and fully annotated, the diary is completed by essays from Barbara Klaw and Margaret A. Simons that address its philosophical, historical and literary significance. The volume represents an invaluable resource for tracing the development of Beauvoir's independent thinking and influence on the world."--Publisher's description.
|Editor||: Hoover Press|
|Author||: Veera Hiranandani|
A 2019 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK "A gripping, nuanced story of the human cost of conflict appropriate for both children and adults." -Kirkus, starred review In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided country It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. But even if her country has been ripped apart, Nisha still believes in the possibility of putting herself back together. Told through Nisha's letters to her mother, The Night Diary is a heartfelt story of one girl's search for home, for her own identity...and for a hopeful future.
|Author||: Gilles Tibo,Josée Bisaillon|
A young girl shares many things, including thoughts on becoming a big sister, freedom, joy, death, peace, and hope, through secrets, lists, poems, and inventions recorded in her diary.
|Author||: Richard D. Small|
|Editor||: TouchPoint Press via PublishDrive|
The diary of a woman born in 95 BC in the northern Israeli city of Dan is discovered by Musa, a young worker, in excavations at Tel Dan fifty years ago has remained hidden until now. Elisheva began her chronicle at the age of ten, when her friend almost dies in a bandit raid. She meets Ariel, the son of the Jerusalem merchant, who saves her friend. They marry four years later. Together they develop a trading business specializing in wine and spices that encompasses Galilee, Lebanon, and Damaseq. Using his trading business as cover, Ariel reports to Queen Shlomtsion on military developments in Syria. During a trip to Jerusalem, Elisheva meets the Queen who discusses safeguarding women’s rights in law. When invasion threatens Israel, Queen Shlomtsion forges alliances with Queen Cleopatra and Rome and sends Ariel to negotiate a friendship treaty with Armenia. Musa, now an old man, attempts to sell the diary to raise money to bring his relatives, caught in the civil war in Syria, to Israel. He is caught and sentenced to prison, but his relatives are rescued and brought to Israel. Elisheva’s Diary is a chronicle of an ancient nation struggling to survive in a hostile world. A story of good, evil, compassion, values, and love.
|Author||: Eileen Goudge|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
Two sisters discover startling secrets in their mother’s old journal in this “poignant” novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Garden of Lies (Debbie Macomber). Emily and Sarah Marshall are cleaning out their dying mother’s attic when Emily finds an old leather diary. Their mother’s handwriting on the yellowed pages takes them back to a small Nebraska town in the summer of 1951, where sheltered, almost-engaged Elizabeth Harvey is swept into a clandestine romance with AJ, her rebellious childhood friend. When AJ becomes the prime suspect in a neighborhood fire, Elizabeth has to make the most difficult decision of her young life and choose between passionate but unpredictable AJ and her stable, longtime beau, Bob. Shocked to learn that their mother was in love with a man other than their father, Emily and Sarah must confront painful truths about their mother, their father, and ultimately, themselves. Moving and uplifting, with a surprise ending readers won’t see coming, The Diary is a novel about the mysteries of romantic love and the unassailable bond between parents and children.
|Author||: Stuart Kresiman|
|Editor||: Strategic Book Publishing|
Have you ever wondered what lurks inside the minds of our country's leaders? In Stuart Kreisman's DICK CHENEY'S DIARY one of the United States most controversial and notorious Vice Presidents in history reveals his innermost thoughts. A secretive and secluded politician is only as good as his word and when Kreisman discovered this top secret diary among a stack of eight track tapes at Scooter Libby's recent garage sale, he decided to share his find with the public. At least that's what Kreisman will have you believe in this political satire. An Emmy Award winning television writer, National Lampoon contributing editor and comedic savant, Kreisman began writing the diary for an Internet site based on the notion that Cheney would keep an unofficial Official record of his tenure as Vice President. In a short time the column took off and became one of the most popular features in cyberspace. Now, compiled and expounded upon, this book will have you rolling with laughter. Be careful though, Cheney is a crack shot...
|Author||: Geoff Childs|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
Childs chronicles the lives of diverse individuals, from venerated lamas to humble householders, who inhabit the ethnically Tibetan enclave of Nubri, Nepal.
|Author||: Mark Twain|
|Editor||: The Floating Press|
Only humor writer extraordinaire Mark Twain could inject so much wit and hilarity into the story of Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man. This short story takes the form of excerpts from Eve's personal journal, providing a unique feminine account of the first human couple that deviates in a few important regards from the "official" version.
|Author||: Fanny Burney|
|Author||: Alesa Acorn|
At 13 years old, Catherine Hepburn is described by her friends as the prettiest girl in the county. However, the description favoured by her family is that of a good girl with big ears. In fact, her mother and housekeeper often take the time to help Catherine style her hair in a manner to help hide her big ears. Gifted by her Uncle Nicholas with a diary one Christmas, Catherine begins to record in it the events and circumstances involving the lives of her family and friends. Unknowingly, she records the events of the Hidden, children of noble birth who are hidden in common households until they are of an age to inherit their nobility. At 25 years old, trying to realize her dream as the CEO and Founder of the National Paralegal Foundation is a daunting task for Simone Devereaux. Her days are spent caring for her mother who suffers from a hereditary mental disorder. Her nights are spent in the arms of her fianc, District Attorney Jacque Parker and her lover, trust attorney Wolf Carlyle. On the death of her grandfather, Simone inherits his private library which contains an extensive collection of books known as the Diary of the Beloved written by Catherine Hepburn, her mother's college roommate. As she reads the diaries to her mother, soon it becomes clear to Simone that Catherine's diaries hold the secrets of the Hidden, children of noble birth who are hidden amongst commoners until they are of an age to inherit their nobility. With the help of her fianc and her lover, Simone must learn the identities of the hidden in order to save the life of her mother.
|Author||: Frederick Marryat|
|Author||: Carol Ruth Silver,Raymond Arsenault,Claude A. Liggins,Cherie A. Gaines|
|Editor||: Univ. Press of Mississippi|
Arrested as a Freedom Rider in June of 1961, Carol Ruth Silver, a twenty-two-year-old recent college graduate originally from Massachusetts, spent the next forty days in Mississippi jail cells, including the Maximum Security Unit at the infamous Parchman Prison Farm. She chronicled the events and her experiences on hidden scraps of paper which amazingly she was able to smuggle out. These raw written scraps she fashioned into a manuscript, which has waited, unread for more than fifty years. Freedom Rider Diary is that account. Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 to test the U.S. Supreme Court rulings outlawing segregation in interstate bus and terminal facilities. Brutality and arrests inflicted on the Riders called national attention to the disregard for federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation. Police arrested Riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses, but they often allowed white mobs to attack the Riders without arrest or intervention. Though a number of books recount the Freedom Rides as part of the larger civil rights story, this book offers a heretofore unavailable detailed diary from a woman Freedom Rider along with an introduction by historian Raymond Arsenault, author of the definitive history of the Freedom Rides. In a personal essay detailing her life before and after the Freedom Rides, Silver explores what led her to join the movement and explains how, galvanized by her actions and those of her compatriots in 1961, she spent her life and career fighting for civil rights. Framing essays and personal and historical photographs make the diary an ideal book for the general public, scholars, and students of the movement that changed America.
|Author||: Tom Yarborough|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
“[An] intimate account of a Forward Air Controller working with the Special Forces on their secret operations in South Vietnam and Laos . . . Don’t miss it!” (John Prados, author of Storm Over Leyte). Originally published in 1991, this classic work has now been revised and updated with additional photos. It is the story of how, in Vietnam, an elite group of Air Force pilots fought a secret air war in Cessna 0-2 and OV-10 Bronco prop planes—flying as low as they could get. The eyes and ears of the fast-moving jets who rained death and destruction down on enemy positions, the forward air controller made an art form out of an air strike—knowing the targets, knowing where friendly troops were, and reacting with split-second, life-and-death decisions as a battle unfolded. The expertise of the low, slow FACs, as well as the hazard attendant to their role, made for a unique bird’s-eye perspective on how the entire war in Vietnam unfolded. For Tom Yarborough, who logged 1,500 hours of combat flying time, the risk was constant, intense, and electrifying. A member of the super-secret “Prairie Fire” unit, Yarborough became one of the most frequently shot-up pilots flying out of Da Nang—engaging in a series of dangerous secret missions in Laos. In this work, the reader flies in the cockpit alongside Yarborough in his adrenaline-pumping chronicle of heroism, danger, and wartime brotherhood. From the rescuing of downed pilots to taking out enemy positions, to the most harrowing extended missions directly overhead of the NVA, here is the dedication, courage and skill of the fliers who took the war into the enemy’s backyard.