Call It What You Want

Call It What You Want
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781681198118
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Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father's failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care. Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they're both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they've built. But when Maegan learns of Rob's plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship . . . In her compulsively readable storytelling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

Call It What You Want

Call It What You Want
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781526605337
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Release: 2019-06-27
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the Zoella Book Club-pick Letters to the Lost comes another emotionally complex, romantic story about two teens struggling to unpick the grey area between right and wrong, perfect for fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven Rob had it all – friends, a near-guaranteed lacrosse scholarship to college and an amazing family – but all that changed when his dad was caught embezzling funds from half the town. Now he's a social pariah. Maegan always does the right thing. But when her sister comes home from college pregnant, she's caught between telling their parents the truth about the father and keeping her sister's trust. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a project, they form an unexpectedly deep connection. But Rob's plan to fix his father's damage could ruin more than their new friendship ...

Call it What You Want

Call it What You Want
Author: Keith Morris
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780982503089
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Release: 2010-03-23
Editor: Tin House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of short stories chronicling the lives of flawed men who are caught in between adolescence and adulthood.

Wild and Crooked

Wild and Crooked
Author: Leah Thomas
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781547600014
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Critically-acclaimed author Leah Thomas blends a small-town setting with the secrets of a long-ago crime, in a compelling novel about breaking free from the past. In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence's name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro's citizens, who refuse to forget the crime. Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he's either known as the "disabled kid" because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself. When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families' pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?

Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780758294425
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Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Kensington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On his own Thomas Bellweather hasn’t been in town long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad’s cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect. Not that there’s any evidence. But before Thomas got to Garretts Mill there had just been one other murder in twenty years. The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her friend was the other murder vic. And she’d like a couple answers....Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden. Answers that could get them both killed, and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden... Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series “Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise!” —Award winning author Erica O’Rourke “A refreshingly human paranormal romance... Read fast and keep that heart rate up.” —Kirkus Reviews on Storm

Call it What You Want

Call it What You Want
Author: Keith Lee Morris
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780982504864
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Release: 2010-03-23
Editor: Tin House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Keith Lee Morris, author of The Dart League King, returns with a new story collection as acute, funny, and heartbreaking as we've come to expect from him. In this stunning story collection inhabited by dreams and disappointments, good intentions and small triumphs, Keith Lee Morris chronicles the lives of men lost in the liminal spaces between adolescence and adulthood. For all their flaws—as husbands, as fathers, as friends—Morris’s characters are portrayed with depth, tenderness, and humanity. Call It What You Want balances realism with the surreal, humor with sadness, and explores all the hidden places in between.

A Daring Sacrifice

A Daring Sacrifice
Author: Jody Hedlund
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310749134
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. All the while, she fights against her cruel uncle who has taken over the land that is rightfully hers. Forced to live in the woods and hide with the poor people she's grown to love, she works to save and protect them, but she never anticipates falling in love with the wealthy knight who represents all she's come to despise.

Kings Queens and In Betweens

Kings  Queens  and In Betweens
Author: Tanya Boteju
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781534430662
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Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29 “A bright and sparkly celebration of love and self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag. Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town. Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there. From debut author Tanya Boteju comes a poignant, laugh-out-loud tale of acceptance, self-expression, and the colorful worlds that await when we’re brave enough to look.

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog
Author: Phil Knight
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781534401204
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Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An eye-opening look into the story of Knight before his multibillion dollar company.” —School Library Journal “A great story about how an ambition turned into a business…serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA In this young reader’s edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and found that not only could he run fast but also, more importantly, he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Readers Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.

More Than We Can Tell

More Than We Can Tell
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781681190150
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Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay. . . until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back. Emma Blue's parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll's harassment escalates, she not only loses confidence but starts to fear for her safety. When Rev and Emma meet, they're both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They connect instantly and deeply, promising to help each other no matter what. But soon Rev and Emma's secrets threaten to crush them, and they'll need more than a promise to find their way out. From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a new compulsively readable story for fans of Nicola Yoon.

Degrowth

Degrowth
Author: Giacomo D'Alisa,Federico Demaria,Giorgos Kallis
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781134449774
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Release: 2014-11-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Degrowth is a rejection of the illusion of growth and a call to repoliticize the public debate colonized by the idiom of economism. It is a project advocating the democratically-led shrinking of production and consumption with the aim of achieving social justice and ecological sustainability. This overview of degrowth offers a comprehensive coverage of the main topics and major challenges of degrowth in a succinct, simple and accessible manner. In addition, it offers a set of keywords useful forintervening in current political debates and for bringing about concrete degrowth-inspired proposals at different levels - local, national and global. The result is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic of degrowth in English and serves as the definitive international reference. More information at: vocabulary.degrowth.org View the author spotlight featuring events and press related to degrowth at http://t.co/k9qbQpyuYp.

The Voting Booth

The Voting Booth
Author: Brandy Colbert
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368053686
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two first-time teen voters meet at their polling place and fall in love over the course of one crazy day in this YA novel pitched as THE KISSING BOOTH meets THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR.

Mister Impossible The Dreamer Trilogy 2

Mister Impossible  The Dreamer Trilogy  2
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781338188387
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Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny. Something is happening to the source of the dreamers' power. It is blocked. Diminished. Weak. If it goes away entirely, what will happen to the dreamers and those who depend on them? Ronan Lynch isn't planning to wait and find out. Backed by his mentor, Bryde, he is ready to do what needs to be done to save the dreamers and the dreamed . . . even if it takes him far from his family and the boy he loves. Jordan Hennessy knows she will not survive if the dreaming fails. So she plunges into a dark underworld in order to find an object that may sustain her. Carmen Farooq-Lane is afraid of the dreamers -- which is why she's agreed to hunt them down. The closer she gets, though, the more complicated her feelings become. Will the dreamers destroy the world . . . or will the world be destroyed trying to eliminate the dreamers? In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits -- and shows what happens when they start to break.

Hands On Programming with R

Hands On Programming with R
Author: Garrett Grolemund
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781449359102
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Release: 2014-06-13
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn how to program by diving into the R language, and then use your newfound skills to solve practical data science problems. With this book, you’ll learn how to load data, assemble and disassemble data objects, navigate R’s environment system, write your own functions, and use all of R’s programming tools. RStudio Master Instructor Garrett Grolemund not only teaches you how to program, but also shows you how to get more from R than just visualizing and modeling data. You’ll gain valuable programming skills and support your work as a data scientist at the same time. Work hands-on with three practical data analysis projects based on casino games Store, retrieve, and change data values in your computer’s memory Write programs and simulations that outperform those written by typical R users Use R programming tools such as if else statements, for loops, and S3 classes Learn how to write lightning-fast vectorized R code Take advantage of R’s package system and debugging tools Practice and apply R programming concepts as you learn them

This Book Is Anti Racist

This Book Is Anti Racist
Author: Tiffany Jewell
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780711245204
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list curated by bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson A USA TODAY Bestseller Recommended by The Guardian, Time, Grazia, The Telegraph, Express, and The Sun ‘This is one for you, your neighbour, the children in your lives and especially that ‘only slightly’ racist colleague… A guide to the history of racism and a blueprint for change’ —The Guardian Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. ‘In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist—we must be ANTI-RACIST.’ —Angela Davis Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper. Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses – using gender neutral words to honour everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy. After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be 'civilized' to a generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws. Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti’s independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating reparations for those wrongfully interned. Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time. This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialised society—including the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn’t stand up for themselves and also for their families, teachers and administrators. With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism and xenophobia to create a community (large and small) that truly honours everyone.

The Wickerlight

The Wickerlight
Author: Mary Watson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781547601950
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Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this lush, magical thriller for fans of the Raven Cycle and The Hazel Wood, one girl's murder investigation leads her into an ancient magical war. It's been two months since Zara's sister Laila was found lifeless on the village green of the small Irish town Kilshamble, not a mark on her. Vicious rumors circle that she died of an overdose or committed suicide--but an autopsy finds no evidence. Zara believes somebody must know what happened, and she throws herself headfirst into an investigation. But retracing her sister's footsteps takes her to David, a member of an ancient magical faction called the judges. The judges are in the midst of an ancient feud with another faction called the augurs, and Zara quickly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous, twisted game. And if she isn't careful on the path she's treading, she could end up with the same fate as Laila. Riveting, atmospheric, and full of dangerous magic, this lyrical novel set in the world of The Wren Hunt is perfect for readers of Maggie Stiefvater and Melissa Albert.

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden
Author: Ariel Dorfman
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1848422326
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Release: 2011-10-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life. Ariel Dorfman's play premiered at the Royal Court in 1991, and is now recognised as a modern classic. This 20th-anniversary edition was published alongside the play's West End revival in 2011. ‘Beware of turning into the enemy you most fear.' Years have passed since political prisoner, Paulina, suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but whom she can still recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband Gerardo, a human rights lawyer. A stranger Paulina is convinced was her tormentor and must now be held to account...

Whatever You Want to Call It

Whatever You Want to Call It
Author: Smooth Sailing
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1478708409
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Release: 2013-05-24
Editor: Outskirts Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Smooth Sailing's comes with a whole different style than any other poet ever before speaking his mind through poetry from Denver Colorado. Letting young men and women know that it's always possible to have a dream even when there is nothing to look forward to. Take a travel with Smooth Sailing as he speaks through the mind of a young and confused adolescent to teach us valuable lessons that we all should use!

You Know I Can t Hear You when the Water s Running

You Know I Can t Hear You when the Water s Running
Author: Robert Anderson
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0822212889
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Release: 1967
Editor: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE STORIES: As the New York Daily News briefly outlines: THE SHOCK OF RECOGNITION breaks in on a difference of opinion between...an earnest young dramatist and...his matter-of-fact producer who doesn't like the opening moment of the play. A wif

Taylor Swift Reputation Songbook

Taylor Swift   Reputation Songbook
Author: Taylor Swift
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781540023469
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Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Easy Piano Personality). Taylor's 2017 album release continues her chart-topping success, debuting on the Billboard 200 chart at number 1, led by the previously released singles "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready for It." Our songbook features these 2 songs plus 13 more arranged for easy piano with lyrics: Call It What You Want * Dancing with Our Hands Tied * Delicate * Don't Blame Me * Dress * End Game * Getaway Car * Gorgeous * I Did Something Bad * King of My Heart * New Year's Day * So It Goes... * This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things.