Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781536202007
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love. When Louise Wolfe’s first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It’s her senior year, anyway, and she’d rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper’s staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director’s inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students — especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou’s little brother, who’s playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey — but as she’s learned, “dating while Native” can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey’s?

Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pages: 395
ISBN: 143287473X
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Release: 2020-07-02
Editor: Thorndike Striving Reader
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school -- and first love. When Louise Wolfe's first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It's her senior year, anyway, and she'd rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students -- especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou's little brother, who's playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey -- but as she's learned, "dating while Native" can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?

Hearts Unbroken

Hearts Unbroken
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pages: 395
ISBN: 1432874721
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Thorndike Striving Reader
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While working with the new photojournalist to cover the school musical's ethnically diverse casting, Muscogee (Creek) Louise Wolfe finds herself confronting the politics of being Native and the feasibility of dating while Native.

An Unbroken Heart

An Unbroken Heart
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780718033279
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever. One minute, Joanna Schrock was arguing with her parents, and the next, her parents’ lives were claimed in a hit-and-run buggy accident. Her body is broken, but her heart is in even deeper pain— after all, how do you cope with your parents’ deaths when your last words were spoken in anger? After an extended stint in a physical rehabilitation center, Joanna re-enters her Amish life. But nothing is the same—not even her feelings for Andrew Beiler. Joanna has loved Andrew since the age of twelve, and her feelings have not changed throughout the years. She is thrilled when Andrew wants to get married, but she wonders whether it’s love he’s feeling, or pity. As the couple’s wedding date approaches, Joanna isn’t overcome with the deep joy she was hoping to feel; instead, she’s wracked with anxiety and guilt. Joanna hears God whispering to her, Be strong and courageous, but she’s afraid that courage looks a lot like walking away from her dreams and into the plan of her Heavenly Father. If Joanna takes the first step toward healing, will it cost her everything she’s ever wanted? Or could God be changing the desires of her heart?

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780812974492
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Release: 2014-07-29
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Sugar Falls

Sugar Falls
Author: David A. Robertson
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781553799771
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Release: 2021-06-25
Editor: Portage & Main Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy is adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changes. Betsy is taken away to a residential school. There she is forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalls the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Falls—words that give her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive. Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to acknowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty’s generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation. This 10th-anniversary edition brings David A. Robertson’s national bestseller to life in full colour, with a foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself.

May the Circle Be Unbroken

May the Circle Be Unbroken
Author: Lynn C. Franklin,Elizabeth Ferber
Pages: 290
ISBN: 0609804804
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Release: 1999-11
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the adoption process and its personal, practical, legal, and emotional implications

The Unbroken Heart

The Unbroken Heart
Author: Robert Speaight
Pages: 261
ISBN: HARVARD:HNP4KF
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Rain Is Not My Indian Name

Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Author: Cynthia L. Smith
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780063049826
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a teenage girl who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community. It's been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff’s best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia’s Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing the campers for her town’s newspaper. Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her fellow Native teens? And, though she is still grieving, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings? In partnership with We Need Diverse Books

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385742528
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Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.

Heart Unbroken

Heart Unbroken
Author: Andrew Grey
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1644055031
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dean hopes his playing the field hasn't ruined his chances with Lee. They make an amazing team restoring cars in the garage, and they could be partners outside of it if Dean's past doesn't come back to bite him.

Heart Unbroken

Heart Unbroken
Author: Alexa Verde
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1717158323
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Release: 2018-04-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can a widowed sheriff and a former drug addict believe God has the power to mend allbroken hearts, even crushed ones like theirs?Now a Christian, former drug addict Emma Hughes is back in the small town of Rios Azules.She's desperate to regain the trust of the son she once abandoned and change her life.Meeting a vacationer, Rodrigo Ybarra, she fights her attraction to him. Even with her newfoundfaith, the risk of a relapse is too high.On the two-year anniversary of his wife's death at the hand of a junkie, Sheriff Rodrigo Ybarracomes to the ocean to mourn her. Romance is the last thing on his mind, but he's drawn to abeautiful stranger who frequents the same spot. When he discovers her past could destroy hiscareer, he struggles to guard his heart.Then Emma's life is threatened. Rodrigo won't let her push him away or allow concern for hiscareer to hold him back now. Will he once again lose the woman he loves? Or will faith and trustbring them safely to a future together?

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Jay Crownover
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781538732014
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Forever Yours
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes a captivating novella about a rugged rodeo star who will do anything to protect the people he loves. When rodeo star Crew Lawton loses everything in a bad bet, he has no choice but to take a new job to pay off his debts - even if it means becoming the face of an expensive male skincare line. Crew is used to getting sweaty and rustling in the dirt, not posing for photo shoots. And he's certainly not used to being bossed around by a woman who doesn't even know the difference between bulls and broncs. But Crew owes money to dangerous criminals, and he'll do anything Della says in order to pay them back and keep them far away from his family in Loveless, Texas... The launch of her new men's line for her family's company means everything to Della Deveaux, and she's not willing to let some rugged, arrogant cowboy ruin her campaign. Crew Lawton is the last man she would have chosen to represent her chic, sophisticated brand. Unfortunately, her father already invested millions in Crew's stupidly handsome face. Yet the more time they spend together, Della and Crew realize that opposites do attract. But when the time comes for Crew to face his past mistakes, will he be able to protect his family...and the woman he's come to love?

Toxic

Toxic
Author: Lydia Kang
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781640634237
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Entangled: Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hana isn't supposed to exist. She's grown up hidden by her mother in a secret room of the bioship Cyclo until the day her mother is simply gone—along with the entire crew. Cyclo tells her she was abandoned, but she's certain her mother wouldn't leave her there to die. And Hana isn't ready to die yet. She's never really had a chance to live. Fenn is supposed to die. He and a crew of hired mercenaries are there to monitor Cyclo as she expires, and the payment for the suicide mission will mean Fenn's sister is able to live. But when he meets Hana, he's not sure how to save them both. As Cyclo grows sicker by the day, they unearth more secrets about the ship and the crew. But the more time they spend together, the more Hana and Fenn realize that falling for each other is what could ultimately kill them both.

The Witch s Heart

The Witch s Heart
Author: Genevieve Gornichec
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593099957
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive national bestselling debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology. Angrboda’s story begins where most witches' tales end: with a burning. A punishment from Odin for refusing to provide him with knowledge of the future, the fire leaves Angrboda injured and powerless, and she flees into the farthest reaches of a remote forest. There she is found by a man who reveals himself to be Loki, and her initial distrust of him transforms into a deep and abiding love. Their union produces three unusual children, each with a secret destiny, who Angrboda is keen to raise at the edge of the world, safely hidden from Odin’s all-seeing eye. But as Angrboda slowly recovers her prophetic powers, she learns that her blissful life—and possibly all of existence—is in danger. With help from the fierce huntress Skadi, with whom she shares a growing bond, Angrboda must choose whether she’ll accept the fate that she’s foreseen for her beloved family...or rise to remake their future. From the most ancient of tales this novel forges a story of love, loss, and hope for the modern age.

Unbroken Faith

Unbroken Faith
Author: Diane Dokko Kim
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781683971795
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Worthy Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a parent hears that their child has a disability, hearts and hopes are often broken. But faith doesn't have to be. In Unbroken Faith, Dianne Dokko Kim comes alongside you as a fellow special needs parent to help you reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a disabled child. Kim courageously articulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: Will my child still have a full life? Can I do this? Where is God in all this? As you are adjusting to your new normal, Kim's biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and that God's Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special needs parenting.

A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart
Author: Deborah Noyes
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525646235
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Release: 2020
Editor: Schwartz & Wade
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A middle-grade biography about literary icon Louisa May Alcott"--

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Martine Wright
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781471160561
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Release: 2017-07-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR ‘Tears of sorrow will roll down your face, only to be followed by tears of laughter. You will be filled with awe at the unbreakable spirit of Martine Wright.’ CLARE BALDING By turns heart-breaking and heart-warming, Unbroken is the remarkable true story of a woman who turned trauma and tragedy into hope. The autobiography of 7/7 bombings survivor and GB Paralympian, Martine Wright. On the morning of 7th July 2005, Martine Wright’s life changed forever. As she boarded an eastbound circle line train at Moorgate station, amid the busy rush-hour, she didn’t pay attention to her fellow passengers. At 8.49am, one of those passengers detonated a suicide bomb that would kill seven people in the carriage, part of a wider attack on London claiming 52 lives that became known as the 7/7 bombings. Martine was, in fact, the last person to be brought out alive from the atrocities. She lost 80 per cent of her blood, was in a coma for seven days and underwent ten months of surgery. Not only did Martine survive her horrific injuries but, having never played sport seriously before, she took up sitting volleyball as part of her rehabilitation and went on to represent Great Britain at the Paralympics in London 2012. A deeply poignant moment that signified her triumph over tragedy, it marked a journey Martine felt she was destined to make. Since then Martine has become a national figure: a formidable, powerful, brilliantly funny, hugely engaging heroine who has come back – almost literally – from the dead. In 2012 she was awarded the Helen Rollason award at the Sports Personality of the Year and in 2015 the Independent voted her one of ’50 most powerful women in British Sport’. Beyond her phenomenal sporting achievements, Martine continues to change the lives of those around her as a charity fundraiser and inspirational speaker.

Feral Pride

Feral Pride
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780763677091
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The explosive finale to the Feral series by New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith. Anti-shifter sentiment is at an all-time high when Kayla’s transformation to werecat is captured on video and uploaded for the world to see. Suddenly she becomes a symbol of the werebeast threat and—along with fellow cat Yoshi, lion-possum Clyde, and human Aimee—a hunted fugitive. Meanwhile, a self-proclaimed weresnake has kidnapped the governor of Texas and hit the airwaves with a message of war. In retaliation, werepeople are targeted by law enforcement, threatened with a shift-suppressing vaccine, terrorized by corporate conspiracy, and enslaved by a top-secret, intelligent Cryptid species. Can Clyde rally his inner lion king to lead his friends—new and old—into battle against ruthless, media-savvy foes? A rousing blend of suspense, paranormal romance, humor, and high action.

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Rachel Caine
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101575611
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For millennia, Cassiel was a powerful Djinn—until she was exiled to live among mortals. Now the threat of an apocalypse looms, and Cassiel is in danger of losing everything she has come to hold dear… As the world begins to fall apart around her, Cassiel finds herself fighting those she once called her own: the Djinn. With Weather Warden Luis Rocha and the rescued child Ibby by her side, Cassiel struggles to find a way to protect those who are in her charge and come to terms with the leadership role she never asked for. Cassiel is opposed by Pearl—a powerful Djinn bent on raising an army of kidnapped Warden children to bring about nothing less than the end of the world. It will take everything Cassiel has to stop the Djinn from starting a war that will wipe all of humanity from the face of the earth. She knows that this might not be a battle she can survive, but protecting those she loves is worth any cost…