Tag: People & Places

Looking for Alaska

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Quick Pick A Los Angeles Times 2005 Book Prize Finalist A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age A 2005 Booklist Editor’s Choice A 2005 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his... »

Mismatch

Sue Hua just moved from racially diverse Seattle to a suburban white-bread town where she feels like the only Asian American for miles. Then she meets Andy, a handsome and passionate violin player who happens to be Asian American. Sue feels an instant attraction to Andy, and her white friends think they’re “made for each other”–after all, they both use chopsticks and eat a lot of... »

The Milk of Birds

This timely, heartrending novel tells the moving story of a friendship between two girls: one an American teen, one a victim of the crisis in Darfur. Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper… Fifteen-year-old Nawra lives in Darfur, Sudan, in a camp for refugees displaced by the Janjaweed’s trail of murder and destruction. Nawra cannot read or write, but when a nonpro... »

Harry Potter Et Les Reliques De La Mort

Harry doit trouver les 7 Horcruxes qui renferme l’ame du mechant Voldemort afin de l’eliminer definitivement. Aide de Hermione et Ron, il essaye de dechiffrer les nombreux indices laisser par Dumbeldore pour retrouver ces objets indispensables a la victoire. L’histoire nous en apprend beaucoup plus sur le passe tres sombre de Dumbeldore, qui n’apparait plus si parfait et do... »

Written in the Stars

A heart-wrenching tale of forbidden love ‘A wonderfully complex love story unlike any you’ve read before. Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”-Matt de la Pena, New York Times bestselling author Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows... »

Stolen

A stunning debut novel with an intriguing literary hook: written in part as a letter from a victim to her abductor. Sensitive, sharp, captivating! Gemma, 16, is on layover at Bangkok Airport, en route with her parents to a vacation in Vietnam. She steps away for just a second, to get a cup of coffee. Ty–rugged, tan, too old, oddly familiar–pays for Gemma’s drink. And drugs it. Th... »

Return to Sender

After Tyler’s father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’ t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her... »

The Grimm Legacy

From School Library Journal Starred Review. Grade 6–9-Feeling left out from her stepfamily at home and from her classmates at her new school, Elizabeth is delighted when she gets a job at the New York Circulating Material Repository, a library that loans objects of historical value. She’s particularly intrigued when she’s given access to the Grimm Collection, a secret room that holds m... »

Princess in Training

From School Library Journal Grade 6-9–Mia and company have returned in the sixth book (HarperCollins, 2005) of Meg Cabot’s popular series. This time, Mia is beginning her sophomore year in high school without Michael who is starting college at Columbia. Lily is by her side, though, and nominates Mia to become student council president. As usual, Mia obsesses about the events in her life by r... »

Princess in Training

From School Library Journal Grade 6-9–Mia and company have returned in the sixth book (HarperCollins, 2005) of Meg Cabot’s popular series. This time, Mia is beginning her sophomore year in high school without Michael who is starting college at Columbia. Lily is by her side, though, and nominates Mia to become student council president. As usual, Mia obsesses about the events in her life by r... »

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