Description : Winner of the Newbery Honor! The Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. The War had no clear-cut loyalties--it divided families, friends and towns. Young Tim Meeker's 16-year-old brother goes off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding, CT. Tim’s always looked up to his brother, who’s smart and brave. With the war soon raging, Tim knows he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father. Over the course of the war Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and does not guarantee clear answers. My Brother Sam Is Dead is a stirring, probing tale full of action and suspense, putting listeners right into the heart of the Revolutionary War.
Description : A Study Guide for M.T. Anderson's "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Studentsfor all of your research needs.
Description : As a standard-bearer for intellectual freedom, the school librarian is in an ideal position to collaborate with teachers to not only protect the freedom to read but also ensure that valued books with valuable lessons are not quarantined from the readers for whom they were written.
Description : This essential text presents censored materials, censorship incidents, court cases, and federal legislation, including the children's Internet Protection Act.
Description : In an unnamed war, six dead soldiers refuse to allow themselves to be buried in the trench dug by two of their buddies, causing consternation among the army's generals.
Description : Nell has to share her mother, a Canadian peacekeeper, with the world, when she just wants her home to help Nell deal with the bullies at her new school.
Description : There’s a fine line between the living and the dead, and Marshall is determined to cross it in this gut-wrenching debut novel. Ever since the car accident that killed his identical twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by the secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends and set things right. He must find a thin space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side. But when a new girl moves into the neighborhood, into the exact same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets. As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—March must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.
Description : One night in the sheets is all she wants… Christina Girard is a lady. But she’s a lady whose world is about to implode. She’s done everything right, but she can’t escape the taint of scandal when her husband cheats on her with another man. She’s broken, her spirit battered, her confidence at an all-time low. Then she meets Navy SEAL Remy Marchand, and parts of her she’d thought dead flare to life. Except Remy is part of the Hostile Operations Team, the Black Ops group her brother works for, and that means NO in flashing neon letters. Yet Christina’s tired of always doing what’s expected. Just once, she wants to saddle up and ride a tattooed, dirty-mouthed bad boy before she kicks him to the curb and goes on with her life. One night is not enough to put out the fire… Remy Marchand burns with guilt and regret that he couldn’t save his twin sister from her abuser. He lives his life slaying dragons for the innocent and vulnerable. He thought Christina needed his strength and protection too, but he was wrong. After a single night of pleasure, she disappears from his life. But then his SEALs get tasked with a mission: infiltrate war-torn Qu’rim and get Christina out before the enemy finds her. With bombs exploding, blood spilling, and survival not certain, Remy protects Christina from harm while vowing not to succumb again to her sweet temptation. One night is only the beginning… But life in a war zone is intense, and vows mean nothing in the face of danger. Giving in is inevitable. Staying alive is not—especially when the greatest menace still waits for the perfect moment to strike… THE HOT SEAL TEAM SERIES: Book 1: HOT SEAL (Dane & Ivy) Book 2: HOT SEAL Lover (Remy & Christina) THE HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM SERIES: Book 1: HOT Pursuit (Matt & Evie) Book 2: HOT Mess (Sam & Georgie) Book 3: HOT Package (Billy & Olivia) Book 4: Dangerously HOT (Kev & Lucky) Book 5: HOT Shot (Jack & Gina) Book 6: HOT Rebel (Nick & Victoria) Book 7: HOT Ice (Garrett & Grace) Book 8: HOT & Bothered (Ryan & Emily) Book 9: HOT Protector (Chase & Sophie) Book 10: HOT Addiction (Dex) ~ Coming Soon Book 11: HOT Valor (Mendez) ~ Coming Soon Reviews: "...one of those must read black ops series that is as good as Maya Banks & Cindy Gerard!" -- Just Plain Sassy "Seriously is there a hotter series out there in this genre? Because if there is, I don't know about it. I have loved these books from book 1 and they are only getting better and better not to mention hotter!!!" -- Goodreads "So, one of my favorite series (HOT) just got an infusion of new blood...SEAL blood. That's right, HOT SEALs!" -- Saved by Suspense "Another awesome effort and A+ read in this world of the maybe-mythed-but-oh-my-they-do-exist Hostile Operations Team." -- Mignon Mykel Reviews "As for Navy SEAL Dane “Viking” Erikson? Well if the man doesn't melt the panties off of you, I just don't know if we're reading the same book." -- Dirty Girl Romance Want to chat about the HOT guys? Join Lynn's Facebook Readers and Fans Group (the Hotties) at on.fb.me/1cyN8Xt (copy and paste into your browser). To sign up for Lynn's newsletter--where you'll be kept up to date about all of Lynn's books--text the word HOTTIES to 66866 or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://bit.ly/LRHNews
Description : As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.