Description : Newbery Honor Book! A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she'd be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven't quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of "Middle Eastern," an identity she's never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
Description : Between September, 2009 and June, 2012 Julian Heicklen and his Tyranny Fighters were, confronted, harassed, attacked, arrested, jailed and more by the very law enforcers charged with protecting their rights. Their "crime" was peacefully giving jury rights pamphlets to people on public property. Now their stories of courage and inspiration – reported by Garry Reed as the events unfolded and posted in his Libertarian News Examiner online feature in over 70 news and commentary articles – have been collected in a single volume. All of the original articles are here, amplified with additional introductory notes by the author and by never before published background material from activist emails, reader comments, social media sites and reports from major media news articles. Also included is a special bonus chapter, Julian's Jailhouse Journal, the uncut, uncensored, unedited, deeply disturbing and bitingly witty account of his confinement in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail.
Description : From the creator of the viral Instagram account comes an empowering guide to navigating the hazards and horrors of online dating. After one too many hostile dating app encounters, Alexandra Tweten set up the Instagram account @ByeFelipe, a place for women to protest the horrors of online dating, and to share stories and screenshots of their own experiences. Three years later, the account has become a forum where women can fight back against the men who have made them uncomfortable, scared, and embarrassed--and to laugh at the appalling men they encounter. The name of Bye Felipe is a nod to the "Bye Felicia" meme, which Urban Dictionary defines as a cool dismissal of a noxious person. In that spirit, the book helps women navigate the perils that come with swiping right and provides practical steps to overcome the harassment rampant in the dating app ether. Blending humor, feminist theory, and solidarity, this "field guide" provides profiles of the worst types of guys (also known as "Felipes")--from the classic fat shamer to the mansplainer to the surprise sociopath--answers questions like "How do I react when a guy sends me a dic pic?," and gives women the tools they need to take control of their dating life. With stories, screenshots, and Riot Grrrl-esque graphic art throughout, Bye Felipe empowers women to stand up for themselves and uphold the confidence and self-worth Felipes try so desperately to steal.
Description : The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.
Description : From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Fischetto comes another laugh-out-loud Gianna Mancini Mystery... When Gianna Mancini, reluctant ghost whisperer and plus-sized shoeista, attends a bridal shower for a family friend, she doesn’t expect to see her favorite movie star, Raina Stone in attendance. Too bad Gianna's gift of communicating with the dead doesn’t give her the ability to predict the future. If it did, she'd have known she was about to stumble on Raina’s dead body. The police rule it as an accident, but something feels off to Gianna. With the help of her dead Aunt Stella and a grumpy ghost named Freezer Dude, Gianna discovers that the celebrity was harboring secrets from her past. Secrets that may have contributed to her death. Between spying on suspects with Aunt Stella to having to rescue her favorite boots from Raina’s quirky manager, Gianna has her work cut out for her. The closer Gianna gets to the truth, the more danger seems to find her, and if she’s not careful, she may just end up crossing to the other side. Gianna Mancini Mysteries: Lipstick, Lies & Dead Guys (book #1) Miniskirts, Mai Tais & Dead Guys (book #2) Christmas, Spies & Dead Guys (holiday short story) Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys What critics are saying about the Gianna Mancini Mysteries: "Quirky but oh so fun cozy mystery. If you like your cozy mysteries on the humorous side, then look no further!" —Fresh Fiction "Jennifer Fishetto serves up a delicious cozy mystery with this fun ghost story. If you are a fan of the genre this is a fun read that will leave you with a smile." —Night Owl Reviews
Description : Edwin de Valu, a low-level editor at Panderic Press, discovers a self-help book that really works written by someone named Tupak Soiree, and that is where all the trouble starts.