Summer 2018 edition
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“Crystal Chan’s latest, All That I Can Fix, is a quirky, funny, and heartbreaking novel about a young teen desperately trying to keep his world from falling apart. Ronny is fifteen, but after his father’s suicide attempt, it’s up to him to become the adult in the house. Then all the zoo animals escape and terrorize his small Indiana town, setting off a chain of events that prove to Ronny his life was not meant to be easy. But when his father starts trying to reconnect with the family after two years of remoteness, Ronny is too scared and too scarred to hope things might be looking up for him—that’s just not the life he knows.”
“Alone on an island, a boy wakes up with few memories and one goal: to find his way home. Challenged by an expansive forest, an unfamiliar ocean, a rocky beach, and a terrible sounding monster, the boy searches for clues to his identity and location. With evocative language and perspective, The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast offers important reminders of the impact adults can have on children, that sometimes the biggest bullies are the voices inside our own heads, that there’s danger not in being afraid but in how you choose to use that fear, and that the voices of the people we love will find us whenever we need them most.”
One stormy night at sea, a wayward man named John Newton feared for his life. In his darkest hour he fell to his knees and prayed—and somehow the battered ship survived the storm.
This is an incredibly moving picture book biography of the man behind the hymn “Amazing Grace” and the living legacy of the song by Caldecott Honor–winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison.
Nonfiction for the Classroom
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina’s Voice comes the first two books in an exciting new chapter book series about a fourth grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.
Zayd Saleem is not just going to be a professional basketball player. He’s going to be a star. A legend. The first Pakistani-American kid to make it to the NBA. He knows this deep in his soul. It’s his destiny. There are only a few small things in his way.
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