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JoJo's Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz
by JoJo Siwa

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from <i>Abby鈥檚 Ultimate Dance Competition</i>, or maybe you fell in love with her on <i>Dance Moms</i>. JoJo鈥檚 nonfiction middle-grade debut is the next generation鈥檚 version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood鈥檚 belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Through the lens of JoJo鈥檚 personal experience and playful voice, she digs into themes such as finding your passion, keeping strong in the face of adversity, appreciating your individualism, the importance of being loyal, and never giving up. Most of all, JoJo鈥檚 story is meant to inspire young girls to find the courage and confidence to go after their dreams. Go Siwanatorz!<br /> 聽
Meet Ryan! (pocket.watch)
by Ryan Kaji

Language

English

Pages

16

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<b>Meet Ryan, the seven-year-old YouTube mega-star from <i>Ryan ToysReview,</i> in this 8x8 storybook that鈥檚 perfect for his millions of fans! This story is filled with fun facts about Ryan鈥檚 videos, family, and hobbies!</b><br /><br />This is Ryan! You probably know him from his YouTube channel, <i>Ryan ToysReview</i>. But do you know what his favorite food is? Or what he wants to be when he grows up? Learn all about Ryan, like how he got started on YouTube, what he does when he鈥檚 not making videos, and how much he loves his fans鈥ike you!<br /> <br />Watch it. Read it. Love it!<br /> <br />漏 2018 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc., and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

Language

English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven鈥攁t only 15鈥攖hat she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running...
by , Kit Fox

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<p><b>Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox present <i>Mighty Moe</i>, the untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age 13 was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph.</b></p><p>Fifty-two years ago, a girl known as Mighty Moe broke the women鈥檚 world marathon record at a small race in Toronto. This was an era when girls and women were discouraged from the sport and the longest track event at the Olympics for women was 25.6 miles shorter than a marathon. Thirteen-year-old Moe鈥檚 world-beating victory was greeted with chauvinistic disapproval and accusations of cheating鈥攁s were many of her achievements in the sport she had excelled at from the age of ten. Within less than two years, the controversy took its toll and Maureen quit running. </p><p>Here is the untold story of Mighty Moe鈥檚 tenacity and triumph in the face of adversity as a young athlete鈥攁nd of a grown-up Maureen finding her way back to the sport decades later. This inspiring biography for readers and racers of all ages showcases the truly groundbreaking achievements of an unassuming, amazing young athlete. </p><p><i>Mighty Moe</i> includes an introduction by Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register and run in the Boston Marathon (and Maureen鈥檚 only fellow female competitor at the 1967 record-setting race), and an afterword by Des Linden, the first-place finisher of the 11,628 women who raced the 2018 Boston Marathon.</p>
Best Friends
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<p><b>A National and <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller!</b></p><p><b>The creators of <i>Real Friends </i>Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, <i>Best Friends</i>.</b></p><p><i>Follow your heart. Find your people.</i></p><p>Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon鈥檚 got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. </p><p>But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she鈥檚 allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them?</p>
Real Friends
by Shannon Hale

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><b>鈥淔resh and funny.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times </i>Book Review</b></p><p>Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends鈥攁nd why it's worth the journey.</p><p><b>When best friends are not forever . . . </b></p><p>Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.</p><p>Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group鈥攐r out?</p><p><b><i>Parents Magazine </i>Best Graphic Novel of 2017</b><br /><b>A <i>School Library Journal </i>Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017</b><br /><b>A 2017 <i>Booklist </i>Youth Editors' Choice</b><b></b><br /><b>A </b><b>2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel</b></p>
An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabet...
by Ann Rinaldi

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

November 01, 2008

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<b>A 鈥渇ascinating鈥?novel that brings the relationship between the First Lady and an African American seamstress to life (<i>VOYA</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> On the night of President Abraham Lincoln鈥檚 assassination, his frantic wife, Mary, wants desperately to speak to her best friend and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley. But the guards keep her away. They have no idea that the First Lady shares a close friendship with a black dressmaker聽.聽.聽.<br /> 聽<br /> How did these two women鈥攐ne who grew up in a wealthy Southern home and became the wife of the president of the United States, the other who was born a slave and eventually purchased her own freedom鈥攃ome to be such close companions? This fictionalized dual biography delves into the childhoods of these two fascinating women who became devoted friends amid the turbulent times of the Lincoln administration.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淏oth personalities are well drawn, with real anxieties and emotions.鈥?鈥?lt;i>School Library Journal</i>
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
by , Bryan Mealer

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 05, 2015

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<b>Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.</b><br /><br /> When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.<br /><br /> Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Chil...
by Trevor Noah

Language

English

Pages

276

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br /><br />The host of <i>The Daily Show,</i> Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers' adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir <i>Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood</i>.<br /><br /><i>BORN A CRIME</i> IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG'O!</b><br /><br />Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts <i>The Daily Show </i>on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. <br /><br />This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.<br /><br /><i>It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime</i> not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.<br /><br /><b>"Through the foreign, the familiar, and the funny, </b><b><i>Born a Crime</i></b><b> is a piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece." --JASON REYNOLDS, </b><b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> bestselling author</b><br /><br /><b>"His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah's formative years humorous and exciting." --</b><b><i>BOOKLIST</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility." --</b><b><i>KIRKUS REVIEWS</i></b><br /><br /><b>"For readers who will appreciate and understand how a parent's love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now." --</b><b><i>SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL</i></b>
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <br />Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

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