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From TV stars Tia and Tamera Mowry comes the thrilling conclusion to their middle grade series, Twintuition! In this fourth and final book, tween twins Cassie and Caitlyn Waters are excited to be returning to their hometown, San Antonio, on a class trip. But as they reach their destination, trouble finds them as quickly as a vision, and one of their friends soon disappears. Using their Sight and their street smarts to try and save the day, the twins also begin to see things they didn't expect-a man in captivity who looks exactly like their father's pictures. Could he really be alive? And can they use the clues they see to save him before it's too late?Show more
Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, this girl-powered fantasy follows a smart young princess determined to save her kingdom. Princess Sofia of Drachenburg is sick of being used for her older sister's political gains. At twelve years old, she's already been a hostage to invading dragons and promised to marry a wicked fairy. Now she's being sent to far-off Villene to play the part of a charming, diplomatic princess. Her only comfort lies in writing letters to her pen pal and best friend--Jasper, a young dragon she's never even met. But when an accident leads to her exile from Villene, Sofia is free to wander as she pleases for the first time in her life. And when Jasper's magical sister Aventurine turns him into a human boy, Sofia thinks life can't get any better. Until . . . the legendary ice giants of the north attack, trying to reclaim the territory that was theirs centuries ago. With the dragons and royals frozen in ice, can Sofia and Jasper save their families and kingdom? With another strong heroine and plenty of action, this is an enchanting and strong-hearted fantasy set in the same world as The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Girl with the Dragon Heart.Show more
This powerful collection of short stories, essays, and poems is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist and advocates for change. Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators--including Renee Watson (Piecing Me Together), Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor's Tale)--engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity and self-esteem. Featuring stories filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in partnership with Just Us Books, a black-owned children's publishing company that's been in operation for over 30 years. Just Us Books continues its mission grounded in the same belief that helped launch the company: Good books make a difference. So, let's talk. Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Sharon Dennis Wyeth This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of sources and notes from the authors. 'The go-to book for talking to kids about race and privilege. Thoughtful. Thought-provoking. A must-read for every family.' -Ellen Oh, editor of Flying Lessons & Other Stories and cofounder of We Need Diverse Books 'The ingredients are all here. May this magnificent collection inspire us to move from dialogue to deep action.' -Kirkus, Starred ReviewShow more
IDENTICAL TWINS CASSIE AND CAITLYN Waters may be able to see into the future, but they never anticipated how much their lives would change on their twelfth birthday. Their visions are getting stronger, their social studies teacher suspects they have special powers, and the grandmother they just found out about is in town to teach them how to better control what they foresee. While the girls devote their afternoons to strengthening their Sight, their days are spent competing in a class-wide game of Truth or Dare. But as the game goes on, the ideas get wilder and crazier . . . and even a little dangerous, too. When a vision shows the girls' friend getting hurt, Cassie and Caitlyn know that they're the only ones who can prevent it. They need to figure out what will happen before it's too late, but with their teacher waiting to catch them midvision, they're not sure they can risk looking into the future again. Can Cassie and Caitlyn dare to put the pieces together in time? Or will helping their friend mean that the truth will come out?Show more
Part of the four-book Queens of the Resistance series, saluting some of the most beloved boss ladies in Congress: a celebration of AOC, the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress and its newest superstar Not long ago, no one could even imagine a twenty-eight-year-old Latina upstart running for Congress representing Queens and the Bronx: It required facing the city's nearly all-white, all-male political machine. But since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graced the scene in all her bartending, tweet-talking, mold-breaking glory, the face of politics in the twenty-first century has changed. Today, Ocasio-Cortez is a foremost advocate for progress, whipping up support among her colleagues and gaining the secret admiration of her foes. She's jousting with an outrageous president and a conservative media sphere that place her under relentless attack. Why? Because they fear her gift for speaking truth to power. With deep research and writing as endlessly quotable as she is, Queens of the Resistance pays tribute to this phenomenal woman. About the series: Each book of the Queens of the Resistance series is a celebration of the rebellion against the oppression of women and an embracement of the new in the United States government. The series is adorned with sass, discernment, and the badassery of the present and future leadership. The Doomsday Clock is at a minute to midnight, and the patriarchal power grid that lights "the shining city on a Hill" is about to black out. It's time to yield to the alternative-the power of women.Show more
Part of the four-book Queens of the Resistance series, saluting some of the most beloved boss ladies in Congress: a celebration of Representative Maxine Waters, who reclaimed her time and led the first calls for impeachment Maxine Waters is an icon for a generation of women powerbrokers in politics. She is an "unbought and unbossed" acolyte of all the legendary firebrands, like Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Tupac, and Malcolm X. The daughter of a single mom from St. Louis, she's smart, sassy, and an outright firecracker. She is the first woman of color, and the first person of color, to regulate the boyz at the big banks as the powerful chair of the House Financial Services Committee. Auntie Maxine called out the crimes and corruption of this Oval Office with precision before anyone else dared to take a stand. Make no mistake, she is coming for the "king," and whenever she aims, Maxine Waters doesn't miss. With deep research and writing as endlessly quotable as she is, Queens of the Resistance pays tribute to this phenomenal woman. About the series: Each book of the Queens of the Resistance series will be a celebration of the rebellion against the oppression of women and an embracement of the new in the United States government. The series is adorned with sass, discernment, and the badassery of the present and future leadership. The Doomsday Clock is at a minute to midnight, and the patriarchal power grid that lights "the shining city on a Hill" is about to black out. It's time to yield to the alternative-the power of women.Show more
From actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry comes Double Trouble, the second book in their Twintuition series about the super-specialand sometimes supernaturalbond between sisters! IDENTICAL TWINS CASSIE AND CAITLYN Waters have finally adjusted to life in the small town of Aura, Texas, but theyre still not used to seeing visions of the future. And their Sight is only getting stronger as their twelfth birthday nears! But even with this new gift, neither girl could have predicted what the mysterious package they received would containa connection to the father they know nothing about and the grandmother they never knew they had. Why hasnt their mom told them anything about their dad? What reason could she have for keeping the girls away from his side of the family? And does it have anything to do with the Sight? As the twins struggle to discover more about their own history, they distract themselves by planning their birthday party. Their visions of the big event promise a lot of fun aheadalong with a big fiasco. Cassie and Caitlyn must work together to keep everything running smoothly so their birthday can stay on track!Show more
CASSIE AND CAITLYN WATERS may be identical twins, but everything else about them is completely different. The only thing they can agree on is that neither of them is happy that they have to move to middle-ofnowhere Aura, Texas. Caitlyn tries to put a positive spin on getting a fresh start, but Cassies busy plotting how to convince their mom they should move back to the big city as quickly as possible. But being the new kids isnt their only challenge. As the girls birthday nears, they start experiencing strange visionsand what they see starts coming true! Caitlyn and Cassie first use this new sight for their own fun, but when they each see something serious, the twins must work together to change the future before it can happen.Show more
Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric. Introductions by acclaimed writer Tonya Bolden provide historical context and critical insights to the meaning and impact of every speech. This collection includes the following: - Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” - George Washington, Farewell Address - Red Jacket, “We Never Quarrel about Religion” - Frederick Douglass, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” - Sojourner Truth, “I Am a Woman’s Rights” - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address - Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship in a Republic” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” - Lou Gehrig, “Farewell to Baseball” - Langston Hughes, “On the Blacklist All Our Lives” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, “We Choose to Go to the Moon” - Martin Luther King, Jr., “I Have a Dream” - Fannie Lou Hamer, “I Question America” - Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club of California, 1984 - Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” Strong Voices includes a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts. Strong Voices is a tremendous introduction to the extraordinary words spoken in history. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Show more
A handbook of help and hope when facing personal tragedy. When the storms of life blow in unexpectedly, wreaking havoc and leaving a trail of destruction, why does one person fall apart while another perseveres and even finds a deeper sense of purpose afterward? In Beyond the Storm, Debra Morton reveals why, providing the techniques and strategies that helped her and many others not only survive but also thrive, even in the most painful of circumstances. While ministering to victims of Hurricane Katrina and grieving the death of her granddaughter, Morton realized that the key to pushing forward in the midst of setbacks was having a defined set of coping skills. So she created the "Storm Playbook," which teaches how to renew your hope, reclaim your passion, and experience fulfillment and joy again. That playbook is here for you to use immediately, along with interactive tools, journaling questions, and scripture studies that will guide you through pain and struggle and into strength and victory once again. Beyond the Storm is an essential help for flourishing after the devastating effects of life's blows so you can actively pursue the purpose you were designed to fulfill. Charts, journaling prompts, and memory verses are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.Show more
An insider's account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal which scapegoated black employees for problems caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly a proxy for corporate greed. In March of 2013, thirty-five black educators in Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy-the same charges used to bring down the American mafia-for allegedly changing students' answers on standardized tests. The youngest of the accused, Shani Robinson had taught for only three years and was a new mother when she was wrongfully convicted and faced up to 20 years in prison. In None of the Above, Robinson and journalist Anna Simonton explore how racist policies and practices cheated generations of black children out of opportunities long before some teachers tampered with tests. Examining the corporate education reform movement, hyper-policing in black communities, cycles of displacement and gentrification, and widening racial and economic disparities in Atlanta, they reveal how the financially powerful have profited from privatization and the dismantling of public education. Against this backdrop, they cast the story of the cheating scandal in a new light, illuminating a deeply flawed investigation and a circus-like trial spun into a media sensation that defied justice.Show more
For a Marriage That Brims Over Maybe you entered marriage with some pretty high expectations-most couples do. Jonathan and Wynter Pitts did. Until the reality of married life spilled into their expectations. Jonathan and Wynter invite you on a journey to explore a different approach to your happily-ever-after marriage. Join them for an honest look at the lessons learned as they navigated the ups and downs of early marriage while raising four daughters. Here you will... be encouraged to remove the pressure of a keeping-up-with-the-Joneses marriagelearn to let go of assumptions and embrace your role as servant-leader to your spouseexperience how God can pour His purpose, passion, and fullness into your relationshipEmptied is a way of life. It's not about trying harder, it's about thinking differently. Only when you are emptied of your own self-focused motivations can God pour new life into you for the abundant marriage and satisfying relationship you long for. Are you ready to approach your marriage poured out, ready to be filled up?Show more
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