The Lines We Cross

The Lines We Cross
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781338118674
Language: en
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A remarkable story about the power of tolerance from one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature, critically acclaimed author Randa Abdel-Fattah. Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it all makes sense to Michael.Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart -- and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated.Mina has had a long and dangerous journey fleeing her besieged home in Afghanistan, and now faces a frigid reception at her new prep school, where she is on scholarship. As tensions rise, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.

The Lines We Cross

The Lines We Cross
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Scholastic UK
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781407173481
Language: en
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Michael is drawn to his new classmate Mina, but they're on opposite sides of an issue that's tearing their town apart. His parents are part of an anti-immigration group, while her family have fled their besieged home in Afghanistan. As tensions rise, lines are drawn and both must decide what they want their world to look like, no matter the cost.

The Lines We Cross

The Lines We Cross
Author: Perfection Learning Corporation
Release: 2020
Editor: Turtleback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1690382805
Language: en
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Ten Things I Hate About Me

Ten Things I Hate About Me
Author: Randa Abdel-fattah
Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780545232036
Language: en
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Randa Abdel-Fattah's new novel about about finding your place in life . . . and learning to accept yourself and your culture. "At school I'm Aussie-blonde Jamie -- one of the crowd. At home I'm Muslim Jamilah -- driven mad by my Stone Age dad. I should win an Oscar for my acting skills. But I can't keep it up for much longer..." Jamie just wants to fit in. She doesn't want to be seen as a stereotypical Muslim girl, so she does everything possible to hide that part of herself. Even if it means pushing her friends away because she's afraid to let them know her dad forbids her from hanging out with boys or that she secretly loves to play the darabuka (Arabic drums).

The Walking Dead Vol 29

The Walking Dead Vol  29
Author: Robert Kirkman
Release: 2018-03-07
Editor: Image Comics
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781534309104
Language: en
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Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene, and Negan all have something to prove. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #169-174

Where the Streets Had a Name

Where the Streets Had a Name
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Release: 2009
Editor: Pan Australia
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780330425261
Language: en
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I need to see Sitti Zeynab one last time. To know if I will have the courage to go ahead with my plan. The two nurses look frazzled and smile wearily at me. 'We must leave now,' they say in urgent tones. 'I won't be long,' I reassure them and I jump up onto the back of the ambulance. I can smell the air of her village, pure and scented. I can see her village as though it were Bethlehem itself. I can smell the almond trees. Hear my heels click on the courtyard tiles. See myself jumping two steps at a time down the limestone stairs. I can see Sitti Zeynab sitting in the front porch of the house. I only have to remember that walk through her memories and I know I can make my promise. I've already lost once. I refuse to lose again. 'Stay alive,' I whisper. 'And you shall touch that soil again.'Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the check points, the curfews, the permit system and Hayaat's best-friend Samy, who is mainly interested in football and the latest elimination on X-Factor, but always manages to attract trouble. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel to Jerusalem. However, while their journey may only be a few kilometres long, it may take a lifetime to complete.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Release: 2012-06-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9781451635751
Language: en
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Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Release: 2009-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101046340
Language: en
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The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Does My Head Look Big in This

Does My Head Look Big in This
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Scholastic UK
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781407148120
Language: en
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Don't panic - I'm Islamic! Amal is a 16-year-old Melbourne teen with all the usual obsessions about boys, chocolate and Cosmo magazine. She's also a Muslim, struggling to honour the Islamic faith in a society that doesn't understand it. The story of her decision to "shawl up" is funny, surprising and touching by turns.

Faith Doubt and Other Lines I ve Crossed

Faith  Doubt  and Other Lines I ve Crossed
Author: Jay Bakker
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Jericho Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781455517626
Language: en
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Innovative pastor Jay Bakker thought he knew God: the God who rigorously patrolled every aspect of his life, the God who chose sides, the God who was always disappointed in him. But through the transformative power of grace, he discovered the God who loved and accepted unconditionally, freeing him to ask the hard questions and delve into one of Christianity's greatest taboos: doubt. In FAITH, DOUBT, AND OTHER LINES I'VE CROSSED, Jay voices the questions that Christians are thinking but won't ask as he chronicles his doubt about God, the Bible, heaven and hell, church, society, relationships, grace, and love. In the process he encourages all of us to welcome "the other", to read the Bible differently but better, to draw together in community, and to seek an unknown God of limitless grace. Brutally honest but full of grace, Jay invites everyone to cross the line, to dig deeper, and to discover a faith that is beyond belief.

Crossing the Lines We Draw

Crossing the Lines We Draw
Author: Matthew Tennant
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0817018123
Language: en
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"In a society increasingly divided along political, theological, cultural, and racial lines, lines that we have drawn to separate "us" from "them," the Christian church is not exempt. How can we respond to the division in the world around us when we are too often polarized ourselves? Pastor and scholar Matthew Tennant offers scriptural insights for developing strategies that will equip people of faith to cross the lines in meaningful dialog within their congregations and in the communities where they live, work, and minister to others"--

The Fashion Committee

The Fashion Committee
Author: Susan Juby
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780143196204
Language: en
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Project Runway meets I'll Give You the Sun in a hilarious and surprising he-said, she-said story about a fashion competition that will change both of their lives, from acclaimed author, Susan Juby. Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn't care less about clothes. But they share one thing in common: both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. And whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship. Told in the alternating voices of Charlie's and John's fashion journals which they're required to keep for the contest, this hilarious and poignant tale perfectly captures what it's like to have an artistic passion so fierce that nothing--not your dad's girlfriend's drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping--can stand in your way.

Color outside the Lines

Color outside the Lines
Author: Sangu Mandanna
Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: Soho Press
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781641290470
Language: en
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This modern, groundbreaking YA anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ+ relationships where differences are front and center. When people ask me what this anthology is about, I’m often tempted to give them the complicated answer: it’s about race, and about how being different from the person you love can matter but how it can also not matter, and it’s about Chinese pirate ghosts, black girl vigilantes, colonial India, a flower festival, a garden of poisons, and so, so much else. Honestly, though? I think the answer’s much simpler than that. Color outside the Lines is a collection of stories about young, fierce, brilliantly hopeful people in love.—Sangu Mandanna, editor of Color outside the Lines With stories by: Samira Ahmed | Elsie Chapman | Lauren Gibaldi | Lydia Kang | Michelle Ruiz Keil | Lori M. Lee | Sangu Mandanna | L.L. McKinney | Anna-Marie McLemore | Danielle Paige | Karuna Riazi | Caroline Tung Richmond | Adam Silvera | Tara Sim | Eric Smith | Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker

The Lines Between Us

The Lines Between Us
Author: Lawrence Lanahan
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: The New Press
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9781620973455
Language: en
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A masterful narrative—with echoes of Evicted and The Color of Law—that brings to life the structures, policies, and beliefs that divide us Mark Lange and Nicole Smith have never met, but if they make the moves they are contemplating—Mark, a white suburbanite, to West Baltimore, and Nicole, a black woman from a poor city neighborhood, to a prosperous suburb—it will defy the way the Baltimore region has been programmed for a century. It is one region, but separate worlds. And it was designed to be that way. In this deeply reported, revelatory story, duPont Award–winning journalist Lawrence Lanahan chronicles how the region became so highly segregated and why its fault lines persist today. Mark and Nicole personify the enormous disparities in access to safe housing, educational opportunities, and decent jobs. As they eventually pack up their lives and change places, bold advocates and activists—in the courts and in the streets—struggle to figure out what it will take to save our cities and communities: Put money into poor, segregated neighborhoods? Make it possible for families to move into areas with more opportunity? The Lines Between Us is a riveting narrative that compels reflection on America’s entrenched inequality—and on where the rubber meets the road not in the abstract, but in our own backyards. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court to the death of Freddie Gray, Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore’s hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it, and fighting it, day in and day out. This eye-opening account of how a city creates its black and white places, its rich and poor spaces, reveals that these problems are not intractable; but they are designed to endure until each of us—despite living in separate worlds—understands we have something at stake.

Whirligig

Whirligig
Author: Paul Fleischman
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781466860322
Language: en
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When sixteen-year-old Brent Bishop inadvertently causes the death of a young woman, he is sent on an unusual journey of repentance, building wind toys across the land. In his most ambitious novel to date, Newbery winner Paul Fleischman traces Brent's healing pilgrimage from Washington State to California, Florida, and Maine, and describes the many lives set into new motion by the ingenious creations Brent leaves behind. Paul Fleischman is the master of multivoiced books for younger readers. In Whirligig he has created a novel about hidden connections that is itself a wonder of spinning hearts and grand surprises.

Catalyst

Catalyst
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Release: 2014-08-07
Editor: Scholastic UK
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781407145228
Language: en
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Thoughtful teen fiction at its finest. Kate Malone: popular straight A student, long-distance runner, pillar of strength to her single-parent dad. She thinks she can she can handle anything. Until it all goes wrong. Kate's life is spiraling out of control - and Kate's about to find out how exhilarating that can be.

Just a Normal Tuesday

Just a Normal Tuesday
Author: Kim Turrisi
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781771387934
Language: en
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For Kai, nothing will ever be normal again. Sixteen-year-old KaiÍs life is shattered forever by a letter from her sister, Jen, which begins, ñIf you are reading this, I am already gone.î Jen has committed suicide. Heartbroken and furious, Kai gets caught in a downward spiral, self-medicating and lashing out. When her parents decide to send her to a summer camp for grieving teens, she resists. But eventually, sharing her feelings with kids who understand helps her move forward ƒ and even fall in love. This stunning novel offers a roadmap for anyone touched by loss or looking for hope in a broken world.

Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines
Author: Paul Volponi
Release: 2011-06-09
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101529041
Language: en
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Adonis is a jock. He's on the football team and he's dating one of the prettiest girls in school. Alan is the new kid. He wears lipstick and joins the Fashion Club. Soon enough the football team is out to get him. Adonis is glad to go along with his teammates . . . until they come up with a dangerous plan to humiliate Alan. Now Adonis must decide whether he wants to be a guy who follows the herd or a man who does what's right. From critically acclaimed author Paul Volponi comes this discussable and finely wrought story of bullies, victims, and the bystanders caught in between.

The Lost Art of Ladyhood

The Lost Art of Ladyhood
Author: Jessie Funk
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Workman Publishing
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781939629999
Language: en
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A teenage girl’s guide to being a confident, classy lady of substance in a substance-less world. In a world where women and girls are constantly under attack from the media with photoshopped, airbrushed images and popstars that tell them all they need to do is party all the time, kiss a lot of boys, be a “mean girl” to gain popularity, max their credit cards to buy designer clothes, etc., The Lost Art of Ladyhood communicates the counterpoint to those of our teen popstars. Happiness does not come from revealing all your skin, going clubbing every weekend where you get so drunk you don’t remember who you kissed, or maxing your credit cards just so you can buy the latest designer jeans. Happiness comes from living a life of character. Teaching girls how to be ladylike has little to do with crossing your ankles and sipping tea correctly; it’s about giving them tools and skills they can use to serve others, to be grateful, to think positively, to set powerful goals, to protect themselves from toxic relationships, and to learn to love themselves enough to where they learn to love others. The Lost Art of Ladyhood is a road map for navigate your way to confidence, classy-ness, character, and learning the lost art of being a lady. Praise for The Lost Art of Ladyhood “[Jessie Funk’s] cool enough to be your older sister and wise enough to be your aunt. The principles in this book will help my daughter and yours grow to become true women of character, confidence, and substance.” —Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert & Host of Parental Guidance “Jessie Funk is a vital voice for the truth, and provides young girls the structure, framework, and inspiration to understand their true beauty and live in a way that creates true success. A girl who knows who she is, what she is worth, and what she can accomplish in her life is unstoppable. These are the types of women we need for the society of tomorrow, so this is the type of education we need to be providing our daughters today.” —Tara starling, founder of Taking Back Beauty Foundation and award-winning Hollywood makeup artist “A beacon of light and goodness in a world that is increasingly dark and difficult for teen girls. . . . [Jessie Funk] helps girls build confidence and self-esteem, teaches about some of the very real dangers that are lurking in this world, and offers a place of safety to share thoughts and dreams in a no judgment zone. I would wholeheartedly recommend [Jessie’s] curriculum for every teen girl.” —Michelle Millburn, author and business coach

Between the Lines

Between the Lines
Author: Nikki Grimes
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780525517177
Language: en
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This thought-provoking companion to Nikki Grimes’ Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings, and connect us with ourselves and others. Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward’s class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell—whether it’s about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent. As Darrian and his classmates get to know one another through poetry, they bond over the shared experiences and truth that emerge from their writing, despite their private struggles and outward differences.