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You Will Be Safe Here
South Africa, 1901: At the height of the Second Boer War, Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise, they will be safe.Johannesburg, 2010: Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he's not turning out right, his mother and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they “make men out of boys.” Guaranteed.You Will Be Safe Here is a deeply moving novel of two connected parts. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness.
Wonderland: An Extraordinary Seek-and-Find Coloring Book for Artists (Color Quest)
Color your way through a magical world of hidden objects!Escape on a creative and satisfying seek-and-find adventure with Color Quest: Wonderland. Within this incredible collection lies a unique treasure hunt for puzzlers and artists of all ages. Each turn of the page brings a new and fantastic array of objects and curiosities to behold. Enter a past decade, venture into a strange antique shop, or immerse yourself in a fairytale as you journey through this book. Your quest begins when you start your search for the items listed beneath each enchanting image. Grab your colored pens and pencils and discover new realms of creativity!• 50 beautifully-detailed illustrations of imagined worlds• Find the hidden objects and color them in as you go• Add a rainbow of color to the entire page• Perforated pages allow you to remove and display your finished artwork
Wonderful World ABC
Hopgood, Tim (Ilt)
With bright and joyful art, Wonderful World ABC is a beautiful celebration of letters, cataloging the many wonderful things there are to discover around the world.
Why Would Anyone Go to Church?
There are plenty of reasons to criticize, judge, and even walk away from the church. Many of us have been hurt and rejected. We may see church as insular and irrelevant. Despite this, Kevin Makins believes that the church still matters--perhaps more than ever.When Kevin was 23 and didn't know any better, he started a congregation with some friends who were on the edge of faith. Together they hoped to discover if the church was worth fighting for. In this brutally honest account, he shares their story of becoming a community of misfits, outcasts, and oddballs who would learn that, even with all its faults, the church is worth being a part of . . . and must be reclaimed for good.If you've been burned or burned out by the church, if you've been silenced or misunderstood, if you've left or never even joined in the first place, this candid, hopeful book is your invitation to consider what you miss out on when you give up on church--and what the church misses out on when it gives up on you.
Who's a Good Dog?: A Keepsake Memory Book for My Dog
Fetch a pencil, curl up with your pup, and unleash your thoughts with this keepsake journal for devoted dog lovers. Today is the perfect day to begin recording your adventures together and highlighting what makes your dog the best dog ever.• More than 150 prompts and multiple-choice questions to guide you along.• Inspiring dog quotes and adorable art throughout.• Places to add all of your favorite photos.• Create a keepsake to preserve your memories.• Pay tribute to your four-legged friend and all the ways he or she makes life better.
Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge.But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough.Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives - as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries - will change dramatically as a result.
What You Need to Know About Voting - and Why
Want to change the world? The first step is to exercise your right to vote! In this step by step guide, you can learn everything you need to know. In What You Need to Know About Voting - and Why, law professor and constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle offers practical, useful advice on the mechanics of voting and an enlightening survey of its history and future. • What is a primary?• How does the electoral college work?• Who gets to cast a ballot and why?• How do mail-in ballots work?• How do I register?For new voters, would-be voters, young people and all of us looking ahead to the next election, What You Need to Know About Voting - and Why is a timely and informative guide, providing the background you need in order to make informed choices that will shape our shared destiny for decades to come.
What Unbreakable Looks Like
Lex was taken - trafficked - and now she’s Poppy. Kept in a hotel with other girls, her old life is a distant memory. But when the girls are rescued, she doesn’t quite know how to be Lex again.After she moves in with her aunt and uncle, for the first time in a long time, she knows what it is to feel truly safe. Except, she doesn’t trust it. Doesn't trust her new home. Doesn’t trust her new friend. Doesn’t trust her new life. Instead she trusts what she shouldn’t because that's what feels right. She doesn’t deserve good things.But when she is sexually assaulted by her so-called boyfriend and his friends, Lex is forced to reckon with what happened to her and that just because she is used to it, doesn’t mean it is okay. She’s thrust into the limelight and realizes she has the power to help others. But first she’ll have to confront the monsters of her past with the help of her family, friends, and a new love.Kate McLaughlin’s What Unbreakable Looks Like is a gritty, ultimately hopeful novel about human trafficking through the lens of a girl who has escaped the life and learned to trust, not only others, but in herself.
Ways to Welcome
When everyone knows they’re welcome, the world is a better place - and you might just make a new friend. This sweet, timeless picture book about small acts of kindness in a big world is one that kids and parents are sure to reach for again and again.
Warrior Dog: The True Story of a Navy Seal and His Fearless Canine Partner
When Will Chesney became a Navy SEAL, he never imagined working with dogs. But when he was introduced to Cairo, a Belgian Malinois, they became close immediately. Will and Cairo started working together, side by side, depending on each other for survival in hundreds of critical operations. Soon their band went beyond military service to true friendship.As Will moved on to other assignments, he saw Cairo less and less. Then, in 2011, the call came: Pick up your dog and get back to Virginia. Now.Cairo and Will trained for weeks, but it soon became clear that this was no ordinary mission. Cairo was among the first members of the US military on the ground in Pakistan as part of Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the successful elimination of Osama bin Laden.After the mission, Will went back to his job, until a grenade blast in 2013 left him severely injured. Now it was up to Cairo to save Will's life once more - and then up to Will to be there when Cairo needed him the most.
Want: A Novel
Strong, Lynn Steger
Grappling with motherhood, economic anxiety, rage, and the limits of language, "Want" is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger, insight, and love.Elizabeth is tired. Years after coming to New York to try to build a life, she has found herself with two kids, a husband, two jobs, a PhD—and now they’re filing for bankruptcy. As she tries to balance her dream and the impossibility of striving toward it while her work and home lives feel poised to fall apart, she wakes at ungodly hours to run miles by the icy river, struggling to quiet her thoughts.When she reaches out to Sasha, her long-lost childhood friend, it feels almost harmless—one of those innocuous ruptures that exist online, in texts. But her timing is uncanny. Sasha is facing a crisis, too, and perhaps after years apart, their shared moments of crux can bring them back into each other’s lives.In Want, Lynn Steger Strong explores the subtle violences enacted on a certain type of woman when she dares to want things—and all the various violences in which she implicates herself as she tries to survive.
Vernon Subutex 2 (Vernon Subutex, Bk. 2)
Rock star Alex Bleach might be dead, but he has a secret. It’s a secret that concerns several people, but the only person who can unlock it is Vernon Subutex, former record shop proprietor turned homeless messiah and guru, last seen hallucinating and feverish on a bench. He has tapes of Alex that will shake the world. The hunt is on, and the wolves are closing in.Meanwhile, the cast of lovers and killers in Vernon’s orbit is in violent disarray. Aïcha wants to know the truth behind the death of her mother, the porn star Vodka Satana. And if she finds the bastards responsible, she wants to make them pay, whatever Céleste thinks of her plan. Céleste wants Aïcha to get a grip and stop hanging around with Subutex’s gang of disciples. The Hyena wants to find the Bleach tapes. She wants to untangle her complicated feelings about Anaïs, her boss’s assistant. And speaking of her boss, she does not want Laurent Dopalet to discover how badly she has double-crossed him.Big-shot producer Laurent Dopalet wants the Hyena to find and destroy the Bleach tapes. He wants to forget he ever knew Vodka Satana. He wants people to stop graffitiing his apartment with ludicrous allegations. Above all, he wants people to understand: NONE OF THIS IS HIS FAULT.
The Unready Queen (The Oddmire, Bk. 2)
Human-raised brothers Tinn and Cole join forces with Fable, daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, to stop the fighting between the people of Endsborough and the creatures of the Wild Wood before violence turns into all-out war. Human and goblin brothers Cole and Tinn are finding their way back to normal after their journey to the heart of the Oddmire. Normal, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with them. Fable, the daughter of the Queen of the Deep Dark, has her first true friends in the brothers. The Queen allows Fable to visit Tinn and Cole as long as she promises to stay quiet and out of sight—concealing herself and her magic from the townspeople of Endsborough.But when the trio discovers that humans are destroying the Wild Wood and the lives of its creatures for their own dark purposes, Fable cannot stay quiet. As the unspoken truce between the people of Endsborough and the inhabitants of the Wild Wood crumbles, violence escalates, threatening war and bringing Fable’s mother closer to the fulfillment of a deadly prophecy that could leave Fable a most Unready Queen.
Uncovering a Terrorist (FBI Files, Bk. 3)
Uncovering a Terrorist is the story of the FBI's investigation of Mohamed Mohamud led by Agent Ryan Dwyer, the agent who helped bring him to justice, creating room for the conversation surrounding religious terrorism and its effects around the world.Mohamed Osman Mohamud was an American citizen, a college student at Oregon State University, and a wannabe terrorist. His dream was to go to Yemen, train with al-Qaeda, and travel to Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers. But first, he plotted to detonate a massive bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland.Agent Ryan Dwyer ran the sting operation to see how serious Mohamed was. He and an Arabic-speaking partner, joined by FBI personnel - including two undercover operatives posing as al-Qaeda terrorists - worked month after month to get to know him and keep the people of Portland safe.
Unconquered City (Chronicles of Ghadid, Bk. 3)
Doore, K. A.
Beyond the dunes lies a dangerous menace.Seven years have passed since the Siege - when the undead guul rose - but the memories still haunt Illi Basbowen. Though she trained to be an elite assassin, she now fights in Ghadid's militia force protecting the resurrected city against the monstrous horde.Illi's worst fears are confirmed when foreign general Barca arrives to expose a catastrophic secret hidden on the outskirts of Ghadid.To protect her city and the realm, Illi must leave her desert home in search of answers and cultivate her nascent magical abilities in order to defeat this threat - but how much can she sacrifice to protect everything she knows from devastation?
Unconquerable Sun (The Sun Chronicles, Bk. 1)
Princess Sun has finally come of age.Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected - and feared.But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme - and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead.To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war.
This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community--a Life in Streetwear
The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himselfStreetwear occupies that rarefied space where genuine "cool" coexists with big business; where a star designer might work concurrently with Nike, a tattoo artist, Louis Vuitton, and a skateboard company. It’s the ubiquitous style of dress comprising hoodies, sneakers, and T-shirts. In the beginning, a few brands defined this style; fewer still survived as streetwear went mainstream. They are the OGs, the “heritage brands.” The Hundreds is one of those persevering companies, and Bobby Hundreds is at the center of it all.The creative force behind the brand, Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, has emerged as a prominent face and voice in streetwear. In telling the story of his formative years, he reminds us that The Hundreds was started by outsiders; and this is truly the story of streetwear culture.In This Is Not a T-Shirt, Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds - with anecdotes ranging from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear, this is the tale of Bobby’s commitment to his creative vision and to building a real community.
Theodore Roosevelt! (Action Presidents, Bk. 3)
Van Lente, Fred
U.S. history comes to life like never before in this full-color graphic novel! We all know that Theodore Roosevelt protected the environment and was the cousin of President Franklin Roosevelt. But did you also know that he was the inspiration for the teddy bear, wrote adventure books, and once gave a speech with a gunshot wound in his chest?Wimpy Kid meets the Who Was... series in these hilarious new graphic novels—where the history is real and the jokes are fake—from New York Times bestselling comic book author Fred Van Lente and award-winning cartoonist Ryan Dunlavey.Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents’ bold and hilarious comic-style illustration is perfect for curious minds, filled with timelines, maps, charts, and more, readers will keep learning until the last page.
Thank You for Voting (Young Readers Edition)
Smith, Erin Geiger
A fascinating look into America’s voting history that will inspire young people to get involved!This young readers’ edition of Thank You for Voting, from debut author and journalist Erin Geiger Smith, presents its information in clear, interesting chapters. Broken into three sections - The Stories of How We Got the Vote, Know Before You Vote, and How to Get People to Vote - this is a book that will appeal to kids 8 to 13 who are politically engaged. But it will also help a middle grader who is more focused on just finding good resources for history and social studies reports.Voting is a privilege and a right, but it hasn’t always been for many people. From the founding fathers to Jim Crow to women’s suffrage to gerrymandering - and everything in between - readers will get a look at the complex history of voting and become empowered to ask BIG questions like:• What can I do to support my favorite leader?• Who can I talk to about the issues I believe in?• How can I make a difference in my community?Every citizen has the right to vote. Let each one count!
Taste of Passion (Madaris Family, Bk. 14)
Attorney Mackenzie "Mac" Standfield swore off love when her heart was shattered into a million pieces. But there's one man who has managed to tempt her beyond reason--rodeo star Luke Madaris. Although five years have passed, Mac discovers when she runs into Luke again that the sexual tension is just as charged as ever...When Luke gets injured in a rodeo, he knows the only place where he can recuperate--without being smothered by his worried family--is at Mac's place. After all, like Mac, he has no interest in any romantic entanglements....until being in such close quarters with Mac forces Luke to confront a desire he can no longer fight...With each passing day, Mac and Luke come to realize that their smoldering attraction can be put out only if they surrender to it. But what Mac doesn't realize is that once you give yourself to a Madaris man, there's no turning back...
Take Me With You
From the acclaimed author of The Leaving comes a new psychological thriller that challenges our trust in the electronic devices we keep close.Eden, Eli, Marwan, and Ilanka barely know each other beyond having a class or two together. But when they are all summoned via messaging app to an empty classroom after school, they find a small cube sitting on a desk. Its sides light up with rules for them:Do not tell anyone about the device. Never leave the device unattended.And then, Take me with you . . . or else.At first they think it's some kind of prank or a social experiment orchestrated by the school administration. Still, they follow its instructions until the newly-formed group starts to splinter. Nobody has time for these games--their lives are complicated enough. But the device seems increasingly invested in the private details of their lives. And disobeying its rules has scary--even life-threatening--consequences . . .This timely thriller probes our dependence on personal technology and challenges the notion that our devices are keeping us connected. The truth may very well be the opposite.
Superhero vs. School
Geisel Award-winner Ethan Long shows that every kid has the power to conquer school-day worries once and for all.In the darkest of nights, when all else is lost, Scotty is ready to vanquish any foe. After all, that's what a superhero does.But this hero is about to come face-to-face with his greatest fear, his only weakness: the first day of school!But just when Scotty thinks all hope is lost, he realizes that school is no match for a whole team of heroes--his new friends.
The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive During Their College Years
Hibbs, B. Janet
The paradox of parenting is that the more we lean about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their lives. This becomes particularly necessary, and also particularly challenging, in the years just before and after students head off to college. These years coincide with the emergence of many mood disorders and other mental health issues.When family psychologist Dr. B. Janet Hibbs's own son came home from college mired in a dangerous depressive spiral, she turned to Dr. Anthony Rostain. Now, these two doctors have combined their expertise to corral the crucial emotional skills and lessons that every parent and student can learn for a successful launch from home to college.
Stories You Tell (Roxane Weary, Bk. 3)
A late-night phone call is never good news, especially when you’re Roxane Weary. This one is from her brother Andrew, whose evening was interrupted by an urgent visit from Addison, a hip young DJ and one-time fling, who turns up at his apartment scared and begging to use his phone. She leaves as quickly as she appeared, but now Andrew is worried—especially when Addison never makes it home and her friends and family demand to know where she is. As the police begin to suspect that something may have happened to her, and that Andrew is involved, Roxane tracks Addison’s digital footprint as she goes deeper and deeper into the events preceding her disappearance. Meanwhile, a cop is found dead on the opposite side of town, leading to a swirl of questions surrounding a dance club whose staff—which includes Addison—has suddenly gone AWOL. As Roxane struggles to distinguish the truth from the stories people tell about themselves online, it's clear that the mystery of Addison's whereabouts is just the beginning.
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