Red Midnight

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HarperCollins Espanol #ad - So santiago and angelina set sail in a sea kayak their Uncle Ramos built while dreaming of his own escape. When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Sailing through narrow channels guarded by soldiers, and days of painful heat and raging storms, Santiago and Angelina face an almost impossible voyage hundreds of miles across the open ocean, shark-infested waters, heading for the hope of a new life in the United States.

Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guatemala behind forever.

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Ghost of Spirit Bear

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HarperCollins #ad - In award-winning author ben mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution. Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it’s returning home and facing high school that he’s not sure he can handle.

Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. He has to change his world. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together.

Ghost of Spirit Bear #ad - So when peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target to the bullies, Cole’s suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island? In this tale of teenage survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself.

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Stranded new cover

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Disney-Hyperion #ad - But most importantly, Koby starts to recognize her own strength and courage. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Day after day, she visits the whales as they begin their long road to recovery. Between the smothering concern of her separated parents and the awkward glances from the kids at school, Koby only feels at home when she is on the ocean in her dinghy.

Stranded new cover #ad - That all changes when she rescues two dying pilot whales. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. Koby's whole life changed after the accident four years ago. Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. She finds a new friend in Dr. Tracy michaels, a veterinarian, and gains the admiration of her classmates.

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Tree Girl

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HarperTeen #ad - Over dangerous miles and months of hunger and thirst, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. They call Gabriela Tree Girl. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On.

She vows to be tree girl no more and joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky.

Tree Girl #ad - Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? Ages 12+ Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia.

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Touching Spirit Bear

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HarperCollins #ad - In his napra nautilus award-winning novel touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble.

. Thoughts of his abusive parents, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, helpless Peter, from his victims, and from himself. Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. But instead of jail time, cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways.

Touching Spirit Bear #ad - And have everyone waiting for the sequel. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Great product! Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead.

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Petey new cover

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Disney-Hyperion #ad - And have everyone waiting for the sequel. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Great product! . Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. Disney-Hyperion. Bound by his wheelchair and struggling to communicate with the people around him, Petey finds a way to remain kind and generous despite the horrific conditions in his new "home.

Through the decades, he befriends several caretakers but is heartbroken when each eventually leaves him. In 1922, at the age of two, petey's distraught parents commit him to the state's insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually suffering from severe cerebral palsy. That changes after he is moved into a nursing home and meets a young teen named Trevor Ladd; he sees something in the boy and decides to risk friendship one last time.

Petey new cover #ad - But after hearing more of his story, Trevor learns that there is much more to Petey than meets the eye. Determined not to be hurt again, he vows to no longer let hope of lifelong friends and family torment him. Petey is a touching story of friendship, discovery, and the uplifting power of the human spirit.

Trevor, new to town and a bit of a loner, is at first weary of the old man in the wheelchair.

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Sparrow Hawk Red new cover

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Hyperion Book CH #ad - Disney-Hyperion. With her help, he must find a way to get into the drug cartel's compound and take the plane - or end up as yet another casualty in the raging drug war. In this thrilling novel, author ben mikaelsen sheds light on America’s war on drugs and the grittiness of street life while exploring an unexpected friendship and the healing power of family.

Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Great product! He runs away to mexico, disguising himself as one of the many rateros, or homeless children.

Sparrow Hawk Red new cover #ad - . When thirteen-year-old ricky Diaz discovers that his mother was actually murdered by drug dealers, he's desperate for revenge. But his father, a former drug enforcement agent, refuses the mission the DEA now offers: to steal an airplane with an American-made radar detector that the cartel uses to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

Angry with his father for throwing away the chance to avenge his mother, Ricky decides to take matters into his own hands – he will steal the plane. Life on the streets proves extremely hard and dangerous, and he's barely surviving when he meets Soledad, a crafty but kindhearted ratera.

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Jungle of Bones

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. Disney-Hyperion. Dylan barstow has finally crossed the line. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole. Scholastic. Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old.

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Rescue Josh McGuire

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Great product! . Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. And have everyone waiting for the sequel.

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Jungle of Bones

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Scholastic Inc. #ad - Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan barstow has finally crossed the line. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. Deep in the steamy jungles of papua new guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life.

Jungle of Bones #ad - Scholastic. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer.

Disney-Hyperion. Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Great product! But uncle todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs.

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How to Steal a Dog: A Novel

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Square Fish #ad - Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. Praise for touching spirit bear From Voya: Cole's Story Will Fascinate Young And Old. And she has her heart set on improving their situation. Square Fish. When georgina spots a missing-dog poster with a reward of five hundred dollars, the solution to all her problems suddenly seems within reach.

Disney-Hyperion. And have everyone waiting for the sequel. This title has Common Core connections. Ever since her father left and they were evicted from their apartment, her family has been living in their car. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out of it.

How to Steal a Dog: A Novel #ad - Georgina Hayes is desperate. What happens next is the last thing she expected. How to steal a dog is a 2008 bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. School library journal: mikaelen's Portrayal Of This Angry, Manipulative, Damaged Teen Is Dead On. Great product! All she has to do is "borrow" the right dog and its owners are sure to offer a reward.

Scholastic. With her mama juggling two jobs and trying to make enough money to find a place to live, Georgina is stuck looking after her younger brother, Toby.

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