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Warrior Heir

Warrior Heir

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A teen from Ohio discovers he's the last in a long line of magical warriors chosen to fight to the death.

Before he knew about the Roses, sixteen-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great--until he loses control and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people living among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game: a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death.

As if his bizarre magical heritage weren't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind--he's one of the last of the warriors, at a time when both houses are scouting for a player. Can he learn to control his magic and fight off the Wizards who would claim him? Find out in the first book in the epic Heir Chronicles series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima!

Warriors! Inspirational Stories of Women Who Fought to Find Their Healing

Warriors! Inspirational Stories of Women Who Fought to Find Their Healing

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Dr. Na'Tasha Evans highlights the inspirational stories of incredible Black women who fought to find their healing. This collection of stories explore how the intersection of race, class, and gender has influenced their lives. As they share their stories and allow us to enter their lives, they demonstrate bravery, strength, and resiliency. They are women who fought to find their healing. They are Warriors!
Way of the River: Kellandale Wood (Book One)

Way of the River: Kellandale Wood (Book One)

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Life is perfect for fifteen-year-old Elinora Wolton...for the most part. Anxious by nature and resistant to the often painful metamorphosis of growing up, she is most content when she is able to avoid uncomfortable feelings and experiences. This proves easy enough to do living a secure, sheltered life at Kellandale, a quiet country estate that has been isolated from many of the world's problems.

But in Kellandale Wood (Book One): The Way of the River, a middle grade fantasy/adventure set long ago in the country of Eldmoor, this estate also happens to sit on the edge of a vast forest. Known as Wyches Wood to some, it is a forest with a centuries-old reputation of being haunted. No one has dared to enter it for the last two hundred years, and Elinora and her precocious, easily bored younger sister Tillie have been strictly forbidden from going near it by their parents-a fact that drives Tillie mad.

This all changes when they witness a man dropping a mysterious parcel into the river within their property. Despite Elinora's initial reluctance, Tillie, curious and relentlessly persistent, persuades Elinora to go searching for it with her, taking them deep into the woods. There they discover an abandoned young wolfhound with an extraordinary ability, setting them off on a dangerous rescue mission and pitting them against a greedy and unscrupulous man.

As they begin to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abandonment, they discover what links their family to the forest, and the forest to the pup's own traumatic past. Together with their many allies, Elinora and Tillie set out to achieve what seems impossible, ultimately revealing the truth of the legendary enchanted woods and the mystic river that flows through it.

WE MADE IT TO SCHOOL ALIVE

WE MADE IT TO SCHOOL ALIVE

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Quartez Harris is the author of the debut full-length poetry collection We Made It To School Alive, published by Twelve Arts Press. The collection eloquently centers the humanity of students of color while revealing how they establish self-worth and optimism in spite of a backdrop of structural barriers.

We Were Giants

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Wearing My Weird : In the Great White North

Wearing My Weird : In the Great White North

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Life is weird! Yep, it sure is. Especially in Canada, where even the money is called "Loony." Journey with me as I share my own personal story about what it's like growing up always feeling a little different. You can move from one country to another, but no matter how far you travel, you can never escape from the true YOU. Hey, take it from me. I tried. In these stories you'll meet real characters from my childhood who were also delightfully strange. That includes my little sister, Mom and Dad, a few quirky friends, my Nana and Soupy, and a big fat cat called Bingo.Yes, life is weird. And there's one thing I learned growing up: It just keeps getting weirder.And I guess so do I
Wearing My Weird: In the U.S. of A.

Wearing My Weird: In the U.S. of A.

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Moving from Canada to North Carolina brought many lessons, including making new friends, learning to ask "what kind of meat is this?" before eating, and how to deal with disappointment. But the most important lesson learned was: No matter how far you travel, your "weird" travels with you.This book takes you on a journey with Wendy as she discovers her first steps toward self acceptance, awareness, and understanding.At the same time, she experiences culture shock during her first year living in the South. Everything about this new environment is alien to her, and she feels a little like an alien herself while she tries to adjust, and begins to wonder if she will ever find a place where she "fits in."
Wearing My Weird: The Journey Begins

Wearing My Weird: The Journey Begins

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It's hard when you have to say goodbye to your best friends, your school, and even your dearest pets - when your parents decide it's time to move someplace new. It's hard enough moving from one side of town to the other... but imagine what it would be like moving to a whole other country?Now THAT is weird.And it's really tough, too.Change can be exciting, and change can be scary. But mostly change just makes life insanely weird... and all you want at that point is for things to just be normal again.Journey with me in this book to experience the excitement, the weird, and the wonder of facing my family's decision to move from Canada to the States.
Weight of Heaven : A Novel

Weight of Heaven : A Novel

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From the bestselling author of THE SPACE BETWEEN US comes an emotionally-charged story about unexpected death, unhealed wounds, and the price one father will pay to protect himself from pain and loss.

"Powerful. . . . Twisty, brimming with dark humor and keen moral insight, The Weight of Heaven packs a wallop on both a literary and emotional level. . . . Umrigar . . . is a descriptive master." -- Christian Science Monitor

From Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us, comes The Weight of Heaven. In the rich tradition of the acclaimed works of Indian writers such as Rohinton Mistry, Akhil Sharma, Indra Sinha, and Jhumpa Lahiri, The Weight of Heaven is an emotionally charged story about unexpected death, unhealed wounds, and the price one father will pay to protect himself from pain and loss. Additionally, it offers unique perspectives, both Indian and American, on the fragmented nature of globalized India.

Weird? Me, Too! Let's Be Friends

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