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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Jason Reynolds
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2015-09-29
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781481463355


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EDITORIAL REVIEW: *The All-American Boys* is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their glory in this dramatically revised and updated edition that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider's view of the pervasive ""astropolitics"" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, *The All-American Boys* resonates with Cunningham's passion for humanity's destiny in space which endures today. This is a story of the triumph of American heroes. Cunningham brings us into NASA's training program and reveals what it takes to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7. This new edition includes an update of the manned space program and his ""tell it like it is"" observation of NASA's successes and failures. It also includes commentary on the Shuttle disasters of Challenger and Columbia and his views on what NASA should be doing to get back on track and to regain public support.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Walter Cunningham
Publisher : ipicturebooks
Release Book : 2010-07-15
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1596874538


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Author Book : Brendan Kiely
Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
Release Book : 2017-06-12
Download Book : 248 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783125799028


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Looks at the experiences of American draft dodgers in Canada during the Vietnam War, arguing that many of these young men were motivated not only by their opposition to the war but also by their sense of alienation from American society as a whole.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Frank Kusch
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 173 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0275972682


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From New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renée Watson comes a captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban novel about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change. Maya Younger and her identical twin sister, Nikki, have always agreed on the important things. Friends. Boys. School. They even plan to attend the same historically African American college. But nothing can always remain the same. As their Portland neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, Maya feels her connection to Nikki and their community slipping away. Nikki spends more time at trendy coffee shops than backyard barbecues, and their new high school principal is more committed to erasing the neighborhood's "ghetto" reputation than honoring its history. Home doesn't feel like home anymore. As Maya struggles to hold on to her black heritage, she begins to wonder with whom--or where--she belongs. Does growing up have to mean growing apart?

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Renée Watson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Book : 2015-02-03
Download Book : 250 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781619632134


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A gay man who fled his hometown in a cloud of scandal and guilt returns home to his estranged family—and the boy he left behind The first call is from Wally Day’s estranged mother, begging him to come home. The second is from Sebastian Garafolo, a Brown’s Mill cop Wally last spoke to when he confessed to having underage sex in the old apple orchard. Today, Garafolo is calling about something else entirely: Wally’s cousin Kyle is missing. Twenty years ago, Wally fled his hometown in shame. He returns to a place that has barely changed, where he knows who walks the streets by day and who comes out at night. Now, as circumstances force him to confront the events that drove him to leave who he was far behind, Wally must also face dark truths about his family . . . about a shattering night and a crime that still haunts him and shaped the man he has become. If he has any hope of embracing the future, he must first make peace with his past. All American Boy is a stunning novel about forbidden love, forgiveness, and hard-won redemption.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : William J. Mann
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Book : 2014-09-30
Download Book : 242 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781497667167


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High school seniors Neil and Paul are in love but find that their families and schoolmates have trouble accepting a gay relationship.

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Genre Book : Coming out (Sexual orientation)
Author Book : Frank Mosca
Publisher : Alyson Books
Release Book : 1983
Download Book : 116 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0932870449


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Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Jason Reynolds
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2015-01-06
Download Book : 255 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442459502


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“In a lyrical and hard-hitting exploration of betrayal and healing, the son of a Connecticut socialite comes to terms with his abuse at the hands of a beloved priest” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). As sixteen-year-old Aidan Donovan’s fractured family disintegrates around him, he searches for solace in a few bumps of Adderall, his father’s wet bar, and the attentions of his local priest, Father Greg—the only adult who actually listens to him. When Christmas hits, Aidan’s world collapses in a crisis of trust when he recognizes the darkness of Father Greg’s affections. He turns to a crew of new friends to help make sense of his life: Josie, the girl he just might love; Sophie, who’s a little wild; and Mark, the charismatic swim team captain whose own secret agonies converge with Aidan’s. The Gospel of Winter maps the ways love can be used as a weapon against the innocent—but can also, in the right hands, restore hope and even faith. Brendan Kiely’s unflinching and courageous debut novel exposes the damage from the secrets we keep and proves that in truth, there is power. And real love.

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Genre Book : Young Adult Fiction
Author Book : Brendan Kiely
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2014-01-21
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781442484917


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A manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping. Arranged by season.

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Genre Book : Amusements
Author Book : Daniel Carter Beard
Publisher :
Release Book : 1890
Download Book : 441 Pages
ISBN-10 : NYPL:33433066624838