Catalynd Jewett Hamilton has always lived a peaceful life with her family on their old farmstead at the top of Sourland Mountain in New Jersey. But after she and her mother get in a bad car accident, Cat ends up in a wheelchair with two broken legs and her mom begins to suffer from depression. With her older brother leaving for college, Cat has to take charge and guide her family back to happiness.
Luckily for Cat, a new friend named Benton Whitman arrives just in time to help. Benton is a painter who moves into the studio-barn on the Hamilton property and teaches Cat about art. He encourages her to express herself through creative outlets like painting. During their lessons, Cat also learns that Benton is descended from Walt Whitman, a writer who becomes a figure of inspiration for Cat as she works on an important art report for school.
While discovering art and literature, Cat finds inner strength to face her family's struggles, encouraging her mom to seek help for her depression as she aims to build a better life. Drawing with Whitman is a novel for middle grade readers that tackles the tough subjects--and offers rays of brightly colored light.
After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief. During his journey, he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?
Fourteen-year-old Tanya Kofsky is invisible. She hates that no one listens to her, at home or at her new school. So as student elections get underway, Tanya starts secretly painting controversial images on the walls of the school. Soon everyone is talking about this amazing artist with a lot to say.
The election results turn out to be a catalyst for more rebellion. And not just from students. Teachers, tired of the principal's authoritarian leadership, start promoting self-expression. Even the lunch ladies join in, ignoring the strictly controlled menu and serving more nutritious and culturally diverse fare.
But can this revolution effect real change? Or will speaking up lead to complete disaster?
Tammy and her friends from the Lady Tigers fastpitch softball team are a force to be reckoned with, but the boys don’t seem to think softball is that hard. When the challenge is accepted, both the girls and the boys have an eye-opening experience. The Lady Tigers know what it truly means to play like a girl.
The Tiger Like Me fosters imagination with the story of a brave young girl who dares to be different. Following the call of her adventurous spirit, she encounters inspiring creatures of the jungle who remind her to face her fears, recognize the beauty of the present moment, and courageously get herself out of danger.
Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators helps women of color overcome obstacles that could prevent them from pursuing and staying in tech careers. Contrary to popular belief, tech careers are diverse and fun―and go far beyond just coding. This book shows readers that today's tech careers are incredibly dynamic. Learn how both hard and soft skills―communication, public speaking, networking―can help women succeed in tech.
Rex Bright enjoys drawing in notebooks and dreaming. He’s thirteen, and his life is ordinary. Until he sees a face in a cloud, which changes everything. Rex glimpses the girl from an airplane window while travelling to his aunt and uncle’s farm for the summer. Her features are so perfect, Rex can’t believe she’s only vapor. But Cloud Girl is real. A week later, Skyclyffe, a mysterious airship cloaked in a cumulus, abducts Rex and his family. The captors expect the Brights to live in their flying city forever. And although he’s kidnapped, Rex loves the craft filled with robots, scientific discoveries, and silvery-white beings. Before long, Rex will be forced to decide whether to escape, or if Skyclyffe and its secret wonders are worth never stepping foot on Earth again.
Cindy goes through a process of discovery that she is a witch with a need to protect herself spiritually from Satan's attacks on her psyche. In the spiritual realm, Shy Spy and the Holy Spirit help Cindy along with her learning journey. In the physical realm, Lady Ashley Le Bann and Jane Moon are witches, and they teach her some stuff, including Reiki, Merlin's healing technique, and sacred circles.