Set in New Jersey, Drawing with Whitman is about a girl named Catalynd—“Cat”—who breaks both legs in a car accident. The car accident occurs during a storm, when her mom loses control of the car and hits a tree. Her mom feels very depressed after the car accident, and Cat tries to help her and understand her depression. While all of this is happening, Cat's oldest brother, Buddy, is leaving for college in Florida. Cat is not excited to see him go, because the two have a very close relationship.
Tanya Kofsky has just moved to a new town so her mom can take care of her grandpa. But Tanya finds that, except for a new candidate for class president, the student body largely ignores her. Tanya struggles to navigate the hardheadedness of not only her peers but also her grandpa. To "speak out" against the school principal and his policies, she turns to her favorite (although illegal) art medium—powerful and symbolic graffiti. It turns out that a good majority of the student body agree with her views and want change as well, yet the principal controls everything.
The Raven’s Tale is a fictional story about the teenage life of Edgar Allan Poe. The reader takes a journey through the tale from Poe’s point of view. His struggles as a teenager who loses his parents at a very young age and the experiences of living in a foster home are creatively told using quotes from Poe as well as William Shakespeare’s work. Young Poe faces opposition from his foster father about his writing. This disturbs Poe and has him battling against his Gothic muse.
The Unbranded Student is the ultimate guide to finding the right college, from beginning to end. In all honesty, they cover everything you need to know in order to make the best out of the efforts you put into higher education. This book is an unbiased informational guide about finding your strengths and weaknesses and using those to effectively find the right college that is tailored for you.
Draw 200 Animals is a step-by-step way for learning to draw a huge variety of animals. The animals are divided into nine major categories: horses, cats, dogs, birds, reptile/amphibians, fish/marine life, insects/crawling critters, and mammals. Drawing each animal is taught in six to nine steps, which add detail as the art nears completion. Being given the basic form for each animal, author Lee J. Ames provides student artists a foundation for creating strong sketches.
Former actress and amateur detective Fay Hubbard works with a puppet theatre troupe for the creative but demanding Marion Valentini. Marion brings down the house with a performance of Sleeping Beauty but not for her performance skills nor her ability to construct the intricate puppets. She is found passed out near the puppet controls and dies in the hospital later.
Jotty Alfarnso is a troubled teen in her senior year during 1987. She hates school and principals, but most of all, her stepfather. Despite all of that, her one true passion has always been creating art in her favorite place: Rattlesnake Mountain. With the new school year, a new principal arrives, and at first things don't go Jotty’s way. As if things could not be worse at school, her home life starts to go awry the more her stepfather drinks. At the same time, her friend falls into great need when she is stricken with a health problem.