The Sapling Years by Shelly Irvine is a personal memoir discussing the author's life journey. As book two of a four book series, it is correctly labeled The Sapling Years because it focuses on the first twenty-one years of Shelly’s life. The underlying theme of this book shines through every chapter and paragraph, teaching that life goes on despite trials and hardships.
Would you rather live a life full of pain and regret or live the perfect dream life? Of course, everyone would rather live a perfect life. Agnes is no exception. After her parents’ divorce, her best friend’s abandonment, and having to deal with her changing body, Agnes is more than ready to ditch her life and make up a new one. So, that’s exactly what she decides to do. While spending the summer away at her dad’s home, Agnes decides to tell everyone she meets about her life, only it isn’t her life at all.
If You Were Me and Lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire is an informative and interactive book detailing the different lives and occurrences of the ancient Mali empire. Imagine time-traveling back to the Mali empire during the 1300s—without ever leaving the comfort of your chair! This historical book puts the reader in the middle of all the action while delivering intriguing facts and information about the time period.
Fire. It’s always fire. He loves it. What happens, however, when his obsession with fire results in a possible murder? This is the impossible question facing Diego Rivera, a 15-year-old, who thinks he killed his abusive step-father in a fire he caused. Now, Diego decides to run and hitchhike across unknown areas of Texas in order to avoid his fate. Escaping guilt and responsibility, however, is not as easy as sticking out a fist and catching the next ride.