Ash wishes more than anything in the world to be normal. But it seems that he is meant to be anything but normal. His life begins to rapidly change when his strange aunt gives him a mysterous history book. At first, he is bored by the gift; however, he soon realizes that the book has the power to transport him into the past as a ghost! It sends him to America in the late 1700's, and there he meets his ancestor, Sara, whom he is destined to protect from dark shadows trying to cause catastrophy.
In communist Czechoslovakia, lives a teenage boy named Patrik, who does not agree with the ways of the party. He tries to speak out against them with his best friend Danika, but the members of the party are always spying. Things really start to change for Patrik when Danika begins to agree with the communists and become very close with members of the party, while at the same time, he realizes he might just be in love with her. Will Patrik be able to escape the horror of the communist world he is living in? Or will he be caught by the party and suffer the consequences?
The stories of Harriet Tubman and Solomon Northrup have been made into movies, books, documentaries. In "Etched in Clay," we learn about a slave named Dave, who fights against slaverly using only a pot, a stick, and his words. This book is written through a series of poems and block print pictures that help you understand the hardships and horror of slavery. Enter the life of Dave in this beautifully written book about hope, fear, love, and most importantly, humanity.
In 1798, in the mounatins of Southern France, woodsmen returned to the small village of Lacaune, with a wild boy in their hands. Crowds gathered around him, pointing and laughing.This was his first encounter, that he could remember, with the race he was apart of. So, this begins the story of the wild boy, also known as the Savage of Aveyron, and the long journey he took that brought him all the way to Paris. Throughout this non-fiction retelling, the wild boy learns to live in society and discovers what it really means to be human.
Becca, an average teenager, never thought she would have to wield a sword. But after her little brother Timmy is abducted, she has no choice. Throughout her journey, Becca begins to discover that she can do things she never thought she could do. With the help of Master Miyamoto, her newfound friend Mike, and a seemingly nerdy boy name Joey, she must journey into the Shadow Realm and take back what is rightfully hers. Read "Jade Dreams" to learn how Becca embarks on a perilous journey of self discovery and adventure.
Sing Da Navelli lives and breathes music. Her parents were famous musicians, and now she aspires to be a singer. Finally, after years of hard work, Sing is accepted into Dunhammond Conservatory, a prestigious high school for growing musicians and singers. Upon her arrival, it is announced that the school will be putting on Angelique, an opera written at Dunhammond and the very opera that Sing's mother died playing the lead in. Sing is very excited until she is cast as the understudy to the lead.