The fair is the one place that everyone, young or old, loves to be. Sisters Gracie, Lizzie, and Reba Dee Hitt are no exception. Though Gracie doesn't want to admit it, they are all excited to journey through the Tunnel of Time, a thirty-minute ride consisting of different stops with clever animations that teach you about the past. Soon, however, the girls realize that this is not your average ride, at least not this time.
Kale Oswald and Julian Mendez share more in common than they think; they both want to be someone else. As Kale joins the local human rights organization to fulfill his life as a hippie, Julian Mendez is scared for his future as Julia, a transgender woman. When Kale meets Julian, he becomes confused about his sexuality and who he really wants to be. While Julian begins his transition into becoming a woman, Kale realizes that maybe he is wanting to be a hippie and activist for all the wrong reasons.
For high school students Cady and Cooper, the end of their senior year is approaching too quickly. In hopes of making themselves look more interesting once they start college, they come up with the Weekend Bucket List. Cady hopes this list will help her come out of her shell and possibly help her determine whether or not she is in love with her best friend. Cooper also wants to clear up confusion with Cady and face many of his fears head-on.
Despite going to the same school, Kale Oswald and Julian Mendez have no idea the other exists.
Self-proclaimed hippie Kale Oswald hopes that by joining a human rights organization, he will finally feel like he belongs. Instead, he must face the confusion of his own sexuality. In between tie-dying his T-shirts with organic dye and dealing with his “annoying” cousin Hughie, Kale tries to understand his feelings for Julian.
This short story is about the lesson of endurance, despite our imperfections. Written in a first person perspective, the author tells a little bit about himself, along with an experience in his life he hopes others will learn from. The lesson? We win some and we lose some, but we can’t let our failures define us. Those who fail will be led to success. For the author, Jimmy Carter played a role in helping him realize this himself.
In this autobiography with a twist, Lord Banjo (AKA the royal pooch), is a distinguished dog who finds out (through his human owners) that his heritage comes from a long line of royal dogs of the French monarchy. This book is a summary of highlights from a year through his eyes. His writings contain details about his daily life, friends, likes and dislikes, and summer trips. As he writes his memoirs, Banjo is joined by his critter friends, Puddin’ the cat, and Tinker the dog.
Chick in a Basket takes place twelve days before Easter. The Easter Bunny assigns Agent Chicks to deliver a Magic Golden Egg to each child throughout the community. Each day, the children find the egg and perform a good deed. After twelve days of performing these helpful deeds, the children are rewarded with Easter gifts.
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