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.
Can you imagine knowing when people will die? Would it be a curse or a blessing? Would you help people or let them die? Well, that is exactly what Leo was challenged with. He’s usually shy anyway, but now he has a real reason to not look people in the eye. When an enemy causes Leo to accidentally look into his best friend's eyes, he sees the worst of all! His friend is going to die in a week by MURDER! The only detail he sees is a jacket with a cobra and his friend with a knife in him. After some long nights of searching and horrible texts, the day finally comes for J.C. to die.
Monsterland is a well-written novel that checks off all the elements needed for a fantastic read. It’s action-packed, comical, has romance, and even emphasizes prevalent themes such as self-acceptance, family dynamics, and bullying. Michael Okon, the author of Monsterland, introduces readers to Wyatt Baldwin and his friends Melvin and Howard Drucker. Wyatt's home life isn’t the best. And he’s in a constant battle with his friends to determine which monsters are best—werewolves, vampires, or zombies.
Just before the start of the Civil War, the Dunnings, a Mormon couple who have settled in Utah, live in constant fear that their son, Tommy, will be taken away from them. Tommy was taken in after his birth parents were murdered in an attack on their wagon train, and his new mother, Eva, and her husband, Bennett, have raised him for the past three years. However, over in Arkansas, the boy’s biological grandmother, Ruby Seddon, has been looking for her grandson ever since she learned of the attack.
Author Dorriah Rogers shares her life story cemented in a traumatic childhood in Twine: A Memoir. Jumping around from childhood to her college years to adulthood, Rogers shares the harshest and most heartbreaking details of her life.
When We Were Brave tells of three very different characters and their very different stories of bravery during tragedy and hardship. With WWII as the backdrop, the three stories are each told from a unique point of view: through the eyes of a child, an SS officer, and a German-American. The child, Izaak, the son of a Jewish man, experiences the challenges of losing his father and then being sent to multiple concentration camps.