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How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child

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Katherine Tegen Books #ad - With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. Remarkably, the rebel didn’t pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped. Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. And it started with middle school in New York.

In this memoir, of her hope for the future, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, and how she found a way to give voice to her people. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Eventually, through a united Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect.

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child #ad - Junior library guild selection * new york public library's best books for teens * goodreads choice awards nonfiction finalist * chicago public library’s Best of the Best Books for Teens: Nonfiction * 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction List * YALSA's 2018 Quick Picks List  * Bank Street's 2018 Best Books of the Year“This gut-wrenching, poetic memoir reminds us that no life story can be reduced to the word ‘refugee.

New york times book review“a critical piece of literature, contributing to the larger refugee narrative in a way that is complex and nuanced. School library journal starred reviewthis profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, immigrated to America, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, and overcame her trauma through art and activism.

Sandra was just ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head.

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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

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Flatiron Books #ad - The children had been thrust into Doaa's arms by their drowning relatives, all refugees who boarded a dangerously overcrowded ship bound for Italy and a new life. Fleming brings a moral urgency to the narrative. The new yorker"fleming deftly illustrates the pain of those who choose to leave Syria. And her book is ultimately a story of hope.

Newsweekadrift in a frigid sea, no land in sight, just debris from the ship's wreckage and floating corpses all around, nineteen-year-old Doaa Al Zamel stays afloat on a small inflatable ring and clutches two little girls—barely toddlers—to her body. For days as doaa drifts, she prays for rescue and sings to the babies in her arms.

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival #ad - Urgently required reading. People"Deeply affecting. She must stay alive for them. In the midst of the most pressing international humanitarian crisis of our time, Melissa Fleming paints a vivid, unforgettable portrait of the triiumph of the human spirit. This is the moment when Doaa's struggle for survival really begins.

This emotionally charged, eye-opening true story that represents the millions of unheard voices of refugees who risk everything in a desperate search for the promise of a safe future.

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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

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Mariner Books #ad - Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. Gabourey sidibe’s delightful memoir offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional,  this Is Just My Face will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true.

Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, race, celebrity, fashion, weight, haters, and depression “Sidibe’s heartfelt exploration of insecurity . This memoir is a book you will want to give your daughter. New york times  “sidibe’s hilarious twitter account is no fluke—the Empire actress’s memoir about growing up in New York City and finding unexpected fame in Hollywood is sharp, witty, and wonderfully substantive.

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare #ad - Entertainment Weekly. Makes us love her” —O Magazine. Sidibe tells engrossing,  inspiring stories about her bed-stuy/harlem/senegalese family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway, her first job as a phone sex “talker, ” and her Oscar-nominated role in Lee Daniels’s Precious.

What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift. Roxane gay   in this is just my face,  gabourey sidibe—the “gives-zero-effs queen of Hollywood AND perceptive best friend in your head” Lena Dunham—paints her unconventional rise to fame with full-throttle honesty.

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Dear Martin

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Ember #ad - For answers. Words fly. Morris Award Finalist. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack. Vivid and powerful. Booklist, starred review   "A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice.

Publishers Weekly. King to find out. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce mcallister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs.

Dear Martin #ad - Powerful, wrenching. John green, #1 new york times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down"Raw and gripping. Jason reynolds, captivating, #1 new york times bestselling author of the hate u giveraw, nic stone joins industry giants jason reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling debut, and undeniably real, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, a William C.

Then comes the day justyce goes driving with his best friend, music turned up—way up, windows rolled down, Manny, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Martin Luther King Jr. Shots are fired.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

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Flatiron Books #ad - Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. And by examining the details of ricky’s case, to unearth long-buried family secrets, she is forced to face her own story, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime. But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s.

It's just astounding. Paula hawkins, author of into the Water and The Girl on the Train"This book is a marvel. This groundbreaking, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, heart-stopping work, and powerful, ten years in the making, than we could ever imagine.

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir #ad - Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. Pushes the boundaries of writing about trauma. The new york times“a true crime masterpiece” – vogue entertainment weekly "must" list and best books of the Year So FarReal Simple's Best New Books Guardian Best Book of the YearLambda Literary Award WinnerChautauqua Prize Winner "The Fact of a Body is one of the best books I've read this year.

But the moment convicted murderer ricky langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes -- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories.

The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty.

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Everybody's Son: A Novel

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Harper #ad - Following in his adopted family’s footsteps, too, Anton, rises within the establishment. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of the space between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, privilege, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, class, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, one white.

During a terrible heat wave in 1991—the worst in a decade—ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, for seven days, alone, without air conditioning or a fan. But when he discovers the truth about his life, and his adopted parents, his birth mother, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most.

Everybody's Son: A Novel #ad - Hot, and desperate, hungry, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores—actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come.

With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. She never meant to leave anton—she went out for a quick hit and was headed right back, until her drug dealer raped her and kept her high. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail.

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They Both Die at the End

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HarperTeen #ad - Adam silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. New york times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * a school library journal best book of the year * a kirkus best book of the year * a booklist editors' choice of 2017 * a bustle best ya novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and rufus are total strangers, for different reasons, but, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the last friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.

They Both Die at the End #ad - In the tradition of before i fall and if i stay, more happy than not, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, the New York Times called “profound. ”.

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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

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Harper Wave #ad - Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. A story of the fragility of the mind, and the tenacity of the human spirit, radiant with compassion, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, and written with dazzling lyricism, above all, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco.

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - . But, giulia had another breakdown, soon after Jonas was born, and then a third a few years after that. International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance.

When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month.

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Oreo New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - What ensues is a playful, and mixing standard English, modernized parody of the classical odyssey of Theseus with a feminist twist, immersed in seventies pop culture, black vernacular, and Yiddish with wisecracking aplomb. Her black mother tours with a theatrical troupe, and her Jewish deadbeat dad disappeared when she was an infant, leaving behind a mysterious note that triggers her quest to find him.

Oreo, navigates the labyrinth of sound studios and brothels and subway tunnels in Manhattan, our young hero, seeking to claim her birthright while unwittingly experiencing and triggering a mythic journey of self-discovery like no other. A pioneering, dazzling satire about a biracial black girl from Philadelphia searching for her Jewish father in New York CityOreo is raised by her maternal grandparents in Philadelphia.

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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

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Plume #ad - Bae. Comedian phoebe robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of “the black friend, ” as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel “isn’t that. White people music?”; she's been called “uppity” for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all.

A new york times best seller • “a must-read. Phoebe robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, and specific way, real, it penetrates your brain and stays with you. Ilana glazer, co-creator and co-star of broad citya hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe RobinsonBeing a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day.

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain #ad - Jesus, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, ” to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. Time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it.

Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is “Queen.

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The Astonishing Color of After

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. In her search, uncovering family secrets, she winds up chasing after ghosts, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, axel, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, her mother was taking her own life.

Alternating between real and magic, the astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, past and present, grief, hope and despair, art, friendship and romance, and love. This is a very special book. John green, love, and family, bestselling author of the Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng.

The Astonishing Color of After #ad - An apala honor booka walter award honor bookleigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird.

Emily X. R.

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