Outcasts united : a refugee soccer team, an American town
St. John, Warren.
Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 24, 2014
Memories of war, political crackdowns, revolutions, and ethnic cleansing are part of life in Clarkston, Georgia, turned into a refugee center by the federal government. This fast-paced account follows the story of Luma Mufleh, a bright-burning advocate, who started the Fugees soccer team and transformed the town.
Learn all about twenty-eight of the best players competing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, from unstoppable scorers like Messi and Ronaldo to crafty playmakers like Iniesta and Modric, and ironclad defenders like Philipp Lahm and Thiago Silva. Get the inside scoop on their strengths and weaknesses heading into the showdown in Brazil.
“This picture book has it all. A boy and his dragon! Beautiful splashes of color among black-and-white pages! Hidden pictures! Different items to count on each page! Follow along and help find the lost dragon in this tale that is great fun for everyone!” (Jen Steele, Boswell Book Company)
From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss-in-Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires, werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
Sneaky pirates give Uncle Willy the old heave-ho - and steal his pie! But he has a plan to foil those pie rats, and to make Busytown Bay safe again. "The bold-colored illustrations and a large typeface will contribute to the book's success with beginning readers." (School Library Journal)
Charleston tea shop owner Theodosia Browning always seems to find herself steeped in mystery and murder. This compilation contains her first three cozy mysteries: Death by Darjeeling; Gunpowder Green and Shades of Earl Grey.
As a child, Elizabeth White was sent from her war-torn London home to a safer life in the small Irish town of Kilgarret. It was there, in the crowded, chaotic O'Connor household, that she met Aisling-who would become her very best friend. Aisling's boldness brought Elizabeth out of her proper shell; later, her support carried Elizabeth through the painful end of her parents' chilly marriage. Through the years, they always believed they could overcome any conflict. They believed they could survive anything, as long as they had each other. Now they're about to find out if they were right.
Cal Weaver, private investigator, picks up Claire, a teen hitchhiker. " The next day, Claire's best friend, Hanna, is found murdered after disguising herself as Claire to provide diversion for Claire's escape. When police target Cal for Hanna's murder, he knows that finding Claire and discovering why she ran is the only way to keep them both safe. . .Another success for Barclay, with unfettered storytelling, rapid pacing, and sympathetic characters primed to please hordes of eager summer readers."
"In her first fantasy work, Printz Awardwinner Marchetta (Jellicoe Road) spins a sprawling yet intimate tale about a doomed kingdom and its struggle for reclamation. Magic, romance, intrigue, and adventure all play their parts as this dense, intricate epic unfolds, and flawed, memorable heroes fight for their kingdom's redemption.(Publishers Weekly)
Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally. She busies herself with a job she doesn't like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family's dramas. But Lucy is about to find out that this is one appointment she can't miss, when Life shows up at her door, in the form of a sloppy but determined man. "Highly addictive, fast-paced and chock-full of both quirky characters and clever banter." (Kirkus Reviews)
Little Blue, a young humpback whale, has never made the long migration up the coast, and he is worried about his first long journey with Papa. "Stunning artwork takes readers into the lush, inviting waters filled with marine life swimming effortlessly across the pages. The blend of text and vivid mixed-media illustrations make this original story a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas' songs in their lives." (School Library Journal)
One enemy spy knows the secret of the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Needle"--who holds the key to the ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is coming to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.
"Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning--meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss." (Time)
"A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? ... Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider's view ... you'll barely finish this many-tentacled tale before you start clamoring form former ADA Landay's next." (Kirkus Reviews)