Not Here To Be Liked

Not Here To Be Liked
Author: Michelle Quach
Publsiher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-09-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781801315227

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Falling in love wasn't part of the plan.Eliza Quan fully expects to be voted the next editor-in-chief of her school paper. She works hard, she respects the facts, and she has the most experience. Len DiMartile is an injured star baseball player who seems to have joined the paper just to have something to do. Naturally, the staff picks Len to be their next leader. Because while they may respect Eliza, they don't particularly like her - but right now, Eliza is not here to be liked. She's here to win.But someone does like Eliza. A lot.Shame it's the boy standing in the way of her becoming editor-in-chief....

Not Here

Not Here
Author: Hieu Nguyen
Publsiher: Coffee House Press
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2018-04-10
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781566895194

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Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen’s poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved.

We Are Not from Here

We Are Not from Here
Author: Jenny Torres Sanchez
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-05-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781984812278

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A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events. A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book! A BookPage Best Book of 2020! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020! A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020! A New York Public Library 2020 Top 10 Best Book for Teens! Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life--if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go. In this striking portrait of lives torn apart, the plight of migrants at the U.S. southern border is brought to light through poignant, vivid storytelling. An epic journey of danger, resilience, heartache, and hope. Praise for We Are Not From Here: “A fierce and tender story...Relevant, timely, and perceptive.” --Margarita Engle, winner of the Pura Belpre Award and Newbery Honor "With poignant, exhausting lyricism and heart wrenching poetic prose, Jenny Torres Sanchez digs deep and shows us the throbbing, aching corazón--the hopeful, unbreakable spirit of the embattled immigrant. A book for the starving, lost soul." --Guadalupe García McCall, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Under the Mesquite "An incredibly powerful, soul-searing YA. [I]mportant and necessary.... I could not put this book down." --Padma Venkatraman, award-winning author of The Bridge Home "One of the most relevant and needed young adult novels of the year, a must-read." --Jennifer Mathieu, critically acclaimed author of The Liars of Mariposa Island and Moxie "An achingly beautifully story...masterfully told...Jenny Torres Sanchez is a true leader within young adult fiction." --Christina Diaz Gonzalez, award-winning author of The Red Umbrella "We Are Not From Here is absolutely stunning. It's raw and real, gritty and gorgeously told. A story that's painfully relevant today, and told with such precision and beauty, you can feel it. It's breathtaking and left me absolutely breathless." --Lauren Gibaldi, author of This Tiny Perfect World "[This] is a book that will mark your heart. Jenny Torres Sanchez challenges us to feel, empathize and understand. A searing, necessary and ultimately beautiful book." --Alexandra Villasante, critically acclaimed author of The Grief Keeper * "A brutally honest, not-to-be-missed narrative...gripping, heart-wrenching, and thrilling." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW * "A candid, realistic story that will leave readers thinking about the characters--and about our own world--long after the last page." --SLJ, STARRED REVIEW * "Gripping, poignant...this soul-shaking narrative [recalls] the works of Gabriel García Márquez." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW * "A devastating read that is difficult to put down, this unforgettable book unflinchingly illuminates the experiences of those leaving their homes to seek safety in the United States." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

My Teacher s Not Here

My Teacher   s Not Here
Author: Lana Button
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781525300790

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There’s trouble at school today! “Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” How will Kitty get through the day without her teacher? What will she do when her Thermos gets stuck or her jacket won’t zip? Miss Seabrooke is the only one who can fix these things. Or is she? A substitute teacher?! Young children will realize that sometimes the unexpected can be just the thing to make your day — and you — shine!

When He s Not Here

When He s Not Here
Author: Carrie Magillen
Publsiher: Little Robin Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-07-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781913692001

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'A proper mind-blowing page-turner' - ELIZABETH HAYNES Eva can save herself and her unborn child … by shooting the love of her life. Could you? Will she? It’s time to find out. Audiobook narrated by the star of stage and screen EMILIA FOX. Eva has made a catastrophic mistake. Her career is in tatters. By day, she's tormented by tremors, nosebleeds and blackouts. By night, her violent dreams leave her shaken. They should. They hold a devastating secret. The truth is more terrifying than her nightmares. Confronting it demands an unthinkable choice. Eva would kill for a baby. Now she may have to. She has six seconds. Pick ONE: Your HUSBAND? Or your CHILD? What readers are saying about WHEN HE'S NOT HERE: “Just when you think you've got it all figured out...wow! I totally didn't see that coming. A fantastic debut novel, I can't wait for the next one!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Utterly enthralling! One of the best suspense/thriller books I have ever listened to. Probably Emilia Fox's best narration!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastic Story! Loved this book. Such an original idea and so well written. Strong interesting characters weaved so well into the story. It’s also very well narrated and I can’t wait for the next book by this author. A fantastic debut novel!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Grabbed me around the throat from the very first killer sentence and continued to grip me all the way to its immensely satisfying ending.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The gripping DEBUT psychological thriller of 2020 with a jaw-dropping twist. For fans of Behind Her Eyes, Before I Go To Sleep and Gone Girl.

We re Not from Here

We re Not from Here
Author: Geoff Rodkey
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781524773076

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Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences. The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we'd been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home. That's how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They're very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that's not why it's so hard to live here. There's a lot that the Zhuri don't like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal's office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don't like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it's up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

In Another Place Not Here

In Another Place  Not Here
Author: Dionne Brand
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307368546

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Beautiful and meticulously wrought, set in both Toronto and the Caribbean, this astonishing novel gives voice to the power of love and belonging in a story of two women, profoundly different, each in her own spiritual exile.

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders
Author: Linda Sarsour
Publsiher: 37 Ink
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781982105174

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Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country. On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old Linda Sarsour stared at her reflection, dressed in a hijab for the first time. She saw in the mirror the woman she was growing to be—a young Muslim American woman unapologetic in her faith and her activism, who would discover her innate sense of justice in the aftermath of 9/11. Now heralded for her award-winning leadership of the Women’s March on Washington, Sarsour offers a “moving memoir [that] is a testament to the power of love in action” (Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow). From the Brooklyn bodega her father owned, where Linda learned the real meaning of intersectionality, to protests in the streets of Washington, DC, Linda’s experience as a daughter of Palestinian immigrants is a moving portrayal of what it means to find one’s voice and use it for the good of others. We follow Linda as she learns the tenets of successful community organizing, and through decades of fighting for racial, economic, gender, and social justice, as she becomes one of the most recognized activists in the nation. We also see her honoring her grandmother’s dying wish, protecting her children, building resilient friendships, and mentoring others even as she loses her first mentor in a tragic accident. Throughout, she inspires you to take action as she reaffirms that we are not here to be bystanders. In this “book that speaks to our times” (The Washington Post), Harry Belafonte writes of Linda in the foreword, “While we may not have made it to the Promised Land, my peers and I, my brothers and sisters in liberation can rest easy that the future is in the hands of leaders like Linda Sarsour. I have often said to Linda that she embodies the principle and purpose of another great Muslim leader, brother Malcolm X.” This is her story.

She s Not Here

She s Not Here
Author: Mandi Lynn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1732555710

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Willow watched her father diminish in front of her as Alzheimer's pulled him further away each day. When a fire creates the perfect disaster, Willow's desperation to find a cure to the disease causes her to change Samantha Ellison's life forever. Treated as an experiment, Willow injects Samantha with a serum that mimics Alzheimer's and deteriorates her brain. With Sam's mental capacity declining at an alarming rate, it won't be long until people start looking for answers. With Willow's husband as the doctor, it's only a matter of time before he uncovers the truth. The only question is whether he discovers Willow's secrets in time to save the innocent life at stake.

God is Not Here A Soldier s Struggle with Torture Trauma and the Moral Injuries of War

God is Not Here  A Soldier s Struggle with Torture  Trauma  and the Moral Injuries of War
Author: Lieutenant Colonel Bill Russell Edmonds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-05-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781605987750

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A powerful and intimate look into torture and its effect on both the tortured and the torturer. In May of 2005, the U.S. government finally acknowledged that the invasion of Iraq had spawned an insurgency. With that admission, training the Iraqi Forces suddenly became a strategic priority. Lt. Col. Bill Edmonds, then a Special Forces captain, was in the first group of "official" military advisors. He arrived in Mosul in the wake of Abu Ghraib, at the height of the insurgency, and in the midst of America’s rapidly failing war strategy. Edmonds’ job was to advise an Iraqi intelligence officer—to assist and temper his interrogations—but not give orders. But he wanted to be more than a wallflower, so he immersed himself in the experience, even learning Arabic. In a makeshift basement prison, over countless nights and predawn hours, Edmonds came to empathize with Iraqi rules: do what’s necessary, do what works. After all, Americans and Iraqis were dying. Edmonds wanted to make a difference. Yet the longer he submerged himself in the worst of humanity, the more conflicted and disillusioned he became, slowly losing faith in everything and everyone. In the end, he lost himself. He returned home with no visible wounds, but on the inside he was different. He tried to forget—to soldier on—but memories from war never just fade away... In God Is Not Here, the weight of history is everywhere, but the focus is on a young man struggling to learn what is right when fighting wrong. Edmonds provides a disturbing and thought-provoking account of the morally ambiguous choices faced when living with and fighting within a foreign religion and culture, as well as the resulting psychological and spiritual impacts on a soldier. Transcending the genre of the traditional war memoir, Edmonds’ eloquent recounting makes for one of the most insightful and moving books to emerge from America’s long war against terrorism.

Places Not Here

Places Not Here
Author: Don Thompson
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781426968259

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Places Not Here is the concluding book of the Stellar Woods trilogy. In this final adventure, young adults Tom and Katie Morrison are called back to Seattle for the reading of the will of their departed mentor, Dr. Spencer Blankenship. When the facts of Dr. Blankenship's demise don't add up, Tom and Katie must decide whether to ignore the disturbing details and return to their safe and successful academic careers, or to risk further investigation. Their decisions lead them down dangerous paths, challenging the limits of rational thought, and culminating in unsettling discoveries about their mentor, themselves, and the fate of the world itself.

Ready or Not Here I Come

Ready or Not  Here I Come
Author: Lloyd J. Vogan
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2012-12-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781449778460

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What a difference a day can make. Events that happen to us on any given day can change our lives forever. What about the day after high school graduation? What about the day after you get married? The day after your first child is born? Your life will never be the same after events such as these. But there is another day coming, which will come without warning and change the whole world overnight. It will be the end of this age. You will either be ready for it and survive or not be ready and endure the result. Author Lloyd J. Vogan’s Ready or Not, Here I Come is about how to survive the future—your future. Learn the truth about who you really are. There is much more to you than what you see in the mirror. He teaches you the difference between joy and happiness. Discover how to have a peace within you that surpasses all human understanding, regardless of the circumstances you may be in at present You are at the crossroads and need to decide which path to follow—the broad one that many are on—which seems so right—or the narrow one that leads to your eternal security. Everything is at stake. Ready or Not, Here I Come explains in simple language what you need to know to make the right choice.

Home is Not Here

Home is Not Here
Author: Wang Gungwu
Publsiher: NUS Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-07-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789814722926

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Wang Gungwu is one of Asia’s most important public intellectuals. He is best-known for his explorations of Chinese history in the long view, and for his writings on the Chinese diaspora. With Home is Not Here, the historian of grand themes turns to a single life history: his own. In this volume, Wang talks about his multicultural upbringing and life under British rule. He was born in Surabaya, Java, but his parents’ orientation was always to China. Wang grew up in the plural, multi-ethnic town of Ipoh, Malaya (now Malaysia). He learned English in colonial schools and was taught the Confucian classics at home. After the end of WWII and Japanese occupation, he left for the National Central University in Nanjing to study alongside some of the finest of his generation of Chinese undergraduates. The victory of Mao Zedong’s Communist Party interrupted his education, and he ends this volume with his return to Malaya. Wise and moving, this is a fascinating reflection on family, identity, and belonging, and on the ability of the individual to find a place amid the historical currents that have shaped Asia and the world.

My Teacher s Not Here

My Teacher   s Not Here
Author: Lana Button
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-04-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781525300806

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There’s trouble at school today! “Smiling Miss Seabrooke should be here to meet me. But my teacher is missing and NOT here to greet me.” How will Kitty get through the day without her teacher? What will she do when her Thermos gets stuck or her jacket won’t zip? Miss Seabrooke is the only one who can fix these things. Or is she? A substitute teacher?! Young children will realize that sometimes the unexpected can be just the thing to make your day — and you — shine!

Ready Or Not Here I Come

Ready Or Not Here I Come
Author: Gwendolyn R. Gathers
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2012-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781426993107

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This book is a written version of my first sermon. It is not a story or an autobiography, so please do not read it as such. It is simply the preached word written in a simple manner for easy reading. As you read it, think of actually being in church and hearing me preach. No, I did not preach this whole book, but I did preach on every subject matter that you will read later on in Galatians chapter 5. When I was a little girl, we played a game called hide-and-seek. Several people could hide in this game at one time, but only one person could seek. The person that was chosen to seek was called IT. Everyone else would hide. As everyone was running to find a hiding place, IT was counting to ten. "One, two, three, four, five." And to make the game a little more fun, or to make you worry a little bit, IT would say, "Five, five and a half, six, seven, eight, nine, ten." You had about ten seconds to find a place to hide. After IT reached the number 10, he or she would cry with a loud voice, " "READY OR NOT, HERE I COME!" Believe me, Jesus will return one day whether you're ready or not. I trust you will be blessed by this word.