Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Boy 21

Boy 21


Matthew Quick 1973-

  • Hardcover:
     256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316127973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316127974
  • Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.



    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    all the right stuff




    All the Right Stuff [Hardcover]

    Walter Dean Myers 



  • Reading level:
     Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006196087X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061960871





  • A provocative new novel from the national ambassador for young people's literature and the New York Times bestselling author of Monster
    Who's on top of the social food chain? How do you get ahead? Who makes the rules? Who needs to follow them?
    Paul DuPree is working at a soup kitchen in Harlem the summer his father dies, just trying to get by. But Elijah, the soup man, won't stop talking about the social contract and asking Paul questions about heavy-duty things. Paul has never thought about this stuff. He'd rather hang out with Keisha, an unwed teen mom whose basketball skills rival his own.
    Then Sly, a notorious Harlem big shot, shows up. Paul is both intrigued and intimidated by Sly and his conspiracy theories, and for once he starts contemplating how you really get ahead in life. As the talk of what-ifs turns into reality, Paul realizes his summer is about more than getting by—it's about taking charge of your life.




    About the Author

    Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of KickLockdownDope SickGameStreet LoveThe Autobiography of My Dead BrotherHandbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.
    His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit www.who-is-america.com to find out more!
    Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Recipe for desire



    Recipe for desire


  • Mass Market Paperback:
     384 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; 1 edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758265727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758265722
  • Sentenced to 500 hours of community service for a DWI, party girl Marie Charles is scheduled to work at My Sister's Keeper, a homeless shelter for women. There, she meets volunteer Devon Harris, a renowned chef and TV star. He may be single--and she may be gorgeous--but the last thing he's interested in is a superficial southern belle.



    A Party Girl's Work Is Never Done. . .At twenty-seven, Marie Charles is still Charlotte's number one party girl. But when she adds a DWI arrest and a totaled Jaguar to her list of tabloid news-making escapades, her daddy is done bailing her out. Sentenced to five hundred hours of community service at My Sister's Keeper, a homeless shelter for women, Marie won't have much time left for partying. . .
    Renowned chef and TV star Devon Harris volunteers at My Sister's Keeper. And he's not happy Marie is joining him. He may be single--and she may be gorgeous--but the last thing he's interested in is a superficial southern belle. But as Marie outgrows the selfish girl she was, Devon is turned on by the woman she's becoming. . .
    "A good dose of love, humor, drama and all those sensuous things in between." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on His Sexy Bad Habit
    "Hodges delivers a sizzling romance. . .." --Publishers Weekly on More Than He Can Handle
    --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Salvage the bones

    Salvage the bones

    Ward, Jesmyn.
    Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2012.
    405 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
    A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, "Salvage the Bones" is revelatory, real, and muscled with poetry.







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