The Steep and Thorny Way

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Amulet Books #ad - 1920s oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. The only way for hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night. A thrilling reimagining of shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten.

Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships.

The Steep and Thorny Way #ad - Plus, her father, hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager.

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Macbeth The Graphic Novel - Original Text

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Classical Comics #ad - Coupled with stunning artwork, this Kindle edition is a must-have for any lover or learner of Shakespeare. Unabridged, full original script - just as The Bard intended. Shakespeare's entire unabridged play as a graphic novel ebook - with panel magnification. Ideal for purists, students and readers who will appreciate the unaltered text.

Ideal for purists, students and for readers who want to experience the unaltered text. 129 pages. Full colour graphic novel format. Includes dramatis personae. Culturally significant ebook for home, schools and libraries. Optimized for kindle devices and features panel magnification.

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Grendel

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Vintage #ad - The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This  classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic.

This is the book william Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions. ".

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Boy Meets Boy

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Knopf Books for Young Readers #ad - This is the story of paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback, and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

. Until he blows it. When paul meets noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend joni might be drifting away, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

Boy Meets Boy #ad - This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - To let them know i really cared about them and I'm sorry I couldn't be more than I was--that I couldn't stick around--and that what's going to happen today isn't their fault. Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. In addition to the p-38, there are four gifts, one for each of my friends. But not today. The new york times bestselling author of the silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick, brings an unflinchingly eye to the impossible choices we deal with every day--and the light in us all that never goes out.

It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. Maybe one day he'll believe that being different is okay, important even. I want to give them each something to remember me by. I want to say good-bye to them properly.

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Odd & True

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Amulet Books #ad - And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, have magic after all.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

Odd & True #ad - But it’s od who seems haunted by something.  .

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Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow Scholastic Focus

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Scholastic Focus #ad - In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today. In a stirring account of emancipation, and the advent of racial segregation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely.

Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed.

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow Scholastic Focus #ad - This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters.

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In the Shadow of Blackbirds

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Amulet Books #ad - Sixteen-year-old mary shelley black watches as desperate mourners flock to sTances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion.

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. During her bleakest moment, sheÆs forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, however, for her first loveùa boy who died in battleùreturns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.

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Brave New World

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Harper Perennial #ad - One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" wall street journal must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred,  and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom,  Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, full humanity, socially indoctrinated, and perhaps also our souls.

Brave new world, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, his masterpiece, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, satisfying work of literature. Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, medicine and pharmaceuticals, the arts of persuasion, technology, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, and the hidden influence of elites.

Brave New World #ad - Aldous huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. Chicago Tribune. A genius who who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” The New Yorker, Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, a spiritual seeker, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization.

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Ready Player One

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Broadway Books #ad - The race is on, and if wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThe worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage wade watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

Ready Player One #ad - But when wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize.

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Hamlet AmazonClassics Edition

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AmazonClassics #ad - The ghost, ophelia’s death and burial, the play within a play, the “closet scene” in which Hamlet accuses his mother of complicity in murder, Hamlet’s feigned madness, and breathtaking swordplay are just some of the elements that make Hamlet an enduring masterpiece of the theater. Each edition includes:• comprehensive explanatory notes • vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship • Clear, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English• Completely updated, modernized spelling and punctuation, detailed bibliographies and performance histories • An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmographyFrom the Paperback edition.

. One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark continues to capture the imaginations of modern audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for oblivion with his duty as avenger.

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