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BOOKS SUMMER READING
2014–2015

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Science Fiction

Narrative Non Fiction
Dystopian Fiction Graphic Novels

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NARRATIVE nonfiction
“Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.” —The Wall Street Journal

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Unbroken

CONTENTS
Narrative Nonfiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Dystopian Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Science Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Suspense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Memoir & Biography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Graphic Novel with Historical Context. . . 8 Spotlight on: Louis L’Amour . . . . . . . . . .9 Series & Books for Young Adults . . . . .10 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

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by Laura Hillenbrand

Soon to be a major motion picture, in theaters 12/25/14

LEGEND
HC = Hardcover TR = Trade Paperback MM = Mass Market EB = e-Book Audio CD/DL = Audio Edition, CD and/or Download BOT CD/DL = Books on Tape Library CD and/or Download = Teacher’s Guide

n boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on an afternoon in May of 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini survived against all odds, adrift on a foundering life raft. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life.
Random House 2 HC 2 978-1-4000-6416-8 2 496 pp. 2 $28.00/$33.00 Can. Exam Copy: $14.00
Audio CD: 978-0-7393-1969-7 2 $45.00/$53.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-7393-1970-3 2 $22.50/$25.50 Can. BOT CD: 978-1-4159-6274-9 2 $45.00/$53.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-1-4159-6276-3 2 $95.00/$111.00 Can. EB: 978-0-7869-5582-4 2 $12.99/$14.99 Can. Teacher’s guide and classroom poster forthcoming. Please email highschool@randomhouse.com with your full school mailing address (U.S. only) to place your request.
“Riveting. . . . So haunting and so beautifully written, those who fall under its spell will never again feel the same way about World War II and one of its previously unsung heroes.”
—The Columbus Dispatch

= Reading Level (Flesch-Kincaid)

= 9th grade Young Reader’s Edition Coming November 2014

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS)
All the featured books have been integrated with universal themes and companion titles that support the following CCSS anchor standards: KEY IDEAS AND DETAILS: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. INTEGRATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Universal Themes: Survival, War, Redemption Companion Titles: Maus, In The Garden of Beasts, The Greatest Generation

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“If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of The Wire, this would be it.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
Winner of the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award; Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

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n this brilliantly written book, based on based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human. As India begins to prosper, the residents of Annawadi, a makeshift settlement near the Mumbai airport, are electric with hope. Abdul, a teenager, is on the verge of lifting his family of eleven out of poverty. Asha, mother of three, is determined to make her daughter Annawadi’s first female college graduate. But when Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy, tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy escalate and the true contours of an unequal, desperately competitive market city are revealed.

Random House 2 TR 2 978-0-8129-7932-9 2 288 pp. 2 $16.00/$18.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00
Website: www.randomhouse.com/highschool Blog: www.rhimagazine.com Audio CD: 978-0-307-93405-5 2 $35.00/$41.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-307-93406-2 2 $17.50/$20.50 Can. BOT CD: 978-0-307-93407-9 2 $35.00/$41.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-307-93408-6 2 $66.50/$75.50 Can. EB: 978-0-679-64395-1 2 $11.99/$11.99 Can.

“This book belongs on reading lists as a work that allows high schoolers to see the incredible hardships of life in a developing country.”
—School Library Journal

“There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”
—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

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Universal Themes: Social Inequality, Self-Determination, Economic Injustice Companion Titles: The God of Small Things, Great Expectations

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DYSTOPIAN fiction
“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.” —Scott Sigler, author of Pandemic: A Novel James Bond meets Douglas Adams in this tale of alien possession and international espionage.

SCIENCE fiction
The Lives of Tao
Winner, ALEX Award

Red Rising

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by Pierce Brown

ed Rising, the first book in an epic trilogy by debut author Pierce Brown, is the story of a society in a desolate future, driven by class conflict and shaken by tremors of an impending revolution. But more than that, it’s the story of Darrow—a secret revolutionary who is inspired not only by a longing for social justice, but by lost love. It is only when Darrow’s beloved wife is executed by the oppressive government that he begins to question the harsh world he lives in. Recruited by an underground revolutionary cell, Darrow is given a perilous mission: infiltrate the academy that educates the elite—and become one of them.

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by Wesley Chu

Del Rey 2 HC 2 978-0-345-53978-6 2 400 pp. 2 $25.00/$25.00 Can. Exam Copy: $12.50 Do not order paperback before 7/15/2014. Del Rey 2 TR 2 978-0-345-53980-9 2 400 pp. 2 $14.00/$17.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00
EB: 978-0-345-53979-3 2 $9.99/$9.99 Can.
“Reminiscent of . . . Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games. . . . [Red Rising] will captivate readers and leave them wanting more.”
— School Library Journal, (starred review)

n overweight slacker named Roen wakes up one morning with a strange voice in his head. He soon comes to learn that the voice is a disembodied alien who crashed to earth millions of years ago. The alien, Tao, is part of a cohort of aliens called Quasing who crash-landed on Earth together. Since the fall of the Roman empire, the aliens have been waging a war to decide the best means to get home—the pragmatic Genjix don’t care whether their methods destory humankind, while the more gentile people of Tao’s tribe are prepared to take a less destructive approach. Tao trains Roen to be a warrior against the Genjix in this first volume of a planned duology.
Angry Robot 2 MM 2 978-0-85766-329-0 2 464 pp. 2 $7.99/$9.99 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

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Universal Themes: Identity, Transformation Companion Titles: Slaughterhouse Five, Kafka on the Shore

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Universal Themes: Dystopia, Survival Companion Titles: Ender’s Game, Lord of the Flies

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“A must for both fans of classic sci-fi and fervent followers of new school dystopian epics.”
—Examiner.com

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“Wesley Chu delivers an action-laced sci-fi thriller filled with clever ideas and witty, engaging characters. A thoroughly enjoyable ride.”
—John Marco, author of The Inhumans and The Tyrants and Kings Trilogy

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The Truth Will Test You. . .

Relic (The Books of Eva I)
by Heather Terrell

A mission to Mars. A freak accident. One man’s struggle to survive.

The Martian: A Novel

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Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes hen Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before he is due to participate in The Testing, no one expects Eva to take his place. She’s a Maiden, slated for embroidery classes, curtseys, and soon a prestigious marriage befitting the daughter of an Aerie ruler. But Eva insists on honoring her brother by becoming a Testor. After all, she wouldn’t be the first Maiden to Test, just the first in 150 years. Eva knows the Testing is no dance class. Gallant Testors train for their entire lives to search icy wastelands for Relics: artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world. Out in the Boundary Lands, Eva must rely on every moment of the lightning-quick training she received from Lukas—her servant, a Boundary native, and her closest friend now that Eamon is gone.
“Fans with an insatiable appetite will eat this up.”
— Booklist

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by Andy Weir

Mature Thematic Content

fter a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while assuming him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars and completely alone with no way to signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, Mark won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But he isn’t ready to give up just yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—Mark steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
“A book I just couldn’t put down! It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and fascinating technical accuracy.”
—Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station and author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Soho Teen 2 HC 2 978-1-61695-196-2 2 288 pp. 2 $17.99/$17.99 Can. Exam Copy: $9.00
EB: 978-1-61695-197-9 2 $17.99/$17.99 Can.

Crown 2 HC 2 978-0-8041-3902-1 2 384 pp. 2 $24.00/$28.00 Can. Exam Copy: $12.00 Do not order paperback before 11/4/2014. Broadway Books 2 TR 2 978-0-553-41802-6 2 384 pp. $15.00/$18.00 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00
EB: 978-0-8041-3903-8 2 $11.99/$12.99 Can.

m www.heatherterrell.com
Universal Themes: Dystopia, Gender Roles, The Hero’s Journey Companion Titles: The Odyssey, Handmaid’s Tale

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“Adult author Terrell, in her books for teens, weaves fresh complexity . . . with smart, thoughtful, and resourceful heroines.”
— Publishers Weekly

m www.andyweirauthor.com
Universal Themes: Survival, The Journey, Courage Companion Titles: The Right Stuff, Life of Pi, Alas, Babylon

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SUSPENSE
We are Sinclairs. Beautiful. Privileged. Damaged. LIARS.

MEMOIR
America’s infinite possibilities are revealed in this new classic about self-invention and discovery.

We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
“[A] compelling and powerfully written memoir about identity and coming of age. . . . An eloquent and affecting testament to the triumph of brains and hard work over circumstance, of a childhood dream realized through extraordinary will and dedication.”
—The New York Times

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e Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

he first Hispanic and only the third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor became an instant American icon. Recounting her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, Sotomayor’s story offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Vintage 2 TR 2 978-0-345-80483-9 2 432 pp. 2 $15.95/$18.95 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

Delacorte Press 2 HC 2 978-0-385-74126-2 2 240 pp. 2 $17.99/$19.99 Can. Exam Copy: $9.00
Audio CD: 978-0-8041-6839-7 2 $35.00/$41.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-8041-6840-3 2 $18.00/$21.00 Can. BOT CD: 978-0-8041-6841-0 2 $35.00/$41.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-8041-6842-7 2 $44.00/$51.00 Can. EB: 978-0-375-98440-2 2 $10.99/$11.99 Can.
Five Starred Reviews! # Booklist # The Horn Book # Kirkus Reviews # Publishers Weekly # School Library Journal “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.”

Audio CD: 978-0-307-91310-4 2 $40.00/$46.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-307-91311-1 2 $20.00/$24.00 Can. BOT CD: 978-0-307-91312-8 2 $40.00/$46.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-307-91313-5 2 $76.00/$86.00 Can. EB: 978-0-307-96216-4 2 $11.99/$13.99 Can.

“In her own often straightforward, occasionally soaring writing style, Sotomayor succeeds in My Beloved World in crafting an often old-fashioned tale of overcoming obstacles.”
—Los Angeles Times

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Universal Themes: Family Secrets, Loss, Memory Companion Titles: The Great Gatsby, King Lear

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Winner, ALEX Award

—John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Universal Themes: Identity, Coming of Age, Multiculturalism Companion Titles: The House on Mango Street, Almost a Woman

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BIOGRAPHY
A Cinderella story for the Internet age.

An electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most.

Mother, Mother: A Novel

Minecraft
The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything
by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson Translated by Jennifer Hawkins his book offers a unique and in-depth look at the creator of the “virtual Lego” game Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, and his rise from unknown computer programmer to international multimillionaire gaming icon.
“I have been following Minecraft closely for over three years, and yet this book consistently surprised me with new insights into the game’s development. It focuses on the human story behind all those pixelated blocks. I have a new respect for Notch’s accomplishments with Minecraft and for all the hard work that the Mojang’ers have devoted to making the game such a phenomenon. This book offers a fascinating and honest peek into the mind of the man who made Minecraft a reality.”
—Joel Levin, teacher and one of the creators of MinecraftEdu.com

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by Koren Zailckas

arkly suspenseful and addictively readable, different members of the Hurst family narrate Mother, Mother: teenage daughter Violet, whose experiments with drugs land her in a mental ward; Will, a twelve-year-old autistic boy shrinking further into his own world; their father, Douglas, who spends too much time working and the rest with a bottle of scotch; and their mother, Josephine, whose controlling and seemingly innocent maneuvers may just be the source of everyone’s despair. Then there’s Rose, the sister who ran away—tired of Josephine’s interferences, Rose left years ago and hasn’t been heard from since. But as her mother’s intentions become more terrifyingly clear, Violet wonders whether something far worse happened to her older sister.
Crown 2 HC 2 978-0-385-34723-5 2 384 pp. 2 $24.00/$27.00 Can. Exam Copy: $12.00 Do not order paperback before 7/8/2014. Broadway Books 2 TR 2 978-0-385-34725-9 2 400 pp. $15.00/$18.00 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00
Audio DL: 978-0-8041-4923-5 2 $22.50/$25.50 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-8041-4924-2 2 $95.00/$108.00 Can. EB: 978-0-385-34724-2 2 $11.99/$12.99 Can.
“A haunting meditation on family, love and unimaginable loss. . . . A firecracker thriller full of whip-smart psychological insights.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

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Seven Stories Press 2 HC 2 978-1-60980-537-1 2 256 pp. $21.95/$21.95 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $11.00
EB: 978-1-60980-538-8 2 $21.95/$21.95 Can.

“An excellent page-turner recommended for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and aren’t afraid of narratives that look evil in the face.”
— School Library Journal

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Universal Themes: Dysfunctional Families, Loss Companion Titles: Ordinary People, The Glass Menagerie, Anna Karenina

Universal Themes: Creativity, Innovation, Biography Companion Titles: Outliers, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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“This book takes [Persson’s] story and gives you a closer look. You learn about the man behind the game. His childhood, his family, the growth of his company and the lives of the people who work there. It doesn’t just give you the big, enormous, glamour-filled cut scenes that you read about on the Internet. This book gives you the pixels, the details.”
— Book Riot

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EDUCATION
A must-read for parents, educators, advocates, and kids about the need to understand teenage cruelty in the Internet era—and what we can do about it

SPOTLIGHT ON: LOUIS L’AMOUR
For the first time ever, a graphic novel from one of the most beloved storytellers, Louis L’Amour.

Sticks and Stones: Defeating the
Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy

Law of the Desert Born
A Graphic Novel by Louis L’Amour, Beau L’Amour, and Katherine Nolan Adapted by Charles Santino Illustrated by Thomas Yeates he first graphic novel adaptation of the work of master storyteller Louis L’Amour is a dynamic tale of the Old West that explores the borderlands of loyalty and betrayal with the emotional grittiness of a noir thriller.

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by Emily Bazelon eing a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it’s become exponentially more challenging. Blending keen journalistic and narrative skills, Emily Bazelon explores facets of bullying through the stories of three young people who found themselves caught in the thick of it, bringing readers on a deeply researched, cleareyed journey into the ever-shifting landscape of teenage meanness and its sometimes devastating consequences. The result is a groundbreaking book that will help parents, educators, and teens better understand what kids are going through today and what can be done to help them.
“Intelligent, rigorous . . . [Emily Bazelon] is a compassionate champion for justice in the domain of childhood’s essential unfairness.”
—Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

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Bantam 2 HC 2 978-0-345-52812-4 2 160 pp. 2 $25.00/$28.00 Can. Exam Copy: $12.50 m www.lawofthedesertborn.com
EB: 978-0-345-53856-7 2 $12.99/$14.99 Can.

Random House Trade Paperbacks 2 TR 2 978-0-8129-8263-3 2 416 pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00
Audio CD: 978-0-385-36279-5 2 $40.00/$46.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-385-36280-1 2 $20.00/$24.00 Can. BOT CD: 978-0-385-36281-8 2 $40.00/$46.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-385-36282-5 2 $76.00/$86.00 Can. EB: 978-0-679-64400-2 2 $11.99/$13.99 Can.

Universal Themes: Loyalty, Betrayal, Prejudice Companion Titles: All the Pretty Horses, Of Mice and Men, The Unvanquished

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Universal Themes: Bullying, Empathy, Tolerance Companion Titles: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Outsiders, 13 Reasons Why

“Thoughtful and moving, incisive and provocative, Sticks and Stones is essential reading for any educator trying to negotiate the minefield of bullying.”

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Law of the Desert Born: Stories
Bantam 2 MM 2 978-0-553-24133-4 2 256 pp. $5.99/$6.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00
Retail Audio DL: 978-0-7393-6536-6 2 $7.50/$8.95 Can. BOT Library Audio DL: 978-1-4159-5645-8

“This actually may be the story’s ideal form, since the author’s son Beau came to realize that the core of the tale was the tense relationship between [Marone] and Lopez. . . . The graphic novel version provides room to develop this theme. Yeates’s black-and-white depiction of the rugged landscape and the hard-bitten characters is superb. The result is stunning and richly textured.”
—Publishers Weekly

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—Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed

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$17.10/$17.30 Can.
EB: 978-0-553-89937-5 2 $5.99/$6.99 Can.

“[An] interesting tale of range rivalries turned bloody. . . . Fans of L’Amour’s stories should enjoy this work, adults or teens.”
—School Library Journal

GRAPHIC NOVEL WITH HISTORICAL CONTEXT
The riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters.

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The Harlem Hellfighters

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by Max Brooks

Illustrated by Caanan White

Mature Thematic Content

Also by Louis L’Amour
The Daybreakers Bantam 2 MM 2 978-0-553-27674-9 2 224 pp. $5.99/$6.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00 Audio CD: 978-0-7393-1904-8 2 $25.95/$30.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-553-75319-6 2 $12.95/$16.00 Can. BOT CD: 978-0-7366-9918-1 2 $45.00/$54.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-1-4159-5289-4 2 $47.50/$55.00 Can. EB: 978-0-553-89906-1 2 $5.99/$6.99 Can. Hondo Bantam 2 MM 2 978-0-553-28090-6 2 224 pp. $5.99/$6.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00 Audio CD: 978-0-7393-1092-2 2 $21.00/$28.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-7393-1093-9 2 $10.50/$13.95 Can. BOT CD: 978-1-4159-0210-3 2 $45.00/$54.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-0-7393-4633-4 2 $42.80/$48.00 Can. EB: 978-0-553-89924-5 2 $5.99/$6.99 Can. Sackett Bantam 2 MM 2 978-0-553-27684-8 2 176 pp. $5.99/$6.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00 Audio CD: 978-0-7393-2113-3 2 $30.00/$37.00 Can. Audio DL: 978-0-553-75388-2 2 $12.95/$16.00 Can. BOT CD: 978-1-4159-9984-4 2 $36.00/$43.00 Can. BOT DL: 978-1-4159-5287-0 2 $38.00/$42.00 Can. EB: 978-0-553-89970-2 2 $5.99/$6.99 Can.

he Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, bestselling author Max Brooks tells the thrilling story of the heroic journey that these soldiers undertook for a chance to fight for America. Despite extraordinary struggles and discrimination, the 369th became one of the most successful— and least celebrated—regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat and displayed extraordinary valor on the battlefield. Based on true events and featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Caanan White, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart.
“Informed by judicious historical research and vividly illustrated storytelling, this book itself is an historical ‘first,’ and is a major contribution to our understanding of black history.”
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Broadway Books 2 TR 2 978-0-307-46497-2 2 272 pp. 2 $16.95/$19.95 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00 For more books by the author, go to: http://tiny.cc/3mzgcx Author Max Brooks is available to Skype with classes that adopt The Harlem Hellfighters. For more information, email highschool@randomhouse.com. Universal Themes: War, Race Companion Titles: Slaughterhouse Five, Fallen Angels, The Things They Carried

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HORROR SOHO TEEN

QUIRK

STRANGE CHEMISTRY

CAMPFIRE

SOHO TEEN publishes a select list of YA mysteries and thrillers by international bestsellers, award winners, and debut novelists. Their titles include the paranormal and dystopian, the humorous and realistic, the tragic and uplifting—whatever serves a great story best. m www.sohopress.com/soho-teen

Founded in 2002, QUIRK BOOKS publishes innovative and buzz-worthy books that entertain, amuse, and inform. m www.quirkbooks.com

Hollow City

STRANGE CHEMISTRY is a global imprint dedicated to the best in modern YA science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and everything in between. m www.strangechemistrybooks.com
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Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy
by Elizabeth Kiem

The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

Stolen Songbird
Malediction Trilogy Book One
by Danielle L. Jensen

DARK HORSE COMICS was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comicbook retail chain, Things From Another World. Twentyfive years later, the company has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States, known for such titles as Star Wars, Buffy, and Hellboy. m www.darkhorse.com
Do not order the below titles before 6/1/14.

his YA mystery weaves bittersweet first love and Cold War espionage, the burgeoning Russian mafia, and the lives of immigrants who are always under suspicion.
Soho Teen 2 TR 978-1-61695-422-2 288 pp. 2 $9.99/$9.99 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00 = 8th grade : http://tiny.cc/3vkicx

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aving escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they = 10th grade encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Quirk Books 2 HC 2 978-1-59474-612-3 2 400 pp. $17.99/$19.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $9.00
EB: 978-1-59474-620-8 2 $17.99/$19.99 Can.

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Seed of Destruction
by Mike Mignola and John Byrne

Hellboy, Volume 1

he book is full of magic, adventure, outlandish creatures, and at its heart is one of the most touching love stories I have ever read. . . . This novel takes a very old fairy-tale cliché and turns it into a stunningly original and beautiful story.” —Avid Reviews
Strange Chemistry 2 TR 2 978-1-908844-96-5 2 480 pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. 2 Exam Copy: $3.00
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wo teens afflicted with a rare medical disorder continue unraveling the mystery begun in What We Saw at Night. . . . A wild cliffhanger ended the first, so readers will definitely want to get their hands on this sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Substitute Creature

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The Weight of Souls
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The Last Airbender (The Rift, Part 1)
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uring a snowstorm, Robert Arthur and his friends find themselves marooned inside Lovecraft Middle School. The kids have no choice but to spend the night—and end up facing off against a mysterious substitute teacher who may have a sinister secret.

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