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Dear Educator, Stop me if you’ve heard this one: How are you handling the technology shift? Please, don’t run away! I feel your pain . . . and I think I can help. I don’t know about you, but it seems as though I cannot attend an educational conference, read a teacher blog, or even open a newspaper without finding an article that struggles with this question. And the Random House Academic team is as guilty as everyone else! This past summer we put this question to a select group of educators who shared their time and energy with us for an active breakfast roundtable discussion in our NYC headquarters. While most acknowledged a strong desire to engage students with the variety of tools available, all agreed that no one methodology or approach is the clear answer. Rather, it is clear that this is a time of trial and error. However, amidst all of this uncertainty and even confusion, one fact remains: there has never been a greater demand for varied content as there is now. If one thing is clear to us, it is this: our responsibility as a 21st century publisher is to offer you, the educator, the books you wish to teach, in any format you prefer. It is with this mission in mind that I share with you our 2012 Language Arts and Social Studies Catalog. Not only will you find information about new books, but also links to ancillary resources freely available for downloading on our website and blog. These resources—including teacher’s guides, video clips, book trailers, special messages from authors—can enhance both your teaching of and students’ reading of books. We’ve also made sure to indicate all the different formats available for each book, and we’ve identified books that are ideal for reluctant readers with this logo: . In addition to our commitment to you, the educator, we are equally committed to—and proud of!—our authors. Wes Moore (The Other Wes Moore, see page 35) graced the cover of Time magazine this past summer as one of five featured veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who have launched ambitious and creative service projects back home. You can read Wes’s message to educators at: http://tinyurl.com/4jbv4ye. Since its publication in hardcover almost two years ago, teachers and students can’t stop talking about Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, now available in paperback (see page 18). Check out the classroom poster for the book, which you will find at the back of the catalog. And last but certainly not least, we’ve compiled a list of our recent ALA Alex Awardtm-winning books, found on page 2—make sure your school library has them all! So just how are you and your school handling the technology shift? Send me an email at kkaneta@randomhouse.com, post a comment to our blog, www.rhimagazine.com, or share your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages and let us know. While we may not have the answer, we couldn’t be more excited to be able to take this journey with you. Here’s to a great year! Sincerely,

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for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. Make sure your school library has them all! To view a full listing of Random House, Inc. books that have previously won the award, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3te4uo5 2011 THe VaNisHiNg of KaTHaRiNa LiNdeN: A Novel
by Helen Grant

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ach year, the ALEX Awardstm are given by the Young THe oxfoRd PRojeCT
Text by Stephen G. Bloom Photographed by Peter Feldstein

2009

Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, to ten books written

In 1984, photographer Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every single resident of his town, Oxford, Iowa (pop. 676). Twenty years later, Feldstein decided to do it again. This time, he went with writer Stephen G. Bloom in search of the same Oxford residents Feldstein had originally shot two decades earlier. Face after face, story after story, what quietly emerges is a living composite of a quintessential Midwestern community.
Welcome Books ★ TR ★ 978-1-59962-087-9 ★ 256pp. Reading Level: 8 $29.95/$34.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $15.00

“Dark and deadly as the original Grimm’s German folktales, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden hides its menace behind the exquisitely charming narrator, Pia, an unforgettable child of the first order.”
—K eith Donohue, author of The STolen Child anD AngelS of deSTruCTion
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34418-0 320pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 aLso By THe auTHoR

THRee giRLs aNd THeiR BRoTHeR: A Novel
by Theresa Rebeck

THe gLass deMoN: A Novel
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34420-3 320pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 9

“Given her background as a playwright, it is not surprising that she is able to create convincing, distinctive voices for teenagers. . . . Rebeck undercuts the fun with darker points about celebrity culture—particularly the damage caused by the media’s sexualization of young girls.”
—ASSoCiATed PreSS
Three Rivers Press ★ TR 978-0-307-39415-6 ★ 352pp. $14.00/$16.50 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

2010 THe Kids aRe aLL RigHT A Memoir
by Diana Welch, Liz Welch, Amanda Welch, and Dan Welch

e-Book Reading Level: 6

THe good THief: A Novel
by Hannah Tinti

“The Welch family’s multivocal story is impossible to put down. I read The Kids Are All Right with awe at the resilience and hope a family can manage in the aftermath of unthinkable loss. The intelligence and strength of the Welch kids confirmed my belief that anything is possible when brothers and sisters come out of tragedy together.”
—Danielle trussoni, author of fAlling Through The eArTh
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-39605-1 ★ 368pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book Reading Level: 6

“The Good Thief’s characters are weird and wonderful. . . . [It] has all the makings of a classic—a hero, a villain and a rollicking good tale set in 19th century New England about a good boy who gets mixed up with a lot of bad men. . . . All of that, along with its humor, ingenuity and fast pace, make The Good Thief compelling.”
—SAn frAnCiSCo ChroniCle
dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-33746-5 ★ 368pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

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Reading Level: 7

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2008 geNgHis: BiRTH of aN eMPiRe A Novel
by Conn Iggulden

2006 My jiM: A Novel
by Nancy Rawles

“ . . . [B]rilliantly imagined and addictive historical fiction. . . . Building on the fragment of Genghis’s life, Iggulden weaves a spellbinding story of an exotic and ‘unforgiving land’ and the enigmatic young man—charismatic, a brilliant tactician and capable of ‘utter ruthlessness’—who sets out to tame it. This is historical fiction of the first order.”
—PubliSherS Weekly ( starreD review)
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34421-0 ★ 416pp. $16.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

“The hidden life of Huck Finn’s sidekick . . . a very fine love story, wonderfully narrated with a perfect feel for the time and place.”
—k irkuS r evieWS

“In a spare, naturalistic style that’s reminiscent of oral history, Rawles covers territory Twain did not. . . . As heartwrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature.”
—The neW york TimeS book r evieW Reading Level: 6
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-1-4000-5401-5 ★ 192pp. e-Book Reading Level: 5 $12.95/$17.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

MisTeR PiP: A Novel
by Lloyd Jones

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3jfudel

“Mister Pip is a powerful and touching story about one man’s role in transforming the lives of young people. . . . This novel demands we take note of the sheer power of education and literature to transform the lives of young people—whatever their circumstances and wherever in the world they may be. Every high school teacher and student should read this book.”
—erin Gruwell , author of The freedom WriTerS diAry
dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34107-3 ★ 272pp. e-Book Reading Level: 9 $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

2005 doNoRBoy: A Novel
by Brendan Halpin

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Rosalind had two mommies. Now, thanks to a tragic accident involving foodstuffs, she has none. And Sean, the sperm donor responsible for half her DNA (and nothing else), is taking custody. Rosalind finds herself adjusting to a new life that seems both hateful and surreal—she’s an orphan with a new father, surrounded by friends she is beginning to despise and well-meaning adults who succeed only in annoying her.
Villard Books ★ TR ★ 978-1-4000-6277-5 ★ 224pp. e-Book Reading Level: 6 $12.95/$17.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

2007 BLaCK sWaN gReeN: A Novel
by David Mitchell

From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteenyear-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7401-0 304pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

sHadoW diVeRs: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
by Robert Kurson

In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery— and make history themselves.
Ballantine ★ MM ★ 978-0-345-48247-1 416pp. ★ $7.99/$9.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-76098-3 416pp. ★ $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 9

Reading Level: 9
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Author Spotlight
E .L . DOCTOROW
aLL THe TiMe iN THe WoRLd New and Selected Stories From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to World’s Fair, The March, and Homer & Langley, the fiction of E. L. Doctorow comprises a towering achievement in modern American letters. Now Doctorow returns with an enthralling collection of brilliant, startling short fiction about people who, as the author notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people in some sort of contest with the prevailing world.”
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6963-7 ★ 304pp. $26.00/$30.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.00 do not order paperback before 1/24/2012. Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8203-9 ★ 304pp. Audio & e-Book $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Also by E.L. Doctorow BiLLy BaTHgaTe: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8117-9 336pp. ★ $16.00/$19.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

THe BooK of daNieL: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7817-9 320pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

CReaTioNisTs Selected Essays, 1993-2006
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7564-2 192pp. ★ $14.95/$21.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Audio

Reading Level: 9

HoMeR & LaNgLey: A Novel
Selected for Common Reading at Cornell University

LiVes of THe PoeTs A Novella and Six Stories
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8118-6 160pp. ★ $15.00/$17.50 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

Homer & Langley is a brilliantly conceived, mesmerizing rendering of the lives of New York’s fabled Collyer brothers. One blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged by mustard gas in the Great War, they live as recluses in their once grand mansion, and are fraught with Odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7563-5 ★ 224pp. Audio & e-Book $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

LooN LaKe: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7821-6 272pp. ★ $14.95/$21.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

RagTiMe: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7818-6 336pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 11

THe MaRCH: A Novel
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award

sWeeT LaNd sToRies
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7177-4 160pp. ★ $12.95/$17.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

In this richly textured, evocative novel, E. L. Doctorow delves deeply into American history once again. Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s devastating march through Georgia and the Carolinas during the final years of the Civil War has a profound impact on the outcome of the war, and captures the full experience of the diverse characters caught up in the struggle.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7615-1 ★ 384pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

THe WaTeRWoRKs: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7819-3 272pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

WeLCoMe To HaRd TiMes: A Novel
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7822-3 224pp. ★ $14.95/$21.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 9

WoRLd’s faiR: A Novel
about the author E.L. DOCTOROW’s work has been published in thirty-two languages. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. Author website: www.eldoctorow.com
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7820-9 304pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

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Author Spotlight
ALAN BRADLEY
first Book in the series

and the Flavia de Luce series

Flavia de Luce has a passion for poisons.
Picture an ancient country house somewhere in England. The year is 1950. Picture a girl who lives there with her most eccentric family. Her name is Flavia de Luce—and she’s almost eleven. Picture a long-abandoned Victorian chemistry laboratory; no one ever goes there but Flavia. Put them all together and you’ll have a deliciously original approach to detective fiction.

THe sWeeTNess aT THe BoTToM of THe Pie A Flavia de Luce Mystery
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

In his wickedly brilliant first novel, Debut Dagger Award winner Alan Bradley introduces one of the most singular and engaging heroines in recent fiction: eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison. It is the summer of 1950—and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia’s family calls home.
“I loved The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. I have put it in rotation in my 7th grade classroom library and even a few of my higher level readers have enjoyed the book. It’s hard to find a good mystery book to put on the shelves for them to read. My girls seemed to be impressed the most with the female lead solving the case and her knowledge of science. I would definitely recommend this book for summer reading.”
—meGan Brown, scott miDDle school, h ammonD, in
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34349-7 416pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00

THe Weed THaT sTRiNgs THe HaNgMaN’s Bag Flavia de Luce thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey are over—and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who’d do such a thing and why? Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luces’ crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop’s Lacey’s deadliest secrets.
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34345-9 400pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Lacey—mysteries involving a missing tot, a fortune-teller, and a corpse in her own backyard.
“Think preteen Nancy Drew, only savvier and a lot richer, and you have Flavia de Luce. . . . Don’t be fooled by Flavia’s age or the 1950s setting: A Red Herring isn’t a dainty tea-and-crumpets sort of mystery. It’s shot through with real grit.”
—entertainment weeKly
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34346-6 432pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00

a Red HeRRiNg WiTHouT MusTaRd In A Red Herring Without Mustard, Flavia de Luce uncovers a fresh slew of misdeeds in the hamlet of Bishop’s

about the author ALAN BRADLEY received the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, as well as the first Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children’s Literature. He is the author of many short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. Bradley lives in Malta with his wife and two calculating cats. Author website: www.flaviadeluce.com

i aM HaLf-siCK of sHadoWs It’s Christmastime, and a film crew arrives at Buckshaw to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene?
delacorte Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-34401-2 320pp. ★ $23.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $11.50

Reading Level for all: 7
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HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET
A Novel
by Jamie Ford

Selected for common reading at numerous high schools, colleges, and community reads programs (to view the complete list, go to http://tinyurl.com/3hdkzsw) Winner, Literature Award - Fiction, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-50534-7 320pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 7
Teacher’s guide available Author website: www.jamieford.com

In 1986, Henry Lee, a Chinese American widower, comes
upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now a new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families left behind when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, memories take him back to the 1940s. At the height of the war, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student, at the exclusive Rainier Elementary. They forge a friendship—and an innocent love—that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. After Keiko and her family are evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end and that their promise to each other will be kept. Decades later, Henry tries to make sense of the past and confront the choices he made. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable portrait of a couple whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
about the author

“Jamie Ford’s first novel explores the ageold conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.”
—lisa see, BestsellinG author of SnoW floWer And The SeCreT fAn

“Ford expertly nails the sweet innocence of first love, the cruelty of racism, the blindness of patriotism, the astonishing unknowns between parents and their children, and the sadness and satisfaction at the end of a life well lived. The result is a vivid picture of a confusing and critical time in American history.”
—librAry JournAl

JAMIE FORD is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.

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knew that my novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, was making its way onto highschool reading lists when curious emails began popping up in my inbox. They tended to go something like this: “Um, you know, your book, Motel on the Corner of Sweet and Sour—dude, it’s like my favorite novel of all time!! And I’m kinda wondering if you could, like, answer these twelve questions for me? :P” (In my mind, I always hear this question coming from a nasally, voice-cracking, pre-pubescent 14-year-old boy wearing a Hot Topic hoodie with his ear buds in, listening to “Bring Me the Horizon”).

And just like that, I was suddenly someone’s homework. Right up there with Of Mice and Men, the Pythagorean Theorem, and building dioramas out of old shoe-boxes and craftpaper. To be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how my novel would be received. So then I asked myself why so many students embrace books like The Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird—because they’re amazing novels? Sure. But moreover, these are books with young protagonists. They offer voices that are readily absorbed by the intrepid imaginations of young adults. Now that I’ve given talks at dozens of schools—from inner-city New York high schools to well-heeled, private academies in tony California suburbs—I’m convinced that students relate well to grown-up problems and ethical dilemmas. But would my young characters be able to navigate those neural, critical, Twitter-worthy pathways? In talking to students, in person, via email, Skype, and on Facebook, the consensus seems to be: LIKE. Which is no small honor. And now I get emails like this: “This is the first time that I actually enjoyed a book I was forced to read.” “This is my all-time favorite novel. :)” Or the occasional, “I cried my eyes out. (Sob!)” Who knew that modern teenagers would relate so well to a Chinese boy falling in love with a Japanese girl during WWII, or that a story about the Japanese Internment would affect a generation that has grown up in a post-9/11 world? The notion still amazes me— it’s something that I never planned or anticipated. But it’s a joy to behold, requests for homework help and all. If you have specific questions, you can always reach me at jamieford.com or at twitter.com/jamieford —Jamie Ford

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Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption
by John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks

UNLIkELY BROTHERS

Crown ★ HC ★ 978-0-307-46484-2 272pp. ★ $24.00/$27.00 Can. exam Copy: $12.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 8

Peace activist and co-founder of the Enough Project,
John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa. But the not-so-public face of Prendergast is the life he has led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks. Unlikely Brothers is an inspiring book that brings together the dissimilar lives of Prendergast and Mattocks, and reveals the importance of mentorship. The book raises many questions including what compassion looks like, the implications for indifference, and the challenges of commitment.
aLso By joHN PReNdeRgasT

“Unlikely Brothers is an unlikely book, two interweaving stories filled with loss, tenderness and hope. John Prendergast’s and Michael Mattocks’ journeys— together and apart—should resonate for all of us, a searching for our place in the world, a yearning for friendship and connections.”
—a lex Kotlowitz, author of There Are no Children here anD never A CiTy So r eAl

“A fascinating account of a long-standing friendship.”
—PubliSherS Weekly

THe eNougH MoMeNT: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes
by John Prendergast with Don Cheadle
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-46482-8 ★ 304pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 9
enough Project website: www.enoughproject.org

“Despite their contrasting perspectives, Prendergast and Mattocks illustrate that when it comes to the human condition, attitudes trump platitudes and actions outweigh promises.”
—bookliST

about the authors JOHN PRENDERGAST (right) is a human rights activist and author. He is co-founder of the Enough Project (enoughproject.org), an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Working for the Clinton administration, he was directly involved in a number of peace processes in Africa. John helped create the Satellite Sentinel Project and coauthored the bestselling Not on Our Watch and The Enough Moment with Don Cheadle. He traveled to Africa with 60 Minutes for four different episodes. He has been a Big Brother since 1983.
© Nikki Mattocks

MICHAEL MATTOCKS lived in homeless shelters as a child and began dealing drugs as a teenager. He is now a husband and father of five boys, working two jobs in order to support his family. He helps coach his sons’ football teams.

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On the Importance of Mentorship
Michael Mattocks, my little brother, knew that I had written books before. One day he got the idea that we should write a book together about our lives. Once we figured out how we could frame the story, Michael and I realized the gravity of what we were trying to do. So we really dove in, going back to our pasts, interviewing people who would remember details, including former teachers of ours, and asking each other many questions—trying to get to the bottom of what happened and why. And we did a lot of self-reflection, to understand ourselves and the kind of impact our relationship had on each other’s lives. It has been an amazing journey. This book is about two guys who decide to be brothers, one twenty years old and the other seven. We both were traumatized by major father issues (one through emotional abuse and the other through absence). We both gravitated toward violence (one toward war zones in Africa, and the other to the drug world of Washington, D.C.). As the years go by, we swooped in and out of each other’s lives, whenever I was in D.C., but slowly disconnected as we disappeared into our respective worlds of Africa and the D.C. streets. Somehow, we made our way back to each other, and the effect we have had on each other is not easily discernible but extremely significant to both of our paths to redemption. Michael wrote this book because he wanted to show other young people that no matter what the odds, what kind of hole you find yourself in, you can overcome it, and the help of a mentor can make all the difference. Michael and I both believe that the impact our relationship continues to have on each other is irreplaceable. For all educators, I hope you realize the importance your role has on your students, not just to teach them math or science, but to be a constant active role model for success in a very challenging world. At the same time, I hope you find yourself inspired by a particular student or group of students—as I most definitely am by Michael. I would also encourage you to show your students that they too can be mentors. Even kids who come from economically deprived backgrounds or feel they have nothing can find confidence they never knew they had in helping out someone else—whether it be helping a younger sibling, forming a “big brother/little brother” relationship, tutoring, mentoring, volunteering, or babysitting. They will see how much they truly have to give, and that knowledge can go such a long way in forming their own paths in life. Some days I worried about how my family would react to this book, as did Michael with his family. But on balance we felt compelled to tell everything that happened. At a minimum, we hope it will show prospective mentors that if we could do it, ANYONE could. At best, maybe we can inspire readers to take a chance, to get involved, to make a difference. —John Prendergast
John Prendergast wrote Unlikely Brothers with his “little brother” Michael Mattocks.

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
by Ransom Riggs

Quirk Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-59474-476-1 352pp. ★ $17.99/$19.99 Can. exam Copy: $9.00 Audio & e-Book

Nominated, YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Reading Level: 10
Author website: www.ransomriggs.com

A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

“A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”
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—John Green, neW york TimeS BestsellinG looking for AlASkA anD PAPer ToWnS

“Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”
—Cnn

“Readers will find this book unique and intriguing.”
—SChool librAry JournAl

“His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters.”
—bookliST

about the author RANSOM RIGGS is a filmmaker, photographer, blogger, and writer living in Los Angeles. On weekends, he can be found combing flea markets for vintage photos; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children grew out of his unusual hobby. He is a regular contributor to mental_floss. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is his first novel.

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he inspiration for a story can come from almost anywhere. I learned this first-hand a few years ago when I was inspired by some evocative old snapshots I found at a flea market. I wanted to know more about the people in them, but the photos were anonymous —long-disconnected from whoever had taken and discarded them—so instead I created their stories myself. The result was my first novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It’s enjoyed some remarkable success, especially for a book from a debut novelist—there’s even a movie in the works! None of this would be happening if I hadn’t let a handful of musty pictures tell me a story. Stories are everywhere; it’s just a matter of tuning our ears to listen for them. Given the way Miss Peregrine is told, with the photos I found woven through the narrative, it’s proven to be a fascinating conversation-starter for students and teachers of creative writing. Students can easily find photos of their own to use as writing prompts, either on the Internet or, better yet, in the attics and closets of parents and grandparents. (I discovered that it’s nearly impossible to write about old photographs without becoming interested in their history. There’s something fascinating about the immediacy of a photograph, no matter how old it is; though a picture might have been taken a hundred years ago, it is always, in some sense, now.) The story itself, though it takes some decidedly fantastical turns, has one foot firmly rooted in history. I’m a firm believer that the real world is more dramatic than any story we can make up about it, and when writing I try to draw upon real events whenever I can. The experience of European Jews during World War II is central to the book, as is that of British civilians living under the terrifying threat of German bombing raids. Though the world of the peculiar children is fantasy, it exists alongside and frequently intersects with our own. In many ways, Miss Peregrine is a story about tolerance. The peculiar children are people who’ve been shunned, persecuted and forced into hiding because of their differentness— but it is also this differentness that enables them. Though the children have special abilities—one can make fire with her bare hands, another can levitate, yet another is blessed with incredible strength—they are not superheroes. The levitating girl, for instance, must wear heavy, leaden shoes to prevent her from floating away. A prophetic boy named Horace is plagued by terrible dreams. Their peculiarities, like the gifts of we “normal” people, exist along a spectrum of ability and disability. Above all, my goal was to write a riveting story. I’ve received e-mails from hundreds of readers telling me they “couldn’t put it down,” including many from teenagers who say they rarely read books of their own volition, but finished Miss Peregrine in just a few days. (Those are my favorites.) If my book can turn even a few reluctant readers on to fiction, I’ll be very happy. With your help, though, I hope it can reach many more. —Ransom Riggs

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LUkA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE
A Novel
by Salman Rushdie

NoW iN PaPeRBaCK Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-679-78347-3 240pp. ★ $15.00/NCR exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 6
Teacher’s guide available

With the same dazzling imagination and love of language that
have made Salman Rushdie one of the great storytellers of our time, Luka and the Fire of Life revisits the magic-infused, intricate world he first brought to life in the modern classic Haroun and the Sea of Stories. “You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, twelve-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid, falls suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear. Together they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hope of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task.

“Luka and the Fire of Life is a beautiful book. Well-written (obviously), imaginative (astonishingly so) and wonderful in the way it builds heartfelt magical fiction for kids who love video games: It’s like a bridge, built between generations, fabulous and strange and from the heart.”
—neil gAimAn

“This entertaining fable, dedicated to Rushdie’s second son, is a stand-alone sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). . . . Readers will enjoy the silly puns and fun magic-carpet ride, and should appreciate the literary in-jokes and wry humor. Although the tone is fairly lighthearted overall, the triumphant finale is a fantastic tribute to the rich interior world of the storyteller and the transformative power of his art.”
—bookliST

“A celebration of storytelling.”
—k irkuS r evieWS ( starreD review)

about the author SALMAN RUSHDIE is the author of ten novels: Grimus, Midnight’s Children (which was awarded the Best of the Booker in 2008), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence. He is also the author of a book of stories: East, West, and three works of non-fiction: Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step Across This Line.

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here was once, in the city of Kahani, in the land of Alifbay, a boy named Luka who had two pets, a bear named Dog and a dog named Bear, which meant that whenever he called out, “Dog!” the bear waddled up amiably on his hind legs, and when he shouted, “Bear!” the dog bounded toward him, wagging his tail. Dog, the brown bear, could be a little gruff and bearish at times, but he was an expert dancer, able to get up onto his hind legs and perform with subtlety and grace the waltz, the polka, the rhumba, the wah-watusi, and the twist, as well as dances from nearer home, the pounding bhangra, the twirling ghoomar (for which he wore a wide mirror-worked skirt), the warrior dances known as the spaw and the thang-ta, and the peacock dance of the south. Bear, the dog, was a chocolate Labrador, and a gentle, friendly dog, though sometimes a bit excitable and nervous; he absolutely could not dance, having, as the saying goes, four left feet, but to make up for his clumsiness he possessed the gift of perfect pitch, so he could sing up a storm, howling out the melodies of the most popular songs of the day, and never going out of tune. Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear, quickly became much more than Luka’s pets. They turned into his closest allies and most loyal protectors, so fierce in his defense that nobody would ever have dreamed of bullying him when they were nearby, not even his appalling classmate Ratshit, whose behavior was usually out of control. This is how Luka came to have such unusual companions. One fine day when he was twelve years old, the circus came to town—and not just any circus, but the GROF, or Great Rings of Fire, itself; the most celebrated circus in all of Alifbay, “featuring the Famous Incredible Fire Illusion.” So Luka was at first bitterly disappointed when his father, the storyteller Rashid Khalifa, told him they would not be going to the show. “Unkind to animals,” Rashid explained. “Once it may have had its glory days but these days the GROF has fallen far from Grace.” The Lioness had tooth decay, Rashid told Luka, and the Tigress was blind and the Elephants were hungry and the rest of the circus menagerie was just plain miserable. The Ringmaster of the Great Rings of Fire was the terrifying and enormous Captain Aag, a.k.a. Grandmaster Flame. The animals were so scared of the crack of his whip that the Lioness with toothache and the blind Tigress continued to jump through hoops and play dead and the skinny Elephants still made Pachyderm Pyramids for fear of angering him, for Aag was a man who was quick to anger and slow to laugh. And even when he put his cigarsmoking head into the Lioness’s yawning mouth, she was too scared to bite it off just in case it decided to kill her from inside her belly.

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Chapter One: The Terrible Thing That Happened on the Beautiful starry Night

Excerpted from Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie Copyright © 2010 by Salman Rushdie. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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A Novel of Suspense
by Stephen Spignesi
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DIALOGUES

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Bantam ★ MM ★ 978-0-553-59199-6 416pp. ★ $6.99/$8.99 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 7
Author website: www.stephenspignesi.com

In this electrifying debut, Stephen Spignesi reinvents the
psychological thriller with a chilling tale of mounting intensity. Ingeniously crafted and crackling with suspense, here is a puzzle within a puzzle, at the center of which stands a hauntingly enigmatic young woman whose story will challenge everything you think you know. . . . Six employees are killed in the euthanasia room of the animal shelter where they worked. Only one young woman survives—the most unlikely of cold-blooded killers. A lover of animals, Tory Troy is petite, brainy, and gifted with a sharp sense of humor. What could have provoked her to murder her coworkers? That’s the question court-assigned psychiatrist Baraku Bexley is determined to answer. Starting in the Connecticut mental hospital where she’s confined, Dr. Bexley will interview Tory and those who thought they knew her. For between the person Tory seems to be and the horrific crimes she’s accused of committing lies a divide so dark and deep that no one, not Bexley, not the reader, will see the shattering truth until the final page.

“An ingenious debut, largely talk, follows a moral and spiritual light as it rises out of darkness in a mental hospital. The main dialogue takes place between Tory and psychiatrist Dr. Baraku Bexley, who looks into her past with her . . . . Sucks you in, then delivers a wildly weird and unforeseeable ending.”
—k irkuS r evieWS

“Tory Troy emerges as a smart, intuitive, sometimes funny woman who loves animals (and has a credible rationale for her job, which is described in detail) and who seems to harbor no particular ax to grind against her fellow employees. So what pushed her over the edge? Wisely, Spignesi allows readers to think about that on their own.”
—bookliST

“Engrossing. . . . An often fascinating narrative carried out in dialogue form. . . . Tory’s writings and flashbacks heighten the tension.”
—PubliSherS Weekly

about the author STEPHEN SPIGNESI is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a university professor, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and musician. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his grey cat, Chloe.
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Dialogues Will Get Students Talking (and Writing)!
hen Bantam first published my novel Dialogues in hardcover in 2005, it was described as a “reinvention of the psychological thriller.” Told mostly in dialogue, I wrote Dialogues as a compelling drama about a young animal shelter worker named Tory Troy who one day murders her six co-workers in the animal shelter gas chamber used to euthanize sick and unwanted animals. Tory took a job at the animal shelter to help unwanted animals find good homes. She ended up being trained for and working as an animal euthanasia technician. One day, after the deadly gas had done its job, she opens the chamber door and sees . . . a kitten who didn’t die. This begins a journey for Tory that ultimately results in a decision she alone can make: whether to live or die. In addition to writing, I am also a Practitioner in Residence and Professor of English at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. A few years after its initial publication, I began assigning Dialogues to my English Composition and Literature students as a novel to read for the semester. I also gave them Dialogues assignments, some culled from the “Reader’s Guide to Dialogues,” written by Bantam for reading groups when the book was first published. The most important Dialogues-related assignment was a 1,000word analytical essay in which the students had to analyze the symbolism, foreshadowing, word choice, style, tone, and all the other literary elements of the novel they had studied during the semester. The response from my students to reading, studying, and writing about Dialogues has been consistently and overwhelmingly positive. I realized that Dialogues is an eminently teachable novel, and that it can be appreciated on several levels. It is a captivating thriller with a page-turner appeal and a stunning twist ending. Plus it can be analyzed and deconstructed on a literary level. For example: • The protagonist, Tory Troy, is arrested and assigned a court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. Baraku Bexley, who is given the task of determining if she’s fit to stand trial. All the “dialogues” between Tory and Dr. Bexley take place in a stark room of a psychiatric hospital. The hospital represents the prison of Tory’s mind, and the dialogues between her and Dr. Bexley are, in essence (and which we realize at the end of the novel), Tory talking to herself. • A jury is impaneled, and this is a symbol for Tory’s self-judgment; her ultimate attempt at redemption for working at a job as a euthanasia technician. • Some of Tory’s college writings are included in the novel. One novella in particular, The Baby’s Room, foreshadows the conclusion of the novel, and it has been consistently fascinating to me to see how many students recognize the fact that the novella is a replication “in miniature” of the complete Dialogues novel. Students greatly enjoy reading Dialogues—it is, after all, a contemporary thriller—and because the novel is so layered with subtext and literary elements suitable for student interpretation, when the book is eventually discussed in class, students respond eagerly to learning its secrets and talking about what things meant, what people said, and how the book ends. Dialogues is an excellent choice for adoption for college and high school English Composition and Literature courses. As part of the support for the book, I will provide to teachers who adopt the novel a detailed outline of the Dialogues lecture I personally deliver to my students every semester. —Stephen Spignesi

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HALF A LIFE
A Memoir
by Darin Strauss

Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8253-4 224pp. ★ $13.00/$15.00 Can.

Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award (Autobiography)

exam Copy: $3.00

Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 9
Author website: www.darinstrauss.com

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist
Darin Strauss recounts a tragedy and its aftermath. In the last month of his high school career, just after turning eighteen, Strauss is behind the wheel of his father’s Oldsmobile, driving with friends, having “thoughts of mini-golf, another thought of maybe just going to the beach.” Then out of the blue: a collision that results in the death of a bicycling classmate and that shadows the rest of his life. In haunting, penetrating prose, Darin Strauss explores loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force.

“At the center of this elegant, painful, stunningly honest memoir thrums a question fundamental to what it means to be human: What do we do with what we’ve been given? . . . What is truly exceptional here is watching a writer of fine fiction probe, directly, carefully and with great humility, the source from which his fiction springs.”
—The neW york TimeS book r evieW

“Darin Strauss has spent a good part of his adult life reliving, regretting and reflecting on a single, split-second incident. Half a Life is a starkly honest account of that fateful moment and his life thereafter . . . penetrating, thought-provoking.”
—The WAShingTon PoST

“A book that inspires admiration, sentence by sentence. . . . This is a memoir in its finest form, a fully imagined and bittersweet book that transcends a single misstep.”
—ChiCAgo Tribune

“With honesty and sensitivity, Strauss looks not only at how that fateful incident decades ago ended Celine’s young life, but also at how it greatly affected his. Out of undoubtedly complicated circumstances, he crafts a simple yet remarkable story about pain and guilt, maturity and responsibility, hope and understanding.”
—SAn frAnCiSCo ChroniCle

about the author DARIN STRAUSS is the bestselling author of three previous books. The recipient of a Guggenheim in fiction writing and numerous other awards, Strauss has seen his work translated into fourteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Writing at New York University, and he lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn.

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40,000 die on U.S. roads every year. And with every accident, somebody walks away feeling he’s put on the executioner’s hood. That’s one reason Half a Life has resonated with so many people. But it’s not the only reason, I’ve come to realize. When I decided to write this story—the story of me and of the girl who died that day—I don’t think I understood how universal other people would find it; I was just writing what had happened to me. But very soon, I realized this story threw huge shadows. Excerpted in GQ and on This American Life, as well as in The Times of London, The Daily Mail (U.K.) and numerous other publications in the U.S. and around the world, Half a Life ended up having real valence for a great many people. I’ve received probably over a thousand emails from readers who have wanted to share their own stories: a man who blames himself because he didn’t take his mother’s threats seriously and therefore left for boarding school the day before her suicide; a number of soldiers back from Iraq and Afghanistan who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder; people who have suffered horrible personal loss; and, of course, many car accident survivors. Furthermore, I traveled the country with this book—even before it won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best memoir/autobiography of 2010—and at every reading I gave, someone invariably came up to me and shared a story of personal grief and guilt. At first, I didn’t know why they were opening up in this way: what did seeing one’s brother overdose have to do with my story? And why did this person want to tell me? When I was a kid, after the accident, I felt completely alone—suffering under a crushing guilt, even though everyone said I wasn’t at fault. The thing is, no one knows how to feel about guilt: people think if an official person—a policeman, a judge or reporter—says you weren’t at fault, it’ll be all right. What the book is about is: that’s not so. If you just accept what other people tell you to feel, it leads to your living half a life, with the other half covering something up. The point is, it turns out almost everybody has something in their past to feel guilt and/or grief about, whether they were culpable in their life-shaping event or not. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as mine. (I was found blameless in my accident, but that didn’t stop the lawsuits from happening.) Everyone is worried about doing what appears to be right, rather than what is right for them. Until I wrote Half a Life, I found math personally treacherous—its A-to-B-to-C arrogance, its Boolean surety: I operated the car. The car hit the girl. A=C. I killed the girl. Algebra makes no allowances. Or maybe it does—when it leaves the workbook and enters our flesh-and-blood world. With this book I wrote what hurt; I looked it in the eye. And, for my readers, watching somebody work through those feelings has brought a kind of catharsis. This is the story I would have needed to read when I was 18. I wrote it in part for the girl who died—to show how much she’s touched every part of my life—but I wrote it for that teenage me too, and for other people who feel guilt and don’t know if they should. The lessons I learned are not glib, or very self-helpy. All the same, if one writes honestly and well about unwarranted guilt and how to overcome it, I think one can write a book that is self-helpful. —Darin Strauss
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hen I was 18, I was in a car accident: a girl swerved in front of my car, I couldn’t avoid her, and she died. I moved soon afterward, and so this crash and its aftermath made up the secret I carried around for 18 years. Until I wrote Half a Life.

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACkS
by Rebecca Skloot

Selected for common reading at more than 100 high schools, colleges, and community reads programs (to view the complete list, go to http://tinyurl.com/3fmsruq) Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of the year Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s 2011 Communication Award for Best Book Winner of the 2010: • Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction • American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Young Adult Science Book Award
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-1-4000-5218-9 400pp. ★ $16.00/$18.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

NoW iN PaPeRBaCK

Reading Level: 9
Teacher’s guide available

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa.
She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they played a vital role in developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions, with devastating consequences for her family. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia—a land of old wooden slave quarters, faith healings, and voodoo—to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta’s children, unable to afford health insurance, wrestle with feelings of pride, fear, and betrayal.
Visit the author’s website at www.RebeccaSkloot.com for the latest book-related special features, teaching guide and other classroom resources.
about the author REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and elsewhere. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW, and has taught nonfiction in the creative writing departments at the University of Memphis and the University of Pittsburgh, and science journalism at New York University. Visit her on the web at www.RebeccaSkloot.com.

“Using [The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks] in the classroom will deepen your students’ understanding of nonfiction, science, medicine, and history—but more than that, it will prepare them to engage thoughtfully with the profound moral and ethical dilemmas posed by emergent technologies and the world we share.”
—a my JursKis, tri-cities hiGh school , e ast Point, GeorGia

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a fascinating read and a ringing success. It is a well-written, carefully researched, complex saga of medical research, bioethics, and race in America. Above all it is a human story of redemption for a family, torn by loss, and for a writer with a vision that would not let go.”
—The boSTon globe

“Skloot narrates the science lucidly, tracks the racial politics of medicine thoughtfully, and tells the Lacks family’s often painful story with grace . . . Science writing is often just about the ‘facts.’ Skloot’s book, her first, is far deeper, braver, and more wonderful. . . . Made my hair stand on end.”
—The neW york TimeS book r evieW

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first learned about HeLa cells and the woman behind them as a sixteen-year-old sitting in a basic biology class. I knew only fragments of her story, but those fragments inspired me to start asking questions—about science and mortality, bioethics, and how I’d feel if my own cells were used in research. I didn’t yet know that her cells had launched a multibillion-dollar industry while her children lived in poverty, or that the cells had had devastating consequences for the family. Henrietta’s story captures the imagination of students interested in any number of subjects, including the sciences, medicine, history, philosophy, law, bioethics, © Omar Quintero journalism, and creative writing. I’ve spoken about HeLa at schools around the country, where students are transfixed by the story. I tell them that if you could pile all the HeLa cells ever grown on a scale they would weigh more than one hundred fifty Empire State Buildings, and that HeLa has been fused with mouse cells to create Henrietta-mouse hybrid cells. It’s the stuff of science fiction, but it’s true, and students love it. Combine that with the story of Henrietta’s family—a tale about science, religion, race, and class—and students’ reactions are powerful.

During Q & As, the first question is usually, “Wasn’t it illegal to take her cells and use them in research without asking?” The answer is no—not in 1951, Courtesy of Gopal Murti and not in 2010. Today, most Americans have their tissue on file somewhere, as a result of routine blood tests or biopsies. And since the late sixties, when testing newborns for genetic diseases became required by law, each baby born in the United States has had blood taken, and those samples are often stored and used by scientists. This means that most students in this country have tissues of their own being used in research, and neither they nor their parents likely realize it. As a teacher, I always look for books that bring together the many disparate fields that students will study throughout their academic careers, and that allow them to explore the real-world consequences of intellectual discoveries. Other teachers tell me The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks does just that, bringing together themes of health, community, family, ethics, religion, science, storytelling, history, business, law, and humanity.

Courtesy of Gopal Murti

Courtesy of Tom Deerinck

I have already spoken at hundreds of schools nationwide. As a regular guest speaker who has also worked as a correspondent for radio and television, I understand the importance of being an engaging speaker, and my talks have been called “moving and engaging of both the heart and mind.” You can visit the events page of my website at RebeccaSkloot.com and you can contact me through the site. I look forward to visiting even more schools as part of their Common Reading Programs.

As a young student, I couldn’t have imagined that Henrietta’s story would lead me to become a writer, or that writing this book would be a ten-year journey. There’s no telling what effect this story could have on students. I can’t wait to find out. —Rebecca Skloot
HeLa cells take on a different appearance depending on the type of microscope and dye used to see them

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A Family’s Journey
by GB Tran

VIETNAMERICA

Villard Books ★ HC ★ 978-0-345-50872-0 288pp. ★ $30.00/$34.00 Can. exam Copy: $15.00

Reading Level: 10
Author website: www.gbtran.com

GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew
up distant from (and largely indifferent to) his family’s history. Born and raised in South Carolina as a son of immigrants, he knew that his parents had fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. But even as they struggled to adapt to life in America, they preferred to forget the past—and to focus on their children’s future. It was only in his late twenties that GB began to learn their extraordinary story. When his last surviving grandparents die within months of each other, GB visits Vietnam for their memorials and begins to learn the tragic history of his family, and of the homeland they left behind. In telling his family’s story, GB finds his own place in this saga of hardship and heroism. Vietnamerica is a visually stunning portrait of survival, escape, and reinvention—and of the gift of the American immigrants’ dream, passed on to their children. It is also an unforgettable story of family revelation and reconnection—and a new graphic-memoir classic.

“In Tran’s memoir of his parents’ life in Vietnam—and his own discovery of that story—theme, narrative, and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel. Tran meditates on war, loss, and memory, but the overriding theme is the complexity, hardship, and reward of family life, a theme that finds full life in the author’s multi-layered narrative. . . . This novel could easily find a place in the classroom but its broad set of issues and graphic format should also appeal to a wide variety of teens.”
—SChool librAry JournAl

“This will be called the MAUS for the Vietnam War, and for good reason. Similar premise: clueless American-born son of immigrants confronts the legacy of family pain predating his birth. Similar outcome: a kick-in-the-gut graphic novel. . . . Engaging, challenging, and disturbing, Tran’s family memoir belongs in all public and academic libraries.”
—librAry JournAl (STArred revieW)

about the author Cartoonist/illustrator GB TRAN was born one year after his parents fled Vietnam and resettled in South Carolina. Having started as a comics self-publisher after being awarded the Xeric Grant, Vietnamerica is his first major book and has been featured on ABC’s World News Now, Kirkus’ “12 Can’t-Miss Graphic Novels of 2011”, and Amazon’s “Top 25 Adult Summer Reads.” The book’s exploration of multicultural themes has also recently earned GB a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in nonfiction literature.

© Joe Tomcho

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TINY SUNBIRDS, FAR AWAY
A Novel
by Christie Watson

other Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-59051-466-5 448pp. ★ $15.95/$17.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 8

When their mother catches their father with another woman,
twelve-year-old Blessing and her fourteen-year-old brother, Ezikiel, are forced to leave their comfortable home in Lagos for a village in the Niger Delta, to live with their mother’s family. Without running water or electricity, Warri is at first a nightmare. But Blessing’s grandmother, wise and practical, soon becomes a beloved mentor, teaching her the ways of the midwife in rural Nigeria. Blessing is exposed to the horrors of genital mutilation and the devastation wrought on the environment by British and American oil companies. As Warri comes to feel like home, Blessing becomes increasingly aware of the threats to its safety, both from its unshakable but dangerous traditions and the relentless carelessness of the modern world. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is the witty and beautifully written story of one family’s attempt to survive a new life they could never have imagined, struggling to find a deeper sense of identity along the way.

“A sure-footed debut narrated by 12-year-old Blessing, a girl growing up too fast in the troubled Niger Delta.”
—PeoPle m aGazine

“[An] impressive debut. . . . Watson’s nuanced portrayal of daily life in Nigeria is peopled with flawed but tenacious characters who fight not only for survival but for dignity. Blessing is a wonderful narrator whose vivid impressions enliven Watson’s sensual prose.”
—PubliSherS Weekly ( starreD review)

“A memorable debut novel about a Nigerian girl’s coming of age.”
—k irkuS r evieWS

“Confronting issues of race, class, and religion, this work ponders idealistic ignorance in a way that is reminiscent of Chinua Achebe’s No Longer at Ease. Watson’s story will appeal to readers of African and literary fiction.”
—librAry JournAl

about the author CHRISTIE WATSON trained as a pediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and worked as a senior staff nurse and educator for over ten years before joining the University of East Anglia for her MA in Creative Writing. There she won the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary for her work. Watson lives in South London with her Nigerian Muslim partner and their large dual-heritage family. This is her first novel.

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’ve never been very good at doing what I’m told. When I was told that writing novels should only ever be a hobby, that having children would make it impossible to find time to write, that writing a novel was something I should never aim for, not really, I simply didn’t listen. I crept out of bed at 5 am and wrote, every day, even if I’d been up all night nursing a sick child, so tired my eyes were only half open. On those days, in fact, my writing was the best. I thought of my characters all the time and even dreamed of them. After a few months I had something to look at, some writing, words that might just one day turn into a novel. “You should write what you know,” said people, when they realized my dream was not going to disappear. “Write your life, stick to a simple story for your first book. Write an easy story.” Again, I didn’t listen. I fell in love with a man and his country: Nigeria. The story belonged in Nigeria, and to Blessing, a twelve-year-old Nigerian girl. I listened to the voice of my then thirteen-year-old, how she used language in nonsensical ways, how she saw the world around her. Blessing, my main character, began talking to me. I wrote about politics, gender, violence, religion, humanity. I asked questions and explored in my novel things that I didn’t understand and wanted answers to: race, culture, belonging, and identity, what it is to be human, how it feels to grow up too quickly. “Don’t visit that part of the world,” said friends, family, the foreign office, when they discovered what my story was becoming, where it belonged. “It’s too dangerous.” So I travelled. I stayed with family throughout Nigeria, and saw vibrant cities and sleepy villages, mountains, rivers, deserts, forests. I visited the Niger Delta, stood on the riverbank and watched the brightly coloured birds in the mangroves, and smelled the air, smoky, like a book unopened for a very long time. I listened to the local stories. And now people tell me that the novel is too difficult for younger readers. Too political. Too gritty. A younger audience will find the scenes of childbirth or violence, of love and loss, too traumatic. Young people in the U.S. like an easier story that doesn’t take them out of their comfortable world. Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away is too adult. The themes are too mature. I’m simply not going to listen. And, of course, you won’t either: you know what your students are capable of, you know that challenging them always brings out the best, and you believe, like I do, that a true education demands we broaden our perspective and jump out of our comfort zones. —Christie Watson

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he Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century, providing readers with treasured classics, volumes of essential writings, major translations of great works from around the globe, and chronicles or short histories on great subjects from remarkable historians. Please visit www.modernlibrary.com for more information and a complete listing of titles.

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THe aMBassadoRs
by Henry James Introduction by Colm Tóibín
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8270-1 ★ 528pp. $11.00/$12.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Ideal for Your School Library HeaRTs TouCHed By fiRe: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Adapted by James M. McPherson, James I. Robertson, Jr., Stephen W. Sears and Craig L. Symonds Edited by Harold Holzer
Modern Library ★ HC ★ 978-0-679-64364-7 1,264pp. ★ $38.00/$44.00 Can. exam Copy: $19.00 e-Book

aLiCe’s adVeNTuRes iN WoNdeRLaNd & THRougH THe LooKiNg-gLass
by Lewis Carroll Illustrated by John Tenniel Introduction by A.S. Byatt
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-76138-6 304pp. ★ $9.00/$12.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

THe WeaLTH of NaTioNs
by Adam Smith Introduction by Robert B. Reich
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-679-78336-7 1,184pp. ★ $15.95/$21.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

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ew additions to the Royal shakespeare Company play collection from the Modern Library, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. For a complete play listing, go to www.modernlibrary.com/shakespeare aLL’s WeLL THaT eNds WeLL
Modern Library ★ TR 978-0-8129-6937-5 224pp. ★ $8.00/$9.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book e-Book

MeasuRe foR MeasuRe
Modern Library ★ TR 978-0-8129-6928-3 224pp. ★ $5.95/$6.99 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

BasiC WRiTiNgs of NieTzsCHe
by Friedrich Nietzsche Translated by Walter Kaufmann Introduction by Peter Gay
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-679-78339-8 896pp. ★ $18.00/$21.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

juLius CaesaR
Modern Library ★ TR 978-0-8129-6936-8 208pp. ★ $8.00/$9.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

THe TWo geNTLeMeN of VeRoNa
Modern Library ★ TR 978-0-8129-6938-2 192pp. ★ $8.00/$9.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

WaLdeN aNd oTHeR WRiTiNgs
by Henry David Thoreau Edited by Brooks Atkinson Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-679-78334-3 848pp. ★ $11.95/$15.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

PaRadise LosT
by John Milton Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-75796-9 512pp. ★ $12.00/$13.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

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Books for Advanced Placement (AP®) Classes
European History THe RoMaNTiC ReVoLuTioN: A History
by Tim Blanning

A superb, concise account of a cultural upheaval that still shapes sensibilities today. Long overshadowed by the contemporaneous American, French, and Industrial revolutions, the Romantic Revolution finally receives its due in Blanning’s bold and brilliant work.
Modern Library ★ HC ★ 978-0-679-64359-3 272pp. $22.00/$25.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $11.00 e-Book

World History THe KoReaN WaR: A History
by Bruce Cumings

Philosophy eTHiCs: The Essential Writings
Edited by Gordon Marino

With access to new evidence and secret materials, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Bruce Cumings reveals the Korean War as it was actually fought.
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7896-4 ★ 320pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Edited by renowned philosophy professor and journalist Gordon Marino, Ethics is an ideal one-volume introduction to the basic principles of ethics, highlighting crucial texts in the Western canon from Plato to Peter Singer.
Modern Library ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7778-3 ★ 640pp. $18.00/$21.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

English Literature & Composition eVeRy MaN dies aLoNe
by Hans Fallada Translated by Michael Hofmann

This never-before-translated masterpiece—by a writer who saw his life crumble when he wouldn’t join the Nazi Party—is based on a true story. It presents a richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front.
Melville House ★ TR ★ 978-1-935554-04-2 ★ 544pp. $16.95/$19.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Statistics THe BLaCK sWaN: The Impact of the Highly Improbable With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility”
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 2nd edition

Comparative Government & Politics HoW To RuN THe WoRLd Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
by Parag Khanna

A black swan is a highly improbable event that is unpredictable, carries a massive impact, and later appears to be more predictable than it was. For Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7381-5 ★ 480pp. $17.00/$20.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

New from Princeton Review CRaCKiNg THe aP BioLogy exaM 2012 Edition
Princeton Review ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-42725-1 384pp. ★ $18.99/$20.99 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

“By exhorting leaders to make use of new, open technologies that encourage more diverse and dynamic marketplaces, Parag Khanna makes a powerful argument: the world can become smarter than the sum of its parts. We need to pay attention to his ideas.”
—eriC SChmidT, former google Ceo
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6827-2 ★ 272pp. $26.00/$30.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.00 Audio & e-Book

CRaCKiNg THe aP eNgLisH LiTeRaTuRe & CoMPosiTioN exaM 2012 Edition
Princeton Review ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-42728-2 240pp. ★ $18.00/$20.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

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Language Arts
as LoNg as THe RiVeRs fLoW A Novel
by James Bartleman

THe gReaT TyPo HuNT Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time
by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson

Six-year-old Martha from Ontario is “stolen” from her family and suffers a decade of abuse, until she finally finds her way home. Now, she tries to provide for her newborn daughter while searching the city to find the son she lost, and bring him home.
RH Canada ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-39875-8 ★ 272pp. e-Book Reading Level: 7 $17.95/$19.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

For editor Jeff Deck, it became clear that dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization, and only he would wield the marker to defeat them. Deck and his friend Benjamin set off across America on the ultimate typo-hunting journey.
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-59108-1 ★ 288pp. $14.00/$16.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 8

iT Was THe BesT of seNTeNCes, iT Was THe WoRsT of seNTeNCes A Writer’s Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences
by June Casagrande

THe LaNguage of fLoWeRs: A Novel
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. In this accessible manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great, and others not.
Ten speed Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58008-740-7 ★ 224pp. $14.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

An elegantly written debut novel, this book beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.
Ballantine ★ HC ★ 978-0-345-52554-3 ★ 336pp. $25.00/$28.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 6

HoRosCoPes foR THe dead Poems
by Billy Collins

i aM aN eMoTioNaL CReaTuRe The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
by Eve Ensler

Acclaimed modern poet Billy Collins covers the usual but everlasting themes of love and loss, life and death, youth and aging, solitude and union, in this new collection of poems.
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6492-2 128pp. ★ $24.00/$27.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.00 do not order paperback before 4/3/2012 Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7562-8 128pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe.
Villard Books ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7016-6 ★ 192pp. $13.00/$15.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

juLieT: A Novel
by Anne Fortier

THe Passage: A Novel
by Justin Cronin

This tale of catastrophe and survival tells the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six and then imprisoned for a secret government experiment. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Amy is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.
Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-50497-5 800pp. ★ $16.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safetydeposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told that it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena.
Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-51611-4 480pp. ★ $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 7

Reading Level: 9

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Language Arts
THe Red uMBReLLa
by Christina Gonzalez
Winner 2011 ALA Best Books for Young Adults

deaRLy, dePaRTed
by Lia Habel

This is the moving tale of a fourteen-yearold girl’s journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan—an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro’s revolution. The Red Umbrella is a powerful story of country, culture, family, and the true meaning of home.
alfred a. Knopf BfyR ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-85489-7 288pp. ★ $6.99/$7.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

The first book in a new young adult series is packed with adventure, danger, zombies, humor, and a little romance.
del Rey ★ HC ★ 978-0-345-52331-0 496pp. ★ $16.99/$18.99 Can. exam Copy: $8.50 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 6

THaNK you foR aRguiNg What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
by Jay Heinrichs

Reading Level: 5

BeCoMiNg MaRie aNToiNeTTe A Novel
by Juliet Grey

In this first novel of a new trilogy, students will follow the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette.
Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-52386-0 480pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

Full of time-tested secrets as well as contemporary techniques, this book is a master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill.
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-34144-0 336pp. ★ $14.00/$17.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 7

WoRd HeRo: A Fiendishly Clever Guide to Crafting the Lines that Get Laughs, Go Viral, and Live Forever
by Jay Heinrichs

BLeaCHeRs: A Novel
by John Grisham

High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, relive his old glories, and hopefully learn forgiveness in order to get on with his own life.
dell Books ★ MM ★ 978-0-440-24200-0 240pp. ★ $7.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 delta ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34087-8 ★ 192pp. $13.00/$15.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Word Hero takes students on an engaging and instructive tour of the mechanisms that make powerful language work.
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-71636-1 352pp. ★ $14.00/$16.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

PRide aNd PRejudiCe aNd zoMBies: dReadfuLLy eVeR afTeR
by Steve Hockensmith

“With the zombie Austen mashup mania showing no sign of abating, this is a must-read for fans and a must-buy for the libraries serving them.”
—bookliST online
Quirk Books ★ TR ★ 978-1-59474-502-7 320pp. ★ $12.95/$14.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 7

a TiMe To KiLL: A Novel
by John Grisham

Reading Level: 7

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.
dell Books ★ MM ★ 978-0-440-24591-9 ★ 672pp. $9.99/$11.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 dell Books ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-33860-8 ★ 528pp. Audio & e-Book $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

deCoded
by Jay-Z

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.
spiegel & grau ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8115-5 368pp. ★ $25.00/$28.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50 e-Book

Reading Level: 5

Reading Level: 11

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Language Arts
PoeTRy afTeR 9/11
Edited by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians

THe aMaziNg aBsoRBiNg Boy
by Rabindranath Maharaj

This tenth anniversary edition is an important and inspiring document from a defining moment in U.S. history. A sweeping collection of poems by New York poets, written in the year after the 9/11 attacks, provides a unique and affirming snapshot of life in the aftermath of disaster.
Melville House ★ TR ★ 978-1-61219-000-6 ★ 128pp. $14.95/$16.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Seventeen-year-old Samuel, naïve and inexperienced, leaves his home in Trinidad for Canada following the death of his mother. On his journey he encounters molemen, super-villains, chimeras, trolls, and a host of sidekicks in a powerful and humorous journey.
Vintage Canada ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-39728-7 352pp. ★ $17.95/$19.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 8

THe MeoWMoRPHosis
by Franz Kafka and Cook Coleridge

Meet Gregor Samsa, a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. His life goes awry when he wakes up late for work and finds that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. Includes haunting illustrations.
Quirk Books ★ TR ★ 978-1-59474-503-4 208pp. ★ $12.95/$14.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

aNaToMy of a disaPPeaRaNCe A Novel
by Hisham Matar

“Matar offers a searing vision of familial rupture and disintegration in his trenchant follow-up to In the Country of Men. . . . An elegant and smart evocation of the complexities of filial love.”
—PubliSherS Weekly (STArred revieW)
The dial Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-34044-1 240pp. ★ $22.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $11.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 7

CHi’s sWeeT HoMe Volume Seven
by Konami Kanata

Reading Level: 10

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost and alone. In the seventh volume of Chi’s Sweet Home, the feline heroine of this series finds herself in her biggest predicament yet.
Vertical ★ TR ★ 978-1-935654-21-6 ★ 168pp. $13.95/$16.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

iN THe CouNTRy of MeN
by Hisham Matar

Reading Level: 5

Through the eyes of young Suleiman, we experience a child’s often misguided attempts to make sense of the adult world. The title of the story is particularly telling, as the novel raises questions about what it means to be a man, what is involved in humanity, and how much of one’s identity is tied to one’s country.
dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34043-4 ★ 256pp. e-Book Reading Level: 9 $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

Bayou Volume One
by Jeremy Love
A YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens

“A visceral, spooky tale that unsettles more than a conventional novel about the injustices of living under Jim Crow.”
—SChool librAry JournAl
zuda ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2382-3 ★ 160pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

LeT THe gReaT WoRLd sPiN A Novel
by Colum McCann
Winner, National Book Award for Fiction

Reading Level: 10

Bayou Volume Two
by Jeremy Love

South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate. This graphic novel compendium collects four new chapters of the critically acclaimed webcomic series.
zuda ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2584-1 ★ 160pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

It is August 1974 in lower Manhattan, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the Twin Towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7399-0 ★ 400pp. e-Book Reading Level: 8 $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 10

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Language Arts
aLL sTaR suPeRMaN
by Grant Morrison Illustrated by Frank Quitely

THe daRKesT CHiLd: A Novel
by Delores Phillips

The amazing creative team of writer Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and artist Frank Quitely (WE3) join forces to take Superman back to basics and create a new vision of the World’s First Superhero.
dC Comics ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-3205-4 320pp. ★ $29.99/$34.00 Can. exam Copy: $15.00

Rozelle Quinn is so fair-skinned that she can pass for white. She favors her light-skinned kids, but thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae, her child with the darkest complexion, is also the brightest. She desperately wants to continue with her education. Her mother, however, has other plans.
Reading Level: 7
soho Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-56947-378-8 ★ 462pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 9

suPeRgods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
by Grant Morrison

sHaNgHai giRLs: A Novel
by Lisa See

From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind’s great modern myth: the superhero.
spiegel & grau ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6912-5 ★ 464pp. $28.00/$33.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $14.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 11

In 1937, Shanghai is a city of great wealth and glamour. Twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to American suitors looking for Chinese brides. At its heart, this is a story of sisters, and their love for each other.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8053-0 ★ 336pp. $15.00/$18.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

THe TigeR’s Wife: A Novel
by Téa Obreht
Winner, Orange Prize for Fiction

Reading Level: 6

“The Tiger’s Wife is a meditation on death, love, and war in the modern world. . . . For mature teen readers, the time spent savoring the writing, the stories, and the intricacies of their connections will be well rewarded.”
—SChool librAry JournAl
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34384-8 368pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

dReaMs of joy: A Novel
by Lisa See

Reading Level: 10

In this novel set in Shanghai, 1957, Lisa See continues the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Acclaimed for her richly drawn characters and vivid storytelling, See once again renders a family challenged by tragedy and time, yet ultimately united by the resilience of love.
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6712-1 ★ 368pp. Audio & e-Book Reading Level: 6 $26.00/$30.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.00 NOW A MAjOR MOTION PICTURE

sWaN Poems and Prose Poems
by Mary Oliver

In Mary Oliver’s twentieth volume of poetry and prose poems, this book is her tribute to “the mortal way” of desiring and living in the world. Few poets express the immense complexities of human experience as skillfully, or capture so memorably the smallest nuances.
Beacon Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-8070-6899-1 ★ 96pp. $23.00/$25.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $11.50 do not order paperback before 3/27/2012. Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-6914-1 ★ 80pp. $14.00/$16.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

sNoW fLoWeR aNd THe seCReT faN: A Novel
by Lisa See

e-Book

Set in nineteenth-century China, this book is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: friendship.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-6806-4 ★ 288pp. $15.00/$18.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 6
Teacher’s Guide Available

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Language Arts
j. d. saLiNgeR: A Life
by Kenneth Slawenski

BiTTeR iN THe MouTH: A Novel
by Monique Truong

One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. This fascinating biography sheds new light on the life and times of the reclusive, brilliant author.
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6951-4 464pp. ★ $27.00/$31.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.50 do not order paperback before 1/3/2012. Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8259-6 ★ 464pp. e-Book Reading Level: 12 $17.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

From Monique Truong, the bestselling and award-winning author of The Book of Salt, comes a brilliant, mesmerizing, beautifully written novel about a young woman’s search for identity and family, as she uncovers the secrets of her past and of history.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8132-2 ★ 320pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 7

WHiLe MoRTaLs sLeeP Unpublished Short Fiction
by Kurt Vonnegut

MaRzi
by Marzena Sowa Illustrated by Sylvain Savoia

“ . . . An engrossing picture of growing up in Communist Poland on the cusp of revolution. . . . Without being heavy-handed or sacrificing any of its singular charm, the book subtly invokes a comparison between the place of the children in society and that of the oppressed under authoritarian regimes.”
—PubliSherS Weekly ( starreD review)
Vertigo ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2959-7 ★ 240pp. $19.99/$22.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Smart, whimsical, and often scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut influenced a generation of American writers. In these previously unpublished gems, Vonnegut’s originality infuses a unique landscape of factories, trailers, and bars—and characters who pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and sometimes comically indifferent world.
delacorte Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-34373-2 ★ 272pp. $27.00/$31.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.50

Reading Level: 9

do not order paperback before 1/3/2012. dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34374-9 ★ 272pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book

Reading Level: 6

VaCLaV & LeNa: A Novel
by Haley Tanner

Vaclav and Lena seem destined for each other. They meet as children in an ESL class in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Vaclav imagines their story unfolding like a fairy tale, but among the many truths to be discovered in Haley Tanner’s wondrous debut is that happily ever after is never a foregone conclusion.
dial Press ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6931-6 ★ 304pp. $25.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $12.50 do not order paperback before 2/7/2012. dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8163-6 ★ 320pp. $15.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

THe HoMeCoMiNg of saMueL LaKe A Novel
by Jenny Wingfield

“The Homecoming of Samuel Lake recalls the worlds created in books such as To Kill a Mockingbird or The Lovely Bones. Teens who like those books will surely be attracted to this one because it draws from the same understanding of place and time, and features characters who stay with their readers.”
—SChool librAry JournAl
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-34408-1 ★ 352pp. $25.00/$28.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 6

Reading Level: 7

PRiNCess KNigHT Part One
by Osamu Tezuka

TWiN sPiCa Volume Ten
by Kou Yaginuma

Set in a medieval fairy-tale backdrop, Princess Knight is the tale of a young princess named Sapphire who must pretend to be a male prince so she can inherit the throne.
Vertical ★ TR ★ 978-1-935654-25-4 ★ 382pp. $13.95/$15.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 aLso aVaiLaBLe:

From one of Japan’s brightest manga stars, Kou Yaginuma, the Twin Spica series expresses a sense of humanity through the advances of science and technology and is endorsed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Reading Level: 5
Vertical ★ TR ★ 978-1-935654-24-7 ★ 272pp. $10.95/$12.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 5

PRiNCess KNigHT Part Two
Vertical ★ TR ★ 978-1-935654-31-5 ★ 382pp. $13.95/$15.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 5

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gRaPHiC NoVeLs
Reading Level for all: 6

nspired by the magical relationship between gripping storytelling and the roar of the campfire, we are pleased to introduce Campfiretm Graphic Novels. This new series features classic novels, such as Frankenstein and Alice in Wonderland, transformed into beautifully illustrated, dynamic graphic novels. The series will also include original stories and biographies from some of the finest writers and artists.
For a complete listing of titles, go to: www.steerforth.com/campfire

THe WoNdeRfuL WizaRd of oz
by L. Frank Baum Adapted by Roland Mann; Illustrated by K.L. Jones
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-51-4 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio

MoBy diCK
by Herman Melville Adapted by Lance Stahlberg; Illustrated by Lalit Kumar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-22-4 ★ 88pp. $11.99/$13.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

aLiCe iN WoNdeRLaNd
by Lewis Carroll Adapted by Lewis Helfand; Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-23-1 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

fRaNKeNsTeiN
by Mary Shelley Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner; Illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-24-8 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

RoBiNsoN CRusoe
by Daniel Defoe Adapted by Dan Johnson; Illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-20-0 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

TReasuRe isLaNd
by Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted by Andrew Harrar; Illustrated by Richard Kohlrus
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-21-7 ★ 88pp. $11.99/$13.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

a CHRisTMas CaRoL
by Charles Dickens Adapted by Scott McCullar; Illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-32-3 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

guLLiVeR’s TRaVeLs
by Jonathan Swift Adapted by Lewis Helfand; Illustrated by Vinod Kumar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-50-7 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

THe CaLL of THe WiLd
by Jack London Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner; Illustrated by Sachin Nagar
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-33-0 ★ 72pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio

HaRRy HoudiNi
by C.E.L. Welsh Illustrated by Lalit Singh
Campfire ★ TR ★ 978-93-80028-25-5 ★ 80pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

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Science
THe gRaNd desigN
by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

HoW i KiLLed PLuTo aNd WHy iT Had iT CoMiNg
by Mike Brown

In 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, which resulted in a firestorm of controversy and ultimately the demotion of Pluto to a “dwarf” planet. This book is Brown’s engaging first-person account of the most tumultuous year in modern astronomy.
spiegel & grau ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-53108-5 ★ 288pp. $25.00/$28.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50 do not order paperback before 1/24/2012. spiegel & grau ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-53110-8 ★ 304pp. Audio & e-Book Reading Level: 12 $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

The first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world’s great thinkers, The Grand Design is a marvelously concise book with new answers to the ultimate questions of life.
Bantam ★ HC ★ 978-0-553-80537-6 ★ 208pp. $28.00/$33.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $14.00 do not order paperback before 2/7/2012. Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-553-38466-6 ★ 208pp. $18.00/$20.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 12

THe sCieNCe BooK Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works
by National Geographic Foreword by Marshall Brain

Series Spotlight
Engage your budding scientists with the 3-volume THE STORY OF SCIENCE series by JOY HAKIM For teachers: http://www.joyhakim.com/disc.htm

This book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics.
National geographic ★ TR ★ 978-1-4262-0808-9 ★ 432pp. Reading Level: 10 $25.95/$29.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.00

BRaiNWoRKs The Mind-bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are THe sToRy of sCieNCe: Aristotle Leads the Way In volume one, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. Here Hakim introduces students to Aristotle—one of the greatest philosophers of all time—whose scientific ideas dominated much of the world for eighteen centuries.
smithsonian Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-58834-160-0 ★ 256pp. $24.95/$31.50 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50

by Michael S. Sweeney Foreword by David Copperfield

Brainworks is the captivating companion book to the three-part National Geographic Channel series. Here, the reader becomes the test subject in an array of perceptual and thought experiments.
National geographic ★ HC ★ 978-1-4262-0757-0 ★ 224pp. Reading Level: 10 $27.00/$31.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.50

THe sToRy of sCieNCe : Newton at the Center In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus’s systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe—to the dismay of the establishment. Follows the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, and Isaac Newton.
smithsonian Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-58834-161-7 ★ 480pp. $27.95/$32.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $14.00

THe sToRy of sCieNCe: Einstein Adds a New Dimension This third and final book in the series brings students to the recent past and the groundbreaking discoveries made in it: the quantum world, the theory of relativity, and nuclear physics.
smithsonian Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-58834-162-4 ★ 480pp. $27.95/$33.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $14.00

BLiNd desCeNT: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth by James M. Tabor As of 2000, the deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7949-7 ★ 304pp e-Book Reading Level: 9 $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level for all: 8

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/4s2g3la

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Social Studies
i aM Nujood, age 10 aNd diVoRCed
by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui

“A powerful new autobiography. . . . It’s hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées—or braver ones—than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali.”
—nicholas K ristof, The neW york TimeS
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-58967-5 192pp. ★ $12.00/$15.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

i doN’T WisH NoBody To HaVe a Life LiKe MiNe Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
by David Chura
Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries (Rated O – Outstanding)

Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 5

Author David Chura, who taught high school in a New York penitentiary for ten years, gives an “inside” view of the lives of juveniles sentenced as adults.
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0123-3 ★ 240pp. e-Book Reading Level: 11 $14.00/$16.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

CHiLdReN of THe WoRLd How We Live, Learn, and Play in Poems, Drawings, and Photographs
by Anthony Asael and Stephanie Rabemiafara Foreword by Ann M. Veneman

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3uxjtce NoTHiNg To eNVy Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
Winner, Samuel johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Children from one hundred ninetytwo countries around the world tell us about their homelands through their own photographs, fun facts, maps, artwork, and poems.
universe ★ HC ★ 978-0-7893-2267-8 ★ 416pp. $29.95/$29.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $15.00

“A fascinating and deeply personal look at the lives of six defectors from the repressive totalitarian regime of the Republic of North Korea. . . . ”
—PubliSherS Weekly ( starreD review)
spiegel & grau ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-52391-2 ★ 336pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

No god BuT god (Updated Edition) The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
by Reza Aslan

Reading Level: 8

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/66a4fka NoBody TuRN Me aRouNd A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington
by Charles Euchner
Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries (Rated O – Outstanding)

“Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”
—The neW york TimeS
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-8244-2 384pp. ★ $17.00/$19.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 12
youNg ReadeR’s ediTioN aVaiLaBLe: delacorte Books for young Readers ★ HC 978-0-385-73975-7 ★ 176pp. ★ $16.99/$18.99 Can. exam Copy: $8.50 e-Book

“A sharp, riveting depiction of what Martin Luther King called the greatest demonstration for freedom in the nation’s history.”
—k irkuS r evieWS
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0155-4 ★ 248pp. Reading Level: 9 $17.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 7
Teacher’s Guide Available

THe TiMe of ouR LiVes
by Tom Brokaw

HoW To uNdeRsTaNd isRaeL iN 60 days oR Less
by Sarah Glidden

Tom Brokaw examines American life and the American dream, past, present, and future, as experienced by four generations of his and other American families.
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6458-8 352pp. ★ $26.00/$30.00 Can. exam Copy: $13.00 Audio & e-Book

“Glidden’s soft, watercolor palette and realistic art complement without overshadowing this thoughtful exploration of the role that cultural heritage plays in the search for personal identity.”
— SChool librAry JournAl
Vertigo ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2234-5 ★ 208pp. $19.99/$22.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $10.00

Reading Level: 9

Reading Level: 9

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Social Studies
CiTizeNs of NoWHeRe From Refugee Camp to Canadian Campus
by Debi Goodwin

CoNQueRoR: A Novel of Kublai Khan
by Conn Iggulden

An inspiring story of courage, adaptation and determinaton, Citizens of Nowhere describes a year in the life of eleven refugee students entering universities across Canada.
anchor Canada ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-66723-4 336pp. ★ $17.95/$19.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00

The spectacular story of the rise of Genghis Khan’s grandson, a man destined to become one of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived—the legendary Kublai Khan.
do not order before 12/27/2011. delacorte Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-385-34305-3 496pp. ★ $27.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $13.50 e-Book e-Book

Reading Level: 10

Reading Level: 6

a PoCKeT HisToRy of THe CiViL WaR: Citizen Soldiers, Bloody Battles, and the Fight for America’s Future
by Martin Graham

KHaN: eMPiRe of siLVeR: A Novel
by Conn Iggulden

This book offers unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key Civil War battles.
osprey ★ HC ★ 978-1-84908-547-2 256pp. ★ $15.95/$17.95 Can. exam Copy: $8.00

The Great Khan is dead—and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance, and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.
e-Book

Reading Level: 9

Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34425-8 ★ 400pp. $16.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book

Reading Level: 6

1001 BaTTLes THaT CHaNged THe CouRse of WoRLd HisToRy
Edited by R.G. Grant

MouNTaiNs BeyoNd MouNTaiNs The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
by Tracy Kidder

This book covers battles that changed the course of history and shaped the political and cultural landscapes of our world— from the Battle of Troy and the Siege of Antioch to Gettysburg, Iwo Jima, and up to the present with battles of the Iraq War.
universe ★ HC ★ 978-0-7893-2233-3 ★ 960pp. $36.95/$39.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $18.50

Reading Level: 11

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer and shows how one person can effect global progress against seemingly impossible problems—TB, AIDS, poverty—with creativity, knowledge, and determination.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7301-3 ★ 352pp. Audio & e-Book Reading Level: 9 $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

CuBa: My ReVoLuTioN
by Dean Haspiel and Inverna Lockpez

This powerful graphic novel tells the story of seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, who gets caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution.
Vertigo ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2218-5 ★ 144pp. $17.99/$19.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

sTReNgTH iN WHaT ReMaiNs
by Tracy Kidder

Reading Level: 12

In Strength in What Remains, Kidder gives us the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him, providing brilliant testament to the power of second chances.
“Absorbing . . . a story about survival, about perseverance and sometimes uncanny luck in the face of hell on earth. . . . It is just as notably about profound human kindness.”
—The neW york TimeS
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7761-5 ★ 304pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

uNBRoKeN: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand

“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.”
—ColumbuS diSPATCh
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6416-8 496pp. ★ $27.00/$31.00 Can. exam Copy: $13.50 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 8
Teacher’s Guide Available

Reading Level: 9

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Social Studies
sigNiNg THeiR RigHTs aWay
by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese

yosseL
by Joe Kubert

This book introduces students to the thirtynine men who met in the summer of 1787 and signed the U.S. Constitution.
Quirk Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-59474-520-1 256pp. ★ $19.95/$22.95 Can. e-Book Reading Level: 10 exam Copy: $10.00

“Kubert explores what might have been in this gripping account of WWII’s Warsaw ghetto uprising. . . . A straightforward take on the events of the Holocaust, Yossel tells its tragic story with both emotion and dignity.”
—PubliSherS Weekly
Vertigo ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-3180-4 ★ 144pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

doNg xoai, VieTNaM 1965
by Joe Kubert

Reading Level: 9

Set during the Vietnam War, this original graphic novel tells the harrowing story of a detachment of Special Forces soldiers on a simple recon mission into the village of Dong Xoai that turned suddenly deadly.
Vertigo ★ TR ★ 978-1-4012-2948-1 ★ 200pp. $19.99/$22.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $10.00

THe oTHeR Wes MooRe One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore

“. . . vividly and powerfully describes not just the culture of the streets but how it feels to be a boy growing up in a world where violence makes you a man.”
—o: The oPrAh mAgAzine
spiegel & grau ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-52820-7 ★ 272pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 10

Books by Martin Luther king, Jr .
A new partnership between Beacon Press and the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more books in The King Legacy Series, go to: www.thekinglegacy.org “aLL LaBoR Has digNiTy”
Edited and with an introduction by Michael K. Honey

Audio & e-Book

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/4jbv4ye sTaRT soMeTHiNg THaT MaTTeRs
by Blake Mycoskie

Reading Level: 7

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice.
Beacon Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-8070-8600-1 ★ 240pp. $26.95/$31.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.50 do not order paperback before 1/10/2012. Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-8602-5 ★ 264pp. $18.00/$20.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good.
spiegel & grau ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6918-7 208pp. ★ $22.00/$25.00 Can. exam Copy: $11.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 9
Teacher’s Guide Available e-Book

10 yeaRs THaT sHooK THe WoRLd A Timeline of Events from 2001
by Loretta Napoleoni

THe TRuMPeT of CoNsCieNCe
Foreword by Coretta Scott King New Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman
Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries (Rated O – Outstanding)

This book offers students an insightful overview of the events that have shaped the past decade.
do not order before 1/3/2012. seven stories Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-60980-413-8 128pp. ★ $8.95/$8.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Dr. King’s final statements on racism, poverty, war, and the civil rights movement.
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0170-7 ★ 96pp. $12.00/$13.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

e-book

Reading Level: 11

Reading Level for both: 9

eNRiQue’s jouRNey
by Sonia Nazario

MLK A Celebration in Word and Image
Edited by Bob Adelman Introduction by Charles Johnson

A stunning collection of photographs of and quotations by Dr. King compiled by renowned photojournalist Bob Adelman.
Beacon Press ★ HC ★ 978-0-8070-0316-9 ★ 64pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $7.50

Award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7178-1 ★ 336pp. $16.00/$19.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 ★ e-Book

Reading Level: 6

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3rxr4lp

Teacher’s Guide Available

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Social Studies
THe NiNTH Beethoven and the World in 1824
by Harvey Sachs

ouTCasTs uNiTed An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference
by Warren St. John

A beautifully rendered exploration of Beethoven’s ground-breaking symphony and the cultural and historical world that produced it, written by an eminent musicologist and biographer.
Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-6907-8 240pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

A “richly detailed, uplifting account of a young Jordanian immigrant who created a soccer program in Georgia for young refugees from war-torn nations . . . educational and enriching.”
—k irkuS r evieWS
spiegel & grau ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-52204-5 336pp. ★ $15.00/$18.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

Reading Level: 12

Reading Level: 8
Teacher’s Guide Available

WHeN sKaTeBoaRds WiLL Be fRee A Memoir
By Said Sayrafiezadeh
Winner, Whiting Award (Nonfiction)

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/6cxe9cz
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“Once I began When Skateboards Will Be Free, I couldn’t put it down but to sleep. So rending a memoir, it reaches the reader’s innermost consciousness. Its language has the fierceness and humor of a Charles Dickens story about childhood.”
—Paula fox, author of deSPerATe ChArACTerS anD borroWed finery
dial Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-34069-4 ★ 320pp. e-book Reading Level: 10 $15.00/$18.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

RaMMeR jaMMeR yeLLoW HaMMeR A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-609-80713-2 288pp ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 9

HoW THe sTaTes goT THeiR sHaPes Too The People Behind the Borderlines
by Mark Stein

THe fiNaL sToRM A Novel of the War in the Pacific
by Jeff Shaara

The Final Storm opens a new front in Jeff Shaara’s gripping chronicle of World War II as soldiers, sailors, and marines sacrifice all for one final push toward decisive victory in the fierce maelstrom of the Pacific theater.
Ballantine ★ HC ★ 978-0-345-49794-9 ★ 480pp. $28.00/$33.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $14.00 do not order paperback before 1/10/2012. Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-49795-6 ★ 480pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

“In an evocative sequel to his popular How the States Got Their Shapes, Stein presents a plentitude of varied and compelling biographical sketches associated with the setting of our national boundaries.” —librAry JournAl
smithsonian Books ★ HC ★ 978-1-58834-314-7 ★ 352pp. e-Book Reading Level: 9 $24.95/$27.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50

gRaNd CeNTRaL WiNTeR Stories from the Street
by Lee Stringer Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut

Reading Level: 6

No Less THaN ViCToRy A Novel of World War II
by Jeff Shaara

In this inspiring book of essays, Grand Central Winter vividly describes the author Lee Stringer’s experiences as being homeless and drug-addicted in New York in the 1980s.
seven stories Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58322-918-7 256pp. ★ $14.95/$14.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

“A grand achievement, historically accurate yet utterly compelling.”
—bookliST ( starreD review)

Reading Level: 10

“Vividly portrays the war’s final act.”
—PenSAColA neWS JournAl
Ballantine ★ MM ★ 978-0-440-42339-3 ★ 512pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-49793-2 ★ 480pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

CiTizeN you: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing the World
by Jonathan Tisch and Karl Weber Foreword by Mayor Cory A. Booker

“ . . . combines compelling stories of active citizenship with an inspiring call to action.”
—a rianna huffinGton
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-58849-4 288pp. ★ $13.00/$15.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Reading Level: 7

Reading Level: 11

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Social Studies
THe seCReT HisToRy of THe MoNgoL QueeNs How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
by Jack Weatherford

Jack Weatherford, a professor of anthropology and author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, restores the Mongol queens’ missing chapter to the annals of history.
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-40716-0 ★ 336pp. Audio & e-Book Reading Level: 12 $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

NeW fRoM NaTioNaL geogRaPHiC BooKs
NaTioNaL geogRaPHiC HisToRy BooK An Interactive Journey
by Marcus Cowper

BaseBaLL: HoW To PLay THe gaMe The Official Playing and Coaching Manual of Major League Baseball
by Pete Williams and Major League Baseball Introduction by Darrell Miller Foreword by Harold Reynolds

“The MLB has compiled this definitive instruction manual on learning to play the game; fully illustrated with action photos of professional stars illustrating key points and drills for each defensive position.”
—PubliSherS Weekly
universe ★ TR ★ 978-0-7893-2218-0 ★ 320pp. $29.95/$34.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $15.00

The National Geographic History Book is a storyboard of major characters, key plot points and crucial details in the moving picture of human history. Primary source materials include documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters and artwork that students can pull out and examine.
National geographic ★ HC ★ 978-1-4262-0679-5 184pp. ★ $40.00/$48.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $20.00

NaTioNaL geogRaPHiC aLMaNaC of WoRLd HisToRy 2nd Edition
Reading Level: 8

by Patricia S. Daniels and Stephen G. Hyslop Foreword by Douglas Brinkley

THe Boys fRoM LiTTLe MexiCo A Season Chasing the American Dream
by Steve Wilson

In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights, a sensitive and clear-eyed journalist takes us deep inside Oregon’s only all-Hispanic boys’ high school soccer team, a team whose players stand on the cusp of change.
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0152-3 ★ 240pp. e-Book Reading Level: 10 $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

From the first civilizations to the twenty-first century, this wideranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history—great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore.
National geographic ★ TR ★ 978-1-4262-0890-4 400pp. ★ $24.95/$27.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50

a youNg PeoPLe’s HisToRy of THe uNiTed sTaTes Columbus to the War on Terror
by Howard Zinn Contribution by Rebecca Stefoff

NaTioNaL geogRaPHiC CoLLegiaTe aTLas of THe WoRLd 2nd Edition
by National Geographic

Howard Zinn presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history by offering the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories are often unknown.
seven stories Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58322-869-2 ★ 464pp. e-Book Reading Level: 7 $19.95/$22.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

The new Collegiate Atlas is fresh with the latest developments in the political and natural world and brings modern visual clarity and topical content—in a succinct presentation—to a world rich with geographic data and information.
National geographic ★ HC ★ 978-1-4262-0839-3 400pp. ★ $40.00/$45.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $20.00

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College Guides
WHaT CoLoR is youR PaRaCHuTe? foR TeeNs 2nd Edition Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles

CoLLege RuLes! 3rd Edition How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College
by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh

“You generally won’t find ‘How to choose a career’ among high school or college classes. Young people still have to figure it out on their own. This updated career guide for teenagers . . . seeks to fill that gap in an easy-to-digest way.”
—a ssociateD Press’s finAnCe bookShelf
Ten speed Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58008-141-2 ★ 192pp. $15.99/$19.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

An updated, expanded edition of a popular guide that gives students a crash course on how to succeed in college. It shares essential lessons on how to study effectively, handle stress, prepare for and take tests, balance academics and social life, and more.
Ten speed Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-60774-001-8 ★ 352pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

doN’T sTaLK THe adMissioNs offiCeR How to Survive the College Admissions Process without Losing Your Mind
by Risa Lewak

CoLLege essays THaT Made a diffeReNCe, fouRTH ediTioN
by Princeton Review

“This well-paced read provides sane, reasonable ways for applicants to communicate effectively, remain authentic, and work with their advocates.”
—Bruce Poch, Dean of a Dmissions at Pomona colleGe
Ten speed Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58008-060-6 208pp. ★ $13.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

This edition includes real-life essays written by applicants to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, MIT, and more, as well as complete application profiles of over one hundred students, including test scores, GPAs, demographic information, and where they got in and where they didn’t.
Princeton Review ★ TR ★ 978-0-375-42785-5 ★ 384pp. $13.99/$15.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

THe HaRdesT QuesTioNs aReN’T oN THe TesT Lessons from an Innovative Urban School
by Linda Nathan

THe youNg aCTiVisT’s guide To BuiLdiNg a gReeN MoVeMeNT aNd CHaNgiNg THe WoRLd
by Sharon J. Smith

“Reading The Hardest Questions . . . is like shadowing a principal for a year. I recommend it to every teacher or administrator who wants to make a difference in the lives of inner-city children.”
—michael thomPson, author of r AiSing CAin: ProTeCTing The emoTionAl life of boyS
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0615-3 ★ 224pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessons learned from the winners of Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards—America’s top honor for young green leaders. Also includes tips on how students can boost the sustainability of their campuses, and how to launch a career in the environmental movement.
Ten speed Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58008-561-8 ★ 224pp. $14.99/$16.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

HoW To Be a HigH sCHooL suPeRsTaR A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)
by Cal Newport

CoLLege adMissioN: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
by Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde

Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport’s latest book offers step-by-step instructions and guidance to help students and parents navigate the college admissions process without stress.
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-7679-3258-5 ★ 272pp. $12.99/$14.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

College Admission is the ultimate user’s manual and go-to guide for any student or family approaching the college application process. Featuring the wise counsel of more than 50 deans of admission, no other guide has such thorough, expert, compassionate, and professional advice.
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-59032-9 ★ 432pp. $19.99/$22.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

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Professional Reading
THe NeW CooL A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts
by Neal Bascomb

he New Cool is the astonishing and inspiring story of a team of high school seniors and their mentor, who come together—not to play a sport or exercise their athletic prowess—but rather to build a machine that will compete in the most heated, sophisticated robotics contest in the world. “Another feel-good melting-pot story? Yes, in a way. But don’t worry; this one is authentic, and it offers a lesson in how American kids can thrive when faced with daunting challenges. . . . The New Cool is effective in capturing the students’ loyalty, dedication and ingenuity. It is inspiring to see these kids work so hard and achieve a certain level of engineering expertise and high-school celebrity. . . . [The book] inevitably raises troubling questions about whether America can regain its leadership in science and engineering even with Mr. Kamen’s inventive approach.”
—The WAll STreeT JournAl

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To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3fdqve7
about the author NEAL BASCOMB has published a number of international and national bestsellers, including Higher, The Perfect Mile, Red Mutiny and Hunting Eichmann. He has also written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

Crown ★ HC ★ 978-0-307-58889-0 352pp. ★ $25.00/$28.95 Can. exam Copy: $12.50 do not order paperback before 3/6/2012. Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-58890-6 352pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book Author website: www.nealbascomb.com

THe soCiaL aNiMaL The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
by David Brooks

I

n this landmark exploration, written by New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise, David Brooks draws upon revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and cognition to offer a completely original and incisive analysis of how and why human beings interact the way they do. Brooks then goes on to detail concrete ways in which such behaviors may be positively shaped, both for the greater society as well as for the individual. “Multifaceted, compulsively readable. . . . Brooks’s considerable achievement comes in his ability to elevate the unseen aspects of private experience into a vigorous and challenging conversation about what we all share.”
—SAn frAnCiSCo ChroniCle

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/5vrypdy
Random House ★ HC ★ 978-1-4000-6760-2 448pp. ★ $27.00/$31.00 Can. exam Copy: $13.50 do not order paperback before 1/3/2012. Random House ★ TR ★ 978-0-8129-7937-4 448pp. ★ $16.00/$18.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book

about the author DAVID BROOKS is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and he is a weekly commentator on PBS NewsHour. He is the author of the bestseller Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.

© David Burnett

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feeL-Bad eduCaTioN: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling
by Alfie Kohn

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rguing that our schools are currently in the grip of a “cult of rigor”—a confusion of harder with better that threatens to banish both joy and meaningful intellectual inquiry from our classrooms—Alfie Kohn issues a stirring call to rethink our priorities and reconsider our practices. Kohn’s latest wide-ranging collection of writings will add to his reputation as one of the most incisive thinkers in the field, who questions the assumptions too often taken for granted in discussions about education and human behavior. “Few scholars are more critical or more forthright about the problems with the U.S. educational system than Kohn. . . . A surprisingly accessible and at times witty educational policy expert.” —librAry JournAl

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WHaT does iT MeaN To Be WeLL eduCaTed? And More Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-0140-0 196pp. ★ $15.00/$17.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-3267-1 ★ 212pp. $16.00/$19.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

about the author ALFIE KOHN’s previous eleven books include Punished by Rewards, Unconditional Parenting, The Homework Myth, and What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated? He speaks widely to teachers and parents and lives in the Boston area.

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/6kg2y59

OTHER PROFESSIONAL READING TITLES
HeLLo CRueL WoRLd: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by Kate Bornstein Foreword by Sara Quin
seven stories Press ★ TR ★ 978-1-58322-720-6 240pp. ★ $16.95/$16.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

PLay THeiR HeaRTs ouT A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine by George Dohrmann
Ballantine ★ HC ★ 978-0-345-50860-7 432pp. ★ $26.00/$30.00 Can. exam Copy: $13.00 e-Book do not order paperback before 2/17/2012. Ballantine ★ TR ★ 978-0-345-50861-4 ★ 432pp. $16.00/$18.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

PusH Has CoMe To sHoVe Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve—Even If It Means Picking a Fight by Dr. Steve Perry
Crown ★ HC ★ 978-0-307-72031-3 ★ 272pp. $25.00/$28.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50 e-Book

QuieT: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
do not order before 1/31/2012. Crown ★ HC ★ 978-0-307-35214-9 ★ 352pp. $26.00/$30.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $13.00 Audio & e-Book

PLease Read (if aT aLL PossiBLe) The Girl Project by Kate Engelbrecht
universe ★ TR ★ 978-0-7893-2260-9 ★ 224pp. $24.95/$24.95 Can. ★ exam Copy: $12.50

Be diffeReNT: Adventures of a FreeRange Aspergian with Practical Advice for Aspergians, Misfits, Families & Teachers by John Elder Robison
Crown ★ HC ★ 978-0-307-88481-7 ★ 304pp. $24.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $12.00 do not order paperback before 3/20/2011. Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-88482-4 304pp. ★ $14.00/NCR ★ exam Copy: $3.00 Audio & e-Book
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fisT sTiCK KNife guN A Personal History of Violence by Geoffrey Canada
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-4461-2 192pp. ★ $14.00/$16.00 Can. e-Book exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

LeT THe sTudeNTs sPeaK! A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools by David L. Hudson
Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-4454-4 208pp. ★ $17.00/$19.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

LooK Me iN THe eye My Life with Asperger’s
Three Rivers Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-307-39618-1 320pp. ★ $14.95/$16.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 Teacher’s Guide Available

fisT sTiCK KNife guN A Personal History of Violence A True Story in Black and White by Geoffrey Canada Adapted by Jamar Nicholas
A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens Beacon Press ★ TR ★ 978-0-8070-4449-0 144pp. ★ $14.00/$16.00 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

TeaCHiNg HoPe: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell Foreword by Anna Quindlen
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-7679-3172-4 ★ 384pp. $14.99/$18.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00
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NoT QuiTe aduLTs: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It’s Good for Everyone by Richard Settersten, Ph.D. and Barbara E. Ray
Bantam ★ TR ★ 978-0-553-80740-0 ★ 272pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

THe aRT of RougHHousiNg by Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.
Quirk Books ★ TR ★ 978-1-59474-487-7 192pp. ★ $14.95/$16.95 Can. exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book

THe fReedoM WRiTeRs diaRy: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Broadway ★ TR ★ 978-0-385-49422-9 ★ 336pp. $14.99/$18.99 Can. ★ exam Copy: $3.00

To read the author’s message to educators, go to: http://tinyurl.com/6hcaxsu

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Index
10 YEARS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD . .35 1001 BATTLES CHANGED HISTORY . . . .34 Ali, Nujood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 ALICE IN WONDERLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 ALL LABOR HAS DIGNITY . . . . . . . . . . . .35 ALL STAR SUPERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD . . . . . . . . .4 ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL . . . . . . . .24 AMAZING ABSORBING BOY, THE . . . . . .28 AMBASSADORS, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE. . . . .28 ART OF ROUGHHOUSING, THE . . . . . . . .41 AS LONG AS THE RIVERS FLOW. . . . . . .26 Asael, Anthony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Aslan, Reza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Bartleman, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Bascomb, Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 BASEBALL: HOW TO PLAY THE GAME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 BASIC WRITINGS OF NIETZSCHE. . . . . .24 Baum, L. Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 BAYOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 BE DIFFERENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 BECOMING MARIE ANTOINETTE. . . . . .27 BILLY BATHGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 BITTER IN THE MOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 BLACK SWAN, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 BLACK SWAN GREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Blanning, Tim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 BLEACHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 BLIND DESCENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 BOOK OF DANIEL, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Bornstein, Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 BOYS FROM LITTLE MEXICO, THE . . . .37 Bradley, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 BRAINWORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Brokaw, Tom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Brooks, David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Brown, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Cain, Susan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 CALL OF THE WILD, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Canada, Geoffrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Carroll, Lewis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24, 31 Casagrande, June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 CHILDREN OF THE WORLD . . . . . . . . . . .33 CHI’S SWEET HOME, VOLUME 7. . . . . . .28 Christen, Carol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 CHRISTMAS CAROL, A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Chura, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 CITIZEN YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 CITIZENS OF NOWHERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 COLLEGE ADMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 COLLEGE ESSAYS THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE, 4th Edition. . . . . . . . . . . .38 COLLEGE RULES! 3rd Edition . . . . . . . . . .38 Collins, Billy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 CONQUEROR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cowper, Marcus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 CRACKING THE AP BIOLOGY EXAM, 2012 Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CRACKING THE AP ENGLISH LITERATURE & COMPOSITION EXAM, 2012 Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CREATIONISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Cronin, Justin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 CUBA: MY REVOLUTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Cumings, Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Daniels, Patricia S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 DARKEST CHILD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 DEARLY, DEPARTED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Debenedet, Anthony T. MD . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Deck, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 DECODED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Defoe, Daniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Demick, Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 DIALOGUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Dickens, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Diffenbaugh, Vanessa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Doctorow, E.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Dohrmann, George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 DONG XOAI, VIETNAM 1965. . . . . . . . . . .35 DONORBOY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 DON’T STALK THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 DREAMS OF JOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Engelbrecht, Kate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 ENOUGH MOMENT, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Ensler, Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 ETHICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Euchner, Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 EVERY MAN DIES ALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Fallada, Hans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 FEEL-BAD EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Feldstein, Peter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 FINAL STORM, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 FIST STICK KNIFE GUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Ford, Jamie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Fortier, Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 FRANKENSTEIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Freedom Writers, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 FREEDOM WRITERS DIARY . . . . . . . . . . .41 GENGHIS: BIRTH OF AN EMPIRE . . . . . . .3 GLASS DEMON, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Glidden, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Gonzalez, Christina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 GOOD THIEF, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Goodwin, Debi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Graham, Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 GRAND CENTRAL WINTER . . . . . . . . . . .36 GRAND DESIGN, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Grant, Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Grant, R.G. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 GREAT TYPO HUNT, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Grey, Juliet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Grisham, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 GULLIVER’S TRAVELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Habel, Lia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Hakim, Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 HALF A LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Halpin, Brendan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 HARDEST QUESTIONS AREN’T ON THE TEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 HARRY HOUDINI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Haspiel, Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Hawking, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 HEARTS TOUCHED BY FIRE. . . . . . . . . . .24 Heinrichs, Jay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 HELLO, CRUEL WORLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Hillenbrand, Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Hockensmith, Steve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Holzer, Harold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 HOMECOMING OF SAMUEL LAKE, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 HOMER & LANGLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 HOROSCOPES FOR THE DEAD . . . . . . . .26 HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER . . .6 HOW I KILLED PLUTO AND WHY IT HAD IT COMING . . . . . . . . . . .32 HOW THE STATES GOT SHAPES TOO 36 HOW TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL SUPERSTAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 HOW TO RUN THE WORLD . . . . . . . . . . .25 HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Hudson, David L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 I AM AN EMOTIONAL CREATURE . . . . .26 I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS . . . . . . . . .5 I AM NUJOOD, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 I DON’T WISH NOBODY TO HAVE A LIFE LIKE MINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Iggulden, Conn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 34 IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN. . . . . . . . . . . .28 IT WAS THE BEST OF SENTENCES . . . . .26 J. D. SALINGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 James, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Jay-Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Johnson, Dennis Loy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Jones, Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 JULIET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 JULIUS CAESAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Kafka, Franz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Kanata, Konami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 KHAN: EMPIRE OF SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Khanna, Parag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Kidder, Tracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Kiernan, Denise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 King, Martin Luther Jr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Kohn, Alfie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 KOREAN WAR, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Kubert, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Kurson, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS, THE. . . . . . . .26 LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN. . . . . . . . .28 LET THE STUDENTS SPEAK! . . . . . . . . . .41 Lewak, Risa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

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LIVES OF THE POETS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 London, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 LOOK ME IN THE EYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 LOON LAKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Love, Jeremy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE . . . . . . . . .12 Maharaj, Rabindranath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Mamlet, Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 MARCH, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Marino, Gordon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 MARZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Matar, Hisham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 McCann, Colum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 MEASURE FOR MEASURE. . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Melville, Herman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 MEOWMORPHOSIS, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Milton, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 MISTER PIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mitchell, David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 MLK: IN WORD AND IMAGE . . . . . . . . . . .35 MOBY DICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Moore, Wes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Morrison, Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS . . .34 MY JIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mycoskie, Blake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Napoleoni, Loretta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nathan, Linda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALMANAC OF WORLD HISTORY, 2nd Edition . . . .37 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COLLEGIATE ATLAS OF THE WORLD, 2nd Edition 37 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY BOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 National Geographic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Nazario, Sonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 NEW COOL, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Newport, Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Nietzsche, Friedrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 NINTH, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Nist-Olejnik, Sherrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 NO GOD BUT GOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 NO LESS THAN VICTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 NOBODY TURN ME AROUND. . . . . . . . . .33 NOT QUITE ADULTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 NOTHING TO ENVY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Obreht, Tea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Oliver, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 OTHER WES MOORE, THE . . . . . . . . . . . .35 OUTCASTS UNITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 OXFORD PROJECT, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 PARADISE LOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 PASSAGE, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Perry, Steve, Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Phillips, Delores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 PLAY THEIR HEARTS OUT . . . . . . . . . . . .41 PLEASE READ (IF AT ALL POSSIBLE). . .41 POCKET HISTORY CIVIL WAR, A . . . . . .34 POETRY AFTER 9/11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Prendergast, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DREADFULLY EVER AFTER . . . . . . . . .27 PRINCESS KNIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 PRINCESS KNIGHT, PART TWO . . . . . . . .30 Princeton Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 38 PUSH HAS COME TO SHOVE . . . . . . . . . .41 QUIET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 RAGTIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 RAMMER JAMMER YELLOW HAMMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Rawles, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Rebeck, Theresa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 RED HERRING WITHOUT MUSTARD, A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 RED UMBRELLA, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Riggs, Ransom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 ROBINSON CRUSOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Robison, John Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 ROMANTIC REVOLUTION, THE . . . . . . .25 Rushdie, Salman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Sachs, Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Sayrafiezadeh, Said . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 SCIENCE BOOK, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 See, Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Settersten, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Shaara, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 SHADOW DIVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Shakespeare, William . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 SHANGHAI GIRLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Shelley, Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 SIGNING THEIR RIGHTS AWAY . . . . . . . .35 Skloot, Rebecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Slawenski, Kenneth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Smith, Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Smith, Sharon J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 SOCIAL ANIMAL, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Sowa, Marzena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Spignesi, Stephen J.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 St. John, Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Stein, Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Stevenson, Robert Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 STORY OF SCIENCE: ARISTOTLE LEADS THE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 STORY OF SCIENCE: EINSTEIN ADDS A NEW DIMENSION . . . . . . . . . .32 STORY OF SCIENCE: NEWTON AT THE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Strauss, Darin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 STRENGTH IN WHAT REMAINS . . . . . . .34 Stringer, Lee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 SUPERGODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 SWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Sweeney, Michael S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 SWEET LAND STORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Swift, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Tabor, James M.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Taleb, Nassim Nicholas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Tanner, Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 TEACHING HOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Tezuka, Osamu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 THANK YOU FOR ARGUING . . . . . . . . . . .27 Thoreau, Henry David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 THREE GIRLS AND THEIR BROTHER . . .2 TIGER’S WIFE, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 TIME OF OUR LIVES, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . .33 TIME TO KILL, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Tinti, Hannah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 TINY SUNBIRDS, FAR AWAY. . . . . . . . . . .22 Tisch, Jonathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Tran, GB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 TREASURE ISLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 TRUMPET OF CONSCIENCE, THE. . . . . .35 Truong, Monique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 TWIN SPICA, VOLUME 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE . .24 UNBROKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 UNLIKELY BROTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 VACLAV & LENA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN . . .2 VIETNAMERICA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Vonnegut, Kurt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 WALDEN & OTHER WRITINGS . . . . . . . .24 WATERWORKS, THE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Watson, Christie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 WEALTH OF NATIONS, THE . . . . . . . . . .24 Weatherford, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN’S BAG, THE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Welch, Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 WELCOME TO HARD TIMES . . . . . . . . . . .4 Welsh, Cel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? FOR TEENS, 2nd Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WELL EDUCATED? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 WHEN SKATEBOARDS WILL BE FREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 WHILE MORTALS SLEEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Williams, Pete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Wilson, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Wingfield, Jenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, THE. . . .31 WORD HERO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 WORLD’S FAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Yaginuma, Kou. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 YOSSEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 YOUNG ACTIVIST’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A GREEN MOVEMENT AND CHANGING THE WORLD. . . . . . .38 YOUNG PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. . . . . . . . . . . .37 Zinn, Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

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