The year is 1868, and fourteen-year-old Alika and his younger brother, Sulu, are hunting for seals on an ice floe attached to their island in the Arctic. Suddenly the ice starts to shake, and they hear a loud crack--the terrible sound of the floe breaking free from land. The boys watch with horror as the dark expanse of water between the ice and the shore rapidly widens, and they start drifting south--away from their home, their family, and everything they've ever known. Throughout their six-month-long journey down the Greenland Strait, the brothers face bitter cold, starvation, and most frightening of all, vicious polar bears. But they still remain hopeful that one day they'll be rescued. This thrilling new adventure story from bestselling author Theodore Taylor is a moving testament to the bond between brothers--and to the strength of the human spirit. Includes a map, a glossary of Inuit words and phrases, and an author's note..
During the 2001 Afghan War, the lives of Najmah, a young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Nusrat, an American-Muslim teacher who is awaiting her huband's return from Mazar-i-Sharif, intersect at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.
Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction: An NC LIVE Collection boasts over 200 high-quality nonfiction and fiction titles for the younger set of voracious readers. From informative autobiographies to intriguing magical realms, children and young adults alike will find countless suitable tales in this engaging Anthology. Those looking for goosebumps can find chilling stories like Books of Blood, Written With a Razor, and Darkness Falling in the Horror Collection. While those looking for a lighter read can find heartwarming titles such as The Show Must Go On and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel in the diverse Popular Fiction Collection. With hundreds of titles to browse and more on the way, Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction: An NC LIVE Collection is the perfect literary vault for any younger readers looking to expand their reading list.
The fixed format edition of This Star Won't Go Out, matching the original design of the print edition, without resizable text. A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends help to tell Esther's story, along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her. Wayne and Lori Earl are the parents of the late Esther Earl and founders of the non-profit organization This Star Won't Go Out (tswgo.org), whose mission it is to financially assist families struggling through the journey of a child ...