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Marvin Taylor

Love is not singular except in syllable.

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Marvin Taylor

Charlotte Gray

People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote.

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Charlotte Gray

Georg Feuerstein

Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.

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Georg Feuerstein

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

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Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Jules Feiffer

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.

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Jules Feiffer

Walt Whitman

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

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Walt Whitman

Editorial Content for A Lie for a Lie

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Aliza M., Teen Board Member

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what if you don't want to hear what it has to say?

"A LIE FOR A LIE by Robin Merrow MacCready is a mystery woven into a beautiful love story....I really felt like MacCreadys characters were realistic and relatable, even in their worst moments."

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People say that when you have a life-altering experience, your brain takes a picture and that snapshot stays forever in your memory to retrieve again. And again, and again. Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals something unexpected, she sets out to investigate the situation. Before long, Kendra is torn between destroying her family as she's known it and keeping a very dark secret that might ultimately destroy her. 

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People say that when you have a life-altering experience, your brain takes a picture and that snapshot stays forever in your memory to retrieve again. And again, and again. Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals something unexpected, she sets out to investigate the situation. Before long, Kendra is torn between destroying her family as she's known it and keeping a very dark secret that might ultimately destroy her. 

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People say that when you have a life-altering experience, your brain takes a picture and that snapshot stays forever in your memory to retrieve again. And again, and again.
 
Kendra Sullivan loves taking pictures. But when a photograph reveals something unexpected, she sets out to investigate the situation. Before long, Kendra is torn between destroying her family as she's known it and keeping a very dark secret that might ultimately destroy her. This emotionally charged young agult mystery pushes the boundaries between truth and deception and explores the consequences of uncovering life-changing information.

Editorial Content for Traveler

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Jessica K., Teen Board Member

Jessa’s been writing her whole life, using her vivid dreams to inspire her stories, bringing wild worlds to life for her. She thinks the stories are just her imagination, until her favorite recurring character, Finn, saves her life. Jessa doesn’t want anything to do with him, despite the pull she feels toward him, until he explains that she is a Traveler, someone with the ability to travel to alternate realities through their reflection, or through their dreams. All the wondrous dreams Jessa was having, were actually her own experiences in different realities. Read More

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Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles --- Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it….This Jessa is going to live.

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Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles --- Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it….This Jessa is going to live.

About the Book

A teen writer discovers that every mirror is a portal into an alternate version of her life in this romantic YA fantasy by author L.E. DeLano.
 
Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles --- Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it….This Jessa is going to live.

Editorial Content for The Enemy: Detroit, 1954

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Christine M. Irvin

Twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell lives in Detroit, Michigan. The year is 1954, a time of the Cold War with Russia. America is on edge with the threat of the "Red Scare" perpetrated by Senator McCarthy. During this time period, Americans became suspicious of many people, including immigrants from Europe --- enemies are everywhere. Read More

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Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father’s unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother’s stash of banned library books a secret and getting along with her new older “brother." When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie’s class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are. 

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Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father’s unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother’s stash of banned library books a secret and getting along with her new older “brother." When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie’s class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are. 

About the Book

Set in 1954, this compelling historical novel tells the story of a young girl’s struggles and triumphs in the aftermath of World War II. The war is over, but the threat of communism and the Cold War loom over the United States. In Detroit, Michigan, twelve-year-old Marjorie Campbell struggles with the ups and downs of family life, dealing with her veteran father’s unpredictable outbursts, keeping her mother’s stash of banned library books a secret and getting along with her new older “brother,” the teenager her family took in after his veteran father’s death. When a new girl from Germany transfers to Marjorie’s class, Marjorie finds herself torn between befriending Inga and pleasing her best friend, Bernadette, by writing in a slam book that spreads rumors about Inga. Marjorie seems to be confronting enemies everywhere --- at school, at the library, in her neighborhood and even in the news. In all this turmoil, Marjorie tries to find her own voice and figure out what is right and who the real enemies actually are. Includes an author’s note and bibliography.

Editorial Content for Pop Girl

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Rebecca N., Teen Board Member

POP GIRL is Tallia Storm’s debut novel, and I’m already anxiously anticipating her next. POP GIRL follows the story of Storm Hall, a 13-year-old girl with a passion for singing, whose story takes inspiration from Tallia’s own. Read More

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Fourteen-year-old Storm Hall lives to sing. So when she's forced to miss a national competition to go on a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation to Hawaii, her life is over! When Storm meets a Hawaiian band who needs a last minute singer she starts to think vacation might not be so bad after all. And when she hears her voice and her song on the local radio the next day, she thinks all of her dreams are coming true! That is until the band introduces their singer on air. It's NOT her. There's a Storm coming!

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Fourteen-year-old Storm Hall lives to sing. So when she's forced to miss a national competition to go on a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation to Hawaii, her life is over! When Storm meets a Hawaiian band who needs a last minute singer she starts to think vacation might not be so bad after all. And when she hears her voice and her song on the local radio the next day, she thinks all of her dreams are coming true! That is until the band introduces their singer on air. It's NOT her. There's a Storm coming!

About the Book

Fourteen-year-old Storm Hall lives to sing. Forget school. Forget boys. All Storm wants is to sing. So when she's forced to miss a national competition to go on a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation to Hawaii, her life is over! What could be worse than missing a big break to visit an island paradise? What if her (former) best friend steals her spotlight? 
 
When Storm meets a Hawaiian band who needs a last minute singer she starts to think vacation might not be so bad after all. And when she hears her voice and her song on the local radio the next day, she thinks all of her dreams are coming true! That is until the band introduces their singer on air. It's NOT her. There's a Storm coming!