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When fifteen-year-old Zoe steps into the bank to get out of the rain, she never imagines she's walking into a crime scene. In the midst of robbery spiraling out of control, Zoe finds her strange ability to travel back in time twenty-three minutes a possible way of preventing the ultimate horrible outcome. But she only has a certain number of tries to get it right, and the fear that she could be living the final twenty-three minutes of her life becomes very real.
Black Brother, Black Brother by
Twelve-year-old Donte is the darker-skinned brother of Trey, which in his racist, mostly-white school has earned him the nickname Black Brother. When the captain of the school fencing team successfully frames him for something he didn't do, Donte is arrested and suspended from school. Joining a local youth center, Donte meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones and begins training to defeat his school bully and find courage to confront the racist system that got him arrested.
Zita, la Viajera Espacial by
When young Zita discovers a device that opens a portal to another place, and her best friend is abducted, she is compelled to set out on a strange journey from star to star in order to get back home.
Ground Zero by
On September 11, 2001, Brandon is visiting his dad at work in the World Trade Center when the first plane hits. He begins a harrowing journey to escape and survive. On September 11, 2019, Reshmina has grown up in Afghanistan surrounded by war, but she dreams of peace. When her village is attacked, she comes across a wounded American soldier named Taz, and she must make an impossible choice that could put her family in grave danger.
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Trust Your Name by
After Bobby Byington's unforgettable winning high school season, Coach Robison recruits Choctaw players from several communities to play in a summer league. Coach selects the Panther as the team's mascot, saying, \"To many Choctaws, young and old, the panther is an elder watching over us, helping us when we are in need.\" As the team gels and they move to the national tournament, they find out they are up against more than other basketball teams. They must deal with racist taunts and unsportsmanlike conduct on the court. The situation comes to a head when, on the eve of a key game against a bullying opponent, two Choctaw players are arrested for robbery. Never doubting their innocence, Coach Robison asks, \"Who can we trust, and how can we find the truth?\"
The Electric Kingdom by
After a flu pandemic spread by flies ravages the earth, a small group of survivors from New England embark on journeys for safe havens and encounter mysterious and supernatural elements. Twelve-year-old artist Kit is searching for a rumored safe zone when she meets eighteen-year-old Nico who is searching for a portal her parents told her about.
How It Went Down by
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.
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Like Home by
Chinelo is all about her neighborhood Ginger East, but when her friend Kate's parent's store is vandalized and the vandal still at large, Nelo and her beloved Ginger East are shaken to their core.
Now Is the Time for Running by
When soldiers attack a small village in Zimbabwe, Deo goes on the run with Innocent, his older, mentally disabled brother, carrying little but a leather soccer ball filled with money, and after facing prejudice, poverty, and tragedy, it is in soccer that Deo finds renewed hope.
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In basketball-crazed Walthorne, rival middle school stars Austin Chambers and Carter Haswell are both feeling the pressure when school sports reporter Alfie Jenks reveals scandals that jeopardize the whole season. Told through flashbacks, newspaper reports, social media posts, and interviews
The Cat I Never Named by
In Bihac, Bosnia, in 1992, sixteen-year-old Amra and her family face starvation and the threat of brutal ethnic violence as Serbs and Bosnians clash, while a stray cat, Maci, provides solace.
Something in Between by
After learning of her family's illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.
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Take Back the Block by
Wes Henderson would much rather be playing video games than going protests with his parents. But when a real estate developer makes an offer to buy Kensington Oaks, the neighborhood Wes has grown up in, the anti-gentrification protests his mom makes him march in take on a whole new meaning. Now, all the adults seem to do is argue, and the residents of the neighborhood are divided. Even Wes's friends are fighting, and some of them may be moving away. Wes realizes he finally has a cause he can believe in, and he has to find a way to save the only home he's ever known before it's too late.
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This Time Will Be Different by
Seventeen-year-old CJ Katsuyama's family sold their flower shop to a white man for next to nothing while they were interned during World War II. Thirty years later, the family bought the store back from that family, the McAllisters, who had prospered in the interim. Now the shop is in financial trouble and CJ's mother works for McAllister Venture Capital. CJ's mother pushes CJ to make something of her life, but CJ only seems to excel at arranging flowers, and she feels aimless. When secrets about the McAllister patriarch come to light, CJ and a group of student activists find something to rally behind, though it causes friction in the community and between CJ and her mother.
What Lane? by
Fast-paced, engaging, and short, this book takes readers through the experience of what a Black boy says and feels as he grows bigger and others shift their perception from seeing him as a cute child to viewing him as a potential threat.
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Nate el Grande by
A collection of comic strips following the adventures of Nate the Great
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Hombre Perro: Por Quién Rueda la Pelota (Dog Man: for Whom the Ball Rolls ) by
Dog Man has been working hard to overcome his bad habits, but when his obsessions turn to fears, he finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain, while Petey the Cat, who was just released from jail, starts a new life with Li'l Petey.
Los Tipos Malos En Combustible Intergalactico by
The Bad Guys must save the world again, but Mr. Piranha might have eaten too many bean burritos and left something stinky in a space suit.
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by
Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother was deported to Mexico by ICE and disappeared in the Sonoran Desert trying to make it back to her American family. Sia believes that she was effectively murdered by ICE and the sheriff in their small Arizona town on the edge of the national park, and wants revenge against him and his son, Jeremy--but her search for the truth will uncover many more secrets than she counted on.
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28 Days: a Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto by
Sixteen-year old Mira smuggles food into the Ghetto to keep herself and her family alive. When she discovers that the entire Ghetto is to be \"liquidated\"—killed or \"resettled\" to concentration camps—she desperately tries to find a way to save her family. She meets a group of young people who are planning the unthinkable: an uprising against the occupying forces. Mira joins the resistance fighters who, with minimal supplies and weapons, end up holding out for twenty-eight days, longer than anyone had thought possible.
The Black Friend: on Being a Better White Person by
Chronicles the reflections of Frederick Joseph, award-winning marketing professional and writer, and other prominent African American artists, writers, and activists on their experiences with racism and white supremacy. Discusses ways for white people to be anti-racist through their behavior and knowledge.
Claudia and the New Girl (the Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #9) by
Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley's really different: She wears hippie clothes and has multiple earrings, and she's the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met.
The Wonderling by
At Miss Carbunkle's home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, a fox-like eleven-year-old with no name lives as an orphan in the miserable conditions of "the Home." But when he meets a young bird named Trinket, who finally gives him the name Arthur, he escapes "the Home" with the help of an invention of Trinket's and together they set out on an adventure to see the world for the first time.
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We Are Not from Here by
Three teenage immigrants risk the trip from Guatemala through Mexico to the United States southern border in search of a better life.
Dress Coded by
In this debut middle-grade girl-power friendship story, an eighth grader starts a podcast to protest the unfair dress code enforcement at her middle school and sparks a rebellion.
The Hand on the Wall by
In this final book of the trilogy, three people are dead and David has gone voluntarily missing at the same time a blizzard approaches Ellingham Academy. Stevie decides to stay behind after the school is evacuated, and along with her eclectic misfit friends, she puts her sleuthing abilities to work. But as she follows the clues, she realizes that the murderer might be trapped at Ellingham with her, and at the same time, she might be able to solve a mystery seventy-five years in the making.
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Crossing the Farak River by
Hasina and her family are Rohingyas, which means they live in constant fear of the Sit Tat--the Myanmar army persecuting their people. When Hasina, her cousin, and her brother Araf flee to the forest during a nighttime raid, they return to a destroyed village and no clues as to what may have happened to their family. Hasina clings to the words of her father, exhorting her to keep the family together, and must figure out how to survive amid the constant threat of violence.
It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime by
This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom's unwavering love and indomitable will.It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa's racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives.
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The Lines We Cross by
Michael usually concerns himself with basketball and hanging out with his friends, but every once in a while, his parents drag him to meetings and rallies with their anti-immigrant group. And it all makes sense to Michael.Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart -- and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents' politics seem much more complicated.Mina has already had a long and arduous journey leaving behind her besieged home in Afghanistan, and the frigid welcome at her new school is daunting. She just wants to settle in and help her parents get their restaurant up and running. But nothing about her new community will be that easy. As tensions increase, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family. Both have to choose what they want their world to look like.
Nowhere Boy by
In Brussels, Belgium, fourteen-year-old Syrian refugee, Ahmed, meets thirteen-year-old American, Max, and the two become friends, bound by a secret that forces the disparate boys to overcome their differences and embark on an adventure that changes their destiny.
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After David accidentally puts $2,000 on his mom's credit card, he begins training as a competitive eater in order to win the money back. And as he trains, he has to keep an eye on his kid brother, who has special needs, and on his friends, Cyn and HeyMan, who are becoming more than friends.
Something to Say by
Eleven-year-old Jenae doesn't have any friends at school and she's happy about that, preferring to be out of the limelight. But when boisterous, red-headed Aubrey has an encounter with her and then won't leave her alone, he ends up as a friend by default. For a class assignment, Aubrey is paired with Jenae in a class debate about a school name change. Aubrey is excited, because he wants to join the debate team, but Jenae is terrified of speaking in front of others. Jenae will have to grapple with which scenario is worse, overcoming her fears or losing her only friend.
Mikayla has grown up with a house full of brothers, so roughhousing and wrestling are in her blood. Many people don't want a girl to be on the school team, but that won't stop her. Lev is a boy wrestler who is not happy about being paired with Mikayla as a wrestling partner--but even though they find a way to become friends, there can only be one State champion.
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This Will Be Funny Someday by
Confined by high-powered parents, overachieving siblings, and a controlling boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Izzy has learned to keep a low profile and her thoughts to herself. When she accidentally enters a comedy club on open mic night, Izzy performs and meets a new group of aspiring comedians who quickly become her friends. Keeping her newfound activities a secret, Izzy begins a desperate ploy to keep her two lives separate, but must eventually reckon with her suspicious boyfriend and best friend.
Hombre Perro: Atrapa 22 by
When Petey the cat is finally released from jail, he tries to start a new life but finds himself the victim of identity theft! Li'l Petey and Dog Man try to save the reformed feline from his copycat.
Hombre Perro Se Desata by
Dog Man is back and he's got a bone to pick with the world's fiercest feline felon!
Los Tipos Malos by
The bad guys: Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.
Pájaro Blanco / White Bird by
Tells the story of Julian's Grandmere's childhood when she was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village because she was Jewish and how a boy that she and her classmates once teased and shunned became her best friend and savior.
All Thirteen by
Explores the true story of the ordeal that twelve members of the young Wild Boars soccer team, along with their assistant coach, went through from June 23 to July 2 in 2018, when they got stuck inside a flooded cavern in Thailand. A team of people from around the world mobilized to save them.
Cloe y su Unicornio: Una Amiga Muy Especial / Phoebe and Her Unicorn by
Fourth-grader Phoebe meets a unicorn named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, which grants her one wish to be best friends. Together Phoebe and Marigold embark on a series of adventures dealing with the ordinary and extraordinary parts of life.
With the Fire on High by
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
As the son of the world’s most famous tech billionaire, spoiled Jett Baranov has always gotten what he wanted. So when his father’s private jet drops him in the middle of the Arkansas wilderness, at a place called the Oasis, Jett can’t believe it. He’s forced to hand over his cell phone, eat grainy veggie patties, and participate in wholesome activities with the other kids, who he has absolutely no interest in hanging out with.
Defy the Worlds by
Sequel to Defy the Stars
An outcast from her home -- Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time.
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by
While dealing with racism at her new nearly all-white school, Liliana Cruz must also face a family secret after it is exposed and her family must find a way to come together in order to survive the aftermath.
The Henna Wars by
When teenager Nishat comes out to her Bangladeshi parents, they are less than supportive, so she hides her disappointment by throwing herself into an entrepreneurial school challenge for which she creates a business showcasing henna tattoo art.
Told in assonant free verse, Levi was once a premature baby who suffered from respiratory problems; he recovered, and now in seventh grade, he struggles to demonstrate to his divorced mother and over protective brother that he is okay--so when his father suggests he take up boxing he falls in love with the sport, but he still must find a way to convince his family to set him free to follow his dream.
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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by
As time plays tricks and night falls without warning, Johnny, Dizzy, and Charlie, who are lost in the woods, must elude the danger that lurks in shadows and work together to find a way out
One of Us Is Next by
The Bayview Four were cleared of responsibility for Simon's death, but the void left from Simon's gossip app has spawned copycats. It's then that a truth or dare game emerges with real-life consequences. But someone is pulling the strings, the dares grow deadly, and the attacks are strangely personal, as though that person is out for revenge.
The Boys in the Back Row by
Best friends Matt Park and Eric Costas are band geeks and comic nerds, which makes life at Hilltop Summit K-8 School tolerable. That is all coming to an end when this year is over--when Eric and his family are set to move away. As one last hurrah, the best friends decide to sneak out of the regional marching band competition at World of Amazement and decide to sneak into DefenderCon next door, with no cell phones, transportation, and especially with no permission, to meet their favorite comic creator. However, they have an enemy, one that wants to ruin their plans
The Smartest Kid in the Universe by
Jake is your regular average middle schooler until he eats jellybeans belonging to a scientist who is developing ingestible information pills, and Jake suddenly becomes a genius. In addition to keeping his newfound intelligence under wraps, Jake's middle school is at risk of being shut down. It's up to Jake, his best friend Kojo, and his crush Grace to save their school, win the quiz bowl competition, and find the legendary treasure that is said to be buried under the school.
Stella by Starlight by
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
This Is My Brain in Love by
High school juniors Jocelyn Wu and Will Domenici fall in love while trying to save the Wu family restaurant. However, family prejudices and the teens' own mental health issues threaten to derail their new relationship.
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The Blackbird Girls by
Neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work--Chernobyl--has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad and begin to learn what it means to trust another person.
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Hombre Perro: El Señor de las Pulgas (Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas) by
A new batch of villains have descended on the town, and Dog Man is called to action, this time with a cute kitten and a robot for his sidekicks--but even they may not be enough to tackle the World's Most Evil Cat, Petey.
Hombre Perro y Supergatito by
Dog Man and his kitty Li'l Petey are getting along great until a suspicious sitter arrives to care for Li'l Petey.
Los Tipos Malos en el Conejillo Contraataca by
Dr. Rupert Marmalade, guinea pig and evil mad scientist, kidnaps Mr. Wolf and his buddies, forcing the once bad guys to become heroes by saving the world from Marmalade's secret weapon.
Los Tipos Malos en el ataque de los zombigatitos by
It's a zombie kitten apocalypse!
Can the Bad Guys save the world from evil Dr. Marmalade's meowing monsters?!? They'll need help from foxy Agent Fox, a swampy secret zombie antidote, and the feistiest, toothiest, hungriest granny around. Get ready to watch the fur fly!
Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by
In this collection of over 300 Big Nate comic strips, find out what happens when Nate comes up with a master plan to search his teacher's desk to remember his research paper topic, but he has to sneak past her first
The Brave by
Collin has a compulsive behavior to count every letter spoken to him. After he is kicked out of yet another school, his father is fed up and sends him to go live with the mother he's never met in Minnesota. His mother lives on an Ojibwa reservation, and Collin soon finds a warm and welcoming environment unlike anything he has ever known. He befriends his neighbor, Oredna, and soon embraces his new family and way of life.
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Color Me In by
Growing up in an affluent suburb of New York City, sixteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz never thought much about her biracial roots. When her Black mom and Jewish dad split up, she relocates to her mom's family home in Harlem and is forced to confront her identity for the first time. Nevaeh wants to get to know her extended family, but because she inadvertently passes as white, her cousin thinks she's too privileged, pampered, and selfish to relate to the injustices African Americans face on a daily basis. In the meantime, Nevaeh's dad decides that she should have a belated bat mitzvah instead of a sweet sixteen, which guarantees social humiliation at her posh private school. But rather than take a stand, Nevaeh does what she's always done when life gets complicated: she stays silent.Only when Nevaeh stumbles upon a secret from her mom's past, finds herself falling in love, and sees firsthand the prejudice her family faces that she begins to realize she has her own voice. And choices. Will she continue to let circumstances dictate her path? Or will she decide once for all who and where she is meant to be?
When Stars Are Scattered by
When Omar has the opportunity to get an education while living in a refugee camp, he must decide what is more important: education or taking care of his nonverbal brother Hassan.
Game Changer by
While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.
While on vacation in San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Kiku finds herself displaced to the Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother was forcibly relocated to during World War II. After finding herself "stuck" in the 1940s, Kiku adjusts to the harsh life of the camp and experiences how the internees managed to create a community and commit small acts of resistance in order to survive. When she eventually returns back to her time, she realizes that the lessons she learned in camp about racism and civil liberties are still relevant.
The Hero Next Door by
Presents an anthology of short stories about everyday heroes, some who teach martial arts, some who are inventors, others who talk to ghosts, and some who are siblings, neighbors, and friends of all kinds of diverse backgrounds. Though they are all different, these heroes are shown to make the world a better place by who they are and what they do.
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus.
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Someone Like Me by
Julissa Arce describes her childhood as an undocumented immigrant in Texas and the social, cultural, and language barriers she had to overcome in order to achieve what she believes is the American Dream.
The Prodigy by
Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro—golf has taken its toll on the family bank account, and his dad is eager to start cashing in on his son’s prowess. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour—regardless of the potential riches—so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser.
Pressure mounts when, after reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur tournament, Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. And when the prodigy, against all odds, starts tearing up the course at Augusta National, sponsors are lined up to throw money at him—and his father. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser—who has his own conflicts—keep Frank’s dad at bay long enough to bring home the legendary green jacket?
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
Superman Smashes the Klan by
When a Chinese-American family moves to the suburbs of Metropolis, children Roberta and Tommy Lee struggle to fit in among their white neighbors. Tension escalates from racial slurs to a wooden cross set afire in their front yard by the Klan of the Fiery Kross. Superman steps in to put a stop to the crime, and teaches Roberta and Tommy to be proud of their heritage.
Love Is a Revolution by
Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to go outside her comfort zone to an open mic night with her friend Imani for her birthday, but finds herself falling for the cute emcee Tye Brown. Unfortunately, Nala has almost nothing in common with Tye--where she loves watching movies and trying out fun new flavors of ice cream, Tye loves doing activist work over the summer.
A Historia de Dos Gatitos by
Follows the adventures of Dog Man, a half-dog/half-human police officer who works hard to keep his city safe.
The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by
Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade and can barely read or write. Fifteen months ago, Mason's best friend, Benny, was found dead in the Buttle family orchard and as the investigation drags on, Mason can't understand why the police won't believe his story about what happened. When Mason and his new friend Calvin make an underground club space in order to escape the neighborhood bullies, Mason finds himself in even more trouble and becomes desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin and Benny.
Hombre Perro: la Pelea de la Selva by
Last time they clashed, Dog Man's latest evil villains Crunky, Bub, and Piggy--a gorilla, alligator, and pig respectively--had been shrunk to the size of real fleas to match the name they gave themselves as a group of evil villains, the Fleas. They could be hiding anywhere, but when Dog Man goes searching he ends up getting framed and going to jail.
This Is Your Time by
Addressed as a letter to "young peacemakers," civil rights activist Ruby Bridges describes her experiences as the first black child to integrate into an all-white elementary school in New Orleans when she was six years old. Striking black-and-white photographs and brief paragraphs relate her encounters through the years with inspiring young school children, reflect on current racial struggles, and call on young people to bring healing and peace to the nation.
Hombre Perro by
In this humorous graphic novel, Officer Knight and Greg the dog are in an explosion and can only be saved by attaching Greg's dog head onto Knight's human body, thus making Dog Man, a superhero who fights crime and the plots of Petey the cat. Includes drawing activities.
Los Tipos Malos en Misión Improbable by
Still yearning to be seen as heroes, Wolf, Shark, Snake, and Piranha set out to rescue ten thousand chickens from a high-tech cage farm--but one unexpected problem is Mr. Snake himself, also known as "The Chicken Swallower."