A Year of Happy 17ths

My girlfriend, Jila, gave me a gift on January 17, 2000 exclaiming, “Happy 17th!” I was speechless. It wasn’t my birthday, but I thanked her for the shirt, and asked, “What makes today so special?” “It’s the 17th!” “Oh, yeah. Right!” I thought it was a Persian thing and gave…

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Enchanting YA Historical Novel

Echo is a beautifully orchestrated novel by award winning author Pam Munoz Ryan involving the lives of four different children. The book begins with Otto’s story, a young boy lost in a forbidden forest. There, three mysterious sisters—Eins, Zwei, and Drei—who give him a melodious harmonica, rescue him. It is…

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Childhood Diabetes Uncovered

Nine-year-old Portia Maddox needs to use the restroom every time she drinks water. She’s always thirsty and hungry and still bone thin. School Nurse Bryant recommends a doctor appointment, and Dr. Thomas confirms her suspicions—Portia has childhood diabetes. She now needs to test her blood regularly and inject herself with…

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The Sailweaver’s Son

Tak Spinner, the 15-year-old son of Taktinius Spinner, the Royal Sailweaver, is a mischievous boy who enjoys sailing his airship, the Arrow, in and around the Kingdom of Spire testing the security of the Royal Fleet, to their continuous annoyance. One day, Tak follows the Vigilance, commanded by Captain Adam…

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Guarding Charon

Grace Adams’ life in small town Texas has been a living hell for the twenty-two year old brunette. While in high school she dated school hunk Bruce Davis, son of the town’s ruling family. After their senior prom, Grace wanted nothing to do with him, who turned out to be…

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Children on Summer Break Invited to Join Deep Ocean Science Mission and Take a ‘Virtual’ Ride in a Submersible

  Children are being offered the chance to become deep sea explorers as part of a groundbreaking science expedition launching in the North West Atlantic this week. Deep ocean scientific research charity, Nekton, is calling on young people around the world to ‘virtually’ join their first expedition to explore and…

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Micah

About the Book Mica, by Lee Ducote is about lacrosse star Micah Spearman. When the teen moved to the quiet little town of Seven Springs, he never expected to become such a significant part of his lacrosse team, his group of friends, or of the battle raging just beyond human…

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