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Par Martha Grimes. 2014
In Send Bygraves, Martha Grimes has given us her most fascinating book, a dramatic mystery poem that uses the conventions… of the traditional British mystery to explore the very nature of crime, the criminal, and the criminal investigator. Illustrated with thirty-five line drawings by acclaimed artist Devis Grebu, it is an elegant, darkly humorous work--a tour de force of chilling wit and brilliant literary imagination.
Par Martha Freeman. 2013
A week before the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn, First Kids Cammie and Tessa, daughters of… the first female president, and their cousin Nate attend the opening of a new dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. As the prize display, a seventy-million-year-old dinosaur egg is being presented, it cracks, and a tiny hatchling emerges! This is no dinosaur, but an ostrich. But where is the real dinosaur egg? The First Kids and, of course, First Dog Hooligan are on a new case as their investigation leads them behind the scenes at the museum, to an ostrich farm, and to a foreign embassy. This is the fifth book in the First Kids Mystery series.
Par Juleah Del Rosario. 2020
A teen navigates questions of grief, identity, and guilt in the wake of her sister&’s mysterious disappearance in this breathtaking… novel-in-verse from the author of 500 Words or Less—perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo.Rowena feels like her family is a frayed string of lights that someone needs to fix with electrical tape. After her mother died a few years ago, she and her sister, Ariana, drifted into their own corners of the world, each figuring out in their own separate ways how to exist in a world in which their mother is no longer alive. But then Ariana disappears under the cover of night in the middle of a snowstorm, leaving no trace or tracks. When Row wakes up to a world of snow and her sister&’s empty bedroom, she is left to piece together the mystery behind where Ariana went and why, realizing along the way that she might be part of the reason Ariana is gone. Haunting and evocative—and told in dual perspectives—Turtle Under Ice examines two sisters frozen by grief as they search for a way to unthaw.
Par Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam. 1989
From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA… novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo. <p><p> The story that I thought was my life didn’t start on the day I was born <p> Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being boys” turns out to be true only when those boys are white. <p> The story that I think will be my life starts today <p> Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal’s bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it? <p> With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both. <p> <b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>