Stella by Starlight

  • Filename: stella-by-starlight.
  • ISBN: 9781442494985
  • Release Date: 2016-03-29
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Stella by Starlight

  • Filename: stella-by-starlight.
  • ISBN: 9781442494992
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York Times Book Review) that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review. Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Stella by Starlight

  • Filename: stella-by-starlight.
  • ISBN: 9781442494978
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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.

Happy Birthday Dear Alice

  • Filename: happy-birthday-dear-alice.
  • ISBN: 1856351807
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Mercier PressLtd

Two plays about two very different women. Happy Birthday Dear Alice is a comedy with a dark side. The Stella character in Stella by Starlight is by comparison a young woman with her whole life ahead of her, and everything to lose.


  • Filename: starlight.
  • ISBN: 9781446499160
  • Release Date: 2011-08-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Stella Gibbons
  • Publisher: Random House

Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'. He installs his wife in part of the cottages in the hope that there she will recover from an unspecified malady. With a mounting sense of fear, Gladys and Annie become convinced she is possessed by an evil spirit...

Moonpenny Island

  • Filename: moonpenny-island.
  • ISBN: 0062112945
  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Tricia Springstubb
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Readers of Kate DiCamillo and Sheila Turnage will love Moonpenny Island, a middle grade novel of friendship and secrets by the beloved and acclaimed Tricia Springstubb. Moonpenny is a tiny island in a great lake. When the summer people leave and the ferries stop running, just the tried-and-true islanders are left behind. Flor and her best, her perfect friend, Sylvie, are the only eleven-year-olds for miles and miles—and Flor couldn’t be happier. But come the end of summer, unthinkable things begin to happen. Sylvie is suddenly, mysteriously, whisked away to school on the mainland. Flor’s mother leaves to take care of Flor’s sick grandmother and doesn’t come back. Her big sister has a secret, and Flor fears it’s a dangerous one. Meanwhile, a geologist and his peculiar daughter arrive to excavate prehistoric trilobites, one of the first creatures to develop sight. Soon Flor is helping them. As her own ability to see her life on this little lump of limestone evolves, she faces truths about those she loves—and about herself—she never imagined.

Out of My Mind

  • Filename: out-of-my-mind.
  • ISBN: 9781416971719
  • Release Date: 2012-05-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar

  • Filename: creative-chordal-harmony-for-guitar.
  • ISBN: 0876391285
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 95
  • Author: Mick Goodrick
  • Publisher: Berklee PressPublications

(Berklee Guide). Make advanced guitar harmonies more intuitive and effective. This inventive approach to imagining and organizing notes will expand your concept of guitar harmony. You will be able to organize and use tensions more easily and with greater expression, whether you are soloing, playing in a rhythm section, or in a solo guitar context. Practical etudes over popular chord changes will help you to understand and apply these new theoretical concepts. The accompanying recording includes examples and play-along tracks, featuring innovative guitarists Mick Goodrick and Tim Miller, along with an all-star rhythm section featuring Terri Lyne Carrington on drums and John Lockwood on bass. You will learn to: develop and apply new chord voicings, using a rich palette of notes; isolate and organize the most essential notes of any chord-scale (Generic Modality Compression); view chord scales as five families of 3-note chords: triads, sus4, clusters, 7th no 3, and 7th no 5), to be used systematically and simultaneously; leverage this chord-scale organization to lead you to inventive harmonies; incorporate tensions more intuitively into your comping and lead lines; and use new arpeggio patterns in linear improvisation.

The Jazz Theory Book

  • Filename: the-jazz-theory-book.
  • ISBN: 9781457101458
  • Release Date: 2011-01-12
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Mark Levine
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

The Rock and the River

  • Filename: the-rock-and-the-river.
  • ISBN: 9781439153352
  • Release Date: 2009-01-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kekla Magoon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The Time: 1968 The Place: Chicago For thirteen-year-old Sam it's not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick's bed, he's not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect chnage without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam beings to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he's involved in something far more serious -- and more dangerous -- than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river?

Cold Comfort Farm

  • Filename: cold-comfort-farm.
  • ISBN: 014018869X
  • Release Date: 1932
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Stella Gibbons
  • Publisher: Penguin

When a well-educated young socialite in 1930s England is left orphaned and unable to support herself at age twenty-two, she moves in with her eccentric relatives on their farm

November Blues

  • Filename: november-blues.
  • ISBN: 9781439164358
  • Release Date: 2009-05-19
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

When November Nelson loses her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone horribly wrong, she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse. But Josh left something behind that will change November's life forever, and now she's faced with the biggest decision she could ever imagine. How in the world will she tell her mom? And how will Josh's parents take the news? She's never needed a friend more. Jericho Prescott lost his best friend when he lost his cousin, Josh, and the pain is almost more than he can bear. His world becomes divided into "before" and "after" Josh's death. He finds the only way he can escape the emptiness he feels is to quit doing the things that made him happy when his cousin was alive, such as playing his beloved trumpet, and take up football, where he hopes the physical pain will suppress the emotional. But will hiding behind shoulder pads really help? And will his gridiron obsession prevent him from being there for his cousin's girlfriend when she needs him most? This sequel to The Battle of Jericho is a no-holds-barred look at what happens when life doesn't go as planned, by the acclaimed author of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner Copper Sun.

Writers Are Readers

  • Filename: writers-are-readers.
  • ISBN: 0325056633
  • Release Date: 2015-08-24
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Lester Laminack
  • Publisher:

In Writers Are Readers, the mutually supportive roles of reading and writing are made visible through the idea of "flipsides;" how a reader's insights can be turned around to provide insights into his own writing, and vice versa. Lester and Reba's trademark engaging style is woven throughout chapters full of sample lessons, student writing samples, and recommended texts for maximizing the flipped concept across the year. "Leading the student to understand what he did as a reader can become a lens that brings into focus what the writer had to do before a reader ever saw the page," they write. Discover fresh new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that your students will be excited about and deeply understand.

Tru Nelle

  • Filename: tru-nelle.
  • ISBN: 0544699602
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: G. Neri
  • Publisher: Hmh Books for Young Readers

Based on the real-life friendship of Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee.

Fans of the Impossible Life

  • Filename: fans-of-the-impossible-life.
  • ISBN: 9780062331779
  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Kate Scelsa
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

A captivating and profound debut novel about complicated love and the friendships that have the power to transform you forever, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye. Sebby, Mira’s gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives. As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don’t understand their quest to live for the impossible.

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