Esperanza Rising Scholastic Gold

Esperanza Rising  Scholastic Gold
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532345
ISBN 13: 9780545532341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising Scholastic Gold Book Review:

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

Mexican Proverbs

Mexican Proverbs
Author: Octavio A. Ballesteros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173005579060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican Proverbs Book Review:

Tony Baloney

Tony Baloney
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan,Edwin Fotheringham
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545231353
ISBN 13: 9780545231350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tony Baloney Book Review:

Tony, a macaroni penguin, is a middle child with very exasperating siblings, and although he never looks for trouble, it often finds him.

Becoming Naomi Leon

Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532329
ISBN 13: 9780545532327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.

Riding Freedom

Riding Freedom
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0545360293
ISBN 13: 9780545360296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding Freedom Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545281407
ISBN 13: 9780545281409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paint the Wind Book Review:

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.

Ma analand

Ma  analand
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338157884
ISBN 13: 9781338157888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ma analand Book Review:

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

Our California

Our California
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1580891160
ISBN 13: 9781580891165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our California Book Review:

A rhyming trip through the author's home state of California celebrates its major cities and regions and offers facts about the state and its symbols.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Author: Karen Cushman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1996-08-16
ISBN 10: 0547532881
ISBN 13: 9780547532882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Book Review:

In 1849 a twelve-year-old girl who calls herself Lucy is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a small California mining town. There Lucy helps run a boarding house and looks for comfort in books while trying to find a way to return "home."

Rodzina

Rodzina
Author: Karen Cushman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-03-20
ISBN 10: 0547533489
ISBN 13: 9780547533483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rodzina Book Review:

Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans—maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one unfortunate situation after another until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Like Karen Cushman's other young girl protagonists, Rodzina is trying to find her place in the world—and she does. The compelling narrative is laced with wry humor and keen observation, full of memorable characters, and a thoroughly researched Afterword.

Echo

Echo
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545576504
ISBN 13: 9780545576505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echo Book Review:

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 059096075X
ISBN 13: 9780590960755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Book Review:

A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.

The Dreamer

The Dreamer
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780606239400
ISBN 13: 0606239405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamer Book Review:

A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

The Shattered Court

The Shattered Court
Author: M.J. Scott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 1101631724
ISBN 13: 9781101631720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shattered Court Book Review:

First in a new fantasy series from the author of the Novels of the Half-Light City. Entangled in a court ruled by tradition and intrigue, a young witch must come to terms with newfound power and desire—and a choice between loyalty and survival.… The royal witches of Anglion have bowed to tradition for centuries. If a woman of royal blood manifests powers, she is immediately bound by rites of marriage. She will serve her lord by practicing the tamer magics of the earth—ensuring good harvests and predicting the weather. Any magic more dangerous is forbidden. Lady Sophia Kendall, thirty-second in line to the throne, is only days away from finding out if she will be blessed—or perhaps cursed—with magic. When a vicious attack by Anglion’s ancient enemies leaves the kingdom in chaos, Sophia is forced to flee the court. Her protector by happenstance is Lieutenant Cameron Mackenzie, a member of the royal guard, raised all his life to be fiercely loyal to the Crown. Then Sophia’s powers manifest stronger than she ever imagined they would, and Cameron and she are inextricably linked in the process. As a witch unbound by marriage rites, Sophia is not only a threat to the established order of her country, but is also a weapon for those who seek to destroy it. Faced with old secrets and new truths, she must decide if she will fight for her country or succumb to the delicious temptation of power.…

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545517125
ISBN 13: 9780545517126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Look what You Made Me Do

Look what You Made Me Do
Author: Helen Walmsley-Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781785416538
ISBN 13: 1785416537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Look what You Made Me Do Book Review:

Helen Walmsley-Johnson's first husband controlled her life, from the people she saw to what was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends and family and even their three daughters. Eventually he threw her out, and she painfully began to rebuild her life. Then, divorced and in her early forties, she met Franc. For ten years she would be in his thrall, even when he too was telling her what to wear, what to eat, even what to think. This is Helen's candid memoir of how she was trapped by a smiling abuser, not once but twice. It is a vital guide to recognizing, understanding and surviving this sinister form of abuse and its often terrible legacy - and an account of how one woman found the courage to walk away.

Francie

Francie
Author: Karen English
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN 10: 9781429929646
ISBN 13: 1429929642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francie Book Review:

A distinctive new voice in children's fiction Francie lives with her mother and younger brother, Prez, in rural Alabama, where all three work and wait. Francie's father is trying to get settled in Chicago so he can move his family up North. Unfortunately, he's made promises he hasn't kept, and Francie painfully learns that her dreams of starting junior high school in an integrated urban classroom will go unfulfilled. Amid the day-to-day grind of working odd jobs for wealthy white folks on the other side of town, Francie becomes involved in helping a framed young black man to escape arrest -- a brave gesture, but one that puts the entire black community in danger. In this vivid portrait of a girl in the pre--Civil Rights era South, first-time novelist Karen English completes Francie's world using lively vernacular and a wide array of flesh-and-blood characters. Francie is a 2000 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book.

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Rising
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781580496612
ISBN 13: 158049661X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising Book Review:

Each ready-to-use Prestwick PowerPack is full of reproducible, skills-based activities created especially for students in grades 5-8. From identifying and writing figurative language to seeing the world through the eyes of a character, your students will

Any Small Goodness

Any Small Goodness
Author: Tony Johnston
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003-06
ISBN 10: 9780439233842
ISBN 13: 0439233844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Any Small Goodness Book Review:

A touching novel filled with love, hope, and fellowship follows a loving Mexican-American family that resides in East L.A. as they immerse themselves in the warmth of their close-knit community. Reprint.