Anastasia Suen

Developmental Editor

Category: young adult (Page 1 of 17)

The Lives of Desperate Girls

The Lives of Desperate Girls
by MacKenzie Common (Author)

Booktalk: Sixteen-year-old Helen Commanda is found dead just outside Thunder Creek, Ontario. Her murder goes unremarked, except for the fact that it may shed light on the earlier disappearance of Chloe Shaughnessy. Chloe is beautiful, rich, and white. Helen is plain, and from the reservation. They had nothing in common except that they were teenage girls from an unforgiving small town. Only Chloe’s best friend Jenny Parker knows exactly how unforgiving, but she’s keeping some dangerous secrets of her own.

Snippet: I look back on February 22, 2006, as the day they found Helen, but that isn’t really true. You can’t find something if you were never really looking for it. How could they care about Helen when a girl like Chloe, so pretty and white, had disappeared only three weeks earlier? The truth was that they didn’t find Helen on that snowy morning. They stumbled over her.

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Polar Vortex and Climate Change

Polar Vortex and Climate Change
by Tamra B. Orr (Author)

Booktalk: This book relays the factual details of the 2014 Polar Vortex and climate change through three different perspectives. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a college student, New Yorker, and coal miner. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives while gathering and analyzing information about a modern event.

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See inside this book.

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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Poster Power

Poster Power: Great posters and how to make them
by Teresa Sdralevich (Author)

Booktalk: A poster can be many things: a tool for advertisers, a means of propaganda, or a call to arms. But in order to persuade or provoke, a poster must first inform and engage. This book introduces the key conceptual and graphic elements that make up a great poster. Fun activities encourage young readers to try to marry two concepts to convey a message, to exploit the power of the diagonal, and to consider the importance of typeface. Seminal examples by Alexander Rodchenko, Saul Bass, and Tomi Ungerer give the book depth and context. A timely book that will motivate and inspire young minds.

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See the book trailer.

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