How do you forgive yourself — and the people you love — when a shocking discovery leads to a huge mistake? When Jorie wakes up in the loft bed of a college boy she doesn’t recognize, she’s instantly filled with regret. What happened the night before? What led her to this place? Was it her father’s infidelity? Her mother’s seemingly weak acceptance? Her recent breakup with Ian, the boy who loved her art and supported her through the hardest time of her life? As Jorie tries to reconstruct the events that led her to this point, free verse poems lead the reader through the current morning, as well as flashbacks to her relationships with her parents, her friends, her boyfriend, and the previous night.
Addie has always known what she was running toward, whether in cross country, in her all-girls Catholic school, or in love. Until she and her boyfriend — her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend — are careless one night, and she gets pregnant. Ask Me How I Got Here is an unflinching novel-in-verse about choice, faith, and self-discovery.
Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale. This collection of fifty poems puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl.
Sadie has two best friends: Jess and Maya. But wait…what is that in her old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in! A kind and funny witch, who’s looking for her two lost friends. The Backyard Witch always appears just when you need her. And when she does, magic and mystery are sure to follow.
Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they can be adopted by caring families.
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