Du hast mich zuerst gesehen. Auf dem Flughafen, an jenem Tag im August. Dein intensiver Blick, noch nie hat mich jemand so angeschaut. Ich hab dir vertraut. Dann hast du mich entführt. Raus aus meinem Leben, weg von allem, was ich kannte. Hinein ins Nirgendwo, in Sand und Hitze und Dreck und Gefahr. Du hast geglaubt, dass ich mich in dich verliebe. Und dort im Nirgendwo, in Sand und Hitze und Dreck und Gefahr, hab ich mich in dich verliebt. Doch ich wünschte, ich könnte dich hassen. Die Geschichte einer Entführung - sensibel, verstörend, dramatisch.
Author: Lucy Christopher
Publisher: Chicken House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Zwischen 1910 und 1970 verschleppte die australische Regierung schätzungsweise 20.000 bis 25.000 Kinder mit einem aborigenen und einem weißen Elternteil, um sie auf ein Leben in der ‘weißen’ Gesellschaft Australiens vorzubereiten. Erklärtes Ziel der australischen Regierung: schrittweise Assimilierung der aborigenen Bevölkerung. Dabei nahm sie die Zerstörung der Kultur der Aborigines und Torres Strait Insulaner bewusst in Kauf. Lange Zeit wurden die Opfer dieser Politik und die daraus für sie resultierenden Probleme nicht anerkannt oder entsprechend gewürdigt. Erst am 13. Februar 2008 entschuldigte sich der australische Premierminister Kevin Rudd offiziell bei den Betroffenen und ebnete damit den Weg zur Versöhnung. Ein bedeutender Schritt auf diesem Weg ist dabei für die Opfer das Erzählen ihrer Geschichten. Diese Untersuchung widmet sich exemplarisch der Analyse von Sally Morgans My Place, Doris Pilkingtons Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence und Jane Harrisons Stolen. Die Textauswahl erhebt nicht den Anspruch repräsentativ zu sein, liefert aber einen Einblick in die verschiedenen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten der Genres Autobiografie, biografische Erzählung, Roman und Drama.
Author: Sabine Alfter
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
Cheyenne, a blind sixteen year-old, is kidnapped and held for ransom; she must outwit her captors to get out alive. Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn't meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne's father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there's a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn't know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price? Prepare yourself for a fast-paced and hard-edged thriller full of nail-biting suspense. This title has Common Core connections.
Author: April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A devastating expose of what the globalized agricultural industry is doing to our land and our food.
The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Author: Vandana Shiva
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Business & Economics
Photographs and text document working children especially in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Mexico. Includes a chapter on Iqbal Masih, the child labor activist from Pakistan.
Portraits of Working Children
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young people Zlata Filipovic’s diary of her harrowing war experiences in the Balkans, published in 1993, made her a globally recognized spokesperson for children affected by military conflict. In Stolen Voices, she and co-editor Melanie Challenger have gathered fifteen diaries of young people coping with war, from World War I to the struggle in Iraq that continues today. Profoundly affecting testimonies of shattered youth and the gritty particulars of war in the tradition of Anne Frank, this extraordinary collection— the first of its kind—is sure to leave a lasting impression on young and old readers alike.
Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq
Author: Zlata Filipovic,Melanie Challenger
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Cam Jansen series is perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books. The first ten books in the series have received updated covers, bringing new life to these perennial bestsellers. Now the series redesign continues with five more books, giving Cam a cool, modern look!
Author: David A. Adler
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The stolen base is one of the most fascinating plays in all of sports. In no other sport is the opportunity present for the offense to literally take away what belongs to the defense. In other sports it is the ball (or puck) that must do the scoring; in baseball, however, it is the runner, and base stealing is the runner's greatest weapon. Not just ball games but entire World Series have turned on a steal. This book traces the history of the stolen base and stealing in the major leagues from its humble beginnings through its current status as an indispensable part of a team's offense. Also covered are the players who were synonymous with base stealing: Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, and others. The most memorable steals in baseball history are also recalled.
A History of Base Stealing
Author: Russell Roberts
Category: Sports & Recreation
Identify theft turns to murder in this “twisting, suspenseful chiller of a book” from the author of Desperate (William Landay, New York Times–bestselling author). The future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John’s online gaming business is growing, and they’re planning a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their insurance won’t cover her treatment, John makes a risky move. He steals a customer’s identity and files a false medical claim. It works perfectly—until the customer contacts John with a startling proposition . . . If John and Ruby play a little game he’s devised, he won’t report their fraud. The rules of “Criminal” are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be fatal consequences. John assumes it’s a sick joke—until people start dying. Now John and Ruby can’t disappear—and they can’t go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive. “Tight, twisty and terrific, it further establishes Palmer as a force to be reckoned with.” —The Providence Journal “Unrelentingly suspenseful.” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Daniel Palmer
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
In the middle of one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history, Louise Monaghan crossed a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old daughter from the father who had callously snatched her from her home in Cyprus. Not knowing what lay ahead, the Irish mother tricked her ex-husband into believing she still loved him and wanted them to live together as a family, purely so that she could see her kidnapped child again. Once in his homeland, Louise too was held captive, locked inside a run-down house day and night with little food and no hope of being released. Sick from polluted water, severely beaten by her ex-husband and abandoned by the Turkish men paid to rescue her, she took her little girl and made a daring escape. The journey they made through bomb attacks and sniper fire, and across a heavily patrolled mountain range in the dead of night, was a harrowing ordeal. Yet miraculously they both survived, and Stolen is Louise's breathtaking account of events.
Escape from Syria
Author: Louise Monaghan
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography