If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new—white—student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.If Drew Lawson is going to play college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new white student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.
The television actress and mathematics guru author of Math Doesn't Suck presents a pre-algebra primer for seventh- to ninth-graders, in an accessible reference that shares time-saving tricks, real-world examples, and detailed practice problems. 100,000 first printing.
The mathematically advanced actress best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing demystifies middle-school math concepts that are most challenging to today's student, sharing step-by-step instructions for developing real-world math skills. Reprint.
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing 13 cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recount the events leading up to her death.
In Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, the lives and adventures of the four independent, creative March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — are set against the backdrop of 19th century New England while their father is away during the Civil War.
Sherman Alexie's humorous, semiautobiographical novel, illustrated by Ellen Forney, follows 14-year-old Junior — poor, skinny and with a freakishly big head — as he leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation for a mostly white school in a nearby town. Alexie captures the pain and awkwardness of adolescence while also meditating on the devastation that poverty, racism and alcoholism have wreaked on Native American communities.
When she is told that she won't be able to attend her best friend's glamorous Butterfly Birthday Bash because it coincides with her grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration, Nancy is heartbroken, but with her family's support and her own stylish flare, Nancy is able to add a touch of drama to the mix and make the day a true success for all.
Inspired by actual events, a picture book tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana, who, with a very small loan from his mother, started a tiny poultry farm and earned enough money to return to school—and make a better life for his family.
Harriet wants to become an author, so she keeps a secret notebook full of thoughts and observations about her classmates and friends. But when she misplaces her notebook and it falls into the wrong hands, Harriet knows she is going to have a lot of explaining to do.