Martin and published by Scholastic between and , that sold million copies. The novels are told in first-person narrative and deal with issues such as illness, moving, and divorce. The idea for The Baby-Sitters Club series originated with Jean Feiwel, an editor at Scholastic who saw the popularity of a novel called Ginny's Babysitting Job and realized there was a market for novels about babysitting.
Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links. That means if you click a link and make a purchase, we make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Set in the same universe as The Giver , Gathering Blue follows the protagonist, Kira, a young, orphaned woman who was born with a deformed leg. Because people with disabilities are usually left for dead in this society, Kira lives a severely marginalised life. Set in a post-apocalyptic world that was once the USA, the novel is told from the perspective of year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in the low-income, working-class area of the county called District The novel follows Thomas, a young man who, at the beginning of the book, wakes up with no recollection of his previous life in a mysterious world known as The Glade..
I've chosen some new titles that have emerged during the last three years, along with some older books that, I believe, deserve a fresh look. If any story stands as an archetype for America, it may well be that of the immigrant experience. Coming to America with dreams of freedom and little else is a recurring narrative that's defined generations of Americans, transforming the U. The rags-to-riches story of the composer of "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "White Christmas," "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "God Bless America" brims with the heartache of a youth spent in abject poverty and resounds with the triumph of untold success despite all odds. Author Nancy Churnin 's prose is clear, and James Rey Sanchez 's illustrations are snappy and richly invoke the chiaroscuro of the past..
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Not being from the U. First created in , black communities in America celebrate the festival of Kwanzaa from December 26 to January 1 as a way of honouring their history and culture. Over the course of those seven days, families and friends come together to give thanks, make music, dance, feast, and light candles that symbolize unity, past and future. My First Kwanzaa by Karen Katz.
Characters are integral to a narrative , whatever genre it may take. They play an important role in the evolution of social issues, themes, and motifs. Characters also create suspense , curiosity, and creativeness in a story. They make up most of the story along with the setting , plot , and situations.
In , a group of farm hands digging for fertiliser in the Egyptian desert made a discovery that would dramatically change our understanding of the early church. They had unearthed several early Christian texts including gospels of Thomas, Philip and Mary that had been buried away for around 1, years. These gospels were some of the many alternative books about Jesus that weren't included in the Christian Bible. They had been side-lined by the early church as it worked out what became the official version of Christianity.