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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

“Absolutely riveting!” —Jason Reynolds

“Stunning.” —John Green

“This story is necessary. This story is important.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Heartbreakingly topical.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A marvel of verisimilitude.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A powerful, in-your-face novel.” —Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

And don’t miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’s powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

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How to be a Blogger and Vlogger in 10 Easy Lessons by Shane Birley

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iPhoneography PRO :  Techniques for Taking Your iPhone Photography to the Next Level by Robert Morrissey

The iPhone is revolutionizing photography. Never before has a camera been so portable yet powerful, so versatile and ubiquitous. Yet, as this book shows, this amazing device has untapped potential for taking jaw-droppingly detailed, sharp, professional-quality images. In this book, commercial photographer Robert Morrissey investigates the photographic capabilities of the iPhone, right out of the box, then moves to advanced uses that will surprise even seasoned photographers. Starting with the basics, Morrissey teaches readers critical strategies for taking great pictures from how to properly hold your phone, to how and why to use the flash. You’ll learn simple ideas for improving your photos from crafting a strong composition to posing subjects for flattering results. Next, you’ll learn to use the iPhone s panoramic and HDR features to take your imaging to the next level. You’ll also get some great insights into how to photograph action, scenes with non-average tones, landscapes, and much more with natural light and flash.”

 

 

 

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Can I wear my Nose Ring to the Interview? : The Crash Course : Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

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Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters:  With Sample Cover Letters edited by McGraw-Hill

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Creating Your High School Resume : A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing an Effective Resume for Jobs, College and Training Programs by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman

 

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New Mexico Battle of the Books
2018-2019 Middle School Level List

The Player King by Avi
Hello There; Do You Still Know Me? by Laurie B. Arnold                                                           Soar by Joan Bauer
Storm Horse by Nick Garlick
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Refugee by Alan Gratz
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Nelson
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Orphan Island by Lauren Snyder
Six Day Hero by Tammar Stein
The Eureka Key by Sara Thomson
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

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As professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by substantial playwrights from an international field, the editors have assembled an impressive collection to take the actor/director/teacher to new levels of sophistication and breadth. The volume’s introduction is a concise guide to today’s audition obstacles and how to overcome them. As in their other award-winning collections, Slaight and Sharrar have selected character speeches from the finest dramatic literature. In addition, they have included a special section on the use of the song lyric as an exciting and useful exercise in solo work.

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Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Bob Dylan, Horton Foote, Timothy Mason, Sharman Macdonald, Lynn Nottage, Adam Rapp, George Bernard, Shaw Shakespeare, Sam Shepard, John M. Synge

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“Opposing Viewpoints: High School Alternative Programs: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications”–

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