Fifteen-year-old Rob Garrett wants nothing more than to escape the segregated South and prove himself. But in late 1950s Virginia, opportunity doesn’t come easily to an African American. So Rob’s parents take the unusual step of enrolling their son in a Connecticut boarding school, where he will have the best education available. He will also be the first student of color in the school’s history. No matter—Rob Garrett is on his way. But times are changing. While Rob is experiencing the privilege and isolation of private school, a movement is rising back home. Men and women are organizing, demanding an end to segregation, and in Rob’s hometown, his friends are on the verge of taking action. There is even talk about sitting in at a lunch counter that refuses to serve black people. How can Rob hope to make a difference when he’s a world away?
Hilltop School closed its fall term with just ninety-five students; it opened again two weeks later, on the third of January, with ninety-six; and thereby hangs this tale. Kenneth Garwood had been booked for Hilltop in the autumn, but circumstances had interfered with the family's plans. Instead he journeyed to Moritzville on the afternoon of the day preceding the commencement of the new term, a very cold and blustery January afternoon, during much of which he sat curled tightly into a corner of his seat in the poorly heated day coach, which was the best the train afforded, and wondered why the Connecticut Valley was so much colder than Cleveland, Ohio. He had taken an early train from New York, and all the way to Moritzville had sought with natural eagerness for sight of his future schoolmates. But he had been unsuccessful. When Hilltop returns to school it takes the mid-afternoon express which reaches Moritzville just in time for dinner, whereas Kenneth reached the school before it was dark, and at a quarter of five was in undisputed possession, for the time being, of Number 12, Lower House.
Adjusting to a new country and a new school was never going to be easy for Herschelle. The food is strange, it's so different to South Africa and, worst of all, no one understands the Aussie slang he's learnt on the web. But it's the similarities that make things really hard. Herschelle will have to confront racism, bullying and his own past before Australia can feel like home . . . A moving, funny new novel by one of Australia's best-loved authors.
Enhanced by primary documents, period photographs, and timelines, provides an introduction to the lives of America's newsboys.
From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat’s son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can’t stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players – teachers and pupils alike – will never be the same again. The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard in Tracy Chevalier's powerful drama of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.
NEW BOY is a dark modern comedy about the hormonal angst of a Jewish lad growing up in north-west London's bagel belt. "Sutcliffe has managed to pull off a worthy British companion to Portnoy's Complaint" Jay Rayner,Observer "Well-written,clever and very funny" Literary Review "Smart,entertaining stuff...somewhere between Adrian Mole and Holden Caulfield" Philip Hensher,Mail on Sunday
Illus. in full color. "Designed for children who are just beginning to read independently, this humorous story has very large print, simple vocabulary, and lively, amusing illustrations. Should be appealing, whether used for reading alone or reading aloud."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Paul Greer did not want to kill again. His daughter Brenda's boyfriend, murdered secretly by Greer because he was African American, seems to be a successfully hidden part of the past. When the new white boy Brenda brings home proves satisfactory to Greer, he thinks the family's problems are behind them. Soon, images, brought on by guilt, he thinks, change everything. The dead youth's likeness appears to Greer and his wife in the form of people they know. The spirit of the dead, seeking vengeance, threatens to destroy everything that Greer holds dear.
Donovan, the new boy at school, is secretive, brooding and undeniably good looking. Amy finds him hard to resist. But things start to go wrong. Donovan involves Amy in a car crash. Then fights and factions develop in class under his influence, and there are unexplained thefts. When Donovan asks Amy to hide him, her loyalty is pushed to the limit.
George hesitates to be friendly with his new neighbor fearing they have nothing in common.
4 new books at each of the 5 Wellington Square levels - 2 fiction and 2 non-fiction visual literacy engaging activities for each book reading books for your struggling readers
When Vince and Dave are waiting at Danielle's Halloween party to expose Alex, will she be forced to use her secret powers in public and risk everything?
Als die Sklavenfrage Amerika entzweite – ein großer Frauenroman von Bestsellerautorin Tracy Chevalier Die junge Quäkerin Honor verlässt 1850 aus Liebeskummer ihre Heimat, um in Amerika ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft wird sie von einer harten Realität eingeholt, die Frage der Sklaverei spaltet die Nation. Zu ihrer einzigen Vertrauten wird die temperamentvolle Hutmacherin Belle. Dass sich ausgerechnet der Sklavenjäger Donovan für Honor interessiert, bringt sie in eine schwierige Lage, und sie muss sich zwischen schönen Worten und mutigem Handeln entscheiden.

Best Books