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Romeo and Juliet

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We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet. Young lovers from warring families cannot be together in life, united only by untimely death. Many famous lines from the play have entered our general lexicon: “a rose by any other name,” “parting is such…

SMASH: Trial by Fire

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Andrew Ryan is your typical fifth grader. Like all the other kids in town, he hero-worships the Defender, greatest hero the world has ever known. He daydreams about being a hero himself: Sparrowhawk! But real life isn’t so heroic. He’s…

Bluffton

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The sleepy life of 1908 Muskegon, Michigan gets a jolt when a vaudeville troupe comes through on its way to a summer layover in the coastal town of Bluffton. Our young protagonist, Henry, has never seen a vaudeville show, but…

Tantalize: Kieren’s Story

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Narrated by Kieren, a high school student of Irish-Mexican descent, this story extends the universe established by Cynthia Leitich Smith in her successful young adult novel series, Tantalize. Kieren, a werewolf on the edge of making momentous decisions — such…

The Odyssey

Odysseus can’t catch a break. After offending the god Poseidon, he endures 20 years of challenges and misfortune. Trapped by a Cyclops, shipwrecked in a supernatural storm, and ensnared in the caves of a nymph, Odysseus must overcome these obstacles…

The Odyssey (times two)

Greek myths are, as many readers know, hot this year, driven in part by the fact that Percy Jackson’s page-bound popularity has transferred to his on-screen adventures. Graphic novel creators have celebrated their love for the gods and goddesses in…

Robot City Adventures, vol. 1-2

Danger is afoot in Robot City! In this sprawling metropolis, people and robots live side-by-side happily, but peace is not always a guarantee. Luckily, whether the danger is natural or man-made, there’s always someone ready to save the day. When…