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Black Sky

Black Sky

Author: Tom Wilson
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 0451195566
Pages: 449
Year: 2002-12-17
When Senator Eddie Adcock, a supporter of the Manido-Ojibwe tribe, is brutally murdered and his stellar reputation ruined, covert operative Link Anderson will stop at nothing to restore the Senator's good name as well as the honor of the Manido-Ojibwe people. Original.
Distant Thunders

Distant Thunders

Author: Taylor Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187999
Pages: 432
Year: 2010-06-01
View our feature on Taylor Anderson’s Distant Thunders.The fourth thrilling adventure in the Destroyermen series. After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy-an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before. With the Walker undergoing repairs, Reddy already has a great deal on his hands. For the Grik will return, and Reddy will need all hands on deck to fight them off when they next attack. But Jenks' uncertain loyalties make Reddy question whether he can trust the man. As tension between the Allies and the Imperials mount, Reddy will come to realize that his suspicions are not misplaced-and that a greater danger than the Grik is closer than he ever suspected...
Black Serpent

Black Serpent

Author: Tom Wilson
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 0451411749
Pages: 447
Year: 2005-01
Blackfoot operative Link Anderson must foil a terrorist attack being orchestrated by the Native American Sociedad Serpiente, which leads him into the heart of the northwestern redwoods where one of the world's most feared terrorists has been recruited to destroy America. Original.
Early Thunder

Early Thunder

Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 0606035699
Pages: 255
Year: 1987-01-01
In pre-revolutionary Salem, fourteen-year-old Daniel begins to re-examine his loyalty to the King as the conflict between Tories and patriots increasingly divides the townspeople.
Boom Town

Boom Town

Author: Sam Anderson
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0804137323
Pages: 448
Year: 2018-08-21
Award-winning journalist Sam Anderson’s long-awaited debut is a brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City--a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny. Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous "Land Run" in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.
Sweet Thunder

Sweet Thunder

Author: Ivan Doig
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101632178
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-08-20
A beloved character brings the power of the press to 1920s Butte, Montana, in this latest from the best storyteller of the West In the winter of 1920, a quirky bequest draws Morrie Morgan back to Butte, Montana, from a year-long honeymoon with his bride, Grace. But the mansion bestowed by a former boss upon the itinerant charmer, who debuted in Doig’s bestselling The Whistling Season, promises to be less windfall than money pit. And the town itself, with its polyglot army of miners struggling to extricate themselves from the stranglehold of the ruthless Anaconda Copper Mining Company, seems—like the couple’s fast-diminishing finances—on the verge of implosion. These twin dilemmas catapult Morrie into his new career as editorialist for the Thunder, the fledgling union newspaper that dares to play David to Anaconda’s Goliath. Amid the clatter of typewriters, the rumble of the printing presses, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Morrie puts his gift for word-slinging to work. As he pursues victory for the miners, he discovers that he is enmeshed in a deeply personal battle as well—the struggle to win lasting love for himself. Brilliantly capturing an America roaring into a new age, Sweet Thunder is another great tale from a classic American novelist.
Speak: The Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466897872
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-02-06
The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.
Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life

Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life

Author: Jerdine Nolen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460369
Pages: 40
Year: 2013-01-01
Young Hewitt Anderson is sweet, smart, polite—and very, very small. This warmly humorous tale with audio is “proof that, when it comes to heart, physical size isn’t the whole story” (Kirkus Reviews). Young Hewitt Anderson is his parents' pride and joy, and they love him so. Hewitt is sweet, smart, polite -- everything a boy could be -- except Hewitt is small...very small...teeny-weeny, in fact. Descended from a long line of giants, the J. Carver Worthington Andersons take their height very seriously indeed. You see, without exception all of the many J. Carver Worthington Andersons have been giants until now. And poor Hewitt -- hidden in the floorboards, trapped in the flour vat, lost in the bedsheets -- has his struggles being tiny. Oh, his parents worry: How will their son manage to live in a world of big things? Leave it to Hewitt to prove the power of being small. Inspired by the tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk," the inimitable Jerdine Nolen tells an original story of bravery and the power of the individual. Kadir Nelson's imaginative and loving illustrations create a world where smallness rules -- a world that children will want to return to again and again.
Ziggy

Ziggy

Author: Tom Wilson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449401082
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-06-07
Ziggy, the lovable loser, faces daily life with its ups and downs in a collection that includes cartoons from the strip's beginning in 1971 through 2010.
Final Thunder

Final Thunder

Author: Tom Wilson
Publisher: Signet Book
ISBN: 0451190238
Pages: 427
Year: 1996
Featuring characters from the author's previous novel, Black Wolf, the story of a plane crash in Utah follows the struggle of an elite U.S. military team to get to the survivors ahead of a group of terrorists. Original.
Ashes

Ashes

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141696147X
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-08-29
Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist "Chains" and continued with the acclaimed "Forge."
Kentucky Lightning

Kentucky Lightning

Author: Harry Anderson Jr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524606553
Pages: 248
Year: 2016-05-03
Daytona, Sebring, Mid-Ohio, Belle Isle, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Portland, Sonoma! Nicknamed Kentucky Lightning for his blinding speed in a race car, Lance Courage, an African American racer from the country roads of Kentucky, is labeled by racing experts as the new Willy T. Ribbs and the next Bill Lester. After two successful years racing Formula 3000 in Europe, Lance returns to his home of Everly, Kentucky, to compete in the North American Road Racing Association’s Sports Prototype circuit, thanks to the Black businessman who got him started in Formula Fords, Mr. Harry Jameson. Mr. Jameson pairs him with Amy Lyn Woods, a biracial female from the nearby town of Acorn Flats. Woods, a hard-charger in the sport of male domination, races on the Pony Car circuit. She becomes his co-driver on the Sports Prototype circuit. But they become more than just co-drivers—they become more than just friends! Pursuing his desire and goal to race on the Formula One circuit, Lance pursues his desire, passion, and love for Amy Lyn in the high-speed, action-packed thrill of North American road racing in Kentucky Lightning: The Story of Lance Courage!
A Sound Like Thunder

A Sound Like Thunder

Author: Sonny Brewer
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1597223271
Pages: 313
Year: 2006
Set on the Alabama Gulf Coast, against the backdrop of the onset of World War II, this compelling coming-of-age novel is written by the owner of Over the Transom bookshop in Fairhope, Alabama, who is also the author of "The Poet of Tolstoy Park."
The Cure for Death by Lightning

The Cure for Death by Lightning

Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307816214
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-11-14
When fifteen-year-old Beth Week’s family is attacked by a grizzly, her father becomes increasingly violent, making him a danger to his neighbors, his family, and especially Beth. Meanwhile, several young children from the nearby Indian reservation have gone missing, and Beth fears that something is pursuing her in the bush. But friendship with an Indian girl connects her to a mythology that enriches her landscape; and an unexpected protector shores up her world. Set on an isolated Canadian farm in the midst of World War II, The Cure for Death by Lightning evokes a life at once harshly demanding and rich in sensory pleasures: the deafening chatter of starlings, the sight of thousands of painted turtles crossing a road, the smell of baking that fills the Weeks’s kitchen. The novel is sprinkled throughout with recipes and remedies from the scrapbook Beth’s mother keeps, a boon to Beth as she learns to face down her demons--and one of many elements that give The Cure for Death by Lightning its enchanting vitality.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Author: Linda Beech, Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590389270
Pages: 16
Year: 1999-07-01
Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * " A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist, starred review"