The Scavenger s Daughters

The Scavenger s Daughters Author Kay Bratt
ISBN-10 1477805869
Year 2013
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Amazon.Com Publishing
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Coming of age during China's Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived, and he and his wife Calli attempt to build a life in the turmoil and aftermath of Maoist China. After losing their only child, they take in abandoned girls - the unwanted "weeds" - as their own, lovingly caring for them as flowers in a garden.

Tangled Vines

Tangled Vines Author Kay Bratt
ISBN-10 1477808817
Year 2013
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Amazon.Com Publishing
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During China's Cultural Revolution, Benfu survived the cruel years, but he did not emerge unscathed. The Scavenger's Daughters is the story of Benfu and his beloved wife Calli, chronicling their attempts to build a life in the turmoil and aftermath of Maoist China. At the heart of their struggle lies the pain of losing their only child. To fill the terrible hole in their lives, they take in abandoned girls; the unwanted "weeds" as their own, lovingly caring for them as flowers in a garden.

The Scavengers

The Scavengers Author Michael Perry
ISBN-10 9780062239099
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember meets Louis Sachar's Holes in this imaginative and hilarious middle grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry. When the world started to fall apart, the government gave everyone two choices: move into the Bubble Cities…or take their chances outside. Maggie's family chose to live in the world that was left behind. Deciding it's time to grow up and grow tough, Maggie rechristens herself "Ford Falcon"—a name inspired by the beat-up car she finds at a nearby junkyard. Ford's family goes to this junkyard to scavenge for things they can use or barter with the other people who live OutBubble. Her family has been able to survive this brave new world by working together. But when Ford comes home one day to discover her home ransacked and her family missing, she must find the strength to rescue her loved ones with the help of some unlikely friends. The Scavengers is a wholly original tween novel that combines an action-packed adventure, a heartfelt family story, and a triumphant journey of self-discovery in a world where one person's junk is another person's key to survival. Katherine Applegate, author of the Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan, raves "Michael Perry pulls out all the stops in this colorful tale."

The Scavenger s Daughter

The Scavenger s Daughter Author William G. Thompson
ISBN-10 098531110X
Year 2012-03-15
Pages 478
Language en
Publisher William G Thompson
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For twelve of his nineteen years with the FBI, Special Agent Jack Sturdevant has acted as liaison to the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division within the Department of Justice. Having dedicated his life to law enforcement, what he witnesses happening internally at the Department since 9/11 has left him openly cynical and with a growing sense of disillusionment. Offended by the White House's overt political influence, and against every instinct, he leaks information to a New York Times reporter that, ultimately, results in the resignation of the Attorney General of the United States. So it comes as no surprise that the price he pays for his heroic (or mutinous?) act of insubordination is his career. But six months removed from his time at the Bureau, Jack Sturdevant refuses to relinquish what's become his crusade. As an expert on the world of human trafficking - the buying and selling of innocent men, women and children into forced labor - he struggles to make public awareness his life's work. He teaches part-time at a local junior college. He solicits cable news' shows, NPR and other radio outlets. He blogs about his experiences. He accepts any request for a speaking engagement, regardless of travel. And he's been published in the Op-Ed sections of newspapers across the country. One might think he believes he's making a difference One would be wrong. For Jack Sturdevant is driven by the omnipresence of an uncompromising and relentless evil. Technology has permanently altered the playing field. But being outside the legal system relegates him to watching from the stands, denying him the ability to get back on the sidelines let alone in the game. Purveyors and predators alike have learned how the World Wide Web allows them to profit from their helpless victims' misery in ways as diverse as coordinating shipments of their human cargo to continuously streaming live sex shows. And the anonymity of cyberspace only serves to create a world of shadows within which they operate with virtual impunity. But as he wakes to yet another hot and humid summer day in a suburb outside of Chicago, the unending battle to rid the world of these flesh peddlers takes on a deeper, much more personal dimension. As he listens to the familiar voice on the other end of the phone, he feels his heart collapse under the weight of the news: the woman he still loves has been murdered while working deep undercover. And despite being unprepared for the feelings that surface in the wake of a love now forever lost, he resolves at that moment that nothing will stand between him and her killers. For the first time, the savage reality of human trafficking has touched him - and one he loves - in the most cruel and brutal way. And for those responsible, hell cannot burn hot enough. For Jack Sturdevant is not interested in settling for justice or even revenge. It is nothing less than a reckoning he seeks. And he won't be taking prisoners. But his journey back into the barbaric and dehumanizing world of modern-day human slavery will bring him face-to-face with the haunting truth hidden from his own search for absolution about one child he could not save. And while there is no line he will not cross, the cost of his redemption comes at a price even he could not have seen coming. But he first must find a way back in. Any way he can. Because it is for the terrified and defenseless victims whose innocence isn't so much lost as stolen that Jack Sturdevant will bring to those who profit from their suffering a whole new meaning to the phrase "war on terror."

Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger Author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
ISBN-10 9781627795265
Year 2015-06-02
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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A New York Times-Bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game—before those who attacked Griswold come after them too. This title has Common Core connections.

Mission Paris

Mission Paris Author Catherine Aragon
ISBN-10 0989226743
Year 2014-01-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Mission Paris takes your young travelers through the famous sights of the City of Light, engaging them with an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore Parisian landmarks together as a family. Imagine, not only will your kids *want* to sightsee, together you'll uncover the intriguing histories of sights like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal, Notre Dame, and many more.Say "au revoir" to a trip filled with the stress of keeping everyone entertained, instead say "bonjour" to a memorable family vacation, with your kids actively engaged in exploring the wonders of Paris with you.

The Unbreakable Code

The Unbreakable Code Author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
ISBN-10 9781627796613
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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A New York Times-Bestseller! Could books hidden through Book Scavenger be linked to an arsonist's web of destruction? Find out in Book 2 of Jennifer Chambliss' The Book Scavenger series. Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and Emily and James are on high alert. First, there’s the coded note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail of encrypted messages in Mark Twain-penned books hidden through Book Scavenger. What’s most suspicious is that each hidden book triggers a fire. As the sleuthing friends dig deeper, they discover Mr. Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible, but Emily and James can’t ignore the signs that Mr. Quisling might be the arsonist. The clock is ticking as the fires multiply, and Emily and James race to crack the code of a lifetime. This title has Common Core connections. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Mission Barcelona

Mission Barcelona Author Catherine Aragon
ISBN-10 0989226751
Year 2014-03-03
Pages 66
Language en
Publisher
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'Mission Barcelona' takes your young travelers through the famous sights of Barcelona, engaging them in an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore city landmarks together.

Mission Rome

Mission Rome Author Catherine Aragon
ISBN-10 098922676X
Year 2014-05-01
Pages 66
Language en
Publisher
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'Mission Rome' takes your young travelers through the famous sights of Rome, engaging them in an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore city landmarks together.

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines 1

Mortal Engines  Mortal Engines  1 Author Philip Reeve
ISBN-10 9780545394437
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! London is hunting again. Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage--and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world. Beloved storyteller Philip Reeve creates a brilliant new world in the Predator Cities series, called "phenomenal...violent and romantic, action-packed and contemplative, funny and frightening" by the Sunday Times.

The Palest Ink

The Palest Ink Author Kay Bratt
ISBN-10 1503946169
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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A sheltered son from an intellectual family in Shanghai, Benfu spends 1966 anticipating a promising violinist career and an arranged marriage. On the other side of town lives Pony Boy, a member of a lower-class family--but Benfu's best friend all the same. Their futures look different but guaranteed...until they're faced with a perilous opportunity to leave a mark on history. At the announcement of China's Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao's Red Guard members begin their assault, leaving innocent victims in their wake as they surge across the country. With political turmoil at their door, both Benfu and Pony Boy must face heart-wrenching decisions regarding family, friendship, courage, and loyalty to their country during one of the most chaotic periods in history. The prequel to the beloved Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters series, The Palest Ink depicts Benfu's coming-of-age during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.

The Pocket Scavenger

The Pocket Scavenger Author Keri Smith
ISBN-10 9780399160233
Year 2013
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Perigee Books
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From the creator of "Wreck This Journal," an exploration into the creative process and chance. Readers are instructed to go on an unusual scavenger hunt, collecting a spectrum of random items. They'll be forced out of habitual ways of thinking to discover new connections.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Author Katherine Boo
ISBN-10 9780679643951
Year 2012-02-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. Winner of the National Book Award | The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award | The Los Angeles Times Book Prize | The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award | The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • USA Today • New York • The Miami Herald • San Francisco Chronicle • Newsday NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • People • Entertainment Weekly • The Wall Street Journal • The Boston Globe • The Economist • Financial Times • Newsweek/The Daily Beast • Foreign Policy • The Seattle Times • The Nation • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Denver Post • Minneapolis Star Tribune • Salon • The Plain Dealer • The Week • Kansas City Star • Slate • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking.”—Junot Díaz, The New York Times Book Review “Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years.”—New York “This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece.”—Judges’ Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award “[A] landmark book.”—The Wall Street Journal “A triumph of a book.”—Amartya Sen “There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them.”—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc “[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction . . . [Katherine] Boo’s prose is electric.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Inspiring, and irresistible . . . Boo’s extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as important, she makes us care.”—People

Wish Me Home

Wish Me Home Author Kay Bratt
ISBN-10 1477819940
Year 2017-03-21
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lake Union Publishing
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In her first work of contemporary women's fiction, bestselling author Kay Bratt draws on her own life experiences to create a raw, yet inescapably warm, novel about friendship and a wary heart's unexpected capacity to love. A hungry, stray dog is the last thing Cara Butter needs. Stranded in Georgia with only her backpack and a few dwindling dollars, she already has too much baggage. Like her twin sister, Hana, who has broken Cara's heart one too many times. After a lifetime of family troubles, and bouncing from one foster home to another, Cara decides to leave it all behind and strike out alone-on foot. Cara sets off to Florida to see the home of her literary hero, Ernest Hemingway, accompanied only by Hemi, the stray dog who proves to be the perfect travel companion. But the harrowing trip takes unexpected turns as strangers become friends who make her question everything, and Cara finds that as the journey unfolds, so does her life-in ways she could never imagine.