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Annotation:In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American colonies, fifteen-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest and changes the course of history.
Annotation:After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the marines to become code talkers, sending messages during WWII in their native tongue.
Annotation:In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual survival competition pitting young people from each of the 12 districts against one another, 16-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she is entered.
Annotation:Taken to Antarctica by the man she thinks of as her uncle, Symone discovers that he is dangerously obsessed with seeking Symone's Hole, an opening that leads into the center of a hollow Earth.
Bloody JackBeing An Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
By Meyer, L. A.
(Book - 2002)
Annotation:Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a 13-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.
Annotation:After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Annotation:Matt, a cabin boy on an airship, and Kate, a wealthy girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures living hundreds of feet above the Earth’s surface.
Annotation:After a plane crash, Brian spends 54 days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given to him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parent’s divorce.
Tamar[a Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
By Peet, Mal
(Book - 2007)
Annotation:In England in 1995, Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.
Annotation:In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together they become pirates traveling the world in search of treasure.
Annotation:In a future devastated by catastrophes and epidemics, 16-year-old Lucy survives alone until vicious hounds target her and force her to join Aidan and his band, only to learn that she is the target of Sweepers, who kidnap and infect people with plague.
Annotation:As we come to rely on technology in almost every aspect of our everyday lives, there is a large and ever-growing interest in how we would survive without the conveniences of the modern age. This book shows you how to adapt and thrive in the wilderness.
Annotation:Journalist Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm claimed five lives and left countless more in guilt-ridden disarray.