Rhoda Belleza crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy in this exhilarating debut, perfect for readers of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman's Illuminae Files.
Author: Rhoda Belleza
Category: Young Adult Fiction
For fans of Pierce Brown and Firefly comes an epic sci-fi fantasy, hailed as "an important and relevant novel" by The New York Times. Empress Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne. Fugitive Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life. Madman With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly must confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy. Rhoda Belleza crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy in this exhilarating debut, perfect for readers of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles and Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman's Illuminae Files.
The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention.
Author: David Lee
Publisher: Independently Published
The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character IdentificationEventsLocationVocabularyMain IdeaConflictAnd more as appropriate to the text.
War tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom in this exhilarating sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies.
Author: Rhoda Belleza
Category: Young Adult Fiction
War tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom in this exhilarating sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies. Empress With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown. Fugitive Framed assassin Alyosha has one goal in mind: kill Nero. But to get his revenge, Aly may have to travel back to the very place he thought he’d left forever—home. Princess Kara knows that a single piece of technology located on the uninhabitable planet Wraeta may be the key to remembering—and erasing—the princess she once was. Madman Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he’ll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy. Vicious politics and high-stakes action culminate in an epic showdown that will determine the fate of the universe.
... Jumbies Ysaye M. Barnwell, No Mirrors in My Nana's House Ruth Behar, Lucky
Broken Girl Rhoda Belleza, Empress of a Thousand Skies Estela Bernal, Can
You See Me Now? Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, Frida: ¡Viva la vida! Long Live Life!
Author: Jennifer Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.
Belleza, Rhoda. Empress of a Thousand Skies. 1st ed., Razorbill, 2017. Chupeco
, Rin. The Bone Witch. Sourcebooks Fire, 2017. Ciccarelli, Kristen. The Last
Namsara. HarperTeen, 2017. Daud, Somaiya. Mirage: A Novel. Flatiron Books,
Author: Rebekah Fitzsimmons
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Literary Criticism
Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.
The women lore the Jesuits , | luminated with many thousand lamps , these good
fathers who furnish them which will ... a master , while they are praising you to
man , and now — now am old ; love has the skies ! withered , and with it poesy !
Author: Roundell PALMER (Earl of Selborne.)Publish On: 1866
While the empress of the night Scatters mild her silver light , While the vivid
planets stray Various through their mystic way , While the stars unnumbered roll
Round the ever constant pole , Far above these spangled skies All my soul to
Author: Marie-Anne Adélaide Le NormandPublish On: 1852
Let the reader picture to himself the horror of such a cell , to a man born under the
sunny skies of the West Indies , where the want of air and ... She loved to put to
them a thousand little questions , which she often accompanied with presents .
Suddenly one day like a thunderbolt from blue skies the Princess received her
answer , but not from Sheridan : from Jeanne de ... There are five thousand
copies for sale and the production has been costly beyond what you could
... soon freezing cold , as the machine climbed to its cruising altitude of over ten thousand feet . The danger came not from any hostile aircraft ( in those days the skies were open because they were empty ) but from a threatened engine failure
The skies were brilliantly clear and the snow was dazzling and the north - west
wind was as hard as a hammer . ... and flags snapping on its Gothic rooftops ,
and a taproom ( which Lucy peeked into ) with three thousand real silver dollars ...
Author: Graham Masterton
Saga of love and destiny based on the true life story of a storekeeper's daughter from Kansas who became a wealthy socialite and wife of the Viceroy of India.
Scarcely had she begun to recover from the loss of the heir with whom she had
provided her husband than another of his resounding victories — the Battle of
Friedland - came to exalt him to the skies and abasc her hopes . “ FRIEDLAND ...
great alarm , painted on his countenance , and said , ' that the empress was in a
state of great danger , that there was a wrong presentation . ... perhaps not one in
a thousand , and that it was very afflicting to him that so extraordinary a case
should happen with the empress . ... At the discharge of the twenty - second gun ,
the Parisians rent the skies with acclamations and expressions of universal 368 A
... impassioned speech we hear nothing Amongst the numerous testimonials to
the merits about myrtles , or sunny skies , or madonnas - a true ... On hearing
which the Empress and the Peri will perhaps always be attractive for Lalla Rookh
“ graciously smiled . ... deference to the critical authority which to have written
them for three thousand guineas . thus pronounces , we beg to demur to such a
It was then recut at a cost of forty thousand dollars . ... It was sold to a French jew .
eler for thirty - four thousand dollars . ... That belonging to the Empress Josephine
which was called the “ Burning of Troy , ” from the countless red flames on its
surface , is the ... beat sand ; And sea - birds cross the waves that toss Along their
foamy track , While higher rise against the skies , The tempest tossing wrack .
He bowed courteously to the fair prisoner , and rejoined “ I swear , ” replied the empress , " that I have told the emperor , who was ... queen of the night she
gloried to rise , While the tears which the angels o'er mortals had shed ,
Congealed into stars , bespangled the skies . ... of the fuchia , they merrily sprung
; A thousand seemed hid in the jessamine's bell , And e'en on the bachelor's -
button they hung .
... When , by thy wiles induced , fierce Boreas toss ' d The shipwreck ' d hero on
the Coan coast , Him through a thousand forms of death I bore , And sent to
Argos , and his native shore . ... Think ' st thou with me ? fair empress of the skies
... The shipwreck'd hero on the Coan coast : • Him through a thousand forms of
death I bore , ' And sent to Argos , and his native shore . Hear this , remember ,
and ... Thinkst thou with me ? fair empress of the skies ! ' ( Th ' immortal father with
... a son : When , by thy wiles induced , fierce Boreas toss'd The shipwreck'd hero
on the Coan coast , Him through a thousand forms of death I bore , And sent to
Argos , and his native shore . ... Think'st thou with me ? fair empress of the skies !