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Michael Brandman

Michael Brandman is the author of three Jesse Stone novels, each based on characters created by Robert B. Parker, all on the New York Times bestseller list.

With his longtime partner, Tom Selleck, he produced and co-wrote nine Jesse Stone movies and three westerns.

His and Emanuel Azenberg’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead won the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion Award for Best Picture.

Roberta Gately

Roberta Gately is a nurse, humanitarian aid worker and author. Her first two books, LIPSTICK IN AFGHANISTAN and THE BRACELET, were novels based on her aid work. Her most recent book, FOOTPRINTS IN THE DUST, is a memoir chronicling the stories of the refugees with whom she worked.

Editorial Content for Apocalypse Taco

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Brianna Robinson

A warning, you may either intensely crave tacos after reading APOCALYPSE TACO or be turned off from them for a while. Taco fans read at your own risk! Read More

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Sid, Axl and Ivan volunteer to make a late-night fast-food run for the high school theater crew, and when they return, they find copies of themselves onstage. As they look closer, they begin to realize that the world around them isn’t quite right. Turns out, when they went to the taco place across town, they actually crossed into an alien dimension that’s eerily similar to their world. Now the group will have to use their wits, their truck and even their windshield scraper to escape! But they may be too late. They may now be copies themselves...

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Sid, Axl and Ivan volunteer to make a late-night fast-food run for the high school theater crew, and when they return, they find copies of themselves onstage. As they look closer, they begin to realize that the world around them isn’t quite right. Turns out, when they went to the taco place across town, they actually crossed into an alien dimension that’s eerily similar to their world. Now the group will have to use their wits, their truck and even their windshield scraper to escape! But they may be too late. They may now be copies themselves...

About the Book

Sid, Axl and Ivan volunteer to make a late-night fast-food run for the high school theater crew, and when they return, they find themselves. Not in a deep, metaphoric sense: They find copies of themselves onstage. As they look closer, they begin to realize that the world around them isn’t quite right. Turns out, when they went to the taco place across town, they actually crossed into an alien dimension that’s eerily similar to their world. The aliens have made sinister copies of cars, buildings and people --- and they all want to get Sid, Axl, and Ivan. Now the group will have to use their wits, their truck and even their windshield scraper to escape! But they may be too late. They may now be copies themselves...

Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - March 2019

Our March Guy-Brary selections include BEAST RIDER by Tony Johnston and María Elena Fontanot de Rhoads, an illuminating and brutal look into the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants; OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS by Justin A. Reynolds, a funny and heartfelt love story about how the choices we make can have unexpected consequences; and SUPERMAN: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña, a Clark Kent-origin story about a young man coming to terms with his powers by saving his community.

 

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Mary Calvi

Mary Calvi spent years as a child wondering about the heiress who had once lived in the grand manor in her hometown. She'd heard in passing that she was once courted by George Washington. Curiosity propelled her to do her own research, when no one could answer the questions she sought. What she uncovered stunned even her, a New York City anchor and reporter and winner of nine New York Emmy awards. DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY is the story she crafted after years of research that took her around the world, physically and digitally.

Editorial Content for New Kid

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Matthew Burbridge

Poignant, quirky and insightful, Jerry Craft’s graphic novel NEW KID is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel about a thoughtful and creative young boy named Jordan, and his struggle to fit in. Craft explores tough themes like privilege, bias and racism through his big-hearted protagonist for a story that is as heartfelt as it is powerful. Read More

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Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds --- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

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Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds --- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

About the Book

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, NEW KID is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.

As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds --- and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?

Editorial Content for Click

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Sarah Rachel Egelman

Fifth Grade can be difficult. New friendships form, old social groups dissolve, new pressures emerge and children begin to take tentative steps toward independence. It can be an exciting time of safe experimentation and creativity, testing boundaries in healthy and fun ways. CLICK, the debut graphic novel by writer and illustrator Kayla Miller, explores the tensions and possibilities of fifth grade through Olive's story as she prepares for the school variety show. Read More

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Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade --- until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?

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Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade --- until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?

About the Book

For fans of   SMILE   and REAL FRIENDS   comes a debut graphic novel about friendship and finding where you "click" in middle school.

Olive wants to get in on the act . . .
. . . Any act!

Olive “clicks” with everyone in the fifth grade --- until one day she doesn’t. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups...without her. With the performance drawing closer by the minute, will Olive be able to find her own place in the show before the curtain comes up?

Author-illustrator Kayla Miller has woven together a heartfelt and insightful story about navigating friendships, leaning on family and learning to take the stage in the most important role of all.

Editorial Content for Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women

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Brianna Robinson

I have to admit, I’ve never read LITTLE WOMEN.

The book is in fact, sitting among stacks of other classic books that I’ve been meaning to read but just never got around to yet. And before you rage-quit this review, please know that I love the spirit of LITTLE WOMEN so much. I watched the 1994 movie and longed to read the actual book but never got around to it. Read More

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With their father away in the military and their mother working overtime to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling leukemia, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning --- will everything turn out okay? Follow modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they discover themselves and follow their dreams.

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With their father away in the military and their mother working overtime to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling leukemia, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning --- will everything turn out okay? Follow modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they discover themselves and follow their dreams.

About the Book

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the classic LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott. Join Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they are reenvisioned as a blended family living in modern day NYC in this beautiful, full-color graphic novel.

With their father away in the military and their mother working overtime to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling leukemia, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning --- will everything turn out okay? Follow modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they discover themselves and follow their dreams.

This lushly-illustrated story is a must-read for fans of Raina Telgemeier's SMILE and SISTERS, Mariko Tamaki's THIS ONE SUMMER, Svetlana Chmakova's AWKWARD, and Victoria Jamieson's ROLLER GIRL.

Editorial Content for Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue

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Nina L., Teen Board Member

Iko is an android --- she’s more accustomed to picking out outfits or admiring shoes than to saving the known world. But she is also loyal to her friend Cinder, and that means undertaking an adventure to the moon and back in order to put an end to Alpha Lysander Steele’s reign of terror. With a surly royal guard named Liam Kinney by her side, Iko embarks and finds that Steele is determined to get what he wants and will do anything to get it. Read More

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Iko --- an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder --- has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

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Iko --- an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder --- has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

About the Book

The second graphic novel, and sequel to WIRES AND NERVE, VOLUME 1, from #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Marissa Meyer!

The world of the Lunar Chronicles comes alive in this thrilling continuation of Wires and Nerve. Iko --- an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder --- has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.

And to show he's serious, Steele is taking hostages.

Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming. Questions of love, friendship and mortality take Iko on an emotional journey that will satisfy and delight fans of this bestselling series.