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  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
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  2. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
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  9. The Facilitator Audiobook The Facilitator
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  10. The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook The Lying Life of Adults
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I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 Audiobook

I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018

Author: Lauren Tarshis Narrator: Shawn-Taylor Corbett Release Date: September 2020

The people of northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history. Join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his affluent New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his mother was born and raised. Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn't be more different from the one he is used to. Josh and his cousin Eleanor bond during an overnight camping trip. But they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and -- possibly -- their town. Josh needs to confront the family issues burning him up inside, but first he'll have to survive the flames blazing all around him.

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Resist Audiobook

Resist

Author: Alan Gratz Narrator: Vaneh Assadourian Release Date: September 2020

"In Allies, Alan Gratz's thrilling novel of D-Day, we met Samira, a young girl who is part of the underground French resistance during World War II. Samira cracks codes and trades secrets in order to sabotage the Nazis' plans. In Resist, we delve deeper into Samira's story. Here, we follow Samira as she journeys through the Nazi-occupied French countryside, on a daring rescue mission to find her captured mother. Accompanied only by a loyal dog named Cyrano, Samira must rely on her courage and wits to avoid and outsmart the German forces. But it's D-Day, and with the Allied forces landing in Europe, fierce battles are raging all around. Can Samira reach her mother and save her in time? This action-packed World War II short story can be read before or after Allies -- or entirely on its own!"

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For Which We Stand Audiobook

For Which We Stand

Author: Julie Mclaughlin Narrator: Liza Seneca Release Date: September 2020

Now more than ever, it's so important for everyone to understand our government: where it came from, how it works, and how we can bring about change. And, after all, in the words of author and government teacher Jeff Foster, "If you don't participate, you can't complain." This book is a comprehensive and entertaining guide that answers questions like: What is the Constitution? What are the branches of the government? What is the Electoral College? What are the political parties? What are the different responsibilities of the city, state, and federal governments? Plus, discover the complete backstory on some of our government's most important moments, like why we wrote the Declaration of Independence, and how people since then have worked with -- and protested against -- the government to improve the lives of all Americans. Includes a foreword from an inspiring, change-making activist, plus lots of amazing back matter about how kids can participate and get involved.

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Chains Audiobook

Chains

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Narrator: Bahni Turpin Release Date: August 2020

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual. National Book Award Finalist Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

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Death Sets Sail: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Audiobook

Death Sets Sail: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Narrator: Katie Leung Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder. Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is a mysterious society called the Breath of Life: a group of genteel English ladies and gentlemen, who believe themselves to be reincarnations of the ancient pharaohs. Three days into the cruise their leader, Theodora Miller, is found dead in her cabin, stabbed during the night. It soon becomes clear to Daisy and Hazel that Theodora's timid daughter Hephzibah, who is prone to sleepwalking, is being framed. And within the society, everyone has a reason to want Theodora dead... Daisy and Hazel leap into action and begin to investigate their most difficult case yet. But there is danger all around, and only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive... © Robin Stevens 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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All He Knew Audiobook

All He Knew

Author: Helen Frost Narrator: Michael Crouch Release Date: August 2020

A novel in verse about a young deaf boy during World War II, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him. Inspired by true events. Henry has been deaf from an early age-he is intelligent and aware of langauge, but by age six, he has decided it's not safe to speak to strangers. When the time comes for him to start school, he is labeled 'unteachable.' Becasue his family has very little money, his parents and older sister, Molly, feel powerless to help him. Henry is sent to Riverview, a bleak institution where he is misunderstood, underestimated, and harshly treated. Victor, a conscientious objector to World War II, is part of a Civilian Public Service program offered as an alternative to the draft. In 1942, he arrives at Riverview to serve as an attendant and quickly sees that Henry is far from unteachable-he is brave, clever, and sometimes mischievous. In Victor's care, Henry begins to see how things can change for the better. Heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful, Helen Frost's All He Knew is inspired by true events and provides sharp insight into a little-known element of history.

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The Paragon Expedition (Japanese) Audiobook

The Paragon Expedition (Japanese)

Author: Susan Wasserman Narrator: Sam Dewhurst-Phillips Release Date: August 2020

The Paragon Expedition is the exciting story of twins stranded on the moon. The story is inspired by the great explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. With his courage and prudence, he saved 57 people who lost their ship but not their hope.

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The Paragon Expedition (Portuguese) Audiobook

The Paragon Expedition (Portuguese)

Author: Susan Wasserman Narrator: Victor Barros Release Date: August 2020

The Paragon Expedition is the exciting story of twins stranded on the moon. The story is inspired by the great explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. With his courage and prudence, he saved 57 people who lost their ship but not their hope.

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Runner Audiobook

Runner

Author: Robert Newton Narrator: Simon Burke Release Date: August 2020

It's 1919, Richmond football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job - running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run . . .

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When Freedom Came Audiobook

When Freedom Came

Author: Arama Christiana Narrator: Arama Christiana Release Date: August 2020

Imagine being there, the day when freedom is ushered into South Africa after years of apartheid!When Freedom Came is a mosaic sequence about struggles and losses under aparthied laws. It is told through the lens of nine-year-old Mandisa and spans over three generations (hers, her mother, and her grandmother). Mandisa shares the deep yearning for freedom for blacks in South Africa. Mandisa takes us to the polls as she helps her 96-year-old grandmother vote for the first time during South Africa's first free election. It was the first time that blacks were allowed to participate in South Africa's election. Mandisa is overjoyed as she watches history being made; but more importantly, she was there, the day when freedom came to her people in South Africa.

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The Artifact Hunters Audiobook

The Artifact Hunters

Author: Janet Fox Narrator: Ralph Lister Release Date: August 2020

Isaac Wolf can travel through time. But he's also in a race against it. With tensions in Prague rising at the height of World War II, Isaac Wolf is forced to leave home with nothing more than a small backpack and a pendant in the shape of an eternity knot. His parents believe the pendant will keep him safe--if he can discover what it really means. This clue leads him to Rookskill Castle, home of the Special Alternative Intelligence Unit where gifted children can learn to harness their powers to support the Allies' cause. With the help of his new friends and an antique watch that allows him to travel through time, Isaac must unlock his own powers and uncover the true meaning of the eternity knot. The only way he can do that, though, is by hunting for a series of magical artifacts that are scattered throughout the past . . . and Isaac isn't the only artifact hunter. Soon he finds himself in a race against a threat just as deadly as the war itself--one that his parents had been trying to shield him from all along.

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Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story) Audiobook

Everything Sad is Untrue: (a true story)

Author: Daniel Nayeri Narrator: Daniel Nayeri Release Date: August 2020

At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone calls 'Daniel') stands, trying to tell a story. His story. But no one believes a word he says. To them he is a dark-skinned, hairy-armed boy with a big butt whose lunch smells funny; who makes things up and talks about poop too much. But Khosrou's stories, stretching back years, and decades, and centuries, are beautiful, and terrifying, from the moment his family fled Iran in the middle of the night with the secret police moments behind them, back to the sad, cement refugee camps of Italy...and further back to the fieldsnear the river Aras, where rain-soaked flowers bled red like the yolk of the sunset had burst over everything, and further back still to the jasmine-scented city of Isfahan. Like Scheherazade in a hostile classroom, Daniel weaves a tale to save his own life: to stake his claim to the truth. And it is (a true story).

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