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Lisa Lopes

by Nancy Krulik

"Dreams are hopeless aspirations, inhopes of coming true, believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you."

-- "Waterfalls"

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas came...

Alex Ko

by Alex Ko

Alex Ko’s moving autobiography will inspire tweens to dare to dream big.


Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story follows Alex’s journey from small town Iowa to becoming a famous Broadway performer...

The Mysteries of a Virgin's Agony

by Cecilia Naa Densua Quarshie

This book is intended for all purposes, which includes classroom discussion on poetry and other purposes such as performing poetry, readers own pleasure and so on. Most of the poems have real story lines in...

Selected Poems

by Richard Smythe

'Your smile, your lovely smile / Stirs my senses, as if / Waking to the first rays of an alpine sun / On the ridge of my tent, / I enjoy a spreading warmth........ Richard Smythe's imagery goes straight to the...

America Dreaming

by Tonyo Meléndez

This is a tale about a dream come true. The story of a boys longing to belong to a home, a family, a country.

Rejected as a baby by his father as well as by his mothers family, Memo, at the age of five, is abandoned...

Scenes for Teens, by Teens

by Diane Christiansen

Perhaps more than any other time of life, the teen years are a period associated with distinct social norms, and language patterns are especially important to the social dynamics of teenagers. Their characteristic...

Jewish Plays for Children

by Paulette Fein Lieberman

At last! In book form! A collection of some popular Jewish children's plays, known also for their fund-raising successes!

PLAYS FOR JEWISH CHILDREN written byPaulette Fein Lieberman-"pioneering author" of THE...

Going Performative in Intercultural Education

by John Crutchfield & Manfred Schewe

Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this ‘performative...

Fantastic Female Filmmakers

by Suzanne Simoni

Women have been writing, producing and directing movies since filmmaking began in the early 1900s. From taming wild dogs to filming from the open door of a plane to being nominated for an academy award, women...

Zany Circus: Paradox

by Nanci Nott & Xanthe Turner

Imagine you live in a circus, and never go to school. You’re free to play pranks, read books, and hang upside down to your hearts content.

That’s what life is like for Zandee, Tobelia, and Kadin Zany.


The Tragedie of Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

The Tragedie of Macbeth, written between 1605 and 1608, is one of the most famous tragedies by William Shakespeare. Although the text is short, the play is particularly incisive because Macbeth is a timeless...

MyaGrace Wants To Get Ready

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell

MyaGrace loves music and dancing. Her school is having a big dance and she wants to go with her friend Emily. She has so much to do to get ready. What should she wear? How should she fix her hair? What color...

The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany's Gift of Hope

by Daryn Reicherter, Christy Hale & Bophal Penh

This beautifully illustrated children's book tells the story of a little Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America.

In clear but simple language and vivid illustrations,...

Shakespeare: Investigate the Bard's Influence on Today's World

by Andi Diehn & Samuel Carbaugh

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Teenagers have been sighing an approximation of these words for centuries, ever since William Shakespeare had Juliet utter them from her balcony in one of the most...

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents - A Fantastic Beasts & Treats Menu

by Dinah Bucholz

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook Presents—A Fantastic Beasts & Treats Menu is a fantastically fun menu of magical treats. This selection of recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth as you prepare for your...


by HP Newquist & Aleksey & Olga Ivanov

Magic is a word we use to describe something amazing, awe-inspiring, or spectacular. Truly great magic makes us believe in things we know can't be real. In the hands of the greatest magicians, even a simple...

Finding Bigfoot

by Animal Planet

A howl in the distance. The biggest footprint you've ever seen. A blurry figure in the distance. These are the clues that lead us to believe there is something out there—Bigfoot.

Already a fan of the wildly...

Class Acts: New Plays for Children to Act

by Lin Coghlan, Philip Osment & Oladipo Agboluaje

The Wish Collector by Oladipo Agbolauje: A magical epic whirling from a playground in Britain to a village in Sierra Leone

The Acme Thunderer by Lin Coghlan: A funny, moving family drama of pigeons and siblings,...

The Mouse and His Child

by Russell Hoban & Tamsin Oglesby

A clockwork mouse and his child are discarded by children on Christmas Day. Lost and alone, they desperately want to get back home to the toyshop. Russell Hoban's masterpiece The Mouse and his Child is the tale...

The Maddie Diaries

by Maddie Ziegler & Sia

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, the incredibly talented breakout star of Dance Moms and judge on So You Think You Can Dance brings her uplifting coming-of-age story about following her dreams and...