Hilarious and heartbreaking, Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in space their windows. is a boy who watches from shadows keenly observing caustically commentating on human folly. less certain. A confused girl with condition that embarrasses her parents assures isolation. Together discover something outside own vulnerability — each other’s. But life arbitrary; loving someone doesn’t mean you can save them. blackly funny moving first novel says; ‘You’re ok to be as screwed up think are you’re not alone that.’
Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY chapter International People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission bring books and children together. The promotes sharing children’s as way facilitate intercultural understanding meet new literary voices. This follows Children’s from Other Countries (1998), World though (2002), Crossing Boundaries with (2006), Understanding: Envisioning through (2011) acts companion book earlier titles. Centered around theme importance stories, guide resource discovering more recent global that fit many reading tastes educational needs readers aged 0-18 years. Essays storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, academic Marianne Martens offer variety perspectives literature. latest installment covers published 2010-2014 includes English-language imports well translations young adult first outside States. These are supplemented smaller number culturally appropriate US help fill gaps underrepresented countries. organization geographic region country. All than 800 entries recommended, have won awards or achieved other recognition their home Forty experts wrote annotations. indexed author, translator, illustrator, title, subject. Back matter also awards, important organizations research collections, selected directory publishers known publishing
Rose didn’t tell anyone about it. She wondered if it showed. looked at herself in the mirror and turned this way then that way. stood as close to she could, leaning over bathroom basin, looking into her own eyes until they disappeared behind fog of breath. Looking for something. Some evidence was different now. Something had shifted inside her, a gear being ratcheted clunky cog, gaining torque, starting up. But show. How could all these feelings not show? woman now but show couldn’t anyone.