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The Aviary (sst-ccclxxxviii)

The Aviary (sst-ccclxxxviii)

Series Name:   The Uncaged Authored By:  Emily Shore Writer’s Website:  https://www.emilybethshore.com/   Synopsis Serenity wakes to find she’s been sold into The Aviary—an elite museum where girls are displayed as living art by day and cater to the lascivious whims of the highest bidder by night. In this elaborate and competitive world, girls go by …

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Nellie Green the Jelly Bean (sst-ccclii)

Nellie Green the Jelly Bean (sst-ccclii)

Series Name:   Nellie Green the Jelly Bean & Jelly Bean Town Authored By:  E.F. Clark Writer’s Website:  https://www.efclark.com/ Writer’s Blog:  https://writercamp.blogspot.com/2011/02/to-sense-worth.html Synopsis ALL NEW ILLUSTRATIONS! (AGE 6-8) All the other Jelly Beans in Jelly Bean Town were happy, until NELLIE GREEN the JELLY BEAN came along. Kids will love the story of “Nellie Green the …

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Free From the Tracks

Free From the Tracks (sst-cclviii)

  Series Name:   Troubled Series Authored By:  K.T. Bowes Writer’s Website: https://ktbowes.com/ Synopsis A girl with secrets. A bad boy in trouble. A community out to get them. Driven out of her friendship group, Sophia finds comfort in all the wrong places. The secret she keeps will tear her world apart and it’s easier to …

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Catalyst, The Deception Game, Book 1. (sst-vii)

Catalyst, The Deception Game, Book 1. (sst-vii)

S   Series Name:   The Deception Game Authored By: Kristin Smith Writer’s Website:  https://www.kristinsmithbooks.com/ Synopsis “A fast-paced thrilling adventure, full of danger, romance, and deception—perfect for fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series or Marie Lu’s Legend. Too pretty. Too smart. Too perfect. In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of …

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Biden punts on expanding Supreme Court as GOP plows ahead to replace Ginsburg

Biden's hesitation to embrace or reject Supreme Court expansion reflects the tension between his campaign pitch to restore normalcy, and Democratic outrage over Trump's push to replace Ginsburg.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
Trump uses TikTok and WeChat to challenge China. Welcome to a new conflict: The app wars.

Mobile apps like TikTok are pawns of Trump and China as they fight for power on a new battleground.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
'Schitt's Creek' actor François Arnaud comes out as bisexual

The 35-year-old French-Canadian entertainer came out publicly ahead of Bi Visibility Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 23.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
Harris uses personal story to court recent immigrants, communities of color

Kamala Harris is using her personal story to court recent immigrants, communities of color and run up Democratic margins in key states against President Trump.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
Change or keep your name? For 'Kamala,' 'Nikki' and others, a story of identity, culture and power

Change or keep your name? For "Kamala," "Nikki" and others, it's a story of identity, culture and power.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
A day in the life: A teacher, football coach and a student navigate school in Texas

During the week after Labor Day, NBC News followed five people as they face going back to school.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
From the fields to the classroom: Inside the lives of U.S. agriculture's youngest workers

Leslie and Jimena Aguilar are two of the estimated 400,000 to 500,000 child laborers who harvest the nation’s produce while struggling to get an education.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
Ren Zhiqiang, critic of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, sentenced to 18 years on corruption charges

A former Chinese property executive was sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges Tuesday, a court announced.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
Secret documents reveal potential dark side of prepaid debit cards

Secret documents and the fall of a Belize bank show the risk for customers of "fintech firms" that team with offshore banks and the dark side of prepaid cards.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
How a debate over police funding escalated in Norman, Oklahoma — and divided the town

The Norman, Oklahoma, City Council cut a planned budget increase for the police department, triggering a backlash that exposed deeper divisions.

NBC News | 22 Sep, 2020
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