The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds.

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

A Junior Library Guild Selection “Surreal, brainy, and totally captivating.” —Booklist (starred review) “Provocative and moving.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe comes a mind-bending, riveting novel about a teen who was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal—but that power comes at a huge cost. Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. Other things that can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.

At the Edge of the Universe

From the author of We Are the Ants comes “another winner” (Booklist, starred review) about a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories.

At the Edge of the Universe

From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories. Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.

Brave Face

I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself.

Brave Face

“[P]rofound…a triumph—a full-throated howl to the moon to remind us why we choose to survive and thrive.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling author of Tradition “Razor-sharp, deeply revealing, and brutally honest…emotionally raw and deeply insightful.” —Booklist (starred review) The critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience. “I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed and gay.” Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him. A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality. Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.

We Are the Ants

From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes an “equal parts sarcastic and profound” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is ...

We Are the Ants

From the “author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes an “equal parts sarcastic and profound” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to. After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

“A fearless and brutal look at friendships...you will laugh, rage, and mourn its loss when it’s over.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation “Simultaneously hilarious and moving, weird and wonderful ...

The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

“A fearless and brutal look at friendships...you will laugh, rage, and mourn its loss when it’s over.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation “Simultaneously hilarious and moving, weird and wonderful.” —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award–winning author of The Serpent King Six Feet Under meets Pushing Daisies in this quirky, heartfelt story about two teens who are granted extra time to resolve what was left unfinished after one of them suddenly dies. A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up. Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life. Critically acclaimed author Shaun Hutchinson delivers another wholly unique novel blending the real and surreal while reminding all of us what it is to love someone through and around our faults.

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

Black Mirror meets What If It’s Us in this gripping, romantic, and wildly surprising novel about two boys lost in space trying to find their way home—while falling in love—from the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants.

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

Black Mirror meets What If It’s Us in this gripping, romantic, and wildly surprising novel about two boys lost in space trying to find their way home—while falling in love—from the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants. When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder. Boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge—falling in love. And as Noa’s feelings for DJ deepen, he has to contend not just with the challenges of the present, but also with his memories of the past. However, nothing is what it seems on Qriosity, and the truth will upend all of their lives forever. Love is complicated enough without also trying to stay alive.

The Deathday Letter

After receiving the letter that says he will be dead within twenty-four hours, fifteen-year-old Ollie and his two best friends, Shane and would-be girlfriend Ronnie, set out to fulfill as many of Ollie's hopes as they can.

The Deathday Letter

After receiving the letter that says he will be dead within twenty-four hours, fifteen-year-old Ollie and his two best friends, Shane and would-be girlfriend Ronnie, set out to fulfill as many of Ollie's hopes as they can.

Fml

At a party near the end of senior year, seventeen-year-old Simon Cross imagines his life with and without Cassie, the girl he has yearned for since they were freshman, and begins to discover the unpredictable wonders of life his best ...

Fml

At a party near the end of senior year, seventeen-year-old Simon Cross imagines his life with and without Cassie, the girl he has yearned for since they were freshman, and begins to discover the unpredictable wonders of life his best friends, Ben and Coop, have urged him to explore.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates.

Dying to be Born

The Vicissitudes of Birth in Life and Culture Elena Feder Tuchschneider ... A
notable event is her recent apparition on the trunk of a live - oak tree at Pinto
Lake County Park , to Anita Mendoza who ... the skies and all the mythologies ,
from the Apocalypse to pre - Columbian manuscripts , and from Mediterranean
Catholicism ...

Dying to be Born


Sacred Spain

... Jr., Indianapolis Museum of Art, Alfonso Rodríguez G. de Ceballos, Luisa
Elena Alcala, Jaime Cuadriello, Javier Portus, ... Juan de Jáuregui Woman of the
Apocalypse ( Mulier Amicta Sole ) Seville , 1583 - 1641 , Seville Engraving , 113 /
8 x 65 / 8 in . ... Using the authority of the pulpit , Paravicino advocated the correct
representation of the Immaculate Conception , aiming his plea at Ana de
Mendoza ...

Sacred Spain

An exhibition catalogue that examines the cultural role of the Church in the seventeenth-century religious art of Spain and Spanish America, illustrated with numerous color and black-and-white reproductions of paintings, sculptures, metalwork, and books.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers Films

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers  Films

Greatly revises and expands the 1984 first edition of Volume one of the astute and elegant five-volume reference to the world's most significant films and filmmakers. One hundred new films have been added, bringing the total to 650, arranged in crisp, clean entries on large 81/2x11"pages, and illustrated with luminous stills. In addition to complete production credits, cast lists, and excellent select bibliographies, each entry includes an expository essay by a significant critic, the essays being models of thoughtful, unpretentious scholarship and love of film. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Oaxacan Ceramics

I owe a great deal to the exceptional generosity of Mary Jane Gagnier de
Mendoza , Rosa Blum Pérez , and Henry Wangeman . ... My colleague at
Wellesley , Lorraine Elena Roses , and my office mate at the Rockefeller Center ,
Juan Carlos Moreno Brid , have been both ... I dedicate this book to them .
opposite : La Virgen del Apocalipsis : Virgin of the Apocalypse Josefina Aguilar
Introduction The bus ...

Oaxacan Ceramics

More than ninety color photographs and a thoughtful text document the remarkable story of six female Oaxacan artisans, all of whom work with clay and are among the most renowned of contemporary Mexican folk artists.

The Hispanic American Historical Review

... Cuba , and Costa Rica , by Carmelo Mesa - Lago , reviewed by Jorge Salazar
Carrillo 213 - 15 Maya Apocalypse : Seventeen Years ... edited by Héctor
Mendoza Vargas , reviewed by David Robinson 386 - 88 Military Foundations of
Panamanian Politics , by Robert C ... Blanco , by María Elena González Deluca ,
reviewed by Judith Ewell 427 - 28 Negros , mulatos , esclavos y libertos en la
Costa Rica ...

The Hispanic American Historical Review

Includes "Bibliographical section".

Dissertation Abstracts International

Gutiérrez , Elena Rebéca , p . 779A The number and ... 546A Figures For An
Apocalypse Figures For An Apocalypse : An oratorio for chorus and wind
ensemble . Barrett , Roland Clyde , p . ... Mendoza , Susanah Lily Luna , p . 426A
Filipino ...

Dissertation Abstracts International


Theatre World

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL ( EIGHTH ANNUAL )
ASSYRIAN MONKEY FANTASY Written and Performed by Assurbanipal Babilla
Elena K . Holy . ... Additional Music and Lyrics , Karena Mendoza , Carson Grace
Becker , and Mark Janas BRANCA DE NEVE ( SNOW ... MOON Reinterpretation
by the compa - ny Metro Clowns ANTFARM by Tayannah Lee McQuillar
APOCALYPSE !

Theatre World

Scenes from the plays and portraits of leading actors accompany a statistical record of the current season

Enfoque

... D.F. , Brazil Leobardo Javier Mendoza Instituto Federal Electoral México , D.F. ,
Mexico Adriana Fernanda Mora Zenteno ... seen a flourishing of based on
applicants ' overall qualapocalypse of Mexico City form creative literature written
by ifications ... The horses are such works as Elena coming / and so are the
students .

Enfoque


Schwann Opus

97 ) MENDOZA , EMILIO ( 1953Rainforest for 5 Percussionists ( 1992 ) J . J .
Pérez ( perc ) , C . Arias ( perc ) ... 97 ) Apocalypse for Orchestra ( 1951 ) J . De
Preist ( cnd ) , Oregon SO † Joio : Meditations on Ecclesiastes ; Lo Presti : Masks
KOCH A 7156 ( DDD ) ( 16 . ... Ireland National SO , Wexford Festival Opera
Chorus , M . Colonna ( sop Elena ) , E . Rossi ( sop Imberga ) , L Petroni ( ten -
Boemondo ) ...

Schwann Opus