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The author has a twitter account,ThisAmericanChart, of funny charts about everyday life, and this book includes some of the best of those related to the topic of "unimportant life questions I need to know the answer to" with many new charts that address the questions that pester you every day about whether you're doing it right or wrong.
Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate.
Toni's all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia's indie music scene. Toni decides to take a chance to try out for a new up-and-coming band, and Toni B. and the Lillys are the perfect match. Except Seb, her ex-boyfriend, is now moonlighting as their manager. Whatever. No problem. Or it wouldn't be if Seb didn't still hold a piece of her heart...not to mention the key to her future.
Ibrahimah is sent to the capital city of Dakar to join his cousin Étienne in studying the Koran under Marabout Ahmed for a year, but instead of the days of learning that Ibrahimah's parents imagine, the young boys, called Talibé, are forced to beg in the streets in order to line their teacher's pockets.Drawn from real incidents and transporting readers between rural and urban Senegal, this is a tale of hope, resilience, and the affirming power of love.
The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. She helps Bacchus Kelsey fix unruly spells around his estate in exchange for not turning her in but also becomes attracted to him. Romance, mystery, and Victorian-influenced fantasy abounds.
In the distant future, somewhere in the galaxy, a world has evolved where each person has multiple bodies, cybernetics has abolished privacy, and individual and family success are reliant upon instantaneous evaluations of how well each member conforms to the rigid social system. Young Fift must decide whether to conform or carve a new path.