The Ends of the World
It's THE ENDS OF THE WORLD as we know it.
The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall
This is the thrilling conclusion to The Conspiracy of Us, the romantic adventure series that TeenVogue.com calls, a “Da Vinci Code-style thriller for teens.” Power balances on a knife’s edge. Destiny is uncertain. And love is the most terrifying thing of all. The Circle of Twelve is not who Avery though they were. Neither is Avery. Her mother is dead. Betrayal and attraction and history have tangled the strings that bind her, Jack, and Stellan. And now, Avery and her friends must put aside their own problems and focus on putting a stop to the most dangerous conspiracy of all. From London to Russia to Egypt, from the chill of underground crypts to the flash of paparazzi cameras, Avery West will finally have to confront whether her fate means salvation–or destruction.
Wild Ride Through Women's History
Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Boldly Drove Into the Twentieth Century by Sue Macy
J 629.28 MAC
Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will be delighted to see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy, politics, and the world around them.
If you're interested in using this book in the classroom, there's an excellent Educator Guide available through National Geographic. You may also enjoy the interview with the author available on The Children's Book Review blog.
If you'd like to read Macy's other book devoted to women on the move, check out Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way). You'll find it in the Kid Zone, J 796.6 MAC.