Alison Marcotte

Alison Marcotte - Editor Tick

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a copy editor and proofreader for book publishers, specializing in adventure, children's books, YA, fantasy, humor, and women's fiction.

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Overview

I'm an editor in the Chicago area for book publishers. I'm a freelance proofreader for Skyhorse Publishing, freelance proofreader for Chicago Review Press, and freelance copy editor and proofreader for Sourcebooks. I'm also a freelance writer for American Library Association's American Libraries magazine and a member of SCBWI, Chicago Writers Association, and the 12x12 Picture Book Writing Challenge.

I have copy edited and proofread books on a variety of topics and genres, including history, humor, investigative, children’s literature, fiction, nonfiction, and activity books. I edit both fiction and nonfiction books using Chicago Manual of Style. For copy editing projects, I edit in Microsoft Word using Track Changes; for proofreading projects, I edit in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC using the Comments feature.

As described on the Editorial Freelancers Association website, when copy editing, I "correct spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, check cross-references, and prepare the style sheets that guide consistency and accuracy across the manuscript." When proofreading, I "check the text for errors, including typographical errors and problems with typesetting specifications and page makeup. [I] compare the latest stage of the project to earlier stages and make sure changes have been made correctly."

Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader

Skyhorse Publishing
August, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Proofreading projects have included:

- "Meditations" translated by George W. Chrystal (January 2018)
- "​Love And...: Bad Boys, 'The One,' and Other Fun Ways to Sabotage Your Relationship" ​by Jen Kim (February 2018)
- "​Broken Glory" by Ed Sanders, Illustrated by Rick Veitch (May 2018)
- "Lieutenant Schreiber's Country: The Story of a Forgotten Hero" by Andreï Makine (May 2018)
- "Shattering Silences" by Christopher Johnston (May 2018)
- "Kickdown" by Rebecca Clarren (September 2018)
- "The General's Cook" by Ramin Ganeshram (November 2018)
- "Imperfect Solo: A Dark Comedy of Random Misfortune" by Steven Boykey Sidley (February 2019)
- "A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery" by Charles Fergus (March 2019)
-"Above the Ether" by Eric Barnes (June 2019)
-"My Brother's Keeper" by Vaughn C. Hardacker (July 2019)

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader

Sourcebooks
July, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Copyediting projects have included:

- "She Caused a Riot" by Hannah Jewell (March 2018)
- "August And Everything After" by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May 2018)
- "The Nerdy Parent's Guide to Raising a Nerdy Child" (August 2018)
- "​​How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices" by Greg Bustin (April 2019)
- "Experiments for Newlyweds: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform with Your Spouse" by Shaun Gallagher (April 2019)
- "My Dog Made Me Write This Book" by Elizabeth Fensham (May 2019)
- "The Moon's First Friends: How the Moon Met the Astronauts from Apollo 11" by Susanna Leonard Hill (May 2019)

Proofreading projects have included:

- "How to Build a Leprechaun Trap" by Larissa Juliano (January 2018)
- "My First Communion" by Jamie Calloway-Hanauer (February 2018)
- "L is for London" by Paul Thurlby (April 2018)
- ​"Doing It" by Hannah Witton (July 2018)
- "The Dark Beneath The Ice" by Amelinda Bérubé (August 2018)
- "How to Build an Elf Trap" by Larissa Juliano (October 2018)
- "P is for Paris" by Paul Thurlby (October 2018)
- "50 Adventures to Have Before You Turn 14" by Pierdomenico Baccalario
- "The Unconventionals: How Rebel Companies Are Changing Markets, Hearts, and Minds—and How You Can Too" by Mike O'Toole and Hugh Kennedy (June 2019)
- "You Are Awesome" by Matthew Syed (July 2019)​
- "Survivors of the Holocaust" by Zane Whittingham and Ryan Jones
-"Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020, Thirty-Sixth Edition" by Edward Fiske (July 2019)

Freelance Proofreader

Chicago Review Press
September, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

Proofreading projects have included:

​- "Miguel’s Gift" by Bruce Kading (April 2017)
- "The Sunken Gold" by Joseph A. Williams (September 2017)
- "Screen Schooled" by Joe Clement and Matt Miles (October 2017)
- "The Stone Crusher: The True Story of a Father and Son's Fight for Survival in Auschwitz" by Jeremy Dronfield (July 2018)​
- "Ultimate Speed: The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legend Craig Breedlove" by Samuel Hawley (October 2018)​

Portfolio (32 selected works)

She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It

Hannah Jewell

Meet the bold women history has tried to forget...until now!Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapt... read more

Meet the bold women history has tried to forget...until now!Women's stories are often written as if they spent their entire time on Earth casting woeful but beautiful glances towards the horizon and sighing into the bitter wind at the thought of any conflict. Well, that's not how it f**king happened. When you hear about a woman who was 100% pure and good, you're probably missing the best chapt... read more

August and Everything After

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

One last summer to escape, to find herself, to figure out what comes next. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will love this contemporary, coming-of-age romance.Graduation was supposed to be a relief. Except Quinn can't avoid the rumors that plagued her throughout high school or the barrage of well-intentioned questions about her college plans. How is she supposed to know what she wants to do ... read more

One last summer to escape, to find herself, to figure out what comes next. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will love this contemporary, coming-of-age romance.Graduation was supposed to be a relief. Except Quinn can't avoid the rumors that plagued her throughout high school or the barrage of well-intentioned questions about her college plans. How is she supposed to know what she wants to do ... read more

Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History

Joseph A. Williams

On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the p... read more

On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the p... read more

The Dark Beneath the Ice

Amelinda Bérubé

Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her.Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing t... read more

Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her.Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital. She's losing t... read more

My Dog Made Me Write This Book (My Dog Ugly)

Elizabeth Fensham

When Eric got a dog, he thought he was getting a best friend. But his dog doesn't even consider Eric to be his second best friend. Or his third. He even likes Eric's horrible sister, Gretchen, more than he likes Eric. Eric isn't sure where this betrayal came from. Maybe his dog is resentful that Eric named him Ugly, or that Eric's Mom is the one who feeds him and walks him. No matter the reaso... read more

When Eric got a dog, he thought he was getting a best friend. But his dog doesn't even consider Eric to be his second best friend. Or his third. He even likes Eric's horrible sister, Gretchen, more than he likes Eric. Eric isn't sure where this betrayal came from. Maybe his dog is resentful that Eric named him Ugly, or that Eric's Mom is the one who feeds him and walks him. No matter the reaso... read more

Kickdown: A Novel

Clarren Rebecca

When Jackie Dunbar's father dies, she takes a leave from medical school and goes back to the family cattle ranch in Colorado to set affairs in order. But what she finds derails her: the Dunbar ranch is bankrupt, her sister is having a nervous breakdown, and the oil and gas industry has changed the landscape of this small western town both literally and figuratively, tempting her to sell a gas ... read more

When Jackie Dunbar's father dies, she takes a leave from medical school and goes back to the family cattle ranch in Colorado to set affairs in order. But what she finds derails her: the Dunbar ranch is bankrupt, her sister is having a nervous breakdown, and the oil and gas industry has changed the landscape of this small western town both literally and figuratively, tempting her to sell a gas ... read more

The General's Cook: A Novel

Ganeshram Ramin

Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington’s chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess i... read more

Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington’s chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess i... read more

Love And . . .: Bad Boys, "The One," and Other Fun Ways to Sabotage Your Relationship

Jen Kim

Unique, compelling, and at times ridiculous insights and lessons from the realm of romance. Why is dating so hard? Has Disney screwed us up? How many times have you entered into a new relationship immediately convinced that this person was “the one”? At last, you’ve met the partner who will “complete you,” make you feel like all those previous terrible relationships were somehow worth it, and ... read more

Unique, compelling, and at times ridiculous insights and lessons from the realm of romance. Why is dating so hard? Has Disney screwed us up? How many times have you entered into a new relationship immediately convinced that this person was “the one”? At last, you’ve met the partner who will “complete you,” make you feel like all those previous terrible relationships were somehow worth it, and ... read more

Lieutenant Schreiber's Country: The Story of a Forgotten Hero

Andrei Makine

Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber enlisted in the French army at the outset of World War II and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. Despite his patriotism and courage in defending his country, in which he narrowly escaped death several times, he suffered the bigotry of his fellow soldiers until he was expelled from the army for being Jewish. He sought exile in Spain and was deported and interne... read more

Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber enlisted in the French army at the outset of World War II and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. Despite his patriotism and courage in defending his country, in which he narrowly escaped death several times, he suffered the bigotry of his fellow soldiers until he was expelled from the army for being Jewish. He sought exile in Spain and was deported and interne... read more

Shattering Silences: Strategies to Prevent Sexual Assault, Heal Survivors, and Bring Assailants to Justice

Christopher Johnston

An in-depth look at revolutionary new ways to handle sexual assaults.Every two minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted, and each year there are nearly 300,000 victims of sexual assault. But victims are no longer silent, and new practices by police, prosecutors, nurses, and rape crisis professionals are resulting in more humane and compassionate treatment of victims and more aggressive ... read more

An in-depth look at revolutionary new ways to handle sexual assaults.Every two minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted, and each year there are nearly 300,000 victims of sexual assault. But victims are no longer silent, and new practices by police, prosecutors, nurses, and rape crisis professionals are resulting in more humane and compassionate treatment of victims and more aggressive ... read more

Imperfect Solo: A Dark Comedy of Random Misfortune

Steven Boykey Sidley

For Readers of Jonathan Tropper and Philip Roth, the Darkly Comic, Poignant Story of a Man Caught Between the Aspirations of Youth and the Realities of Middle Age—Called “A Perfect Riff on What It Means to Be Human in This Unsettled Age” (Renée Montagne, NPR) Meyer is filled with dread. His fading musical aspirations, his tyrannical CEO, his ex-wives, his exiting girlfriend, his elderly father... read more

For Readers of Jonathan Tropper and Philip Roth, the Darkly Comic, Poignant Story of a Man Caught Between the Aspirations of Youth and the Realities of Middle Age—Called “A Perfect Riff on What It Means to Be Human in This Unsettled Age” (Renée Montagne, NPR) Meyer is filled with dread. His fading musical aspirations, his tyrannical CEO, his ex-wives, his exiting girlfriend, his elderly father... read more

A Stranger Here Below: A Gideon Stoltz Mystery (Gideon Stoltz Mystery Series)

Charles Fergus

For fans of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America. “Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale.” – Geral... read more

For fans of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series, a fabulous historical mystery series set in early America. “Deeply imagined and intricately plotted, A Stranger Here Below marries richly textured historical fiction with the urgency of a mystery novel. Fergus knows certain things, deep in the bone: horses, hunting, the folkways of rural places, and he weaves this wisdom into a stirring tale.” – Geral... read more

Above the Ether: A Novel

Eric Barnes

A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia amid the effects of climate change in a world very like our own, for readers of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven and Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. In this prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed cli-fi novel The City Where We Once Lived, six sets of characters move through a landscape and a country just beginning to show the signs of catacl... read more

A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia amid the effects of climate change in a world very like our own, for readers of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven and Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. In this prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed cli-fi novel The City Where We Once Lived, six sets of characters move through a landscape and a country just beginning to show the signs of catacl... read more

My Brother's Keeper: A Thriller

Vaughn C. Hardacker

When Private Investigator Ed Traynor is summoned to a remote spot in the New Hampshire woods by his old friend County Sheriff Buck Buchanan, he's puzzled. Since leaving the force, Buck has never called him to a homicide scene before. But when he arrives, Ed learns that the victim is his brother, John. Though there was no love lost between them, Ed vows to find and catch the killer and get just... read more

When Private Investigator Ed Traynor is summoned to a remote spot in the New Hampshire woods by his old friend County Sheriff Buck Buchanan, he's puzzled. Since leaving the force, Buck has never called him to a homicide scene before. But when he arrives, Ed learns that the victim is his brother, John. Though there was no love lost between them, Ed vows to find and catch the killer and get just... read more

The Nerdy Parent's Guide to Raising a Nerdy Child: An Unofficial Parenting Guide

Sourcebooks

Raise the coolest nerd the world has ever known!Once upon a time, you were a nerdy child, and now that you're a parent, let's make sure your kid can be a nerdy child too! In a world filled with superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and magical telephone booths, everyone should be part of a fandom, and you can never start too early. This is for the parents who want to share their fantastical intere... read more

Raise the coolest nerd the world has ever known!Once upon a time, you were a nerdy child, and now that you're a parent, let's make sure your kid can be a nerdy child too! In a world filled with superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and magical telephone booths, everyone should be part of a fandom, and you can never start too early. This is for the parents who want to share their fantastical intere... read more

How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices

Greg Bustin

"Greg's collection of the best and worst decisions in history is a practical, nuanced and timeless guide for today's decision-makers."—Mark Schortman, Chairman, Coca-Cola Bottlers Sales & Services, LLC Can today's leaders look to history when making tough decisions?Whether you're running a small team or an international enterprise, all leaders know the feeling of facing a tough choice. It's im... read more

"Greg's collection of the best and worst decisions in history is a practical, nuanced and timeless guide for today's decision-makers."—Mark Schortman, Chairman, Coca-Cola Bottlers Sales & Services, LLC Can today's leaders look to history when making tough decisions?Whether you're running a small team or an international enterprise, all leaders know the feeling of facing a tough choice. It's im... read more

Experiments for Newlyweds: 50 Amazing Science Projects You Can Perform with Your Spouse

Shaun Gallagher

From the author of Experimenting with Babies! You've said your vows and cut the cake. Congratulations, and welcome to the greatest experiment of all — marriage!Marriage, or any long-term committed partnership, involves two subjects being exposed to a variety of scenarios and variables over time, hopefully leading to exciting discoveries throughout a long, successful relationship. In Experiment... read more

From the author of Experimenting with Babies! You've said your vows and cut the cake. Congratulations, and welcome to the greatest experiment of all — marriage!Marriage, or any long-term committed partnership, involves two subjects being exposed to a variety of scenarios and variables over time, hopefully leading to exciting discoveries throughout a long, successful relationship. In Experiment... read more

How to Build a Leprechaun Trap

Larissa Juliano

Can you be the first to catch a leprechaun?Catching leprechauns is no easy task-you need more than dandelion tea and four-leaf clovers! You'll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering-and How to Build a Leprechaun Trap can help! What's inside?• 15 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your leprechaun• STEAM Connections exploring the science, technol... read more

Can you be the first to catch a leprechaun?Catching leprechauns is no easy task-you need more than dandelion tea and four-leaf clovers! You'll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering-and How to Build a Leprechaun Trap can help! What's inside?• 15 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your leprechaun• STEAM Connections exploring the science, technol... read more

My First Communion: A Keepsake Book

Precious Moments, Jamie Calloway-Hanauer

Treasure this special step in faith with Precious Moments in My First Communion. This beautiful book commemorates and explores the significance of receiving communion and what it means to be a member of the Christian faith. With space to write about this important ceremony, along with places for others sharing the day to leave words of congratulations and encouragement, My First Communion is t... read more

Treasure this special step in faith with Precious Moments in My First Communion. This beautiful book commemorates and explores the significance of receiving communion and what it means to be a member of the Christian faith. With space to write about this important ceremony, along with places for others sharing the day to leave words of congratulations and encouragement, My First Communion is t... read more

L Is for London (Paul Thurlby ABC City Books)

Paul Thurlby

Discover the best of London from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!From A for Abbey Road, K for Kew Gardens, L for London Eye, T for Tower Bridge, to Z for London Zoo and more, this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of London! See familiar, iconic landmarks and discover the lesser known charms of the city. London has never been more spectacular!P.S.... read more

Discover the best of London from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!From A for Abbey Road, K for Kew Gardens, L for London Eye, T for Tower Bridge, to Z for London Zoo and more, this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of London! See familiar, iconic landmarks and discover the lesser known charms of the city. London has never been more spectacular!P.S.... read more

P Is for Paris (Paul Thurlby ABC City Books)

Paul Thurlby

Discover the best of Paris from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!Starting with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, feast your eyes on the City of Lights! A for Arc de Triomphe, E for Eiffel Tower, N for Notre Dame, L for Louvre; this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of Paris! Pick up some French phrases as you visit the famous landmarks and st... read more

Discover the best of Paris from A to Z with award-winning illustrator Paul Thurlby!Starting with its cobbled streets and pavement cafés, feast your eyes on the City of Lights! A for Arc de Triomphe, E for Eiffel Tower, N for Notre Dame, L for Louvre; this striking book is bursting with the sights, sounds, and energy of Paris! Pick up some French phrases as you visit the famous landmarks and st... read more

Doing It

Hannah Witton

SEXTING. VIRGINITY. CONSENT. THE BIG O... Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all.Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you w... read more

SEXTING. VIRGINITY. CONSENT. THE BIG O... Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all.Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you w... read more

How to Build an Elf Trap

Larissa Juliano

Can you be the first to catch an elf?Catching elves is no easy task-you need more than candy canes and ribbons! You'll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering― and How to Build an Elf Trap can help! What's inside? • 12 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your elf • STEAM Connections exploring the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathem... read more

Can you be the first to catch an elf?Catching elves is no easy task-you need more than candy canes and ribbons! You'll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering― and How to Build an Elf Trap can help! What's inside? • 12 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your elf • STEAM Connections exploring the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathem... read more

50 Adventures to Have before You Turn 14

Pierdomenico Baccalario, Tommaso Percivale

CAUTION: this handbook is for serious adventurers onlyAre you an experience-chaser and a thrill-seeker? Then this book is for you. Full of 50 quests and adventures that will push you to explore, create, discover, and even get a little dirty, this handbook is the perfect guide to set you on the path of true adventures. Decode secret messages, record interesting creatures your encounter, track y... read more

CAUTION: this handbook is for serious adventurers onlyAre you an experience-chaser and a thrill-seeker? Then this book is for you. Full of 50 quests and adventures that will push you to explore, create, discover, and even get a little dirty, this handbook is the perfect guide to set you on the path of true adventures. Decode secret messages, record interesting creatures your encounter, track y... read more

The Unconventionals: How Rebel Companies Are Changing Markets, Hearts, and Minds-and How You Can Too (Ignite Reads)

Mike O'Toole, Hugh Kennedy

What do electric shavers, craft beer, and DNA tests all have in common? They were all revolutionized by the Unconventionals. We've had our expectations turned upside down by leading brands like Converse, General Electric, and Waze simply because they saw things differently. How did they do that? By simply questioning the prevailing wisdom which then created outsized results and lasting change.... read more

What do electric shavers, craft beer, and DNA tests all have in common? They were all revolutionized by the Unconventionals. We've had our expectations turned upside down by leading brands like Converse, General Electric, and Waze simply because they saw things differently. How did they do that? By simply questioning the prevailing wisdom which then created outsized results and lasting change.... read more

You Are Awesome

Matthew Syed

WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME AWESOME AT (ALMOST) ANYTHING?It's not as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks ... I need a special type of brain to do math You're either good at sports or you're not I don't have a musical bone in my bodyChallenge the beliefs that hold you back! Whatever you want to be good at, the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams.Time... read more

WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME AWESOME AT (ALMOST) ANYTHING?It's not as impossible as you might imagine. If you're the kind of person who thinks ... I need a special type of brain to do math You're either good at sports or you're not I don't have a musical bone in my bodyChallenge the beliefs that hold you back! Whatever you want to be good at, the right mindset can help you achieve your dreams.Time... read more

Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children

Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe.This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children and young people who survived the Holocaust. From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story ... read more

Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe.This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children and young people who survived the Holocaust. From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story ... read more

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2020

Edward Fiske

"The best college guide you can buy."―USA TodayEvery college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 35 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully upd... read more

"The best college guide you can buy."―USA TodayEvery college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 35 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully upd... read more

Miguel's Gift: A Novel

Bruce Kading

In late 1980s Chicago, Nick Hayden, a rookie INS field agent, is eager to make his mark in the unit responsible for picking up illegal immigrants around the city. Hayden excels, whether he's raiding factories or busting Colombian drug dealers. Seen as a rising star by supervisors, over time the green, idealistic Hayden evolves into what one veteran agent terms a "gladiator," an agent willing t... read more

In late 1980s Chicago, Nick Hayden, a rookie INS field agent, is eager to make his mark in the unit responsible for picking up illegal immigrants around the city. Hayden excels, whether he's raiding factories or busting Colombian drug dealers. Seen as a rising star by supervisors, over time the green, idealistic Hayden evolves into what one veteran agent terms a "gladiator," an agent willing t... read more

Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber

Joe Clement, Matt Miles

Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, “Is this what is best for students?” is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empowe... read more

Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, “Is this what is best for students?” is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empowe... read more

The Stone Crusher: The True Story of a Father and Son's Fight for Survival in Auschwitz

Jeremy Dronfield

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermi... read more

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermi... read more

Ultimate Speed: The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legend Craig Breedlove

Samuel Hawley

An L.A. hot-rodder with a high school education, a family to support, and almost no money, Craig Breedlove set out in the late 1950s to do something big: harness the thrust of a jet in a car. With a growing obsession that would cost him his marriage, he started building in his dad’s garage. The car's name was Spirit of America. Through perseverance and endless hard work, Craig completed Spirit... read more

An L.A. hot-rodder with a high school education, a family to support, and almost no money, Craig Breedlove set out in the late 1950s to do something big: harness the thrust of a jet in a car. With a growing obsession that would cost him his marriage, he started building in his dad’s garage. The car's name was Spirit of America. Through perseverance and endless hard work, Craig completed Spirit... read more

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