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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an era of safe spaces trigger warnings and an unprecedented election the country s youth are in crisis Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America s future Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs America s youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding learning the value of working with your hands leaving home to start a family becoming economically self-reliant are being delayed or skipped altogether The statistics are daunting 30 of college students drop out after the first year and only 4 in 10 graduate One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents From these disparate phenomena Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close sees an existential threat to the American way of life In The Vanishing American Adult Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can t grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens He identifies core formative experiences... that all young people should pursue hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor travel to understand deprivation and want the power of reading the importance of nurturing your body and explains how parents can encourage them Our democracy depends on responsible contributing adults to function properly without them America falls prey to populist demagogues A call to arms The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we re raising our children and the future of our country more
Zeus has punished his son Apollo--god of the sun music archery poetry and more--by casting him down to earth in the form of a gawky acne-covered sixteen-year-old mortal named Lester The only way Apollo can reclaim his rightful place on Mount Olympus is by restoring several Oracles that have gone dark What is affecting the Oracles and how can Apollo Lester do anything about them without his powers After experiencing a series of dangerous--and frankly humiliating--trials at Camp Half-Blood Lester must now leave the relative safety of the demigod training ground and embark on a hair-raising journey across North America Somewhere in the American Midwest he and his companions must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times a haunted cave that may hold answers for Apollo in his quest to become a god again--if it doesn t kill him or drive him insane first Standing in Apollo s way is the second member of the evil Triumvirate a Roman emperor whose love of bloodshed and spectacle makes even Nero look tame To survive the encounter Apollo will need the help of son of Hephaestus Leo Valdez the now-mortal sorceress Calypso the bronze dragon Festus and other unexpected allies--some familiar some new--from the world of demigods Come along... for what promises to be a harrowing hilarious and haiku-filled ride more
The instant 1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly Risk everything for love What if you couldn t touch anything in the outside world Never breathe in the fresh air feel the sun warm your face or kiss the boy next door In Everything Everything Maddy is a girl who s literally allergic to the outside world and Olly is the boy who moves in next door and becomes the greatest risk she s ever taken My disease is as rare as it is famous Basically I m allergic to the world I don t leave my house have not left my house in seventeen years The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse Carla But then one day a moving truck arrives next door I look out my window and I see him He s tall lean and wearing all black black T-shirt black jeans black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely He catches me looking and stares at me I stare right back His name is Olly Maybe we can t predict the future but we can predict some things For example I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly It s almost certainly going to be a disaster Everything Everything will make you laugh cry and feel everything in between It s an innovative inspiring and... heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes diary entries illustrations and more everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram everythingfilm on Twitter everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie comAnd don t miss Nicola Yoon s The Sun Is Also A Star the 1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions more
Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare s Lord of Shadows the sequel to the 1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight Lord of Shadows is a Shadowhunters novel Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents She thought she d be at peace But she is anything but calm Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships she has begun dating his brother Mark But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again And the faerie courts are not silent The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters demands Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave Emma Julian and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear before it s too late
Everything a player needs to create heroic characters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Player s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons Dragons roleplayer It contains rules for character creation and advancement backgrounds and skills exploration and combat equipment spells and much more Use this book to create exciting characters from among the most iconic D D races and classes Dungeons Dragons immerses you in a world of adventure Explore ancient ruins and deadly dungeons Battle monsters while searching for legendary treasures Gain experience and power as you trek across uncharted lands with your companions The world needs heroes Will you answer the call
THE 1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Eerie beautiful and devastating Chicago Tribune A stealthy hit with staying power thriller-like pacing The New York Times Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading Amber Gibson NPR s All Things Considered You can t stop the future You can t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret is to press play Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier Hannah s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life Clay is one of them If he listens he ll find out why Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah s pain and as he follows Hannah s recorded words throughout his town what he discovers changes his life forever Need to talk Call 1-800-273-TALK 8255 anytime if you are in the United States It s free and confidential Find more resources at 13reasonswhy info Find out how you can help someone in crisis... at bethe1to com more
Mayim Bialik star of The Big Bang Theory puts her Ph D to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead A must-have book for all teenage girls Growing up as a girl in today s world is no easy task Juggling family friends romantic relationships social interests and school sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all But really all you need is little information Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test Using scientific facts personal anecdotes and wisdom gained from the world around us Mayim Bialik the star of The Big Bang Theory shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically psychologically and sociologically And as an added bonus Girling Up is chock-full of charts graphs and illustrations -- all designed in a soft gray to set them apart from the main text and make them easy to find and read Want to be strong Want to be smart Want to be spectacular You can Start by reading this book... Praise for Girling Up Bialik is encouraging without being preachy many teens will be drawn to this engaging and useful book --Booklistmore
Now for the first time ever J K Rowling s seven bestselling Harry Potter books are available in a stunning paperback boxed set The Harry Potter series has been hailed as one for the ages by Stephen King and a spellbinding saga by USA Today And most recently The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the fastest selling book in history This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages
Everything a Dungeon Master needs to weave legendary stories for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Dungeon Master s Guide provides the inspiration and the guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy Inside you ll find world-building tools tips and tricks for creating memorable dungeons and adventures optional game rules hundreds of classic D D magic items and much more The third of three core rulebooks this book contains tools a Dungeon Master needs to provide captivating stories and game play An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to engage in both adventure and world creation with rules guidelines and sage advice from the game s experts Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game
A menagerie of deadly monsters for the world s greatest roleplaying game The Monster Manual presents a horde of classic Dungeons Dragons creatures including dragons giants mind flayers and beholders a monstrous feast for Dungeon Masters ready to challenge their players and populate their adventures The monsters contained herein are culled from the D D game s illustrious history with easy-to-use game statistics and thrilling stories to feed your imagination The leader in providing contemporary fantasy entertainment Dungeons Dragons is the wellspring for the entire modern game industry digital as well as analog This newest edition draws from every prior edition to create a universally compelling play experience and exemplifies the true spirit of a game that holds captive the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide The second of three core rulebooks this book details all manner of creatures that characters might encounter over the course of their adventures An essential resource for Dungeon Masters to use in populating any type of challenge they might contrive for their players Created as part of a massive public playtest involving more than 170 000 fans of the game