Tippi and Grace share everything—clothes, friends . . . even their body. Writing in free verse, Sarah Crossan tells the sensitive and moving story of conjoined twin sisters, which will find fans in readers of Gayle Forman, Jodi Picoult, and Jandy Nelson.
Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. Each of the sixteen-year-old girls has her own head, heart, and two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery.
But the girls' body is beginning to fight against them. And Grace doesn't want to admit it. Not even to Tippi. How long can they hide from the truth—how long before they must face the most impossible choice of their lives?
Carnegie Medal–winning author Sarah Crossan gives us a story about unbreakable bonds, hope, loss, and the lengths we will go to for the person we love most.
National Book Award Finalist Kathleen Duey called Breathe "An amazing story! Sit down. Inhale. Now, while you still can." Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in glass domes full of manufactured air. Protected . . . or trapped? Or controlled? Alina's a revolutionary who believes we can save the environment. Quinn's a Premium who's never had to worry about having enough air. His best friend, Bea, is an Auxiliary who's never worried about anything but having enough air. When the three cross paths, they will change everything. Sarah Crossan's thrilling and provocative novel is about passion, about yearning for something better, and about breaking free for the very first time. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books proclaims it an "action-packed dystopian series opener to watch out for."
Traveling the world, the Crossans noticed a surprising difference in how the Eastern Church considers Jesus’ resurrection—an event not described in the Bible. At Saint Barbara’s Church in Cairo, they found a painting in which the risen Jesus grasps the hands of other figures around him. Unlike the Western image of a solitary Jesus rising from an empty tomb that he viewed across Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Crossans saw images of the resurrection depicting a Jesus grasping the hands of figures around him, or lifting Adam and Eve to heaven from Hades or hell, or carrying the old and sick to the afterlife. They discovered that the standard image for the Resurrection in Eastern Christianity is communal and collective, something unique from the solitary depiction of the resurrection in Western Christianity.
Fifteen years in the making, Resurrecting Easter reflects on this divide in how the Western and Eastern churches depict the resurrection and its implications. The Crossans argue that the West has gutted the heart of Christianity’s understanding of the resurrection by rejecting that once-common communal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the ubiquitous Eastern imagery of Jesus freeing Eve from Hades while ascending to heaven, the Crossans suggest that this iconography raises profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness.
A fundamentally different way of understand the story of Jesus’ rebirth illustrated with 130 images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society.
Una historia sobre el poder redentor del amor.
Una historia llena de emociones, que te hará reír y llorar.
Cuando la madre de Apple regresa después de once años de ausencia, Apple se siente feliz de nuevo, y por fin puede tener respuesta a la pregunta que la ha acompañado durante tanto tiempo: ¿por qué te fuiste? Ahora tendrá a alguien que entiende de verdad qué significa ser adolescente, a diferencia de Nana, quien parece no comprenderla. Pero del mismo modo que la noche en la que su madre la abandonó, el regreso a casa de esta se acaba convirtiendo en algo agridulce, y Apple se preguntará de nuevo quién está realmente cuidando de quién.
Apple se encuentra con alguien más perdido que ella y empieza a comprender cómo son las cosas en realidad.
Ganadora del YA Prize y del CBI Book of the Year Award
Finalista de la Carnegie Medal
Finalista del Irish Book Award
Seleccionada para The Guardian Children's Prize
«Una novela conmovedora y realista que te enseña a aprender a amar y a asumir responsabilidades, y que nos recuerda cómo los poemas siempre dicen la verdad.» Sunday Times, Pick of the Week
«Un retrato de la adolescencia sutil y humano.» Irish Times
«Una novela inspiradora.» Irish Examiner
"Los adultos poco fiables, las amistades complejas y los lazos familiares son explorados con gran sensibilidad en esta historia finamente elaborada.» The Bookseller (Booksellers Choice)
«Una historia sobre el poder redentor del amor. Maravillosamente escrito. Me ha hecho llorar y reír.» Bookbag