The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

"Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Thank you, Ami Polonsky, for creating this memorable character who will open hearts and minds and very possibly be the miracle that changes lives." ???James Howe, award-winning and best-selling author of The Misfits What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside? Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? Debut author Ami Polonsky's moving, beautifully-written novel about identity, self-esteem, and friendship shines with the strength of a young person's spirit and the enduring power of acceptance

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Author:Lynne Cox



Total Pages:160



Books Description:

Grayson is Lynne Cox’s first book since Swimming to Antarctica (“Riveting”—Sports Illustrated; “Pitch-perfect”—Outside). In it she tells the story of a miraculous ocean encounter that happened to her when she was seventeen and in training for a big swim (she had already swum the English Channel, twice, and the Catalina Channel). It was the dark of early morning; Lynne was in 55-degree water as smooth as black ice, two hundred yards offshore, outside the wave break. She was swimming her last half-mile back to the pier before heading home for breakfast when she became aware that something was swimming with her. The ocean was charged with energy as if a squall was moving in; thousands of baby anchovy darted through the water like lit sparklers, trying to evade something larger. Whatever it was, it felt large enough to be a white shark coursing beneath her body. It wasn’t a shark. It became clear that it was a baby gray whale—following alongside Lynne for a mile or so. Lynne had been swimming for more than an hour; she needed to get out of the water to rest, but she realized that if she did, the young calf would follow her onto shore and die from collapsed lungs. The baby whale—eighteen feet long!—was migrating on a three-month trek to its feeding grounds in the Bering Sea, an eight-thousand-mile journey. It would have to be carried on its mother’s back for much of that distance, and was dependent on its mother’s milk for food—baby whales drink up to fifty gallons of milk a day. If Lynne didn’t find the mother whale, the baby would suffer from dehydration and starve to death. Something so enormous—the mother whale was fifty feet long—suddenly seemed very small in the vast Pacific Ocean. How could Lynne possibly find her? This is the story—part mystery, part magical tale—of what happened . . .

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Author:John Green,David Levithan



Total Pages:336



Books Description:

Two award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author join forces for a collaborative novel of awesome proportions. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won them both legions of faithful fans. A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice An ALA Stonewall Honor Book “Will Grayson, Will Grayson is a complete romp. [It is] so funny, rude and original that by the time flowers hit the stage, even the musical-averse will cheer.” —The New York Times Book Review ★“Will have readers simultaneously laughing, crying and singing at the top of their lungs.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review “It is such a good book. [Green and Levithan] are two of the best writers writing today.” —NPR’sThe Roundtable

Grayson Hall: A Hard Act to Follow

Author:R J Jamison



Total Pages:240



Books Description:

Grayson Hall was a widely acclaimed New York Theatre actress, 1964 Academy Award nominee, and co-star of the 1960s?70s Gothic television serial, Dark Shadows. Here for the first time is a survey of her life and career which takes place in the world of New York writers and artists beginning in the early 1950s; a world that revolved around serious intellectual discourse, cocktails, cigarettes and theatre! Grayson's own story is that of a hugely talented woman, admired by writers, producers, fellow actors, but who did not get the one role that would propel her into the stratosphere. Nevertheless, with the roles she did inhabit, she became an iconic figure. This book reaches back to Grayson's earliest stage appearances in 1942 as a teenager on Long Island; her extensive stage work in regional theatre and in New York City; her television and film appearances including three early New York art house films, the avant-garde French film Qui êtes-vous, You Polly Maggoo? and her Oscar nominated turn in The Night of the Iguana. And for Dark Shadows followers, this book answers some lingering questions: who got hired on Shadows first, Grayson or her husband Sam? Was it always happiness and light on the Dark Shadows set? And did she really do much aside from Shadows or Iguana?


Author:Tamara White

Publisher:Rogue Phoenix Press


Total Pages:76



Books Description:

The Harrow family is a family that has spent generations hiding behind the illusion of perfection and lineage. Grayson thought she had escaped the dysfunction of the Harrow Family until the shock of an unplanned pregnancy forced her to return to Lakeland. Grayson must confront her color struck mother, Vivianna, about her childhood at Lakeland and the real reason why her biological father was never apart of her life. Grayson learns how twisted her mother’s version of love is, and how the truth is more complex than she could have ever imagined. Her husband David is there to support her every step of the way, and when Grayson reconnects with her sister, Gigi, she learns the price Gigi paid for being their mother’s favorite.

Amazing Grayson

Author:M.E. Carter

Publisher:M.E. Carter


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

They're going to have the ride of their lives… Greer Declan is finally settling into her new town. After a nasty divorce and an ex who ended up in prison (isn't karma great sometimes?), it was finally time to start somewhere new. That somewhere is Flinton, Texas… home of Vikings football, her big brother Jack, and All Hands Farm - a dairy farm that specializes in helping special needs high schoolers learn vital life skills. Grayson Whitman, known as Ace to his friends, has spent his life taking care of others. From his mother, to his brother, to the kids in the specialized program he runs, his life has never really been his own. He's not complaining. He's just… bored. That is, until Greer's son Oli joins the program. Neither have conventional situations But Greer and Ace quickly learn that life's difficulties are actually what makes it amazing. **Amazing Grayson is a three part story that follows the evolution of Greer and Ace's relationship. Each part can be read as a stand alone story, but combined, they create the complete novel.***

Adventures in Understanding

Author:David Grayson

Publisher:American Traveler Press


Total Pages:273



Books Description:

"So often the only way to get a man to look up is to get him down. A man utterly on his back has to look up. I remember one evening..." And away, on another adventure with David Graysin, this time to the Wicked City. "In war," Grayson says, "you do not do what you wish but what you must." It was the era of the Great War, and Grayson was to fight it, "not with a sword nor with a plough, but with a pen. That drudgery!" The Great War is on, and Grayson is called to serve, not with sword but with pen. The was effort means leaving his beloved Hempfield to return to The Wicked City. Yet as much as he disliked the move, "In the City I came to understand many strange, new things about life and people, and the way to live."

Marvel Knights Black Widow By Grayson & Rucka: The Complete Collection

Author:Devin Grayson,Greg Rucka

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

Collecting Black Widow (1999) #1-3, Black Widow (2001) #1-3 And Black Widow: Pale Little Spider #1-3. Natasha Romanoff has always led a life of adventure. A former Soviet spy, she defected to the West and became a super hero and Avenger. Natasha has earned a reputation as a consummate professional, coldly efficient and deadly as her namesake. But now, her time as Black Widow may be running out! Yelena Belova is the first student in the history of the Red Room to exceed Natasha’s skills — and now she’s gunning for the mantle she feels was stolen from her. And she’s determined to put Natasha in the grave! Prepare for a war of the Widows that will rage from the Middle East’s deserts to New York’s Upper West Side. And explore the history of the “pale little spider” in a never-before-collected tale!


Author:Kathi S. Barton

Publisher:World Castle Publishing, LLC


Total Pages:200



Books Description:

Misty Quartermain met Sean Crosby in college. One night, before they’d met, he’d saved her from a vicious vampire attack and after that they become close friends. He’d shared his family secrets with her and took a little of her blood so that they’d always share a connection. Sean knew Misty wasn’t his mate, but he’d always felt protective of her. A few years later, when Misty and her family were in trouble and on the run, Sean enlisted his family to come to their aid. Grayson Crosby had always been somewhat of a loner. He mostly kept to himself but was there for the family when they needed him. Sean said he needed help to keep his college friend safe so Grayson was there for him, maybe not enthusiastically, but there. He heard Sean making the family introductions and came out of the kitchen. His beast suddenly had the poor woman backed into the wall. “You said that she knows all about us?” Sean said that she did and that he was terrifying her. “Yeah, I know, but my beast, he won’t let me go enough to help her.” “Well, let me help you then. I’m sick of men running over me.” Misty doubled up her fist and hit Grayson square in the nose. Then, when he was going back, she swung her leg around and did a roundhouse slap with her foot to his head. He went to the floor in a thud, breaking the end table behind him.

Grayson Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral

Author:Tim Seeley,Tom King



Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Unmasked, targeted and presumed dead, Dick Grayson's world has been turned upside down. No longer Nightwing, former Boy Wonder, he's now a man who doesn't exist . . . which makes him the perfect double agent. Dick will have to leave behind the black and white world of super heroes to infiltrate the shadowy inner workings of the mysterious spy agency known as Spyral. Without a costume to hide behind, the would-be 007 must find the answer to one important question: just who is Dick Grayson? Co-writers Tim Seeley & Tom King team with sensational artist Mikel Jan’n for GRAYSON: AGENTS OF SPYRAL-a high-octane, highly acclaimed super-spy thriller that reveals an all-new side of one of the DC Universe's most legendary heroes! Collects issues #1-4, GRAYSON: FUTURE'S END 1#, and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #8.

A Single Shot

Author:Michael D Grayson

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc


Total Pages:94



Books Description:

This book is about search and rescue stories that happened in the Bering Sea of Alaska and off the Coast of California. I think you will find it exciting reading. I lived it.

Love's Falling Star

Author:B.D. Grayson

Publisher:Bold Strokes Books Inc


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Lochlan Paige is one of the biggest stars in Nashville. With her gorgeous stage presence and pitch-perfect voice, she’s earned her countless awards and sold out shows. But being famous hasn’t changed the fact that her favorite place to write music is in the quiet confines of libraries. Everything changes the moment she meets college student Vanessa and her fast-paced, very closeted world of country music is turned upside down. Vanessa Wallace, a serious pre-med student, aspires to becoming a pediatric oncologist. During a late-night session at the campus library, an annoying hum coming from a secluded section leads to an encounter with Lochlan Paige. Little does Vanessa know she is about to take off on a whirlwind adventure that may end in love…or loss.

A Day of Pleasant Bread

Author:David Grayson

Publisher:Pickle Partners Publishing


Total Pages:14



Books Description:

A charming Christmas tale of a couple whose Christmas guests are unable to come, so they invite other last-minute guests to help them eat their holiday feast. Full of good spirit!

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles

Author:Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson

Publisher:JHU Press


Total Pages:312



Books Description:

Who was Richard Kemp, after whom the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is named? Is Wake’s Gecko named after Berkeley’s Marvalee Wake? Or perhaps her husband, David? Why do so many snakes and lizards have Werner in their name? This reference book answers these and thousands of other questions about the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of reptiles across the globe. From Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, the Florida cottonmouth subspecies named for Roger Conant, to Xantusia, the night lizard genera namesake of John Xantus, this dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. The entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual’s name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of majorâ€�and sometimes obscure or even incidentalâ€�contributions made by the person to herpetology and zoology. An introductory chapter explains how to use the book and describes the process of naming taxa. Easy to use and filled with addictiveâ€�and highly usefulâ€�information about the people whose names will be carried into the future on the backs of the world’s reptiles, The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

Teaching Racial Literacy

Author:Mara Lee Grayson

Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield


Total Pages:168



Books Description:

Racial literacy is vital in a society that professes meritocracy and post-racialism yet where racism and racialism continue. From the planning stages through the end of the semester, this book provides practical strategies for designing racial literacy curricula in the composition classroom and across the college curriculum.


Author:AJ. Pate



Total Pages:30



Books Description:

In this fun story, a young boy named Grayson, learns the importance of healthy dental care. While battling sugar bugs from living on his teeth, Grayson learns the many facts about healthy teeth and unhealthy teeth. With the help of his mother, Grayson stays motivated to keep his white smile by sharing the step by step correct way to brush and care for your teeth. Grayson finds himself eager to share the facts with his friends.

The Friendly Road

Author:David Grayson

Publisher:American Traveler Press


Total Pages:342



Books Description:

Grayson embarks on one of the joys of youth -- regaining a sense of perfect freedom. He takes to the road for a period of months, temporarily leaving behind all responsibilities and rejoicing in the land and people he will meet. He invites us along.


Author:George W. Grayson



Total Pages:275



Books Description:

* Mexico was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2010 by Choice Magazine.Bloodshed connected with Mexican drug cartels, how they emerged, and their impact on the United States is the subject of this frightening book. Savage narcotics-related decapitations, castrations, and other murders have destroyed tourism in many Mexican communities and such savagery is now cascading across the border into the United States. Grayson explores how this spiral of violence emerged in Mexico, its impact on the country and its northern neighbor, and the prospects for managing it.Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ruled in Tammany Hall fashion for seventy-nine years before losing the presidency in 2000 to the center-right National Action Party (PAN). Grayson focuses on drug wars, prohibition, corruption, and other antecedents that occurred during the PRI's hegemony. He illuminates the diaspora of drug cartels and their fragmentation, analyzes the emergence of new gangs, sets forth President Felipe Calderi?1/2n's strategy against vicious criminal organizations, and assesses its relative success. Grayson reviews the effect of narcotics-focused issues in U.S.-Mexican relations. He considers the possibility that Mexico may become a failed state, as feared by opinion-leaders, even as it pursues an aggressive but thus far unsuccessful crusade against the importation, processing, and sale of illegal substances.Becoming a failed state involves two dimensions of state power: its scope, or the different functions and goals taken on by governments, and its strength, or the government's ability to plan and execute policies. The Mexican state boasts an extensive scope evidenced by its monopoly over the petroleum industry, its role as the major supplier of electricity, its financing of public education, its numerous retirement and health-care programs, its control of public universities, and its dominance