At age 17, Cal Burton, half Ute Indian, never gave much thought to his heritage. But when his parents suddenly divorce, Cal's mother uproots him and his siblings from Spokane, WA, to live with her on the Utah reservation where she grew up. Angry and resentful, Cal is at first put off by the poor standard of living on the reservation. Things only get worse and he's shocked when confronted with blatant racism in town. And here, people seem to recoil when he mentions his name. On top of it all, the bigoted local sheriff seems to have it in for him. When Cal's world is suddenly rocked by a terrible tragedy and he unearths several shocking facts surrounding his aunt's death at a nearby lake twenty years before, he vows to let nothing stop him from getting at the truth. Suspenseful and richly layered, I Am Nuchu is a coming-of-age story about a teen wrestling with his identity as he finds himself caught between two drastically different worlds.
When Sophie, a beautiful 16 year old girl, is found sequestered in a cage-like room, she can recall only the red flag at the end of her drive and the warnings about a curse. She has known only a desolate and snowy home. Her new relatives, whom she had never met, insist on calling call her Callidora, and she wonders why they insist on calling her by this strange new name. The mystery is resolved when she finds out why her father had caged her, changed her name, and felt he had to keep her under lock and key. Solving the mystery and facing her challenges means she can free herself from the demons of the past and live a normal life.
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Zucchini just can't seem to get any respect from its odd-sounding name to stories of people leaving bushels of the green stuff on unsuspecting neighbors doorsteps! The Zucchini Houdini is on a quest to change all of that! This book will revolutionize your perceptions of zucchini as you bake dozens of tasty and healthy recipes and read the humorous trivia and helpful tips. This modest green friend to gardeners everywhere is packed full of vitamins and fiber and can be used in everything from main dishes to soups to salads even in desserts. The Zucchini Houdini is sure to please all family members and bring honor to the long green vegetable.
Don't think you have time for a delicious home cooked meal? With a few simple steps and a reliable slow cooker, come home at the end of the day to ready-to-serve meals such as Sweet and Savory Pork Chops, Chicken Tetrazzini, and Apple Crisp Crunch. Stop leaving the decision of "What's for dinner?" to chance and enjoy the benefits of slow cooker meals!
Eating your veggies is no longer a chore; it's a pleasure! Brenda Stanley, author of The Zucchini Houdini, offers a comprehensive collection of delicious dishes, including Spicy Potato Curry, Quinoa and Black Beans, and Creamy Zucchini Risotto. Whether you're a full-fledged vegetarian or you simply want to eat more greens, Everyday Vegetarian is the perfect guide to quick and easy vegetarian cooking.