A story about political organizing and the power of community Translated from French by Helge Dascher Valérie Plante stood up to the patriarchal power system of her city, took down an incumbent, and became the first woman elected Mayor of Montreal. Her origin story comes alive in Okay, Universe. This captivating graphic novel—created in a true collaboration with Governor-General Award-winner Delphie Côté-Lacroix—follows her journey from community organizer and volunteer to municipal candidate, and the phone call from the local social justice political party that changed her life forever. Okay, Universe is the first time Plante has told her story, and she has chosen an art form that is not just emblematic of the city of Montreal and its love of the arts and bande dessinée, it’s an art form that is accessible to all readers and perfectly suited to her message. With patience, determination, and the strength of will to remain true to her core beliefs, Okay, Universe details the inspiring political campaign where slowly but surely she gained the trust of a neighbourhood fighting for affordable housing, environmental protections, and equal opportunities. Okay, Universe demystifies the path to success, simultaneously showing the Mayor’s inextinguishable commitment to creating positive change in the world and educating about the vitality of political engagement."
Okay, Universe is the first time Plante has told her story, and she has chosen an art form that is not just emblematic of the city of Montreal and its love of the arts and bande dessinée, it’s an art form that is accessible to all ...
Author: Valerie Plante
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Candice Phee isn't a typical twelve-year-old girl. She has more than her fair share of quirks, but she also has the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to make sure everyone around her is happy—which is no easy feat when dealing with a pet fish with an identity crisis, a friend who believes he came from another dimension, an age-old family feud, and a sick mom. But she is on a mission. Her methods might be unique, but Candice will do whatever it takes to restore order to her world and make sure everyone is absolutely, categorically happy again.
As far as she knows, her universe is bounded by plastic. She cannot experience life outside it (because she would die). E. Is. for. Earth-Pig. Fish. She probably thinks it's an okay universe, ...
Author: Barry Jonsberg
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
God's Debris is the first non-Dilbert, non-humor book by best-selling author Scott Adams. Adams describes God's Debris as a thought experiment wrapped in a story. It's designed to make your brain spin around inside your skull. Imagine that you meet a very old man who—you eventually realize—knows literally everything. Imagine that he explains for you the great mysteries of life: quantum physics, evolution, God, gravity, light psychic phenomenon, and probability—in a way so simple, so novel, and so compelling that it all fits together and makes perfect sense. What does it feel like to suddenly understand everything? You may not find the final answer to the big question, but God's Debris might provide the most compelling vision of reality you will ever read. The thought experiment is this: Try to figure out what's wrong with the old man's explanation of reality. Share the book with your smart friends, then discuss it later while enjoying a beverage. It has no violence or sex, but the ideas are powerful and not appropriate for readers under fourteen.
“Okay, the universe itself might be finite, butallthe stuff around it, thenothingness, that'sinfinite, right?”I asked. “It is meaningless to say you havean infinite supply of nothing.” “Yeah, I guess so.But let's get back tothe subject ...
Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
God does not speak directly with humans as he once did in the Old and New Testaments. That's why Joshua LaRocca is stunned and disbelieving when he meets COTU, who claims to be God, in seven-degree November weather on a deserted Atlantic City boardwalk in front of the Taj Mahal Casino. That meeting begins a challenge that neither the United States government nor the planet Earth has ever faced before. In the middle are Josh LaRocca, committed Christian novelist, his agnostic agent and friend since childhood, and one thousand militant Palestinians spreading an enhanced strain of Ebola virus in five hundred of the largest air terminals in the United States. If the Palestinians are successful, hundreds of millions of people across the globe will die, and Joshua can't believe he was chosen by God to deliver such a message of doom. Author Jerome Lucido takes readers on a thrilling ride through one man's efforts to do no less than save the world, all in the name of COTU.
The universe! I could spread my arms shoulder width and hold either a large watermelon or the entire universe between my palms. ... I couldn't stop myself and asked again, “Is it really the universe, Lord? ... “Oh, okay, now I see.
Author: Jerome Lucido
Publisher: Tate Publishing
From INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING authors Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) and Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda) comes a long-awaited collaboration about two very different boys who can't decide if the universe is pushing them together or pulling them apart. Soon to be a feature film, adapted by the creator of 13 Reasons Why! Meet Arthur and Ben. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when the boys have a chance meeting at the post office, they leave wondering what exactly the universe does have in store for them. What if - in a city of eight million people - they can't find each other again? What if they do ... and then can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is? What if it's us? PRAISE FOR WHAT IF IT'S US: 'Romantic, realistic and sweet, this perfectly captures New York, teenage love and life in that gray area when you're not quite an adult and not quite a child either.' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA: 'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland PRAISE FOR BECKY ALBERTALLI: 'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.' Teen Vogue
He believes in the universe. And I don't want to jump to conclusions or anything, but Box Boy believing in the universe is definitely a sign from the universe. “Okay.” My heartbeat quickens. “But what if the universe is actually telling ...
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An exploration of insights into the relationship of language and how it facilitates our movement to the unified experience. In a day where we create violence from smaller circles of belonging and from desires to act upon an object perceived as separate from us, the 'felt' sense of our interconnection offers guidance in the face of impermanence. Using Just Be it as linguistic facilitator to the unified experience aims to assist others in the practice of increased awareness and gratitude for the opportunity to participate without harm.
It seems as though we've almost come to accept a “not okay” universe by surrounding ourselves with those who may be filled with fear, regret and dissatisfaction with the way it is. Yet, we know it works to still see the gift in those ...
Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
“A heartfelt read filled with nuanced characters; recommended for those seeking a fast-paced adventure with a very human story.” —School Library Journal “A humorous, poignant, realistic debut story.” —Kirkus Reviews Vilonia is determined to prove she’s responsible enough to care for a dog in this “sensitive and uplifting coming-of-age” (Publishers Weekly) novel. Being responsible is NOT easy. Fourth grader Vilonia hasn’t lost her rain coat in the three weeks she’s had it and she’s brushed her teeth every night and she’s volunteered to be the Friday Library Helper. But all that hard work is worth it if it means she can get a dog. Besides, this dog isn’t just because Vilonia has wanted one for pretty much ever. It’s also to help Mama, who’s been lost in one, big sadness fog for forty-three days—ever since Nana died. But Vilonia read that pets can help with sadness. Now all she has to do is keep the library goldfish alive over spring break, stop bringing stray animals home, and help Mama not get fired from her job. And she’s got to do all of it before the Catfish Festival. Easy as pie, right? Tremendous voice, humor, and heart make this debut novel utterly lovable.
Okay, Universe, you can stop being cruel. • • • I poured a glass of milk and stirred in a river of chocolate syrup. Mama wouldn't eat, but maybe she'd take a drink. Chocolate made everything better. I plopped in a swirly straw and ...
Author: Kristin L. Gray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
He turned and smiled, a look so devastatingly beautiful it hurt to even consider it might not be something she got to see every day. Okay, universe, okay. There definitely had to be a way. C H A PTER 14 The apparently drive had lost.
Author: E.M. Gayle
Publisher: Gypsy Ink Books
Meet Monster. Meet Judy. Two humans who don't like each other much, but together must fight dragons, fire-breathing felines, trolls, Inuit walrus dogs, and a crazy cat lady -- for the future of the universe. Monster runs a pest control agency. He's overworked and has domestic troubles -- like having the girlfriend from hell. Judy works the night shift at the local Food Plus Mart. Not the most glamorous life, but Judy is happy. No one bothers her and if she has to spell things out for the night-manager every now and again, so be it. But when Judy finds a Yeti in the freezer aisle eating all the Rocky Road, her life collides with Monster's in a rather alarming fashion. Because Monster doesn't catch raccoons; he catches the things that go bump in the night. Things like ogres, trolls, and dragons. Oh, and his girlfriend from Hell? She actually is from Hell.
“Okay.” The universe sneered at him. “What? You want me to help Judy. I figured that out. Am I allowed to ask why?” The sun beamed a bright light down on Monster, and a series of images flooded into him as the universe tried to answer ...
Author: A. Lee Martinez
Publisher: Hachette UK
Every civilization has creation stories. Some are inspiring, others terrifying, while still others leave us with more questions than answers. But there's one consistency across them all: they attempt to explain how something emerged. How a species was born, how the world came to be, or how a civilization became capable of speculating about its own origins. Mean Universe is a collection of short stories about different aspects of creation, including Buki, Loop, Mean Universe, SB72, Cremation, Winter's Pet, Mindless Machine, and Son.
Towork this hard to find the answers to the universe,and discover —and please forgive me if this is ... Nikolas leaned forward and put his hand on the armlessshoulder, andsaid, “It's okay, this...is a strange moment for me, too.
Author: Colin Wright
Publisher: Asymmetrical Press