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    Pointe, Claw
    Trade Hard Cover
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2017
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-7591-5
    Lexile Level: 620
    SRC Reading Level: TBD
    Pages: 288
    Trim Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
    Dewey: [Fic]
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 8-12
    Ages: 13-18
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    DESCRIPTION Amber J. Keyser
    Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program. She has to be perfect to land a spot with the professional company. When Jessie is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open.

    Meanwhile, her friend Dawn McCormick's world is full of holes. She wakes in strange places, bruised, battered, and unable to speak. The doctors are out of ideas.

    These childhood friends are both running out of time. At every turn, they crash into the many ways girls are watched, judged, used, and discarded. Should they play it safe or go feral?


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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
    WATCH, LISTEN, AND LEARN

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    Lerner Interactive Books are delivered via the Internet under a single-user license. Additional licensing options are available upon request.

    The following technical specifications are required to implement Lerner Interactive Books in a school or public library:

    • * T1 Connection or higher at building level (minimum); T3 Connection or higher at building level (recommended)
    • * Adobe Flash Player 9.0 or higher installed on each computer that will access Lerner Interactive Books (free download from Adobe)
    • * Screen resolution adjusted to 1024 x 768 or higher (1440 x 900 recommended)
    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Safari 3
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    Author Biography
    About the Author
    Amber J. Keyser is a former ballerina and evolutionary biologist with a master's degree in zoology and a doctorate in genetics. As a research scientist, she studied evolution in western bluebirds, blue grosbeaks, marine copepods, and fruit flies and published extensively in the scientific literature. Now she writes both fiction and nonfiction for young adult readers. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two children, a flock of charismatic chickens, and a dog named Gilda.
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    Starred Reviews
    Booklist
    "It is a book of contrast and counterpoint . . . . Lines blur as the story develops, save for the knife-sharp ferocity of two young women locked in an empowering duet."—starred, Booklist
    Publishers Weekly
    "Keyser's writing shimmers with raw emotion and empathy, and her finale, much like in dance, is poetic, bittersweet, and life affirming."—starred, Publishers Weekly
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "Keyser insightfully explores the myriad ways young women are caged and preyed upon in our society; her protagonists first subvert and then shatter these roles. . . . [W]ill leave readers unsettled long after the final page is turned."—The Horn Book Magazine
    Kirkus Reviews
    "The narrative is appropriately dark . . . [and] viscerally evokes struggles of modern teenagers in a brutally authentic manner."—Kirkus Reviews