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While her mother is out of town, sixteen-year-old Taliah accompanies her estranged father--a famous rock star who one day appears on her doorstep--to Oak Falls, Indiana, to meet his dying father and the rest of his family, and on the way, Taliah learns about how her parents met and separated, her mother's experience as a Jordanian immigrant, and her own ability to accept change and open up to others.
Collects sixteen interconnected short stories about a high school's battle of the bands competition, from such authors as Shaun David Hutchinson, Brittany Cavallaro, and Preeti Chhibber. For many, the Raritan River High School Battle of the Bands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform onstage for their peers and maybe win a real recording session. For others it is a too-loud obligation or a chaotic test of their technological and organizational...