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A Few Red Drops

By Claire Hartfield
  • ISBN Code: : 1328699048
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This mesmerizing narrative nonfiction draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of an explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Coretta Scott King Award winner * Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. A Few Red Drops is "readable, compelling history," The Horn Book wrote, adding that the book uses "meticulously chosen archival photos, documents, newspaper clippings, and quotes from multiple primary sources." Includes archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, and an index.

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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 8184301723
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: the-jungle-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

ÊAmong the best loved of all childrenÕs classics, Rudyard KiplingÕs The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of India, where Kipling was born and grew up. Three of the stories feature the adventures of an abandoned Ôman cub,Õ a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. Other well-known stories in the collection include ÔRikki-Tikki-Tavi,Õ the tale of a heroic mongoose who outwits vicious cobras in order to save his human benefactors, and ÔToomai of the Elephants,Õ the story of a ten-year-old elephant-handler. WorldÕs most favourite and popular book which fantacises children.

The Night She Disappeared

By Lisa Jewell
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 198213738X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: the-night-she-disappeared.pdf

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes “her best thriller yet” (Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author) about a young couple’s disappearance on a gorgeous summer night, and the mother who will never give up trying to find them. On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend. One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite place for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.” Could this be a clue towards what has happened to the missing young couple? And what exactly is buried in this haunted ground? “Utterly gripping with richly drawn, hugely compelling characters, this is a first-class thriller with heart” (Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author) that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Creative Yoga for Children

By Adrienne Rawlinson
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1583945725
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: creative-yoga-for-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creative Yoga for Children offers a simple, ready-to-teach Montessori-based yoga program for children age twelve and under. Following age-appropriate classroom themes, the book's forty detailed, one-hour lessons are designed to supplement any learning environment and are accessible to parents and teachers alike--no special training is required. In a recent study by California State University, Los Angeles, yoga was found to improve students' behavior, physical health, academic performance, and attitudes toward themselves. Research also shows that the benefits of yoga are particularly strong among children with special needs. This book demonstrates how yoga can become a fun daily practice inside or outside the school classroom. Enhanced with over 100 black and white photos, the book's themes, or lessons, are divided by age range (ages four to six, seven to nine, and ten to twelve) and explore topics based on the child's developmental level. For four- to six-year-olds there are twenty hour-long lessons on subjects ranging from colors and the holiday seasons to sounds and words. Ten hour-long lessons for seven- to nine-year-olds introduce such topics as the body, countries of the world, botany, zoology, and the universe. For ten- to twelve-year-olds, ten hour-long lessons cover the environment, geometry, the Earth, fractions, the food chain, and more. Following the structure of a classroom lesson plan, each lesson incorporates elements of yoga including poses, breath work, meditation, and mindfulness. A discussion of the theme and intention of the lesson is followed by a warm-up of yoga poses. The children then engage in a cooperative "connecting" activity designed to bring them together, and a fun and lively theme-oriented activity that involves movement and awareness. The class winds down with breath work, a craft, and often a story. Finally, there is relaxation time and a guided meditation. With this preset structure, the children feel safe while being challenged and inspired. Derived from the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and the author's own experience in the classroom and yoga studio, Creative Yoga for Children allows children to move at their own pace and to be free to learn and grow within a non-competitive, nurturing setting. An essential resource for the 4,000 certified Montessori schools in the U.S., this book will appeal to yoga teachers, classroom teachers, parents, and anyone who works with children. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ride the Wind

By Krista Janssen
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633557855
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: ride-the-wind.pdf

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She was a Scottish horse trainer's daughter. He was a powerful nobleman. Together they would defy their separate worlds. Astride her mare, Deborah MacDonald proved she handled horses better than any lad in her clan's Glencoe home. Accompanying her father to an estate near London, Deborah met aristocratic Cortez Bedford. Drawn to Cort's wild nature, his dark good looks, and intrigued by his magnificent stallion, Pegasus, she never imagined she could capture the heart of this dashing nobleman. Reckless Cort Bedford had staked his entire inheritance on a horse race. Now, he risked the wrath of Pegasus's new Scottish trainer by pursuing his spirited daughter, Deborah. The tempestuous girl had a passion that matched Cort's own, igniting a fire in him, possessing his heart and soul with each searing kiss. But ahead lay a perilous contest in which all could be lost... as ancient tradition and feuding clans threatened to shatter their glorious, untamed love.

“The First Resurrection”—Who Will Be in It? Or, the Main Purpose for Human Life!

By Richard Kenney
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512783005
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: the-first-resurrection-who-will-be-in-it-or-the-main-purpose-for-human-life.pdf

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This book started out as a thirty-twopage 8.5 x 11 Bible study/article about ten years ago (approximately 2006), which I wrote and printed up myself at home for the various groups I was teaching at the time. I inserted each of the pages into clear plastic page protectors and then mounted them into standard loose-leaf binders. Then, as time passed, I started telling myself, Theres so much more to this study thats not in this writing. So I went about to write another study/article of fifteen 8.5 x 11 pages concerning the time right close to the time Jesus Christ would actually return, then subsequently this full-length book. This book is about the main subject Christ told his followers to teach to the whole worldthe Gospel of the kingdom of God and the many aspects pertaining to it. There are many questions. When will Christ return? Will we go to heaven or stay here on earth? Will the dead really be resurrected? Were living in the very last days now! Events will happen thatll affect everyone! There will be such calamities that will affect the sun, moon, and stars! Where will the battle of Armageddon be staged? This book has the answers to these questions and more. We need to stay close to God now more than ever! The best way to be prepared is to educate yourself by reading this book.

Invite Me In

By JM Paquette
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  • Publisher : 4 Horsemen Publications, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1644501880
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 934
  • Pdf File: invite-me-in.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet some sexy Viking and bear him many children! The tickets to Viking Times were supposed to be a friendly joke—a way for Sylvia and her boyfriend to reconnect while indulging in her love for history. But when Sylvia finds herself alone on the big night, she goes anyway, never expecting to be involved, let alone rescued, from a demon attack. Her savior...a sexy red-headed Viking warrior, who—surprise!—also happens to be a vampire. Apparently, she doesn’t have enough problems in her life (disappointing ex-boyfriend, disappearing teenage BFF, sordid childhood trauma)—she has to up the ante and include the supernatural (vampires, demons, and witches, oh my!). As she falls deeper into this frighteningly familiar world, Sylvia discovers that she can’t accept her future without confronting her past. Theo knows he wants her blood from the first moment, but as he explores the mystery surrounding Sylvia, he wonders for the first time if he wants more. Struggling between his bloodlust and her pursuers, Theo must decide if Sylvia is the one to finally invite into his life. The demon known as Mr. Pilkington has spent a long time studying desire, but when it comes to his own needs, he can be as willfully blind as the humans he observes. Until it comes to the one he wants...

Dropping In

By Geoff Havel
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  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Book Code : 1925162230
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: dropping-in.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An action-packed middle-grade story that explores friendship, bullying, and living with a disability Ian and Warren, better known as Sticks and Ranga, are best friends. They live on the same street, go to the same school and love the same things, like skateboarding and PlayStation. When new kid James arrives in class in his wheelchair, Sticks isn't sure they can be friends. But Sticks quickly discovers they have a lot in common. Cerebral palsy stops James from doing some things but it hasn't dulled his sense of humor—and he's pretty brainy, too. Soon James becomes an inseparable part of the Sticks, Ranga, and James show.

Mistletoe Everywhere

By Linda Banche
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  • Publisher : Linda Banche Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: mistletoe-everywhere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A man who sees mistletoe everywhere is mad—or in love. Mr. Charles Gordon sees mistletoe. Not surprising, since he's spending Christmas at Mistletoe Manor. But the mistletoe always hangs over Miss Penelope Lawrence, the despised lady who jilted him the day after she accepted his marriage proposal. Even worse, no one else sees the benighted plant. Real or imagined, the weed taunts him with the treasure he lost. And might also drive him insane. Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, who broke her heart into tiny pieces when he cried off after proposing marriage. But try as she might, she’s never succeeded in removing him from her heart and mind. The baffling thing is, he stares at her all the time. Or rather, at something on the empty ceiling over her head. Despite their struggles to extinguish every ounce of feeling, their love still burns bright. According to folklore, mistletoe is the plant of peace. Can Penelope and Charles, so full of hurt and anger, heed the mistletoe's message and make peace? A sweet, traditional Regency romantic comedy with fantasy. 34,000 words, about 120 pages. A new version of the previous work, expanded and completely rewritten.

Titans

By Edward W. Robertson
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  • Publisher : Edward W. Robertson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: titans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rob Dunbar is the world's best history professor. And with good reason: he's been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens. But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob's vast expertise. Baxter's looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt. In exchange for Rob's help, he'll try to unravel the mystery of Rob's origin. As they're getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars-based corporation. And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own—he's not human. He's a highly illegal AI. Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago. They've been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since. Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight—and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history amongst the stars. ~ Keywords: space opera, space exploration, colonization, ai, artificial intelligence, spaceships

Time of Death

By Shirley Kennett
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453286861
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 382
  • Pdf File: time-of-death.pdf

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PJ Gray and her partner strive to uncover a murderer—and reveal their feelings for each other A serial killer dubbed the Metro Mangler is on the loose in St. Louis. PJ Gray, psychologist and virtual reality sleuth, heads the investigation, alongside her partner, the veteran homicide detective Leo Schultz. Are the killings the work of one criminal, or two? The partners sift through baffling evidence, which links to a thirty-year-old crime and a wealthy family’s secrets. But in this case, there’s an added complication: The relationship between the partners is heating up. Gray is a recently divorced single mother, though, and outside of work she’s preoccupied with her son’s new gaming addiction. And on top of it all, there’s another man after her, too—she’s next on the Mangler’s hit list.

Time and the Hour

By Howard Spring
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 459
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 790
  • Pdf File: time-and-the-hour.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Time and the Hour" by Howard Spring. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Second

By Carol Anderson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1635574269
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: the-second.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment--and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception. In The Second, historian and award-winning, bestselling author of White Rage Carol Anderson powerfully illuminates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how it has consistently been constructed to keep African Americans powerless and vulnerable. The Second is neither a “pro-gun” nor an “anti-gun” book; the lens is the citizenship rights and human rights of African Americans. From the seventeenth century, when it was encoded into law that the enslaved could not own, carry, or use a firearm whatsoever, until today, with measures to expand and curtail gun ownership aimed disproportionately at the African American population, the right to bear arms has been consistently used as a weapon to keep African Americans powerless--revealing that armed or unarmed, Blackness, it would seem, is the threat that must be neutralized and punished. Throughout American history to the twenty-first century, regardless of the laws, court decisions, and changing political environment, the Second has consistently meant this: That the second a Black person exercises this right, the second they pick up a gun to protect themselves (or the second that they don't), their life--as surely as Philando Castile's, Tamir Rice's, Alton Sterling's--may be snatched away in that single, fatal second. Through compelling historical narrative merging into the unfolding events of today, Anderson's penetrating investigation shows that the Second Amendment is not about guns but about anti-Blackness, shedding shocking new light on another dimension of racism in America.