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We Beat the Street

By Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Sharon Draper
  • ISBN Code: : 1440695903
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf : we-beat-the-street.pdf

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Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determination—and a lot of support from one another—but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded. Retold with the help of an award-winning author, this younger adaptation of the adult hit novel The Pact is a hard-hitting, powerful, and inspirational book that will speak to young readers everywhere.

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAYARI JONES “How can a novel’s social criticism be so unflinching and clear, yet its plot moves like a house on fire? I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent . . . Petry is a gifted artist.” — Tayari Jones, from the Introduction The Street follows the spirited Lutie Johnson, a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son meet frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem. Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, The Street became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062368680
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: to-kill-a-mockingbird.pdf

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Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

We Beat the Gods

By Saad Quadri
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  • Publisher : One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 939004054X
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: we-beat-the-gods.pdf

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A man sits on a bench by a picturesque river view side waiting to meet someone. Waiting in the hopes that she will come. As he sits there, he is haunted by the ghosts of his past. Memories of happiness intertwined with those of sadness, despair, remorse and regret. Far away, the woman in question is a bundle of anxiety. Thinking about the possibilities to come and the impossibilities that come with them. She is unsure of the path that she wants to take. After all, what we want to do and what we should do are rarely the same. Meanwhile death looms over the city lying in wait for its next victim. Does she have a reason to come? Will they meet? Time can only tell. And time is running out.

Sharon M. Draper

By KaaVonia Hinton
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810866536
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 712
  • Pdf File: sharon-m-draper.pdf

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Known for her commitment to excellence in education, Sharon Draper was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. In 1994 her first novel, Tears of a Tiger, was published, and since then she has written more than fifteen books for middle and high school readers. Tears of a Tiger received the John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her novels Forged by Fire and Copper Sun have both won the Coretta Scott King Award. Most of her books have been featured on the American Library Association Best Books list, their Top Ten Quick Pick list, and IRA's Young Adult Choice list. In Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy, author KaaVonia Hinton reveals how Draper became an exceptional teacher and writer, and how she uses her writing to urge young people to embrace literacy. Hinton also explores how Draper has made a lasting contribution to the field of young adult literature. This book-length study examines both her life and work and will benefit all students, teachers, and scholars in the field of young adult literature.

I Beat the Big C

By Pearl Fleming Taylor
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462835058
  • Total of Pages : 109
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 774
  • Pdf File: i-beat-the-big-c.pdf

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The Reason for this Book My Mother taught me early on how to be a survivor. My father was twice my mothers age and he died leaving her with seven children. We survived the depression by working our farm and growing our food. My brother Elbridge made our father a promise that he would look after us and he kept that promise. He became a father to us. When I was 32 I had a malignant melanoma on my right leg that took my leg and hip. The doctor said I wasnt going to make it. My pastor, family and friends went to the throne of God in prayer for me and they stayed there until I was healed. We were in a Methodist church in New Castle, Indiana and my pastor was Reverend Loran Rapp. To get to my class I had to pass by the senior class. They got hold of me and began to pray and help me by giving me books and material to read on prayer and positive thinking. There was a prayer band that covered the whole town of New Castle, Indiana. All the churches in town prayed for me. I learned early on to call on the old prayer warriors in my church. They know how to reach the throne of God. I had four little children when I lost my leg and there were times I thought I couldnt go on but I put my trust in the one who promised he would never leave me, and with His help I raised my children and now have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Ive spent my life trying to help cancer patients and amputees by prayer and visits. I pray that this book will help others to cope with their illness and to never give up hope.

How We Beat the All Blacks

By John Reason
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  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Book Code : 1781312060
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 333
  • Pdf File: how-we-beat-the-all-blacks.pdf

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It remains a unique achievement. In 1971 the British Lions went to New Zealand and beat the All Blacks in a test series on their own soil. With gritty, never-say-die forwards like Ian McLaughlan and Mervyn Davies, and brilliant backs like Barry John, Gerald Davies and David Duckham, and under the inspired management of one of the finest coaches of all time, Carwyn James, the Lions won the first match, lost the second, and then came back to clinch the series in the third. But this unique rugby feat also spawned a unique book, for after the touring party had returned to the UK, the Lions captain John Dawes had the idea of organising an International Players' Conference, at which he and some of the key members of his victorious team would discuss the latest trends in rugby and offer the fruits of their experience in how to beat the greatest rugby team in the world. These talks and lectures were subsequently edited into a book, The Lions Speak by the Daily Telegraph's Rugby Correspondent, John Reason. In the years since it was first published, it has assumed cult status as one of the best and most insightful books ever published about the game of rugby. It stands as both a fascinating period piece about a sport that was played very differently in those days - when Bob Hiller would toe-punt penalties and conversions from a lovingly-crafted mud tee, and scrum halves like Gareth Edwards would launch his back-line from the scrum with a flamboyant diving pass - and a brilliant and witty deconstruction of the game's strategy and psychology by some of its most greatest and most intelligent practitioners, that is as relevant and valuable today as it ever was. Who better to talk about kicking and controlling the game than Barry John, or Mike Gibson on the role of the centre, or Carwyn James himself to reveal the secrets of his coaching methods that brought about the 1971 Lions' historic victory and British rugby's finest hour?

Dictionary of American Slang 4e

By Barbara Ann Kipfer,Robert L. Chapman
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062043242
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-american-slang-4e.pdf

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We all know language changes rapidly, but to follow along requires an historical view. Chapman's Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition, provides just what is needed to trace the language of today back to its American roots. And make no mistake––this is a dictionary that is purely American, the place where you can trace the development of the American language, in it's highly informal format known as "slang." Some would ask: "isn't the language changing so fast that this book is out of date the day on which it is published?" Although it is true that changes to the language, particularly slang, happen faster and faster in the electronic age, still there is a place for an authoritative, recognized work that keeps track of and compiles the language into an historical document, as this dictionary does. It is true that language changes very quickly; it is just as true that today's slang may be forgotten tomorrow. In recording the changing language, and sorting out what's here to stay from what's coming and quickly going, the Dictionary of American Slang serves a useful and important purpose.

Hockey Tonk

By Craig Leipold
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418557552
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: hockey-tonk.pdf

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Hard-hitting, nonstop action (and that's just what happens off the ice). Hockey is the fastest of all team sports?an emotional, exhilarating, and highly entertaining blend of speed, finesse, intensity, and bone-crunching physical impact. And the NHL's Nashville Predators are, in every respect, a team to watch. But the story leading up to, and through, the Predators' triumphant first season is every bit as exciting as the game itself. Hockey Tonk tells of one man's dream of bringing a pro team to a city best known for its music industry. The journey from that dream to its fulfillment in an arena filled with 17,000 screaming fans is a story of vision, passion, hard work, perseverance, and commitment to long-term success. It's a story of teamwork and hard-nosed competition, both on and off the ice. Just a few short years ago, the majority of Nashville, Tennessee, didn't know the difference between a blue line and a line dance. But now Music City has become a pro sports town, thanks to a fiercely competitive hockey team, its business-and community-minded front office, and fan support that, according to USA Today, is second to none.

Social Justice Literacies in the English Classroom

By Ashley S. Boyd
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807776629
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: social-justice-literacies-in-the-english-classroom.pdf

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This timely book focuses on different social justice pedagogies and how they can work within standards and district mandates in a variety of English language arts classrooms. With detailed analysis and authentic classroom vignettes, the author explores how teachers cultivate relationships for equity, utilize transformative language practices, demonstrate critical caring, and develop students’ critical literacies with traditional and critical content. Boyd offers a comprehensive model for taking social action with youth that also considers the obstacles teachers are likely to encounter. Presenting the case for more equity-oriented teaching, this rich resource examines the benefits of engaging students with critical pedagogies and provides concrete methods for doing so. Written for both pre- and inservice teachers, the text includes adaptable teaching models and tested ideas for preparing to teach for social justice. “This is an appealing vision for the future, for it bears much promise—for our classrooms, and also for the future our students will both shape and inhabit.” —From the Foreword by Deborah Appleman, Carleton College “Through the careful observation and analysis of three teachers with different approaches to teaching critical literacy, Ashley Boyd provides a repertoire of practices rich with detail.” —Hilary Janks, Wits University, South Africa “This important book counters the belief of so many teacher educators who think that social justice asks too much of teachers.” —George W. Noblit, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Think Big, Act Small

By Jason Jennings
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101118210
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: think-big-act-small.pdf

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Is it possible for a company to grow its revenues and profits by 10 percent or more for at least ten consecutive years, not counting acquisitions? That’s an incredibly high bar for growth and profitability, one that 99.99 percent of American companies can’t meet—including the famous ones that routinely land on magazine covers. Management expert Jason Jennings screened 100,000 companies to identify nine little- known firms that have delivered stellar performance for a full decade or more, despite the ups and downs of the economy. And, as he reveals in his new book, these superstars have a lot in common despite their wide range of industries, which includes software, food services, medical supplies, and sporting goods. It turns out that the best long-term performers all combine the strengths of a big organization with the hunger of a start-up. They build excellent relationships with their customers, suppliers, workers, and shareholders. They groom future leaders at all levels. They balance their short-term goals with their long-term visions. And they teach their managers to get their hands dirty. Jennings did extensive interviews at his nine featured companies to find out exactly how they consistently increase revenue and profits without using manipulation or gimmickry. He reveals their unique approach to leadership and shows how any company, no matter what size or industry, can benefit from following their examples. Think Big, Act Small may be the most powerful management book since Good to Great and Execution.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature

By Vanessa Irvin Morris
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 083899363X
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 396
  • Pdf File: the-readers-advisory-guide-to-street-literature.pdf

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Emphasizing an appreciation for street lit as a way to promote reading and library use, Morris’s book helps library staff establish their “street cred” by giving them the information they need to provide knowledgeable guidance.

The Snake Master

By Hendrik J. Troskie
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Book Code : 1543766218
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: the-snake-master.pdf

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Come with me! We are going on an adventure. Adventures are messy. That is just how adventures are. The destination is uncertain and ambiguous, the route complex, and yes, sometimes it is volatile. We will go into dark tunnels and discover dead ends. When we do, we will retrace our steps and see glimmers of light and hope. On the way, we will rediscover old wisdoms and we will discover new ideas. If we are lucky, we will leave the cave and go into the light. To do so, we must go back to places we have forgotten we have been before. We must go to places we have not been before, and hopefully, we will find treasure there and will never forget we have gone there. We must also go to places we thought we dare not go. When we are done, we will be a lot smarter, wiser, and resilient against stupidity. I guarantee that. On the way, we will laugh a lot and cry a little. But that part is not guaranteed. So be brave, gather your courage, and pack a sense of humour. Come on, let’s not waste any more time. Come with me now.

A Golden Voice

By Ted Williams
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101585633
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: a-golden-voice.pdf

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YouTube sensation Ted William's memoir of addiction, homelessness, and unlikely redemption, cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Bret Witter Ted Williams was panhandling in December 2010 when a passerby taped him and posted a clip of his gorgeous radio voice on YouTube. The video went viral, and overnight, launched him—the homeless man with a golden voice—into the hearts of millions. Since then, millions have heard pieces of his story: his successful radio career, his crack addiction, his multiple arrests, and his heartbreaking relationship with his ninety-year-old mother. But in A Golden Voice, Ted Williams finally puts all the pieces together to give an unforgettable, searingly honest account of life on the streets. Nothing is held back, as Williams takes the reader through prostitution, theft, crack houses, and homeless shelters in a search, ultimately, for redemption and hope. Along the way, we see his relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Kathy, grow into an unlikely and inspiring love story, and we hear the Golden Voice of God lead Ted from the selfishness of crime to the humility of the street corner—almost a year before he was “discovered” on that highway entrance ramp. But this memoir isn’t just an exploration of wrongs and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to give homelessness a voice. It is a deeply American, from-the-heart comeback story about the power of hope, faith, and personal responsibility. With the innate charisma that has won him millions of fans, Ted Williams proves that no one, no matter how degraded, is too lost for a second chance.

Glimmer

By Marjorie B Kellogg
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0756417511
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: glimmer.pdf

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This new cli-fi epic chronicles a future NYC wracked by climate change and follows the individuals who must make the most of what remains to survive. It's 2110, the Earth's glaciers have melted, and there's no climate fix in sight. As refugees stream inland from the inundated coasts, social structures and national economies are stressed to the point of fracture. Food production falters. Pandemics rage. Rising sea level and devastating superstorms have flooded much of Manhattan and wrecked its infrastructure. Its residents have mostly fled, but a few die-hards have bet their survival on the hope that digging in and staying local is a safer strategy. As the weather worsens, can a damaged population of poor folk, artists, misfits, and loners work out their differences in time to create a sustainable long-term society? In a lawless city, where the well-armed rich have appropriated the high ground, can an ex-priest find a middle road between non-violence and all-out war? The lives of his downtown band of leftovers will depend on it. Sheltering among them, a young girl named Glimmer struggles to regain a past lost to trauma. As her memory returns, she finds she must choose who and how to be, and who and what to believe in, even if it means giving up a love she has only recently found herself able to embrace.