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Lydia Cacho lleva ya unos cuantos años desafiando la tradición de impunidad y demostrando que los medios de comunicación pueden no ser miedos de comunicación. Este nuevo libro culmina sus años de trabajo en la denuncia de las sistemáticas violaciones sexuales de niños y mujeres, y de la prostitución de niños y mujeres que constituye la más lucrativa esclavitud de nuestro tiempo, aunque no se llame así. Y Lydia llega más allá de las fronteras de México. Ataviada con disfraces diversos, viaja desde los bajos fondos mexicanos de la Merced hasta los centros nocturnos y los prostíbulos de Japón, pasando por muchos otros nudos de la inmensa telaraña de mafiosos, empresarios, policías, jueces y políticos que manejan el negocio en el mundo. Éstas no son páginas neutrales. La autora no toma la distancia exigida a los trabajos de investigación académica. Lydia escucha, para que sean escuchadas, las voces de las víctimas, las vidas rotas, y acusa a quienes ejercen la forma más abyecta del derecho de propiedad, hombres dueños de mujeres, adultos dueños de niños: esos supermachos que humillando a los más débiles manifiestan su despreciable poder. Eduardo Galeano
An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic...<P><P> Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else -- Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr. Hoppy is alive. And Mr. Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs. Silver over for tea. Then one day Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs. Silver's attention. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. After all, everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through her tortoise.
Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances--Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
A Spanish Social Studies textbook.
Avalon is under seige by the warlord Rhita Gawr, now a wrathful dragon, who is bent on destroying it. Three unlikely heroes--Tamwyn, Elli, and Scree--are Avalon's only hope. To succeed they must overcome enormous obstacles, both in the world around them and deep within themselves. But once they do, their success is only the beginning. Everything culminates in three great battles: one deep underground, one on the muddy plains, and one high among the stars. But will there be triumph for Avalon's survival?
Can a prophecy of the world's end be undone--by a teenage vampire?The Anointment is approaching, and soon Oliver will receive the power necessary to journey to Nexia and fulfill his terrible destiny. But that isn't what he wants--and he may have finally found a way to change his fate. Yet the toughest part for Oliver hits closest to home: Whom will he choose--his friends or his family? No less than the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As powerful forces converge and sinister plots are hatched on all sides, Oliver, Emalie, and Dean race to pull off their dangerous plan. Nothing is certain--except that everything is about to change.
The aged Badger Lord of Salamandastron sends a young haremaid on a quest to find his successor Gorath--held captive by Vizka Longtooth and his scurrilous crew of Sea Raiders, bound for plunder and conquest.
Europe is home to some of the world's fastest trains, as well as many monuments like the Eiffel Tower. Over 700 million people live in Europe. Learn more about this fascinating continent, its people, cultures and famous buildings.
A girl's struggle to save her family's farm, told in verse, stands as a testament to the power of hope.Twelve-year-old Eva DeHart knows her family's farm is the best, most magical place in the whole world. The Farm has apple trees and sun daisies and a creek. The Farm has frightening things too--like cougars, bears, and a dead tree that Eva calls the Demon Snag. And everything at the Farm shoots out of Eva's fingertips into her poems. She dreams of being a heroine of shining deeds, but who ever heard of a heroine-poet? When a blight strikes the orchard and a letter from the bank arrives marked FORECLOSURE, Eva is given that very chance as she puts all the power of her imagination at work to save the Farm. From a booth at the farmer's market to the snowbound hills where the coyotes hunt, Eva discovers that we face our fears and find our courage in the most unexpected places. This novel by acclaimed author Dia Calhoun is about the transforming powers of imagination and hope, which can turn us all into heroes.
Falling in love is easy . . . . . . for Kezi, a beautiful mortal, dancer, and rug weaver, and for Olus, Akkan god of the winds. Their love brings Kezi the strength to fight her fate, and it gives Olus the strength to confront his fears. Together--and apart--they encounter spiders with webs of iron, the cruel lord of the land of the dead, the mysterious god of destiny, and the tests of the Akkan gods. If they succeed, they will be together; but if they fail, Olus will have to endure the ultimate loss, and Kezi will have to make the supreme sacrifice. Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine has created a stunning world of flawed gods, unbreakable vows, and ancient omens. Her story of love, fate, and belief is spellbinding.
Most people aren't very comfortable in the woods, but the woods of Briery Swamp fit May Bird like a fuzzy mitten. There, she is safe from school and the taunts and teases of kids who don't understand her. Hidden in the trees, May is a warrior princess, and her cat, Somber Kitty, is her brave guardian. Then May falls into the lake. When she crawls out, May finds herself in a world that most certainly does not feel like a fuzzy mitten. In fact it is a place few living people have ever seen. Here, towns glow blue beneath zipping stars and the people -- people? -- walk through walls. Here the Book of the Dead holds the answers to everything in the universe. And here, if May is discovered, the horrifyingly evil Bo Cleevil will turn her into nothing. May Bird must get out. Fast. Within these pages, Jodi Lynn Anderson shares with us the beginning of May Bird's daring journey into the Ever After, a haunting place where true friends -- and one terrible foe -- await her on every corner.
At Ever After High, Duchess Swan knows that her pet swan is the most talented bird of all -- even more talented than Daring Charming's pet peacock! Duchess arranges a Feathered Friends Talent Show to prove it, once and for all. But will stage fright get the best of the bird who does ballet? Or can she shine in the spotlight? Read this original short story about Duchess and her pet swan, Pirouette. This story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel Next Top Villain.
This short story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel Kiss and Spell. At Ever After High, Ginger Breadhouse is working on some hextra credit for Science and Sorcery class when a bit of potion spills on a gummy candy fish and brings it to life! Now Ginger has to figure out how to care for a pet made out of sugar! Read this original short story about how Ginger got her pet fish, Jelly.
What's a girl to do when she accidentally turns her crush into a frog? Ginger Breadhouse had a hard time growing up with the Candy Witch for a mom. It's not easy making friends if everyone believes your mom tried to cook Hansel and Gretel! But now that Ginger's attending Ever After High, she has a chance to forge her own path, and she's trying to make a name for herself as the host of the MirrorCast show Spells Kitchen. The problem is, she needs viewers!Ginger hopes a magical recipe from Professor Rumpelstiltskin will be a showstopper -- but when the magic backfires, it turns Hopper Croakington II, son of the Frog Prince, into a small green amphibian! And the longer he remains under the spell, the more froglike he becomes. Can Ginger turn Hopper back into his regular self before it's too late?Don't miss the companion activity book, Science and Sorcery!
Ever After High: Lizzie Hearts and the Hedgehog's Hexcellent Adventure: A Little Shuffle Story (Digital Original)by Suzanne Selfors
This short story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel Next Top Villain. At Ever After High, Lizzie Hearts has a pet hedgehog with a serious sweet tooth. But when the hedgehog eats an entire waffle throne, she gets a major stomachache! Can an adventure with a new friend help to cure her tummy troubles? Read this original short story about Lizzie and her pet hedgehog, Shuffle.
A brand-new series of school stories from the world of Ever After High!Duchess Swan and Lizzie Hearts are roommates at Ever After High. While their personalities are very different, they bond over not quite fitting in with the other Royals. Lizzie, however, has one thing that Duchess doesn't: a happily-ever-after at the end of her story. While Lizzie and the other princesses train for the day when they will rule their kingdoms, Duchess is torn between her role as the perfect, dutiful princess and her rebellious ambition to be a queen. When both girls are selected to attend General Villainy class, Duchess sees an opportunity to be a rebel while following the rules. But can she play a prank on her roomie to ace the class? Find out if Duchess' desire to change her destiny will make her Ever After High's Next Top Villain!Don't miss the companion Destiny Do-Over Diary, General Villainy, for interactive fun!
Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents.This volume collects together for the first time 12 short tales, including five BRAND-NEW stories. For the first time, find out what Dexter and Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts and Kitty Cheshire were doing just before school started. This collection also includes the stories of Apple White, Raven Queen, Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Ashlynn Ella and Hunter Huntsman, and the fairy tale The Tale of Two Sisters, which were previously only available online.Don't miss this Once Upon a Time special edition of enchanting stories by bestselling and Newbery honor-winning author Shannon Hale.
Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She'd much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel...but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
The students at Ever After High love to spellebrate with a big party--especially Briar Beauty. Join Briar and her friends Apple White, Raven Queen and Madeline Hatter in planning page-ripping sleepover spellebrations! You'll flip your crown for the hexcellent ideas from all the girls with tips for royal invitations, wonderland-iful snacks and rebel games. Grab all your best friends forever after and blow the house down! (C) Mattel
At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
In Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends, Apple White and Raven Queen faced off in a hexciting battle between destiny and choice. Here is the story within their story: The Tale of Two Sisters, the spellbinding tale found in the basement of Ever After High. Get the full fairytelling in this exclusive short story by Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale!
It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy. The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories. But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Who'e the Unfairest of Them All?Don't miss Book #1, Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends!
Sophie uncovers shocking secrets--and faces treacherous new enemies--in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she's determined to find her kidnappers--before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.
Sophie uncovers shocking secrets--and faces treacherous new enemies--in this electrifying third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series.<P> Sophie Foster is ready to fight back.<P> Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she's determined to find her kidnappers--before they come after her again.<P> But a daring mistake leaves her world teetering on the edge of war, and causes many to fear that she has finally gone too far. And the deeper Sophie searches, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that her most dangerous enemy might be closer than she realizes.<P> In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion, before they destroy everyone and everything she loves.
In The Everything Kids' More Amazing Mazes Book you'll discover more than 100 mazes waiting to be solved by you. Sharpen your pencil and get ready to enter a world of twisted paths and surprise dead-ends. There's only one way out and you've got to find it! Can you... *Help the lion cross the grassland? *Dribble a soccer ball around the defense to score? *Sort recyclable materials into their correct bins? *Direct the construction truck to all of the potholes? *Find your way to the baseball hall of fame? Mazes are the perfect activity for a rainy day, car trip, or after-school fun. You'll love the satisfaction of finding your way out of even the trickiest, twistiest messes!