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Edith Wilson had faced the deaths of her son and first husband and had run a business before she met President Woodrow Wilson. Throughout their courtship and marriage, the president involved her in his work. When a stroke, in 1919, confined him to bed, the newspapers called her, "America's First Woman President," because no one met with him, without seeing her first. Was she running the country? The author explores this question, using quotes from Edith Wilson's memoir and courtship letters.
Jake is a part of an extraordinary family. He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake knows he has Edward. From the moment he was born, Jake knew Edward was destined for something. Edward could make anyone laugh and everyone think. During one special year, he became the only one in the neighborhood who could throw a perfect knuckleball. It was a pitch you could not hit. That same year, Jake learned there are also some things you cannot hold. Patricia MacLachlan, one of the most beloved children's book authors writing today, has painted a deeply stirring, delicately lyrical portrait of a child, a son, a family, and a brother. Through Edward's eyes, we see what gifts all of these things truly are to those around them, and how those gifts live on and grow.
Insightful and fun, this collection of poetry captures the essence of the African American experience for young people.
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it's just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?
The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it's the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it's just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor Book
Rose, a shy orphan, blossoms in the company of her spirited relatives when she takes up residence at "The Aunt Hill." This captivating novel by the author of Little Women offers readers of all ages endearing, inspiring stories about growing up, making friends, and facing life with kindness and courage.
When Rose Campbell, a shy orphan, arrives at "The Aunt Hill" to live with her six aunts and seven boisterous male cousins, she is quite overwhelmed. How could such a delicate young lady, used to the quiet hallways of a girls' boarding school, exist in such a spirited home? It is the arrival of Uncle Alec that changes everything. Much to the horror of her aunts, Rose's forward-thinking uncle insists that the child get out of the parlor and into the sunshine. And with a little courage and lots of adventures with her mischievous but loving cousins, Rose begins to bloom.Written by the beloved author of Little Women, Eight Cousins is a masterpiece of children's literature. This endearing novel offers readers of all ages an inspiring story about growing up, making friends, and facing life with strength and kindness.
Poor Sabrina! She breaks a mirror and prepares herself for seven years of bad luck...until the Quizmaster tells her otherwise. Witches get seven days of bad luck-right now! "Well, how bad could that be?" Sabrina wonders. But soon Sabrina realizes this week, of all weeks, is not going to be what she expected. Something else is at work here...something bigger than herself, her family...and her magic! Eight short stories-a different disaster each day! -by bestselling Sabrina, the Teenage Witch authors.
In this riveting fantasy adventure, thirteen-year-old Jax Aubrey discovers a secret eighth day with roots tracing back to Arthurian legend. Fans of Percy Jackson will devour this first book in a new series that combines exciting magic and pulse-pounding suspense.When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian, Riley Pendare, he learns that he's really in the eighth day--an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people--like Jax and Riley--are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others, including Evangeline, the elusive teenage girl who's been hiding in the house next door, exist only on this special day. And there's a reason Evangeline's hiding. She is a descendant of the powerful wizard Merlin, and there is a group of people who wish to use her in order to destroy the normal seven-day world and all who live in it. Torn between protecting his new friend and saving the entire human race from complete destruction, Jax is faced with an impossible choice. Even with an eighth day, time is running out. Stay tuned for The Inquisitor's Mark, the spellbinding second novel in the Eighth Day series.
Mariano Rivera nunca soñó en llegar a ser un atleta profesional. Él nunca coleccionó tarjetas de béisbol, ni jugó en Pequeñas Ligas ni vitoreó a su equipo en una Serie Mundial. Él tampoco oyó hablar de Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio o Mickey Mantle.Pero un día, todo cambió.De ser un niño que jugaba con sus amigos en Panamá hasta ser un deportista exitoso con los Yankees de Nueva York, la vida de Mariano se convirtió en algo grandioso que jamás él pensó. Cuando él se para en el montículo no oye a la multitud, sólo oye la voz del árbitro gritando: "¡Strike!". Es el compañero de juego en el que puedes confiar, aun cuando las bases están llenas en la parte baja de la novena entrada. Sea que lo conozcas como Mo o como el "Sandman", Mariano es El cerrador y esta es su historia.Lleno de consejos para atletas jóvenes y anécdotas del equipo de los Yankees, El cerrador: Edición juvenil es una inspiradora historia de perseverancia, espíritu deportivo y dedicación que han definido la vida de una leyenda del béisbol.
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a world of privilege, where women were expected to be beautiful and charming-but not outspoken. This shy girl, however, would grow up to be heard by millions. As first lady, she fought tirelessly for the rights of women and minorities, and proved that dedication and enthusiasm can change the way the world is run.
Eleanor Roosevelt's life was as complex and changing as any in the 20th century. An outcast child, debutante, wife and mother, she became the beloved first lady of the United States and the world. Her story is written "as intimate(ly) as a conversation. ... A unique work of art". --The Horn Book. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Almost anything scares young Eleanor: mice, the dark, and a host of imaginary dangers. But she learns to hide her feelings - her father disapproves of fear, and she longs only to please him. She knows she will always disappoint her beautiful, socialite mother, because Eleanor is painfully shy and plain.<P><P> As a young debutante in Manhattan, she spends her days teaching needy children and touring crowded tenements. There, she makes a life-changing discovery that later enables her to redefine the role of America's first lady - being shy doesn't matter as long as she's helping others.<P> Newbery Medal Honor book
Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon.
This book introduces the discovery that electric and magnetic phenomena are a result of positive and negative charges interacting with each other; researchers were able to isolate the negatively charged electron.
Being one of the most far-sighted of the early American leaders, Benjamin Franklin possessed a brilliant, questioning mind which drove him to achieve success in a remarkable variety of enterprises--as a scientist, writer, inventor, philosopher, publisher, and statesman. <P><P> Winner of the Sibert Honor
The book has a Reading Warm-Up at the beginning of every section provides the student with the section's objectives and key terms. A Reading Strategy at the beginning of every section provides tips to help students organize and remember the information covered in the section.
A New York Times-bestselling breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from the one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century. Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential.
Elementary Statistics: A Brief Version, 4th Edition is a shorter version of Allan Bluman's popular text Elementary Statistics: A Step by Step Approach, 6th edition. This softcover edition includes all the features of the longer book, but is designed for a course in which the time available limits the number of topics covered. The book is written for general beginning statistics courses with a basic algebra prerequisite. The book use a non-theoretical approach, explaining concepts intuitively and teaching problem solving through worked examples step-by-step.
Introducing an unofficial Minecraft-fan adventure series inspired by the bestselling game!Fans of the bestselling video game Minecraft, middle grade readers, and action-adventure story enthusiasts of all ages are about to embark on an exciting journey that will take them far beyond the world they know.Dark forces are at work on the Elementia server, and when new players Stan, Kat, and Charlie arrive on the scene, they quickly find themselves in peril. Targeted by more experienced players, the noobs must band together against the king, battle the natural forces of the game, and unravel the mysteries of Elementia in the name of justice.Written when he was sixteen, Sean Fay Wolfe's Quest for Justice is the debut novel by an unstoppable young storyteller and the first book in The Elementia Chronicles trilogy.Disclaimer: This book is not authorized, sponsored, endorsed or licensed by Mojang AB, Microsoft Corp. or any other person or entity owning or controlling any rights to the Minecraft name, trademarks or copyrights. Minecraft is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies AB.
Textbook on communication, grammar, and reading the English language.
Elements of Language: Introductory Course, Grade 6
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