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The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.
The challenges of working in an urban school are not for every teacher. Some get burnt out fast. Some lose sight of why they started teaching in the first place. Some find their calling in other neighborhoods...with other kids. But not Salome Thomas-El. A Teacher at Roberts Vaux Middle School in Philadelphia's inner city, he chose to stay. Gripping, poignant, and homest, this is his blistering real-life tale of mentoring and making a difference--and how the reformation of America's educational system can start with just one school.Praise for I Choose To Stay"An intensely moving story of loyalty and courage and a deeply pewrsonal tribute to the great potential of our inner-city kids, so frequently dismissed and denigrated by American society. The redemptive power of a teacher's love shines through these pages with prophetic grace. I am grateful to the author for the lesson of essential decency he teaches us" --Jonathan Kozol"This book is about courage. It is a story about determination, about compassion, love and the ultimate fight. This is the fight against the odds, against the 'system' and years of cultural, social and economic factors that would have allowed this group of inner-city kids to become nothing more than a set of statistics. But Salome Thomas-El would not let that happen. He would not give up. He saw the potential in them and he fought for them. he used a board game as a weapon in this figth." --From the forward by Arnold Schwarzenegger"A powerful story about what an inspirational teacher can do to open new horizons for economically disadvantaged young people" --William H. Gray, III, President, United Negro College Fund"This book shows how one dedicated educator who believes in th potential of all our kids can make a huge difference and how, under teh proper circumstances, urban education can work." --Edward G. Rendell, former mayor of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Democratic National Convention"An eloquent example of how commitment and innovation can better the lives of inner-city children." --Kirkus Reviews
Married for nearly 38 years, author Deborah DeArmond and her husband have made the spoken declaration, "I choose you today" a regular part of their communication. It's when we least feel like saying it that we need to remind ourselves that love is a choice, not a feeling. I Choose You Today features 31 scriptural principles that support marriage and help couples develop healthy biblically based behavior. Built on an introductory anecdotal story, each chapter has an inspirational takeaway of not only what to do, but how to begin applying the principles immediately. Thought provoking questions create talking points for couples to explore their own choices and experiences in each area serve to generate open dialogue of discovery. I Choose You Today is not a book of "shoulds," but one of clearly identified choices that each individual can make to grow their marriage and align it with the word of God. Every saying ends with a conventional wisdom quote.
Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus lived from 10 BC to 54 AD, surviving the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the mad Caligula, to become emperor in 41 AD.
A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: A firsthand account of Christopher Columbus's famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries Christopher Columbus had a dream--to reach the fabled lands of the East, rich with spices, jewels, silver, and especially gold. Having studied the travels of other explorers, Columbus was convinced he could reach his destination by traveling west across the seas. After convincing Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to fund his expedition, he set sail in August of 1492. In this account, the voyage Columbus undertook is told in his own voice through his journal entries of that year. He tells of excitement, drama, and terror on the high seas, as well as the doubts he faces from his own crew, as together, they weather the path to victory.
Andy's bedroom is a strange world where dinosaurs whine, potatoes insult, and cowboys annoy. This is where space ranger Buzz Lightyear lands. These are toys like Buzz, but Buzz believes he's an actual defender and not just a child's plaything.
Lola really likes guinea pigs. And she is absolutely VERY excited when Mrs. Hanson lets her take Bert, the class Guinea pig, home for the school vacation. Lola COMPLETELY knows how to take care of Bert. She gives him clean water every day, feeds him fruits and vegetables, and even makes him a guinea pig run. But then Bert escapes! He is COMPLETELY, extremely GONE! Will Charlie be able to help his little sister Lola find Bert before anything happens to him and before Lola has to go back to school?
From the book jacket: I have lit the first of seven candles to write my story by. My name is Coriander Hobie, and I have a great many things to tell-of silver shoes that tempted me and an alligator most rare; of London, the home of my childhood, and another, stranger land, one that I thought only existed in dreams; and of an ebony box whose treasure only now am I beginning to understand. The box was once my mother's, but its secrets were meant for me. This being my story and a fairy tale besides, I will start once upon a time . .
If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book is about to prove you right!A life without direction is a life without passion. The dynamic follow-up to the phenomenal best-seller Wishcraft, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (the New York Times Bestseller) guides you, not to another unsatisfying job, but to a richly rewarding career rooted in your heart's desire. And in a work of true emancipation, this life-changing sourcebook reveals how you can recapture "long lost" goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams forever!You will learn:* What to do if you never chose to be what you are.* How to get off the fast track--and on to the right track.* First aid techniques for paralyzing chronic negativity.* How to regroup when you've lost your big dream.* To stop waiting for luck--and start creating it.From the Trade Paperback edition.
I Could Go on Singing, based on the Judy Garland film and one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. In a stirring adaptation of Judy Garland's final film, acclaimed novelist John D. MacDonald pulls back the curtain on the life of a great star after the crowds have left and the lights have gone out. This is the haunting story of Jenny Bowman, a famous singer whose world is one of spellbinding triumph and heartbreaking need. She may have risen to the top, but success cannot ultimately return to Jenny the one thing she truly wants: time with the child who was taken away from her years ago. Masterfully depicting the tension between public images and private struggles, I Could Go on Singing is a striking novel about the bonds of love and the ugly side of celebrity. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark
After Pearl Harbor, he led America's flight to victoryGeneral Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story -- modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it.From the Paperback edition.
There's a new cat in town! This feisty sibling of the international bestseller I Could Pee on This will be making its own sensational mark in the cat-poetry world. I Could Pee on This, Too explores fresh feline emotions and philosophical musings through cats' own poetry, such as "Welcome New Cat," "Sleeping My Life Away," and "You Also Live Here." Any cat lover who's longed for a deeper look into the enigmatic world of their cats will fall whiskers over paws for this well-versed follow-up.
I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed By Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black Worldby Trevor Paglen
Updated with New Information and Additional Patches. They're on the shoulders of all military personnel: patches showing what a soldier's unit does. But what if that's top secret? "A glimpse of [the Pentagon's] dark world through a revealing lens-patches--the kind worn on military uniforms... The book offers not only clues into the nature of the secret programs, but also a glimpse of zealous male bonding among the presumed elite of the military-industrial complex. The patches often feel like fraternity pranks gone ballistic." -William Broad, The New York Times. I COULD TELL YOU is a bestselling collection of more than seventy military patches representing secret government projects. Here author/photographer/investigator Trevor Paglen explores classified weapons projects and intelligence operations by scrutinizing their own imagery and jargon, disclosing new facts about important military units, which are here known by peculiar names ("Goat Suckers," "Grim Reapers," "Tastes Like Chicken") and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons. The precisely photographed patches--worn by military personnel working on classified missions, such as those at the legendary Area 51--reveal much about a strange and eerie world about which little was previously known. "A fresh approach to secret government." -Steven Aftergood, The Federation of American Scientists. "An impressive collection." -Justin Rood, ABC News. "A fascinating set of shoulder patches." -Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report. "I was fascinated... [Paglen] has assembled about 40 colorful patch insignia from secret, military 'black' programs that are hardly ever discussed in public. He has plenty of regalia from the real denizens of Area 51." -Alex Beam, The Boston Globe.
A deal with a devilishly sexy cowboy...Self-help guru Bethany Grace has returned home to clean up the now-decrepit family ranch after her father's death. Rather than just set the whole place ablaze (her first choice), she settles for a nice symbolic little blaze outside...until things get out of hand!Cowboy Nash Bledsoe is working at the Last Chance Ranch next door when he sees the smoke. Bethany is the last person he expects-or wants-to see. How can he explain that she's indirectly responsible for ruining his life?Still, there's an opportunity for Nash to buy the ranch if he can help restore it, and the two strike a deal. But there's a whole lot of chemistry in the fine print, and Nash is about to discover that where there's smoke, there's fire!
When Chris finds a wallet, he decides to take on someone else's identity.
Weber presents a readable yet comprehensive look at cochlear implants and shares her own story: why did she choose to hear? how did she cope? what were the frustrations with implants? The book includes some technical information and lists of resources for those with hearing disabilities. A marvelous book.
Feeling stuck? Veteran journalist and cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn was feeling angry and frustrated. The economy was tanking. Her job was changing. In a word, she felt "stuck." Something had to change. Her daughter helped convince her to start a "Year of Firsts." For the next 365 days, Cahn made a point of doing something she had never done before, every day. Before she knew it, her whole perspective on life had changed. In this inspiring book, Lu Ann recounts how a new "first" everyday brought excitement and wonder back into her world. And more than that, she helps readers see how they can do it too. * Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge * Speak to a complete stranger on the street * Zip-line across a crocodile-infested Mexican lake * Spend a day in a wheelchair * Learn to Hula Hoop
Throughout her life, Kiran has dared to swim against the current and explore new grounds. This book deals with what makes Kiran Bedi say "I Dare!"
From the foreword by G.M. Philpott: Those of us who have been associated with Mr. Danforth in business know that this Dare idea works. Practically all of the leaders in his great organization were boys who came from humble surroundings and were dared by him to high accomplishments. He has dared most by his own daring example. Mr. Danforth gives the best that is in him, whether he is guiding a great industry, traveling in a remote corner of the world, shooting ducks or playing with his grandchildren. The day ahead is always the most thrilling day in his life. The job at hand is always the most important one he has ever undertaken. He never gives less than his best.
From sexpert Susie Bright, this luxe box contains 30 seductive prompts and dares--each sealed in an envelope ready for the taking. Select an envelope, tear it open, and read the card aloud to discover what comes next. No two lovers will play the cards the same way twice!
Joyce Meyer explains that a life without purpose is a life not worth living. We all need a reason to get up everyday. We all need to reach for something beyond ourselves. Over the centuries, millions of people have asked, "What am I here for? What is my purpose?" We are born; we live; and we die. We cannot do anything about being born or dying, but we can do a lot about how we live.
Broken into thirty-one segments, this book defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.
Words have power. Whenever we speak something either good or bad, we give life to what we are saying. In his bestselling book, I Declare, Pastor Joel Osteen reveals 31 declarations that can bring God's favor and blessing to the reader's life in a greater way.Now, Joel Osteen offers a practical tool that will help ensure that what you say about yourself and others are positive, inspiring, and encouraging. In using this personal application guide, you will be encouraged to declare God's Word over your life each day through insightful reflection and a relevant scripture verse-all of this with space in which to record your own thoughts and revelations. This lively guide offers all of this and more, with the expectation that God will use it to help you see His favor and blessings in a greater way.So if you want to know what life will be like five years from now, take this faithful companion in hand, and begin the next 31 days with the only One who has the power to bless the future.with the only One who has the power to bless your future.
Bucky Beaver has been happily chiseling the table legs with his new front teeth. When Mother brings dinner in, she is horrified!"Who did this?" Mother demands. What should Bucky do: (a) Tell Morn he thinks they have termites? (b) Run off to dam-building class? (c) Or say. . ". I did it. I'm sorry". This hilarious quiz book points the way to good behavior by presenting a series of animals facing moral dilemmas. The answer to each question is concealed within the colorful artwork throughout and listed in the key at the back of the book. In addition, the illustrations contain cleverly hidden pictures of a variety of creatures. Children will laugh at these silly -- scenarios as they're reminded that values such as honesty, dependability, and consideration for others provide the answer to every situation. "An irresistible book for teaching manners", raved Letitia Baldrige about It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel (Dial). The Buehners' most recent book, Fanny's Dream, is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner.
The world's most beloved funnyman is back with his first humor book since the bestselling Cosbyology. In this hilarious new collection of observations, Cosby brings us more of his wonderful and wacky insights into the human condition that are sure to become classics. In the tradition of Fat Albert, Cosby introduces a host of new characters, including Peanut Armhouse and Old Mother Harold. Not since Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Bucky, and the Cosby Kids has there been such a memorable cast.Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby, Jr. His success spans five decades and virtually all media-remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly housing project.The doctor of comedy holds forth on everything from a game show contestant's confusing origins, to a grandchild with a Godzilla infatuation, to his first love Bernadette, and many more delightful digressions.Bill Cosby may not have asked to be born, but we're sure glad he was.lad he was.
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