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Bad Boys

by Arnett Ferguson

Statistics show that black males are disproportionately getting in trouble and being suspended from the nation's school systems. Based on three years of participant observation research at an elementary school, Bad Boys offers a richly textured account of daily interactions between teachers and students to understand this serious problem. Ann Arnett Ferguson demonstrates how a group of eleven- and twelve-year-old males are identified by school personnel as "bound for jail" and how the youth construct a sense of self under such adverse circumstances. The author focuses on the perspective and voices of pre-adolescent African American boys. How does it feel to be labeled "unsalvageable" by your teacher? How does one endure school when the educators predict one's future as "a jail cell with your name on it?" Through interviews and participation with these youth in classrooms, playgrounds, movie theaters, and video arcades, the author explores what "getting into trouble" means for the boys themselves. She argues that rather than simply internalizing these labels, the boys look critically at schooling as they dispute and evaluate the meaning and motivation behind the labels that have been attached to them. Supplementing the perspectives of the boys with interviews with teachers, principals, truant officers, and relatives of the students, the author constructs a disturbing picture of how educators' beliefs in a "natural difference" of black children and the "criminal inclination" of black males shapes decisions that disproportionately single out black males as being "at risk" for failure and punishment. Bad Boys is a powerful challenge to prevailing views on the problem of black males in our schools today. It will be of interest to educators, parents, and youth, and to all professionals and students in the fields of African-American studies, childhood studies, gender studies, juvenile studies, social work, and sociology, as well as anyone who is concerned about the way our schools are shaping the next generation of African American boys.

Bad Boys Do (Donovan Brothers Brewery #2)

by Victoria Dahl

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble-in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan-may be too tempting to avoid.Jamie Donovan doesn't mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong?

Bad Boys Down Under

by Nancy Warren

Join USA Today bestselling author Nancy Warren for three of the hottest Aussie imports to hit these shores. When these bad boys come to visit, you're guaranteed a g'day, mate. Sizzling In Sydney Sexy, macho Cameron Crane knows he needs marketing guru Jennifer Talbot to take his Australian surf and boogie board business into the lucrative American market. No worries, mate. He'll just seduce the little Sheila. But the minute Cameron lays eyes on Jenn, cornering the market on pleasuring her becomes his number one goal. . . one he's ready to fully commit to. . . Surfer Boy Handling the advertising campaign for Crane surf and boogie boards is ad exec Lise Atwater's dream job. But turning their Australian surfer boy into a product spokesman is going to take a lot of work. Hunky Steve Jackson is a take-me-as-I-am kind of guy who thinks he's in the States to party and bed women. But when the ad campaign moves behind closed doors, it's clear that neither is selling the other anything. . . and the white-hot ecstasy is completely mutual. . . The Great Barrier Dumped by his fiancée, Mark Forsythe decides to sow his wild oats down under. On his first night, the novice bad boy passes out in slinky Bronwyn Spencer's bed. Though nothing happened, Bronwyn's happy to let Mark think they've shared a night of passion so hot, he's got to experience it again. And she has every intention of showing the terminally good Mark know just how delicious a walk on the wild side can be . . .

The Bad Boys Guide to the Galaxy

by Karen Kelley

Take me to your leader. Come to think of it, just take me. Planet Nerak was perfect until an expedition to Earth brought back an unwanted guest. Enter one talented Nerakian named Lara, sent on a special fact-finding mission in the vast region called Texas. Fortunately, police officer Sam Jones has offered to help. Unfortunately, Sam's skill at sex is quite distracting . . . Crazy, that's what Sam is. What sane man would voluntarily isolate himself in the Texas woods with an alien, not to mention a female one with a superiority complex, legs that won't quit, and a penchant for walking around buck naked? And when Lara wastes no time getting into his bed, he goes where no man has gone before. Of course, when you're from Texas, nothing-not even an entire planet-is going to stop you from getting what you want.

Bad Boys In Black Tie

by Lori Mccarthy Foster Erin

Some men you can't take anywhere . . . except the bedroom. GOOD WITH HIS HANDSBy New York Times bestselling author Lori FosterAs next-door neighbors and best friends, Pete Watson and Cassidy McClannahan have a 'no sex' relationship. Until Pete decides he's ready to transform himself into the perfect 'black tie' guy he thinks she wants. And once she's in his arms, he'll show her just what else that black tie can do . . . MISS EXTREME CONGENIALITYBy New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthyCJ White knows there has to be a catch when Wyatt Maddock-her despised FBI partner-offers to transfer out of Chicago and far, far away from her: she has to spend one sexy night with the untamed playboy, wearing the outfit of his choice . . . LAST CALLBy Morgan LeighTess Braeden is new in Justice, North Carolina, but there's no justice when she learns that her inherited home is about to be foreclosed on. Thank goodness for the sensual, mysterious Fletcher Graham. But will Mr. Right become Mr. Wrong once Tess discovers his day job?

Bad Boys In Kilts

by Donna Kauffman

You know those Scottish bad boys. . . they don't wear anything under their kilts, and who would want them to?Bottoms UpBrodie Chisholm has more charm than the law allows, a good thing now that he's bailed out of university to run the local pub. Brodie loves the pub life: especially flirting with the lasses--except for Kat Henderson. She'd probably kick his ass--or capture his heart. . . On TapReese Chisholm knows how to run the family distillery--until American Daisy MacDonnell shows up. The red-headed beauty has a lot of fancy ideas about promoting his family's whiskey. But Reese is too busy fantasizing. . . . No, Reese is all business. He knows what he wants. What he wants is Daisy. . . Night WatchTristan always felt he'd been born a century too late. A sheepherder with a poet's heart, he has a need to share a deep, hungry passion with one special woman. Bestselling author Bree Sullivan has come to Scotland to escape the paparazzi--until a surprise rainstorm has her rescued by the world's hunkiest sheepherder. Suddenly, being alone is the last thing on her mind. . . "Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!" --Janet Evanovich

Bad Boys on Board

by Lori Foster Donna Kauffman Nancy Warren

Sly. Sexy. Completely untamed. Meet the bad boys on board. And take a wild, romantic ride that will have you shouting, "Dont stop. . . " My House, My Rules Lori Foster. . . "is arguably the star of. . . Brava. " --Library Journal Tough, rugged cop Sam Watson has a reputation for being a hero on the job and delivering mind-blowing pleasure in the bedroom. But the only woman who drives him over the edge is the one whos completely wrong for him--the sweetly sexy and extremely determined Ariel. When Ariels headstrong ways nearly wreck one of Sams sting operations--ruining her alluring dress in the process--Sam offers her a ride to his place to clean up. But once there, Ariel seems to have her own agenda, and Sam decides its time to show the lady that if she wants to play games of seduction, hell be calling the shots, turning her every fantasy into a night of unimagined bliss. . . Going Down? Donna Kauffman. . . "weaves a spell of delight with her enchanting romances. " --Teresa Medeiros Long hours and little pay. Thats what Callie Montgomerys life is all about as the temporary secretary to a financial wizard. Late one night, Callie honors yet one more request from her boss--to escort the dark, dashing, and very British Dominic Colbourne into the companys private elevator and out of the building. Suddenly, the elevator comes to a halt. Plunged into darkness, with hours to go till morning, two people bare their souls and their uncontrollable hunger, sharing a heartfelt intimacy that takes them far beyond protocol into exquisite pleasure. . . A Fast Ride Nancy Warren. . . "knows how to spin a love story that. . . curls your toes. " --Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance When an accident leaves a motorcycle gang member down for the count in her front yard, Nell Tennant has to perform mouth-to-mouth on the sexy, long-haired stranger. This arouses the semi-conscious hunk, and before he slides into sleep, he wakes just long enough to deliver a full-body kiss that is one step removed from getting them both arrested for indecency. Now, fully awake but with his memory gone, this bad boys convinced that Nell is his girlfriend, and hes eager to take up their steamy, passionate affair right where he left off. . . in bed. . . What is there to do with such bad, bad boys? Lots. . . so slow down and enjoy the ride. . .

Bad Break (The Gymnasts #6)

by Elizabeth A. Levy

Cindi's never been so scared. After her broken leg heals Cindi's confidence is still shaky. The fear she feels every time she tries to do gymnastics is even more scary than breaking her leg. She's afraid she'll never be able to perform the way she used to. Does it mean Cindi doesn't have what it takes to be a gymnast?

The Bad Bunch

by J. T. Edson

The war with the North was over, but Texas was still a battleground. Outlaw bands ravaged whole towns, drenching the Border Country with blood. Deadliest of all was the silent band of knife-artists known as "the Bad Bunch" ... Under Dusty Fog, the Texas Light Cavalry had held off the Yanks as long as the South had stood. Now they were called the Floating Outfit-and they were all that stood between Texas and the law of the blade!

A Bad Case of Ghosts (A Bad Case #1)

by Kenneth Oppel

Giles Barnes and his family have just moved... into a very strange house. Creaks, rustles and fluttering sounds fill his bedroom. Ghosts! Giles enlists the help of his new neighbours, "local geniuses" Tina and Kevin Quark, and their "ghostometer", to investigate. Together, Barnes and the Brains solve the mystery, and get rid of the ghosts for good.

Bad Chemistry

by Gary Krist

Kate Theodorus used to be a cop, but now she's operating outside the law she was once sworn to uphold, by investigating her husband's disappearance.

Bad Company

by Catherine Macphail

Lissa's world has just turned upside down. Her father has been in jail and is coming home for Christmas. She can't bear the way her mother and sister are so happy and making welcome plans. After all, he was the one who let them all down and spoilt her life wasn't he? Before he went to jail they had a nice house, she had trendy clothes and anything pretty much that she wanted. Now it is 'Not so high and mighty now are you?' at school. Life gets better when new girl Diane arrives at school. She sympathises with Lissa, doesn't make fun of her dad, and tells Lissa to ignore the taunts at school. And Diane's parents have the big house that Lissa used to have so Lissa can at least play make-believe ... But Lissa doesn't realize that Diane is very manipulative. And she doesn't realize either how much her dad loves her. It is only when a combination of events come together that she has to face facts about who and what are important to her.

Bad Connection (Samantha McGregor #1)

by Melody Carlson

Meet Samantha McGregor She seems like your average teen, but Samantha is unusually gifted. God gives her visions and dreams that offer unconventional glimpses into other people's lives and problems. It's a powerful gift with a lot of responsibilityhellip; Bad Connection: Book One Kayla Henderson lives on the edge. She likes to break the rules, considers partying an extracurricular activity, and can't stand her parents. So, most people aren't surprised when she goes missing. Like everyone else, Samantha McGregor assumes Kayla has run away. But then she has a vision where Kayla is tied up with duct tape over her mouth. Freaked by the image, Samantha wonders,Is Kayla alive or dead? Was the vision real or just a silly dream? Most important, can Kayla be found before it's too late? If God Gave You a Vision, Would You Trust It? Samantha McGregor knows that Kayla Henderson likes to break the rules, considers partying an "extra-curricular" activity, and can't stand her parents. Fine. That's Kayla's thing. Samantha's not even surprised when Kayla goes missing. Hadn't she been saying she was going to take off, to go meet her online "boyfriend" in person? It might not be the smartest move in the world, but Kayla would be okay. She always was. Then the vision comeshellip;and reveals that Kayla is far from okay. Samantha freaks. Was her vision from God or just imagined? If Kayla's really in danger, what can Samantha do? Only one person can help her: Detective Ebony Hamilton, her father's former colleague. Now this unlikely pair must work against the clock-and the system-to patch together the truth and find Kaylahellip;before it's too late. {INSERT ENDORSEMENTS TO COME} READER'S GUIDE INCLUDED Story Behind the Book "The secular world has become very interested in 'supernatural' gifts. Take, for example, shows likeJoan of Arcadia , The Medium, Monk, and Dead Zone. Yet it's God who gives every good and perfect gift. My guess is that we humans barely tap into the vast variety of gifts that He has to offer. Not only that, but our fast-paced, high-tech culture rarely relies on those good 'old-fashioned' character traits like insight, intuition, wisdom, and foresight. My hope is that this series will provide a fun way for teens to explore deeper levels of spirituality and creativity while inspiring them to a greater love for God. " - Melody Carlson From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Bad Day for Romance (Stella Hardesty Crime Novel #5)

by Sophie Littlefield

That's no cupid, it's a bridesmaid with a crossbow. Stella Hardesty is a seamstress with a sideline job in vigilante justice in this entertaining ebook in the Edgar-nominated and award-winning Bad Day series. Two days before her best friend gets married, Stella Hardesty has nothing more pressing on her mind than fitting into her fluffy pink bridesmaid gown, mixing her next cocktail, and enjoying a romantic weekend with her sometimes beau, BJ Brodersen. Just as she's headed to the bridal shower, word comes that BJ and smokin' hot sheriff Goat Jones have gotten into a dustup over Stella's affections. Before Stella can recover from this startling development, more bad news comes along. The minister's niece, the hard-to-love pageant princess Divinity Flycock, has been arrested for the murder of her fiance. The bride begs Stella to clear Divinity's name so that her minister will be able to perform the nuptials. When Stella starts digging into the case, however, she uncovers a world of jealous nightclub singers, firearms dealers, and the ugly underbelly of reality TV. Hot on the trail of the truth, she's distracted by the arrival of the sheriff, who finally seems ready to make a claim for her affections.

Bad Dog

by Martin Kihn

(A true story.) Meet Hola. She's a nightmare, but it's not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing. Hola's supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty's in debt and out of shape; he's about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he's on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can't get his life--and his dog--under control. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club's rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit. It won't be easy. It certainly won't be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake.From the Hardcover edition.

Bad Dog and All That Hollywood Hoohah

by Martin Chatterton

He's the baddest dog in town. A 100% high-steppin', bone-crunchin', cat-chasin' pooch with one small problemo: he has three days to live. Three days left on Death Row at the City Pound for Unwanted Canines. Unless...Unless a big Hollywood agent drops by looking for The Next Big Doggy Thing to appear in a big new action movie.

Bad Dogs Have More Fun

by John Grogan

Bad Dogs Have More Fun Is an unforgettable collection of more than seventy-five newspaper articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer written by former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether he is writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, trenchant comments on life's foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laugh-he makes us cry-he makes us think.

Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life

by John Grogan

A collection of newspaper columns from John Grogan, best-selling author of Marley and Me

Bad Dreams

by Anne Fine

Mel is the class bookworm. She prefers books to people and doesn't want to be a first-week minder for new girl Imogen. But there's something very strange about Imogen and, as Mel slowly uncovers the truth, she begins to realize that stories can happen in real life, too.

Bad Dreams: Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia

by Human Rights Watch

This report is the first comprehensive examination of the variety of human rights abuses that foreign workers experience in Saudi Arabia. The voices of these migrants provide a window into a country whose hereditary, unelected rulers continue to choose secrecy over transparency at the expense of justice. The stories in this report illustrate why so many migrant workers, including Muslims, return to their home countries deeply aggrieved by the lack of equality and due process of law in the kingdom. In an important sense, this report is an indictment of unscrupulous private employers and sponsors as well as Saudi authorities, including interior ministry interrogators and shari'a court judges, who operate without respect for the rule of law and the inherent dignity of all men and women, irrespective of gender, race, and religion.

Bad Faith

by Robert K. Tanenbaum

A parent's worst nightmare sets the stage for the exhilarating new thriller in Robert K. Tanenbaum's New York Times bestselling Butch Karp series. New York District Attorney Butch Karp has no qualms about putting David and Nonie Ellis on trial following the excruciating death of their young son, Micah. To him, the case is cut-and-dried--reckless manslaughter. Helpless ten-year-old Micah counted on his parents to protect him from the effects of a rare but treatable cancer. Instead, the Ellis family relied solely on prayer and the guidance of snake-oil salesman Reverend C. G. Westlund, of the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ Resurrected, to save him. Westlund and his zealous followers set up camp outside the DA's office, angrily protesting the indictment of their "brother" and "sister," but the charismatic leader's true objective is to create a diversion from an alarming fraud. He coerced Nonie Ellis into signing an insurance policy that listed himself and the church as beneficiaries in the event of Micah's death, but he needs the Ellises to be exonerated to get the payout. When David Ellis discovers the deception, no amount of faith can save him from his gruesome fate. Amid the firestorm of controversy surrounding the case, Karp's wife, private investigator Marlene Ciampi, heads to Memphis to uncover Westlund's past. The evidence she finds is enough to blow the top off the con man's scheme--if she doesn't get herself blown away in the process. Back in Manhattan, meanwhile, Karp is confronted by a deadly nemesis from the past who has explosive plans of her own. The edge-of-your-seat action comes to a head at the annual Halloween parade when a merciless struggle between good and evil metes out its own fatal form of justice.

Bad (Fearless # 13)

by Francine Pascal

I FINALLY HAVE SAM. I FINALLY HAVE A FAMILY. I FINALLY HAVE A WAY OUT. WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT THAT? <P> Gaia Moore is genetically incapable of feeling fear. In this story, Gaia finally has Sam and he's everything she ever desired. But something - or someone - stands in the way of her true happiness. Loki has his sights set on her and he won't let anyone stop him from getting what he wants.

Bad (Fearless #13)

by Francine Pascal

Gaia is genetically incapable of feeling fear. Gaia finally has Sam and he's everything she ever desired. But something or someone stands in the way of her true happiness.

Bad Girl

by Michele Jaffe

She never meant for it to happen. . . . For Chicago Thomas, aka Windy, it was an offer too good to refuse: the chance to head the forensics lab at the Las Vegas Police Department. With her six-year-old daughter in tow, Windy moves to Sin City hoping to start over with a loving fiancé--far from the sad memories of a first marriage that ended in tragedy. But the job of her dreams is about to take a nightmarish turn. She wanted to be a good girl. . . . Though the first murders appear to be random, they are savage in their intensity: an entire family, butchered in their own home. Only a few days later, another family meets the same grisly fate. To Ash Leighton, the enigmatic chief of the Metro Violent Crime Unit, the signs are clear: a serial killer is stalking Las Vegas. But she just couldn't help herself. . . . In a breathless race against time, the lines between good and bad, right and wrong, begin to blur, and Windy and Ash find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. In a town where nothing is what it seems, only the evidence doesn't lie. And Windy may have to pay for the truth with her life. Sometimes being good is dangerous.

Bad Girls

by Jacqueline Wilson

Mandy White is picked on by bad girls--until a bigger, badder girl becomes her special friend. Tanya, a foster child across the street, is nothing like Mandy. Mandy's overprotective mother wants her daughter to have nothing to do with the new neighbor. But Mandy is growing up and learning a lot about herself and the real world. Like sometimes bad girls are truly terrible bullies--and sometimes a bad girl can have the best heart and make the best friend. Illustrations. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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