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Jerome pedaled down the mountain, his friends Tommy and Eric racing to catch up. The wide, flat path was made for smooth riding, but Jerome's mind wasn't on the trail. A sudden rustling in the brush ahead startled him out of his daydreaming. A dog darted out of the shrubs, then stopped dead in the trail. The next several seconds seemed to pass in slow motion. Jerome squeezed hard on the hand brakes, but it was too late. His front wheel collided with the animal; the dog yelped; and Jerome somersaulted over his handlebars. Tommy said later he would never forget how his friend flew through the air and collided head-on with the sycamore tree. Eric said he'd never forget the sickening thud the impact made. But what his friends would never forget, Jerome would never remember. In a brilliant white flash, Jerome's life as he knew it was gone. What do bikes, cars, scooters, sports, tumors, strokes, guns, and the shaking of babies all have in common? They all can cause brain injuries. Every twenty-one seconds, one person in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury. In The Journey Toward Recovery: Youth with Brain Injury you will read about Jerome, one teen who finds his life changed forever in a split-second accident. Along the way, you will also learn about other forms of brain injury; how these injuries affect people's lives; and how schools, doctors, and lawmakers are helping youth with this form of special need.
An award-winning broadcast journalist shares his poignant story about his family's journey with autism. About one child out of 110 will be diagnosed with autism. When Dwayne Ballen's son Julian was diagnosed at age four, Ballen started a blog to record his thoughts and share his family's experiences. Julian has taught his parents much about life and the real meaning of success. He has led them to realize that a smile and a warm hug are two of the most rewarding gifts a parent can ever receive. The Ballens' journey is inspirational and enlightening. Journey with Julian will strike a chord with parents who are just receiving the diagnosis of autism for their child, as well as those further down the path. Journey with Julian shows that in the end, it's family and fierce determination that help us all to get the most out of life.
Find your true self! Live a wonderful life!! Begin a journey of self-discovery!!! Book on finding yourself within a religious context
This book, set in New Hampshire, is about the adventure of a young boy who travels far from home with a journeyman painter named Mr. Toppan.
Miranda is duty-bound to journey across the Damned Plains to rescue the Princess of York from ruination. Her selfish cousin doesn't deserve her help, but the mission offers an opportunity to escape the smothering confines of life as an indentured companion to a spoiled princess.Danner is a journeyman, a traveler with an extraordinary gift: the ability to withstand the deadly lightning bolts sent by moody gods. Drawn by her lush beauty, he agrees to guide Miranda across the Plains if she'll let him explore her body each night.They face danger-blood ravens, cannibals, mechanical spyders-but Danner never anticipated that the bigger risk would be from Miranda and the things she makes him feel. A journeyman's life doesn't lend itself to commitment, but if they can rescue the princess and make it out of the Plains without getting zapped or eaten, Danner might have to make an exception for one amazing woman. If she'll have him. 36,220 words
Lev Raphael explores in non-fiction the gay and Jewish identities that have dominated his highly acclaimed fiction for many years. He describes growing up in a secular family, discovering a Jewish community, early sexual exploration, the turning point that came with writing his first autobiographical story, and life with his partner and his partner's sons. The book also reports on gay literature, gays and lesbians in Israel, and the legacy of the Holocaust for both Jews and gays.
Journeys Beginnings provides students with a number of diverse expeditions, designed to build vocabulary and comprehension skill and improve reading fluency.
Following the fortunes of some of the much-loved characters from her bestseller 'The Journey', Josephine Cox's powerful new novel spans continents, decades and generations of one family. Like a ghost from the past, she walked along the platform towards them. . . It has been over twenty years since Vicky Maitland set foot on English soil. Twenty years since she left Liverpool with her three children, bound for a new life in America, leaving her beloved husband Barney behind. But this long journey home is the hardest of all. She is here in search of the truth, afraid of what she may find. Why did Barney turn against his family so suddenly, so cruelly? Only her old friend Lucy Baker knows what happened. And Lucy promised Barney she would never tell his secret. Is it time she broke her silence and explain the events of so long ago? As the past weighs heavily on Lucy's heart, other ghosts are stirring, intent on revenge. Will they finally catch up with Vicky and Lucy?
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The book facilitates conversion of reading skills into day to day activities.
Various short stories and poems from all aspects of current and previous American culture and history.
This is a classic and modern literature book of short stories and poems.
The Way Begins . . . Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.
Monroe, a Virginia businessman, began to leave his physical body to travel to far locales, unpredictably and without his willing it. This is his gripping personal account.
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. All sentences have two parts: a subject and a predicate. The simple subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about. The predicate is the part of the sentence that describes the action or the state of being. The simple predicate is a verb.
Fans of Bartholomew will enjoy his latest travels detailed in this book.
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