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Still reeling from divorce and feeling estranged from her teenage son, Trish Taylor is in the midst of salvaging the remnants of her life when she uncovers a shocking secret: her sister is alive. For years Trish believed that her mother and infant sister had died in a car accident. But the truth is that her mother fatally overdosed and that Trish's grandparents put the baby girl up for adoption because her father was black. After years of drawing on the strength of her black ancestors, Billie Cousins is shocked to discover that she was adopted. Just as surprising, after finally overcoming a series of health struggles, she is pregnant-a dream come true for Billie but a nightmare for her sweetie, Nick, and for her mother, both determined to protect Billie from anything that may disrupt her well-being.
Historical photographs with explanatory text present a picture of life in the American West from 1840 to the early 1900s.
Inspired by true events, the story of two girls raised by wolvesMohandas lives in the Home, a Christian orphanage in Godamuri, India, close to the jungle. The people of Godamuri beg the orphanage's director, the Reverend Mr. Welles, to get rid of the ghosts, called manush-bagha, haunting their village. When the Reverend investigates, he discovers that the "ghosts" are really two human girls living with a pack of wolves. Mohandas's life is altered forever when the Reverend brings the two girls to live at the orphanage. Reverend Welles is sure that with time and attention, the girls will learn to speak and become civilized. But the other children do not like these strange creatures who walk on all fours, refuse to wear clothes, eat raw chicken, and howl at the moon. Only Mohandas is willing to show the wolf-sisters a little kindness. But is kindness enough to make them human? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author's personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.
When humans rescued the wolf-boy, they were unaware of the danger it would put them in Saved from the werewolves who want him to join them, Gruff is taken in by a family of normal humans. He is fond of Paul and his sister, Kim, remembering the kind of sibling bond he once had with the wolf pups. He tries to behave like a normal boy, eating with utensils and attending school, but he knows there are only a few weeks left before the next full moon and the change he's bound to endure. Trying to resist the pull of the wereing--the transformation into full werewolf--Gruff must hide when the moon transforms him. But his change is not the only danger that lurks in the small town of Fox Hollow, a place full of people who don't believe in monsters--even when the monsters lurk among them.
Coming out of suspended animation one by one, the survivors of a global disaster must try to make sense of the world they live in now. When they're newlyborn, they have no memory of the lives they left behind. As they awaken, they remember parts of the lives they lived before the disaster, discover what they can contribute, and become full members of the tribe. But sometimes they don't awaken. Those are the soulless ones. So the Elders say. Jelena has been unawakened for seven years-long past the time she should have. Her protector, Michael, does not complain, but she knows that she is just another burden to him. Everything she does, from befriending the wolves that terrify the rest of the tribe to challenging the decrees the Elders lay down, puts her in conflict with the tribe-and thus with Michael. Jelena and Michael must find a way beyond custom and fear to live-and love-as equals. Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Coming out of suspended animation one by one, the survivors of a global disaster must try to make sense of the world they live in now. When they're newlyborn, they have no memory of the lives they left behind. As they awaken, they remember parts of the lives they lived before the disaster, discover what they can contribute, and become full members of the tribe.<P><P> But sometimes they don't awaken. Those are the soulless ones. So the Elders say. Jelena has been unawakened for seven years--long past the time she should have. Her protector, Michael, does not complain, but she knows that she is just another burden to him. Everything she does, from befriending the wolves that terrify the rest of the tribe to challenging the decrees the Elders lay down, puts her in conflict with the tribe--and thus with Michael.<P> Jelena and Michael must find a way beyond custom and fear to live--and love--as equals.
This book is about the diary of a third-grade class of Japanese-American children being held with their families in an internment camp during World War II.
Five years have passed since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq, and true democracy has yet to come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced; half are living in desolate tent camps, the others mostly stuck in Jordan and Syrian. All face uncertain futures. In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the war's most tragic victims -- Iraqi children. She interviews more than 20 young Iraqis, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few trying to build new lives in North America. Some families left Iraq with money; others are penniless, ill, or disabled. Most of the parents are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat. The children speak for themselves, with little editorial comment, and their stories are frank, harrowing, and often reveal a surprising resilience in surviving the consequences of a war in which they played no part.
From the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim comes a collection of the short stories David Sedaris loves most. Containing the work of both contemporary and classic writers, CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES, edited and introduced by Sedaris, gives his legions of fans a glimpse at the writing he finds inspiring - and helps them discover the truth about loneliness, hope, love, betrayal, and certain, but not all, monkeys. David Sedaris fell in love with short stories while living in Odell, Oregon. Sedaris writes, "When apple-picking season ended, I got a job in a packing plant and gravitated toward short stories, which I could read during my break and reflect upon for the remainder of my shift. A good one would take me out of myself and stuff me back in, outsized, now, and uneasy with the fit." Featuring such notable writers as Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff, Lorrie Moore, and Joyce Carol Oates, readers will reconnect with classics, as well discover fantastic but lesser-known writers. Included in CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES are: Introduction by David Sedaris "Oh, Joseph, I'm So Tired" by Richard Yates "Gryphon" by Charles Baxter "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield "Half A Grapefruit" by Alice Munro "Applause, Applause" by Jean Thompson "I Know What I'm Doing About All the Attention I've Been Getting" by Frank Gannon "Where the Door Is Always Open and the Welcome Mat Is Out" by Patricia Highsmith "The Best of Betty" by Jincy Willett "Song of the Shirt, 1941" by Dorothy Parker "The Girl with the Blackened Eye" by Joyce Carol Oates "People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk" by Lorrie Moore "Revelation" by Flannery O'Connor "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel "Cosmopolitan" by Akhil Sharma "Irish Girl" by Tim Johnston "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff Epilogue by Sarah Vowell Borrowing the book's name from an Adriaen van der Werff painting, CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES is David Sedaris's attempt to share his passion for short stories with a wider audience-and his enthusiasm is contagious. "The authors in this book are huge to me, and I am a comparative midget, scratching around in their collective shadow. 'Pint sized Fanatic Bowing Before Statues of Hercules' might have been more concise, but people don't paint things like that, and besides, it doesn't sound as good." David Sedaris is publishing this book to support 826NYC, a nonprofit tutoring center in Brooklyn, New York. All of his proceeds, after permission expenses, from CHILDREN PLAYING BEFORE A STATUE OF HERCULES will benefit this organization designed to help students ages six to eighteen develop their writing skills through free writing workshops, publishing projects, and one-on-one help with homework and English-language learning. In the book's epilogue, Sarah Vowell describes the fine work done by 826NYC.
Children Reading Pictures has made a huge impact on teachers, scholars and students all over the world. The original edition of this book described the fascinating range of children's responses to contemporary picturebooks, which proved that they are sophisticated readers of visual texts and are able to make sense of complex images on literal, visual and metaphorical levels. Through this research, the authors found that children are able to understand different viewpoints, analyse moods, messages and emotions, and articulate personal responses to picture books - even when they struggle with the written word.The study of picturebooks and children's responses to them has increased dramatically in the 12 years since the first edition was published. Fully revised with a review of the most recent theories and critical work related to picturebooks and meaning-making, this new edition demonstrates how vital visual literacy is to children's understanding and development. The second edition: Includes three new case studies that address social issues, special needs and metafiction Summarises key finding from research with culturally diverse children Draws upon new research on response to digital picturebooks Provides guidelines for those contemplating research on response to picturebooks This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of children's literature as well as providing important reading for Primary and Early Years teachers, literacy co-ordinators and all those interested in picturebooks.
The Dordogne's favorite chief of police is back in a case full of twists and turns that finds his small town shockingly targeted by a terrorist network.When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it's troubling enough for Bruno's beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror. Abducted and exploited for his technological genius in Afghanistan, Sami has used his talents to gather invaluable stores of al-Qaeda intel--but as an international tribunal descends to begin an exhaustive debrief, it becomes clear Sami's former handlers are far from ready to relinquish him. Now the same jihadists who killed the agent aim to silence Sami, and as the eyes of the intelligence world turn toward his case, Bruno must scramble to track down the terrorists before they exact their own justice. As if things aren't complicated enough, Bruno finds himself contending with the mixed, alluring signals of one of the high-ranking U.S. intelligence officers on Sami's case, even while juggling the affections of his neighbor and sometime lover. Add to that a member of the tribunal with dangerous skeletons in his closet, the mysterious history of two Jewish siblings who claim to have been sheltered locally from the Nazis during World War II, and a high-profile philanthropist whose presence in St. Denis seems to be attracting attention from the jihadists, and it's all almost enough to absent Bruno from the village's wine festival. With international intrigue and action aplenty, The Children Return is a journey to St. Denis that readers won't soon forget.Published in Great Britain under the title Children of War.From the Hardcover edition.
Joan Slonczewski, author of Daughter of Elysium, and A Door into Ocean, is one of the field's leading writers of biological SF. Her new novel, The Children Star, is an ambitious adventure set on the planet Prokaryon -- a world that is only habitable to humans who have been genetically altered. But disaster is close at hand when a greedy corporation attempts to alter the planet's ecosystem in an attempt to make it habitable for all humans. Spectacular and plausible world-building fun from an SF writer to watch.
The revised edition of this award-winning guidebook on storytelling in the classroom includes over 80% new material. The authors provide compelling rationales for the value of storytelling, links to state literacy learning standards, detailed storytelling unit tips, easy ideas for storytelling throughout the curriculum, and carefully selected and extensive bibliographies. Considered the classic in the field, Children Tell Stories is useful to both experienced and novice teachers and storytellers who work with students from preschool through college.
`A good foundation for those intent on further research' - ChildRight `It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written' - Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at Canterbury `This is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way' - Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of `children' and `childhood' within the social sciences. Children, Welfare and the State provides readers with a comprehensive critical introduction to modern childhood studies. In addition to engaging with the broad theoretical debates within the `new' sociology of childhood and developmental psychology the book: - Explores key questions in relation to researching childhood, children's agency and social constructionist perspectives; - Traces historical and contemporary developments in social policy responses to children and childhood; - Examines the primary sites of state intervention in regulating and shaping children's lives. - Re-states the primary significance of social class and other structural divisions in understanding children's experiences of childhood; - Systematically assesses the impact of inequality and poverty on children and childhood. Children, Welfare and the State has been tailored to appeal to those studying children and childhood within social policy, sociology, psychology, criminology, history, social work and youth and community work courses.
Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study--as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure--to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians--even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years--new remedies for combatting learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.
Mira Rothenberg pioneered both the clinical distinction and treatment protocol for autistic and severely disturbed children as separate from those for the mentally retarded. Winner of a Woman of the Year award from the New York City Chamber of Commerce and the National Organization for Mentally Ill Children, she writes here eloquently of a lifetime of taking on seemingly hopeless cases and bringing these children, through painstaking therapy and love, back into the world. Children with Emerald Eyes includes case histories ranging from incarcerated teenagers to a profoundly autistic six-year-old, told with the same power and sympathy Rothenberg used in her practice.
"Children With High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide" offers parents the information needed to help them cope with their child's autism and to navigate the path as they first perceive differences, seek assistance and treatment, and help their child develop into his or her full potential.
The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe will revolutionize the way kids learn about the stars. Combining spectacular color art (including maps of the planets) and hundreds of photographic images from space missions and telescopes, the atlas tells the story of the universe as it has never been told before. Every page is a storehouse of riveting, up-to-the minute information. Introductory sections cover Earth's place in space, the history of astronomy and space exploration, and modern observatories and space travel. The atlas then visits each of the planets of our solar system in turn, along with asteroids, comets, and meteors, before proceeding to the stars and galaxies of deep space. Included are detailed star charts for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere stargazers, a universe fact file, a glossary, and an index. Activities and projects provide a hands-on approach to understanding the principles of astronomy. The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe continues the high standard in children's reference publishing established by The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World. For children of all ages, this beautifully produced volume is the ultimate resource for learning about the mysteries of the universe.
Nine classic children's stories retold. Plus nursery rhymes.
Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America's heartland would never be the same.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family. When children's book author Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of a museum, she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house--and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children--conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. The Wellwoods' personal struggles and hidden desires unravel against a breathtaking backdrop of the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, as the Edwardian period dissolves into World War I and Europe's golden era comes to an end. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is about Randy and his friends T.J. and Tami. Reading about Randy and his friends can help you understand and deal with being greedy.
365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year. The Children's Busy Book is from the line of all-time #1 selling line of Busy Books.365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year This book contains 365 activities (one for each day of the year) for six- to ten-year-olds using things found around the home. It shows parents and day-care providers how to: ?? Prevent boredom during bad weather with games, kitchen activities, and arts-and-crafts projects. ?? Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, reading, writing, science, geography, and fine-arts activities. ?? Encourage a child's physical growth with fun outdoor activities. ?? Foster a child's emotional growth with fun family-centered and social activities. ?? Celebrate holidays and other occasions with special projects. ?? Keep children occupied during long car trips. The Children's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humor and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching school-age children.
Children's Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children's full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works to ensure equal opportunities for all children.
This challenging new book explores these difficult questions through detailed quantitative research.
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