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Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal

by Westminster John Knox Press

This electronic version of the hymnal is specially adapted for use with paperless braille devices. Find a hymn quickly by adding the number sign to the hymn number. Also, refrains are repeated each time they're to be sung. This version does not have musical notation but is otherwise complete. Special proofreading was performed by Terry Gorman.

Jackie Robinson: A Biography

by Arnold Rampersad

The extraordinary life of Jackie Robinson is illuminated as never before in this full-scale biography by Arnold Rampersad, who was chosen by Jack's widow, Rachel, to tell her husband's story, and was given unprecedented access to his private papers.

Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale

by Lisa Campbell Ernst

A twist on the old tale. In this version, grandma drives a tractor and is not scared of hungry predators. Her granddaughter, Little Red Riding Hood, is nicknamed for her scarlet sweatshirt.

The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #14)

by James Preller

Someone stole Ralphie Jordan's rusty old bicycle. Jigsaw and Mila hit the trail to track down the thief. But one piece of the puzzle doesn't fit. Who would take a hand-me-down bike? Solving this case is an uphill ride for ace detectives Jigsaw and Mila.

Marthanda Varma

by C. V. Raman Pillai B. K. Menon

Through what Subhadra does or what happens to her, the author is projecting a vision of the New Women in the Indian context.

Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States

by DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Skills matter. In the past year, a remarkable convergence of data, analysis, and policy informed us of just how much they matter to individuals, their families and communities, and to the economy overall. This report presents a vision for making adult skill development--upskilling--more prevalent, efficient, effective, and convenient. This vision rests on an understanding that foundation skills--the combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life--are a shared responsibility of, and value and benefit to the entire community<P><P> This report begins with a deeper look at the data before articulating seven strategies to transform adult learning in the United States, illustrated with "Innovation in Action" vignettes from around the country. It includes a section describing the efforts undertaken by ED subsequent to the OECD Survey to gather facts, analyze trends, and seek input from a broad range of stakeholders in roundtable discussions.

A Complete Introduction To Parrots

by Duke Of Bedford

Text introduce the different types of parrots, including lovebirds, macaws, and cockatoos, with information on caring for them as pets.

Essays

by Alice Meynell

Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel

by Margaret Truman Donald Bain

Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter, Janet, for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator's son.

Kothe Kharak Singh (A Story of Three Generations)

by Ram Sarup Ankhi Avtar Singh Judge

This book covers a period starting after 1940-42 and goes on to the ushering in of Janata Party's rule after the emergency and then Indira Gandhi's return to power.

Pennsylvania: Our People, Places, and Past

by Randall A. Pellow

This book presents the rich history, geography, people and products of the state of Pennsylvania.

Annie Pat and Eddie

by Carolyn Haywood

This is Annie Pat's story, but Eddie is in it too. When Annie Pat (short for Anna Patricia) announces that she is going to be an actress in a summer theater by the sea, Eddie is skeptical. In fact, he shows no interest in her vacation plans at all. But when he is invited to the seashore with Annie Pat and her family he is delighted. Surprisingly enough, the Children's Theater has a special attraction for Eddie, because he likes to print tickets and paint scenery. Annie Pat gives up on acting as a career but becomes interested in painting for a while. Lacking any real paints, she uses jams, in three flavors, and tooth paste, in three colors. But not until the children set up a museum, known as the "you-see-'em," does Annie Pat really come into her own. Both children have a wonderful summer, and thousands of others will have a wonderful time reading this book. In it Miss Haywood, with ease and grace, exhibits once more her extraordinary gift of invention, which seems to flow forth like the sparkling water from a clear spring.

Son of "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" (Houndsley and Catina #2)

by Scott Rice

MORE WRETCHED WRITING FROM THE CONTEST THAT PROVES "NOTHING IS SO POWERFUL AS A BAD IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME." Scott Rice, organizer of the notorious-- and hilarious-- Bulwer-Lytton "bad" writing contest, has once again collected the best opening sentences of the worst novels never published. Here, penned by the literary vigilantes who prowl the subways of literature, is a sampling of winning entries: "'I want something more in life,' Wesley fumed as the lime-scented Jacuzzi bubbles collected between his secretary's breasts." "The November snow was thin and slushy-- almost as if the angels in Heaven were brushing their teeth and dribbling toothpaste over the earth." "Fall had come to the city; the trees had turned to yellows and the winos had turned to reds." As the Tallahassee Democrat said about It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: "This is a book to be enjoyed one stinky sentence at a time." The great literary tradition continues...

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

by Sarah Mcgiverin

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #34)

by Carolyn Keene

A magazine article offering a la British medieval stained-glass window intrigues Nancy Drew. She asks Bess and George to join her on a search in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before the three friends leave River Heights, their adversary tries to get them to postpone the trip. But no luck. Nancy is determined to carry through her plans. While staying with her cousin and exploring a haunted mansion, Nancy must push people past their insecurities and superstitions of peacocks to solve interlaced mysteries! Picture descriptions added In the late 1950s, the first 34 books in the Nancy Drew series were revised and condensed. This is the version released before the books were revised.

Vaishakha (The Tale of Lakka)

by Chaduranga P. P. Giridhar

This novel's central focus is on the growth in the consciousness of a young dalit called Lakka and his struggle to regain his lost innocence in a corrupt environment.

Mission to Horatius (A Star Trek Novel)

by Mack Reynolds

Dangerously low on supplies and fighting a contagious space illness the Enterprise responds to a distress call from a three planet system where the inhabitants deny requesting help. The first planet is inhabited by primitive people whose leader wearing a fierce-looking bat helmet threatens the crew with spears and the silent death. The second culture consists of religious leaders who live in opulent splendor while controlling helpless underlings with a drug that keeps them smiling even as they are killed. On the third planet a few military leaders with hoards of cloned soldiers are determined to overtake and rule the whole planetary system. Can the crew assist these three hostile cultures and return to Federation space before the plague strikes them down? Pictures are described.

Boston Blackie

by Jack Boyle

Boston Blackie is the novelization of a group of pulp short stories by Jack Boyle (1881-1928). Blackie, an ex-con with a college education, is a jewel thief based in San Francisco, who outwits the cops with the help of his wife Mary. The character was altered for a later series of popular films and radio shows to become a "reformed" jewel thief turned private eye.

The Ghost in the Gallery (Dana Girls Mystery #17)

by Carolyn Keene

A ghostly figure, a walking suit of armor, and a gargoyle in the prompter's box confront Jean and Louise Dana and their Starhurst classmates as they rehearse for a musical at Mozart Hall. The owner, a retired singer, and the watchman assure the performers there is nothing to worry about. The students wonder whether their imaginations are playing tricks on them. Or are spooky things actually happening each time they visit the opera house? A contest is held for an original song to be used in the play. The Danas' music is stolen but they make a copy and submit it. When their song is chosen as one of the winners, a listener says she has heard it before! Can the Danas' solve the mystery of Mozart Hall and their song? Picture descriptions and captions added.

Christmas Bedtime Stories

by Claudia Vurnakes

[from the back cover] "Yuletide Cheer! A wonderful whimsical collection of Christmas stories that will enchant and delight young readers. Here are heartwarming stories of courage and commitment, humor and fantasy, family love and loyalty. Filled with memorable scenes and wonderful characters, these superb stories make for special bedtime reading for a special time of year!" Pictures are described.

Reconstruction After the Civil War

by John Hope Franklin

Reconstruction after the Civil War has been praised for cutting through the controversial scholarship and popular myths of the time to provide an accurate account of the role of former slaves during this period in American history.

Manavini Bhavai (Endurance: A Droll Saga)

by Pannalal Patel V. Y. Kantak

The great famine of 1900 which had ravaged this part of the world. Set against the rural backdrop of Gujarat, it is the story of love between Kalu and Raju, but it is also the story of the hard and tragic life of the farmers in Indian villages.

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