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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.

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.

The Around the World Cookbook: Over 350 Authentic Recipes from the World's Best-loved Cuisines

by Sarah Ainley

This cookbook takes its inspiration from some of the world's most exciting cuisines and brings together a collection which celebrates the diversity of traditional cooking styles around the globe. Most of the recipes use accessible fresh ingredients and store-cupboard staples, and even the more exotic foods are now commonly available from supermarkets and delicatessens. From Africa, India and the Orient, through Europe to the Americas, the classic cuisines of the world are at your fingertips.

Nimac Demo Test

by Bookshare

This title is for testing access to NIMAC-sourced titles, which are restricted to US Students who have an IEP.

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.

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

by Sarah Mcgiverin

Adult Bible Studies - Summer 2015

Silver Lining

by Kate Welsh

Love Inspired Christian romance set on a horse farm in Pennsylvania.

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.

The Anasazi: Prehistoric People of the Four Corners Region

by J. Richard Ambler

Ambler explores the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Weaving together its geological, ecological and human histories, he presents a unique portrait of this ruggedly beautiful landscape that goes beyond mere description to give readers a true sense of the land in all its richness. Here are rock croppings that are 2 billion years old and broad desert valleys where rivers of lava cooled to form floors of solid rock. Here ancient hunter-gatherers stalked the woolly mammoth, four-story pueblos were carved by the Anasazi from sheer stone cliffs and an ancient midnight Holy Week ceremony is still practiced in a modern Spanish village. Providing a fresh perspective on a region currently enjoying an upwelling of interest, Four Corners is a study of one of the world's great wonders -- compelling reading for all science, nature, anthropology and travel aficionados.

Over Her Head

by Gail Gaymer Martin

Christian romance.

Black Sun Rising (Coldfire Trilogy #1)

by C. S. Friedman

Priest, Adept, Apprentice, Sorcerer - together they must challenge the soul-devouring darkness invading the human lands...

Section 504 and the ADA: Promoting Student Access: A Resource Guide for Educators

by Council of Administrators for Special Education

This book provides an overview of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for educators.

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

by Paula Danziger

A great read for kids.

Dangerous to Love

by Melanie George

Romance set in Scotland

The Case of the Backward Mule

by Erle Stanley Gardner

[from the back cover] "Clane closed the bedroom door and looked at the woman. She was wearing nothing but a slip. Her blond hair was uncombed. A cigarette dangled from her lower lip. "What the hell do you want?" she spat out. What Clane wanted--and fast--was the answer to one question: Who killed Horace Farnsworth? But to get the truth he had to handle this tough babe just right. She was as touchy as a trainload of nitroglycerine. One wrong move on Clane's part and she might blow his case so high he could never find the pieces again... just out of pure, overdeveloped viciousness!"

The Godfather

by Mario Puzo

Since its first publication in 1969, Mario Puzo's epic The Godfather has earned a permanent place in the American psyche and culture. In this story of family, loyalty, and the men who rule the American underworld, Puzo introduced a cast of singularly crafted characters, and offered an unforgettable look into the world of organized crime no writer has been able to duplicate since.

If He Hollers Let Him Go

by Chester Himes

This story of a man living every day in fear of his life for simply being black is as powerful today as it was when it was first published in 1947. The novel takes place in the space of four days in the life of Bob Jones, a black man who is constantly plagued by the effects of racism. Living in a society that is drenched in race consciousness has no doubt taken a toll on the way Jones behaves, thinks, and feels, especially when, at the end of his story, he is accused of a brutal crime he did not commit.

All for Love

by Ved Mehta

Ved Mehta joined the staff of The New Yorker in the 1960s, blind since the age of four and already on his way to a career as a writer. In a series of four relationships he demanded that his lovers, like him, pretend he could see. With lyrical and stirring accuracy, Mehta revisits these love affairs today, tracing the links between his denial of his disability and the cruel transformations that each of his lovers underwent. “Poignant and occasionally hilarious.”-The New York Times Book Review. “This elegant volume remains a striking piece of insight into the nature of love.”-Publishers Weekly. “[An] excoriatingly truthful and heartbreaking account of the pursuit and loss of love. ...”-The Times of London. “A mesmerizing account ... the most arresting passages are Mehta’s mind-expanding descriptions of how he perceives the world. ”-Booklist.

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