2018-09-25

Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different

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  • Full Title : Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • ISBN Code : 0762465913
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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!--[if gte mso 9] 800x600 ![endif]-- New York Times bestseller Boys can be anything they want to be! This timely book joins and expands the gender-role conversation and gives middle-grade boys a welcome alternative message: that masculinity can mean many things. You won't find any stories of slaying dragons or saving princesses here. In Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, author Ben Brooks-with the help of Quinton Wintor's striking full-color illustrations-offers a welcome alternative narrative: one that celebrates introverts and innovators, sensitivity and resilience, individuality and expression. It's an accessible compilation of 75 famous and not-so-famous men from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his own way. Entries include Frank Ocean, Salvador Dali, Beethoven, Barack Obama, Ai Weiwei, Jesse Owens, and so many more-heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.


2019-05-07

Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different

By Ben Brooks
  • Full Title : Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different
  • Author : Ben Brooks
  • Publisher : Running Press Kids
  • ISBN Code : 0762468548
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book. The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true. With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.


2013-08-01

Lolito

By Ben Brooks
  • Full Title : Lolito
  • Author : Ben Brooks
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • ISBN Code : 178211159X
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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She's online. 'I booked a hotel,' I say. 'Near Marble Arch.' 'That sounds great, hon. I can't wait to see you.' 'Yeah. Me too.' 'I'm vaguely nervous.' 'Don't be.' Do be. I'm a child. Lolito is a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet. When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong . . . ? Hilarious, fearless and utterly outrageous, Lolito is a truly twenty-first century love story.


2020-10-27

Bold Tales of Brave-Hearted Boys

By Susannah McFarlane
  • Full Title : Bold Tales of Brave-Hearted Boys
  • Author : Susannah McFarlane
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1534473602
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perfect for fans of the classic stories, Disney lovers, and readers of Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this stunning and inspiring picture book collects reimagined fairy tales with a modern twist to value kindness and honesty as much as strength and valiance. Battles are fought and dragons slain; evildoers kept from ill-gotten gain. Yet our heroes find, as perhaps will you, that it’s how as well as what you do. Four brave heroes stand up for what is right in this beautifully illustrated treasury of modern fairy tales. There are many ways to be strong and save the day! Discover the gentle giant who forgives the troublesome thief who climbed his beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel as they work together to escape an evil witch, a young boy who tells the truth about the emperor’s clothes despite the consequences, and a prince who fights to help a sleeping princess in need. Each story brings a unique perspective, a different illustrator, and all the charm of a classic storybook. This emboldening and accessible book is perfect for young princes and princesses learning to be clever, honest, and bold of heart.


2020-10-29

The Greatest Inventor

By Ben Brooks
  • Full Title : The Greatest Inventor
  • Author : Ben Brooks
  • Publisher : Quercus Children\'s Books
  • ISBN Code : 1786541130
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Join the adventure. Break the curse. Find your way home. A magical new adventure from the bestselling author of THE IMPOSSIBLE BOY. Victor is skeptical when Walter Swizwit comes to the village of Rainwater. He's the latest in a string of inventors passing through, and no one wants to buy his cheap magic tricks. But Walter doesn't take rejection well, and puts a curse on the village. Only Victor is unaffected and he must leave Rainwater for the first time in his life if he's to find the cure. Victor's path takes him past other villages that Walter has damaged, and he picks up new companions on the way: Elena, handy with bow and arrow, Mo-Lan, a science prodigy, and scaredy-cat Mingus. It's soon clear that they underestimated Walter's power. Only he has the cure for his magic and he's locked away in his castle a thousand leagues away. But he's not the only inventor out there... If Victor and his friends can get someone more powerful on their side, maybe they can win: find Walter, break the curse and return as heroes. After all, there's no place like home...


2013-10-08

I Am Malala

By Malala Yousafzai
  • Full Title : I Am Malala
  • Author : Malala Yousafzai
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • ISBN Code : 0316322415
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE As seen on Netflix with David Letterman "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.


2017-06-12

Pottymouth and Stoopid

By James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein
  • Full Title : Pottymouth and Stoopid
  • Author : James Patterson,Chris Grabenstein
  • Publisher : Jimmy Patterson
  • ISBN Code : 0316545708
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this "superwonderrific" New York Times bestseller (Jerry Spinelli), two bullied middle-school boys finally fight back with the power of funny. David and his best friend Michael were tagged with awful nicknames way back in preschool when everyone did silly things. Fast-forward to seventh grade: "Pottymouth" and "Stoopid" are still stuck with the names -- and everyone in school, including the teachers and their principal, believe the labels are true. So how do they go about changing everyone's minds? By turning their misery into megastardom on TV, of course! And this important story delivers more than just laughs -- it shows that the worst bullying isn't always physical . . . and that things will get better. A great conversation starter for parents to read alongside their kids! Official Notice to Parents:There is no actual pottymouthing or stupidity in this entire book!(Psst, kids: that second part might not be entirely true.)


2019-06-11

Groundbreaking Guys

By Stephanie True Peters
  • Full Title : Groundbreaking Guys
  • Author : Stephanie True Peters
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0316529370
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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An illustrated book of biographies highlighting the inspiring and innovative qualities of forty very different men throughout history, for fans of Heroes for My Son and Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our history books are full of great men, from inventors to explorers to presidents. But these great men were not always good men. It's time for our role models to change. This book pays tribute to Mr. Rogers, Barack Obama, Hayao Miyazaki, and more: men whose masculinity is grounded in compassion and care. These men have varying worldviews and are accomplished in a range of fields, but they share important commonalities. They served their communities. They treated people with respect. They lifted others up. And they went on to create change, inspire others, and, indeed, do great things--not in spite of their goodness, but because of it. These men's stories will educate, entertain, and encourage the next generation of writers, activists, entrepreneurs, and other leaders of all genders to do better and be better--to be truly groundbreaking.


2019-10-29

Muslim Girls Rise

By Saira Mir
  • Full Title : Muslim Girls Rise
  • Author : Saira Mir
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 153441889X
  • Pages : 48
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took “no” for an answer or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders. Through short, information-rich biographies and vibrant illustrations, Muslim Girls Rise introduces young readers to the diverse and important contributions Muslim women have made, and role models they may never have heard of before, but whose stories they will never forget.


2020-08-20

Comprehension [Grades K-12]

By Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Nicole Law
  • Full Title : Comprehension [Grades K-12]
  • Author : Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Nicole Law
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1071840746
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Radically change the way students learn from texts, extending beyond comprehension to critical reasoning and problem solving. Comprehension proposes a new, comprehensive model of reading instruction that goes beyond teaching skills to fostering engagement and motivation. Using a structured, three-pronged approach—skill, will, and thrill—students learn to experience reading as a purposeful act and embrace struggle as a natural part of the reading process. Instruction occurs in three phases: · Skill. Holistically developing skills and strategies necessary for students to comprehend text. · Will. Creating the mindsets, motivations, and habits necessary to engage fully with texts. · Thrill. Fostering the thrill of comprehension and using the knowledge for something else.


2018-04-03

Does It Fart?

By Nick Caruso,Dani Rabaiotti
  • Full Title : Does It Fart?
  • Author : Nick Caruso,Dani Rabaiotti
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 031648413X
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the scientist duo behind True or Poo?, their original New York Times bestselling sensation--a scientifically precise, fully illustrated, utterly hilarious guide to animal flatulence. Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it. I do it. Octopuses don't (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don't do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other. In 2017 zoologist Dani Rabaiotti's teenage brother asked her a most teenaged question: Do snakes fart? Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. The internet did not disappoint. Her innocent question spawned the hashtag #doesitfart and it spread like a noxious gas. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don't fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it's made of, what it smells like, and why. Clearly, the public demands more information on animal farts. Does it Fart? fills that void: a fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals in more detail than you ever knew you needed. What do hyena farts smell especially bad? What is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? And what is a fart, really? Pairing hilarious illustrations with surprisingly detailed scientific explanations, Does it Fart? will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come.


2018-03-06

To Kill a Kingdom

By Alexandra Christo
  • Full Title : To Kill a Kingdom
  • Author : Alexandra Christo
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • ISBN Code : 1250112699
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever. The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?


2019-01-15

Zenobia

By Morten Dürr
  • Full Title : Zenobia
  • Author : Morten Dürr
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN Code : 1609808746
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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A deeply moving and award-winning graphic novel about a young Syrian refugee. Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. She was courageous. No one gave her orders. Once she even went to war against the emperor of Rome. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and making dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia. Zenobia is a heartbreaking and all-too-real story of one child's experience of war. Told with great sensitivity in few words and almost exclusively with pictures, Zenobia is a story for children and adults.


1926

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas
  • Full Title : The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1613104928
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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ÊOn the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, thePharaonÊfrom Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples. As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island. Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like theÊPharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city. The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering theÊPharaonÊtowards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot. The vague disquietude which prevailed among the spectators had so much affected one of the crowd that he did not await the arrival of the vessel in harbor, but jumping into a small skiff, desired to be pulled alongside thePharaon, which he reached as she rounded into La Reserve basin. When the young man on board saw this person approach, he left his station by the pilot, and, hat in hand, leaned over the ship's bulwarks. He was a fine, tall, slim young fellow of eighteen or twenty, with black eyes, and hair as dark as a raven's wing; and his whole appearance bespoke that calmness and resolution peculiar to men accustomed from their cradle to contend with danger.


2009-01-01

Walden

By Henry David Thoreau
  • Full Title : Walden
  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1605207314
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is one of the most important works by the most important American philosopher: Henry David Thoreau, vital figure in the Transcendentalist movement, hero to environmentalists and ecologists, profound thinker on humanity's happiness. First published in 1854, Walden collects the penetrating reflections from the two years Thoreau lived in solitude on the shores of Massachusetts' Walden Pond. In lucid, poetic prose, Thoreau ponders the beauty of living simply and in communion with nature. It is a work of pastoral magnificence and wisdom that has moved generations of readers. Writer and philosopher HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817-1862) was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard University. His writings on human nature, materialism, and the natural world rank him among the most influential thinkers of American literature.


2020-07-07

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

By Melissa Bashardoust
  • Full Title : Girl, Serpent, Thorn
  • Author : Melissa Bashardoust
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • ISBN Code : 1250196159
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.


2010-11-16

Dragon Sword and Wind Child

By Noriko Ogiwara
  • Full Title : Dragon Sword and Wind Child
  • Author : Noriko Ogiwara
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1421540568
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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The forces of the God of Light and the Goddess of Darkness have waged a ruthless war across the land of Toyoashihara for generations. But for 15-year-old Saya, the war is far away and unimportant--until the day she discovers that she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden and a princess of the Children of the Dark. Raised to love the Light and detest the Dark, Saya must come to terms with her heritage even as she tumbles into the very heart of the conflict that is destroying her country. The armies of the Light and Dark both seek to claim her, for she is the only mortal who can awaken the legendary Dragon Sword, the fearsome weapon destined to bring an end to the war. Can Saya make the dreadful choice between the Light and Dark, or is she doomed--like all the Water Maidens who came before her...? -- VIZ Media


2021-09-30

Erfolg

By Michael Niehaus,Wim Peeters,Horst Gruner,Stephanie Wollmann
  • Full Title : Erfolg
  • Author : Michael Niehaus,Wim Peeters,Horst Gruner,Stephanie Wollmann
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3839455731
  • Pages : 302
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Zwischen 1890 und 1933 etabliert sich im deutschen Sprachraum ein neues Genre der Ratgeberliteratur, in der Erfolg als etwas vorgestellt wird, das jeder durch Selbstformung erreichen kann. Zum Programm dieser Texte gehören neben Techniken der Rationalisierung oder Willenssteigerung auch unterschiedliche Lehrformate, Adressierungsstrategien und Erzählungen, die von erfolgreichen Unternehmern, ewigen Pessimisten und nervenstarken Aufsteigern handeln. In diesem Buch geben ein theoretischer Aufriss und 14 Einzelanalysen repräsentativer Erfolgsratgeber Einblicke in das Zusammenspiel institutioneller und narrativer Vermittlungsebenen, das bis heute die Selbstoptimierungsliteratur maßgeblich prägt.