Author : Liz Maccie
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release :2014-11-04
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781626813120

"Liz Maccie's debut novel is as tough, optimistic, and beautiful as her heroine, Roberta Romano. Roberta's voice is heartfelt and funny. Her story is exceptionally moving and honest. I love this book and the hope it has for young women everywhere." —Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower The most important lessons aren't learned in the classroom. It’s the first day of sophomore year for Roberta Romano, but instead of the comfort of her local high school, she's been thrust into the elitist embrace of the affluent Meadowbrook Academy. Surrounded by wealth, Roberta battles her own insecurities to prove her worth and maybe land the boy of her dreams. With the help of two unlikely allies—and an inflatable toy raft—Roberta embarks upon a journey of dark secrets and self-discovery to learn the true meaning of friendship and acceptance. "Roberta will charm and delight you with a voice that’s candid, hilarious, and hopeful, as she narrates her first day at a new high school, reminding us of the epic nature of each hour in our adolescent lives. Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy will make you laugh, cringe, cry, and cheer for the power of friendships that can change us in a single day." —Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead "You wish your first day of prep school was this epic! Every single page of Lessons I Never Learned sparkles with heart and humor. Like a teenage Bridget Jones, Roberta Romano will make you laugh, cry, and cringe as she tries to navigate her first day at Meadowbrook Academy. She finds friends and enemies, earns detentions and serious respect, and makes memories that will last her a lifetime." —Siobhan Vivian, author of The List

Author : Stephen Chbosky
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release :2019-10-01
Total pages :720
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781538731345

STYLE type=text/css p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} /style A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this "haunting and thrilling" epic of literary horror from the #1 NYT bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (John Green). Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

Author : Robin C. Moore
Publisher :
Release :2014
Total pages :169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 099077130X

Author : Kate Avelynn
Publisher : Entangled: Teen
Release :2012-11-20
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781620612361

Sarah O'Brien is alive because of the pact she and her brother made twelve years ago — James will protect her from their violent father if she promises to never leave him. For years, she's watched James destroy his life to save hers. If all he asks for in return is her affection, she'll give it freely.Until, with a tiny kiss and a broken mind, he asks for more than she can give.Sam Donavon has been James' best friend — and the boy Sarah's had a crush on — for as long as she can remember. As their forbidden relationship deepens, Sarah knows she's in trouble. Quiet, serious Sam has decided he's going to save her. Neither of them realize James is far more unstable than her father ever was, or that he's not about to let Sarah forget her half of the pact . . .

Author : Eric Schlosser
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2012
Total pages :362
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547750330

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Author : Thomas De Witt Talmage
Publisher :
Release :1875
Total pages :504
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OXFORD:600076059

Author : Edmund Tsang
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Release :2000-01
Total pages :184
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781563770197

This volume, the 14th in a series of monographs on service learning and academic disciplinary areas, is designed as a practical guide for faculty seeking to integrate service learning into an engineering course. The volume also deals with larger issues in engineering education and provides case studies of service-learning courses. The articles are: (1) "What I Never Learned in Class: Lessons from Community-Based Learning" (Gerald S. Eisman); (2) "Service-Learning as a Pedagogy for Engineering: Concerns and Challenges" (Edmund Tsang); (3) "Service-Learning Reflection for Engineering: A Faculty Guide" (Jennifer Moffat and Rand Decker); (4) "How To Institutionalize Service-Learning into the Curriculum of an Engineering Department: Designing a Workable Plan" (Peter T. Martin and James Coles); (5) "Professional Activism: Reconnecting Community, Campus, and Alumni through Acts of Service" (Rand Decker); (6) "EPICS: Service-Learning by Design" (Edward J. Coyle and Leah H. Jamieson); (7) "Service-Learning in a Variety of Engineering Courses" (John Duffy); (8) "Integrating Service-Learning into Computer Science through a Social Impact Analysis" (C. Dianne Martin); (9) "Service-Learning: A Unique Perspective on Engineering Education" (Marybeth Lima); (10) "Integrating Service-Learning into 'Introduction to Mechanical Engineering'" (Edmund Tsang); (11) "Service-Learning and Civil and Environmental Engineering: A Department Shows How It Can Be Done" (Peter T. Martin); (12) "Cross-Cultural Service-Learning for Responsible Engineering Graduates" (David Vader, Carl A. Erikson, and John W. Eby); (13) "Assessment of Environmental Equity: Results of an Engineering Service-Learning Project" (Richard Ciocci); and (14) "Service-Learning in Engineering at the University of San Diego: Thoughts on First Implementation" (Susan M. Lord). Each article contains references. An annotated bibliography of 12 sources is attached. (SLD)

Author : Wayne Whipple,Civil War Classics
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release :2014-06-24
Total pages :147
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781626813144

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Diversion Books is publishing seminal works of the era: stories told by the men and women who led, who fought, and who lived in an America that had come apart at the seams. Lincoln’s vision as a leader was instilled in him from a young age, and the lessons he learned as a young man carried him into the White House, and into the history books, as one of America’s most commanding figures. The insights offered in this enlightening volume show the formative years of the boy who would become our 16th President.

Author : N.A
Publisher : John Catt Educational Ltd
Release :2012
Total pages :330
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781908095411

Author : Lee Camp,Jimmy Dore
Publisher : PM Press
Release :2020-03-01
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781629638027

Our US empire is in steep decline. In order to wrest complete control over the globe and feed a rapacious thirst for resources and wealth, the American ruling elite is wreaking havoc around the world. Meanwhile, average Americans are suffering, legs trembling under a mountain of debt as they toil at unfulfilling, underpaying jobs. And those with enough time and energy to get angry and fight back are told that the answer is to vote for one of the two pro-war, pro–Wall Street corporate parties claiming to be their savior. This epic tragedy does not sound like the beginning of a joke. But somehow comedian and TV host Lee Camp makes it both funny and interesting. Whether he is setting his sights on the scandal of $21 trillion worth of unaccounted-for financial adjustments at the Pentagon or the scorching environmental and human tragedy caused by climate chaos, it's unsurprising that one of our most incisive political commentators is technically a comedian. Camp knifes his way through the jungle of fake news, alternative facts, mainstream media lies, and government blackouts, trailblazing a path between Hunter S. Thompson and Jon Stewart. Perhaps the present-day story of America can only accurately be told by a comedian, otherwise no one would believe it. In a world where con men are heralded as leaders, locking up peace activists is perceived as justice, trumpeting state propaganda is considered journalism, and mocking environmentalists is championed as strength, it's only appropriate that a comedian is viewed as more reliable than the evening news.