Lift Off

From the Classroom to the Stars

Author: Donovan Livingston

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399591389

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

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An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “inspired” by Justin Timberlake In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America’s future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach their celestial potential, and in his galvanizing commencement address, now adapted for the first time to the page, he calls on us to raise our voices on behalf of all children, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Together, we can lift off! Praise for Donovan Livingston “Donovan Livingston gave a powerful speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s convocation. In a spoken-word poem, he shared his struggles in life and urged his fellow graduates to fight inequality and inspire students. . . . Donovan’s message hit home. . . . [He is] part of a rising generation that’s . . . standing up to some of the biggest challenges in the world today.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton, Teen Vogue “These are the words, and Donovan Livingston’s voice and spirit are the music, but in any form, this rare graduation speech tells us that learning is full of bias yet can lead us to the stars.”—Gloria Steinem “Donovan Livingston’s Lift Off is our youth’s gift to us. In this joyous young man’s voice is the promise of tomorrow.”—James McBride

Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual

Author: Cliff Owen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133008798

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 832

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TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and repair procedures related to automotive brakes. Your students will benefit from this book's two-volume approach: a Classroom Manual that details the theories and application of the total brake system, sub-system, and components, combined with a corresponding Shop Manual that provides real-world symptoms, diagnostics, and repair information about these systems. This book includes updated information on the latest materials used in brake systems as well as the latest information on current electronics. In addition, there is expanded coverage of electric braking systems that is general enough not to distract your students with highly detailed, manufacturer-specific information. The ASE Challenge questions at the end of each chapter of the Shop Manual and a Practice Exam in the Appendix will prepare your students for the ASE (A5) certification exam. TODAY'S TECHNICIAN: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS, 5E, offers your students all the information they need to understand, diagnose, and repair most problems that might occur with today's brake systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Stakes: Three Plays of the Black Experience

Author: Charlotte E. May-Séré

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147598393X

Category: Drama

Page: 186

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This trio of plays explores the use of drama as a support in healing, training, and entertaining all. Using the healing and accessible art of theater, timely interests-addiction, HIV, mental illness, racial injustice, sexual harassment, and more-are brought to life in a trio of contemporary scripts. In the title play, "The Stakes," an idealistic African American social worker-the target of workplace racism, sexual harassment, and political machinations-is encouraged by a coworker who shares with her his enthusiasm for African proverbs. A young woman strives to overcome her dual afflictions of mental illness and substance dependence in "Abiona." With the help of health-care professionals, plus her own insights related to her African heritage, she learns to find hope again. In an addiction-recovery center, one man struggles in his quest for sobriety. He finds solace in learning that the origins of the group's holiday celebration can be found in African traditions. "GumBO" won the 2000 Script Writing Award given by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago.

Down the Stream of Stars

Author: Jeffrey A. Carver

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497620708

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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A great interstellar migration has begun, down the gateway known as the starstream. Remnant of the Betelgeuse supernova, the starstream is a grand, ethereal highway deep into the Milky Way. It is also a living entity: born of the merged souls of the once-living star and the other beings who died in its creation. Who could have predicted the wonders of the starstream, or the perils it unleashed? Among the perils is a terrifying race known as the Throgs--shadowy beings that live in the n-space of the starstream. Entire worlds have died, destroyed by the Throgs. But life goes on, and colonists continue to settle new worlds. Colony-bound aboard the starship Charity are one Claudi Melnik, a child of uncommon talents--and an AI named Jeaves, who has his own interest in an encounter with Throgs. When the unthinkable occurs, Claudi must face alone the challenge from beyond space and time. And no one, not even Jeaves, could have predicted the final confrontation, or imagined where unexpected friendship would be found. DOWN THE STREAM OF STARS, triumphant sequel to the bestselling FROM A CHANGELING STAR, is a daring journey across the gulf between human and alien, to the heart of consciousness itself.

Dream of Ding Village

Author: Yan Lianke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849017425

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Told through the eyes of Xiao Qiang, a young boy killed by his family's neighbours, this seminal novel tells the tragic and shocking story of the blood-contamination scandal in China's Henan province. Villagers, coerced into selling vast quantities of blood for money, are infected with the AIDS virus when they're injected with plasma to prevent the onset of anaemia. Whole villages are wiped out as the sickness spreads, but no one takes responsibility for the epidemic and nothing is done to care for those left behind. As Xiao tells of the fate of his village, his family is torn apart by suspicion and retribution. This searing novel relates the tragedy of one village among many and the absurdity of a situation caused and perpetuated by the Chinese government. With black humour and biting satire, Yan Lianke's novel is a powerful allegory of the moral vacuum at the heart of Communist China, tracing the relentless destruction of a community. 'I come from the bottom of society. All my relatives live in Henan, one of the poorest areas of China. When I think of people's situation there, it is impossible not to feel angry and emotional. Anger and passion are the soul of my work.' Yan Lianke

Eyes Right

Confessions from a Woman Marine

Author: Tracy Crow

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist—one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn’t come without a price. When Crow pledged herself to God, Corps, and Country, women Marines were still a rarity, and gender inequality and harassment were rampant. Determined to prove she belonged, Crow always put her career first—even when, after two miscarriages and a stillborn child, her marriage to another Marine officer began to deteriorate. And when her affair with a prominent general was exposed—and both were threatened with court-martial—Crow was forced to re-evaluate her loyalty to the Marines, her career, and her family. Eyes Right is Crow’s story. A clear-eyed self-portrait of a troubled teen bootstrapping her way out of a world of alcoholism and domestic violence, it is also a rare inside look at the Marines from a woman’s perspective. Her memoir, which includes two Pushcart Prize–nominated essays, evokes the challenges of being a woman and a Marine with immediacy and clarity, and in the process reveals how much Crow’s generation did for today’s military women, and at what cost.

Rockoholic

Author: C. J. Skuse

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1909489239

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Jody loves rock star Jackson Gatlin. But when she accidentally kidnaps him with a Curly Wurly, she knows she's gone too far ...

Stolen Night

Author: Rebecca Maizel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447228057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

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Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and with a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead . . .

Der Marsianer

Roman

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641144000

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Gestrandet auf dem Mars Der Astronaut Mark Watney war auf dem besten Weg, eine lebende Legende zu werden, schließlich war er der erste Mensch in der Geschichte der Raumfahrt, der je den Mars betreten hat. Nun, sechs Tage später, ist Mark auf dem besten Weg, der erste Mensch zu werden, der auf dem Mars sterben wird: Bei einer Expedition auf dem Roten Planeten gerät er in einen Sandsturm, und als er aus seiner Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht, ist er allein. Auf dem Mars. Ohne Ausrüstung. Ohne Nahrung. Und ohne Crew, denn die ist bereits auf dem Weg zurück zur Erde. Es ist der Beginn eines spektakulären Überlebenskampfes ...

New Virtual Field Trips

Author: Gail Cooper,Garry Cooper

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088872

Category: Computers

Page: 155

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Better than ever, this latest edition brings you more than 440 of the most exciting, educational, and innovative Web sites available for taking your students on unforgettable Internet field trips. Visit sites that tie into National Science Standards, use inquiry-based learning, or encourage independent studies! Make this guide your road map to quality Web sites. You'll avoid inappropriate and hard-to- navigate sites, and students will thank you for their trouble-free virtual trips.

Space

Author: Arthur L. Costa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 95

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Belzhar

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101600276

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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“Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.” – Entertainment Weekly “A prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer.” —Glamour “Basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut . . . is no exception.” —TeenVogue.com If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks. She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.

One Breath Away

Author: Heather Gudenkauf

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0778313654

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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When an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom, holding the children hostage, Officer Meg Barrett watches and waits for his demands, while Evelyn Oliver, trapped in her classroom, wonders how to save her students, and 13-year-old Augie Baker risks her own safety to save her little brother. Original. 164,000 first printing.

Elementary Classroom Management

Lessons from Research and Practice

Author: Carol Simon Weinstein,Andrew J. Mignano

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 373

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An introduction to classroom management in elementary schools. The text combines what research has to say about effective classroom management with knowledge culled from practice.

Stuey Lewis Against All Odds

Stories from the Third Grade

Author: Jane Schoenberg,Cambria Evans

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374399018

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

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Third-grader Stuey Lewis navigates the ups and downs of school and family life.