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Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

  10/02/2012       merling      0 Comments

Heart and Soul--the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews--now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material.The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; its about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; its about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. Its a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs.Kadir Nelson, one of this generations most accomplished, award-winning artists, has created an epic yet intimate introduction to the history of America and African Americans. This inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice--the true heart and soul of our nation.Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Sister St Francis Xavier

  10/02/2012       Codenamethedoctor      0 Comments

Of her vocation we read: Only those who have yearned to bring souls to Christ can understand the sentiments which filled Irmas heart during her four years of patient waiting. But the summons came at last. In 1839 Bishop de la Hailandiere of Vincennes, Indiana, an intimate friend of the family, who was in France, seeking aid for his mission, visited Irmas home. Here was the heaven-sent messenger. Never did a Desdemona listen to an Othello with half the eagerness with which Irma listened to the details which Bishop de la Hailandiere gave of those distant lands in America where so many souls were in darkness and in the shadow of death. Immediately after the visit, Irma wrote to a friend: We had a visit yesterday from Bishop de la Hailandiere, who spoke of his diocese and his great labors. Cecile wished to set out with him immediately. I did not say any thing, but I thought, It is there perhaps that God calls me. Eugenie laughs and will not believe me; her gayety and her assurance make me heartsick. Poor dear sister how she will weep when I leave her.

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23 Stops of Subway Line 7

  10/02/2012       xarox      0 Comments

In 1833, Utagawa Hiroshige created the 53 stations of the Tokaido. It was a series of woodblock prints celebrating a famous road running from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto. Each print portrayed a unique place, people or event along one of the roads 53 stops. In a modern reflection on Hiroshiges work, The 23 Stops of Subway Line 7 takes the reader along a high-speed journey where each stop unfolds a new tale born of the experiences, impressions, or whims or the author woven together to produce a journey not soon to be forgotten.

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Pimsleur Italian Level 1 Unlimited Software: Experience the Method That Changed Language Learning Forever - Learn to Speak, Read, and Understand Italian

  10/02/2012       Hazardous774      0 Comments

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Pimsleur Italian Level 1 Unlimited Software: Experience the Method That Changed Language Learning Forever - Learn to Speak, Read, and Understand Italian
 
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Experience The Method That Changed Language Learning Forever. Each level of Pimsleur Unlimited contains approximately 15 hours of audio language instruction in 30 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method, plus ... • 20 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading, • 30 Speak Easy conversations allow you to fine-tune conversational skills and perfect your accent, •

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Cross My Heart, Hope to Die(The Lying Game #5)

  10/02/2012       zik13      0 Comments

Cross My Heart, Hope to Die is the fifth title in the suspenseful and twisted Lying Game series by Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars.Ever since Sutton Mercers murderer tricked her long-lost twin, Emma, into coming to Tucson, Emma has been trying to solve the mystery of Suttons death. And now someone else is back in town--Becky, Sutton and Emmas birth mother. As Emma gets closer to discovering what exactly happened the night Sutton was killed, she learns that Becky isnt all that she seems. Turns out Sutton wasnt the only Mercer girl with dark secrets. . . .

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Shades of Grey

  10/02/2012       logonv      0 Comments

Amanda is thrust into the past by a summons to a small town courthouse to testify against her stepfather. Memories unfold of her childhood on an Indian reservation and a relationship with her emotionally distant mother, Genevieve. On that day Uncle Noah reached over, held my hand tightly and whispered, Ista kota [Grey Eyes] I had a vision that youll see the world through different eyes than all our ancestors. Instead youll go down a different path in life and see the world through your birth fathers eyes--a white mans eyes. Tears streamed down his face that day as he continued, A better life will come at a price; but in the end youll be stronger for having gone through it. Amandas adult life has been about running away from her childhood, but now she must confront the horrors of her past and the realities of her Native American heritage. Emotionally charged memories of childhood abuse from her sadistic stepfather and the neglect of an emotionally absent mother are relived. Raised in diametrically opposing worlds of an Indian reservation and the borough of Brooklyn, New York, Amanda is introduced to people and events that change her and impact her life forever. Somehow, she must now reconcile with all of it.

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Serpents Shadow, The(Elemental Masters #1)

  10/02/2012       OdinBeowolf      0 Comments

Goddammit. If I end up reading this entire freaking series just because of the Wimsey homage character, I swear I will....not be surprised. Okay, so, theres an egregious amount of dialect, and the handling of Hinduism is maaaaaaaaybe a step and a half above Temple of Doom, and the author is clearly v. proud of how shes handling issues of race in Edwardian England with a heroine whose mother was Indian, and while youre totally aware shes tanking it most of the time, you dont realize how much shes tanking it until you read the passage about suffragettes, which is actually pretty decent, and oh my god, are we not even going to vaguely address the fact that the villain might, you know, have some legitimate grievances against the British in India, even if she is batshit crazy? No? Not really? Oh. Okay then. The romance is a little half-hearted, and the fairy tale pastiche doesnt work nearly as well for me as The Fire Rose did (which is a guilty pleasure re-read of mine), and even the magic isnt all that magic-y for me, but DID YOU SEE THAT THERES A NOT-TERRIBLE WIMSEY HOMAGE? Because there is. And hes not terrible. And Im going to end up reading the entire damn series just to watch him swan onstage every couple of chapters, say something pithy, solve someones problems, then swan back off. Hey, I recognize my weaknesses.

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Global Heart Awakens: Humanitys Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love

  10/02/2012       eugeneugen1617      0 Comments

Will we survive into the next age? If so, what will it look like and what will it take for us to get there? For the first time since the planet cooled 5 billion years ago, humanity is capable of influencing - for better or worse - the trajectory of evolution. This requires a tremendous responsibility and maturity of the heart. Only through a rite of passage will humanity shift from the love of power to the power of love. No mere sentimentality, this initiation is an urgent and wrenching shift that will uproot and transform every aspect of human civilisation. This paradigm saves energy, reduces disease, is ecologically sustainable, and spiritually uplifting. It focuses on networks rather than markets, favours co-operation over competition, sustainability over exploitation, co-creation of our future over procreation.

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ロスジェネの逆襲

  10/02/2012       falling4      0 Comments

ついにドラマ化! 大人気の「半沢直樹」シリーズ第3弾!! (TBS日曜劇� � 7月7日~)人事が怖くてサラリーマンが務まるか! ドラマ化も果たした「半沢直樹」シリーズ第3弾となる『ロスジェネの逆襲』は、バブル世代の主人公が飛ばされた証券子会社が舞台。親会社から受けた嫌がらせや人事での圧力は、知恵と勇気で倍返し。ロスジェネ世代の部下とともに、周囲をあっと言わせる秘策に出る。直木賞作家による、企業を舞台にしたエンタテインメント小説の傑作!

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Zomerliefde

  10/02/2012       sasha8292      0 Comments

Milly Johnson was born in Barnsley, raised in Barnsley and still lives in Barnsley - although she did study in Exeter for four years and emigrate to Haworth in West Yorkshire in the 1980s.She trained as an actress, teacher, an accountant, a Customer Services and Suggestion Scheme Manager as well as working in a variety of administrative posts for companies dealing with anything from antique furniture to plastic injection moulded poop scoops. Eventually she found a happy existence writing poems and jokes for the greetings card world - helping to kick off the hugely successful Purple Ronnie project - which she still does on a part time basis whilst penning her novels.

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