A Hope In The Unseen

Author : Ron Suskind
ISBN : 9780307763082
Genre : Social Science
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It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch in a classroom most days, plowing through the extra work he has asked for, knowing that he’s really competing with kids from other, harder schools. Cedric Jennings’s driving ambition–which is fully supported by his forceful mother–is to attend a top-flight college. In September 1995, after years of near superhuman dedication, he realizes that ambition when he begins as a freshman at Brown University. In this updated edition, A Hope in the Unseen chronicles Cedric’s odyssey during his last two years of high school, follows him through his difficult first year at Brown, and now tells the story of his subsequent successes in college and the world of work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Falling Through The Cracks

Author : Joan Berzoff
ISBN : 9780231521819
Genre : Psychology
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Psychodynamic theory and practice are often misunderstood as appropriate only for the worried well or those whose problems are minimal or routine. Nothing could be further from the truth. This book shows how psychodynamically informed, clinically based social care is essential to working with those whose problems are both psychological and social.
Category: Psychology

Essentials Of Young Adult Literature

Author : Carl M. Tomlinson
ISBN : UOM:39015066817951
Genre : Education
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Essentials of Young Adult Literature Based on a genre approach to literature, this long-awaited book offers a comprehensive, clear, and succinct overview of adolescent literature. It includes recommended books listed by genre and topic, and engages readers by offering a thorough discussion of the major trends and issues affecting young adult literature such as censorship, the literary canon, and accountability. It provides clearly stated positions on the current issues affecting schools and literature. Written by well-known authors Carl Tomlinson and Carol Lynch-Brown, Essentials of Young Adult Literature places emphasis on reading a wide variety of young adult literature and addresses all types and formats of literature including novels, short stories, graphic novels, and picture books for older readers. In addition, notable authors are featured in each genre chapter and multicultural and international literature is integrated throughout the book and then treated more fully in its own chapter. Current and future teachers will appreciate the authors' practical strategies for connecting secondary school students with young adult books, such as how to select books that students will read and enjoy, how to motivate resistant readers to read, and how to develop text sets for classroom study across the curriculum. Readers will be equipped with the knowledge to use trade books as excellent teaching and learning materials and will not be limited to using textbooks alone. Key Features bull; Literature Across the Curriculum features found in all genre chapters give examples of how young adult literature can help students and teachers in the content areas learn or present course content in a more interesting, memorable way. Extensive lists of recommended books briefly annotated with topics and age levels follow each genre chapter. One full chapter devoted to addressing the specific needs of resistant readers give middle and high school teachers much-needed strategies for addressing common obstacles to reading and for motivating students to read. Every chapter presents one to three charts with information about milestone books, history of specific genres, and research. Appendices feature Young Adult Book Award lists and YA Magazines, organized by content area and include ordering information. By the same authors Essentials of Children's Literature, Fifth Edition copy;2005, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-42015-X For more information, please visit www.ablongman.com
Category: Education

Unter Verschluss

Author : Greg Iles
ISBN : 9783732511662
Genre : Fiction
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Penn Cage kennt den Tod wie seine Westentasche: Als Staatsanwalt in Houston hat er sechzehn Menschen in die Todeszelle gebracht. Doch nach dem plötzlichen Tod seiner Frau sehnt er sich nach Ruhe und Frieden. Mit seiner kleinen Tochter begibt er sich in die Stadt seiner Kindheit, um den Schatten der Vergangenheit zu entfliehen. Doch Natchez, Mississippi, ist nicht der Ort, um seine Trauer zu begraben. Ein dunkles Geheimnis umgibt diese Stadt im Süden der USA, ein Geheimnis, das mit den Rassenunruhen der 60er Jahre verknüpft ist, und an dessen Aufdeckung niemand Interesse bekundet. Doch Penn Cage ist ein zu integrer Staatsanwalt, um ungesühnte Verbrechen - zumal solche, die bis in die höchsten Kreise des amerikanischen Establishements reichen - dem Vergessen anheimzustellen. Eine junge und attraktive Journalistin unterstützt ihn bei den Recherchen, die beide in große Gefahr bringen.
Category: Fiction

Making The Grade

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
ISBN : PSU:000058166017
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
ISBN : 1591582830
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015081489620
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Buyer S Guide

Author : William White
ISBN : UVA:X006045729
Genre : Library science
File Size : 88.37 MB
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Category: Library science

Young Children

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028851298
Genre : Education, Preschool
File Size : 76.70 MB
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Category: Education, Preschool