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Child Of The Fire

Author : Kirsten Buick
ISBN : 9780822391999
Genre : Art
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Child of the Fire is the first book-length examination of the career of the nineteenth-century artist Mary Edmonia Lewis, best known for her sculptures inspired by historical and biblical themes. Throughout this richly illustrated study, Kirsten Pai Buick investigates how Lewis and her work were perceived, and their meanings manipulated, by others and the sculptor herself. She argues against the racialist art discourse that has long cast Lewis’s sculptures as reflections of her identity as an African American and Native American woman who lived most of her life abroad. Instead, by seeking to reveal Lewis’s intentions through analyses of her career and artwork, Buick illuminates Lewis’s fraught but active participation in the creation of a distinct “American” national art, one dominated by themes of indigeneity, sentimentality, gender, and race. In so doing, she shows that the sculptor variously complicated and facilitated the dominant ideologies of the vanishing American (the notion that Native Americans were a dying race), sentimentality, and true womanhood. Buick considers the institutions and people that supported Lewis’s career—including Oberlin College, abolitionists in Boston, and American expatriates in Italy—and she explores how their agendas affected the way they perceived and described the artist. Analyzing four of Lewis’s most popular sculptures, each created between 1866 and 1876, Buick discusses interpretations of Hiawatha in terms of the cultural impact of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha; Forever Free and Hagar in the Wilderness in light of art historians’ assumptions that artworks created by African American artists necessarily reflect African American themes; and The Death of Cleopatra in relation to broader problems of reading art as a reflection of identity.
Category: Art

Child Of Fire

Author : Harry Connolly
ISBN : 0345514955
Genre : Fiction
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Harry Connolly's Game of Cages and Twenty Palaces. Ray Lilly is living on borrowed time. He’s the driver for Annalise Powliss, a high-ranking member of the Twenty Palace Society, a group of sorcerers devoted to hunting down and executing rogue magicians. But because Ray betrayed her once, Annalise is looking for an excuse to kill him–or let someone else do the job. Unfortunately for both of them, Annalise’s next mission goes wrong, leaving her critically injured. With the little magic he controls, Ray must complete her assignment alone. Not only does he have to stop a sorcerer who’s sacrificing dozens of innocent lives in exchange for supernatural power, he must find–and destroy–the source of that inhuman magic.
Category: Fiction

Fire Child Water Child

Author : Stephen Cowan
ISBN : 9781608820924
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms. What is your child’s ADHD style? • The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily • The Fire Child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions • The Earth Child is cooperative, peacemaking, but can feel worried or indecisive when stressed • The Metal Child is comforted by routine, and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task • The Water Child is an imaginative dreamer, yet struggles to keep track of time By using this personalized approach, you will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Fire Child

Author : S.K. Tremayne
ISBN : 147894739X
Genre : Fiction
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THE PERFECT HUSBAND. THE PERFECT STEPSON. THE PERFECT LIE? "Tremayne...does a terrific job of building suspense until events reach their climax in the midst of a violent storm." - Library Journal When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and an affectionate stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie's behavior changes, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel. He makes disturbing predictions, claiming to be haunted by the specter of his late mother - David's previous wife. Is this Jamie's way of punishing Rachel, or is he far more traumatized than she thought? As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie's outbursts? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely death, less than two years ago? As summer slips away and December looms, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie's words: "You will be dead by Christmas."
Category: Fiction

Burned Child Seeks The Fire

Author : Cordelia Edvardson
ISBN : 0807070955
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recalls the fear and loneliness of her experiences in Auschwitz as one of Mengele's subjects and describes the guilt she felt for having survived
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Children Of The Fire

Author : Harriette Gillem Robinet
ISBN : 1439137072
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination for her. The year is 1871 and this event will later be called the Great Chicago Fire. Hallelujah and her newfound friend Elizabeth are as different as night and day; but their shared solace will bind them as friends forever, as a major American city starts to rebuild itself.
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Child Of Fire Child Of Ice

Author : JB Trepagnier
ISBN : 9781387711680
Genre : Fiction
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Cendis and Avala. A planet of fire and planet of ice.The humans that settled there after fleeing earth noticed changes as time went on. After war broke out between the planets, they seemed to be cursed by their gods. Cendis lost fire and Avala lost ice. A truce was called and both planets cut off contact. Secret factions have discovered a paradise planet. The night they intend to bring it to the king, a celestial event occurs. The king on both planets and all of his advisors abruptly die and all of their wives, no matter what their age, suddenly fall pregnant.The thirty-two children are special. They have fire and ice as well as mental gifts. The faction hides them and trains them in secret. The alliance between Cendis and Avala rests in the hands of the Cendian prince and the Avalian princess. But when the Avalian princess sneaks into Cendis disguised as a slave, things go wrong. Things that threaten the lives of both groups of sixteen and could destroy both planets
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Fortress Of The Fire Child

Author : John D. Hartman
ISBN : 9781456747312
Genre : Fiction
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In Return of the Fire Child, T.J. grudgingly accepted his destiny as the Fire Child, protector of the Inner World, a civilization located within the core of the Earth. Along with his three teen friends, Scott, Chad and Crash, he returned to the land of his birth to battle the evil that threatened not only his world but also the surface world where he had been raised. Pursued by a Gorgon and her legion of cats, they quickly learned that the Inner World was a land of myth filled with strange creatures and dangerous beasts such as the boys had never imagined. In Quest of the Fire Child, T.J. sought to establish himself as the protector of his world and faced new dangers from ruthless men and creatures that wished to destroy him. Once again he must call upon his three friends who, along with the wolf boy, Criton, risk their lives attempting to bring peace to a world in turmoil. T.J. learned that his mother was still alive and he set out to rescue her from the brutish Mordraves. He also discovered that Scott is his half-brother and the bond between the two boys becomes stronger than ever before. Now, in Fortress of the Fire Child, T.J. and his friends face further danger in the form of Aquatis, a ruthless shape shifter who once battled the Fire Child's father and who now seeks revenge against the son. Intrigue continues as Mathias, the T.J.'s arch enemy, reappears and attempts to regain the throne of Stonemass, the chief city of the Inner World. Further danger ensues as an army of mercenaries march forward to attack the Fortress, home of the Fire Child, and T.J. begins to doubt his own power pitted against such formidable odds.
Category: Fiction

Children And Fire

Author : Ursula Hegi
ISBN : 9781451608304
Genre : Fiction
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Protecting her beloved students from the devastating world outside of their 1934 Berlin classroom, Thekla Jansen sacrifices some of her personal freedoms to retain her teaching position until activities within Hitler's early regime test her moral courage.
Category: Fiction

Fathers Under Fire

Author : Judith A. Seltzer
ISBN : 9781610442404
Genre : Social Science
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"This important and highly informative collection of studies on nonresidentfathers and child support should be of great value to scholars and policymakers alike." —American Journal of Sociology Over half of America's children will live apart from their fathers at some point as they grow up, many in the single-mother households that increasingly make up the nation's poor. Federal efforts to improve the collection of child support from fathers appear to have little effect on payments, and many critics have argued that forcing fathers to pay does more harm than good. Much of the uncertainty surrounding child support policies has stemmed from a lack of hard data on nonresident fathers. Fathers Under Fire presents the best available information on the financial and social circumstances of the men who are at the center of the debate. In this volume, social scientists and legal scholars explore the issues underlying the child support debate, chief among them on the potential repercussions of stronger enforcement. Who are nonresident fathers? This volume calls upon both empirical and theoretical data to describe them across a broad economic and social spectrum. Absentee fathers who do not pay child support are much more likely to be school dropouts and low earners than fathers who pay, and nonresident fathers altogether earn less than resident fathers. Fathers who start new families are not significantly less likely to support previous children. But can we predict what would happen if the government were to impose more rigorous child support laws? The data in this volume offer a clearer understanding of the potential benefits and risks of such policies. In contrast to some fears, stronger enforcement is unlikely to push fathers toward. But it does seem to have more of an effect on whether some fathers remarry and become responsible for new families. In these cases, how are subsequent children affected by a father's pre-existing obligations? Should such fathers be allowed to reduce their child support orders in order to provide for their current families? Should child support guidelines permit modifications in the event of a father's changed financial circumstances? Should government enforce a father's right to see his children as well as his obligation to pay support? What can be done to help under- or unemployed fathers meet their payments? This volume provides the information and insight to answer these questions. The need to help children and reduce the public costs of welfare programs is clear, but the process of achieving these goals is more complex. Fathers Under Fire offers an indispensable resource to those searching for effective and equitable solutions to the problems of child support.
Category: Social Science