Peace is making new friends.Peace is helping your neighbor. Peace is a growing a garden. Peace is being who you are. The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance.
Looking Back: A Tail Gunner''s View of WWII is the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic story of the author''s service in the US Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945. S/Sgt. VanBlair was tail gunner with a B-24 crew and flew missions over Europe from December 1942 until April 1944. Written to honor the memory of his crew, the book is especially dedicated to Albert Spadafora, his friend who was more like a brother. You'll share his grief when Albert is killed, his anxious moments as he flies through the flak-filled skies over Berlin and watches German fighters gang up on lagging B-24s, the sadness of seeing the empty beds of men whose planes are lost. The climax of the book is his account of the crew''s last mission, when they lead a formation to Berlin. His hard by flak and fighters, they ditch in the North Sea with the loss of five men. You''ll be caught up in his description of the ditching, his struggle to escape the wreckage, and his thoughts as he floats for an hour in the icy-cold water while realizing that his chances of survival are slim.
Love alone isn’t enough to overcome some obstacles. Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and use of ideas that don’t line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school board’s case as they begin to believe that Lena is behind all the trouble. One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances. His wife, Elsie, has shut him out of her life, and he doesn’t know how long he can continue to live as if nothing is wrong. As the two finally come to a place of working toward a better marriage, tragedy befalls their family. Lena and Grey have been life-long friends, but their relationship begins to crumble amidst unsettling deceptions, propelling each of them to finally face their own secrets. Can they both find a way past their losses and discover the strength to build a new bridge? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Keeping the Peace will be an important resource for social historians, legal academics and others interested in changing approaches to police administration and the evolution of modern law enforcement procedures.
Author : Daniel Black
ISBN : 1429991445
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The heartbreaking portrait of a large, rural southern family's attempt to grapple with their mother's desperate decision to make her newborn son into the daughter she will never have When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother Emma Jean tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So, from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.