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When I Was Little Like You

Author : Jane Porett
ISBN : 0878687947
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This warm, large-format picture book will help the youngest child understand what sexual abuse is, what it is not, and what children can do to keep themselves safe from assault. Structured as a personal conversation with her reader, the book shares Jane Porett's experience as an adult survivor of child sexual abuse. She writes of her feelings of powerlessness, isolation, and shame after being abused, yet, at the same time, hers is a very positive message. When I Was Little Like You will help children learn to say """"NO!"""" to their abuser, and to learn that some secrets should never be kept, but told to a trusted adult. The skillful drawings complement the book's calm and non-threatening style. For children aged 4 to 8.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

When I Was Little Like You

Author : Mary Malbunka
ISBN : 1741142563
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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With evocative words and stunning pictures, Mary Malbunka tells her rich story of growing up in the early days of the Papunya settlement in central Australia, going bush with her family and learning about culture and life. A picture book for all ages.
Category: Aboriginal Australians

When I Was Little Like You

Author : Jill Paton Walsh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122718427
Genre : Grandmothers
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A grandmother tells her grandson what life was like when she was as little as he is now.
Category: Grandmothers

Found A Mother For His Son

Author : Dianne Drake
ISBN : 9781460376614
Genre : Fiction
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A child in need of tender, loving care… Dr Dermott Callahan has devoted his life to his work, and to giving his five-year-old son Max all the love and care he needs so desperately. Dermott only has room in his heart for his brave and motherless little boy… For Jenna, being loved has always seemed completely out of reach ; that's why, six years ago, she knew she had to walk away from Dermott. She never expected to find herself working with the love of her life once more… Dermott and his adorable little boy light up her life. And Jenna finds herself wondering if she dares to reach out and risk her heart with them… for ever.
Category: Fiction

The Silent Scream

Author : Sandra A. Jones
ISBN : 1452088454
Genre : Fiction
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THE SILENT SCREAM As an early teenager, Sharon moved with her family to a part of the country not far from where she had grown up, but culturally, it was a million miles away. She endured the hardships of not being accepted in school or in the community and then one day she realized that she was a stranger in her own family. Sharon tried to reason whether her parents had always been that way or if they had been coerced into accepting a strange way of life. They had become treasonous enemies against her very soul. Eventually she was forced to change, or become, a good actor in order to survive to adulthood. She “felt confused not knowing what to do or where to go, she was only sixteen...” Thinking she would endure a loveless marriage and build a normal life for herself, she made mistakes. She had no intention of letting the children she bore become a product of that destructive environment - she would flee one way or another. Later in life, thousands of miles away, she encountered even greater challenges than she had experienced in the place from which she had escaped Relative power governed the world of her teens. A turn to politics showed her another world of falsehoods. Greed, money, and the search for truth ruled her life as an adult. There was no winning; no life of normalcy - until the truth finally set her free. Like following a true compass, she found her refuge and learned that success is a journey not a destination.
Category: Fiction

A Stitch In Time

Author : Laurie Campbell
ISBN : 9781466902244
Genre : Fiction
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You rarely hear men talk about juggling children, work, and household today. Imagine if a nineteenth-century man was in that fix. What would he do? They didnt have the resources we have today. This book is a look at Otto von Goff and his daughter, Luise, during the time he made a contract to sell his cattle to France. That had never been done before. Railways were just starting, and Otto set out to take advantage of it. Unfortunately, his wife, Hildegard, is ill and hasnt paid the household staff, so Otto has to get the books without letting his guests know hes involved in the household. In addition, his daughter is sick and lonely, wanting his attention and someone to play with. He lets them go to his sorrow. He concentrates on the deal, letting his household and his daughter fall aside, thinking hell make up later. His mother taught him, A stitch in time saves nine, and now he has to deal with the consequences.
Category: Fiction

If I Ruled The World

Author : Joylynn Jossel
ISBN : 9781429986847
Genre : Fiction
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In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem. Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she's got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother fell prey to an addiction and Harlem's whole world fell apart. After several life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then, under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune and opens up her own business. Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem's heart. But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the one to decide her own destiny.
Category: Fiction

When I Was Little I Used To Be Colored

Author : Carl A. Benson Sr
ISBN : 9781477285411
Genre : Political Science
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AS A CHILD I WAS SOMEWHAT aware of the differences between colored life and white life but it was not so much based on race, I thought is was just the way it was. I lived in the ghetto and white children lived in the suburbs. I'd seen the way they lived when a gang of us would take our shovels and ride the bus to the suburbs to shovel snow for a quarter a yard. Beautiful houses and yards and white kids who didn't have to shovel, just watched us from their windows do the work. The differences were magnified when we saw television and especially the commercials where white women dressed in bright clothes just to mop the beautiful floors in their beautiful homes, or stand at the door and wave goodbye to their men going off to work in suits and ties and wide brimmed felt hats. I thought the most beautiful houses in the world were those houses we shoveled snow from the 200 feet driveways in Shaker Heights. The houses, mansions, were huge white siding mansions with black Shutters on the windows; maybe one hundred windows, or so it seemed. The roofs were black asphalt shingles which set the house off even more than the dozens of trees, mostly pine, around the property. The lawns were so big you could play Hide the paddle, or It and never be found just hiding behind those massive trees. The grass, yes grass, in the yards looked like it had been carpeted with each blade the same height. In the winter the grass would be so white and pure looking you would think it was painted by Thomas Kinkade.
Category: Political Science

The Testament Of Yves Gundron

Author : Emily Barton
ISBN : 9781466824096
Genre : Fiction
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A wonderfully imaginative and surprising debut novel about the inexorable approach of modernity. "Imagine the time of my grandfather's grandfather, when the darkness was newly separated from the light. Society was only a shadowy image of what it would soon become. This was Mandragora before my invention and all that it set in motion."-from The Testament of Yves Gundron So begins Yves Gundron's account of the strange events to befall Mandragora. It is a desperate, primitive place-plowing was only recently introduced, candles do not exist, and the inhabitants know no number larger than twenty. Nevertheless, there was little conflict before Yves's invention-the harness-irrevocably transformed the Mandragorans' lives. Yves's manuscript, which bears witness to these changes, appears to have been prepared for publication by an academic named Ruth Blum. But what at first seems a historical document proves to be something else entirely. Yves's brother, Mandrik le Chouchou, the town mystic, regales his fellow villagers with exotic tales of his travels to "Indochina." And when Yves recalls the words of a song that is recognizably a blues lyric, we know that either Ruth Blum is up to something or Mandragora is not what it seems. In this playful and adventurous debut, Emily Barton explores the two-edged sword of technology, asking what is lost in our fervent pursuit of modernity.
Category: Fiction

Doctor Who Wit Wisdom And Timey Wimey Stuff The Quotable Doctor Who

Author : Cavan Scott
ISBN : 9781448142293
Genre : Fiction
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“All of time and space. All things that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?” From a junkyard in Totter’s Lane to the fields of Trenzalore, the last of the Time Lords has navigated the past, present and future using knowledge gathered from centuries of adventures in space and time. Now the authors of the bestselling Who-Ology have collected the best of that timey-wimey knowledge into one place. Covering themes of home and work, travel and technology, the history of the Earth and the fate of the future – you’ll find a Doctor-y bon mot for every occasion here. Collecting half a century of quips and quotes, and beautifully illustrated throughout, Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff is your indispensable guide to life, love, mirth and monsters.
Category: Fiction