Grosse Pointe Girl

Grosse Pointe Girl
Author: Sarah Grace McCandless
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adolescence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grosse Pointe Girl Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where social rank is determined by the age of your money and the dryness of your martini. The new girl in town, Emma Harris, must prove herself hip to the rigid rules of adolescent conformity. The quest for cool, she discovers, is one long final exam. To pass she must be cruel to be kind (ditching her best friend for the popular crowd), dress to impress (trading her favorite Esprit shirt for three plastic bracelets), and master the art of seduction (puckering up with Mulberry Stain or Peaches 'n' Cream lip gloss). Life is all about making choices -- the right ones. Will Emma's social acrobatics put her on the short list for that coveted country club membership? Will the digits of her zip code pass muster? If her parents split up, will the gossip help or hurt her in the rankings? Grosse Pointe Girl serves as an indispensable road map through the dysfunction privilege brings. So put on your Guess? jeans and your jelly shoes and come along for the ride to the adolescent days that time forgot, but you never will.

Women s Educational Equity Act of 1973

Women s Educational Equity Act of 1973
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 436
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Digital images
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women s Educational Equity Act of 1973

Women s Educational Equity Act of 1973
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Labor and Public Welfare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Margot Fonteyn Academy Basic Handbook

Margot Fonteyn Academy  Basic Handbook
Author: Ken Ludden
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1105626040
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dreams of a Beijing Girl

Dreams of a Beijing Girl
Author: June Findlay
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1491721804
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams of a Beijing Girl Book Excerpt:

An enthralling story of a Beijing girl growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution that affected her career, her education and her life forever. She faced hardship and unbelievable challenges. Tears, fears, combined with happiness, carried her through life. June Tang Findlay’s dreams of attending the best college in China were dismantled by Chairman Mao’s sweeping reforms. The Revolution affected her family life, schooling and social life in unimaginable ways. With the collapse of the university system, she enrolled in the Chinese Army at age 16 and led a small administrative team. Her ambition to succeed and passion for new experiences led her from the Army to undergraduate university in Beijing and ultimately to the United States. In an amazing story of sacrifice and determination, June obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and eventually enjoyed a 13 year career with Microsoft Corporation as a senior woman manager. Her story includes many personal challenges, but also the joys of raising her two children in the U.S. and achieving the best of her childhood dreams.

Education in East and Central Africa

Education in East and Central Africa
Author: Charl Wolhuter
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN: 1472508157
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education in East and Central Africa Book Excerpt:

Education in East and Central Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region. With chapters written by an international team of leading regional education experts, the book explores the education systems of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome, Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The book critically examines the regional development of education provision in each country as well as recent reforms and global contexts. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.

The Girl on Pointe the Ballerina

The Girl on Pointe the Ballerina
Author: Patricia Bowman-Stein
Publsiher: Valley Glen Publishing
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN: 9780692069615
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl on Pointe the Ballerina Book Excerpt:

It's 1965. New York City. What's a nice Brooklyn girl to do? College? Marriage? Or defy her family and dance ballet? Sarah meets a sexy, Russian-defector choreographer and a gorgeous, dangerous attorney. At just seventeen, can Sarah handle love, jealousy, career and, oops! ... Murder?

Sun Path

Sun Path
Author: Marsha Prock
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1499063520
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Path Book Excerpt:

a story of family strife mixed with sexual incest combined with racial discrimination seems a flash of violence cascading off America's multi-media of this century. But all the personal pain patterned from today's media blasts is told in the story of a young, half-Melungeon girl running from the horrors so original to humans even in the early year of 1809. This strong young teen is aided in her escape by a mixed-blood Osage youth also running from his past to his future. Fighting fear, exhaustion, starvation, and all the natural barriers of the Kentucky wilderness, the pair finds trails, crosses rising streams, and fights for their lives against nature and censure of man. As Charity Baxter flees from her origins she is followed by both the worst and best of her past. Holding only an ancient Port-a-gee knife given to her by her grandmother of the mountains and reunited with the one great blessing from her dead father, she and her companion now are pushed into a small community to be tested by the colorful, yet rowdy citizens of a small Mississippi River crossing. With the growing strength of self-reliance and the great gift from her grandmother and father, Charity finds both her will and her heart tested as she attempts the final, dramatic drive to cross into Missouri Territory and America's new West.

Natural Born Gangster

Natural Born Gangster
Author: C. J. H. MOORE
Publsiher: Page Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 168456929X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Born Gangster Book Excerpt:

Chris Bell was born on the West Side of Chicago and attended Catholic elementary school on the South Side. He was an unusual and gifted star child who was beyond his mother's understanding. His gang activities kept him out of the regular sequential leap from grade to grade. He joined his first martial arts gang, GGWB (Good Guys Wear Black), just after kindergarten, because he was being bullied everyday by an older kid. He earned his high school diploma by challenging the GED at his mother's behest, after reading books on math, language arts, classics, and Aesop's Fables, which he loved the most, in local libraries day and night, well before his eighteenth birthday, and earned the title "the richest man in the world" by working and fighting in the underground. In his youth, he consolidated the dangerous Black Disciples and Vice Lord gangs of Chicago and all their subdivisions to complete his dream in building another Black Wall Street on the West Side. After he met Madi, Derek Jenkins, and the Stepfather, he moved closer to his dreams. When the Shadow of Knights confiscated sixty tons of drugs and guns off the Chicago streets and placed them on the FBI's doorstep, the ghetto ninjas were a marked group.

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World
Author: Amy Reed
Publsiher: Simon Pulse
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 1481481762
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World Book Excerpt:

The Astonishing Color of After meets Eleanor & Park in this breathtaking and beautifully surreal story about a friendship between two teens that just might shake the earth around them or at the very least make them face some painful truths about the nature of what drives us apart…and what brings us together. Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don’t have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When the lives of these two loners are thrust together, Lydia’s cynicism is met with Billy’s sincere optimism, and both begin to question their own outlook on life. On top of that, weird happenings including an impossible tornado and an all-consuming fog are cropping up around them—maybe even because of them. And as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse. With a unique mix of raw emotion, humor, and heart, the surreal plotline pulls readers through an epic exploration of how caring for others makes us vulnerable—and how utterly pointless life would be if we didn’t.

Sailor Girl

Sailor Girl
Author: Sheree-Lee Olson
Publsiher: The Porcupine's Quill
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 112359595X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sailor Girl Book Excerpt:

Sailor Girl is both coming-of-age tale and love poem to the natural world. Set on the cargo boats of Canada’s Great Lakes in the summer of 1981, it follows the literal and figurative journey of Kate McLeod, a rebellious photography student looking to earn money for school. Using tight, salty dialogue and gripping description, the book renders a sharp-edged portrait of life literally lived on the edges of society. It is also a love story, in which a middle-class girl finds a deep connection with the unruly young men and toughminded women of the lakes. Life on the water is both brutally physical and socially restrictive, and Kate kicks against the rules, both written and unwritten. A female riff on such classics as Two Years Before the Mast and Malcolm Lowry’s Ultramarine, Sailor Girl is also a uniquely Canadian story, one that distills a vanishing part of our heritage.

Ballerina

Ballerina
Author: Edward Stewart
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2014-02-18
ISBN: 1480470562
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ballerina Book Excerpt:

Before Black Swan, there was Ballerina: Edward Stewart’s acclaimed novel that follows two young women into the cutthroat world of professional dance Stephanie Lang and Christine Avery meet in ballet school. Although they share the same dream—to become great dancers—they could not be more different. Ballet is in Stephanie’s blood; her mother, Anna, is a former dancer who lives to see her daughter achieve the fame she herself never attained. Christine has lived a sheltered life, secure in the love of her family. But her privileged upbringing conceals a devastating secret. Two teenage dancers, one chance to make it. From the thrill and terror of auditions through years of meticulous training to landing a coveted spot in a professional company, Stephanie and Christine relentlessly pursue their ambitions. As they give their all to dance, they become inseparable—until they are torn apart by their passion for the same man, a brilliant Russian dancer whose seductive, mercurial temperament will have unforeseen consequences for them all.

Consuming Dance

Consuming Dance
Author: Colleen T. Dunagan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN: 0190491396
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consuming Dance Book Excerpt:

Dance in TV advertisements has long been familiar to Americans as a silhouette dancing against a colored screen, exhibiting moves from air guitar to breakdance tricks, all in service of selling the latest Apple product. But as author Colleen T. Dunagan shows in Consuming Dance, the advertising industry used dance to market items long before iPods. In this book, Dunagan lays out a comprehensive history and analysis of dance commercials to demonstrate the ways in which the form articulates with, informs, and reflects U.S. culture. In doing so, she examines dance commercials as cultural products, looking at the ways in which dance engages with television, film, and advertising in the production of cultural meaning. Throughout the book, Dunagan interweaves semiotics, choreographic analysis, cultural studies, and critical theory in an examination of contemporary dance commercials while placing the analysis within a historical context. She draws upon connections between individual dance-commercials and the discursive and production histories to provide a thorough look into brand identity and advertising's role in constructing social identities.

Girl at the End of the World

Girl at the End of the World
Author: Elizabeth Esther
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 030773188X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl at the End of the World Book Excerpt:

I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire. Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave. In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail. Includes reading group discussion guide and interview with the author

Wounded Dance

Wounded Dance
Author: Deanna Roy
Publsiher: Casey Shay Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 1938150643
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wounded Dance Book Excerpt:

The father to Livia’s secret baby returns to find their child, threatening the quiet happy life she’s built with Blitz, the former star of a reality TV dance show.

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Author: Marcel Proust
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 0300189613
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower Book Excerpt:

Edited and annotated by leading Proust scholar William Carter, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is the second volume of one of the twentieth century’s great literary triumphs.  It was this volume that won the Prix Goncourt in 1919, affirming Proust as a major literary figure and dramatically increasing his fame. Here the narrator whose childhood was reflected in Swann’s Way moves further through childhood and into adolescence, as the author brilliantly examines themes of love and youth, in settings in Paris and by the sea in Normandy. The reader again encounters Swann, now married to his former mistress and largely fallen from high society, and meets for the first time several of Proust’s most memorable characters: the handsome, dashing Robert de Saint-Loup, who will become the narrator’s best friend; the enigmatic Albertine, leader of the “little band” of adolescent girls; the profoundly artistic Elstir, believed to be Proust’s composite of Whistler, Monet, and other leading painters; and, making his unforgettable entrance near the end of the volume, the intense, indelible Baron de Charlus.  Permeated by the “bloom of youth” and its resonances in memories of love and friendship, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower takes readers into the heart of Proust’s comic and poetic genius. As with Swann’s Way, Carter uses C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s beloved translation as the basis for this annotated and fully revised edition. Carter corrects long-standing errors in Scott Moncrieff’s otherwise superlative translation, bringing it closer than ever to the spirit and style of Proust’s original text—and reaching English readers in a way that the Pléiade annotations cannot. Insightful and accessible, Carter’s edition of Marcel Proust’s masterwork will be the go-to text for generations of readers seeking to understand Proust’s remarkable bygone world.

New Selected Stories

New Selected Stories
Author: Alice Munro
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1409042057
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Selected Stories Book Excerpt:

‘Munro is still one of our most fearless explorers of the human being, as she descends, time and again, headlamp on full beam, pickaxe and butter-knife at the ready’ The Times Spanning her last five collections and bringing together her finest work from the past fifteen years, this new selection of Alice Munro's stories infuses everyday lives with a wealth of nuance and insight. Beautifully observed and remarkably crafted, written with emotion and empathy, these stories are nothing short of perfection. A masterclass in the genre, from an author who deservedly lays claim to being one of the major fiction writers of our time.

Hodges New Bank Note Safe guard

Hodges  New Bank Note Safe guard
Author: John Tyler Hodges
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bank notes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage
Author: Rebel Girls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1734264195
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage Book Excerpt:

"With this powerful, hope-filled story of overcoming one's obstacles, readers will close this book and feel inspired to leave a legacy of their own." -School Library Journal From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Alicia Alonso, a world-renowned prima ballerina from Cuba. Alicia was born to dance. From the moment she slips on pointe shoes for the first time, she’s determined to become a professional ballerina. A few years later, Alicia moves from Cuba to the United States to follow her dreams. Then, Alicia begins to lose her sight. How can a ballerina dance if she can’t see where she’s going? Stuck in bed and only able to practice with her fingertips, Alicia doesn’t give up. She finds a way to get back on stage, dancing into the hearts of audiences as one of the world’s most famous prima ballerinas. Alicia Alonso Takes the Stage is the story of a world-renowned prima ballerina who impressed people all over the world with her beautiful dancing while living with visual impairments. This is a story about perseverance in the face of adversity, and how the arts can afford women the opportunity to achieve a global impact. This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text on Alicia Alonso’s lasting legacy, as well as movement-based activities designed to encourage creativity and confidence through dance. About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!

Dancing An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter eNovella

Dancing  An Anita Blake  Vampire Hunter  eNovella
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1472216695
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing An Anita Blake Vampire Hunter eNovella Book Excerpt:

For most people, summer barbecues are nothing to be afraid of. But Anita isn't exactly plain vanilla - and neither is her love life. So it takes a special kind of courage to attend a barbecue thrown by her friend Sergeant Zerbrowski. Walking into a backyard full of cops and their families with wereleopards Micah and Nathaniel both looking gorgeous on her arm won't be easy, even with almost-four-year-old Matthew Vespucci to break the ice ... Anita is determined to have a good time with her family, just like everyone else. But it doesn't take long for tensions to rise among the adults and kids. And Anita will learn that gossip and innuendo can be just as dangerous as anything the undead can throw at her ... Includes a preview of AFFLICTION, a thrilling Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel