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Ghost / by Reynolds, Jason.;
"Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team -- a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons -- it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems -- and running away from them -- until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing their shots at life."--Publisher.2017 Lone Star List Book.2017 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.2016 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
Subjects: Sports.; Runners (Sports); Sprinting; Fathers and sons; Family violence; Attempted murder; Self-actualization (Psychology) in children; Emotional problems of children; Middle school students;
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The house on Mango Street / by Cisneros, Sandra.;
This book tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.The house on Mango Street -- Hairs -- Boys & girls -- My name -- Cathy queen of cats -- Our good day -- Laughter -- Gil's furniture bought & sold -- Meme Ortiz -- Louie, his cousin & his other cousin -- Marin -- Those who don't -- There was an old woman she had so many children she didn't know what to do -- Alicia who sees mice -- Darius & the clouds -- And some more -- The family of little feet -- A rice sandwich -- Chanclas -- Hips -- The first job -- Papa who wakes up tired in the dark -- Born bad -- Elenita, cards, palm, water -- Geraldo no last name -- Edna's Ruthie -- The Earl of Tennessee -- Sire -- Four skinny trees -- No speak English -- Rafaela who drinks coconut & papaya juice on Tuesdays -- Sally -- Minerva writes poems -- Bums in the attic -- Beautiful & cruel -- A smart cookie -- What Sally said -- The monkey garden -- Red clowns -- Linoleum roses -- The three sisters -- Alicia & I talking on Edna's steps -- A house of my own -- Mango says goodbye sometimes.
Subjects: Bildungsromans.; Mexican Americans; Girls;
© 2009., Vintage Contemporaries,
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The Turner house / by Flournoy, Angela.;
A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts and shapes their family's future. Praised by Ayana Mathis as utterly moving and un-putdownable, The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home.
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Historical fiction.; African American families;
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Murder / [electronic resource]. by Pinborough, Sarah.; Crossley, Steven.;
Narrator: Steven Crossley.Dr Thomas Bond, Police Surgeon, is still recovering from when Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London -- and a more malign enemy hid in his shadow. Bond and the others who worked on the gruesome case are still stalked by its legacies, both psychological and tangible. Now the bodies of children are being pulled from the Thames, and Bond is about to become inextricably linked with an uncanny, undying enemy.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 288162 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Mystery.;
© 2014., Clipper Thriller,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3835959 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Education nation : six leading edges of innovation in our schools / by Chen, Milton.;
"In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media--from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his current role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation--to support his vision for a new world of learning. Presented in five parts and divided into "module" chapters, this book examines the ways in which K-12 learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology. Due in large part to new technologies, over the last few decades we've witnessed a huge shift in how we imagine teaching and learning. A good example is the educational revolution sparked by Sesame Street--which in its first season had a goal of teaching preschool-age children the numbers 1 to 10. At the time, experts dismissed it as an unrealistic goal since many kindergarten students were having trouble mastering this simple counting. Yet the research proved that preschool-age children learned those skills and many others directly from the TV screen. Now Sesame Street's curriculum teaches the numbers from 1 to 40. In today's digital age the number of new ways to teach and learn is ever-expanding and includes: television, Google, YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, iPhones, video games, GPS devices, open source textbooks, interactive whiteboards; and there are countless examples of ways technology positively impacts student learning--from voice-recognition software that helps children learn to read to translation tools that help teachers communicate with non-English speaking parents. As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're quickly moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks--and teachers locked away in classrooms."--Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: School improvement programs; Educational innovations; Educational technology;
© c2010., Jossey-Bass,
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The Hope Raisers : [electronic resource] : How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community. by Suthar, Nihar.;
The poignant and inspiring true story of three young Kenyans who fought to transform their slum and improve the lives of those around them. Korogocho is one of Kenya's darkest slums, plagued by gang violence, food and water shortages, and rampant pollution. Most children have no future except for scavenging through trash piles or resorting to lives of crime. One day, a boy named Daniel Onyango decided to do more, creating a band called the Hope Raisers to inspire the kids of Korogocho. His friend, Mutura Kuria, quickly joined in. In The Hope Raisers: How a Group of Young Kenyans Fought to Transform Their Slum and Inspire a Community, Nihar Suthar tells the amazing story of how Daniel and Mutura turned the band into a platform for change. They started teaching children on the streets how to express themselves through art and established a skating team after finding a pair of rollerblades in the dump. Suthar closely follows the story of one rebellious girl, Lucy Achieng, who refused to get married off at a young age and instead used competitive rollerblading to reach for her dreams. Lucy continues to inspire girls to stand up for themselves and challenge the longstanding practices in Korogocho of early marriage and prostitution. The Hope Raisers is an eye-opening look into a world of poverty and violence where children receive only a basic education and are left with little to no means to get out. Yet it also reveals the remarkable impact that a few determined individuals can have on their community, even in the most challenging of conditions.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Young Adult Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Geography.; Multi-Cultural.;
© 2022.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=9118334 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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A Piaget primer : how a child thinks / by Singer, Dorothy G.; Revenson, Tracey A.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-139) and index.Jean Piaget and his theory -- The stages of a child's development -- How intelligence develops -- Playing and imitating -- How language develops -- Discovering space, time, and numbers -- Learning about right and wrong -- Beyond Piaget: using his theory for teaching, learning, and parenting.The purpose of A Piaget Primer is to make Piaget's vital work readily accessible to teachers, therapists, students, and of course, parents. Two noted American Psychologists distill Piaget's complex findings into wonderfully clear formulations without sacrificing either subtlety or significance. To accomplish this they employ not only lucid language but such fascinating illuminations of a child's world and vision as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh as well as such recent media manifestations as Barney and Sesame Street. This completely revised edition of this classic work is as enjoyable as it is invaluable - an essential guide to comprehending and communicating with children better than we ever have before.
Subjects: Cognition in children.; Child psychology.; Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.; Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980.; Cognition.; Child Development.; Child.; Infant.; Thinking.;
© ©1996., Plume,
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Can you see what I see? : on a scary, scary night / by Wick, Walter,1953-;
All ages.Twelve scary picture puzzles invite children to look and find images hidden in the pictures.On a scary, scary night -- Beneath a scary, scary moon -- In a scary, scary town -- On a scary, scary street -- Atop a scary, scary hill -- In a scary, scary castle -- Up scary, scary stairs -- In a scary, scary tower -- In a scary, scary cupboard -- On a scary, scary shelf -- In a scary, scary bottle -- --is a ghost!
Subjects: Picture puzzles; Haunted places; Ghosts; Picture puzzles.; Haunted places.; Ghosts.;
© c2008., Scholastic,
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Disneyland and culture : essays on the parks and their influence / by Jackson, Kathy Merlock,1955-; West, Mark I.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."These essays explore the far-reaching ideology unleashed by Disneyland, the world's first permanent, commercially viable theme park. Topics include Disney's role in the creation of children's architecture; Frontierland as an allegorical map of the American West; the "cultural invasion of France" in Disneyland Paris; the politics of nostalgia; and "hyperurbanity" in the town of Celebration, Florida"--Provided by publisher.Introduction -- The Disneyland Concept. The Theme Park : The Art of Time and Space / Margaret J. King and J. G. O'Boyle -- Synergystic Disney : New Directions for Mickey and Media in 1954-1955 / Kathy Merlock Jackson -- Animator as Architect : Disney's Role in the Creation of Children's Architecture / Mark I. West -- Disneyland Attractions. Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., and Its Sources in Hollywood, U.S.A. / Robert Neuman -- Frontierland as an Allegorical Map of the American West / Richard Francaviglia -- The Dark Ride of Snow White : Narrative Strategies at Disneyland / Suzanne Rahn -- Tom Sawyer Island : Mark Twain, Walt Disney, and the Literary Playground / Mark I. West -- A Southern California Boyhood in the Simu-Southland Shadows of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room / Craig Svonkin -- Disneyland's Variations. Disneyland Paris : A Clash of Cultures / Christian Renaut -- Hong Kong Disneyland : Feng Shui Inside the Magic Kingdom / Derham Groves -- Hyperurbanity : Idealism, New Urbanism, and the Politics of Hyperreality in the Town of Celebration, Florida / Eric Detweiler -- Disneyland's Influence. Theme Parks and Films : Play and Players / J. P. Telotte -- Of Theme Parks and Television : Walt Disney, Rod Serling, and the Politics of Nostalgia / Douglas Brode -- Vacation in Historyland / Katherine Howe -- Autographs for Tots : the Marketing of Stars to Children / Kathy Merlock Jackson -- Forget the Prozac, Give Me a Dose of Disney / Cathy Scibelli -- The Disney Effect : Fifty Years After Theme Park Design / Margaret J. King.
Subjects: Amusement parks; Walt Disney Enterprises.; Walt Disney Company.;
© c2011., McFarland & Co.,
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Theodor Seuss Geisel / by Pease, Donald E.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-166) and index.Dr. Seuss's passage home -- Becoming Dr. Seuss -- Dr. Seuss returns -- Dr. Seuss and Helen Geisel's empire -- Dr. Seuss's legacy.Dr. Seuss's infectious rhymes, his blue-tufted, strong-willed creatures, and his knack for pithy, roundabout plots have been entertaining children--and adults--for decades. And as biographer Donald Pease shows, the seemingly haphazard trajectory of Theodor Geisel's life bears a close resemblance to the zigzag plot lines of his children's books--by turns a cartoonist, ad agency artist (for Flit bug killer), author, caricaturist, documentary-film writer and producer, political cartoonist, and editor. Pease follows Geisel's life from his childhood in Massachusetts, to his sacking from the editorship of Dartmouth's humor magazine, to the publication of And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street--after 17 rejections--which finally launched him on the career for which he is best known. Given unprecedented access to Dartmouth's extensive Geisel holdings, Pease captures this life in full as he offers fresh insights into the sources of Geisel's creativity, from his surreal images to his anti-authoritarian stance and slapstick humor.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Seuss, Dr.; Authors, American; Illustrators; Children's literature; Geisel, Theodor Seuss;
© 2010., Oxford University Press,
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