A Tale Of Two Melons

Author: Sarah Schneewind
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0872208249
Size: 14.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A commoner's presentation to the emperor of a lucky omen from his garden, the repercussions for his family, and several retellings of the incident provide the background for an engaging introduction to Ming society, culture, and politics, including discussions of the founding of the Ming dynasty; the character of the first emperor; the role of omens in court politics; how the central and local governments were structured, including the civil service examination system; the power of local elite families; the roles of women; filial piety; and the concept of ling or efficacy in Chinese religion.

Cowgirl Cat

Author: Sarah Price
Publisher:
ISBN: 1505474698
Size: 10.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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All Cat Lansing wanted for her thirteenth birthday was an iPhone. Her older sister, Brooke, introduces her to the world of social media on her new phone and, unknowingly, Cat gets much more than she bargained for. She discovers Aiden Quinn, a teenage cowboy from Colorado who posts funny videos with his horses on Vine. Determined to get him to notice her, Cat quickly realizes that she is not alone in her pursuit for Aiden to follow her. When Aiden and his friends tour the country with the Rodeo Rage Tour, Cat strikes up a plan to finally meet him. But how can she compete with hundreds of thousands of other girls clamoring for his attention? ..".a fun, positive girl power book. Not just encouraging girls to chase their dreams but to pay no attention to the haters out there. The message is clear concentrate on the inner circle of people you know care about you genuinely. I wish I read something like this at 13. Even if it's a small supportive group. An untapped genre for empowering young women. This was just begging to be written." Barb Russell

Adulthood Is A Myth

Author: Sarah Andersen
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449478964
Size: 16.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.