The Book Of Everything

Author: Guus Kuijer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545298988
Size: 13.85 MB
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Faith is joy is love is hope in this novel of exquisite power and everyday miracles, reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE. Thomas can see things no one else can see. Tropical fish swimming in the canals. The magic of Mrs. Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door. The fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg. And the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." Thomas records these visions in his "Book of Everything." They comfort him when his father beats him, when the angels weep for his mother's black eyes. And they give him the strength to finally confront his father and become what he wants to be when he grows up: "Happy."

The Teacher S Calendar School Year 2000 2001

Author: Kim A. Summers
Publisher:
ISBN: 0809225212
Size: 19.99 MB
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The ideal resource for K-8 teachers, school librarians, event coordinators, public and children's librarians, and after-school program librarians. Arranged day by day from August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2001, it will help teachers plan lessons, arrange bulletin boards, and prepare school calendars.More than 4,000 entries include updated birthday listings of entertainers, athletes, and government officials that are of interest to children, all federal and state holidays, significant dates in American history, state fairs, space exploration milestones -- even dates that toys such as Beanie Babies "TM" and American Girl "TM" dolls were introduced.

The Book Of Birthday Wishes

Author: Edward Hoffman
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 0806521872
Size: 19.60 MB
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Presents a collection of quotations taken from letters, memoirs, inscriptions, and cards by such notables as Sigmund Freud, Harry Truman, Virginia Woolf, and John F. Kennedy.

Remembering Woolworth S

Author: Karen Plunkett-Powell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466867444
Size: 14.16 MB
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Millions of Americans have fond memories of shopping at Woolworth's, wandering the aisles in search of a humble spool of Woolco thread, festive Christmas decorations, a goldfish or parakeet, or a blue bottle of Evening in Paris perfume. And who could forget the special treat of a grilled-cheese sandwich or ice-cream sundae at the famous lunch counter? These and countless other memories are celebrated in Karen Plunkett-Powell's Remembering Woolworth's. Packed with photos, first-hand remembrances, vivid anecdotes, and a lively, well-researched narrative, the book tells the story of how a poor potato farmer named Frank Woolworth created a merchandising empire that touched the lives of Americans in small towns, big cities, and everywhere in between. Chapters cover the store's humble beginnings, surviving the Great Depression, the civil rights sit-ins, Woolworth's around the globe, the popularity of Woolworth's collectibles, and much more.

Digital Media Cultural Production And Speculative Capitalism

Author: Freya Schiwy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317982319
Size: 18.73 MB
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This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame, the essays investigate some of the key facets of contemporary global capitalism: the ascendance of finance capital, and the increasing importance of immaterial labor (understood here as a post-Fordist notion of work that privileges the art of communication, affect, and virtuosity). The contributors address these transformation by exploring their relation to new digital media (YouTube, MySpace, digital image and video technology, information networks, etc.) and various cultural forms including the Hispanic television talk show, indigenous video production, documentary film in Southern California, the Latin American stock market, German security surveillance, transnational videoconferencing, and Japanese tourists’ use of visual images on cell phones. The authors argue that the seemingly radical newness and alleged immateriality of contemporary speculative capitalism, turns out to be less dramatically new and more grounded in colonial/racial histories of both material and immaterial exploitation than one might at first imagine. Similarly, human interaction with digital media and virtuality, ostensibly a double marker for the contemporary and economically privileged subject, in fact reveals itself in many cases as transgressive of racial, economic and historical categories.

Hugs And Heartaches

Author: Caroline Ferdinandsen
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781434769
Size: 12.96 MB
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In the evening hours, after the last lullaby is gently sung and the toys are put away, in the morning light, as oatmeal coats the kitchen floor and three little noses need wiping, Hugs and Heartaches will help you explore the eternal and the earthy sides of motherhood.

Spitfire Wingman From Tennessee

Author: James Haun, Sr.
Publisher: Col. James R. Haun
ISBN: 9780979000249
Size: 15.77 MB
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E-Book Edition of SPITFIRE WINGMAN FROM TENNESSEE, which is the autobiography of a self-taught aviator who flew virtually every military aircraft (except jets) during the years 1939 to 1960. Col. Jim Haun, 1911-2001, with unusual honesty and wit, allows a "back door glimpse" into the USAF at the highest levels of command, including the Presidential Air Fleet in Washington, D.C. He flew fighters in WWII, transports in India, the Berlin Airlift, Japan and the Far East - eventually becoming Chief Pilot of the Military Air Transport Service. After retirement he built a stunt biplance in his garage and wowed audiences with "death-defying" performances. Col. Haun concurrently taught hundreds to fly, many later becoming airline captains and one, even became an instructor in the supersonic Blackbird.