Girls Think of Everything

Girls Think of Everything
Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 1328772535
ISBN 13: 9781328772534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Think of Everything Book Review:

This updated edition of the bestselling Girls Think of Everything, by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, retains all the integrity of the original but includes expanded coverage of inventions (and inventors) to better reflect our diverse and technological world. In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities? Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality--empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.

The Girls Book How to Be the Best at Everything

The Girls  Book  How to Be the Best at Everything
Author: Juliana Foster
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 0545362474
ISBN 13: 9780545362474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book How to Be the Best at Everything Book Review:

A spiffy guide to anything and everything a girl could need to know! How to do almost anything in one handy little book! Want to be known for your unique style? Inside you'll learn how to design your own clothes (p. 35), do the perfect manicure (p. 82), or make your own lip gloss (p. 11). Feel like impressing your friends? Show them how you can make a crystal (p. 16), juggle one-handed (p. 33), or deal with a bully (p. 42). Bored and need something to do? Not anymore when you find out how to keep a secret diary (p. 88), make a scrapbook (p. 9), or put together a dance routine (p. 24). And tons of other neat-o things you need to know how to do!

Girls Who Looked Under Rocks

Girls Who Looked Under Rocks
Author: Jeannine Atkins
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1584694661
ISBN 13: 9781584694663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls Who Looked Under Rocks Book Review:

An inspiring famous women book for girls, Girls Who Looked Under Rocks also makes the perfect feminist gift for girls. Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists is for a world no longer confined by gender stereotypes, and a place where science is for girls, too! Parents and children will love this portrayal of six women who grew up playing in the dirt and went on to become award winning scientists and writers. All of these women were discouraged from pursuing careers in science, but they all persisted in their passion. If there is a pre-teen or adolescent in your life, especially a girl, take a look at this empowering, inspiring chapter book. It portrays the youths and careers of six remarkable women whose curiosity about nature fueled a passion to steadfastly overcome obstacles to careers in traditionally men-only occupations. The six-Maria Merian (b.1647), Anna Comstock (b.1854), Frances Hamerstrom (b.1907), Rachel Carson (b.1907), Miriam Rothschild (b.1908), and Jane Goodall (b.1934)—all became renowned scientists, artists and writers. A wonderful resource for young researchers and biographers, these stories can be a starting point for issues of gender, science, and the environment.

Women Who Dared

Women Who Dared
Author: Linda Skeers
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1492653284
ISBN 13: 9781492653288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Who Dared Book Review:

Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person • And many more! This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl!

The Beginning of Everything

The Beginning of Everything
Author: Robyn Schneider
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 0062217151
ISBN 13: 9780062217158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginning of Everything Book Review:

Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything is a witty and heart-wrenching teen novel that will appeal to fans of books by John Green and Ned Vizzini, novels such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and classics like The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. Varsity tennis captain Ezra Faulkner was supposed to be homecoming king, but that was before—before his girlfriend cheated on him, before a car accident shattered his leg, and before he fell in love with unpredictable new girl Cassidy Thorpe. As Kirkus Reviews said in a starred review, "Schneider takes familiar stereotypes and infuses them with plenty of depth. Here are teens who could easily trade barbs and double entendres with the characters that fill John Green's novels." Funny, smart, and including everything from flash mobs to blanket forts to a poodle who just might be the reincarnation of Jay Gatsby, The Beginning of Everything is a refreshing contemporary twist on the classic coming-of-age novel—a heart-wrenching story about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings.

I m Thinking of Ending Things

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Author: Iain Reid
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1501103466
ISBN 13: 9781501103469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Review:

You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t striking, not really. I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things. Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.” And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here. I’m thinking of ending things. Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of José Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, this tense and atmospheric novel will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

Everything Everything

Everything  Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0385683669
ISBN 13: 9780385683661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everything Everything Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer. Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Team Moon

Team Moon
Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2006-06-26
ISBN 10: 0547349696
ISBN 13: 9780547349695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Team Moon Book Review:

“This behind-the-scenes look at the first Apollo moon landing has the feel of a public television documentary in its breadth and detail” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Here is a rare perspective on a story we only thought we knew. For Apollo 11, the first moon landing, is a story that belongs to many, not just the few and famous. It belongs to the seamstress who put together twenty-two layers of fabric for each space suit. To the engineers who created a special heat shield to protect the capsule during its fiery reentry. It belongs to the flight directors, camera designers, software experts, suit testers, telescope crew, aerospace technicians, photo developers, engineers, and navigators. Gathering direct quotes from some of these folks who worked behind the scenes, Catherine Thimmesh reveals their very human worries and concerns. Culling NASA transcripts, national archives, and stunning NASA photos from Apollo 11, she captures not only the sheer magnitude of this feat but also the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever—the team that worked to first put man on that great gray rock in the sky. Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award “An edge-of-your-seat adventure . . . Lavishly illustrated . . . This exhilarating book . . . will captivate.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Thimmesh gives names and voices to the army that got Neil Armstrong and company to the moon and back. The result is a spectacular and highly original addition to the literature of space exploration.” —The Horn Book “This beautiful and well-documented tribute will introduce a new generation to that triumphant time.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Daughters of Kobani

The Daughters of Kobani
Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0525560696
ISBN 13: 9780525560692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daughters of Kobani Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won "The Daughters of Kobani is an unforgettable and nearly mythic tale of women's power and courage. The young women profiled in this book fought a fearsome war against brutal men in impossible circumstances--and proved in the process what girls and women can accomplish when given the chance to lead. Brilliantly researched and respectfully reported, this book is a lesson in heroism, sacrifice, and the real meaning of sisterhood. I am so grateful that this story has been told."—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love "Absolutely fascinating and brilliantly written, The Daughters of Kobani is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand both the nobility and the brutality of war. This is one of the most compelling stories in modern warfare."—Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Make Your Bed In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of: Kobani. By then, the Islamic State had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria alongside the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting—house by house, street by street, city by city—the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect—and significant military support—of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond.

The Awakening

The Awakening
Author: Kate Chopin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-07-04
ISBN 10: 1365238814
ISBN 13: 9781365238819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Awakening Book Review:

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South.

Some Writer

Some Writer
Author: Melissa Sweet
Publsiher: Harcourt Brace
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-04
ISBN 10: 9780544319592
ISBN 13: 0544319591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Some Writer Book Review:

In this stunning, first-ever fully-illustrated biography of legendary author E.B. White, Sibert medalist and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet uses White's letters, photos, and mementos, as well as her original collaged art, to tell the true story of one of the most beloved authors of all time.

The Smartest Girl in the Room

The Smartest Girl in the Room
Author: Deborah Nam-Krane
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781483998978
ISBN 13: 1483998975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smartest Girl in the Room Book Review:

Nineteen year old Emily wants her college diploma fast, and she's going to get it. But when the perfect night with perfect Mitch leads her to a broken heart, Emily is blind to her vulnerability. When the person she cares about the most is hurt as a result, Emily's ambition gives way to more than a little ruthlessness. She's going to use her smarts to take care of herself and protect the people she loves, and everyone else had better stay out of her way. But shouldn't the smartest girl everyone knows realize that the ones she'd cross the line for would do the same for her? The Smartest Girl In The Room is Book One in The New Pioneers series.

Views and Reviews

Views and Reviews
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-12-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798587479562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Views and Reviews Book Review:

I do not remember, in all her novels, an instance of gross misery of any kind not directly caused by the folly of the sufferer. There are no pictures of vice or poverty or squalor. There are no rags, no gin, no brutal passions. That average humanity which she favours is very borné in intellect, but very genial in heart, as a glance at its repre-sentatives in her pages will convince us. In Adam Bede, there is Mr. Irwine, the vicar, with avowedly no qualifica-tion for his profession, placidly playing chess with his mother, stroking his dogs, and dipping into Greek trage-dies; there is the excellent Martin Poyser at the Farm, good-natured and rubicund; there is his wife, somewhat too sharply voluble, but only in behalf of cleanliness and honesty and order; there is Captain Donnithorne at the Hall, who does a poor girl a mortal wrong, but who is, af-ter all, such a nice, good-looking fellow; there are Adam and Seth Bede, the carpenter's sons, the strongest, purest, most discreet of young rustics.

Love Edy

Love Edy
Author: Shewanda Pugh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN 10: 9780692027141
ISBN 13: 0692027149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Edy Book Review:

When Edy Phelps falls hard for her best friend, she knows nothing can come from it. Forget actual chemistry, or the fact that she cherishes his mother more than her own; centuries of tradition say that Hassan Pradhan will grow up, marry the girl his parents select, and think nothing of his best friend: the dancer with the bursting smile. Except he can't. He won't. In a world erupting with possibilities for the boy with a body of steel and dreams of the NFL, everything seems promised while nothing at all is; when he's denied the girl he wants most. Two hearts. Two families devoted through generations of friendship. Could Edy and Hassan really risk all that? And yet ... how could they not?

New Beginnings

New Beginnings
Author: Rebecca Emin
Publsiher: Punked Books
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781908375063
ISBN 13: 190837506X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Beginnings Book Review:

Sam Hendry is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Things go from bad to worse as the day of truth arrives and all of her fears come true... and then some.When Sam meets a different group of people who immediately accept her as a friend, she begins to feel more positive. With her new friends and interests, will Sam finally feel able to face the bully who taunts her, and to summon up the courage to perform on stage?

All the Way to the Top

All the Way to the Top
Author: Annette Bay Pimentel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781492688990
ISBN 13: 1492688991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Way to the Top Book Review:

"Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, Jennifer Keelan grew up battling--and overcoming--the limitations others set for her. From a lack of cutaway curbs and bus lifts to being denied enrollment at her neighborhood school, Jennifer was continually blocked from living the life she wanted. But after discovering the world of disability rights activism, she knew she had to use her voice to change things. When Jennifer was just eight years old, she participated in the Capitol Crawl. The deeply affecting image of Jennifer crawling up the steps of Capitol Hill went viral and helped pressure Congress into passing the Americans with Disabilities Act. A powerfully illustrated biography of Jennifer's life and a celebration of youth activism, All the Way to the Top will teach all children that they have the power to make a difference"--

Driving the Birds

Driving the Birds
Author: Russell Traughber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780615621579
ISBN 13: 0615621570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Driving the Birds Book Review:

Acclaim: "The language is understated, but quietly beautiful, and I find myself invested in Jabonkah as she's portrayed on the page, not only because of what happens to her, but because of her view of the world, sometimes sweet and sometimes shrewd, and always strong." Rebecca, agent "The story is compelling and the writing is extremely strong-some of the metaphors are wonderfully original. Moreover, the author manages to capture the child's voice perfectly." Valerie, professor Description: Jabonkah Sackey's only desire in life was to be like her mother and to be left alone. However, being born deep in the African bush in 1948, her desires didn't really matter. Cursed with an abusive father, Jabonkah was saddled with the plans he had for her. Instead of being a "stupid bush woman" like her mother, she was going to learn to obey. But after repeatedly disappointing and rebelling against her father, he sets forth on a rampage targeting her mother and nearly beats her to death. After stepping in to save her mother and scalding her father with boiling water in the skirmish, Jabonkah's fate is unfortunately sealed. She is sent to the Society as punishment, where women from her own tribe perform the ritual of female circumcision. Six weeks later, Jabonkah returns home to the continued beatings until she is eventually disowned and sent away to live with a missionary by the name of Mother Stevens. Unfortunately, it's with Mother Stevens that her real struggle begins. Will Jabonkah escape the oppression and misery that is ruling her life, or will she succumb to her depression? Set against the harsh setting of mid-century Africa, Driving the Birds takes readers on a journey from small villages in Liberia to African missions, and eventually the United States. With this particular backdrop, Jabonkah's story brings many issues to light that affect countless women around the world. By documenting the horrible genital mutilation that she suffers in detail, Driving the Birds aims to bring about further awareness to an issue that is still prevalent today. Though the subject matter can be intense and discouraging at times, Jabonkah uses her faith and an uncommon personal resiliency to keep the story from setting into a despondent manner. With true personal freedom as her goal, Jabonkah is able to overcome numerous obstacles and a lifetime of hardships in route to achieving her dreams and ensuring her happiness. Driving the Birds by Russell Traughber is the uplifting true story of one woman's courageous journey from a small village in Liberia to the freedom that America offers. With unmistakable charm, unwavering determination, and a truly unique worldview, Jabonkah enthralls readers with each passing chapter. Her personal journey and repeated injustices are equal parts heartbreaking and infuriating. From repeated abuses at the hands of others and the subjection to female genital mutilation, Jabonkah's plight provides a window to the sufferings of less fortunate women around the world. However, where parts of her story enrage and discourage, it's her spirit and determination that ultimately leave readers feeling like they have taken part in Jabonkah's triumphs as well.

The Little Cracked Pot

The Little Cracked Pot
Author: Shaun Patterson,Christina Patterson
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781492727675
ISBN 13: 1492727679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Cracked Pot Book Review:

The Little Cracked Pot is a story inspired by an ancient Chinese proverb. The story speaks to the value of diversity and the flawed idea of what is “perfect.” This is a simple, yet powerful message which all children should hear.

Within Walls

Within Walls
Author: J. B. Kay
Publsiher: J B Kay
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780992805609
ISBN 13: 0992805600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Within Walls Book Review:

When the line between nightmare and reality fades, who can Sadie turn to when those closest to her are the ones she should fear most? After her parent's tragic death, Sadie moves to England to live with her grandmother. However, she slowly comes to realise that all is not as it should be. Her nightmares aren't the only place she is haunted. Stalked and tormented by hooded strangers, Sadie struggles to unearth her grandmother's dark secret. She discovers truths about her family's history that she never thought possible. Sadie is different; different in a way that changes her life forever. The revelation brings more troubles than she's able handle alone. Can anyone help her?

That Girl from the Dummy Line

That Girl from the Dummy Line
Author: Martha Sanders
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 9781505405071
ISBN 13: 1505405076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That Girl from the Dummy Line Book Review:

"That Girl From the Dummy Line" is a first person account of growing up in severe poverty in the delta farm region of northeastern Arkansas in 50s and 60s in a tar-papered shack built on a dirt road known as the dummy line. The dummy line girl was the third of ten children born to an illiterate farmer and his wife, who didn't understand their daughter's love of education or her desire to go to college as she excelled in school. Indeed, they actively attempted to prevent her from leaving home to seek a college degree. The dummy line girl spent much of her childhood working in the cotton fields. Farm work and other chores took a toll on the dummy line girl's ability to stay on track with her studies and goals. Further complicating her life was a dysfunctional relationship with her parents and an abusive older sister. The local public school system became her refuge and provided her with the hope she needed in order to plan a better future for herself. This is a story about a girl who refused to accept the path given her by accident of birth - a girl who wanted more and believed she deserved more and was willing to work for it.