Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-06-12
ISBN 10: 0689848072
ISBN 13: 9780689848070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Hidden Book Review:

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Among the Impostors

Among the Impostors
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-12-21
ISBN 10: 0689848080
ISBN 13: 9780689848087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Impostors Book Review:

Danger continues to loom over Luke now that he's out of hiding in the second book in bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series. Luke Garner is an illegal third child. All his life has been spent in hiding. Now, for the first time, Luke is living among others. He has assumed a deceased boy's identity and is attending Hendricks School for Boys, a windowless building with cruel classmates and oblivious teachers. Luke knows he has to blend in, but he lives in constant fear that his behavior will betray him. Then one day Luke discovers a door to the outside. He knows that beyond the walls of Hendricks lie the secrets he is desperate to uncover. What he doesn't know is whom he can trust -- and where the answers to his questions may lead him...

Among the Betrayed

Among the Betrayed
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2002-06-01
ISBN 10: 0689839057
ISBN 13: 9780689839054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Betrayed Book Review:

Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death.

Among the Brave

Among the Brave
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1439106703
ISBN 13: 9781439106709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Brave Book Review:

In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.

Among the Enemy

Among the Enemy
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 143910672X
ISBN 13: 9781439106723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Enemy Book Review:

HIDE OR FIGHT? Matthias, an illegal third child, is caught in the cross fire between rebels and the Population Police. When he unwittingly saves a Population Police officer, Matthias is brought to Population Police headquarters to train as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, another third-born who enlists his help in a plot to undermine the Population Police. But Matthias is under constant scrutiny, and he has no idea whom he can trust. What can one boy do against a wicked bureaucracy?

Among the Barons

Among the Barons
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 1442443057
ISBN 13: 9781442443051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Barons Book Review:

In this fourth installment of a series about a society that allows only two children per family, Luke Garner is finally adjusting to his new life at Hendricks School as Lee Grant. While the Grants belong to the highest class of society called the Barons, Luke avoids snobbish affectations and befriends his classmates, who are also illegal thirds. When the real Lee Grant's younger brother arrives at the school, along with his fierce body guard, Luke worries that Smits will expose him to the government. However, Smits has come to enlist Luke's help in discovering how his older brother really died, suspecting that he was murdered. The intrigue and danger grow more acute when both boys are called "home" and Luke discovers that the Grants have plans for him that could turn out to be fatal.

Among the Free

Among the Free
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2007-07-24
ISBN 10: 0689857993
ISBN 13: 9780689857997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Free Book Review:

When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.

The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures

The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures
Author: Archie L. Dick
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 1442695080
ISBN 13: 9781442695085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures Book Review:

The Hidden History of South Africa's Book and Reading Cultures shows how the common practice of reading can illuminate the social and political history of a culture. This ground-breaking study reveals resistance strategies in the reading and writing practices of South Africans; strategies that have been hidden until now for political reasons relating to the country's liberation struggles. By looking to records from a slave lodge, women's associations, army education units, universities, courts, libraries, prison departments, and political groups, Archie Dick exposes the key works of fiction and non-fiction, magazines, and newspapers that were read and discussed by political activists and prisoners. Uncovering the book and library schemes that elites used to regulate reading, Dick exposes incidences of intellectual fraud, book theft, censorship, and book burning. Through this innovative methodology, Dick aptly shows how South African readers used reading and books to resist unjust regimes and build community across South Africa's class and racial barriers.

The Hidden Life of Girls

The Hidden Life of Girls
Author: Majorie Harness Goodwin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405178299
ISBN 13: 9781405178297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Life of Girls Book Review:

Winner of the Best Book of 2008 from The International Gender and Language Association In this ground-breaking ethnography of girls on a playground, Goodwin offers a window into their complex social worlds. Combats stereotypes that have dominated theories on female moral development by challenging the notion that girls are inherently supportive of each other Examines the stances that girls on a playground in a multicultural school setting assume and shows how they position themselves in their peer groups Documents the language practices and degradation rituals used to sanction friends and to bully others Part of the Blackwell Studies in Discourse and Culture Series

Code

Code
Author: Charles Petzold
Publsiher: Microsoft Press
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2000-10-11
ISBN 10: 0735638721
ISBN 13: 9780735638723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Book Review:

What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within.

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa
Author: Jacqueline Hanoman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1315406047
ISBN 13: 9781315406046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa Book Review:

Hunger and Poverty in South Africa: The Hidden Faces of Food Insecurity explores food insecurity as an issue of socioeconomic, political, cultural and environmental inequity and inequality. Based on extensive original research in Free State Province, South Africa, the book explores how people living in poverty make meaning of their food circumstances within the socio-cultural, political and economic contexts of post-apartheid South Africa, how they view the government’s food security policies and programs and their perceived agency to affect change. The personal narratives contained in the book show that food insecurity is shaped by many issues, among which are structural poverty, racism, attempts or non-attempts at reconciliation during and after apartheid, public health issues such as HIV/AIDS, and environmental circumstances. At a time when most discourse around food insecurity focuses on how to provide more food to people facing hunger, this book's multidimensional approach is a valuable contribution to the contemporary dialogue on poverty, food security/insecurity, sustainability and democratic agency both within South Africa and around the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of food security, multidimensional poverty, democratic agency and sustainable development, both in South Africa and internationally.

The Hidden 1970s

The Hidden 1970s
Author: Dan Berger
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 081354873X
ISBN 13: 9780813548739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden 1970s Book Review:

The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of an era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before-several of the most iconic events of "the sixties" occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them. Essays trace the struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing insight into the ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.

Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

Was the Cat in the Hat Black?
Author: Philip Nel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN 10: 0190635088
ISBN 13: 9780190635084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Was the Cat in the Hat Black? Book Review:

Racism is resilient, duplicitous, and endlessly adaptable, so it is no surprise that America is again in a period of civil rights activism. A significant reason racism endures is because it is structural: it's embedded in culture and in institutions. One of the places that racism hides-and thus perhaps the best place to oppose it-is books for young people. Was the Cat in the Hat Black? presents five serious critiques of the history and current state of children's literature tempestuous relationship with both implicit and explicit forms of racism. The book fearlessly examines topics both vivid-such as The Cat in the Hat's roots in blackface minstrelsy-and more opaque, like how the children's book industry can perpetuate structural racism via whitewashed covers even while making efforts to increase diversity. Rooted in research yet written with a lively, crackling touch, Nel delves into years of literary criticism and recent sociological data in order to show a better way forward. Though much of what is proposed here could be endlessly argued, the knowledge that what we learn in childhood imparts both subtle and explicit lessons about whose lives matter is not debatable. The text concludes with a short and stark proposal of actions everyone-reader, author, publisher, scholar, citizen- can take to fight the biases and prejudices that infect children's literature. While Was the Cat in the Hat Black? does not assume it has all the answers to such a deeply systemic problem, its audacity should stimulate discussion and activism.

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century
Author: Thant Myint-U
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 1324003308
ISBN 13: 9781324003304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century Book Review:

How did one of the world’s "buzzy hotspots" (Fodor’s 2013) become one of the top ten places to avoid (Fodor’s 2018)? Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster, and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders such as Barack Obama ushered in waves of international support. Progress seemed inevitable. As historian, former diplomat, and presidential advisor, Thant Myint-U saw the cracks forming. In this insider’s diagnosis of a country at a breaking point, he dissects how a singularly predatory economic system, fast-rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, the impact of new social media, the rise of China next door, climate change, and deep-seated feelings around race, religion, and national identity all came together to challenge the incipient democracy. Interracial violence soared and a horrific exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fixed international attention. Myint-U explains how and why this happened, and details an unsettling prognosis for the future. Burma is today a fragile stage for nearly all the world’s problems. Are democracy and an economy that genuinely serves all its people possible in Burma? In clear and urgent prose, Myint-U explores this question—a concern not just for the Burmese but for the rest of the world—warning of the possible collapse of this nation of 55 million while suggesting a fresh agenda for change.

The Hidden Face of Rights

The Hidden Face of Rights
Author: Kathryn Sikkink
Publsiher: Castle Lectures in Ethics, Pol
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 0300233299
ISBN 13: 9780300233292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hidden Face of Rights Book Review:

Why we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities When we debate questions in international law, politics, and justice, we often use the language of rights--and far less often the language of responsibilities. Human rights scholars and activists talk about state responsibility for rights, but they do not articulate clear norms about other actors' obligations. In this book, Kathryn Sikkink argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize and practice the corresponding human responsibilities. Focusing on five areas--climate change, voting, digital privacy, freedom of speech, and sexual assault--where on-the-ground (primarily university campus) initiatives have persuaded people to embrace a close relationship between rights and responsibilities, Sikkink argues for the importance of responsibilities to any comprehensive understanding of political ethics and human rights.

Hidden Genocides

Hidden Genocides
Author: Alexander Laban Hinton,Thomas La Pointe,Douglas Irvin-Erickson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN 10: 0813561647
ISBN 13: 9780813561646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden Genocides Book Review:

Why are some genocides prominently remembered while others are ignored, hidden, or denied? Consider the Turkish campaign denying the Armenian genocide, followed by the Armenian movement to recognize the violence. Similar movements are building to acknowledge other genocides that have long remained out of sight in the media, such as those against the Circassians, Greeks, Assyrians, the indigenous peoples in the Americas and Australia, and the violence that was the precursor to and the aftermath of the Holocaust. The contributors to this collection look at these cases and others from a variety of perspectives. These essays cover the extent to which our biases, our ways of knowing, our patterns of definition, our assumptions about truth, and our processes of remembering and forgetting as well as the characteristics of generational transmission, the structures of power and state ideology, and diaspora have played a role in hiding some events and not others. Noteworthy among the collection’s coverage is whether the trade in African slaves was a form of genocide and a discussion not only of Hutus brutalizing Tutsi victims in Rwanda, but of the execution of moderate Hutus as well. Hidden Genocides is a significant contribution in terms of both descriptive narratives and interpretations to the emerging subfield of critical genocide studies. Contributors: Daniel Feierstein, Donna-Lee Frieze, Krista Hegburg, Alexander Laban Hinton, Adam Jones, A. Dirk Moses, Chris M. Nunpa, Walter Richmond, Hannibal Travis, and Elisa von Joeden-Forgey

The Four

The Four
Author: Scott Galloway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0735213666
ISBN 13: 9780735213661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.

A Hidden Truth

A Hidden Truth
Author: Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Publsiher: Islam International Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1848808852
ISBN 13: 9781848808850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hidden Truth Book Review:

The life of one man has perhaps never been the centre of such passionate debate as with the case of Jesus the Messiah, peace be upon him. While some consider him imposter, others believe he was saved from being hung on the cross by ascending into the heavens physically. In this book, with compelling testimony, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, peace be upon him, presents the true and accurate biographical findings on the life of Jesus. He argues with conclusive historical evidence that Jesus survived the crucifixion and travelled to Kashmir, India, where he died at the ripe age of 120. Toward the end of this treatise the author also sheds light on a prophecy regarding Muhammad Husain of Batala and the purpose of a prayer-duel with the same.

The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher

The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher
Author: Elizabeth Ellis
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2016-10-24
ISBN 10: 1614513422
ISBN 13: 9781614513421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plurilingual TESOL Teacher Book Review:

This book introduces a new topic to applied linguistics: the significance of the TESOL teacher’s background as a learner and user of additional languages. The development of the global TESOL profession as a largely English-only enterprise has led to the accepted view that, as long as the teacher has English proficiency, then her or his other languages are irrelevant. The book questions this view. Learners are in the process of becoming plurilingual, and this book argues that they are best served by a teacher who has experience of plurilingualism. The book proposes a new way of looking at teacher linguistic identity by examining in detail the rich language biographies of teachers: of growing up with two or more languages; of learning languages through schooling or as an adult, of migrating to another linguaculture, of living in a plurilingual family and many more. The book examines the history of language-in-education policy which has led to the development of the TESOL profession in Australia and elsewhere as a monolingual enterprise. It shows that teachers’ language backgrounds have been ignored in teacher selection, teacher training and ongoing professional development. The author draws on literature in teacher cognition, bilingualism studies, intercultural competence, bilingual lifewriting and linguistic identity to argue that languages play a key part in the development of teachers’ professional beliefs, identity, language awareness and language learning awareness. Drawing on three studies involving 115 teachers from Australia and seven other countries, the author demonstrates conclusively that large numbers of teachers do have plurilingual experiences; that these experiences are ignored in the profession, but that they have powerful effects on the formation of beliefs about language learning and teaching which underpin good practice. Those teachers who identify as monolingual almost invariably have some language learning experience, but it was low-level, short-lived and unsuccessful. How does the experience of successful or unsuccessful language learning and language use affect one’s identity, beliefs and practice as an English language teacher? What kinds of experience are most beneficial? These concepts and findings have implications for teacher language education, teacher professional development and the current calls for increased plurilingual practices in the TESOL classroom.

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus)
Author: Rebecca Siegel
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338290177
ISBN 13: 9781338290172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Fly Among the Stars: The Hidden Story of the Fight for Women Astronauts (Scholastic Focus) Book Review:

A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.