My Brother Sam is Dead

My Brother Sam is Dead
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780590427920
ISBN 13: 059042792X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brother Sam is Dead Book Review:

When Sam Meeker leaves his home in Redding, Connecticut, a town loyal to the king, to fight with the rebel army, he places his family in a very difficult position.

My Brother Sam Is Dead

My Brother Sam Is Dead
Author: Mary B. Collins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2005-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781583378564
ISBN 13: 1583378561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Review:

Puzzle Packs include a unit word list (characters names, symbols, etc.) and a vocabulary word list with definitions. There are 4 crosswords, 4 word searches, 4 matching, 4 fill in the blank, 4 magic squares, 32 bingo cards for the unit words. All of the above plus 4 vocabulary juggle letter worksheets and flash cards for the vocabulary words.

Self Working Close Up Card Magic

Self Working Close Up Card Magic
Author: Karl Fulves
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 0486156664
ISBN 13: 9780486156668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Working Close Up Card Magic Book Review:

Easy-to-master crowd-pleasing tricks, require a deck of cards and offer beginners experience in handling an audience. Instructions.

An Instructional Guide for Literature My Brother Sam Is Dead

An Instructional Guide for Literature  My Brother Sam Is Dead
Author: Suzanne Barchers
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1425897266
ISBN 13: 9781425897260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Instructional Guide for Literature My Brother Sam Is Dead Book Review:

Encourage students to make connections to historical events by completing fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this guide created to support this novel about a family torn apart by the American Revolution. This instructional guide for literature is filled with appealing and rigorous cross-curricular lessons and activities that work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend rich, complex literature. Everything you need is packed into this guide and is the perfect tool to teach students how to analyze story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and more. This is the perfect way to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature.

The Winter Hero

The Winter Hero
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 1620644827
ISBN 13: 9781620644829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winter Hero Book Review:

Justin Conkey was too young to fight in the Revolution of 1776, but now it is 1787 and he is fourteen. Justin is ready to fight, even if he has only his father's old sword to protect him. But once on the battlefield, war is not what he expected. It is dangerous and frightening and nothing makes sense. Throughout a particularly bitter winter the young man is desperate to prove that he too can be a hero-not realizing that many times heroes turn out to be just ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events, who do what comes naturally to save others regardless of risk to themselves. Insisting on joining General Daniel Shays' group of Regulators, he lies about his age and marches with the group throughout New England. But war puts friendships and political convictions to the test.

The Color of Water

The Color of Water
Author: James McBride
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1408832496
ISBN 13: 9781408832493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color of Water Book Review:

As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.

The Rock and the River

The Rock and the River
Author: Kekla Magoon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN 10: 1439153353
ISBN 13: 9781439153352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rock and the River Book Review:

Winner of the ALA Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award, The Rock and the River was described in a Booklist starred review as a “taut, eloquent first novel [that] will make readers feel what it was like to be young, black, and militant.” The Time: 1968 The Place: Chicago For thirteen-year-old Sam it’s not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick’s bed, he’s not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect change without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam beings to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he’s involved in something far more serious—and more dangerous—than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river?

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1447280385
ISBN 13: 9781447280385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Review:

Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.

Scar

Scar
Author: J. Albert Mann,Jennifer Ann Mann
Publsiher: Calkins Creek
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1629794651
ISBN 13: 9781629794655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scar Book Review:

Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington's Continental Army, but an accident as a child left him maimed and unable to enlist. He is forced to watch the Revolution from his family's hard scrabble farm in Upstate New York--until a violent raid on his settlement thrusts him into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, and ultimately, face to face with the enemy. A riveting coming of age story, this book also includes an author's note and bibliography.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Win Friends and Influence People Book Review:

In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780307414090
ISBN 13: 0307414094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Me Against My Brother

Me Against My Brother
Author: Scott Peterson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 1135955514
ISBN 13: 9781135955519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me Against My Brother Book Review:

As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489138
ISBN 13: 9781442489134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

The Empty Mirror

The Empty Mirror
Author: James Lincoln Collier
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 1620646757
ISBN 13: 9781620646755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Empty Mirror Book Review:

Nick Hodges had always been a troublesome boy. Growing up an orphan in his Uncle Jack’s care in a small New England town wasn’t easy. Everyone was a little wary, a little watchful—a little too watchful. One day, while Nick is walking in the woods, a neighbor thinks she sees him miles from where he actually is. Soon a series of events reinforcing Nick’s hotheaded reputation unfold. The incidents become increasingly serious until, finally, Nick is the scapegoat for a much more sinister crime, one that he wouldn’t even think of committing. As he uncovers history of the town’s influenza epidemic, and as he observes a strange occurrence in the graveyard, Nick begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is happening. And when he sees a figure running in the woods wearing the mirror image of his own shirt, Nick starts to piece together some of the answers—answers no one could have imagined. James Lincoln Collier has written a haunting story of a boy and his reflection—and what happens when two souls want to inhabit the same living body.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545517125
ISBN 13: 9780545517126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Sum

Sum
Author: David Eagleman
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 0143172778
ISBN 13: 9780143172772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sum Book Review:

Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.

It s Complicated

It s Complicated
Author: Danah Boyd
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0300166311
ISBN 13: 9780300166316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It s Complicated Book Review:

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118790324
ISBN 13: 9781118790328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Book Review:

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Bloody Country

The Bloody Country
Author: James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN 10: 1620644800
ISBN 13: 9781620644805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bloody Country Book Review:

Fifteen-year-old Ben Buck and his family spent four years clearing the wilderness to build a new home in Pennsylvania. They fought the Indians and the British, and they made sacrifices most people wouldn't have been strong enough to make, all so they could be independent and free. Now someone's trying to take everything away from them-their land, their home, even Ben's best friend, Joe. But the Bucks won't give up without a fight, and Ben knows his family will have to win a war to stay free. But what he doesn't know is that wars sometimes last a very long time. And even if you win in the end, you can lose almost everything along the way.