Speak

Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781429997041
ISBN 13: 1429997044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Book Review:

The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Anthem

Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1946
ISBN 10: 1613103654
ISBN 13: 9781613103654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthem Book Review:

In a future world, only one man dares to think, strive, and love as an individual in the midst of a paralyzing collective humanity.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Author: Lauren Dundes
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 3038978485
ISBN 13: 9783038978480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

World of Made and Unmade

World of Made and Unmade
Author: Jane Mead
Publsiher: Alice James Books
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2016-08-22
ISBN 10: 1938584392
ISBN 13: 9781938584398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Made and Unmade Book Review:

Mead’s fifth collection candidly and openly explores the long process that is death. These resonant poems discover what it means to live, die, and come home again. We’re drawn in by sorrow and grief, but also the joys of celebrating a long life and how simple it is to find laughter and light in the quietest and darkest of moments.

HEART OF DARKNESS

HEART OF DARKNESS
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 329
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HEART OF DARKNESS Book Review:

A European trading concern hires Marlow to pilot a boat up the Congo River in search of Kurtz—a first-class ivory agent and the manager of the company’s highly profitable Inner Station—who is believed to be on his deathbed. With a handful of pilgrims as his passengers and a crew of cannibals, Marlow steams his way into the African interior. The terrifying discovery he makes at the end of his journey and the horrors he witnesses along the way have thrilled and disturbed readers for more than a century. A searing indictment of imperialism and a haunting exposé of mankind’s savage nature, Heart of Darkness is Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Heart of Darkness is a classic of world literature. The book tells a story about a voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State, in the heart of Africa. Marlow, the story's narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between London and Africa as places of darkness. Central to Conrad's work is the idea that there is little difference between so-called civilized people and those described as savages; Heart of Darkness raises important questions about imperialism and racism. Joseph Conrad acknowledged that Heart of Darkness was in part based on his own experiences during his travels in Africa. In 1890, at the age of 32, he was appointed by a Belgian trading company to serve as the captain of a steamer on the Congo River. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Contents: Heart of Darkness Memoirs & Letters: A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography & Critical Essays: Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf

LEAVES OF GRASS

LEAVES OF GRASS
Author: WALT WHITMAN
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1892
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Author: Randy Pausch
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 1401395511
ISBN 13: 9781401395513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lecture Book Review:

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Greek Etruscan and Roman bronzes

Greek  Etruscan and Roman bronzes
Author: G.M. Richter
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1915
ISBN 10: 587770947X
ISBN 13: 9785877709478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek Etruscan and Roman bronzes Book Review:

Impressionism

Impressionism
Author: Meyer Schapiro
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040141445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impressionism Book Review:

Presents a revision of the late Columbia University art historian's lectures given at Indiana University in 1961

Wrecking Ball Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14

Wrecking Ball  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1683356950
ISBN 13: 9781683356950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrecking Ball Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14 Book Review:

An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town? And don’t miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal—the instant #1 bestseller—told from Greg's best friend Rowley’s perspective!

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 0316073857
ISBN 13: 9780316073851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infinite Jest Book Review:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Painting Women

Painting Women
Author: Patricia Phillippy
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1421429217
ISBN 13: 9781421429212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painting Women Book Review:

In Painting Women, Phillippy provides a cross-disciplinary study of women as objects and agents of painting.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science
Author: Caren Cooper
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN 10: 1468314149
ISBN 13: 9781468314144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Science Book Review:

Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process. Working in cooperation with scientists in pursuit of information, innovation, and discovery, these volunteers are following protocols, collecting and reviewing data, and sharing their observations. They are our neighbors, our in-laws, and people in the office down the hall. Their story, along with the story of the social good that can result from citizen science, has largely been untold, until now. Citizen scientists are challenging old notions about who can conduct research, where knowledge can be acquired, and even how solutions to some of our biggest societal problems might emerge. In telling their story, Cooper will inspire readers to rethink their own assumptions about the role that individuals can play in gaining scientific understanding and putting that understanding to use as stewards of our world. Citizen Science will be a rallying call-to-arms, and will also function as an authoritative resource for those inspired by the featured stories and message.

The Writing Teacher s Activity a Day

The Writing Teacher s Activity a Day
Author: Mary Ellen Ledbetter
Publsiher: Jossey-Bass
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-01-07
ISBN 10: 9780470461327
ISBN 13: 0470461322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Teacher s Activity a Day Book Review:

Classroom-tested methods for boosting secondary students' writing skills The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day offers teachers, homeschoolers, and parents 180 ready-to-use, reproducible activities that enhance writing skills in secondary students. Based on Ledbetter's extensive experience consulting to language arts teachers and school districts across the country, the classroom-tested activities included in this book teach students key literary and writing terms like allegory, elaboration, irony, personification, propaganda, voice, and more--and provide them with engaging examples that serve as models for their own Quick Writes. Contains writing prompts and sample passages in student-friendly language that connects abstract literary concepts to students' own lives Written by popular workshop presenter and veteran educator Mary Ellen Ledbetter Offers a user-friendly, value-packed resource for teaching writing skills Designed for English language arts teachers in grades 6-12, tutors, parents, learning specialists, homeschoolers, and consultants.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass
Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN 10: 1571318712
ISBN 13: 9781571318718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Review:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

The Children s Book of Poetry

The Children s Book of Poetry
Author: Henry Troth Coates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 525
Release: 1879
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105047970400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Children s Book of Poetry Book Review:

An anthology of poetry for children between the ages of six and fourteen encompassing such topics as "Baby-Days," "Animals and Birds," "Trees and Flowers," and "Christmas and New Year."

Elements of Criticism

Elements of Criticism
Author: Lord Henry Home Kames
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1838
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435079194486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Criticism Book Review:

Frankenstein

Frankenstein
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0262533286
ISBN 13: 9780262533287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein Book Review:

Includes corrected 1818 text of the novel and seven essays about the novel.

The New Sultan

The New Sultan
Author: Soner Cagaptay
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-30
ISBN 10: 1786722364
ISBN 13: 9781786722362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Sultan Book Review:

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its right-wing populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. Since 2002, Erdo?an has consolidated his hold on domestic politics while using military and diplomatic means to solidify Turkey as a regional power. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent - scores of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and many of the highest-ranking military officers arrested. In some senses, the nefarious and failed 2016 coup has given Erdo?an the licence to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a 'strongman'. Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at Erdo?an's roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world. The book will also unpick the 'threats' Erdogan has worked to combat - from the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists - all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.

A Standard Dictionary of the English Language

A Standard Dictionary of the English Language
Author: Isaac Kaufman Funk,Francis Andrew March
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101062930027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Standard Dictionary of the English Language Book Review: