From bestselling author Nancy Rue comes a YA contemporary novel that combines coming-of-age drama with a rom-com series of adventures as one girl deals with her complicated family and first love. Jesse Hatcher is used to keeping everything together—from trying to manage her thoughts amidst her ADHD to helping her mom through bipolar “phases” and keeping the reality of the highs and lows—and their living situation—a secret. But when her supposedly dead father, Lou, appears and her mother becomes suicidal, her taped-together life comes undone. Soon Jesse is placed in Lou’s temporary custody, where she has everything but control. As she works her Dad-mandated job learning to make sushi with a chef intent on torturing her, she concocts a plan to get back to her real home. But then a cute boy named Rocky and the thrill of riding his motorcycle complicate things, and the book she found seems to have all the answers she doesn’t want to hear. Torn between what her mom wants and a life she might actually enjoy, Jesse is forced to make a crazy decision. Motorcycles, Burritos & One Strange Book: features a vibrant and witty protagonist dealing with the realities of a divided family and mental illness is a Christy award-winning novel that explores the ideas of self-worth and empowerment provides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstances is the first book in the Real Life series
With more than a hundred photos, videos, recorded phone conversations, letters, and speeches, this enhanced eBook edition of Indomitable Will brings to life the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson like never before. Nearly fifty years after being sworn in as president of the United States in the wake of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Baines Johnson remains a largely misunderstood figure. His force of personality, mastery of power and the political process, and boundless appetite for social reform made him one of the towering figures of his time. But he was one of the most protean and paradoxical of presidents as well. Because of his flawed nature and inherent contradictions, some claimed there were as many LBJs as there were people who knew him. Intent on fulfilling the promise of America, Johnson launched a revolution in civil rights, federal aid to education, and health care for the elderly and indigent, and expanded immigration and environmental protection. A flurry of landmark laws—he would sign an unparalleled 207 during his five years in office, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Head Start, and Medicare—are testaments to the triumph of his will. His War on Poverty alone brought the U.S. poverty rate down from 20 percent to 12 percent, the biggest one-time drop in American history. As president, he was known for getting things done. At the same time, Johnson’s presidency—and the fulfillment of its own promise—was blighted by his escalation of an ill-fated war in Vietnam that tore at the fabric of America and saw the loss of 36,000 U.S. troops by the end of his term. Presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove offers an intimate portrait of the endlessly fascinating LBJ, his extraordinarily eventful presidency, and the turbulent times in which he served. We see Johnson in his many guises and dimensions: the virtuoso deal-maker using every inch of his six-foot-three-inch frame to intimidate his subjects, the relentless reformer willing to lose southern Democrats from his party for a generation in his pursuit of civil rights for all Americans, and the embattled commander in chief agonizing over the fate of his “boys” in Vietnam—including his two sons-in-law—yet steadfast in his determination to thwart Communist aggression through war, or an honorable peace. Through original interviews and personal accounts from White House aides and Cabinet members, political allies and foes, and friends and family—from Robert McNamara to Barry Goldwater, Lady Bird Johnson to Jacqueline Kennedy—as well as through Johnson’s own candid reflections and historic White House telephone conversations, Indomitable Will reveals LBJ as never before. “ For it is through firsthand narrative more than anything,” writes Updegrove, “that Lyndon Johnson—who teemed with vitality in his sixty-four years and remains enigmatic nearly four decades after his passing—comes to life.”
This enhanced eBook includes: • Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video* interviews with Jay-Z discussing the back-story and inspiration for his songs • Two bonus videos*: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style” • The full text of the book with illustrations and photographs *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.
Profitable trade set-ups from StockTwits leading traders One of the biggest secrets on Wall Street is that to become consistently profitable, you need to specialize in a distinct setup. That is, you need to know how to read the signals that can help you identify an opportunity to buy or sell. In The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Setups from Real Market Pros, both well-known professional masters of the market and lesser-known individual traders describe their highest probability setups to teach you about an assortment of time frame and asset class-related market methods along the way. And, in this enhanced e-book edition, unique videos of the featured traders help further your learning experience. Drawing on the wisdom of some of the top minds at StockTwits, the leading stock market social networking site, this book has something for everyone, giving you exactly what you need to come up with profitable ideas and avoid financial risk, every day. Includes key trading insights from the experts at StockTwits Explains which factors of a setup are important, and why Features exclusive videos of the profiled traders that bring their ideas to life While there are many factors involved in successful trading and investing, the ability to identify profitable situations is paramount, and The StockTwits Edge gives you everything you need to achieve that goal.
49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
Author: Doug Lemov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This special enhanced edition of Teach Like a Champion brings to life the 49 essential teaching techniques from Doug Lemov. In his best-selling book, Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov helps new and veteran teachers working with students of all ages become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and easy to put into action immediately. In this enhanced edition of Teach Like a Champion, the reader will find all the great content in the original book but all 25 video clips are integrated and playable within the chapters. Read the technique description and see it in action immediately! The enhanced edition makes the invaluable content even more accessible and engaging. It's perfect for personal professional development as well as for use in group settings. Among the techniques: **Technique #1: No Opt Out. How to move students from the blank stare or stubborn shrug to giving the right answer every time. **Technique #22: Cold Call. In order to make engaged participation the expectation, call on students regardless of whether they have raised their hands. **Technique #35: Do It Again. When students fail to successfully complete a basic task, from entering the classroom quietly to passing papers around, doing it again, doing it right, and doing it perfectly, results in the best consequences. Highlights of the enhanced edition include: **A complete digital version of the print book. **25 seamlessly integrated video clips of champion teachers demonstrating successful techniques with their students. **A new bonus Video Introduction with author Doug Lemov. Hear Doug's suggestions on how to use the book, and why he thinks this new enhanced format of Teach Like a Champion is perfect for busy educators!
This enhanced eBook includes: • Eight never-before-seen video interviews with Jean M. Auel where she discusses The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children® series: “You Must Be Able to Change in Order to Survive,” “Jondalar and Ayla,” “On Language," “Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals: The Crossbreeding Question,” “On Research (and Glaciers),” “The Domestication of Horses and Wolves,” “The Painted Caves,” and “What Is It Like Finishing a Series?” • An excerpt from The Land of Painted Caves • An Earth’s Children® series sampler • A text Q&A with Jean M. Auel • The full text of the novel This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.
The Revolutionary 12-Week Plan to Transform Your Body and Stay Fit Forever
Author: Kris Gethin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
MAKE YOUR DREAM BODY A REALITY FROM KRIS GETHIN, editor in chief of the world’s leading online fitness site Bodybuilding.com, comes a revolutionary 12-week diet and exercise program—supported by two million members and thousands of real-life success stories. Body by Design is a plan that promotes health from the inside out, starting by breaking down the mental blocks that are holding you back, then by building up the muscles on your body, and finally by adding delicious, healthy food onto your plate. Rather than subtracting things from your life -- cutting out calories, losing weight, banishing your belly -- here's how to add more of the right things: more muscle, more support, and more success. Motivation is the key factor that drives permanent change, and with Body by Design you can finally learn how to activate your inner motivation and with the proper balance of weight training, make fit happen forever. In Body by Design, you’ll learn how the optimal balance of weight training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition—along with the motivational tools to stick with that program for the long term—can help even people who have struggled with fitness for their entire lives to achieve spectacular, lasting results. Join the “Transformation Nation” and create your own story that will inspire others—with Body by Design. Based on the best practices found at Bodybuilding.com (the world’s leading online fitness site), Body by Design shows that amazing things can happen when people get the tools they need to achieve their fitness goals. Just ask people featured in the book, like: TIFFANY FORNI a self-professed “fat girl turned fitness nerd” who turned her newfound passion for health into a career as a personal trainer. ROCHELLE FORD, who came from a family of unhealthy eaters but eventually lost more than 100 pounds—and converted her family to her good habits in the process. CLAUDIO RAMOS, who has more energy than ever after his 135-pound weight loss—“It’s like I’ve been reborn.” RICKY HOWELL, who achieved a stronger body and a newfound sense of confidence after his divorce. You could be a part of the Transformation Nation -- and you can start today, with Body by Design.
This enhanced eBook edition of Blue Nights includes three short films directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Joan Didion. Each film blends Didion's incisive prose with images and mementos from her daughter's life. From one of our most powerful writers, Blue Nights is a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana’s wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana’s childhood—in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. “How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?” Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights—the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning”—like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving.
The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People
“The Greatest Story Ever Told” is more than just a cliché. God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story for Teens is all about—the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story for Teens sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accurate, and easy-to-understand text of the New International Version, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. Features: • The story of the Bible ... in its own words • Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible arranged chronologically • New International Version text
The second book in Lauren Oliver’s remarkable New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In this electrifying follow-up to Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course that takes her through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.