Don t Leave the Story in the Book

Don t Leave the Story in the Book
Author: Mary Hynes-Berry
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2015-04-24
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780807771778

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Drawing from 30 years of teaching and professional development experience, this book offers a roadmap for using children's literature to provide authentic learning. Featuring a storytellers voice, each chapter includes a case study about how a particular fiction or nonfiction work can be used in an early childhood classroom; a series of open-ended questions to help readers construct their own inquiry units; and a bibliography of childrens literature. This book provides a unique synthesis of ideas based on constructivist approaches to learning, including the importance of positive dispositions and learning communities, the nature of higher order thinking, and the relationship between methods such as guided inquiry in the sciences and balanced literacy.

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-03-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307371331

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.

Don t Leave Weak

Don t Leave Weak
Author: H. Fowler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-12-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1973719711

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This book is about a mother's triumph over tragedy after suffering through the tragic loss of her oldest son in a fatal car crash at the careless hands of a drunk driver. She shares insight and Godly wisdom that she has learned to make it through her daily struggle of forgiveness, grief and heartache. This book is filled with the hope and expectancy that one day her family will be reunited in heaven where she is convinced her son is now. Through her story you will see how she faced the darkest pits of grief only to find the hope and courage to continue on her path to victory. "Don't leave weak" is a term her son used all throughout his life. His definition of the term simply put it meant "give it all you got, holding nothing back." That term took on a whole new meaning when she was forced to deal with the tragey of her beloved son's death. As she thought back on the phrase it brought her a word of encouragement from beyond the grave. She has learned daily not go through this life down and out sad, bitter, and broken but to live life to the fullest holding nothing back. Facing nourmorus battles on her journey back to joy she decided to take whatever this life throws at her and do the best she could to make the most of it. She held firm to her faith in God, trusting in Him without limits, believing that if ever you get knocked down you will have the strength to get back up with God's help. May you also learn through her experiences that your greatest trials can and will lead you to your biggest breakthroughs. This book isn't only a story about death, but about living an abundant life even when you are forced to go through unbearable devestation. The same basic principles this mother encountered can be applied to any loss, great or small. The author has chosen to allow her pain to be poured out into words and spilled upon the pages of this book in hopes of helping others who have suffered tragedy and may be trapped in a prison of hurt, unforgivness and sorrow. May you also find the strength and comfort from a God who is the ultimate Healer of the broken hearted and who loves you with an unconditional love that has not limits. May you also choose life over death each day and make a decision to live your life victoriously after loss and refuse to take up residence in a prison of pain. In doing so you will make it through life's race and cross the finish line knowing the Greater One lives in you and He is running along side of you to pick you up when you fall and to carry you when your strength is gone.

Don t Leave Me

Don t Leave Me
Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Publsiher: Lorhainne Eckhart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781928085614

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Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind
Author: Rumaan Alam
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062667656

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A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Everything Everything

Everything  Everything
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780385683661

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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.

A Sibling Within

A Sibling Within
Author: J. K. Remel
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2011-01-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781426983603

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The things we tell strangers. Stories move, stir and at times, stop us in our tracks. Books, the things we tell strangers, do this on occasion. We read of ourselves, our life echoed in the detail. Each of us has one, a story filled with: laughter, tears, activity and relationship. Still no story is told in its entirety, it's just some echo longer. The stories penciled in early morning fog. The stories found within a hotel lobby in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Even the stories left behind in a Vermont sawmill pond - or begun there. We detail our life to fill pages of a book inside each of us, the one that reads our story, one setting, one sibling within at a time. The things we tell strangers.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307267450

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.