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The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets
by Sarah Miller

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b><b>In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of </b><b><i>The Borden Murders,</i></b><b> meet the five children who captivated the entire world.</b></b><br /><br />When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p> </p><p> “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.”<br /> <b>—<i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
Daughter of Shades (The Venatrix Chronicles Book 1)
by Sylvia Mercedes

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

July 28, 2019

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<p><em>Forbidden love, breathtaking action, and terrifying magic, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo!</em></p><h1>A huntress with no past.</h1><h1>A rival with a secret.</h1><h1>A kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance . . .</h1><p>Ayleth and her shade move as one, ever hungry for the hunt. Under her mentor’s tight control, she fears her memories are being stolen. Now nineteen, apprenticed for as long as she can remember to the mysterious Holy Order, she longs to rise in the ranks and banish untamed spirits for the prophesied Golden Prince.<br /></p><p>When shadowy threats descend on the crown, Ayleth seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove her worth in open competition. Seeking to win the prince’s favor and escape her scheming mentor, she resolves to hold her own against Terryn, a handsome, arrogant opponent who may be more than a match for her untested powers.</p><p>But as the two rivals follow a trail beyond the Great Barrier and confront legendary evil, the stolen secrets of Ayleth’s past may return to haunt her . . .<br /></p><p>Can Ayleth win the trial and reclaim her true self? Can she even survive her first day?<br /></p><h3><strong><em>Daughter of Shades</em></strong><strong> is the first breathtaking book in The Venatrix Chronicles YA fantasy series. If you like kick-butt heroines, intriguing worlds of magic, and slow-burn romance then you’ll love Sylvia Mercedes’s action-packed story.</strong><br /></h3><h3><strong>Buy <em>Daughter of Shades</em> today, and journey into a vivid medieval world of honor and deception, rivalry and love, valiant hunters and malevolent spirits from another realm . . .</strong><br /></h3><p><em>Praise for </em>Song of Shadows<em>, the prequel to The Venatrix Chronicles:</em><br /></p><p>★★★★★ "I loved the world Sylvia created, especially the magic system, which was unlike anything I'd read before. Can't wait to read on!" - USA Today Bestselling Author Claire Luana</p><p>★★★★★"Mark my words, Sylvia Mercedes is an author to watch . . . The Venatrix Chronicles is going to be one seriously addicting series." - L. Danvers, Author of the Fate Abandoned Series <br /></p><p>★★★★★ "As a librarian, I would recommend this initial entry to my readers of YA fantasy, particularly fans of Sarah Maas and Cassandra Clare, and on a personal note I'm recommending it to my husband who enjoys Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss." - Laura Freer, librarian and Goodreads Reviewer</p><p>★★★★★ "I loved this book. The story, the world-building (wow the world-building) and the characters. Ms. Mercedes has launched a truly fabulous first book and I want more." - Emily Ling, Goodreads Reviewer<br /></p>
Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Pr...
by Eric Matthes

Language

English

Pages

562

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<i>Python Crash Course</i> is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time.<br /><br />In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online.<br /><br />As you work through <i>Python Crash Course</i> you’ll learn how to:<br />–Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal<br />–Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses<br />–Work with data to generate interactive visualizations<br />–Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online<br />–Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems<br /><br /><br />If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, <i>Python Crash Course</i> will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code!<br /><br /><b>Uses Python 2 and 3</b>
Zodiac Academy: The Awakening: An Academy Bully Romance (Supernat...
by , Susanne Valenti

Language

English

Pages

489

Publication Date

August 02, 2019

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<h3><strong>If Voldemort ran Hogwarts, you’d get Zodiac Academy. So if you’re not a ruthless badass with a thirst for power, I suggest you turn back now.</strong></h3><p><strong>  </strong><br /></p><p>Star signs mean jack all, right? Wrong.</p><p>  </p><p>If you’re one of the <strong>Fae</strong>, they mean everything. And as <strong>Gemini twins</strong> born with<strong> all four elemental powers</strong>, my sister and I are a seriously rare breed even in this<strong> supernatural academy of magical jackasses</strong>. And that’s not even the half of it…<br /></p><p> </p><p>When a stranger showed up on our rundown doorstep promising a <strong>destiny filled with magic </strong>(and heaps of money), I let my head get turned. </p><p> </p><p>Could have guessed he’d be a <strong>psycho </strong>just by taking one look in his dark eyes. But I always was a <strong>sucker for the bad guys…</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Professor Hot Jerk</strong> just told us we’re <strong>changelings</strong>, swapped at birth by our true parents. And they weren’t just any <strong>Fae</strong>. They were freaking <strong><em>royal</em></strong>.</p><p> </p><p>If you’re expecting the Princess Diaries to start rolling, you are gonna be so peeved. Because we just became<strong> a threat to the four Celestial Heirs</strong>; the popular, <strong>vindictive bullies</strong> who happen to be some of the hottest guys I’ve ever seen.</p><p>  </p><p>Put it this way<strong>, if Voldemort and Umbridge had kids, these guys would eat them alive</strong>. Literally. Amongst their ranks are a <strong>Dragon Shifter, a Vampire and a Werewolf.</strong> The hungry, toothy, horror story kind.</p><p>  <br /></p><p>And remember those stars I mentioned? They’re a bunch of asses too. Because they’ve wrapped our fates around the Celestial Heirs’ so tightly that we’re<strong> constantly at war.</strong></p><p>  </p><p>We told them we were just here for the money. And that was true until they<strong> tried to break us body and soul.</strong> But Vega girls don’t back down from a fight. So you know what?  Maybe we do intend to <strong>claim our throne</strong> after all.</p><p>  <br /></p><p><strong>Today's horoscope: destined to rule.</strong></p><p>   </p><h3><strong>***THIS IS NOT REVERSE HAREM***</strong><br /></h3><p>  </p><p><em>This is a full-length medium burn supernatural academy novel that is the first in a university-age academy series. Expect <strong>forbidden teacher romance</strong> and <strong>bully romance</strong> at this paranormal academy with a heart-pounding story suitable for upper YA/NA readers and onwards. <br /></em></p><p><em>Readers who love<strong> high school bully romance </strong>will LOVE this academy series! Plus <strong>Harry Potter fans</strong> searching for an adult magic school will be enthralled by this Academy.</em></p>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</i> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<br /><br />An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</i> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe -- and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <br />Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends--and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it.

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