Wonder

Author: R. J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589988X
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY! Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder

Of Love And Other Demons

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110191114X
Size: 65.31 MB
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love – and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man.

The Champion S Code

Author: Dante Gebel
Publisher: Vida
ISBN: 0829758232
Size: 55.44 MB
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These words borrowed from the well-known medical doctor Parch Adams, demonstrate the revolutionary spirit of this book, Dante Gebel is known throughout much of the Hispanic world as an excellent speaker who is able to immerse his audience in the most fascinating stories and guide them through emotional labyrinths ranging from laughter to tears. This book is, in essence, a labor of passion, dedicated to those who are suffering from “holy discontent,” or as the author himself would say, those who have a double dose of spiritual ambition. This unique book has already been part of the history of those who desire to make a significant impact on this planet. In summary, The Champion’s Code is written for people who are unique, decisive, and radical.

Seepage In Soils

Author: Lakshmi N. Reddi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471356165
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Up-to-date coverage of fundamental seepage principles, closed-form solutions, and applications Seepage in Soils combines a broad range of applications with rigorous quantitative skills to give insight into the fundamental principles and mathematical solutions of seepage. A wealth of closed-form analytical solutions are provided to solve a variety of problems, minimizing the use of computer software and numerical models. Completely up to date with coverage of new developments in separators, filters, and geosynthetics, this textbook includes exercises in seepage quantification, seepage forces, and dewatering. Complete coverage is useful in all subdivisions of civil engineering. Material is divided into three modules: * Principles and mathematical solutions * Filters and drainage layers * Applications Only a nominal background in mathematics and soil mechanics is required for Seepage in Soils to serve as an invaluable resource for civil engineering students across many subdisciplines. In addition, it serves as a useful reference for geotechnical, environmental, and structural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, agronomists, and soil scientists.

In The Country We Love

Author: Diane Guerrero
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125013496X
Size: 27.87 MB
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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648537
Size: 57.48 MB
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

Prodigal Heart

Author: Christine D'Clario
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629991724
Size: 39.69 MB
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Your life is worth saving through God's grace. Though she is now an award-winning Latin contemporary Christian music artist and worship leader, Christine D'Clario spent the early years of her life overcoming personal hardships, including the death of her father; moving to another country; feelings of unforgiveness, loss, and rejection; being sexually molested; and even living a double life while being a leader in the church. In Prodigal Heart Christine shares her compelling story and the joy she experienced in surrendering completely to God. This book is for all those who believe their lives are broken beyond repair and for those who think their scars are too deep to be healed. You will see a true story of redemption, giving you hope that any life is worth saving.

Unrepentant Times

Author: Alberto Chimal
Publisher: Katakana Editores
ISBN: 9781732114418
Size: 16.11 MB
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Six violent short stories from mexican authors: Alberto Chimal, Erika Mergruen, Yuri Herrera, Isaí Moreno,Úrsula Fuentesberain, Lorea Canales"Originality and the joy of writing abound in these stories, fea-tures that define each of these writers. Also present is violence, the thread that runs through each of these stories and serves as the watchword around which my friend Omar Villasana -the editor of this edition- has brought together each of these au-thors...This anthology will also be published as an e-book, a term to which I am still not accustomed but one that fills me with joy, knowing that it will circulate from web to web and that thousands of Internet users will be able to enjoy beyond the confines of phys-ical borders, something so necessary in modern times when there are those who strive to build walls and close doors."Elena Poniatowska Amor

Docat

Author: Youcat
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781784691318
Size: 42.72 MB
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Think Better Live Better

Author: Joel Osteen
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9780892969579
Size: 30.17 MB
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Bestselling author Joel Osteen shares how reprogramming your thoughts to remove negativity will lead to a more blessed, fulfilled life. Your mind has incredible power over your success or failure. THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. As a child of the Most High God, you are equipped to handle anything that comes your way. To claim your destiny, start thinking about yourself the way God does and delete the thoughts that tear down your confidence. When you train yourself to tune out the negativity and tune into your calling, you'll begin to live the wonderful plans God has made for you.