The Bridge to Brilliance

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author: Nadia Lopez & Rebecca Paley
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Education
  • File Size: 1543118 Bytes


Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who  “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls   "Essential reading."   In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a million new problems every day, from violent crime to vanishing supplies—but Lopez was determined to break the downward spiral that had trapped too many inner-city children. The lessons came fast: unengaged teachers, wayward students, and...

The Bridge to Brilliance
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author : Nadia Lopez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980279


The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description :

Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls "Essential reading." In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a million new problems every day, from violent crime to vanishing supplies—but Lopez was determined to break the downward spiral that had trapped too many inner-city children. The lessons came fast: unengaged teachers, wayward students, and the educational sys...

The Bridge to Brilliance
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author : Nadia Lopez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980262


The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description :

Documents how a magnetic young principal created a path-breaking school in one of New York City's poorest neighborhoods....

The Bridge to Brilliance
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author : Nadia Lopez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980255


The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description :

When a 13 year old told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, Ms. Lopez, was the person who most influenced his life, it started a lucky landslide for Nadia Lopez and her small, public school in one of Brooklyn's most wretched communities. The posting on Stanton's wildly popular site Humans of New York went viral. Lopez found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar IndieGoGo campaign for the school. Here is her first-person account of what it took to get to that moment....

Humans of New York
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Humans of New York


  • Author : Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466847538


Humans of New York Book Description :

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book i...

The Bridge
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Bridge


  • Author : Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476748658


The Bridge Book Description :

Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding. Reprint....

Mrs  Bridge
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Mrs Bridge


  • Author : Evan S. Connell
  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781582435688


Mrs Bridge Book Description :

"Again and again. . . I find myself being aMrs. Bridge evangelist, telling them that it's a perfect novel, and then pressing copies on them. . . What writing! Economical, piquant, beautiful, true." --Meg Wolitzer,The New York Times InMrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events--all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are remindedonce again whyMrs. B...

The Principle of Restricted Talent
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Principle of Restricted Talent


  • Author : Danny Kleinman
  • Publisher : Master Point Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1894154924


The Principle of Restricted Talent Book Description :

An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Institute, whose opinion of his own bridge expertise differs greatly from that of his protigi. Some of these stories have appeared in The Bridge World magazine, where the characters are established as firm reader favorites. Danny Kleinman of Los Angeles is a prolific bridge writer, theorist, professional player, and teacher, who is a regular contributor to several bridge magazines. He is a Contributing Editor of...

Spirit Bridge
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Spirit Bridge


  • Author : James L. Rubart
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401686109


Spirit Bridge Book Description :

The warriors riding have battled in astounding supernatural realms. Set captives free. And awakened thousands of hearts. But now their only chance of survival depends on calling forth the spirit bridge. Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus have achieved staggering success in spiritual realms . . . but each is reeling from recent vicious attacks. They need rest. A break from the war. But the warlord Zennon is raging and will give them no quarter. The demon holds what he believes is a trump card—a hidden strategy set in motion before the Warriors Riding even began—that will detonate the team from the inside out. And he’s just set it loose. The street-magician Simon—finally free of Zennon’s alternate-reality prison—is racing to remember his past...

Guardians of The Keep
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Guardians of The Keep


  • Author : Carol Berg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101098264


Guardians of The Keep Book Description :

For ten years, the noblewoman Seriana lived in exile, believing her husband Karon was dead, executed for practicing sorcery. But now she learns his soul has been anchored to this world by magic. He has been restored to life-though his memories of Seri are gone. When Seri's nephew is kidnapped-and a dark family secret comes to light-the two strangers will have to join together to defeat the evil Lords of Zhev'Na, who want to destroy both this world and the parallel magic realm that lies beyond....

Sky Bridge
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sky Bridge


  • Author : Laura Pritchett
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Release Date : 2011-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571318565


Sky Bridge Book Description :

A supermarket clerk in a small dusty town, 22-year-old Libby is full of dreams but lacks the means to pursue them. When her younger sister Tess becomes pregnant, Libby convinces her not to have an abortion by promising to raise the child herself. But then Tess takes off after the baby is born and Libby finds that her new role puts her dreams that much further away. Her already haphazard life becomes ever more chaotic. The baby's father, a Christian rodeo rider, suddenly demands custody. Libby loses her job, her boyfriend abandons her, and her own mother harps on how stupid she was to make that promise to Tess. More than a story of a single mother overcoming obstacles, Sky Bridge is a painfully honest, complex novel that leaves readers with a fresh un...