This Is 18

This Is 18


  • Author : Jessica Bennett
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683357490


This Is 18 Book Description :

A stunning celebration of girlhood around the world, from the New York Times Featuring and photographed by young women, This Is 18 is an immersive look at what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood around the world and across cultures. Twenty-two empowering and uniquely personal profiles, expanded from the New York Times interactive feature and curated by Gender Editor Jessica Bennett, with Sandra Stevenson, Anya Strzemien, and Sharon Attia, give teen readers a rare glimpse at the realities and interests of their contemporaries. With stunning photography and a gifty design, This Is 18 is a perfect tribute to girlhood for readers of all ages....

The Undocumented Americans
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Undocumented Americans


  • Author : Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  • Publisher : One World/Ballantine
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399592683


The Undocumented Americans Book Description :

One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. Traveling across the country, journalist Karla Cornejo Villavicencio risked arrest at every turn to report the extraordinary stories of her fellow undocumented Americans. Her subjects have every reason to be wary around reporters, but Cornejo Villavicencio has unmatched access to their stories. Her work culminates in a stunning, essential read for our times. Born in Ecuador and brought to the United States when she was five years old, Cornejo Villavicencio has lived the American Dream. Raised on her father's deliveryman income, she later became one of the first...

American Dirt  Oprah s Book Club
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

American Dirt Oprah s Book Club


  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250209771


American Dirt Oprah s Book Club Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.” —Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books...

The Outsiders
Score: 4.5
From 484 Ratings

The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101642610


The Outsiders Book Description :

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hint...

This Is Not a Picture Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

This Is Not a Picture Book


  • Author : Sergio Ruzzier
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452139371


This Is Not a Picture Book Book Description :

In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun. While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books. Author-artist Sergio Ruzzier has created a fanciful tribute to books of all kinds. It includes both words AND pictures. And because this is the fixed-format version, it looks almost identical to the print edition!...

Newsletter

Newsletter


  • Author : University of Michigan Computing Center
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Computation laboratories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015072619540


Newsletter Book Description :

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This Is Your Brain on Music
Score: 3.5
From 1,178 Ratings

This Is Your Brain on Music


  • Author : Daniel J. Levitin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-08-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101218916


This Is Your Brain on Music Book Description :

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers,...

Accentuation and Interpretation

Accentuation and Interpretation


  • Author : H. Schmitz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2008-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230592568


Accentuation and Interpretation Book Description :

Develops a highly original theory of accentuation in which accentuation serves the mere pragmatic function of making utterances well comprehensible. Semantic effects of accentuation are explained as epiphenomena of pragmatic accentuation. The theory is formally elaborated in a model-theoretic framework and experimentally justified....

Crime in the District of Columbia

Crime in the District of Columbia


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the District of Columbia
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : LOC:00220925006


Crime in the District of Columbia Book Description :

Discusses the increasingly serious crime situation in D.C. and tries to find suitable ways toward a solution of the problem. Feb. 6 hearing (p. 1-71) is a reprint of Part 1....