Inspiration can alter the way we live for the better. Inspiration means in spirit, and when you are in spirit, all things become abundant. My Disease, My Teacher is based loosely on true events lived by author Matteo Charles. Diagnosed with an incurable disease, Matteo Charles thought his life was over as he knew it. Having multiple successful businesses and career paths crumble around him, there was no light at the end of Matteos tunnel. For this arttrepreneur, an injection of inspiration turned Matteos journey upside down and allowed him to find his true purpose, passion, and of course, his light. Fighting his hardest opponent (himself ) in the biggest match of his life, Matteo defied the odds, faced death, and proved that giving up wasnt an option.

Author ,
Isbn 1504300939
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 234
Language English
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Glenda’s Wedding Night By Nadjina Shanik Glenda’s Wedding Night is a search-for-love story like nothing you've ever read. It takes a look at many different cultures, how they deal with love and marriage. This tale revolves around culture shock and class clash. Our protagonist Glenda marries five times to men of different nationalities in different countries. She progresses hopefully from the spineless wimp to the ultra-macho man of her dreams. Traveling from Tuxedo Park, to Ibiza, Mexico, Greece, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Turkey, and New York City, Glenda’s Wedding Night is doormat versus diva, wife versus mistress, career versus home, feminism versus machismo, quack versus witch, users and losers, playboys and wannabes, the Latin culture versus the Anglo culture, and immigrant versus blue-blood. It’s about what everybody thinks they’re missing in life, about dangerous liaisons and fatal attractions. It’s all here in a multicolored tapestry of steamy romance and bizarre travel, spanning decades.

Author Nadjina Shanik
Isbn 1480919772
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-10-24
Pages 558
Language English
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Maria Todorova's book is devoted to the 'golden age' of the socialist idea, broadly surveying the period in and around the time of the Second International. It critically examines the promise for an alternative socialist utopia from 1870 to the 1920s. Todorova brings in the experience of the periphery in a comparative context in the belief that the margins can often elucidate better the character of a phenomenon, and de-provincialize it from essentialist notions. In doing so, The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins moves beyond the traditional historiographical emphasis on ideology by looking at different intersections or entanglements of spaces, generations, genders, ideas and feelings, and different flows of historical time. The study provides a social and cultural history of early socialism in Eastern Europe with an emphasis on Bulgaria, arguably the country with the earliest and strongest socialist movement in Southeast Europe, and one that had a unique relationship to both German and Russian social democracy. Based on a rich prosopographical database of around 3500 biographies of people born in the 19th century, the book addresses the interplay of several generations of leftists, looking at the specifics of how ideas were generated, received, transferred and transformed. Finally, the work investigates the intersection between subjectivity and memory as reflected in a unique cache of archival materials containing over 4000 documentary sources including diaries, oral interviews, and unpublished memoirs. A microhistorical approach to this material allows the reconstruction of 'structures of feeling' that inspired an exceptional group of individuals.

Author Maria Todorova
Isbn 1350150355
Genre History
Year 2020-09-03
Pages 384
Language English
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OPERATION: Boss's daughter's school trip Subject: Drop-dead gorgeous Sergeant Joe Wilder, whose carefree facade hid a deep sorrow, making him avoid women and children. Mission: Escort a group of kids—and their sexy teacher—on a wilderness weekend. Complications: The teacher was the boss's daughter! Lovely Prudence Martin had been a soldier's child—and vowed never to be a soldier's wife! Yet when she and Joe were forced to shelter in a snowbound cabin, things began to heat up. Because Joe was the man she'd forbidden herself…and the only man she could depend upon. Mission Success: Uncertain. What would happen when they were rescued?

Author Cathie Linz
Isbn 1460352912
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-11-15
Pages 192
Language English
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Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century For more than twenty years, the One Teacher in Ten series has served as an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators. This all-new edition brings together stories from across America—and around the world—resulting in a rich tapestry of varied experiences. From a teacher who feels he must remain closeted in the comparative safety of New York City public schools to teachers who are out in places as far afield as South Africa and China, the teachers and school administrators in One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium prove that LGBT educators are as diverse and complex as humanity itself. Voices largely absent from the first two editions—including transgender people, people of color, teachers working in rural districts, and educators from outside the United States—feature prominently in this new collection, providing a fuller and deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT teacher today.

Author Kevin Jennings
Isbn 0807055875
Genre Education
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 192
Language English
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Political analyst and commentator Carol Platt Liebau takes a hard look at the pervasiveness of sex in today's culture and the havoc it wreaks on young people.

Author Carol Platt Liebau
Isbn 9781599952505
Genre Social Science
Year 2009-02-28
Pages 320
Language English
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The first in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbage dump. When Nicola is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she's not sure that she's up to the task. Can Nicola and her friends save the planet in time? Or will the nasty Princess Petronella cover Earth in a galactic ton of garbage?

Author Liane Moriarty
Isbn 1524790052
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-05-15
Pages 272
Language English
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"In some ways, shouldn′t we always be teaching from a distance?" Paul France asks this not as pitch for distance learning. But because part of the reason distance learning has been so challenging, Paul asserts, is that we’re replicating long-standing practices that promote dependent learning in our students. Why not use this unique moment of time to reconnect with the true purpose of teaching: to help our students become liberated learners and free thinkers? The next logical step in teachers’ months-long distance learning "journey," Humanizing Distance Learning describes how to center humanity and equity in our process of reimagining learning. Even while teaching and learning miles apart through screens, you’ll discover how to Build independence within your students so they’re better equipped to tackle challenges with persistence and learn how to learn Make collaboration and human connection essential components of your pedagogy, offering students the chance to socialize and learn from one another Center and unpack students’ identities, helping them develop a conscious knowledge of themselves, all the while using their self-identified strengths to overcome any obstacles Plan, prepare, and implement humanized instruction while teaching for student liberation—both digitally and in person. Investigate technology integration, including the Digital Divide, as well as ways to minimize EdTech integration so that our collective sense of humanity can continue to be front and center "The future," Paul writes, "may be unclear, the road may be rocky, and the story may continue to be long and winding as we push forward through this global crisis. But the answer will always be simple: We must teach and learn in pursuit of a deeper sense of collective humanity—and for no other reason." "This book is equal parts visionary and practical, courageous and invitational. It addresses foundational needs and wrenching challenges teachers faced during the recent time when U.S. teachers abruptly found themselves teaching remotely. . . . It is a deeply humanizing book." ~Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia "Humanizing Distance Learning is a book for our times not only because it addresses how to build a culture of thinking and teach for understanding at a distance, but also because it challenges the status quo of education by offering a more liberated and humane vision." ~Ron Ritchhart, Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Paul France has produced a timely and necessary book that will help educators humanize distance learning. Recognizing incredible dimensions of complexity, this book will surely help educators traverse times of uncertainty in distance learning." ~H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education, Vanderbilt University

Author Paul Emerich France
Isbn 1071839071
Genre Education
Year 2020-12-01
Pages 184
Language English
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hat Club fearlessly takes on mothers and daughters, wedding madness, and midlife passion in this frank, funny, and fabulous new novel. Georgia, Linda, Diane, Teeny, and Pru have been best friends since high school, and never have they needed one another more. Georgia's precious twenty-eight-year-old daughter, Callie, has gone and gotten engaged. Usually this would be cause for celebration. After all, this is the South, where dreams of white dresses and wedding bells are as important as finding the perfect hat. But Callie's intended groom just happens to be a man they went to high school and college with: Wild Man Wade! These women know more about the groom than the bride does. His drunken shenanigans. His wild oats. And all of his conquests as well as his mistakes. They can imagine him in the most inappropriate of circumstances, but not as a son-in-law! With absolutely hilarious Southern observances and dead-on wit about mothers, daughters, marriage, and families, Wedding Belles will have you laughing and crying whether you live above or below the Mason-Dixon line.

Author Haywood Smith
Isbn 9781429933445
Genre Fiction
Year 2008-09-02
Pages 368
Language English
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This book is about the struggles of female and male descendants of Indian indentured migrants in Trinidad in the first half of the twentieth century, each desiring to preserve some aspects of the gender system brought from India between 1845 and 1917, which were important to their continued definition of ethnic identity and community in Trinidad. At the same time the situation of migration allows for challenges to the caste system of Hinduism and, for women and some men, new opportunities to confront the more restricting aspect of Indian patriarchy which followed them across the seas from India.

Author P. Mohammed
Isbn 1403914168
Genre Social Science
Year 2002-01-16
Pages 319
Language English
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An autobiography of a scholar-teacher who devoted his career to the study of Chinese history and the promotion of Asian studies in America.

Author C.Martin Wilbur
Isbn 1315480719
Genre Political Science
Year 2016-09-16
Pages 304
Language English
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A Bridesmaid Thirteen Times Over. But Never a Bride? A painful betrayal drove wedding dress designer Sylvie Shea out of New York City to her North Carolina hometown. Now she outfits the town's brides and secretly works on her own wedding dress—one Sylvie thinks she'll never wear. Her family—and practically all the citizens of Briarwood—have made it their mission to find Sylvie a husband. And when Joel Mercer and his six-year-old daughter, Rianne, move in next door, the matchmakers are sure they've found the perfect candidate. Joel believes Briarwood will be a good place to raise Rianne, and the last thing he wants is to fall in love. But he can't stop thinking about his new neighbor…. Sylvie's secret wedding dress might not stay secret for long!

Author Roz Denny Fox
Isbn 1460369513
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 224
Language English
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An unflinching portrayal of contemporary India that explores the tensions between modernity and tradition, urban and rural life, duty and free will. Madhav is a man with an engineering job that pays rather well. He also has a family that consists of a mother who doesn’t understand why it is so wrong to demand dowry for her son when she paid out a generous dowry for her daughter; a father who feels so obligated to his beautiful wife for consenting to marry an average-looking man like him, he will not deny her, no matter how outrageous her demands; a grandfather whose wacky schemes occupy his own time and Madhav’s; and a grandmother whose caustic tongue hides a kind heart. In his traditional role as the oldest son, Madhav is expected to marry a girl who will help him conduct the rituals for the afterlife of his ancestors, which he is happy to do. But when it comes to picking a bride, he would prefer to break from tradition and find his own. This is not something his parents are willing to accept. Please note: ◆ The previous edition of this book was entitled 28 Years A Bachelor. ◆ Spellings used in this book are British/Indian. ◆ All books in this series may be read independently.

Author Rasana Atreya
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-12-29
Pages N.A
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A popular collection of memories and recollections from people who learned at and taught in one-room schools in Wisconsin, including former pupil Jerry Apps, the book’s author.

Author Jerry Apps
Isbn 0870207539
Genre History
Year 2015-09-23
Pages 233
Language English
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author David W. Foster
Isbn 1317944461
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-07-16
Pages 380
Language English
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Although I served as a Catholic pastor in Cuba from 1994 until 1998, it wasnt until around 2003 that I started writing down some of my experiences and thoughts, which came to form this little book. I approached a couple of publishers with it, but found no interest. So I made it available over the internet to anyone who might be interested in Cuba. As now in 2012 my family has kindly offered to see about printing up a small number of copies, I wondered if some up-dating of the material should be done. After all, a number of years have passed. But while I have been interested in following the news about what has since happened in Cuba I am by no means an expert on more recent events. And as I have been serving the small Spanish-speaking community in Okinawa, Japan for the past seven years my access to Cuban news is limited. So, I just present here the text as it is: my view of the Cuban situation during the years I actually lived there. Having moved from English to Spanish, then to Miskito in Nicaragua, then to Japanese, my grammar, spelling and capitalization practices have become a bit confused. I am grateful for the editing and correction help of my brother and of Prof. Anthony Jenkins of the Ryukyu University here in Okinawa, but Ill have to take responsibility for errors and inconsistencies that remain. May God grant that these pages be of some use in promoting better understanding and peace among nations. (March 3, 2012)

Author Fr. Pat Sullivan
Isbn 1477212442
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-07-11
Pages 104
Language English
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In the tradition of beloved anthologies of women's essay writing, this collection offers twenty-six true stories from well-known writers and fresh new literary voices writing about a touchstone garment in a women’s lives--the wedding dress. These are intimate stories about relationships; not just those between men and women, but between women and their mothers, friends and children. And, of course, with their wedding attire – a relationship that is sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but always fascinating in what it tells us about individual lives and aspirations. Some of the tales are humorous – the bride whose skin turns fuchsia on her wedding night or the woman whose shopping-savvy aunt takes her to New York’s garment district. Some are romantic – the woman who puts on her dress eight years after her wedding only to be caught by her husband when he comes home early from work or the quickie immigration wedding that turned into the real thing. Some are devastating – the bride who loses her mother to illness only days before her wedding or the woman whose mother tells of being kidnapped by her future husband. And some are revealing – the woman who wears her first wedding dress for her initiation ceremony into a convent and her second to marry her beloved; the dress that waited patiently in a shop window and then hidden in a box on a closet shelf; the same-sex wedding at age eighty; the thrift shop wedding dress that gets used for everything but a wedding. All are honest, personal and profoundly moving. “Something Old” looks at how traditions like honouring one’s ancestors affected wedding dress choices, from a grandmother’s gift to a father’s old leather jacket, but also at how such traditions can play a role in ways you least expect. The pieces in “Something New” focus on dreams for the future, whether that means breaking away from the expectations of one’s family or choosing/creating a wedding dress (and a future) on your own. In “Something Borrowed,” writers tell of all the reasons behind borrowing (or trying to borrow!) dresses, for whatever reason, and “Something Blue . . . Or Peach . . . Or Striped . . . Or Floral . . .” looks at exactly that–the non-traditional choices women have made, and why. These stories run the gamut of experiences connected to the iconic dress and day. If we work away at the seams, even the simplest of wedding outfits reveals all manner of memories and meanings. And whether you’ve ever worn a wedding dress or not, the stories in this collection will have you looking with new eyes on your own life, and exploring what the words “wedding dress” mean to you. Contributors: Joanne Arnott Anita Rau Badami Adwoa Badoe Amy Cameron Stevie Cameron Sandra Campbell Anne Laurel Carter Lorna Crozier Rebecca Cunningham Laurie Elmquist Alisa Gordaneer Jessica Ruth Harris Kathleen Boyle Hatcher Rosemary Hood Michele Landsberg Mary T. Malone Jenny Manzer Ami McKay Jane Munro Margaret Goudie Parsons Gianna Patriarca Elyse Pomeranz Edeet Ravel Kerri Sakamoto Ilana Stanger-Ross Darla Tenold Susan Whelehan Jamie Zeppa

Author Susan Whelehan,Anne Laurel Carter
Isbn 0307366197
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2010-07-23
Pages 352
Language English
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After a tragic childhood incident Ania has been leading a normal life forgetting the bad memories. She then meets someone who sends her back to her past. During an eerie road trip, she realizes that she may need to get away before she is stuck fending for her life and other’s around her.

Author Manisha Kalloo
Isbn 179605271X
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-08-15
Pages 48
Language English
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Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the diaspora. Over the past two decades, a steady stream of recordings, videos, feature films, festivals, and concerts has presented the music of Balkan Gypsies, or Roma, to Western audiences, who have greeted them with exceptional enthusiasm. Yet, as author Carol Silverman notes, Roma are revered as musicians and reviled as people. In this book, Silverman introduces readers to the people and cultures who produce this music, offering a sensitive and incisive analysis of how Romani musicians address the challenges of discrimination. Focusing on southeastern Europe then moving to the diaspora, her book examines the music within Romani communities, the lives and careers of outstanding musicians, and the marketing of music in the electronic media and "world music" concert circuit. Silverman touches on the way that the Roma exemplify many qualities--adaptability, cultural hybridity, transnationalism--that are taken to characterize late modern experience. And rather than just celebrating these qualities, she presents the musicians as complicated, pragmatic individuals who work creatively within the many constraints that inform their lives.

Author Carol Silverman
Isbn 0199910227
Genre Music
Year 2012-02-14
Pages 432
Language English
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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315180250, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls’ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse. Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls’ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the inter-related nature of capabilities and the importance of local context. By exploring the theory of gendered norm change, contextualising and examining socialisation processes, the book identifies the patriarchal vested interests in power, authority and moral privilege, which combine in attempts to restrict and control girls’ lives. Throughout the book, Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries demonstrates how efforts to develop more egalitarian gender norms can enable disadvantaged adolescent girls to change the course of their lives and contribute to societal change. Accessible and informative, the book is perfect for policy makers, think tanks, NGOs, activists, academics and students of gender and development studies.

Author Caroline Harper,Nicola Jones,Anita Ghimire,Rachel Marcus,Grace Kyomuhendo Bantebya
Isbn 1351718789
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-02-13
Pages 208
Language English
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