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The Impact of Slavery On the Education of Blacks in Orange County, North Carolina: 1619-1970 By Rosetta Austin Moore
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Can integration break the oppression faced by Black Americans, or will it crystallize long-held images and send Blacks deeper into a spiral of dependency? Rosetta Austin Moore, a longtime educator... More > who taught in segregated and integrated schools, asks that question and many others in this extensive study of the education system for Blacks in North Carolina. She traces the struggles of Blacks to survive and learn, beginning with their forced entry into the United States in 1619, drawing on primary documents, charts, illustrations, and a treasure trove of data in four appendixes. The book reveals how a pattern of withholding information, denying access to educational opportunities, and subjecting a people to negative indoctrinations about their self-worth, their families, their race, and their place in society has damaged the Black community’s desire to reach for greater heights.< Less
Tails of the Gypsy Musher: Alaska and Beyond By Hugh H. Neff
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“This one's for the dreamers. Hugh Neff's "Tails of the Gypsy Musher" chronicles Neff's unlikely journey from the big city of Chicago to the remote outposts of Alaska. The story pulls... More > you along as easily as Neff's sled dogs do from competition to competition, from adventure to adventure. Told in a style ranging from light-hearted whimsy to wide-eyed wonder, Neff takes you into his world of beauty and love, where dogs are family and the environment is holy and sacred. It's a road worth traveling. All along the way, the spirit of Neff and his sled dogs shines through, illuminating the way for future dreamers. Geronimo, indeed.” --K.C. Johnson, Chicago-based sportswriter< Less
Community Resilience at Scale: Grassroots Women Demonstrating Successful Practices By Huairou Commission
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“Community Resilience at Scale: Grassroots Women Demonstrating Successful Practices​​”​ ​ shares ​successful grassroots strategies for building community... More > resilience to disasters and climate change. It ​​showcases​ women leading sustainable development​ in their communities, and features scaling up strategies in order to influence global agendas such as the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 and Post-2015 Development Agenda. Practices featured in this publication represent just some of the highlights of grassroots women’s achievements from 1,156 communities in 21 countries that are part of the Huairou Commission's Community Resilience Campaign.< Less
The Online Community Blueprint: A 9-Step Guide to Planning an Online Community for Your Customers, Members, or Partners By Katie Bapple, Joshua Paul, Katie Oakes
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The Online Community Blueprint is a practical guide to the plans and processes to put in place before launching a private and branded online community for your company.
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The Step 1 Method: A Step by Step Guide to Success on the USMLE Step 1 Exam By Dan Gebremedhin MD, MBA
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This book is a strategy based guide to reaching your potential on the USMLE Step 1 exam. The book covers effective study methods, optimal resource selection, strategy specific to answering USMLE... More > style questions, self-performance analysis and weakness targeting, and subject-matter mastery. After reading this concise volume, the student should be able to create a targeted study plan that will enable them to reach their potential on the challenging USMLE Step 1 exam.< Less
The Mathematics of Money, 3rd Edition By T.J. Biehler
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The third edition of this college-level business math book, revised and updated in 2013, originally published in 2007.
BENJY By Stoney Stonebraker
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The true story of James R Beauchamp, Benjy, as told to Stoney Stonebraker. A man down on his luck befriends a stranger and tells them him his life story. The man, Stoney Stonebraker decides to... More > publish Benjy hard luck memoir to raise money to help Benji turn his life around. In the suburbs of 1960s California we get to know Benjy and his working class family, his parents divorce, and his placement in a strict foster home where he plots a hapless escape. Against all odds, he and his sister hitchhike across the country to reunite with their estranged mother. Benjy narrates his jock days and dreams of being an actor and life on a oil rig. A sudden near death experience makes him the miracle man and through it all, we are touched by Benjy’s enduring faith in God. His rough and tumble life unfolds with fancy cars and crack ups, marriage and separation, kids and bills. Benjy’s adventures include working as an actor and hanging out with OJ Simpson and Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.< Less
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra By Tyler Wallace
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A traditional coverage of Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, covering linear equations, graphing, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, rationals, radicals, quadratics, and... More > functions. A free download of the text, and a student solutions manual and workbook are available at http://www.wallace.ccfaculty.org/book/book.html< Less
Nature of Science Manual By Jesse Bates, Philip Althage
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The Nature of Science manual is an introductory science curriculum for middle school students receiving a classical, liberal arts education. The course is crafted to form in students a disposition of... More > receptivity towards the natural world and a holistic vision of the study of nature. The course emphasizes deep, careful reflection on in-class observations, experiments, and the students' ordinary experiences. In addition, it includes carefully selected original readings from the history of science which provide a theoretical foundation for thinking about the natural world and serve as models for scientific inquiry. To engage the question of the nature of science, students are exposed to the range of natural beings and concepts which are considered in science, and they are challenged to consider what it means to have scientific knowledge of natural beings. The curriculum has four parts: an introduction to nature and science, and subsequent introductions to biology, chemistry, and physics.< Less
Ten Years Fresh: The Story Of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival By Wes Jackson
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‘Ten Years Fresh” gives you a peak behind the scenes of NYC’s largest Hip-Hop cultural event, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Penned by Wes Jackson, the entrepreneur, historian,... More > educator and self described ‘Hip-Hop nerd’ behind it all. Wes speaks on the highs and lows of the first ten years of The Festival. From its humble beginnings in a parking lot in Williamsburg to attracting thousands to Brooklyn every year, Wes puts us right in those meetings with managers, agents, the NYPD and everyone in between. From getting the blessing of KRS ONE to bringing Kanye West to Brooklyn to debuting Kendrick Lamar it’s all there. A great read for fans, artists, aspiring executives and all lovers of Hip-Hop.< Less
Resilient Women By Huairou Commission
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Resilient Women: Integrating Community Resilience Priorities in the Post-2015 Agenda is an action research publication of the Community Practitioners Platform for Resilience in Latin America and the... More > Caribbean. The Community Practitioners Platform for Resilience (CPP) is an organizing and networking mechanism for community-based groups, grassroots women-led groups in particular, to reduce their vulnerability to disaster and climate risks in rural and urban areas. Aimed at building community-to-community support for advancing local development, CPP strategies include fostering exchanges of risk reduction and resilience building practices and establishing multi-community action plans that can be advanced with public officials and/or other stakeholders such as NGOs, donors, and research institutions. This action research spotlights the realities, actions, and gains of CPP’s Latin American and Caribbean member organizations. from Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Peru and Venezuela.< Less
Treasures to a Terrific Life By Annie Reist
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After 10 years of passionate research and practical experience, I have developed this daily practice. I think of it as the ultimate cliff notes to self-help information. I have taken the tools and... More > concepts I see making the biggest difference in people’s lives and put them in an easy to use process to promote a more peaceful and fruitful life. I have coached adults in this process and presented it in school classrooms, as it is appropriate for any age.< Less
Reformation and Revival - THE Solution for the Middle East Crisis? By Dr. Al Nucciarone
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The Middle East is in crisis. There is the threat of ISIS and other terrorist groups who have one objective: to dominate the world and get rid of Christians, Jews, and Muslims who do not believe... More > exactly as they do. In the twentieth century, Communism was the biggest challenge for the church. Today, it is Islam. How do we deal with this challenge? How can we have real peace in the Middle East? There is only one solution: the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a revived church that demonstrates the love of Christ. This book explores the revival and reformation principles that are exemplified in the life and ministry of King Hezekiah and encouraged by the prophet Isaiah. Today, more than ever, we need men and woman who have a passion for God and communicate that passion to others. That is what revival is all about. And it starts at home.< Less
Vision Changes Lives: A Trip to Remember By Sr. Stella Santana
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Vision Changes Lives: A Trip to Remember is about our partnership trip to Kenya and Uganda. Both a “A Bridge to Kenya, Inc.” and SITEAW, Inc. sponsored this trip. The intention was to... More > screen and provide eye glasses to people in villages that expressed the need for them in Kenya and Uganda. With our friends Maria and Ulf from Austria, we spent three weeks of intensive work: screening and training screeners and visiting with some SITEAW girls in school. Nothing went as we planned but nothing of what we were supposed to do was left undone. We learned to let go and submit to the Creator’s will. We have written this book to share our experience and also to raise money and supportthe trainees we left behind to continue helping the people in their communities who are badly in need of eye glasses.< Less
DREAMER'S TOTEM By Jess Rose
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Em is a dancer whose body seems dead set on pulling away from her. John is a janitor whose ingenuity might pull him out of his recurring nightmare.
High Impact Instructional Leadership By Tina Doe EdD
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High Impact Instructional Leadership (HIIL) is a professional learning initiative that networks Instructional Leaders. HIIL has been developed by Dr Tina Doe: an Australian teacher education and... More > professional learning expert. The HILL program has at its heart an action research, project based professional learning methodology. This book provides a set of resources for participants who wish to engage with the HIIL program.< Less
Beyond 100: How To Live Well Into Your Second Century By Bernando LaPallo
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In this day and age, it is rare to see an individual live past 100, much less one in perfect health. Read on and be inspired by Bernando La Pallo's groundbreaking new book with his simple but... More > profound message about the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.< Less
Reflections By Bill Erpenbach
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To meditate is to reflect upon, study, or ponder a particular subject. My hope is that this book will encourage such meditation and reflection. I suggest the reader spend time on a given meditation.... More > Mull it over. Give it serious thought, and answer the question: What is it saying to me? I may pose a question for your consideration, but more importantly, let the Spirit guide you in your deliberations. When returning to a particular reflection you may find that you are being moved in a different direction. Let the Lord lead you dependent upon your current situation in life. Use the topical word index to the reflections to find a word that appeals to your situation.< Less
ENGLISH SONG BOOK Vol.8A By Karaoke DUET
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Karaoke Song Book. Contains lists of All of the English Songs sorted by Artist Name.
TOY HOUSE AT TRYON By Cos Barnes
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A young girl works alongside her elderly neighbor creating hand-painted Christmas ornaments (and learning a bit of local toy making history) in this very special celebration of traditional craft and... More > the sweetness of friendship between the generations. Author Cos Barnes’ colorful illustrations are a perfect complement to the story, evoking the wonder and nostalgia of a North Carolina childhood.< Less
Bangles and Broken Hearts: A Tale of Sticky Situations, Lust, and Heartbreak By Tamia Gore-Felton
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Lyric and Melody Russo might be twins, but you’d never know – if they didn’t look exactly alike. Lyric is fed up of constantly being criticized and compared to her “Miss... More > Goody Two Shoes” sister. While she rides the rollercoaster of life, she battles with depression, jealousy and even questions her sexuality. Meanwhile, Melody is busy being everyone’s favorite and keeping her halo straight. While Lyric yearns for attention from her family, she barely graduates from high school. With her attention focused on the wrong things, she gets mixed up in some crazy situations. In the process, her shiny collection of gold bangles continues to grow. Although, very beautiful and spoiled by many lovers, Lyric remains unhappy. As summer comes to a close, Melody prepares for life at the university. On a whim, Lyric decides to apply to community college. Lyric’s life goes from bad to worse in a twist of events that will leave her heart severely damaged. Will the love of her distant sister save Lyric…from herself?< Less
Does Broccoli Grow on Trees? By Peter Farrell, Katie Bokelman
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The book describes the Community Garden created by our pediatric residents at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters(CHKD) and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Residents work with... More > children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Under resident guidance, the children plant the seeds, watch the seeds sprout, watch the plants grow, identify how various vegetables grow, harvest the vegetables, and learn healthy recipes using those vegetables. This project is supported by the Department of Pediatrics at CHKD and EVMS and by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We hope you will enjoy this book and consider growing a garden of your own. All funds made through the sale of this book will be used to support the Community Garden, hopefully for years to come!< Less
Foundations of Music By Victor Soto
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As you begin to think about how music is structured, you should consider one very important aspect of your musical education: music theory. Your understanding of music theory is an essential element... More > in your training, whether you specialize as a performing artist, a music technician, a music teacher, a music composer or in any other music-related field. Whatever your interest, a grasp of the fundamental concepts as they relate to harmony, melody, rhythm, form and structure is necessary. This book has been designed to help you prepare for a successful experience in college as music major or minor. It is a self-help tool for learning the fundamentals of music formatted as an interactive course that requires a great bit of reading and reasoning.< Less
The Women Widowed to Themselves By Lora Mathis
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The Women Widowed to Themselves is Lora Mathis' first full-length book of poetry. Bold, feminine, and unapologetic, it deals with themes of mental illness, femininity, and regaining autonomy over... More > your body.< Less