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A Guided Journey Through Astrology
Paperback ISBN: 1499809670
Begin your journey through the stars with this interactive and essential guide to astrology from Aliza Kelly. Welcome, cosmic warrior! Astrology is the ultimate personality quiz. For centuries, it has helped people uncover secret strengths, hidden talents, and core truths. Now, star astrologer Aliza Kelly is putting the cosmic practice in your hands in a beautiful and personal guide. Follow the instructions to find your sign, gain wisdom from the planets, and understand your place in the zodiac. As you learn about yourself, you'll deepen your connections to your friends, family, and even crushes. Plus, you'll learn what to do when everything goes haywire--aka Mercury's retrograde. Use the reflection activities to bring your practice to life. They'll guide you to your true self and encourage you to fill the pages with your discoveries. After all, the most important step in becoming an astrologer is observing how the cosmos affects you. This guide covers: -The History of Western Astrology -The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac -Sun Signs -Secret Signs -Personal and Outer Planets -Moon Phases -Eclipses -Retrogrades -and how to use astrology in daily life! Maps, a time line, an index, and gorgeous illustrations make this full-color guide the perfect introduction to astrology and a beautiful cosmic portrait of you!
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
A User Guide to Adolescence
Paperback ISBN: 1843100983
Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.
The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II: Young Readers Edition
Paperback ISBN: 0316353779
The bestselling, long-secret, and page-turning story of the young American women who cracked codes during World War II, perfectly adapted for young readers. More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top secret art of code breaking. Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. But due to the top secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now. Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. Abridged and adapted for a middle grade audience, Code Girls brings this important story to young readers for the first time, showcasing this vital tale of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
With Their Eyes
September 11Th-The View from a High School at Ground Zero
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0060517182
A series of powerful monologues from the students, faculty, and staff at Stuyvesant High School--located in the shadow of the World Trade Center in New York City--collects their moving thoughts about the day that shook their school to its foundation. Simultaneous.
Hardcover ISBN: 178603476x
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book will show children that anything is possible. Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day: Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.
Path to the Stars
My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Hardcover ISBN: 1328809560
"The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA."--
So, You Want to Be a Writer?
How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!
Paperback ISBN: 1582703531
"Join a select group of authors--from Stephen King to Cameron Crowe--all of whom published their first works before turning eighteen. So, You Want to Be a Writer? is the only hip how-to book that walks you through every step of the process, from generating ideas to marketing a book. You'll learn: how to battle the dreaded writer's block. - exercises to improve your storytelling skills. - how to find an agent and get published. - the ins and outs of publishing. - how to promote your unique work. - and more! With a complete glossary of terminology used by publishers and agents, a step-by-step guide to writing and finishing your book, exclusive insights from famous authors, and a complete list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers on the lookout for new writers, So, You Wanna Be a Writer? can be your first and last stop to success!"-- Provided by publisher.
The Confidence Code for Girls
Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
Hardcover ISBN: 0062796984
Offers inspiration and practical advice to encourage girls to take risks, have big adventures, and challenge themselves in ways they never imagined.
Rad Girls Can
Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Hardcover ISBN: 0399581103
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement? In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Hardcover ISBN: 1534404104
In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.