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So, You Want to Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!
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 Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
The Playbook
52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544570979
"You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also provides his own poetic and uplifting words, as he shares stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirationalbook just right for graduates of any age and anyone needing a little encouragement."--
Blood and Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides
Blood and Guts
A Working Guide to Your Own Insides
Paperback      ISBN: 0316034436
Discusses the elements of the human body. Includes suggestions for related experiments and projects.
Modern Herstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Modern Herstory
Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399582231
"An illustrated and informative primer on the progressive social change movements of the last 60 years as told through the stories of 60 diverse female and non-binary leaders in those movements, from the Civil Rights Movement and Stonewall riots through today"--
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
Undocumented
A Worker's Fight
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419728547
Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated—he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.
Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money - That You Don't Learn in School
Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens
The Secrets About Money - That You Don't Learn in School
Paperback      ISBN: 0446693219
An age-appropriate guide based on the financial advice series encourages the development of confident and responsible money skills, providing case examples, sidebars, and attitude recommendations that demonstrate how to achieve security in today's challenging job market. Reprint.
Real-life Rules!: A Young Person's Guide to Self-discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Real-life Rules!
A Young Person's Guide to Self-discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800536
Raise happy, confident, and resilient children--engaging activities that explore the life lessons that make for a well-rounded upbringing. As our children journey into adolescence, their social worlds begin to expand. While we can’t protect them from what other people say or do, or paint them a picture of a perfect world, we can teach them how to handle themselves and difficult situations from the inside out. Teens and tweens crave more autonomy, but they need guidance more than ever. By equipping children with a variety of methods for dealing with different scenarios, we can give them the tools they need to navigate through life. This book offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well as they begin to find their way independently in the world, while at the same time helping parents to provide them with scaffolding to be safe, happy, and successful. With chapters that focus on: · cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity · understanding health and nutrition · mastering simple etiquette · connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy · exploring fiscal responsibility · best practices for social media and navigating the digital world · and more! Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
Barron's Painless Speaking
Barron's Painless Speaking
Paperback      ISBN: 1438000030
Speaking in today's world involves more than prepared talks from behind a podium, and this up-to-date book provides guidance for a wide range of contemporary situations, including conversation, reading aloud to an audience, Skyping, and even giving a traditional formally prepared speech. Exercises throughout the text aid in composing, practicing, and delivering speeches. All titles in Barron's Painless Series are being updated in new, improved editions, and they all feature access to brand-new subject-related arcade game apps that will appeal to students. Books in the Painless Series cover most classroom subjects, and include a variety of fun features for students who find the subjects difficult and confusing--or in some cases, just plain boring. Books-- - Are written for middle school and high school students - Feature cartoon-style illustrations and humorous approaches to subject matter - Emphasize attention-catching ways students can put subjects to practical use - Challenge students with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems to solve-- and now with access to a fun app learning game NOTE: The new apps features that are available with these revised titles can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device. They add an extra element of fun to the teaching of each subject.
The Last Maasai Warriors: An Autobiography
The Last Maasai Warriors
An Autobiography
Paperback      ISBN: 1927435005
Two Maasai warriors discuss how they have adapted to and embraced Western civilization in order to help their people modernize, and how in the process they've become scholars and community leaders.
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
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."--