Enrique's Journey

The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother

Author: Sonia Nazario

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 0385743289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 273

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Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.
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Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514646083

Category:

Page: 276

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
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True Love

Author: Jennifer Lopez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In Jennifer Lopez’s first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her life’s most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and ultimately emerged a stronger person than she’s ever been. Guided by both intimate and electrifying photographs, True Love an honest and revealing personal diary with hard-won lessons and heartfelt recollections and an empowering story of self-reflection, rediscovery, and resilience. Completely full-color, with photos throughout and lavishly designed, True Love is a stunning and timeless book that features more than 200 never-before-seen images from Lopez’s personal archives, showing candid moments with her family and friends and providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at the life of a pop music icon travelling, rehearsing, and performing around the world.
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Stranger

The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era

Author: Jorge Ramos

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525563806

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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“There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it’s not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent thirty five years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that’s how it is”. Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision’s longtime anchorman and widely considered the “voice of the voiceless” within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration. In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. Using current research and statistics, with a journalist’s nose for a story, and interweaving his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while also trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country. “It is precisely this pattern of confrontation… that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life.” --Marcela Valdes, The New York Times
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Transform Your Life

A Blissful Journey

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

ISBN: 0978906748

Category: Religion

Page: 365

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By following the practical advice given in this resource, readers can transform their minds and lives, fulfill their human potential, and find everlasting peace and happiness. What is the real meaning of human life? How to find the source of happiness The actual methods to solve our daily problems How to accomplish our ultimate goal
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The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820324302

Category: Fiction

Page: 942

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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".
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Esperanza Rising

Author: Pam Munoz Ryan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439120425

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 262

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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.
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The People in the Trees

A Novel

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 038553678X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.
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The New Atkins for a New You

The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great

Author: Dr. Eric C. Westman,Dr. Stephen D. Phinney,Dr. Jeff S. Volek

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190289

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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The all-new international bestseller! Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think again. This completely updated, easier-than-ever version of the scientifically-proven Atkins diet has helped millions of people around the world lose weight—and maintain that weight loss for life. The New Atkins is... Powerful: Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine. Easy: The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind. Healthy: Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food—a variety of protein, leafy greens, and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains. Flexible: Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out—wherever you are. Backed by Science: More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins. But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off—you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.
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Lovers on All Saints' Day

Stories

Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196740

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the award-winning, bestselling author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations, a brilliant collection of stories that showcases why he is one of the best writers—in any language—working today. Lovers on All Saints' Day is an emotional book that haunts, moves, and seduces. Juan Gabriel Vásquez, the brilliant novelist, now brings his keen eye and rich prose to the themes of love and memory in these seven powerful stories. Vásquez achieves an extraordinary unity of emotion with these fragmented lives. A Colombian writer is witness to a murder that will mark him forever. A woman sits alone in her house, waiting for her husband to return from an expedition to find wood for their stove, while he lies in another woman’s bed a few miles away, unable to heal the wound in his own marriage. In these stories, there are love affairs, revenge, troubled pasts, and tender moments that reveal a person’s whole history in a few sentences. Set in Europe (the scene of Vásquez’s own self-imposed exile from Latin America) and never before available in English, this collection evokes a singular mood and a tone, and showcase Vásquez’s hypnotic writing. Vásquez is a humane, deeply insightful writer, and these stories leave one feeling transformed from the experience of reading them, with a greater vision of humanity and society, a greater understanding of relationships and of love. From the Hardcover edition.
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Caramelo, Or, Puro Cuento

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786251384

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Celaya "Lala" Reyes, traveling from Chicago to Mexico City each summer, draws together stories of her Mexican-American family of shawl-makers, including her papa and Awful Grandmother.
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Tuesday Tucks Me In

The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Author: Luis Carlos Montalván,Bret Witter

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596438916

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"Based on the New York Times bestseller, UNTIL TUESDAY, this full-color picture book filled with adorable photographs tells the story of the amazing service dog who helps former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvâan overcome his combat-related wounds"--
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Conversational Spanish Dialogues

Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories

Author: Lingo Mastery

Publisher: Lingo Mastery

ISBN: 1718709927

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 280

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Is conversational Spanish turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea on how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel? If your answer to any of the previous questions was ‘Yes’, then this book is for you! If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this – we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly. ‘How do I get out of this situation?’ many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming. Until now. We have compiled MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED Spanish Stories for Beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well! We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Spanish along the way, obviously), this book is for you! How Conversational Spanish Dialogues works: Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.A Spanish version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying!Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.That’s about it! Simple, useful and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational Spanish book once you have begun reading and studying this one!We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles! So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational Spanish Dialogues and start learning Spanish right now!
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Real Spanish

Conversations with a Twist

Author: Bakari Akil II, Ph.D.

Publisher: Academic Group Publishing (BRAII-owner)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 43

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Shouldn't learning Spanish be as fun as you imagine it will be when you can finally speak the language? Why should you be stuck with boring drills or studying conversational phrases you will never use again? You should feel that what you are learning will be used again and again and. . . How can you do that? Try "Real Spanish: Conversations with a Twist." In this bilingual book you will be exposed to the real world of conversations in a way that pulls you in. Like a fly on a wall you will gain access to people's lives as they go through: Wimping out to declare their love Getting cut from a professional sports team Having an embarrassing secret exposed at a family reunion; and more. While all this is happening you will be learning, naturally, at the same time. Plus, help is never far away. If you can't understand a word, a sentence or a 'turn of phrase,' you can always look at the translation directly underneath the Spanish. Easy work! A lot of fun. Stop struggling to learn. Try "Real Spanish: Conversation with a Twist," and have fun. For all levels. Beginners: (You will have to work a little. Take your time and don't try to read all at once.) Adv. Beg: (Shouldn't be too hard. You may have to glance at the translations every so often.) Intermediates: (Smooth sailing - occasional glances at the translations for phrases or colloquialisms - Reinforce material you just learned or already know.) Advanced: (Skill Maintenance - enjoyable material to read at the same time.)
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Aztec

Author: Gary Jennings

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 0765392178

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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Gary Jennings's Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and memorable characters in modern fiction, Mixtli-Dark Cloud, Aztec reveals the very depths of Aztec civilization from the peak and feather-banner splendor of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan to the arrival of Hernán Cortás and his conquistadores, and their destruction of the Aztec empire. The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselves---a compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London)

A View from Abroad

Author: Nicolás Bas Martín

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004359524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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In A View from Abroad Nicolás Bas recreates, using a bibliographical approach, the manner in which Spain was regarded in Europe in the Eighteenth century, by consulting booksellers’ catalogues, private book collections and key auctions in Paris and London.
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Teaching Translation from Spanish to English

Worlds Beyond Words

Author: Allison Beeby Lonsdale

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 077660399X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.
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Your Best Life Begins Each Morning

Devotions to Start Every New Day of the Year

Author: Joel Osteen

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 9780446545662

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The potential to live your best life starts with each new morning. With every sunrise, you can choose to approach the day with an attitude of faith and expectancy. Bestselling author Joel Osteen writes, "When you get up in the morning, the first things you should do is set your mind in the right direction . . . and then go out anticipating good things." Now, for the first time, Pastor Osteen presents a tool to accomplish that goal. Based on his book, Your Best Life Now, he offers prescriptions for positive living in 365 daily messages. Each message is accompanied by a relevant scripture.
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