Standing Against the Wind is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.
Author: Traci L. Jones
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her "cocoa grandbaby." Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail. Now Patrice lives with her Auntie Mae, and her new nickname is "Puffy" – thanks to her giant poof of hair. But Patrice's hair isn't the only reason she sticks out: she cares about her grades and strives for the best. That's why Monty Freeman, another eighth grader who lives in the building, asks Patrice to tutor his little brother. Even though Monty's friends make Patrice uneasy, Monty himself is friendly, confident, and surprisingly smart. When he becomes her guardian angel, Patrice begins to think something stronger than friendship might be growing between them. Still, nothing will stop her from applying for a scholarship at prestigious Dogwood Academy – her ticket out of the project and a school populated by gangs and drug runners. In her debut novel, Traci L. Jones presents a girl with grit she never knew she had, and a boy so inspired by her that he begins to take pride in his own abilities. Standing Against the Wind is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2007 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award.
The perfumed odor of Julia's roses, blown on thesummer wind, teasedhis nostrils,
reminding himof woman. Fresh. Sweet. He'd come downto the kitchen fora glass
of lemonade and, for reasons he hadn't explained tohimself, had stepped ...
Author: Gwynne Forster
Publisher: Genesis Press, Inc.
For months, Leslie Collins has been trying to outrun the man who is trying to kill her. Determined to establish some semblance of a normal life while she finishes her masters degree, Leslie arrives at the home of Jordan Saber, looking for a job. Jordan takes pity on her and hires her to help out in the kitchen. He also falls in love with her. Jordan tries to protect Leslie from the pain of her past and the disapproving stares of those in her present. It seems lots of people don't like the fact that Jordan, a white man, has fallen in love with an African-American woman, even though they make a great team and really love each other. Although Jordan is dealing well with the race issue, Leslie must come to understand that regardless of the color of the wrapping, love is a precious gift.
As German Stukas circle in British skies, bombing London in repeated air raids, famous violinist Elisa Lindheim Murphy and her journalist husband, John, make an agonizing decision to send their three children to safety in America.
Author: Bodie Thoene
Publisher: Center Point Pub
As German Stukas circle in British skies, bombing London in repeated air raids, famous violinist Elisa Lindheim Murphy and her journalist husband, John, make an agonizing decision to send their three children to safety in America. But what about all the Jewish refugees left behind in England? Elisa will face the greatest trial of her life as she travels with evacuee children on seas made treacherous by Nazi U-boats.
Against the Wind is about flight testing in the Miami Valley. It is a story that begins
with the Wright brothers on Huffman Prairie and concludes with the transfer of the
4950th Test Wing from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to the Air Force Flight ...
Against The Wind Secrets don't stay buried long in cattle country.
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Against The Wind Secrets don't stay buried long in cattle country. Sarah Allen, the beautiful girl who humiliated Jackson Raines in high school, is back in town. Not so long ago, she couldn't wait to leave Wind Canyon, Wyoming, in her dust. But, recently widowed, she has nowhere else to go and finds herself on Jackson's ranch. And, despite everything, Jackson's finding himself reluctant to get rid of her. Sarah brings her own kind of trouble, and he can’t resist trouble. Enemies of her dead husband show up making threats, thinking she has something they're owed. They're not taking no for an answer, but what they will take is the one thing she has left - her daughter, and Jackson's the only one who might be able to save little Holly and bring her home. Against The Fire You can't fight what you can't see. And Gabriel Raines can't be sure just who's setting the fires in his new real estate development - and when two fires hit back-to-back, he knows it’s personal. The police suspect a local teen who's been in trouble before. But Lily Baker, a volunteer at the Family Abuse center, just can't believe the kid she’s been working with would go back to his delinquent ways. Determined to convince Gabe that she's right, Lily must get close to him and find out who's putting their neighborhood in jeopardy. And just as the arsonist's flames continue to burn, they find a heat developing between them. It might just turn into a full-fledged fire...if they can survive long enough.
"In Running Against the Wind, political pioneer Betty Taymor not only tells us why a liberal state like Massachusetts still shuts out women, but she does so in a crisp, readable, and personal way.
Author: Betty Taymor
Category: Political Science
"In Running Against the Wind, political pioneer Betty Taymor not only tells us why a liberal state like Massachusetts still shuts out women, but she does so in a crisp, readable, and personal way. By coming to know this woman who should have been President, we realize how much that state and this country are missing." -- Gloria Steinem
But we were never antiFrench,nor did we evergiveadvice to the administered against theinterests of the administration.We were probablyannoying inthat itwas
difficult tokeep anything secret fromus.One hasonly to imagine the position ...
Author: Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Geoffrey Household's, author of ROGUE MALE, unconventional amusing and exciting autobiography. Ever since the publication of ROGUE MALE, Geoffrey Household has been known in the English-reading world for his audacious and unorthodox tales of adventure. Now, in his autobiography, AGAINST THE WIND, he tells us the story of his own life, sharing with us the background and the experiences from which he emerged as a writer. A gradaute from Oxford he then worked as an apprentice-clerk in the Ottoman Bank, as a banana salesman in Spain, and he served in British Intelligence during World War II in Romania, Greece and the Middle East. In the final chapters he speaks of the writer's craft and of his personal aspirations.
' Thus begins the story of Nancie Joyce Margaret Jones with her arrival in Bombay on an ocean liner from London one morning in 1946.
Author: Rajni Kumar
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'No doubt, the greatest event in my life was leaving England, the country of my birth, to follow the stirrings of my heart and to make my home in this wondrous and fascinating country - India.' Thus begins the story of Nancie Joyce Margaret Jones with her arrival in Bombay on an ocean liner from London one morning in 1946. She had never travelled abroad until then, but now she was in love - with Yudister Kumar, a fellow student from her university days who had to return home to immerse himself in India's freedom struggle, with no prospects of coming back to England. And so, at the young age of twenty-three, she decided to follow him to a strange and faraway country that, she did not know then, would transform her life forever. As she got married and took on the name Rajni, there were exciting developments on the professional front too. A series of unexpected circumstances led her to start a kindergarten in the living room of her Delhi house in 1955. And thus was born Springdales, which burst upon the educational scenario with vibrancy, dovetailing much of the ethos and culture of the new India into its philosophy. Now, at the wholesome age of ninety-six - the school having grown to four in India and one in Dubai, with several thousand students on the rolls and an enviable reputation for education - Rajni Kumar looks back on her extraordinary life in Against the Wind. Observant and vivacious, it is a memoir that is a testament as much to her lifelong work in education as to the spirit of romance and daring with which she set foot in a new country all those decades ago.
“A rip-snorting, full-throttle novel . . . It kept me up late into the night.” —Stephen King Forced out of his firm, a hard-living attorney takes on one final, highly charged case—defending a notorious gang of bikers against murder charges A few years ago, Will Alexander was the top criminal lawyer in Santa Fe, with a thriving practice, a famously flamboyant courtroom style, and a marriage that landed him on the front page of the society section. Now, though, his wife has left him, and his constant boozing and womanizing have put his career in jeopardy. When Will’s partners ask him—forcefully—to take a leave of absence from the firm, his life in law seems finished. He has only one client: a gang of men who call themselves the Scorpions. Four rogue bikers are accused of committing a gruesome murder, and Will is the only one they want for their defense. Although all the evidence points toward their guilt, Will believes them, and it’s time for these outlaws to stick together.
It's the long, hot summer of 1968. For ten-year-old Kathleen Slaven and her pals, the school holidays beckon. Into their run-down village in the west of Scotland arrives Tony, a real American kid, like the ones from the movies, ready to lead them into all kinds of adventure: gaining sweet revenge on their sadistic teacher Miss Grant on a trip to Ayr, discovering the unsettling secrets of 'Shaggy Island', and coming up with ways to outwit the people who screw up their lives - like the local parish priest Father Flynn. But the world they live in is a precarious one. And while they escape by playing at TV heroes and film stars, their mothers grow old before their time on broken promises, and fathers make a living in the coal mines or 'digging ditches, in the pissing rain', often boozing or gambling the wages away while their families go hungry. In an impoverished community, suffering and violence are never far from home. And even the optimism and escapism of their years cannot protect the children from the tragedies of life.
Author: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)Publish On: 1964
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distance that the wind blows over the sea in generating the waves ) , the speed of
the wind , and the length of time that the wind blows . Generally , the greater the ...
Author: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)