Breaking Night

Author: Liz Murray

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446440567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2291


Liz Murray never really had a chance in life. Born to a drug-addicted father who was in and out of prison, and an equally dependent mother who was in and out of mental institutions, she seemed destined to become just another tragic statistic. Another life wasted on the brutal streets of New York. By the age of 15, Liz found herself homeless with nowhere to turn but the tough streets, riding subways all night for a warm place to sleep and foraging through dumpsters for food. But when her mother died of AIDS a year later, Liz's life changed for ever. With no education, with no chance at a job or a home, she realised that only the most astonishing of turnarounds could stop her heading all the way down the same path her parents took. And so she set her mind to overcoming what seemed like impossible odds - and in the process, achieved something extraordinary. Told with astounding sincerity, Breaking Night is the breathtaking and inspirational story of how a young women, born into a world without hope, used every ounce of strength and determination to steer herself towards a brighter future. Beautifully written, it is a poignant, evocative and stirring portrait of struggle, desperation, forgiveness and survival.

Breaking Night

A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

Author: Liz Murray

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1401396208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3606


The memoir of a young woman who at age 15 was living on the streets but survived to make it to Harvard. Murray's story was featured in the Lifetime Original Movie "Homeless to Harvard."

Intentional Responsive Adult Practices: Supporting Kids to Not Only Overcome Adversity But to Thrive

Author: Erik K. Laursen PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483486214

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 346


This book draws on positive psychology as well as strengths-based and solution-focused practices to empower adults to help children instead of reacting to their behavior. Erik K. Laursen, PhD, who has spent his career helping high-risk children and their families, identifies ten intentional responsive adult practices to give children the tools they need to overcome adversity. Learn how to: support young people to grow and develop throughout childhood, adolescence, into young adulthood; provide supportive relationships where children and young people thrive; and help children overcome social and emotional problems that are significant barriers to well-being. While numerous books, articles, and courses focus on the long-term effects of childhood trauma, this knowledge alone does not give us the tools we need to help children thrive. By learning how to reflect and intentionally respond to children’s pain, which is the focus of this book, you’ll be able to help young people transform their lives.

Modern Homelessness: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Mary Ellen Hombs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598845373

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 9987


This in-depth examination reviews fundamental changes of the past decade that have reduced homelessness in the United States and other Western democracies. • A chronology of relevant key events of the last decade in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia • A glossary • A bibliography of print and nonprint resources, including electronic resources

MYP English Language Acquisition Phase 3

A concept-based approach

Author: Kevin Morley,Alexei Gafan

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0198398050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8110


Refine, progress and perfect English acquisition. Preparing MYP learners to step into IB Diploma English B with confidence, this text connects relevant learning material and objectives to the MYP curriculum framework structure. An inquiry-based approach enables reflection, questioning and critical thought, fully in line with the MYP approach. Build the high levels of English fluency central to student success in IB Diploma English B Connect learning material and objectives with the MYP curriculum structure Facilitate inquiry-based learning that drives reflection on big picture questions as students develop language skills Frame English language learning within the context of key and related concepts, statements of inquiry, global contexts and approaches to learning Prepare learners for assessment with practice and guidance directly mapped to the MYP assessment objectives Develop confident language learners who are ready to progress, with practice that leads students confidently towards IB Diploma Mapped to the most current MYP curriculum framework

Ordinary Magic

Resilience in Development

Author: Ann S. Masten

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517269

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 1290


From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience. Complex concepts are carefully defined and illustrated with real-world examples.

The Laws of Prosperity

Building a Divine Foundation of Success

Author: E. Bernard Jordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451632991

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 476


A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.