Empty Cribs

The Impact of Smoking on Child Health

Author: Michael Dean

Publisher: Arts and Sciences Publishin

ISBN: 0978690702

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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You know smoking is bad for your health and pregnant women should not smoke. But you probably don't know smoking is the most common preventable cause of infant death. This book must be read by every parent or future parent. Empty Cribs-The Impact of Smoking on Child Health describes the role of smoking on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), low birth rate, and childhood lung disease. The book also presents information on other ways to prevent infant mortality. Empty Cribs provides a series of solutions for prospective parents and concerned readers including boycotting companies profiting from tobacco, reducing investments in tobacco-involved companies, and strategies to increase consumer awareness. An extensive appendix is included with resources on health, supporting organizations, and how to quit smoking. The book's message will resonate with parents, prospective parents, anti-tobacco advocates, and people of faith. Empty Cribs will be the first book to document the role of smoking on infant mortality and provide solutions to address the issue. The future of our children is in our hands.
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In the Clear

Author: Anne Carter

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1551431920

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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After surviving the horrors of polio and painful physical therapy, Pauline realizes that she must overcome her fears of playing hockey again and break away from her overprotective mother when her father builds a rink in the backyard.
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Darkness

A Novel

Author: John Saul

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307768015

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1621

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Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood. Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It feeds on the young and the innocent. And soon it will draw their teenage daughter into its unholy embrace.... From the Paperback edition.
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Birthmarked

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857071408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8306

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IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future. In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother's footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve. Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.
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The Lord of Opium

Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442482567

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8670

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As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator? Is his true destiny already predetermined by his genes?
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