A dramatic and moving YA novel by Ting-xing Ye, the internationally acclaimed author of A Leaf in the Bitter Wind, working with her husband, William Bell, author of the award-winning novels for young adults Forbidden City, Zack, and Stones. . Throwaway Daughter tells the dramatic and moving story of Grace Dong-mei Parker, a typical Canadian teenager until the day she witnesses the Tiananmen massacre on television. Horrified, she sets out to explore her Chinese ancestry, only to discover that she was one of the thousands of infant girls abandoned in China since the introduction of the one-child policy, strictly enforced by the Communist government. But Grace was one of the lucky ones, adopted as a baby by a loving Canadian couple. With the encouragement of her adoptive parents, she studies Chinese and travels back to China in search of her birth mother. She manages to locate the village where she was born, but at first no one is willing to help her. However, Grace never gives up and, finally, she is reunited with her birth mother, discovering through this emotional bond the truth of what happened to her almost twenty years before. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This book is also about getting to know these individuals, and to understand how
to effectively work with those who have become (willingly or otherwise), a part of
the “Underclass”—become a “Throwaway Person.” We shall do our best to ...
Author: Peter Opack
Publisher: Savage Press
Category: Literary Collections
Duluthian Peter Opack knows of what he writes. Jobless and homeless once, Opack researched America's past and examines the future of our great country. Opack discusses "Used to be America" and asks the questions, "Is it right to throw people and their jobs away?" "What dangers lurk in America's future? A Minnesota state jobs counselor, Opack tells it like it is.
The NFL insists players know they're playing a dangerous game, but players never see the deteriorated mental capacities of their former heroes. Throwaway Players is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse’s story of the broken bodies and lost souls of the men who have left the locker room and what remains after the cheering subsides. Focused on making money rather than the well-being of their players, this is the dark side of football the NFL doesn't want fans to see. Additionally, high schools, colleges, and independent sports organizations have little oversight when choosing player’s equipment. This breeds a new generation of kids suffering from multiple concussions and damaged lives. Throwaway Players offers guidance to parents navigating the world of competitive sports as well as advocacy and resources for athletes often left in the dark about appropriate procedures for treating injuries, especially head traumas. Throwaway Players is essential reading for any parent, athlete, and sports fan. Gay Culverhouse testified before Congress on football head injuries and successfully changed the policy of including an independent neurologist on the sidelines of every NFL game. Gay's work with former players has appeared in The New York Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, Time magazine, and many more. She has appeared on several radio shows, including PBS and ESPN, and is featured in three documentaries that are in post-production (with CNN, ESPN, and an independent filmmaker). In November 2009 Gay formed The Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization to further the work nationally for retired players.
Throwaway Dads is an essential guide not only for fathers but for a culture that is
not sure what to do with them . This book has the potential to redefine fatherhood
in America . " — Michael Gurian , author of A Fine Young Man and The Wonder ...
Author: Ross D. Parke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Family & Relationships
Argues that the largely negative portrayal of fathers in mass media is both inaccurate and harmful, and offer proposals for change
... the last several years. The goal is to make a living—by recycling, reusing, and
selling off what people throw away, and by doing more than her part for the
beaches in her home. SOURCES “A Garbage Timeline.” Rotten Truth about
Author: Jeff Dondero
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The US leads the world in many ways, including the amount of waste we produce. Although we constitute less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we use up to 30 percent of the world’s resources, and per capita we generate the most trash. Throwaway Nation illuminates the problem and suggests ways we can mitigate this environmental disaster.
I 've had enough of being a mere throwaway, and I know it will not be easy, but I '
m determined to find my own identity with or without Sandy, or the court 's help. I
promise myself that I will because I know that my grandparents will be there, ...
Author: Sarah Lowe
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Annie was her family's dark secret. Her life began on a storeroom floor amongst the chaos and extreme poverty of World War II. Her ongoing problem of having one leg shorter than the other was helped when, unknown to her parents, she sought help at a children's clinic, where she was provided a built-up boot to help her walk. She was eight years old when her father took away her innocence and subjected her to horrific cruelty. Savagely beaten and thrown down a railway embankment, she was left in the winter cold to die on the railway tracks. Annie survived, only to be place in a convent. She not only had to face her demons, but find her identity when she became a Throwaway Child. Through sheer willpower and inner strength, Annie was determined to fight for her freedom by unleashing her parents' terrible secret. Sarah Lowe grew up in Birkenhead, England, and now calls Australia home. This is her first book. "My late husband, Jack, motivated me into finishing this book because he said I needed to rid the demons I have kept hidden inside of me for far too long." Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/SarahLowe
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Author: Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Category: Abused women
Even after entering the foster care system, Jewel is the one who takes care of her mother and, shutting herself off from the vulnerability of closeness to others, is unaware of the positive influence she has on those around her.
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Author: Elinor Busby
Publisher: Author House
Lindorny should have been the crown princess of Linnina, but became ineligible when her foot broke and didnt heal properly. She was sent away, to be brought up by a woman who had no one else to love. Lindorny knew nothing of her parentage until the queen sent for her, after a prophecy stated that the countrys peril from Wildland could be averted if a royal Linnine and a royal Andran retrieved three magical objects from Wildland before Midsummer. Lindorny, Prince Bevishandar, the wizard, Tirlangir, and their friends go into Wildland, but one quest leads to another!
Since she was thirteen years old, Andy Burton has learned about survival at Haywood House, a group home for girls. Now almost eighteen, Andy must find a new home. Can she build a life for herself and find happiness?
In this provocative book, the creation of product durability and the design of longer-lasting products emerge as an absolutely vital element in the pursuit of sustainability.
Author: Tim Cooper
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
In this provocative book, the creation of product durability and the design of longer-lasting products emerge as an absolutely vital element in the pursuit of sustainability. Its multi-disciplinary approach consolidates the significant growth in product life-span knowledge from an impressive range of experts. Contributors to Longer Lasting Products discuss the different means of product life: historical, design, engineering, marketing, law, politics, consumer behaviour, technology and systems of provision, and the economic context of each.
I cannot even now say how many nights I lay in bed and hugged my pillow to me, burying my face in it, and cried and whispered, Mommy, Mommy or Daddy, Daddy, where are you? I would pray that somehow they could hear me. Sometimes even as young as I was, I felt so desperate, so alone, and I knew Mom and Dad would never come for us. I would lie in my bed in the darkness at night and pray so hard, and I felt that not even God heard me anymore. ---------- There were so many different homes we were in, and we were so young. We became little throwaways, little sheep. Sometimes we were able to stay with our father but only for a very short time. Whenever Dad could not pay for our board, he was in jail, or sick, we were moved again and again. Always obliging and quiet, learning quickly that crying and begging and clinging to Dad did not help us. We had our times to laugh as children, who even in the worst of their situations can do, and our time to weep as we did all too often. Thank God we had each other, two little sisters against the world that at times seemed too big and scary and extremely uncertain.
Throwaway. Horse. It was in the early spring one year, and there was still snow
on the ground in spots as I headed down the winding mountain road. I had a
doctor's appointment on that day or I wouldn't have seen the trailer. I saw the two
Author: Lynn Lowry
This is a group of short stories, some are a little funny, some are scary true stories and some are fiction that are real page turners. A few are true animal stories about the animals that pass through my life and the adventures that happen, all are fun to read and will leave you wanting more.
A timely edge-of-your-seat thriller from a debut writer to watch.
Author: Andrea Contos
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A timely edge-of-your-seat thriller from a debut writer to watch. Caroline is only three months from her great escape — leaving behind her rigid prep school and the parents who think they can convert her to being straight — when her best friend, Madison, goes missing. There’s no question that Caroline will get involved in the investigation. After all, she has her own reasons for not trusting the police, and she owes Madison big time. But Caroline uncovers a wider mystery as she follows the clues, with other missing girls and no one on the case. Why isn’t anyone looking for these girls? And what’s the connection between them and Madison? Could it be . . . Caroline herself?
Don't miss Heather Huffman's other books: "Suddenly a Spy", "Jailbird", "Ties That Bind", "Ring of Fire", "Tumbleweed", "Devil in Disguise", "Roses in Ecuador", "Fool's Game", "Waiting for You", "The Vance Davis Dossier", and "Finding ...
Jessie Jones is living the life--except for the fact that she earns it by working the streets. She's been under pimp Spence's thumb for fourteen years, and she isn't looking for change. That is, until undercover cop Gabe walks into her life and offers her something she's never had before: a love, a future, a home. But even if Jessie could walk away from Spence, there are darker forces of evil who want her to stay put, or worse, dead. In this romantic suspense, author Heather Huffman delivers an adventure from the vibrant streets of St. Louis to the caves of the Ozarks as Jessie discovers whether she can love another, whether she can love herself, and whether any of it is enough. Don't miss Heather Huffman's other books: "Suddenly a Spy," "Jailbird," "Ties That Bind," "Ring of Fire," "Tumbleweed," "Devil in Disguise," "Roses in Ecuador," "Fool's Game," "Waiting for You," "The Vance Davis Dossier," and "Finding Broken Arrow"!
THROWAWAY [throh-uh-wey] – Noun - An agent who is considered expendable.
Author: Michael Moreci
Publisher: Forge Books
THROWAWAY [throh-uh-wey] – Noun - An agent who is considered expendable. Mark Strain had it all: beautiful wife, a baby on the way, and a skyrocketing career as a D.C. lobbyist. But when Mark is violently abducted from his home by masked men, everything he knows is turned upside down. They say Mark committed treason. They say he's a traitor to the United States. They say he's a spy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Tommy was not loved by his owner who forgot to feed him, didn't play with him, left him alone a lot and then threw him away in the trash.
Author: Laura Marlowe
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Tommy was not loved by his owner who forgot to feed him, didn't play with him, left him alone a lot and then threw him away in the trash. When a city worker found him, he took him to an animal shelter where they made Tommy strong and happy. Soon he was adopted by a loving family.
This report offers a revolutionary approach taken by Germany to promote both recycling & source reduction.
Author: Bette K. Fishbein
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
This report offers a revolutionary approach taken by Germany to promote both recycling & source reduction. German legislation is stimulating industry efforts to reduce packaging & product waste by requiring that the bus. producing packages & products be financially responsible for taking back their used materials & recycling, reusing or disposing of them. This report describes what Germans have done in solid waste policies, the difficulties they are confronting & the impact on wastes to date. Discusses environmental problems that the US & other industrialized countries face, identifies practical solutions: programs & policies that work to conserve our valuable air, land, water & natural resources & enable us to live & do business less wastefully.
But the question becomes whether Hayden can accept the faults of someone else without allowing herself to fall back into her old ways? Warning: this story contains explicit language, sex, and descriptions of drug use.
Author: Pepper Pace
Hayden Michaels had given six years of her life to MyKell before he abruptly informs her that things hadn't been "right" for a while and he had met someone else. That is when Hayden finally opens her eyes and takes a good look around at her life and the mess that she was-financially, emotionally and physically. Never able to maintain enough discipline to put her mind to any difficult task, Hayden makes a bold decision; she will throw away an entire year of her life; moving towards her goals with no thought of pleasure or pain. With the use of positive affirmations Hayden's journey is a lesson to us all as she faces situations and people that help her to realize her worth-namely a man who has been written off by society. But the question becomes whether Hayden can accept the faults of someone else without allowing herself to fall back into her old ways? Warning: this story contains explicit language, sex, and descriptions of drug use.