My Hero

Author: The My Hero Project
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743292405
Size: 12,93 MB
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In My Hero, some of the brightest lights from around the globe share -- in their own words -- stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them. With essays by military heroes, political leaders, and Nobel Prize winners, sports heroes, firefighters, scientists, and schoolteachers -- and with an introduction by basketball legend, businessman, and philanthropist Earvin "Magic" Johnson -- this collection gathers individuals who themselves are shining examples to tell us about the people who have illuminated their own lives. • How did Dana Reeve come to find such grit and grace when her fairy-tale prince was thrown from his real-life steed, paralyzed from the neck down? • What traits of baseball great Ted Williams have inspired war hero Senator John McCain since childhood? • What impact did Nelson Mandela have on boxing legend Muhammad Ali? • Why does one of the all-time greats of baseball, Yogi Berra, believe that he owes each of his legendary home runs to his brothers? • How did Michael J. Fox find a woman who would walk away from a spectacular career in finance in order to fight for a cure for Parkinson's disease at the helm of his nonprofit foundation? • Why does John Glenn, a man who flew into space twice and served a quarter century on the Senate floor, look up to his own wife, Annie Glenn, as the true hero in the family? In a world hungry for good examples, My Hero reminds us that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. It also teaches us that the words and deeds of those who inspire us are as varied as the stars that illuminate the night. The editors of My Hero and the contributors are donating all royalties from this book to the nonprofit My Hero Project.

Building Everyday Leadership In All Teens

Author: Mariam G. MacGregor
Editor: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980432
Size: 12,49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every teen can be a leader. That’s because leadership is not just about taking the lead in big ways, but in everyday small things, too. The 21 sessions in this youth leadership curriculum guide teens to explore ethical decision-making, team-building, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk-taking, communication, creative thinking, and more. Choose the sessions that seem best for your class or group, or explore leadership skills through an entire school year. The revised and updated 2nd edition includes the Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes (ELSA) inventory, a leadership measurement tool, as well as reproducible handouts, evaluation tools, and exams. Access to digital content includes the reproducible handouts from the book, the student inventory of leadership skills and evaluation tools, and lots of bonus material. Requires use of the student book, Everyday Leadership.

Earth Heroes Champions Of The Wilderness

Author: Bruce and Carol L. Malnor
Editor: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 158469467X
Size: 20,10 MB
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The Essential Guide To Talking With Teens

Author: Jean Sunde Peterson
Editor: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575422182
Size: 10,46 MB
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Tested on thousands of teenagers in many different kinds of schools, this powerful resource provides guided discussions that are designed to effectively reach out to young people and address their social and emotional needs, making them realize that they are not alone. Original.

Standing Tall

Author: C. Vivian Stringer
Editor: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0307449262
Size: 11,45 MB
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“Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream—a coalminer’s daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again—on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many.” —John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves. “Work hard, and don’t look for excuses,” Stringer’s parents told her, “and you can achieve anything.” But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships—a triumph hailed as “Hoosiers with an all-female cast.” In 1991, her husband, Bill—her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life—fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others—including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time—Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus’s slurs with dignity and courage. Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story—love for the game, for the players she has coached, for her close-knit family, and for the husband she lost far too soon. It will resonate long after the last page. From the Hardcover edition.

Adult Learners Welcome Here

Author: Marguerite Crowley Weibel
Editor: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555705787
Size: 13,93 MB
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Designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. This book outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. Connect new adult readers and your library. "Adult Learners Welcome Here" is designed to help librarians connect new adult readers with books and to acquaint literacy teachers with materials generally available in their public library. Weibel outlines the library's role in fostering adult literacy and shows how popular library materials - art and photography books, poetry, literature, non-fiction, and print and electronic reference sources - can be used by librarians and teachers in new and innovative ways. She provides recommended titles (complete with bibliographic information, annotations, subject headings, and reading levels) and ready-to-use lessons that improve visual literacy, creativity, and even technological competency while building phonetic skills and comprehension. The recommendations and lessons can be used with all levels of adult learners and both native and non-native English speakers. There is guidance for improving instruction to adults and building literacy coalitions between libraries and other community organizations. This unique and comprehensive resource will help libraries improve their own services and support the important work of educators in their community.

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 2007

Author: Jeff Herman
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 16,54 MB
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Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

Jeff Herman S Guide To Book Publishers Editors And Literary Agents 2006

Author: Jeff Herman
Editor: Writer
ISBN: 9780977268207
Size: 16,27 MB
Format: PDF
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This 15th annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.