This Is How We Fly

Author: Anna Meriano

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593116887

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6904


*"Truly enchanting."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A loose retelling of Cinderella, about a high-school graduate who--after getting grounded for the whole summer--joins a local Quidditch league and finds her footing, perfect for fans of Dumplin', Fangirl, and everyone who's read and adored Harry Potter. 17-year-old vegan feminist Ellen Lopez-Rourke has one muggy Houston summer left before college. She plans to spend every last moment with her two best friends before they go off to the opposite ends of Texas for school. But when Ellen is grounded for the entire summer by her (sometimes) evil stepmother, all her plans are thrown out the window. Determined to do something with her time, Ellen (with the help of BFF Melissa) convinces her parents to let her join the local muggle Quidditch team. An all-gender, full-contact game, Quidditch isn't quite what Ellen expects. There's no flying, no magic, just a bunch of scrappy players holding PVC pipe between their legs and throwing dodgeballs. Suddenly Ellen is thrown into the very different world of sports: her life is all practices, training, and running with a group of Harry Potter fans. Even as Melissa pulls away to pursue new relationships and their other BFF Xiumiao seems more interested in moving on from high school (and from Ellen), Ellen is steadily finding a place among her teammates. Maybe Quidditch is where she belongs. But with her home life and friend troubles quickly spinning out of control--Ellen must fight for the future that she wants, now she's playing for keeps. Filled with heart and humor, Anna Meriano's YA debut is perfect for fans of Dumplin' and Hot Dog Girl. Praise for This is How We Fly: *"Readers will find much to appreciate about Ellen's fresh, relatable journey to define herself on her own terms." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A timely coming-of-age story with a unique Quidditch twist."--School Library Journal "Anna Meriano's This is How We Fly is a delightful treat of a book that will make you want to grab your broom and go! A story of a young woman at a crossroads summer, this tale tackles the growing pains of late adolescence - family struggles, changing friendships, new crushes - with so much grace and heart. See you on the pitch!" - Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Liars of Mariposa Island and Moxie "This is How We Fly breathes new life into a sport and retelling we think we know and lets them bake beneath the Texas sun. Anna Meriano has written one of the most authentic teen voice I've read in years."--Nina Moreno, author of Don't Date Rosa Santos "This is How We Fly is, at its heart, about fierce friendships, flirty beaters, and firsts. Anna Meriano takes the magical fairytale of Cinderella and gives it a bookish twist. Ellen is an existential crisis on a broom and I love her." - Ashley Poston, National Bestselling Author of Geekerella "Meriano adeptly weaves questions of identity, friendship and family into this delightful summer tale about the thrilling world of club Quidditch. At times both hilarious and heartbreaking, this incredible story is sure to leave you flying high."--Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl and Verona Comics

This Is How We Do

Author: Liz Makoma Ditshego

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329214145

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 5199


Although women are now able to access Executive and Board positions in both the private and public sector, their number is still very low and progress is very slow. The book teaches women how to work through barriers and position themselves for promotion into the C-Suite. Top management is comprised of only 20,6% of women. In the 10years between 2003 and 2013, the number of women in top management has only grown by 6,6%. Opportunities are opening up and the time for women to take action and position themselves for careers in top management is NOW. However, barriers still exist. So, how can women navigate through these barriers to get ahead? In my MBA research, I interviewed women in the C-Suite, to find out what obstacles they faced in their career paths and how they worked through them to achieve success.

This Is How We Die

Author: Christopher Brett Bailey

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196963

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 8603


a motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence... from the desk of christopher brett bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose. THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying...

This Is How

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250011566

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 3344


If you're fat and fail every diet, if you're thin but can't get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can't get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life, if you really and truly wish you were dead, if you feel like it's your destiny to be a star, if you believe life has a grudge against you, if you don't want to have sex with your spouse and don't know why, if you feel so ashamed, if you're lost in life. If you have ever wondered, How am I aupposed to survive this? This is How.

This is how i Roll

Author: Sk Firefighter Journal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 102

View: 1383


This 100-page Firefighter Journal features:100 wide-ruled lined pages6 x 9 inches in size - big enough for your daily writings and also small enough to take with yousmooth white-color paper, perfect for ink, gel pens, pencils or even colored pencilsa black matte-finish cover for an elegant, professional look and feelThis (Officially The Best Firefighter Ever) journal can be used for writing poetry, jotting down your brilliant ideas, recording your accomplishments and much more. Use it as a diary or gratitude journal, a travel journal or to record your food intake or progress toward your fitness and life goals. The simple lined pages allow you to use it however you wish.Our journals to write in offer a wide variety of journals, so keep one by your bedside as a dream journal, one in your car to record mileage and expenses, one by your computer for login names and passwords, and one in your purse or backpack to jot down random thoughts and inspirations throughout the day.Paper journals never need to be charged and of course no batteries are required! You only need your thoughts and dreams and something to write with.This Firefighter journal makes a wonderful present, so put a smile on someone's face today!

This Is How We Change the Ending

Author: Vikki Wakefield

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925774902

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5433


A gritty, ultimately triumphant novel from one of Australia’s most loved YA writers, the author of award-winning Friday Brown

This Is How I Roll

Author: Physics Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781678950378

Category:

Page: 122

View: 1977


Do you love some Physics Theme Design for your notebook? This is the perfect notebook for you. It can be used as a journal, travel notebook, diary, bussiness / office notebook, gift, school journal, etc.- Perfectly sized at 6" x 9"- 120 pages- Softcover Bookbinding- Flexible Paperback

This Is How the Bone Sings

Author: Kaneko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781625578181

Category:

Page: 84

View: 8803


Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. THIS IS HOW THE BONE SINGS by W. Todd Kaneko carries the pulse of ancient lament through the boneyards of war and unspeakable trauma. This lyric collection of profound beauty and grief reminds us to share our tales of generational trauma and topography--shaping our individual and collective memories--in place of forgotten histories.--Karen An-hwei Lee What does it mean to be safe in America? In THIS IS HOW THE BONE SINGS, W. Todd Kaneko explores the legacy of concentration camps in the United States and how memory is carried forward. This book knows how to sing--to America, not its expected script, but the anthems of its history; and to a son, lessons on how to bring back the dead with stories, with a fading map, with birds.--Traci Brimhall The best books about history are those that are also about the future. W. Todd Kaneko's marvelous THIS IS HOW THE BONE SINGS is more than a mere song--it is a singing across time and distance. In lyrics both personal and political, Kaneko composes a score that spans four generations, connecting his grandparents, who were prisoners in the unfathomable Minidoka concentration camps, to his young son and this unfathomable era in which he was born.--Dean Rader To enter this book is to enter an orchard alive with memory's beasts. To read THIS IS HOW THE BONE SINGS is to witness how a poet at the height of his powers can alchemize history's violence into lyric and myth.--Brynn Saito These are much-needed poems of unapologetic tenderness and talent--in other words, this collection does the near-impossible: it points us towards love even if what we know of this world doesn't.--Aimee Nezhukumatathil

This Is How I Roll

Author: Shirtoby Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781700133328

Category:

Page: 122

View: 8546


Are you looking for a Journal? Then this notebook ist just perfect for you! Here are some hard facts: 120 pages 6x9 inches (15.24cm x 22.86cm) cream pages matte paperback cover Perfect for planning, designing, sketching, journaling, and much more. Please also check out our other journals!