When I was Little Like You

Author: Jill Paton Walsh

Publisher: Viking Juvenile


Category: Grandmothers

Page: 28

View: 3716

A grandmother tells her grandson what life was like when she was as little as he is now.

The White Boy

Author: Trace Conger

Publisher: Black Mill Books

ISBN: 0996826750

Category: Fiction

Page: 81

View: 4629

WINNER - Fresh Ink Award for Best Novella of 2020. From award-winning author Trace Conger comes a ghost story that explores the fine line between what is real and what is the product of a child’s vivid imagination. Quinn Becker doesn't believe in ghosts. Or coincidences. That changes when his five-year-old son, Drew, tells him about the "white boy" who visits him at night. Drew recounts his ghostly experience with a boy who looks like him but "doesn’t have a face.” As Drew's encounters with the white boy escalate, Quinn and his wife, Mel, are forced to decipher what is real and what is the product of their son's vivid imagination. As the family searches for answers, they discover a link to a 40-year-old mystery and a connection to Quinn's own past.But the most unsettling discovery is that the white boy is only the beginning. A much more menacing threat is coming.

The Silent Scream

Author: Sandra A. Jones

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781452088457

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

View: 6754

THE SILENT SCREAM As an early teenager, Sharon moved with her family to a part of the country not far from where she had grown up, but culturally, it was a million miles away. She endured the hardships of not being accepted in school or in the community and then one day she realized that she was a stranger in her own family. Sharon tried to reason whether her parents had always been that way or if they had been coerced into accepting a strange way of life. They had become treasonous enemies against her very soul. Eventually she was forced to change, or become, a good actor in order to survive to adulthood. She felt confused not knowing what to do or where to go, she was only sixteen Thinking she would endure a loveless marriage and build a normal life for herself, she made mistakes. She had no intention of letting the children she bore become a product of that destructive environment - she would flee one way or another. Later in life, thousands of miles away, she encountered even greater challenges than she had experienced in the place from which she had escaped Relative power governed the world of her teens. A turn to politics showed her another world of falsehoods. Greed, money, and the search for truth ruled her life as an adult. There was no winning; no life of normalcy - until the truth finally set her free. Like following a true compass, she found her refuge and learned that success is a journey not a destination.

Found: A Mother for His Son

Author: Dianne Drake

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460376617

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8685

A child in need of tender, loving care… Dr Dermott Callahan has devoted his life to his work, and to giving his five-year-old son Max all the love and care he needs so desperately. Dermott only has room in his heart for his brave and motherless little boy… For Jenna, being loved has always seemed completely out of reach ; that's why, six years ago, she knew she had to walk away from Dermott. She never expected to find herself working with the love of her life once more… Dermott and his adorable little boy light up her life. And Jenna finds herself wondering if she dares to reach out and risk her heart with them… for ever.

Our Voices, Our Generation: Still Surviving 2014

Author: autobiography of the Class of 2018

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329193768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 71

View: 4984

"Never again will I doubt myself, mentally regain my thoughts, ...Never again will I forget, ... Never again will I rage, and hopefully turn the page, into the chapter of reality." -RM, 2014 When we were asked to introduce ourselves, we asked around,



Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453574867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 307

View: 4763

ONE WOMAN’S SEARCH FOR LIGHT IN AN AGE OF GROWING DARKNESS Jessica was a talented, successful, sought-after artist and actress. So why was she drowning in depression and despair? When she was able to capture the color and design of God’s beautiful world with paint and brush, her joy was indescribable — but short-lived. She would find herself suddenly dashed into a dark hole of loneliness and depression. Despite her God-given gifts, “I was lost in a world of darkness of my own creation,” she writes. An Artist’s Palette, From Dark to Light, is the moving story of one woman’s journey from suicidal thoughts to sublime happiness. By developing an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Jessica was born again — and finally able to move from a dark, destructive existence to a productive life, full of joy and light.

Towards a Brighter Tomorrow

Author: Walter R. Allen,Erin Kimura-Walsh,Kimberly A. Griffin

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607522756

Category: Education

Page: 387

View: 4856

The book aims to develop a clearer understanding of the influence of social dynamics on the educational opportunities of high school students of color in the urban setting of California’s Los Angeles area. Specifically, we examine how students’ backgrounds, high school experiences and own agency shape their college preparation processes and postsecondary aspirations. While some research has been done on high school students’ college-choice process, this book is unique in its broad and comparative approach. It examines the experiences of students across 10 schools, identifying broad themes that are illustrated through specific case studies. This approach allows readers to understand the broader issues that face students from underserved backgrounds as they pursue college, while illuminating how these issues uniquely manifest hemselves in individual school contexts.

Torn Apart

Author: Sharon Sala

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488034842

Category: Fiction

Page: 227

View: 729

Second in the Storm Front series from the New York Times–bestselling author of Blown Away. “Vivid, gripping . . . This thriller keeps the pages turning.” —Library Journal The twister that touches down in Bordelaise, Louisiana, not only destroys the calm of a summer Sunday, it pierces the soul of Katie Earle, whose young son Bobby goes missing . . . and it wasn’t the storm that took him. Katie’s first thought is that her estranged husband, J.R., saw his chance and grabbed Bobby to spite her. But the reality goes beyond that to truly horrifying, and now her nightmare is only just beginning. The real terror will begin when the tornado’s wreckage is cleared away and the kidnapper can escape with his prize. The agony of uncertainty grows with every passing hour as Katie and J.R. reunite with a single, desperate purpose: to find their son before he slips from their grasp . . . forever. Praise for Sharon Sala “If you can stop reading, then you are a better woman than me.” —Debbie Macomber, New York Times–bestselling author “Sala is a master at telling a story that is both romantic and suspenseful . . . one of the best writers in the genre.” —RT Book Reviews “Sala’s characters are vivid and engaging.” —Publishers Weekly

Silver Meadows Summer

Author: Emma Otheguy

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524773263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4328

"Beautiful and wise, [this] is a gem of a book." --Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale Just right for fans of Pam Muñoz Ryan, this story of moving out and moving on is a touching portrayal of the experience of leaving one's home country and making new friends--sometimes where least expected. Eleven-year-old Carolina's summer--and life as she knows it--is upended when Papi loses his job, and she and her family must move from Puerto Rico to her Tía Cuca and Uncle Porter's house in upstate New York. Now Carolina must attend Silver Meadows camp, where her bossy older cousin Gabriela rules the social scene. Just as Carolina worries she'll have to spend the entire summer in Gabriela's shadow, she makes a friend of her own in Jennifer, a fellow artist. Carolina gets another welcome surprise when she stumbles upon a long-abandoned cottage in the woods near the campsite and immediately sees its potential as a creative haven for making art. There, with Jennifer, Carolina begins to reclaim the parts of the life she loved in Puerto Rico and forget about how her relationship with Mami has changed and how distant Papi has become. But when the future of Silver Meadows and the cottage is thrown into jeopardy, Carolina and--to everyone's surprise--Gabriela come up with a plan to save them. Will it work? "A warm depiction of family and of standing up for what you believe in."--Kirkus "An introspective, character-driven tale that will appeal to artists, introverts, or any child who has felt like an outsider."--SLJ "With comforting warmth and gentle realism, this is a hopeful exploration of what home means."--The Bulletin