Three boys, who made a pact to stick together through the rough times in their impoverished Newark neighborhood, found the strength to work through their difficulties and complete high school, college, and medical school together.
The unusual and often stunning world of tramp art is revealed in an illustrated introduction to this unique art form, which was mostly created by itinerant artists and often exchanged for food during the Depression.
Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.
About the Book The book is titled: Life in the Unknown, and sub-titled; Let the free thinkers speak. The title is taken from one of my favorite poems in the book; it should be an interesting read. This title wasn't the initial plan however, but it should call for interesting conversation in book signing. A part from the being a poetry book, there is no one classification or category that can be placed on the materials, which might come across as; controversial, edgy, insensitive, polarizing, funny, gritty, but yet it should come across as honest, and possibly witty. This book is aimed at challenging life and its imperfection, since we ourselves are imperfect, then judgment is therefore minimal; one to another respectively.
Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.
$20,000 to $2 million in only three years— the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million. With Laughing at Wall Street, you'll see: •How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children's show, Chuggington—and saw her stock values climb 50% •How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days •How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000 •How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew's stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later! Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo's stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.
Known for her commitment to excellence in education, Sharon Draper was named National Teacher of the Year in 1997. In 1994 her first novel, Tears of a Tiger, was published, and since then she has written more than fifteen books for middle and high school readers. Tears of a Tiger received the John Steptoe Award for New Talent, and her novels Forged by Fire and Copper Sun have both won the Coretta Scott King Award. Most of her books have been featured on the American Library Association Best Books list, their Top Ten Quick Pick list, and IRA's Young Adult Choice list. In Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy, author KaaVonia Hinton reveals how Draper became an exceptional teacher and writer, and how she uses her writing to urge young people to embrace literacy. Hinton also explores how Draper has made a lasting contribution to the field of young adult literature. This book-length study examines both her life and work and will benefit all students, teachers, and scholars in the field of young adult literature.
The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.
The Reason for this Book My Mother taught me early on how to be a survivor. My father was twice my mothers age and he died leaving her with seven children. We survived the depression by working our farm and growing our food. My brother Elbridge made our father a promise that he would look after us and he kept that promise. He became a father to us. When I was 32 I had a malignant melanoma on my right leg that took my leg and hip. The doctor said I wasnt going to make it. My pastor, family and friends went to the throne of God in prayer for me and they stayed there until I was healed. We were in a Methodist church in New Castle, Indiana and my pastor was Reverend Loran Rapp. To get to my class I had to pass by the senior class. They got hold of me and began to pray and help me by giving me books and material to read on prayer and positive thinking. There was a prayer band that covered the whole town of New Castle, Indiana. All the churches in town prayed for me. I learned early on to call on the old prayer warriors in my church. They know how to reach the throne of God. I had four little children when I lost my leg and there were times I thought I couldnt go on but I put my trust in the one who promised he would never leave me, and with His help I raised my children and now have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Ive spent my life trying to help cancer patients and amputees by prayer and visits. I pray that this book will help others to cope with their illness and to never give up hope.