That s My Son

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441200150
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Religion

Why are boys so different? Why would a trip to the garbage dump be such a highlight in a boy's life? What do boys need to learn in order to become good men? A mother's influence on her sons is unique and valuable, but still sometimes moms don't understand what makes their boys tick. They want to help their sons grow up to become men of honor and integrity, but that's a tremendous challenge. With refreshing honesty and a man's insight, author Rick Johnson offers the advice, understanding, and support every mom is looking for when it comes to raising godly sons. Using extensive research and humorous personal experiences, he addresses tough issues, such as communication, discipline, sexuality, and respect. Mothers, including single moms as well as grandmothers and teachers, will find wise counsel and reassurance in this practical and helpful book.

That s My Teenage Son

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9780800733841
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bestselling author of That's My Son now helps moms use their considerable influence to help their teenage sons become good men.

A Man in the Making

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441242815
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Religion

The transformation from boy into man requires intentional guidance, education, and good role models. As a boy grows toward manhood, his parents can instill in their son the values and character traits needed to succeed in life. Highlighting famous Christian men throughout history and the character trait that made each an outstanding model of manhood, parenting expert Rick Johnson gives moms and dads intentional strategies to help mold their sons into honorable men. The book includes men such as •Martin Luther King Jr. •George Washington •John Wooden •Abraham Lincoln •Jedediah Smith •Benjamin Franklin •Leonardo da Vinci •and more With passion and practicality, Johnson covers all aspects of a young man's development, including his work ethic, education, and integrity.

That s My Girl

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9780800733834
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

Bestselling author helps a father understand his daughter and shows how to influence her to become a strong and confident woman.

Master Harold and the Boys

Author: Athol Fugard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307475206
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Drama

An argument between Master Harold, a seventeen-year-old South African, and Sam, the black man employed at Harold's mother's restaurant, makes them reevaluate their friendship.

The Power of a Man

Author: Rick Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441203672
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Religion

In a culture where men are often confused about their identities, Rick Johnson, popular author and founder of Better Dads, wants to clarify the confusion. His latest book equips men to be the powerful and influential men God created them to be, as husbands, fathers, and world-changers. The Power of a Man includes honest and insightful advice on: • being a man of character • loving your wife and children as a better husband and father • sacrificing and living life for the benefit of others • living a life of great significance and deeper meaning • overcoming the traps that hinder masculinity • developing the seven traits of true masculinity It is a call to answer God's unique design for men to impact the world around them. It's perfect for men of all ages and for women to give to the men in their lives.

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307267450
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Fiction

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Single Moms Raising Sons

Author: Dana S. Chisholm
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 0834123088
Release Date: 2006-09
Genre: Family & Relationships

How can a single mother provide her son with the strength and wisdom most boys receive from their fathers? How will her son learn to be a good man without a healthy male influence around?In today’s world, many women--single mothers, grandmothers, even military wives--are left with the responsibility of raising children on their own. Being a single parent comes with many challenges, but for women one of the most difficult is to raise sons to be strong men and good fathers without a healthy male role model in the home. In Single Moms Raising Sons, Dana Serrano Chisholm speaks from her own experience as a single mother of two boys and inspires other single moms to partner with God--the Father of the fatherless. She teaches them to find strength and wisdom as they allow Christ to be their partner in very real ways--helping them raise their children.From financial concerns to passing on macho, Single Moms Raising Sons supplies honest insight, unifying encouragement, and practical applications to guide mothers as they raise their boys to be the solid, Christian men they want them to be.

The Giving Tree

Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061965104
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This year, as The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition will allow young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Love You Forever

Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 0920668372
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Room

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316129119
Release Date: 2010-09-13
Genre: Fiction

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE -- nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Blindspot

Author: Mahzarin R. Banaji
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345528438
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Business & Economics

A pair of leading psychologists argues that prejudice toward others is often an unconscious part of the human psyche, providing an analysis of the science behind biased feelings while sharing guidelines for identifying and learning from hidden prejudices. 15,000 first printing.

Becoming Nicole

Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812995428
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PEOPLE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN’S JOURNAL • A STONEWALL HONOR BOOK IN NONFICTION • FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FOR TRANSGENDER NONFICTION The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning science reporter for The Washington Post When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever. Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together. It’s the story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and acceptance, not ostracism and disapproval; of a Republican, Air Force veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to become a vocal advocate for trans rights; of a loving brother who bravely stuck up for his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its prejudices, a school compelled to rewrite its rules, and a courageous community of transgender activists determined to make their voices heard. Ultimately, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself. Granted wide-ranging access to personal diaries, home videos, clinical journals, legal documents, medical records, and the Maineses themselves, Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this immersive account of an American family confronting an issue that is at the center of today’s cultural debate. Becoming Nicole will resonate with anyone who’s ever raised a child, felt at odds with society’s conventions and norms, or had to embrace life when it plays out unexpectedly. It’s a story of standing up for your beliefs and yourself—and it will inspire all of us to do the same. Praise for Becoming Nicole “A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”—People “Fascinating and enlightening.”—Cheryl Strayed “Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done.”—The Washington Post “If you aren’t moved by Becoming Nicole, I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times “Extraordinary . . . a wonderful and inspiring story.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A downright necessary book—and a remarkable act of generosity by the Maines family.”—BuzzFeed From the Hardcover edition.

Native Son

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061148507
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Fiction

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

Freak the Mighty

Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409591054
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. And he is used to everyone laughing at him. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But Greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak the Mighty and walk high above the world. "This tale of the underdog is a truly moving modern classic – read it NOW" - tbk Magazine