Author: Beverly Holden Johns
Publisher: Truth Book Publishers
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Inside the walls of Lincoln School there are lots of deep, dark secrets. Money is being stolen from the student activity fund, a teacher is accused of raping a student, another teacher is caught hitting a student, and a teacher is having an affair with the parent of a student. The biggest secret of all is who poisoned the principal, a man who was hated by the majority of staff members in the building. There are lots of suspects. Fifth grade teacher Dana Lawrence is determined to figure out who did it. Get to know sleuth Dana, and what happens within the walls of Lincoln School, in this first in a series of mysteries.
Author: Thomas K. Sullivan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2010-03-17
In One Happy Old Priest, Father Thomas Sullivan looks back on his eighty years as a catholic, a life that includes both family and scores of fine seminarians, priests, nuns, and parishioners. With an honest and rollicking writing style, Father Sullivan recreates moments that stand out in his childhood, seminary education, priest training, and life as a foreign missionary and pastor stateside. One Happy Old Priest is one mans look at how the church has cultivated, preserved, and navigated decades of sometimes unwelcome change. The volume includes photographs of family, priests, nuns, and parishioners. An appendix lists Columban Fathers mentioned in the text, a testament of the many who dedicated their lives to the service of the church. The epilogue draws attention to the man Father Sullivan believes represents the best of what the church has to offer, then and now.
Scripture tells us that the words of Jesus made people uncomfortable, confused, angry, repentant, worshipful, and riotous. Today, we read the words of Christ in a steady, even tone and find ourselves wondering if maybe we're missing something. Could it be that we've lost the emotional power of Jesus's words simply because we're too familiar with them? With incredible insight into the surprising and unsettling aspects of Jesus's parables and life, Matt Mikalatos reimagines familiar stories and parables in a modern-day setting, bringing alive for the contemporary reader all the controversy and conflict inherent in the originals. These emotional, sometimes humorous, and jaw-dropping retellings include the stories of the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost coin, the feeding of the 5,000, the death and resurrection of Jesus, and more, asking provocative questions like What would be the modern equivalent of Jesus letting a "sinful woman" wash his feet? Who would be the hero of "The Good Samaritan"? How would Jesus tell the parable of the lost sheep in a city like Portland?
Jeffrey A Kottler states that multiculturalism has become so politically correct that authentic feelings and honest opinions are reserved and limited to the teachers' lounge. What is described as sensitivity to diversity is often transformed into a degree of caution in which people no longer say what they really think. In this book, Kottler presents an honest, intimate, and provocative look at issues related to culture, and suggests ways in which teachers can make their classroom more vibrant and culturally responsive.
Author: Robert C. Winkles
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-11-10
Throughout time, people with special gifts were used to perform extraordinary tasks. Now, in modern times, these superhumans are part of a black-ops unit known as the Genie Squadron. Join Jillian Pfister, a young girl with immense power, on her journey of self- discovery and induction into The Aladdin Project. A part of the United States military responsible for the Genie Squad, The Aladdin Project covertly secures world peace while fighting factions similar to their own. When the Aladdin Project is attacked, it is up to Jillian and her new comrades to save the world.
Author: Robert Wilder
Publisher: Random House LLC
Release Date: 2007
A witty odyssey inside the classroom offers a fresh and funny look at the entire teaching experience in a new collection of essays that describes the author's experiences singing the blues in New York's Central Park as a student, navigating a cutthroat kindergarten sign-up, and more. By the author of Daddy Needs a Drink. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Eleven-year-old, motherless Alice decides she needs a gorgeous role model who does everything right; and when placed in homely Mrs. Plotkins's class she is greatly disappointed until she discovers it's what people are inside that counts. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.
Mallory McDonald has four big problems. Problem #1: The boy she likes doesn't like her back. Problem #2: Her brother is mad at her. Problem #3: Her dad is upset about her math grade. Problem #4: Her brother's dog won't leave her alone, and he smells terrible! When it comes to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs, only one thing is certain: Mallory is about to become an expert! A NOTE FROM MALLORY MCDONALD: Welcome to my official guide to boys, brothers, dads, and dogs. Hopefully, it is not the only guide available because THESE ARE FOUR VERY COMPLICATED TOPICS! But lately, I have learned a lot about all of them. So if you want to know what I know, just open up this book and start reading.
Deenie, Gabby and Lise are best friends - a tight girl-unit negotiating their way through the troubled waters of their teens, a world of sex, secrets and intense relationships. When first Lise then Gabby falls prey to a mysterious illness, hysteria sweeps their school and, as more girls succumb, Deenie finds herself an outsider, baffled by the terrifying illness and scared that it could all be because of something she has done. Suffering with Deenie are her dad and her brother, both protective of Deenie, but each with secrets of their own . . . The Fever is an explosive novel in which Megan Abbott explores the lethal power of guilt and desire, and how mass hysteria can grip a community, making real our deepest fears.
Author: Varina Denman
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2015-03-01
As a child, Ruthie was shunned by the local congregation. Thirteen years later, Ruthie’s heart begins to stir when an attractive single preacher arrives. But their relationship is bitterly opposed—unearthing a string of secrets which threaten to turn the church, the town, and her world upside-down. Jaded is the rare novel that is both love story between a woman and man ... and God and His church. Plunging deep into the waters of shame, forgiveness and restoration, it will resonate with every woman who’s experienced a loss of heart ... and a thirst for hope.