Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl," she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.
Author: Jo Knowles
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
From her appearances on 16 and Pregnant and then Teen Mom 2, Jenelle Evans’s life was put on display for all to see, and all to judge. Everyone thinks they know her, but what the audience can’t see runs deeper than what is left on the editing room floor. What of Jenelle’s complicated life before her newfound fame? An overbearing mother. Erratic siblings. A father who didn’t seem to care. Though there was no camera to capture those difficult moments, there were, thankfully, a few well-kept diaries. Join Jenelle as she tells her story through the eyes of her troubled youth, taken from her memories that were scrawled across the pages of her own diaries.
From the Diary of a Teenage Mom
Author: Jenelle Evans,Tonia Brown
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Suitable for teachers and speech and language therapists working in the fields of language and literacy, and concerned with developing inferencing skills in their students, this book contains a collection of 300 texts which are graded, and lead the student gradually from simple tasks.
Author: Catherine Delamain
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Annabel Patterson tackles the hottest topic in literary studies today - `the Great Books debate - providing a superbly formulated moderate stance between the Western canon's radical oppponents and its zealous protectors.
Author: Annabel Patterson
Category: Literary Criticism
Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.
Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sought after by every agent and actress in New York, handsome casting director James B. Lockhart Jr. is at the top of his craft. Red-haired beauty Elizabeth Ash lives in a third-floor apartment and earns her living as a flutist. Both have loved deeply...but things haven't turned out as they'd hoped. Then Elizabeth discovers a story scribbled in purple ink in the margins of some old novels at a nearby church thrift shop. It moves her like nothing else has...and makes her long for something more. Jim has spent months mired in the past. Now he hopes to start a new chapter in his life...create a new beginning. But is that really possible after all this time? Or is it too late?
Author: Rick Hamlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Here is a guidebook for those who want to learn how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good--to cultivate good literary taste. Gene Edward Veith presents basic information to help book lovers understand what they read--from the classics to the bestsellers. He explains how the major genres of literature communicate. He explores ways comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview. These discussions lead to a host of related topics--the value of fairy tales for children, the tragic and the comic sense of life, the interplay between Greek and Biblical concepts in the imagination, and the new "post-modernism" (a subject of vital importance to Christians). In the pages of this book, readers will meet writers, past and present who carry on a great literary tradition. By supporting worthy authors, Christians can exert a powerful influence on their culture. "What a superb resource this is! It resonates with profound perceptions of how good literature works to enrich and illuminate us. Dr. Veith proves himself once again to be a knowledgeable guide through the landscape of the written word." --Luci Shaw, author of God in the Dark and Polishing the Petoskey Stone "Veith makes it clear that the joys of reading can be deep joys of the type which can enliven our souls. This book should raise significantly the cultural level of evangelicalism." --Dr. Edward E. Ericson, Jr., Calvin College "Reading Between the Lines is thoroughly readable and thoroughly literate--a magnificent blending of history, literature, and theology that will be welcomed by professionals and laity alike." --Dr. Wayne Martindale, Wheaton College "Ed Veith has written on important topics with his usual clarity, good sense, organizing ability, and comprehensiveness. The scope of the project is impressive." --Dr. Leland Ryken, Wheaton College
A Christian Guide to Literature
Author: Gene Edward Veith Jr.
This volume is a guide for anyone who wants to utilize instant communication through text messaging. Readers will learn to improve daily communication across generations; tweet on Twitter; practice appropriate texting etiquette; keep up with teen texting and know what to watch out for; understand how educators and the hard of hearing use texting; and use texting in an emergency situation.
A Humorous Guide to Texting with Simplicity and Style
Author: Shawn Marie Edgington
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
The third series of the bestselling Reading Between the Lines series contains a broad and varied range of text types including poems, short stories, recipes, postcards, emails, news reports, invitations, instructions for craft activities, maps and tourist brochures to stimulate students. A stimulating range of literacy and factual text types and relevant, everyday text forms.A strong emphasis on visual literacy to enhance comprehension and provide additional context clues.Comprehension skills and strategies developed through a variety of questions, cloze exercises and tick-the-box style activities.
Author: Margaret Brownie,Merle Morcom
The title Read in between the lines and within the margins is a request from the author to the reader to opt in not only reading the feelings expressed therein, but also feel, value, and relate to them as well. This array of pieces reflects emotions such as confusion, understanding, fulfillment, confidence, depression, joy, and wrath. The author reemphasizes her request by dedicating the first poem to the title of the book. The sequence of poetic perspectives also exemplify various writing techniques such as metaphors found in The Soundless Day, In Trouble, and even Constipation, or the common technique of assonance heavily used in God is Awesome and My Blackground. The AABB and ABAB are just a few standard rhyme schemes demonstrated in the book, as many other combinations are represented as well. The author even gave her readers a little sample of onomatopoeia, found in A woman of my own mind. The author also used emotive and colloquial languages to bring various perspectives to life and to emphasize strong emotion, such as the colloquial found in A Thugs perspective or in The Stuck up; The Stupid, or the emotive language used in most pieces. This collection of poems is unique because they complement each other as they move back and forth between Narrative and Expository modes. Though this book follows many technical elements of writing, the author took risks and broke some of the rules to standard writing, such as run-on sentences like in My Blackground, lowercase letters on proper nouns, and capital letters on improper nouns such as in The murmurs of the devil , and One Hug. These risks were taken to symbolize how the author viewed various characters in the pieces. Other risks were used to aid in emphasizing the emotion the author is portraying in the poems. Some samples of Read in Between the Lines and Within the Margins have been recited at various poetry events and sessions and have been displayed online. They have also been shared with family and close friends. Though the pieces have been shared, this is their first publication, with more exciting moves to come.
And Within the Margins
Author: Shameka S. Bush
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Bar Code Book is unmatched in its depth of technical information on the spectrum of bar code technology. This text offers experienced users, engineers, MIS/EDP personnel, & VARs & systems integrators the most comprehensive information on bar code technology. Topics explored include open vs. closed systems, data security & communications, print quality standards, onsite vs. offsite printing, & contains over 160 figures, tables & photos. Already in its second printing.
an introduction to bar code technology
Author: Craig K. Harmon,Russ Adams
Publisher: North Amer Technology
Category: Business & Economics
Celtic language expert Haley O'Brien is thrilled when she gets the chance to translate an ancient Celtic text used in magic and divination. While translating the text, she unwittingly frees Conall MacCormac's Fae soul. The end of the curse is just the beginning for Haley and the ridiculously sexy Conall.
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
See how God uses the unique twists of our journey to craft a story with our lives. When the journey grows long, we can be tempted to lose heart. This book will impart fresh courage to stay in the story. Let Him finish what He has started in your life.
God Is Writing Your Story
Author: Bob Sorge
Publisher: Bob Sorge
With this handy, totable reader's journal, keeping tabs on literary adventures is a breeze. Track and review books read and books recommended. Jot down favorite passages and authors. Keep literary lists, including books lent and borrowed, a book club selection log, and must-attend literary event dates. With inspiring quotes from outstanding smart women sprinkled throughout, plus an A to Z listof great books by women, this journal is a must-have for smart readers everywhere.
A Reader's Journal
Author: Julie Hellwich
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
This book presents the work from a selection of contributors who aim to provide educators with hands-on activities to encourage reflection, awareness, and dialogue related to social justice issues.
Activities for Developing Social Awareness Literacy
Author: Joanne Dowdy,Kenneth Cushner
Publisher: R&L Education
Book 1 of 4 in the Between the Lines series (Mature Young Adult / New Adult) Reid Alexander is used to getting what he wants-and what he wants next is his newest costar, Emma Pierce. The universe is lining up nicely to grant his wish, until he's confronted with two unexpected obstacles on location: a bitter ex-girlfriend and a rival for Emma's affections. Emma Pierce just got her big break after years of filming commercials and made-for-TV movies. Winning the lead role in a wide-release film-opposite the very hot Reid Alexander-should be a dream come true. But Emma's heart is hiding a secret fantasy: she wants to be a normal girl.
Author: Tammara Webber
Category: Actors and actresses
Drawing Correct Inferences
Author: Walter Pauk
Publisher: Jamestown Publications
Category: English language
Provides information to help students develop skills to become better readers.
A Balanced Approach to Literacy
Author: Marion E. Neville Lynch
Publisher: Peter Lang
This thought-provoking companion to Nikki Grimes’ Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings, and connect us with ourselves and others. Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward’s class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell—whether it’s about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent. As Darrian and his classmates get to know one another through poetry, they bond over the shared experiences and truth that emerge from their writing, despite their private struggles and outward differences.
Author: Nikki Grimes
Category: Young Adult Fiction