Summary Book Review Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff:
Download or read book Playlist for the Dead written by Michelle Falkoff and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2015-01-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A page-turner that combines genuine intrigue with heartbreak and desire.” —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Spectacular Now, Michelle Falkoff’s debut is an honest and gut-wrenching novel about loss, rage, what if feels like to outgrow a friendship that’s always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, Sam’s best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you’ll understand. To figure out what happened, Sam has to rely on the playlist and his own memory. But the more he listens, the more he realizes that his memory isn’t as reliable as he thought. And it might only be by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he’ll finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own. “An absorbing and sensitive read.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Falkoff lightens the substantial topics of grief, bullying, and suicide with Sam’s engaging investigation.” —ALA Booklist “Realistic and well-written. The strong characters, dialogue and the use of the playlist to structure the book make this a good pick for struggling readers.” —School Library Journal “Falkoff treats a difficult topic with delicacy and care.” —Publishers Weekly “Truly powerful moments.” —Kirkus Reviews
Summary Book Review XXL-Leseprobe: Playlist for the dead by Michelle Falkoff:
Download or read book XXL-Leseprobe: Playlist for the dead written by Michelle Falkoff and published by Coppenrath Verlag. This book was released on 2016-03-30 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 27 Songs und die Wahrheit über mich Diese Dinge weiß Sam: Es gab eine Party. Es gab einen Streit. Am nächsten Morgen ist sein bester Freund tot. Aber was Sam nicht weiß: Warum? Alles, was ihm von Hayden bleibt, ist eine Playlist und eine Notiz: Hör dir das an und du wirst mich verstehen. Und so begibt Sam sich auf die Suche nach Antworten und muss schon bald feststellen, dass er seinen besten Freund nicht so gut kannte, wie er immer gedacht hat ... Ein Blick hinter die Fassaden einer Freundschaft Ein bewegendes Debüt über Verlust und Neuanfang
Summary Book Review Playlist for a Broken Heart by Cathy Hopkins:
Download or read book Playlist for a Broken Heart written by Cathy Hopkins and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for Love at Second Sight: "Stands out from the romance novel shelves... it's hard not to be swept along and root for Jo" Kiss "Fun, reassuring and beautifully engaging" Books for Keeps "Perfect summer read... a fantastic, romatic and light read" Chicklish "Lighthearted, romantic, girly fun" The Bookbag Praise for the Million Dollar Mates series: "If you and your mates have ever discussed how weird boys can be, then this is just for you…There's plenty of laughs and bits that'll make you groan: 'That's so true!'" Mizz Magazine "A fun, flighty read… with great attitude… perfect" Wondrous Reads "Engaging and witty" LoveReading4Kids "It's writers like Cathy Hopkins that lift your soul and make you feel...like you can do anything if you set your mind to it and if you have the right kind of friends on your side." My Favourite Books When Paige finds an old mix CD in a local charity shop, she can't help but wonder about the boy who made it and the girl he was thinking of when he chose the songs. The tracks tell the story of a boy looking for his perfect girl, a girl to understand him, a story of being alone, being let down, misunderstood and not knowing where to turn. Following the clues of the music, Paige sets out to find the mysterious boy, going from gig to gig and band to band, hoping to track him down. But will who she finds at the end of the trail, be the boy she's imagined? Another perfect girly read from Queen of Teen nominee Cathy Hopkins!
Summary Book Review Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems by Rita Dove:
Download or read book Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems written by Rita Dove and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from “perhaps the best public poet we have” (Boston Globe). In her first volume of new poems in twelve years, Rita Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding America’s, and the world’s, experiments in democracy. Whether depicting the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice or the contemporary efforts of Black Lives Matter, a girls’ night clubbing in the shadow of World War II or the doomed nobility of Muhammad Ali’s conscious objector stance, this extraordinary poet never fails to connect history’s grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives. Meticulously orchestrated and musical in its forms, Playlist for the Apocalypse collects a dazzling array of voices: an elevator operator simmers with resentment, an octogenarian dances an exuberant mambo, a spring cricket philosophizes with mordant humor on hip hop, critics, and Valentine’s Day. Calamity turns all too personal in the book’s final section, “Little Book of Woe,” which charts a journey from terror to hope as Dove learns to cope with debilitating chronic illness. At turns audaciously playful and grave, alternating poignant meditations on mortality and acerbic observations of injustice, Playlist for the Apocalypse takes us from the smallest moments of redemption to catastrophic failures of the human soul. Listen up, the poet says, speaking truth to power; what you’ll hear in return is “a lifetime of song.”
Summary Book Review A Year in the Life of a "Dead" Woman by Lynnette Porter:
Download or read book A Year in the Life of a "Dead" Woman written by Lynnette Porter and published by Toplight Books. This book was released on 2019-09-24 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Perhaps I should have realized that cancer runs in my family. After all, three grandparents and my father and brother perished from this disease. Yet, when I received my colorectal cancer diagnosis, I was surprised. I never expected to be primarily identified as a cancer patient. Following a typical combination of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and more chemo, I was presumably cancer-free when my post-treatment scans looked clean. Nonetheless, within a year I received a terminal diagnosis; cancer had metastasized in my lungs. Thus began my year as a dead woman--a time of chaotic emotions, new priorities, and rapid-fire plans and changes. Expecting the unexpected became a theme in my life, but the things that turned out to be most shocking are social, familial, and even my expectations about what is realistic for a dead woman to be or do." Preconceptions about a terminal cancer diagnosis frequently are based on popular culture depictions of cancer and dying, which can be misleading as a guide for knowing what to expect when you're expecting to die. This memoir provides one woman's often-irreverent, pop culture-illustrated guide to life that deconstructs some common preconceptions about living with a terminal diagnosis.
Summary Book Review The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs by Barry Barnes:
Download or read book The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs written by Barry Barnes and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Grateful Dead’s 100 Essential Songs examines the band’s remarkable musical legacy, delving into 100 songs (plus a few extras) performed by the Dead throughout their career. It includes a playlist of performance and studio recordings, as well as other song analyses and first-hand narratives of hundreds of Dead concerts.
Summary Book Review Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated by Rebecca Rupp:
Download or read book Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated written by Rebecca Rupp and published by Crown. This book was released on 2020-01-21 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.
Summary Book Review Death and Digital Media by Michael Arnold:
Download or read book Death and Digital Media written by Michael Arnold and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Death and Digital Media provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological innovations. The authors examine multiple digital platforms and offer a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe and Australia. The book delivers fresh insight and analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, human-computer interaction, and media studies. It is key reading for students and scholars in these disciplines, as well as for professionals working in bereavement support capacities.
Summary Book Review The American Book of the Dead by Oliver Trager:
Download or read book The American Book of the Dead written by Oliver Trager and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1997-12-04 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference guide to the Grateful Dead includes biographies of band members, descriptions of officially released albums, and insights into the more than four hundred songs they preformed live
Summary Book Review The Academic's Handbook, Fourth Edition by Lori A. Flores:
Download or read book The Academic's Handbook, Fourth Edition written by Lori A. Flores and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-16 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, the academy has undergone significant changes: a more competitive and volatile job market has led to widespread precarity, teaching and service loads have become more burdensome, and higher education is becoming increasingly corporatized. In this revised and expanded edition of The Academic's Handbook, more than fifty contributors from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds offer practical advice for academics at every career stage, whether they are first entering the job market or negotiating the post-tenure challenges of leadership and administrative roles. Contributors affirm what is exciting and fulfilling about academic work while advising readers about how to set and protect boundaries around their energy and labor. In addition, the contributors tackle topics such as debates regarding technology, social media, and free speech on campus; publishing and grant writing; attending to the many kinds of diversity among students, staff, and faculty; and how to balance work and personal responsibilities. A passionate and compassionate volume, The Academic's Handbook is an essential guide to navigating life in the academy. Contributors. Luis Alvarez, Steven Alvarez, Eladio Bobadilla, Genevieve Carpio, Marcia Chatelain, Ernesto Chávez, Miroslava Chávez-García, Nathan D. B. Connolly, Jeremy V. Cruz, Cathy N. Davidson, Sarah Deutsch, Brenda Elsey, Sylvanna M. Falcón, Michelle Falkoff, Kelly Fayard, Matthew W. Finkin, Lori A. Flores, Kathryn J. Fox, Frederico Freitas, Neil Garg, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Joy Gaston Gayles, Tiffany Jasmin González, Cynthia R. Greenlee, Romeo Guzmán, Lauren Hall-Lew, David Hansen, Heidi Harley, Laura M. Harrison, Sonia Hernández, Sharon P. Holland, Elizabeth Q. Hutchison, Deborah Jakubs, Bridget Turner Kelly, Karen Kelsky, Stephen Kuusisto, Magdalena Maczynska, Sheila McManus, Cary Nelson, Jocelyn H. Olcott, Rosanna Olsen, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Charles Piot, Bryan Pitts, Sarah Portnoy, Laura Portwood-Stacer, Yuridia Ramirez, Meghan K. Roberts, John Elder Robison, David Schultz, Lynn Stephen, James E. Sutton, Antar A. Tichavakunda, Keri Watson, Ken Wissoker, Karin Wulf
Summary Book Review Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters by Kia Jane Richmond:
Download or read book Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters written by Kia Jane Richmond and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. • Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions • Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated • Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness • Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight • Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts
Summary Book Review Suicide in Modern Literature by Josefa Ros Velasco:
Download or read book Suicide in Modern Literature written by Josefa Ros Velasco and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes the social and contextual causes of suicide, the existential and philosophical reasons for committing suicide, and the prevention strategies that modern fictional literature places at our disposal. They go through the review of Modern fictional literature, in the American and European geographical framework, following the rationales that modern literature based on fiction can serve the purpose of understanding better the phenomenon of suicide, its most inaccessible impulses, and that has the potential to prevent suicide. From the turn of the 20th century to the present, debates over the meaning of suicide became a privileged site for efforts to discover the reasons why people commit suicide and how to prevent this behavior. Since the French sociologist and philosopher Émile Durkheim published his study Suicide: A Study in Sociology in 1897, a reframing of suicide took place, giving rise to a flourishing group of researchers and authors devoting their efforts to understand better the causes of suicide and to the formation of suicide prevention organizations. A century later, we still keep on trying to reach such an understanding of suicide, the nature, and nuances of its modern conceptualization, to prevent suicidal behaviors. The question of what suicide means in and for modernity is not an overcome one. Suicide is an act that touches all of our lives and engages with the incomprehensible and unsayable. Since the turn of the millennium, a fierce debate about the state’s role in assisted suicide has been adopted. Beyond the discussion as to whether physicians should assist in the suicide of patients with unbearable and hopeless suffering, the scope of the suicidal agency is much broader concerning general people wanting to die.
Summary Book Review The Brain and Learning by Alison Waterhouse:
Download or read book The Brain and Learning written by Alison Waterhouse and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-02-24 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the five books in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit, this practical resource is designed to help young children understand how the brain affects ways we see and interpret the world. The book offers research-driven, practical strategies, resources and lesson plans to support educators and health professionals. Key sections include ‘How the brain develops’; ‘Dealing with the inner critic’ and ‘Strategies that can help us manage strong emotions’. A Complete toolkit for teachers and councillors, this book offers: Easy to follow, and flexible, lesson plans that can be adapted and personalised for use in lessons or smaller groups or 1:1 work Resources that are linked to the PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3 New research, ‘Circles for Learning’, where the introduction of baby observation into the classroom by a teacher is used to understand and develop self-awareness, skills for learning, relationships, neuroscience and awareness of others Learning links, learning objectives and reflection questions. This book is an essential resource for practitioners looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people in their care; both now and in the future.
Summary Book Review The Satyr's Kiss by Storm Faerywolf:
Download or read book The Satyr's Kiss written by Storm Faerywolf and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2022-05-08 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spells, Rituals, and Exercises that Celebrate Queer Sexuality and Identity Satisfy the passion in your soul with a queer-centered exploration of magical philosophy, history, rites of passage, and sex magic. This practical guide empowers everyone who identifies as male to take his rightful place at the center of his own universe, honoring the unique qualities that set him apart from the mainstream. Emphasizing the importance of sexuality in Witchcraft, this book features a variety of methods for celebrating sex in a magical way. Sharing an abundance of spells and rituals, Storm Faerywolf helps you improve everything from communication and confidence to romance and sexual protection. This book also provides exercises related to initiation, gender polarity, sex with spirits, celebrating pride, and more. The Satyr's Kiss shows you what it means to live fully in your unique, queer, and magical spirit.
Summary Book Review The Dying And The Dead #4 by Jonathan Hickman:
Download or read book The Dying And The Dead #4 written by Jonathan Hickman and published by Image Comics. This book was released on 2017-05-24 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this issue, we flash back in time to witness the final mission for the Colonel and his team.
Summary Book Review I Shot a Man in Reno by Graeme Thomson:
Download or read book I Shot a Man in Reno written by Graeme Thomson and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2008-08-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses interviews with such notables as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Ice T, and Richard Thompson to explore the celebration of death and destruction through popular music and includes a list of the forty greatest death records of all time.
Summary Book Review The Dead Straight Guide to Queen by Phil Chapman:
Download or read book The Dead Straight Guide to Queen written by Phil Chapman and published by This Day In Music Books. This book was released on 2017-10-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few bands embodied the pure excess of the Seventies like Queen. Theatrical, brilliant, even mercurial – there has never been another band like them, or a frontman like Freddie Mercury. Their performance at the 1985 Live Aid Concert is the stuff of legend and 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions' have become anthems at sporting events around the world. With one of the most iconic videos ever, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ achieved even greater recognition through inclusion in the movie Wayne's World. Their 1981 Greatest Hits album has sold more than 25 million copies to date. Queen were one of the biggest Eighties stadium rock bands of the Eighties but the death of frontman, songwriter and producer Mercury at the start of the Nineties brought the band to a premature halt. This book tells the full story of the band and its members from pre-Queen to post Freddie.