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Invisible Child

By Andrea Elliott
  • ISBN Code: : 0812986962
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 640
  • Category : Social Science
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott “From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian depths.”—Ayad Akhtar, author of Homeland Elegies ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Atlantic, The New York Times Book Review, Time, NPR, Library Journal In Invisible Child, Pulitzer Prize winner Andrea Elliott follows eight dramatic years in the life of Dasani, a girl whose imagination is as soaring as the skyscrapers near her Brooklyn shelter. In this sweeping narrative, Elliott weaves the story of Dasani’s childhood with the history of her ancestors, tracing their passage from slavery to the Great Migration north. As Dasani comes of age, New York City’s homeless crisis has exploded, deepening the chasm between rich and poor. She must guide her siblings through a world riddled by hunger, violence, racism, drug addiction, and the threat of foster care. Out on the street, Dasani becomes a fierce fighter “to protect those who I love.” When she finally escapes city life to enroll in a boarding school, she faces an impossible question: What if leaving poverty means abandoning your family, and yourself? A work of luminous and riveting prose, Elliott’s Invisible Child reads like a page-turning novel. It is an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family and the cost of inequality—told through the crucible of one remarkable girl. Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize • Finalist for the Bernstein Award and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

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  • Pdf File: invisible-blood.pdf

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FEATURING A BRAND-NEW JACK REACHER STORY! A collection of seventeen brand-new crime stories from bestselling authors Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Stella Duffy, and more. KILLER SECRETS FEATURING A BRAND NEW JACK REACHER STORY Open the files on an anthology of seventeen new crime stories to probe the brutal and complex hearts of criminals, and unravel the strangest of mysteries. Watch as a secretive group of intelligence community officers trace Jack Reacher through Heathrow in Lee Child's "Smile". In Mary Hoffman's "Fallen Woman", a journalist on the trail of a secretive drug lord gets caught up in the violent suicide of a young woman in Siena. And in Jeffery Deaver's "Connecting the Dots", detectives follow the trail of clues in the brutal killing of a homeless man, wherever it may lead... Invisible Blood is a gripping collection exploring the compulsions of the criminal mind. SEVENTEEN STORIES FROM TODAY'S FINEST CRIME WRITERS Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Denise Mina, R.J. Ellory, Christopher Fowler, Stella Duffy, Ken Bruen, Lauren Henderson, James Grady, Jason Starr, Mary Hoffman, Cathi Unsworth, Bill Beverly, Lavie Tidhar, Johana Gustawsson, A K Benedict, John Harvey

A Multimodal Approach to Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Picture Books

By A. Jesús Moya-Guijarro,Eija Ventola
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000456064
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 295
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This collection offers a thorough treatment of the ways in which the verbal and visual semiotic modes interrelate toward promoting gender equality and social inclusion in children’s picture books. Drawing on cutting-edge theoretical work in multimodality, including multimodal cognitive linguistics, multimodal discourse analysis, and visual social semiotics, the book expands on descriptive-oriented studies to offer a more linguistically driven perspective on children’s picture books. The volume explores the choice afforded to and the lexico-semantic and discursive strategies employed by writers and illustrators in conveying representational, interpersonal, and textual meanings in the verbal and non-verbal components in these narratives in order to challenge gender stereotypes and promote the social inclusion of same-sex parent families. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, social semiotics, and children’s literature. Chapter 1 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com.

The Child in World Cinema

By Debbie Olson
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 1498563813
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 604
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This volume offers compelling analyses of children and childhood in non-Western films.

Child Rights Education for Inclusion and Protection

By Murli Desai,Sheetal Goel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9811304173
  • Total of Pages : 343
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: child-rights-education-for-inclusion-and-protection.pdf

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The aims of child rights education are to make children and their primary duty-bearers aware of child rights so that they both can be empowered to together advocate for and apply them at their family, school and community levels. This sourcebook focuses on child rights education for primary prevention related to inclusion and protection. Child rights education for exclusion, non-discrimination and inclusion is discussed in the context of family and society with reference to girls, children with disability, and Dalit and tribal children, and child rights to cultural and financial inclusion. Child rights education for protection comprises prevention of violence against children with reference to physical abuse/ corporal punishment and bullying, commercial exploitation of children with reference to child labour and trafficking and sale of children, sexual abuse and exploitation of children, problems in adolescent sexual relationships such as violence, teenage pregnancy, abortion and unwed motherhood, and sexually transmitted infections and HIV, child marriage, and conflict with law. This is a necessary read for social workers, lawyers, researchers, trainers and teachers working on child rights across the world, and especially in developing countries.

Moira's Magical Dream Strands

By Yasmin Khan
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  • Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1528989538
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 806
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'As the ogre crashed through the trees, his gigantic pectoral muscles swung side to side like massive pendulums, knocking trees over like bowling pins. Moira nearly burst out laughing, then she realised that the sickly smell was coming from the ogre and she quickly held her breath...'

Stop - Scapegoat No More

By Gina Maria Dobson
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  • Publisher : Gina Maria Dobson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 283
  • Pdf File: stop-scapegoat-no-more.pdf

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This is a scholarly, yet a memoir'esque, conversation with which the words written from the author simply unpacks the multiple layers of scapegoating. It is a must read for anyone who has a penchant to understand his or her emotional wounds as a result of being a scapegoat. It is often the scapegoat that emerges as the byproduct of other people's choices to not "do the work" to internally heal.

Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research

By Sandra L. Hofferth,Lynne M. Casper
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134814380
  • Total of Pages : 514
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 363
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Dramatic societal changes have reshaped America’s families. Young adults have delayed marriage, and cohabitation before marriage has become commonplace. One in three women giving birth is unmarried, and the proportion of children under 18 living in single-parent families rose from 23 to 31 percent between 1980 and 2000, reflecting increased rates of both nonmarital childbearing and divorce. This authoritative volume offers a blueprint for addressing some of the most important measurement issues in family research, and it points out potential pitfalls for researchers and students who may not be familiar with data quality issues. The Handbook of Measurement Issues in Family Research will appeal to scholars in the departments of psychology, sociology, and population studies, as well as researchers working in governmental agencies.

Being Fair, Faring Better

By Roberta Gatti,Sandor Karacsony,Kosuke Anan,Celine Ferré,Carmen de Paz Nieves,Valerie Morrica,Carmen de Paz,Abla Safir
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Book Code : 1464806195
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 676
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In Central and Eastern European countries, inequalities for Roma families living in marginalized communities start early and are striking. Some of these inequalities reflect hard-wired family circumstances such as being born in poverty. Others reflect lack of opportunities such as limited access to those basic goods and services that are necessary not only for realizing one's potential in life, but also for living with dignity. Gaps between Roma and non-Roma widen over the lifecycle in a way that reinforces and perpetuates disadvantage and translates into significantly unequal outcomes, despite the fact that Roma report having similar aspirations to those of their non-Roma neighbors. Promoting equal opportunities for disadvantaged Roma is not only an imperative for societies that want to call themselves fair, but it is also a smart economic choice, especially in those countries where populations are aging rapidly. Investing early, with a particular emphasis on supporting healthy and cognitive development for disadvantaged Roma children, is likely to go a long way in promoting fair chances. However, leveling the playing field in childhood is likely not enough: disadvantaged Roma continue being exposed to unequal opportunities at key nodes in their lives, such as when pursuing education or when looking for a job. Therefore, it is as important that a broader set of policies address some of the circumstances in which a large share of Roma children grow up, including access to employment and decent living conditions for their families. Implementing interventions that help overcome these interrelated barriers will require strong ownership at the national level, coordinated policies across different ministries and government levels, and an integrated delivery system that is grounded in approaches that are customized to local conditions and implemented in a participatory manner. Good practices in Europe and elsewhere show that inclusion of the most disadvantaged - including many Roma - is possible and the current programming cycle for European Funds represents a unique opportunity to fund such interventions.

Displacing Human Rights

By Adam Branch
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190208643
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 494
  • Pdf File: displacing-human-rights.pdf

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Today, Western intervention is a ubiquitous feature of violent conflict in Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies, community peacebuilders, microcredit promoters, children's rights activists, the World Bank, the International Criminal Court, the U.S. military, and numerous others have involved themselves in African conflicts, all claiming to bring peace and human rights to situations where they are desperately needed. However, according to Adam Branch, Western intervention is not the solution to violence in Africa but, instead, can be a major part of the problem--often undermining human rights and even prolonging war and intensifying anti-civilian violence. Based on an extended case study of Western intervention into northern Uganda's twenty-year civil war, and drawing on Branch's own extensive research and human rights activism there, this book lays bare the reductive understandings motivating Western intervention in Africa, the inadequate tools it insists on employing, its refusal to be accountable to African citizenries, and, most important, its counterproductive consequences for peace, human rights, and justice. In short, Branch demonstrates how Western interventions undermine the efforts Africans themselves are undertaking to end violence in their own communities. The book does not end with critique, however. Motivated by a commitment to global justice, it proposes concrete changes for Western humanitarian, peacebuilding, and justice interventions as well as a new normative framework for re-orienting the Western approach to violent conflict in Africa around a practice of genuine solidarity. "A key strength of the book is its ability to analyse and reveal common patterns in seemingly disparate and complex empirical instances of counterproductive human rights interventions in Uganda. ... [T]his book should be required reading for all those working on various themes in Africa today."--The Journal of Modern African Studies "This book provides a pessimistic, but much needed, critique of the history of foreign intervention in Northern Uganda. ... Responsible discussions of foreign policy must consider the ways in which 'great power politics' can hurt people in the name of protection; this book is an excellent place to start that discussion." --The Christian Science Monitor

Lemon Moms: Healing from Narcissistic Mothers

By Diane Metcalf
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  • Publisher : Diane Metcalf
  • Book Code : 1735287660
  • Total of Pages : 479
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: lemon-moms.pdf

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The Complete 3-Book Set! What is a Lemon Mom? She's a mom who lacks the ability to love and nurture her children, accept them or help them feel protected, safe and secure. She parents mostly by shaming, blaming, humiliating, and belittling. Her children grow up to feel "not good enough," unloved, misunderstood, and like they don't matter. Are you confused or hurt by your mother's behavior? Is your relationship with her less than satisfying or even painful? Are you afraid of or intimidated by her? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can discover how to heal and take back your personal power. 1. Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism You can learn how to heal the emotional pain of Narcissism Victim Syndrome and take back your personal power. Let author Diane Metcalf, survivor of narcissistic abuse syndrome, show you how. Me too For as long as I can remember, there was something “different” about my mother. She wasn’t like other mothers. By the time I was in middle school, I’d met a lot of moms, and I’d witnessed their interactions with their kids. My mom didn’t act like them; she didn’t relate to me the way they did with their kids. She didn’t hug or kiss me. She didn’t smile at, spend time with, or play with me. She didn’t seem happy to see me. She didn’t ask about my school day, and she wasn’t interested in knowing my friends. She seemed to have no interest in me or anything that I did. Your mother doesn’t need a formal “diagnosis” for you to determine that your relationship is unhealthy. If it is, you can do something about it. Until now, you had two choices: live on her terms (focusing on her, chasing after her withheld love and acceptance) or go “no contact.” I suggest that you have a third option: allow me to walk with you through the chaos and confusion that is maternal narcissism. I’ll show you how to decode the crazy-making behavior, heal the damage, and take back your personal power. 2. The "Lemon Moms Companion Workbook," is your safe space for healing. Your mother doesn't need a diagnosis to determine that your relationship with her is unhealthy. If you like detailed writing, personal examples, and a touch of humor, you'll love the author's authenticity and conversational style. Combined with "Lemon Moms: A Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism," you'll walk through the chaos and confusion of maternal narcissism: what it is, what it does, and how to recover from its devastating effects. Use a journal, notebook or digital notepad to explore thought-provoking questions. Take actionable steps to help gain insight and perspective for beginning, or continuing in, your healing journey. Heal the damage and move forward to live your best life! You'll learn how to: remove the drama from interactions with your mother set personal boundaries identify and shut down manipulative attempts identify gaslighting and heal cognitive dissonance identify dissociation take control of your personal power learn to emotionally detach 3. Lemon Moms: Life-Altering Affirmations, Change Your Self-talk, Change YourSELF It's time to take healing a step further! You can't change others, but you can absolutely change yourself! When you go from unsupportive inner dialogue to affirming who you are as your authentic self, every day, you literally change your self-identity. By using healing affirmations, you will: reinforce a new self-narrative see yourself differently adopt a broader definition of your “identity” adopt a broader definition of your roles define things like “success” differently What are you waiting for? Get this set today!

Lemon Moms: a Guide to Understand and Survive Maternal Narcissism

By Diane Metcalf
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  • Publisher : Diane Metcalf
  • Book Code : 1735287601
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: lemon-moms.pdf

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Are you confused or hurt by your mother? Is your relationship less than satisfying, or even hurtful? Are you afraid of, or intimidated by her? If so, you can learn how to heal the emotional pain and take back your personal power. Let author Diane Metcalf, survivor of narcissistic abuse syndrome, show you how. Me too For as long as I can remember, there was something “different” about my mother. She wasn’t like other mothers. By the time I was in middle school, I’d met a lot of moms, and I’d witnessed their interactions with their kids. My mom didn’t act like them; she didn’t relate to me the way they did with their kids. She didn’t hug or kiss me. She didn’t smile at, spend time with, or play with me. She didn’t seem happy to see me. She didn’t ask about my school day, and she wasn’t interested in knowing my friends. She seemed to have no interest in me or anything that I did. No boundaries, name-calling, invalidation, neglect I stayed up as late as I wanted. I was expected to care for my younger siblings, and was blamed and sometimes punished for their misbehavior. I was not allowed to openly express feelings, ask questions, or show initiative or curiosity. My feelings were discounted, minimized or invalidated. Asking questions or taking action meant I was challenging mother, and that was not tolerated. She re-wrote my memories and I was expected to believe her version. I was to obey, stay quiet and not question. My mom called me hurtful names and obscenities, and at times she ignored me, not speaking to me for days, weeks, even months at a time. I call these kinds of mothers "lemon moms." They parent mainly by manipulating, guilting, shaming, blaming, humiliating and/or belittling. They lack the ability to properly bond with and emotionally nurture their children. The children grow up feeling “not good enough,” unloved, misunderstood, unimportant, and like they don't really matter. In dysfunctional families, there’s an unspoken rule: don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel. As an adult, I was done living by those rules. I started an ongoing journey to find healing and peace. If any part of this sounds familiar, you are not alone. If there’s a pattern of manipulation, power struggles, or cruelty in your relationship, this book can help. If you find yourself second-guessing your memory, doubting your judgment or sanity, or you’re continually seeking your mother’s withheld affection, attention, or approval, this book can explain why. Your mother doesn’t need a formal “diagnosis” for you to determine that your relationship is unhealthy. If it is, you can do something about it. Until now, you had two choices: live on her terms (focusing on her, chasing after her withheld love and acceptance) or go “no contact.” I suggest that you have a third option: allow me to walk with you through the chaos and confusion that is maternal narcissism. I’ll show you how to decode the crazy-making behavior, heal the damage, and take back your personal power. You’ll learn how to: identify complex trauma symptoms stop the gas lighting heal symptoms of complex ptsd remove drama set enforceable boundaries identify and shut down manipulation plan conversations that flow the way you want use the end-of-chapter "Action Steps" to gain insight and begin healing (or use the Lemon Moms Companion Workbook) heal cognitive dissonance, and more! What’s stopping you from beginning your healing journey? Take back your life! BUY THIS BOOK TODAY!