Everyone knows there are different kinds of teachers. The boring ones, the mean ones, the ones who try too hard, the ones who stopped trying long ago. The ones you'll never remember and the ones you want to forget. Ms. Bixby is none of these. She's the sort of teacher who makes you feel like school is somehow worthwhile. Who recognizes something in you that sometimes you don't even see in yourself. Who you never want to disappoint. What Ms. Bixby is is one of a kind.
Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters
In our culture, there is a premium placed on finding our passion, as though somehow once we've found it, our lives will finally start to come together as we've always imagined. We've held onto these beliefs about passion and have made daily and even life-changing decisions based on the principle of following our passion.
Andrew Bean might be a part of h.e.r.o., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses - his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet - he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. There's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling bar stools than fighting crime. And then there's his best friend, Jenna - their friendship would be complicated enough if she weren't able to throw a Volkswagen the length of a city block.
"Good for Middle readers..."
Nineteen gut-wrenching reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, as logged by Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Jules Verne, and many of the other most famous writers of the time. The most popular and acclaimed science fiction writers of today relive the Martian invasion through the eyes of their famous predecessors.
Michael Morn might be a villain, but he's really not a bad guy. When you live in New Liberty, known as the City without a Super, there are only two kinds of people: Those who turn to crime and those who suffer. Michael and his adoptive father spend their days building boxes - special devices with mysterious abilities - which they sell to the mob at a price. With Michael's "gift" and his dad's ingenuity, they find a way to get by. They provide for each other, they look out for each other, and they'd never betray each other.
Most people have this idea that we should be trying to find our passion or discover our passion - like we're on some magical Easter egg hunt for our perfect calling in life. But instead of "finding our passion", what if we started creating a life we could be passionate about living?
"Maybe I'm a millenial!"
The word conquer has changed meaning for Bryan Anderson. As a U.S. army sergeant in Iraq, it meant taking down the enemy. After becoming Iraq’s fourth triple amputee from a roadside explosive, what he had to conquer got a bit more personal. On October 23, 2005, the moment Bryan looked down and realized he no longer had legs, he cracked a joke. It was a tragedy that could break many, but Bryan transformed it into something positive, something that propelled him forward.
In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever. When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes - though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.
A practical guide to multicultural ministry in a changing America, with motivating stories and examples from the author’s personal experiences in successful multicultural ministry. It also offers practical how-to ideas from a wide circle of churches.
A concise history of the origins of The Vietnam War for a new generation. On September 2, 1945, Vietnamese revolutionary Ho Chi Minh boldly proclaimed his country’s independence. Just as Americans had done almost two centuries earlier in defiance of the British, Ho declared that Vietnamese patriots were, after many decades of French domination, affirming that “all the peoples on the earth are equal from birth” and “have a right to live and to be happy and free.”
Marketing with Web 2.0: Social Networking and Viral Marketing introduces social media marketing to advanced college and first year MBA students. The primary focus is to supplement and enhance the current marketing and technology curricula by applying standard marketing theory to the new online space. The text is positioned to build upon students’ familiarity with basic marketing approaches and their first-hand experience with social networking and viral marketing websites.
"Doesn't work in an audio format"
It's Founders Day in Honeywell Springs, a day residents dress up in black-and-yellow costumes to celebrate the insect that gave the town its prosperity, the honeybee. But when a mad scientist releases a contagious swarm of mutant bees, it turns the townsfolk of Honeywell Springs into the walking dead, in bee costumes. It's 13-year-old Shaun Ripley's worst nightmare. Plagued with apiphobia, asthma, and panic attacks, Shaun must draw on his knowledge of his hero, James Bond, to stay alive.
"Fun and fast paced"
"Danger Levels" by David Remnick; "Change of Plans" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Know It All" by Stacy Schiff; "The Ambien Cookbook" by Paul Simms; "The Lobsterman" by Alec Wilkinson; and "Hot and Bothered" by David Denby.
Meryl Streep’s critique of Donald Trump at the Golden Globes drew wide attention, and there will probably be even more political statements on Oscar night...
Harry Belafonte, at age eighty-nine, has been a star for more than sixty years, as well as an activist, he says, since birth.
"The Darksider" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What the ----?" by Ben McGrath; "Birdnap" by Lauren Collins; "The Taliban's Opium War" by Jon Lee Anderson; "This Old House" by David Sedaris; and "Battle Scars" by Anthony Lane.