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Author : Jerry Craft
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-10-06
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062885529
Description :


New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. This time, it’s Jordan’s friend Drew who takes center stage in another laugh-out-loud funny, powerful, and important story about being one of the few kids of color in a prestigious private school. Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted? To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it's hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn't know how to keep the group together. As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself? New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft's powerful Class Act.


Author : Jerry Craft
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-02-05
Page : 256
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 006269121X
Description :


Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading. New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!


Author : Rachel Sherman
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2007
Page : 366
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0520247817
Description :


"Sherman's insightful ethnography sheds light on the interactional dimension of symbolic boundaries and class relations as they are lived by luxury hotel clients and the workers who serve them. We learn how both groups perform class through emotion work and deepen our understanding of the role played by "niceness" in constituting equality and reversing hierarchies. As such, Class Acts is a signal contribution to a growing literature on the place of the self concept in class boundaries. It will gain a significant place in a body of work that broadens our understanding of class by moving beyond structural determinants and taking into consideration the performative, emotional, cognitive, and expressive dimensions of inequality."--Michele Lamont, author of The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration "Eye-opening, amusing, and appalling, Rachel Sherman's Class Acts explains how class inequality is normalized in the refined atmosphere of luxury hotels. This beautifully observed and engagingly written ethnography describes what kinds of deference and personal recognition money can buy. Moreover, it shows how workers who provide luxury service avoid seeing themselves as subordinate and how those whose whims are catered to are made comfortable with their privilege. Class Acts is a sobering and timely account of the legitimation of extreme inequality in a culture that prizes egalitarianism."--Robin Leidner, University of Pennsylvania "Rachel Sherman provides a penetrating and engrossing study of workers and guests in luxury hotels. Do workers resent the guests? Do guests disdain the workers? Sherman argues neither is true-and explains why."--Julia Wrigley, author of Other People's Children


Author : Susan Robertson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-09-29
Page : 256
Category : Education
ISBN 13 : 1135701261
Description :


This book offers an original and challenging theoretical and empirical approach to mapping the changing nature of teachers' work historically and in the contemporary period. It is an attempt to understand how and in what ways teachers' work has changed following the demise of the post-war settlement and the imminent collapse of teachers' project of professionalism secured through solidaristic strategies such as unionism. Dr. Robertson argues that in order to understand these issues, a more rigorous set of conceptual tools around social class, occupational power and worker control is needed. The first two sections of the book set out to address that problem. The final section elaborates on the changing contexts and conditions for contemporary teachers more generally, and argues that structural and ideological changes within educational provision have led to differing capacities in the realization of class assets.


Author : Dr Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2013-02-28
Page : 370
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1409497585
Description :


Even today, class discrimination remains an important global legal issue. This book allows readers a better understanding of the issue of class discrimination and inequality, including the role of education in bridging the class systems. The study seeks to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels for those suffering class discrimination as the international population becomes increasingly educated, looking at the primary role of legislation, which has an impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between class and education as they relate to the law, the book will be an important read for those concerned with equality.


Author : Stuart Woods
Publisher : Random House Large Print
Release : 2021-08-03
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780593417874
Description :


Stone Barrington takes down old and new enemies in the latest thriller from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods. After a rocky jaunt in Maine, Stone Barrington is settling back in New York City when an old client reaches out for help with a delicate matter. A feud they thought was put to rest long ago has reemerged with a vengeance, and reputations--and money--are now on the line. As Stone sets out to unravel a tangled web of crime and secrets, his mission becomes even more complicated when he makes an irresistible new acquaintance. In both the underbelly and upper echelons of New York, everyone has something to hide--and if Stone has learned anything, it's that history has a way of repeating itself...


Author : Mary Mitchell
Publisher : M. Evans
Release : 2005-05-04
Page : 308
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1461710456
Description :


Here's the complete guide to handling sticky situations, embarrassing questions, rude encounters, and faux pas with grace and style.


Author : Barbara Techel
Publisher : Joyful Paws
Release : 2011-06-01
Page : 118
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780980005264
Description :


Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances is the definitive guide to promoting your message and selling books to schools and libraries. And it's not just for children's book authors: It's the ultimate how-to manual for authors of any title of interest to these audiences, detailing how to spread the message they were passionate enough to write about in the first place get recognized as an expert speaker book speaking gigs and personal appearances and ultimately, sell more books! Arranged in logical order, these chapters tell you all you need to know about proven methods for: what to include in your presentation how to tweak it to appeal to various audiences planning and preparing your most effective speaking approach locating and locking in appropriate speaking venues what to charge pitching and promoting your presentation organization, planning and followup fulfilling book orders that result from your talks leveraging modern technology in speaking and promoting appearances Much bonus material is included, such as: Helpful preparation checklists Real-world advice from other professional author/speakers circuit, Immediately applicable tips & advice about what to avoid as well as what to do A final chapter on helping your event organizer help you to succeedA comprehensive index helps you quickly locate the information you need now, making CLASS ACT a handy reference tool you'll use again and again. If it's not in here, you probably don't need it!


Author : Cholly Atkins
Jacqui Malone
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2003-04-09
Page : 280
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 0231504128
Description :


Cholly Atkins's career has spanned an extraordinary era of American dance. He began performing during Prohibition and continued his apprenticeship in vaudeville, in nightclubs, and in the army during World War II. With his partner, Honi Coles, Cholly toured the country, performing with such jazz masters as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Count Basie. As tap reached a nadir in the fifties, Cholly created the new specialization of "vocal choreography," teaching rhythm-and-blues singers how to perform their music by adding rhythmical dance steps drawn from twentieth-century American dance, from the Charleston to rhythm tap. For the burgeoning Motown record label, Cholly taught such artists as the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and Marvin Gaye to command the stage in ways that would enhance their performances and "sell" their songs. Class Act tells of Cholly's boyhood and coming of age, his entry into the dance world of New York City, his performing triumphs and personal tragedies, and the career transformations that won him gold records and a Tony for choreographing Black and Blue on Broadway. Chronicling the rise, near demise, and rediscovery of tap dancing, the book is both an engaging biography and a rich cultural history.


Author : Cholly Atkins
Jacqui Malone
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2003
Page : 260
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0231123655
Description :


How will patterns of human interaction with the earth's eco-system impact on biodiversity loss over the long term--not in the next ten or even fifty years, but on the vast temporal scale be dealt with by earth scientists? This volume brings together data from population biology, community ecology, comparative biology, and paleontology to answer this question.


Author : Jodi R. R. Smith
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2006
Page : 176
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9781402739750
Description :


Presents advice on proper etiquette for men, covering such topics as dining, dating, personal appearance, tipping, and email conduct.


Author : Susan Cruttenden
Publisher : R.I.C. Publications
Release : 1994
Page : 86
Category : Children's plays, Australian
ISBN 13 : 1863113304
Description :



Author : Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-23
Page : 370
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1317165284
Description :


Even today, class discrimination remains an important global legal issue. This book allows readers a better understanding of the issue of class discrimination and inequality, including the role of education in bridging the class systems. The study seeks to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels for those suffering class discrimination as the international population becomes increasingly educated, looking at the primary role of legislation, which has an impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between class and education as they relate to the law, the book will be an important read for those concerned with equality.


Author : Peter Schifando
Jean H. Mathison
Publisher :
Release : 2005
Page : 227
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780972766142
Description :


First monograph on this legendary decorator's most important interior design projects. A glimpse into the glamorous private world of Hollywood movie stars' homes. Images of interiors by world- famous photographers.


Author : Stuart Woods
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-08-03
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0593331672
Description :


Stone Barrington takes down old and new enemies in the latest thriller from perennial fan favorite Stuart Woods. After a rocky jaunt in Maine, Stone Barrington is settling back in New York City when an old client reaches out for help with a delicate matter. A feud they thought was put to rest long ago has reemerged with a vengeance, and reputations—and money—are now on the line. As Stone sets out to unravel a tangled web of crime and secrets, his mission becomes even more complicated when he makes an irresistible new acquaintance. In both the underbelly and upper echelons of New York, everyone has something to hide—and if Stone has learned anything, it’s that history has a way of repeating itself…


Author : Faith Printing Company
John DeMers
Publisher :
Release : 2000-07
Page : 128
Category : Cooking
ISBN 13 : 9780939241743
Description :



Author : Ged Gillmore
Publisher : deGrevilo
Release : 2018-01-17
Page : 322
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0994178689
Description :


Can a man who's lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world's most reluctant private investigator is about to find out... Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, should be happy with his little piece of paradise. After all, he's got the fancy car and the big house by the beach. The only trouble is he's slowly suffocating in small town life. So when Murdoch is hired to investigate who framed wealthy businessman, James Harte, for murder, he jumps at the chance. Going undercover amongst the jet set, Murdoch is quickly drawn into an exciting world of yachts, horse racing and glitzy parties. But soon Murdoch's shady past looks set to catch up with him and when he falls for Harte's beautiful wife, Amanda, things take a deadly turn. CLASS ACT is the gripping new murder mystery from bestselling author, Ged Gillmore. A perfect piece of Australian crime fiction, it will grab you and keep you guessing until the very last line. ** Nominated in the Ned Kelly Awards for Best Australian Crime Fiction 2018 ** Get it now. ___________________________________________________________________________ Praise for CLASS ACT: ‘If you love a murder mystery then this is the book for you. Full of character and surprises. Looking forward to more of these.’ ‘Ged Gillmore has a great way with words, often using them in fresh and original ways.’ ‘Compelling reading.’ ‘The characters are genuine and consistently portrayed and I found myself thinking I had met them somewhere or at least someone just like them!’ ‘Ah Mr Murdoch, it was delightful to be reacquainted again! After thoroughly enjoying the first instalment I had been eagerly anticipating book two and it didn't disappoint.’ 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the style and atmosphere reminding me of Ian Rankin and Rebus even though Murdoch is from the other side of the law...' ___________________________________________________________________________ CLASS ACT is the second book in the Bill Murdoch Mystery series. Set in Sydney, and small town Australia, this series will appeal to fans of Mick Herron, Peter Temple, Barry Maitland, Ragnar Jonasson, Erik Hamre, Jane Harper, Garry Disher, Mari Hannah, Dave Warner, Jock Serong, Pete Brassett, and Iain Rankin's Rebus novels. CLASS ACT. A murder mystery that will grab you and keep you guessing until the very last line. Get it now.


Author : Debbie Thomas
Publisher : Mercier Press Ltd
Release : 2015-04-20
Page : 224
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1781173990
Description :


An all-new crazy adventure from established author Debbie Thomas that celebrates bees, friendship and the kind of cleverness that is often overlooked in school. Pro-active author is well connected in children's book circles and keen to do events Already has a substantial following for the Dead Hairy trilogy What is the point of Brian O’Bunion? Bottom of the class, slowest on the pitch, never invited to parties ... he sometimes wishes he could just disappear. Then, one day, some of his classmates actually do. That’s when Brian’s knack of noticing while going unnoticed leads him into a sticky trap of enchanting honey, freaky bees and not-so-sweet revenge. A buzzing tale of bullies and battleaxes, a bossy fossil, a bottom that longs to dance and a brave-hearted boy who makes the grade without coming top in his class. Debbie Thomas is back with another story full of crazy characters, fantastic adventures and deliciously zany use of language!


Author : GERVASE. PHINN
Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks
Release : 2021-10-14
Page : 288
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781473650718
Description :



Author : T. L. Hayes
Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
Release : 2016-08-16
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1626397007
Description :


Twenty-five-year-old theater grad student Rory Morgan walks into her Intro to Theater class expecting it to be a piece of cake. She isn’t prepared for the diminutive little fireball of a professor who walks in. She is instantly captivated by Dr. Margaret Parks, her forty-year-old professor, and even works up the courage to flirt a little, which Dr. Parks quickly dismisses. After their first class, Rory finds herself thinking about the professor more and more and spends most of her class time watching the professor as she passionately does her job. Rory really wants to ask her out, but she doesn’t know if the professor is even gay, to say nothing of the fact that she’s her professor. What follows is a romance full of humor, passionate awakenings, and college politics. Can they overcome the hurdles that lie before them and still be a class act?