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Author : Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-09
Page : 168
Category : Bullying
ISBN 13 : 1443142670
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Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.


Author : Adam P. Schmitt
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2018-11-06
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1536204110
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How do you give a eulogy when you can’t think of one good thing to say? A poignant, funny, and candid look at grief, family secrets, difficult people, and learning to look behind the facade. As if being stuffed into last year’s dress pants at his cousin’s wake weren’t uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? He can’t recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn’t result in injury or destruction. As Jimmy attempts to navigate the odd social norms of the wake, he draws on humor, heartfelt concern, and a good deal of angst while racking his brain and his memory for a decent and meaningful memory to share. But it’s not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it’s not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard.


Author : Anne Simpson
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2020-05-02
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1988298636
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A gripping, poignant novel about a Nigerian teenager and a Canadian journalist about the power of words. A’isha Nasir is a Nigerian teenager who has been charged with adultery. She is sentenced to death by stoning—a sentence to be carried out after her daughter is weaned. Sophie MacNeil is an ambitious, though inexperienced, Canadian journalist living in Nigeria. Speechless is the story of how their lives become intertwined in a fast-paced tale of justice, witness, and courage. Sophie MacNeil is working in Lagos as a contract reporter for the Daily Leader. Desperate to do serious work, she convinces the editor of the newspaper to let her cover A’isha’s story. After meeting with A’isha, she writes an impassioned article about the way women suffer under shariah law. Her story is regarded as inflammatory, written by an outsider. The Kaduna office of the Daily Leader is firebombed and rioting quickly slips into sectarian violence. Turned back at the border as she tries to flee, Sophie comes to terms with the naiveté with which she approached the story. Still, A’isha had spoken to her. And she had a duty to listen. Speechless offers a thoughtful and complex view of how stories are told. Who should tell a story? What happens when one speaks on behalf of another? At once compelling and lyrical, this novel presents a nuanced cast of characters trying to navigate the power of their words, their responsibility for them, and how they affect others in matters of life and death.


Author : Hannah Harrington
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-08-28
Page : 268
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373210523
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Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret…until now, because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast--and nearly got someone killed; so now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence and if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse. Original.


Author : Michael Knowles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06-22
Page : 256
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 168451116X
Description :


“Every single American needs to read Michael Knowles’s Speechless. I don’t mean ‘read it eventually.’ I mean: stop what you’re doing and pick up this book.” —CANDACE OWENS "The most important book on free speech in decades—read it!” —SENATOR TED CRUZ A New Strategy: We Win, They Lose The Culture War is over, and the culture lost. The Left’s assault on liberty, virtue, decency, the Republic of the Founders, and Western civilization has succeeded. You can no longer keep your social media account—or your job—and acknowledge truths such as: Washington, Jefferson, and Columbus were great men. Schools and libraries should not coach children in sexual deviance. Men don’t have uteruses. How did we get to this point? Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire exposes and diagnosis the losing strategy we have fallen for and shows how we can change course—and start winning. In the groundbreaking Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds Knowles reveals: How the “free speech absolutists” gave away the store The First Amendment does not require a value-neutral public square How the Communists figured out that their revolution could never succeed as long as the common man was attached to his own culture Where political correctness came from How, comply or resist, political correctness is a win-win game for the bad guys Why taking our stand on “freedom of speech” helps put atheism, decadence, and nonsense on the same plane with faith, virtue, and reality The real question: Will we shut down drag queen story hour, or cancel Abraham Lincoln? For 170 years the First Amendment was compatible with prayer in public school How the atheists got the Warren Court to rule their way To this day, there’s a First Amendment exception for obscenity. What exactly is the argument that perverts’ teaching toddlers to twerk is not obscene? Read Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds if you want to learn how to take the fight to the enemy.


Author : Valerie Sherrard
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2007-06-30
Page : 176
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781554886166
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Commended for the 2008 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2008 Snow Willow Award and Ann Connor Brimer Award "No one pays much attention to you if you don’t have much to say, so there was no way I could have predicted what would happen when I stopped talking altogether." When his teacher announces that it’s time for the yearly class speeches, Griffin Maxwell starts to sweat. His past experience with the dreaded speech was humiliating, to say the least, and he just knows there’s no way he can go through that again. So Griffin’s best friend, Bryan, comes up with a solution – one that’s so simple it just has to work. But neither boy can begin to predict the bizarre chain of events that will be set in place when Griffin goes along with the idea. From squaring off with the school bully to reading a teacher’s private letters, Griffin Maxwell will have to face things he never imagined, and all without saying a word!


Author : Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2019-10-22
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1681373246
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Available in English for the first time, a collection of deeply humane stories depicting marginalized populations by one of the greatest South American writers of the 20th century. The Peruvian writer Julio Ramón Ribeyro is one of the masters of the short story and a major contributor to the great flourishing of Latin American literature that followed the Second World War. In a letter to an editor, Ribeyro said about his stories, “in most of [them] those who are deprived of words in life find expression—the marginalized, the forgotten, those condemned to an existence without harmony and without voice. I have restored to them the breath they’ve been denied, and I’ve allowed them to modulate their own longings, outbursts, and distress.” This is work of deep humanity, imbued with a disorienting lyricism that is Ribeyro’s alone. The Word of the Speechless, edited and translated by Katherine Silver, introduces readers to an indispensable and unforgettable voice of Latin American fiction.


Author : Kate Darbishire
Publisher : Stickhouse Publishing
Release : 2018-09-26
Page : 220
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781838457402
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She can't walk. She uses a wheelchair. And her treacherous voice makes it sound like she also has learning difficulties. So she chooses to be SPEECHLESS.


Author : Michael Knowles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06-22
Page : 256
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1684510821
Description :


"Political correctness" has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they're "not allowed" to say--and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd a concept become so dangerous--and come to dominate our public discourse over the last quarter-century? In Speechless, #1 national bestselling author and political commentator Michael Knowles masterfully traces the history and effects of political correctness from the early twentieth century to the present, revealing its insidious roots, exposing the power-hungry language architects behind its ever-growing control, and examining what this concerted manipulation of speech means for the future of American culture, politics, and minds.


Author : Bruce Barry
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2009-01-09
Page : 584
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1442957255
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Author : Roshan Abbas
Siddharth Banerjee
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-18
Page : 150
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9387146774
Description :


Ever been at a loss for words on an important occasion? Be it a business presentation or a television appearance, a proposal of love or a one-to-one with your direct reports, this book helps you discover your voice and hence leaves your audience-and not you-speechless! A powerful D-I-Y book on effective public speaking, Speechless explores and explains the magic and logic which go into crafting an effective speech, presentation or talk. Authored by Roshan Abbas and Siddharth Banerjee, two of India's most experienced communicators, the book rests on the duo's belief that effective communication can be taught and shaped by deliberate practice. The authors have distilled 50 years of their experience in effective communication into a simple mantra that you can imbibe and follow, replete with examples, stories, tips and tricks, expert interviews and practice exercises. Speechless brings-for the first time in India-in-depth interviews of the country's foremost public speakers, thus serving as a guide to both amateurs and professionals who want to hone their power of public speaking.


Author : Authoress Terry E. Lyle
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2011-04-19
Page : 196
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1456737104
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A collection of mini-short stories,essays and a dab of poetry blended into this recipe for controversial soup. It's subject matter will cut like a knife as it bleeds the truth, which no longer can hide in the darkness. Authoress Terry E Lyle has also written Brown Bag Poetry, Wow!!!, and Say it ain't so which are still turning heads. For updates visit her personal website at http://www.terrylyle.com


Author : Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-09-01
Page : 168
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443142689
Description :


Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.


Author : Yvonne Collins
Sandy Rideout
Publisher : Red Dress Ink
Release : 2012-02-15
Page : 362
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1459231309
Description :


What happens when a political wordsmith finds herself at a loss for words? Libby McIssac is known for two things: catching bridal bouquets (her record's an even dozen) and having a way with words. Since the former isn't really something that looks good on a résumé, it's helpful to have parlayed the latter into a new career as a political speechwriter. But just as she's making sure her boss looks as if she knows something about…well, anything, Libby's world is turned upside down. Enter a handsome British consultant—a bit on the cagey side, perhaps—who upsets the delicate chain of command around the office and somehow always gets what he wants. Including Libby? When a media leak of a big-time scandal sends everyone into a tailspin, Libby fears she may get caught in the cross fire. Cue the fake alliances, the secrets, the sex, the subterfuge, the hidden friendships: it's all there. Welcome to the world of politics, where perception is everything, nothing is as it seems and the last thing you want is to be left speechless.


Author : Rachael Thompson
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2014-12-01
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 131271963X
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Have you ever struggled to speak about something important? Far away in Northeastern Cambodia, Abby learns to speak to those she loves about Jesus.


Author : Hannah Harrington
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-01-26
Page : 304
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373212038
Description :


After her behavior causes her to lose her popular friends and results in one person being hospitalized, Chelsea takes a vow of silence.


Author : Matt Eventoff
Thomas Garcia
Publisher : Thomas Ray Garcia
Release : 2020-11-25
Page : 16
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Eight year-old Amelia Martinez is terrified to deliver a speech at the Grand Oratory. However, when the intolerant Mr. Rhetorick steals the village’s voices, Amelia must use her public speaking skills to save Voz from eternal silence. On her quest, Amelia gains confidence at every turn, from speaking to forest animals to finding her own voice. Speechless combines the fantastical and pragmatic in a tale that inspires children to stand up and speak! All proceeds from Speak With Style books are dedicated to supplying children with educational materials on public speaking.


Author : Nicole Edwards
Publisher : Nicole Edwards Limited
Release : 2016-06-07
Page : 380
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1939786630
Description :


He’s suffering in silence... Teague Carter, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has spent his life feeling rejected. To the point that he has never allowed himself to get close to anyone. He prefers it that way, in fact. But he refuses to believe that his destructive behavior might be something more than rebellion. He’s unable to speak... Hudson Ballard, Pier 70’s mechanic, has been fighting his attraction to Teague for years. He has stood by and watched the kid get more and more out of control, but this time is the last. If Teague wants to use sex to escape his problems, Hudson is certainly willing to be the one to show him that he’s good with more than just his hands. Sometimes words aren’t necessary. There are fireworks when this out-of-control bad boy agrees to no strings with this tatted up, dominating mechanic. Can Teague and Hudson keep their emotions from getting involved in their arrangement? Or -- thanks to the demons from their pasts -- will the darkness steal from them before they have a chance?


Author : Robert Browne
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2018-01-01
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1488094934
Description :


Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense. Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. In this compelling Thriller Short, bestselling author Robert Browne lures us in with fears we all hold in common, then holds us captive with some uncommon twists. A love-hate mother-daughter relationship is further complicated when a high-handed mother feeds her daughter’s fear of infidelity and exploits her uncertainty in her choice in men. David, in particular. The daughter trusts David, but is that wise? Resolved to determine the truth, the daughter follows David on a business trip and sees and hears far more than she ever wanted. His drop-dead gorgeous associate is now dead, and David is convicted of killing her. But is he guilty? Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder: Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers Poisoned by Beverly Barton Speechless by Robert Browne Lockdown by Andrea Kane Spider’s Tango by William Simon Night Heat by Laura Griffin B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers Grave Danger by Heather Graham Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart Even Steven by D.P. Lyle Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison Hard Drive by Bill Floyd After Hours by William Bernhardt Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner Execution Dock by James Macomber In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff Break Even by Pamela Callow Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child


Author : Brian Schulenburg
Publisher : Booktango
Release : 2012-11-13
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1468919199
Description :


Zechariah is one of the most intriguing people in Scripture. The old man dreamed of the day that he would be chosen to go into the temple of the Lord to burn incense. When his turn finally came, he got way more than he bargained for. This one act play seeks to make the story of Zechariah come alive. It is best performed in a church during the Advent season. The drama seeks to help people, who become very busy during the Christmas season, slow down enough to hear the voice of God. Sometimes we need to be speechless in order to hear God's voice. When Zechariah became speechless, he really saw God work.