The View From Who I Was

Author: Heather Sappenfield
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738744414
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

At her school dance, Oona Antunes splits in two. A disembodied part of her watches as she wanders away from the school and lies down in the cold to die. When she’s sent to a Native American school to recover from her suicide attempt, Oona discovers that her problems go beyond herself. If she’s to heal, she will not be able to do it alone.

The View from Who I Was

Author: Heather Sappenfield
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738741744
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

As part of herself observes, eighteen-year-old Oona Antunes attempts suicide, tries to pull her family and her life back together, and begins to understand her own problems and those of her parents before finally becoming one with herself again.

Life at the Speed of Us

Author: Heather Sappenfield
Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 9780738748252
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

When Sovern Briggs survives a car crash, she stops talking to seal in the memory of her mother’s life. As conflict with her father builds, Sovern seeks relief in a dangerous boyfriend and in speed’s adrenaline edge. Dyslexia, math, cutting-edge science, genius, and love weave together in a reluctant journey toward acceptance.

A View From A Lake

Author: Neil Hayes
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784628611
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Self-Help

A View From A Lake: Buddha, Mind and Future explains how to train our minds to attain lasting contentment. Drawing on the original and most powerful source of mind training – the word of the Buddha – Neil Hayes takes the reader on a journey from ancient India to contemporary Western psychology and the Internet age. It may be unusual for a non-fiction book to have a villain, but this one does, and it is the thinking mind, or the voice in our heads. This troublesome guest’s ruses are exposed as being the source of our own unhappiness, and, if unmanaged, a threat to our mental health. Although Western education and science encourage a model of mind in which thinking is at the helm, we generally receive no education in how to manage such a powerful resource safely. A compelling and more beneficial alternative view of mind is offered, based on the natural awareness already present in our minds. The central point of the book is that there is a wager we must all make: for the small stake of some rewarding mental training, we can attain perpetual happiness. Indeed, we learn that to do otherwise makes no sense. This thought-provoking new book gives a detailed practical guide to meditation using the techniques that the Buddha himself used, and explains his psychology clearly and in the context of what psychologists know about the mind today. The beauty of this mind training is that it delivers benefits immediately, so the reader need take nothing on trust. The book is suitable for the popular psychology market, and for more serious students of mind, meditation, and the Buddha’s teaching. A View From A Lake is both a valuable source of mind management techniques and a message of hope for our species.

The View from Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439132012
Release Date: 2010-12-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.

A View from the Bridge

Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241960110
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Genre: Drama

Eddie Carbone is a longshoreman and a straightforward man, with a strong sense of decency and of honour. For Eddie, it's a privilege to take in his wife's cousins, straight off the boat from Italy. But, as his niece begins to fall for one of them, it's clear that it's not just, as Eddie claims, that he's too strange, too sissy, too careless for her, but that something bigger, deeper is wrong, and wrong inside Eddie, in a way he can't face. Something which threatens the happiness of their whole family.

The View from Flyover Country

Author: Sarah Kendzior
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 9781250189981
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Political Science

NEW YORK TIMES and MIBA BESTSELLER From the St. Louis–based journalist often credited with first predicting Donald Trump’s presidential victory. "A collection of sharp-edged, humanistic pieces about the American heartland...Passionate pieces that repeatedly assail the inability of many to empathize and to humanize." — Kirkus In 2015, Sarah Kendzior collected the essays she reported for Al Jazeera and published them as The View from Flyover Country, which became an ebook bestseller and garnered praise from readers around the world. Now, The View from Flyover Country is being released in print with an updated introduction and epilogue that reflect on the ways that the Trump presidency was the certain result of the realities first captured in Kendzior’s essays. A clear-eyed account of the realities of life in America’s overlooked heartland, The View from Flyover Country is a piercing critique of the labor exploitation, race relations, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of the post-employment economy that gave rise to a president who rules like an autocrat. The View from Flyover Country is necessary reading for anyone who believes that the only way for America to fix its problems is to first discuss them with honesty and compassion. “Please put everything aside and try to get ahold of Sarah Kendzior’s collected essays, The View from Flyover Country. I have rarely come across writing that is as urgent and beautifully expressed. What makes Kendzior’s writing so truly important is [that] it . . . documents where the problem lies, by somebody who lives there.”—The Wire “Sarah Kendzior is as harsh and tenacious a critic of the Trump administration as you’ll find. She isn’t some new kid on the political block or a controversy machine. . . .Rather she is a widely published journalist and anthropologist who has spent much of her life studying authoritarianism.” —Columbia Tribune

The Art of Sanctions

Author: Richard Nephew
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231542555
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Political Science

Nations and international organizations are increasingly using sanctions as a means to achieve their foreign policy aims. However, sanctions are ineffective if they are executed without a clear strategy responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness. Nephew—a leader in the design and implementation of sanctions on Iran—develops guidelines for interpreting targets’ responses to sanctions based on two critical factors: pain and resolve. The efficacy of sanctions lies in the application of pain against a target, but targets may have significant resolve to resist, tolerate, or overcome this pain. Understanding the interplay of pain and resolve is central to using sanctions both successfully and humanely. With attention to these two key variables, and to how they change over the course of a sanctions regime, policy makers can pinpoint when diplomatic intervention is likely to succeed or when escalation is necessary. Focusing on lessons learned from sanctions on both Iran and Iraq, Nephew provides policymakers with practical guidance on how to measure and respond to pain and resolve in the service of strong and successful sanctions regimes.

Who Was Amelia Earhart

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101640043
Release Date: 2002-11-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.

The Girl with the Silver Eyes

Author: Willo Davis Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781534421325
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don’t have silver eyes. Other people can’t make things happen just by thinking about them! But these special powers make Katie unusual, and it’s hard to make friends when you’re unusual. Katie knows that she’s different but she’s never done anything to hurt anyone so why is everyone afraid of her? Maybe there are other kids out there who have the same silver eyes . . . and the same talents . . . and maybe they’ll be willing to help her.

Who Was Rosa Parks

Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101445938
Release Date: 2010-12-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This biography has black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Help

Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425245132
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era. Includes reading-group guide. Reissue. A #1 best-selling novel.

If I Was Your Girl

Author: Meredith Russo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250078407
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

MEREDITH RUSSO was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. "If I Was Your Girl "was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and "Star Wars."

A Room of One s Own

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199642212
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Literary Collections

'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...'In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creativeachievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles.In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. ThreeGuineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their argumentscontinue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day.