This Boy's Life

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • ISBN : 9780802198600
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9767

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.

Farm Boys

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Will Fellows
  • ISBN : 0299150836
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 5450

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Homosexuality is often seen as a purely urban experience, far removed from rural and small-town life. Farm Boys undermines that cliche by telling the stories of more than three dozen gay men, ranging in age from 24 to 84, who grew up in farm families in the midwestern United States. Whether painful, funny, or matter-of-fact, these plain-spoken accounts will move and educate any reader, gay or not, from farm or city. “When I was fifteen, the milkman who came to get our milk was beautiful. This is when I was really getting horny to do something with another guy. I waited every day for him to come. I couldn’t even talk to him, couldn’t think of anything to say. I just stood there, watching him, wondering if he knew why.”—Henry Bauer, Minnesota “When I go back home, I feel a real connection with the land—a tremendous feeling, spiritual in a way. It makes me want to go out into a field and take my shoes off and put my feet right on the dirt, establish a real physical connection with that place. I get homesick a lot, but I don’t know if I could ever go back there and live. It’s not the kind of place that would welcome me if I lived openly, the way that I would like to live. I would be shunned.”—Martin Scherz, Nebraska “If there is a checklist to see if your kid is queer, I must have hit every one of them—all sorts of big warning signs. I was always interested in a lot of the traditional queen things—clothes, cooking, academics, music, theater. A farm boy listening to show tunes? My parents must have seen it coming.”—Joe Shulka, Wisconsin “My favorite show when I was growing up was ‘The Waltons’. The show’s values comforted me, and I identified with John-Boy, the sensitive son who wanted to be a writer. He belonged there on the mountain with his family, yet he sensed that he was different and that he was often misunderstood. Sometimes I still feel like a misfit, even with gay people.”—Connie Sanders, Illinois “Agriculture is my life. I like working with farm people, although they don’t really understand me. When I retire I want the word to get out [that I’m gay] to the people I’ve worked with—the dairy producers, the veterinarians, the feed salesmen, the guys at the co-ops. They’re going to be shocked, but their eyes are going to be opened.”—James Heckman, Indiana

Boy's Life

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Robert McCammon
  • ISBN : 1453231560
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Number of Pages : 582
  • Readers : 9597

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

Ghost Boys

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • ISBN : 0316262250
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2907

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

Raising Cain

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Dan Kindlon, Ph.D.,Michael Thompson, PhD
  • ISBN : 0307569225
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 1563

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher’s landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys. In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country’s leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting—sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they’re not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that “cool” equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of “mother blame,” “boy biology,” and "testosterone,” Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive—the emotional miseducation of boys. Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer “culture of cruelty”—boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy—giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth. Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men.

The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Barbara Dee
  • ISBN : 1481405640
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7048

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Finley’s middle school, kissing frogs might lead to princes—if there were any frogs! Categorizing classmates leads to a battle of the sexes in this M!X novel from the author of Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life. According to Finley and her BFF, Maya, middle school boys can be put into three separate categories: tadpoles, croakers, and frogs. Per their official Life Cycle of Amphibian Boys, while tadpoles are totally not developed yet (read: boys who still love fart jokes and can’t have a normal conversation with girls without making fun of them), a frog is the top of the boy food chain—evolved and mature. Sadly, not many boys have reached that elusive frog status at Staunton Middle School. Finley thought she had everyone pegged, until Zachary Mattison enters the picture. After suddenly leaving the year before, Zachary’s surprise reappearance at SMS forces Finley to see him in a new light. And when the official life cycle list falls into the wrong hands, it causes a battle between the boys and girls that turns into an all-out war—one that Finley isn’t sure anyone can really win...

Boyz 'r' Us

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Scott Monk
  • ISBN : 1742742742
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1199

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's a long, mad ride from Summer Bay!Chicks, babes, cars and music; bored kids and shouting mothers; fathers that suck on a bottle to put themselves to sleep; and TV sets blaring mindlessly. Race tensions are hotting up in Marrickville and the media want a gang war so badly that they nearly start one. As Mitch looks back on his time as former leader of the Tunderjets, he tells the searing story of a scene that in some ways, no matter how hard you try, you can never leave.

Jump-Starting Boys

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Pam Withers
  • ISBN : 1936740494
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 4239

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Everyone knows that boys are falling behind in education. Largely left out of the discussion are parents of boys, who are most aware that their bright, eager sons hit an invisible wall somewhere near fourth grade, after which they become disengaged, discouraged, and disaffected. There are dozens of books on underachieving boys, but most parents brave enough to lift one off the shelf are instantly intimidated by the footnotes, graphs, case studies, and academic-speak addressed almost entirely to educators. What about the average guilt-ridden, frustrated mother or father of an underachieving boy? Jump-Starting Boys is the first book on the market that empowers parents, helping them reclaim the duties and rewards of raising their children and navigate the influences of school and media. Filled with reassurance and support, the authors turn fear and guilt into can-do confidence. Through easy tips and action list sidebars, this is the most practical, readable book on the topic.

Checkmate

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Bobby Fischer
  • ISBN : 1941270522
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 9138

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Look into Bobby’s Mind From December 1966 until January 1970, Bobby Fischer wrote a chess column for Boys’ Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Now, for the first time, all of these columns have been collected in one volume. It is an eclectic mix, a fascinating look at Fischer’s writing and thinking as he reached his prime, maturing into the strongest player in the world. In these columns, he answers many readers’ questions – from basic to sophisticated. His answers provide a unique glimpse into Fischer’s thinking at the chessboard. The time period covered in these columns was one of the most critical in Fischer’s career. It was during this time period that his opus magnum, My Sixty Memorable Games, was released. And as player, he grew from one of a few super-grandmasters to the best player in the world. The only thing missing was an actual title match. That of course would soon come. These columns are a diverse collection of tips for players, comments on playing, annotated games and casual observations. The games and annotations are presented in modern English algebraic notation. As Andy Soltis notes in his foreword, “You read [Fischer’s Boys’ Life columns] to see what was going on in that remarkable mind. As quirky as Checkmate was, these columns tell us a lot.”

Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book 1, 2 & 3

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Nick Snels
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : ColoringArtist.com
  • Number of Pages : 242
  • Readers : 4529

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. Boys can bring their imagination to life with this coloring book dedicated to strong boys. Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book volume 1, 2 and 3 includes 40 fun and exciting coloring pages with young and inspiring boys enjoying themselves. Using their favorite colors and art supplies, boys can create personal masterpieces while they develop important skills. Boys enjoy coloring independently or socially as they connect with caregivers or friends. A highly personal gift for a young coloring fan in your life. Printed on single-sided pages to prevent smudging. Hours of imaginative fun. Accessible and appealing to budding artists. This coloring book bundles volumes 1, 2 and 3 at a discounted price. Coloring isn't just fun for boys. It will also: Improve focus and attention to detail. Develop grip, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Increase patience. Build confidence. Reduce stress and frustration. Click Add to Cart at the top of this page to give these benefits to a boy you love. Learn more and see our entire collection at www.coloringartist.com or contact us at [email protected] If your boy enjoys their coloring book, please leave a positive review on this page to help us reach more budding artists.

Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book 3

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Nick Snels
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : ColoringArtist.com
  • Number of Pages : 82
  • Readers : 7405

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. Boys can bring their imagination to life with this coloring book dedicated to strong boys. Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book volume 3 includes 40 fun and exciting coloring pages with young and inspiring boys enjoying themselves. Using their favorite colors and art supplies, boys can create personal masterpieces while they develop important skills. Boys enjoy coloring independently or socially as they connect with caregivers or friends. A highly personal gift for a young coloring fan in your life. Printed on single-sided pages to prevent smudging. Hours of imaginative fun. Accessible and appealing to budding artists. Coloring isn't just fun for boys. It will also: Improve focus and attention to detail. Develop grip, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Increase patience. Build confidence. Reduce stress and frustration. Click Add to Cart at the top of this page to give these benefits to a boy you love. Learn more and see our entire collection at www.coloringartist.com or contact us at [email protected] If your boy enjoys their coloring book, please leave a positive review on this page to help us reach more budding artists.

Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book 1

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Nick Snels
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : ColoringArtist.com
  • Number of Pages : 82
  • Readers : 6415

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. Boys can bring their imagination to life with this coloring book dedicated to strong boys. Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book volume 1 includes 40 fun and exciting coloring pages with young and inspiring boys enjoying themselves. Using their favorite colors and art supplies, boys can create personal masterpieces while they develop important skills. Boys enjoy coloring independently or socially as they connect with caregivers or friends. A highly personal gift for a young coloring fan in your life. Printed on single-sided pages to prevent smudging. Hours of imaginative fun. Accessible and appealing to budding artists. Coloring isn't just fun for boys. It will also: Improve focus and attention to detail. Develop grip, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Increase patience. Build confidence. Reduce stress and frustration. Click Add to Cart at the top of this page to give these benefits to a boy you love. Learn more and see our entire collection at www.coloringartist.com or contact us at [email protected] If your boy enjoys their coloring book, please leave a positive review on this page to help us reach more budding artists.

Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book 2

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  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Author : Nick Snels
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : ColoringArtist.com
  • Number of Pages : 82
  • Readers : 7523

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. Boys can bring their imagination to life with this coloring book dedicated to strong boys. Boys Will Be Boys Coloring Book volume 2 includes 40 fun and exciting coloring pages with young and inspiring boys enjoying themselves. Using their favorite colors and art supplies, boys can create personal masterpieces while they develop important skills. Boys enjoy coloring independently or socially as they connect with caregivers or friends. A highly personal gift for a young coloring fan in your life. Printed on single-sided pages to prevent smudging. Hours of imaginative fun. Accessible and appealing to budding artists. Coloring isn't just fun for boys. It will also: Improve focus and attention to detail. Develop grip, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Increase patience. Build confidence. Reduce stress and frustration. Click Add to Cart at the top of this page to give these benefits to a boy you love. Learn more and see our entire collection at www.coloringartist.com or contact us at [email protected] If your boy enjoys their coloring book, please leave a positive review on this page to help us reach more budding artists.

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Claire Legrand
  • ISBN : 144244293X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5118

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: At the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, you will definitely learn your lesson. An atmospheric, heartfelt, and delightfully spooky novel for fans of Coraline, Splendors and Glooms, and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Victoria hates nonsense. There is no need for it when your life is perfect. The only smudge on her pristine life is her best friend Lawrence. He is a disaster—lazy and dreamy, shirt always untucked, obsessed with his silly piano. Victoria often wonders why she ever bothered being his friend. (Lawrence does, too.) But then Lawrence goes missing. And he’s not the only one. Victoria soon discovers that The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls is not what it appears to be. Kids go in but come out…different. Or they don’t come out at all. If anyone can sort this out, it’s Victoria—even if it means getting a little messy.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jenny Han
  • ISBN : 1442426721
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9814

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

The Boy in the Dress

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : David Walliams
  • ISBN : 0007302088
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 3104

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.

Don't Bring Home a White Boy

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Karyn Langhorne Folan
  • ISBN : 143916939X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2272

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, writer Karyn Langhorne Folan debunks the myths about interracial relationships. Drawing on real-life testimonials, she boldly tackles this difficult subject with warmth, humor, and understanding, as she explores stereotypes of black female sexuality and white male perspectives on black female beauty. Folan goes beyond statistics and offers firsthand insights on her own interracial relationship and attempts to tap into a woman’s desire to have all that they deserve instead of restricting themselves, simply because they want a “good black man.” Frank, authoritative, and universally relevant, her message to women is to look beyond skin color, accept themselves for who they are, and seek a man who truly loves them, regardless of race.

Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1669

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

What's Happening to My Body? Book for Boys

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Lynda Madaras,Area Madaras,Simon Sullivan
  • ISBN : 1557048967
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4274

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys Written by an experienced educator and her daughter in a reassuring and down-to-earth style, The "What's Happening to My Body?" Book for Boys gives sensitive straight talk on: the body's changing size and shape; diet and exercise; the growth spurt; the reproductive organs; body hair; voice changes; romantic and sexual feelings; and puberty in the opposite sex. It also includes information on steroid abuse, acne treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and birth control. Featuring detailed illustrations and real-life stories throughout, plus an introduction for parents and a helpful resource section, this bestselling growing-up guide is an essential puberty education and health book for all boys ages 10 and up.

To Raise a Boy

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Emma Brown
  • ISBN : 1982128100
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 7432

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Brown…engages intellectually with thorny issues involving language, school culture, and the more troublesome aspects of today’s parent universe.”​ —The Washington Post “To Raise a Boy is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking view of the world that we have created for boys, and a call for change.” —Peg Tyre, author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys A journalist’s searing investigation into how we teach boys to be men—and how we can do better. How will I raise my son to be different? This question gripped Washington Post investigative reporter Emma Brown, who was at home nursing her six-week-old son when the #MeToo movement erupted. In search of an answer, Brown traveled around the country, through towns urban and rural, affluent and distressed. In the course of her reporting, she interviewed hundreds of people—educators, parents, coaches, researchers, men, and boys—to understand the challenges boys face and how to address them. What Brown uncovered was shocking: 23 percent of boys believe men should use violence to get respect; 22 percent of an incoming college freshman class said they had already committed sexual violence; 58 percent of young adults said they’ve never had a conversation with their parents about respect and care in sexual relationships. Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. Nearly 4 million men experience sexual violence each year. From the reporter who brought Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s story to light, To Raise a Boy combines assiduous reporting, cutting-edge scientific research, and boys’ powerful testimonials to expose the crisis in young men’s emotional and physical health. Emma Brown connects the dots between educators, researchers, policy makers, and mental health professionals in this tour de force that upends everything we thought we knew about boys. Johns Hopkins chair of the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Robert Blum says, “The story of boys has yet to be told, and I think it’s a really important story.” Urgent and revelatory, To Raise a Boy begins to tell that story.

The Story of the Good Little Boy

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Mark Twain
  • ISBN : 1613100108
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 5527

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : John Boyne
  • ISBN : 0307494233
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 2457

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Two young boys encounter the best and worst of humanity during the Holocaust in this powerful read that USA Today called "as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

Boys at Sea

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  • Category : History
  • Author : B. Burg
  • ISBN : 0230590705
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 245
  • Readers : 3509

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .

The Road

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1394

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Mothering Our Boys (US Edition)

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Maggie Dent
  • ISBN : 0648431010
  • Publisher : Pennington Publications
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 6834

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Maggie is earthy and real, full of love and knowledge, especially on raising sons." - Steve Biddulph "Maggie's perspective on raising boys is spot on. She writes with humor and depth, providing insight and strategies for many of the most important issues facing moms. There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys." - Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and Saving Our Sons If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them… and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world where negative images of masculinity are front and centre of our media, almost every day. Not only that, but statistically our boys are still struggling in many ways. Even though we live in a time where we recognise that nothing in gender is fixed, it remains a fact that the influence of a mother on her son is massive. A mother of four sons herself, Maggie Dent draws on her personal experience - and over four decades work as a teacher, counsellor and now author and speaker - to help build understanding, empathy and compassion for our boys. Maggie shares her five key secrets that every mum needs to know and uses the voices of men she has worked with and surveyed to reveal what really matters in a boy's relationship with his mother and other mother figures. Maggie is one of Australia's most popular parenting authors and educators, and her seminars about boys have sold out all across Australia and in the UK. She is finally sharing her insights, her reflections, and (as always) her humour around mothering boys to help you be the mum your son needs you to be.

The Giving Tree

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • ISBN : 0061965103
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Readers : 6884

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

The Minds of Boys

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Michael Gurian
  • ISBN : 9781118041116
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 8364

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.

The Kneebone Boy

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Ellen Potter
  • ISBN : 1429941197
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4854

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Life in a small town can be pretty boring when everyone avoids you like the plague. But after their father unwittingly sends them to stay with an aunt who's away on holiday, the Hardscrabble children take off on an adventure that begins in the seedy streets of London and ends in a peculiar sea village where legend has it a monstrous creature lives who is half boy and half animal. . . . In this wickedly dark, unusual, and compelling novel, Ellen Potter masterfully tells the tale of one deliciously strange family and a secret that changes everything.

Boys & Sex

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Peggy Orenstein
  • ISBN : 0062666991
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7000

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Now in paperback—Peggy Orenstein, author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex, turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men. “Eye-opening…. Every few pages, the boy world cracks open a little bit…. Even in the most anxiety-provoking moments of Boys & Sex, it’s clear that Orenstein believes in the goodness of boys and the men they can become, and she believes in us, as parents, to raise them” (New York Times Book Review). Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject to the same cultural forces as girls—steeped in the same distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity—which equally affect how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. In Boys & Sex, Peggy Orenstein dives back into the lives of young people to once again give voice to the unspoken, revealing how young men understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Boys & Sex dissects so-called locker room talk; how the word “hilarious” robs boys of empathy; pornography as the new sex education; boys’ understanding of hookup culture and consent; and their experience as both victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By surfacing young men’s experience in all its complexity, Orenstein is able to unravel the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of young male sexuality in today’s world. The result is a provocative and paradigm-shifting work that offers a much-needed vision of how boys can truly move forward as better men.

There Are No Children Here

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Alex Kotlowitz
  • ISBN : 0307814289
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 1159

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

In Pharaoh's Army

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Tobias Wolff
  • ISBN : 0307763757
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 6180

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.

The Man Who Killed Boys

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  • Category : True Crime
  • Author : Clifford L. Linedecker
  • ISBN : 1466847921
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7975

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A true story of mass murder in a Chicago suburb. Successful businessman, community benefactor, good friend and neighbor-- and perverted mass murderer. Over a period of three years, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. sexually tortured and murdered 33 boys. His friends and neighbors in his unassuming Illinois community never suspected a thing. Gacy was a Jekyll-and-Hyde figure, leading an outwardly normal life, but secretly brutalizing dozens of young men in a hidden lair, and concealing their bodies under the floorboards of his suburban home. Through extensive personal interviews with those who knew Gacy, veteran true-crime scribe Clifford L. Linedecker takes us on a shocking ride through Gacy's life, delving deep into the man's troubled past, recounting his appalling series of murders, and recreating the drama of his trial-- which resulted in his execution by lethal injection in 1994. Gruesome and horrifying, The Man Who Killed Boys reveals stark terror set amid the daily lives of an ordinary community. Documented with an 8-page photo archive

Soldier Boy

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Keely Hutton
  • ISBN : 0374305641
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 6539

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An unforgettable novel based on the life of Ricky Richard Anywar, who at age fourteen was forced to fight as a soldier in the guerrilla army of notorious Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony Soldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in the Ugandan civil war (one of Africa's longest running conflicts). Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape. The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, a boy deathly afraid of trusting anyone ever again. Samuel is representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans. Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage in the face of unimaginable horror. This title has Common Core connections.

My Life as a Stuntboy

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Janet Tashjian,Jake Tashjian
  • ISBN : 1466822902
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3988

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to be a stunt boy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he is the star's stunt double and must wear a wig! His friends are never going to let him live this down. If that weren't his only problem, his parents are threatening to give away his pet monkey, and his best friend just posted an embarrassing video of him on Youtube. Can life get any worse? Still the irrepressible Derek takes it all in stride and even manages to save the day.

The Junction Boys

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Jim Dent
  • ISBN : 142997284X
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 5731

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant is recognized nationwide as one of the greatest coaches ever. So why did he always cite his 1-9 A&M team of 1954 as his favorite? This is the story of a remarkable team - and the beginning of the legend. The Junction Boys tells the story of Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary training camp in the small town of Junction, Texas. In a move that many consider the salvation of the Texas A&M football program, Coach Bryant put 115 players through the most grueling practices ever imagined. Only a handful of players survived the entire 10 days, but they braved the intense heat of the Texas sun and the burning passion of their coach, and turned a floundering team into one of the nation's best. The Junction Boys is more than just a story of tough practices without water breaks. An extraordinary fellowship was forged from the mind-numbing pain. The thirty-five survivors bonded together like no other team in America. They profited from the Junction experience; the knowledge they took back with them to College Station, about themselves and what they were capable of, would be used for the rest of their lives. In vivid and powerful images reminiscent of Friday Night Lights, Hoosiers, and The Last Picture Show, these young men and their driven coach come to life. The Junction Boys contains all the hallmarks of a classic sports story, and it combines America's love of college football with an extraordinary story of perseverance and triumph.

Boys and Men in African American Families

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Linda M. Burton,Dorian Burton,Susan M. McHale,Valarie King,Jennifer Van Hook
  • ISBN : 3319438476
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 5572

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This important volume takes a life course approach in sharing empirical insights on the family experiences of African American males in socioeconomic and political contexts. Representing fields ranging from developmental psychology to public health and sociology to education, chapters identify challenges facing black men and boys in the U.S., as well as family and community sources of support and resilience. Survey findings and exemplar case studies illustrate stressors and risk factors uniquely affecting African American communities, and tailored prevention and intervention strategies are described at the personal, family, and societal levels. These interdisciplinary perspectives not only encourage additional research, but inspire the continued development of appropriate interventions, relevant practice, and equitable policy. Included in the coverage: • The adjustment and development of African American males: Conceptual frameworks and emerging research opportunities. • A trauma-informed approach to affirming the humanity of African American boys and supporting healthy transitions to manhood. • Humanizing developmental science to promote positive development of young men of color. • Families, prisoner reentry, and reintegration. • Safe spaces for vulnerability: New perspectives on African Americans who struggle to be good fathers. • They can’t breathe: Why neighborhoods matter for the health of African American men and boys. Promoting diversity in the research agenda to reflect a diverse population, Boys and Men in African American Families is an invaluable reference for research professionals particularly interested in sociology, public policy, anthropology, urban and rural studies, and African American studies. Survey and ethnographic studies of poverty, inequality, family processes, and child, adolescent, and adult health and development are featured.

Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Maud Lavin,Ling Yang,Jing Jamie Zhao
  • ISBN : 9888390805
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Number of Pages : 292
  • Readers : 9969

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Chinese-speaking popular cultures have never been so queer in this digital, globalist age. The title of this pioneering volume, Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan already gives an idea of the colorful, multifaceted realms the fans inhabit today. Contributors to this collection situate the proliferation of (often online) queer representations, productions, fantasies, and desires as a reaction against the norms in discourses surrounding nation-states, linguistics, geopolitics, genders, and sexualities. Moving beyond the easy polarities between general resistance and capitulation, Queer Fan Cultures explores the fans’ diverse strategies in negotiating with cultural strictures and media censorship. It further outlines the performance of subjectivity, identity, and agency that cyberspace offers to female fans. Presenting a wide array of concrete case studies of queer fandoms in Chinese-speaking contexts, the essays in this volume challenge long-established Western-centric and Japanese-focused fan scholarship by highlighting the significance and specificities of Sinophone queer fan cultures and practices in a globalized world. The geographic organization of the chapters illuminates cultural differences and the other competing forces shaping geocultural intersections among fandoms based in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. “This important collection complicates our understanding of fan practices, showing how national and regional factors play an important role in how media texts and identities are understood. It also shows how the Chinese-speaking world is home to dense and often conflicting modes of audience reception of cultural texts deriving from Sinophone, Japanese, and Western contexts.” —Mark McLelland, University of Wollongong “An exciting anthology by a talented group of emergent scholars whose vibrant studies offer fresh insights on the diverse practices and transregional flows of queer fandom in the Chinese-speaking world. Local in its specificity and transnational in its scope, this book highlights the creativity of queer fan practices while critically locating them within the political and social structures that produce them.” —Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Kathleen Palmer Cleveland
  • ISBN : 1416613234
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Number of Pages : 233
  • Readers : 5618

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners responds to growing concerns about a crisis in boys' academic achievement. Kathleen Palmer Cleveland seeks to help K-12 educators cut through the hype to get at the real problem: who is underachieving, why are they struggling, and how can educators respond to these students' needs in new and productive ways? Cleveland presents findings from four large-scale studies about how boys learn best and combines these findings with insights about ongoing social and learning-style factors that affect learning in the classroom, plus lesson plans and anecdotes from real teachers working across all grade levels and subject areas. Cleveland's Pathways to Re-Engagement represents the culmination of her substantial research and personal experience. A flexible and practical framework for decision making in the classroom, the Pathways model seeks to * Replace the underachieving boy's negative attitudes about learning; * Reconnect each boy with school, with learning, and with a belief in himself as a competent learner; * Rebuild learning skills that lead to success in school and in life; and * Reduce the need for unproductive and distracting behaviors as a means of self-protection. Each aspect of the Pathways to Re-Engagement model offers educators a way to move underachieving boys from a position of weakness toward one of strength--giving them the tools to succeed in school and beyond.

The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Matilda Woods
  • ISBN : 1407179535
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2744

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora where fish fly out of the sea and everyone knows everybody's business. There he makes coffins for the great and small, but being the only coffin maker in town can be lonely. That is until a little boy and a magical bird enter his life and change it forever.

The Monitor Boys

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  • Category : History
  • Author : John V Quarstein
  • ISBN : 1625842279
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 215
  • Readers : 7763

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The stories of the officers and crew who served aboard the ironclad warship up until that fateful stormy New Year’s Eve in 1862. The United States Navy’s first ironclad warship rose to glory during the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, but there's much more to know about the USS Monitor. Historian John Quarstein has painstakingly compiled bits of historical data gathered through years of research to present the first comprehensive picture of the lives of the officers and crew who served faithfully in an iron ship unlike any vessel previously known. “The Monitor Boys,” a moniker the men gave themselves, is a reflection of how these hundred-odd souls were bound together through storms, battles, boredom, and disaster. Just living aboard the ironclad took uncommon effort and fortitude. Their perseverance through the heat, stress, and unseaworthiness that defined life on the ship makes the study of those who dared it a worthy endeavor. Many recognized that they were part of history. Moreover, the Monitor Boys were agents in the change of naval warfare. Following Quarstein’s compelling narrative is a detailed chronology as well as appendices including crew member biographies, casualties, and statistics and dimensions of the ship. Readers can dive into the world of the Monitor and meet William Flye, George Geer, and the rest of the men who risked everything by going to sea in the celebrated “cheesebox on a raft” and became the hope of a nation wracked by war. Includes illustrations