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Bad Girls Throughout History

Author : Ann Shen
ISBN : 9781452157023
Genre : Art
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Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

Author : Χάνια Γιαναγκιχάρα
ISBN : 9786180309669
Genre : Fiction
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Τέσσερις φίλοι και συμφοιτητές μετακομίζουν, μετά την αποφοίτησή τους, στη Νέα Υόρκη για να φτιάξουν τη ζωή τους – άφραγκοι, χαμένοι, με μόνο τους στήριγμα τη φιλία τους και τις φιλοδοξίες τους: Ο ευγενής, ωραίος Γουίλεμ, επίδοξος ηθοποιός· ο Τζέι Μπι, ζωγράφος από το Μπρούκλιν, που προσπαθεί να κατακτήσει τον καλλιτεχνικό κόσμο∙ ο Μάλκολμ, αρχιτέκτονας σε μια σημαντική εταιρεία∙ και ο Τζουντ – ο ιδιοφυής, αινιγματικός Τζουντ. Όπως περνούν οι δεκαετίες, οι σχέσεις τους βαθαίνουν, αλλά και σκοτεινιάζουν, καθώς τις χρωματίζουν ο εθισμός, η επιτυχία, η περηφάνια. Ωστόσο η σπουδαιότερη πρόκληση, συνειδητοποιούν όλοι, είναι ο ίδιος ο Τζουντ, πλέον ένας απίστευτα χαρισματικός δικηγόρος μα και ένας άνθρωπος ολοένα και πιο διαλυμένος, με το σώμα του και τον νου του σημαδεμένα από τους ανείπωτους τρόμους της παιδικής του ηλικίας – κυνηγημένος από τραύματα που φοβάται ότι όχι μόνο δεν θα ξεπεράσει ποτέ, αλλά και θα τον ορίζουν για πάντα. Με πρόζα πλούσια και λαμπρή, η Γιαναγκιχάρα γράφει έναν τραγικό, υπερβατικό ύμνο στην αγάπη, μια αριστοτεχνική απεικόνιση του σπαραγμού, της τυραννίας της μνήμης και των ορίων της ανθρώπινης αντοχής.

How To Get Your Screen Loving Kids To Read Books For Pleasure

Author : Kaye Newton
ISBN : 9781543924756
Genre : Family & Relationships
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One Saturday morning at breakfast, Kaye Newton listened to her fourteen- year-old daughter declare that she would rather vacuum pretzel crumbs from the family minivan, than read a book for pleasure. Newton recognized that while her three children were competent readers, they chose not to read during their free time. Her kids, ages ten, eleven, and fourteen, and many of their friends spent their days snapchatting, texting, and playing "important" Xbox matches. Since Newton is a booklover, this absence of reading bothered her. Research shows that reading is fundamental for success in school and the workplace, and it's also life-enhancing. But could a regular parent, who is not a teacher or librarian, lead her screen-loving kids to peruse books for pleasure? And could adolescents who claim "I'm just not a reader" as they settle in front of their favorite Netflix series, be transformed into readers? Could this metamorphizes possibly be enjoyable? The answer is Yes! After spending over a year testing reading advice, Newton shares what really works to get kids to read for fun. She includes practical guidance, lists of books that hook teens and preteens, and even describes how to make the required reading for school more enjoyable. A blend of memoir, research, and experimentation, How to get your Screen-Loving Kids to Read a Book for Pleasure enables parents, grandparents, and caregivers to successfully promote reading for fun.

Lucille Ball Biography The Tumultuous Life Of The Legendary Comedian From I Love Lucy Relationships Rumors And More

Author : Chris Dicker
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Lucille Ball has inspired and paved the way for many women in the modern comedy; including Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others. Lucille was one of the first women to run her own production company (Lucille Ball Productions - it came from Desilu Productions). Back in the days interracial dating was still taboo, yet Lucille Ball dated and married the Cuban-born actor, musician, and television producer Desi Arnaz. Lucille Ball was one of the first actresses to work on TV productions while being pregnant. Lucy's pregnancy would imply that sexual intercourse took place between husband and wife. During this era, it would have been offensive to have husband and wife even sleep in the same bed. It's insane. She went even further where Lucy gave birth to her son, Desi Jr. in the episode, “Lucy Goes to The Hospital” - this became a significant part of the American culture, and the episodes concerning Lucy's pregnancy reflected this. More people watched “I Love Lucy” that night than saw Eisenhower’s inauguration as President of the United States. Lucille Ball was not a typical housewife as you probably guessed. Historically speaking, she is the first woman in comedy, in every sense of the word. There were no other women in comedy before her. Lucille created this emerging trend to help other women get involved with comedy. At least the perception of it was still taboo. In this short biography, you are going to gain more insights of who Lucille Ball really was. The woman behind the legendary love story of television's most famous couple: Lucy and Desi. You'll also learn more about her personal life with Desi Arnaz, Gary Morton and her children. Lucille Ball was a very gifted performer and comedian. Nothing she did could ever match the enormity of "I Love Lucy." She left a legacy in a time when there was still so much laughter yet to come. If you want to learn more about Lucille Ball and her tumultuous life, grab your copy now!

The Wind In The Willows Greek Edition

Author : Kenneth Grahame
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.


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The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2003

Author : Ken Park
ISBN : 0886878829
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