Anthony “Blu” Rogers tells us the story of his life. With his parents being acclaimed murderers and only the memory of his beloved older brother to keep him sane, Blu becomes a target for death. Not only was he abandoned, neglected, and abused by those he loved, he was also labeled a demon spawn. The choices of his family made life a living hell for the young teen as danger lurks in the shadows. The best of his friends, Frank, Tyler, and Rosetta, each began to treat their friend as a mere outcast. Mr. Cross, a cop, husband, and the father of Tyler and Rosetta, takes Blu under his wings while fighting to protect him.Eventually, Blu meets Morgan, the one girl in the entire town that treats him like a human being. His world began to shine a bit brighter, though, just like his family, she and everyone else he runs into has their secrets. Every day is a life or death moment for the young seed as his mind struggles to depict reality. Who can Blu trust when he can no longer trust himself or the world around him? Even he, himself, has secrets. What else can a young boy do but run?
This series of books is about belonging and identity in today's World.
These books show that no matter where you come from, no matter where you were born, no matter your abilities, you are part of the amazing human race living in this global village.
All over the world, in the diaspora, in every country, in every city, there are immigrants living there from other cities and countries. These books talk about this, and how the diversity of being different can enhance our experiences. No matter who you are, no matter where you came from, you will find yourself in these pages.
When a teacher exclaims, “Clap if you can hear me,” students are meant to clap once in unison in answer to demonstrate they are attentive, focused, and processing what is being said. The essential ingredient in enhancing education is paying attention.
This book presents practical solutions to empower students and parents in education. Clap If You Can Hear Me is a navigational guide that exposes critical deficits in PreK through higher education programs. It also illuminates best practices to prepare youth for life, not just college, which are illustrated throughout each chapter.
The culmination of the enclosed suggestions deliver a balanced, quality education that is affordable and relevant. Infusing higher education with life skills and work experience that today’s employers are looking for is a featured theme.
To achieve generational wealth and national prosperity, we must rethink how we prepare our youth for life and address post-graduate resources for both primary and higher education students that are entering the workforce. This book reveals the things they don’t tell you and provides an arsenal of implementable solutions for parents and students that you can do to enhance your education.
Relevance is the greatest challenge of a robust education. Excelling in global competitiveness happens when we establish a better quality of life for all Americans while simultaneously reducing personal and government debt. Establishing this life begins with education. Clap If You Can Heart Me acts as an advocate for change with solutions that can be immediately applied to benefit students, parents, and lobbied for by any party of interest. Clap if you can hear me, ‘Merica.
Bryce Lockwood has amassed a trove of unique military experiences during a brief span of time. Born on a small farm in rural New York State in 1939, he graduated from high school in Afton, New York in 1957. He soon made the decision to enlist in the Marine Corps and, in 1960, married his fiancee, Lois. In the next few years, his military career led to language school in Monterey, California, where he completed Russian linguist training followed by Cold War assignments in locations such as Scotland, Turkey and the former West Germany. However, the most unforgettable moment of his military assignments came with temporary orders for service aboard the USS Liberty - a U.S. intelligence ship. While serving as a Russian linguist aboard the vessel, he lived through an attack by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats during the Six-Day War, resulting in the deaths of 34 and wounding 174 Americans. As the only U.S. Marine to survive the incident, Lockwood became the recipient of a Silver Star medal for rescuing three sailors trapped in flooded compartments in addition to receiving a Purple Heart for severe burns incurred in a torpedo explosion. Lockwood later served a tour in Vietnam and, in 1971, received a medical retirement after thirteen years of service. In recent years, he has sought the truth behind the unprovoked assault on the USS Liberty, which left many of his friends severely wounded or dead. In recent decades, Lockwood has joined other Liberty survivors in petitioning Congress for an open and thorough investigation of the attack.
Encouraged by their mother to put aside their video games, Chandler and Joey embark upon a grand adventure outdoors and meet a magical elf named Rudy. The three quickly became involved in pursuit of the dreaded Snow Goblins, who have robbed food from the citizens of the elf kingdom. However, the boys come to recognize the hardships suffered by the starving Snow Goblins and show Rudy the importance of not judging others too quickly and the true value of friendship.
Larry the Caterpillar has one job; to become a fully formed butterfly. However, this journey was not what Larry expected. This book follows Larry along his journey from a baby caterpillar to a butterfly. Along the way, he encounters several mishaps that test his determination to survive. There is a resiliency about Larry that teaches us not to fear a challenge, but to rise to it in order to overcome obstacles in your life. This book could be a great teaching tool for parents and/or educators of elementary to middle school children.
One of the soldiers immediately grabbed Tommy from behind and put his knife to his throat, ‘Move away, or I swear there will be bloodshed this night.’
Tommy had a look of fear in his eyes and not willing to blink, his eyes grew wide and white. He used his peripheral vision to try to look at the man behind, but he was terrified and shivered with more fear than chill.
‘Come men mount your horses,’ the sergeant of the soldiers, a career man, could sense the fear in the men that stood opposite. The other four took out their flintlock pistols and pointed them at the clubmen.
Come along on this historic fictional, adventurous and mysterious journey which twists, turns and surprises until the very end. If you like history, adventure and intrigue with a dash of spirited love, then you will be engrossed by this tale of a peasant family getting caught up in the ravages of the English Civil War in 1642.
The story keeps readers on edge surprising them with twists, turns and mystery all the while painting a vivid picture that places you in the time and in the place. The comical, crudeness of the writing mirrors times when peasants were a lowly, uneducated, rough lot, but this only adds to this realistic and vibrant tale.
Reading this novel, one can immerse themselves within this factually accurate tale and discover the more colourful, candid details of what it may have been like to live in this rebellious time.
It was meant to be the perfect gift—an ancestral DNA kit. A unique gift given to my mother with love and hope. I only wanted to help us heal, to give her something that could help fill the emptiness his death had made. I never imagined this gift would cost me more than money. What secrets lie hidden in your blood? What mysteries could your DNA solve? A cryptic riddle dropped into the bottom of the kit. Questions that I had not bothered to wonder about. My family’s blood was full of secrets and mystery. Secrets that had been hidden for years. Secrets that would lead to death and pain. I had gave her with Pandora’s box. I had given her death.
Author and successful businessman Achille Paladini brings readers his intensely personal autobiography, Perseverance; an epic life saga filled with both intrigue and awe-inspiring wisdom.
In mid-1950s San Francisco, the Paladini name was synonymous with seafood on the west coast, the foundation of which began with the incredible rags-to-riches story of his famous and legendary grandfather prominently titled "The Fish King," who he was posthumously named after. Achille-- "Kiki," as he's called by family and friends--grew up in the upscale Marina District of the city enjoying an affluent lifestyle. Moving to Southern California at the age of eighteen propelled him into the surreal world of Hollywood with its glitz and glamour further accelerating his fairytale life and marrying a beautiful aspiring young actress. Upon returning to San Francisco to work for the family business --a shocking and cataclysmic revelation devastated his idealistic youthful illusions, leaving him hopeless, with dismay and dire concern for the future. His success, however, did not come easily, having to face insurmountable challenges, setbacks, and debilitating heartbreak, plus impossible odds; he eventually triumphed by beholding only the virtue of perseverance.
The story contains factual experiences that most will conclude are fictional; however, everything stated is true and unembellished.