Rebecca Danger - a best-selling knitting-book author - now turns her talents to sewing! Discover a roomful of distinctive designs for Baby in this budget-friendly collection that young moms will adore. Choose from 20 simple and clever patterns; most areachievable with relatively little sewing experience Stitch well-designed projects that range from a baby carrier to toys, clothing, a sleep sack, diaper-change bag, crib sheet, and much more Use mom-tested patterns to create your own color coordinatednursery; pullout pattern sheets are included
In the first few years of her life, four-year-old Sandra Schmidt endured TB, the death of her mother and the abandonment of her father. It is 1938: Hitler runs Sandras homeland and soon much of the homelands of Germanys neighbors. She is raised in the safety of her grandparents home until the Americans and British start bombing Germany and her village. Sandra is struck by a piece of shrapnel and almost dies from infection. Her lifelong friend and Sandra wonder what the Jewish Solution is all about when her beloved grandfather is sent to a concentration camp for hiring Jews in the market he manages. He escapes with the help of a former employee who now is a warden there. After Sandras grandfather dies she lets an American GI trundle her off to New York, but doesnt like it there and runs off to California. But being beautiful doesnt guarantee you a job there. She struggles for a while, and after a few mishaps she lands a job as a Tour Manager to India. The tour companys management is impressed with her and offers her a permanent position. She always told her grandmother that: someday I will travel the world. Oddly enough, this will be her new profession, and she travels with American tourists for many years. The dream she had of traveling with the rich and famous had finally come true.
In the first years of her life, four-year old Sandra has endured TB, the death of her mother, and the abandonment of her father. It is 1938 and Hitler runs Sandra's homeland and much of the homeland of Germany's neighbors. Sandra is raised in the safety of her Grandmother's Village until the British and Americans bomb the Village and Sandra is struck by a piece of shrapnel and almost dies from infection. She witnesses Jews, being forced into boxcars, to be shipped to work camps or maybe death camps. She witnesses uncooperative Jews being mowed down by machinegun fire. Her lifelong friend and she escape in a harrowing chase by a Nazi patrol. But, later her beloved grandfather is sent to a work camp for hiring Jews to work in the markets that he manages. Her grandfather escapes the work camp and lives to raise Sandra. When her grandfather dies, Sandra's GI husband trundles her off to New Your. Sandra is beautiful, energetic and intelligent, but will that be enough to survive being a German in America?
When an old friend asks Superintendent Tom Harper for help, he finds himself drawn into a deadly web of intimidation, corruption and misery on the streets of Leeds. Leeds, England. July, 1899. The hot summer has been fairly quiet for Detective Superintendent Tom Harper and his squad, until a daring burglary occurs at an expensive Leeds address. Then his friend and former colleague, Inspector Billy Reed, asks for his help. Billy’s brother, Charlie, a shopkeeper, has committed suicide. Going through Charlie’s papers, Billy discovers crippling rent rises demanded by his new landlord. Could these have driven him to his death? As Harper investigates, he uncovers a web of intimidation and corruption that leads back to the mysterious North Leeds Company. Who is pulling the strings behind the scenes and bringing a new kind of misery and violence to the people of Leeds? Harper is determined to unmask the culprits, but how much blood will be shed as he tries?
Contemporary Los Angeles. A trucker and his wife, a nine-year-old saxophonist, an ice cream vendor, a sex worker, and a corpse, among others--are borderless selves in a borderless city, a city impossible to contain.
*A New York Public Library Best Children's Book of 2018!* *A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2018* *A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018* In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty’s house doesn’t quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can’t shake the feeling that her mother doesn’t want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the speeches from guest activists like Paul Robeson and Thurgood Marshall stir African Americans in her community to stand up for their rights. Betty quickly finds confidence and purpose in volunteering for the Housewives League, an organization that supports black-owned businesses. Soon, the American civil rights icon we now know as Dr. Betty Shabazz is born. Inspired by Betty's real life--but expanded upon and fictionalized through collaboration with novelist Renée Watson--Ilyasah Shabazz illuminates four poignant years in her mother’s childhood with this book, painting an inspiring portrait of a girl overcoming the challenges of self-acceptance and belonging that will resonate with young readers today. Backmatter included. This title has Common Core connections.
This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.