When Doctor Altman taught his twelve-year-old daughter Mary about medicine, Abraham Lincoln, and freedom, he never imagined all three would soon be illegal, but living in Nazi Germany brought many unexpected changes to their lives. Doctor Altman is being forced to comply with the wishes of Hitler's closest officers, the Black Coats, and Mary soon discovers she must keep her opinions of freedom secret or she'll put her family's lives in danger. Their only hope is that the Allies win the Battle of Berlin and Hitler surrenders. After the war, Mary's family escapes to America, but once she gets there, Mary unwittingly becomes mixed up with the wrong people, endangering her family's American dreams. With the help of Raphael, an immigrant teen, and his father, who have a surprising connection to Mary's German childhood, Mary quickly learns that freedom doesn't mean doing whatever you want. Filled with life lessons, a little romance, and plenty of humor and set against the historical backdrop of World War II, One Girl's Dream for Freedom is an engaging and exciting story of the difficult teenage years that readers of any age will enjoy. Ms. Adams' storytelling is terrific. Her unique use of the language had us so thoroughly enjoying the dark drama, surprising twists, and deep convictions of the characters that we are considering promoting it as a film in and of itself in the future. —Ted Rosegen, executive producer, Treasure Island Pictures Anyone with an appreciation of history and questions about how kids got through such turmoil from Nazis and WWII will enjoy One Girl's Dream for Freedom. —Forbes Book Club
How did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee break open the caste system in the American South between 1960 and 1965? In this innovative study, Wesley Hogan explores what SNCC accomplished and, more important, how it fostered significant social change in such a short time. She offers new insights into the internal dynamics of SNCC as well as the workings of the larger civil rights and Black Power movement of which it was a part. As Hogan chronicles, the members of SNCC created some of the civil rights movement's boldest experiments in freedom, including the sit-ins of 1960, the rejuvenated Freedom Rides of 1961, and grassroots democracy projects in Georgia and Mississippi. She highlights several key players--including Charles Sherrod, Bob Moses, and Fannie Lou Hamer--as innovators of grassroots activism and democratic practice. Breaking new ground, Hogan shows how SNCC laid the foundation for the emergence of the New Left and created new definitions of political leadership during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. She traces the ways other social movements--such as Black Power, women's liberation, and the antiwar movement--adapted practices developed within SNCC to apply to their particular causes. Many Minds, One Heart ultimately reframes the movement and asks us to look anew at where America stands on justice and equality today.
The Proven System for Ending Your Nightmares and Recovering from Trauma
Author: Bruce M. Dow MD
In this series of clinical vignettes, a board-certified psychiatrist and life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association illustrates the effectiveness of dream therapy in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). • Shares techniques to end PTSD nightmares and flashbacks • Lessens the exposure to trauma, making the treatment more benign than most other methods • Offers strategies for treating individual patients as well as groups of patients • Features complete descriptions of 140 dreams along with approaches for lessening their detrimental effects • Provides a comparison between common stress and PTSD
Reports of tragic teenage deaths and gang violence seem to dominate the media, yet rarely do we hear from the young people behind the headlines. Who are they? What makes them join gangs? Is there a way out? FIGHTING CHANCE fearlessly exposes the growing problem of gang culture, challenging us to look past the stereotypes and engage with the young people involved: to mentor them, listen to them and to inspire them to consider a different way of life - before it is too late. Without sensationalising or condemning, FIGHTING CHANCE exposes what drives young people into gangs - including poverty, family breakdown, and the need to belong. But the focus is on the solution: how to prevent people joining gangs in the first place, and how to help those deeply involved find a way out. Patrick Regan not only highlights the work of the individuals and organisations who are already tackling Britain's gang problems but also challenges and inspires us to be part of the answer.
This accessible resource includes guidance on developing whole-school policies, improving classroom practice, promoting home-school collaboration, and creating positive classroom settings to promote learning.
LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.