New Kid

New Kid
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Author: Jerry Craft
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062691217
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: HarperCollins

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Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft. Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself? This middle grade graphic novel is an excellent choice for tween readers, including for summer reading. New Kid is a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List. Plus don't miss Jerry Craft's Class Act!

Soap and Water Common Sense

Soap and Water   Common Sense
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Author: Dr. Bonnie Henry
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780887849374
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: House of Anansi

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive guide to fighting coronaviruses, colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases, from one of North America’s leading public health authorities, now updated with a new introduction on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Dr. Bonnie Henry, a leading epidemiologist (microbe hunter) and public health doctor at the forefront of the fight against the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, has spent the better part of the last three decades chasing bugs all over the world — from Ebola in Uganda to polio in Pakistan, SARS in Toronto, and the H1N1 influenza outbreak across North America. Now she offers three simple rules to live by: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever. From viruses to bacteria to parasites and fungi, Dr. Henry takes us on a tour through the halls of Microbes Inc., providing up-to-date and accurate information on everything from the bugs we breathe, to the bugs we eat and drink, the bugs in our backyard, and beyond. Urgent and informative, Soap and Water & Common Sense is the definitive guide to staying healthy in a germ-filled world.

Influence

Influence
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Author: Sara Shepard,Lilia Buckingham
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593121535
Release: 2021
Editor: Delacorte Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After her family moves to Los Angeles, Delilah Rollins, already a minor Internet celebrity, plunges into the competitive and glamorous world of social media influencers, but can cosmetics and good lighting conceal cheating, manipulation, blackmail, and murder?

The Ministry of Common Sense

The Ministry of Common Sense
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Author: Martin Lindstrom
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780358272564
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Houghton Mifflin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A humorous, yet practical five-step guide to ridding ourselves--and our companies--of commonplace, bureaucratic bottlenecks that plague every office around the world.

Baby and Child Care

Baby and Child Care
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Author: Benjamin Spock
Pages: 620
ISBN: OCLC:18405575
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown

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Lore

Lore
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Author: Alexandra Bracken
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368002318
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Disney Electronic Content

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption. Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths. Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded. The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

A Wealth of Common Sense

A Wealth of Common Sense
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Author: Ben Carlson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781119024927
Release: 2015-06-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The financial market is a complex system, but that doesn't mean it requires a complex strategy; in fact, this false premise is the driving force behind many investors' market 'mistakes.' Information is important, but understanding and perspective are the keys to better decision-making. This book describes [a] way to view the markets and your portfolio, and [outlines] strategies that [may] make investing more profitable, less confusing, and less time-consuming"--Amazon.com.

Law and Consent

Law and Consent
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Author: Karla M. O'Regan
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780429877353
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Consent is used in many different social and legal contexts with the pervasive understanding that it is, and has always been, about autonomy – but has it? Beginning with an overview of consent’s role in law today, this book investigates the doctrine’s inseparable association with personal autonomy and its effect in producing both idealised and demonised forms of personhood and agency. This prompts a search for alternative understandings of consent. Through an exploration of sexual offences in Antiquity, medical practice in the Middle Ages, and the regulation of bodily harm on the present-day sports field, this book demonstrates that, in contrast to its common sense story of autonomy, consent more often operates as an act of submission than as a form of personal freedom or agency. The book explores the implications of this counter-narrative for the law’s contemporary uses of consent, arguing that the kind of freedom consent is meant to enact might be foreclosed by the very frame in which we think about autonomy itself. This book will be of interest to scholars of many aspects of law, history, and feminism as well as students of criminal law, bioethics, and political theory.

Try Common Sense Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left

Try Common Sense  Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left
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Author: Philip K. Howard
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781324001775
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Award-winning author Philip K. Howard lays out the blueprint for a new American society. In this brief and powerful book, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of both parties and proposes a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices. Nothing will make sense until people are free to roll up their sleeves and make things work. The first steps are to abandon the philosophy of correctness and our devotion to mindless compliance. Americans are a practical people. They want government to be practical. Washington can’t do anything practically. Worse, its bureaucracy prevents Americans from doing what’s sensible. Conservative bluster won’t fix this problem. Liberal hand-wringing won’t work either. Frustrated voters reach for extremist leaders, but they too get bogged down in the bureaucracy that has accumulated over the past century. Howard shows how America can push the reset button and create simpler frameworks focused on public goals where officials—prepare for the shock—are actually accountable for getting the job done.

Common Sense the Investor s Guide to Equality Opportunity and Growth

Common Sense   the Investor s Guide to Equality  Opportunity  and Growth
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Author: Joel Greenblatt
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0231198906
Release: 2020
Editor: Columbia Business School Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Common Sense, the New York Times best-selling author Joel Greenblatt offers an investor's perspective on building an economy that truly works for everyone. With dry and self-deprecating wit, he makes a lively and provocative case for disruptive new approaches.

Common Sense Parenting 4th Ed

Common Sense Parenting  4th Ed
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Author: Ray Burke, PH.D,Ron Herron,Bridget A. Barnes, M.S.
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9781936734962
Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Boys Town Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using Your Head as Well as Your Heart to Raise School-Aged Children This 4th edition of Common Sense Parenting® offers parents of children ages 6-16 a menu of proven techniques to use while facing family challenges: a teen who’s defiant; siblings who constantly bicker; a child having trouble in school; and parents and kids who don’t communicate or have fun together anymore. Step-by-step strategies aid parents in building good family relationships, preventing and correcting misbehavior, using consequences to improve behavior, teaching self-control, and staying calm. This updated edition shows parents how to approach discipline as positive teaching rather than punishment. As each new parenting technique is introduced, the authors explain each step, provide many clear examples, and give you an action plan for implementing it in your home. Also addressed are topics of special interest - how to deal with school problems, computer misuse, and Internet and social media dangers.

Against Common Sense

Against Common Sense
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Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781135198053
Release: 2013-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on his own experience teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines aspects of teaching and learning toward social justice, and suggests concrete implications for K-12 teachers and teacher educators.

The Death of Common Sense

The Death of Common Sense
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Author: Philip K. Howard
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780812982749
Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Distressing, disturbing, devastatingly detailed--this examination of how modern laws are diminishing America exposes the drawbacks of rule-bound government, tells why nothing gets done, reveals the phony pretensions of law, and shows why well-intentioned laws have actually devalued rights. In short, this book demonstrates how the buck never stops and how well-meaning laws are creating a nation of enemies.--From publisher description.

Common Sense in Environmental Management

Common Sense in Environmental Management
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Author: Jonathan Woolley
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780429683183
Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Common Sense in Environmental Management examines common sense not in theory, but in practice. Jonathan Woolley argues that common sense as a concept is rooted in English experiences of landscape and land management and examines it ethnographically - unveiling common sense as key to understanding how British nature and public life are transforming in the present day. Common sense encourages English people to tacitly assume that the management of land and other resources should organically converge on a consensus that yields self-evident, practical results. Furthermore, the English then tend to assume that their own position reflects that consensus. Other stakeholders are not seen as having legitimate but distinct expertise and interests – but are rather viewed as being stupid and/or immoral, for ignoring self-evident, pragmatic truths. Compromise is therefore less likely, and land management practices become entrenched and resistant to innovation and improvement. Through a detailed ethnographic study of the Norfolk Broads, this book explores how environmental policy and land management in rural areas could be more effective if a truly common sense was restored in the way we manage our shared environment. Using academic and lay deployments of common sense as a route into the political economy of rural environments, this book will be of great interest to scholars and students of socio-cultural anthropology, sociology, human geography, cultural studies, social history, and the environmental humanities.

Divergent Divergent Trilogy Book 1

Divergent  Divergent Trilogy  Book 1
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Author: Veronica Roth
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780007536733
Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The explosive debut by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth. DIVERGENT – a major motion picture series.

Common Sense

Common Sense
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Author: Thomas Paine
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1587332299
Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: The Capitol Net Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects, viz.: I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs. IV. Of the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections

The 13 Clocks

The 13 Clocks
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Author: James Thurber
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101666340
Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A giant of American humor makes his Penguin Classics debut with “probably the best book in the world” (Neil Gaiman, from the Introduction), in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations The hands of all thirteen clocks stand still in the gloomy castle on a lonely hill where a wicked Duke lives with his niece, the beautiful Princess Saralinda. The Duke fancies he has frozen time, for he is afraid that one day a Prince may come and win away the hand of the Princess—the only warm hand in the castle. To thwart that fate, he sets impossible tasks for Saralinda’s suitors. But when the bold Prince Zorn of Zorna arrives, disguised as a wandering minstrel, and helped by the enigmatic Golux, the cold Duke may at last have met his match. Since it was first published in 1950, James Thurber’s sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled has delighted readers of all ages. It is published here with Marc Simont’s enchanting, full-color illustrations from the first edition. 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.

Common Stocks and Common Sense

Common Stocks and Common Sense
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Author: Edgar Wachenheim, III
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781119259602
Release: 2016-04-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Deep insight and candid discussion from one of Wall Street's best investors Common Stocks and Common Sense provides detailed insight into common stock investing, using a case-study approach based on real-world investments. Author Edgar Wachenheim is the 28-year CEO of Greenhaven Associates, boasting an average annual portfolio comparable to Warren Buffet's. In this book, he shares his knowledge and experiences by providing detailed analyses of actual investments made by himself and other investors. The discussion covers the entire investment process, including the softer, human side, with candid insight into the joys and frustrations, intensities and pressures, and risks and uncertainties. The unique emphasis on behavioral economics and real-world cases set this book apart from the herd—but it's Wachenheim himself and his deeply-examined perspective that elevates the book beyond a mere investing guide. Between 1990 and 2014, a typical portfolio managed by Wachenheim enjoyed an average annual return in excess of 18%, achieved using relatively conservative stocks and no financial leverage. As a proponent of evidence and example, his analysis of real cases serve as a valuable education for anyone looking to improve their own investment practices. Understand investment through the lens of a Wall Street leader Dig into the details of real-world common stock investing Learn how to invest creatively and minimize risk Go beyond theory to study strategy on a case-by-case basis Investment principles and strategies are easy to find—entire libraries have been written about theories and methods and what 'should' happen. But this book goes beyond the typical guide to show you how these ideas are applied in the real world—and what actually happened. Investors seeking real insight, real expertise, and a proven track record will find Common Stocks and Common Sense a uniquely useful resource.

Common Sense and the Curriculum

Common Sense and the Curriculum
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Author: Robin Barrow
Pages: 4
ISBN: 9781136716874
Release: 2012-05-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book addresses the question ‘What should be taught in schools and why?’. The book begins by stressing the way in which such a question should be approached and goes on to offer a comprehensive and stringent critique of a variety of principles for the selection of curriculum content, with particularly important sections on deschooling and the hidden culture curriculum theory. The final chapter contains the positive curricular recommendations, with virtually every candidate for curriculum time examined and assessed in respect of its educational worth.

Common Sense Nation

Common Sense Nation
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Author: Robert Curry
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781594038266
Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: Encounter Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This sentence is perfectly familiar. We know it as a core principle of our founding. But few, if any of us consider why Jefferson wrote it in exactly this way. Why “unalienable rights” and not simply rights? Why “self-evident” truths and not simply truths? Why does the Declaration make these distinctions? Do they really matter? If these questions are challenging or Jefferson’s words seem esoteric, it is because we no longer conduct our politics in the language of the Founders and we are no longer able to think as they once thought. In Congress and the media, political arguments are advanced by a torrent of policy studies and “expert” opinions—not on the basis of self-evident truths, unalienable rights, and definitely not in the language of the Founders. Common Sense Nation is a potent re-introduction to the political ideas of the Founders—in their own words and on their terms. It is dedicated to the proposition that the only way to fully unlock the profound and distinctive power of American self-government is to understand it as its inventors did. Common Sense Nation reclaims the language of liberty from entities that prefer to interpret our freedoms for us. For in knowing the Founders as they knew themselves, readers will learn the surprising depths of their own political powers as American citizens.