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Becoming Nicole

Becoming Nicole
The Transformation of an American Family

by Amy Ellis Nutt

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-10-20
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812995422
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all. Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s Supergirl When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, Becoming Nicole is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding. Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by People • One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Men’s Journal • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction “Fascinating and enlightening.”—Cheryl Strayed “If you aren’t moved by Becoming Nicole, I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”—The New York Times “Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”—The Washington Post “A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”—People “Becoming Nicole is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with—and embracing—a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.”—Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Gender Identity

Gender Identity
The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Cynthia L. Winfield

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-07-15
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1442278374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the public becomes more mindful of gender variances, this book examines how more individuals—including young adults—have found the courage to express and celebrate their authentic selves. The book covers differences between biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Teaching Young Adult Literature Today
Insights, Considerations, and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher

by Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Karina R. Clemmons

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-11-02
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 1475829485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.

Twin Mythconceptions

Twin Mythconceptions
False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about Twins

by Nancy L. Segal

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2017-02-08
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0128039957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about Twins sheds new light on over 70 commonly held ideas and beliefs about the origins and development of identical and fraternal twins. Using the latest scientific findings from psychology, psychiatry, biology, and education, the book separates fact from fiction. Each idea about twins is described, followed by both a short answer about the truth, and then a longer, more detailed explanation. Coverage includes embryology of twins, twin types, intellectual growth, personality traits, sexual orientation of twins, marital relationships, epigenetic analyses, and more. Five appendices cover selected topics in greater depth, such as the frequency of different twin types and the varieties of polar body twin pairs. This book will inform and entertain behavioral and life science researchers, health professionals, twins, parents of twins, and anyone interested in the fascinating topic of twins. Identifies common misunderstandings about twins Provides scientific answers to questions about twins Encompasses the biology, psychology, genetics, and personality of twins Includes discussion of identical, fraternal same-sex, and fraternal opposite-sex twins Allows for quick answers to common questions and more detailed explanations

Parents and Virtues

Parents and Virtues
An Analysis of Moral Development and Parental Virtue

by Sonya Charles

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-03-11
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1498550061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers what virtue theory can tell us about parenting in relation to both moral development and specific ethical dilemmas. It is of interest to those who work in virtue theory, applied ethics, and the ethics of parenthood.

A Year of Reading

A Year of Reading
A Month-by-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd-Pleasers for You or Your Book Group

by Elisabeth Ellington,Jane Freimiller

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1492642231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Desire a book to cozy up with by a wintery window? How about an addictive page-turner for sunbathing on the beach? Thousands of new books are published each year, and if you're a book lover or just book curious choosing what to read next can seem like an impossible task. A Year of Reading relieves the anxiety by helping you find just the right read, and includes fun and interactive subcategories for each choice, including: • Description and history • Extra credit • Did You Know? • Have You Seen the Film? • and more! A Year of Reading also gives advice and tips on how to join or start a book group, and where to look for other reading recommendations. Perfect for clubs or passionate individuals, this beautiful and concise second edition is the essential guide to picking up your next inspiring, entertaining, and thought-provoking book.

How Do You Know When You Know?

How Do You Know When You Know?
A Book

by Ellen Quick, PhD, BCC

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1483460916
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Digital Academic

The Digital Academic
Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education

by Deborah Lupton,Inger Mewburn,Pat Thomson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-08-07
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1315473593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Academic work, like many other professional occupations, has increasingly become digitised. This book brings together leading scholars who examine the impacts, possibilities, politics and drawbacks of working in the contemporary university, using digital technologies. Contributors take a critical perspective in identifying the implications of digitisation for the future of higher education, academic publishing protocols and platforms and academic employment conditions, the ways in which academics engage in their everyday work and as public scholars and relationships with students and other academics. The book includes accounts of using digital media and technologies as part of academic practice across teaching, research administration and scholarship endeavours, as well as theoretical perspectives. The contributors span the spectrum of early to established career academics and are based in education, research administration, sociology, digital humanities, media and communication.

Pardon My French

Pardon My French
A Book

by Cathy Hapka

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-11-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1101119020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seventeen-year-old Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she’s less than thrilled. Paris is filled with cars that move at the speed of light, edible snails, and a language that Nicole can’t speak or read. Worst of all, Nicole feels lost without Nate. She’s not sure she’s capable of finding joie de vivre on her own, but with the help of some new friends—and a certain handsome Frenchman— Nicole might find Paris as sweet as a café au lait after all.

The Handmaiden of Death

The Handmaiden of Death
Book One of The Dark Angel Trilogy

by Sarah Stafford

  • Publisher : Carpe Noctem Press
  • Release : 2021-03-05
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 1736634402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About THE HANDMAIDEN OF DEATH: Sixteen-year-old Amber Marsden must fight for survival after a botched drug deal leaves her orphaned on the frozen streets of Detroit. With nowhere to turn, Amber takes shelter among the ruins only to discover that she's not alone in the dark... In praise of THE HANDMAIDEN OF DEATH: "Compellingly-written, character-driven story that follows the life of a wayward teen from the wrong side of the tracks who finds herself the guest of a wealthy man who turns out to be someone she never expected. Dialogue is incredibly naturalistic and flows to create scenes rather than relying heavily on narrative description to set the stage. Unique and fresh perspective on the vampire genre and full of deep, symbolic prose reminiscent of Anne Rice's works. I highly recommend this up-and-coming author and look forward to the next installment in the series." -- Bethann Rodgers, The Bookish Maven, A Literary Blog About The Dark Angel Trilogy: The Dark Angel Trilogy is a contemporary coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a city in decline, and follows the life of Amber Marsden, a wayward teen from a broken home who finds herself orphaned on the frozen streets of present-day Detroit. With nowhere left to turn, she takes shelter amid the ruins, only to discover she is not alone in the dark. Full of deep, symbolic prose, The Dark Angel Trilogy is a fast-paced, character-driven series that delves into the human psyche and is geared toward readers seeking a vampire tale with less ‘sparkle’ and a lot more bite. About the Author: Sarah Stafford writes dark contemporary, genre-bending tales that deviate from the typical haunted house trope of gothic fiction. Expect ample suspense, thrills, and reminders that oftentimes monsters abide within us all. No glittery vampires allowed! Sarah lives in Michigan with her husband and three cats, earned her BA in History from Oakland University, and has traveled extensively throughout much of Europe, Asia, and the USA. She credits her abiding obsession with all things dark and macabre from having spent her childhood summers exploring dark woods, ruined castles, and landscapes shrouded in mystery.

A Prescription for Love

A Prescription for Love
A Book

by Leeanne Marie Stephenson

  • Publisher : A PRESCRIPTION FOR LOVE
  • Release : 2007-01
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1424165075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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aNicole looked into Travisas piercing blue eyes and gasped upon seeing the flames of passion and desire reflected in them. With a moan, Travisas mouth came down possessively upon her soft yielding lips. She sighed and molded her body into his, letting go of her self-control.a Head nurse Nicole Danley, RN, has no intention of permitting herself to fall under Dr. Travis Andersonas spell, but her job demands that she work closely with him on medical matters. She finds herself becoming extremely conscious of his virile appeal. Every time his gaze meets hers, Nicoleas heart turns over in response. A war of emotions rages inside her as she finds his constant nearness disturbing and exciting. Serious hospital scenarios, a world of wealth and prestige, and current relationships shed doubts and uncertainties that send this gripping tale of romance into many intriguing twists and turns.

D-Day Repulsed

D-Day Repulsed
Small Arms Decide The Fate In Normandy

by Claude Stahl

  • Publisher : Medialuck Publishing Ltd.
  • Release : 2019-02-08
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the spring of 1944 and the outcome of World War II hangs in the balance, everything now hinges on an imminent Allied Invasion into France, D-Day. If the invasion is successful the Allies win, if it fails Germany will be the victor.

Field Marshal Rommel is convinced a change in strategy and new weapons will stop the Allies, all he has to do is to convince the Fuhrer and The German High Command before it is too late.

Meanwhile, two brothers stand on the opposite side of the channel, each one dedicate to his own particular band of brothers. In occupied France a young German soldier stands alongside his fellow troops, despite his apprehension at what lies ahead he knows he must do everything to fulfil his duties and maintain his honour in the oncoming hell that will be the battle for the beaches.

In England an ambitious young GI has completed his training and impatiently awaits the order to embark on the boats heading for the Normandy beaches, knowing that when he disembarks he will be facing the guns and might of the German Army, and haunted by the thought that his own brother is somewhere in occupied Europe.

In this exciting historical fantasy novel that explains Rommel’s alternative strategy and explores what could have been the outcome if he had won his struggle with his own high command, we experience the daily life and preparations of ordinary soldiers as invasion nears, and through explicit battle scenes, explore the bloody horror of the D-Day invasion through the eyes of two brothers whom fate has cast on opposing sides.

Underneath It All

Underneath It All
A Book

by Lori Borrill

  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 2007-08-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1426804024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TV producer Nicole Reavis intends to use her millions to sort out a top secret personal hiccup. In the meantime, her show must go on. And Nicole has to entice mega-rich Devon Bradshaw to appear as one of Atlanta's sexiest eligible bachelors. But will he bite? Devon's biting if it means spending more time with beautiful blue-eyed Nicole. But when he discovers that, underneath it all, they've got more in common than six-figure finances and shocking family revelations, he's determined to find out everything about her.

Misfit Children

Misfit Children
An Inquiry into Childhood Belongings

by Markus Bohlmann

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2016-12-14
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 1498525806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of essays turns to misfit children as those found in-between socio-cultural, psychological and physical realms. It explores both the possibilities and futilities of negotiating this in-betweenness.

Switched

Switched
A Book

by R.L. Stine

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-27
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1442486120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nicole always thought her friend Lucy’s life was so much better than hers. She had cooler parents and a cuter boyfriend—next to her, Nicole felt like a loser. So when Lucy asked if she wanted to switch bodies, Nicole thought it sounded like a fun idea. Good for a laugh. She didn’t realize the switch would actually work. Or that Lucy’s life might not be so sweet after all. Turns out, Lucy’s got a few issues. And she’s about to get her revenge—using Nicole’s body!

Transgender Role Models and Pioneers

Transgender Role Models and Pioneers
A Book

by Barbra Penne

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2016-12-15
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1508171858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While transgender people have become more visible and gained a measure of acceptance from our cisnormative society in recent years, the need for trans role models to inspire young transgender people is still very real. This title profiles a host of accomplished transgender people who have made their names in a wide range of fields, including sports, politics, activism, entertainment, and the arts. It includes historical pioneers—such as Christine Jorgensen, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Rivera—as well as present-day figures—such as Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Kye Allums, and Laverne Cox. A valuable resource for an underserved community.

The Center of Attention

The Center of Attention
A Book

by Marilyn Milley

  • Publisher : Club Lighthouse Publishing
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1927337143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dead Serious

Dead Serious
Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide

by Jane Mersky Leder

  • Publisher : Bublish, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-01-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1946229520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My brother took his own life on his thirtieth birthday. My life has never been the same. Thirty plus years after publishing the first edition of Dead Serious, this second completely revised and updated edition covers new ground: bullying, social media, LGBTQ teens, suicide prevention programs, and more. Scores of teens share their stories that are often filled with hurt, disappointment, shame—yet often hope. Written for teens, adults and educators, Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide explores the current cultural and social landscape and how the pressure-filled lives of teens today can lead to anxiety, depression—suicide. Leder’s own journey of discovery after her brother’s suicide informs her goal of helping to prevent teen suicide by empowering teens who are suffering and teens who can serve as peer leaders and connectors to trusted adults. The skyrocketing number of teens who take their own lives makes Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide more relevant and important than ever. “Talking about suicide does not make matters worse. What makes matters worse is not talking.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction
"An Almost Theatrical Innocence"

by John T. Irwin

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2014-03-28
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 1421412306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Fitzgerald’s work has always deeply moved me,” writes John T. Irwin. “And this is as true now as it was fifty years ago when I first picked up The Great Gatsby. I can still remember the occasions when I first read each of his novels; remember the time, place, and mood of those early readings, as well as the way each work seemed to speak to something going on in my life at that moment. Because the things that interested Fitzgerald were the things that interested me and because there seemed to be so many similarities in our backgrounds, his work always possessed for me a special, personal authority; it became a form of wisdom, a way of knowing the world, its types, its classes, its individuals.” In his personal tribute to Fitzgerald's novels and short stories, Irwin offers an intricate vision of one of the most important writers in the American canon. The third in Irwin's trilogy of works on American writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction resonates back through all of his previous writings, both scholarly and poetic, returning to Fitzgerald's ongoing theme of the twentieth-century American protagonist's conflict between his work and his personal life. This conflict is played out against the typically American imaginative activity of self-creation, an activity that involves a degree of theatrical ability on the protagonist's part as he must first enact the role imagined for himself, which is to say, the self he means to invent. The work is suffused with elements of both Fitzgerald's and Irwin's biographies, and Irwin's immense erudition is on display throughout. Irwin seamlessly ties together details from Fitzgerald's life with elements from his entire body of work and considers central themes connected to wealth, class, work, love, jazz, acceptance, family, disillusionment, and life as theatrical performance.

Film and the Holocaust

Film and the Holocaust
New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films

by Aaron Kerner

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2011-05-05
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1441108939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When representing the Holocaust, the slightest hint of narrative embellishment strikes contemporary audiences as somehow a violation against those who suffered under the Nazis. This anxiety is, at least in part, rooted in Theodor Adorno's dictum that "To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric." And despite the fact that he later reversed his position, the conservative opposition to all "artistic" representations of the Holocaust remains powerful, leading to the insistent demand that it be represented, as it really was. And yet, whether it's the girl in the red dress or a German soldier belting out Bach on a piano during the purge of the ghetto in Schindler's List, or the use of tracking shots in the documentaries Shoah and Night and Fog, all genres invent or otherwise embellish the narrative to locate meaning in an event that we commonly refer to as "unimaginable." This wide-ranging book surveys and discusses the ways in which the Holocaust has been represented in cinema, covering a deep cross-section of both national cinemas and genres.