New Release Books by Alex

Alex is the author of The Method (2022), August Kitko and the Mechas from Space (2022), Pandemia (2021), Dreams (2022), Real Food Fermentation, Revised and Expanded (2022) and other 400 books.

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The Method

release date: Aug 01, 2022
The Method
The Method that Alan was taught had to have so much concentration and imagination about what was on the script, and that nothing else matters but being able to be that character and living the role, not just acting it, putting himself into a mode to where he would visualize and feel so much more than any other actor could by staying in the role throughout the whole shoot, living the character as if he transformed into them--mentally and physically--not knowing what the consequences could be. By learning such a profound way of acting, he struggles to be what he once was, before all the characters he''s had to be, using this Method.

August Kitko and the Mechas from Space

release date: Jul 12, 2022
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space
When an army of giant robot AIs threatens to devastate Earth, a virtuoso pianist becomes humanity''s last hope in this bold, lightning-paced, technicolor space opera series from the author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe. Jazz pianist Gus Kitko expected to spend his final moments on Earth playing piano at the greatest goodbye party of all time, and maybe kissing rockstar Ardent Violet, before the last of humanity is wiped out forever by the Vanguards--ultra-powerful robots from the dark heart of space, hell-bent on destroying humanity for reasons none can divine. But when the Vanguards arrive, the unthinkable happens--the mecha that should be killing Gus instead saves him. Suddenly, Gus''s swan song becomes humanity''s encore, as he is chosen to join a small group of traitorous Vanguards and their pilots dedicated to saving humanity.

Pandemia

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Pandemia
The most important fact about the coronavirus pandemic that turned the world upside down in 2020 is that our response to it has been an epic overreaction driven by a disastrous confluence of public and private interests—all of them purporting to “follow the science.” Since the lockdowns began, millions of Americans have relied on the reporting of Alex Berenson. Exposing the hysteria and manipulation behind the worst failure of public policy since World War I, this clear-eyed journalist has been a critical source of reason and truth. The product of relentless investigation and research, Pandemia explains how an illness that many people will never even know they had became the occasion for economically ruinous lockdowns and the suppression of personal freedom on a previously unimaginable scale. Dispassionate, factual, and untainted by any agenda other than telling the truth, this is the account that pandemic-weary Americans desperately need.

Dreams

release date: Feb 14, 2022
Dreams
She’s a hot mess. Success lives in his back pocket. The stage calls to them, until a twisted fan tries to seal their fate…using nine words. Five days ago, I couldn’t stand Jett. He’s a world-renowned guitarist in a hit band, and I’m a washed-up sex symbol vocalist in a band that’s seen its glory. Five days ago, something changed. I was given an ultimatum that I’m not sure I can live up to. The world of rock and roll is a cruel place. It’s a world where I can only be sure of one thing, and that one thing is what is ruining me. Jett sees right through me. And as much as I hate him, he keeps coming around. Until he disappears back to the stage. But does he really leave me? I find Roxy in the back room, kicking my most prized amp. Sure, it’s held together with duct tape, but it plays better than anything else. She sneers and pokes at me, until she realizes that I have the one thing that she’s lost. I’d help her get it back if she’d lose the chip on her shoulder. Then I find out what’s eating her, and I see her in a different light. There’s more to Roxy than meets the eye. Her bandmates see it. That’s why they stick around. But will the world see it…and more important, will they see it before it’s too late? Rock star romance Hate to love romance Drug and alcohol use Medium heat Smoking Swearing Cliffhanger ending

Real Food Fermentation, Revised and Expanded

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Real Food Fermentation, Revised and Expanded
In this newly revised and updated edition of Real Food Fermentation, discover how to preserve your favorite foods with simple techniques and recipes. Learn the process of fermentation from start to finish, and stock your pantry and refrigerator with delicious fermented fruits, vegetables, dairy, and more. You’ll find information about why these recipes work, why they are safe, what to do when things don''t go to plan, and how to modify recipes to suit your taste Fermenting is both an art and a science, and Alex Lewin expertly takes you through every step, including an overview of food preserving and the fermentation process. Get to know the health benefits of fermented foods, and learn the best tools, supplies, and ingredients to use. Then start making wholesome preserved foods and beverages with step-by-step recipes for sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, preserved lemons, chutney, kimchi, and more, getting the best out of every season’s bounty. The book is filled with beautiful photos and clear instructions to help you build your skills with confidence. It’s no wonder people are fascinated with fermenting—the process is user friendly, and the rewards are huge. Inside you’ll find: Fermentation basics—the tools, the ingredients, the processes, and how to get started Sauerkraut and beyond—how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchi How to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, crème fraîche, butter, and more How to ferment your own beverages, including kombucha, vinegar, and hard apple cider Plus recipes for sourdough, natto, and more With this book as your guide, you’ll feel in control of your food and your health. See why so many people are discovering the joys of fermenting!

Melissa (formerly published as GEORGE)

release date: Apr 19, 2022
Melissa (formerly published as GEORGE)
BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she''s not a boy. She knows she''s a girl. Melissa thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte''s Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can''t even try out for the part... because she''s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, Melissa comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Meet Me in the Middle

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Meet Me in the Middle
Fans of Jennifer Dugan and Laura Taylor Namey will fall in love with this latest YA romance by Wattpad superstar Alex Light, author of The Upside of Falling. Eden had her best friend Katie—she didn’t need anyone else. But then there was Truman. Katie’s older brother, the artist. The recluse. The boy with the innocent smile and the dangerous eyes. Eden had never really known Truman—not until the night of Katie’s accident. That was the night they’d finally let each other into their orbits—only to have the sky come crashing down on them. With Katie in the hospital and Truman fleeing from his grief without a word, Eden is left alone to grapple with her own pain. But when Truman returns to the city, can Eden let him back into her life knowing that their first kiss is what tore their world apart?

Winchelsea

release date: Feb 03, 2022
Winchelsea
AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 The year is 1742. Goody Brown, saved from drowning and adopted when just a babe, has grown up happily in the smuggling town of Winchelsea. Then, when Goody turns sixteen, her father is murdered in the night by men he thought were friends. To find justice in a lawless land, Goody must enter the cut-throat world of her father’s killers. With her beloved brother Francis, she joins a rival gang of smugglers. Facing high seas and desperate villains, she also discovers something else: an existence without constraints or expectations, a taste for danger that makes her blood run fast. Goody was never born to be a gentlewoman. But what will she become instead? Winchelsea is an electrifying story of vengeance and transformation; a rare, lyrical and transporting work of historical imagination that makes the past so real we can touch it.

Against All Odds

release date: Mar 22, 2022
Against All Odds
**The instant New York Times bestseller** The untold story of four of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—all Medal of Honor recipients—from the beaches of French Morocco to Hitler’s own mountaintop fortress, by the national bestselling author of The First Wave “Pitch-perfect.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Riveting.”—World War II magazine • “Alex Kershaw is the master of putting the reader in the heat of the action.”—Martin Dugard As the Allies raced to defeat Hitler, four men, all in the same unit, earned medal after medal for battlefield heroism. Maurice “Footsie” Britt, a former professional football player, became the very first American to receive every award for valor in a single war. Michael Daly was a West Point dropout who risked his neck over and over to keep his men alive. Keith Ware would one day become the first and only draftee in history to attain the rank of general before serving in Vietnam. In WWII, Ware owed his life to the finest soldier he ever commanded, a baby-faced Texan named Audie Murphy. In the campaign to liberate Europe, each would gain the ultimate accolade, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tapping into personal interviews and a wealth of primary source material, Alex Kershaw has delivered his most gripping account yet of American courage, spanning more than six hundred days of increasingly merciless combat, from the deserts of North Africa to the dark heart of Nazi Germany. Once the guns fell silent, these four exceptional warriors would discover just how heavy the Medal of Honor could be—and how great the expectations associated with it. Having survived against all odds, who among them would finally find peace?

Pighearted

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Pighearted
Charlotte''s Web meets My Sister''s Keeper in this charming story told from the alternating perspectives of a boy with a fatal heart condition and the pig with the heart that could save his life. u200bJeremiah’s heart skips a beat before his first soccer game, but it’s not nerves. It’s the first sign of a heart attack. He knows he needs to go to the hospital, but he’s determined to score a goal. Charging after the ball, he refuses to stop…even if his heart does. J6 is a pig and the only one of his five brothers who survived the research lab. Though he''s never left his cell, he thinks of himself as a therapy pig, a scholar, and a bodyguard. But when the lab sends him to live with Jeremiah''s family, there’s one new title he’s desperate to have: brother. At first, Jeremiah thinks his parents took in J6 to cheer him up. But before long, he begins to suspect there''s more to his new curly-tailed companion than meets the eye. When the truth is revealed, Jeremiah and J6 must protect each other at all costs—even if their lives depend on it.

Fail Proof

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Fail Proof
What would you do if you couldn’t fail? What could you do? Who might you become? What might you lead? Here’s the thing: everyone fails—but not everyone knows how to fail. So sometimes you may hit a setback and it makes you want to quit on your goals, or worse, quit on yourself. Not on Alex Weber’s watch! That’s tragic and he’s not having it for you. That’s why he wrote this book: to give you his transformative, 6 Step FAIL PROOF System so you never give up on yourself, your goals, or the people who need you. This book is your key to: • beating your fears and doubts • harnessing your positive energy • growing true confidence in yourself and what you’re capable of • setting goals that actually matter to you • relentlessly achieving your ambitions • becoming a resilient and impactful leader • loving the experiences, relationships, and growth of your life! You will do things you didn’t believe you could do, become someone you weren’t sure you could be, and lead people you never thought you could reach. You will become the Unstoppable You—that is Alex’s deepest promise. Your better life is waiting. Let’s make you Fail Proof.

Donald Trump

release date: Aug 01, 2021
Donald Trump
Who is Donald Trump? From his beginnings as a businessman to his term as president, this beginning biography title explores the story of the 45th president. Leveled text pairs with special features such as a timeline, question, and profile to give readers a better understanding of the Donald Trump presidency and how it changed the world.

Heartbreak Incorporated

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Heartbreak Incorporated
Evie Cross had big dreams of becoming an investigative journalist, but at 25 and struggling to make it in New York City, she’s finally starting to admit that her dream is her side hustle and her day job is actually… her job. That is, until she signs on as a temp for a small consultancy whose principal, Misha Meserov, specializes in breaking up relationships. Misha is tall, infuriatingly handsome, and effortlessly charismatic—he can make almost anyone, man or woman, fall into bed with him. And he often does. But the more Evie is exposed to Misha’s scandalous world, the more she becomes convinced that he’s hiding something… when a wealthy San Francisco tech CEO with a dissolving marriage starts delving into the occult and turns up dead, Evie has to decide between her journalistic desire for the truth and her growing desire for Misha.

My Tutor

release date: Jun 01, 2021
My Tutor
CAGE’S PROBLEM: He needs to pass his class or he won’t be able to play football, get drafted, or become the NFL star he was meant to be. HARLEQUIN’S PROBLEM: People Luckily, Cage is great with people. Everyone loves him as soon as they meet him, including Harlequin. And Quin is the smartest girl in the class. So, what’s the problem? Cage, the drop-dead gorgeous quarterback, has a girlfriend. And Quin, who can figure out everything in the world, can’t figure out guys, much less relationships, or, you know… people. But when the two of them agree to tutor the other in what they’re good at, more than a few sparks fly. Where those sparks take them is ‘Snowy Falls’, a small town that causes the two even more problems in this steamy sports romance. Swoon-worthy guys; twisting story; crackling sexual tension. For readers who love college sports romances by Ilsa Madden-Mills. Note: This book is a part of the author''s ''Love is Love Collection'', meaning that it is available as a spicy romance in ''My Tutor'', a wholesome romance in ''Going Long'', and a Male/Male romance in ''Serious Trouble''.

A Cure for Darkness

release date: Apr 13, 2021
A Cure for Darkness
A fascinating, “rich, and generous” (Financial Times) look at the treatment of depression by an award-winning science writer that blends popular science, narrative history, and memoir. Is depression a persistent low mood, or is it a range of symptoms? Can it be expressed through a single diagnosis, or does depression actually refer to a diversity of mental disorders? Is there, or will there ever be, a cure? In seeking the answers to these questions, Riley finds a rich history of ideas and treatments—and takes the reader on a gripping narrative journey, packed with fascinating stories like the junior doctor who discovered that some of the first antidepressants had a deadly reaction with cheese. “Interweaving memoir, case histories, and accounts of new therapies, Riley anatomizes what is still a fairly young science, and a troubled one” (The New Yorker). Reporting on the field of global mental health from its colonial past to the present day, Riley highlights a range of scalable therapies, including how a group of grandmothers stands on the frontline of a mental health revolution. Hopeful, fascinating, and profound, A Cure for Darkness is “recommended reading for anyone with even a peripheral interest in depression” (Washington Examiner).

For Their Sins

release date: Mar 08, 2021
For Their Sins
A gruesome killing spree resurrects the past and makes the present all the more dangerous for someone close to DI Alec McKay in this explosive thriller. In the depths of a cold Scottish winter, an unidentified body is found in the heart of a solstice bonfire, apparently burned alive. Over a tense Christmas, a retired businessman goes missing, his body eventually found hanging from a tree in the coastal town. Another associate is found brutally murdered in his remote Highland home. DCI Helena Grant wants to spend a romantic Christmas with her new partner, the crime writer Bill Emsworth. In her absence, DI Alec McKay and his team struggle to investigate the killings, their work hampered by staff shortages and hostile weather. As he tries to connect the murders, McKay discovers that the victims have links to a notorious investigation, the subject of a ‘true crime’ exposé written by Emsworth. When another local businessman disappears, McKay fears that Emsworth, and even Helena herself, maybe in danger. It seems the real answers lie deep in Grant’s own past, and, with the killer closing in, her future becomes increasingly perilous . . .

The Life Model of Social Work Practice

release date: Feb 02, 2021
The Life Model of Social Work Practice
Originally published in 1980, The Life Model of Social Work Practice was the first textbook to introduce the ecological perspective into social work practice. This fourth edition brings the text up to date by expanding and deepening this perspective. Integrating contemporary theory and research findings with numerous case illustrations drawn from a wide range of practice contexts, this textbook provides students with an invaluable introduction to the real world of social work practice and includes knowledge, methods, and skills for advanced practice. The authors detail the theoretical foundation of the ecological perspective and the life model’s emphasis on evidence- and ethics-guided practice, culturally competent and diversity-sensitive practice, and the multiple sources of accountability that social workers face. The text features an extensive discussion of the principles of trauma-informed practice and their implications for social work practice. Its discussion of cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity incorporates contemporary concepts such as cultural humility and privilege, intersectionality, and critical race theory and presents their application to practice. The authors integrate current research throughout the text and provide numerous research applications to underscore and model the importance of evidence-guided practice. The fourth edition reflects the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education’s most recent set of competency standards, which accredit social work schools and programs. It is accompanied by a teachers guide that provides chapter summaries, recommended teaching methods and skills, questions for discussion, and suggested assignments and identifies where in the text the nine EPAS competencies and their associated practice behaviors are addressed.

Daydreams and Jellybeans

release date: Jan 28, 2021
Daydreams and Jellybeans
From forgotten jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex''s poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the illustrations from Katy Riddell focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems'' engagement with the natural world. These poems use rhyme, rhythm and free verse and are ideally suited to performance in a school setting, nurturing a love of language, reading, confidence and self-expression.

Neverending War on Terror

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Neverending War on Terror
An entire generation of young adults has never known an America without the War on Terror. This book contends with the pervasive effects of post-9/11 policy- and myth-making in the United States in every corner of American life. Neverending War on Terror is organized around five keywords that have come to define the cultural and political moment: homeland, security, privacy, torture, and drone. Alex Lubin synthesizes nearly two decades of United States war-making against terrorism by asking how the War on Terror has changed American politics and society, and how the War on Terror draws on historical myths about American national and imperial identity. From the PATRIOT Act to the hit show Homeland, from Edward Snowden to Guantanamo Bay, and from 9/11 memorials to Trumpism, this succinct book connects America''s political economy and international relations to our contemporary culture at every turn.

Out-Innovate

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Out-Innovate
The new playbook for innovation and startup success is emerging from beyond Silicon Valley--at the "frontier." Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names. The economic value of startups has doubled since 1992 and is projected to double again in the next fifteen years. For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startups are now taking root everywhere, from Delhi to Detroit to Nairobi to Sao Paulo. Yet despite this globalization of startup activity, our knowledge of how to build successful startups is still drawn primarily from Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley "gospel" is due for a refresh--and it comes from what he calls the "frontier," the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe. The frontier is a truly different world where startups often must cope with political or economic instability and lack of infrastructure, and where there might be little or no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools. Under such conditions, entrepreneurs must be creators who build industries rather than disruptors who change them because there are few existing businesses to disrupt. The companies they create must be global from birth because local markets are too small. They focus on resiliency and sustainability rather than unicorn-style growth at any cost. With rich and wide-ranging stories of frontier innovators from around the world, Out-Innovate is the new playbook for innovation--wherever it has the potential to happen.

The Tourist

release date: May 27, 2020
The Tourist
In Alex Sherman''s novella of space exploration The Tourist, a young academic travels to a mining outpost on a small planetoid, far from their sun There he studies the culture and music of a small squatter population that lives in total darkness. This is the first time any student has been allowed to travel there. Chocky agrees to show the student around, although he has more pressing things on his mind. Maybe this tour will provide the resources he needs, after all. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Eighth Detective

release date: Aug 04, 2020
The Eighth Detective
A New York Times Top Ten Thriller of 2020 "Dizzying, dazzling... When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "One of the most innovative mysteries in recent memory." - The Wall Street Journal There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked all the rules out – and wrote seven perfect detective stories to demonstrate. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a brilliant, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit those old stories: an author hiding from his past and an editor keen to understand it. But there are things in the stories that don’t add up. Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp-eyed editor begins to suspect are more than mistakes. They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solve. Alex Pavesi''s The Eighth Detective is a love letter to classic detective stories with a modern twist, where nothing is as it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules.

Learning React

release date: Jun 12, 2020
Learning React
If you want to learn how to build efficient React applications, this is your book. Ideal for web developers and software engineers who understand how JavaScript, CSS, and HTML work in the browser, this updated edition provides best practices and patterns for writing modern React code. No prior knowledge of React or functional JavaScript is necessary. With their learning road map, authors Alex Banks and Eve Porcello show you how to create UIs that can deftly display changes without page reloads on large-scale, data-driven websites. You’ll also discover how to work with functional programming and the latest ECMAScript features. Once you learn how to build React components with this hands-on guide, you’ll understand just how useful React can be in your organization. Understand key functional programming concepts with JavaScriptLook under the hood to learn how React runs in the browserCreate application presentation layers with React componentsManage data and reduce the time you spend debugging applicationsIncorporate React Hooks to manage state and fetch dataUse a routing solution for single-page application featuresLearn how to structure React applications with servers in mind

Unicorns Are the Worst!

release date: Sep 29, 2020
Unicorns Are the Worst!
Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors. It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst! Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea parties, and leave glitter all over the place! They’re nothing like goblins—practical and hard-working, who can put magic to good use! Unicorns aren’t helpful at all. Or are they?

Who Are You?

release date: Oct 13, 2020
Who Are You?
The Game Boy Advance platform as computational system and cultural artifact, from its 2001 release through hacks, mods, emulations, homebrew afterlives. In 2002, Nintendo of America launched an international marketing campaign for the Game Boy Advance that revolved around the slogan “Who Are You?”—asking potential buyers which Nintendo character, game, or even device they identified with and attempting to sell a new product by exploiting players'' nostalgic connections to earlier ones. Today, nearly two decades after its release, and despite the development of newer and more powerful systems, Nintendo''s Game Boy Advance lives on, through a community that continues to hack, modify, emulate, make, break, remake, redesign, trade, use, love, and play with the platform. In this book Alex Custodio traces the network of hardware and software afterlives of the Game Boy Advance platform. Each chapter considers a component of this network—hardware, software, peripheral, or practice—that illuminates the platform''s unique features as a computational system and a cultural artifact. Examining the evolution of the design and architecture of Nintendo''s handhelds and home consoles, and the constraints imposed on developers and players, for example, Custodio finds that Nintendo essentially embeds nostalgia into its hardware. She explores Nintendo''s expansion of the platform through interoperability; physical and affective engagement with the Game Boy Advance; portability, private space, and social interaction; the platformization of nostalgia; fan-generated content including homebrew, hacking, and hardware modding; and e-waste—the final afterlife of consumer electronics. Although the Game Boy Advance is neither the most powerful nor the most popular of Nintendo''s handhelds, Custodio argues, it is the platform that most fundamentally embodies Nintendo''s reliance on the aesthetics and materiality of nostalgia.

Gold Wings Rising

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Gold Wings Rising
In Gold Wings Rising, the final installment of Alex London''s Skybound Saga, Kylee and Brysen must fight for their lives and their humanity. Book 1 was a Today Show Book Club Pick! The war on the ground has ended, but the war with the sky has just begun. After the Siege of the Six Villages, the ghost eagles have trapped Uztaris on both sides of the conflict. The villagers and Kartami alike hide in caves, huddled in terror as they await nightly attacks. Kylee aims to plunge her arrows into each and every ghost eagle; in her mind, killing the birds is the only way to unshackle the city’s chains. But Brysen has other plans. While the humans fly familiar circles around each other, the ghost eagles create schemes far greater and more terrible than either Kylee or Brysen could have imagined. Now, the tug-of-war between love and power begins to fray, threatening bonds of siblinghood and humanity alike.

Going to a Different World

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release date: Aug 18, 2020
Going to a Different World
Ageplay is known but not really accepted by everyone. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a place where you could be who you are? A place where little’s and caregiver’s can be together? There is a place where all this is possible. ‘Everlasting Memories’ is a colony, a secured place which allows you to be who you are, without the fear of keeping it a secret. Elizabeth and Marie meet each other paired together by the colony. Both of them are looking for something that they have never found before. Not exactly having an amazing score with past relationships they are trying to make both the ends meet. But are they ready to stick with each other through thick and thin? Are they really PERFECT for each other?

Accidental

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Accidental
This timely, emotionally-resonant story about a teen girl dealing with the aftermath of a tragic shooting is a must-read from an exciting new YA talent. Johanna has had more than enough trauma in her life. She lost her mom in a car accident, and her father went AWOL when Johanna was just a baby. At sixteen, life is steady, boring . . . maybe even stifling, since she''s being raised by her grandparents who never talk about their daughter, her mother Mandy. Then he comes back: Robert Newsome, Johanna''s father, bringing memories and pictures of Mandy. But that''s not all he shares. A tragic car accident didn''t kill Mandy--it was Johanna, who at two years old, accidentally shot her own mother with an unsecured gun. Now Johanna has to sort through it all--the return of her absentee father, her grandparents'' lies, her part in her mother''s death. But no one, neither her loyal best friends nor her sweet new boyfriend, can help her forgive them. Most of all, can she ever find a way to forgive herself? In a searing, ultimately uplifting story, debut author Alex Richards tackles a different side of the important issue that has galvanized teens across our country.

Homecoming

release date: Apr 21, 2020
Homecoming
From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the eleventh book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the streaming original series, The Kicks! Devin is finally on her way to Connecticut to visit her best friend, Kara, and she couldn’t be more excited! Not only that, but the Kicks have just made it into the playoffs! Except Devin’s good fortune seems to have run out. First, the airport sends her luggage to Albuquerque. Then, when she finally gets to hang out with Kara, all they do is fight. And what’s worse, Devin thinks her parents are planning to move them back to Connecticut! Devin’s not sure what to make of her unfortunate homecoming. Are she and Kara even friends anymore? Is Devin ready to leave all her friends behind again to move back to Connecticut? And can she get her head back in the game in time to win the Kicks’s first playoff match?

Cybersecurity

release date: Aug 27, 2019
Cybersecurity
No data is completely safe. Cyberattacks on companies and individuals are on the rise and growing not only in number but also in ferocity. And while you may think your company has taken all the precautionary steps to prevent an attack, no individual, company, or country is safe. Cybersecurity can no longer be left exclusively to IT specialists. Improving and increasing data security practices and identifying suspicious activity is everyone''s responsibility, from the boardroom to the break room. Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today''s most essential thinking on cybersecurity, from outlining the challenges to exploring the solutions, and provides you with the critical information you need to prepare your company for the inevitable hack. The lessons in this book will help you get everyone in your organization on the same page when it comes to protecting your most valuable assets. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company''s future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR''s smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can''t afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Choosing Sides

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Choosing Sides
From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the ninth book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series that inspired the Amazon original series, The Kicks! After an easy win against the Roses, Devin is reminded of how the Kicks were playing when she first joined and how far they have come since then. Devin runs into Sasha, a summer league teammate of hers, who confides that the Roses’ coach doesn’t seem to care that they’re losing and asks Devin for help. She invites the Roses to a weekend soccer clinic that the Kicks are going to. But when the eighth graders find out that Devin is helping another team in their league, they are not pleased and accuse Devin of helping the competition—especially when the Roses begin to win. Meanwhile, Zoe and Emma haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye, and their friendship seems to be in trouble, putting Devin and Jessi in the middle of their fights. When they begin to disrupt the Kicks’ practices, Devin knows she has to do something. Can Devin prove to her team and her friends that she’s not playing favorites or choosing sides?

A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy

release date: Dec 11, 2018
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy
The greatest dangers hide the brightest treasures in this bold, planet-hopping science fiction adventure series. The crew of the legendary Capricious are rich enough to retire in comfort for the rest of their days, but none of it matters if the galaxy is still in danger. Nilah and Boots, the ship''s newest crew-members hear the word of a mysterious cult that may have links back to an ancient and all-powerful magic. To find it, hot-headed Nilah will have to go undercover and find the source of their power without revealing her true identity. Meanwhile, Boots is forced to confront the one person she''d hoped never to see again: her old, turn-coat treasure-hunting partner.

Alexisms: Useful Life Lessons from a Recovering Serial Entrepreneur

release date: Oct 10, 2018
Alexisms: Useful Life Lessons from a Recovering Serial Entrepreneur
Virtual Trainers the world over turn to Master Trainer Alex Mandossian to expose and get more marketing reach for their clear, compelling, and consistent marketing messages ... faster, better, and easier. By demystifying for millions the power within electronic broadcast media such as teleseminars, webinars, podcasts and most recently, Google Hangouts, his followers learn to earn millions on their own terms. AlexÕs lifetime goal is to become the world''s 1st ""work-at-home"" billionaire by creating over one thousand other Internet marketing millionaires before his 77th birthday. Since 1993, Alex has generated almost $400 million in sales and profits for his marketing students, clients, and strategic alliance partners on five continents.

Black Friday

release date: Mar 11, 2019
Black Friday
Plunge into a thrilling adventure tracking domestic terrorists in book 7 of the acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series, from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava. On the busiest shopping day of the year, a group of idealistic college students believe they’re about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the equipment in their backpacks will disrupt stores’ computer systems, causing delays and chaos, disrupting capitalism, if only for a moment. What they don’t realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks contain explosives. And they’re about to become unwitting suicide bombers. FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell must put her own political troubles aside to work with Nick Morrelli and figure out who’s behind this terrorist plot—a massacre that’s all the more frightening when a tip reveals that Maggie’s brother is one of the doomed protestors. Originally published in 2009

Homer and the Poetics of Gesture

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Homer and the Poetics of Gesture
This book draws on studies of movement, gesture, and early film to offer a series of readings on repetition through the body in Homer. Each chapter presents an argument based on a specific posture, action or gesture (falling, running, leaping, standing, and crouching), through which to rethink epic practices of embodiment and formularity.

Annihilation

release date: Mar 12, 2018
Annihilation
Following on from the success of his thriller, Ex Machina, Alex Garland returns to cerebral sci-fi with his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer''s cult novel - a tale of a biologist attempting to uncover the mystery of her husband''s disappearance into a restricted zone. What she and her fellow scientists discover is a world populated by mysterious life forms that might offer answers, but which exposes them to madness and death. Beside the screenplay, the book also includes 20 pages of behind-the-scenes photos.

Giving Kids The Business

release date: Mar 08, 2018
Giving Kids The Business
Giving Kids the Business exposes the ways in which corporate America is turning schools into profit centers, the curriculum into an advertising vehicle, and children into a cash crop. Learn how market-oriented school reforms take money out of your pocket and lower the quality of public education. This book sounds the alarm over schools being used by marketers to pitch their products to our nations children. }The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and social commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences.Imagine that your son is given a Gushers fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermic eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter being taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about good hair days and bad hair days (compliments of Revlon.) Imagine that to cap off a day of world class learning, your childs teacher shows a videotape that explains that the Valdez oil spill wasnt so bad after all (compliments of Exxon). Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc.; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for Americas future. Anyone curious about how schools are being turned into marketing vehicles, how education is being recast as a commercial transaction, and how children are being cultivated as a cash crop will want to read Giving Kids the Business. } The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and social commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences.Imagine that your son is given a Gushers fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermic eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter being taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about good hair days and bad hair days (compliments of Revlon.) Imagine that to cap off a day of world class learning, your childs teacher shows a videotape that explains that the Valdez oil spill wasnt so bad after all (compliments of Exxon). Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc. ; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for Americas children.With political races, legislative issues, and judicial challenges regarding education reform from Massachusetts to California, this book will explain whats behind the headlines in every state.

A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking

release date: Feb 06, 2018
A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking
Popular husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters (acouplecooks.com) offer 100 recipes with an emphasis on whole foods and getting into the kitchen together. The couple''s non-diet approach features simple lifestyle changes to make healthy cooking sustainable, rather than a short-term fix. A love story at its finest, Alex and Sonja Overhiser first fell for each other--and then the kitchen. In a matter of months, the writer-photographer duo went from eating fast and frozen food to regularly cooking vegetarian meals from scratch. Together, the two unraveled a "pretty simple" approach to home cooking that kicks the diet in favor of long-term lifestyle changes. While cooking isn''t always easy or quick, it can be pretty simple by finding love in the process. A Couple Cooks | Pretty Simple Cooking is an irresistible combination of spirited writing, nourishing recipes with a Mediterranean flair, and vibrant photography. Dubbed a "vegetarian cookbook for non-vegetarians", it''s a beautiful book that''s food for thought, at the same time providing real food recipes for eating around the table. The book features: 100 vegetarian recipes, with 75 vegan and 90 gluten-free options A full-color photograph for every recipe Recipes arranged from quickest to more time-consuming 10 life lessons for a sustainably healthy approach to cooking, artfully illustrated with a custom watercolor
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