New Release Books by Matt and Rebecca Zamolo

Matt and Rebecca Zamolo is the author of My Nest of Silence (2022), Jesus Revealed (2022), First Impressions (2022), The Best of Matt 2022 (2022) and other 402 books.

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My Nest of Silence

release date: Oct 18, 2022
My Nest of Silence
“Evocative prose and illustrations bring to life…[the] heart-wrenching decisions and considerations that Japanese Americans had to face…[and] their endurance, sacrifices, and resilience, even as their loyalty was questioned without cause.” —Susan H. Kamei, author of When Can We Go Back to America? Told in a brilliant blend of prose and graphic novel, this unforgettable middle grade story about a Japanese American family during World War II is written and illustrated by Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature winner Matt Faulkner. Manzanar is nothing like home. Yet the relocation center is where Mari and her family have to live, now that the government has decided that Japanese Americans aren’t American enough. Determined to prove them wrong, Mari’s brother Mak has joined the army and is heading off to war. In protest, Mari has stopped talking for the duration of the war. Or at least until Mak comes home safe. Still, Mari has no trouble expressing herself through her drawings. Mak, too, expresses himself in his letters home, first from training camp and later from the front lines of World War II, where he is fighting with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. But while his letters are reassuring, reality is not: Mak is facing danger at every turn, from racism within the army to violence on the battlefield. In turns humorous and heartbreaking, Mari and Mak’s story will stick with readers long after the last page.

Jesus Revealed

release date: Aug 02, 2022
Jesus Revealed
Discover Jesus'' character through the "I Am" statements in Jesus Revealed by pastor and author Matt Rawle. Light. Bread. Shepherd. Life. The Gospel of John uses these and other symbols to paint a picture of who Jesus is. Through the I Am statements Jesus describes himself with rich images, showing us that he is both fully human and fully divine and calling us as his followers. In Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John, author Matt Rawle explores the "I Am" statements in John as works of art that resonate throughout the Gospel and all of Scripture. He shows how these words point beyond themselves to the deep mystery of Jesus Christ. Join Matt on this journey and experience the profound truth at the heart of the "I Am" statements: that Jesus is light and life, and he calls us to himself and offers us the hope of resurrection. Chapter topics include: 1. I am the bread of life (John 6:48) 2. I am the light of the world (John 8:12) 3. I am the good shepherd (John 10:11) 4. I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25) 5. I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) 6. I am the true vine (John 15:1) Components for the six-week study include a book, comprehensive Leader Guide, DVD/Video sessions featuring Matt Rawle. Praise for Jesus Revealed "Matt Rawle, the master of discerning connections between Christ and culture, turns now to explore with us how Jesus pioneered how to know the heart of God via the most basic icons of his own culture. Symbols in stories matter, and Matt guides us into Jesus’ with aplomb, wisdom, and joy." - James Howell, Senior Pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church "Reading Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John can be mystifying, yet much like the gospel writer himself author Matt Rawle is able uncover a deeper meaning from these powerful metaphors. Jesus Revealed invites the reader to step into the ordinary work of God’s extraordinary creation. Calling out the artist within, readers will find their own stories inside these powerful declarations – illuminating a Jesus we’ve always known but perhaps never fully embraced. Jesus Revealed is a must-read for anyone ready to discover the inexhaustible experience of God’s profound love." - Rachel Billups, Pastor and Author of Be Bold: Finding Your Fierce

First Impressions

release date: May 03, 2022
First Impressions
Matt James, the first Black bachelor on ABC’s beloved television show, The Bachelor, shares his views on the controversial topics that defined his season and confronts matters of race, opportunity, and his biracial identity head on. When The Bachelor franchise announced Matt James as the first Black lead, it was celebrated as long-overdue progress on the primetime show. America fell in love with Matt—the Christian, former NFL athlete, and nonprofit CEO—who charmed millions of viewers each week. But the off-screen conversations around the show revealed the realities and inescapable challenges of being Black in America and the depth of racism that still exists. On the show, Matt could only go so far in sharing his own story with America. In First Impressions, Matt shares his views on controversial topics like race and opportunity that defined his season on The Bachelor. Matt lives at the intersection of these important issues and shares the wisdom his experience has granted him. Matt describes the joys and difficulties of being the youngest of two Black sons, raised by a single, working-class, white mother in Raleigh, North Carolina. He elaborates on the spiritual closeness and sense of duty he felt for his mother, but also the complex relationships he had with the many male figures in his life: his prejudiced, Italian grandfather, who had trouble accepting Matt as his own; his father, whose womanizing and petty crime put strain on the family; and his older brother, who was Matt’s protector in youth, but who struggled with the long shadow of their father’s legacy. Simultaneously inspirational and informative, First Impressions will leave readers with a deeper understanding of the life experiences that prepared Matt for such a divisive moment in television history.

The Best of Matt 2022

release date: Oct 13, 2022
The Best of Matt 2022
The latest - superb - collection from everyone''s favourite cartoonist! ''Matt is an Adorable Genius'' Jilly Cooper ''So much greater than his nearest rivals it''s almost embarrassing'' Stephen Fry ''No one can be funny every time - except Matt'' John Humphrys There is no doubt: award-winning Matt definitely makes the world a happier place!

Grealish (Ultimate Football Heroes - the No.1 football series)

release date: Dec 30, 2021
Grealish (Ultimate Football Heroes - the No.1 football series)
The No.1 football series - over 1 million copies sold! ''Super, super Jack, super, super Jack, super, super Jack, super Jacky Grealish!'' Born and bred Brummie Jack Grealish became captain of his boyhood club Aston Villa at just 23 years old. In this gripping story, discover how Jack battled through many ups and downs, like suffering relegation, and overcame them at each turn. Through his dribbling prowess and ability to get back up when knocked down, Jack became not only the most expensive English player ever when he signed for Man City, but England''s poster boy at Euro 2020. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to superstar professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.

Lines and Lyrics

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Lines and Lyrics
An introduction to poetry geared toward the study of song Bruce Springsteen, Benjamin Britten, Kendrick Lamar, Sylvia Plath, Outkast, and Anne Sexton collide in this inventive study of poetry and song. Drawing on literary poetry, rock, rap, musical theater, and art songs from the Elizabethan period to the present, Matt BaileyShea reveals how every issue in poetry has an important corresponding status in song, but one that is always transformed. Beginning with a discussion of essential features such as diction, meter, and rhyme, the book progresses into the realms of lineation, syntax, form, and address, and culminates in an analysis of two complete songs. Throughout, BaileyShea places classical composers and poets in conversations with contemporary songwriters and musicians (T. S. Eliot and Johnny Cash, Aaron Copland and Pink Floyd) so that readers can make close connections across time, genres, and fields, but also recognize inherent differences. To aid the reader, the author has created a Spotify playlist of all the music discussed in this book and provides time cues throughout, enabling readers to listen to the music as they read.

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know

release date: Oct 11, 2022
Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
Hosts of the podcast Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know, Ben Bowlin, Matthew Frederick, & Noel Brown discern conspiracy fact from fiction regarding "stuff" the government doesn’t want you to know. Conspiracies didn’t always seem so clear and present. It used to be that people with tin-foil hats who were convinced of secret messages coming through the radio were easily disregarded as kooks and looney tunes. But these days, conspiracies feel alive and well. From internet rumors to lying politicians to the tinderbox that is social media, it’s become remarkably clear that a vast swath of people believe really bonkers things. Why is that? How did these theories proliferate? Is there a kernel of truth to it or are they fully fiction? Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown are the hosts of the popular iHeart podcast that seeks to answer these questions. With cool heads and extensive research, they regularly break down the wildest conspiracy theories: from chemtrails and biological testing to the secrets of lobbying and why the Kennedy assassination is of perennial interest. Written in smart, witty, and conversational style, and with amazing illustrations, Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know is a vital book in helping to understand the unexplainable and use truth as a powerful weapon against ignorance, misinformation, and lies.

Old Country

release date: Jul 26, 2022
Old Country
Based on the Reddit sensation, a horror thriller of a young couple who buys the perfect, secluded house—only to discover the terror within. It’s the house of their dreams. Former marine Harry and his wife, Sasha, have packed up their life and their golden retriever, Dash, and fled the corporate rat race to live off the land in rural Idaho. Their breathtaking new home sits on more than forty acres of meadow, aspen trees, and pine forest in the Teton Valley. Even if their friends and family think it’s a strange choice for an up-and-coming pair of urban professionals, Harry and Sasha couldn’t be happier about the future they’re building, all by their lonesome. That is, until their nearest neighbors, Dan and Lucy Steiner, come bearing more than housewarming gifts. Dan and Lucy warn Harry and Sasha of a malevolent spirit that lives in the valley, one that with every season will haunt them in fresh, ever-more-diabolical ways. At first, it seems like an old wives’ tale. But when spring arrives, so does the first evil manifestation, challenging everything Harry and Sasha thought they knew about the world. As each season passes, the spirit grows stronger, the land more sinister, and each encounter more dangerous. Will Harry and Sasha learn the true meaning of a forever home before it’s too late? Haunting and bone-chilling, Old Country is a spellbinding debut in the horror genre.

The Necklace

release date: Sep 07, 2021
The Necklace
The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice Susan Lentigo''s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from Upstate New York to North Dakota to witness the killer''s execution. On her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that leads her to suspect the condemned man is innocent—and the real killer is still free. Even worse, her prime suspect has a young daughter who''s at terrible risk. With no money and no time to spare, Susan sets out to uncover the truth before an innocent man gets executed and another little girl is killed. But the FBI refuses to reopen the case. They—and Susan''s own mother—believe she''s just having an emotional breakdown. Reaching deep, Susan finds an inner strength she never knew she had. With the help of two unlikely allies—a cynical, defiant teenage girl and the retired cop who made the original arrest—Susan battles the FBI to put the real killer behind bars. Will she win justice for the condemned man—and her daughter—at last? Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Harlan Coben Optioned for film—with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as producer

War

release date: Aug 17, 2021
War
Alex has never beaten his older brother Greg at anything. Not even once! Now fully armed with their new water pistols and sent into the backyard, will Alex be able to finally defeat Greg in an ultimate battle to drench the other? This is not a fun game, this is not quality family time, this is WAR! Join Alex as he battles not only his brother, but his own misfortune as things go from bad to worse in this crazy, ridiculous and hilarious story.

The End

release date: Jul 18, 2022
The End
The world has been ravaged and left to rot, tainted with heavy radiation. The people on the ground - those still alive at least - aren''t sure what happened and no longer care. The truth wouldn''t fix anything for them. It wouldn''t help them survive each day; their first priority. But for why? There''s nothing left to live for. Everything is gone. This is The End. An apocalyptic horror from Matt Shaw, the author of Sick B*stards.

Two Skips of a Stone

release date: Jun 03, 2021
Two Skips of a Stone
After reluctantly accepting a somewhat mysterious job to be a “history teacher” in Kenya, 33-year-old Jason Roberts finds himself working for a secretive organization and on the receiving end of life-changing information: Humanity will be wiped out in less than a century. The source of this information is a Time Traveller from 2102, who reached back in time as far as their technology allowed—just eighty-five years. The only hope for changing this apocalyptic future offered by the Time Traveller is if World War Two can be prevented. But to do this, a second Time Traveller must complete a jump back to 1935 to compel the British government to take pre-emptive action against Nazi Germany. When Jason is told he has been chosen for the mission, he struggles with the overwhelming responsibility, the consequences of what saying no might mean, and his own doubts that he is the best man for the job. As Jason receives intensive mission training and tries to come to grips with the ethics of what he is being asked to do, he finds his strained sanity strangely dependent on his video chats with his best friend back home—an eccentric, zen-filled, weed-smoking, self-proclaimed hippy chick named Markie. Yet even with her support, Jason finds himself wondering if he will have what it takes to pull the trigger on the time machine. The first book of the “Operation: Eleanor” trilogy, Two Skips of a Stone, is a fast-paced, character-driven novel that will both thrill and entertain, asking what you would do if duty called.

A Visit with a Snowman

release date: Nov 05, 2021
A Visit with a Snowman
Wyatt''s reality is upended one day by a bizarre encounter with a talking snowman. The experience becomes even stranger when the snowman tries teaching the boy to see the world through a snow person''s eyes. Pointing out the details of nature''s wonders, the snowman challenges Wyatt to "feel the beauty."

You Are a Filmmaker

release date: May 01, 2022
You Are a Filmmaker
We''ve all wondered what different paths our career might have taken. Now, wonder no longer. YOU ARE A FILMMAKER gives you the opportunity to live out every possible iteration of your filmmaking dreams. With over 100 different outcomes, you may become an Oscar-winning director, marry a movie star, join a cult, or get killed by a cocaine-crazy producer. There are also secret endings, celebrity cameos, and twists worthy of M. Night Shyamalan. Being a filmmaker is more than a career ? it''s an adventure!

The Humanity of Jesus in Matthew

release date: May 04, 2021
The Humanity of Jesus in Matthew
Matthew’s portrait of Jesus communicates the importance of the human element of Jesus’s existence. While Mark’s Jesus may be the most human, Matthew was most interested in the human story of Jesus among the Gospel authors. This narrative critical examination of Matthew’s portrait prioritizes the human element of Jesus’s story. He purposely balances the human and transcendent so that he can reinforce the reader’s belief in Jesus and hope that Jesus’s life can be imitated.

Cops and Horrors

release date: Apr 14, 2022

RISE UP

release date: Apr 04, 2022
RISE UP
Matt Church is the founder of Thought Leaders, author of eleven leadership books and a soul on a journey of awakening. Matt reads widely, thinks deeply and questions everything. He is acknowledged as a profound and inspiring thought leader. It is his personal quest to find an authentic way to show up as the best version of himself that is the catalyst for this book. Taking a departure from his usual writings, Matt opens up about some of the qualities and influences that sit behind his success and at the edge of what is acceptable rational thought. Rise Up is a personal invitation to you to decide who you are as a leader and find a way to better lead the people you serve. One part leadership, one part motivation, and one part wisdom of the ages, this book will challenge your views and dare you to live and lead from the heart. Written as a series of short leadership primers, you can study them in a straight line or pick and choose at will. However you choose, read with the willingness to consider all possibilities. The see where it takes you.

I Am Today

release date: Oct 05, 2021
I Am Today
A young girl realizes that she doesn’t have to wait until she’s grown-up to stand up for what is right and make a big impact. While playing on the beach in her coastal town, a young girl comes across a sea turtle ensnared by a wire. Her town is home to a factory that has provided jobs for many of her neighbors, including her mother, but it has also been dumping garbage from a pipe into the waters, threatening the creatures that live in them. Children are used to being asked what they’ll do and be when they grow up, but the girl knows there is so much she can do today to help. Unable to forget the sight of the struggling turtle, with a fantastic act she inspires the townspeople to compel the factory to change its destructive ways. Written in spare and evocative poetry, I Am Today is an empowering story for children who want to be the change the world needs.

Qualitative Research

release date: Jan 26, 2021
Qualitative Research
Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life, Second Edition presents a fresh approach to teaching and learning qualitative methods for social inquiry—one that focuses on analysis from the very beginning of the text. By exploring qualitative research through a unique analytic lens, then cumulatively elaborating on methods in each successive chapter, this innovative work cultivates a skill set and literacy base that prepares readers to work strategically with empirical materials in their own fieldwork. Johnny Saldaña and Matt Omasta combine clear, accessible writing and analytic insight to show that analysis, in its broadest sense, is a process undertaken throughout the entire research experience. The Second Edition provides a number of updates including more on digital materials and methods, including sentiment analysis of social media data, and ethics in social media research.

Mainely Angst

release date: Jan 12, 2022
Mainely Angst
Langdon is muddling his way through the pandemic like everybody else. Business restrictions have dealt a blow to his mystery bookstore, and nobody leaves the house anymore to get into trouble and create a need for a PI. At the same time, his marriage is stronger than ever, and he''s had a chance to catch up on things around the house. Then it all changes. The bookstore opens back up, and he gets hired to find a missing woman, find proof of sexual harassment against another local business owner, and track down a kidnapped boy before he is executed by a madman in a desperate bid to force the state to ease masking restrictions. "Somebody stole my wife," the man said. Did Annika Morin leave her husband... or was she taken? I was sexually harass'' by my boss and then fire'' when I refused his advances." Raven''s dark eyes flashed a promise of anger and vengeance. Local brew pub owner Rick Strong is accused of sexual harassment, which seems likely, but is he guilty of much more? Or is it entirely fabricated? "Where is my boy?" Jill asked, her words anguished. And then the boy is abducted, and the kidnapper attempts to hold the entire state hostage. If the governor refuses their demands, the kidnapper promises to execute the child on Halloween. With the help of his wife, Chabal, and his friends Bart the bad-tempered cop, 4 by Four the playboy lawyer, Richam and Jewell, and Star, his bookstore employee, Langdon is in a race against time to find the missing wife, obtain proof against an unlikeable business owner, and track down a kidnapped boy before it is too late...

Forged

release date: Dec 07, 2020
Forged
Good men don’t need more reasons why it’s wrong to use women online, in their imagination, or in reality. What they need are effective strategies to win daily battles and to obtain lasting freedom and victory in the war against lust. Forged is a 33-day exercise designed to purify, heal, and strengthen a man, gradually replacing old vices with new virtues. Each day offers a unique weapon that belongs in every man’s arsenal against the world, the flesh, and the devil. After completing the 33 days, a man will be well equipped for the battles ahead. Readers will also receive a free 3-minute video each day from more than 30 presenters, including Fr. Mike Schmitz. Fr. Jacques Philipe, Sister Miriam James, Jeff Cavins, Christopher West, and others. Because brotherhood is an essential component of the experience of Forged, this book is sold in pairs. Get two copies, and find a brother to walk this journey with you towards freedom! The program is also ideal for fathers to do with their teenage sons.

The Best of Matt 2020

release date: Oct 15, 2020
The Best of Matt 2020
''Matt is an Adorable Genius'' Jilly Cooper ''So much greater than his nearest rivals it''s almost embarrassing'' Stephen Fry The last twelve months seen through the eyes of the brilliantly funny cartoonist Matt - the perfect Christmas gift. This year has certainly been a challenge . . . From ''unprecedented'' to ''furlough'', ''lockdown'' to ''who even remembers Brexit'', Matt is always there with exactly the right brilliantly uplifting take on the world. There is no doubt: award-winning Matt definitely makes the world a happier place!

Vaccines

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Vaccines
This book explores how vaccines work and are developed, highlighting examples of historic vaccines and the diseases they help prevent as well as the debates and challenges related to vaccination that remain today. The book also includes a table of contents, two infographics, informative sidebars, two Case Study special features, quiz questions, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. This Focus Readers title is at the Voyager level, aligned to reading levels of grades 5-6 and interest levels of grades 5-9.

Mitch, Please!

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Mitch, Please!
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller about how Mitch McConnell has been bad for Kentucky—and why he needs to be voted out of office from the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio and attorney Matt Jones. They say all politics is local. In 2020, Mitch McConnell will have served five full terms as a US Senator. Thirty years. The Senate Majority leader’s power is as undeniable as it is infuriating, and the people of Kentucky have had enough. Led by Matt Jones, they (and they alone) have the power to oust him from office. How did Jones, a local boy turned attorney turned sports radio host come to shine the brightest light on McConnell’s ineptitude? Simple—he knows Kentucky inside and out, and has used the state’s love of sports as an entry point for showcasing how McConnell has failed his fellow citizens both economically and socially for three decades. Entertaining, maddening, yet ultimately inspiring, these stories from Kentuckians in each of its 120 counties illustrate the Senate Majority leader’s stunning shortcomings. “Jones employs a sharp, political scalpel eviscerating McConnell…[and this book is] an effective combination of description and vivisection” (Kirkus Reviews). Jones brings his trademark wit and wisdom throughout the book, while also offering a beautiful portrait of a state with arguably the most untapped potential in our country. Ultimately, the white-hot hatred for McConnell on the coasts is just white noise. Only the people of Kentucky can remove him from office. Here, Matt Jones demonstrates he has the influence, charisma, and institutional knowledge to lead the charge. He and his fellow Kentuckians have had enough—and they’re ready for a fight.

The Midnight Library

release date: Sep 29, 2020
The Midnight Library
The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year "A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig''s enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

Smooth

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Smooth
Kevin’s acne is horribly, hideously bad. Can a risky treatment fix his face — and his entire life? A witty and sharply observed debut. Fifteen-year-old Kevin has acne, and not just any acne. Stinging red welts, painful pustules, and massive whiteheads are ruining his life. In an act of desperation, he asks his dermatologist to prescribe him a drug with a dizzying list of possible side effects — including depression — and an obligatory monthly blood test. But when he meets Alex, a girl in the lab waiting room, blood test day quickly becomes his safe haven — something he sorely needs, since everyone, including his two best friends, is trying his last nerve. But as Kevin’s friendships slip further away and he discovers who Alex is outside of the lab, he realizes he''s not sure about anything anymore. Are loneliness and self-doubt the side effects of his new acne meds? Or are they the side effects of being fifteen? Told in a bitingly funny first-person narration, this debut novel crackles with wry and wistful insights about the absurdities of high school, longing and heartbreak, and a body out of control. A surefire hit for teen boys and reluctant readers, Smooth gets under the skin of a tenth-grader who is changing — inside and out.

A Low Tide Rising

release date: Dec 27, 2021
A Low Tide Rising
Part historical fiction and part non-fictional commentary, this is an examination of the 21st century American experience told through the story of two sisters with a secret. Based in the recent past, it shares how we have arrived at such a politically perilous place, from 9/11 to the Great Recession to Trumpism through the pandemic. It is necessary reading for anyone who cares about American democracy.

The Best of Matt 2019

release date: Oct 17, 2019
The Best of Matt 2019
Whether you want to laugh or cry about the last twelve months, Matt gives a brilliantly funny take on the world. From Brexit to business, Trump to transport woes, our obsession with the weather to Royal babies, Matt nails it every single time with just the right visual joke. There is no doubt: Matt definitely makes the world a happier place!

Fortunate Accidents

release date: Nov 01, 2021

Unfinished Business

release date: Sep 01, 2019
Unfinished Business
For at least the last 100 years, more than 40% of all students who enrolled in American colleges and universities have not persisted to graduation at four-year institutions. Their stories are varied, but in every case, something got in the way of that pursuit. Life happened. They became one of the nearly 36 million Americans who have some college but no degree. For many, the stigma of not finishing college is a closely held secret that weighs heavily as they discuss, engage, and compete to meet the challenges of the workforce in the 21st century. Some weren’t ready at age 18 for the focus and commitment that academic studies require. Others found opportunities to create income and meet immediate familial needs or requirements. Many have excelled despite their lack of a college credential. Contrary to the deficit mindset that often permeates the retention and persistence discourse, this book highlights the stories of those who successfully returned to what was left unfinished. The stories here may challenge your assumptions. These are high-quality students who demonstrated a compelling and inspiring commitment to their education, begun long ago and now completed—in some cases decades later. As you read, don’t miss the role that engaged advisors, supportive family members, and well-designed programs such as prior learning assessment played in helping students to the finish line. These narratives also demonstrate that it is time for institutions of higher education to imagine and embrace new ways of serving these students well.

Black Badge

release date: Jun 05, 2019
Black Badge
Meet the Black Badges, a top-secret branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions that no adult ever could. Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite—the best of the best. The missions they’re tasked with are dangerous, and will only get worse as their leader’s attention is split between their objective and tracking down a lost team member. A member who disappeared years ago...presumed dead. Reuniting New York Times bestselling author Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and illustrator Tyler Jenkins (Peter Panzerfaust) following their multiple Eisner Award-nominated series Grass Kings, Black Badge is a haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars, and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the world that adults have broken.

The Mark

release date: Nov 01, 2021
The Mark
Brutal attacks. A sinister conspiracy. Time is running out. In the quiet seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, a man is found unconscious on the beach with a strange symbol carved into his skin. The victim--a local drug addict--has no recollection of who attacked him or how he got there. The sleepy coastal community is sent into shock. And when another victim branded with the same vicious mark dies from his wounds, DI Louise Blackwell realises she is dealing with a sadistic serial killer. But why is the twisted attacker targeting Weston''s most vulnerable people? And what is the meaning behind the mysterious symbol? Still struggling to overcome her own demons in the wake of her brother''s death, Blackwell must stay one step ahead of both the killer and corrupt DCI Finch, whose meddling in the investigation makes her more determined than ever to bring him down for good. As the body count rises, and her feud with Finch puts her own life in danger, Blackwell faces a race against time to discover the dark crime that unites the victims and put an end to the carnage--before someone puts an end to her.

Emerald to Ice

release date: Oct 28, 2021
Emerald to Ice
3186, a thousand light-years away: two factions of exiled humans co-operate on a desperate mission to a dangerous new world. Because Nyuki is the home of the humbles, and the previous contact ended in disaster. On the eve of the mission, a new, deadly threat emerges, threatening human and humble alike. The Zungui have returned from the depths of space and are poised for total colonisation. "Our protagonists face a battle against time and the elements.... Emerald to Ice contains that traditional sense of wonder whilst engaging with some very modern concerns." -From the foreword by Liz Williams. "Matt''s ability to conjure a fantastic landscape and people it with interesting but strange people is unparalleled." -Paul Brazier.

Enough: A Day in the Life of Max Hefler - Bullying

release date: Jul 15, 2019
Enough: A Day in the Life of Max Hefler - Bullying
Max Hefler is a fourteen year old 8th grader at Lincoln Middle School. Max is overweight, awkward, and shy. He is also very intelligent, funny and caring. He lives with his single, loving mother in their small apartment. While Max''s home can be a warm, caring place, school is not. He is relentlessly bullied by Colin Culler and his posse on a daily basis.Enough follows Max through one fateful day at Lincoln. On this day, he learns to stand up for himself thanks to a new found connection-a kind old janitor with a troubled past. Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear that Max isn''t Colin''s only victim. When another student reaches his breaking point, tragedy strikes. After much soul searching, and some sound advice, Max learns how to deal with the bullies in his life and come to terms with what he needs to do to be truly happy.

Octopus

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Octopus
With mounting debt, and her career not going in the direction she''d hoped for, Jessica Ann took a modelling job at the Larsen''s lavish party. What should have been an easy evening soon takes a nightmarish turn when she finds herself embroiled in an insane plot to awaken The Old Great One... There are scenes of a sexual nature, and violence within this book.

The Best of Matt 2021

release date: Oct 14, 2021
The Best of Matt 2021
''Matt is an Adorable Genius'' Jilly Cooper The last twelve months seen through the eyes of the brilliantly funny cartoonist Matt - the perfect Christmas gift. ''No one can be funny every time - except Matt'' John Humphrys ''So much greater than his nearest rivals it''s almost embarrassing'' Stephen Fry ''That rare thing - a daily cartoonist who never fails'' THE TIMES There is no doubt: award-winning Matt definitely makes the world a happier place!

The Peter Norman Story

release date: Oct 09, 2018
The Peter Norman Story
Who is Peter Norman? He''s the greatest Australian hero you don''t know. Peter Norman is the ''forgotten man'' in one of the most powerful and influential photos of all time. Peter is in the photo because he won Australia a silver medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympics after running the 200 metres in 20.06 seconds. In 2018, 50 years on, it is still the Australian record. But Peter Norman is a hero to millions today not for the race or the record, but for what he did next. Hearing of US medallists John Carlos and Tommie Smith''s plans to protest against inequality on the dais, Peter pinned an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge on his green and gold tracksuit and said: ''I''ll stand with you.'' That act of solidarity cost Peter Norman everything. All three men were cast into exile, their lives sent spiralling. But it secured a unique friendship - and a legend that, in its 50th anniversary, is more powerful than ever. This is the extraordinary story of the man behind the photo and a moment that changed the world. It''s a strange odyssey of a working-class, Salvation Army-raised boy from Melbourne who became a global icon for equality and courage, yet who remained an enigma to even those closest to him. It''s a story about taking a stand and inspiring people everywhere to stand with you. The story of a unique hero who has gone unsung for too long. The Peter Norman Story.

Portraits Matt Nettheim

release date: Oct 11, 2021
Portraits Matt Nettheim
A collection of Australian photographer Matt Nettheim''s favorite portraits from his 30 year career as a social documentary and film stills photographer. Edited and compiled by the photographer himself, the book contains an introduction by film director Rolf De Heer and includes technical data and anecdotes alongside many of the images.

Halo Around the Moon

release date: Jun 01, 2021
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