Mothers, Daughters, Braces

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387120859

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Mothers, Daughters, Braces" – the orthodontic epic of our times. Alexis is one of the millions of kids who needs braces – but Alexis is dead set against getting them. Most of the time, her mother Rachel likes how her daughter takes after her, but this is one time when she doesn’t. Rachel refused to get braces when she was Alexis’s age, so how can she convince her daughter to do what is necessary now? Having braces seems so simple, but it can be so difficult. In facing orthodontic adversity together, Alexis and her mother chart their own special course – but it’s a story that everyone who has had braces, or has a loved one going through orthodontic treatment can relate to. From the discomfort and embarrassment of having them to the gratifying relief of the perfect, straight teeth at the end of the long road – and all the mixed feelings in between! – "Mothers, Daughters, Braces" candidly conveys the full range of experiences and emotions every orthodontic patient faces.

Mothers, Daughters, Braces

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387120859

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Mothers, Daughters, Braces" – the orthodontic epic of our times. Alexis is one of the millions of kids who needs braces – but Alexis is dead set against getting them. Most of the time, her mother Rachel likes how her daughter takes after her, but this is one time when she doesn’t. Rachel refused to get braces when she was Alexis’s age, so how can she convince her daughter to do what is necessary now? Having braces seems so simple, but it can be so difficult. In facing orthodontic adversity together, Alexis and her mother chart their own special course – but it’s a story that everyone who has had braces, or has a loved one going through orthodontic treatment can relate to. From the discomfort and embarrassment of having them to the gratifying relief of the perfect, straight teeth at the end of the long road – and all the mixed feelings in between! – "Mothers, Daughters, Braces" candidly conveys the full range of experiences and emotions every orthodontic patient faces.

Brooke in Braces

Author: Cathy Aimes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781365158940

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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"Brooke in Braces" isn't a story about a girl who happens to have braces - it's a story about having braces. It's a timeless tale for everyone who might be getting them, and for everyone who already has and who can relate! Readers experience it all through Brooke's eyes - the anxiety, the aches, the pains, the joy, the embarrassments, the pride, the annoyances, the delights - as she recounts what it feels like, and what she's feeling, every step along the bracing way. Catherine Aimes has been writing popular orthodontic fiction for years, but "Brooke in Braces: A Very Personal History of One Girl's Life and Times and Experiences with Braces" is her first novel written specially for kids and teens who are facing or have braces.

Smile

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545780012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison

Special Preview - The First 5 Chapters plus Bonus Material

Author: Samantha Mabry

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616206748

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

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SPECIAL PREVIEW! In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison. Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl--Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill. Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers--and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life. A Fierce and Subtle Poison beautifully blends magical realism with a page-turning mystery and a dark, starcrossed romance--all delivered in lush, urgent prose. “A breathtaking story in which myths come to frightening life and buried wishes might actually come true. This is a hypnotic debut by a remarkable talent.” —Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us and Imaginary Girls

Where Happiness Dwells

A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations

Author: Robin Ridington,Jillian Ridington

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774822988

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

Braced for Seduction

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387234042

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Just another lazy weekend before high school starts. Caroline's mother invites an old friend from college over - and she brings her son Charles with her. He's sixteen, a year older than Caroline, and Caroline doesn't know what to expect. She certainly doesn't expect him to have braces - but he does. He's everything she likes in a boy. He's even good-looking, if you can look past the braces. But Caroline doesn't think she can. At least the moms don't have to worry that they would get up to anything if the two teens are left at home by themselves.... Caroline used to have braces too, but she likes to believe that the retainers which she now only has to wear at night, unseen by anyone else, are her last, well-hidden reminders of that experience. But as she gets to know Charles better she begins to see his braces in a new light, and opens up to him about her own experiences. Over this common ground they find themselves drawn closer together - but how close can they get? Are they...Braced for Seduction?

Daughters of Ruin

Author: K. D. Castner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481436651

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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As a war begins, four princesses of enemy kingdoms who were raised as sisters must decide where their loyalties lie: to their kingdoms, or to each other.

Sleepwalking in Daylight

Author: Elizabeth Flock

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426829388

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Once defined by her career and independence, stay-at-home mom Samantha Friedman finds that her days have been reduced to errands, car pools and suburban gossip. What was an easy decision for Sam years ago has become a nagging awareness that this life was her choice. Now she deals with a husband who shows up for dinner but is too preoccupied for conversation, and a daughter swathed in black clothing and Goth makeup who won't talk at all. Believing she's an adopted mistake, seventeen-year-old Cammy has fallen into sex and drugs and pours herself into a journal filled with poetry and pain. On parallel paths, mother and daughter indulge in desperate, furtive escapism—for Sam, a heady affair with her supposed soul mate, fueled by clandestine coffee dates and the desire to feel something; for Cammy, a secretive search for her birth mother punctuated by pills, pot and the need to feel absolutely nothing.

Braces and Beyond

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329850211

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Like many kids, Courtney had braces. The impression it made on her lingered, but only when she gets an unusual inheritance from her grandmother can she fully explore what having braces means. In "Braces and Beyond", Courtney finds a portal to as many other worlds as she wants – but there's one above all others that she keeps getting drawn back to.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118790324

Category: Education

Page: 224

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Dr. J

The Autobiography

Author: Julius Erving,Karl Taro Greenfeld

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062188038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving. With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man—and how he has come to terms with both.

The Braced Experience

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430313984

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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A collection of ten orthodontic stories, these case studies from the offices of Dr. Samantha Wrighting each describe The Braced Experience. Meet a whole gallery of patients from Dr.Wrighting's practice: girls just beginning their orthodontic treatment and those looking back on it years after they're done with it, girls dealing with headgear and functional appliances and plain old braces too. The Braced Experience includes the stories: Best Friends - Teasing Lessons - My Nightbrace - School Dance Dreams - Holding On - Braces are Beautiful - Bunk HG HQ - The Girl of his Dreams - Reactions - In Another Orthodontist's Hands. [Because The Braced Experience involves some exaggeration and fantasy about orthodontic treatment it may be unsuitable for younger or particularly impressionable readers who have not visited an actual orthodontist.] The Braced Experience is the third book in the Dr.Samantha Wrighting-series from Intraoral Press (www.intraoralpress.com).

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544583523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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“Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!”—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor–Winning author of The Surrender Tree Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.

The Weight of Winter

A Novel

Author: Cathie Pelletier

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402294883

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Winner of the New England Book Award"Cathie Pelletier generates the sort of excitement that only writers at the very top of their form can provide."-Stephen King Welcome to Mattagash, Maine, a small, quirky town where everyone's personal lives are as entwined as their family trees. On the day of the first snowfall, the residents brace themselves for the long winter ahead. Mere survival will be hard; dealing with each other is another story. As winter settles in, various Mattagashians careen from conundrum to conundrum, trying to save dying small businesses, caring for crabby loved ones, and cruising through town, stirring up gossip any way they can get it. Through it all, 107-year old Mathilda Fennelson reflects on her life as the town's oldest resident, born the year Mattagash was founded. Through her dreams and memories, she reveals the scrappy, strange, and earnest pioneer history of these people weighed down by their own existence. At once funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, The Weight of Winter is a perfect for fans of Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout), The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh), and The Good House (Ann Leary) who will fall in love with Mattagash and its people. More from Mattagash, Maine: The Funeral Makers (Book 1): Mattagash, Maine: a quiet town rocked by scandal, seduction, mayhem, blackmail, and the only recorded case of beriberi on the entire North American continent! Wedding on the Banks (Book 2): Amy Joy Lawler just announced her engagement-to an outsider! The Weight of Winter (Book 3) The One-Way Bridge (Book 4): Return to Mattagash-the anything but tranquil town where a mysterious dead body has just been found in the woods. What readers are saying about The Weight of Winter "While wildly funny at time, The Weight of Winter is a much darker and even more compelling novel than was the first book in the series." "Wonderfully written with humor, yet extremely hard-hitting." "This was one of those books that I looked forward to falling back into each time I picked it up, and each time, it felt like going home." What reviewers are saying about The Weight of Winter "Pelletier's ear for dialogue is exceptional, and her characters' interior monologues, what they think but don't say, are subversive, humorous and heartbreaking."-Publishers Weekly "Frequently funny and always poignant, it is a chronicle of past and present times, detailing lost dreams, found meaning, and echoing the sins of generations."-Library Journal What people are saying about Cathie Pelletier "Nobody walks the knife-edge of hilarity and heartbreak more confidently than Cathie Pelletier."— Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls "It is Pelletier's gift to be able to coax the drama from stony ground without artifice or sentimentality."-Boston Globe "An ambitious, fearless novelist."-The Washington Post "Cathie does a wonderful job of capturing [her characters'] moods and loves and losses, and yearnings...Her writing is lovely and so descriptive"— Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT "Sharp stuff...Her sentences are powerful and unique as snowflakes."-New York Times

Retainer Girl

Author: Catherine Aimes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411681649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 140

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Even when the braces come off, there are still retainers to deal with. Lauren gets hers just before her 15th birthday and in Retainer Girl describes the adjustments she has to make on what is one more step along the way to growing up - and getting and keeping her perfect smile. [Because Retainer Girl involves some exaggeration and fantasy about orthodontic treatment it may be unsuitable for younger or particularly impressionable readers who have not visited an actual orthodontist.]

The Shock Doctrine

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429919487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.

Slut!

Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

Author: Leora Tanenbaum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060957409

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Girls may be called "sluts" for any number of reasons, including being outsiders, early developers, victims of rape, targets of others' revenge. Often the labels has nothing to do with sex -- the girls simply do not fit in. An important account of the lives of these young women, Slut! weaves together powerful oral histories of girls and women who finally overcame their sexual labels with a cogent analysis of the underlying problem of sexual stereotyping. Author Leora Tanenbaum herself was labeled a slut in high school. The confessional article she wrote for Seventeen about the experience caused a sensation and led her to write this book.

Fangirl

A Novel

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125003096X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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#1 New York Times bestselling author! In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Best Seller!

Double Bind: Women on Ambition

Author: Robin Romm

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631491229

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all. Even as toweringly successful women from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word "feminism," the word "ambition," for many, remains loaded with ambivalence. Women who are naturally driven and goal-oriented shy away from it. They’re loath to see themselves—or be seen by others—as aggressive or, worst of all, as a bitch. Double Bind could not come at a more urgent time, a necessary collection that explodes this conflict, examining the concept of female ambition from every angle in essays full of insight, wisdom, humor, and rage. Perceptively identifying a paradox at the very heart of feminism, editor Robin Romm has marshaled a stunning constellation of thinkers to examine their relationships with ambition with candor, intimacy, and wit. Roxane Gay discusses how race informs and feeds her ambition. Theresa Rebeck takes on Hollywood and confronts her own unquenchable thirst to overcome its sexism. Francine Prose considers the origins of the stigma; Nadia Manzoor discusses its cultural weight. Women who work in fields long-dominated by men—from butchery to tech to dogsledding—weigh in on what it takes to crack that ever-present glass ceiling, and the sometimes unexpected costs of shattering it. The eternally complex questions of aspiration and identity can be made even more treacherous at the dawn of motherhood; Allison Barrett Carter attempts leaning in at home, while Sarah Ruhl tries to uphold her feminist vision within motherhood’s infinite daily compromises. Taken together, these essays show women from a range of backgrounds and at all stages of their lives and careers grappling with aspiration, failure, achievement, guilt, and, yes, success. Forthright and empowering, Double Bind breaks a long silence, reclaiming "ambition" from the roster of dirty words at last.