My Seventh Grade Life in Tights

Author: Brooks Benjamin
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553512528
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Football hero. Ninja freestyler. It's seventh grade. Anything is possible. All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sellouts. His friends want Dillon to kill it at the audition—so he can turn around and tell the studio just how wrong their rules and creativity-strangling ways are. At first, Dillon’s willing to go along with his crew’s plan, even convincing one of the snobbiest girls at school to work with him on his technique. But as Dillon’s dancing improves, he wonders: what if studios aren’t the enemy? And what if he actually has a shot at winning the scholarship? Dillon’s life is about to get crazy . . . on and off the dance floor in this kid-friendly humorous debut by Brooks Benjamin. ** "I couldn't stop smiling. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, Dillon's journey to find his people and his place in the world will charm everyone lucky enough to come along for the ride."--Jessica Cluess, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning “A rollicking, big-hearted breakdance of a book. It’s a story about friendship that’s got all the moves: humor both sly and slapstick, a diverse cast of characters, and a winning narrator who’s trying to learn how to follow his heart, find the beat, and dance his pants right off.” —Kate Hattemer, author of The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors and Literary Agents 2017

Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608684059
Format: PDF
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Still the Best Guide for Getting Published If you want to get published, read this book! Comprehensive index lists dozens of subjects and categories to help you find the perfect publisher or agent. Jeff Herman’s Guide unmasks nonsense, clears confusion, and unlocks secret doorways to success for new and veteran writers! This highly respected resource is used by publishing insiders everywhere and has been read by millions all over the world. Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. It reveals the names, interests, and contact information of thousands of agents and editors. It presents invaluable information about more than 350 publishers and imprints (including Canadian and university presses), lists independent book editors who can help you make your work more publisher-friendly, and helps you spot scams. Jeff Herman’s Guide unseals the truth about how to outsmart the gatekeepers, break through the barriers, and decipher the hidden codes to getting your book published. Countless writers have achieved their highest aspirations by following Herman’s outside-the-box strategies. If you want to reach the top of your game and transform rejections into contracts, you need this book!

Dieses Leben geh rt Alan Cole bitte nicht knicken

Author: Eric Bell
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3733649966
Format: PDF
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Mein Name ist Alan Cole, und ich bin kein Feigling. Nicht mehr. Alan Cole ist zwölf Jahre alt, ein Kunstgenie, und er hat ein Geheimnis: Er ist in seinen Mitschüler Connor verliebt – aber das darf niemand erfahren! Doch dann bekommt ausgerechnet sein älterer Bruder Nathan davon Wind, und er erpresst Alan. Sieben hundsgemeine Aufgaben muss er erfüllen, sonst erzählt Nathan der ganzen Schule von Alans Schwärmerei. Zum Glück hat Alan genügend Mut, um sich seiner Herausforderung zu stellen – und er hat noch etwas: zwei verrückte Freunde, die fest zu ihm halten. »Diese Geschichte ist ebenso wichtig wie unterhaltsam, aufrüttelnd, herzerwärmend, mutig und vor allem wahnsinnig komisch!« Brooks Benjamin, Autor von »My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights«

Adolescent Lives in Transition

Author: Donna Marie San Antonio
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 079148534X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research on the impact of social class variables on experiences of adolescents as they transition to middle school.

Curious Attractions

Author: Debra Spark
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068975
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Nine essays discuss topics of fiction writing that include finding inspiration, devleoping a personal style, and creating a resonating closing line.

Engaging Your Teen s World

Author: Brian Housman
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587432544
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An expert on youth ministry shows how to guide and parent your teens in today's popular culture without being a nag or a naysayer.

Emily

Author: Jeremy Wells
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490734619
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Emily is a love story about a twelve year old girl that was dying from leukemia when she met Jeremy, a seventeen year old that would become her life anchor. This story is about how Emily decided that she wanted to experience life while facing the uncertainty of death. This story shares how Emilys mother had to challenge her personal beliefs about child abuse and permit Emily to secretly marry Jeremy before God and in her presence in a desperate attempt to save her daughters life when all other medical options seemed to fail. Emilys and Jeremys love, strength of will, marital bond and love of God kept Emily strong as she faced her impending death. Emily is a story of a blue heart and a pink heart connected by two golden wedding rings.

Worn Stories

Author: Emily Spivack
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616893605
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Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past—clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives.