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In These Girls Hope Is A Muscle

In These Girls  Hope Is A Muscle Author Madeleine Blais
ISBN-10 9780802193421
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 272
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Originally published in 1995, Madeleine Blais’ In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle is a modern sports writing classic. Expanded and updated with a new epilogue, Blais’ book tells the story of a season in the life of the Amherst Lady Hurricanes a girls’ high school basketball team from the Western Massachusetts college town. The Hurricanes were a talented team with a near-perfect record, but for five straight years, when it came to the crunch of the playoffs, they somehow lacked the desire to go all the way. Now, led by senior guards Jen Pariseau, a three-point specialist, and Jamila Wideman, an All-American phenom, this was the year to prove themselves. It was a season to test their passion for the sport and their loyalty to each other, and a chance to discover who they really were. As an off-season of summer jobs and basketball camps turns to fall, as students arrive and the games begin, Blais charts the ups and downs of the team and paints a portrait of the wider Amherst community, which comes to revel in the athletic exploits of their girls. Finally, a women’s team was getting the attention they deserve. And the Hurricanes were richly deserving; these teenage girls are fierce and funny, smart and ambitious, and they are the heart of this gripping book.



The Heart Is an Instrument

The Heart Is an Instrument Author Madeleine Blais
ISBN-10 0870239422
Release 1994-10-01
Pages 360
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From the foreword by Geneva Overholser. What is it about really fine writers, how they delight, intrigue, compel us? Style, you say. But style is not something you begin with. Rather, it's what you end up with, a result of far more fundamental traits. Traits such as an ear and an eye and a heart, traits that Madeliene Blais has honed superbly well. This is a book well named: The Heart Is an Instrument: Portraits in Journalism. The heart is surely first among Blais's gifts. Whether she is writing about the famous--playwright tennessee Williams, novelist Mary Gordon--or about the least elevated among us--a teenage prostitute infected with the AIDS virus, a homeless schizophrenic--she brings to her subjects an incomparable empathy.



360 Degrees of Reading

360 Degrees of Reading Author W. E. Poplaski
ISBN-10 9781598583793
Release 2007-08
Pages 456
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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."



Intimate Journalism

Intimate Journalism Author Walt Harrington
ISBN-10 0761905871
Release 1997-03-28
Pages 325
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An exemplary text for courses in feature writing, magazine and literary journalism, Intimate Journalism introduces students to the art of combining human interest stories with incisive journalistic enquiry. Harrington prefaces this outstanding collection of award-winning feature articles with detailed, practical reporting advice, sharing trade secrets from his 15 years as a staff writer for The Washington Post. The following chapters each contain examples of human interest reporting, followed by an invaluable afterward from each journalist describing how he or she conceptualized, reported and wrote their particular story.



Sexual Harassment in Sport

Sexual Harassment in Sport Author Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan
ISBN-10 9781841260594
Release 2002-01
Pages 126
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An overview of all sorts of behaviour related to sexual harassment, itsmpact on the world of sport and specifically on the participants. Thisolume is written to answer questions raised by health and physical educationtudents and athletes (both amateur and professional), and sport personnelsuch as coaches, trainers and administrators). It offers guidelines inealing with social, psychological and legal issues. It also discussestrategies to prevent and control sexual harassment in the world of sport.;Alossary of terms and a guide to resources for sexual harassment are includedor the reader's reference. The resource section includes telephone numbersnd addresses of national organizations, national hotlines, and Web sites forome of the leading professional journals and organizations dealing withexual harassment. Readers are encouraged to consult them for additionalnformation.



To the New Owners

To the New Owners Author Madeleine Blais
ISBN-10 9780802189097
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 272
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In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.



Uphill Walkers

Uphill Walkers Author Madeleine Blais
ISBN-10 1555845991
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 272
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In 1952, Madeleine Blais's father died suddenly, leaving his pregnant wife and their five young children to face their future alone. Uphill Walkers is the story of how the Blais family pulled together to survive and ultimately thrive in an era when a single-parent family was almost unheard-of. As they came of age in an Irish-American household that often struggled to make ends meet, the Blais children would rise again and again above all obstacles -- at every step of the way inspired by a mother who expected much but gave even more, as she saved and sacrificed to provide each child with the same education they would have received had their father lived. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and full of wonderful insights about sisterhood, brotherhood, and the ties that bind us together, Uphill Walkers is a moving portrait of the love it takes to succeed against the odds -- and what it means to be a family. "In plain-spoken prose ... Uphill Walkers has a remarkable dignity and eloquence." -- Carmela Ciuraru, USA Today "Beautiful ... This is the story of a family, united by blood, pride, and the bonds that defy logic." -- Ellen Kanner, The Miami Herald "Scrupulously candid and deeply compassionate...." -- Reeve Lindbergh, The Washington Post Book World



Outstanding Women Athletes

Outstanding Women Athletes Author Janet Woolum
ISBN-10 1573561207
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 412
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Profiles major women athletes and discusses the contributions they have made to their individual sport



Timeless Voices Timeless Themes

Timeless Voices  Timeless Themes Author
ISBN-10 0130583626
Release 2002-01-01
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Timeless Voices Timeless Themes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Timeless Voices Timeless Themes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Timeless Voices Timeless Themes book for free.



Literature

Literature Author
ISBN-10 013062716X
Release 2002-01-01
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"Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes: Gold and Platinum Editions" enable your students to make the transition from middle grades to high school with the finest literature and real-world texts. From Homer to ark Twain, from Emily Dickinson to Poe, your students will experience cultures that span time and place.



Making Sense of Women s Lives

Making Sense of Women s Lives Author Lauri Umansky
ISBN-10 9781461608226
Release 2000-08-01
Pages 572
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Making Sense of Women's Lives presents a wide range of writings about women's lives in the United States. Michele Plott and Lauri Umansky have drawn on their experiences as both students and professors to assemble the collection. Seeking to provide as full a sampling from a diverse and intellectually vibrant field as one volume permits, the editors have also chosen writing that makes an enjoyable read. A few of the selections here represent the undisputed 'classics' of the field. More of them constitute simply the works, drawn from academic and nonacademic sources alike, that could make a difference in understanding what it means to be female in America. Making Sense of Women's Lives is intended as the primary text in Women's Studies courses. With that usage in mind, Plott and Umansky have provided brief introductions to each article to help students understand the author's perspectives. Thought and discussion questions follow each selection. The book contains, as well, numerous "Flash Exercises"—suggestions for class exercises and activities. The editors have used these activities in their courses over the past decade, in conjunction with readings in this volume, and have found that the full complement of materials coalesces into an intellectually powerful introduction to Women's Studies. A Collegiate Press book



Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors Author Gale Group
ISBN-10 0787667188
Release 2004-04
Pages 450
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These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).



Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track Author Kenneth Talan
ISBN-10 1846427436
Release 2007-12-15
Pages 288
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Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track offers specific self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems. The book covers topics that would be discussed during a consultation with a child psychiatrist. The first section offers practical guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. The second section of the book includes useful information for those parents who are considering, seeking, or already involved with professional help for their child. Essential reading for parents who are worried about a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems, this book is also a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and adult psychiatrists.



Sports in literature

Sports in literature Author Bruce Emra
ISBN-10 0844280887
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 354
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A collection of short stories, poems, essays, and non-fiction articles about various types of sports.



Literature and the language arts

Literature and the language arts Author EMC Corporation
ISBN-10 082191362X
Release 1997
Pages 888
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Literature and the language arts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Literature and the language arts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Literature and the language arts book for free.



Coach

Coach Author Andrew Blauner
ISBN-10 9781438437347
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 285
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Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.



Library Media Connection

Library Media Connection Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082959902
Release 2001
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Library Media Connection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Library Media Connection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Library Media Connection book for free.