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Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School)
  • Author : Karen Romano Young
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9780312555962
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Moving to another school, Doreen hopes she can do better despite dealing with her ADHD, her younger sister's popularity, and mounting stress at home, and turns to her doodle journal to cope.

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    Stuck in the Middle with You
  • Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307952844
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

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    Stuck in the Middle with You
  • Author : Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780767921770
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan returns with a remarkable memoir about gender and parenting that discusses how families are shaped and the difficulties and wonders of being human. A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother, her family faced unique challenges and questions. In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jenny asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents. Through both her own story and incredibly insightful interviews with others, including Richard Russo, Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, Augusten Burroughs, Susan Minot, Trey Ellis, Timothy Kreider, and more, Jenny examines relationships between fathers, mothers, and children; people's memories of the children they were and the parents they became; and the many different ways a family can be. With an Afterword by Anna Quindlen, Stuck in the Middle with You is a brilliant meditation on raising—and on being—a child. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Ariel Schrag
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1435209435
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The hardships, dramas, and joys of seventh and eighth grade are presented in a collection of colorful tales, illustrated by an array of graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes and Ariel Schrag.

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Donna Topping,Roberta McManus
  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : PSU:000067786329
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  • Genre : Education
  • Donna Hooker Topping and Roberta McManus help you support struggling middle school students with page after page of immediately useful, ready-for-differentiation teaching. These strategies work by making the process of content-area literacy transparent and repeatable. Without interrupting the flow of instruction, these strategies help adolescents: not only read texts but understand them too; make crucial subject-area vocabulary stick; grapple with themes, ideas, and content through writing; find ways into content that fit individual learning styles. --Publisher's description.

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Antonio Estache,Danny Leipziger
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780815703457
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • Stuck in the Middle examines both economic and social public policy initiatives in its assertion that enhancing the welfare of people in developed and developing nations requires an explicit focus on the middle class. Contents Foreword 1. Overview: Fiscal Policy, Distribution, and the Middle Class 2. Stylized Facts on the Middle Class and the Development Process 3. The Future of Global Income Inequality 4. The Scope and Limits of Subsidies 5. Policies for Lower Global Wealth Inequality 6. Can Happiness Research Help Fiscal Policy? 7. The Politics of Effective and Sustainable Redistribution

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    The Song 'Stuck in the Middle With You' (Stealers Wheel) in Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'. How the Right Song in the Right Scene Makes a Film Iconic
  • Author : Engin Devekiran
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 3668191050
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  • Genre : Books
  • Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Musicology, grade: First class honors, Trinity College Dublin (Department of Music), course: Film Music, language: English, abstract: Looking for the song 'Stuck in the middle with you' (written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Eagan; performed by their group 'Stealers Wheel') on YouTube (2016), displays the immense popularity of this song; more than 40 years after it was published on the 1972 Stealers Wheel debut album. The number of clicks is considerably impressive: the most popular video on the website counts more than 44 million views since July 2010. The original music video shows the band with Joe Eagan alternately performing in a big, empty building and him being at a banquet table, surrounded by odd guises, unsuccessfully trying to get some food from the table. Comparing the top comments to the video shown, some incoherence becomes visible. For instance, user 'nosferotica' writes: 'Last time I listened to this song I cut someone's ear off.' (YouTube, 2016). Another user asks if anyone could listen to the song, 'without thinking of torture anymore' (YouTube, 2016). Without knowing the linkage of the song to one of the most iconic scenes in later film history, these comments make no sense at all. Moreover, we must agree with Quentin Tarantino, who said 'that certain pop songs have been used so successfully in certain movies that in a sense the movie blots out all other associations and 'owns' the song . In the case of 'Stuck in the middle with you' and the 'infamous' torture scene in Tarantino's debut film Reservoir Dogs (1992), this statement does fully apply, as the song originally is about an annoying record biz dinner that Eagan and Rafferty had to attend . Tarantino's debut became cult over the years, considered to have notably inspired further independent cinema. The quintessence of Tarantino's idea of film making is already identifiable in his rough debut: cool characters and violence combined with deadp

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    Stuck in the Middle Seat
  • Author : Doug Lipp
  • Publisher : G Douglas Lipp & Assoc
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0970764839
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  • Genre : Travel
  • Spending too much time on the road? Lost your luggage? Missed a flight? Sick of hotel rooms and taxi cabs? This book is for you! Join our two luckless travelers, Bob and Lucy as they experience one travel nightmare after another. Like you, they've been "on the road" one too many trips and never seem to catch a break. So, if you think you're having a rough time right now, just look at them and realize things could be a lot worse! Written by the former head of corporate training at Disney Studios, and full of illustrations by a former Mad Magazine artist, Stuck in the Middle Seat will become your welcomed oasis during a stress-filled journey.

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    Stuck In The Middle Of The Road
  • Author : G Chris Brown
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9798551163473
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  • Genre : Books
  • Have you ever been stuck!?!? Sometimes life can make us stuck, and sometimes life can be like a car that we are driving but that we sometimes find ourselves stuck and having problems getting out. In this book... Rev. G. Chris Brown takes us through a journey, and explains to us how sometimes in our walk with God we too find ourselves stuck on various roads. We find ourselves struggling on some roads that have too much influence, but in this book you'll discover that the Lord will deliver you, rescue you, and the Lord will deliver you because He has something greater and better for us! Time to go on a new road... are you ready, then let's go!

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    Stuck in the Middle Seat
  • Author : Stephen E. Gerard
  • Publisher : Forbesbooks
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1950863476
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  • Genre : Books
  • Don't fear failure ... fear regret! Have you ever felt stuck in a professional rut? It's something nearly everyone experiences at some point in their life. After years of climbing the corporate ladder, you just don't feel that sense of fulfillment anymore. As an employee-turned-business-owner, Stephen Gerard understands your pain, and in Stuck in the Middle Seat, he explains how you can free yourself from the daily grind and find real success as an entrepreneur. Inside you'll learn about the five phases each entrepreneur passes through on their way to the top as well as the twenty-one individual laws within the phases. The five phases are: *The Idea Phase *The Launch Phase *The Growth Phase *The Emotional Phase *The Over-The-Hump Phase Full of real-world examples from his own life and the lives of other entrepreneurs, this book is a must read for anyone looking for concise and powerful lessons to take their business to the next level.

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    Stuck in Neutral
  • Author : Terry Trueman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780062216991
  • Reader Reviews : 49
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Shawn McDaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscle—he can't even move his eyes. For all Shawn's father knows, his son may be suffering. Shawn may want a release. And as long as he is unable to communicate his true feelings to his father, Shawn's life is in danger. To the world, Shawn's senses seem dead. Within these pages, however, we meet a side of him that no one else has seen—a spirit that is rich beyond imagining, breathing life. Supports the Common Core State Standards

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Bob Lanier,Heather Goodyear,Desire Grover
  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 0439409012
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Although he knows Sam's first love is playing basketball with her guy friends, L'il Dobber gets confused when she starts hanging out with girls instead, and Sam finds herself having to make a difficult decision.

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    Stuck in the Middle?
  • Author : Praveen Tiwari
  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9789387649958
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  • Genre : Self-Help
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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Angel Cox
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9780359721306
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  • Genre : Books
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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Linda Heard
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 9781452060248
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  • Genre : Humor
  • Fridays were washday in my house. It normally took eight five-gallon buckets of water just to fill the washing machine with enough water for one load of clothes. With eleven children to wash for, this process took several hours. We owned an old wringer washing machine that would squeeze water out of the clothes when placed between the two rolling pins, which were located at the top of the washing machine. The washing machine was very dangerous to operate and, therefore, no one was allowed near it except for my mother. One day, while Mom was in the process of doing her weekly washing, my younger brothers, Roosevelt and Jeffery, were fighting in the backyard. Mom heard the noise and went to break up the fight. While she was gone, I decided to help her out with the clothes. I had been warned by Mom to never go near the washing machine. But being the hardheaded child that I was, do you think I listened? I think not. I took out a blouse that was washing in the water and placed it in-between the two rolling pins. Lo and behold, my arm got caught in the wringers. You would think that I would have had enough common sense to let go of the blouse, but no, not me. All I could think of was that my arm was gonna fall off. I was too scared to yell for help because I knew I would be in big trouble once Mom caught me meddling with the washing machine. Luckily, Mom came back into the house just in time to unplug the electric plug from the outlet before by arm was completely under the wringer. Of course after I was freed I started to cry. I had to think of something quick in order to save my behind, so I told Mom I was trying to help her out with the laundry so that she didn’t have to work so hard. It worked. She felt sorry for me and I was spared a whipping that day. When it was time to take our baths we had to fill the aluminum five-foot tub my dad had purchased from the hardware store with ten five-gallon buckets of water. We then had to get the help of another person to lift the tub onto the top of the wood stove so that that water could be heated. We normally took our baths right there in the kitchen. There was no door separating the kitchen from the living room, so when we bathed we had to hang a bed sheet in front of the opening. All eleven of the children had to share the same bath water. The oldest child was usually the first one allowed to bathe and then the rest followed by age.

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Dan Danford, CFP
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781506903255
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • What if your middle class background is holding you back from the financial success you want? Dan Danford, CFP® earned a master's degree in personal finance and another one in business - but those aren't the reasons this little book is so powerful. Rather, it is his ability to explain that sets it apart. Many middle class money beliefs are just plain wrong and Danford explains why in simple terms Keywords - Personal Finance, Investing, Freedom, Money, Success, Family Planning, NAPFA

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Virginia Smith
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780800732325
  • Reader Reviews : 54
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family, and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is stuck at home with Mom and her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement--or romance. When a hunky young doctor moves in next door, Joan sets out to catch his eye. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly, and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, Joan begins to find her way out of this rut and into the life she's been hiding from. Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, soul searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry that is sure to make you smile. "A gentle story of one young woman's season of growth, deftly blending the tangle of family relationships with gifts of whimsy and revelation. A joy to read."--Sharon Hinck, author of Renovating Becky Miller and Symphony of Secrets "Virginia Smith has created a charming and humorous novel that celebrates small-town life, generations of women caring for each other, and the value of finding a deeper, more active faith."--Sharon Dunn, author of the Bargain Hunters mysteries Virginia Smith is a writer of humorous novels, a speaker, and an avid scuba diver. She launched her career as a novelist with the release Just As I Am in 2006, and has been writing fiction ever since. She and her husband, Ted, divide their time between Kentucky and Utah, and escape as often as they can for diving trips to the Caribbean. Visit her website at www.VirginiaSmith.org

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    Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Janel Dunkel
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9781642992816
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  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • And in fairness, she said she wanted to run away from home. She had packed up this little miniature brick red suitcase with what she thought were her prized possessions, and she stood in front of the glass storm door for the longest time. I watched impatiently from around the corner. What is she waiting for? I wondered. Did she think some magical bus was going to pull up and take her off to some land where she was an only child? A place where such things as hand-me-downs and bunk beds didn't exist? It's been so long now, I can't remember if there was any prediscussion or if I just walked up and pushed her, suitcase and all, out the door. Problem is, the door didn't open. It shattered, and she fell out. You know how you sometimes see a look on someone's face that just makes you Cringe. With. Fear? It was that look. I half expected her head to start spinning around, and for that briefest of moments, I was frozen in fear. I suppose that fact that she said she was going to run away and my delight in the prospect of having a room all to my own clouded my judgment, and well, the rest as they say, is history. Sibling rivalry is a struggle many of us have encountered. Trying to find your place in a family is hard. I was the maladjusted middle child in a family of seven children. Struggling to be noticed or once in a while to just win at something. This is "my" story about growing up in a close family where laughter is all we needed to survive. Of course, their versions could be different, but they didn't write a book now, did they! #FINALLYWINNING

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    Living in Limbo: Stuck in the Middle
  • Author : Gini Graham Scott
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781468929652
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • This book continues the saga of how the author dealt with the mortgage crisis by working with the banks, real estate brokers, and a bankruptcy attorney, while meeting with other middle income homeowners in trouble and with activist groups fighting foreclosures. It describes her experiences attending a foreclosure prevention workshop seeking a loan modification, and going to a foreclosure auction. It concludes with what the author learned from navigating the system, selling her home, renting in San Francisco, and turning her life around to gain success again. The book has gained growing support from individuals and groups active in this arena.

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    Stuck in the Middle 2
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1927855802
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  • Genre : Manitoba
  • The sequel to Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of WinnipegSomewhere between North Dakota and Nunavut sits a curious land with a coastline patrolled by polar bears, highways lined with monuments to household produce and dinner plates drenched in a gluey condiment known as honey dill sauce. This is Manitoba, a province that has captured the imagination of ... well, maybe dozens of people around the world for more than a century. To many Canadians, Manitoba is nothing but canola, snow and mosquitoes. To people in Winnipeg, its capital and largest city, it's that place where the flood happens three out of every five years. So what exactly is Manitoba? It's one of the newest places on Earth, carved by glaciers and shaped by meltwater. It's one of the most Indigenous places on Earth, as all of its residents are beginning to comprehend and respect. But it's also a vast and largely empty land that lacks a singular identity, partly because of its vastness and emptiness - but also because most of its population barricades itself within Winnipeg's city limits. Stuck In The Middle: Defining Views of Manitoba finds photographer Bryan Scott and journalist Bartley Kives venturing beyond the Perimeter Highway to explore the architecture, landscapes and waterways of a province they know and love but may never truly understand. Armed with passionate ambivalence and an unwavering commitment to equivocation, Scott and Kives paint a perfectly imprecise picture of Manitoba for the rest of the planet to appreciate and revile and ultimately ignore.

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    It's All Love
  • Author : Jenna Ortega
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780593174562
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • This uplifting and beautifully illustrated gift book from award-winning actress Jenna Ortega will inspire you to lean into faith and love and family during life's most difficult, and most joyous, moments. I want you, my readers, to know that you are not alone. We are in this together. This collection from actress Jenna Ortega is filled with Jenna's own original quotes and affirmations, alongside intimate, personal stories about growing up Latina in Hollywood, working through depression, falling in—and out of—love, losing close family members, and so much more. Jenna has had to balance her acting career, her private life, and public expectations from a young age, and she’s learned that the only way to get through it all is to wake up every morning and affirm her commitment to herself, her faith, her mental health, and her family. In this honest and moving debut, she shares openly and intimately what it means to live this life of self-appreciation. Jenna's vulnerability will remind readers that there’s power within us all and we are not alone in our struggles.

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    The song ‘Stuck in the Middle With You’ (Stealers Wheel) in Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’. How the right song in the right scene makes a film iconic
  • Author : Engin Devekiran
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9783668191044
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Music
  • Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Musicology, grade: First class honors, Trinity College Dublin (Department of Music), course: Film Music, language: English, abstract: Looking for the song ‘Stuck in the middle with you’ (written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Eagan; performed by their group ‘Stealers Wheel’) on YouTube (2016) , displays the immense popularity of this song; more than 40 years after it was published on the 1972 Stealers Wheel debut album. The number of clicks is considerably impressive: the most popular video on the website counts more than 44 million views since July 2010. The original music video shows the band with Joe Eagan alternately performing in a big, empty building and him being at a banquet table, surrounded by odd guises, unsuccessfully trying to get some food from the table. Comparing the top comments to the video shown, some incoherence becomes visible. For instance, user ‘nosferotica’ writes: ‘Last time I listened to this song I cut someone’s ear off.’ (YouTube, 2016). Another user asks if anyone could listen to the song, ‘without thinking of torture anymore’ (YouTube, 2016). Without knowing the linkage of the song to one of the most iconic scenes in later film history, these comments make no sense at all. Moreover, we must agree with Quentin Tarantino, who said ‘that certain pop songs have been used so successfully in certain movies that in a sense the movie blots out all other associations and ‘owns’ the song . In the case of ‘Stuck in the middle with you’ and the ‘infamous’ torture scene in Tarantino’s debut film Reservoir Dogs (1992), this statement does fully apply, as the song originally is about an annoying record biz dinner that Eagan and Rafferty had to attend . Tarantino’s debut became cult over the years, considered to have notably inspired further independent cinema. The quintessence of Tarantino’s idea of film making is already identifiable in his rough debut: cool characters and violence combined with deadpan humour plus a fantastic soundtrack.

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    Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street
  • Author : Mark Lee
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780763667993
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels. Features an audio read-along! One ice-cream truck selling everything sweet breaks down and blocks the middle of our street. If you’re a little boy on a bike, an ice-cream truck on your street is always a welcome sight. But what if the truck breaks down and blocks the mail truck behind it (now there are two), not to mention a third truck carrying hay? One by one, trucks of all types and sizes and functions are sure to pile up behind, offering ample opportunity for ogling — and counting. And maybe the boy’s idea for putting one of the trucks to good use might even save the day!

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    The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age
  • Author : Story Pirates,Geoff Rodkey
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781635650907
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The Story Pirates present an imaginative and funny adventure! This book (inspired by a real kid's idea) doubles as a creative writing guide for young writers! A glitchy time machine strands a bumbling janitor and a brilliant scientist in the distant past. Can they find their way home before they're attacked by angry cave-men or eaten alive by a saber-toothed tiger? Find out in this fast-paced, funny tale spun from a real-life kid's imagination! "Changing kids' lives, one story at a time" is the motto of the Story Pirates, a group of performers who bring kids' writing to life through sketch comedy. Stuck in the Stone Age is an action-packed mystery based on an idea from a real kid! Teaming up with New York Times bestselling author, Geoff Rodkey, this spine-tingling mystery doubles as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of the extensive back matter called the Mystery Creation Zone, readers can use this novel as inspiration to create their OWN great mystery!

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    Strategic Management (color)
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1949373940
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  • Genre : Books
  • Strategic Management (2020) is a 325-page open educational resource designed as an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The open textbook is intended for a senior capstone course in an undergraduate business program and suitable for a wide range of undergraduate business students including those majoring in marketing, management, business administration, accounting, finance, real estate, business information technology, and hospitality and tourism. The text presents examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today's firms and how they go about implementing those strategies. It includes case studies, end of section key takeaways, exercises, and links to external videos, and an end-of-book glossary. The text is ideal for courses which focus on how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful. Students will learn how to conduct case analyses, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses.

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    Stuck in the 70's
  • Author : D. L. Garfinkle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781101176924
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • One night in 1978, Tyler Gray wakes up to find a beautiful girl named Shay lying in his bathtub. For inexperienced, nerdy Tyler, this is not a common occurrence, but it’s even stranger because Shay insists that she’s from 2006. Of course Tyler doesn’t believe her, but once she proves it, they strike a deal: Tyler will try to help get Shay back to 2006 if Shay helps him become more popular. But the more time Shay spends in 1978, the more she likes it. And while she helps Tyler with the popular crowd, she also wreaks havoc by going out with his worst enemy, making over his sister and helping his mother get a job as a cafeteria worker—at his school! Can Tyler get Shay home before his life is completely turned upside down? Publishers Weekly gave D. L. Garfinkle a Flying Start for Storky, praising its "wry outlook" and "lovable hero" in a starred review. With Stuck in the 70’s, Garfinkle creates another funny look at teen life with just a touch of magic. It’s far-out, man!

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    American Born Chinese
  • Author : Gene Luen Yang
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781466805460
  • Reader Reviews : 1034
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

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    Lost in the Middle
  • Author : Paul David Tripp
  • Publisher : Shepherd Press
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0972304681
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
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    Frontiers in Development Policy
  • Author : Shahid Yusuf,Breda Griffith,Rwitwika Bhattacharya
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9780821387856
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The global crisis of 2008-09 has brought to the forefront a plethora of economic and political policy issues. There is a re-opening of discussion on basic economic concepts, appropriate framework for analysis, role of private and public sectors in the economy, structural transformation of economies, human development and managing of growing risks and crises. The purpose of this book has been to bring home the inter-linkages in various parts of the economy and the need for practical policy making to reach development goals while being aware of the instabilities, complexities and downside risks inherent in the nature of a an economy operating in a globalized world. Thematically, this book focuses on two core types of policy: policies that promote strong, sustainable and inclusive growth in low income and middle income developing countries and new and emerging policies that necessitates a discussion amongst policy makers and practitioners. Throughout the book, the authors provide insight in to the different types of policy approaches that can be taken to help the economy grow. Ultimately the book looks to foster discussion amongst policy makers on growth and development.

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    Stuck
  • Author : Jennifer Swender
  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781101932964
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A coming-of-age story about a boy who is used to flying under the radar, and the classroom of kids determined to help him stand out. This touching friendship tale is the perfect read for fans of Fish in a Tree and Song for a Whale. "Austin’s narration is conversational and observant." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review If Austin picked a color to describe his life, it would be tumbleweed brown. Austin doesn't like standing out. He’s always the new kid, and there's no hiding his size. Plus, Austin has a secret: he struggles to read. Then Austin meets Bertie, who is razzmatazz. Everything about Bertie is bursting! But the best part of his newest school is the Safety Squad, with their laser lemon vests. Their easy confidence and leadership stand out in the coolest way. Even when things are not so vibrant and life at home makes Austin feel pacific blue, for the first time, he wants to leave a mark. And the more Austin speaks up, the more he finds he may not be that different after all.

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    Stuck in the Shallow End
  • Author : Jane Margolis
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780262260961
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Education
  • An investigation into why so few African American and Latino high school students are studying computer science reveals the dynamics of inequality in American schools. The number of African Americans and Latino/as receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees in computer science is disproportionately low, according to recent surveys. And relatively few African American and Latino/a high school students receive the kind of institutional encouragement, educational opportunities, and preparation needed for them to choose computer science as a field of study and profession. In Stuck in the Shallow End, Jane Margolis looks at the daily experiences of students and teachers in three Los Angeles public high schools: an overcrowded urban high school, a math and science magnet school, and a well-funded school in an affluent neighborhood. She finds an insidious “virtual segregation” that maintains inequality. Two of the three schools studied offer only low-level, how-to (keyboarding, cutting and pasting) introductory computing classes. The third and wealthiest school offers advanced courses, but very few students of color enroll in them. The race gap in computer science, Margolis finds, is one example of the way students of color are denied a wide range of occupational and educational futures. Margolis traces the interplay of school structures (such factors as course offerings and student-to-counselor ratios) and belief systems—including teachers' assumptions about their students and students' assumptions about themselves. Stuck in the Shallow End is a story of how inequality is reproduced in America—and how students and teachers, given the necessary tools, can change the system.

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    Stuck in Middle GEAR
  • Author : Ian Taylor
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 0275972755
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  • Genre : Political Science
  • South Africa's ongoing incorporation into the international political economy as a global middle-power--a "bridgebuilder" between the global hegemons and those reluctant to follow their lead--has created in it a post-apartheid foreign policy that has been a bundle of contradictions and ambiguities. Through case studies of interaction with multilateral groupings and organizations, Taylor examines South African foreign policy during its ambivalent re-entry into the globalized neo-liberal political economy.

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    Leading from the Middle
  • Author : Scott Mautz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 9781119717911
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • The definitive playbook for driving impact as a middle manager Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization delivers an insightful and practical guide for the backbone of an organization: those who have a boss and are a boss and must lead from the messy middle. Accomplished author and former P&G executive Scott Mautz walks readers through the unique challenges facing these managers, and the mindset and skillset necessary for managing up and down and influencing what happens across the organization. You’ll learn the winning mindset of the best middle managers, how to develop the most important skills necessary for managing from the middle, how to create your personal Middle Action Plan (MAP), and effectively influence: Up the chain of command, to your boss and those above them Down, to your direct reports and teams who report to you Laterally, to peers and teams you have no formal authority over Anyone in an organization who reports to someone and has someone reporting to them must lead from the middle. They are the most important group in an organization and have a unique opportunity to drive impact. Leading from the Middle explains how.

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    Stuck in the Middle But Never Alone
  • Author : Tonya Denise
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9781467814997
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Read and download full book Stuck in the Middle But Never Alone

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    Blended
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781442495012
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Piano-prodigy Isabella, eleven, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.

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    My Year in the Middle
  • Author : Lila Quintero Weaver
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780763699833
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu’s talent for running track makes her a new best friend — and tests her mettle as she navigates the school’s social cliques. Miss Garrett’s classroom is like every other at our school. White kids sit on one side and black kids on the other. I'm one of the few middle-rowers who split the difference. Sixth-grader Lu Olivera just wants to keep her head down and get along with everyone in her class. Trouble is, Lu’s old friends have been changing lately — acting boy crazy and making snide remarks about Lu’s newfound talent for running track. Lu’s secret hope for a new friend is fellow runner Belinda Gresham, but in 1970 Red Grove, Alabama, blacks and whites don’t mix. As segregationist ex-governor George Wallace ramps up his campaign against the current governor, Albert Brewer, growing tensions in the state — and in the classroom — mean that Lu can’t stay neutral about the racial divide at school. Will she find the gumption to stand up for what’s right and to choose friends who do the same?

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    Go Read
  • Author : Trevor Romain
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 164339973X
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  • Genre : Books
  • Go Read is the inside story of a book written by the book itself. It is an autobiography in which the book explains to readers that they don't need batteries or a charging cord to read this book. And that if you sit on the book it won't crack, but you will magically grow taller. The centerpiece is the introduction of the book's twenty-six roommates, also known as, The Alphabet. The roommates are presented in a humorous way with funny illustrations and silly situations to showcase each member of the alphabet in a memorable way. In the end, the book reminds readers that books sometimes get lonely sitting unopened in a pile, or on a shelf, and to remember if you want to make yourself, or a book, very happy then, Go Read. Go Read is designed to help kids learn the alphabet in a fun-filled way and to inspire them to read. Research shows that kids who are avid readers tend to get better grades and have a better chance of being happier, healthier and more confident. Written and illustrated by best-selling, award-winning, children's book author and motivational speaker, Trevor Romain, Go Read is designed to be read to kids in the kindergarten age range.

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    Twins vs. Triplets #1: Back-to-School Blitz
  • Author : Jennifer Torres
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780063059467
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • David Suárez gets stuck in the middle of a prank war when the neighborhood twins and triplets compete to rule the school. This is the first book of this hilarious, highly illustrated early chapter book series. David can’t wait to go back to school and get far away from his trickster neighbors. But he’s in for a surprise when a set of equally prank-loving triplets move onto his block—and into his class! Now the twins and triplets are battling for control of the playground and David is stuck in the middle. Can he end the prank war before recess gets cancelled for the whole year? HarperChapters build confident readers one chapter at a time! With short, fast-paced books, art on every page, and milestone markers at the end of every chapter, they're the perfect next step for fans of I Can Read!