Melody Sullivan, an angry 16-year-old haunted by her mother’s death and a sexual assault, defies her father and embarks on a search for friends in a most difficult place where she is forced to face her pain and the power of love and forgiveness.
For those who know a little about design and those who know a lot about it. Learning First in Black and White is a great introduction or easy review. It takes you through The Design Code, a unique system for idea-generation that approaches art from a logical viewpoint.
In the 1960s ago Tom Wolfe and John McPhee ushered in the era of New Journalism with reportage that had the color and drama of fiction. In Lost Arrow, a younger writer builds on their achievements and pushes the genre in a new direction. Rather than examining his subjects from the outside, Scott C. Davis reports from within.
The true story of building a bridge between cultures – Palestinian and Israeli – through music and talk radio. Author Raf Gangat tell his story of developing a radio station based on the model of a South African station with the same mission – to bring people together through music and conversation, discovering far more in common with each other than percieved differences.
Nietzsche Awakens! is a philosophical work, written entirely in aphorisms. It is an analytical way to trigger readers to think:
• to negate “common sense” notions • to re-question the raison d’être of principles and elements • to refuse “absolutes” • to criticize the epistemology and methodology of sciences • to wonder about the ontology of the human being and his/her teleology.
Being the new kid is always hard, but try starting the year with a name like Mohammed Omar Mohammed Abu Srour, with a homemade lunch of humus and za’atar. On top of that, on the very first day of school, a kid tells his older hijab-wearing sister to “go back where you came from.” Mohammed and his sister love their grandmother, but she thinks her stories about life in Palestine will help them with their problems. What does Grandmother’s ancient history have to do with classroom bullies? She never learned to read and Mohammed can’t even find Palestine on a map. Feels like fourth grade’s going to last forever.