Twice Freed

Twice Freed
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1845503953
Available:
Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Christian Focus
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Onesimus is a slave. Eirene is a rich merchant's daughter. Onesimus longs to gain his freedom and Eirene's love. However, he doesn't realize where true freedom lies. He wants nothing to do with Jesus Christ. His master, Philemon, may follow the teachings of the Christ and his apostle Paul... but Onesimus has other plans.

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1857924894
Available:
Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Christian Focus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Old Edition replaced by 9781845503956

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
Author: Patricia Mary St. John
Pages: 190
ISBN: 1562650130
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the New Testament book of Philemon, this story follows Onesimus from slavery and servitude to life as a runaway. Go with him all the way to Rome as Bible characters come to life all along the way.

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
Author: Patricia Mary St. John
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0720820464
Available:
Release: 1970-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Onesimus has a kinder-than-usual owner, but his desire to be free approaches the breaking point--driving him into embezzlement and lying. When he finally escapes, he encounters disappointing pagan religions, a city-destroying earthquake, and the struggles of a Roman gladiator.

Twice as Good

Twice as Good
Author: Richard Michelson
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781627532020
Available:
Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Sleeping Bear Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To nine-year-old Willie Powell, there was no prettier sight than the smooth grass lawns of Edgewater Golf Cource. He had been so eager to see them that he'd run seven miles to where the course was situated outside of town. But his elation didn't last. When he asked two golfers if they'd teach him the game, one man responded by saying, 'Son, didn't anyone ever tell you that your kind is not welcome here?' In the 1920's there was no place for Willie, or any black person, on a golf cource. It was a game for white people only, at least in America. But his enthusiasm for golf and his belief in what he knew to be right drove Willie Powell to change that, and to change minds.

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

Rogue One  A Star Wars Story
Author: Alexander Freed
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780399178467
Available:
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material. As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome. If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon. But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star. Praise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story “One of the best movie adaptations yet.”—Cinelinx “Rogue One bridged characters and elements of the prequels and original Star Wars trilogy in a visually stunning ride, but there are even more rich details hiding in the film’s novelization, [which] reveals and expands with inner monologues and character insights, political knots, and nuance.”—The Daily Dot “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization deepens a tale of hope. . . . [Jyn Erso] proves to be even more fascinating here than she was in the movie.”—New York Daily News

Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty
Author: W. Caleb McDaniel
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780190847005
Available:
Release: 2019-08-07
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparations Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood's employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: in 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. The decision stuck on appeal. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. By the time the case was decided, Ward had become a wealthy businessman and a pioneer of convict leasing in the South. Wood's son later became a prominent Chicago lawyer, and she went on to live until 1912. McDaniel's book is an epic tale of a black woman who survived slavery twice and who achieved more than merely a moral victory over one of her oppressors. Above all, Sweet Taste of Liberty is a portrait of an extraordinary individual as well as a searing reminder of the lessons of her story, which establish beyond question the connections between slavery and the prison system that rose in its place.

Twice Exceptional

Twice Exceptional
Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780190671945
Available:
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.

The Book of Lost Friends

The Book of Lost Friends
Author: Lisa Wingate
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781984819895
Available:
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.

Twelve Years A Slave Illustrated

Twelve Years A Slave  Illustrated
Author: Solomon Northup
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9782765903192
Available:
Release: 2014-08-22
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

The Freedmen s Book

The Freedmen s Book
Author: Lydia Maria Child
Pages: 283
ISBN: HARVARD:32044024572562
Available:
Release: 1866
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SpanPublished in 1865 and edited by abolitionist L. Maria Child, The Freedmens Book was intended to be used to teach recently freed African Americans to read and to provide them with inspiration. Thirsting for education, Freedmen were eagerly enrolling in any schools that would accept them. Child saw a need for texts and provided one of collected stories and poems written by former slaves and noted abolitionists, herself included./span

The Tanglewoods Secret

The Tanglewoods  Secret
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781575676074
Available:
Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ruth and her beloved brother Philip find solace in the expanse of Tanglewoods'. There they escape into bird watching, climbing, and general misadventures with their friend Terry. But life with their Aunt is harsh and Ruth suffers from an incorrigible temper. Just when she thinks she can't take it anymore, she learns a very special secret about a very special Shepherd. When a dreadful accident hurts one they love, Ruth and Philip learn that the Tanglewoods' Secret isn't meant to be kept a secret.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great
Author: John Gunther
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1402741391
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relates the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a twelve-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization.

A Young Person s Guide to Knowing God

A Young Person s Guide to Knowing God
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1857925580
Available:
Release: 2014-01-20
Editor: Christian Focus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Patricia St. John has written her own guide book to encourage you to get into God's ultimate guide book - his Word - the Bible. It comprises of 46 stories based on The Apostle's Creed.

The Body Book

The Body Book
Author: Donald M. Silver
Pages: 128
ISBN: 059049239X
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a variety of projects and lessons to teach elementary students about the workings of the human body.

Twice Freed

Twice Freed
Author: Random House
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0099840960
Available:
Release: 2001-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Fury Freed

Fury Freed
Author: Melissa Haag
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781943051083
Available:
Release: 2018-12-04
Editor: Shattered Glass Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While preparing to leave Uttira after graduation, Megan finds the Book of Fury. The answers she's needed about who she is, her purpose, and her powers have been there the whole time, along with a shocking revelation. Now, it's not just a matter of finding Megan's mother. Megan must find the two preceding generations as well, because the book is clear on one thing: there can only be three furies. Complete series reading order: Fury Frayed Fury Focused Fury Freed

Star of Light

Star of Light
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781575675411
Available:
Release: 2002-02-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hamid rubbed the light from his eyes and looked again. He was not dreaming. It was his stepfather! The man watched Kinza as a snake might watch a baby rabbit at play, waiting for the moment to strike. And for one breathless moment Hamid was sure that he would reach out and snatch her away. Hamid does not want his little blind sister, Kinza, to be sold to a beggar by their stepfather, so he decides to rescue her. Together they escape from their mountain village to a town where there may be a new home for Kinza. But this is only the start of their adventures. Will Kinza be safe? What will happen to Hamid who dares not go back home? Set in North Africa, readers will be delighted by yet another of Patricia St. John's exciting, freshly edited novels.

The Wonderful Way that Babies are Made

The Wonderful Way that Babies are Made
Author: Larry Christenson
Pages: 55
ISBN: 0871236273
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Bethany House Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents in poetry and from a Christian viewpoint how God created the living things upon the earth so they could reproduce their own kind--including people.

The Secret at Pheasant Cottage

The Secret at Pheasant Cottage
Author: Patricia St. John
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781575676265
Available:
Release: 2002-02-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lucy has lived with her grandparents at Pheasant Cottage since she was a little girl, but she has dim memories of someone else. Who was it? What are her grandparents hiding from her? Lucy is determined to find the answers, but it turns out to be harder than she expected.