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Ironic Freedom

Ironic Freedom
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Ironic Freedom asserts that freedom from governmental interference may make people vulnerable to other sources of coercion; these affects vary by gender, race, and class. Increasing negative freedoms may reinforce existing asymmetrical power relationships within society.
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9781349440665
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October 25, 2013
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Joey's Buddy

Joey's Buddy
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Joey went into the foster care system at age 7. He was separated from his mother, sister, cousin, aunt, and his stuffed animal "Buddy." After three foster homes, he found a permanent foster home where he remained until he went to college. He was able to take care of a real dog whom he named "Buddy" and who moved with him into that home. Despite all the difficulties, he thrived!

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9780578874449
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September 13, 2021
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Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism

Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
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Feminism can reflect the cultural moment, especially as media appropriate and use feminist messaging and agenda to various ends. Yet media can also push boundaries, exposing audiences to ideas they may not be familiar with and advancing public acceptance of concepts once considered taboo. Moreover, audiences are far from passive recipients, especially in the digital age. In Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism, Andrea L. Press and Francesca Tripodi focus on how audiences across platforms not only consume but also create meanings--sometimes quite transgressive meanings--in engaging with media content. If television shows such as Game of Thrones and Jersey Shore and dating apps such as Tinder are sites of persistent everyday sexism, then so, too, are they sites of what Press and Tripodi call media-ready feminism. In developing a sociologically based conception of reception that encompasses media's progressive potential, as well as the processes of domestication through which audiences and users revert to more limited cultural schemas, Press and Tripodi make a vital contribution to gender and media studies, and help to illuminate the complexity of our current moment.
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9781438481968
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July 2, 2021

My Name Is Aida

My Name Is Aida
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My Name is Aida describes the journey of a 13-year-old Cuban-Jewish girl who left her home as an unaccompanied minor. She went to the United States by herself in 1961 through a program later known as "Pedro Pan". She studied, worked hard and eventually became a judge.The book depicts the child's feelings about leaving the only country she had known, her bewilderment in a new place where she did not know the language, and her adjustment to an unknown environment. She was distressed about feeling different but through her journey, she flourished. She learned that each person is unique and that being different is good. It helps to build a stronger more resilient society.
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9780578465746
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February 24, 2019
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Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota #4)

Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota #4)
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From the 2017 John W. Campbell Award Winner for Best Writer, Ada Palmer's Perhaps the Stars is the final book of the Hugo Award-shortlisted Terra Ignota series.

World Peace turns into global civil war.

In the future, the leaders of Hive nations--nations without fixed location--clandestinely committed nefarious deeds in order to maintain an outward semblance of utopian stability. But the facade could only last so long. The comforts of effortless global travel and worldwide abundance may have tempered humanity's darkest inclinations, but conflict remains deeply rooted in the human psyche. All it needed was a catalyst, in form of special little boy to ignite half a millennium of repressed chaos.

Now, war spreads throughout the globe, splintering old alliances and awakening sleeping enmities. All transportation systems are in ruins, causing the tyranny of distance to fracture a long-united Earth and threaten to obliterate everything the Hive system built.

With the arch-criminal Mycroft nowhere to be found, his successor, Ninth Anonymous, must not only chronicle the discord of war, but attempt to restore order in a world spiraling closer to irreparable ruin.

The fate of a broken society hangs in the balance. Is the key to salvation to remain Earth-bound or, perhaps, to start anew throughout the far reaches of the stars?

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9780765378064
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November 2, 2021
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Rebelwing

Rebelwing
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by Andrea Tang BMC '12

Mixing everything that's best about dragons, dystopia, and generational conflict, Tang delivers a high flying debut that pulls no punches. --E.K. Johnston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Things just got weird for Prudence Wu.

One minute, she's cashing in on a routine smuggling deal. The next, she's escaping enforcers on the wings of what very much appears to be a sentient cybernetic dragon.

Pru is used to life throwing her some unpleasant surprises--she goes to prep school, after all, and selling banned media across the border in a country with a ruthless corporate government obviously has its risks. But a cybernetic dragon? That's new.

She tries to forget about the fact that the only reason she's not in jail is because some sort of robot saved her, and that she's going to have to get a new side job now that enforcers are on to her. So she's not exactly thrilled when Rebelwing shows up again.

Even worse, it's become increasingly clear that the rogue machine has imprinted on her permanently, which means she'd better figure out this whole piloting-a-dragon thing--fast. Because Rebelwing just happens to be the ridiculously expensive weapon her government needs in a brewing war with its neighbor, and Pru's the only one who can fly it.

Set in a wonderfully inventive near-future Washington, D.C., this hilarious, defiant debut sparkles with wit and wisdom, deftly exploring media consumption, personal freedoms, and the weight of one life as Pru, rather reluctantly, takes to the skies.

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9781984835109
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February 23, 2021
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Soul Support

Soul Support
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A young dancer's last hope--a bone marrow transplant--has failed. A homeless man, in the final stages of AIDS, refuses to speak. A newly retired woman has just received a terminal diagnosis and is wailing in despair. What can we learn about death, dying, and the human spirit as we journey with a hospital chaplain into sickrooms like these? Soul Support tells true stories of people coming to terms--or not--with their final days. It offers intimate, behind-the-scenes accounts of the many ways patients, their families and friends, and hospital staff all deal with death and dying. It speaks to readers reflecting on their own mortality or the life-threatening illness of a loved one, and tells of the sometimes-astonishing events that can occur when people are in their last hours of life. The book tells not only their stories, but also the chaplain's. It relates how she listened and learned and stumbled and grew. Soul Support speaks to believers and nonbelievers alike, providing information, inspiration, and hope. ""Soul Support is both a thoughtful presentation and a brilliant modeling of the chaplain's craft at its finest. . . . [T]his is a Wisdom transmission in the classic sense of the word, meaning that the stories and parables convey a deeper unitive meaning, opening out onto universal truth."" --Cynthia Bourgeault, Episcopal priest, author, and retreat leader ""Soul Support is much more than a chaplain's compelling memoir, it is a guide for anyone with a seriously ill loved one or friend. When two friends faced sudden life-threatening illnesses, nothing in my professional life had prepared me to help them or to deal with my own grief. Soul Support, with its many moving accounts of patients and families facing the end of life, gave me the courage and tools I needed."" --Clint Stretch, director, The Center for Spirituality in Nature ""Maxwell's many riveting and poignant stories of encounters with a broad range of seriously ill and dying people are a great gift. The stories reveal the amazing fruit born of her sustained desire to be present, soul to soul, with each very different person, as she opens to the promptings of the loving Mystery who she deeply trusts is always present. . . . I expect you will find it both a valuable education and a personal blessing."" --Tilden Edwards, founder and senior fellow, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation ""Maxwell gives word and witness to some of the most profound encounters of the human spirit and the mystery of God. Soul Support will deeply touch all who read about the sacred space of those facing their own mortality, and those who dare to journey with them."" --Jan Naylor Cope, provost, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC Joan Paddock Maxwell was trained and served as a chaplain in three acute-care hospitals in the Washington, DC area. During six years as palliative care chaplain, she served patients with life-threatening illnesses. The co-author of two previously published books, she received a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary and was endorsed as a hospital chaplain by the Episcopal Church. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband David.
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9781532618741
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June 20, 2017

Student Debt

Student Debt
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This book analyzes reliable evidence to tell the true story of student debt in America. One of the nation's foremost experts on college finance, Sandy Baum exposes how misleading the widely accepted narrative on student debt is. Baum combines data, research, and analysis to show how the current discourse obscures serious problems, risks misdirecting taxpayer dollars, and could deprive too many Americans of the educational opportunities they deserve. This book and its policy recommendations provide the basis for a new and more constructive national agenda to make paying for college more manageable.
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9781349949434
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July 20, 2016
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They Went Left

They Went Left
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The New York Times bestselling, Sydney Taylor Honor winning, critically acclaimed tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, author of Girl in the Blue Coat Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal, her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else--her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja--they went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.

But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her--or help her rebuild her world.

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9780316490597
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April 6, 2021

To Conquer Mr. Darcy

To Conquer Mr. Darcy
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A sexy Jane Austen re-imagining by author Abigail Reynolds

What if...
Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet's life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if...
Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if...
Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible...

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Praise for To Conquer Mr. Darcy:
Shows a different side of Darcy, a bold side unafraid of going after what he wants. --Hollywood Today
Sure to appeal to fans of lusty historical romance. --Library Journal
Abigail Reynolds sure knows how to steam up a page! --A Readers Respite
If you always longed for Mr. Darcy to sweep Elizabeth off her feet, then this is your book! --I Just Finished Reviews

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9781402237300
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August 3, 2010
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