The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:0307371557

Total Pages:400

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

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Ways to Make Sunshine

Author:Renée Watson

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1547600578

Total Pages:240

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From Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson comes the first book in a young middle grade series about Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit, kindness, and sunshine. Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind--school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she's got the talent that matters most: it's a talent that can't be seen, she's nice, not mean! Ryan is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend. But even if her life isn't everything she would wish for, when her big brother is infuriating, her parents don't quite understand, and the unexpected happens, she always finds a way forward, with grace and wit. And plenty of sunshine. Acclaimed author Renée Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Black girl and her family, in this start to a charming new series.

The Kite Runner

Author:Khaled Hosseini

Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:0307371557

Total Pages:400

Viewed:1294

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

The Kite Fighters

Author:Linda Sue Park

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780547346083

Total Pages:144

Viewed:1058

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In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their combined skills attract the notice of Korea's young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year kite-flying competition--an honor that is also an awesome responsibility. Although tradition decrees, and the boys' father insists, that the older brother represent the family, both brothers know that this time the family's honor is best left in Young-sup's hands. This touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life. AUTHOR'S NOTE.

The Little Blue Kite

Author:Mark Z. Danielewski

Publisher:Pantheon

ISBN:152474770X

Total Pages:96

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We all have fears, but if we can’t face the small ones how will we face the big ones? Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure. Remember: all great adventures start with one little moment. You know the one. It’s like a gentle breeze whispering in your ear what you already know by heart: not even the sky is the limit . . . The only other thing you might want to know about this book is that there are at least three ways to read it. The first way takes only a few minutes. Just follow the rainbow-colored words. The second takes only a little bit longer. Just follow the words haloed with blue and red and the rainbow words too. For the third way, just start at the beginning.

Extreme Kite Surfing

Author:Virginia Loh-Hagan

Publisher:Cherry Lake

ISBN:1634700732

Total Pages:32

Viewed:1359

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High interest, edgy activities fill the pages of Nailed It! Extreme Kite Surfing. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Extreme Kite Surfing presents the thrills and spills of this most intriguing extreme sport. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Yellow Kite and Other Stories

Author:Sulabha Devpurkar

Publisher:Partridge Publishing

ISBN:1482868997

Total Pages:84

Viewed:790

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A collection of fascinating stories for children, a weird combination of fairy tales, folk tales and just some images from society of spirited children.

Kite in An Evening Sky

Author:Shaik Kadir

Publisher:Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN:9814794856

Total Pages:N.A

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A Kite in the Evening Sky is Shaik Kadir’s firsthand account of growing up in a Geylang Serai kampung in the late 1950s and 1960s. It was a time when children spent the hours after school playing capteh and marbles, eating fresh jambu, hauling pails of water home from the public standpipe, attending prayers at the surau, learning to fast, reading the Quran, as well as enjoying evenings in the open-air cinema. Despite the poverty, he thrived in the twilight years of the kampung and managed to make his dreams soar like a kite, fulfilling the aspirations of his single mother for a better life in a modernising city. Thoughtful, amusing and heartwarming, these stories hark back to simpler days and humbler ways, offering us a vivid glimpse of the kampung that raised the child.

Joe and the Kite

Author:Amanda Humphries

Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:1838596046

Total Pages:200

Viewed:1598

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Flying his kite in the park with his Dad, one windy day, Joe is unexpectedly swept off his feet and transported into a large white cloud. Entering ‘Cloud Land’ a place outside of time, Joe meets Ellie, an eight-year-old girl who has arrived there too.

Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

Author:Mary E. Kite,Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.

Publisher:Psychology Press

ISBN:1317227239

Total Pages:724

Viewed:1710

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The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination provides a comprehensive and compelling overview of what psychological theory and research have to say about the nature, causes, and reduction of prejudice and discrimination. It balances a detailed discussion of theories and selected research with applied examples that ensure the material is relevant to students. Newly revised and updated, this edition addresses several interlocking themes, such as research methods, the development of prejudice in children, the relationship between prejudice and discrimination, and discrimination in the workplace, which are developed in greater detail than in other textbooks. The first theme introduced is the nature of prejudice and discrimination, which is followed by a discussion of research methods. Next comes the psychological underpinnings of prejudice: the nature of stereotypes, the conditions under which stereotypes influence responses to other people, contemporary theories of prejudice, and how values and belief systems are related to prejudice. Explored next are the development of prejudice in children and the social context of prejudice. The theme of discrimination is developed via discussions of the nature of discrimination, the experience of discrimination, and specific forms of discrimination, including gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and appearance. The concluding theme is the reduction of prejudice. An ideal core text for junior and senior college students who have had a course in introductory psychology, it is written in a style that is accessible to students in other fields including education, social work, business, communication studies, ethnic studies, and other disciplines. In addition to courses on prejudice and discrimination, this book is also adapted for courses that cover topics in racism and diversity. For additional resources, consult the website BreakingPrejudice.org, which focuses on pedagogical materials that can be used to address both cultural awareness and self-awareness of prejudice and to increase students’ multicultural competence. Specifically, the site includes: Original teaching activities (ready to use with minimal preparation, including discussion questions) An annotated list of podcasts (categorized by topic) An annotated list of videos (categorized by topic) A set of social justice songs (categorized by topic) Four original public service announcements 16 video diaries about people’s personal experience with prejudice Interviews with 13 social justice activists

Kite Day

Author:Will Hillenbrand

Publisher:Holiday House

ISBN:082342894X

Total Pages:32

Viewed:601

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On a windy spring day, Bear sniffs the air. Could it be. . . Kite day? Rushing home he tells Mole, and the two fast friends get to work building a kite of their own. They study, and collect, and measure, and construct—and soon, their kite is flying high above the meadow. But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite string breaks, and all their hard work soars away. Chasing after it, Mole and Bear discover all is not lost—wedged in the branches of a tree, their kite protects a nest of baby birds from the pouring rain. Will Hillenbrand's Bear and Mole series is the perfect choice for storytime sharing or reading aloud. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor. Kids will delight in poring over these books again and again. Don't miss the other Bear and Mole titles, including All For a Dime, Spring is Here, and First Star!

The Kites

Author:Romain Gary

Publisher:New Directions Publishing

ISBN:0811226557

Total Pages:320

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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece is “epic and empathetic” (BBC) and “one of his best” (The New York Times) The Kites begins with a young boy, Ludo, coming of age on a small farm in Normandy under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo’s life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, disappears back into the woods. And so begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and love for the elusive Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into World War II. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family go missing, and Ludo’s devotion to saving her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his love, his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters who fling all they have into the fight to keep their hopes—and themselves—alive, The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes. A war hero himself, Gary embraced and fought for humanity in all its nuanced complexities, in the belief that a hero might be anyone who has the courage to love and hope.

The Kite and the Coin Toss

Author:Ron Swan

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1663217742

Total Pages:334

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In an event coined The Signers’ Day of Reckoning, Benjamin Franklin swings from a noose while his son, William, watches. Benjamin and his fellow rebellion leaders meet their ends on July 2, 1782, the sixth anniversary of the ratification of their treasonous declaration. Over two hundred years later in a province formally known as Pennsylvania, Joshua Franks works as a scientist in a royally sanctioned lab with a lofty goal to use lightning as an alternative energy source to illuminate the villages that stand in destitute, dark contrast to the royal cities they surround and support. While attending a college history class, Joshua soon learns what the government allows to be taught surrounding the failed treasonous revolt. But everything changes on his twenty-first birthday when his parents pass on their most secret and prized possessions, leading Joshua to learn the shocking truth that he is a descendent of Mr. Franklin, and that he may be the only person with an opportunity to complete the task his forefather and fellow revolutionaries started so long ago. In this suspenseful historical tale, a young man is gifted his family’s greatest secret on his twenty-first birthday that closes the time loop on a mystery over two centuries old.

The Tribe Of Kite Riders

Author:Tere Liye

Publisher:Tere Liye

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Total Pages:72

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Tetukong was the son of a family who were herders. He lived in a house which was like a tent, so that they could move around each season. This tribe of herders was truly unique. They didn’t herd their livestock on horseback, they rode kites, flying high above the ground, circling around and around to make sure the thousands of animals were safe. Ready? For an amazing adventure?

Kite Flying

Author:Grace Lin

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:0307793273

Total Pages:32

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The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! is back for a new outing– building and flying their own kite! The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites! The whole family makes a trip to the local craft store for paper, glue, and paint. Everyone has a job: Ma-Ma joins sticks together. Ba-Ba glues paper. Mei-Mei cuts whiskers while Jie-Jie paints a laughing mouth. Dragon eyes are added and then everyone attaches the final touch . . . a noisemaker! Now their dragon kite is ready to fly. Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying and lovingly depicts a family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure.

More Than a Body

Author:Lexie Kite,Lindsay Kite

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0358226813

Total Pages:352

Viewed:546

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"An indispensable resource for women of all ages, this is a guide to help us better connect to ourselves, to value ourselves, to love ourselves, and ultimately, to be ourselves." —Chelsea Clinton Positive body image isn’t believing your body looks good; it is knowing your body is good, regardless of how it looks. How do you feel about your body? Have you ever stayed home from a social activity or other opportunity because of concern about how you looked? Have you ever passed judgment on someone because of how they looked or dressed? Have you ever had difficulty concentrating on a task because you were self-conscious about your appearance? Our beauty-obsessed world perpetuates the idea that happiness, health, and ability to be loved are dependent on how we look, but authors Lindsay and Lexie Kite offer an alternative vision. With insights drawn from their extensive body image research, Lindsay and Lexie—PhDs and founders of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined (and also twin sisters!)—lay out an action plan that arms you with the skills you need to reconnect with your whole self and free yourself from the constraints of self-objectification. From media consumption to health and fitness to self-reflection and self-compassion, Lindsay and Lexie share powerful and practical advice that goes beyond “body positivity” to help readers develop body image resilience—all while cutting through the empty promises sold by media, advertisers, and the beauty and weight-loss industries. In the process, they show how facing your feelings of body shame or embarrassment can become a catalyst for personal growth.

Biscuit Flies a Kite

Author:Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062237020

Total Pages:32

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For fans of Clifford and Spot, welcome everybody’s favorite little yellow puppy, Biscuit, in an I Can Read adventure! It seems like the perfect day to fly a kite, until—oh, no!—the wind begins to blow the kite away! Join Biscuit, that sweet puppy, and his friend Puddles as they put their furry heads together to save the day. Woof woof! Bow wow! The gentle and appealing Biscuit books are a wonderful first introduction to reading for little pups, and this My First I Can Read friendship tale is perfect for shared reading in a classroom or at home. Books at this level feature basic language, word repetition, and whimsical illustrations, ideal for sharing with emergent readers. The active, engaging stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.

How to Make a Kite

Author:Colleen Hord

Publisher:Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN:164369717X

Total Pages:24

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How to Make a Kite is designed to help young learners observe, question, and implement ideas to reach a successful outcome. Featuring a step-by-step format, this 24-page book offers students the opportunity to reach conclusions by following simple, organized directions. With a designated teaching focus, before- and after-reading activities, a photo glossary, and more, this title will help students build problem-solving skills and comprehension confidence. The Step-by-Step Projects series gives young learners the freedom to create, manage, and complete projects with simple directions, instructional photographs, and problem-solving strategies. Each 24-page book features a specific teaching focus, before- and after-reading activities, a photo glossary, and more, to help students build problem-solving skills and comprehension confidence.