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Superheroes Are Everywhere

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From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deb Pilutti
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466882271
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Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti Summary

In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules: Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help. Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands. In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.

What is a Superhero?

What is a Superhero? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin S. Rosenberg PhD,Peter Coogan PhD
Editor: Oxford University Press
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What is a Superhero? by Robin S. Rosenberg PhD,Peter Coogan PhD Summary

It's easy to name a superhero--Superman, Batman, Thor, Spiderman, the Green Lantern, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rorschach, Wolverine--but it's not so easy to define what a superhero is. Buffy has superpowers, but she doesn't have a costume. Batman has a costume, but doesn't have superpowers. What is the role of power and superpower? And what are supervillains and why do we need them? In What is a Superhero?, psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints, bringing together contributions from nineteen comic book experts--including both scholars in such fields as cultural studies, art, and psychology as well as leading comic book writers and editors. What emerges is a kaleidoscopic portrait of this most popular of pop-culture figures. Writer Jeph Loeb, for instance, sees the desire to make the world a better place as the driving force of the superhero. Jennifer K. Stuller argues that the female superhero inspires women to stand up, be strong, support others, and most important, to believe in themselves. More darkly, A. David Lewis sees the indestructible superhero as the ultimate embodiment of the American "denial of death," while writer Danny Fingeroth sees superheroes as embodying the best aspects of humankind, acting with a nobility of purpose that inspires us. Interestingly, Fingeroth also expands the definition of superhero so that it would include characters like John McClane of the Die Hard movies: "Once they dodge ridiculous quantities of machine gun bullets they're superheroes, cape or no cape." From summer blockbusters to best-selling graphic novels, the superhero is an integral part of our culture. What is a Superhero? not only illuminates this pop-culture figure, but also sheds much light on the fantasies and beliefs of the American people.

Sidekicked

Sidekicked Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John David Anderson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062133160
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The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review. Andrew Bean might be a part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn't mean that life is all leaping tall buildings in single bounds. First, there's Drew's power: Possessed of super senses—his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet—he's literally the most sensitive kid in school. Then there's his superhero mentor, a former legend who now spends more time straddling barstools than fighting crime. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: Middle school is a drag even with superpowers. But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justicia, superheroes begin disappearing at an alarming rate, and Drew's two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other. Drew has always found it pretty easy to separate right from wrong, good from evil. It's what a superhero does. But what happens when that line starts to disappear?

The Truths We Hold

The Truths We Hold Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kamala Harris
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525560726
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The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris Summary

A New York Times bestseller From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as California’s attorney general, as a United States senator, and now as vice president-elect, grappling in every role with an array of complex issues, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

Superheroes

Superheroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophia Thakur
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1529119227
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___________________________________ What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover the new daring tales of inspiration from over fifty iconic British icons today, who have each harnessed their curiosity and ambition and turned it into their own superhero power. With a special introduction by Stormzy! Every inspirational figure has something that makes them special, just like you. Just look at: · Princess K, who went from tapping her foot under the desk at school, to dancing centre stage at Glastonbury · Dina Asher Smith, who started out crawling at lightning speed and became the fastest British woman in history · Reggie Yates, who used his power of empathy to connect instantly both in person and through the TV · Riz Ahmed, whose ability to code-switch between cultures and creative outlets let him excel as a scholar, actor, activist, and rapper · Liam Charles, who followed his childhood passion in the kitchen to become a Bake Off master This is a book filled with inspiring journeys, to encourage and empower you to harness your power, and become your own superhero.

How to Be a Hero

How to Be a Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Florence Parry Heide
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452139474
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How to Be a Hero by Florence Parry Heide Summary

Once upon a time, there was a nice boy and his name was Gideon. He lived in a nice house, and he had nice parents and lots of toys. But Gideon wasn't satisfied. He wanted to be a hero. You know, a hero, with his name on the front page of the newspaper. That sort of thing. So how does anyone get to be a hero, anyway? Heroes have to be strong. Heroes have to be brave. Heroes have to be clever. Don't they? With wry humor, Florence Parry Heide and Chuck Groenink explore how we choose our idols in a witty story that leaves it to readers to decide the real nature of heroism. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?

Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589796942
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Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle Summary

Follow along as two ragtag, everyday super heroes don capes to play in the mud, save their stuffed animals from certain peril, conquer the vegetables at dinner, and overcome darkness at night. Are super heroes always brave and daring? We’re brave and bold and kind and caring. After five successful books in the “Princesses” series, Carmela LaVigna Coyle now turns her attention to an all new childhood fantasy in this wonderful new story about imagination and play. Every little boy and girl has a super hero somewhere inside just waiting to come out. Tie on your cape (blankies recommended) and join the adventure. P.S. Do super heroes have teddy bears? Why, yes, they do! Check out the trailer on YouTube

Superhero Instruction Manual

Superhero Instruction Manual Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristy Dempsey
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755368
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Superhero Instruction Manual by Kristy Dempsey Summary

Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show you how! Just follow six easy steps and you’ll be saving the world in no time. Join an aspiring hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses a power, and much, much more. But be warned: it isn’t easy being super. And sometimes the greatest acts of heroism need a helping hand to get off the ground. Kristy Dempsey’s rollicking text, coupled with Mark Fearing’s expressive, cartoon-style illustrations will have readers laughing all the way to infinity and beyond!

Happy Hair

Happy Hair Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mechal Renee Roe
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984895567
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Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe Summary

Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating girls with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I love being me!" Full 'fro, cute bow! I love being me! Smart girl, cool curls! I love being me! Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of beautiful Black hairstyles. From a cute crop to pom-pom puffs, adorable illustrations of girls with gorgeous braids, blowouts, and bantus grace each page, side by side with a positive message that will make girls cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote self-esteem for girls of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every girl know "You are made beautiful!" Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: Cool Cuts—a celebration of boys with natural black hair I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)—a level one reader about joy and self-esteem, for kids learning how to read

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nikki Grimes
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534462686
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Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.

Joey

Joey Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill Biden
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534480544
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“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers Weekly “Young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader.” —School Library Journal Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the president-elect and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.

Grandma's Gardens

Grandma's Gardens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hillary Clinton,Chelsea Clinton
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593115368
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Grandma's Gardens by Hillary Clinton,Chelsea Clinton Summary

From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers and the children they love. Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed. In this inspiring and heartwarming mother-daughter story, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations. Praise for Grandma's Gardens: "A deeply affectionate tribute to the bounty of nature and the love of gardening." --Publishers Weekly "Filled with mindfulness, the story inspires children to reflect on family and keep memories alive." --Booklist

Cool Cuts

Cool Cuts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mechal Renee Roe
Editor: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984895591
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Cool Cuts by Mechal Renee Roe Summary

Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamala Harris's Super Heroes Are Everywhere, creates a joyful, positive, read-together book celebrating boys with natural black hair that will have kids everywhere chanting: "I am born to be awesome!" When the stars shine, the world is mine! I am born to be awesome! My hair is free, just like me! I am born to be awesome! Boys will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhythmic book full of hip Black hairstyles. From a 'fro-hawk to mini-twists and crisp cornrows, adorable illustrations of boys with cool curls, waves, and afros grace each page, accompanied by a positive message that will make kids cheer. It's a great read-aloud to promote positive self-esteem to boys of all ages, building and growing the foundation of self-love (and hair love!) and letting every boy know that "You are born to be awesome!" Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: Happy Hair—an inspiring and positive book about girls with natural black hair I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)—a level one reader about joy and self-esteem, for kids learning how to read

I Think My Mom's a Superhero

I Think My Mom's a Superhero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bolaji O,Brave Little Heroes - Superhero Fiction, for Kids with Superhero Powers.
Editor: Bolaji O (Brave Little Heroes)
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I Think My Mom's a Superhero by Bolaji O,Brave Little Heroes - Superhero Fiction, for Kids with Superhero Powers. Summary

***For a limited time, you can get the latest Bolaji O video book, "That Dragon Stole My Horse", for free! Click here to find out more: -- > http://bravelittleheroes.com/surprisegift (just copy and paste into your browser)*** --- If your kids love superheroes, and superhero games... If they imagine the only way their super Mom could do it all, is that she literally has superhero powers... This free picture book for children and Moms will delight your home superhero squad! "I Think My Mom's a Superhero" is the first book in the "Moms Are Superheroes, Too" series. This early reader superhero fiction all starts when Madison is forced to stand up to a bully, when she hears her mother's voice giving her a talking-to about not standing up for herself. There is no one behind Madison. But she does what her "Mom's voice" tells her to do, anyway. She stands up for herself. Back home, things go from weird to weirder. Either Madison is going cuckoo, or her Mom has X-Ray vision, Octo-arms, a stretchy neck, super speed, telepathy, and more! This is a loving tribute to the amazing women everywhere that nurture their households... and the kids that look up to them. If you and your kids love movies like "The Incredibles", and enjoy stories about strong female characters, you'll LOVE "I Think My Mom's a Superhero"! This read along picture book for children is full of belly laughs and warm family moments that you and your little one will cherish. --- Here's what people are saying about our Brave Little Heroes adventures: Colorado Living says: "Bolaji has found a great way to help, inspire and teach... Thanks for tackling this subject for the benefit of kids! :)" Shannon Bynes says: "I read this book to my 4 year old daughter tonight and she smiled or giggled all the way through it. That’s a winner!" I Am A Very Lucky Man says: "I really loved this book; your child will ask you to read it again and again. The graphics are eye popping. It’s easy to read, and great for your child’s self-esteem. I love the imaginative aspect of the book!" Mike Young says: "This is a humorous, short children’s book that is great for bedtime! I am especially fond of the great artwork and the message behind the story. Definitely a keeper for me." Chedy Abboud (Amsterdam) says: "Bolaji has done a good job presenting children the better side of what we humans are. A story without the usual violence is what kids need to hear today. Keeping them away from horrible things on TV. I recommend this to all parents as a nice book for their children." --- Here's what to do next, Moms: 1. Scroll up, 2. Click the buy button, and 3. Watch as you and your kids giggle and cheer through this hilariously wacky adventure! --- Paul Coleman said: "In the world today I think we need all the positive stuff we can get. I love the "can-do" attitude of this book. We can make our lives and the lives of others better. We simply need to decide to do it, be brave, and take action." --- Here's what to do next, Moms: 1. Scroll up, 2. Click the buy button, and 3. Watch as you and your kids giggle and cheer through this hilariously wacky adventure! Thank you for the privilege of being a small part of your child's favorite memories with you. We cherish that role, here at Brave Little Heroes. And we won't let either of you down. Bolaji O. Chief Storyteller at Brave Little Heroes If your kids love superheroes, and superhero games... If they imagine the only way their super Mom could do it all, is that she literally has superhero powers... Scroll up, click the buy button on this free (freebie) children's picture book, and we'll see you on the inside of this little adventure!

What I Am

What I Am Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Divya Srinivasan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593204034
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What I Am by Divya Srinivasan Summary

The creator of Little Owl's Night explores and celebrates the complexities of what makes us who we are in this comforting and thoughtful picture book. A young narrator describes herself: a girl, a granddaughter, Indian, and American. Soon, we see the young girl as a plethora of things: selfish and generous, mean and kind, brave and mischievous. While many of these qualities oppose each other, the context and illustrations make it abundantly clear that she speaks the truth. She is a walking contradiction, and that is precisely what makes her both a unique individual and an essential piece of the greater world around her. Divya Srinivasan shows what makes us human and proud to be who we are.

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea

Kamala and Maya's Big Idea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meena Harris
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063018918
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Kamala and Maya's Big Idea by Meena Harris Summary

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS! A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. “A must read for little girls around the world.” —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts “An inspiring tale.” —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action “I love this book.” —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. A New York Times bestseller!

Sidekicks

Sidekicks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack D. Ferraiolo
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1613121466
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Batman has Robin, Wonder Woman has Wonder Girl, and Phantom Justice has Bright Boy, a.k.a. Scott Hutchinson, an ordinary schoolkid by day and a superfast, superstrong sidekick by night, fighting loyally next to his hero. But after an embarrassing incident involving his too-tight spandex costume, plus some signs that Phantom Justice may not be the good guy he pretends to be, Scott begins to question his role. With the help of a fellow sidekick, once his nemesis, Scott must decide if growing up means being loyal or stepping boldly to the center of things. Great for boys, comics fans, and anyone looking for a superhero tale that’s also an insightful look at adolescence.

The Supervillain and Me

The Supervillain and Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Danielle Banas
Editor: Swoon Reads
ISBN: 1250154340
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As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well... super. Never trust a guy in spandex. In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life. After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes. Praise for The Supervillain and Me: "Get ready for a wild ride in this zany, high-action thriller." —Booklist "Banas adeptly keeps readers guessing about Iron Phantom’s identity and provides plenty of romantic tension, which will satisfy even die-hard fans of the genre." —School Library Journal "Hilarious ... A zany, action-packed adventure." —VOYA

I Love Being Me!

I Love Being Me! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mechal Renee Roe
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1984895621
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I Love Being Me! by Mechal Renee Roe Summary

Celebrate diversity with this bright, joyful level 1 Step Into Reading book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I love being me!" Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhyming, Step 1 reader about the joy of being a girl. Featuring a variety of kids and the activities they enjoy—reading, soccer, cooking, swimming, gardening, and more—this easy reader promotes girls' self-esteem and smarts. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: • Happy Hair • Cool Cuts • I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading) • I'm Growing Great

Promise Broken

Promise Broken Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K’wan
Editor: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN: 1799961370
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Beware of the company you keep. K’wan’s urban fiction coming-of-age novel, Promise Broken, is set in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey. The story follows seventeen-year-old Promise Mohammed as she attempts to uphold friendships and new relationships—even if they lead to her demise. After Promise’s mother dies in a tragic car accident, it leaves a void in Promise’s life that she is yearning to fill. This titular novel finds Promise spiraling into a life of crime and drug affiliation by the company she chooses to keep. Also coping with abandonment and a lifelong broken commitment from her biological father, Promise ultimately has two goals: to graduate from high school and to be loved. But can she find the love that she seeks from her aunt Dell, two best friends, Mouse and Keys, or drug-dealer Asher—the man who captivates her—despite the fact that each relationship will lead to life-altering events? Only time will tell.

Pulp Empire

Pulp Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul S. Hirsch
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022635069X
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In the 1940s and ’50s, comic books were some of the most popular—and most unfiltered—entertainment in the United States. Publishers sold hundreds of millions of copies a year of violent, racist, and luridly sexual comics to Americans of all ages, until a 1954 Senate investigation led to a censorship code that nearly destroyed the industry. But this was far from the first time the US government actively involved itself with comics—it was simply the most dramatic manifestation of a long, strange relationship between high-level policy makers and a medium that even artists and writers often dismissed as a creative sewer. In Pulp Empire, Paul S. Hirsch uncovers the gripping untold story of how the US government both attacked and appropriated comic books to help wage World War II and the Cold War, promote official—and clandestine—foreign policy, and deflect global critiques of American racism. As Hirsch details, during World War II—and the concurrent golden age of comic books—government agencies worked directly with comic book publishers to stoke hatred for the Axis powers while simultaneously attempting to dispel racial tensions at home. Later, as the Cold War defense industry ballooned—and as comic book sales reached historic heights—the government again turned to the medium, this time trying to win hearts and minds in the decolonizing world through cartoon propaganda. Hirsch’s groundbreaking research weaves together a wealth of previously classified material, including secret wartime records, official legislative documents, and caches of personal papers. His book explores the uneasy contradiction of how comics were both vital expressions of American freedom and unsettling glimpses into the national id—scourged and repressed on the one hand and deployed as official propaganda on the other. Pulp Empire is a riveting illumination of underexplored chapters in the histories of comic books, foreign policy, and race.

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robb Pearlman
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman Summary

Discover "The Office reboot fans never knew they needed" with this kid-friendly adaptation of everyone's favorite workplace comedy (Entertainment Weekly). Michael Scott is Line Leader at Dunder Mifflin Elementary! It's a very big job, but Michael is sure he can live up to the "World's Best Line Leader" title printed on his water bottle. There's just one problem--Michael doesn't know how to lead the line. Filled with colorful, detailed illustrations and brimming with Easter eggs and nods to iconic moments from the show, this hilarious reimagining features a pint-sized cast. This story will introduce The Office to a whole new generation and will teach them that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes. Even Line Leaders. The Office is a trademark and copyright of Universal Content Productions LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

An Unexpected Journal: Superheroes

An Unexpected Journal: Superheroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James W. Baker,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Annie Crawford,Joseph Holmes,Christy Luis,Jason Monroe ,Seth Myers,Annie Nardone,Cherish Nelson,Megan Joy Rials,Jason M. Smith,James M. Swayze,John P. Tuttle,Clark Weidner
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An Unexpected Journal: Superheroes by James W. Baker,Donald W. Catchings, Jr.,Annie Crawford,Joseph Holmes,Christy Luis,Jason Monroe ,Seth Myers,Annie Nardone,Cherish Nelson,Megan Joy Rials,Jason M. Smith,James M. Swayze,John P. Tuttle,Clark Weidner Summary

Superheroes captivate our cultural imagination. From reading comic books in our childhood bedrooms to watching the latest blockbuster on the silver screen, we long to see the champion defeat the villain and ultimately rescue the world from certain destruction. Though the stories may be fantastical, our desires are not. Our hearts are drawn to superheroes because we want someone to triumph over evil and save the world. This issue of An Unexpected Journal proposes that just maybe our desires have already been fulfilled. Contributors Jesse W. Baker: "The Power of Weakness" on Questions of Violence Donald W Catchings, Jr.: "He Will Rise" on Nolan's Salvific Themes Annie Crawford: "Super-Women and the Price of Power" on Gendered Superheroes Joseph Holmes: "Superheroes and Worship" on the Attraction of Superhero Movies Christy Luis: "Ex-Cult Member Saved by Grace" on the Dangers Of False Heroes Jason Monroe: "Answering Joker’s Dark-Knight-Defying Anarchy" on Competing Worldviews Seth Myers: "Global Superheroes from the Disneyverse and Studio Ghibli" on Heroism Manifested around the World; "Once a Prince or Princess: MacDonald’s Moral Superheroines and Heroes in the Princess Tales" on Ordinary Heroic Actions; and "Planets, Poetry, and the Power of Myth in Halo and Destiny" on the Apologetic Power of Video Games Annie Nardone: "Just a Sidekick?" on the Importance of Support Cherish Nelson: "Person or Persona: What's Inside the Spider-Verse?" on Plantinga's Conception of the Multiverse Megan Joy Rials: "Diana Prince, Apologist? Salvation and the Great Commission in Wonder Woman" on an Unlikely Apologist Jason M. Smith: "Worth Reading" on Some Good Starting Points James M. Swayze: "Superheroes, Saviors, and C.S. Lewis" on Epic, Myth, and Human Longings John P. Tuttle: "Humility Contra Pride as Represented in Thor (2011)" on the Superiority of Virtue Clark Weidner: "Faith on Trial in Frank Miller’s Daredevil Comics" on Questions of the Greater Good About the Cover We are all looking for a hero, someone to battle monsters that threaten. A hero can battle the monsters without, but only the Superhero can conquer the monster within. An Unexpected Journal Summer 2021 Volume 4, Issue 2 300 pages

Superheroes on World Screens

Superheroes on World Screens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rayna Denison,Rachel Mizsei-Ward
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Superheroes such as Superman and Spider-Man have spread all over the world. As this edited volume shows, many national cultures have created or reimagined the idea of the superhero, while the realm of superheroes now contains many icons whose histories borrow from local folklore and legends. Consequently, the superhero needs reconsideration, to be regarded as part of both local and global culture as well as examined for the rich meanings that such broad origins and re-workings create. This collection stands out as the first concentrated attempt to think through the meanings and significance of the superhero, not only as a product of culture in the United States, but as a series of local, transnational, and global exchanges in popular media. Through analysis of mainly film, television, and computer screens, contributors offer three challenges to the idea of the "American" superhero: transnational reimagining of superhero culture, emerging local superheroes, and the use of local superheroes to undermine dominant political ideologies. The essays explore the shifting transnational meanings of Doctor Who, Thor, and the Phantom, as these characters are reimagined in world culture. Other chapters chart the rise of local superheroes from India, the Middle East, Thailand, and South Korea. These explorations demonstrate how far superheroes have traveled to inspire audiences worldwide.

The Big Book of Superheroes

The Big Book of Superheroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bart King
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As a child, Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world’s most in-demand superhero experts. So if you’re wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero—of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers. Oh, and also a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool costume, some terrific superpowers, and an archenemy. Actually, you know what? You better get this book! Bart King writes funny books for kids and immature adults. His titles—including The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Girl Stuff—have sold more than a half million copies. A longtime middle-school teacher, Bart is currently wearing his underwear over his pants. (Don’t ask.)

The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History

The American Superhero: Encyclopedia of Caped Crusaders in History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard A. Hall
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This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage

Superhero Confidential Volume I

Superhero Confidential Volume I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Gross
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The superhero genre has exploded, with comic book heroes conquering the big screen and making massive inroads on the small. Whether well known brand names like Batman and Spider-Man, or lesser recognized characters such as Daredevil and Hellboy, the superheroes are here to stay. Superhero Confidential is the first in a series of books to go behind the scenes on the making of these filmed adventures. Volume I includes "Spider-Man: From Cannon to Cameron," which explores the numerous aborted attempts at bringing Spidey to movie screens in the '80s and '90s; the making of the two Hellboy films with director Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman; a comprehensive exploration of Ben Affleck's Daredevil; director Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer chronicling the challenges of Batman Begins and much more. From comic books to feature films, Superhero Confidential is your ultimate guide. About the Author: Edward Gross is a veteran entertainment journalist who has been on the editorial staff of a wide variety of magazines, among them Geek, Cinescape, SFX, Starlog, CFQ, Movie Magic and Sci-Fi Now. He is the author of such non-fiction books as Above & Below: A 25th Anniversary Beauty and the Beast Companion, Captains' Logs: The Complete Trek Voyages and Planet of the Apes Revisited.

Our Superheroes, Ourselves

Our Superheroes, Ourselves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin S. Rosenberg PhD
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Superhero fans are everywhere, from the teeming halls of Comic Con to suburban movie theaters, from young children captivated by their first comic books to the die-hard collectors of vintage memorabilia. Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and at times eye-opening volume, Robin Rosenberg--a writer and well-known authority on the psychology of superheroes--offers readers a wealth of insight into superheroes, drawing on the contributions of a top group of psychologists and other scholars. The book ranges widely and tackles many intriguing questions. How do comic characters and stories reflect human nature? Do super powers alone make a hero super? Are superhero stories good for us? Most contributors answer that final question in the affirmative. Psychologist Robert J. Sternberg, for instance, argues that we all can learn a lot from superheroes-and what we can learn most of all is the value of wisdom and an ethical stance toward life. On the other hand, restorative justice scholar Mikhail Lyubansky decries the fact that justice in the comic-book world is almost entirely punitive, noting extreme examples such as "Rorschach" in The Watchmen and the aptly named "The Punisher, who embrace a strict eye-for-an-eye sense of justice, delivered instantly and without mercy. In the end, the appeal of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and legions of others is simple and elemental. Superheroes provide drama, excitement, suspense, and romance and their stories showcase moral dilemmas, villains we love to hate, and protagonists who inspire us. Perhaps as important, their stories allow us to recapture periods of our childhood when our imaginations were cranked up to the maximum--when we really believed we could fly, or knock down the bad guy, or save the city from disaster.

I Am My Own Superhero

I Am My Own Superhero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erica Humphrey
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I am my own superhero is a dynamic, revealing, straight-up dive into the life of a student who struggled with growing through the school days and life outside of school. Erica shares her personal and professional stories on how she overcame mental health issues (like suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety), peer pressure, and bullying by awakening her inner superhero. This workbook provides stories, formulas, activities, and challenges to share with others on how to awaken their inner superhero to save the day, to overcome life challenges, and to achieve life dreams!

Do You Know a Superhero?

Do You Know a Superhero? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: duopress labs
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Meet a special group of superheroes: they have homes, families, and very important jobs. These are the Superhero Parents and their powers are diverse: Super Nurse Mom takes care of sick children, Super Vets are a mom and dad duo making sure pets are healthy, and Super Scientist Mom sends spaceships to outer space before coming home to read stories to her kids. Brilliantly illustrated and with simple and quirky text, Do You Know a Superhero?is the ideal primer to show babies and toddlers all about what parents do during the day.

Our Gods Wear Spandex

Our Gods Wear Spandex Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Knowles
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Was Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor based on Aleister Crowley? Can Captain Marvel be linked to the Sun gods on antiquity? In Our Gods Wear Spandex, Christopher Knowles answers these questions and brings to light many other intriguing links between superheroes and the enchanted world of estoerica. Occult students and comic-book fans alike will discover countless fascinating connections, from little known facts such as that DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz started his career as H.P. Lovecraft's agent, to the tantalizingly extensive influence of Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy on the birth of comics, to the mystic roots of Superman. The book also traces the rise of the comic superheroes and how they relate to several cultural trends in the late 19th century, specifically the occult explosion in Western Europe and America. Knowles reveals the four basic superhero archetypes--the Messiah, the Golem, the Amazon, and the Brotherhood--and shows how the occult Bohemian underground of the early 20th century provided the inspiration for the modern comic book hero. With the popularity of occult comics writers like Invisibles creator Grant Morrison and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore, the vast ComiCon audience is poised for someone to seriously introduce them to the esoteric mysteries. Chris Knowles is doing just that in this epic book. Chapters include Ancient of Days, Ascended Masters, God and Gangsters, Mad Scientists and Modern Sorcerers, and many more. From the ghettos of Prague to the halls of Valhalla to the Fortress of Solitude and the aisles of BEA and ComiCon, this is the first book to show the inextricable link between superheroes and the enchanted world of esoterica. * Chris Knowles is associate editor and columnist for the five-time Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, as well as a pop culture writer for UK magazine Classic Rock. * Knowles worked with Robert Smigel on The X Presidents graphic novel, based on the popular Saturday Night Live cartoon, and has created designs and artwork for many of the world's top superheroes and fantasy characters. * Features the art of Joe Linsner, creator of the legendary Dawn series, and more recently a collaborator with comics maestro Stan Lee.

The Militarization of Childhood

The Militarization of Childhood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Beier
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In its various manifestations, the campaign to end child soldiering has brought graphic images of militarized children to popular consciousness. In the main, this has been a campaign that has seemed to speak to African contexts without as much reflection on the myriad ways in which the lives of children are militarized in advanced (post)industrial societies. Proceeding from this quite striking omission, the contributors to this volume move beyond the usual focus on the global South. Making what will be an important contribution to a much needed critical turn in the vast and still rapidly growing child soldier literature, they address multifarious ways in which childhood is militarized beyond the global South through enactments of militarism that have drawn much less in the way of critical inquiry.

Capitán Latinoamérica

Capitán Latinoamérica Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vinodh Venkatesh
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Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America. Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin American superheroes are a hybrid of regional tropes and figures such as the famed luchador, El Chapulín Colorado, and North American blockbuster characters from the DC and Marvel universes. These superheroes channel anxieties specific to their respective national contexts. In Chile, for example, Mirageman rehashes and works through the Pinochet dictatorship and its traumatic aftermath; in Honduras, Chinche Man confronts neoliberalism and gang violence. In Colombia’s El Man, in turn, rapid urbanization and drug cartels are the central concerns, whereas corruption and the political machinations of the state feature most prominently in the television and web series Capitán Centroamérica. While the Latin American superhero genre may be superficially characterized by low budgets and kitsch aesthetics, it also poses profound challenges to the social, political, and economic status quo. Covering a wide variety of media bookended by wrestling films from the early 1960s and multimedia productions from the 2010s, Capitán Latinoamérica offers a comprehensive introduction to, and assessment of, the state of the superhero in Latin America. Vinodh Venkatesh is Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech and author of New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film and The Body as Capital: Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction.

Paradoxes and Dragons

Paradoxes and Dragons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph R. Lallo
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Paradoxes and Dragons is a collection of ten short stories and novellas written by Joseph R. Lallo. These stories were originally released as a part of his Patreon, and represent the first full year of the stranger offerings presented to patrons. Have you ever wanted to read about the adventures of a portly unicorn and her surly hummingbird friend? Maybe you worry artificial intelligence is getting too big for its britches. You’ll find those things and more in this science fiction and fantasy anthology. Paradoxes and Dragons covers everything from one-shot stories about time travel shenanigans to the follow-ups to some of Joseph R. Lallo’s more esoteric settings, including: Wasteland Bella’s Journey It Does Not Follow Note to Self Blot’s Arrival The Back Way Part-Time Heroes A Big Day for Blodgette Something Precious The Rills

Life of a Lifetime

Life of a Lifetime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christoph Spiessens
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What if you could stop living your ordinary life and start living your extraordinary life? You are about to discover the awe-inspiring reasons why things are the way they are in your life and how you can make them what you want them to be—for good! Here are the insights, guidance, and tools to show you how to bring out the best in you and your life. A refreshing change from the vague rhetoric and over-complicated how-to’s of the usual spiritual self-help book, Life of a Lifetime, makes complex mind–body–spirit concepts easy to understand and apply in your everyday life. It’s all about simple, practical ways to empower you to make changes and create your life of a lifetime.

I'm Growing Great

I'm Growing Great Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mechal Renee Roe
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Confident, empowered girls are celebrated in this follow-up to Happy Hair, a flower-filled, nature-loving, read-together picture book that encourages growth and positivity, Lovely and wise, shine at sunrise! I am growing each day! Beautiful Black and Brown girls with gorgeous natural hairstyles full of flowers, butterflies, and other garden treasures are the stars of this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author/illustrator of Happy Hair and Cool Cuts. Set in a backdrop of nature's glorious color and bounty, it's the perfect springtime read-aloud to promote confidence and self-esteem for girls of all ages. Also available in the Happy Hair series: • Happy Hair • Cool Cuts • I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)

Geek Lust

Geek Lust Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alex Langley
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Get Your Geek On! Unless you're horndog Howard Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory, the words "geek" and "lust" are seldom found in the same sentence. Until now, bub. Whether it's the most recent tweet from Felicia Day, the newest book from Terry Pratchett, or the latest anything from Joss Whedon, the world is a smoking hot, happening place for Geeks. Geek Lust, a humorous celebration of Geekdom's frenzied desires, heats it up like 1.21 Giga-Suns. It spotlights some of the awesomest real and fictional geeks in history, including Einstein, Madame Curie, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, and Steve Urkel (!); features classic science fiction and horror stories; the greatest experiences to have playing video games; gadgets gone wild; various top lists such as the hottest cryptids; and things from Star Wars that could be euphemisms for your genitals. If you yearn for time travel, robotics and cloning; if Kirk still captains your imagination; and if, when all is said and done, you still can't decide between Linda Carter's Wonder Woman or Lucy Lawless's Xena, Warrior Princess, welcome to Geek Lust. And by the way, is it hot in here or did the next-generation iPhone just drop?

The Spirit of a Superhero

The Spirit of a Superhero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Selene Antonini
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So many superheroes today are battling for good over evil, and we all desire to be part of something that stands for honor, goodness, and success. In The Spirit of a Superhero, you can start putting the pieces together and learn how super came to be and where you are a critical piece of the story. Start a new journey to discover the greatest ancient power of all time, how you got it, and how you can get it back again. Find out what our superhero suit is and how we can use it to write our superhero destiny and reshape how we react to the world. The Spirit of a Superhero will illustrate how to see the strength you have in yourself so you can start inspiring others around you.

The Psychology of Superheroes

The Psychology of Superheroes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin S. Rosenberg,Jennifer Canzoneri
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The Psychology of Superheroes by Robin S. Rosenberg,Jennifer Canzoneri Summary

This latest installment in the Psychology of Popular Culture series turns its focus to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and fascinated for more than 70 years in no small part due to their psychological depth. In The Psychology of Superheroes, almost two dozen psychologists get into the heads of today's most popular and intriguing superheroes. Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Where does Spider-Man's altruism come from, and what does it mean? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men, and how could they have responded to it, other than the way they did? Why are super-villains so aggressive? The Psychology of Superheroes answers these questions, exploring the inner workings our heroes usually only share with their therapists.

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