Download E-books Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome (A Harvest Book) PDF

By Jason Kingsley

At a while nineteen and twenty-two, respectively, Jason Kingsley and Mitchell Levitz shared their innermost recommendations, emotions, hopes, and desires, their lifelong friendship—and their reviews starting to be up with Down syndrome. Their frank dialogue of what mattered such a lot of their lives—careers, friendships, university, intercourse, marriage, funds, politics, and independence—earned count number Us in several nationwide awards, together with the EDI Award from the nationwide Easter Seal Society. extra vital, their wit, intelligence, candor, and beauty made a strong and inspirational assertion in regards to the complete capability of individuals with developmental disabilities, not easy winning stereotypes.

Now, 13 years later, the authors speak about their lives given that then—milestones and demanding situations, advancements anticipated and unexpected—in a brand new afterword.

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Download E-books Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (Biographical Dictionaries of Minority Women) PDF

This A-Z reference includes 275 biographical entries on local American girls, previous and current, from many various walks of lifestyles. Written through greater than 70 individuals, so much of whom are prime American Indian historians, the entries learn the advanced and numerous roles of local American girls in modern and conventional cultures. This re-creation comprises 32 new entries and up to date end-of-article bibliographies. Appendices checklist entries through sector of woman's specialization, kingdom of beginning, and tribe; additionally contains photographs and a complete index.

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Download E-books Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) PDF

By David Sedaris

One of the main expected books of 2017: Boston Globe, long island instances publication Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot

David Sedaris tells all in a e-book that's, actually, an entire life within the making

For 40 years, David Sedaris has stored a diary within which he files every thing that captures his attention-overheard reviews, salacious gossip, cleaning soap opera plot twists, secrets and techniques confided via overall strangers. those observations are the resource code for his best paintings, and during them he has honed his crafty, superb sentences.

Now, Sedaris stocks his inner most writings with the area. Theft via Finding, the 1st of 2 volumes, is the tale of the way a drug-abusing dropout with a weak point for the foreign residence of Pancakes and a protracted lack of ability to carry down a true activity grew to become one of many funniest humans on the planet.

Written with a pointy eye and ear for the unusual, the appealing, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic humorousness cannot totally cover, Theft through discovering proves that Sedaris is one in every of our nice smooth observers. it is a effective reminder that once you are as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there is no such factor as a run of the mill day.

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Download E-books Widescreen Dreams: Growing Up Gay at the Movies (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) PDF

By Patrick E. Horrigan

In 1973, a sweet-tempered, ferociously inventive ten-year-old boy named Patrick Horrigan observed the television most efficient of the movie model of Hello, Dolly! starring Barbra Streisand. His lifestyles might by no means be an analogous. Widescreen desires: transforming into Up homosexual on the Movies strains Horrigan’s improvement from youth to homosexual male maturity via a chain of visceral encounters with an unforeseen handful of Hollywood videos from the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies: Hello Dolly!, The Sound of tune, The Poseidon experience, puppy Day Afternoon, and The Wiz.

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Download E-books Women Elders' Life Stories of the Omaha Tribe: Macy, Nebraska, 2004-2005 PDF

By Wynne L. Summers

Eleanor Baxter, Alice Saunsoci, and Hawate (Wenona Caramony) are woman elders of the Omaha Tribe in Macy, within the northeast nook of Nebraska. All 3 grew up at the Omaha reservation, moved away in later lifestyles, and held careers open air the reservation. but all lower back to their group, bringing the abilities they realized within the “white international” and the data they received as young ones from their very own elders to give a contribution to the future health of the Omaha people.
Eleanor Baxter was once previously the Omaha tribal chair, the 1st girl to serve during this means, and remains to be politically lively; Alice Saunsoci is a language instructor on the Nebraska Indian group collage; and Hawate assists the Omaha group as an educator and language instructor. With a balanced specialise in conventional tradition and sleek luck, every one of those 3 girls publications the tribe in her personal method towards a greater figuring out of what it ability to be Omaha.
 
In this poetic account, Wynne L. Summers offers those women’s lives of their personal voices, giving corporation to their reports either off and on the reservation.

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Download E-books The Story of My Life (Bantam Classic) PDF

An American vintage rediscovered by way of every one new release, The tale of My Life is Helen Keller’s account of her overcome deafness and blindness. Popularized by means of the degree play and film The Miracle employee, Keller’s tale has turn into an emblem of wish for individuals world wide.

This book–published while Keller used to be basically twenty-two–portrays the wild baby who's locked at midnight and silent felony of her personal physique. With a rare immediacy, Keller finds her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader at the unforgettable trip of her schooling and breakthroughs into the area of communique. From the instant Keller acknowledges the observe “water” whilst her instructor finger-spells the letters, we percentage her triumph as “that dwelling observe woke up my soul, gave it mild, wish, pleasure, set it free!” An exceptional chronicle of braveness, The tale of My Life is still startlingly clean and important greater than a century after its first book, a undying testomony to an indomitable will.

From the Paperback edition.

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