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Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Adam P. Schmitt
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 1536204110
Size: 32.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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How do you give a eulogy when you can’t think of one good thing to say? A poignant, funny, and candid look at grief, family secrets, difficult people, and learning to look behind the facade. As if being stuffed into last year’s dress pants at his cousin’s wake weren’t uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? He can’t recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn’t result in injury or destruction. As Jimmy attempts to navigate the odd social norms of the wake, he draws on humor, heartfelt concern, and a good deal of angst while racking his brain and his memory for a decent and meaningful memory to share. But it’s not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it’s not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Michael Knowles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1684510821
Size: 41.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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"'Political correctness' has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they're 'not allowed' to say--and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd a concept become so dangerous--and come to dominate our public discourse over the last quarter-century? [This book]...traces the history and effects of political correctness from the early twentieth century to the present, revealing its insidious roots, exposing the power-hungry language architects behind its ever-growing control, and examining what this concerted manipulation of speech means for the future of American culture, politics, and minds"--Publisher.

The Word Of The Speechless

The Word of the Speechless PDF
Author: Julio Ramón Ribeyro
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681373246
Size: 30.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Available in English for the first time, a collection of deeply humane stories depicting marginalized populations by one of the greatest South American writers of the 20th century. The Peruvian writer Julio Ramón Ribeyro is one of the masters of the short story and a major contributor to the great flourishing of Latin American literature that followed the Second World War. In a letter to an editor, Ribeyro said about his stories, “in most of [them] those who are deprived of words in life find expression—the marginalized, the forgotten, those condemned to an existence without harmony and without voice. I have restored to them the breath they’ve been denied, and I’ve allowed them to modulate their own longings, outbursts, and distress.” This is work of deep humanity, imbued with a disorienting lyricism that is Ribeyro’s alone. The Word of the Speechless, edited and translated by Katherine Silver, introduces readers to an indispensable and unforgettable voice of Latin American fiction.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443142670
Size: 35.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Bullying
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Hannah Harrington
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373212038
Size: 61.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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After her behavior causes her to lose her popular friends and results in one person being hospitalized, Chelsea takes a vow of silence.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Kate Darbishire
Publisher: Stickhouse Publishing
ISBN: 9781838457402
Size: 70.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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She can't walk. She uses a wheelchair. And her treacherous voice makes it sound like she also has learning difficulties. So she chooses to be SPEECHLESS.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Essmaa Litim
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781737410102
Size: 50.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Growing up in Algiers, Safia never thought her adult life would transform into something unimaginable. When she and her husband filled out a visa lottery application for the United States, they assumed that their chances of acceptance were slim. Little did they know, an envelope that had been sitting on the kitchen table for weeks would completely change their lives. Safia left her home for a new one to give her five children opportunities she never even dreamed of and when doctors began to introduce the concept of Autism in regards to her youngest son Mohamed, she would embark on a difficult journey highlighting her incredible strength and perseverance. Speechless is a powerful story of immigration and the lengths a mother would go to in order to protect her family in the face of adversity in a foreign country.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Valerie Sherrard
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781554886166
Size: 23.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Commended for the 2008 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2008 Snow Willow Award and Ann Connor Brimer Award "No one pays much attention to you if you don’t have much to say, so there was no way I could have predicted what would happen when I stopped talking altogether." When his teacher announces that it’s time for the yearly class speeches, Griffin Maxwell starts to sweat. His past experience with the dreaded speech was humiliating, to say the least, and he just knows there’s no way he can go through that again. So Griffin’s best friend, Bryan, comes up with a solution – one that’s so simple it just has to work. But neither boy can begin to predict the bizarre chain of events that will be set in place when Griffin goes along with the idea. From squaring off with the school bully to reading a teacher’s private letters, Griffin Maxwell will have to face things he never imagined, and all without saying a word!

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Bruce Barry
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442957255
Size: 63.13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 584
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Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Roshan Abbas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9387146774
Size: 62.67 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 150
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Ever been at a loss for words on an important occasion? Be it a business presentation or a television appearance, a proposal of love or a one-to-one with your direct reports, this book helps you discover your voice and hence leaves your audience-and not you-speechless! A powerful D-I-Y book on effective public speaking, Speechless explores and explains the magic and logic which go into crafting an effective speech, presentation or talk. Authored by Roshan Abbas and Siddharth Banerjee, two of India's most experienced communicators, the book rests on the duo's belief that effective communication can be taught and shaped by deliberate practice. The authors have distilled 50 years of their experience in effective communication into a simple mantra that you can imbibe and follow, replete with examples, stories, tips and tricks, expert interviews and practice exercises. Speechless brings-for the first time in India-in-depth interviews of the country's foremost public speakers, thus serving as a guide to both amateurs and professionals who want to hone their power of public speaking.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Authoress Terry E. Lyle
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1456737104
Size: 65.91 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 196
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A collection of mini-short stories,essays and a dab of poetry blended into this recipe for controversial soup. It's subject matter will cut like a knife as it bleeds the truth, which no longer can hide in the darkness. Authoress Terry E Lyle has also written Brown Bag Poetry, Wow!!!, and Say it ain't so which are still turning heads. For updates visit her personal website at http://www.terrylyle.com

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443142689
Size: 69.19 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Yvonne Collins
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
ISBN: 1459231309
Size: 72.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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What happens when a political wordsmith finds herself at a loss for words? Libby McIssac is known for two things: catching bridal bouquets (her record's an even dozen) and having a way with words. Since the former isn't really something that looks good on a résumé, it's helpful to have parlayed the latter into a new career as a political speechwriter. But just as she's making sure her boss looks as if she knows something about…well, anything, Libby's world is turned upside down. Enter a handsome British consultant—a bit on the cagey side, perhaps—who upsets the delicate chain of command around the office and somehow always gets what he wants. Including Libby? When a media leak of a big-time scandal sends everyone into a tailspin, Libby fears she may get caught in the cross fire. Cue the fake alliances, the secrets, the sex, the subterfuge, the hidden friendships: it's all there. Welcome to the world of politics, where perception is everything, nothing is as it seems and the last thing you want is to be left speechless.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Paris Hansen
Publisher: Paris Hansen
ISBN:
Size: 72.64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay there. After a weekend celebrating her friend's upcoming nuptials, the last thing Meghan Crosby expected was to find out she got married while in Las Vegas. She knows firsthand how life can change in the blink of an eye, so she decided long ago marriage wasn’t for her. Unfortunately, drunk Meghan never got the memo. Oliver Brooks knows it's going to be a struggle to convince his new wife to give their marriage a shot. The stubborn woman has stolen his heart and he has no idea how to get into hers. She's got walls of steel around her and she’s using them to push him away. Good thing he's never been one to back down from a challenge. The Finding Love series: Restless (Savannah and Gabriel) Powerless (Finley and Liam) Speechless (Meghan and Oliver) Breathless (Brooklyn and Declan) Priceless (Andi and Braeden) Harmless (Sylvia and Logan) - A Finding Love Holiday Romance The books in the Finding Love series can be read as standalones, however, for optimum enjoyment, they are best read in order.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Rachael Thompson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 131271963X
Size: 75.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages :
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Have you ever struggled to speak about something important? Far away in Northeastern Cambodia, Abby learns to speak to those she loves about Jesus.

Speechless

Speechless PDF
Author: Madeline Freeman
Publisher: Madeline Freeman
ISBN:
Size: 13.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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A girl with a special ability. A secret mission. A discovery that will change everything. Aria lives in two worlds. The first is the flooded ruins of Los Angeles, where she spends her days scavenging for long-forgotten treasures. The second is the surface, where if people knew she could breathe under water, she would be shipped off to a detention facility for aberrations. Her only reprieve from reality is The Colonists, which live-streams the life of her longtime crush, Enrique. When the opportunity to join the Colonists arises, Aria leaves everything behind to try out for a life of adventure—and, perhaps, romance. But the selection process is more perilous than she could have imagined and when her secret comes out, the real danger begins. From USA Today-bestselling author Madeline Freeman comes a futuristic spin on The Little Mermaid, full of adventure, romance, and out-of-this-world excitement. Fans of Marissa Meyer will love this pulse-pounding retelling! If you love twisted fairytale retellings, fast-paced action, and forbidden romance, buy now to start thrilling new series today! Google Subjects: fairytale retelling, fairy tale retelling, teen books, teen fantasy, teen science fiction, colonization, dystopia, mermaids, teen romance, young adult series, young adult romance, young adult fantasy, young adult science fiction, sci fi, sci-fi, scifi, romance, retelling, series, fantasy, free, free book, free ya book, free teen book