Told alternately, by Colleen, an idealistic young white teacher; Frank, a black high school football player; and Evelyn, an experienced black teacher, Freedom Lessons is the story of how the lives of these three very different people intersect in a rural Louisiana town in 1969. Colleen enters into the culture of the rural Louisiana town with little knowledge of the customs and practices. She is compelled to take sides after the school is integrated-an overnight event for which the town´s residents are unprepared, and which leads to confusion and anxiety in the community-and her values are tested as she seeks to understand her black colleagues, particularly Evelyn. Why doesn´t she want to integrate the public schools? Frank, meanwhile, is determined to protect his mother and siblings after his father´s suspicious death-which means keeping a secret from everyone around him. Based on the author´s experience teaching in Louisiana in the late sixties, this heartfelt, unflinching novel about the unexpected effects of school integration during that time takes on the issues our nation currently faces regarding race, unity, and identity.
Freedom Lesson from the Medicine Man: Michael Brent Haynes
Freedom to Fail: Lessons from my Quest for Startup Success:1. Auflage Shabnam Aggarwal
In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young ´´troublemakers´´, challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish, and even medicate our children, when we should instead be concerned with transforming the very nature of our institutions, systems, and structures, large and small. Through delicately crafted portraits of these memorable children - Zora, Lucas, Sean, and Marcus - Troublemakers allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know firsthand what it means to be labeled a problem. From Zora´s proud individuality to Marcus´s open willfulness, from Sean´s struggle with authority to Lucas´s tenacious imagination, comes profound insight - for educators and parents alike - into how schools engender, exclude, and then try to erase trouble, right along with the young people accused of making it. And although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in this book demonstrate how a child´s path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age. Shalaby´s empathetic, discerning, and elegant prose gives us a deeply textured look at what noncompliance signals about the environments we require students to adapt to in our schools. Both urgent and timely, this paradigm-shifting book challenges our typical expectations for young children and with principled affection reveals how these demands - despite good intentions - work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luci Christian Bell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030367/bk_adbl_030367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Financial Freedom: Top Business Lessons from Most Influential and Inspirational Business AuthorsSo, you wish to have that sense of financial freedom you have always dreamed of, but feel that there is something that is lacking; something that makes you believe that you would be better off if you had some more knowledge to back you up where it comes to those business endeavors of yours?Well, what better knowledge than words from the most influential business authors of all time? These are the very people who have made an absolute killing as far as their own foray into the world of business is concerned, and whether you are a rookie in business or an existing entrepreneur who wishes to make it really big in the business world to the extent of being financially free once and for all, you would serve to profit considerably from their glowing words of wisdom.Want to learn more?Get a copy of this audiobook now and learn more about ´´Financial Freedom”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Fiore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149369/bk_acx0_149369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life is not often fair. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen to bad people? All of us at different times in our life need a coach, a mentor, a guide. Len was one such person. If you are ready and willing he will teach, coach and inspire you to get the most from your time on earth. Freedom from Fear Forever is a proven, practical guide. It simplifies and summarizes essential life skills so that you can make the maximum impact in your life in minimal time. You will learn how to: Build self-confidence Achieve your goals in less time Adopt the thinking habits of optimists Learn how to attract more joy into your life Enjoy peace of mind Develop relationships with people who can and will help you Bounce back from adversity Eliminate worry in your life Get more done in less time Leave a legacy for generations to come 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Matteson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080472/bk_acx0_080472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You can emerge as a survivor with a wildflower’s resilience to embark on your own path to freedom, as well. Boldly creating new revolutionary perspectives for our near future, against all odds of growing up within the internal conflicts, dysfunctions, and drama of family ties and relationships and also skating through the whirlwind of emotional rollercoaster rides to overcome all the obstacles, madness, and chaos of the heart and mind, Mama’s Blues will leave no stones unturned.´´My heart’s going to weep one last time for all the wrongs,When I begin to unravel the past aches in my song.Mama, they’re going to learn every word in my tune,When my eyes are done crying for the final time and I’m gone The world’s going to memorize the lyrics to my song.Mama, one day you’d desire to grow out of my old silence,When you hear the echoes of my melody in the distant sirensBecause I’ve finally learned to reveal and sing my new song.”Disclaimer: The last quarter of the book touches on some raw controversial perspectives and personal views to highlight some dangerous unspoken issues that goes unresolved or undetected within some families that were often kept and sorted out as ´´dirty laundry” that must never be aired, seen, or heard, beyond closed doors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maya Golden Bethany. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123707/bk_acx0_123707_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.