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International Day of the Girl, The

International Day of the Girl, The

Kids Can Press Ltd. 2020

An introduction to the International Day of the Girl — and why it matters. Celebrated every October 11th, the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl was created to increase awareness of issues that affect girls — and only girls — and to encourage progress toward gender equality. Nine stories inspired by the real-life experiences of girls from all over the globe bring to light the importance of this day. From gender-based violence to illiteracy, sanitation to child marriage, each story...

One Day

One Day

Hachette UK. 2009

'A wonderful, wonderful book' - THE TIMES Includes an extract from David Nicholls' highly-anticipated new novel, SWEET SORROW. Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year?...

Don't Go Crazy Without Me

Don't Go Crazy Without Me

Don't Go Crazy Without Me tells the tragicomic coming of age story of a girl who grew up under the seductive sway of her outrageously eccentric father. He taught her how to have fun; he also taught her to fear food poisoning, other children's infectious diseases, and the contaminating propensities of the world at large. Alienated from her emotionally distant mother, the girl bonded closely with her father and his worldview. When he plunged from neurotic to full-blown psychotic, she nearly...

Home Before Dark

Home Before Dark

MIRA. 2018

In this reader-favorite tale, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs captures the heartache of long-held regrets as one young woman comes to terms with her past…and reveals devastating secrets. As an irresponsible young mother, Jessie Ryder knew she’d never be able to give her newborn the stable family that her older sister could, and the security her child deserved. So Luz and her husband adopted little Lila and told her Jessie was but a distant aunt. Sixteen years later, having...

Birth of the Binge

Birth of the Binge

Wayne State University Press. 2019

A deep-dive into the practice and execution of contemporary television viewing.