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Fight Like a Girl

By Sheena Kamal
  • ISBN Code: : 0735265569
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : fight-like-a-girl.pdf

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The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more. Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's trying to break the chain, channeling her violent impulses into Muay Thai kickboxing, an unlikely sport for a slightly built girl of Trinidadian descent. Her father comes and goes as he pleases, his presence adding a layer of tension to the Toronto east-end townhouse that Trisha and her mom call home, every punch he lands on her mother carving itself indelibly into Trisha's mind. Until the night he wanders out drunk in front of the car Trisha is driving, practicing on her learner's permit, her mother in the passenger seat. Her father is killed, and her mother seems strangely at peace. Lighter, somehow. Trisha doesn't know exactly what happened that night, but she's afraid it's going to happen again. Her mom has a new man in her life and the patterns, they are repeating.

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  • Pdf File: fight-like-a-girl-and-win.pdf

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A kick-ass practical guide that packs a major punch ... without even throwing one! Self-defense lecturer and no-nonsense blonde bombshell Lori Gervasi lays out simple actions and important decisions women must make BEFORE they find themselves in physical danger to eliminate surprise and panic. It's an unfortunate reality that women are susceptible to random acts of aggression, from sexual harassment and stalking to physical assaults, domestic violence, date rape and worse. But women can learn how to protect and defend themselves -- with this groundbreaking guidebook. Let martial arts black belt and accomplished journalist Lori Hartman Gervasi walk you through easy-to-follow, everyday steps for taking charge of your personal safety, training your reflexes, and -- if and when the time comes -- using force. Her program consists of 26 potentially life-saving decisions that every woman must make, including: DECIDE TO BELIEVE IN YOUR FIGHT – Battles are waged from the inside out. Your conscience, intelligence, and guts must be committed to the cause. You and those you love are the things worth fighting for. DECIDE TO DEVISE A STRATEGY – Create a one-way ticket out of every imaginable circumstance, from back-door escape routes to getaways in public places. Think "what-if...?", plan for the unexpected, and be ready for anything! DECIDE TO RECOGNIZE THE THREAT OF THE INITIAL ATTACK – When practicing awareness, you can detect danger before it happens. The bad guy will take steps to get close to you. Watch carefully and identify these for what they are—the preludes to an attack. DECIDE TO MOVE – If an attacker strikes, don't freeze—get moving! Break through your fear with instant mobility. You have limitless options and any movement works as long as it leads to your safety. DECIDE TO ACT ON YOUR INSTINCTS – Your intuition is your guide, but you must respond physically in order to be successful. When something isn't right, take action, change plans, redirect yourself, and control your destiny! ...along with Defense Do's And Don'ts, inspiring "Power Points," and other survival tactics that can help you to be prepared, stay strong, and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL...AND WIN

Bruised

By Tanya Boteju
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534455043
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: bruised.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A searing portrait of self-discovery; soulful and captivating.” —Kirkus Reviews Whip It meets We Are Okay in this vibrant coming-of-age story about a teen girl navigating first love, identity, and grief as she immerses herself in the colorful, brutal, beautiful world of roller derby—from the acclaimed author of Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens. To Daya Wijesinghe, a bruise is a mixture of comfort and control. Since her parents died in an accident she survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn’t need to deal with the ache deep in her heart. So when chance and circumstances bring her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids. But the opportunities to bruise are countless, and Daya realizes that if she’s going to keep her emotional pain at bay, she’ll need all the opportunities she can get. The deeper Daya immerses herself into the world of roller derby, though, the more she realizes it’s not the simple physical pain-fest she was hoping for. Her rough-and-tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, bringing Daya to big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing.

The Shadow Throne

By Django Wexler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101609524
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: the-shadow-throne.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“An immensely entertaining novel” (Tor.com) from the author of The Thousand Names... The King of the Vordan is on his deathbed. Soon his daughter, Raesinia will be the first Queen Regnant in centuries—and a target for those who seek to control her. The most dangerous is Duke Orlanko, Minister of Information, and master of the secret police. He is the most feared man in the kingdom, and he knows an arcane secret that puts Raesinia completely at his mercy. But Raesinia has found unlikely allies in the returning war hero Janus bet Vhalnich, and his loyal deputies, Captain Marcus d’Ivoire and Lieutenant Winter Ihernglass. As Marcus and Winter struggle to find their places in the home they never thought they would see again, they help Janus and Raesinia set in motion events that could shatter Orlanko’s powers, but perhaps at the price of throwing the nation into chaos. But with the people suffering under the Duke’s tyranny, they intend to protect the kingdom with every power they can command, earthly or otherwise.

Girl Zines

By Alison Piepmeier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 9780814767733
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: girl-zines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With names like The East Village Inky, Mend My Dress, Dear Stepdad, and I’m So Fucking Beautiful, zines created by girls and women over the past two decades make feminism’s third wave visible. These messy, photocopied do-it-yourself documents cover every imaginable subject matter and are loaded with handwriting, collage art, stickers, and glitter. Though they all reflect the personal style of the creators, they are also sites for constructing narratives, identities, and communities. Girl Zines is the first book-length exploration of this exciting movement. Alison Piepmeier argues that these quirky, personalized booklets are tangible examples of the ways that girls and women ‘do’ feminism today. The idiosyncratic, surprising, and savvy arguments and issues showcased in the forty-six images reproduced in the book provide a complex window into feminism’s future, where zinesters persistently and stubbornly carve out new spaces for what it means to be a revolutionary and a girl. Girl Zines takes zines seriously, asking what they can tell us about the inner lives of girls and women over the last twenty years.

Shoot Like a Girl

By Mary Jennings Hegar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101988452
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: shoot-like-a-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A must-read about an American patriot whose courage and determination will have a lasting impact on the future of our Armed Forces and the nation.”—Senator John McCain On July 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve... After being commissioned into the U.S. Air Force, MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard, finished at the top of her class, then served three tours in Afghanistan, flying combat search-and-rescue missions, culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device. But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge—to eliminate the military’s Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record of doing so with honor. In Shoot Like a Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Slave

By Mende Nazer,Damien Lewis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Book Code : 0748122117
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: slave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them. She was taken and sold to an Arab woman in Khartoum. She was stripped of her name and her freedom. For seven long years she was kept as a domestic slave, an 'abid', without any pay or a single day off. Her food was the leftover scraps and her bed was the floor of the locked-up garden shed. She endured this harsh and lonely existence without knowing whether her family was alive or dead, for seven long years. Passed on by her master, like a parcel, to a relative in London, Mende eventually managed to escape to freedom. Slave is a shocking first-person insight into the modern day slave trade. It is also a fascinating memoir of an African childhood and a moving testimony to a young girl's indomitable spirit in the face of adversity.

Run Like a Girl

By Mina Samuels
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 9781580054041
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: run-like-a-girl.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women, how the confidence and strength that it helps to build makes us stronger and better prepared for life's many challenges. In this inspiring book, Mina Samuels uses the personal stories of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds, as well as her own, to take a broad look at the power sports have to help us overcome obstacles in all arenas of life. Run Like A Girl includes the stories of a US-ranked amateur triathlete who's raising an autistic son, a thirteen-year-old girl who falls in love with cross-country running, a woman who runs her first marathon at age sixty, an investment banker who quit her job to become a yoga teacher and adopt a daughter on her own, a young mother with scoliosis who cycled her way back to health and became a jewelry designer along the way, and countless other women, including Kathrine Switzer, Rebecca Rusch, and Molly Barker, who have been changed by their experiences with sports. Run Like A Girl argues that physical strength lends itself to psychological strength, and that for many women, participating in sports translates into leading a happier, more fulfilling life.

Sisters in the Brotherhoods

By J. LaTour
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230614078
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : History
  • Members : 786
  • Pdf File: sisters-in-the-brotherhoods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women who have, against considerable odds, broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women's work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalised discrimination of employers and unions. It is also the story of some gutsy women who, seeking the material rewards and personal satisfactions of skilled manual labour, have struggled to make a place for themselves among New York City's construction workers, stationary engineers, firefighters, electronic technicians, plumbers, and transit workers. Each story contributes to an important unifying theme: the way women confronted the enormous sexism embedded in union culture and developed new organisational forms to support their struggles, including and especially the United Tradeswomen.

Without Rival

By Lisa Bevere
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493404989
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: without-rival.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now a New York Times bestseller! There is a reason we look at others as rivals and limit ourselves to comparison and competition. We have an enemy assaulting our mind, will, and emotions in the hope that we'll turn on ourselves and each other. It's a cycle that isolates us from intimate connections, creates confusion about our identity, and limits our purpose. In Without Rival, bestselling author Lisa Bevere shares how a revelation of God's love breaks these limits. You'll learn how to stop seeing others as rivals and make the deep connections with your Creator you long for--connections that hold the promise of true identity and intimacy. With biblically sound teaching filled with prophetic insight for our day, Lisa uses humor and passion to challenge you to · Flip rivalry so it brings out the best in you · Stop hiding from conversations you need to be a part of · Answer the argument that says women are unfit, easily deceived, and gullible · Dismantle gender rivalry and work with the men in your life It's time to step forward to live a life without rival.

Twelve More Women of the Bible Study Guide

By Lisa Harper,Karen Ehman,Bianca Juarez Olthoff,Chrystal Evans Hurst,Margaret Feinberg,Courtney Joseph
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Book Code : 0310081475
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: twelve-more-women-of-the-bible-study-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this twelve-session video Bible study (DVD/video streaming sold separately), some of today's best-loved Christian authors and speakers look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve women in the Bible and what they mean for you today. As you look at each of these women’s lives, you will discover how to: Apply biblical lessons to your own modern-day struggles. Live through your failures as well as your successes. Draw near to God in a world filled with trials. Find lasting contentment in every situation. Overcome rejection and insecurity . . . and much more. This fresh look at these women in the Bible will help you and your group discover new insights into God's character, persevere through difficult times, and find joy in the hope that Jesus provides. This study guide includes background information on each woman, group discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions. You’ll study the lives of . . . Proverbs 31 Woman: How Not to Do It All (Karen Ehman) Deborah: Fight Like a Girl (Bianca Juarez Olthoff) Shulamite Woman: We Had God at Hello (Lisa Harper) Ruth: Staying Focused in a World of Distractions (Chrystal Evans Hurst) Puah and Shiphrah: How to Fight Your Fears (Margaret Feinberg) Esther: Letting God Be in Control (Courtney Joseph) Priscilla: Living a Life of Blessed Ordinary (Karen Ehman) Mary and Martha: Finding Life in Death (Bianca Juarez Olthoff) Bent Woman: We've Got God's Complete Attention (Lisa Harper) Woman with the Issue of Blood: When Persistence Pays Off (Chrystal Evans Hurst) Elizabeth: How to Win the Waiting Game (Margaret Feinberg) Anna: How to Live a Life Devoted to God (Courtney Joseph) Designed for use with Twelve More Women of the Bible Video Study 9780310081487 (sold separately).

Nurture

By Lisa Bevere
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Book Code : 0446511676
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: nurture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nurture (verb): 1. To give tender care and protection. 2. To encourage to grow, develop, thrive, and be successful. This beautifully describes what God's daughters so desperately need. In this heartfelt work, Lisa explains how women of all ages must awaken and restore their capacity to give and receive nurture. The need for this indelible force is far more urgent than we know. Is it possible we are too busy surviving to assure that the vulnerable among us thrive? Are we too guarded, wounded, and afraid to open our lives to the nurture of others? What can be done to reestablish this language of the feminine heart? It is time women are healed and empowered. If you have never experienced nurture, this is your season. Lisa's stirring message shows you how to make these vital heart connections. We need each other's comfort and assurance as we define ourselves, find our voice, and begin to fulfill God's purpose on Earth. In Lisa's own words: "There is such a resonance in my spirit . . . this is in fact our season to grow, develop, and thrive. Heaven is passionately and purposefully reconnecting with our wounded, war-torn earth and the people who inhabit her. In this season I believe the daughters of God will prove integral agents. Nurture is not expensive-it is expansive. The life of everyone enlarges when it is added. As this happens, we will cease to merely function-we will indeed flourish."

Strings from Above

By Kirby Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1496974425
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: strings-from-above.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The words “you have one year to live” had an impact on author Kirby Smith and changed the way she lived her life. At the age of twenty-eight, she learned her mother, Nancy, would not survive her battle with breast cancer. In the days leading up to her mother’s death, she and her family witnessed multiple spiritual events. Kirby and her family cared for her terminally ill mother until she passed away on October 13, 2012. In 2013, Kirby’s sister was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rochelle, a young mother and registered nurse, faced her diagnosis and treatment with faith and a positive attitude that mirrored Nancy’s grace during her own multiple diagnoses with cancer. Rochelle and Kirby’s father, Les, stood by Nancy’s side during their thirty-three years of marriage and led their two daughters through the grieving process. His prayers for peace and comfort were answered both during and after Nancy’s passing. Some of the answers to their questions came from genetic testing, proactive health care, interaction with a spiritual medium, and signs from heaven. Some of their questions remain unanswered, but Kirby and her family know they will see how all of the pieces fit together at the end of their lives. As you read Strings from Above, you will walk through the journey with Kirby and her family as they experience happiness and sorrow. In their darkest of days, God never abandoned them; He continued to guide them through life’s trials and hardships. Their mother’s light continues to shine, and they have been blessed beyond measure. They have learned to embrace God’s greatest blessings, and they are excited to invite others to see His great works and His constant love through their story.

Moon dance (blood bound book one)

By Amy Blankenship
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tektime
  • Book Code : 8873041353
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 432
  • Pdf File: moon-dance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Envy's life was great. Great brother, great boyfriend, and the best job a girl could ask for... tending bar at the most popular clubs in the city. At least it was great until she got a call from one of her best friends about her boyfriend doing the vertical limbo on the dance floor at Moon Dance. Her decision to confront him begins a chain of events that will introduce her to a dangerous paranormal world hidden beneath the everyday humdrum. A world where people can transform into jaguars, real life vampires roam the streets, and fallen angels walk among us. Devon is a werejaguar, a little rough around the edges and one of the joint owners of Moon Dance. His world is tilted on its axis when he spies an alluring vixen with red hair dancing in his club, armed with a cynical heart and a taser. With a vampire war raging around them, Devon vows to make this woman his... and will fight like hell to have her. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME