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The inspiring story of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics. On June 26, 2018, twenty-eight-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a bartender from New York City, became the youngest woman ever elected to serve on Congress. Her win shocked the political world and she became a celebrity overnight. Soon, everyone knew her by her initials: AOC. As soon as she was sworn into office, AOC became a vocal champion for healthcare for all and the fight against climate change. This exciting story details the defining moments of what led to her victory and all the monumental ones since that have shaped her into a smart politician willing to fight for others, the environment, and the future of America.Show more
A biography of Joe Biden, the forty-sixth president of the United States: from childhood through the Senate to his election as vice president and, in 2020, as president. The road to the presidency of the United States was a long-and determined-one for Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. From Joe's childhood in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, his close-knit, devoted family gave him the foundation that would guide him through life. His family's unwavering support bolstered Joe when he was bullied for stuttering, attended law school, and became a public defender. They encouraged Joe when he pursued a career in politics and became the sixth youngest senator in US history. They consoled him when he suffered the devastating loss of his first wife and baby daughter and, years later, the death of his eldest son, Beau. And they cheered Joe when he served two vice presidential terms with President Barack Obama. After a lifetime marked by perseverance, integrity, and accomplishment, Joe Biden and running mate, Kamala Harris, won the 2020 presidential election. And standing by his side each and every step of the way was his wife Jill, his children, and his grandchildren-his family.Show more
Una pequeña ballena beluga se escapa de un laboratorio de Ucrania en busca de la libertad. Llega hasta la costa de Turquía, donde la acogen los pescadores de una pequeña aldea. Allí nace su amistad con Godar, el muchacho que la cuidará hasta que... - Nació en Barcelona en 1947. Empezó a escribir a los ocho años y a los doce decidió que su vocación era ser novelista. Sin embargo, seducido por la música, inició su andadura profesional como fundador o director de algunas de las revistas más influyentes en España. Ha cultivado todos los géneros y ha escrito más de 400 libros, con casi doce millones de ejemplares vendidos. Ha conseguido los más prestigiosos galardones literarios a ambos lados del Atlántico, entre ellos el Premio Edebé Infantil en 1994 y el Juvenil en 2006. Premio Nacional de Literatura en 2007, ha sido así mismo dos veces candidato al Nobel Juvenil, el Premio Andersen. Viajero incansable, en 2004 creó la Fundació Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Barcelona (España) y la Fundación Taller de Letras Jordi Sierra i Fabra en Medellín (Colombia). Su labor ha sido también reconocida recientemente con la Medalla de Honor de Barcelona.Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how the Horsehead Nebula got its name and shape and what astronauts have to wear in space, along with other stories about outer space. Stories include: Any More Earths Out There? by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein, Brandon's Experiment in Space by Amy Cattapan, Catching Andromeda's Light by Ken Croswell, PhD, Driving on Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, Evening Star, Morning Star by Dan Guynn Jr., Farming in Space by Amy Hansen, Merry Christmas from the Moon! by Edmund A. Fortier, Roommates in Space by Jack Myers, PhD, Space Junk by Tony Helies, What to Wear in Outer Space by Caroline Tung, and more!Show more
Listen and relive the exciting tales from Highlights, now on audio! Learn how and why pinecones protect and release seeds and about how wind and water have shaped desert sandstone into giant rock formations, along with other stories about science and scientists. Stories include: Arctic vs. Antarctic: Poles Apart by Tim Davis, Clues in the Skulls by Evelyn Edwards, Dueling Dinosaurs by Sharon Pochron, High Arctic Journey by Susan E. Quinlan, How I Became a Backyard Biologist by Dan Kriesberg, Rescue Robots by Andy Boyles, Spring Weather by Sarah Smith, The Mighty Volcanoes of Mars by Ken Croswell, PhD, What a Pro Knows: Bubble Science by Carly Schuna, When Kids Hunt Fossils by Gail Jarrow, and more!Show more
Sunita Williams' story is one of having to settle for second choices. She grew up wishing to become a professional swimmer. Then she wanted to train as a vet. Instead she went on to join the Naval Academy and serve as a pilot. Before long, however, space was calling. A new dream had been born in Sunita. But it wasn't all cakewalk. The path to becoming an astronaut called for resilience, patience and grit. Sunita had all this and more.As record holder for the longest spaceflight by a woman (195 days), Sunita's story inspires and excites one to look anew at the world of space missions. And even more than inspiration, she makes life as an astronaut seem thrilling and fun.Show more
Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It's been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers. Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, "Not my girl." Margaret realizes she is now marked as an outsider. And Margaret is an outsider: she has forgotten the language and stories of her people, and she can't even stomach the food her mother prepares. However, Margaret gradually relearns her language and her family's way of living. Along the way, she discovers how important it is to remain true to the ways of her people-and to herself. Highlighted by archival photos and striking artwork, this first-person account of a young girl's struggle to find her place will inspire young readers to ask what it means to belong.Show more
Margaret can't wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected. Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family-but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can't be her daughter. "Not my girl!" she says angrily. Margaret's years at school have changed her. Now ten years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can't even stomach her mother's food. Her only comfort is in the books she learned to read at school. Gradually, Margaret relearns the words and ways of her people. With time, she earns her father's trust enough to be given a dogsled of her own. As her family watches with pride, Margaret knows she has found her place once more. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by evocative illustrations, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning memoir, A Stranger at Home, accessible to younger children. It is also a sequel to the picture book When I Was Eight. A poignant story of a determined young girl's struggle to belong, it will both move and inspire readers everywhere.Show more
Abridged and simplified for young readers by Bharatan Kumarappa, with a foreword by Tushar Gandhi 'It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography or story of my life. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, the story will take the shape of an autobiography.' - M.K. Gandhi, November 1925 'Gandhiji's Autobiography and his Satyagraha in South Africa, as published in English, run into almost 1000 pages. An abridgement of these two into a single volume of 283 pages was published in 1952 by the Navajivan Trust. A request was received for a still smaller version for use in our schools. This book has been specially prepared to meet the need. Matters which are not likely to be of much interest to school children have been omitted, and the language has been simplified where possible.' - Bharatan Kumarappa, July 1955 'Mohan's story can become our story if we have the courage to follow in his footsteps. He started young, there is no reason for us to wait.' - Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi The book includes additional text and activities for exploring Gandhi in today's world.Show more
The game of go has been played for thousands upon thousands of years, in fact it is one of the oldest board games in the world. This audio book describes the history of go and how you too can enjoy this phenomenal board game! Covering everything from the rules of go to popular strategies you too will be a go expert in no time!Show more
¿Te gustaría conocer poemas de amor que no caen en clichés? ¿Te interesa la poesía feminista? Este libro es para ti. En esta antología poética publicamos una selección con los mejores poemas de Laura, clasificados por los temas principales sobre los que trata su obra. Laura es una escritora polifacética, domina tanto el verso como la prosa, tras una larga carrera viajando por todo el mundo, con la pandemia se ha visto confinada y ha aprovechado para pulir sus textos y ofrecerlos tanto en libro electrónico como en papel. Muy pronto planea hacer una gira internacional en la que presentará su obra personalmente. Las solicitudes del público han conseguido su objetivo: ya puedes leer la poesía de Laura Libertaria donde quieras. Algunas reseñas en otros libros de Laura Libertaria, todas de 5,0 de 5 estrellas Acción y aventuras en viajes por medio mundo, trepidante historia Revisado en España el 30 de diciembre de 2020 Me ha encantado, la protagonista es una mujer contemporánea, feminista, con muchísimas ganas de ser libre. En las páginas de esta novela histórica viajas con ella, sufres y te diviertes a su lado. Aprovecho para agradecer a la autora por esta joya. Lectura muy recomendable Revisado en España el 20 de diciembre de 2020 Un libro y una lectura muy recomendable hoy en día, sobre las mujeres y su poder, reflexiones de vida muy útiles y concienzudas. Lo recomiendoShow more
Aunque lo veas como algo imposible de alcanzar, no lo es. ¿Sabes que gran parte de los que integran la lista comenzaron desde abajo? Así es, y hoy poseen millones de dólares y están cambiando el mundo. En este libro te voy a contar cómo los grandes multimillonarios de hoy comenzaron y cómo el trabajo fuerte y la mentalidad centrada en lo que querían los llevó a inmortalizarse en lo que son hoy en día. Elon Musk, Oprah, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Leonardo del Vecchio, Ralph Lauren, John Paul Dejoria y tantos otros. En este primer volumen te muestro doce casos de éxito de figuras que comenzaron de la nada.Show more
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