Marty Hopkins, deputy sheriff for Nichols County, Indiana, is suddenly confronted with death threats, burning crosses, a kidnapping, charges of incest, racially motivated murders, and a possible Ku Klux Klan conflagration.
Genevieve Masefield and George Porter Dillman have met all kinds of people while sailing as ship detectives for the Cunard Line. But as they prepare to embark on yet another Atlantic crossing, this time aboard the famous Caronia, they encounter an entirely new circumstance: two men brandishing shotguns herd a man and a woman aboard ship in shackles, right in front of scores of baffled passengers. Curious, the two detectives come to find out that the young couple have been captured in New York by Scotland Yard and are being transported back to England to stand trial for murder. Before long, George and Genevieve have a chance to talk to the Scotland Yard officers, and come away far than convinced that the captured couple are the vicious criminals they’re thought to be. Of course, no matter how much they'd like to follow up on the hunch that the two may not be guilty, they've got a ship full of their standard responsibilities: purse-snatching passengers, stateroom burglars, professional poker cheats, and, of course, drug traffickers posing as high-class travelers. But the hunch just won't go away, and George knows he'll just have to find time to check into the situation. All in all, it's another hugely fun romp on the high seas for two detectives rapidly becoming fan favorites in Conrad Allen's iventive historical series.
Growing up has never been easy, but the girls in this inspiring collection of twenty-one stories and poems for �tweens tackle it with gusto. Edwidge Danticat exhorts girls to �come to this party� even if they�re not invited; Donna Jo Napoli captures the mixture of pride and insecurity in trying to assert independence; Sheila Solomon Klass shares the story of how Annie Oakley learns to shoot a gun despite her mother�s disapproval; and Linda Sue Park writes about one girl�s struggle in art class as she wavers between wanting acceptance and wanting to express herself. This remarkable, diverse anthology celebrates the energy, imagination, inventiveness, compassion, and strength of young American women.
This Activity Guide accompanies the historical novel Journey Home, based on the experiences of an African American girl living in the Black West of the 1880's.
It provides historical references, cultural information, and creative activities that help readers explore the Black West through the main character's journey of self discovery. Students and teachers alike will welcome this entertaining, yet informative way of teaching important ons in African American history. -MultiCultural Review
ΠΡΩΤΟΧΡΟΝΙΑΤΙΚΟ Σαράντα σβέρκοι βωδινοὶ με λαδωμένες μπούκλες σκεμπέδες, σταβροθόλωτοι και βρώμιες ποδαρούκλες ξετσίπωτοι, ακαμάτηδες, τσιμπούρια και κορέοι ντυμένοι στα μαλάματα κ’ επίσημοι κι ωραίοι.
Σαράντα λύκοι με προβιά (γι’ αφτούς βαρά η καμπάνα) καθένας γουρουνόπουλο, καθένας νταμιτζάνα ! Κι απέ ρεβάμενοι βαθιά ξαπλώσανε στο τζάκι, κι αβάσταγες ενιώσανε φαγούρες στο μπατζάκι. Όξ’ ο κοσμάκης φώναζε: «Πεινάμε τέτιες μέρες» γερόντοι και γερόντισσες, παιδάκια και μητέρες κ’ οι των επίγειων αγαθών σφιχτοί νοικοκυρέοι άνοιξαν τα παράθυρα και κράξαν: «Είστε αθέοι». [Από τον τόμο «Ποιητικά», από την ποιητική συλλογή «Ποιήματα»]