Beyond Words: Illness And The Limits Of …

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Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the…


Words Made Flesh: Nineteenth-Century Deaf Education and the Growth of Deaf Culture (The History of Disability)
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The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet by Jeff Kosseff

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet 1st Edition, by Jeff Kosseff
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Overview: Did you know that these twenty-six words are responsible for much of America’s multibillion-dollar online industry? What we can and cannot write, say, and do online is based on just one law-a law that protects online services from lawsuits based on user content. Jeff Kosseff exposes the workings of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which has lived mostly in the shadows since its enshrinement in 1996. Because many segments of American society now exist largely online, Kosseff argues that we need to understand and pay attention to what Section 230 really means and how it affects what we like, share, and comment upon every day.

The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet tells the story of the institutions that flourished as a result of this powerful statute. It introduces us to those who created the law, those who advocated for it, and those involved in some of the most prominent cases decided under the law. Kosseff assesses the law that has facilitated freedom of online speech, trolling, and much more. His keen eye for the law, combined with his background as an award-winning journalist, demystifies a statute that affects all our lives -for good and for ill. While Section 230 may be imperfect and in need of refinement, Kosseff maintains that it is necessary to foster free speech and innovation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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How to Write Magical Words by Edmund R. Schubert +

How to Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion by Edmund R. Schubert
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Overview: "How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion" is a compilation of essays originally published on MagicalWords.net, a popular writing blog with thousands of regular followers. Distilling three years worth of helpful advice into a single, portable volume, it contains nearly 100 essays.

Many of these essays are accompanied by comments and questions from the blog’s readers, along with the author’s response, making this volume unique among how-to books on any subject.

The core members of Magical Words–David B. Coe, A.J. Hartley, Faith Hunter, Stuart Jaffe, Misty Massey, C.E. Murphy, and Edmund R. Schubert–have experience writing and editing fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romance, science fiction, non-fiction, and more. This group is uniquely qualified to cover the full spectrum of writing-related issues. "How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion" is a book that belongs in the library of anyone interested in the craft of writing, the business of writing, and the writing life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller

A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller
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Overview: For more than a quarter of a century, Ildefonso, a Mexican Indian, lived in total isolation, set apart from the rest of the world. He wasn’t a political prisoner or a social recluse, he was simply born deaf and had never been taught even the most basic language. Susan Schaller, then a twenty-four-year-old graduate student, encountered him in a class for the deaf where she had been sent as an interpreter and where he sat isolated, since he knew no sign language. She found him obviously intelligent and sharply observant but unable to communicate, and she felt compelled to bring him to a comprehension of words. The book vividly conveys the challenge, the frustrations, and the exhilaration of opening the mind of a congenitally deaf person to the concept of language.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Words Their Way: Word Study For Phonics, …

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Words Their Way: Word Study For Phonics, …

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A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots …

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In Her Own Words: Conversations With Composers …

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In Her Words by J.S Ellis

Best Words, Best Order: Essays On Poetry, …

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Beautiful Words: Kasuundze’ Kenaege’: The Complete Ahtna Poems…


Beautiful Words: Kasuundze’ Kenaege’: The Complete Ahtna Poems (New Odyssey)
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Choice Words by Peter H. Johnston

Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children’s Learning by Peter H. Johnston
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Overview: In productive classrooms, teachers don’t just teach children skills: they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.

Choice Words shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. Throughout, Peter Johnston provides examples of apparently ordinary words, phrases, and uses of language that are pivotal in the orchestration of the classroom. Grounded in a study by accomplished literacy teachers, the book demonstrates how the things we say (and don’t say) have surprising consequences for what children learn and for who they become as literate people. Through language, children learn how to become strategic thinkers, not merely learning the literacy strategies. In addition, Johnston examines the complex learning that teachers produce in classrooms that is hard to name and thus is not recognized by tests, by policy-makers, by the general public, and often by teachers themselves, yet is vitally important.

This book will be enlightening for any teacher who wishes to be more conscious of the many ways their language helps children acquire literacy skills and view the world, their peers, and themselves in new ways.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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