The Extra Yard

Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410024
Size: 30.78 MB
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Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica. Last spring Teddy’s life changed for the better. He started working out, shaping up, and even earned a spot on the Walton baseball team, that went all the way to the Little League World Series. But the best things to come out of that season were his friendships with Jack, Cassie, and Gus, and the confidence to finally try out for the sport he really loves—football. So when eighth grade begins, Teddy couldn’t be more psyched. Until his mom drops a bomb: his father—who left them a long time ago—is back in Walton and back in their lives. And Teddy isn’t happy about it. As a former star football player at the school, Teddy’s dad is thrilled to find out his son is going out for the team, but Teddy begins to wonder if his father only cares about him now because he’s putting on the helmet. Can Teddy find a way to go the extra yard for the team and for himself, or is the distance between him and his father too much to overcome?

The Home Team Collection

Author: Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781534428058
Size: 61.19 MB
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Get to know Walton’s star athletes in this action-packed boxed set of the New York Times bestselling Home Team series from sports-writing legend Mike Lupica. Best friends Jack, Teddy, Gus, and Cassie may be star athletes on the field, but they’re still trying to figure out who they are off it. Despite their love of different sports, they must find in themselves the same courage and passion to become not only the best players they can be, but the best people, too. This collectible boxed set includes: The Only Game The Extra Yard Point Guard Team Players

The Second Half

Author: Roy Keane
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297608908
Size: 80.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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No. 1 bestselling memoir of Roy Keane, former captain of Manchester United and Ireland - co-written with Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle. Now updated with a new chapter, including Roy leaving Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016. In a stunning collaboration with Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane gives a brutally honest account of his last days as a player, the highs and lows of his managerial career, and his life as an outspoken ITV pundit. 'Roy Keane's book is a masterpiece . . . It may well be the finest, most incisive deconstruction of football management that the game has ever produced' Mail on Sunday 'A genuine pleasure . . . His thoughts on his players are humane, interesting, candid and never less than believable' The Times 'The best things are the small things: regretting joining Ipswich when he discovered the training kit was blue; refusing to sign Robbie Savage because his answerphone message was rubbish; being appalled that his side had listened to an Abba song before playing football' Evening Standard 'The book is brilliantly constructed, rattling along at breakneck speed . . . full of self-deprecation . . . a ruthless self-examination' Daily Telegraph

Literature For Young Adults

Author: Joan L. Knickerbocker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135106715X
Size: 11.73 MB
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Now in its second edition, this book explores a great variety of genres and formats of young adult literature while placing special emphasis on contemporary works with nontraditional themes, protagonists, and literary conventions that are well suited to young adult readers. It looks at the ways in which contemporary readers can access literature and share the works they're reading, and it shows teachers the resources that are available, especially online, for choosing and using good literature in the classroom and for recommending books for their students’ personal reading. In addition to traditional genre chapters, this book includes chapters on literary nonfiction; poetry, short stories, and drama; and film. Graphic novels, diversity issues, and uses of technology are also included throughout the text. The book's discussion of literary language—including traditional elements as well as metafictive terms—enables readers to share in a literary conversation with their peers (and others) when communicating about books. This book is an essential resource for preservice educators to help young adults understand and appreciate the excellent literature that is available to them. New to the second edition: New popular authors, books, and movies with a greater focus on diversity of literature Updated coverage of new trends, such as metafiction, a renewed focus on nonfiction, and retellings of canonical works Increased attention to graphic novels and multimodal texts throughout the book eResources with downloadable materials, including book lists, awards lists, and Focus Questions

Newcomer S Handbook For Moving To And Living In The Usa

Author: Mike Livingston
Publisher: First Books
ISBN: 0912301570
Size: 55.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Guide for newcomers/immigrants relocating to the United States. Helps newcomers explore and adjust to the USA. Includes consumer basics, communicating, navigating health care, legal, and educational systems, finding a place to live, understanding US holidays, sports, and customs, and much more.

Indianapolis Washington High School And The West Side

Author: Eddie Bopp
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452074214
Size: 50.71 MB
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The 68 year existence of Indianapolis Washington High School is described in a decade-by-decade history with an emphasis on people and athletics as well as focusing on individuals from the World War II and Vietnam eras. The varied lists of both a factual and subjective nature will be of interest to many in central Indiana.

Gut Check The Glory Days Of Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins 1981 1992

Author: Rich Tandler
Publisher: Game by Game Sports Media
ISBN: 0972384510
Size: 14.24 MB
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It was a bolt out of the blue. The Redskins were looking for a coach to replace the disappointing Steve Spurrier. It appeared that the choice was going to come down to one of three coaches, all of whom had been fired at least once. Then, late in the evening on Tuesday, January 6, reports started to circulate that there was a new name in the mix, a magical name: Joe Gibbs. Internet boards buzzed and phones rang late into the very early hours of the next morning. There was utter disbelief at first-Gibbs turned down countless attempts to lure him back into coaching. Besides that, it's just way too good to be true. Then there was a scramble for more information. What's ESPN saying? Does the Post have anything new? After sunrise, as many bleary-eyed fans made their way to work, the various news services started confirming the story. As much as everyone wanted to believe it, there were still doubts, still fears that the deal would collapse at the last minute. Then, early in the afternoon, came a statement from Gibbs saying that he was returning to coach the Washington Redskins. Yes, Virginia-and DC, and Maryland and everywhere else on the planet where Redskins fans reside-there is a Santa Claus. There wasn't a buzz about the developments around town, there was a roar. The local media went to an all Joe Gibbs, all the time mode. People were walking the area just smiling for no apparent reason. At his introductory press conference he was treated like royalty. It was Hail to the Redskins, Hail to Joe Gibbs. In the days that followed, Gibbs continued to be the topic of conversation. One thing that many wanted to know was, "What were things like the first time around?" In the 11 years that had passed since he suddenly resigned as the Redskins coach, many new fans had begun to follow the team. Others had only dim memories of the glory days from 1981 through 1992, having lived in other areas of the country at the time-there was no Internet to allow them to follow the day to day developments, no satellite dishes to watch more than a handful of games a season. Still others were too young during all or part of Gibbs Era I to remember much of it. There are many fine books out there in which one could find out a lot about those Redskins teams. One is my book, the Redskins From A to Z, Volume 1: The Games, which has accounts of every game the team played from 1937 through 2001 including, of course, the Gibbs years. But, like most Redskins history books, there is a lot of information about the team before 1981 and more than a decade's worth of games and events since recounted. There was nothing on the market that was one-stop shopping for everything you wanted to know about the Joe Gibbs Redskins, no easy way to either get up to speed on, or refresh your memory about, the golden era of Redskins football. Instead of looking around for a resource for those starved for Gibbs information, I decided to create one. So was born Gut Check: The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs' Washington Redskins. Starting with the game accounts, annual statistical leader tables and annual player rosters that I had created for The Redskins From A to Z, I went about adding elements that would give the reader a solid notion of what those Redskins teams were about, what kind of character those layers had and what made Joe Gibbs tick. I had already been working on compiling information on every player in Redskins history for my second book (which will now end up being my third). Here, you get the profiles of every player who appeared in at least one game for the Redskins under Joe Gibbs. The basic information was obtained from Total Football, a giant reference book that's packed with excellent data. Details in the player profiles came from a variety of sources, including some of the excellent Redskins history books mentioned above.

American Judaism In Popular Culture

Author: Leonard Jay Greenspoon
ISBN: 9781881871569
Size: 27.44 MB
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The series Studies in Jewish Civilization, based on the annual symposium of the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and Harris Center for Judaic Studies, examines Jewish history and culture around the world and throughout history. Volume 17 includes fourteen essays that provide an overview of Jews and Judaism in American popular culture. Relevant discussions of music, film, television, literature, cartoons, sports, and material culture inform our current understanding of the influence that Jewish culture has in modern American society. Taken together, these essays make a strong case that appropriate analysis of popular culture is essential for a proper understanding of something as multifaceted and varied as American Judaism and the American Jewish community. The essays recognize, even if they cannot precisely define, something distinctly “Jewish” and distinctively “American” in each of the individuals and groups featured in this collection.