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Little Red Writing
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)… and saves the day. Read...

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
You should learn a programming language every year, as recommended by The Pragmatic Programmer. But if one per year is good, how about Seven Languages in Seven Weeks? In this book you’ll get a hands-on tour of Clojure, Haskell, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, and Ruby. Whether or not your favorite language is on that list, you’ll broaden your perspective of programming by exami You should learn a programming language every year, as...

Download Practical Chinese Reader, Book 1: (Traditional Character) Textbook (C

Practical Chinese Reader, Book 1: (Traditional Character) Textbook (C
The Practical Chinese Reader is a comprehensive introductory Mandarin Chinese language textbook series for use in courses at secondary schools or universities. The series follows two students as they first study Chinese in their own country, and then go to China to participate in a foreign exchange program there. The two-volume beginning level consists of 50 lessons and in The Practical Chinese Reader is a comprehensive introductory Mandarin...

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American Dreams
In the tradition of Alice Walker, this electrifying new African American voice delivers the verdict on the urban condition in a sensual, propulsive, and prophetic book of poetry and prose. Whether she is writing about an enraged teenager gone “wilding” in Central Park, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins gunned down by a Korean grocer, or a brutalized child who grows up to es In the tradition of Alice Walker, this electrifying new...

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Sociolinguistic Patterns
This classic volume, by a well-known linguist, constitutes a systematic introduction to sociolinguistics, unmatched in the clarity and forcefulness of its approach, and to the study of language in its social setting. Read...

Download Reporting the Chinese Revolution: The Letters of Rayna Prohme

Reporting the Chinese Revolution: The Letters of Rayna Prohme
This is a unique account of the Chinese Revolution, seen through the eyes of American journalist Rayna Prohme. Prohme and her husband edited the Kuomintang’s English-language newspaper in Wuhan. Her account of her intimate involvement in the Chinese Revolution brings to life the eventful Wuhan years of 1926-27. Her letters illuminate from a personal angle the battle for Ch This is a unique account of the Chinese Revolution, seen...