How Many Donkeys?

An Arabic Counting Tale
Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490881
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 5273

Continue Reading →

Jouha is loading his donkeys with dates to sell at the market. How many donkeys are there? His son helps him count ten, but once the journey starts, things change. First there are ten donkeys—then there are nine! When Jouha stops to count again, the lost donkey is back. What’s going on? Silly Jouha doesn’t get it, but by the end of the story, wise readers will be counting correctly—and in Arabic! Margaret Read MacDonald and Nadia Jameel Taibah are the tellers of this funny tale from the Middle East. The sunny pictures were painted by Carol Liddiment.

Kid's Guide to Arab American History

More Than 50 Activities
Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Maha Addasi
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740204
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 3951

Continue Reading →

Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.

Cactus Soup

Author: Eric A. Kimmel,Phil Huling
Publisher: Two Lions
ISBN: 9780761458326
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7649

Continue Reading →

A southwestern version of “Stone Soup”

Gabriel's Horn

Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Kar-Ben
ISBN: 1512409383
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 4224

Continue Reading →

A mysterious soldier appears at the door hands Gabriel a tarnished horn, and disappears. As the years go by, Gabriel's family prospers and they, in turn, help their neighbors. Could their good luck have something to do with the soldier or the horn?

The Myth of the Strong Leader

Political Leadership in the Modern Age
Author: Archie Brown
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465080979
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
View: 8337

Continue Reading →

From one of the world's preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama. All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership--as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders--meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process--are the most successful and admirable. In reality, only a minority of political leaders will truly make a lasting difference. Though we tend to dismiss more collegial styles of leadership as weak, it is often the most cooperative leaders who have the greatest impact. Drawing on extensive research and decades of political analysis and experience, Brown illuminates the achievements, failures and foibles of a broad array of twentieth century politicians. Whether speaking of redefining leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Margaret Thatcher, who expanded the limits of what was politically possible during their time in power, or the even rarer transformational leaders who played a decisive role in bringing about systemic change--Charles de Gaulle, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela, among them--Brown challenges our commonly held beliefs about political efficacy and strength. Overturning many of our assumptions about the twentieth century's most important figures, Brown's conclusions are both original and enlightening. The Myth of the Strong Leader compels us to reassess the leaders who have shaped our world - and to reconsider how we should choose and evaluate those who will lead us into the future.

The Three Cabritos

Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: Two Lions
ISBN: 9780761453437
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9618

Continue Reading →

Retells, with a southwestern United States setting, the traditional tale about three billy goat brothers who trick a beast that lives under the bridge.

Built to Sell

Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
Author: John Warrillow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101514115
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
View: 593

Continue Reading →

According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his business sellable: * Teachable: focus on products and services that you can teach employees to deliver. * Valuable: avoid price wars by specialising in doing one thing better than anyone else. * Repeatable: generate recurring revenue by engineering products that customers have to repurchase often.

Striker, Slow Down!

A calming book for children who are always on the go
Author: Emma Hughes
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 0857012827
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 1846

Continue Reading →

Striker the cat is unstoppable! He thinks that there is too much fun to be had, and no matter what his mama tells him, he never slows down. One day, a bump to the head brings this busy cat to a standstill. Will Striker finally listen to his mama and learn to make time for a little calmness? This charmingly-illustrated picture book for ages 3-6 aims to teach busy children about the benefits of taking time to sit quietly and clear their mind. Touching on the principles of mindfulness, it provides the perfect introduction to the differing feelings of chaos and calm and encourages children to find balance in their increasingly busy lives.

Rimonah of the Flashing Sword

A North African Tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823410934
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2461

Continue Reading →

A traditional Egyptian version of Snow White.

The Three Little Tamales

Author: Eric A. Kimmel,Valeria Docampo
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761455196
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 5520

Continue Reading →

In this variation of "The Three Little Pigs" set in the Southwest, three little tamales escape from a restaurant before they can be eaten, and set up homes in the prairie, cornfield, and desert.

The 10 Commandments for Family Business

Author: Kavil Ramachandran
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9351504964
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 236
View: 6682

Continue Reading →

Family business: we live it, we breathe it, yet we do not understand its significance entirely. This book helps in understanding the phenomenon of family business better. The 10 commandments in this book work like a handbook for business families to refer to and act upon.

Introduction to the Reading of Lacan

The Unconscious Structured Like a Language
Author: Joel Dor
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590516613
Category: Psychology
Page: 296
View: 2920

Continue Reading →

About this Book... "A major and long overdue addition to the America/English psychoanalytic literature. . . . All major concepts—among them the mirror stage, the Name-of-the-Father, metaphor and metonymy, the phallus, the foreclosure of the subject—are developed in depth." -Nicholas Kouretsas, Harvard Medical School

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684846845
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
View: 6200

Continue Reading →

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 6035

Continue Reading →

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

London's Afternoon Teas

A Guide to London's Most Stylish and Exquisite Tea Venues
Author: Susan Cohen
Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781847739933
Category: Travel
Page: 104
View: 797

Continue Reading →

Lists forty top-recommended sites for enjoying the beverage in the city, profiling such classic spots as Claridge's and Wolseley as well as lesser-known destinations that suit different tastes and budgets.

In Arabian Nights

A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553384430
Category: Travel
Page: 402
View: 9559

Continue Reading →

The author continues his account of his adopted home of Morocco, exploring the tradition of the spiritual quest in terms of his own journey of self-discovery and his father's legacy of storytelling as he reveals Morocco's history, mystical beliefs, and culture.

Too Many Tamales

Author: Gary Soto
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524737321
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 3250

Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring . . . This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.

Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648537
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 630
View: 3311

Continue Reading →

Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

The August Assassin

Author: John Chapman Elliott
Publisher: LSP
ISBN: 9780981765495
Category: Assassins
Page: 318
View: 7681

Continue Reading →

A memoir outlining the author's four decades working with the U.S. Dept. of State, and with Mossad, as a paid assassin.

Jewish folk tales

selected and retold by Pinhas Sadeh
Author: Pinḥas Sadeh
Publisher: N.A
Category: Jewish folk literature
Page: 443
View: 689

Continue Reading →