Screaming At The Ump
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📒Screaming At The Ump ✍ Audrey Vernick
✏Screaming at the Ump Book Summary : Twelve-year-old Casey Snowden knows everything about being an umpire. His dad and grandfather run a New Jersey umpire school, Behind the Plate, and Casey lives and breathes baseball. Casey’s dream, however, is to be a reporter—objective, impartial, and fair, just like an ump. But when he stumbles upon a sensational story involving a former major league player in exile, he finds that the ethics of publishing it are cloudy at best. This emotionally charged coming-of-age novel about baseball, divorce, friendship, love, and compassion challenges its readers to consider all the angles before calling that strike.
📒Hopewell Review 1993 ✍ Michael Wilkerson
✏Hopewell Review 1993 Book Summary : "A marvelous showcase for these Indiana treasures." —Sara Sanderson, The Indianapolis News
📒Strikeout Of The Bleacher Weenies ✍ David Lubar
✏Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies Book Summary : Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies is the eighth collection of spooky short stories for ages 8 to 12 by the beloved author of the Nathan Abercrombie series, David Lubar. This is the perfect pick for reluctant young readers who like a few chills and a lot of laughs. The appearance of a mysterious new girl in school stops her classmates cold. Black Friday shopping gets out of control for a mother and daughter. And stands full of screaming and shouting Bleacher Weenies are about to make the ultimate sacrifice. Welcome to the Weenie Zone! Here are thirty-one hilarious and harrowing stories that will scare you, make you laugh, or get you to see the world in a whole new way. Find out where the author got the idea for each story at the end of the book. Don't be a weenie. Read these stories. If you dare! “With its mix of humor and chills, this collection is a sure bet for fans of R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series and reluctant readers.” —Booklist on Wipeout of the Wireless At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
📒Laying Down The Law ✍ Pierre Schlag
✏Laying Down the Law Book Summary : In the collected essays here, Schlag established himself as one of the most creative thinkers in the contemporary legal academy. To read them one after another is exhilarating; Schlag's sophistication shines through. In chapter after chapter he tackles the most vexing problems of law and legal thinking, but at the heart of his concern is the questions of normativity and the normative claims made by legal scholars. He revisits legal realism, eenergizes it, and brings readers face-to-face with the central issues confronting law at the end of the 20th century. --Choice, May 1997 Pierre Schlag is the great iconoclast of the American legal academy. Few law professors today are so consistently original, funny, and provocative. But behind his playful manner is a serious goal: bringing the study of law into the late modern/ postmodern age. Reading these essays is like watching a one-man truth squad taking on all of the trends and movements of contemporary jurisprudence. All one can say to the latter is, better take cover. --J. M. Balkin, Lafayette S. Foster Professor, Yale Law School At a time when complaints are heard everywhere about the excesses of lawyers, judges, and law itself, Pierre Schlag focuses attention on the American legal mind and its urge to lay down the law. For Schlag, legalism is a way of thinking that extends far beyond the customary official precincts of the law. His work prompts us to move beyond the facile self- congratulatory self-representations of the law so that we might think critically about its identity, effects, and limitations. In this way, Schlag leads us to rethink the identities and character of moral and political values in contemporary discourse. The book brings into question the dominant normative orientation that shapes so much academic thought in law and in the humanities and social sciences. By pulling the curtain on the rhetorical techniques by which the law represents itself as coherent, rational, and stable, Laying Down the Law discloses the grandiose (and largely futile) attempts of American academics to control social and political meaning by means of scholarly missives.
📒Tales From Swankville ✍ S.B. Fried
✏Tales from Swankville Book Summary : Tales from Swankville is a collection of humorous and poignant essays inspired by the authors own experiences as mothers in suburbia where parents are blurring the lines between encouragement and competitiveness, assertiveness and aggression, common sense and a sense of entitlement. From the classroom to the soccer field; the dance studio to the beautifully tree-lined street, no arena is left unscathed by parents behaving badly. Life in Swankville is a fairy-tale . . . gone a bit askew!
📒Raiders Night ✍ Robert Lipsyte
✏Raiders Night Book Summary : What's it mean to think team? It means you don't talk team business with anybody who isn't on the team. It means whatever happens inside the team stays inside. It means you can only trust a brother Raider. Any questions? At Nearmont High School, football stars are treated like royalty, and Matt Rydek has just ascended to the throne. He's got it all: hot girls, chill friends, plenty of juice to make him strong, and a winning team poised to go all the way. If he can keep his eye on the ball now, his future will be set. But when the team turns on one of its own, should Matt play by Raiders rules, or should he go long alone?
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📒Dare You To ✍ Katie McGarry
✏Dare You To Book Summary : If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail. And who knows where they'd send seventeen–year–old Beth. So she protects her mum at all costs – until the day her uncle swoops in, and Beth finds herself starting over at a school where no one understands her. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her...but does. Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular jock with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him! But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image is risking everything for the girl he loves. And the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all...
📒Baseball Monologues ✍ Lavonne Mueller
✏Baseball Monologues Book Summary : According to USA Today Baseball Weekly , Drama students who love baseball will find dozens of great soliloquies for acting classes in this collection of pieces that can be relished just as much in any easy chair.
✏Hopewell Review Book Summary : New work by Indiana's best writers.