A Silent Voice Volume 5

Author: Yoshitoki Oima

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1682331954

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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A QUIET CALM Despite their tense pasts, Shoya begins to embrace the friend group that used to terrorize Shoko because she couldn’t hear. Now that summer vacation is in full swing, the crew can work together to film Tomohiro’s eccentric movie. Each fun-filled day lazily passes by, but doubt tugs at Shoya’s heavy heart and he is desperate to cling on to meaningful moments before they are gone…
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

El Deafo

Author: Cece Bell

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613126212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 248

View: 512

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear—sometimes things she shouldn’t—but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for. PRAISE FOR EL DEAFO STARRED REVIEWS "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier’s Smile (2011) and Liz Prince’s Tomboy." --Booklist
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A Quiet Voice

One Man's Journey from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Through Addiction, Prison and Homelessness to a Dignified Life and a Successful Career. Based on a True Story

Author: Eugene Hairston

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595909421

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2984

The year is 1968. Eugene (Tree) Hairston, an eighteen year old from the ghetto in Portsmouth VA, joins the service to get away from his abusive family. Serving in Vietnam, Hairston runs headlong into blatant racial discrimination and angers his superiors by reporting it. A sergeant, who loses a promotion because of the report, has Hairston bound and beaten, takes him up in a helicopter, and shoves him out into Viet Cong territory, to his probable death. Miraculously, Hairston is rescued three days later is given the option to leave the service. At home, his untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder completely overtakes his life; the only way he is able to cope is by using drugs and alcohol. Unable to support his family or his habit, he turns to criminal activity and eventually becomes a successful drug dealer. His many attempts to get clean and sober fail; eventually he serves three prison sentences: for burglary, armed robbery, and drug dealing. In an effort to change his life, Hairston moves to Tampa, Florida, where he ends up living on the streets for eight long years. This book follows him through his desperate addiction to the moment his life changed.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Grace Has A Silent Voice

Author: Nina M Kelly, Ph.D.

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504325095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 118

View: 2054

Life often reveals itself in ways we would not choose. Yet in those devastating times, the resilience of the human spirit has the opportunity to shine. It is in those moments that Grace comes to weave the fabric we call life. Herein are the stories told in letters to my friend. I have been afforded the opportunity to experience the benevolence of humanity, the selfless gifts of those whose hearts were touched by horrific events. These are the uplifting journeys in Grace Has a Silent Voice.
Posted in Self-Help

Yukarism

Author: Chika Shiomi

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421583526

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

View: 5392

Satomi Katsuhiko enters Yukari’s life when he needs a new housekeeper, but Yukari’s devoted fan Mahoro Tachibana instantly hates him! The three’s karmic relationship with each other begins to unravel, and things take an unexpected turn when the past seeps into the present! -- VIZ Media
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The Other Side of Silence

Voices from the Partition of India

Author: Urvashi Butalia

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822324942

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 6325

A history of Partition--the separation of India and Pakistan in 1947--from a personal and feminist perspective.
Posted in History

From Silence to Voice

What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public

Author: Bernice Buresh,Suzanne Gordon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467365

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 8679

To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring-it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, "must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care." The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.
Posted in Medical

Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States

Author: Albert O. Hirschman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674276604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 2797

An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in general, to dissatisfaction with organizations: one, “exit,” is for the member to quit the organization or for the customer to switch to the competing product, and the other, “voice,” is for members or customers to agitate and exert influence for change “from within.” The efficiency of the competitive mechanism, with its total reliance on exit, is questioned for certain important situations. As exit often undercuts voice while being unable to counteract decline, loyalty is seen in the function of retarding exit and of permitting voice to play its proper role. The interplay of the three concepts turns out to illuminate a wide range of economic, social, and political phenomena. As the author states in the preface, “having found my own unifying way of looking at issues as diverse as competition and the two-party system, divorce and the American character, black power and the failure of 'unhappy' top officials to resign over Vietnam, I decided to let myself go a little.”
Posted in Business & Economics

The Voice of the Silence

Author: H. P. Blavatsky

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736807155

Category: Philosophy

Page: 66

View: 5909

THE following pages are derived from "The Book of the Golden Precepts," one of the works put into the hands of mystic students in the East. The knowledge of them is obligatory in that school, the teachings of which are accepted by many Theosophists. Therefore, as I know many of these Precepts by heart, the work of translating has been relatively an easy task for me. The Book of the Golden Precepts — some of which are pre-Buddhistic while others belong to a later date — contains about ninety distinct little treatises. Of these I learnt thirty-nine by heart, years ago. To translate the rest, I should have to resort to notes scattered among a too large number of papers and memoranda collected for the last twenty years and never put in order, to make of it by any means an easy task. Nor could they be all translated and given to a world too selfish and too much attached to objects of sense to be in any way prepared to receive such exalted ethics in the right spirit. For, unless a man perseveres seriously in the pursuit of self-knowledge, he will never lend a willing ear to advice of this nature.
Posted in Philosophy

The Last Wish

Introducing the Witcher

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 9780316055086

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8566

The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games. *Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018* Geralt is a witcher. Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. Witcher collectionsThe Last WishSword of Destiny Witcher novelsBlood of Elves The Time of Contempt Baptism of Fire The Tower of SwallowsLady of the Lake The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) Translated from original Polish by Danusia Stok
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Many Faces, One Voice

Secrets from The Anonymous People

Author: Bud Mikhitarian

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1937612945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1012

A vital record of the lives and testimony of brave people who have come out of the shadows of anonymity.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Betty Friedan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239187

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 478

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
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Silence Is Goldfish

Author: Annabel Pitcher

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316370746

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6440

My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence. Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone--even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? In a brilliant study of identity, betrayal, and complex family dynamics, award-winning author Annabel Pitcher explores the importance of communication, even when we're faced with unspeakable truths.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1516

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Young Adult Fiction

The Quiet Voice Within

Author: Jenny Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956103208

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9031

Sapphire Daulby's 'gift' had relentlessly tormented her mind and soul, in spite of the powerful spiritual help that she was able to offer those in need, during a crisis. Her ability to predict future events through her dreams led her to experience events during her sleep, in places and times that seemed unimaginable. She was blessed with the ability to portray her 'visions' through her unique style of painting, for which she gained world acclaim, and which opened up greater opportunities for her career, as an artist, in America. The nightly journeys, and psychic connections she encountered, brought about a series of turbulent interactions with both the living and the dead. The quiet voices within her mind guided her through her life, calling her to where she could work her healing powers. One such calling concluded in a deep and spiritual connection and the ultimate union of souls. Sapphire and Todd Fraser's love story was nothing less than incredulous. But could anything so perfect last forever? Bags of memories from the present, past and future were carried through her life, weighing down her weary spirit. When people regarded her as an 'angel' she felt shame for, secretly, she longed to be free of the chains of the onerous work she had been chosen to fulfil. Setting her spirit free was the toughest challenge of all. How would she find the pathway to the Light?
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Voice for the Silent Fathers

A Memoir

Author: Eddie Wright

Publisher: Wright Group, LLC

ISBN: 9780997490800

Category:

Page: 294

View: 6884

Eddie K. Wrights memoir detailing the controversial experience of being the young father of a son who would grow up to be the gayest man on the planet! His "NO SON OF MINE!!" street gangster mentality evolves during his difficult life journey coming to realize that his responsibility as a loving father didn't change just because his son is gay. The book is scheduled for publication on June 1, 2016. In his first memoir, Eddie shares his story of becoming a father at 18 years old who realized his son was showing 'stereotypical' signs of being gay while still in diapers. Spending most of his adult life engulfed in the street gangster/hip hop culture where this subject was not only hushed, but deeply frowned upon, he gives us the voice for what's been kept silent for far too long, confronting almost every aspect of this taboo topic. It took years for him to silently accept his son's homosexuality himself, regardless of all the signs. When his son was five years old, his favorite color was pink and there was nothing Dad could do about it. By the age of fourteen; he was an internet sensation, dancing on YouTube building his fan base to guarantee his success when performing as a drag queen a few years later. Eddie addresses the questions most are scared to ask; Was there anything I could do to stop my son's homosexuality? When did I know my son was gay? What made him that way? Parents will find comfort in reading that Eddie admits that his son's feminine behaviors embarrassed him and he seriously contemplated abandonment, a choice that too many fathers feel they have to choose.
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The Silent Sex

Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Author: Christopher F. Karpowitz,Tali Mendelberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852692

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 4289

Do women participate in and influence meetings equally with men? Does gender shape how a meeting is run and whose voices are heard? The Silent Sex shows how the gender composition and rules of a deliberative body dramatically affect who speaks, how the group interacts, the kinds of issues the group takes up, whose voices prevail, and what the group ultimately decides. It argues that efforts to improve the representation of women will fall short unless they address institutional rules that impede women's voices. Using groundbreaking experimental research supplemented with analysis of school boards, Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg demonstrate how the effects of rules depend on women’s numbers, so that small numbers are not fatal with a consensus process, but consensus is not always beneficial when there are large numbers of women. Men and women enter deliberative settings facing different expectations about their influence and authority. Karpowitz and Mendelberg reveal how the wrong institutional rules can exacerbate women’s deficit of authority while the right rules can close it, and, in the process, establish more cooperative norms of group behavior and more generous policies for the disadvantaged. Rules and numbers have far-reaching implications for the representation of women and their interests. Bringing clarity and insight to one of today’s most contentious debates, The Silent Sex provides important new findings on ways to bring women’s voices into the conversation on matters of common concern.
Posted in Political Science

The Giver

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054434068X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1147

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Public Voice of Women

A London Review of Books Winter Lecture

Author: Mary Beard

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737543720

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2757

I want to start very near the beginning of the tradition of Western literature, and its first recorded example of a man telling a woman to ‘shut up’; telling her that her voice was not to be heard in public. I’m thinking of a moment immortalised at the start of the Odyssey. We tend now to think of the Odyssey as the story of Odysseus and the adventures and scrapes he had returning home after the Trojan War – while for decades Penelope loyally waited for him, fending off the suitors who were pressing for her hand. But the Odyssey is just as much the story of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus and Penelope; the story of his growing up; how over the course of the poem he matures from boy to man. The process starts in the first book with Penelope coming down from her private quarters into the great hall, to find a bard performing to throngs of her suitors; he’s singing about the difficulties the Greek heroes are having in reaching home. She isn’t amused, and in front of everyone she asks him to choose another, happier number. At which point young Telemachus intervenes: ‘Mother,’ he says, ‘go back up into your quarters, and take up your own work, the loom and the distaff ... speech will be the business of men, all men, and of me most of all; for mine is the power in this household.’ And off she goes, back upstairs.​ Mary Beard reflects on the way women are heard – and have been heard – in public, from Homer’s Odyssey through Margaret Thatcher to internet trolls.
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