About the Book
Enter the mind of a three-year-old boy with a BIG wish to befriend an unlikely bug: the dragonfly. With a lot of compassion, curiosity and imagination, children can learn to love all the outdoor creatures that live around them.
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Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You’ll Love, Not Tolerate
Are you tired of being rejected and overlooked for jobs that you know you’re well-qualified for? How often have you felt as though it wasn’t your degree or level of experience that hurt your chances for the job, but the fact that you weren’t able to sell yourself and what you can bring to the position during the interview? Whether you are a recent college graduate or transitioning careers, if you are ready to land your dream job, this guide is for you!
In the book, Now What: 12 Strategies to Landing The Career You’ll Love, Not Tolerate, author Debbie Douglas shares twelve proven strategies she has crafted to help you go from being “looked-over,” to “highly-valued.” With over 20 years of recruiting experience, Debbie has first-hand knowledge of what employers seek in potential candidates, how job seekers should position themselves to land the job they are applying for, and what qualities help job candidates soar to the top of the hire list! The days of applying and hoping for a call back are over; Debbie has penned the unfiltered truth about why you aren’t landing your dream job, so that you can finally win the job you want!
Now What is the call to action to every candidate who is looking for guidance on their career journey. If you’re serious about stepping into the career that you’ll love, open the pages and dive in!
A Special Little Girl
Meet 10-year-old Zyion, a fun-loving and energetic little girl who is loved and adored by her family. While Zyion recognizes that her family loves her, she is sometimes teased at school because she is “different.” Zyion is autistic and sometimes has difficulties expressing how she feels. A Special Little Girl is meant to encourage every child that is labeled as “different” to remember that they are loved, valued and that they matter.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Charles schedules a playdate with his friends Lucius and Robert, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the boys to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Charles and his Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Charles, who dreams of creating a quilt of his own one day. Will his friends support Charles’ dreams of making a quilt? Has he learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the boys that will change everything?
Michelle Goes To The Beach
Enjoy a day at the beach with Michelle! This storybook, featuring vibrant illustrations, takes Michelle on a sunny, beach adventure. Everyone’s favorite honor roll student enjoys the day with her parents as they ride in helicopters, eat pizza, play with seashells, and even learn about the ocean waves!
Marquis Goes To The Supreme Court
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
~ Justice Thurgood Marshall
The day that Mr. Stewart’s students have been eagerly waiting for has finally arrived––a field trip to the Supreme Court! During the tour, Marquis and his classmates are encouraged to ask questions, highlighting the importance of curiosity in the learning process.
How many justices are seated in the Supreme Court? What is the difference between the chief justice and the associate justices? Why do justices wear black robes? These are just a few of the questions that are answered. The students also learn the role the President of the United States plays in the Supreme Court and how justices are elected to serve.
Marquis Goes to the Supreme Court is the perfect literary companion for inquisitive children who want to learn about the Supreme Court’s history and have questions regarding its setup.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the girls to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Michelle Goes to An HBCU
From Black Culture, to The Divine Nine, to Homecoming, to Marching Bands, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are home of Black Excellence
It’s Family Day!!! Visiting her cousin, Michelle gets to experience life on a college campus, an HBCU campus. From witnessing the sisterhood, attending a step show, and even meeting professors and staff members to discuss her future aspirations, Michelle finds herself at “Home”. Michelle Goes To A HBCU is an amazing way to introduce a child in your life to the importance of selecting a college that exemplifies education, representation, inclusion and culture, while allowing them to be proud of who they are!!
Women In Blue
Every day, society is bombarded with images of strong men leading the charge of law enforcement in media, education and entertainment, serving as the faces behind the badge. But no matter how often they are overlooked, there are thousands of women who don the blue uniform, too. And their stories aren’t imaginary or fabricated…these women are real.
In Women in Blue, author Irene Reyes-Smith joins a group of female officers from around the nation together, compiling their astounding, breathtaking, and often heartbreaking tales of being a woman behind the badge, and how it affects their lives. They are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, bound to uphold the law as they balance their lives and stressful careers. But what happens when they finally drag through the front doors of their homes after a grueling day on the streets?
…will they even make it home?
Take the harrowing journey with ordinary women as their hearts collide with the passion, pain, challenges, happiness, mountains and valleys while simply trying to survive it all. Will they stop before they’re able to push through all that comes at them, or will the Women in Blue use their faith in God to conquer adversity?
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