The Bridge to Brilliance Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author : Nadia Lopez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980279

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The Bridge to Brilliance Excerpt :

Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls "Essential reading." In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a million new problems every day, from violent crime to vanishing supplies—but Lopez was determined to break the downward spiral that had trapped too many inner-city children. The lessons came fast: unengaged teachers, wayward students, and the educational system itself, rarely in tune with the already disadvantaged and underprepared. Things were at a low ebb for everyone when one of her students told a photographer that his principal, “Ms. Lopez,” was the person who most influenced his life. The posting on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York site was the pebble that started a lucky landslide for Lopez and her team. Lopez found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with President Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar campaign for the school, to fund her next dream: a field trip for her students to visit another school—Harvard. The Bridge to Brilliance is a book filled with common sense and caring that will carry her message to communities and classrooms far from Brooklyn. As she says, modestly, “There are hundreds of Ms. Lopezes around this country doing good work for kids. This honors all of them.”

Humans of New York Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Humans of New York


  • Author : Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250277541

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Humans of New York Excerpt :

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket

Bridge of Words Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Bridge of Words


  • Author : Esther Schor
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429943413

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Bridge of Words Excerpt :

A rich and passionate biography of a language and the dream of world harmony it sought to realize In 1887, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish Jew, had the idea of putting an end to tribalism by creating a universal language, one that would be equally accessible to everyone in the world. The result was Esperanto, a utopian scheme full of the brilliance, craziness, and grandiosity that characterize all such messianic visions. In this first full history of a constructed language, poet and scholar Esther Schor traces the life of Esperanto. She follows the path from its invention by Zamenhof, through its turn-of-the-century golden age as the great hope of embattled cosmopolites, to its suppression by nationalist regimes and its resurgence as a bridge across the Cold War. She plunges into the mechanics of creating a language from scratch, one based on rational systems that would be easy to learn, politically neutral, and allow all to speak to all. Rooted in the dark soil of Europe, Esperanto failed to stem the continent's bloodletting, of course, but as Schor shows, the ideal continues draw a following of modern universalists dedicated to its visionary goal. Rich and subtle, Bridge of Words is at once a biography of an idea, an original history of Europe, and a spirited exploration of the only language charged with saving the world from itself.

The Boy on the Bridge  Extended Free Preview  Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Boy on the Bridge Extended Free Preview


  • Author : M. R. Carey
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316510790

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The Boy on the Bridge Extended Free Preview Excerpt :

From the author of USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world. Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

The Great Bridge Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Great Bridge


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743217378

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The Great Bridge Excerpt :

A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

Between the Bridge and the River Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Between the Bridge and the River


  • Author : Craig Ferguson
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0811858197

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Between the Bridge and the River Excerpt :

The bizarre experiences of two childhood friends from Scotland and of two illegitimate half-brothers from the American South become mysteriously intertwined, in a bawdy, hilarious debut novel by the host of The Late Late Show. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Boy on the Bridge Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Boy on the Bridge


  • Author : Natalie Standiford
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545539074

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The Boy on the Bridge Excerpt :

A new breathtaking novel from Natalie Standiford about love and trust during the Cold War. Laura Reid goes to Leningrad for a semester abroad as Cold War paranoia is peaking in 1982. She meets a young Russian artist named Alexei and soon, with Alexei as her guide, Laura immerses herself in the real Russia--a crazy world of wild parties, black-market books and music, and smuggled letters to dissidents. She must keep the relationship secret; associating with Americans is dangerous for Alexei, and if caught, Laura could be sent home and Alexei put under surveillance or worse. At the same time, she's been warned that Soviets often latch onto Americans in hopes of marrying them and thus escaping to the United States. But she knows Alexei loves her. Right? As June approaches--when Laura must return to the United States--Alexei asks Laura to marry him. She's only nineteen and doesn't think she's ready to settle down. But what if Alexei is the love of her life? How can she leave him behind? If she has a chance to change his life, to rescue him from misery, shouldn't she take it?

Under the Bridge Book

Under the Bridge


  • Author : Michael B. Harmon
  • Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375866463

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Under the Bridge Excerpt :

Wearing a police wire, a skateboarding street boy from Spokane confronts the drug dealer who threatens to kill his brother.

The Bridge Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Bridge


  • Author : Iain Banks
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748109913

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The Bridge Excerpt :

The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams... Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse; and broken men walk forever over bridges without end, taunted by visions of a doomed sexuality. Lying in bed unconscious after an accident wouldn't be much fun, you'd think. Oh yes? It depends who and what you've left behind. Which is the stranger reality, day or night? Frequently hilarious and consistently disturbing, THE BRIDGE is a novel of outrageous contrasts, constructed chaos and elegant absurdities. Why customers are loving The Bridge: "Banks' Wasp Factory is frequently called 'One of the 20th century's 100 greatest novels'. It pales in comparison to The Bridge!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "Mindblowing! This is the first Iain Banks novel I have read and needless to say I'll be back for more." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars

Brilliance by Design Book

Brilliance by Design


  • Author : Vicki Halsey
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605099613

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Brilliance by Design Excerpt :

Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Book

Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


  • Author : Armand Doucet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351035842

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Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Excerpt :

In this visionary book, written by six internationally recognized Global Teacher Prize finalists, the authors create a positive and hope-filled template for the future of education. They address the hard moral, ethical and pedagogical questions facing education today so that progress can serve society, rather than destroying it from within our classrooms. This blueprint for education finally brings forward what has always been missing in education reform: a strong collective narrative with authentic examples from teachers on the front line. It is a holistic, personalized approach to education that harnesses the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to better shape the future for the next generation, and ensure that every child can benefit from the ongoing transformations. A great read for anyone who has an interest in educating our youth for these uncertain times, highlighting why teachers will always matter.

Crossings on a Bridge of Light  The Songs and Deeds of Gesar  King of Ling as He Travels to Shambhala Through the Realms of Life and Death Book
Score: 5
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Crossings on a Bridge of Light The Songs and Deeds of Gesar King of Ling as He Travels to Shambhala Through the Realms of Life and Death


  • Author : Douglas J. Penick
  • Publisher : Hillcrest Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781934937990

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Crossings on a Bridge of Light The Songs and Deeds of Gesar King of Ling as He Travels to Shambhala Through the Realms of Life and Death Excerpt :

"Crossings On A Bridge of Light" is the first English rendition of a vibrant and pivotal episode in the Gesar of Ling epic. In this story, Gesar, King of Ling, moves between life and death to free his mother from the bonds of hell. He traverses the six realms of being and passes through the five traditional states (bardos). His journey reaches its apex in four visions of the enlightened rulers of the Kingdom of Shambhala. Gesar's inner journey, his encounters with a panoply of beings embodying the spontaneous presence of the awakened state, enable him to heal the doubts and divisions that have come to threaten his kingdom. This tale of how the vision of an enlightened society can be realized on this earth has inspired people for many centuries; it is equally powerful today. "The miraculous images of King Gesar dance so vividly on the pages of 'Crossings On A Bridge of Light' it's as if they were alive. It's beautiful!" -The Ven. Tulku Thondup, translator of many important Nyingma texts, author of "Healing Power of Mind," "Boundless Healing," and "Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth" "'Crossings On A Bridge of Life' is a treasure, a work of true inspiration. It demonstrates that the tradition of Gesar and his significance is not lost, and that singers may appear in any land or time. In relating Gesar's quest to liberate his mother from hell, it vividly brings to life the Buddhist teachings on the six realms, the cycle of bardos, the pure lands of the five transcendent Buddhas, and the inseparability of existence and awakening. The poetry of its language deeply touches the heart with compassion and opens the mind to the ever-present reality of the awakened state." -Dr. Francesca Fremantle, translator (with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche) of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" and author of "Luminous Emptiness"

Brilliance Book

Brilliance


  • Author : Marcus Sakey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN 10 : 1611099692

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Brilliance Excerpt :

Federal agent Nick Cooper draws on his supernatural ability to eliminate terrorists to hunt down a dangerous man who committed a horrific massacre on Wall Street that left hundreds dead and injured.

Schooled Book

Schooled


  • Author : Anne Lutz Fernandez
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807757369

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The Bridge Over Cedar Creek Book

The Bridge Over Cedar Creek


  • Author : Michael W. Paul
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 1481826964

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The Bridge Over Cedar Creek Excerpt :

A story of a boy's coming of age and the life lessons learned from "Frank W. Kunce, a decent and truly inspiring man from the era of Happy Days"--P.[4] of cover.