The Bridge to Brilliance
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


The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description :

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.” From the Hardcover edition.

The Bridge to Brilliance
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Bridge to Brilliance


  • Author : Nadia Lopez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Brownsville (New York, N.Y.)
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101980255


The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description :

When a 13 year old told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, Ms. Lopez, was the person who most influenced his life, it started a lucky landslide for Nadia Lopez and her small, public school in one of Brooklyn's most wretched communities. The posting on Stanton's wildly popular site Humans of New York went viral. Lopez found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar IndieGoGo campaign for the school. Here is her first-person account of what it took to get to that moment.

The Bridge
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Bridge


  • Author : Karen Kingsbury
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476748658


The Bridge Book Description :

Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee--remembering the times he and Molly Allen--who moved to Portland--once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding. Reprint.

Humans of New York
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Humans of New York


  • Author : Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466847538


Humans of New York Book Description :

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, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.

The Principle of Restricted Talent
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Principle of Restricted Talent


  • Author : Danny Kleinman
  • Publisher : Master Point Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1894154924


The Principle of Restricted Talent Book Description :

An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Institute, whose opinion of his own bridge expertise differs greatly from that of his protigi. Some of these stories have appeared in The Bridge World magazine, where the characters are established as firm reader favorites. Danny Kleinman of Los Angeles is a prolific bridge writer, theorist, professional player, and teacher, who is a regular contributor to several bridge magazines. He is a Contributing Editor of The Bridge World, and is one of the moderators of 'The Master Solvers' Club' in that magazine. He also writes about backgammon, another game which he plays at an expert level. Nick Straguzzi of Mullica Hill, NJ, is a software analyst specializing in artificial intelligence and knowledge management. Nick has researched ways in which computer game theory could be applied to bridge, but concluded that it would be far easier to write about a perfect bridge-playing computer than to actually build one.

Brilliance by Design

Brilliance by Design


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


Brilliance by Design Book Description :

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.

The Great Bridge
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

The Great Bridge


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 0743217373


The Great Bridge Book Description :

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.

Natural Brilliance
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Natural Brilliance


  • Author : Irini Nadel Rockwell
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590309322


Natural Brilliance Book Description :

Outlines the ancient "five wisdoms" system, explaining how to understand one's primary intelligence and cultivate complementary skills in accordance with personal circumstances to meet modern challenges.

Releasing Leadership Brilliance

Releasing Leadership Brilliance


  • Author : Simon T. Bailey
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506390413


Releasing Leadership Brilliance Book Description :

What separates good leaders from brilliant ones? How do you successfully move your school or district from mediocrity to brilliance? Drawing on their expertise in business and education, the authors provide a simple, sustainable framework that will help you overcome educational inertia to reach new heights of achievement. The authors use the forces of flight as a powerful metaphor: Weight: Discover your Personal Brilliance through self-discovery Lift: Engage Collaborative Brilliance through collaboration with all stakeholders Thrust: Drive Team Brilliance by encouraging smart risks and designing potent changes Reduce Drag: Expand Student Brilliance by unleashing imagination, resilience, and hope Download the free study guide at releasingleadershipbrilliance.com

Sky Bridge
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sky Bridge


  • Author : Laura Pritchett
  • Publisher : Milkweed Editions
  • Release Date : 2011-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571318565


Sky Bridge Book Description :

A supermarket clerk in a small dusty town, 22-year-old Libby is full of dreams but lacks the means to pursue them. When her younger sister Tess becomes pregnant, Libby convinces her not to have an abortion by promising to raise the child herself. But then Tess takes off after the baby is born and Libby finds that her new role puts her dreams that much further away. Her already haphazard life becomes ever more chaotic. The baby's father, a Christian rodeo rider, suddenly demands custody. Libby loses her job, her boyfriend abandons her, and her own mother harps on how stupid she was to make that promise to Tess. More than a story of a single mother overcoming obstacles, Sky Bridge is a painfully honest, complex novel that leaves readers with a fresh understanding of what it means to inhabit a world in which dreams die, and are sometimes reborn.