Description : Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee—fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama—this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions, and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope—toward America. This moving story of one girl's year of change, dreams, grief, and healing received four starred reviews, including one from Kirkus which proclaimed it "enlightening, poignant, and unexpectedly funny." An author's note explains how and why Thanhha Lai translated her personal experiences into Hà's story. This updated digital edition also includes an interview with the author, an activity you can do with your family, tips on writing poetry, and discussion questions.
Description : Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.
Description : The Windows 10 May 2019 Update adds a host of new and improved features to Microsoft’s flagship operating system—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of every component. This in-depth Missing Manual covers the entire system and introduces you to the latest features in the Windows Professional, Enterprise, Education, and Home editions. You’ll learn how to take advantage of improvements to the Game Bar, Edge browser, Windows Online, smartphone features, and a lot more. Written by David Pogue—tech critic for Yahoo Finance and former columnist for The New York Times—this updated edition illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity.
Description : Do you know your book will sell, or are you only hoping it does? Successful authors know what most other authors don't. They know that selling books on Amazon is a game, and it runs on code. Successful authors have worked out how to crack that code and write books which are consistent bestsellers. Those books make them an annual 6-figure income in many cases. Most of the rest of Amazon authors run only on ""hope marketing."" They publish a single book and only hope it sells. They never get anywhere near a living income and keep their day job and minimal retirement pensions. They could have real financial freedom from their book royalties. But unsuccessful authors don't know the rules to win the game of publishing. They don't even know most of them. They don't know how to crack the Sales Code that Amazon runs on. The hard work has already been done. Just read it and apply it. All you have to do is to get your copy now.
Description : Flash animation, music and videos, virtual reality 3D, and more—in a PDF? Yes! Acrobat documents “converged” with audio, video, and interactive content— it’s the wave of the future and it’s called rich media. Do you want to get your video and audio content out into the world in a more convenient way than on the Web? Are you looking for a way to share rich-media content with the broadest possible range of readers? Print publishers, advertisers, educators, and anyone else who’s ready to leverage the power of PDF and Adobe Reader can benefit from learning about the possibilities of this new convergence technology. In the first book of its kind, rich-media PDF pioneer Bob Connolly presents an eye-opening overview of the world of PDFs that contain video, audio, and interactive elements. Dozens of case studies illustrate the nearly limitless potential of rich media. And the best part about the book is that it practices what it preaches, with a fully interactive rich-media version of the book on the accompanying CDROM. Readers can experience first-hand the power of rich-media PDFs through interactive animation, videos, and audio. Walk through the process of constructing rich-media PDFs on the fly using a Web server Learn which applications work together for building rich-media PDFs—and which don’t See how some of the world’s most forward-thinking artists and designers are pushing the boundaries with rich-media PDFs Learn why PDF documents are more compelling than Web sites for reaching your target audience Understand how best to translate print material into online PDF documents
Description : “A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) IF SHE SAW (A Kate Wise Mystery) is book #2 in a new psychological thriller series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. When a couple is found murdered and no suspects are apparent, 55 year old empty nester Kate Wise, after a 30 year career with the FBI, finds herself called out of retirement (and her quiet suburban life) to come back and work for the bureau. Kate’s brilliant mind and unrivaled ability to enter the mind of serial killers is just too indispensable, and the FBI needs her to crack this baffling case. Why were two couples found murdered, 50 miles apart, and in the same manner? What can they possibly have in common? The answer, Kate realizes, is urgent—as she is certain the killer is about to strike again. But in the deadly game of cat and mouse that follows, Kate, entering the dark canals of the killer’s twisted mind, may just find herself a moment too late. An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, IF SHE SAW is book #2 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 in the KATE WISE MYSTERY series is now also available!
Description : Tech journalist Pfiffner explores the rich history behind the modern graphics revolution, as seen through the lens of America's favorite design tools: from the evolution of PostScript and the early roots of the desktop publishing revolution to the explosion of the Photoshop market and the concept of the paperless office.