Thursday, October 28, 2021

All Bones Are White

 




★★★★★ What does it mean to be American?

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For a young immigrant boy named Carlo--who had to say goodbye to his birth name and country--the answer was a hard one to find.

When Carlo was just five years old, his Mexican mother, Camerina, married a gringo, Bill Allen. Wanting only the best for his three adoptive children, Bill moved his new family across the border. Bags packed and sights set for the sky, they left Mexico and set their sights on none other than the Big Apple.

From the start of this long trek across North America, Carlo’s childhood was filled with exciting new experiences, harrowing odds, and cultural backlash.

◆ Detailing one man’s personal journey of self-discovery in a foreign land, All Bones Are White offers readers a rare firsthand glimpse into the seemingly insurmountable struggles of the lengthy Americanization process.

Told in Carlo Perez Allen’s own words, learn first-hand how one person’s identity can be forcefully molded, generalized, and lost within the struggle to obtain the All-American dream.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

SIGIRIYA: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, Betrayal and Tragedy in the Royal Court

  



The Epic Story of Love, Loss, Betrayal and Tragedy in the Royal Court


This is artful storytelling at its finest with a rich narrative tapestry full of eloquent prose and poetic imagery. The book will keep you enthralled from beginning to end - Sunday Observer.

Kasyapa is the bastard child of a king and a village girl. On his mother's untimely death, he is plucked from his tiny village and brought to the royal palace. Shunned by his father, the king, this lonely little boy is raised by royal courtiers. As an adult he is sidelined, but fate intervenes. The villainous Migara, the chief of the army and Kasyapa's nemesis, murders the king and implicates Kasyapa in this hideous crime. Even though his lowly birth denies him the right to the throne, Kasyapa must act to save the kingdom. What events unfold next that drives him to build Sigiriya and rule as a god-king?

This is also the story of Amira, a beautiful red-haired, blue-eyed girl, who is only twelve years old when her father sells her into slavery. At eighteen, she is traded for a hundred pearls and joins Kasyapa's harem. Here, she is transformed into an alluring concubine. Amira soon infatuates the king with her stunning beauty, wide-eyed innocence and good heart.

Set fifteen hundred years ago and based on real people and events, Sigiriya is a hauntingly beautiful story of palace intrigue, passion, deceit, betrayal, and tragedy. It reminds us that little has changed over the centuries. Good and evil, love and hate, decency and cruelty are ever-present. But some, by the sheer strength of character and determination, rise above their stations and do great things.





 


Planners, Journals & Notebooks

 


My Planner, One Year, Monthly & Weekly


Journals with lined pages no bleed. All Journals are 6x9 in. The flamingo Journal is the only books that is blank with numbered pages. 

Gratitude journal for kids: All detailed pages to work in, teaching a child how to be thankful, cup is half full, and how can tomorrow be a better day. 8.5x11 in

Composition notebooks: All lined pages no bleed. All different covers, 3 for Halloween that I think are appealing for the season. 7.5x9.25 in



Composition Notebook: This Is My Curse



Composition Notebook: Hallows Eve Owl 


Composition Notebook: Happy Hallow 



Gratitude Journal For Kids




Tuesday, October 26, 2021

From Capitalism To Socialism Toward Communism a.k.a. Globalism

  


From Capitalism To Socialism Toward Communism a.k.a. Globalism: 

Three Generations of a Chinese Family Moving Forward in Chaos Over One Hundred Years 


 Not many books documented the complete modern history of China. This book details such a history. It tells the stories of three generations of a Chinese family. -Helen and George, Helen's father and uncle, and Helen's daughter Maggie.

In the first half of this book, China was a capitalist country. Americans had many interactions with Chinese people then. In the 1840s-1930s, American missionaries went to China. They sponsored schools that developed into higher education in China. In WWII, volunteered US pilots fought side-by-side with Chinese soldiers. Many Americans know the Chinese constructed the railroad in the 1860s. Fewer Americans are aware of another group of Chinese. To attract Chinese students, the US returned part of the indemnities. The Qing Dynasty sent students to America. They used the money for tuition. The Republic of China continued sponsoring the program until the 1940s. Helen's two brothers came to the US to study in the 1930s-1940s. George graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. So did his two brothers. They studied science and technologies in the US in the 1940s. Overseas-educated people played critical roles in China. Banking, education, architecture, and other industries. However, their life changed after the communists took over the country.

The latter chapters describe how the communists scrapped the capitalist system. Socialism ideology is becoming a trend in the United States. Americans would need to know the answers to some questions. Had small businesses fared well in a socialist system? Could Chinese people keep their houses and land? How about social security and medical insurance? Is the air clean? How about food safety? Would the government allow private medical practice? Had people's savings shrunk to a fraction over time? Would every worker receive compensation after completing a job? Would the government take people's lives as the priority? Why do so many parents separate from their children to make a living? Is there the Rule of Law? Would the government help to catch frauds and scammers? Would there be abuse in preschools and schools? Are vaccine shots for children safe?  Could one find a place to seek justice if something happened? Would the government watch everyone 24/7?

This book answers all these questions to the readers with real stories of the people. With the turning of pages, readers will learn about China's sceneries. That includes East, South, Northwest, Southwest, and Northeast China.


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From Capitalism To Socialism Toward Communism a.k.a. Globalism

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Business Wise

 


Business Wise : Part One


Business Wise is the riveting, emotional story about the determination and resilience of women in business in the struggling economy of 1980’s Australia.

All Marie wants is to prove herself in business.

She also wants love.

When Marie meets Ryan Gallagher it looks as though good fortune is on her side, as fate seems to be giving her both.

But there’s a problem:

She suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a vicious feud.

The Garrisons and Gallaghers are both trying to win in business, for personal and family reasons. The fathers are teaching their sons to run the respective family enterprises, and everyone in the families is involved. 

But they hate each other.

And they have for decades.

How it started doesn’t matter anymore. 

All that matters now is who can win...

...at any cost.

Will the Garrisons and Gallaghers find a way to resolve the feud? Or will blinding revenge take down everyone and everything they have built along the way?

Will Marie’s new dream career...and relationship...survive?

Who will be Business Wise?

Moving and eye-opening in its flowing dialogue, Business Wise will provoke readers to ponder the complexities of hope and heartache in the struggled weaving of business and love.




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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Winterset Hollow

 




Everyone has wanted their favorite book to be real, if only for a moment. Everyone has wished to meet their favorite characters, if only for a day. But be careful in that wish, for even a history forged in ink can be repaid in flesh and blood, and reality is far deadlier than fiction . . . especially on Addington Isle.

Winterset Hollow follows a group of friends to the place that inspired their favorite book—a timeless tale about a tribe of animals preparing for their yearly end-of-summer festival. But after a series of shocking discoveries, they find that much of what the world believes to be fiction is actually fact, and that the truth behind their beloved story is darker and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It’s Barley Day. . . and you’re invited to the hunt.

Winterset Hollow is as thrilling as it is terrifying and as smart as it is surprising. A uniquely original story filled with properly unexpected twists and turns, Winterset Hollow delivers complex, indelible characters and pulse-pounding action as it storms toward an unforgettable climax that will leave you reeling. How do you celebrate Barley Day? You run, friend. You run.

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What Would You Do With $20?

 


What Would You Do With $20?:

Spend, Save, Invest or Give


What would you do with $20? Would you save it, or spend it all in one day? Would you start your own business? What if you could put your money to work and earn more money?

In this book you’ll meet brother and sister Olivia and Johnny, and their cousins, Ethan and Tina. They each get $20 and must decide what to do with it. Read along and learn how they choose to use their money!