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The Day the World Came to Town

The Day the World Came to Town Book
Author : Jim DeFede
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-07-12
ISBN : 0062103288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The True Story Behind the Events on 9/11 that Inspired Broadway’s Smash Hit Musical Come from Away, Featuring All New Material from the Author When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill. As the passengers stepped from the airplanes, exhausted, hungry and distraught after being held on board for nearly 24 hours while security checked all of the baggage, they were greeted with a feast prepared by the townspeople. Local bus drivers who had been on strike came off the picket lines to transport the passengers to the various shelters set up in local schools and churches. Linens and toiletries were bought and donated. A middle school provided showers, as well as access to computers, email, and televisions, allowing the passengers to stay in touch with family and follow the news. Over the course of those four days, many of the passengers developed friendships with Gander residents that they expect to last a lifetime. As a show of thanks, scholarship funds for the children of Gander have been formed and donations have been made to provide new computers for the schools. This book recounts the inspiring story of the residents of Gander, Canada, whose acts of kindness have touched the lives of thousands of people and been an example of humanity and goodwill.

The Day the World Came to Town

The Day the World Came to Town Book
Author : Jim DeFede
Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
Release : 2003-08-14
ISBN : 9780060559717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed." When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home. The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax. The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

Come from Away

Come from Away Book
Author : Genevieve Graham
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-04-24
ISBN : 1501142925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep comes a poignant novel about a young couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War. In the fall of 1939, Grace Baker’s three brothers, sharp and proud in their uniforms, board Canadian ships headed for a faraway war. Grace stays behind, tending to the homefront and the general store that helps keep her small Nova Scotian community running. The war, everyone says, will be over before it starts. But three years later, the fighting rages on and rumours swirl about “wolf packs” of German U-Boats lurking in the deep waters along the shores of East Jeddore, a stone’s throw from Grace’s window. As the harsh realities of war come closer to home, Grace buries herself in her work at the store. Then, one day, a handsome stranger ventures into the store. He claims to be a trapper come from away, and as Grace gets to know him, she becomes enamoured by his gentle smile and thoughtful ways. But after several weeks, she discovers that Rudi, her mysterious visitor, is not the lonely outsider he appears to be. He is someone else entirely—someone not to be trusted. When a shocking truth about her family forces Grace to question everything she has so strongly believed, she realizes that she and Rudi have more in common than she had thought. And if Grace is to have a chance at love, she must not only choose a side, but take a stand. Come from Away is a mesmerizing story of love, shifting allegiances, and second chances, set against the tumultuous years of the Second World War.

Korean Vegetarian Cooking

Korean Vegetarian Cooking Book
Author : Shin Kim
Publisher : Banchan Story LLC
Release : 2020-11-11
ISBN : 0998224928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Welcome to Shin’s Korean kitchen where vegetables are celebrated as main features! This colorful cookbook by Shin Kim includes over 80 Korean vegetarian recipes, 75 of which can be made vegan. Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph for added visual inspiration and marked with gluten-free, nut-free, spicy, and vegan tags as a helpful guide for your dietary preferences. Drawing from local, natural plant-based ingredients and traditional Korean vegetables available in the U.S., this book covers a wide range of vegan and vegetarian Korean dishes. From a variety of kimchi to everyday banchan sides, such as Scallion Pancakes, Spicy Soft Tofu Stew, and Glass Noodles with Vegetables, Korean home favorites are presented in clearly laid-out steps. Moreover, entrée dishes that traditionally feature animal protein are adapted as colorful, flavorful vegetarian dishes, such as Kimchi Dumplings, Mushroom Hot Pot, and Sweet and Sour Cauliflower. This book is for anyone with an interest in Korean cuisine who wants to incorporate a more plant-based diet in their lives. Whether you make a quick weeknight dinner for yourself or cook up a feast for your family and friends, enjoy the full range of Korean flavors, from subtle and mild to deep and vivid—and everything in between. This book will guide you through your endeavors with suggestions of substitution ingredients, tips, and variations so that you can enjoy cooking and eating Korean dishes in multiple ways in your own kitchen.

Channel of Peace

Channel of Peace Book
Author : Kevin Tuerff
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 1487005148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the inspirations for the smash hit Broadway musical Come From Away, Channel of Peace is an unforgettable memoir of the extraordinary kindness afforded to passengers whose flights were re-routed to Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001. When Kevin Tuerff and his partner boarded their flight from France to New York City on September 11, 2001, they had no idea that a few hours later the world — and their lives — would change forever. After U.S. airspace closed following the terrorist attacks, Kevin, who had been experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, with thousands of other refugees or “come from aways.” Channel of Peace is a beautiful account of how the people of Gander rallied with boundless acts of generosity and compassion for the “plane people,” renewing Kevin’s spirituality and inspiring him to organize an annual and growing “giving back” day. His unforgettable and uplifting story, along with others, has reached thousands of people when it was incorporated into the Broadway musical Come From Away.

The Day Punctuation Came to Town

The Day Punctuation Came to Town Book
Author : Kimberlee Gard
Publisher : Familius
Release : 2019-08-08
ISBN : 1641702060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Runner-up for the Reading the West Book Awards

Don t Tell the Newfoundlanders

Don t Tell the Newfoundlanders Book
Author : Greg Malone
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2014-01-28
ISBN : 0307401340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The true story, drawn from official documents and hours of personal interviews, of how Newfoundland and Labrador joined Confederation and became Canada's tenth province in 1949. A rich cast of characters--hailing from Britain, America, Canada and Newfoundland--battle it out for the prize of the resource-rich, financially solvent, militarily strategic island. The twists and turns are as dramatic as any spy novel and extremely surprising, since the "official" version of Newfoundland history has held for over fifty years almost without question. Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders will change all that.

Commander Gander Goes to Come from Away

Commander Gander Goes to Come from Away Book
Author : Dawn Baker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-04-03
ISBN : 9781771177238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Commander Gander loves his job with the Town of Gander. He gets to help out with holidays and community events--especially with children. When dozens of planes arrive unexpectedly in his town with thousands of people, Commander Gander goes the extra mile to help out. He does everything he can to comfort and entertain hundreds of children. Now, as a reward for his hard work, Commander Gander travels to New York to see a very special musical called Come From Away. It turns out to be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience--one that leaves our hero even more grateful that he gets to work with and care for children every day!

The Day the Klan Came to Town

The Day the Klan Came to Town Book
Author : Bill Campbell
Publisher : PM Press
Release : 2021-08-17
ISBN : 1629638943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The year is 1923. The Ku Klux Klan is at the height of its power in the US as membership swells into the millions and they expand beyond their original southern borders. As they grow, so do their targets. As they continue their campaigns of terror against African Americans, their list now includes Catholics and Jews, southern and eastern Europeans, all in the name of “white supremacy.” But they are no longer considered a terrorist organization. By adding the messages of moral decency, family values, and temperance, the Klan has slapped on a thin veneer of respectability and has become a “civic organization,” attracting ordinary citizens, law enforcement, and politicians to their particular brand of white, Anglo-Saxon, and Protestant “Americanism.” Pennsylvania enthusiastically joined that wave. That was when the Grand Dragon of Pennsylvania decided to display the Klan’s newfound power in a show of force. He chose a small town outside of Pittsburgh named after Andrew Carnegie; a small, unassuming borough full of “Catholics and Jews,” the perfect place to teach these immigrants “a lesson.” Some thirty thousand members of the Klan gathered from as far as Kentucky for “Karnegie Day.” After initiating new members, they armed themselves with torches and guns to descend upon the town to show them exactly what Americanism was all about. The Day the Klan Came to Town is a fictionalized retelling of the riot, focusing on a Sicilian immigrant, Primo Salerno. He is not a leader; he’s a man with a troubled past. He was pulled from the sulfur mines of Sicily as a teen to fight in the First World War. Afterward, he became the focus of a local fascist and was forced to emigrate to the United States. He doesn’t want to fight but feels that he may have no choice. The entire town needs him—and indeed everybody—to make a stand.

Me and the Sky

Me and the Sky Book
Author : Beverley Bass,Cynthia Williams
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2019-09-10
ISBN : 0525645497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The groundbreaking female pilot featured in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away tells her story in this high-flying and inspiring picture-book autobiography! When Beverley Bass was a young girl in the late 1950s, she told her parents she wanted to fly planes--and they told her that girls couldn't be pilots. Still, they encouraged her, and brought her to a nearby airport to watch the planes take off and land. After decades of refusing to take no for an answer, in 1986 Beverley became the first female pilot promoted to captain by American Airlines and led the first all-female crewed flight shortly thereafter. Her revolutionary career became even more newsworthy when she was forced to land in the remote town of Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to US airspace closures. After several days there, she flew her crew and passengers safely home. Beverley's incredible life is now immortalized in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away. Here, discover how she went from an ambitious young girl gazing up at the sky to a groundbreaking pilot smiling down from the cockpit. "Inspiring and up, up, and away all the way."--Kirkus "An inspiring biography about one woman's determination to forge a new path."--Booklist

The Danger Tree

The Danger Tree Book
Author : David MacFarlane
Publisher : Vintage Books Canada
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0676972942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfalane weaves the major events of the island's twentieth century--the ravages of tuberculosis; the great seal-hunt disaster; the bitter Confederation debate, and above all, the First World War--into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. He brings to life a multi-generational cast of characters who are as colourful as only Newfoundlanders can be. With humour, insight, and genuine love for those heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, he explores the meaning of family and the consequences of forgotten history.

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Book
Author : Kimberly Willis Holt
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Release : 2011-07-19
ISBN : 1429957859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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National Book Award Winner The red words painted on the trailer caused quite a buzz around town and before an hour was up, half of Antler was standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest boy in the world. Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. It's the summer his mother leaves for good; the summer his best friend's brother returns from Vietnam in a coffin. And the summer that Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in their sleepy Texas town. While it's a summer filled with heartache of every kind, it's also a summer of new friendships gained and old friendships renewed. And it's Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever. With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world. At turns passionate and humorous, this extraordinary novel deals sensitively and candidly with obesity, war, and the true power of friendship. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is the winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. This title has Common Core connections.

A Newfoundland Alphabet

A Newfoundland Alphabet Book
Author : Dawn Baker
Publisher : Pennywell Books
Release : 2010-11-08
ISBN : 9781897317907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From antlers and bakeapples to yarn and a zest for life, Dawn Baker has created a unique alphabet book using words and places commonly associated with Newfoundland and Labrador culture, language, and geography. Readers will explore barrens and icebergs, taste Jam Jams and toutons, watch puffins and whales, and much, much more.

Pearl in the Sand

Pearl in the Sand Book
Author : Tessa Afshar
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 0802498787
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Can a Canaanite harlot who made her living enticing men be a fitting wife for a leader of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. This 10th anniversary edition of Pearl in the Sand includes new features that will invite you into the untold story of Rahab’s journey from lowly outcast to redeemed child of God. Rahab’s home is built into a wall, a wall that fortifies and protects the City of Jericho. However, other walls surround her too, walls of fear, rejection, and unworthiness… Years of pain and betrayal have wounded Rahab’s heart—she doubts whether her dreams of experiencing true love will ever come true… A woman with a wrecked past—a man of success, of faith... of pride. A marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.

Life as We Knew it

Life as We Knew it Book
Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0152061541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Tomlinson Hill

Tomlinson Hill Book
Author : Chris Tomlinson
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2014-07-22
ISBN : 1466850507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Best Seller! Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families—one white, one black—who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name. Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family's abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. Most of the tales lionized his white ancestors for pioneering along the Brazos River. His grandfather often said the family's slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. LaDainian Tomlinson, football great and former running back for the San Diego Chargers, spent part of his childhood playing on the same land that his black ancestors had worked as slaves. As a child, LaDainian believed the Hill was named after his family. Not until he was old enough to read an historical plaque did he realize that the Hill was named for his ancestor's slaveholders. A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson, LaDainian's father, left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America. Tomlinson Hill is also the basis for a film and an interactive web project. The award-winning film, which airs on PBS, concentrates on present-day Marlin, Texas and how the community struggles with poverty and the legacy of race today, and is accompanied by an interactive web site called Voice of Marlin, which stores the oral histories collected along the way. Chris Tomlinson has used the reporting skills he honed as a highly respected reporter covering ethnic violence in Africa and the Middle East to fashion a perfect microcosm of America's own ethnic strife. The economic inequality, political shenanigans, cruelty and racism—both subtle and overt—that informs the history of Tomlinson Hill also live on in many ways to this very day in our country as a whole. The author has used his impressive credentials and honest humanity to create a classic work of American history that will take its place alongside the timeless work of our finest historians

Kraken

Kraken Book
Author : Don C. Reed
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 1997-01-01
ISBN : 9780606143486
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Struggling to maintain their home in a Newfoundland fishing village in the 1870s, Tom Piccot and his family deal with a menacing kraken--a giant squid, larger than a whale, that Tom has survived once and will undoubtedly encounter again.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince Book
Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors
Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
Release : 2017-11-04
ISBN : 8193540190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Little Prince book written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,SBP Editors, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Allan Square

Allan Square Book
Author : Shirley Murphy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 9781897317372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Allan Square is a dark yet humorous coming-of-age story about a young girl growing up during the 1940s and 1950s in one of the roughest neighbourhoods in St. John's. Shirley Murphy was only seven years old when her father died and life as she knew it changed forever. Poor and often hungry, she lived with an alcoholic stepfather, a combative mother, and four brothers who treated her the way only brothers can. In Allan Square, Shirley vividly describes attending wakes at the homes of the deceased (for the food), trading kisses with ushers for admission to the Capitol Theatre, soaking up the sights and sounds of Water Street, and surviving a dysfunctional family in the St. John's urban playground of Livingstone Street, Allan Square, Theatre Hill, and Queen's Road. From adventures in a school run by strict and unforgiving nuns, to heated battles with an angry mother, to nightly Acts of Contrition, this memoir is Shirley Murphy's laugh-out-loud tale of childhood antics and misspent youth in Newfoundland and Labrador's capital city.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima Book
Author : John Hersey
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-06-23
ISBN : 0593082362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hiroshima is the story of six people—a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest—who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize–winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.