Celebrating the role military families play in the success of America as well as their individual accomplishments, Military Kids Speak by former naval physicist and author Julie Rahm is a fascinating and inspired account of what it takes to be a military kid. It?s a team effort with a common goal; the mission is to describe what it means to be a part of a military family, what it takes to persevere when it comes to deployments, and living abroad. It?s also a candid account of the military lifestyle, and how special it is to be a child of a hero. In two parts and seventeen chapters with titles like ?Military Kids Speak about Deployments,? ?Military Kids Speak about Living Abroad,? and ?Military Kids Speak about Making Friends,? this engaging, conversational book begins with over two dozen essays written by today?s military kids. These young authors, aged ten to sixteen, discuss the rollercoaster ride of military life, it?s perks and privileges, as well as its hardships and heartaches, while the second half comprises twelve in-depth interviews with famous former military kids like Justice Leah Ward Sears, Newt Gingrich, Shaquille O?Neal, and Mark Hamill. Being a military kid is special?a childhood spent with the military is an adventure. This first volume of Military Kids Speak is a narrative of what American kids of servicemen and servicewomen sacrifice for their country day in and day out all over the world?and what they have to say about it.
"Ford's The Cipher is a thrill-a-minute ride. A very cool read."âDavid Baldacci Â You think your emails are private? Your credit card number is secure? That stock trades, government secrets, and nuclear codes are safe? ...th1nk aga1n.
Robert âSmilesâ Smylie is not a genius.Â He feels like heâs surrounded by them, though, from his software mogul dad to his brainy girlfriend to his oddball neighbor Ben, a math prodigy.Â When Ben cracks an ancient, real-life riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he suddenly holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the worldâand Smiles finally has a chance to prove his own worth. Â Smiles hatches a plan to protect Ben from the government agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on his discovery.Â But as he races from a Connecticut casino to the streets of Boston, enlisting the help of an alluring girl, Smiles comes to realize the most explosive secrets donât lie between the covers of Benâs notebookâtheyâre buried in his own past. Â Eerily close to reality and full of shocking twists, this techno-thriller reveals how easily the private can become public, and just how dangerous it can be to encrypt our personal histories.
What does the future look like for Black People? What roles do science fiction, futurism, family and experimentation play as we become more tech savvy while looking for ways to connect with our roots?
Black Futurists Speak is a fun and insightful collection of essays, fiction, poetry and experimental writing that explores culture and community in the future and the present.
The Black Futurist Project is a multimedia literary performance project where forward-thinking artists & theorists are invited to come together to build projects influenced by the realities of black science fiction and the science fiction of black reality. Our mission is to create new, liberating mythologies.
This book, designed specifically to empower all of us to speak positive declarations over acts of bullying we may encounter in life, holds to the meaning of the word *affirmation*: a positive statement or declaration. It affirms the power of the spoken word. It declares that when the word is spoken it affirms what is. Life is filled with many problems. They will not go away by themselves. But I want to encourage you; that you have the ability, the strength, the wisdom and the power to pull from within you, to overcome whatever life will bring your way. The affirmations contained in this book are positive statements. Each statement affirms the reality of their existence to be a part of our lives. This book is meant to empower all of us to speak positive declarations over acts of bullying we may in encounter in life. This power comes as a result of believing in a power which is greater than us.