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Jet Black and the Ninja Wind

By Leza Lowitz,Shogo Oketani
  • Writer : Leza Lowitz,Shogo Oketani
  • Isbn : 146291344X
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Review Counts : 303
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : jet-black-and-the-ninja-wind.pdf

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**Winner of the 2013-2014 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature** **2015 Sakura Medal Nominee** **Shortlisted for the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award** **Nominated for the Cybils Young Adult Bloggers Literary Award** Seventeen-year-old Jet Black is a ninja. There's only one problem—she doesn't know it. Jet has never lived a so-called normal life. Raised by her single Japanese mother on a Navajo reservation in the Southwest, Jet's life was a constant litany of mysterious physical and mental training. For as long as Jet can remember, every Saturday night she and her mother played "the game" on the local mountain. But this time, Jet is fighting for her life. And at the end of the night, her mother dies and Jet finds herself an orphan—and in mortal danger. Fulfilling her mother's dying wish, Jet flies to Japan to live with her grandfather, where she discovers she is the only one who can protect a family treasure hidden in her ancestral land. She's terrified, but if Jet won't fight to protect her world, who will? Stalked by bounty hunters and desperately attracted with the man who's been sent to kill her, Jet must be strong enough to protect the treasure, preserve an ancient culture and save a sacred mountain from destruction. In Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, multiple award-winning author, poet and translator team Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani make their first foray into young adult fiction with a compulsively readable tale whose teenage heroine must discover if she can put the blade above the heart—or die trying.

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  • Pdf File: prodigal-son.pdf

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Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn't even suspect existed—in Prodigal Son, the next New York Times bestselling Orphan X book from Gregg Hurwitz. As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program. He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new name—The Nowhere Man—and a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble. But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offer—in exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he’s least equipped to do—live a normal life. But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knew—his mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Duran—a man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures. Now a brutal brother & sister assassination team are after him and with no one to turn to, and no safe place to hide, Evan is Duran’s only option. But when the hidden cabal catches on to what Evan is doing, everything he’s fought for is on the line—including his own life.

Big Trouble in Little China #2

By John Carpenter
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  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Isbn Code : 1681590581
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reviews : 538
  • Pdf File: big-trouble-in-little-china-2.pdf

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Before, Jack Burton and Wang had to save Wangï3⁄4’s kidnapped-bride-to-be. Now, Wangï3⁄4’s the one whoï3⁄4’s been kidnapped and Jack Burtonï3⁄4’s back in action! Jack and Egg Shen travel through Chinatownï3⁄4’s Black Road and the villains Jack faced before have something new on their mind: REVENGE!

Japantown

By Barry Lancet
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1451691718
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 406
  • Pdf File: japantown.pdf

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Best of Debut of the Year from Suspense Magazine Winner of the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel In this “sophisticated international thriller” (The New York Times Book Review), an American antiques-dealer-turned-reluctant-private-eye must use his knowledge of Japanese culture to unravel a major murder in San Francisco—before he and his daughter become targets themselves. San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised in Japan and part-owner of his father’s Tokyo private investigation firm, Brodie has advised the local police in the past, but the near-perfect murders in Japantown are like nothing he’s ever encountered. With his array of Asian contacts and fluency in Japanese, Brodie follows leads gathered from a shadow powerbroker, a renegade Japanese detective, and the elusive tycoon at the center of the Japantown murders along a trail that takes him from the crime scene in California to terrorized citizens and informants in Japan. Step by step, he unravels a web of intrigue stretching back centuries and unearths a deadly secret that threatens not only his life but also the lives of his entire circle of family and friends. “Readers will want to see more of the talented Jim Brodie, with his expertise in Japanese culture, history, and martial arts” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Being Japanese American

By Gil Asakawa
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  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Isbn Code : 1611729149
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 295
  • Pdf File: being-japanese-american.pdf

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This entertaining compendium is a celebration of Japanese American history and heritage. While detailing favorite foods, customs, words, games, and holidays, it explores the painful history of immigration and WWII internment, with suggestions for connecting to your Japanese American community and passing on traditions across generations and into intermarried families. This revised edition has fresh interviews with Japanese Americans about their life experiences and explores contemporary Japanese pop culture like anime and J-pop, with information on traveling to visit your Japanese roots and lists of resources on the Web and social media. Gil Asakawa lives in Denver, Colorado, and is a nationally known journalist, editor, author, speaker, and blogger focusing on Japanese and Asian American issues.

Dark Money

By Jane Mayer
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn Code : 0385535600
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 774
  • Pdf File: dark-money.pdf

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system. Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist LA Times Book Prize Finalist PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

All Our Relations

By Winona LaDuke
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Isbn Code : 1608466612
  • Number of Pages : 255
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 352
  • Pdf File: all-our-relations.pdf

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How Native American history can guide us today: “Presents strong voices of old, old cultures bravely trying to make sense of an Earth in chaos.” —Whole Earth Written by a former Green Party vice-presidential candidate who was once listed among “America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty” by Time magazine, this thoughtful, in-depth account of Native struggles against environmental and cultural degradation features chapters on the Seminoles, the Anishinaabeg, the Innu, the Northern Cheyenne, and the Mohawks, among others. Filled with inspiring testimonies of struggles for survival, each page of this volume speaks forcefully for self-determination and community. “Moving and often beautiful prose.” —Ralph Nader “Thoroughly researched and convincingly written.” —Choice

Orphan X

By Gregg Hurwitz
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Isbn Code : 1466876514
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 492
  • Pdf File: orphan-x.pdf

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“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci The first in the international bestselling series! Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Ring of Wind (Young Samurai, Book 7)

By Chris Bradford
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0141970995
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 609
  • Pdf File: the-ring-of-wind.pdf

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JACK FLETCHER IS BATTLING THE HIGH SEAS Ambushed by the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his friends have only one hope of escape - the Seto Sea. But with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at every turn, their chosen route is fraught with danger. A treacherous crew only adds to their problems as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord. Unless Jack can harness the Ring of Wind, he and his friends are destined for a watery grave . . . Book 7 in the blockbuster Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford. Visit www.youngsamurai.com for competitions and FREE teacher resources. 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer

故事藥方:不想洗澡、愛滑手機、失戀了怎麼辦……給孩子與青少年的閱讀指南

By 艾拉‧柏素德(Ella Berthoud)、蘇珊‧艾爾德金(Susan Elderkin)
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  • Publisher : 小麥田
  • Isbn Code : 6267000486
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 867
  • Pdf File: 故事藥方-不想洗澡-愛滑手機-失戀了怎麼辦-給孩子與青少年的閱讀指南.pdf

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啟動自主學習力 第1部為0~15歲孩子準備的書單書 386個成長過程中會遇到的疑難雜症 1141本繪本、章節書、青少年小說,從經典到現代作品最完整蒐集 無論是坐不住、霸凌、不想上學……故事裡都有藥方可解! 獻給下一代的閱讀指南、成長路上的教養書單 兒童文學研究者、教養專家、書店職人齊聲推薦 林美琴 作家、閱讀教育研究暨培訓講師 邱景墩 戀風草青少年書房店長 陳安儀 親子教育專欄作家 陳培瑜 凱風卡瑪兒童書店創辦人 黃筱茵 兒童文學工作者 葉嘉青 臺灣師範大學講師、臺灣閱讀協會理事 劉鳳芯 國立中興大學外文系副教授 賴嘉綾 「在地合作社」繪本職人 羅怡君 親職溝通作家 故事,帶我們踏上未知的國度, 故事,陪伴我們度過艱難的時刻, 故事,幫助我們享受人生,也忍受人生。 姆米、彼得潘、野獸國……有故事的陪伴,成長不孤單! 在「很久很久以前」和「從此過著幸福、快樂的日子」之間,有個我們都去過的地方,那兒出了好多稀奇古怪、妙不可言的事,我們可以騎在恐龍的背上、前往巧克力工廠、被一隻獾撫養長大,或是一轉身就到了原始山洞……不可思議的故事世界! 本書寫給為孩子挑書的大人,包括父母、爺爺奶奶、乾爹乾媽、教師、圖書館員──以及所有關心孩子的大人,幫助大人辨認出孩子成長過程中各種疑難雜症,也體會孩子會遇到的各種困境與心情。對孩子來說,若是有師長認同自己面對的難題,並且「在適當的時間點送上一本正好需要的故事」,能為他們解解成長過程中遇到的苦,感到自己並不孤單。 易怒────看《祕密花園》兩位易怒體質的主角如何蛻變 坐不住───訓練邊看書邊搖呼拉圈的特技 睡不著───在失眠的夜晚跟《湯姆的午夜花園》一起時空穿越 調皮搗蛋──看《野獸國》裡的阿奇徹底撒野然後回航 初戀────先建立好初吻、第一次性行為需要的所有常識 話太多───遞一本《奇先生妙小姐系列之嘮叨小姐》加以暗示 丟三落四──讀《借物少女艾莉緹》想像弄丟的東西去了哪裡 寵壞了───請羅德‧達爾《巧克力冒險工廠》的角色示範下場 獨生子───看姆米一家如何敞開雙臂交朋友 不想長大──和《彼得潘》一起飛向不用長大的永無島 兩位作者蘇珊‧艾爾德金與艾拉‧柏素德是英國知名「人生學校」(The School of Life)特聘的「書目治療師」,整理出現代孩子經常遇到的難題,也包括家長不知如何開口討論的話題,例如性經驗、性傾向、霸凌、網路成癮者、閱讀障礙……任何成長過程中會碰上的煩惱,都可以從本書中抓出戳中痛點笑點淚點的故事藥方。 本書特色  AZ索引:針對現代孩子成長過程中會遇到的疑難雜症,列出386條症狀,開出1141本書單。索引方便,一本在手,隨時查閱。  提供分齡書單:依「6歲以下的繪本」、「5至8歲的初階讀本」、「8至12歲的章節書」、「12歲以上的青少年小說」提供分齡參考。當然,也歡迎自由悠遊於各類圖書。類型多元,也包括翻翻書、立體書、無字書、圖像小說。選材包羅經典書和現代作品,提供成長路上最完備的書單。  13帖「閱讀藥方」:針對閱讀路上常遇到的難題打強心針,像是坐不住、太被動、只想看電影版……等等。  十大主題書單:針對特別的主題提供十大書單,包括十本理解自閉症之書單、十本關於霸凌的童書、十本被動讀者書單、十本給青少年探索愛與性的書單等。

SHURIK`EN II: Black Ops On the Black Dragon

By R.D.Lyons
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  • Publisher : S.A.G.A. Publications A Div. of Movie Manga Arts Co.
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 434
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 526
  • Pdf File: shurik-en-ii.pdf

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The biggest Black Ops mission in history goes down in the South China Sea, after a high security Nuclear Facility in Kazakhstan is breached and all the Guards and Personnel are either taken out or taken hostage!... Commander Shurik`en and his Black Ops on Terrorists move into immediate action! They must recover a Nuclear Kit small enough to fit in a suit case and capable of untold carnage!.The Mission now becomes personal when the Black Ops Commander Grandfather is also sanctioned by an Army of Ninja! Shurik`en and his Black Ops with the aid of a Highly trained Black Alsatian and the World's Top female, a Beautiful Assassin must race against time to uncover the truth and recover the Nuclear package before it is transferred into the hands of Mega Terrorist Countries starting World War III a Nuclear Armageddon! . The Stakes are so incredibly high when Shurik`en and his Black Ops must also fight against Powerful mind-boggling Paranormal Forces and Mysterious Powers to obtain their ultimate objective!

Blake Mantle and the War for New Creatia

By A. J. Nolan
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1598587692
  • Number of Pages : 164
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 561
  • Pdf File: blake-mantle-and-the-war-for-new-creatia.pdf

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