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1. The Mis-Education of the Negro
2. Memoria de mis putas tristes (Spanish
3. Experiencing MIS (2nd Edition)
4. Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures
5. The Mis-Education of the Negro
6. Using MIS (3rd Edition)
7. MIS 2010 (with Review Cards and
8. El Color De Mis Palabras (Spanish
9. MIS Essentials
10. Chomsky on Mis-Education (Critical
11. MIS Cases: Decision Making wih
12. Senor Que Mis Hijos Te Amen (Spanish
13. My Animals/ Mis Animales
14. Memoria de MIS Putas Tristes (Spanish
15. Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos. La
16. My Colors/ Mis Colores (English
17. Mis-Directing the Play: An Argument
18. En Mis Propias Palabras: Introduccion
19. Desde mis poemas / From my poems
20. Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents

1. The Mis-Education of the Negro
by Carter Godwin Woodson
Paperback: 144 Pages (2010-07-09)
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Asin: 1453697233
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is a beautiful designed large format edition of the classic THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO by Carter G. Woodson. One of the most important books on education ever written. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (57)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Buy
This book arrived on time which made me very happy. However, there is excessive highlighting through-out the book. Besides the highlighting the book was very inexpensive and readable therefore, a good buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Glad I got it
I read it and I'm going to read it again ---> so much information has been hidden from my community for so long this is a must read for every school -age boy and girl regardless of race or creed, these are the books that ought to be a part of their curriculum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge gives people the ability, andfreedom to govern themselves
There is two types of education a person receives: (1) The kind which is given. (2) The kind which you give yourself. These two unknown criterions form the bases for which the negro has been mis-educated. Again, knowledge gives people the potential to govern themselves. This is a prestigious piece of work by Carter G. Woodson, it should be read by all people of color.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read!!!
Would recommend this book. It gives a deeper understanding of today, by looking at yesterday and how some of yesterday's issues are repeating themselves today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have book
This book is a must have for all people of color. Many of the problematic issues of the author's day are still just as problematic today so evidently they have not been correctly addressed and dealt with. The new age version of this book that is specifically attuned to today's times is Demico Boothe's THE TOP 25 THINGS BLACK FOLKS DO THAT WE NEED TO STOP!!! I think all blacks, not just African-Americans, need to read both. ... Read more

2. Memoria de mis putas tristes (Spanish Edition)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paperback: 112 Pages (2004-10-19)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.00
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Asin: 1400095808
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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“El año de mis noventa años quise regalarme una noche de amor con una adolescente virgen.”

Un viejo periodista decide festejar sus noventa años a lo grande, dándose un regalo que le hará sentir que todavía está vivo: una jovencita. En el prostíbulo de un pintoresco pueblo, ve a la jovencita de espaldas, completamente desnuda, y su vida cambia radicalmente. Ahora que la conoce se encuentra a punto de morir, pero no por viejo, sino de amor.

Así, Memoria de mis putas tristes cuenta la vida de este anciano solitario lleno de man’as. Por él sabremos cómo en todas sus aventuras sexuales (que no fueron pocas) siempre dio a cambio algo de dinero, pero nunca imagino que de ese modo encontrar’a el verdadero amor.

Esta nueva novela es una conmovedora reflexión que celebra las alegrías del enamoramiento y contempla las desventuras de la vejez, escrito en el estilo incomparable de Gabriel García Márquez.

“In my ninetieth year, I decided to give myself the gift of a night of love with a young virgin.”

An elderly journalist decides to celebrate his 90 years in a grand way, giving himself a present that will make him feel like he’s still alive: a virgin.In the brothel of a picturesque town, he sees the young woman from the back, completely naked, and his life changes radically. Now that he meets her he finds himself close to dying, not of old age, but rather of love.

Memoria de mis putas tristes is the story of this eccentric, solitary old man, a narrative of his sexual adventures (of which there were many), for which he always paid, never imagining that this would be the way he would discover true love.

This new novel, written in Gabriel García Márquez’s incomparable style movingly, contemplates the misfortunes of old age and celebrates the joys of being in love.

From the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars mal libro para empezar
talves este es un muy mal libro para empezar con este autor, tiene partes y enseñaszas interesantes pero nada mas haya...talves otro de sus grandes exitos me diga porque es tan famoso

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!!!
I am not a reader, but once I started reading this book, I was unable to stop. Everything you are looking for, on a short novel.

4-0 out of 5 stars a moving interesting story
I picked this book up in Spain because i wanted to read a book in Spanish. it was the first one i ever completed. and no mystery to that, as its so short. but i mean honestly i liked the topic, i liked how it delved into the taboo topics of prostitution and what goes on there. i thought it was interesting and moving and i appreciated the prose.

5-0 out of 5 stars Magnífica lectura, pero no recomendable para todos los públicos
La prosa de García Márquez es sencillamente brillante, cada párrafo es una obra de arte.

El libro acerca las realidades de una Colombia muy actual en una historia conmovedora y a la vez escalofriante--por lo creíble del argumento, y por lo delicado de uno de los principales temas tratados: la prostitución infantil--. Es por ello que lo desaconsejaría a personas muy sensibles o susceptibles.

5-0 out of 5 stars INTENSA!
Memoria de MIS Putas Tristes (Spanish Edition)

3. Experiencing MIS (2nd Edition)
by David M. Kroenke
Paperback: 672 Pages (2009-02-20)
list price: US$167.33 -- used & new: US$94.99
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Asin: 0136078680
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In the 21st Century, every business professional must be able to envision ways to gain a competitive edge using information systems, and the latest edition of Experiencing MIS prepares readers to do just that.

KEY TOPICS: IS and You; Using Information Technology; Using IS for Competitive Advantage; Information Systems Management

MARKET: Compiled in a modular and question-based format, this text explains to readers how information systems are used to solve business problems.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Experiencing MIS
I had to buy this book for my Information Technology for Business Majors class. It's written to a second grade level and is extremely boring. The first chapter has key terms like "people" "processes" and other simple concepts. Basically this book was written for morons. I hate that a 200 level course is reduced to such a simple level.

The videos that come with the professor edition are also boring, and repeat word-for-word what the book says.

If you are a student, brace yourself for a dumbed-down class that you will struggle to stay awake in.

If you are a professor, please don't use this book, and teach your class to a college level instead of reducing your standards to accompany simple-minded students.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Bad Questions
The material of this book is pretty decent, but the wording of the questions can be relatively unclear at times, making you wonder, what exactly are they asking sometimes.

5-0 out of 5 stars MIS
The book arrived ahead of time and gave me to chance to return a book that I paid nearly $150.00 for,nevertheless I was satisfied in knowing that I saved $141.00 and didn't have to miss out on not having a book. ... Read more

4. Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson
by Maria Murnane
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-02-09)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.00
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Asin: 0982555040
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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“Meet the new Bridget Jones.”(PopSugar Daily)

“A light and funny read…If you’ve ever felt like your life wasn’t going the way you’d planned, then you can’t help but connect with Waverly’s tale.” (Becky Lejeune for Bookbitch.com)

Anything can look perfect on paper. When her fiancé calls off their wedding at the last minute, Waverly Bryson wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she thought it would...or should. Her high-powered job in sports PR? Not so perfect. Her relationship with her dad? Far from it. Her perfect marriage? Enough said.To keep sane, Waverly makes a habit of jotting down "Honey Notes," her own brand of self-deprecating wisdom and a pipe-dream for a line of greeting cards.

As Waverly stumbles back into the dating scene (no stalkers or jean shorts, please), her personal and professional lives threaten to collide.Perfect on Paper reminds us that everyone has a bad date (or twelve), and that everyone eventually needs a best friend to tell them, “Honey, you are not alone.”

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3-0 out of 5 stars Really 3.5 stars
Perfect on Paper is a typical chick-lit book.It's got dating disasters, wonderful girlfriends, career struggles.I thought it was perfectly pleasant, just not fabulous.

Waverly has a dream job, although it's not her dream.She is in marketing but she specializes in sports marketing, and she doesn't even like or follow sports.She has been jotting down "amusing" thoughts, usually stemming from an experience with a bad date, toying with the idea of starting a line of greeting cards.These "Honey Notes" were my least favorite part of the book.I didn't even find most of them amusing.

The story itself is nice enough.We get to follow Waverly through some bad dates and embarrassing moments with co-workers.She is a very real character and fairly relatable in her imperfections.I don't know if all of us could relate to her job which, as I said, is kind of a dream job.

The story has the predictable chick-lit happy ending - better job, new romance.All in all, I would give it 3.5 stars and recommend it for someone looking for a light, fun read.

4-0 out of 5 stars I know how it goes...
I purchased this book because the description reads "I wrote this book for any woman who has ever had a really bad date or realized halfway through the work day that her skirt is on backwards."I was wearing my skirt backwards that day.

Perfect on Paper is fun read with a lot of laughs.I liked the "Honey Notes" at the beginning of each chapter.I've passed several of them onto my girlfriends.I think that some of the characters were a bit cliché and the trio could be perceived as a bit snobby - is it a crisis if the guy didn't make a reservation for your date?Inconvenient sure, but not life altering!Waverly and her entourage live really well with successful careers, nice homes and a full social calendar.Waverly has incredible luck throughout the book, almost too much luck so suspend your disbelief a bit.Every single thing falls into place for this girl, but I still liked the character and still cheered for her.
Perfect on Paper redeems itself with laugh out loud humor and some interesting characters that are less cliché.I especially liked the character of Kristina.She was tough and she made Waverly realize some very important things about herself.Kristina debunked some social myths which usually cause me to disregard chicklit.This character was the exact opposite.The character of Kristina has a place in any chicklit book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great summer read.
I had this book on my list for the longest time and finally got it when it came down to $3.99. I really liked it, it's funny and very entertaining. I have to agree with another reviewer though, it's a little annoying how the author refers to men as "that boy" when obviously they are in their thirties more than likely. But other that this very minor flaw this is a good book and would recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun book!
This was a really good book! It was fun and funny! It's a perfect summer read that will make you fall in love with Waverly Bryson.

4-0 out of 5 stars If Only
The contrast between how to present ourselves on various planes and what is the real "us" never ends. Each of us wants to put our best foot forward and, at times, it just does not work.This book captures the torture we go through to live up to an "image"...whether it is real or fantasy and what happens during the pain of realizing it will not work.Mystery is so much more attractive than the cold, hard truth, but we cannot live on what could be.....what is must be where we start. Learning to accept who and what we are and the sooner the better is the goal of this tale and it is funny, sad and very realistic in spots. ... Read more

5. The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson AND The Willie Lynch Letter by Willie Lynch
by Carter G. Woodson, Willie Lynch
Paperback: 126 Pages (2009-11-03)
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Asin: 1449581552
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"The Mis-Education of the Negro," originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, is arguably his greatest book. The thesis of "The Mis-Education of the Negro" is that African Americans of his time were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to become autodidacts and to "do for themselves," regardless of what they were taught. "The Willie Lynch Letter" written by Willie Lynch is widely considered to be one of the top 100 most controversial books of all time. For many, "The Willie Lynch Letter" is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others "The Willie Lynch Letter" is simply a highly controversial book that they must have as a reference tool and for self enlightenment. This beautifully produced volume, which includes both "The Mis-Education of the Negro" and "The Willie Lynch Letter," should be a part of everyone's personal library. ... Read more

6. Using MIS (3rd Edition)
by David Kroenke
Paperback: 552 Pages (2010-01-15)
list price: US$153.33 -- used & new: US$95.00
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Asin: 0136100759
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Using MIS is the book that teaches students how people use information systems to solve business problems.

The Importance of MIS; Collaboration Information Systems; Information Systems for Competitive Advantage; Hardware and Software; Database Processing; Data Communication; Business Process Management; E-Commerce and Web 2.0; Business Intelligence Systems; Managing Development; Information Systems Management; Information Security Management
This text is beneficial to the business professional interested in a basic understanding of management information systems today.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Service
I needed This Book although needed very cheap but everywhere it was expensive. The Book is really interesting and makes you interested in reading the materials.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
Buy with total confidence from this seller....super fast shipment, great communication and book in great condition!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Access Card?
I bought this NEW thinking it contained the
mislab access code with it.

I should have bought it from our school
bookstore instead!

I do like the book, however.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good seller, fast shipment.

Excellent seller. Able to accommodate my needs. I needed the book in such a short time, and the seller was able to ship it to me in time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Using MIS (2nd Edition)
Our bookstore had given us the wrong ISBN number and when I realized their mistake, I ordered from this vender and had the book in time for the next class.The book is n excellent shape even though it was listed as used.You can't go wrong with this seller in my opinion.Great price and great timing.Using MIS (2nd Edition) ... Read more

7. MIS 2010 (with Review Cards and Printed Access Card)
by Hossein Bidgoli
Paperback: 320 Pages (2010-03-10)
list price: US$64.95 -- used & new: US$49.69
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Asin: 0324830084
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 125 students and faculty, MIS is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. MIS incorporates state-of-the-art coverage through numerous practical applications and offers emerging cases from the information systems field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Text
In teaching Management Information Systems, I found Dr. Bidgoli's text outstanding. It is current. It addresses issues that are occurring globally in real time, and it is easy to use. The materials provided to support instruction are extremely helpful. The text strongly supports student MIS vocabulary development and understanding. The text is well organized and transitions easily and logically from topic to topic. I heartily recommend MIS 2010.

5-0 out of 5 stars From a Student's Perspective
For students, the topic of information systems or the study of technology and the advancement thereof can be a very daunting task. Although at least a basic understanding of information systems is necessary in order to function in this high tech world, most people do not have a clue about the fundamentals of anything computer. They usually know that this button turns it on as well as the path to their favorite website for watching hilarious videos but the depth of their knowledge usually hits its limits at this point. This is a very sad, but all too often, reality of modern life. The issue at hand is the sheer complexity of information systems as well as the fact that innovation happens nearly everyday. The point of knowing everything, or most everything, necessary to have a firm footing on the subject matter is always moving and becoming further away. This is where this book shines through as a must have.

The fundamental value of this book is that it is concise. It is rather to the point and does not journey on through meaningless examples or unnecessary stories. Here is Topic X. This is what Topic X is or does. Here is a bullet list of uses for Topic X or a picture/diagram showing Topic X in action. There may be a brief history or little bit of extra information but then the book simply moves onto the next topic. It does not get long and drawn out about any one topic or subject. This keeps the information fresh and the reader learning about all kinds of new things. Although this is a wonderful method to assist the student in learning about this complex subject, the student should be cautious on tests. Given that the book does not dig too deep into the subject matter, a student may have a tendency to simply breeze through the reading and not allow everything to "sink in." A test question may demand that the student pay attention to a small detail in the text that he was not prepared for given the nature of the reading. This really depends on the student though and this would be the only negative attribute of the book, per se. Generally, the concise nature of the book is what makes it a must have for any student wishing to step into the world of information systems or technology and start learning.

The chapters average about 19 pages and when one gets deeper in the book, the chapters actually seem shorter. It is pleasant to be able to read through the chapter without it becoming too long that it causes one to lose focus or numb the mind because it is dull. The colors and pictures are vibrant, giving it a modern design and feel. The book showcases brief highlights of technology companies as well as how they use certain technologies or some products and services these companies offer to help the student get a feel for the information being learned in action. The coverage of all subjects in the book is just enough to get a feel for the topic but not enough to necessarily have a complete understanding of all a topic's uses or inter workings. The book reveals enough knowledge that the reader will have a basic understanding of the subject matter and this is all that is necessarily for an introductory class. If the reader wishes to learn more or develop a greater understanding of a certain topic, the information superhighway is always at his finger tips.

The book comes with excellent study guides in the back. Each page-sized note card provides a summary of each learning objective and has all the key terms for the chapter as well as the full definitions. There is an excellent online resource for students that comes with one semester of access for students who buy the new version, or a lucky student that buys a used version from a student who did not use it. It provides plenty of support to assist in the journey of mastering the basics of management information systems.

The book is very well priced. It is the cheapest, brand new book that I have purchased in a long time. I am ecstatic to purchase a used book at the price I can get this one for brand new. Other MIS books of lower quality go for at least two times more in price and up. The book is geared for the student with the student in mind at all times and utilized plenty of student feedback in its creation. This book is a great value and a must have for any student or MIS class.

5-0 out of 5 stars MIS - the missing link for college students
In my humble opinion this book is going to fill the "missing link" in college education for our students preparing them to the "real life" applications of the different subjects in computer science and systems engineering they have been taught for years. This book should make MIS a fun subject to study: both because of its importance in modern society and due to the wide variety of the great auxiliary teaching aids, case studies, and interactive online study tools at [...]. And the author encourages his readers to provide instant feedback by using this web site to SPEAK UP!

This book is an important teaching tool for any school of business, science or engineering; it would allow students to relate the theoretical aspects of different subjects in computer science and systems engineeringto real life implementations of these topics. I also believe, because of the way it's written with a variety of cool auxiliary tools and online references, this book can be used as a reference guide for popularization and demystification of MIS in any modern household.
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8. El Color De Mis Palabras (Spanish Edition)
by Lynn Joseph
Paperback: 107 Pages (2002-05)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$5.67
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Asin: 1930332750
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In a debut novel by an established poet, Ana Rosa, a blossoming young writer growing up in a poor seaside village in the Dominican Republic, must struggle to find her own voice and the means for it to be heard in a country where words are feared. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Words do have colors!
This is one of my most favorite books ever!
It is a coming of age novel of a young girl in the Dom. Republic.
Through poetry at the begining of each chapter the mood is sucsesfully set, telling of a girl who lives in poverty and the restrictions of the government. When she tries with the help of her family to resist them trying to take her property, she is struck by tragedy.
This is a beautiful, moving book that might cause a few tears. I cannot say enough about it.
I'm sure it will inspire others like it inspired me! ... Read more

9. MIS Essentials
by David M. Kroenke
Paperback: 408 Pages (2009-02-21)
list price: US$122.00 -- used & new: US$53.73
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Asin: 0136075606
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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In the 21st Century, every business professional must be able to envision ways to gain a competitive edge using information systems, and the latest edition of MIS Essentials prepares readers to do just that.

KEY TOPICS: IS and You; Using Information Technology; Using IS for Competitive Advantage; Information Systems Management

MARKET: In the 21st Century, every business professional must be able to effectively utilize information systems, and MIS Essentials  prepares readers to do just that.

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1-0 out of 5 stars MIS-fortune
I'm not usual one to complain on reviews, but this book took it too far. The questions and assignments range from insanely vague to so narrowly scoped that it is impossible to answer. Cannot wait to get rid of this book. ... Read more

10. Chomsky on Mis-Education (Critical Perspectives)
by Noam Chomsky
Paperback: 208 Pages (2004-02-23)
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Asin: 0742529789
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In this book, Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Great
In On Mis-Education, the noted activist and scholar Noam Chomsky puts forth a well reasoned analysis of the failure of public eduction in America. Consequently, it should come as no surprise that many americans do not even know how many states are in the United States, or even who their senator or even president is (not that the last matters very much). On the contrary these same citizens can tell you countless bits of information on even the most obscure of Hollywood personalities. The failure that this represents, however, is not completely the fault of the people themselves, although they do bear a vurden for their own lack ofintellectual curiosity, it is primarily due to the conserted and intense barage of mindless drivel constantly transmited through our media outlests and schools. In this era of information, TV is often seen as the fountain of truth and as the previous review shows, this is not an all too uncommon thing. Fortunately for us, Chomsky lays it all out and exposes how the media shapes what passes for knowledge in today's world, which comes down to a simple equation of profit and cost.

2-0 out of 5 stars Misleading title
Chomsky and Macedo should have known better: the title of their book is misleading. It should of been titled "Chomsky on Mis-Political Education."I don't have a problem with Chomsky's political analysis, but I was expecting him to talk more about the public and private school system in this country. He only does this in the first chapter, and then rest of this short book focuses on what Chomsky knows best: domestic and international politics.A better book on this subject is "Educating the 'Right' Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality," by Micheal W. Apple.

2-0 out of 5 stars It wasn't about education
I wish I could have given this book more stars.I admire Chomsky on many different levels and I was very excited to see this book. I am a teacher as is my husband and we feel there are a lot of anti-teacher, anti-public education, anti-students, etc. attitudes facing us, and we feel many are instigated by the corporate attack on the U.S.We thought, "Great! If there is anyone who can break these issues down and do them justice, it's Chomsky." Unfortunately, like the previous reviews stated, he relied on what he knows best which, as always, is well-argued and very peruasive. Yet, education in the U.S. didn't really fit into the big picture. We are disappointed that we bought a book that we have read before (a pastiche of earlier books). I am very let down that there was no exploration of the current state of education. Any analysis of U.S. education would have been nice.The title is deceptive and I am hurt that he didn't write about an issue that hits close to home for me.

3-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, but not really surprising
I hate to say it, but this book disappointed me, as a consumer.Be warned, if you have read much Chomsky before, that very little in this book will be new to you, or is unavailable elsewhere, and very little bears on education, mis- or otherwise.

The first chapter is a brief, and I do mean brief, interview of Chomsky by the book's editor, Donaldo Macedo...It does address educational issues, and is interesting except for Chomsky calling Macedo's expressed doubts about claims to objectivity -- Chomsky dismisses this as "postmodernism," which is not only ridiculous but shows one place where the Master jumps on a trendy bandwagon, using "postmodernism" as a term of abuse the way many people use, say, "Political Correctness."

Chapter 2 is a long chapter from Chomsky's 1989 book Necessary Illusions, with some minimal updating in the footnotes.It's a good chapter, and I didn't mind rereading it, but its bearing on education is extremely indirect: it's simply an example of Chomsky's trademark dissection of media/government collusion and lies.

Chapter 3 was delivered as a lecture in South Africa in 1997, originally published there and in the Boston radical magazine Z.It's a good article, analyzing and documenting myths of "free trade" and "free markets."But education?Nope.

Finally, chapter 4 is a transcription of a TV "debate" from the 1980s between Chomsky and the notorious John Silber, then president of Boston University.It's about aid to the contras, the US proxy army against the Sandinistas.This has been excerpted in the documentary Manufacturing Consent.It makes interesting reading now, and it's mildly entertaining to observe a demented and delusional Silber accusing Chomsky of monopolizing the US media on Central American issues.But what does it have to do with education?

The overwhelming bulk of the book, then, has nothing to do with its ostensible topic.Especially if you're new to reading Chomsky, it's not a waste of time to read, but it's not worth your money.If you are curious about Chomsky, get The Chomsky Reader, which as I recall has more material about education than this book does.Shame on Rowman and Littlefield.

5-0 out of 5 stars this is chomsky
It would not be in the spirit of the book or Chomsky's views if I called him the greatest living American intellectual.He would ask what that means, and perhaps deny that he is.

If one disregards for a moment his thoughtful political activism and his watershed work in lingustics, Chomsky is still one of the most insightful thinkers I have ever come across.In this book, he turns his attention to the way we learn.He concerns himself with the whole learning process, the education system, its flaws.He exposes them with wit and eloquence.Chomsky, as ever, writes without condescension and without pretension.

Even if you disagree with his thoughts, you cannot deny his sheer intellect, his astounding command facts, and his unwavering determination to be clear.As always I'm amazed at his abilities as a scholar and his ability to dissect major probles in our country.This book, as any book, by Chomsky is definitely important.

(A note: This book is published by Rowman & Littlefield; they have accomplished to be a respected publisher of alternative views in academia.Almost anything they publish is important.) ... Read more

11. MIS Cases: Decision Making wih Application Software (4th Edition)
by Lisa Miller
Paperback: 480 Pages (2008-04-13)
list price: US$68.00 -- used & new: US$48.49
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MIS Cases gives students practice solving business problems using application software.

Offers case studies to develop database skills, spreadsheet skills, and web development skills.

For business professionals who would like to refine skills needed to solve managerial problems.

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good business case book with a focus on using MS Office
This is a good book.
This book is not about MIS in terms of how people and technology relate to one another (the IT artifact). It is a book that provides some credible business situations where one could use MS Excel or Access to derive a solution and corresponding report. Think of it as being like a math book filled with word problems.
I can talk about MS Office and kill my students with PowerPoint shows all day long only to have them able to check a box or menu selection - and still learn nothing of practical value. Only when I challenge them with these cases do they have a chance to demonstrate problem solving skills.
Our department has adopted this text for the introduction to desktop computing, and introduction to MIS. We believe it will help all the school's business students be better prepared for MIS, Accounting, Finance, HR, etc because it asks students to think critically and use the tools at hand to answer the questions that are relevant to these disciplines. ... Read more

12. Senor Que Mis Hijos Te Amen (Spanish Edition)
by Rey Matos
Paperback: 160 Pages (2003-01-27)
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Asin: 0884199126
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Biblical parenting tool
Este libro me sirvio de gran ayuda.Es una excelente herramienta para los que son o seran padres.Aplica principios biblicos a la relacion padre/hijo, con un enfoque en la disciplina amorosa. ... Read more

13. My Animals/ Mis Animales
by Rebecca Emberley
Kindle Edition: 10 Pages (2008-10-31)
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Asin: B001JK9C5E
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Younger readers can begin to learn a new language with these brightly colored Spanish/English board books that show pictures of familiar animals. Full color. Baby/Preschool. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Series of books plagued with errors
This whole series is useless. Each of the books has words that are translated incorrectly, and/or are plain poor choices (such as selecting items that have different regional names in different Spanish-speaking countries).

In the back cover of all this collection, the word "collect" is translated as "recolecta", which would be equivalent to "gather". The correct word would be "colecciona".

In a book that has about 10 words total, and designed to teach a foreign language, these errors are unforgivable.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mis animales
Los animales que aparecen son muy pocos y los más conocidos, como el gato, perro, caballo, etc.Esta demasiado aburrido para niños de 1-2 años.
El libro en sí, es de láminas gruesas y duraderas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great review or word introduction
If you know how to pronounce the Spanish words correctly, this is a great book for toddlers. I've used it with my Toddler Spanish classes, and even my 4-7 year olds as they are learning to form their own opinions and original sentences in Spanish. I love the simplistic, yet BRIGHT pictures and how wonderfully sturdy the slick pages are.

Use this along with Flip Flop Spanish workbook, and you've got a great combo!

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm know about goats
I like goats. They are good people, I mean pets. I mean that they are americans, like sheep. I like to refresh my memory about goats, that is why I bought this book. It helped me remember my fun visit with some little boys and girls where I told them about my pet who was a goat. I liked the story, especially the pictures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Spanish/English Series
Raising a multilingual child is difficult particularly in our mono-lingual culture.It is all too easy to resort to the English default.As a parent I have to make an extra conscious effort to speak Spanish to my daughter and familiarize her ear with the sounds she will hopefully use one day.In this regard bi-lingual books have been essential in helping me to set aside Spanish-time.I have read this series of board books by Rebecca Emberley to my daughter since she was 3-months old and they are still among her favorites at 15 months.These books are ideal for interacting with your baby and toddler in a multilingual fashion.The illustrations are bright and colorful and the pages withstand repeated vigorous turning by little hands.Each page presents a single word in English and Spanish for added comprehension, yet ideal for short attention spans.Thank you for a wonderful series. ... Read more

14. Memoria de MIS Putas Tristes (Spanish Edition)
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hardcover: 109 Pages (2004-01)
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Asin: 8439711654
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Short Novel from the Master
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a master storyteller,moving the plot line atspeed.Part of what makes him interesting is his use of the unexpected.For example he will describe odors in detail or he will insert a supernatural explanation for an event.His theme of a 90 year old man giving himself a birthday present of an adolescent girl who is a virgin is audacious,but it becomes a tale of courtship and love and one feels sympathy for both of these two otherwise unfortunate people.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not his best work . . .
I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but I have to say that this is definitely not his best work. The characters were very dull, and it pretty much left me feeling like, why should I care?

5-0 out of 5 stars Cruda pero brillante
Gabriel Garcia Marquez nos encanta una vez mas con esa habilidad parahacernos vivir un mundo creado por el. La novela es cruda, incluso algunos podrian encontrar algo vulgar ciertas partes, pero el autor se las ingenia para narrar esos episodios con una harmonia de palabras que hasta el mas sensible no los encontrara ofensivos. La recomiendo a todos los admiradores de autores Latinoamericanos. ... Read more

15. Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos. La historia secreta (Spanish Edition)
by Juanita Castro Ruz, Maria Antonieta Collins
Paperback: 432 Pages (2009-10-26)
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Asin: 160396701X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Ten years ago, Juanita Castro set down to write her memoirs, and thanks to the fortunate coincidence that I was both her friend and a journalist, we began working on them together. When we finished in 1999, Juanita decided not to publish them, and for the past ten years we kept this book the first one I had written a secret.

Surprisingly, Juanita chose this year, 2009, to bear her soul in an extraordinary journey through the triumphs and tragedies of her life and, consequently, the events that have shaped the lives of millions of people during the past fifty years. This is the first-hand testimony of a person who, from the moment of her birth, was connected by the deepest bond to two of the most notable political figures of contemporary Latin American history: Fidel and Raul Castro, her brothers. It is, therefore, the most intimate and accurate analysis any person can do of their own kin: mother, father, grandparents, and brothers, the famous and those that chose to stay out of the limelight.

It is the account of a woman that severed all ties, a woman that in 1964 joined the Cuban exile in the United States. It is a story for Cubans and non-Cubans alike the story Juanita Castro owed each and every one of us; a story that had not been told until today.
Maria Antonieta Collins

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Hace diez anos Juanita Castro se decidio a escribir sus memorias y gracias a una doble y fortuita coincidencia: ser su amiga y ser periodista, fue que comenzamos a trabajar en ellas. Al terminarlas en 1999, simplemente decidio no publicarlas, y a lo largo de la decada, ambas compartimos el secreto de guardar el libro, -el primero que yo habia escrito-.

Sorpresivamente, en este 2009 decidio abrir su alma en un extraordinario recorrido por el triunfo y la tragedia de su vida, y por ende, en los acontecimientos que han marcado las vidas de millones en los ultimos cincuenta anos. Esta es una gran historia para cubanos y para quienes no lo son. Es el testimonio contado en primera persona, por alguien que estuvo desde que naciera, junto a dos de los personajes politicos de la historia contemporanea de America Latina: sus hermanos Fidel y Raul. Es por lo tanto una radiografia la mas cercana y fidedigna- que alguien pudiera hacer de los suyos: de su madre, de su padre, de los abuelos y de todos los hermanos incluyendo los famosos y los que decidieron no serlo.

Es el recuento de la mujer que rompio con todo, y quien en 1964 vino a vivir al exilio cubano en los Estados Unidos. Es la historia que Juanita Castro nos debia a todos, la que nunca ha contado a nadie, y aqui la tienen.

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2-0 out of 5 stars los hermanos de Juanita Castro
For a Cuban like me, that came to the USA in 1962 with no monney and the clothing I had on, but greatfull for the oportunities this country has given us, I am sad to read how Juanita blames others for the crimes and terribles things her brothers have done to Our Cuba and all Cubans,she adores Raul and Fidel well she admits is a criminal, butI dont see her clearly condemming them..one chapter she clears her parents and grandparents but to me most of the book she dedicates to herself and all the people she say she helped. she doesn't feel Homehere In USA.........

4-0 out of 5 stars Muy interesante!
Teniendo familia en Cuba, conozco algo de la vida alla y me fue interesante escuchar acerca de la familia Castro Ruz por un miembro de ella.Me ayudo llenar baches de conocimiento en la historia de la Revolucion y tambien da una perspectiva personal de Fidel, Raul y otros grandes lideres de este movimiento.Las fotos tambien son interesantes.Vale la pena leer este libro.

1-0 out of 5 stars ¿Dónde está el cuento?
Pensaba que iba a leer y aprender algo de cómo era la vida de los Castros por la perspectiva de Juanita pero en vez de eso leí una defensa contra los que han escrito contra los Castros .....libros que jamás conocía. ¡Ya estoy muy interesada de leer estos libros para saber que han escrito!
A Juanita no le hacia falta defender su familia. Solo tenía que escribir su historia según su perspectiva sin mencionar lo que se han dicho otros y deja que el lector decide para si mismo cuál era la verdad. Era muy difícil seguir el libro con tantas interrupciones de defensas.

4-0 out of 5 stars Juanita Castro Book
Fascinating autobiography by Fidel"s sister. She has no use for him and feels he has betrayed the Cuban Revolution. She still seems to have a soft spot for brother Raul however.

5-0 out of 5 stars Muy interesante. Otra vision.

16. My Colors/ Mis Colores (English and Spanish Edition)
by Rebecca Emberley
Board book: 10 Pages (2000-09-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The vibrant colors and large text in this enchanting collection of bilingual board books make learning easy and fun. Boldly colored construction paper cutouts on stark white backgrounds introduce the basic concepts of colors, numbers, shapes, and opposites in a way that will engage little ones again and again. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nice, simple book
We ordered this for our church preschool library and the kids love the simple colors and pictures. The teachers love the simple translations

4-0 out of 5 stars cute
Cute, bought for my 18month old, my girls haven't read it all that much, they seem to prefer Boynton and Leslie Patrelli but its a good edition to the book shelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book is good to my son and i ...easy to read big pictures bright colors easy and fun on the left side of the book is all colors in english and spanish, on the other side "right' colorful objects in spanish and english.....i am teaching my son spanish and he smiles every time i ask him to point out the red apple in spanish or the blue fish in spanish thanks Rebecca will purchase the numbers book next!

5-0 out of 5 stars It depends where you are from...
This book is wonderful!My daughter is almsot 3 and everynight she wants to read this and other books by Rebecca Emberley.She gets so excited and is starting to use the new words she's learned throughout the day.As far as the grammer is concerned.. It depends where you're from.I'm half puerto rican and half el salvadorian and grew up speaking spanish everyday cause my mom didn't speak english. For example Banana in spanish can be said as "guineo" or "banana" with an accent. I grew up saying both. Another example beans can be said "frijoles" or "abichuelas"; car "carro" or "coche" When I say coche I think of stroller but in el salvador "coche" means car; "frijoles" in puerto rico "abichuelas" in el savador; Money "plata" "dinero" etc..I Plan to teach my daughter the words That not only I recomend her to use but also to let her know it can be said in other ways as well and use whatever you feel comfortable saying..again it all depends on where you come from...the important thing is that my daughter loves them, it encourages her to read and learn a new language..that's all that matters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Previous poster is wrong about translation
It is common knowledge that an article needs to be placed in front of nouns in Spanish and that this is not necessary for English nouns. It is absolutely correct that this was done in this book.

"Color café" is a term used quite often throughout Latin America, but especially in Mexico and Central America, to mean brown.

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17. Mis-Directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre
by Terry McCabe
Paperback: 130 Pages (2008-10-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director's view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece of the theatre, he declares, distorts plays and oppresses the actors. Mr. McCabe explores what it means to direct a play when directing is properly understood as a process of self-effacement and faithfulness to the playwright's vision. An eminently sensible polemic delivered with cogent examples and equally cogent arguments. --Nicholas Rudall. A call to responsibility and--dare I say it?--adulthood. It is also the fuel for what could be some constructive arguments among colleagues. --Jeffrey Sweet ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Object-Lesson
There are so many "how-to" books written about directing, all of which espouse theories or practices that are (at best) highly-personalized and idiosyncratic, but this slender volume slices through layers of obfuscation to reach the core issue by pointing out how NOT to direct!

All of us in the profession have "bad director" or "bad directing" horror stories to tell -- but that's not really what this book is all about. McCabe presents a lucid argument for knowing one's place in the greater scheme of things. If, as a director, you don't want to tell the story the playwright has given you, you should d**ned-well write your OWN play, not damage someone else's!

The book is a delicious rant -- you'll want to purchase extra copies for your friends!

5-0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile, down to earth, and practical!
This book is a must-read for all directors for the stage.And playwrights should probably read it, too.And it would not hurt actors.And designers.

So, everyone who works in theatre at all should read it.

McCabe here approaches specific problems plaguing the theatre community with a clear, concise, and pragmatic eye.Absent are the artistic mumblings of people like Bogart (of "A Director Prepares") and the circuitous - if scholarly - musings of the Zimmermans and Shapiros.In "Mis-Directing the Play," McCabe documents repeated efforts by directors to rewrite texts rather than getting at the core of a writer's work.

The fact is that all theatre stems from a text, from a playwright, and McCabe insists that directors must interpret this text rather than attempt to wield or rewrite it.He gives hard, fact-based advice and evidence, and he offers practical solutions to a lot of difficult directing questions ("How can I be sure I am following the writer's vision?").

Some will bawk at McCabe's point of view and suggest that he is simply jaded and rambling, but they lack the focus and discipline required for McCabe's style of directing: a style that respects not only playwrights, but also the audience and theatre itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars a must
As an actor who has suffered through the idiocy of some directors' "concepts," an audience member who has winced at
the willful misunderstanding of the text in some productions, and a director who tries very hard to direct the text, I loved this book.
McCabe doesn't say it's bad to have a concept for a play--he rails against directors who direct the concept instead of the play; or worse, ignore the page entirely in order to produce 'an effect.'
Sadly, too many grad schools are turning out exactly the kind of director McCabe abhors (despite Scott Miller's comments).I've seen university productions of 'Equus' where the director said he didn't want the audience to be thinking about the horses (!?), of 'Funny Thing/Forum' where new dance music was written for the courtesans and "Love I Hear" was turned into a solo with choral back-up, and 'Dracula' was given a newly written last scene to "add punch."
This book needs to pair with Mamet's "True and False"--not as bibles of what to do, but as reminders of why we're doing it.

1-0 out of 5 stars silly, pretentious, and unnecessary
This is one of those books that just didn't need to be written. Its central point is terribly obvious and fairly unnecessary, and if the point HAS to be made (over and over), it could have been made easily in ten pages. After reading the book, I see that when McCabe talks about directors misinterpreting plays, what he REALLY means is directors interpreting plays differently than how HE interprets those plays. And he seems to have virtually no credentials to back up his rants. He hates dramaturgs, readings, workshops, backstory, blah, blah, blah. So who cares? I'm not sure why he's so angry and so bitter, but this horrific pandemic of rebel directors raping good plays, against which he rails, doesn't actually exist. Still, the book was interesting in some unexpected ways (sometimes for unintentional entertainment value) even though it holds no real value in any ongoing discussion of American theatre. This is really not worth the cover price...

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful, funny, and provocative--required reading!
This delightful, funny, thought-provoking book should be required reading for all directors, all directing students, and all lovers of the theatre. McCabe is very persuasive in his debunking of the idea of the theatre director as auteur, and illustrates his case with many first-hand accounts from recent productions. This book is a very enjoyable read, and will, I hope, be very important to theatre artists of the future. It made me re-think my own director/playwright collaborations, and I think I have some apologies to write. ... Read more

18. En Mis Propias Palabras: Introduccion a mis ensenanzas y filosofia (Spanish Edition)
by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Paperback: 240 Pages (2009-05-01)
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Asin: 1401920152
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama is celebrated as Buddhism’s preeminent spiritual master and teacher, embodying the highest aspirations of this rich tradition that is more than 2,500 years old. With both profundity and simplicity, he has carried the nuanced teachings of the Buddha to the far corners of the globe, and in the process has touched and transformed millions of lives. Like the Buddha himself, the Dalai Lama, with his ever-smiling face, reaches out to people in ways that connect to their individual mental dispositions, abilities, and everyday realities. Buddhism, which never seeks to proselytize, has been made accessible by the Dalai Lama to both non-Buddhists and Buddhists alike so that we may all learn from one of the most valuable strands of our shared heritage.

This fascinating book brings together extracts from some of His Holiness’s most powerful writings and talks. As he explains the elements of the Buddha’s teachings and the basic practices of meditation, he also engages and reconciles the innovations of modern science with Buddhist perspectives. Ultimately, His Holiness calls for the celebration of diversity and the recognition of interdependence that breeds a sense of Universal Responsibility—which must govern all of our relationships in this increasingly fragmented world.

Serving as the perfect introduction to the Dalai Lama’s philosophy, both Buddhist and secular, In My Own Words is just the book for gleaning insights into the mind of one of the world’s greatest spiritual icons.

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3-0 out of 5 stars good
Un libro con ensenanzas sencillas pero profundas a la vez.Te anima a tratar de ser una mejor persona cada dia. ... Read more

19. Desde mis poemas / From my poems (Letras Hispanicas) (Spanish Edition)
by Claudio Rodriguez
 Paperback: 264 Pages (2004-06-30)
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Asin: 8437603889
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20. Mis abuelos y yo / My Grandparents and I
by Ethriam Cash Brammer
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2004-10-31)
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This ode to family depicts the special influence of a young boy’s grandparents in his life.His voice rings as he catalogs the various ways his grandparents impact him. Through gentle verse, Caraballo strings the joys of this quiet relationship: weekends spent throwing parties in the kitchen with delectable desserts, strolls to the museums and historic sites, and sprinting through the spray of a water hose in the backyard.

Set in Puerto Rico, the book, too, pays homage to a unique childhood on the island, colored by descriptions of El Morro, the cruise-liners and big freighters in the ocean, and frolicking in the sea with stingrays.The verses sparkle with this island song, flitting from the joys of the seaside to the cool nights under the stars. ... Read more

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