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PAUL BAKER AND INTEGRATION OF ABILITIES

Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities Hardcover –  

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Robert Flynn
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Robert Flynn, professor emeritus, Trinity University and a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of fourteen books. Nine novels: North To Yesterday; In the House of the Lord; The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope; Wanderer Springs, The Last Klick, The Devils Tiger, co-authored with the late Dan Klepper, Tie-Fast Country, Echos of Glory.and his most recent Jade:Outlaw. His dramatic adaptation of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying was the United States entry at the Theater of Nations in Paris in l964 and won a Special Jury Award. He is also the author of a two-part documentary, “A Cowboy Legacy” shown on ABC-TV; a nonfiction narrative, A Personal War in Vietnam, an oral history, When I was Just Your Age, and a memoir, Burying the Farm.

Also, three story collections, Seasonal Rain, Living With The Hyenas, Slouching Toward Zion, and a collection of essays, Growing Up a Sullen Baptist. He is co-editor of Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities.

North to Yesterday received awards from the Texas Institute of Letters and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year by the New York Times. Seasonal Rain, was co-winner of the Texas Literary Festival Award. Wanderer Springs received a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Living With the Hyenas received a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Echoes of Glory received a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Flynn’s work has been translated into German, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Malayalam, Arabic, Tamil, Hindi, Kanada, and Vietnamese. Flynn is a member of The Texas Institute of Letters, The Writers Guild of America, Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Associate, and P.E.N. In 1998, he received the “Distinguished Achievement Award” from the Texas Institute of Letters. (See Flynn’s Blog.)

Robert Flynn is a native of Chillicothe, Texas, the best known Chillicothe outside of Ohio, Missouri and Illinois, despite its size. Chillicothe is so small there’s only one Baptist Church. Chillicothe is so small you have to go to Quanah to have a coincidence. Chillicothe is fairly bursting with truth and beauty and at an early age Flynn set out to find it.

His life and work could be described as ‘The Search for Morals, Ethics, Religion, or at least a good story in Texas and lesser known parts of the world’.

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Marilyn Pate Author- New book EVERYDAY EVIL and her short stories

      Marilyn Pate invites you to visit her newly completed website, www.marilynannepate.com to learn about herself, her new book, EVERYDAY EVIL and read some of her short stories. 

      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the news letter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 38.  No. 5  Oct/Nov. 2009

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Don Bueltmann Author- THE GIFT

THE GIFT
by Don Bueltman
Published by Golden Tree Books
http://www.thegoldentreeonline.com

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Rosen Publishing Group- GREAT MUSLIM PHILOSOPHERS AND SCIENTISTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES, Youth Non-Fiction

      GREAT MUSLIM PHILOSOPHERS AND SCIENTISTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES six-part series (Rosen Publishing Group, 2006)

      These richly illustrated books provide excellent reference sources and interesting biographical reading for intermediate level students and above.  Although each book focuses on a particular individual, linkages are made among the featured scientist and philosphers as with others in different eras and regions. (Middle School and up)

      The Middle East Outreach Council established the Middle East Book Award in 1999 to recognize books for children and young adults that contribute meaning-fully to an understanding of the Middle East.  Books are judged on the authenticity of their portrayal of the Middle Eastern subject, as well as on their characterization, plot, and appeal for the inteneded audience.  Awards are announced in Novemenber for books published during the period from January of the previous year through September of the current year.  For the purposes of this award, “The Middle East” is defined as the Arab World, Iran, Isreal, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

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Mark Alan Stamaty-ALIA’S MISSION: SAVING THE BOOKS OF IRAQ, a book for young readers and adults

        ALIA’S MISSION: SAVING THE BOOKS OF IRAQ by Mark Alan Stamaty (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)

      Inspired by a true story, ALIA’S MISSION recounts the heroic efforts of Alia Muhammad Baker…the chief librarian of the Central Library in Basra, Iraq…to preserve her country’s history and culture in the midst of war.  When government officials ignored her pleas for help, Alia and her neighbors smuggled over 30,000 books to safety, where they remain until peace returns to her country.  Her story… told here in graphic-novel style…will inspire children as well as adults.

      The Middle East Outreach Council established the Middle East Book Award in 1999 to recognize books for children and young adults that contribute meaning-fully to an understanding of the Middle East.  Books are judged on the authenticity of their portrayal of the Middle Eastern subject, as well as on their characterization, plot, and appeal for the inteneded audience.  Awards are announced in Novemenber for books published during the period from January of the previous year through September of the current year.  For the purposes of this award, “The Middle East” is defined as the Arab World, Iran, Isreal, Turkey, and Afghanistan.

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Western National Parks Association-Books, Maps, Guides, Children’s Publications, and Much More

      Books, Maps, Guides, Children’s Publications, and Much More…

      The National Park Service preserves and protects special places that help tell the story of our country.  Western National Parks Association develops publications and products that communicate that story to national park visitors. 

      Discover a wealth of publications and products that explore our cultural and natural history as preserved in your national parks.  Visit our stores at affiliated parks or online at www.wnpa.org.

      Western National Parks Association operates bookstores and develops publications and products in support of the educational and research programs of the National Park Service.  Since 1938 more than $32 million has been donated to 65 national parks in 12 western states. 

      Become a Western National Parks Association member and save 15 percent on your purchases!

     Proceeds from our sales directly support education and research programs of the National Park Service 

      Western National Parks Association

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Asma Mobin-Uddin-THE BEST EID EVER, a book for young readers

      THE BEST EID EVER, written by Asma Mobin-Uddin, illustrated by Laura Jacobsen.  (Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2007)  The Eid al-Adha (“feast of the Sacrifice”) is the biggest holiday in the Islamic calendar, but this year Aneesa’s parents are in far away Saudi Arabia making the pilgrimage to Mecca.  At the mosque, Aneesa meets two young girls, refugees who have just arrived in the U.S  from their war torn country.  Aneesa and her grandmother come up with a plan to help the girls celbrate and make it the best Eid ever.  This book will help students understand the importance of the Eid celebration, as well as the important themes of charity and helping the less fortunate. 

      The Middle East Outreach Council established the Middle East Book Award in 1999 to recognize books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East.  Books are judged on the authenticity of their portrayal of a Middle Eastern subject, as well as on their characterization, plot, and appeal for the intended audience.  Awards are announced in November for books published during the period from January of the previous year through September of the current year.  For the purposes of this award, “The Middle East” is defined as the Arab World, Iran, Isreal, Turkey, and Afghanistan.  

      THE BEST EID EVER is a Middle East Outreach Council Elementary Level Award Winner.

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