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Mine After Dark

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He barely knew her, and he can't forget her...

It's the dead of winter on Gansett Island, and Riley McCarthy's mood matches the lousy weather as he and his family work to bring their new business, McCarthy's Wayfarer, back to life. He can't deny that he's been in a funk since Nikki Stokes and her twin sister, Jordan, left the island last fall without saying goodbye. Riley, who'd been hired to fix the leaking roof at their grandmother's home, had liked talking to Nikki and had been looking forward to getting to know her better when she disappeared. Months later, he still thinks of her every day, even if he wishes he didn't. She's hard to forget.

As the manager for Jordan's reality TV career, Nikki finds herself square in the middle of the kind of drama she's had more than enough of, especially since her sister plans to go back to the husband who released a sex tape that devastated Jordan last fall. Enough is enough for Nikki, who quits her job and heads for her happy place--her grandmother's oceanfront home on Gansett Island, hoping she might run into the sweet, sexy guy who fixed the roof last fall. She liked talking to him and wonders if he stayed on the island for the winter. She really hopes he's still there.

The minute Riley hears that Nikki has come back to Gansett Island, he has to see her. He has to know if the spark of attraction he'd felt for her is still there, and more than anything, he'd love to know why he's thought more about a woman he met exactly twice than he ever has about anyone else. Come back to Gansett Island for Riley and Nikki's sweet, sexy story and catch up with many of your favorites, including Mac and Maddie, Adam and Abby, Shane and Katie and Kevin and Chelsea!

The Gansett Island Series
Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie)
Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey)
Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney)
Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie)
Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace)
Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura)
Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany)
Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby)
Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David)
Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex)
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie)
Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura)
Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie)
Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope)
Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda)
Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin)
Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn)
Book 17: Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1)
Book 18: Kevin & Chelsea (Episode 2)
Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley & Nikki)
Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe)
Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia)

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Monsignor

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Inspired by a true story. A novel of unbridled passion and intrigue set inside the heroic underground network that helped turn the tide of World War II.
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Monumental Providence

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Public statuary as we think of it, according to the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission's 1999 publication, Outdoor Sculpture of Rhode Island, first appeared in this state in the mid-1800s inspired by a European idiom. Greco-Roman in origin, these masterpieces flourished and the resulting statues, monuments and memorials that are now scattered throughout the City of Providence stand as a testament to the people, places and events that have had a profound impact on the shaping of the history of Rhode Island's capital city.
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Moonlight Helmsman: Robert Smalls' Amazing Escape

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MOONLIGHT HELMSMAN Robert Smalls' Amazing Escape by Richard Maule

2017 recipient of 7 national awards for Historical Fiction, African American Literature, and Best First Novel.

He was alone in dreaming it could be done, but on a moonlit night in 1862, the slave Robert Smalls stole the Confederate flagship and sailed off to freedom. Richard Maule's novel, Moonlight Helmsman, brings to life one of the most amazing stories in our nation's history.

Born into bondage, Smalls longs for the sailor's life, and by the time the Civil War begins, he is assigned to pilot a Rebel ship in Charleston Harbor. Through a dramatic chain of events, Robert conspires to steal the boat, taking his friends and family along. His diverse crew includes his strong-minded wife Hannah, his preacher-turned-engineer Deke, and a fascinating madman named Spider Jefferson. Their intricate plot requires imagination, stealth, and the brazenness to defy certain death.

Taking the reader through treacherous channels, explosive mines, and enemy forts, the author leads us to a nail-biter of a climax. Faithful to the facts of history, Moonlight Helmsman is a gripping and inspiring testimony to the power of the human will. Kirkus Reviews says, "Maule skillfully renders Smalls' life through fictional embellishment, powerfully portraying his indomitable longing for liberty... a riveting story, and a sadly neglected sliver of American history... a seamless weave of historical investigation and fictional drama starring an African-American hero."

Mother at Seven

Mother at Seven

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Mother at Seven is the shocking, inspirational true story of a little girl's tragic childhood, and how she endured and overcame a decade of unspeakable abuse at the hands of her cruel and sadistic family. Set in Sochi, Russia, near the banks of the majestic Black Sea, Mother at Seven tells of those critical moments in a child's life when the only thing standing between the life and death itself was a pure and innocent belief that better days lie ahead. It teaches that by fighting through hardship and pain, miracles can still happen, and that life can still be amazing as long as hope is never lost.
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My Best Buddy M.L.

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A boy & girl start off as passing acquaintances and end up as best buddies. Their experiences as they go from two kids who barely know each other to best buddies will have you laughing & warm your heart. There is one thing that happens that will make your mouth hang open in surprise. The story does not end with the last page but continues as the author asks the parent & child a simple question that will keep you both smiling & laughing.
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My Family Record Book

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One of the biggest problems people face when a family member passes is finding and acting on critical information such as final wishes and arrangements, financial accounts, wills, house maintenance records, etc.
My Family Record Book is a complete step-by-step guide that will help you keep tract of and organize: final wishes & arrangements, computer information and passwords, estate planning documents, employment records, insurance policies, tax records, retirement accounts, government benefits, real estate records, house maintenance and more!
Much more than a check list of information, this guide helps you convey how and why decisions were made so others can make informed choices about such items as:
- How to keep the household running smoothly
- Where to get cash and how to access financial accounts
- How to get into your computer and access passwords
- How and when to downsize
- Which ongoing services to stop and which to keep going
Whether you are planning for retirement, have aging parents, or are a caregiver or estate executor, this book will help you organize important information so everyone will feel in control and know what to do during a stressful time.
My Family Record Book is the easiest and best way to organize your records and instructions for you and your family. Most importantly, it provides you with peace of mind knowing that vital information is easily accessible and is a loving and important gift for those you care about most.
Order a copy of this book today and empower your loved ones with knowledge!

My Poem, My Riddle

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Namesake

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"Dazzling...An intimate, closely observed family portrait."--The New York Times

"Hugely appealing."--People Magazine

"An exquisitely detailed family saga."--Entertainment Weekly


Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world--conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs.

In The Namesake, the Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri brilliantly illuminates the immigrant experience and the tangled ties between generations.
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Nana and the Hungry Whistle-Pig

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Let the Battle Begin! No matter what my Nana does, something is attacking her garden and eating all of her vegetable plants, over and over again. Nana tries everything she can think of to keep the critters out, but nothing seems to work. What kind of animal can be so hungry that it bites through fences to get her plants? And what will Nana ever do if she actually manages to catch it?
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Naval War College (USED)

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Explore the history of one of the nation s most prestigious service schools in The Naval War College. It was appropriate that the U.S. Navy s pioneer training station and principal graduate college be established at Newport. Known as The City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island, has a long history of maritime activity. As far back as the colonial period, Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay have always been safe and deep havens for naval as well as commercial shipping. In 1883, Commodore Stephen B. Luce established the Naval Training Station on Coaster s Harbor Island in Newport, which became the forerunner of the modern recruit stations for enlisted men in the U.S. Navy. The next year, in 1884, Luce established the Naval War College, the first professional naval education center of its kind in the world. It soon became the U.S. Navy s premier institution for professional studies of warfare, international law, and statesmanship relating to war and peace. Among others, Luce brought to the college Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan, the naval historian whose book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1600 1783, and other works influenced naval thought throughout the world."
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Night Watch Poems

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"In the Night Watch Poems, B. G. Donohue finds the wide chinks of light in the dark.. These are powerful, complex and beautiful, perfectly measured and crafted. In his search for the Divine, Donohue discovers a fertile ground." - Colum McCann, National Book Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Pushcart Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, et.al. Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, Hunter College
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Ninety Years and Still Going Strong What's My Secret?

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You may have enjoyed her two books, Fiddling Through the Wilderness and Into the Spirit. Now into her 90's, she continues to write her inspiring stories, essays, and lessons to others. On and off the stage, her journey of faith, hope, gratitude, and joy defines a life well-lived.
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No Loose Ends

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The death of a cardiologist in the crash of his own airplane brings together his practice partner and a newspaper reporter assigned to cover the crash. The doctor's death is the first of several planned to keep the President's illness top secret as his probable re-election draws near. The doctor and reporter team up to solve the mystery of who is behind the killings.
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North Providence: A History and the People that Shaped It

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In 1765, settlers to the west of Providence petitioned to form their own township. Their prayers were answered, and North Providence, Rhode Island, was born. While it sheltered religious dissenters, North Providence was also the sparking point of the Industrial Revolution--native sons and industrialists Samuel Slater and Zachariah Allen reinvented the cotton industry and altered the course of the nation. In this history of North Providence, author Paul F. Caranci celebrates the town's colorful characters and provides walking tours for the villages of Lymansville, Allendale, Centredale and Fruit Hill. Learn how North Providence native Stephen Olney became a Revolutionary War hero when he pulled an injured James Monroe from the battlefield and how Frank C. Angell became a spokesman for Centredale. Caranci reveals the unique history of North Providence and the people who shaped it.
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Nothing in Common an Anthology of Love Stories

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What is the magnet that brings two people together? Often, they are diverse in personality and some time they have nothing in common. Love, however, prevails--as it often does. Here are a few love stories.

Novocain

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Odysseys: Selected Short Stories and Poems

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Odysseys: An unfulfilled woman finds romance in an unlikely place; a young female pioneer finds rescue and renewal in a Lakota Indian warrior; an insecure American-Italian girl finds a sense of identity in an Italian village; and a pampered woman mends a broken friendship.
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Oliver's Journey

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Oliver is no ordinary octopus! He is usually off on an exciting adventure until one day when he longs for a place to call home and "fit in." Join Oliver and his friends Denny, Simon, Miranda, Randall and Luna as they help Oliver discover his most important "journey" yet!
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On the Mend

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On the Mend is a book about Living, Loving, Laughing, And all that comes in between. It's about Disappointment, Heartache, Heartbreak, Sadness, Loneliness, Accepting Learning, Growing, Strengthening, And moving forward. We all have our own version of the in-betweens, but our foundations are all the same. Some stories are longer, others are shorter. Some are more colorful, others are black and white. Some are filled with more living, living, and laughing, others more of the in-between. Know your story can change, turn the page, end the chapter, or begin a completely new book, but only after you take the time to learn what you want and need in this new journey filled with living, loving, and laughing.
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One Who Reads is Always Booked

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A teacher of writing and literature for 35 years, Donna DeLeo Bruno has loved books and relished reading for as far back as she can remember. Since retirement, she shares her immense enjoyment and keen appreciation of books and writing styles, with presentations at libraries, book clubs, and women's groups.
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Out of the Box Learning (USED)

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What does a mother do when she is told her child will never be able to learn? Beverly assumes public school will provide everything her son Patrick needs to succeed; but he's been beaten down by the system, and failing and falling further behind as each year passes. At each turn, she is met with devastating system roadblocks, and told she doesn't have what it takes to help her child. In many respects, she feels the professionals may be right. Will she be able to discover the educational path he needs? Or, will she too, fail her child? OUT OF THE BOX LEARNING tells of the deep courage of one mother who realizes that only she has the power to turn around her son's education. It is both heartfelt story, and step-by-step guide to alternative learning through homeschooling. OUT OF THE BOX LEARNING will inspire readers to rethink the landscape and purpose of education, when we fully trust our kids as inherent learners.
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Pacas Are coming

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Up in the Berkshires, it's been snowing forever and ZuZu hasn't been able to go on adventures. But suddenly there's the promise of some excitement. The farmer is bringing new animals to the barn and ZuZu can hardly wait to make friends with these gentle creatures that hum and have fleas. The pacas are coming!
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Pangaea; Revelations

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Pangaea is being torn apart by magic, and an old evil is set to return. Its greatest champions are blinded by ambition, choked by politics, and crippled by pain. Brought together by fate, seven young heroes set out to save the world. But what can children do against living gods? This is the tale of an end of an Age. These are its tragic last days.

Pangaea; Sunslinger

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Parent Trap columns Vol. 1 (USED)

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The Parent Trap Columns Volume I, is the first in a two-volume collection of humorous and insightful observations on contemporary teen parenting by Michael A. Battey, an East Greenwich, Rhode Island based doctor. Published in community newspapers within Rhode Island over several years, the columns reflect the author's personal experience along with commentary on parenting trends, and public education.

Pendulum's Truth

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Pie Sisters

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Three sisters, seven days, one lake. For the Lane sisters, Shelby, Yeardley, and Lily, returning to Aunt Nola's cottage on Canadaigua Lake for a birthday celebration is like going home. Now adults, it has been years since their last visit. Eager to escape the realities of their day-to-day lives, the girls jump at the chance to go back. What ensues is a journey that leads the sisters to a better understanding and deeper appreciation of family and home.

Post Mark: Santa's Misfit Postman

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Post Mark: The north Pole Postman Visits RI

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Pound a Day Diet

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The Pound a Day Diet is an accelerated program designed to help dieters lose up to five pounds every five days-- without frustrating plateaus-- while enjoying all their favorite foods. It rewrites every carb/fat/calorie rule in the book!

This delicious, easy-to-use, plan is specifically formulated as a Mediterranean-style diet that is carb and calorie corrected to turbocharge metabolism and weight loss. Complete with menus for 28 days (four five-day plans and four weekend plans), dieters first follow the five-day plan, switch over to the weekend plan, return to the five-day plan for the second week, and continue with the weekend plan-alternating like this right down to their goal weight.

To help readers, Rocco has created 50 all-new lightning-quick 5 ingredient recipes, as well as ready-made suggestions for those who simply cannot find the time to cook; a primer on healthy and fast cooking techniques; calorie-calibrated menus and shopping lists; and a lifestyle plan for maintaining a lean, healthy body for life.

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Poverty and Despair vs. Education and opportunity (USED)

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Considering that the total costs of poverty are [1] unsustainable and steadily increasing and [2] are costs to all Americans, the target populations are many: the Congress, Federal and State educational entities, i.e., the planners, strategists, administrators et al, university and college educational and social policy programs, social policy makers, corporate and educational partnerships, social services providers, health care providers, legal and justice systems' administrators and reformers, prime movers and initiators... the common bond and requirement among these populations include experiential expertise, responsibility, authority, accountability, an understanding of the poverty arena, compassion and a demonstrated goal-oriented leadership and commitment to ending poverty!

Pride on the Mount (USED)

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Promise of Fatima

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Great nations were declaring war against other nations. Bosnian rebels were plotting the overthrow of the Serbian government. Foreign leaders were regular targets of assassination. Religious freedom was under attack. The Catholic faith was being oppressed. World order hung in the balance. And against this hostile backdrop, three humble shepherd children were witness to a series of improbable visions that were destined to change the world. Near the majestic fields of Cova da Iria, in a pasture owned by the dos Santos family near the village of Fatima, Portugal, a woman who shone more brilliant than the sun, simply and dramatically appeared. For six consecutive months, the woman, who identified herself only as "Our Lady of the Rosary," would reveal messages so poignant and urgent that this extraordinary occurrence has grown into a worldwide devotion that continues to thrive to this very day. Now, with the perspective of one hundred years of history and controversy, historian Paul F. Caranci retells the story presenting a unique hour-by-hour, day-by-day account of the events surrounding the appearance as they unfolded. And he describes how through it all, the message of Fatima has created enormous change in the hearts of many, a change that is needed in everyone if the peace foretold and promised by "Our Lady of the Rosary" is to be realized.
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Prophet's End

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Prophet's End is a compelling story which brings together characters that you will love and admire. Russell writes with wit and the passion of a romantic, creating a resonant work that will have you more fully appreciating the courageous heroes that surround us every day. Most of all, it presents us with two powerful gifts that many of us can use on an ongoing basis: inspiration and hope.

-Matthew J. Goldberg, author of Hot Ice Cream: Inspiring Life Lessons from Our Children


A great imaginative story with characters I really cared about. I finished this book with a lump in my throat, I love it. I absolutely love it. Prophet's End has tremendous imagination, tremendous heart and a story that really resonates.

-Bill Hall, author of McCallandia


Prophet's End is a tale for our times, bringing together two individuals with unusual powers, a young man who has the gift of seeing into the future, and the young woman who inhabited his dreams and holds his heart from the age of 6 years. That young woman has a power of her own, to take the world and all that it brings with an unbridled optimism. Mr. Russell's story has the heart of a modern day Chasidic tale, with a magical ending.

-Dr. Sandra Price, JD, PhD, School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University



Billy Farrell is a typical 1950s New York City kid. He loves the Brooklyn Dodgers and egg creams from the soda shop. He's an okay student. Then one day Billy begins having strange dreams--dreams that are anything but typical.

Prophet's End is a tale of hope and faith, even from the rubble of despair; a magical story which demonstrates that we cannot change what will be, let alone alter the here and now. Yet even against the odds, Billy's story offers hope for a better future, shining like a beacon just beyond the present.

About the Author


Scott D. Russell was born in the Bronx in the year 1945. He resides in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, with Peggy, his bride of 32 years, and their assorted felines. Scott is the author of Joey, a biography of Joey Giardello, a hero of his as well as the former middleweight champion of the world. Scott was a huge fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers in his youth and served as Bill "Spaceman" Lee's personal statistician during his successful playing career for both the Red Sox and Montreal Expos.

The author is of the belief that civil discourse is imperative if we are to survive as a society. At seventy-one years of age, he remains steadfast that there is hope for mankind.


Providence is No Longer Just a Train Stop (USED)

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Puny Pete the Prairie Dog

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Puny Pete wants to help his family "just like his brothers and sister," but they lovingly pat his head and tickle his tummy and tell him he's too little.
Puny leaves home to prove he is "Big." Oh, what dangers lurked everywhere he went!
Did he get hurt?
Who tried to eat him?
Did he ever find his brothers and sister again?

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Read Write Evacuate

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Read. Write. Evacuate. illustrates the importance of being responsible and safe during emergencies at school. Several scenarios, such as fire drills, intruder drills, and evacuations, are explained through the eyes of elementary school children. While the primary purpose of this book is to engage students in dialogue about school emergencies, this book is also for educators who have struggled to find clear, concise, developmentally appropriate language that explains school safety and emergencies. It provides teachers with common language for talking to students about being safe and responsible. For every school district that is grappling with the best way to talk to their students about staying safe during the school day, this book keeps crisis preparedness simple. Additionally, it empowers its readers by emphasizing their importance in the school community.

Red Door (Letters I Never Sent)

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Rhode Block - Card Game

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Rhode Island Card

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Rhode Island Civil War Monuments

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In nearly every town and city in 36 states across America stand monuments and memorials dedicated to a time when brothers fought brothers and fathers fought sons in the bloodiest war in our nation's history... The American Civil War. Most of these monuments and memorials have stood, silently, watching over their towns and cities while their true meanings have faded into obscurity. Though a significant number of these beautiful monuments and memorials, as well as incredible works of art, stand in full view of the public, few people even notice them simply because they have stood there for generations as other wars took our attention away. A larger portion of these monuments and memorials stand in cemeteries, where some have fallen into disarray. These are surrounded by markers, reminding all who see them, of the sacrifices made by a whole generation so that we, today, can enjoy living as we do. In writing this book, we are attempting to remind future generations of these sacrifices as well as to pay homage to, and show the talents of, the artists who created them. The facts included in this book are those not found in any other works. To the best of our knowledge, this book represents all of the Civil War monuments and memorials throughout Rhode Island, from the smallest to the largest.

Rhode Island for the Native and the Naive

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Rhode Island Handbook (USED)

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Rhode Island's Friendly Faces

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Rhody Ram's RI adventure

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"Rhody the Ram is determined to show his friends from mascot school that Rhode Island is the best destination. He takes them on a journey across the state showing them what makes his beloved home so special. Will Rhody convince his mascot friends that sometimes the smallest things can be the very best?"

RIght to Crow

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Rising

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From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising.

Alex Chin is a football star and Homecoming King: the classic all-American teen, raised in a loving fashion with all the opportunities his parents could give him. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. Their world is turned upside down when a football accident lands Alex in the hospital . . . and his CT scan yields abnormal results.

His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from--until now.

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Rising (USED)

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From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising.

Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.

Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career.

When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him.

Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.

Rock Bottom: From the Streets to Success

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When Michael Cooley returned to his childhood home in St. Louis, many of his old friends offered him this greeting: 'Cooley, I thought you were dead.' And by many accounts, he should have been dead. Michael Cooley was a member of two dysfunctional families. His mother in St. Louis was an alcoholic. His stepmother and stepbrothers in Gainesville, Texas, abused him relentlessly-both physically and verbally. As a child, Mike bounced from school to school and from city to city. As a teenager, he turned to gangs and drugs for a sense of acceptance. Eventually, he ended up homeless, sleeping on rooftops and in alleys, and living out of his car. But after living as an abused child, a homeless and drug-addicted teenager, and a completely lost young adult, Mike decided to start over as a different person. Rock Bottom-From the Streets to Success tells Mike's story from his childhood in the 1960s until today. Mike escapes the darkness of his past and eventually puts his life back together to become a success in business and in his personal life. Follow Mike as he overcomes the hardships of his childhood and shares his experiences in hopes of helping others who may be facing their own challenges.