It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.
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Make colorful and fun origami butterflies with this easy origami ebook. Anyone would look twice at a flower with one of these paper butterflies perched on it. World renowned origami artist Michael LaFosse introduces Origami Butterflies with craft projects for the beginner or the intermediate paper folder looking to expand their repertoire. This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of common and exotic butterflies from around the world. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home—or as a wonderful gift for butterfly lovers. All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The ebook contains: 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets Clear step-by-step instructions Easy-to-follow diagrams A butterfly design system and tips 12 simple origami butterfly projects A variety of different colors and patterns Origami Butterflies provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating your own personal butterfly house in no time! Origami projects include: Fritillary Swallowtail Zebra Longwing And many more…
Fold beautiful paper butterflies with this easy origami kit. Whimsical, exquisite and fragile, butterflies and moths have enchanted and inspired people for centuries. Origami Butterflies Mini Kit, presents six exclusive, all-new butterfly designs specifically created with the paper crafts novice in mind. It contains everything you need to create your own unique collection. This origami book contains: 32 page, full color book 6 original designs Step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and pictures Downloadable instructional video These elegant forms—each created from a single square sheet of paper without cutting or glue—showcase the versatility of the origami folding system. All are deceptively simple, yet provide a solid foundation for creative flights of fancy in the hands of an experienced folder. Clear step-by-step instructions show you how to make literally hundreds of different variations by making small adjustments to a few key paper folds! Whether dry-folded from recycled candy wrappers or wet-folded from expensive handmade papers, these designs exemplify the best aspects of the paper folder's art today.
Every day can be a celebration in your classroom with the ideas in this book! Another title in the Daily Discoveries series, it is filled with fun and meaningful occasions to observe: familiar ones such as May Day, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day, and not-so-familiar ones such as Favorite T-Shirt Day, Backwards Day, Doughnut Day, Tall Tales Day and many more. Use the activities in your regular curriculum: language arts, social studies, writing, math, science and health, music and drama, physical fitness, art, etc.
Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable. Few presidents have accomplished more, or been so effective in changing the direction of government in ways that are both fundamental and lasting, than Ronald Reagan. Certainly no president has more dramatically raised the American spirit, or done so much to restore national strength and self-confidence. Here, then, is a truly American success story—a great and inspiring one. From modest beginnings as the son of a shoe salesman in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Reagan achieved first a distinguished career in Hollywood and then, as governor of California and as president of the most powerful nation in the world, a career of public service unique in our history. Ronald Reagan’s account of that rise is told here with all the uncompromising candor, modesty, and wit that made him perhaps the most able communicator ever to occupy the White House, and also with the sense of drama of a gifted natural storyteller. He tells us, with warmth and pride, of his early years and of the elements that made him, in later life, a leader of such stubborn integrity, courage, and clear-minded optimism. Reading the account of this childhood, we understand how his parents, struggling to make ends meet despite family problems and the rigors of the Depression, shaped his belief in the virtues of American life—the need to help others, the desire to get ahead and to get things done, the deep trust in the basic goodness, values, and sense of justice of the American people—virtues that few presidents have expressed more eloquently than Ronald Reagan. With absolute authority and a keen eye for the details and the anecdotes that humanize history, Ronald Reagan takes the reader behind the scenes of his extraordinary career, from his first political experiences as president of the Screen Actors Guild (including his first meeting with a beautiful young actress who was later to become Nancy Reagan) to such high points of his presidency as the November 1985 Geneva meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev, during which Reagan invited the Soviet leader outside for a breath of fresh air and then took him off for a walk and a man-to-man chat, without aides, that set the course for arms reduction and charted the end of the Cold War. Here he reveals what went on behind his decision to enter politics and run for the governorship of California, the speech nominating Barry Goldwater that first made Reagan a national political figure, his race for the presidency, his relations with the members of his own cabinet, and his frustrations with Congress. He gives us the details of the great themes and dramatic crises of his eight years in office, from Lebanon to Grenada, from the struggle to achieve arms control to tax reform, from Iran-Contra to the visits abroad that did so much to reestablish the United States in the eyes of the world as a friendly and peaceful power. His narrative is full of insights, from the unseen dangers of Gorbachev’s first visit to the United States to Reagan’s own personal correspondence with major foreign leaders, as well as his innermost feelings about life in the White House, the assassination attempt, his family—and the enduring love between himself and Mrs. Reagan. An American Life is a warm, richly detailed, and deeply human book, a brilliant self-portrait, a significant work of history.
World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook available Discover Mexico with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to see the sprawling Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá, listen to mariachi in Mexico City, go diving off Isla Cozumel or try Mexico's favourite tipple in Tequila, The Rough Guide to Mexico will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Features of The Rough Guide to Mexico: - Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Mexico City, Acapulco, Inland Jalisco, The Bajío, Veracruz, Copper Canyon, Baja California, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, The Yucatán. - Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to Mexico. - Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around the colonial town of Guanajuato, the beautiful beaches of Baja, and many more locations without needing to get online. - Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including the rich wildlife of Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and the ancient temples at Bonampak. - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Mexico's best sights and top experiences, from Real de Catorce and The Zócalo to El Tajín and Tulum. - Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. - Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into Mexico, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Got questions about how to link your writing activities to rich and relevant literature? How to improve your students' writing skills and test scores? You need The Write Answer! This book contains student worksheets, resource lists, teacher pages, samples and activities for individuals and groups. These practical activities direct students to apply skills learned on the reproducible pages to their work in class.
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Similes, metaphors, alliteration, irony and many more techniques are explored in this book as a means of making prose and poetry more enjoyable for the reader as well as the author. Teacher tips, evaluation methods, and student exercises are all included.
This entertaining book tells the story of courageous solitary personal journeys to practically every country on Earth. The author also dedicated years of her life to helping destitute and afflicted populations into a better life through her work with Medicines Sans Frontier. As such she was often found herself in some extreme situations; treating health pandemics, and setting up programs to care for war refugees and others in desperate circumstances. Parallel to this the book describes a personal journey to an enlightened life which covers many of the personal growth issues that either ourselves or people whom we know contend with on the journey to full awareness. If you too wish to take this path you will find this book extremely helpful. Having worked through many of the obstacles on this journey, she has now qualified as a certified Life Coach in order to be able to help others on a similar path.