The Revolution of Ivy

Titre : The Revolution of Ivy
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur : Entangled: Teen
ISBN-13 : 9781633751163
Libération : 2015-11-03

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"Engel makes good use of her setting; the fight for survival on the cusp of winter stokes the sense of danger in a way that matches Ivy’s roiling feelings, and the love story moves with the slow-growing heat that Ivy needs.” —Kirkus Reviews Beyond the fence. I am still alive. Barely. My name is Ivy Westfall. I am sixteen years old and a traitor. Three months ago, I was forced to marry the president's son, Bishop Lattimer—as all daughters of the losing side of the war are sold off in marriage to the sons of the winners. But I was different. I had a mission-to kill Bishop. Instead, I fell in love with him. Now I am an outcast, left to survive the brutal savagery of the lands outside of civilization. Yet even out here, there is hope. There is life beyond the fence. But I can't outrun my past. For my actions have set off a treasonous chain of events in Westfall that will change all of our fates—especially Bishop's. And this time, it is not enough to just survive...

The Book of Ivy

Titre : The Book of Ivy
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473629295
Libération : 2015-09-24

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What would you kill for? After a brutal nuclear war, our country was decimated. A new nation of survivors lives within a fenced community. No one knows what lies beyond the fence; only that to be cast outside it is a fate worse than death. Two families fought to govern our new society. Now, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing faction to the sons of the winning side in a yearly ceremony. This year, it's my turn. My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill Bishop Lattimer, the president's son and my soon-to-be husband, and return the Westfall family to power. I never expected that my new husband would be the one person in the world to truly understand me. But I can't falter now - I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him... The Book of Ivy is the first novel in a thrilling dystopian duology from the author of The Roanoke Girls, perfect for fans of the Delirium series.

Women Workers in the Industrial Revolution

Titre : Women Workers in the Industrial Revolution
Auteur : Ivy Pinchbeck
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781136936906
Libération : 2013-10-08

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ebony and Ivy

Titre : Ebony and Ivy
Auteur : Craig Steven Wilder
Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-13 : 9781608193837
Libération : 2013-09-17

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A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery-setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past was far from unique. In Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder, a rising star in the profession of history, lays bare uncomfortable truths about race, slavery, and the American academy. Many of America's revered colleges and universities-from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton to Rutgers, Williams College, and UNC-were soaked in the sweat, the tears, and sometimes the blood of people of color. The earliest academies proclaimed their mission to Christianize the savages of North America, and played a key role in white conquest. Later, the slave economy and higher education grew up together, each nurturing the other. Slavery funded colleges, built campuses, and paid the wages of professors. Enslaved Americans waited on faculty and students; academic leaders aggressively courted the support of slave owners and slave traders. Significantly, as Wilder shows, our leading universities, dependent on human bondage, became breeding grounds for the racist ideas that sustained them. Ebony and Ivy is a powerful and propulsive study and the first of its kind, revealing a history of oppression behind the institutions usually considered the cradle of liberal politics.

The Roanoke Girls

Titre : The Roanoke Girls
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1473648378
Libération : 2017-03-09

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'Poised and haunting, [with] a compelling twist which will remain with you' L.S. Hilton, author of Maestra. The taboo-breaking thriller of the year, for fans of Emma Cline's The Girls. Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her maternal grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, at the Roanoke family's rural estate following the suicide of her mother. Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But what she doesn't know is being a Roanoke girl carries a terrible legacy: either the girls run, or they die. For there is darkness at the heart of Roanoke, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull, she must make her choice...

The Roanoke Girls the most addictive thriller of the year

Titre : The Roanoke Girls the most addictive thriller of the year
Auteur : Amy Engel
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473648388
Libération : 2017-03-07

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**A Richard & Judy Bookclub pick 2017** 'ONE OF THE MOST UNSETTLING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING BOOKS I'VE READ... STUNNING AND GRIPPING' - Lisa Cutts THE ROANOKE GIRLS is a provocative, compulsive thriller about the twisted secrets families keep, perfect for fans of Into the Water, He Said/She Said and The Girls. 'Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.' The girls of the Roanoke family - beautiful, rich, mysterious - seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them that's never spoken. Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents' estate in rural Kansas, she found out what it really means to be a Roanoke girl. Lane ran, far and fast. Until eleven years later, when her cousin Allegra goes missing - and Lane has no choice but to go back. She is a Roanoke girl. Is she strong enough to escape a second time? *** 'Fans of The Girls will love this' - RED 'A must-have' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Remarkably assured' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A provocative thriller' TELEGRAPH 'Darkly sexy' HEAT 'Twisting and revelatory' WATERSTONES 'Addictive' LISA HALL 'Utterly captivating' KATERINA DIAMOND 'SO compelling' CLAIRE DOUGLAS 'Not for the faint-hearted' PRIMA 'Haunting and riveting' LAURA MCHUGH 'Deeply, darkly twisted' SARAH HILARY

Learning Outside The Lines

Titre : Learning Outside The Lines
Auteur : Jonathan Mooney
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781439104736
Libération : 2014-07-01

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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Revolution in Higher Education

Titre : Revolution in Higher Education
Auteur : Richard A. DeMillo
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 9780262331296
Libération : 2015-08-28

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Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to twenty-first-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn -- all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a roadmap for transforming higher education. Building on his earlier book, Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that the current system of higher education is clearly unsustainable. Colleges and universities are in financial crisis. Tuition rises inexorably. Graduates of reputable schools often fail to learn basic skills, and many cannot find suitable jobs. Meanwhile, student-loan default rates have soared while the elite Ivy and near-Ivy schools seem remote and irrelevant. Where are the revolutionaries who can save higher education? DeMillo's heroes are a small band of innovators who are bringing the revolution in technology to colleges and universities. DeMillo chronicles, among other things, the invention of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by professors at Stanford and MIT; Salman Khan's Khan Academy; the use of technology by struggling historically black colleges and universities to make learning more accessible; and the latest research on learning and the brain. He describes the revolution's goals and the entrenched hierarchical system it aims to overthrow; and he reframes the nature of the contract between society and its universities. The new institutions of a transformed higher education promise to demonstrate not only that education has value but also that it has values -- virtues for the common good.

Mirror X

Titre : Mirror X
Auteur : Karri Thompson
Éditeur : Entangled: Teen
ISBN-13 : 9781622660582
Libération : 2014-06-30

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I was born more than a thousand years ago. Put into a cryogenic tube at age seventeen, forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future. But things at the hospital are new and strange. And it's starting to scare me. Everyone is young. Everyone is banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets. The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where "life is precious" but no one seems free to live it. The problem is, I don't think he's being totally honest with me, either. When I'm told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn't avoid a dreadful fate. It only delayed the horror...

Broken Skies

Titre : Broken Skies
Auteur : Theresa Kay
Éditeur : Theresa Kay
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2017-04-24

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Until recently, the E’rikon have remained segregated in their city and ignored the few humans who have tried to engage them… but now they have taken seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell’s twin brother. To rescue him, she forms an uneasy alliance with a teenage E’rikon left stranded in the woods. She agrees to guide him to the city if he sneaks her past the human-proof barrier. Too bad it’s not that simple. Jax, who cannot stand to be touched, finds that she’s drawn to the alien boy with bright green hair and jewel-like scales on his back. And he’s equally affected by her, the courageous redhead with haunted eyes. But she doesn’t know the alien’s true motives and he has no idea that she is much more than she seems. With the aliens and the humans at odds, the connection forming between the two teens has consequences. What started off as a rescue mission sets a chain of events in motion which threatens not only the remaining humans and the growing alien society, but Earth itself.