"Nine African American students made history when they defied a governor and integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957. It was the photo of one of the nine trying to enter the school a young girl being taunted, harassed and threatened by an angry mob that grabbed the worlds attention and kept its disapproving gaze on Little Rock, Arkansas. In defiance of a federal court order, Governor Orval Faubus called in the National Guard to prevent the students from entering all white Central High School. The plan had been for the students to meet and go to school as a group on September 4, 1957. But one student, Elizabeth didn't, didnt hear of the plan and tried to enter the school alone. A chilling photo by newspaper photographer Will Counts captured the sneering expression of a girl in the mob and made history. Years later Counts snapped another photo, this one of the same two girls, now grownup, reconciling in front of Central High School."
Life hasn't always been a "crystal stair" for jazz musician, Daija Rogers. Her success is preluded by one big rollercoaster ride of heartache and disappointment. There was a time in Daija's life that she was unconvinced that she would ever obtain the happiness that she so desperately longed for. It was only after she unsuccessfully tried to end her life that she realized there was a higher power watching over her. After her suicidal attempt failed, she tried to live with the haunting secret from her past that almost claimed her life. As the story begins, Daija invites the reader to join her as she reviews all of the events that have transpired in her life while she was in pursuit of happiness and peace of mind. In the end she finally realizes that, although most of her life's journey she had been stuck between a rock and a hard place, her journey wasn't made alone because she had "A Rock IN a Hard Place.
In Europe, particularly in England, the rock garden is an established institution with a distinct following. The English works on the subject alone form a considerable bibliography. On this side of the Atlantic, the rock garden is so little understood that it is an almost unconsidered factor in the beautifying of the home grounds.
Freda's mom says that she can invite her friends to a picnic in her backyard. There is so much to do, from packing the picnic basket to cleaning up. Will Freda's plan be a success?Part of the sixteen bookI SEE I LEARN(r)series for happier, healthier, more confident children!"
Rock collecting is a hobby that is easy to start. This engaging book describes how to dig, where you can and can't dig (restricted in national parks), the necessary equipment, how to identify rocks and gems, and the proper recording and storage of your collection.
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