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📒Wilder ✍ Donald P. Baker
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📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Beth Zasloff
📝Hold Fast to Dreams Book Synopsis : Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students’ stories. In a riveting work of narrative nonfiction—winner of a Studs and Ida Terkel award—Hold Fast to Dreams follows the lives of ten of Josh’s students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America, where students for whom the stakes of education are highest find unequal access and inadequate support. Among the ten unforgettable students we meet are: Mike, who writes his personal essays from a homeless shelter and is torn between his longing to get away to an idyllic college campus and his fear of leaving his mother and brothers in desperate circumstances; Santiago, a talented, motivated, and undocumented student, battles bureaucracy and low expectations as he seeks a life outside the low-wage world of hard manual labor to which his immigration status threatens to consign him; and Ashley, who pursues her ambition to become a doctor with almost superhuman drive but then forges a path that challenges received wisdom about the value of an elite, liberal arts education. At a time when the idea of "college for all" is alternately embraced and challenged, this important book uncovers, in heartrending detail, the many ways the American education system fails in its promise as a ladder to opportunity. But it also provides hope in its portrayal of the extraordinary intelligence, resilience, and everyday heroics of the young people whose futures are too often lamented or ignored and whose voices, insights, and vision our colleges—and our country—desperately need. Hold Fast to Dreams will grab you on the first page and will stay with you for a long time. It should be required reading for anyone who cares about the right to education in America.
📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Arna Wendell Bontemps
📝Hold Fast to Dreams Book Synopsis : A collection of poems by American and English poets on such topics as trees, spring, animals, the sea, and others.
📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Denise Bacon
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📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Audra Snyder Bailey
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📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Andrea Davis Pinkney
📝Hold Fast to Dreams Book Synopsis : Twelve-year-old Deirdre, whose passion for photography has earned her the nickname "Camera Dee," feels uncomfortable being the only black student at her new school.
📝Hold Fast to Your Dreams Passionate Desire Turns Dreams Into Reality Book Synopsis : Dreams can be very powerful. Some may be without substance, even insignificant--but then there are the dreams that deeply impact the very core of your being. Hold fast to these! From humble beginnings in Ireland, George Lee's inspiring, dream-catching story soars through blue skies that include piloting Royal Air Force Phantom fighter jets, winning three World Gliding Championships titles, and taking HRH Prince Charles on his first gliding flights. An intensely personal account, Hold Fast to Your Dreams is a witness to an ordinary man's passionate pursuit of his extraordinary dreams that lead him through the clouds of Europe, Asia, and the United States as well as into the back streets of Hong Kong and the halls of Buckingham Palace where he dines with The Queen. Believing strongly that people's choices determine their destinies, this high-flying and motivating true-life adventure is full of remarkable achievements as well as disappointments--both creating foundations on which the author builds his exciting life of success and dream fulfilment.
📒Hold Fast To Dreams ✍ Leslie Rees
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📒Literature Lures ✍ Nancy Polette
📝Literature Lures Book Synopsis : This is the tool teachers have been waiting for to explore important themes and to motivate students to become involved in the literature experience. Each title was carefully chosen using as criteria the quality of the writing, the importance of its message, and how easily it could serve as a springboard to junior novels that explore the same theme. Grades 6-10.