Winner of the Christopher Award: This bestseller tells the inspirational true story of a girl with cerebral palsy and the mother who wouldn’t give up on her. In 1940, when Karen Killilea was born three months premature and developed cerebral palsy, doctors encouraged her parents to put her in an institution and forget about her. At the time, her condition was considered untreatable, and institutionalization was the only recourse. But in a revolutionary act of faith and love, the Killileas never gave up hope that Karen could lead a successful life. Written by Karen’s mother, Marie, this memoir is a profound and heartwarming personal account of a young mother’s efforts to refute the medical establishment’s dispiriting advice, and her daughter’s extraordinary triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. Marie’s activism spread awareness of the mistreatment of disabled people in America and led to the formation of multiple foundations, including United Cerebral Palsy. A larger-than-life story, Karen tells of a family’s courage, patience, and struggle in the face of extreme difficulty. The New York Times wrote, “You’ll want to read it most for Karen’s own words: ‘I can walk, I can talk. I can read. I can write. I can do anything.’”
Karen Hesse is a celebrated children's author and one of the very best historical fiction writers today. As a child growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, she faced illness, family problems, and feelings of isolation. Escaping her problems through books and writing, she earned positive reinforcement from teachers and her neighborhood librarian. Awaiting the birth of her first child years later, she began reading children's literature, inspired especially by the works of Katherine Paterson. This biography traces the inspirational process behind such works as her Newbery Medal-winner Out of the Dust.
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Your answer, please. Ms. Colman has a big surprise. Karen’s class is going to be on a TV quiz show! School Stars is a show with school questions and silly stunts. Karen’s class is very excited. Karen and her friends practice a lot. Karen thinks they are gigundoly good. But will they win the big prize?
Karen's class is studying wild animals. First everyone in the class picks one to do a report on; then they get to make a sculpture of their animal. But the best project is the class field trip, where Karen discovers that a trip is lots more fun than a regular school day--especially when your class goes to the zoo!
Karen and her best friends Hannie and Nancy call themselves the Three Musketeers. They do everything together. And now that it’s summer, they have big plans to play, play, play! But then Hannie and Nancy make plans without Karen. And Karen is mad. Really mad. What happened to the Three Musketeers?
From the bestselling author of the generation-defining series The Baby-sitters Club comes a series for a new generation! Can Karen be a movie star too? A real movie is being filmed in Karen’s neighborhood! Karen wants to make friends with Allison Hunter, the eight-year-old star. And she wants to be in the movie too. Will all of Karen’s Hollywood dreams come true?
Hoping to cheer up her sick grandad, Karen decides to direct and film a home video for him that will star all of her friends, but problems on the set result in the entire cast getting mad at her.
Whodunit? Karen loves playing on her big sister’s softball team, Kristy’s Krushers. But then Karen sees strange things going on at practices. Softball gloves and bats are disappearing. Pages are missing from Kristy’s notebook. Who is doing this? And why? Karen and her friends are going to try to find out. Can they save Kristy’s Krushers?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods brings readers two classic tales of the Calamity Janes…fierce friends facing challenges in life and love Do You Take This Rebel? Cassie Collins fled Winding River, Wyoming, when she discovered she was pregnant. Now, ten years later and stronger, she's been drawn back to town for a reunion with her friends, the Calamity Janes. But is she strong enough to stand up to Cole Davis, the wealthy father of her child who has the power to take away her son? Or can they finally become the family she always dreamed of? Courting the Enemy Karen Hanson's oldest friends, the Calamity Janes, are urging her to sell her struggling ranch to brooding, enigmatic Grady Blackhawk. But how can she possibly sell out to her late husband's worst enemy? Spending time with her handsome adversary could cost Karen a lot more than her ranch. Grady's suddenly far less interested in the land than he is in claiming Karen herself!
In Bride in Hiding, Susannah Kirk hopes to escape an unwanted marriage by posing as a lady's companion in the bridegroom's ancestral home. Trevor Dalton, one of her reclusive lady's grandsons, makes a surprise visit and Susannah worries he may be the very man she is trying to avoid. Trevor's attempts at averting a family scandal are hampered by Susannah at every turn. This ignites his curiosity and he becomes determined to uncover Susannah's secrets--even if he has to seduce them out of her. In Confessions of a Lady Ruined, Julia Bassett can't bear living in the home of the handsome lord who charmed her and then ruined her--especially while he searches for a wife! Julia will do anything to lose her position as his sister's chaperone, even if it means repeating the same scandalous behavior that separated them long ago. Colin Danforth enjoys seeing how far Julia will go, but he regrets breaking her heart and would like to win her back. But when attempts are made on his life, he must find out if this bold vixen is seeking love...or vengeance. In The Truth About Georgiana, Georgiana Hayward is betrothed by her family to a marquess many years her senior. Worse, his dashing nephew and outraged heir, Anthony Baxter, is the man she secretly desires. Anthony opposes the union due to decorum, panicked relatives, and especially Georgiana's kiss that has put a chink in his armor. When his attempts to dissuade this notorious hellion leave him frustrated, amused, and falling in love, he must decide whether to risk a scandal of his own and claim the heart of this wild vixen. A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
Stay away, Hurricane Karen! A hurricane is forming in the Atlantic Ocean, and its name is Hurricane Karen! At first Karen Brewer thinks it is fun that a famous storm has her name. With her class at school, she tracks its path and learns all about hurricanes. Then the kids hear that Hurricane Karen is heading their way. Karen wishes her storm would not get quite so close!
A Christmas Angel Karen and Andrew are asked to find an angel for the tree. Perfect. Karen loves angels. And she loves to help her family with Christmas. Karen and Andrew choose a beautiful angel in a store. But this angel is more money than they thought. Then the angel breaks. Now Karen and Andrew have no angel and no money. Can Karen find a new one in time for Christmas?
Karen is a loudmouth. Natalie tells her an important secret that she blabs to everyone. When Natalie finds out she is very angry, and so is the whole of Miss Colman's class. Now none of Karen's friends will tell her a secret, can she ever be trusted again?
This new study addresses the provocative essays of Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), an iconic figure in Scandinavia and the Anglo-American world. Celebrated for her literary tales, Karen Blixen’s essays offer sagacious reflections on three significant challenges of the twentieth century: feminism, Nazism, and colonialism. Karen Blixen (1885–1962) contributed to topical debates in Denmark, particularly during the 1950s when her distinct voice on Danish radio became familiar to a nation of listeners. Some of her lectures, radio addresses, and newspaper chronicles were later published as essays and now constitute a distinct genre within her work. In this study, Blixen’s most important essays are critically examined for the first time. The book demonstrates that a "creative dialectic" informs these essays, an interplay of complementary opposites that Blixen sees as fundamental to human life and artistic creativity. Whether exploring questions of gender and the status of the feminist movement, or the reign of National Socialism in Hitler’s Germany, or colonial race relations under British rule in East Africa, Blixen’s observations are insightful, witty, and surprisingly progressive for an author notable for aristocratic sensibilities. Blixen’s essays are also framed by a "dialectic method," which develops an idea by drawing on opposing viewpoints in order to arrive at an original vantage point. The Creative Dialectic of Karen Blixen's Essays builds on archival research, historical study, literary criticism and theory, as well as bilingual readings of Blixen’s renowned literary work. For the first time in an English translation, Karen Blixen’s essay “Blacks and Whites in Africa” (1938), by award-winning translator Tiina Nunnally, appears in this publication.