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Can I wear my Nose Ring to the Interview? : The Crash Course : Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves

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Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters:  With Sample Cover Letters edited by McGraw-Hill

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Creating Your High School Resume : A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing an Effective Resume for Jobs, College and Training Programs by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman

 

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New Mexico Battle of the Books
2018-2019 Middle School Level List

The Player King by Avi
Hello There; Do You Still Know Me? by Laurie B. Arnold                                                           Soar by Joan Bauer
Storm Horse by Nick Garlick
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Refugee by Alan Gratz
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Nelson
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Orphan Island by Lauren Snyder
Six Day Hero by Tammar Stein
The Eureka Key by Sara Thomson
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

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Students are notorious for making an art of procrastination. Our Crash Course for the NEW SAT covers the top ten things students need to know for the new SAT. Designed to be completed in as little as a week, this guide helps students become more competitive candidates at top schools by preparing them to score high on the new SAT exam.

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As professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by substantial playwrights from an international field, the editors have assembled an impressive collection to take the actor/director/teacher to new levels of sophistication and breadth. The volume’s introduction is a concise guide to today’s audition obstacles and how to overcome them. As in their other award-winning collections, Slaight and Sharrar have selected character speeches from the finest dramatic literature. In addition, they have included a special section on the use of the song lyric as an exciting and useful exercise in solo work.

Some of the writers included are:
Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Bob Dylan, Horton Foote, Timothy Mason, Sharman Macdonald, Lynn Nottage, Adam Rapp, George Bernard, Shaw Shakespeare, Sam Shepard, John M. Synge

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“Opposing Viewpoints: High School Alternative Programs: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications”–

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Short on time? Choose the GED test guide that gets straight to the point!

If you want smart GED test guidance from educators you can rely on, but your study time is limited, this is the book for you! McGraw-Hill Education: Short Course for the GED Test gives you quick and concise preparation for all four test subject areas–Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. You’ll get the review and practice you need to score your best–and get the high school credential you want!

With this time-saving guide, you will:

  • Learn all the essentials about the test
  • Reinforce new skills with exercises and drills
  • Get ready for each test section with instruction and quizzes on every test topic
  • Take Posttests to measure your GED test readiness

This Short Course can help you sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress, and do your best on test day–all in a short amount of time!

 

 

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Required reading from great poets of our time. Drew Barrymore: “Upon Pondering Breasts.” Tom Cruise: “An Exegesis on Psychiatry.” Ann Coulter: “My Kind of Fun.” And Trump and Sheen and Snooki, John Boehner and Michelle Bachman, Miley and Ke$ha. Hugo Chavez. Even a Zen haiku by Emmitt Smith:

I think it’s his self-
confidence in himself that
makes him confident.

With their great gift for curating the inane public utterances of celebrities, politicians, and other self-important loudmouths, Kathryn and Ross Petras offer a timeless collection of “found” poetry—real quotes formatted as verse for hilarious and surprising effect. The quotes are inherently addictive and funny—but turning them into verse intensifies the effect, making the words even more ridiculous, parodies to revel in. And the Petrases take it one step further: organizing the poems by themes, introducing each work with a Norton Anthology mock seriousness, discussing “schools,” and larding the text with footnotes, The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry is pure deadpan pleasure. A whiff of Emily Dickinson in Ann Coulter? It’s literary treasure, right under our noses.