The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh ...

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416995906

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.

The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic

Sequel to:The grand plan to fix everything. Summary: Complications ensue when
Bollywood star Dolly Singh premieres her new movie at the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington D.C., and super fan Dinni and her best friend Maddie
present ...

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442423299

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Complications ensue when Bollywood star Dolly Singh premieres her new movie at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and super fan Dinni and her best friend Maddie present a dance at the grand opening.

Popular Picks for Young Readers

... The Ugly Truth Falling In The Grand Plan to Fix Everything Heart and Soul: The
Story ofAmerica and African Americans Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite Liar & Spy Mammoths and Mastodons:
Titans ...

Author: Diane Foote for ALSC

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838936054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Featuring contributions by active librarians from around the country, this guide offers a goldmine of quality books for children, spotlighting more than 500 titles published within the last four years. Ranging from books for newborns through readers to age 14, the selected books encompass a wide variety of formats and themes to reflect the diversity of contemporary society. Popular Picks for Young Readers is equally useful for readers' advisory and collection development, and includes High-quality, well-reviewed books that are popular with kids Only original titles, eliminating derivative works such as those based on a movie or licensed characters Picture books, graphic novels, poetry, informational books, fiction, and more Thorough annotations, with summary, author, and publication information Multiple indexes for easy searching by title, author, type of book, genre, award-winners, and subject matter With selections geared towards every child's interest and reading level, this guide will help librarians, teachers, caregivers and others connect young readers to books they're sure to love.

Reading the World s Stories

Once settled in Swapnagiri, Dini puts into action her grand plan (somewhat
scripted as a screenplay) to not only meet Dolly but also to fix everything,
including her idol's broken engagement and broken film contract. For Dini
everything that ...

Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442270862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Book Uncle and Me

Or is it? Maybe it's spinning right out of control. An energetic, funny and quirky story about community activism, friendship, and the love of books.

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher:

ISBN: 1554988098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Now available in paperback, Book Uncle and Me is an award-winning middle-grade novel about the power of grassroots activism and how kids can make a difference.

Bright Sky Starry City

Phoebe helps her father to set up his telescopes so they can view the conjunction of Saturn and Mars. But will she be able to see them with all the city lights? Includes factual notes about the night sky.

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher:

ISBN: 155498405X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It’s a special night — Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see. An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included.

Supervisory Management

Never mind that he's only been assigned to circulate a half - page memo , that the
company has only four employees , or that none of his grand plans has ever
worked in the past . Grand Plan has got a plan that will fix everything . If you have
to ...

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ISBN: UOM:35128001921533

Category: Personnel management

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The Girl of the Wish Garden

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall.

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher:

ISBN: 155498324X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall.

Threads of Peace

Threads of Peace keenly examines and celebrates these extraordinary activists’ lives, the threads that connect them, and the threads of peace they laid throughout the world, for us to pick up, and weave together.

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

ISBN: 1481416782

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. both shook, and changed, the world, in their quest for peace among all people, but what threads connected these great activists together in their shared goal of social revolution? A lawyer and activist, tiny of stature with giant ideas, in British-ruled India at the beginning of the 20th century. A minister from Georgia with a thunderous voice and hopes for peace at the height of the civil rights movement in America. Born a half-decade apart, with seemingly little in common except one shared wish, both would go on to be icons of peaceful resistance and human decency. Both preached love for all human beings, regardless of race or religion. Both believed that freedom and justice were won by not one, but many. Both met their ends in the most unpeaceful of ways—assassination. But what led them down the path of peace? How did their experiences parallel...and diverge? Threads of Peace keenly examines and celebrates these extraordinary activists’ lives, the threads that connect them, and the threads of peace they laid throughout the world, for us to pick up, and weave together.

Does the Sun Shine in Heaven

matter if I were the President of the United States, would anything differ in my
quality of care or should I say quantity and intenseness of care. I feel, “you bet
your tail ... I guess this was about the second ingredient in the grand plan to fix
me up.

Author: John Amatuzio

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595312191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

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This inspirational story told by patient and author, John Amatuzio, about his long battle against Leukemia culminates a 20 year (and counting) journey of unimaginable proportions. As the patient, John was told that his type of Leukemia had never been successfully cured through bone-marrow transplantation using a non-related donor. The count worldwide was 0 for 20 and mounting at the time. With no other alternatives, John went through major testing, private investigator assistance, major turmoil and a donor materializing on the last possible evening in order to receive his transplant. Incredible bouts with faith and intense religious occurrences following the transplant finally led victory over defeat against insurmountable odds. Stand side by side with John as he endures 106 degree fevers, organ failure, G.V.H.D., total body radiation treatments, Last Rites, fist fights and experimental protocols. Personal betrayals lead to loneliness and a seemingly broken life that through twists of fate and unshakeable faith bring him to thanksgiving. Readers from all walks of life will find this emotional tale thought-provoking and insightful. A must read if you or someone you love is living with cancer.

Salt to Summit

Months later, as the grand plan unfolded, he told a friend: “Do not go to Inyo
County. We are going to turn that ... He seemed compelled in his adult life to fix
everything with a definite cost, even memories from his youth. At the time of his
arrival, ...

Author: Daniel Arnold

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781619020849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From the depths of Death Valley, Daniel Arnold set out to reach Mount Whitney in a way no road or trail could take him. Anything manmade or designed to make travel easy was out. With a backpack full of empty two-liter bottles, and the remotest corners of desert before him, he began his toughest test yet of physical and mental endurance. Badwater Basin sits 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, the lowest and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere. Mount Whitney rises 14,505 feet above sea level, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Arnold spent seventeen days traveling a roundabout route from one to the other, traversing salt flats, scaling dunes, and sinking into slot canyons. Aside from bighorn sheep and a phantom mountain lion, his only companions were ghosts of the dreamers and misfits who first dared into this unknown territory. He walked in the footsteps of William Manly, who rescued the last of the forty-niners from the bottom of Death Valley; tracked John LeMoigne, a prospector who died in the sand with his burros; and relived the tales of Mary Austin, who learned the secret trails of the Shoshone Indians. This is their story too, as much as it is a history of salt and water and of the places they collide and disappear. Guiding the reader up treacherous climbs and through burning sands, Arnold captures the dramatic landscapes as only he can with photographs to bring it all to life. From the salt to the summit, this is an epic journey across America's most legendary desert.

The Six Month Fix

He worked hard, was always enthusiastic, and usually had a grand plan du jour.
The grand plan never had anything to do with profits. It was often a vision of new
revenues, a tangent to avoid dealing with niggling details like cost, profit, and ...

Author: Gary Sutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090160759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Gary Sutton is known as the turnaround guy - he's resurrected a wide variety of struggling firms when he arrived on board as CEO. This behind-the-scenes book shows how the reader can turnaround any company and put it on the right path - new management - within six months. Sutton offers straightforward advice with real-life examples, situations, and ways to fix companies.

Competing in a Flat World

In this rapidly changing world, fiveyear plans are too long and one-year budgets
are too short to build anything meaningful. ... Pressure from financial markets and
these shifting long-term plans tend to fix the focus on short-term results, with
many firms concentrating ... The grand plan was announced at the start of the
period.

Author: Victor K. Fung

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0132716054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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“This is essential reading for anyone seeking to compete–and succeed–in the fl at world.” –John Hagel, Chairman of Deloitte Center of Innovation “Competing in a Flat World provides an extraordinary glimpse into a new kind of organizational architecture, one built around the notion of orchestrating resources you don’t control and doing so in a way that builds both trust and agility. This architecture may well turn out to be the dominant model of the firm for the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to compete in a flat world. Every chapter details new and powerful ideas.” –John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and coauthor of The Only Sustainable Edge “We are led by unstoppable economic forces to connect our resources to form smart networks, either wired or unwired. The authors bring forward the notion of ‘network orchestration,’ an almost one-size-fits-all strategy for organizations to survive and excel in an ever-flattening world.” –John Chen, Sybase Chairman, CEO and President In the “flat world,” everything changes…above all, what it takes to run a winning company. Success is less about what the company can do itself and more about what it can connect to. Find out how it’s done, from the company that pioneered “flat world” success, Li & Fung, which produces more than $8 billion in garments and other goods for the world’s top brands and retailers–without owning a single factory. Victor and William Fung and Jerry Wind, author of the best-selling The Power of Impossible Thinking, reveal how they’ve replaced “old-fashioned” infrastructure and huge employee bases with a fluid, ever-changing network that can design, manufacture, and deliver almost anything, anywhere. The key to success in this world is a set of principles for “network orchestration,” described for the first time in this book. They examine how these principles can be applied in manufacturing, services and other industries. They show how to build and orchestrate your own world-class global network. * Compete “network vs. network”–and win! * Create a “big-small” company that combines scale and agility * Forge loose-tight relationships with suppliers * Balance control with empowerment, stability with renewal * Manage the “bumps” in the flat world–from politics to terrorism Visit the authors' website: www.competinginaflatworld.net

The Grand Extensive Plan of Human Redemption

... from the moss upon the wall , to the cedar in Libanus , in ( pight of the severity
of soils or feafons , each seed will , by nature , produce its own kind ! This uniform
and exuberant production of nature has continued for a series of near fix thou ...

Author: James Kershaw

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11671200

Category:

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The Age of Roosevelt

“My plan would fix everything,” Barton concluded, “and be so grand in every way
that I wonder why I ever thought of it. . . . Wire your congressman! Vote! Organizel
Orate!” In 1931 a Seattle dentist named C. Stewart McCord circulated a more ...

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5099706

Category: United States

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Willing the Good

I confess at the onset, however, that I have no quick fix or grand plan. I seek
instead only to point to a starting place. While we may differ on the precise
meaning we give to the concept of greed, we would probably agree that greed
constitutes ...

Author: Paula M. Cooey

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451415753

Category: Religion

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Although Christianity began as a dissident movement and in the Reformation recreated itself through dissent, traditional Christianity has always been uneasy with dissent and pluralism. Whether directed against the church itself or the larger society, dissent has been most often met with ridicule and persecution.Lively and engaging, Cooey's highly relevant book retrieves and valorizes the reforming impulse from Reformation times, follows it back through the early church's internal and external battles, and traces it back to Jesus himself. She shows how a strong affirmation of dissent as a Christian duty can inform a more open and faithful church as well as a publically relevant theology and ethics.

Staying the Course as a CIO

Bond villains are usually in the Grand Plan camp, but there's no shame in being a
little less ambitious. ... the assumption that you are pretty unhappy with where you
are today and that you need to fix a whole bunch of problems really quickly.

Author: Jonathan Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118968840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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STAYING THE COURSE AS A CIO: HOW TO OVERCOME THE TRIALS AND CHALLENGES OF IT LEADERSHIP The shelf-life of a Chief Information Officer can be shockingly short. Few survive in post for more than a few years. More often each falls prey to insurmountable problems and their careers come to a sharp and ignominious end. In this book, a global CIO with over thirty years of experience in major corporations examines the main reasons why this happens. Readers will understand which types of issue can cause problems for an IT Leader and more importantly, they will learn strategies of how these problems can be minimized or even avoided. IT is often seen a technical backwater, but it is a discipline which has the capability to add massive value to an organisation whether it is in the private or the public sector – provided of course it has the right leadership doing the right things. Aspiring IT Leaders will need to deal with a common set of recurring trials and challenges. These include: · Overcoming the challenge of managing diverse and conflicting stakeholders · How to deal with large and complex projects · Making sense of software and how to handle the rapidly changing technology landscape · Knowing when to outsource and how to get the best out of an outsourcing partner · Harnessing the intellectual power of consultants to help you meet your goals · And last but not least, how to develop a set of strategies that are aligned with your corporate goals and then make sure your resources are properly targetted so that the IT function generates maximum positive impact for the enterprise. For IT professionals looking to fully integrate their function into the enterprise, 'Staying the Course as a CIO’ is a valuable source of practical advice, all based on real experience.

New American Mercury

He was kneeling on the floor of his cell, grasping the bars with sweaty hands,
moaning and shouting, "Give me a fix, please! I gotta have a fix! I'll do anything
you say, anything! Just one hit!" For a moment, in this one young man, dragged
down ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015030749447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Business Week

It will be board , BofA plans to send in a SWAT team estate loans ? the must - go
destina- of some 50 managers to help implement ... BofA , Goldman , HSBC , and
others excited Beijing is still in a titanic struggle to rein But if everything goes
according to plan , is the ... tuning loans to reflect borrowing costs off , a bond
market develops , and more Beijing's grand plan : fix the main banks , and client
risk .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121722339

Category: Business

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