Speechless

Speechless

Speechless

Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.

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Genre : Bullying
Author : Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-09
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781443142670


Speechless

Speechless

How do you give a eulogy when you can’t think of one good thing to say? A poignant, funny, and candid look at grief, family secrets, difficult people, and learning to look behind the facade. As if being stuffed into last year’s dress pants at his cousin’s wake weren’t uncomfortable enough, thirteen-year-old Jimmy has just learned from his mother that he has to say a few words at the funeral the next day. Why him? What could he possibly say about his cousin, who ruined everything they did? He can’t recall one birthday party, family gathering, or school event with Patrick that didn’t result in injury or destruction. As Jimmy attempts to navigate the odd social norms of the wake, he draws on humor, heartfelt concern, and a good deal of angst while racking his brain and his memory for a decent and meaningful memory to share. But it’s not until faced with a microphone that the realization finally hits him: it’s not the words that are spoken that matter the most, but those that are truly heard.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Adam P. Schmitt
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2018-11-06
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781536204117


Speechless

Speechless

"Political correctness" has taken politeness and turned it into a weapon of censorship and intimidation. In the workplace, on social media, and even at the dinner table, Americans are confronted daily with a laundry list of words they're "not allowed" to say--and that list is updated constantly and without warning. How did so absurd a concept become so dangerous--and come to dominate our public discourse over the last quarter-century? In Speechless, #1 national bestselling author and political commentator Michael Knowles masterfully traces the history and effects of political correctness from the early twentieth century to the present, revealing its insidious roots, exposing the power-hungry language architects behind its ever-growing control, and examining what this concerted manipulation of speech means for the future of American culture, politics, and minds.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Michael Knowles
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06-22
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781684510825


Speechless

Speechless

A gripping, poignant novel about a Nigerian teenager and a Canadian journalist about the power of words. A’isha Nasir is a Nigerian teenager who has been charged with adultery. She is sentenced to death by stoning—a sentence to be carried out after her daughter is weaned. Sophie MacNeil is an ambitious, though inexperienced, Canadian journalist living in Nigeria. Speechless is the story of how their lives become intertwined in a fast-paced tale of justice, witness, and courage. Sophie MacNeil is working in Lagos as a contract reporter for the Daily Leader. Desperate to do serious work, she convinces the editor of the newspaper to let her cover A’isha’s story. After meeting with A’isha, she writes an impassioned article about the way women suffer under shariah law. Her story is regarded as inflammatory, written by an outsider. The Kaduna office of the Daily Leader is firebombed and rioting quickly slips into sectarian violence. Turned back at the border as she tries to flee, Sophie comes to terms with the naiveté with which she approached the story. Still, A’isha had spoken to her. And she had a duty to listen. Speechless offers a thoughtful and complex view of how stories are told. Who should tell a story? What happens when one speaks on behalf of another? At once compelling and lyrical, this novel presents a nuanced cast of characters trying to navigate the power of their words, their responsibility for them, and how they affect others in matters of life and death.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Anne Simpson
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2020-05-02
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781988298634


Speechless

Speechless

After her behavior causes her to lose her popular friends and results in one person being hospitalized, Chelsea takes a vow of silence.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Hannah Harrington
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2016-01-26
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780373212033


Speechless

Speechless

Commended for the 2008 Best Books for Kids and Teens, short-listed for the 2008 Snow Willow Award and Ann Connor Brimer Award "No one pays much attention to you if you don’t have much to say, so there was no way I could have predicted what would happen when I stopped talking altogether." When his teacher announces that it’s time for the yearly class speeches, Griffin Maxwell starts to sweat. His past experience with the dreaded speech was humiliating, to say the least, and he just knows there’s no way he can go through that again. So Griffin’s best friend, Bryan, comes up with a solution – one that’s so simple it just has to work. But neither boy can begin to predict the bizarre chain of events that will be set in place when Griffin goes along with the idea. From squaring off with the school bully to reading a teacher’s private letters, Griffin Maxwell will have to face things he never imagined, and all without saying a word!

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Valerie Sherrard
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2007-06-30
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 1554886163


Speechless

Speechless

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Bruce Barry
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2009-01-09
Total Pages : 584 Pages
ISBN : 9781442957251


Speechless

Speechless

Ever been at a loss for words on an important occasion? Be it a business presentation or a television appearance, a proposal of love or a one-to-one with your direct reports, this book helps you discover your voice and hence leaves your audience-and not you-speechless! A powerful D-I-Y book on effective public speaking, Speechless explores and explains the magic and logic which go into crafting an effective speech, presentation or talk. Authored by Roshan Abbas and Siddharth Banerjee, two of India's most experienced communicators, the book rests on the duo's belief that effective communication can be taught and shaped by deliberate practice. The authors have distilled 50 years of their experience in effective communication into a simple mantra that you can imbibe and follow, replete with examples, stories, tips and tricks, expert interviews and practice exercises. Speechless brings-for the first time in India-in-depth interviews of the country's foremost public speakers, thus serving as a guide to both amateurs and professionals who want to hone their power of public speaking.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Roshan Abbas
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-18
Total Pages : 150 Pages
ISBN : 9789387146778


Speechless

Speechless

A collection of mini-short stories,essays and a dab of poetry blended into this recipe for controversial soup. It's subject matter will cut like a knife as it bleeds the truth, which no longer can hide in the darkness. Authoress Terry E Lyle has also written Brown Bag Poetry, Wow!!!, and Say it ain't so which are still turning heads. For updates visit her personal website at http://www.terrylyle.com

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Authoress Terry E. Lyle
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2011-04-19
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781456737108


Speechless

Speechless

Jelly is as surprised as anyone when he decides that he's going to win the annual sixth grade speech contest. Just like that, Joe Alton Miles, better known as Jelly (because his initials are J.A.M. and his best friend's are P.B.), is faced with overcoming not only his terror of being in the spotlight, but also the wrath of smart, popular Victoria, who believes that the prize (like all prizes) is rightfully hers. At first, Jelly only cares about winning the awesome prize (a new tablet), but as Victoria escalates her campaign against him, Jelly begins to realize that it's not only the prize that's at stake, but also his reputation, his self-respect and the friendship he values most. Jelly must dig deep inside himself to find out if he's strong enough to stand up to Victoria and show everyone what he's really capable of. Hilariously funny and just as poignant, Speechless is about finding out who your friends are, giving back, standing up to bullying and finding your own unique voice.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Jennifer Mook-Sang
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-09-01
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781443142687