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 : 159 Pages
ISBN : 9781443142670


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? [This book]...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"--Publisher.

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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

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

She can't walk. She uses a wheelchair. And her treacherous voice makes it sound like she also has learning difficulties. So she chooses to be SPEECHLESS.

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Author : Kate Darbishire
Publisher : Stickhouse Publishing
Release : 2018-09-26
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 1838457402


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

A factory worker is fired because her boss disagrees with her political bumper sticker. A stockbroker feels pressure to resign from an employer who disapproves of his off-hours political advocacy. A flight attendant is grounded because her airline doesn't like what she's writing in her personal blog. Is it legal to fire people for speech that makes employers uncomfortable, even if the content has little or nothing to do with their job or workplace? For most American workers, the alarming answer is yes. Speechless takes on the state of free expression in the American workplace, exploring its history, explaining how and why Americans have come to take freedom of speech for granted, and demonstrating how employers can legally punish employees for speaking their minds. Bruce Barry shows how constitutional law erects formidable barriers to free speech in workplaces, while employment law gives employers wide latitude to suppress speech with impunity--even speech that is unrelated to the job or the company. Employers, with rights of property ownership over not just what they manage but how they manage, can decide just how much employee speech they will tolerate. Workers have little choice but to accept conditions of employment or go elsewhere. Barry argues that a toxic combination of law, conventional economic wisdom, and accepted managerial practice has created an American workplace in which freedom of speech--that most crucial of civil liberties in a healthy democracy--is something you do after work, on your own time, and even then (for many), only if your employer approves. Barry proposes changes both to the law and to management practice that would expand employees' expressive rights without jeopardizing the legitimate interests of employers. In defense of freer speech in and around the workplace, Barry argues that a healthy democracy depends in part on the experience of liberty at work. Workplaces are key venues for shared experience and public discourse, so workplace speech rights matter deeply for advancing citizenship, community, and democracy in a free society.

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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


Speechless

Speechless

What happens when a political wordsmith finds herself at a loss for words? Libby McIssac is known for two things: catching bridal bouquets (her record's an even dozen) and having a way with words. Since the former isn't really something that looks good on a résumé, it's helpful to have parlayed the latter into a new career as a political speechwriter. But just as she's making sure her boss looks as if she knows something about…well, anything, Libby's world is turned upside down. Enter a handsome British consultant—a bit on the cagey side, perhaps—who upsets the delicate chain of command around the office and somehow always gets what he wants. Including Libby? When a media leak of a big-time scandal sends everyone into a tailspin, Libby fears she may get caught in the cross fire. Cue the fake alliances, the secrets, the sex, the subterfuge, the hidden friendships: it's all there. Welcome to the world of politics, where perception is everything, nothing is as it seems and the last thing you want is to be left speechless.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Yvonne Collins
Publisher : Red Dress Ink
Release : 2012-02-15
Total Pages : 362 Pages
ISBN : 9781459231306