flags of our fathers author In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the islands highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war.

one half or one half Internationally bestselling author Nadia Hashimi’s first novel for young readers is an emotional, beautiful, and riveting coming-of-age journey to modern-day Afghanistan that explores life as a bacha posh—a preteen girl dressed as a boy.Obayda’s family is in need of some good fortune.Her father lost one of his legs in a bomb explosion, forcing the family to move from their home city of Kabul to a small village, where life is very different and Obayda’s father almost never leaves his room.One day, Obayda’s aunt has an idea to bring the family luck—dress Obayda, the youngest of her sisters, as a boy, a bacha posh.Now Obayda is Obayd.Life in this in-between place is confusing, but once Obayda meets another bacha posh, everything changes. The two of them can explore the village on their own, climbing trees, playing sports, and more.But their transformation won’t last forever—unless the two best friends can figure out a way to make it stick and make their newfound freedoms endure..

a tiger comes to tea I learnt important life lessons from this book:*Dont try to drink all the water from the tap*Drinking tea from the pot via the spout gets you a mouth full of tea leaves*A single tin of tiger food will fill you up as much as an entire household full of foodThe story is a simple one - what happens when a tiger comes to tea (tea here in the British English sense of a post-midday meal eaten with tea, the content and actual time of the meal correlating with social class and location). The situation isnt just anarchic and chaotic, as the tiger violates the social order - eating all the cakes and sandwiches, drinking all the tea and all the water from the tap- but is also beautifully illustrated. The tiger is a big, sinuous, magnificent looking creature on the page whose behaviour is both human and catlike.The reaction of the child-reader (or auditor) is guided by the exuberant joy of the child in the story, Sophie, who is obviously delighted with this amazing animal that proceeds to turn their lives upside down by eating all the food in the house and drinking all there is to drink (including the single bottle of beer, this is an abstentious household apparently).

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