In her newest YA novel, VASSA IN THE NIGHT, Sarah Porter has merged the dark, forested world of Russian folklore with the gritty, urban streets of Brooklyn to vibrant and dramatic effect.
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. Babs Yaga, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.
But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair….
Find out more at http://www.sarahporterbooks.com/ YA/Fantasy
Tonight, The Trevor Project’s new life-saving, life-affirming public service announcement (PSA) featuring Daniel Radcliffe premiered on FOX during the network’s hit series “Glee.” The 30-second spot, which aired at no cost to the organization, empowers young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) to call the Trevor Lifeline if they need support or are considering suicide. The spot will also run on Hulu in conjunction with this episode of “Glee.”
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The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, announced today the launch of a national public service announcement (PSA) targeted at LGBTQ youth. The PSA features Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the “Harry Potter” film series, Broadway’s “Equus” and the upcoming revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Newsrooms and broadcasters are encouraged to download the broadcast-quality (MPEG-2) PSA available on the panel to the right, and the video can also be easily embedded onto websites, blogs and online news outlets.
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Bestselling Author Michael Palmer returns with a heart-pounding new thriller, The Last Surgeon. A hired killer is executing a medical ream, making their murders look like accidents, or suicides and he has only one thing left to do...Kill The Last Surgeon. The Last Surgeon Michael Palmer Book Trailer Find out more about this author here http://www.michaelpalmerbooks.com/ Find out more about this book http://tiny.cc/E0P5m Ring tone and MP3 http://tiny.cc/viykL Suspense
\\\The Columbine Cause\\\ by Evan Long raises questions about the April 20, 1999 attack on Columbine High School which have gone unaddressed or unanswered by corporate and state media, including:
Why do counts of the ballistics evidence charts yield totals far greater than the three hundred-odd shots officially stated by law enforcement officials to have been fired?
Why did students and teachers inside the school during the attack describe up to a dozen distinct shooters, some of whom some of them were able to identify by name as neither Eric Harris nor Dylan Klebold?
Why were the people of the world told that the attack was a \\\wake-up call\\\ when some Columbine students knew it to have been \\\the big rumor\\\ for up to two years in advance?
There is much more to the story of the attack on Columbine than has been widely made known.
The true story of 17 year old Anne Sluti, kidnapped by a deranged criminal and taken on a horrific six day multi-state journey, relying on nothing but her wits and courage to risk leaving clues for the police and manipulate her brutal captor. Eventually surrounded in a remote mountain cabin, Anne must attempt to negotiate her own release, caught between a murder/suicide bent killer and a gung-ho police force. Premieres Sunday February 15th at 8pm ET on Lifetime Movie Network.
Hamas suicide terrorist: Palestinians drink the blood of Jews Adham Ahmad Abu Jandal, suicide terrorist, before attack on Dec. 7, 2004 (Hamas website, Feb. 2006) My message to the loathed Jews: There is no god but Allah, we will chase you everywhere! We are a nation that drinks blood. We know that there is no better blood than the blood of Jews. We won't leave you alone until we have quenched our thirst with your blood, and our children's thirst with your blood. We will not rest until you leave the Muslim countries.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Nine out of ten times when someone dies by suicide, they have a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death. However, mental health conditions are treatable, and most people who attempt suicide go on to live healthy productive lives.
Join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. By drawing attention to the importance of mental health we hope to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Taking care of your mental health is the smart thing to do.
“Mental health is as important as physical health. It impacts the way we perceive, think, feel and behave in our daily lives,” said Dr. Christine Moutier, the chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “To help us prevent suicide, there is a role for everyone, in every community. Don’t be afraid to have a caring conversation with someone if you notice troubling changes in their behavior. This conversation just might save their life.”
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