Breakthrough How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World

Breakthrough  How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
Author: Jack Andraka,Matthew Lysiak
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0062369652

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For the first time, teen innovator and scientist Jack Andraka tells the story behind his revolutionary discovery. When a dear family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer, Jack was inspired to create a better method of early detection. At the age of fifteen, he garnered international attention for his breakthrough: a four-cent strip of paper capable of detecting pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers four hundred times more effectively than the previous standard. Jack's story is not just a story of dizzying international success; it is a story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying and finding the resilience to persevere and come out. His account inspires young people, who he argues are the most innovative, to fight for the right to be taken seriously and to pursue our own dreams. Do-it-yourself science experiments are included in each chapter, making Breakthrough perfect for STEM curriculum. But above all, Jack's memoir empowers his generation with the knowledge that we can each change the world if we only have the courage to try.

The Charlie Charlie Challenge

The Charlie  Charlie Challenge
Author: Matthew Lysiak
Publsiher: Ishrieks
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-10-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1614690553

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iShrieks is a new children?s horror series for the 21st century. Each book is a unique horror story with a modern twist. In The Charlie, Charlie Challenge, Hannah has to deal with her older sister Lexie?s cyber bullying. Soon, the bullying gets out of hand when the Charlie, Charlie Challenge turns all too real.Matthew Lysiak is a nationally recognized journalist and author of the young adult memoir of teen scientist Jack Andraka, Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World (Harper Collins, March 2015). A former reporter for the New York Daily News, Matthew has appeared as a contributor on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN.

Quirky

Quirky
Author: Melissa A Schilling
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-02-13
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781610397933

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The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world--those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? What differentiates Marie Curie or Elon Musk from the merely creative, the many one-hit wonders among us? Melissa Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives of eight people--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs--to identify the traits and experiences that drove them to make spectacular breakthroughs, over and over again. While all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone, she shows, does not create a breakthrough innovator. It was their personal, social, and emotional quirkiness that enabled true genius to break through--not just once but again and again. Nearly all of the innovators, for example, exhibited high levels of social detachment that enabled them to break with norms, an almost maniacal faith in their ability to overcome obstacles, and a passionate idealism that pushed them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. While these individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation--being unconventional without having high levels of confidence, effort, and goal directedness might, for example, result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful outcomes--together they can fuel both the ability and drive to pursue what others deem impossible. Schilling shares the science behind the convergence of traits that increases the likelihood of success. And, as Schilling also reveals, there is much to learn about nurturing breakthrough innovation in our own lives--in, for example, the way we run organizations, manage people, and even how we raise our children.

The Drudge Revolution

The Drudge Revolution
Author: Matthew Lysiak
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-07-28
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781950665150

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Matt Drudge has been labeled everything from "the Walter Cronkite of his era" to a "dangerous menace" and the "country's reigning mischief-maker." Political tastes aside, no one disputes Drudge's influence: a single link from his website, The Drudge Report, has the power to move news cycles, shape front pages, and send television producers into a desperate scramble. The internet blogger equipped with no more than a high school education has been credited for everything from the impeachment of President Bill Clinton to the death of print news and the election of President Donald Trump. Carl Bernstein went so far as to call Drudge an "influence unequaled" in American politics. But nearly 20 years after first bursting into the mainstream of American consciousness with his groundbreaking role in the investigation of President Clinton, remarkably little remains known about the man behind the keyboard or the improbable rise that ushered in a new era of media. In The Drudge Revolution, investigative journalist and author of Newtown: An American Tragedy Matthew Lysiak pulls back the curtain on the world's most powerful journalist, for the first time telling the inside story of how one man's visionary belief in the potential of the internet, coupled with the post–Fairness Doctrine growth of conservative talk radio and the rise of cable news and social media, created the perfect storm that seized the narrative from the mainstream media and ushered in the presidency of Donald Trump. Never-before-seen details include: • Newly uncovered information about Matt's early life, including exclusive interviews with his friends. • Exclusive interviews with Joseph Curl, longtime friend and editor of the Drudge Report, who breaks his silence for the first time. • Revealing details about Drudge's relationship with Andrew Breitbart, the creation of Breitbart.com, and a "pay-to-play" scheme employed by both the Drudge Report and Breitbart. • Emails from Matt to the Trump campaign, showing his close working hand in helping win the campaign of 2016, his role as advisor to the president, his relationship with Jared Kushner, and his role ousting Steve Bannon. • Personal information about how much longer Matt will continue at the helm of the world's most powerful web aggregator. Based on extensive research nearly 200 personal interviews, The Drudge Revolution is the definitive portrait of the most powerful man in media, and his outsized impact on our world today.

Mindcraft

Mindcraft
Author: Matthew Lysiak
Publsiher: Ishrieks
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2016-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 161469057X

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iShrieks is a new children's horror series for the 21st century. Each book is a unique horror story with a modern twist. In Mindcraft, Elsa is totally obsessed with the game platform Minecraft. To her, the worlds she creates are as real as the one she lives in. Then reality takes a strange turn. Matthew Lysiak is a nationally recognized journalist and author of the young adult memoir of teen scientist Jack Andraka, Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World (Harper Collins, March 2015). A former reporter for the New York Daily News, Matthew has appeared as a contributor on The Today Show, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN. www.matthewlysiak.com/home.html

Newtown

Newtown
Author: Matthew Lysiak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781476753751

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"In the vein of Dave Cullen's Columbine, the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy--with exclusive new reporting that chronicles the horrific events of December 14, 2012, including new insight into the dark mind of gunman Adam Lanza. Twenty-six people dead; twenty of them schoolchildren between the ages of six and seven. The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now, here is the startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade's worth of emails from Lanza's mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, Newtown pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives. Newtown explores the two central theories that have permeated the media since the attack: some claim Lanza suffered from severe mental illness, while others insist that, far from being a random act of insanity, this was a meticulously thought out, premeditated attack at least two years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with "glory kills" and researching mass murderers that he was willing to go to any length to attain the top score. Lanza's dark descent from a young boy with adjustment disorders to a calculating killer is interwoven with the Newtown massacre as it unfolded at the time, told from the points of view of eye witnesses, survivors, parents of victims, first responders, and Adam's relatives. A definitive account of a tragedy that shook a nation, Newtown features exclusive material including initial misinformation reported by the media and commentary on how this catastrophic event became a lightning rod for political agendas, much like Columbine did more than a decade ago"--

Ignite Your Spark

Ignite Your Spark
Author: Patricia Wooster
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-01-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781481443661

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Forge your own path, engage your passions, and light thousands of sparks to become the person you want to be with this interactive guide filled with quizzes and activities to help you along the way. It’s no secret that your teen years can be tumultuous, confusing, and even sucky, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light a fire in your life. Covering topics from relationships, self-image, and school to goals, failures, and willpower, Ignite Your Spark features thought-provoking quizzes, “Ignite Your Life” activities, and profiles of kids and adults alike who have ignited their own spark to accomplish extraordinary things. Your teen years don’t have to be a struggle, and with this handbook for self-discovery and personal fulfillment, you will find that the ability to ignite your own spark has been within you all along.

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom
Author: Warren Berger,Elise Foster
Publsiher: Corwin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-14
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781544365497

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Helping students ask bigger, more beautiful questions Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Beautiful Questions in the Classroom has the answers. Written to be both inspirational and practical, this resource will help educators transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity. Readers will find: · Strategies to inspire bigger, more beautiful student questions · Techniques to help educators ask more beautiful questions · Real-world examples, case studies, practical ideas, and question stems · Videos showing strategies at work

Ten Types of Innovation

Ten Types of Innovation
Author: Larry Keeley,Helen Walters,Ryan Pikkel,Brian Quinn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781118571392

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Innovation principles to bring about meaningful and sustainablegrowth in your organization Using a list of more than 2,000 successful innovations,including Cirque du Soleil, early IBM mainframes, the Ford Model-T,and many more, the authors applied a proprietary algorithm anddetermined ten meaningful groupings—the Ten Types ofInnovation—that provided insight into innovation. The TenTypes of Innovation explores these insights to diagnosepatterns of innovation within industries, to identify innovationopportunities, and to evaluate how firms are performing againstcompetitors. The framework has proven to be one of the mostenduring and useful ways to start thinking abouttransformation. Details how you can use these innovation principles to bringabout meaningful—and sustainable—growth within yourorganization Author Larry Keeley is a world renowned speaker, innovationconsultant, and president and co-founder of Doblin, the innovationpractice of Monitor Group; BusinessWeek named Keeley one of sevenInnovation Gurus who are changing the field The Ten Types of Innovation concept has influenced thousands ofexecutives and companies around the world since its discovery in1998. The Ten Types of Innovation is the first bookexplaining how to implement it.

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Young Adult Nonfiction  A Readers  Advisory and Collection Development Guide
Author: Elizabeth Fraser
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-03-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9781440869808

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Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature
Author: Christine A. Jenkins,Michael Cart
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-03-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781442278073

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Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences. But young readers, regardless of their sexual orientation, don’t always know what books offer well-rounded portrayals of queer characters and situations. Fortunately, finding positive role models in fiction that features LGBTQ+ themes has become less problematic, though not without its challenges. In Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969, Christine Jenkins and Michael Cart provide an overview of the literary landscape. An expanded version of The Heart Has Its Reasons, this volume charts the evolution of YA literature that features characters and themes which resonate not only with LGBTQ+ readers but with their allies as well. In this resource, Jenkins and Cart identify titles that are notable either for their excellence—accurate, thoughtful, and tactful depictions—or deficiencies—books that are wrongheaded, stereotypical, or outdated. Each chapter has been significantly updated, and this edition also includes new chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and works of nonfiction. This book also features an annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text that will aid teachers, librarians, parents, and teen readers. Encompassing a wider array of sexual identities, Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature is an invaluable resource for young people eager to read about books relevant to them and their lives.

The Choice

The Choice
Author: Matthew Lysiak,Bridget Reddan
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781456606909

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The Choice resurrects iconic Conservative Ronald Reagan, making him 32 years younger and places him in the middle of the 2012 election. Using actual Reagan speeches and quotes, The Choice is the answer for anyone who has ever asked the question, "What would Reagan do?" The year is 2012. The United States is in peril as it faces rampant unemployment and unprecedented inflation. aAngry mobs of young people have taken to the streets in random acts of violence while in the Middle East, Iran tests a nuclear weapon. President Barack Obama, ending his first term, has federalized health care, increased government spending and grown the national debt to $15 trillion. With the election looming, the American people have never faced a more important decision. Will they stay the course with a President who believes an unregulated free market is at the core of the nation's problems? That government must be utilized to shrink the income disparity between rich and poor and level the playing field for the middle class? Or will they choose a candidate who believes that high taxes and too many regulations have stifled business? That government isn't the solution to our problems, rather the problem itself? That candidate: anone other than Ronald Wilson Reagan. Left for dead after losing the 2008 Republican nomination to John McCain, aReagan's message of tax cuts, deregulation, and peace through strength carry the former actor through the 2012 primaries, and eventually to his shocking nomination over the heavily favored Mitt Romney; setting the stage for one of the most historic elections in American history.

Defeating Depression

Defeating Depression
Author: Y. S. Lin
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781499461756

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The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in ten young people will suffer from a depressive disorder before the age of eighteen. Though depression is a common condition, it is also one that is often misunderstood. This useful guide establishes the clinical definition of depression and explains the difference between conditions such as persistent depressive disorder and major depression. Common treatment methods, including therapy and medications, are discussed. The volume also contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students

Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students
Author: Thomas P. Hébert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-10-08
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781000490206

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The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. This text: Discusses theories that guide the examination of the lived experiences of gifted students. Features new topics, such as cyberbullying and microaggressions. Covers social and emotional characteristics and behaviors evidenced in gifted learners. Includes considerations for gifted underachievers, gifted culturally diverse students, twice-exceptional students, LGBTQ gifted students, and young people from low-income backgrounds. Describes gifted students' friendships and family relationships that support them, contextual influences that shape their social and emotional lives, and identity development. The author provides a wealth of field-tested strategies for addressing social and emotional development. In addition, the book offers a plan for designing a gifted-friendly classroom environment to support the social and emotional well-being of gifted students and a comprehensive collection of resources to support professionals in gifted education research and practice.

Big Little Breakthroughs

Big Little Breakthroughs
Author: Josh Linkner
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2021-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781642936780

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The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. Instead of shooting for a $10-billion payday or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus on Big Little Breakthroughs—small creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By cultivating daily micro-innovations, individuals and organizations are better equipped to tackle tough challenges and seize transformational opportunities. How did a convicted drug dealer launch and scale a massively successful fitness company? What core mindset drove LEGO to become the largest toy company in the world? How did a Pakistani couple challenge the global athletic shoe industry? What simple habits led Lady Gaga, Banksy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda to their remarkable success? Big Little Breakthroughs isn’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy-pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. Rather, it’s a surpassingly simple system to help everyday people become everyday innovators.