Ashleigh attempts to fulfill common psychological needs in sending a nude picture of herself on a camera phone: coming through on a dare, getting the man she loves to notice her. Unfortunately, a picture speaks a thousand words. Ashleigh and her family pay a high price when her ex-boyfriend shares it online. A must read on cyber safety Image located http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/15790870-thousand-words
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Even though Karl Stern didn't look nor consider himself a Jew, it made no difference in Hitler's Nazi Germany. Karl meets a boxing champion through his father's connections. At the Berlin Boxing Club, Karl gains self confidence and physical strength. However, the only way he can continue training and competing is by keeping his Jewish heritage a secret. Karl's abilities become even more critical as anti-Semitic measures puts his and his family's lives in danger.
In his acclaimed non-fiction work Always running, Luis Rodriguez chronicled his experiences in San Gabriel Valley/LA County gangs.
The story continues with Rodriguez's being released from jail. Rodriguez vows to change his life for the better. However, inner demons plague him through his romantic & family relationships and community work. Rodriguez will sadly discover history repeating itself in his son Ramiro's battles.
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