Publisher : Chronicle Books
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781452163673
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

Levi just wants to be treated like a typical kid. As a baby, he had a serious disease that caused him respiratory issues. He's fine now, but his mom and overprotective brother still think of him as damaged, and his schoolmates see him as the same class clown he's always been. He feels stuck. So when his dad—divorced from his mom—suggests he take up boxing, he falls in love with the sport. And when he finds out about a school with a killer boxing team and a free-study curriculum, it feels like he's found a ticket to a new Levi. But how can he tell his mom about boxing? And how can he convince his family to set him free?

Publisher : Abrams
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781647000165
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

An intimate and unflinching memoir exploring Mia Kang’s journey from self-loathing to self-love Mia Kang is many things: a sought-after model, an immigrant, an eating disorder survivor, and a Muay Thai ï¬?ghter. Her ï¬?rst book, Knockout, is the story of how she eschewed normative body standards and learned to use martial arts to redeï¬?ne her sense of self-worth. In a charming, ï¬?erce, and intimate voice, Kang invites readers into her world. She once lived and died by her weight, but she is now deï¬?ned by her conï¬?dence in being a woman who lives outside the mold of what we’re taught is “feminine.” After dealing with bullying, addiction, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts, Mia acknowledges that she is lucky to still be alive to tell readers what she’s learned: to not let anyone else dictate who you are supposed to be.

Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781635830606
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 360

Kareena Thakkar’s world is turned upside down when she learns she’s landed an invitation to the US Open, which could lead to a spot on the first-ever Muay Thai Olympics team. To make it to the US Open, she has to come clean about being a Muay Thai fighter—a sport that her traditional Indian community deems too violent for girls—and own her destiny.

Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781467732697
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

For Kalvin Barnes, the only thing that comes close to the rush of playing the knockout game is watching videos of the knockout game. Kalvin's crew always takes videos of their KOs, but Kalvin wants more?something better. He thinks if someone could really see the game for what it was, could appreciate it, could capture the essence of it?that would be a video for all time. The world would have to notice. That's where Erica comes in. She's new in town. Awkward. Shy. White. But she's got a good camera and a filmmaker's eye. She could learn. Kalvin could open her eyes to the power he sees in the knockout game; he could make her see things his way. But first she'll have to close her eyes to everything else. For a while, Kalvin's knockouts are strangers. For a while, Erica can ignore their suffering in the rush of creativity and Kalvin's attention. Then comes the KO that forces her eyes open, that makes her see what's really happening. No one wins the knockout game. Coretta Scott King Award honoree G. Neri captures the notorious and terrifying knockout game and its players in an unflinching novel that's hard to read and impossible to put down.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781440614774
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 269

It's time to get into shape ... the easy way! Author and fitness expert Patrick Hagerman provides comprehensive information and customized workout plans for every age, ability level, and physical condition. With Hagerman as their coach, readers will be on the right track to fitness in no time, improving their health, self-esteem, and appearance. * Presented in a style easily referenced and cross-referenced for all ages and ability levels * Written by an experienced author and fitness expert * Well-illustrated for increased comprehension of programs and exercises * Caters to everyone from pregnant women to older men with lower back pain

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 9781440650574
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

It's time to get into shape ... the easy way! Author and fitness expert Patrick Hagerman provides comprehensive information and customized workout plans for every age, ability level, and physical condition. With Hagerman as their coach, readers will be on the right track to fitness in no time, improving their health, self-esteem, and appearance. * Presented in a style easily referenced and cross-referenced for all ages and ability levels * Written by an experienced author and fitness expert * Well-illustrated for increased comprehension of programs and exercises * Caters to everyone from pregnant women to older men with lower back pain

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781592594054
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 471

Carrying on the high standards of the much praised first edition (Durum and Muegge, Cytokine Knockouts, 1998), Giamila Fantuzzi and a panel of experts have generated completely new chapters to reflect the use of many novel mouse strains and the hundreds of recent studies on cytokine physiology. Comprehensive reviews of the numerous often-surprising results obtained using cytokine knockout mice are provided, along with much important information about cytokine biology and physiology. For those not familiar with cytokine research, the authors present a critical discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using cytokine knockout mice in various fields of research.

Publisher : Chronicle Books
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781452140841
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 304

Timothy is on probation. It's a strange word—something that happens to other kids, to delinquents, not to kids like him. And yet, he is under house arrest for the next year. He must check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, and keep a journal for an entire year. And mostly, he has to stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be. By turns touching and funny, and always original, House Arrest is a middlegrade novel in verse about one boy's path to redemption as he navigates life with a sick brother, a grieving mother, and one tough probation officer.

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781475727531
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 482

My personal history in the field of cytokines had an initial period of several years during which my student and then colleague, Werner Muller, tried in vain to attract me to them. My interest always vanished when I was confronted with complex data pointing to func tional redundancy of cytokines in cell culture systems. When gene targeting in the mouse germline became possible, this frustration came to an end. We and others immediately embarked on analyzing the in vivo function of cytokines and the problem of functional redundancy with this powerful new approach. The early cytokine gene knockouts performed by colleagues in Wiirzburg (IL-2) and by ourselves (IL-4 and IL-l 0) seemed to give clear answers and at the same time led to surprises: Each of these cytokines apparently had its own special and irreplaceable function, and this function could be quite distinct from what had been anticipated from functional experiments in vitro. Al though the latter finding is of course a wonderful incentive for fur ther research, the former is pleasing in a general sense since it highlights the value of each of those one hundred thousand genes or so in our genome, cherished by evolution to become respectable mem bers of the community. Even in the present era of "genomics" there will be no way around the careful functional analysis of each gene by itself.

Publisher : Vintage
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525567295
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 290

A Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction An InStyle Best Book of the Year A Refinery29 Best Book of the Year By the end of high school, Bunny Lampert is 6'3 with the abs of a ninja turtle and the face of a boy angel. Her dad has chaotic salesman energy and her mom is dead. But from the outside, Bunny seems to have it all⁠--she's blonde, rich, and an Olympic volleyball hopeful. Michael⁠⁠--who has a ponytail and a septum piercing, works at Rite-Aid, and has a secret Grindr⁠--lives with his aunt in the cramped cottage next door to Bunny's McMansion. When Bunny catches Michael smoking in her yard, he discovers that her life is not as perfect as it seems. Their friendship is as improbable as it is irresistible, but when Michael falls in love for the first time, a vicious strain of gossip circulates and a terrible, brutal act becomes the defining feature of both his and Bunny's futures⁠⁠. A beautiful and darkly comic book about doing things you didn't mean to do, wanting things you wish you didn't want, and loving people you can't afford to love.