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  • Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

    Paul M. Barrett

    eBook (Broadway Books, Sept. 23, 2014)
    The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon--the biggest environmental damages award in history. But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger’s single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel. Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.
  • Kid's Cookbook

    Patricia Barrett

    Paperback (Nitty Gritty Cookbook, June 1, 1976)
    Easy-to-follow recipes for meat and vegetable dishes, desserts, sandwiches, salads, and sweets.
  • Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

    Paul M. Barrett

    Paperback (Broadway Books, Sept. 22, 2015)
    The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon--the biggest environmental damages award in history. But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger’s single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel. Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.
  • A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners In the Primary Classroom

    Pat Barrett Dragan

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 15, 2005)
    Written by a practicing classroom teacher and full of the important details that only a teacher's eye can spot, A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners focuses on the day-to-day challenges of working with ELLs and shares the joy and professional satisfaction of watching, nudging, and celebrating as children make a new language their own. Pat Barrett Dragan takes you through the first twenty days of school, showing you exactly how to get nonnative speakers in grades K-3 started on language acquisition. Then she takes you through the rest of the school year, demonstrating how to build an inclusive classroom community that encourages and supports the efforts of language learners and sharing innovative techniques ideas for: teaching reading and writing to children who do not know the language helping children express themselves in both their home language and their new language through movement, writing, music, and art giving students opportunities to learn through literacy and role-playing in "play-the-book centers" problem solving with language learners on the fly connecting with families even when you don't speak a common language. Filled with resources, examples of student work, and commonsense suggestions, A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners is an ideal companion for new or veteran teachers in any classroom where students are acquiring English. As Dragan herself, writes, "Acquiring a second language can be a giant challenge for both children and adults.... We need to do things together so we have things to talk about, remember, and celebrate - experiences that will connect with our learning." Read A How-to Guide for Teaching English Language Learners and find new ways to connect with and celebrate your students.
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  • The Dreamcatcher

    Barrett

    eBook (Sapphire Books Publishing, Jan. 15, 2017)
    High school is rarely easy, especially for a tall, somewhat gangly Native American girl. Add a sprinkle of shyness, a dash of athletic prowess, an above-average IQ, and some bizarre history that places in the guardianship of her aunt. Then normal high school life is only an illusion.Kai Tiva faces an uphill struggle until she runs into Riley Beth James, the extroverted class cutie, at the principal’s office. Riley shows up for a newspaper interview, while Kai is summoned for punching out a classmate. Riley is the attractive girl-next-door-type whom everyone likes. Though a fairly good student, an emerging choral star, and wildly popular, she knows she’ll never live up to her older sister. She makes up for it with bravery, kindness, and a brash can-do attitude.Their odd matchup is strengthened by curiosity, compassion, humor, and all the drama of typical teenage life. But their experiences go beyond the normal teen angst; theirs is compounded by a curious attraction to each other, and an emerging, insidious danger related to mysterious death of Kai’s father.Their emerging friendship is tested as they navigate this risky challenge. But the powerful bond forged between them has existed through past lives. The outcome this time will affect the next generation of Kai’s people.
  • Everything You Need to Know to Teach First Grade

    Pat Barrett Dragan

    Paperback (Heinemann, Sept. 15, 2003)
    After more than 30 years of teaching, Pat Barrett Dragan indeed knows everything needed to teach the first year of school. And she can teach you, too, with this step-by-step guide to creating a smoothly functioning, literacy-rich primary classroom. Dragan has virtually opened her file drawers and rounded up every detail to get you off to a good start with the three Rs and more. Even veteran teachers or teachers changing grade levels will find loads of helpful information-forms, checklists, activities, copyright-free poems, and reproducibles-all forming a substantive resource bible to keep handy for reference. Most important, Dragan highlights the best teaching and learning strategies culled from years of teaching and studying with the experts. Read Dragan and learn how to: Bond with your new class and create a happy and cohesive classroom community. Help your children develop organizational skills and self control. Inveigle, wangle, and keep children's attention to help them learn. Teach them to have confidence they can read--on the first day of school. Ensure that they learn to read and write well, whatever your reading program. Draw on their innate curiosity to develop their math and problem-solving skills. Use children's photos and artwork to help them practice reading and writing. Integrate children's literature and the arts into all curriculum areas. Work with English language learners and children having little help at home. As Dragan demonstrates, perhaps the most effective strategy for successful teaching is to infuse the school day with joyful learning throughout that magical first year.
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  • Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

    Paul M. Barrett

    Hardcover (Crown, Sept. 23, 2014)
    The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon--the biggest environmental damages award in history. But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger’s single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel. Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.
  • WILLIES NOT HUGGING KIND

    Barrett

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Oct. 4, 1989)
    Willie's best friend Jo-Jo thinks hugging is silly, so Willie stops hugging everybody but he soon misses giving and getting hugs from his family
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  • The Cleaners: A short story about unconscious bias

    Pera Barrett

    language (, March 21, 2020)
    A short story based in Aotearoa (New Zealand), centred on unconscious bias and racismSusi and Lavita appear in the story as cleaners in a large corporate building. When the business discovers a series of thefts in the office, the manager suspects the pair and acts on his suspicion, but everything is not as it seems.Written in third person limited point-of-view, The Cleaners is part of a series of short stories written by 2019 New Zealander of the Year Local Hero recipient, Pera Barrett, to challenge readers’ assumptions and highlight unconscious bias.The book is currently being used in schools as a professional development tool for teachers on these subjects.
  • Benjamin's 365 Birthdays

    Barrett

    Paperback (Aladdin, Sept. 30, 1992)
    Benjamin figures out how to have a birthday every day of the year.
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  • LOP EARED LOUIS: A Rabbits Tale

    Paul A Barrett

    Paperback (Independently published, April 12, 2019)
    Once upon a time there was an enormous rabbit called Louis. He was extremely mischievous, adventurous and very brave. Louis was such a loving creature, he was his humans world. This is the story of true friendship, bravery, fun and laughter. A story about a rabbit who went to defy all the laws of nature. So come with me as we follow the adventures of Lop Eared Louis and his friends.
  • Javen: Legacy of the Seers

    R. Barrett

    language (, Dec. 25, 2016)
    Malcasters now rule Cartenia, through slavery, bloodshed and their ‘curse’. Occasionally, small warrior bands rise against them, letting the Malcasters know they are opposed. But they’re outnumbered. It's a hopeless situation, and they know it; for in Cartenia justice is a commodity and life, half-price.The Trealingers, Illencers and Seers all have such bands; though the Seers are unique because of their abilities, their secrets, and the fact that at one time they controlled Cartenia. Much diminished due to relentless Malcaster violence, the Seers mostly hide in their last remaining fortress Some, however, scattered among the townships, live undercover and do what they can.To say the Malcasters seek the Seer's stronghold is obvious; that they've spent years looking is a given. But when they finally track down an old woman Seer and her grandson, Javen, they keenly anticipate the culmination of their search and its inevitable conclusion -- the Seer's hidden fortress. But timing is everything, and they're just a little late. Now, the tracker seeks Javen, and he's not the only one on the boy's trail.