FICTION

 

Linked

Throwing children of different races together will not automatically foster friendships and deep connections. It takes effort to create multiculturalism awareness. This teen novel helps to initiate discussions on diversity, stereotyping and privilege. Same age, same height, same grade—they could have been identical twins, but they were not. Yet they lived in the same imperfect world with overwhelming family problems. Greg’s father had walked out after striking his mother. Steve’s father refused to leave after repeatedly abusing his mother. Each boy, in his own way, was begging for help. They lived in different homes. They had different personalities.  One was black and the other was white and they had switched!

 

The Intruders

What does a black, a Chinese, an Italian and a Puerto Rican Bronx teen have in common?—A thirst for excitement! They get their adventure and more when they set out to explore a cave in their neighborhood.

 

After falling down a ledge, the teens find that they have time-travelled three centuries into the future–in the middle of a war between tribes. Fortunately, one tribe accepts them.

 

The teenagers soon find that they have a unique and thrilling advantage in the conflict. They know the land, and the tribes, who had lost most modern technology, do not. Unfortunately, within weeks, their adventure became too real as both friends and enemies are getting killed! This is no longer fun. This is war!

 

 

NON-FICTION

 

Life After High School: Traits that Help & Traits that Hurt

This no-nonsense text offers strategies for dealing with life after high school. The guide explains positive and negative traits that can help or hinder teens in their post high school life and gives readers tips to identify the path to success and avoid the route that often leads to failure.

 

This book is only for those who want to succeed. It’s based on the premise that if you can figure out what personality type you are, then just perhaps you can move on to figuring out how to manage your life. Another focus is the recognition that sometimes it can take years of struggle, both financial and emotional, to realize your dream. However, regardless of the issues, what is important is the decisions that you make, and the path that you take, immediately after leaving high school.

 

 

The Dangers of Medical Radiation

We worry about radiation dose at airport security systems. We worry about electromagnetic radiation from power lines and cell phones yet we are willing to tolerate the massive doses of radiation given to us by our health care providers. Protect yourselves from medical radiation and minimize your exposure. Learn about the dangers from misuse and overuse of x-ray procedures such as CT scans, fluoroscopy including heart angiograms, dental imaging, nuclear imaging and radiation therapy.

 

 

Spanish for Radiology Professionals

English to Spanish translation of often used technical terms and radiological instructions. This book can easily be used by someone with a limited knowledge of Spanish to communicate instructions to the patient and to understand simple everyday emergency situations the Spanish-speaking patient may present.

 

 

Mammography and Breast Imaging Prep & Mammography and Breast Imaging: Just the Facts

A comprehensive educational text on breast cancer imaging, diagnosing and treatment including coverage of all breast imaging modalities and techniques.

 

 

Lange Q & A Mammography Examination

A review and self-assessment manual for radiologic technologists interested in the Advance Level Examination in Mammography.

 

LECTURER

Radiographic Imaging & Mammography Seminars

 

Seminars for educators, managers, radiologic science professionals, mammographers, and health care professionals involved in providing breast-imaging services.

 

Visit the MTMI website for details on upcoming seminars

 

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Gannett Editor

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Linked

One was black and the other was white and they had switched!

Linked

After witnessing a violent quarrel between his parents, Greg feels confused, resentful and angry. His father accused his mother of having an affair fifteen years ago, and if the details of the affair are true, then the man that Greg had always called father is not his real father. Even worse is the fact that after striking his mother, Greg’s “father” walks out. Meanwhile, Greg has only his mother’s word that his father is really his father.

Into this mix comes the link.

Steve hates his stepfather.  He has struggled for years to find out why his mother would choose to remain with a man who physically abuses her. Steve’s secret fear is that his stepfather is actually his real father. Frustrated and angry, Steve goes for his stepfather’s gun.

And then there is the link.

Neither boy is able to deal with his family’s problems; each needs help.  And suddenly, help is available! They switched!  Greg is now faced with Steve’s family’s problems and Steve has Greg’s. But that’s not all. Suddenly, family matters are no longer the biggest problem. Because Greg is black and Steve is white, each boy now faces the question of race from a different perspective. Fearful that no one will believe the switch-- and even more fearful of becoming experimental subjects-- they struggle on their own to survive.  They are forced to share information, communicate and–even worse in their eyes­–get along

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‘This book about a black and a white kid switching bodies handles race very well. This is a brave thing to do and done successfully…. Great character development….’

-Judge's commentary, Writer's Digest Awards Contest (2010)

 

An enticing story about a bond between two young teens from different backgrounds. I was immediately hooked when their strange connection began and loved following their stories to see how they affected one another’s lives. Both Greg and Steve’s connection kept me entertained and eager for more. I wonder how their connections began and why these two teens were “driven” toward one another.

-Jennifer Manente, NYC Public School Teacher

 

Great read. It never fails to amaze me how an author can conceive of such a potent story line and at the same time send an important message. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and will pass it along to my grandchildren and friends.

-Patricia Falco, NYC

 

Peart shows a gentle understanding of race issues and identity issues among adolescent males. Although the premise might seem far-fetched, the plot is consistent throughout and the characters maintain a very balanced development.

–Chris Phillips :Word Coach" (Sandy Springs, GA 30328)

 

   Linked tells the tale of two teens, one black, one white, whose lives are oddly similar despite their obvious differences. Unfortunately for them (or perhaps fortunately) their lives are also linked. When family problems stretch relationships with those they love to breaking point, this curious link between two boys who’ve never even met grows suddenly strong.

   Linked is a fast-moving story. There’s no long lingering thoughts and diatribes. But the thoughts that the tale inspires linger long after the telling. A fun teenage novel, with a neat mix of action, science fiction and social science, and some wise lessons to learn.

-Sheila Deeth, The Writers Network

 

 

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