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A IS FOR AUDRA BROADWAYS LEADI

A IS FOR AUDRA BROADWAYS LEADI

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It's an incredible honor to be included in this amazing book of the greatest talent the Broadway stage has ever known!
--AUDRA McDONALD, six-time Tony Award-winning actress

From Audra McDonald to Liza with a Z, here is a showstopping alphabet book featuring your favorite leading ladies of the Broadway stage!

Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway's legendary ladies. Start with A for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Liza Minnelli!

Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee.

AND DON'T MISS THE SEQUEL COMING IN OCTOBER: B IS FOR BROADWAY: ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE FROM A TO Z!

THE RAVE REVIEWS ARE IN FROM THE STARS THEMSELVES!

A wonderful, enriching, enlightening book for theater lovers of all ages . . . and all that jazz!
--CHITA RIVERA, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman)

A to Z--awesome to zany--I'm thrilled to be a part of such an illustrious group.
--CHRISTINE EBERSOLE, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (42nd Street, Grey Gardens)

I'm so honored to be included among these fierce ladies--brought to life with such fun illustrations--in this wonderful book for little divas like my own!
--LEA SALONGA, Tony Award-winning actress (Miss Saigon)

A is for Audra turns the alphabet song into a show stopper! It is literally a love letter to Broadway's leading ladies, and I am so honored to be memorialized alongside all of my sisters!
--RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, Tony Award-winning actress (Hamilton)

I'm honored to be included in this illustrious group. A to Z, they are all incredible!
--KRISTIN CHENOWETH, Tony Award-winning actress (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown)

What a fun and fabulous celebration of the females of Broadway! Imagine my joy just to be a part of it!
--KELLI O'HARA, Tony Award-winning actress (The King and I)

"H is also for honored--because that's what I am to be included in this beautiful book. I can't wait to show my kids and tell them of all the brilliant leading ladies who have graced the Broadway stage."
--HEATHER HEADLEY, Tony Award-winning actress (Aida)

AND CRITICS LOVE IT TOO!

Women of the Broadway theater take center stage in this loving homage. . . . A lively introduction to a whole new cast of heroines.--Kirkus

this is a book all kids (and many adults) will enjoy as they learn about and fall in love with the theatre.--Playbill.com

A true necessity for any kid's bookshelf.--Entertainment Weekly

"a thorough, eye-catching introduction to women of the theater. . . . budding theater lovers will get a thrill."--Booklist

A sure hit for thespians of all ages.--School Library Journal

Emmerich's flattering caricatures, paired with [Allman's] verse, are colorful and slick, bringing Broadway's drama to the page"--Publishers Weekly

ALAMO ALL-STARS BIGGER & BADDE

ALAMO ALL-STARS BIGGER & BADDE

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Experience the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel--now as an oversized edition featuring 16 brand-new pages of mini-comics!

"Remember the Alamo!"

That rallying cry has been a part of Texas lore for generations. But what, exactly, should we remember? Who were the ragtag group of adventurers behind the famous slogan, and how did they end up barricaded in a fort against a Mexican army? Who survived, who died, and how? This sixth book in the bestselling Hazardous Tales series tracks the Lone Star State's bloody fight for independence from the Mexican government. It features the exploits of the notorious Jim Bowie, as well as Stephen Austin, Davy Crockett, and other settlers and soldiers who made the wild frontier of Texas their home--until the bitter end.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all--if you dare!

Get Alamo All-Stars and two other Hazardous Tales in the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales Second 3-Book Boxed Set, available now!

ALEXANDER HAMILTON THE FIGHTIN

ALEXANDER HAMILTON THE FIGHTIN

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A fascinating and entertaining biography of Alexander Hamilton, in graphic novel format.

Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! tells the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial figures in American history in a graphic novel format. From a rough childhood on the Caribbean island of Nevis to the highest levels of American politics, Alexander Hamilton's life was filled with adventure, conflict, and controversy. Full-color illustrations and an entertaining narrative make this graphical biography of America's first Secretary of the Treasury accessible for readers of all ages.

AMELIA EARHART

AMELIA EARHART

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Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. -Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart developed a love of flying at a very young age. What began as a simple joy became something much deeper--a commitment to open doors for all women. As Amelia built a name for herself in the field of aviation - breaking numerous records along the way - she inspired future trailblazers to soar to new heights.
With an introduction by astronaut pioneer Eileen Collins, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean focuses on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Panel by panel, it offers a glimpse of her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women's rights. Above all, it leaves us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.
ANDY WARNERS ODDBALL HISTORIES

ANDY WARNERS ODDBALL HISTORIES

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The bestselling author of Brief History of Everyday Objects explores the animals we love, the ones we make use of, and the ones that make use of us in this hilarious, informative mix of storytelling and factbook.Did you know that 32 pigeons have received medals for wartime valor? And a dog named Laika was the very first creature to orbit the Earth? Did you know that there is an island in Japan entirely overrun by bunnies? And -- for a brief time -- rats adorned with ribbons were a popular lap pet in upper-class London?

In Andy Warner's Oddball Histories: Pests and Pets, you can find out more than you ever thought possible about creatures both cute and weird, both large and small, while discovering new stories about human history from the perspective of our animal companions.

Did you know that bees communicate with each other using special dances? Or that a popular anime called Rascal the Racoon may be largely responsible for Japan's huge raccoon population? Packed with incredible facts and charming stories like these, this is the perfect book for curious readers.

ANTHOLOGY OF INTRIGUING ANIMAL

ANTHOLOGY OF INTRIGUING ANIMAL

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From lions and butterflies to sharks and spiders, there's an animal for everyone in this animal encyclopedia with a twist!

With stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations, this animal encyclopedia explores the wildlife of the world, from the most massive whales to the smallest insects. Which one is your new favorite?

This animal book for children will delight and inspire kids who love animals. They will discover incredible facts and fascinating stories about their favorite animals and some they have never heard of! Find out why the slow-motion sloth is so sluggish and how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, and more!

Throughout the book, each specially chosen animal is revealed in stunning photos and gorgeous illustrations. Kids will be intrigued by all the small, exciting details. The animal factbook also explores some of the stories and mysterious myths surrounding their favorite beasts.

Curious kids can pour over the index, which is packed with reference information, including the size and location of each species, and a tree of life shows how the animal groups are connected. Find the animals that interest you and uncover new favorite along the way.

Discover Incredible Facts and Fascinating Stories

This animal encyclopedia contains over 100 creatures. Beautiful illustrations with storybook elements will bring the animal kingdom to life. This educational book is perfect for kids to read by themselves or together with their parents as a bedtime story.

With gold foil elements on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon to keep your place. This beautiful modern book is the perfect gift for children who love wildlife and nature.

Inside the pages of this anthology, you'll find:

- Storybook descriptions of intriguing animals such as a viscacha, quokka, and a slow loris.
- Discover amazing facts like why the sloth is so slow.
- Stories and myths surrounding your favorite animals.

ARA-STEPPING STONES DUAL LANGU

ARA-STEPPING STONES DUAL LANGU

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Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home

With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. This unique picture book was inspired by the stone artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, discovered by chance by Canadian children's writer Margriet Ruurs. The author was immediately impressed by the strong narrative quality of Mr. Badr's work, and, using many of Mr. Badr's already-created pieces, she set out to create a story about the Syrian refugee crisis.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Arabic) edition.

ASTRONAUTS

ASTRONAUTS

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In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.

The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. The trail-blazing women of Group 9, NASA's first mixed gender class, had the challenging task of convincing the powers that be that a woman's place is in space, but they discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone.

B IS FOR BREATHE

B IS FOR BREATHE

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From the letter A to the letter Z, B is for Breathe celebrates the many ways children can express their feelings and develop coping skills at an early age. Fun, cute, and exciting illustrations, this colorful book teaches kids simple ways to cope with fussy and frustrating emotions. This book will inspire kids to discuss their feelings, show positive behaviors, and practice calm down strategies.

BEFORE MUSIC: WHERE INSTRUMENT

BEFORE MUSIC: WHERE INSTRUMENT

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From award-winning author Annette Bay Pimentel comes an oversize nonfiction picture book exploring how music and musical instruments are made--across time and around the world

Music doesn't come out of nothing.
It always starts somewhere . . .
with something . . .
with someone.

Discover how music is made in this survey of musical instruments from around the world. Organized by material--from wood to gourds to found objects and more--Before Music marries a lyrical core text with tons of informational material for curious readers.

In the narrative text, readers will encounter makers as they source their materials and craft instruments by hand, drawing the line from the natural world to the finished product and its sound. The sidebars offer much more to discover, including extensive instrument lists, short bios of musical innovators, and more.

Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures

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Enter the enchanting world of mythical creatures and explore the history behind them in this beautifully illustrated compendium for kids aged 7 to 9.

You'll meet an incredible cast of mind-boggling fictional animals from all around the world. Say hello to Bigfoot in the forests of North America and learn about the Native American traditions that inspired its story. Voyage to Japan to meet kitsune, supernatural nine-tailed foxes that can turn into humans. And jump onboard an ancient storm-battered ship to learn why mermaids were the last thing a sailor wanted to see...

Learn about the societies that spawned these legendary creatures, from Ancient Greece to the indigenous tribes of Australia, and find out what the beasts tell us about the people who created them.

From narwhal tusks inspiring the legend of unicorns, to dinosaur bones creating rumours of dragons, there is an interesting story behind every magical beast. Mythical Beasts and Magical Creatures tells you everything you need to know about supernatural animals great and small.

Perfect for fans of Harry Potter and other fantasy tales, this is the only kids' guide to magical creatures that tells you the history behind the mythology.

BRAINS ON! PRESENTS...ROAD TRI

BRAINS ON! PRESENTS...ROAD TRI

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The creators of the award-winning science podcast for kids, Brains On!, take readers on a humorous, highly illustrated, fact- and fun-filled journey through Earth--from the core, to the outer atmosphere, and everywhere in between. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts!

Did you ever wonder why volcanoes erupt? Or why the ocean is salty? How about why no two snowflakes are the same?

Embark on an epic road trip to find the answers to these burning questions and more! The Brains On! team is traveling from deep inside the earth, through the oceans, the land, the clouds, and even into the outer atmosphere in their high-tech ride--to uncover the coolest facts, strangest mysteries, and most incredible marvels of our planet.

Packed with scientific research, mind-boggling trivia, and laugh-out-loud jokes, this highly illustrated fact-filled exploration of the earth promises a brain-bending, jaw-dropping, belly-laughing good time that curious kids and budding scientists won't be able to resist.

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS EXTRA-CRUNC

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS EXTRA-CRUNC

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Laugh out loud with Captain Underpants, the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man!

They defeated Dr. Diaper! They trampled the terrible Talking Toilets! They crushed the crazy Cafeteria Ladies from outer space! And they prevented preposterous Professor Poopypants from pulverizing the planet! Now George and Harold are back for more fun and games with their wedgie-powered superhero, Captain Underpants!Join George and Harold as they play hilarious pranks on clueless Mr. Krupp and get caught in some very puzzle-ing situations. And they'll show you how to make your very own comic books -- complete with that world-famous cheesy animation technique, Flip-O-Rama!
CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2

CARE & KEEPING OF YOU 2

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This thoughtful advice book will guide you through the next steps of growing up. With illustrations and expert contributors, this book covers new questions about periods, your growing body, peer pressure, personal care, and more! Written by Dr. Cara Natterson for girls 10 and up, The Care & Keeping of You 2 follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you�re going through.
CHILD SOLDIER

CHILD SOLDIER

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Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort.

Told in the first person and presented in a graphic novel format, the gripping story of Michel's experience is moving and unsettling. But the humanity he exhibits in the telling, along with Claudia Dávila's illustrations, which evoke rather than depict the violent elements of the story, makes the book accessible for this age group and, ultimately, reassuring and hopeful. The back matter contains further information, as well as suggestions for ways children can help. This is a perfect resource for engaging youngsters in social studies lessons on global awareness and social justice issues, and would easily spark classroom discussions about conflict, children's rights and even bullying. Michel's actions took enormous courage, but he makes clear that he was and still is an ordinary person, no different from his readers. He believes everyone can do something to make the world a better place, and so he shares what his father told him: "If you ever think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito."

CLASSIC COLLECTORS HANDBK AN O

CLASSIC COLLECTORS HANDBK AN O

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Gotcha! The Official Pokémon Handbook: Classic Collector's Edition has stats and facts on all 151 Pokémon featured in Pokémon GO and the animated series on Netflix.

If you want to be a great Pokémon GO Trainer, you've got to get this classic collector's guide to the original 151 Pokémon! Check out what's inside...* Stats and facts on Pokémon from Bulbasaur to Mewtwo* A bonus poster featuring all 151 Pokémon* Insider info on moves, type, and Evolution...and much, much more. It's your essential guide to the world of Pokémon GO!
COLD WAR CORRESPONDENT (NATHAN

COLD WAR CORRESPONDENT (NATHAN

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Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series

In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920-1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune. Tensions were high on the Korean peninsula, where a border drawn after WWII split the country into North and South. When the North Korean army crossed the border with Soviet tanks, it was war. Marguerite was there when the Communists captured Seoul. She fled with the refugees heading south, but when the bridges were blown over the Han River, she was trapped in enemy territory. Her eyewitness account of the invasion was a newspaper smash hit. She risked her life in one dangerous situation after another--all for the sake of good story. Then she was told that women didn't belong on the frontlines. The United States Army officially ordered her out of Korea. She appealed to General Douglas MacArthur, and he personally lifted the ban on female war correspondents, which allowed her the chance to report on many of the major events of the Korean War.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all--if you dare!

CORPSE TALK GROUNDBREAKING REB

CORPSE TALK GROUNDBREAKING REB

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Discover the incredible stories of rebels throughout history in this hilarious graphic novel that brings the dead famous to life.

Welcome to Corpse Talk, the chat show with a difference - all of the guests are dead! Meet your host, comic book artist Adam Murphy, as he interviews eighteen show-stopping rebels. Want to read the inside story of Sitting Bull, the last chief of the great Sioux nation? Or wondered what led to Martin Luther King Jr becoming such an iconic freedom-fighter? This graphic novel answers all of your questions about the lives of these rancorous rebels with a cause, from the struggles they overcame for their countries to their personal challenges.

Bold and expressive illustrations by Adam and Lisa Murphy bring historical events to life, literally, while humorous text makes learning history fun. Full-page illustrations give more detail on the bigger picture behind the rebels' stories, with special features on gladiators in Ancient Rome, crime and punishment in medieval times, and an overview of guerrilla warfare. Whether you're a fan of these adventurous rebels or just love a good story, this graphic novel will not fail to inspire you and make you laugh.

EPIC ADVENTURES: EXPLORE THE W

EPIC ADVENTURES: EXPLORE THE W

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A beautiful and informative title encapsulating the excitement and wonder of adventure and travel--all seen through the world's most wondrous train journeys.

Climb onboard and travel across six continents, 34 countries and numerous cities via 12 of the world's most amazing train journeys. Adventures on Trains author and British Book Award 2021 winner, Sam Sedgman will delight readers with his descriptive and illuminative text about train journeys including the Orient Express (Paris to Istanbul), the first Transcontinental Railroad (Chicago to San Francisco), and the Rejuvenation Express (Beijing to Hong Kong). Each locomotive adventure reveals some of the rich history, culture, landscape, and wildlife of the countries traveled. Take in the safari sights of Southern Africa, wrap up warm in the Arctic Circle, celebrate Chinese New Year, and taste some tea in India whilst on a toy train-there's a whole world to discover when traveling by train!

Detailed, colorful illustrations by Sam Brewster brings the facts and journeys to life. Epic Adventures will appeal to culture-, travel-, locomotive-fans of all ages.

EXPEDITION BACKYARD: EXPLORING

EXPEDITION BACKYARD: EXPLORING

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Join two best friends--a mole and vole--on their everyday expeditions to find beautiful plants, meet new animals, and learn more about the world all around them in this nonfiction graphic novel.

Each day, Mole and Vole venture out into the world - never forgetting their nature journal! - to see what they can find in their own backyard. From pigeons and jumping spiders to swamp milkweed and maple trees, these two explorers get to know every part of their local environment. But after an accidental move from the country to the city, Mole and Vole worry that everything will be different. As they explore, they discover plants to look at and animals to meet in their new home as well.

The story of these two best friends brings to life a nonfiction adventure of finding wonder in nature everywhere - no matter where you live. This book concludes with fun activities for kids to do at home.

First Heart Transplant: A Graphic History

First Heart Transplant: A Graphic History

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For centuries, people misunderstood how the heart works. As our knowledge grew, heart surgery remained a dangerous medical procedure. Even after organ transplants become common, surgeons struggled to transplant hearts and keep patients alive. But small groups of pioneering doctors attempted this difficult surgery, changing the lives of patients.

This graphic history traces their leap forward and the medical world's newest advancements in heart-health technology. Learn about innovations such as artificial hearts and 3D printed living tissue.

GEO-GRAPHICS

GEO-GRAPHICS

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Our universe is brimming with secrets, and surprising curiosities. Here readers will learn the answers to all the questions they've asked themselves:

What does the Sun look like from different planets in our galaxy? Why doesn't the Moon always appear the same? What is the largest river on Earth? And the highest mountain?

In Geo-Graphics, our world becomes transformed by acclaimed artist Regina Giménez, into 96 pages of gorgeous shapes and colors. Planets and stars, continents and islands, rivers and lakes, volcanos and hurricanes . here they are presented as circles, polygons, lines, spirals, and accompanying facts that explain the world around us.

This special and unusual atlas is a marriage of science and art like no other.

GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES

GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES

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In this beautiful nonfiction biography, a Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, the Newbery Honor-winning author Joyce Sidman introduces readers to one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.

One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

Richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, The Grew Who Drew Butterflies will enthrall young scientists.

Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be "born of mud" and to be "beasts of the devil." Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them? The Girl Who Drew Butterflies answers this question.

Booklist Editor's ChoiceChicago Public Library Best of the YearKirkus Best Book of the Year Bulletin Blue Ribbon BookJunior Library Guild SelectionNew York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year
GREAT LIVES IN GRAPHICS: SHAKE

GREAT LIVES IN GRAPHICS: SHAKE

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The Great Lives in Graphics series is a new way of looking at the lives of famous and influential people. It takes the essential dates and achievements of each person's life, mixes them with lesser-known facts and trivia, and uses infographics to show them in a fresh visual way that is genuinely engaging for children and young adults. The result is a colorful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person's life, work and legacy. Using timelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful and informative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book but also about the cultural background of the time in which they lived.


You may already know that William Shakespeare was a playwright, but did you know he learned nothing but Latin at school? Or that he couldn't even spell his own name?


This graphic retelling of Will's story gives children a visual snapshot of his life and the world he grew up in, while educating them on everything from Elizabethan theatre to the power of words.