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|Author||: Claudia Rankine|
|Editor||: Graywolf Press|
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, even and especially in breaching the silence, guilt, and violence that follow direct addresses of whiteness. Rankine’s questions disrupt the false comfort of our culture’s liminal and private spaces—the airport, the theater, the dinner party, the voting booth—where neutrality and politeness live on the surface of differing commitments, beliefs, and prejudices as our public and private lives intersect. This brilliant arrangement of essays, poems, and images includes the voices and rebuttals of others: white men in first class responding to, and with, their white male privilege; a friend’s explanation of her infuriating behavior at a play; and women confronting the political currency of dying their hair blond, all running alongside fact-checked notes and commentary that complements Rankine’s own text, complicating notions of authority and who gets the last word. Sometimes wry, often vulnerable, and always prescient, Just Us is Rankine’s most intimate work, less interested in being right than in being true, being together.
|Author||: Jo Kaplan|
|Editor||: Crooked Lane Books|
A terrifying new gothic horror novel about two sisters and a haunted house that never sleeps, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. They say there's a door in Wakefield that never opens... Sam Wakefield's ancestral home, a decaying mansion built on the edge of a swamp, isn't a place for children. Its labyrinthine halls, built by her mad ancestors, are filled with echoes of the past: ghosts and memories knotted together as one. In the presence of phantoms, it's all Sam can do to disentangle past from present in her daily life. But when her pregnant sister Elizabeth moves in after a fight with her husband, something in the house shifts. Already navigating her tumultuous relationship with Elizabeth, Sam is even more unsettled by the appearance of a new ghost: a faceless boy who commits disturbing acts--threatening animals, terrorizing other children, and following Sam into the depths of the house wielding a knife. When it becomes clear the boy is connected to a locked, forgotten room, one which is never entered, Sam realizes this ghost is not like the others. This boy brings doom... As Elizabeth's due date approaches, Sam must unravel the mysteries of Wakefield before her sister brings new life into a house marked by death. But as the faceless boy grows stronger, Sam will learn that some doors should stay closed--and some secrets are safer locked away forever.
|Author||: Jeannette Caines,Pat Cummings|
|Editor||: Paw Prints|
A trip to North Carolina in her Aunt Martha's new car gives a young girl and her aunt a chance to spend some time together
|Author||: Claudia Rankine|
|Editor||: Graywolf Press|
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.
|Author||: Wade Hudson,Cheryl Willis Hudson|
"Thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem"--
|Author||: Christabelle Sethna,Steve Hewitt|
|Editor||: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP|
From the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, in the midst of the Cold War and second-wave feminism, the RCMP security service – prompted by fears of left-wing and communist subversion – monitored and infiltrated the women’s liberation movement in Canada and Quebec. Just Watch Us investigates why and how this movement was targeted, weighing carefully the presumed threat its left-wing ties presented to the Canadian government against the defiant challenge its campaign for gender equality posed to Canadian society. Based on a close reading of thousands of pages of RCMP documents declassified under Canada’s Access to Information Act and the corresponding Privacy Act, Just Watch Us demonstrates that the security service’s longstanding anti-Communist focus distorted its threat assessment of feminist organizing. Combining gender analysis and critical approaches to state surveillance, Christabelle Sethna and Steve Hewitt consider the machinations of the RCMP, including its bureaucratic evolution, intelligence-gathering operations, and impact, as well as the evolution of the women’s liberation movement from its broad transnational influences to its elusive quest for unity among women across lines of ideology and identity. Significantly, the authors also grapple with the historiographical, methodological, and ethical difficulties of working with declassified security documents and sensitive information. A sharp-eyed inquiry into spy policies and tactics in Cold War Canada, Just Watch Us speaks to the serious political implications of state surveillance for social justice activism in liberal democracies.
|Author||: J. H. Croix|
|Editor||: Last Frontier Lodge Novels|
One night. That's all. Ellie asks me to promise her one thing. We can't tell her brother about us. Seeing as I'll do anything for a taste of Ellie, I agree. Neither of us counted on me wanting more. One night will never be enough. I might have enough money to buy anything, but not love. I'll fight for Ellie though. She's priceless.
|Author||: David Price|
|Editor||: Page Publishing Inc|
This book tells the story of an average US citizen wrongly sentenced, who challenges the federal government and wins his freedom. A legal battle would follow against his former attorney, who is busy representing Milwaukee's serial killer Jeffery Dahmer, again!
|Author||: Claudia Rankine|
|Editor||: Graywolf Press|
A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of Citizen The White Card stages a conversation that is both informed and derailed by the black/white American drama. The scenes in this one-act play, for all the characters’ disagreements, stalemates, and seeming impasses, explore what happens if one is willing to stay in the room when it is painful to bear the pressure to listen and the obligation to respond. —from the introduction by Claudia Rankine Claudia Rankine’s first published play, The White Card, poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? Composed of two scenes, the play opens with a dinner party thrown by Virginia and Charles, an influential Manhattan couple, for the up-and-coming artist Charlotte. Their conversation about art and representations of race spirals toward the devastation of Virginia and Charles’s intentions. One year later, the second scene brings Charlotte and Charles into the artist’s studio, and their confrontation raises both the stakes and the questions of what—and who—is actually on display. Rankine’s The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself.
|Author||: Chris McHart,R Phoenix|
Used to pretending he's someone he's not, twenty-one-year-old college student Micah has been hiding his true self. When a prank sends him into a bar on kink night, he finds something he never knew he needed: a world so strange, yet so alluring, where someone offers to take care of him... even though escaping all the pressure sounds too good to be true. But can he find something lasting with a Daddy who likes to pamper him? Can he trust Carter to be his first in so many ways?At forty, Carter is a widower. Though he's past the stages of grief, he's still completely lost without his late husband. There's a hole in his life he doesn't think he'll ever fill. But Micah doesn't only fit perfectly in Carter's lap - he's also curious about all things related to age play. Can he coax Micah out of his shell so he can become the femme, carefree, happy little he's meant to be?
|Author||: Harold B. Wooten|
Gee Brooks is a young, idealistic probation officer in Maryland who wants to make a difference. She's one of the few officers who doesn't think a new case is a new burden. Gee believes most offenders have positive attributes, but she is caught in a criminal justice system that tries to catch offenders failing and then send them back to prison. Harsh punishment for offenders is the norm the accepted culture. A tragic event with a parolee under her supervision propels Gee to confront both the system and the emotional scars buried within her. Enraged by the external tragedy, she erupts into an abrasive public confrontation with a powerful state parole commissioner. Gee and her officer friends Huggie, Pepe, and Hattie known as the Cuatro Amigos, spontaneously forge an unstoppable grassroots uprising. The humanistic revolution, as it's sarcastically referred to by the press, is on. The Cuatro Amigos hope to survive the punishment that managers and state officials have planned for them long enough to gain the support of the community. A story of friendship, healing, and leaning into conflict, Justice Is Just Us demonstrates the power of support in changing behavior from the mighty to the meek.
|Author||: Cheryl Hudson|
|Editor||: Crown Books For Young Readers|
An illustrated biographical compilation of over fifty African American women from the 1700s through to the present day.
|Author||: Gregory W. Streich|
|Editor||: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|
Notions of justice and community in the United States are increasingly challenged by trends like immigration, multiculturalism, and economic inequality. Gregory W. Streich offers a fresh re-examination of the normative ideas of justice and community by exposing the ways in which notions of justice and community overlap in American politics and public discourse when considering dimensions of time, place, and difference.
|Author||: Patti Smith|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe
|Author||: Wade Hudson|
|Editor||: Marimba Books|
n this engaging multicultural series, see, feel, and explore the world of irresistible youngsters from different cultural backgrounds as they share people, places and things that are important to them. Feelings I Love to Share explores the many feelings youngsters experience: among them happiness, sadness, disappointment, boredom and sheer joy - all feelings that help them learn and grow. This delightful title will resonate with children everywhere.
|Author||: Hannah Duggan|
A 12-week Bible study on being God's girl in middle school. Are you a front row, straight A student? Are you a girly girl? Are you one tough cookie? Are you an easy going friend? Take our fun personality quiz to find out which chapter will be most helpful for you. Middle school isn't easy. It's when you're figuring out who you are, who you hang out with, and what you believe. It's when friends become enemies and boys become...cute. It's obvious we need some girl time. I'll bring the discussion. You bring the chocolate. We all need a day now and then when it's Just Us Girls. Life gets tough. People get mean. How do we push through? What does God's plan mean for our lives? What does it mean to be God's girl in middle school? Well, that's what Just Us Girls is all about. Together we're going to search the Word of God and find out: * who you were meant to be * what to do about drama * where to find a good friend * how beautiful you really are * why God picked you to change the world Just Us Girls can be used as a personal devotional and a group Bible study. A Note From the Author Throughout high school I've seen girls walk away, leave their faith, and end up completely shipwrecked spiritually and physically. I've also seen girls trust God, follow His leading, and live exceptional, adventurous lives in His glory. What's the difference? Often the outcome was determined by questions and insecurities that started in middle school. This is why I wrote Just Us Girls. About the Author Hannah Duggan is a young woman fervent about God's grace and His will for the young people of this generation. As a worship leader, dance instructor, and Bible Study leader, Hannah is committed to encouraging and investing in the spiritual growth of the youth in her church and around the world. She is an active part of her parents' ministry at Calvary Chapel Hamakua in Hawaii. She is also the author of two gripping historical Christian novels about heroes and heroines throughout history. Learn more at hannahrosed.com. Praise for Just Us Girls "Just Us Girls offers big sisterly advice and practical road signs of what to expect ahead." Kathy Newman, Women's Ministry Leader at Calvary Chapel Windward "I loved Hannah as a leader because she's young and fun and always positive and she's just an amazing influence on us." Peyton, age 13 "I'm so glad Just Us Girls talked about how we are all beautiful. We forget that God made us for who we are, and that we should appreciate the things that make us different." Tierney, age 12 Praise for the Books of Hannah Duggan "I couldn't put it down - finishing it in two days. This author has developed a plot line which rivals mystery authors like Sanford and Patterson and does it with a Gospel-centered theme...I look forward to reading Hannah's next book." Katrina Ford "A page turner!" Shannon Kessler "An adventurous and emotional book...my 11 year old daughter loved it. I look forward to reading more books from this bright new author." Faith Lathrop "Loved it (as a 66 year old) and bought a copy for my two granddaughters ages 12 and 15." Amazon reviewer "I couldn't put it down! I really enjoyed it...I'd recommend it for adults or kids alike." April Jean Queja
|Author||: Heather Wolpert-Gawron|
|Editor||: Corwin Press|
Based on over 1000 nationwide student surveys, these 10 deep engagement strategies help you implement achievement-based cooperative learning. Includes video and a survey sample.
|Author||: Robert Munsch|
|Editor||: Scholastic Canada|
At last — Canada's favourite storyteller takes on Canada's most beloved pastime! Ciara is tired of hauling her hockey gear across town to play on the rink. It makes no sense—there is a perfectly good frozen river in her own backyard! But her dad says it's too jagged, and her mom says it's too bumpy, and her older sisters don't see why she can't keep going all the way across town, just like they did. But Ciara won't let anybody stop her. And with a little help from the neighbourhood, she knows that her team, the River Rink Rats, will finally win a game on their own brand new rink. In classic Robert Munsch style, this warm fun story of community and hockey takes a hilarious turn. With the excitement and pace of a real hockey match, the River Rink Rats play their final game on their new rink. The pressure is on; the crowd is watching; Ciara has the puck; the crowd keeps watching; the ice starts to...CRACK!; Ciara keeps playing; the ice starts to drift; the crowd starts running; Ciara shoots to SCORE and— You can be sure that no matter how the game ends, there will be hot chocolate! This ebook features read-along narration by the author.