My Voice

My Voice
Author: Angie Martinez
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101990353
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Angie Martinez is the “Voice of New York.” Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon. In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York’s Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop. At age twenty-five, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview—which has never aired in its entirety and which she’s never discussed in detail—until now. Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life—from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today. From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House—Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City’s one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip hop music, and Angie’s rise to become the Voice of New York.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Valerie Jarrett
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525558149
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.

I Hid My Voice

I Hid My Voice
Author: Parinoush Saniee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1408707500
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Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story, based on fact, of a boy who couldn't speak until the age of seven. Now twenty, he describes the events of his life. Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him 'dumb'. Young Shahaab doesn't understand what the word means and thinks it is a compliment, until one day his cousin plays a trick on him to prove to everyone that the boy truly is the neighbourhood idiot. When his mother recounts the incident to her husband, Shahaab is crushed to learn that his father also thinks the boy's speech impediment indicates that his son is an idiot and thus brings shame on the family. Shahaab soon recognizes that his father's love and esteem is concentrated on his older brother, Arash, and his younger sister, Shadee. In his innocent and deeply hurt child's mind, he begins to believe that the 'good' and 'intelligent' children like his older brother are their fathers' sons. On the other hand, children like him who are 'clumsy' and 'problematic' are their mothers' sons. From that moment on, his world, which he thought was filled with beauty and kindness, suddenly turns harsh, full of anger and insult. He begins to lash out, taking childish revenge on those around him, encouraged by his two imaginary friends, Esi and Bibi. No one in the family can understand Shahaab's wild behaviour except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to a deep friendship in which Shahaab is able to experience some happiness and finally find his voice.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Marie G. Lee
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0064472450
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Release: 2001-12-01
Editor: HarperTeen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.

We Are Their Voice

We Are Their Voice
Author: Kathy Kacer
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781926920986
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Release: 2012-09-14
Editor: Second Story Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That's the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Australia asking young people to share their ideas about this time in history. Some students wrote short stories. Some discussed the impact of books they had read and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about how they have tried to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live. Others created works of art. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift, and it proves to all that young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. Their contributions give hope for a more peaceful and tolerant future.

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice

MIKE REILLY Finding My Voice
Author: Mike Reilly,Lee Gruenfeld
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1733747826
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Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Steeplechase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

MIKE REILLY: Finding My Voice illuminates how profoundly IRONMAN touches its participants and its fans. Written from the perspective of a World Championship race announcer and one of the most prominent personalities in triathlon, it provides an intimate and revealing glimpse into a fascinating corner of the world of endurance sports.

Does My Voice Count

Does My Voice Count
Author: Sandy Donovan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781541507593
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Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Lerner Publications ™
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How can you make your voice heard when you're not old enough to vote? How can you set a good example when someone is picking on you? What can you do to make a difference in your community and in the world? You make a difference every time you help others or set a good example. That's what good citizenship is all about! The questions and answers in this book will show you how to be a great citizen. Get ready to make your voice count!

The Sound of My Voice

The Sound of My Voice
Author: Ron Butlin
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781911332381
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Release: 2017-02-09
Editor: Cargo Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Morris Magellan is an executive who runs a biscuit company in Scotland. He has a house in the suburbs, nice wife and kids and seems, on the surface, to be an embodiment of Thatcherite values. However, there is one major problem. He is a chronic alcoholic and, from the start, we sense that he is doomed and his life is about to disintegrate. He isn't a coke-and-booze bingeing style victim with one eye on the clock, hoping to meet Ms Right and acquire the two kids and the suburban home that will straighten everything out. He already has all this and it hasn't straightened out anything. Magellan's journey will never end. The Sound of My Voice is as extraordinary a vision of alcoholism as Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano.

Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice
Author: Nadiya Hussain
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1472259971
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Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Headline Home
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A fascinating from-the-heart memoir' Nigel Slater 'A revelatory honest read' Red magazine FUNNY, HEART-WRENCHING, GENEROUS AND TRUE, IN FINDING MY VOICE NADIYA HUSSAIN SHARES THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE MADE HER THE WOMAN SHE IS TODAY. 'I am writing this for everyone who was told no. 'No, you are not rich enough. No, that is not credible. No, you can't. No, you won't. No, you are not allowed. No, that is not appropriate. I was told, "No, you do not belong." Finally, I am saying, "Yes, I do."' From the moment Nadiya Hussain was born, she has been questioning her role in life. But the irony is, she never wanted to be a trailblazer. She just wanted to follow a 'normal' path. But life kept telling her 'you can't'. And so she found her own way, beyond anything she dared to dream . . . In this wise, witty, open-hearted book, Nadiya lets us into her life and, for the first time, shares the memories and experiences that have shaped her into the woman and role-model that she is today, alongside her personal recipes and the stories they tell. 'We all have a voice. Yours might be loud and strong, or quiet yet insistent. I have always tried to use mine for the right reasons.'

My View My Voice Levels 6 8

My View  My Voice  Levels 6 8
Author: Rebekah Coleman,Carolyn Greenberg
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781425816995
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Release: 2018-07-16
Editor: Teacher Created Materials
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 6-8 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.

Finding My Voice For Indiana with Love

Finding My Voice  For Indiana with Love
Author: Kassi Ydris
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781796067309
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Release: 2019-11-29
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book “Finding My Voice (for Indiana with love)” is a book of prayers, poems and songs dedicated to the people of Indiana that helped Mr. Ydris To find his voice in his poems to God and in the process inspire others. The book is inspired by the book of Psalms in the bible and is a total of 151 poems and prayers to inspire others to open their hearts to Christ and God And walk in the Spirit and not the Flesh. This is his seventh book which he hopes will inspire people to find their own voice and help others in the process to make Heaven here on Earth and not Hell.

Lifting My Voice

Lifting My Voice
Author: Barbara Hendricks
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781613748527
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Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.

Raising My Voice

Raising My Voice
Author: Malalai Joya
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1741987385
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Pan Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Malalai Joya has been described as the bravest woman in the world. As a teenager she worked as a woman's rights activist under the Taliban, running underground classes and clinics in her native Afghanistan that would have resulted in her torture and execution if she'd been caught. After the fall of the Taliban, Malalai was elected as one of the few women to represent her province at the first assembly to frame a new Afghan constitution. Here she dared to speak out against the crimes of the war lords, who - backed by the Americans - now ruled the country. To her their crimes were almost as bad as those of the hated Taliban, yet the West seemed content to support them as part of their Realpolitik approach to Afghanistan - my enemy's enemy is my friend. Her public denunciation resulted in several attempts to assassinate her, and for the last five years she's lived under constant threat, moving from safe house to safe house. It hasn't stopped her speaking out though, and on the back of her courage she was elected to Afghan's first parliament. She represents the voiceless, the oppressed, the victims and the innocents of Afghanistan's endless cycle of violence. She's outspoken, passionate and fearless - an extraordinary woman to emerge from decades of brutal and misogynistic repression. Her book and her voice are set to resonate around the world.

Listen to My Voice

Listen to My Voice
Author: Susanna Tamaro
Pages: 247
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131672508
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Release: 2008
Editor: Harvill Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Marta is raised by her grandmother in her house in Trieste, a haven of stories, books and enchantment. She knows that her mother died when she was young, and she believes that her father is a Turkish prince. But, as she grows older and this tale disintegrates, Marta feels anger towards her grandmother for withholding information about her parents.

Losing My Voice to Find It

Losing My Voice to Find It
Author: Mark Stuart
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781400213313
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The incredible story of a lead singer's rise to fame and his crushing fall when he lost his singing voice, his career, and his marriage--and then found a new calling more in tune with God than he ever thought possible. Mark Stuart was the front man of popular Christian rock band, Audio Adrenaline, at a time when the Christian music scene exploded. Advancing from garage band to global success, the group sold out stadiums all over the world, won Grammy Awards, and even celebrated an album going certified Gold. But after almost twenty years, Mark's voice began to give out. When doctors diagnosed him with a debilitating disease, the career with the band he'd founded and dedicated his life to building was gone. Then to his shock, his wife ended their marriage, and Mark believed he'd lost everything. Unsure of his future, Mark traveled to Haiti to help with the band's ministry, the Hands and Feet Project. When the devastating 2010 earthquake hit, media learned he was present and sought him out for interviews. Ironically, Mark became the scratchy voice for the struggling Haitians, drawing the world's attention to their dire circumstances. In the process, Mark found a greater purpose than he'd ever known before. In this gripping, compelling new book, Mark Stuart overlays his story with passages from the gospel of John, urging his readers to listen for God's voice and to embrace his big love that calls us into a big life.

My Voice Is My Weapon

My Voice Is My Weapon
Author: David A. McDonald
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780822354796
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Release: 2013-11-06
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

David A. McDonald presents an ethnographic study of the role of music and musicians in the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

Can You Hear Me Now

Can You Hear Me Now
Author: Celina Caesar-Chavannes
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780735279599
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Random House Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In Can You Hear Me Now?, Celina Caesar-Chavannes digs deep into her immigrant childhood, her life as a young black woman entrepreneur and as a politician, revealing all the ways she wrestled with how to be her authentic self--and showing us how to be heard, loud and clear. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, already a breaker of boundaries as a black woman in business, got into politics because she wanted to make a bigger difference in the world. But when she became the first black person elected to represent the federal riding of Whitby, Ontario, she hadn't really thought about the fact that Ottawa hadn't been designed for a person like her. Determined not to be silenced by the constant micro-aggressions and racist assumptions of political life, Celina soon found herself both making waves and breaking down, confronting at night, alone in her Ottawa apartment, all the painful beauty of her immigrant childhood and her troubled early adult life. She felt the cost of speaking out, for sure, but also felt the exhilaration and empowerment, too. As she writes, "This is not your typical leadership book where the person is placed in a situation and miraculously comes up with the right response for the wicked problem. This is the story of me falling in love, at last, with who I am, and finding my voice in the unlikeliest of places." And it is both her memoir and a leadership book, a funny, self-aware, poignant, confessional and fierce look at how failing badly and screwing things up completely are truly more powerful lessons in how to conduct a life than extraordinary success. How they build an utter honesty with yourself and others that allows you to say things nobody else dares to say, the necessary things about navigating the places that weren't built for you and holding firm to your principles. Because, if you do that, you will help build a world where inclusion is real and racism a thing of the past. Just as Celina is now trying to do, in all her brilliance and boldness."--

Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice
Author: Anonim
Pages: 237
ISBN: 1506449603
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Release: 2019-07
Editor: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This grace-filled prayer book invites people who are incarcerated to spend time in prayer, trusting in God's never-failing love for them and the whole world. Others who accompany and care for them, such as family, friends, and chaplains, will also find comfort and encouragement in this resource. Featuring the gifts of writers with diverse connections to the criminal justice system, Hear My Voice is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Augsburg Fortress. This enduring and conveniently sized book is enhanced with beautiful color artwork and provides prayers for many times and circumstances.

La frontera

La frontera
Author: Deborah Mills (Architect),Alfredo Alva
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1782856234
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

I Have Found My Voice

 I Have Found My Voice
Author: Mary Frances Pipino
Pages: 189
ISBN: UOM:39015042862626
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Release: 1998
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

«I Have Found My Voice» explores the literary traditions of Italian-American women novelists. Beginning with a consideration of the autobiographical roots of Italian-American fiction, Dr. Pipino examines the work of seven contemporary writers. She analyzes their voices: how they speak about their culture; their histories as women; and as members of an ethnic community - a community long assumed to lack an identifiable literary tradition.