The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton,Lara Love Hardin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250124722
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection The Instant New York Times Bestseller A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. “An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty–nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence—full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty–seven years he was a beacon—transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty–four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton’s memoir tells his dramatic thirty–year journey and shows how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton,Lara Love Hardin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250124715
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Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit"--

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781473555389
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Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** ‘A riveting account of the multiple outrages of the criminal justice system of Alabama. A harrowing masterpiece’ Guardian ‘Hinton somehow navigates through his rage and despair to a state of forgiveness and grace’ Independent At 29, Anthony Ray Hinton was charged with robbery and murder, and sentences to death by electrocution. His only crime? To be poor and black. Over the years he watched fellow inmates go to their deaths knowing he would soon follow. Hinton’s incredible story reveals the injustices of the American legal system, but it is also testament to the hope and humanity in us all. ‘You will be swept away in this unbelievable, dramatic true story’ Oprah Winfrey

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1846045738
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Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Rider
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

OPRAH WINFREY'S BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION **THE NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER** 'Both (Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton) emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shineis amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 'Hinton is an example to us all of the power of the human spirit to rise above complete injustice. His book will inspire people to never accept the unacceptable.' - Richard Branson The Sun Does Shine is a powerful and compelling true story that brings to life deep, human questions about suffering and redemption. Anthony Ray Hinton was poor and black when he was convicted of two murders he hadn't committed. For the next three decades he was trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny cell on death row, having to watch as - one by one - his fellow prisoners were taken past him to the execution room. Eventually his case was taken up by the award-winning lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who managed to have him exonerated, though it took 15 years for this to happen. How did Hinton cope with the mental and emotional torture of his situation? The Sun Does Shinethrows light not only on his remarkable personality but also on social deprivation and miscarriages of justice.

The Sun Does Shine

The Sun Does Shine
Author: Anthony Ray Hinton,Lara Love Hardin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1250309476
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Saint Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. "An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence--full of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon--transforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015. With a foreword by Stevenson, The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

Summary of The Sun Does Shine

Summary of The Sun Does Shine
Author: Booknation
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9798693831278
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Release: 2020-10-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton: Conversation StartersThe Sun Does Shine, Anthony Ray Hinton's newest novel, tells us a story of envy, redemption, crime, and the struggles of a drug addict, all revolving around the famous work of Carel Fabritius. Many years ago, Theo Decker lost his mother in a terrifying terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the chaos of the event, he encountered a strange, dying old man who handed him a ring and a mysterious painting, taken out of its frame. Now, as a grown man, Theo needs to face the consequences of his life choices, recover from his traumatic past, and retrieve the precious work of art that's been his secret for many years.A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPERthan the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on.Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed tobring us beneath the surface of the pageand invite us into the world that lives on.These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book-Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups-Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately-Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen beforeDisclaimer This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is not affiliated nor endorse by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.Download your copy now on saleRead it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Author: Bob McGregor
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781449051440
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Release: 2009-11
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is the account of the author's eight and a half years of prosecuting for the State of Alabama. The reader will meet the prosecutors, (the "white hats) the defense attorney's, (the black hats) as well as the cops, the detectives and the bad men and blood spillers that plague our society. The book is not bereft of humor, with the reader being introduced to the court hangers on who are present in various incarnations in every jurisdiction in the country. The authour recounts some of the many cases that he tried and a few that were tried by other prosecutors. It is a fascinating account of people at their best and at their very worst. All in all, it is a terrific read that is absolutely true but reads like the best of crime fiction.

Just Mercy Movie Tie In Edition Adapted for Young Adults

Just Mercy  Movie Tie In Edition  Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780593177044
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Ember
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." --Salon "A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." --Booklist, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION: "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Inspiring and powerful." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM

Lift the Flap First Questions and Answers Why Does the Sun Shine

Lift the Flap First Questions and Answers Why Does the Sun Shine
Author: Katie Daynes
Pages: 12
ISBN: 1474948170
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Release: 2018-10-04
Editor: Lift-the-Flap First Questions & Answers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why does the sun shine? takes a playful, informative look at the importance of the sun to life on Earth. Quirky scenes, simple text and friendly flaps answer charming questions such as 'How does the sun help us?', 'Why are some places hotter than others?' and 'Where does the sun go at night?' Christine Pym's delightful illustrations bring the pages to life. Science made fun and accessible. Lifting the flaps to find the answers to the questions is perfect for inquisitive young children.

Does the Sun Shine in Heaven

Does the Sun Shine in Heaven
Author: John Amatuzio
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780595312191
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Release: 2004-04
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This inspirational story told by patient and author, John Amatuzio, about his long battle against Leukemia culminates a 20 year (and counting) journey of unimaginable proportions. As the patient, John was told that his type of Leukemia had never been successfully cured through bone-marrow transplantation using a non-related donor. The count worldwide was 0 for 20 and mounting at the time. With no other alternatives, John went through major testing, private investigator assistance, major turmoil and a donor materializing on the last possible evening in order to receive his transplant. Incredible bouts with faith and intense religious occurrences following the transplant finally led victory over defeat against insurmountable odds. Stand side by side with John as he endures 106 degree fevers, organ failure, G.V.H.D., total body radiation treatments, Last Rites, fist fights and experimental protocols. Personal betrayals lead to loneliness and a seemingly broken life that through twists of fate and unshakeable faith bring him to thanksgiving. Readers from all walks of life will find this emotional tale thought-provoking and insightful. A must read if you or someone you love is living with cancer.

I Know This to Be True Jacinda Ardern

I Know This to Be True  Jacinda Ardern
Author: Geoff Blackwell,Ruth Hobday
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781797209173
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Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I Know This to Be True: Jacinda Ardern is an interview with politician, feminist, and champion for social equality Jacinda Ardern. As the fortieth prime minister of New Zealand, Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. This landmark interview series offers encouragement and guidance to graduates, future leaders, and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world. • Part of the landmark book series that brims with messages of leadership, courage, compassion, and hope • Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation Inspired by Nelson Mandela's legacy, I Know This to Be True is a global series of books created to spark a new generation of leaders. The series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom. • A lovely ebook with vivid photographic portraits throughout • Royalties from sales of the series support the free distribution of material from the series to the world's developing economy countries • You'll love this book if you love books like Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life . . . And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven; In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney; and Great Thinkers: Simple Tools From Sixty Great Thinkers To Improve Your Life Today by The School Of Life.

Hole in My Life

Hole in My Life
Author: Jack Gantos
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0374706107
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Release: 2002-03-26
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Revived

Revived
Author: Cat Patrick
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780316202039
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It started with a bus crash. Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive. Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change. Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined. From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick's Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

Against All Odds

Against All Odds
Author: Richard Harris,Craig Challen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781760899455
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

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The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow

The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow
Author: Maureen Reynolds
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781845026677
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Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: Black & White Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As war still rages across Europe, the family continues to face up to the challenges and hardships each new day brings. Rosie is having a difficult pregnancy. Johnny has fallen and fractured his skull on a trip to Orkney with the Home Guard. Meantime, Ann Neill is looking forward to meeting up with Greg when he gets a 48-hour pass and a much-needed break from his war work at Bletchley Park. But Ann soon realises that she and Greg are drifting apart and she starts to suspect that he has met someone else. When the war finally ends, Danny does not return. They think they see him on a cinema newsreel one day but are devastated to discover from the Red Cross that the man in the film has died. Then, when Grandad becomes ill, it seems that the family are to be in crisis once again. In The Sun Will Shine Tomorrow, Maureen Reynolds concludes her compelling story describing the trials and tribulations of working-class life in the close-knit community of wartime and post-war Dundee.

The Sun Shall Soon Shine

The Sun Shall Soon Shine
Author: Adejoke Ajibade-Bakare
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781514461013
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Release: 2015-10-15
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A beautiful reflection of a compassionate heart. A compelling read for lovers of humanity." -Yetunde Fashina-Arebi, Author, Youth Counsellor and Vanguard Newspaper Columnist. This is a well sculpted piece. The author has gone ahead of herself, setting a new standard for lovers of creative writing. -Modupe Marc-Dawodu , CEO, Marcforte Business Consulting The Sun Shall Soon Shine embodies life in its different phases and faces. It sheds a new light on life through the eyes of the author as she glides seamlessly and sometimes sharply through her various life stages. It is a representation of the dreams we all aspire to achieve from the womb, to childhood, as a nation, as individual souls, and through lifes palaver. Hoping The Sun Shall Soon Shine...

I Am Troy Davis

I Am Troy Davis
Author: Jen Marlowe,Martina Davis-Correia,Troy Davis
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781608462957
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Release: 2013-08-19
Editor: Haymarket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of a woman’s fight for her brother’s life—and her own: “Essential for those interested in the U.S. justice system” (Library Journal). On September 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia. Davis’s execution was protested by hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, and Pope Benedict XVI, Pres. Jimmy Carter, and fifty-one members of Congress all appealed for clemency. Davis’s older sister, Martina, a former Army flight nurse who had served in the Gulf War, was one of Davis’s strongest advocates—despite the fact that she was battling liver and metastatic breast cancer and died just weeks after her brother’s death by lethal injection. This book, coauthored by Martina and writer Jen Marlowe, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 shooting of a police officer; to Davis’s sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence, I Am Troy Davis takes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hang in the balance. It is also an inspiring testament to the unbreakable bond of family and the resilience of love, and reminds us that even when you reach the end of justice, voices from across the world can rise together in chorus and proclaim, “I am Troy Davis.” “Martina Correia’s heroic fight to save her brother’s life while battling for her own serves as a powerful testament for activists.” —The Nation “Should be read and cherished.” —Maya Angelou, author and civil rights activist

The Day the Sun Did Not Rise and Shine

The Day the Sun Did Not Rise and Shine
Author: Mirjam Enzerink
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1935954431
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After taking the wrong turn while flying home, a drowsy owl unknowingly flies into an attic, where he awakens to find that the sun hasnt risen.

Your Blues Ain t Like Mine

Your Blues Ain t Like Mine
Author: Bebe Moore Campbell
Pages: 433
ISBN: 9780345401120
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Release: 1995
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Records how a racist beating in a small Mississippi town ripples through generations, changing forever the lives of everyone involved in the incident

That Bird Has My Wings

That Bird Has My Wings
Author: Jarvis Jay Masters
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061937378
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Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

That Bird Has My Wings is the astounding memoir of death row inmate Jarvis Masters and a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit and the talent of a fine writer. Offering scenes from his life that are at times poignant, revelatory, frightening, soul-stirring, painful, funny, and uplifting, That Bird Has My Wings tells the story of the author’s childhood with parents addicted to heroin, an abusive foster family, a life of crime and imprisonment, and the eventual embracing of Buddhism.