The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 227
ISBN: 9780385527460
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Release: 2009
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A memoir of growing up in the tough world of Baltimore in the 1980s chronicles the relationship between the author and his father, a Vietnam vet and Black Panther affiliate, and his campaign to keep his sons from falling victim to the temptations of the streets.

My Beautiful Struggle

My Beautiful Struggle
Author: Jordan Bone
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409171539
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Release: 2017-05-04
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780679645986
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Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

The Art of Dzine

The Art of Dzine
Author: Dzine,Morgan Spurlock
Pages: 224
ISBN: 3899553292
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Release: 2011
Editor: Gestalten Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dzine's first solo Berlin exhibition "The Beautiful Struggle" held at Gestalten Space, Berlin, 15 September, 2011 to 16 October, 2011.

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults

The Beautiful Struggle  Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781984894021
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Release: 2021
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This work is based on The beautiful struggle, copyright Ã2008 by BCP Literary, Inc. Published in hardcover by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2008"--Copyright page.

We Were Eight Years in Power

We Were Eight Years in Power
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780399590573
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Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"*--including the election of Donald Trump. New York Times Bestseller - Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times - USA Today - Time - Los Angeles Times - San Francisco Chronicle - Essence - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Week - Kirkus Reviews *Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period--and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation's old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective--the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president. We Were Eight Years in Power features Coates's iconic essays first published in The Atlantic, including "Fear of a Black President," "The Case for Reparations," and "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates's own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. We Were Eight Years in Power is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment. "Essential . . . Coates's probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation's gravity-defying moment."--The Boston Globe

The Water Dancer

The Water Dancer
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780399590603
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle IN DEVELOPMENT AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Adapted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kamilah Forbes, produced by MGM, Plan B, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • Vanity Fair • Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Paste • Town & Country • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Praise for The Water Dancer “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir, Between the World and Me. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations—and then proceeds to exceed them. The Water Dancer . . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What’s most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless and instantly canon-worthy.”—Rolling Stone

Barrio Nerds

Barrio Nerds
Author: Juan F. Carrillo
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9789463007672
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Release: 2016-11-24
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When Pulitzer Prize nominated author Richard Rodriguez published his autobiography, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez in 1982, he received much criticism due to his views on issues such as assimilation, bilingual education, and affirmative action. Polemically, since Rodriguez’s publication, a book length revisiting of some of his ideas is for the most part non-existent. Inspired by Rodriguez’s work, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle presents a compelling window into the schooling trajectories of Latino males, while also providing critical and alternative views. These portraits of working-class students and academics that achieved academic success move beyond clean victory narratives and thus complicate our notions of “success” and “rising up.” Blending versus separating the exploration of street kid/school kid identities, we get a glimpse into the merging and collision of multiple cultural worlds in ways that are liberating and often painful and full of ambivalence. Additionally, we get provocative takes on giftedness, the philosophical and political dimensions of “home,” and masculinities. Ultimately, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle is a reminder of how academic achievement is often embedded in gain and in loss and it is a thoughtful meditation on how many Latino males of working-class origins do not reject the past, but instead use this precious knowledge to holistically live out the present."

A Ghost in my Suitcase

A Ghost in my Suitcase
Author: Gabrielle Wang
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781742285078
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Release: 2009-02-02
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat. Silence falls like a veil. Then I hear something - no, I feel it in my chest. 'Steady yourself,' Por Por whispers. 'It's here . . . ' When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret. And with this secret comes danger and adventure. If Celeste is to save her family and friends, she must learn to harness her rare and powerful gift as a ghost-hunter. . . From the award-winning author of The Garden of Empress Cassia

Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary Scholastic Focus

Malcolm X  By Any Means Necessary  Scholastic Focus
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781338652963
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Release: 2019-12-26
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic and highly acclaimed biography of civil rights activist Malcolm X, ever more relevant for today's readers.

Boyhood Island

Boyhood Island
Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781448155842
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Release: 2014-03-20
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An irresistible story of childhood adventure from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be. ‘Knausgaard finds the sublime in the everyday... Boyhood Island reverberates with the joys and anxieties of early youth, and Knausgaard brilliantly recreates their exaggerated feel’ Times Literary Supplement

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0241517206
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Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Puffin Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

*An extraordinary coming-of-age story, adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me*'Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation'

April 4 1968

April 4  1968
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780465012558
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Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the words, “I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.” Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.

A Beautiful Journey of Struggle

A Beautiful Journey of Struggle
Author: Shekhar Dhungel
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1625095902
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Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Xulon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shekhar Dhungel was born in 1962 at Bhakatapur, Nepal. In pursuit of his dreams of becoming successful, he has faced many difficult challenges and struggles. He has journeyed from Asia, Japan, Australia, Europe and finally USA. "A Beautiful journey of Struggle" is a memoir of his travel experience in foreign land. The way the author relates his experiences and the words he chooses to describe the scenes will make readers want to read more and more. Because of the descriptive imagery readers will be able to easily envision the comical happenings, such as waking up the loud CD. Readers will be enjoying the experience, which will make them feel a connection. The author accurately represents every place that he was living in. From having his card stolen in New York, to receiving fruit in Japan, to the scene he encountered at his relative's house in California - it all is true to life. Readers will be able to see the big differences between each of those places even if they have never personally traveled there. This is important for readers to feel like this book is not fiction. By sharing the good and bad times in his life, the author is giving a strong example to his readers about never giving up and never being ungrateful. When his situation or circumstances were wrong and he felt no peace, he did not hesitate to move on nor did he settle for less. This is an important character trait that is missing in contemporary American society and makes this book very unique. Readers will rethink how they make decisions and how they treat their selves.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: aBookaDay
Pages: 50
ISBN: 1535281251
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Release: 2016-07-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Warning: This is an independent addition to Between the World and Me, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. In Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates was published in 2014 in the wake of several highly public acts of police violence against black men and the death of nine black parishioners at a church in South Carolina at the hands of a white supremacist. The book explores race relations in contemporary America with a focus on the lived experience of the author, and a conceptual framework that locates the effects of racism on the black body, traceable both through history and in the contemporary context. The book is styled as a letter to the author's fourteen year old son and is broken into three chapters. This review offers a detailed summary of the main themes of the book, followed by an analysis. Ta-Nehisi Coates is regarded by many as the premier author of contemporary race relations in the United States. He is an author of the 2008 book The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, And an Unlikely Road to Manhood, and senior editor and prolific blogger for The Atlantic. He has also written for The Village Voice, Time, The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. He attended Howard University. Read more....Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Anatomy of Influence

The Anatomy of Influence
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9780300167603
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads readers through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years.

Death Beauty Struggle

Death  Beauty  Struggle
Author: Margaret Trawick
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780812293920
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Release: 2017-04-27
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Death, Beauty, Struggle represents a long labor of love and the summation of forty years of Margaret Trawick's groundbreaking research. Centering her gaze on the lowest castes of India, now called Dalits, she describes the experience of women at this precarious level who are still treated as sub-human, sometimes by family members, sometimes by higher-caste men. Their private worlds, however, are full of art; rural Dalit women sing beautiful songs of their own making and tell remarkable narratives of their own lives. Much that Tamil women shared with Trawick is rooted in the passionate attachments and acute wounds generated within families, but these women's voices resonate well beyond individually circumscribed lives. In their songs and life stories they critique social, political, economic, and domestic oppressions. They also incorporate visions of natural beauty and immanent divinity. Trawick presents Tamil women's words as relevant to universal human themes. Trawick's frames of analysis, developed throughout her long career of fieldwork in India, inform her ethnography of expressive culture. The songs and stories of Dalit women were recorded and transcribed, to be translated into lyrical passages in her own work. Death, Beauty, Struggle demonstrates a conviction that persons without privilege—from the rape victim to the landless laborer—possess both power and agency. Through verbal arts, Dalit women produce not only acute cultural critiques but also astonishing beauty.

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany

Off the Wild Coast of Brittany
Author: Juliet Blackwell
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780593097861
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An unforgettable story of resilience and resistance set during WWII and present-day France on a secluded island off the coast of Brittany Natalie Morgen made a name for herself with a memoir about overcoming her harsh childhood after finding a new life in Paris. After falling in love with a classically trained chef, they moved together to his ancestral home, a tiny fishing village off the coast of Brittany. But then Francois-Xavier breaks things off with her without warning, leaving her flat broke and in the middle of renovating the guesthouse they planned to open for business. Natalie's already struggling when her sister, Alex, shows up unannounced. The sisters form an unlikely partnership to save the guesthouse, reluctantly admitting their secrets to each other as they begin to heal the scars of their shared past. But the property harbors hidden stories of its own. During World War II, every man of fighting age on the island fled to England to join the Free French forces. The women and children were left on their own...until three hundred German troops took up residence, living side-by-side with the French women on the tiny island for the next several years. When Natalie and Alex unearth an old cookbook in a hidden cupboard, they find handwritten recipes that reveal old secrets. With the help of locals, the Morgen sisters begin to unravel the relationship between Violette, a young islander whose family ran the guesthouse during WWII, and Rainier, a German military customs official with a devastating secret of his own.

A Beautiful Struggle

A Beautiful Struggle
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Pages: 334
ISBN: 1481162527
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Release: 2012-12-30
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Katrina Mahoney lives in Sydney's western suburbs. She has a full life attending university studying for a law degree, training for triathlons and working. She couldn't possibly find time for a relationship especially after her last one ended so terribly. So she focuses on studying, training and working while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womanizer with a heart of gold. That is, until Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from work shows an interest in her despite the office's no dating policy.

The Beautiful Struggles of Teaching

The Beautiful Struggles of Teaching
Author: Naim Sanders
Pages: 111
ISBN: 1798583224
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Release: 2019-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Beautiful Struggles of Teaching is a book written specifically with teachers and educators in mind! It is a deep insightful look at the real struggles teachers encounter on a regular basis as they serve students, families and their communities. The contents of the book are relatable topics that are rarely discussed but constantly present in the classroom, in schools and in the lives of teachers. The author lends his perspectives to readers about struggles teachers encounter, how to effectively face them and successfully overcome the struggles to live a healthy life as a teacher while also positively impacting the lives of students.