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: en

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 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: en

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.

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

We Were Eight Years in Power

We Were Eight Years in Power
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780399590566
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Release: 2017
Editor: One World/Ballantine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A portrait of the historic Barack Obama era features essays originally published in "The Atlantic, " including "Fear of a Black President" and "The Case for Reparations, " as well as new essays revisiting each year of the Obama administration.

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.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 280
ISBN: 3896677047
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Release: 2021-04-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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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 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.

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.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: Tomcat Publishing
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1516966503
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Disclaimer: This is an independent and unofficial 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.SPECIAL OFFER $2.99 (Regularly priced: $3.99) Between the World and Me was published in 2014 after the highly public and racist acts of law enforcement agents against blacks. The events that followed was a racist fueled terrorist act in Charleston, South Carolina. Ta-Nehisi's book talks about racial issues surrounding America and his personal experiences growing up around these issues. There is a residual skeletal outline that surrounds the travesties and effects of the kingdom serial and racial issues surrounding contemporary America. This book is written as a long personal narrative and letter written to his fourteen year old son who is going to grow up within the confines of a racist and prejudiced system. This review offers a detailed summary of the main themes of the book, followed by an analysis. Ta-Nehisi Coates is known as the forefront author in regards to racial issues. He is known for his previous books and is known for writing in several famous publication. He graduated from Howard University.Read more.... Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Two Wolves

Two Wolves
Author: Tristan Bancks
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781760892661
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Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One afternoon, police officers show up at Ben Silver's front door. Minutes after they leave, his parents arrive home. Ben and his little sister Olive are bundled into the car and told they're going on a holiday. But are they? It doesn't take long for Ben to realise that his parents are in trouble. Ben's always dreamt of becoming a detective - his dad even calls him 'Cop'. Now Ben gathers evidence and tries to uncover what his parents have done. The problem is, if he figures it out, what does he do? Tell someone? Or keep the secret and live life on the run? WINNER, Young Australian Best Books Award (YABBA) - Fiction for Years 7-9, 2015 HONOUR BOOK, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Younger Readers 2015 'A tense, hard-edged, no-holds-barred thriller.' Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series 'A high stakes adventure that will keep you guessing and breathless until the very end.' Michael Gerard Bauer, author of Don't Call Me Ishmael

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."

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 PM, while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King -- the prophet for racial and economic justice in America -- 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 uses the fortieth anniversary of King's assassination as the occasion for a provocative and fresh examination of how King fought, and faced, his own death, and we should use his death and legacy. Dyson also uses this landmark anniversary as the starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of Black America over the four decades that followed King's death. Dyson ambitiously investigates the ways in which African-Americans have in fact made it to the Promised Land of which King spoke, while shining a bright light on the ways in which the nation has faltered in the quest for racial justice. He also probes the virtues and flaws of charismatic black leadership that has followed in King's wake, from Jesse Jackson to Barack Obama. Always engaging and inspiring, April 4, 1968 celebrates the prophetic leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his deeply moral vision.

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: en

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'

The New Queer Conscience

The New Queer Conscience
Author: Adam Eli
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780593093696
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had--but wish I did."--Troye Sivan, Golden Globe nominated-singer, songwriter, and actor "With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital."--Édouard Louis, internationally bestselling author of History of Violence "To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world--as will this book."--Booklist, starred review "A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity."--School Library Journal, starred review In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility -- that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.

Concrete Kids

Concrete Kids
Author: Amyra León
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780593095478
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "I will close my eyes and disappear into the pages of this book for many years to come."--Hanif Abdurraqib (New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in The Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest) "Amyra's wondrous awe for life in all its terror and splendor is inspiring to witness."--Rosario Dawson (award-winning actor, singer, and activist) "A moving, inspiring love letter to and about 'the concrete kids. The kids with a melanin kiss.'"-- Kirkus Reviews "Leon's powerful book will embolden readers find their own ways of speaking out against injustice." -- Booklist, Starred Review "A raw and complex free verse exploration of self-love, Blackness, womanhood, and healing. A timely, essential ­purchase for all young adult collections." -- School Library Journal, Starred Review In Concrete Kids, playwright, musician, and educator Amyra León uses free verse to challenge us to dream beyond our circumstances -- and sometimes even despite them. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. Concrete Kids is an exploration of love and loss, melody and bloodshed. Musician, playwright, and educator Amyra León takes us on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem, as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. In her signature free-verse style, she invites us all to dream with abandon--and to recognize the privilege it is to dream at all.

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.

A Beautiful Struggle

A Beautiful Struggle
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Pages: 210
ISBN: 1502408449
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Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ADULT CONTENT WARNING - contains sex scenes not suitable for under 18s Katrina Mahoney lives in Western Sydney, Australia. She has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn't possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically. Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina - except watch her get hurt again. That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office's 'No Dating' policy. Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies in this gripping romantic drama. ***Beautiful Series Information*** A series of stand alone novels and companions novellas (The Beauty in Between). Each Beautiful Series novel follows many variations on the love triangle, where one couple gets their happy ending, and the character who misses out becomes the main character in the next instalment. The Beauty in Between are companion novellas that give fans of the main series background information on some of their favourite characters, or a short continuation of a couple's story. Readers can choose to read every book and its companion in order, or they can choose only those that interest them. For those wishing to read the series entirely, there is an easy to refer to reading order below - Reading Order **(includes The Beauty in Between)** (Too Close) A Beautiful Struggle (book 1) (Phoenix) A Beautiful Forever (book 2) (Commitment) A Beautiful Melody (book 3) A Beautiful Rock (book 4) coming soon - Devotion (June 2014) A Beautiful Star (November 2014)