The Rose that Grew from Concrete

The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780671028459
Available:
Release: 2009-02-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780671028442
Available:
Release: 1999-11-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela

The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Pages: 149
ISBN: 1606868365
Available:
Release: 2009-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Capturing the unrivaled passion and candor that made him one of America's bestselling solo recording artists, this collection of poetry offers a glimpse into Shakur's enigmatic life and its intense contradictions.

Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose
Author: Angie Thomas
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062846754
Available:
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

ID

ID
Author: Alfred W. Tatum,Tupac Shakur
Pages: 125
ISBN: 0545285925
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Based on a collaborative model and classroom experience, ID workshops approach literacy development as a rich, dynamic collaboration between teachers and students. A simple resource with a profound promise, the ID Literacy Collaborative follows three principles: 1. Students work with enabling texts ; 2. Students use writing as a mode of social action ; 3. Students use four foundational platforms to help define themselves."--Website.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
Author: Tayannah Lee McQuillar,Fred L. Johnson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780786745937
Available:
Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this definitive biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder. Disturbingly, he sang and wrote about his impending death. When it came, it brought the music industry to its knees and ended an era when American rappers were leaders in using their art to speak the truth to corporate, government, and judicial power.

Inside a Thug s Heart

Inside a Thug s Heart
Author: Angela Ardis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780758295187
Available:
Release: 2004-05-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rikers Island is the centerpiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary home of legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, incarcerated for a crime he swore he did not commit. And it was there that Angela Ardis, acting on a late-night wager among her friends and coworkers, sent a letter, along with a photo and her phone number. To her utter delight and amazement, Angela's phone rang a short while later. Tupac Shakur was on the line. Over the next several months, Angela and Tupac shared a near-daily exchange of letters, poems and phone calls, and their the relationship quickly grew into something neither of them could quite define, a kinship of souls that touched each in unexpected ways. Those original poems and letters, many of them written after Tupac's transfer from Rikers to Dannemora State Prison, are presented here, along with the increasingly passionate and personal phone calls that touched on every subject imaginable. Far from the media spotlight, Tupac was by turns playful, sensual and serious, offering sharp observations on prison, music and the uncertainties of life. His letters to Angela reflect how he felt about being shot five times and left for dead one terrible night in New York in 1994, and his heartfelt verse encapsulates his dreams for the future--a future that would be so tragically cut short just over eighteen months after their correspondence began. Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7th, 1996 and died a week later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved, an ending as enigmatic as his life. But while Tupac may be gone, his words live on here, giving every fan a rare glimpse inside the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate and unpredictable musical icon. Angela Ardis is an author, screenwriter, actress and model.

Changes

Changes
Author: Sheldon Pearce
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781982170486
Available:
Release: 2021-06-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New Yorker writer’s intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur’s life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur’s single “Changes” became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. The song became so popular, in fact, it was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its release—making it clear that Tupac’s music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then. In Changes, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tupac’s birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Sheldon Pearce offers one of the most thoughtful and comprehensive accounts yet of the artist’s life and legacy. Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviews dozens who knew Tupac throughout various phases of his life. While there are plenty of bold-faced names, the book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known and offer fresh stories and rare insight. Among these are the actor who costarred with him in a Harlem production of A Raisin in the Sun when he was twelve years old, the high school drama teacher who recognized and nurtured his talent, the music industry veteran who helped him develop a nonprofit devoted to helping young artists, the Death Row Records executive who has never before spoken on the record, and dozens of others. Meticulously woven together by Pearce, their voices combine to portray Tupac in all his complexity and contradiction. This remarkable book illustrates not only how he changed during his brief twenty-five years on this planet, but how he forever changed the world.

Tupac

Tupac
Author: Tupac Shakur,Afeni Shakur,Jacob Hoye,Karolyn Ali,Walter Einenkel
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780743474344
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chronicle of the life and career of the rapper Tupac Shakur, which offers a collection of previously unpublished interviews, writings, and private photographs that provide a portrait of the influential late musician.

Tupac Shakur Legacy

Tupac Shakur Legacy
Author: Jamal Joseph
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0743286111
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the packagers behind DYLAN SCRAPBOOK and SINATRA TREASURES, comes a unique celebration of the life of one of the greatest rap artists in the world, Tupac Shakur.

Another Rose That Grew from Concrete

Another Rose That Grew from Concrete
Author: J. a
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1482510308
Available:
Release: 2013-02-11
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

if you read the poem then the story is a must read. A story truly inspired by the greatest Tupac. a best seller and book of the year. This is a book inspired by the late great Tupac Shakur...One of the most interested story you can possibly read. If you read the poem (the rose that grew from concrete) then you need to read the story...This story extends from the original poem by Tupac Shakur (The Rose That Grew From Concrete) to give people a good insight of a rose that really grew from concrete and how it faces obstacles in life because it was looked at as abnormal. Inspired by Tupac Shakur

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Pages: 437
ISBN: 1406387932
Available:
Release: 2018-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

The Bible Of 2Pac

The Bible Of 2Pac
Author: Dream Taylor
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1688989862
Available:
Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tupac is the Christ! Tupac is the chosen one from God. He is the Son of God. The modern day messiah. Not many know the first official doctrine we are introducing to the world. The bible brings forth the true spiritual beliefs that all should follow.Many grew up in traditional church and have a hard time understanding the real truth. We are here to bring them the truth even though it may be difficult to accept.You must recognize the presence of God internally. We have infinite power within us. Never doubt, believe in yourself at all times and the power of God within you will be released. You are one with the cosmic forces in the universe. The ancestors are with you and Tupac is with you at all times. Your Creator has given you the ability and the responsibility to choose and to define what you wish to be. Be whatever you want to be in righteousness. We follow the Laws of Maat and that is the foundation to all truth and knowledge.The Book of Pac is the first bible from the official Church of Pac. This book will renew your mind and help you get spiritual balance. The Bible of 2Pac is a guide to help you live and love life. Tupac provides a message of hope.

Tupac The Modern Day Messiah The Rose That Had Grown from Concrete

Tupac  The Modern Day Messiah  The Rose That Had Grown from Concrete
Author: Andrew Acampora
Pages: 58
ISBN: 1684564948
Available:
Release: 2018-12
Editor: Page Publishing, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tupac: The Modern-Day Messiah is a courageous attempt to connect the late Tupac Shakur's intricate lyricism and profound interviews into a variety of societal flaws including, but not up to, racial oppression, police brutality, and economic inequality. Throughout the book, Andrew brings a unique approach of correlating Tupac's message with The Black Panther movement, W. E. B. Du Bois, Afeni Shakur, Malcolm X, Brown vs. Board as well as Plato's Cave Allegory Theory. The book's most unique aspect lies in how presumptive thought suggests that Tupac foreshadowed much of the flaws in present-day America. From Malcolm X, to Martin Luther King to Tupac Shakur, the consistent theme is how progressive ideologists traditionally die early for their beliefs. While Tupac's physical body is no longer present, his spirit lives on forever. This book is a valiant attempt at carrying out Tupac's legacy.

Holler If You Hear Me 2006

Holler If You Hear Me  2006
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786735488
Available:
Release: 2006-09-05
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.

Same But Different Teen Life on the Autism Express

Same But Different  Teen Life on the Autism Express
Author: Holly Robinson Peete,RJ Peete,Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780545661560
Available:
Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Being a teen is hard enough. But when you have autism--or when your sibling is struggling with the condition--life can be a topsy-turvy ride. What happens when you come face-to-face with dating, parties, sports, body changes, school, and kids who just don’t get you? Where do you turn when your sibling with autism is the butt of jokes, the victim of misunderstood social cues, and the one everyone thinks is weird? Through alternating narratives based on their own lives, Ryan Elizabeth Peete and her twin brother, RJ, who has autism, bravely and honestly reveal what it means to be a teen living with the disorder. With insight and humor, Same But Different explores the many aspects of teen autism, while daring to address issues and feelings nobody talks about. This powerfully rendered, timely book is the only one of its kind. It paints an important story of hope for teens and families living with autism—and lets us see that everybody’s unique rhythm is worth dancing to.

2Fish

2Fish
Author: Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781612438269
Available:
Release: 2017-12-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.

The Rose That Blooms in the Night

The Rose That Blooms in the Night
Author: Allie Michelle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781524859169
Available:
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Rose That Blooms in the Night is a collection of poems from spoken word poet, yoga instructor, podcaster, and Instagram influencer Allie Michelle. The collection is meant to be a mirror reflecting the love inside of those who read it. It tells the tale of transformational cycles we experience throughout our lives. Falling in and out of love. Feeling lost and rediscovering our purpose. Learning to create a home within our own skin instead of seeking it in other people and places.

JAY Z

JAY Z
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250270887
Available:
Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY BESTSELLER "Dyson writes with the affection of a fan but the rigor of an academic. ... Using extensive passages from Jay-Z’s lyrics, 'Made in America' examines the rapper’s role as a poet, an aesthete, an advocate for racial justice and a business, man, but devotes much of its energy to Hova the Hustler." —Allison Stewart, The Washington Post "Dyson's incisive analysis of JAY-Z's brilliance not only offers a brief history of hip-hop's critical place in American culture, but also hints at how we can best move forward." —Questlove JAY-Z: Made in America is the fruit of Michael Eric Dyson’s decade of teaching the work of one of the greatest poets this nation has produced, as gifted a wordsmith as Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Rita Dove. But as a rapper, he’s sometimes not given the credit he deserves for just how great an artist he’s been for so long. This book wrestles with the biggest themes of JAY-Z's career, including hustling, and it recognizes the way that he’s always weaved politics into his music, making important statements about race, criminal justice, black wealth and social injustice. As he enters his fifties, and to mark his thirty years as a recording artist, this is the perfect time to take a look at JAY-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today. In many ways, this is JAY-Z’s America as much as it’s Pelosi’s America, or Trump’s America, or Martin Luther King’s America. JAY-Z has given this country a language to think with and words to live by. Featuring a Foreword by Pharrell

Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur  1971 1996
Author: Vibe Magazine
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0609802178
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Photographs, essays and tributes by friends and colleagues, and interviews with the late rap artist highlight a portrait of the turbulent life, successful career, and tragic murder of Tupac Shakur