The Beautiful Struggle

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

DESCRIPTION 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
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Author: Jordan Bone
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781409171539
Release: 2017-05-04
Editor: Orion

DESCRIPTION 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.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 227
ISBN: 1784785342
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times.

The Beautiful Struggle Adapted for Young Adults

The Beautiful Struggle  Adapted for Young Adults
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781984894045
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Delacorte Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adapted from the adult memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Water Dancer and Between the World and Me, this father-son story explores how boys become men, and quite specifically, how Ta-Nehisi Coates became Ta-Nehisi Coates. As a child, Ta-Nehisi Coates was seen by his father, Paul, as too sensitive and lacking focus. Paul Coates was a Vietnam vet who'd been part of the Black Panthers and was dedicated to reading and publishing the history of African civilization. When it came to his sons, he was committed to raising proud Black men equipped to deal with a racist society, during a turbulent period in the collapsing city of Baltimore where they lived. Coates details with candor the challenges of dealing with his tough-love father, the influence of his mother, and the dynamics of his extended family, including his brother "Big Bill," who was on a very different path than Ta-Nehisi. Coates also tells of his family struggles at school and with girls, making this a timely story to which many readers will relate.

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
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Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780241517239
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION 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' Walter Mosley This was the abyss where, unguided, black boys were swallowed whole, only to re-emerge on corners and prison tiers Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the tumultuous 1980's in Baltimore known, back then as the murder capital of the United States. With seven siblings, four mothers, and one highly unconventional father: Paul Coates, a larger-than-life Vietnam Vet, Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi's coming of age story is gripping and lays bare the troubled, often violent life of the inner-city, and the author's experience as a young black person in it With candor, Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances.

Between the World and Me

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

A Beautiful Struggle

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

Barrio Nerds

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

DESCRIPTION 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."

We Were Eight Years in Power

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

DESCRIPTION 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 Magpie Society One for Sorrow

The Magpie Society  One for Sorrow
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Author: Amy McCulloch,Zoe Sugg
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780241402368
Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A nail-biting page turner written with cinematic sparkle" - Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All The Bright Places "The perfect read for teens" - Glamour UK "Think Serial at Malory Towers" - Katie Lowe, author of The Furies A STUDENT FOUND DEAD ON THE BEACH. A WEB OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. SOMEONE POISED TO STRIKE AGAIN. Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement. But tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered on the beach - and on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie. For new student Audrey, it is just another strange and unsettling thing about her new surroundings, along with the secrets the school seems to hide and its weird obsession with magpies. For her roommate Ivy, the death of her friend Lola is just one thing she desperately wants to get past - and having a new student asking questions and cluttering up her personal space is not helping a bit. But the two girls are forced into an unlikely alliance when a mysterious podcast airs, with one sinister headline: I KNOW WHO KILLED LOLA. AND ONE OF YOU IS NEXT. Told from two alternating view-points, this is the first book in a modern gothic thriller series that will have you gripped like no other book this year. Welcome to the Magpie Society, your new YA obsession . . .

The Art of Dzine

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

DESCRIPTION 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 Struggles of Teaching

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

The Water Dancer

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

DESCRIPTION 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

The Beautiful Struggle

The Beautiful Struggle
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Author: Kari Campbell
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9781480874343
Release: 2019-02-14
Editor: Archway Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“The words in this book are meant to heal; they are meant to affirm both me and you. These words are laced with and dripping with love. These words are freedom.” The Beautiful Struggle is one woman’s poetic odyssey through quiet turmoil, the search for true love, and ultimate revitalization through the art of writing. This book is a memoir filled with reflective prose and insightful poems about faith, love and light.

Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary Scholastic Focus

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

The Anatomy of Influence

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

DESCRIPTION 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.

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Series

Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Series
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Author: Jawanza Kunjufu
Pages: 205
ISBN: 0913543446
Release: 1995
Editor: African Amer Images

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This series combines all four volumes while candidly exploring the devastating effects of Western civilization on African Americans. Offering suggestions to correct the dehumanization of African American children, this series tells how to ensure that African American boys grow up to be strong, committed, and responsible African American men.

The Origin of Others

The Origin of Others
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Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9780674976450
Release: 2017-09-18
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison’s most personal work of nonfiction to date.

Boyhood Island

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

DESCRIPTION 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

April 4 1968

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

DESCRIPTION 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.