Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Melba Beals
  • ISBN-10 : 9781416948827
  • Release : 2007-07-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry

  • Publisher : Tantor eBooks
  • Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
  • ISBN-10 : 9781618030429
  • Release : 2011-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard—opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order. For Melba Beals and her eight friends those steps marked their transformation into reluctant warriors—on a battlefield that helped shape the civil rights movement. Warriors Don't Cry, drawn from Melba Beals's personal diaries, is a riveting true account of her junior year at Central High—one filled with telephone threats, brigades of attacking mothers, rogue police, fireball and acid-throwing attacks, economic blackmail, and, finally, a price upon Melba's head. With the help of her English-teacher mother; her eight fellow warriors; and her gun-toting, Bible-and-Shakespeare-loving grandmother, Melba survived. And, incredibly, from a year that would hold no sweet-sixteen parties or school plays, Melba Beals emerged with indestructible faith, courage, strength, and hope.

Children Of The City

Children Of The City

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Author : David Nasaw
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307816627
  • Release : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: History
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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up then. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams. Illustrated with 68 photographs from the period, many never before published, Children of the City offers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Author : Daisy Bates
  • ISBN-10 : 9781610752473
  • Release : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award. On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower–the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

White is a State of Mind

White is a State of Mind

  • Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
  • Author : Melba Beals
  • ISBN-10 : UOM:39015053398502
  • Release : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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The author continues her story of the events following the integration of the Little Rock schools and describes her journey toward forgiveness

Love Warrior

Love Warrior

  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Author : Glennon Doyle
  • ISBN-10 : 9781250075741
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Bookclub 2016 Selection "Riveting...a worthy investment...this book has real wisdom." —New York Times Book Review "A book with so much painful truth packed into its pages that every person who’s ever married or plans to marry should really give it a read." —Chicago Tribune "Provocative....I adore her honesty, her vulnerability, and her no-nonsense wisdom, and I know you will, too." —Oprah Winfrey "This memoir isn’t really about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with her husband; it is about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with herself. Utterly refreshing and...badass." —Bustle.com The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another—and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, commit to living true—true to themselves and to each other. Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiri

They Called Me Number One

They Called Me Number One

  • Publisher : Talonbooks Limited
  • Author : Bev Sellars
  • ISBN-10 : 0889227411
  • Release : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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BC Book Prize, Non-Fiction, Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Finalist) Burt Award for First Nations, M�tis, and Inuit Literature: Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Third Prize winner) Like thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada, and elsewhere in the colonized world, Xatsu'll chief Bev Sellars spent part of her childhood as a student in a church-run residential school. These institutions endeavored to "civilize" Native children through Christian teachings; forced separation from family, language, and culture; and strict discipline. Perhaps the most symbolically potent strategy used to alienate residential school children was addressing them by assigned numbers only-not by the names with which they knew and understood themselves. In this frank and poignant memoir of her years at St. Joseph's Mission, Sellars breaks her silence about the residential school's lasting effects on her and her family-from substance abuse to suicide attempts-and eloquently articulates her own path to healing. Number One comes at a time of recognition-by governments and society at large-that only through knowing the truth about these past injustices can we begin to redress them.

Fire from the Rock

Fire from the Rock

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Sharon Draper
  • ISBN-10 : 1440651361
  • Release : 2008-09-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.

Atlantis Unmasked

Atlantis Unmasked

  • Publisher : Holliday Publishing, LLC
  • Author : Alyssa Day
  • ISBN-10 : 9781948253208
  • Release : 2019-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
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“BREATHTAKING PARANORMAL ROMANCE.”—Fresh Fiction Poseidon’s warriors swore an oath eleven thousand years ago to protect humanity from those who stalked the night. Yet when a woman with an ancient Gift dares to claim the heart of one of Poseidon’s fiercest warriors, the world teeters on the knife’s edge between desire and darkness . . . A warrior scarred… Alexios survived two years of unspeakable torture at the hands of a vampire goddess. Now he’s been ordered to team up with a beautiful warrior and take on the most dangerous mission of his life: to retrieve the Vampire’s Bane. Without it, Atlantis can’t ascend to the surface and take its rightful place in the world. But when evil threatens, will Alexios be led by duty—or his heart? A descendant of Diana… Grace is part of the rebellion against the vampires and shape-shifters trying to take over her world. She is deadly with her bow, because when she takes aim, she never misses her target. But suddenly she’s focused on a damaged Atlantean warrior who sees her as a weapon, not as a woman. When thousands of lives are on the line, will passion overrule, or will her aim still be true? When two worlds collide…Atlantis is unmasked. Read the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series Warning: This book contains magic, Atlantis, Poseidon, warriors, St. Augustine, strong women, hot attraction, vampires, shifters, teleportation, a magic portal, magical gemstones and jewels, laughter, danger, kisses, and a happily ever after. Read at your own risk!

How to Quit Your Day Job and Live Out Your Dreams

How to Quit Your Day Job and Live Out Your Dreams

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Kenneth Atchity
  • ISBN-10 : 9781620874462
  • Release : 2012-06-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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Are you a creative person seeking more satisfying work? Do you want to make the transition from a job you find secure but soulless to a life built around your creative dream? Then look no further than this essential guide, written by a tenured professor who quit his job and pursued his dream as a successful “story merchant” and film producer. This book will show you how to: - Construct a life that fits your personal vision - Stand up against negative peer pressure - Redefine success in your own terms - Identify and control your conflicting inner voices - Find time to make your dreams come true - And much more! If you’re ready to fall in love with your future, this book can give you the inspiration you need to make that life-changing leap into a better world.