Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0807064505
ISBN 13: 9780807064504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Lorraine Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work—until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” and Imani Perry’s multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways: challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation’s first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry’s extraordinary life—a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist

Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780807039830
ISBN 13: 0807039837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for Lorraine Book Review:

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work-until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary "Lorraine Hansberry- Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" and Imani Perry's multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways- challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation's first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry's extraordinary life-a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist A Triangle Award Finalist

Lorraine

Lorraine
Author: Ketch Secor
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1492616931
ISBN 13: 9781492616931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Book Review:

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family. "Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing when you've got a voice and a song that can sing! Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw's harmonica and Lorraine's pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry
Author: Susan Sinnott
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 1609256301
ISBN 13: 9781609256302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry Book Review:

Lorraine Hansberry tells the fascinating story of the brave and talented woman who, almost single-handedly, overcame the racial obstacles that made for a segregated American theatre in the years following World War II. Hansberry was just twenty-nine years old when her play A Raisin in the Sun opened in 1959--an era where her very existence as a black, female writer was considered unusual. The play was an overnight sensation, earning its author the double distinction of being the youngest playwright and first black person to win the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. In Hansberry's own words, A Raisin in the Sun "tells the truth about people... We have among our miserable and downtrodden ranks people who are the very essence of human dignity. That is what, after all the laughter and tears, the play is supposed to say."

To be Young Gifted and Black

To be Young  Gifted  and Black
Author: Robert Nemiroff,Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Prentice Hall Direct
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015046851096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Young Gifted and Black Book Review:

Selections from the works of the late Negro playwright include play excerpts, autobiographical sketches, poetry, and drawings

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 1469638614
ISBN 13: 9781469638614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

May We Forever Stand Book Review:

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans. Since the song's creation, it has been adopted by the NAACP and performed by countless artists in times of both crisis and celebration, cementing its place in African American life up through the present day. In this rich, poignant, and readable work, Imani Perry tells the story of the Black National Anthem as it traveled from South to North, from civil rights to black power, and from countless family reunions to Carnegie Hall and the Oval Office. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Perry uses "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as a window on the powerful ways African Americans have used music and culture to organize, mourn, challenge, and celebrate for more than a century.

To be Young Gifted and Black

To be Young  Gifted  and Black
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780573616761
ISBN 13: 0573616760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To be Young Gifted and Black Book Review:

Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist, Lorraine Hansberry. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. The actors slop ingeniously into and out of a variety of challenging roles spanning her life and experiences to the ultimate confrontation when cancer strikes her. Includes brilliantly highlighted scenes from her plays as well as letters, diaries, poems and personal reminiscences. A major statement of the American Black experience.

The Pigman

The Pigman
Author: Paul Zindel
Publsiher: Graymalkin Media
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2011-05-14
ISBN 10: 1935169025
ISBN 13: 9781935169024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pigman Book Review:

One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780573615412
ISBN 13: 0573615411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lorraine Hansberry s The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window Book Review:

This is the probing, hilarious and provocative story of Sidney, a disenchanted Greenwich Village intellectual, his wife Iris, an aspiring actress, and their colorful circle of friends and relations. Set against the shenanigans of a stormy political campaign, the play follows its characters in their unorthodox quests for meaningful lives in an age of corruption, alienation and cynicism. With compassion, humor and poignancy, the author examines questions concerning the fragility of love, morality and ethics, interracial relationships, drugs, rebellion, conformity and especially withdrawal from or commitment to the world.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-04-29
ISBN 10: 9781781398128
ISBN 13: 1781398127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Raisin in the Sun Book Review:

"A Raisin in the Sun" reflects Lorraine Hansberry's childhood experiences in segregated Chicago. This electrifying masterpiece has enthralled audiences and has been heaped with critical accolades. "The play that changed American theatre forever" - The New York Times.

Breathe

Breathe
Author: Imani Perry
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0807076562
ISBN 13: 9780807076569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathe Book Review:

2020 Chautauqua Prize Finalist 2020 NAACP Image Award Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction) Best-of Lists: Best Nonfiction Books of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · 25 Can't-Miss Books of 2019 (The Undefeated) Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life—and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition. Perry draws upon the ideas of figures such as James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ida B. Wells. She shares vulnerabilities and insight from her own life and from encounters in places as varied as the West Side of Chicago; Birmingham, Alabama; and New England prep schools. With original art for the cover by Ekua Holmes, Breathe offers a broader meditation on race, gender, and the meaning of a life well lived and is also an unforgettable lesson in Black resistance and resilience.

The Movement

The Movement
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000028619741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Movement Book Review:

Still Searching

Still Searching
Author: Lorraine Ophelia Smith
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN 10: 1480958115
ISBN 13: 9781480958111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Searching Book Review:

Still Searching By: Lorraine Ophelia Smith Brenda Peekson always seems to be searching—the best college, a fantastic job, a wonderful life, and a great guy with whom to share it all. A turbulent relationship with Brenda’s family finds her stepping out from all she’s known to embark on a new life at school, making new friends, and acquiring male admirers. Through a series of relationships, Brenda will learn what is most important in her life, and the only one who can decide what’s best for Brenda is herself.

Young Black and Determined

Young  Black  and Determined
Author: Pat McKissack,Fredrick McKissack
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042980246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Black and Determined Book Review:

A biography of the black playwright who received great recognition for her work at an early age.

Everyday Easy

Everyday Easy
Author: Lorraine Pascale
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0062305808
ISBN 13: 9780062305800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Easy Book Review:

The international culinary superstar and author of A Lighter Way to Bake returns with a bright and breezy full-color cookbook that features 100 simple yet elegant recipes for everyday and entertaining. Infused with her charisma and charm, Everyday Easy showcases Lorraine Pascale’s elegant, fuss-free cooking, with recipes perfect for both everyday suppers and annual feasts. Enjoy quick but satisfying weeknight dinners such as Creamy Pancetta Pasta with Mushrooms and Parmesan or Chestnut and Pea Risotto with Truffle Oil. Thinking of entertaining? You’ll find dinner-party delights such as Rioja-Braised Lamb Shanks with Chorizo or Twice-Cooked Chicken Kievs. Everyday Easy offers something for every chef and every occasion, whether you’re looking for a tasty meal for two or planning a crowd-pleasing menu for a fun and relaxed evening with friends. Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a gorgeous color photo along with a cornucopia of kitchen tips and tricks to help you whip up great food without the fuss.

Going to Nanoose Bay

Going to Nanoose Bay
Author: Lorraine Shaw
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN 10: 1525525182
ISBN 13: 9781525525186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going to Nanoose Bay Book Review:

This book is set in Nanoose Bay on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The author’s granddaughter, “Pointing Iris,” was its inspiration. She tells the story of all the things she sees in Nanoose Bay. The book is set in the summer, from sunrise to moonrise. You will have fun trying to find Iris and all that she sees by the ocean. The story is full of repetition, and can even be sung. It is great for young children up to age seven.

Les Blancs The Collected Last Plays

Les Blancs  The Collected Last Plays
Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-01-04
ISBN 10: 0307815560
ISBN 13: 9780307815569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Les Blancs The Collected Last Plays Book Review:

Here are Lorraine Hansberry's last three plays--Les Blancs, The Drinking Gourd, and What Use Are Flowers?--representing the capstone of her achievement. Includes a new preface by Jewell Gresham Nemiroff and a revised introduction by Margaret B. Wilkerson. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Henry Kissinger and American Power

Henry Kissinger and American Power
Author: Thomas A. Schwartz
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0809095440
ISBN 13: 9780809095445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry Kissinger and American Power Book Review:

[Henry Kissinger and American Power] effectively separates the man from the myths." —The Christian Science Monitor | Best books of August 2020 The definitive biography of Henry Kissinger—at least for those who neither revere nor revile him Over the past six decades, Henry Kissinger has been America’s most consistently praised—and reviled—public figure. He was hailed as a “miracle worker” for his peacemaking in the Middle East, pursuit of détente with the Soviet Union, negotiation of an end to the Vietnam War, and secret plan to open the United States to China. He was assailed from the left and from the right for his indifference to human rights, complicity in the pointless sacrifice of American and Vietnamese lives, and reliance on deception and intrigue. Was he a brilliant master strategist—“the 20th century’s greatest 19th century statesman”—or a cold-blooded monster who eroded America’s moral standing for the sake of self-promotion? In this masterfully researched biography, the renowned diplomatic historian Thomas Schwartz offers an authoritative, and fair-minded, answer to this question. While other biographers have engaged in hagiography or demonology, Schwartz takes a measured view of his subject. He recognizes Kissinger’s successes and acknowledges that Kissinger thought seriously and with great insight about the foreign policy issues of his time, while also recognizing his failures, his penchant for backbiting, and his reliance on ingratiating and fawning praise of the president as a source of power. Throughout, Schwartz stresses Kissinger’s artful invention of himself as a celebrity diplomat and his domination of the medium of television news. He also notes Kissinger’s sensitivity to domestic and partisan politics, complicating—and undermining—the image of the far-seeing statesman who stands above the squabbles of popular strife. Rounded and textured, and rich with new insights into key dilemmas of American power, Henry Kissinger and American Power stands as an essential guide to a man whose legacy is as complex as the last sixty years of US history itself.

Harbor

Harbor
Author: Lorraine Adams
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307426161
ISBN 13: 0307426165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harbor Book Review:

A New York Times and Washington Post Notable BookEntertainment Weekly's #1 Fiction Book of the YearA tremendously acclaimed and exquisitely realized novel of literary suspense, Harbor recounts the adventures of Aziz Arkoun who, at twenty-four, makes his way to America via the hold of an Algerian tanker and the icy waters of Boston harbor. Aziz soon finds himself a community of fellow Algerians, but their means of survival in this strange land begins to remind him of the dangerous world he was desperate to escape. As the story of Aziz and his friends unfolds, moving from East Boston and Brooklyn to Montreal and a North African army camp, Harbor takes us inside the ambiguities of these men's past and present lives. When Aziz discovers that he and his circle are most likely under surveillance, all assumptions, his and ours, dissolve in urgent, mesmerizing complexity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Making Gay History

Making Gay History
Author: Eric Marcus
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 0061844209
ISBN 13: 9780061844201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Gay History Book Review:

From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of Making History, originally published in 1992. Using the heartfelt stories of more than sixty people, he carries us through the compelling five-decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society. The rich tapestry that emerges from Making Gay History includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents, journalists and housewives, from the little-known Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vice president Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. Together, these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change, as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law. “Rich and often moving . . . at times shocking, but often enlightening and inspiring: oral history at its most potent and rewarding.”—Kirkus Reviews