My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN 10: 014199648X
ISBN 13: 9780141996486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Insightful, thought-provoking and profound. I can't recommend highly enough' Sunny Singh 'A revolutionary work of beauty, brilliance, compassion and ultimately, hope' Robin DiAngelo The consequences of racism can be found in our bodies - in skin and sinew, in bone and blood. In this ground-breaking, inspiring work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage, the physical consequences of discrimination, from the perspective of body-centred psychology. He argues that until we learn to heal and overcome the generational anguish of white supremacy, we will all continue to bear its scars. My Grandmother's Hands is an extraordinary call to action for all of us to recognize that racism affects not only the mind, but also the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our racial divides.

My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781942094609
ISBN 13: 1942094604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.

My Grandmother s Hands

My Grandmother s Hands
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781942094470
ISBN 13: 1942094477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Hands Book Review:

Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.

In My Grandmother s House

In My Grandmother s House
Author: Yolanda Pierce
Publsiher: Broadleaf Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 1506464726
ISBN 13: 9781506464725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In My Grandmother s House Book Review:

What if the most steadfast faith you'll ever encounter comes from a Black grandmother? The church mothers who raised Yolanda Pierce, dean of Howard University School of Divinity, were busily focused on her survival. In a world hostile to Black women's bodies and spirits, they had to be. Born on a former cotton plantation and having fled the terrors of the South, Pierce's grandmother raised her in the faith inherited from those who were enslaved. Now, in the pages of In My Grandmother's House, Pierce reckons with that tradition, building an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, experiences in the Black church, and truths from Black women's lives. Pierce tells stories that center the experiences of those living on the underside of history, teasing out the tensions of race, spirituality, trauma, freedom, resistance, and memory. A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time. It's time to get to know that God.

My Grandma s Hands

My Grandma s Hands
Author: Susan Wardell
Publsiher: Beaver's Pond Press
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781592986712
ISBN 13: 1592986714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandma s Hands Book Review:

"Take my hand. It is safer when we're together." My Grandma's Hands celebrates the cherished relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren. Hands are the connection that brings the two closer. At birth, Grandma holds the child and welcomes her to the world; as the child grows, the situation reverses and it is the child keeping Grandma safe. At turns funny and sobering, this multicultural book celebrates all that is good about this special relationship.

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN 10: 1616495936
ISBN 13: 9781616495930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock the Boat Book Review:

An honest look at what really works to bring more intimacy and deeper trust into your relationship. Couples therapist Resmaa Manakem challenges couples not to avoid conflict—Don’t be afraid to rock the boat! The emotional transformation that results can forge a greater, more mature intimacy; a deeper trust; and a stronger bond. Conflict is a natural part of any intimate relationship. Yet most couples either avoid it or try to smooth over their differences. This results in at least one partner compromising their integrity—and stunting their own growth. Gritty, often irreverent, and always practical, Rock the Boat challenges couples not to flee from conflicts, because the emotional stalemate that conflicts produce creates an opportunity for profound transformation. This transformation affirms each partner’s individuality while forging a more mature intimacy, a greater trust, and a deeper bond. Rock the Boat challenges the idea that conflict between partners is unhealthy or something to avoid. Instead, it encourages both people to stand by what they need and who they are—but to do so with compassion rather than competitiveness or vengefulness. This is the purpose of an intimate relationship: to create an atmosphere where both people learn to grow up and mature in their relationship by appreciating each other’s individual needs in a caring and mature way. Author Resmaa Menakem, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in couples therapy, addresses key factors in making this happen, including accepting discomfort and uncertainty; honesty and openness about sex, money, kids, and in-laws; recognizing when conflict might escalate into violence or abuse; and, when appropriate, finding and working with a good therapist. Rock the Boat is not about ideals, or what we hope or imagine relationships to be. It's an honest, unflinching look at what actually works.

You re Not Broken

You   re Not Broken
Author: Sarah Woodhouse
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1761040170
ISBN 13: 9781761040177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Not Broken Book Review:

In one way or another, we all carry trauma. It can manifest as anxiety, shame, low self-esteem, over-eating, under-eating, addiction, depression, confusion, people-pleasing, under-earning, low mood, negative thinking, social anxiety, anger, brain fog and more. Traumas, big or ‘little’, leave us trapped in cycles of dysfunctional behaviours, negative thoughts and difficult feelings. Yet many people are unaware they’re stuck in old reactions and patterns that stem from their past traumas. Many of us are wary of the word and push it away instead of moving towards it and learning how to break free. Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a Research Psychologist who specialises in trauma and is passionate about helping people face this word and their past. In You’re Not Broken she teaches you what a trauma is (it’s probably not what you think), and how to recognise when, why and how your past is holding you back. She gently explains the pitfalls of ignoring awkward, upsetting episodes and how true freedom comes from looking back at your past with honesty. Then, sharing the latest research-based techniques and her own personal experience, she guides you towards breaking the trauma loop, reawakening your true self and reclaiming your future.

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
Author: Bess Kalb
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0525654712
ISBN 13: 9780525654711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me Book Review:

This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf.

My Grandmother s Clock

My Grandmother s Clock
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Stephen Lambert
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0618216952
ISBN 13: 9780618216956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandmother s Clock Book Review:

A child, wondering why Grandma doesn't have the grandfather clock in her house repaired, learns that there are many ways to measure time, from the moment it takes to blink an eye to the years shown in gray hairs.

The Quaking of America

The Quaking of America
Author: Resmaa Menakem
Publsiher: Central Recovery Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781949481662
ISBN 13: 1949481662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quaking of America Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of My Grandmother's Hands surveys the deteriorating political climate and presents an urgent call for action to save ourselves and our country. In The Quaking of America, therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem takes readers through a step-by-step program of somatic practices addressing the growing threat of white-supremacist political violence. Through the coordinated repetition of lies, anti-democratic elements in American society are inciting mass radicalization, violent insurrection, and voter suppression, with a goal of toppling American democracy. Currently, most pro-democracy American bodies are utterly unprepared for this uprising. This book can help prepare us--and, if possible, prevent more destructiveness. This preparation focuses not on strategy or politics, but on mental and emotional practices that can help us Build presence and discernment Settle our bodies during the heat of conflict Maintain our safety, sanity, and stability under dangerous circumstances Heal our personal and collective racialized trauma Practice body-centered social action Turn toward instead of on one another The Quaking of America is a unique, perfectly timed, body-centered guide to each of these processes.

The Ways of My Grandmothers

The Ways of My Grandmothers
Author: Beverly Hungry Wolf
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1998-10-21
ISBN 10: 0688004717
ISBN 13: 9780688004712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ways of My Grandmothers Book Review:

A young Native American woman creates a hauntingly beautiful tribute to an age-old way of life in this fascinating portrait of the women of the Blackfoot Indians. A captivating tapestry of personal and tribal history, legends and myths, and the wisdom passed down through generations of women, this extraordinary book is also a priceless record of the traditional skills and ways of an ancient culture that is vanishing all too fast. Including many rare photographs, The Ways of My Grandmothers is an authentic contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Native American lore -- and a classic that will speak to women everywhere.

My Grandma s Hands

My Grandma s Hands
Author: Makiko Dua
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-12-08
ISBN 10: 9781702145237
ISBN 13: 1702145239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Grandma s Hands Book Review:

A delightful message from a grandmother to her granddaughter who begins to see what it means to count her blessings.

In Grandma s Arms

In Grandma s Arms
Author: Jayne C. Shelton
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0545353149
ISBN 13: 9780545353144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Grandma s Arms Book Review:

Karen Katz and Jayne Shelton's loving story of a child and her grandmother--now in board book! Sitting in the Storybook Chair, in Grandma's arms, you can go anywhere! From deserts to forests, and up through the sky -- come along on one granddaughter's adventure, and ride the wave of words as reading takes her and her grandma 'round the world!

White Ivy

White Ivy
Author: Susie Yang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1982100613
ISBN 13: 9781982100612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Ivy Book Review:

“A truly addictive read” (Glamour) about how a young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession, offering stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending in this “twisty, unputdownable, psychological thriller” (People). Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family. But when Ivy’s mother discovers her trespasses, punishment is swift and Ivy is sent to China, and her dream instantly evaporates. Years later, Ivy has grown into a poised yet restless young woman, haunted by her conflicting feelings about her upbringing and her family. Back in Boston, when Ivy bumps into Sylvia Speyer, Gideon’s sister, a reconnection with Gideon seems not only inevitable—it feels like fate. Slowly, Ivy sinks her claws into Gideon and the entire Speyer clan by attending fancy dinners, and weekend getaways to the cape. But just as Ivy is about to have everything she’s ever wanted, a ghost from her past resurfaces, threatening the nearly perfect life she’s worked so hard to build. Filled with surprising twists and a nuanced exploration of class and race, White Ivy is a “highly entertaining,” (The Washington Post) “propulsive debut” (San Francisco Chronicle) that offers a glimpse into the dark side of a woman who yearns for success at any cost.

Everyday Use

Everyday Use
Author: Alice Walker
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780813520766
ISBN 13: 0813520762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Use Book Review:

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

Dear White America

Dear White America
Author: Tim Wise
Publsiher: City Lights Books
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-01-10
ISBN 10: 0872865851
ISBN 13: 9780872865853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear White America Book Review:

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects the nation's diverse cultural reality, a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the population, and with a black president in the White House, whites are growing anxious. This anxiety has helped to create the Tea Party movement, with its call to "take our country back." By means of a racialized nostalgia for a mythological past, the Right is enlisting fearful whites into its campaign for reactionary social and economic policies. In urgent response, Tim Wise has penned his most pointed and provocative work to date. Employing the form of direct personal address, he points a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an agenda will only do harm to the nation's people, including most whites. In no uncertain terms, he argues that the hope for survival of American democracy lies in the embrace of our multicultural past, present and future. "Sparing neither family nor self…he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor…His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly "One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."—Michael Eric Dyson "Tim Wise has written another blockbuster! His new book, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, is a cogent analysis of the problems of race and inequality as well as a plea for those who harbor views about race and racism to modify and indeed eliminate them. While the book's title addresses white people, this is really a book for anyone who is concerned about eliminating the issue of racial disparity in our society. This is must read and a good read."—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. He is the author of a number of books, including The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America "Tim Wise is an American hero in the truest sense of the term—he tells the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth might be. Dear White America is a desperately needed response to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and people of color unduly privileged. In the process, it exposes how new forms of racism have been deliberately embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' culture. Read this book—but rest assured, it's not for the faint of heart."—David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now "The foremost white analyst of racism in America never fails to provide fresh takes as he punctures myths and defenses."—World Wide Work Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators, and activists in the United States. He is regularly interviewed by A-list media, including CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radio program, and many more. His most recent books include Colorblind and Between Barack and a Hard Place.

Black Pain

Black Pain
Author: Terrie M. Williams
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN 10: 0743298837
ISBN 13: 9780743298834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Pain Book Review:

A successful woman entrepreneur addresses the taboo of depression that pervades African-American culture, drawing on her own experiences of suffering and recovery while counseling readers from all walks of life on how to overcome cycles of denial and psychological pain. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Grandma s Hands

Grandma s Hands
Author: Calvin Mackie
Publsiher: Acanthus Pub
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2012-04
ISBN 10: 9780984733323
ISBN 13: 0984733329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grandma s Hands Book Review:

Drawing inspiration from the women in the author's family, Grandma's Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie's impassioned celebration of the enduring values of our elder generations, whose wisdom and experience bring a humbled perspective and clear direction to the challenges of our daily lives. The text of this book includes over 100 well-known proverbs, accompanied by the original thoughtful reflections of Dr. Mackie, with a direct application to twenty-first-century life. The pages are filled with glorious photographs of mothers and grandmothers in celebration of their unique cultural and maternal identity, surrounded with the love and affection of family. In each section, Dr. Mackie takes a familiar proverb and couples it with a passage from the Bible. The juxtaposition illustrates the biblical root of the common proverb alongside Dr. Mackie's own deeply personal observances of its truth, presented in relatable modern-day anecdotes from his life and his work.

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other Stories

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other Stories
Author: Sudha Murty
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-02-06
ISBN 10: 8184759010
ISBN 13: 9788184759013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other Stories Book Review:

These are just some of the questions you will find answered in this delightful collection of stories recounting real-life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty-teacher, social worker and bestselling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mother’s advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heart-warming tale of the promise she made-and fulfilled to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books. Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.

Indian Horse

Indian Horse
Author: Richard Wagamese
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-01-27
ISBN 10: 1553659708
ISBN 13: 9781553659709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Horse Book Review:

"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.