Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Beals
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-07-24
ISBN 10: 1416948821
ISBN 13: 9781416948827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warriors Don t Cry Book Review:

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.

Miguel Barclay s Super Easy One Pound Meals

Miguel Barclay s Super Easy One Pound Meals
Author: Miguel Barclay
Publsiher: Headline Home
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781472254399
ISBN 13: 1472254392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miguel Barclay s Super Easy One Pound Meals Book Review:

Simple ingredients + 1 pan = stress-free meals. Minimum fuss, maximum flavour, and all for £1 per person. Over 90 brand-new and mouthwatering recipes by the bestselling One Pound Chef. With his budget-friendly style, Miguel has created mouthwatering meals made with yet more of his clever cooking cheats and hacks. In Super Easy One Pound Meals you'll find tasty stews, curries and chillies, but Miguel has taken this concept one step further with traditionally more complicated recipes, such as a lasagne, a roast dinner and a sweet potato pie. The majority of the recipes are made from start to finish in just one pan, (a few recipes need a second pan to boil rice, potatoes or pasta). All the recipes are super simple and perfect for a speedy lunch or a flavour-packed dinner. If you have a small kitchen, can't be bothered with washing up or just want hassle-free meals, this is the book for you.

Melba Pattillo Beals Warriors don t cry

Melba Pattillo Beals   Warriors don t cry
Author: Elisabeth Kuster
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 18
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 3656070466
ISBN 13: 9783656070467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melba Pattillo Beals Warriors don t cry Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2, University of Innsbruck, language: English, abstract: I am writing this paper for a course at university, which is called “The Struggle is Always There: The Tradition of Black American Protest”. My paper focuses on one particular event of the American Civil Rights Movement (1955 – 1968), which is the school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas, after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Besides some minor sources, this paper is mainly based on the book by Melba Pattillo Beals Warriors don’t cry, which is a true story of a 15 year old black girl from Little Rock, who was among the first Afro-American students to integrate the city’s Central High school.

The Aesthetics of Island Space

The Aesthetics of Island Space
Author: Johannes Riquet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-12-12
ISBN 10: 0198832400
ISBN 13: 9780198832409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aesthetics of Island Space Book Review:

This book focuses on the challenges and uncertainties involved when island geography is translated into words and images, and it explores the complexities and contradictions of islands as figures of thought in Western modernity. Other studies have shown how islands have been imagined as bounded, easily controllable spaces and colonial territories; The Aesthetics of Island Space argues that they have been linked to disorientation and confusion as much asto spatial mastery and control. The book traces four lines in the vast sea of Anglo-American island stories, each of which has its beginning in one of modernity's voyages of discovery. The chapters focus onAmerica's island gateways (Roanoke and Ellis Island), visions of tropical islands (Tahiti and imagined South Sea islands), the islands of the US-Canadian border region in the Pacific Northwest, and the imaginative appeal of geologically mutable islands. The book studies the journals of explorers and scientists alongside literary texts and films. It discusses a panorama of real and imagined journeys that take their narrators, protagonists, and readers to the limits of human perception andunderstanding, where borders are drawn and dissolved in a disorienting world between water and land.

Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1572246111
ISBN 13: 9781572246119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Blues Book Review:

Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not "just a phase" or "something you'll grow out of." As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. Only half of depressed teens get the help they need to overcome these feelings. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to feel better. The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts. Little by little and on your own schedule, you can make small changes in your life that will lead you to a brighter, more enjoyable future.

Speak

Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781429997041
ISBN 13: 1429997044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Book Review:

The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

Hagakure The Book of the Samurai

Hagakure  The Book of the Samurai
Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 1681950448
ISBN 13: 9781681950440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hagakure The Book of the Samurai Book Review:

A Collection of Thoughts, Sayings and Meditations on the Way of the Samurai "It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation." — Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido--the Way of the Warrior. More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Aegitas
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-04-20
ISBN 10: 177313793X
ISBN 13: 9781773137933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Odyssey Book Review:

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature; the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
Author: E. Lockhart
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 152476695X
ISBN 13: 9781524766955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (The New York Times) “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune

March Forward Girl

March Forward  Girl
Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 1328882128
ISBN 13: 9781328882127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

March Forward Girl Book Review:

From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes a powerful, timely new memoir about growing up in the segregated South. Civil rights heroine Melba Patillo Beals puts readers right in her saddle oxfords as she struggles to understand--and fight back against--the laws that told her she was less just because of the color of her skin. Includes photos and illustrations.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489138
ISBN 13: 9781442489134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Author: Millman Dan
Publsiher: Dan Millman
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 0982428502
ISBN 13: 9780982428504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Way of the Peaceful Warrior Book Review:

20th Anniversary Edition with New Afterword and Revisions by the Author Way of the Peaceful Warrior has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite all his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, a blend of autobiographical fact and narrative fiction, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears-even moments of illumination-as they rediscover life's larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior's path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780156028356
ISBN 13: 0156028352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Color Purple Book Review:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie s World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Warriors Dawn of the Clans 6 Path of Stars

Warriors  Dawn of the Clans  6  Path of Stars
Author: Erin Hunter
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0062063693
ISBN 13: 9780062063694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warriors Dawn of the Clans 6 Path of Stars Book Review:

Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in this thrilling prequel to Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series The sixth book in the Dawn of the Clans series takes readers back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code. After moons of strife, the forest cats have settled into five camps. But now the dangerous rogue Slash has kidnapped Clear Sky's mate, Star Flower, and made demands for prey that the cats cannot afford to meet. Desperate to save Star Flower, Clear Sky must convince the other groups—led by Tall Shadow, Wind Runner, Thunder, and River Ripple—to join forces, or their new way of life may not survive. Also includes a sneak peek at the next Warriors series, A Vision of Shadows!

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 0307759334
ISBN 13: 9780307759337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Warrior Book Review:

“A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

I Will Not Fear

I Will Not Fear
Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 149341383X
ISBN 13: 9781493413836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Will Not Fear Book Review:

In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother. In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.

The Wednesday Wars

The Wednesday Wars
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-05-18
ISBN 10: 9780547346243
ISBN 13: 0547346247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wednesday Wars Book Review:

In this Newbery Honor–winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt tells the witty and compelling story of a teenage boy who feels that fate has it in for him, during the school year 1968-69. Seventh grader Holling Hoodhood isn't happy. He is sure his new teacher, Mrs. Baker, hates his guts. Holling's domineering father is obsessed with his business image and disregards his family. Throughout the school year, Holling strives to get a handle on the Shakespeare plays Mrs. Baker assigns him to read on his own time, and to figure out the enigmatic Mrs. Baker. As the Vietnam War turns lives upside down, Holling comes to admire and respect both Shakespeare and Mrs. Baker, who have more to offer him than he imagined. And when his family is on the verge of coming apart, he also discovers his loyalty to his sister, and his ability to stand up to his father when it matters most.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
Author: Amy Tan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN 10: 1101502738
ISBN 13: 9781101502730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy Luck Club Book Review:

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.