Warriors Don t Cry Book
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Warriors Don t Cry

  • Author : Melba Beals
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2007-07-24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781416948827

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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.

March Forward  Girl Book
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March Forward Girl

  • Author : Melba Beals
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Date : 2018
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9781328882127

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A member of the Little Rock Nine shares her memories of growing up in the South under Jim Crow.

Children Of The City Book
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Children Of The City

  • Author : David Nasaw
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Date : 2012-05-16
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307816627

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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 Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their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.

They Called Me Number One Book

They Called Me Number One

  • Author : Bev Sellars
  • Publisher : Talonbooks Limited
  • Date : 2013
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 0889227411

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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.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock Book
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The Long Shadow of Little Rock

  • Author : Daisy Bates
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
  • Date : 2014-08-01
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9781610752473

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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.

I Will Not Fear Book
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I Will Not Fear

  • Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Date : 2018-01-16
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781493413836

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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.

Black and British  A short  essential history Book
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Black and British A short essential history

  • Author : David Olusoga
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Date : 2020-10-01
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781529064421

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Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Illustrated and Non-Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021 Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2020 A short, essential introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga. When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of the Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian’s Wall right up to the present day. This children's version of the bestseller Black and British: A Forgotten History is illustrated with maps, photos and portraits. Macmillan Children's Books will donate 50p from every copy sold to The Black Curriculum.

Warrior of the Wild Book
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Warrior of the Wild

  • Author : Tricia Levenseller
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Date : 2019-02-26
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250189950

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An eighteen-year-old chieftain's daughter must find a way to kill her village’s oppressive deity if she ever wants to return home in Warrior of the Wild, the Viking-inspired YA standalone fantasy from Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King. How do you kill a god? As her father's chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

A Grandma s Magic Book

A Grandma s Magic

  • Author : Charlotte Offsay
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Date : 2022-04-05
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780593376027

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A picture book celebrating grandmas and all that makes them "magic", ideal for fans of How to Babysit a Grandma. "When a child is born, a grandma is born too. Grandmas aren't like regular grown-ups. Grandmas are filled with magic." In this charming picture book tribute to grandmas, a grandma's magic bursts through the door as soon as she comes to visit and can be seen in every wonderful thing she does: playing, exploring, baking, gardening, and in all the many ways a grandma and grandchild connect. Filled with adorable scenes featuring a diversity of grandmas and their grandkids, this is a book that will families can enjoy together. Grandmas will love snuggling with their grandchildren as they share their love and "magic" through cuddles, kisses, and many repeat readings.

12 Rules for Life Book
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12 Rules for Life

  • Author : Jordan B. Peterson
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Date : 2018-01-23
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780345816023

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

The Rock and the River Book
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The Rock and the River

  • Author : Kekla Magoon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2009-01-06
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781439153352

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Winner of the ALA Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe New Talent Award, The Rock and the River was described in a Booklist starred review as a “taut, eloquent first novel [that] will make readers feel what it was like to be young, black, and militant.” The Time: 1968 The Place: Chicago For thirteen-year-old Sam it’s not easy being the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older (and best friend), Stick, begins to drift away from him for no apparent reason. And then it happens: Sam finds something that changes everything forever. Sam has always had faith in his father, but when he finds literature about the Black Panthers under Stick’s bed, he’s not sure who to believe: his father or his best friend. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. Sam wants to believe that his father is right: You can effect change without using violence. But as time goes on, Sam grows weary of standing by and watching as his friends and family suffer at the hands of racism in their own community. Sam beings to explore the Panthers with Stick, but soon he’s involved in something far more serious—and more dangerous—than he could have ever predicted. Sam is faced with a difficult decision. Will he follow his father or his brother? His mind or his heart? The rock or the river?

Warriors Don t Cry Book
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Warriors Don t Cry

  • Author : Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Publisher : Tantor eBooks
  • Date : 2011-10-03
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781618030429

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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.

Illuminating Literature  When Worlds Collide Book

Illuminating Literature When Worlds Collide

  • Author : Sharon Watson
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2015-06-19
  • Category :
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1484035984

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"It revolutionized the way I look at books." That's what one student said after taking this course.Your students will enjoy the un-stuffy, relaxed way Sharon Watson speaks to them in this textbook as they learn important literary terms and eye-opening writers' devices. They'll practice powerful writing techniques and go behind the scenes to understand what the author does to grab their hearts and minds.Students will read eight books in this course, one a month during the school year: seven novels and one memoir. They are sold separately and available as a bundle at WritingWithSharonWatson.com/illuminating-literature-when-worlds-collide. Weekly reading schedules and clear lessons help students stay on track and complete their assignments on time.The textbook also includes the passwords to all the online quizzes your students will be taking. BONUS: The free quizzes are graded online for you!Illuminating Literature: When Worlds Collide makes a literature class possible for your Christian homeschool, private school, or co-op. Is it a book-of-the-month club? Is it a literature course? You decide.

A Mighty Long Way Book
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A Mighty Long Way

  • Author : Carlotta Walls LaNier
  • Publisher : One World
  • Date : 2009-08-25
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780345517241

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“A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation.”—Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School “Provides important context for an important moment in America’s history.”—Associated Press When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

I Never Had It Made Book
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I Never Had It Made

  • Author : Jackie Robinson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Date : 2013-03-19
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780062287298

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The bestselling autobiography of American baseball and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson Before Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It Made is Robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. I Never Had It Made recalls Robinson's early years and influences: his time at UCLA, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, on and off the field, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the "Noble Experiment"—Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball. More than a baseball story, I Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson's life after baseball. He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism; his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, William Buckley, Jr., and Nelson Rockefeller; and his troubled relationship with his son, Jackie, Jr. I Never Had It Made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.