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No Disrespect

No Disrespect

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0679767088
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 361
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An honest look at growing up as an African-American female in the inner city offers an account of the tense relationship that exists between African-American women and men, the Black church, guns and drugs, and Black nationalism. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

No Disrespect

No Disrespect

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781442095731
  • Category: African American girls
  • Page: 361
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An honest look at growing up as an African American female in the inner city offers an account of the tense relationship that exists between African American women and men, the black church, guns and drugs, and black nationalism.

Midnight

Midnight

A Gangster Love Story

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781416556268
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Sister Souljah, the hip-hop generation's number one author and most compelling storyteller, delivers a powerful story about love and loyalty, strength and family. In her bestselling novel, The Coldest Winter Ever, Sister Souljah introduced the world to Midnight, a brave but humble lieutenant to a prominent underworld businessman. Now, in a highly anticipated follow-up to her million-selling masterpiece, she brings readers into the life and dangerously close to the heart of this silent, fearless young man. Raised in a wealthy, influential, Islamic African family, Midnight enjoys a life of comfort, confidence, and protection. Midnight's father provides him with a veil of privilege and deep, devoted love, but he never hides the truth about the fierce challenges of the world outside of his estate. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, a young Midnight uses his Islamic mind-set and African intelligence to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs. Midnight, a handsome and passionate young man, attracts many women. How he interacts and deals with them is a unique adventure. This is a highly sensual and tremendous love story about what a man is willing to risk and give to the women he loves most. Midnight will remain in your mind and beat in your heart for a lifetime. Her "raw and true voice" (Publishers Weekly) will both soothe and arouse you. In a beautifully written and masterfully woven story, Sister Souljah has given us Midnight, and solidified her presence as the mother of all contemporary urban literature.

Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents

Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents

  • Author: Jeanette Yep,Peter Cha,Susan Cho Van Riesen,Greg Jao,Paul Tokunaga
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830875245
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Go to the right school. Become a doctor or a lawyer. Marry a nice Asian. These are some of the hopes of our Asian parents. Knowing that our parents have sacrificed for us, we want to honor their wishes. But we also want to serve Jesus, and sometimes that can seem to conflict with family expectations. Discovering our Asian identity in the midst of Western culture means learning to bridge these and other conflicting values. We need wise counsel on our parents' ways of loving us vocations that show respect for our parents and allow us to serve God the "model minority" myth and performance pressures marriage, singleness, and being male and female racial reconciliation spirituality and church experiences unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture This book, written by a team of Asian American student ministry workers who have been there, can serve as our guide on a difficult journey. The authors represent a variety of perspectives, including the immigrant experience of a Korean man, a third-generation Japanese-American's understanding of his parents' experience in the internment camps during World War II, and a Chinese American woman's struggle to communicate with her parents. Their accounts of humorous, frusrating and heartbreaking personal experiences (as well as stories from other Asian American students and adults) offer support and encouragement. And their ideas for living out the Christian faith between two cultures show us the way to wholeness.

The World in the Curl

The World in the Curl

An Unconventional History of Surfing

  • Author: Peter J. Westwick,Peter Neushul
  • Publisher: Crown Pub
  • ISBN: 0307719480
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
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Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry.

Designing Socially Just Learning Communities

Designing Socially Just Learning Communities

Critical Literacy Education across the Lifespan

  • Author: Rebecca Rogers,Mary Ann Kramer,Melissa Mosley,The Literacy for Social Justice Teacher Research Group,
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113584092X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 248
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Demonstrating the power and potential of educators working together to use literacy practices that make changes in people's lives, this collaboratively written book blends the voices of participants in a teacher-led professional development group to provide a truly lifespan perspective on designing critical literacy practices. It joins these educators’ stories with the history and practices of the group - K-12 classroom teachers, adult educators, university professors, and community activists who have worked together since 2001 to better understand the relationship between literacy and social justice. Exploring issues such as gender equity, linguistic diversity, civil rights and freedom and war, the book showcases teachers’ reflective practice in action and offers insight into the possibilities and struggles of teaching literacy through a framework of social justice. Designing Socially Just Learning Communities models an innovative form of professional development for educators and researchers who are seeking ways to transform educational practices. The teachers' practices and actions – in their classrooms and as members of the teacher research group – will speak loudly to policy-makers, researchers, and activists who wish to work alongside them.

The Coldest Winter Ever

The Coldest Winter Ever

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439119976
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

  • Author: Guy Baldassarre
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421408082
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1088
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Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. A must-have for professional biologists, birders, waterfowl hunters, decoy collectors, and wildlife managers, this fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent’s forty-six species. Maps of both winter and breeding ranges are presented with stunning images by top waterfowl photographers and the acclaimed original artwork of Robert W. (Bob) Hines. Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, this latest edition, which has been meticulously updated by renowned waterfowl biologist Guy Baldassarre, continues the legacy of esteemed authors. Each species account contains in-depth sections on: • identification• distribution• migration behavior• habitat• population status• breeding biology• rearing of young• recruitment and survival• food habits and feeding ecology • molts and plumages• conservation and management To facilitate identification, the species accounts also include detailed illustrations of wings. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets. This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps. -- H. Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

The Sisters Are Alright

The Sisters Are Alright

Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

  • Author: Tamara Winfrey Harris
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1626563535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 168
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GOLD MEDALIST OF FOREWORD REVIEWS' 2015 INDIEFAB AWARDS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing! The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra—servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel—followed close behind. In the '60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won't let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures. Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. “We have facets like diamonds,” she writes. “The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.”

Legacy

Legacy

  • Author: James Kerr
  • Publisher: Constable
  • ISBN: 1472104900
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 160
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Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you're gone? What will be your legacy?

Midnight and the Meaning of Love

Midnight and the Meaning of Love

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 143916536X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 613
  • View: 4039
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Midnight is a young man who was born into a wealthy and politically influential Islamic African family in the Sudan. Sent to the United States with his pregnant mother as a small boy to escape an attack on his father's empire, Midnight learns to survive on the streets of Brooklyn while never forgetting his roots. As he grows to young manhood, he must defend his family and their way of life, all while they build a business and remain true to their beliefs. This is a story that has never been told before, from a perspective that never gets heard. At the core of this global adventure are the universal themes of love, manhood, womanhood and family. With MIDNIGHT AND THE MEANING OF LOVE, Sister Souljah engages many of the most dominant themes of our time and does so with riveting intensity. A gorgeous storyteller, a keen observer of world culture and religion, she takes the story of one young man's journey and turns it into a journey of self-discovery for all readers. Souljah has created incredible characters that leap off the pages and stir your soul. Most importantly they are all unafraid to love. Truly, Sister Souljah is the mother of all contemporary urban literature.

The Fly Trap

The Fly Trap

  • Author: Fredrik Sjöberg
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1101870168
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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A Nature Book of the Year (The Times (UK)) “The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.” A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg’s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country, The Fly Trap is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small things and an exploration of the history of entomology itself. What drives the obsessive curiosity of collectors to catalog their finds? What is the importance of the hoverfly? As confounded by his unusual vocation as anyone, Sjöberg reflects on a range of ideas—the passage of time, art, lost loves—drawing on sources as disparate as D. H. Lawrence and the fascinating and nearly forgotten naturalist René Edmond Malaise. From the wilderness of Kamchatka to the loneliness of the Swedish isle he calls home, Sjöberg revels in the wonder of the natural world and leaves behind a trail of memorable images and stories. From the Hardcover edition.

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager

7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love

  • Author: Scott P. Sells
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429980478
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 368
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Every teenager rebels against authority at some point--talks back, breaks curfew, or disobeys. But literally millions of teens take their rebellion to a point where it disrupts their families and endangers their own futures or even their lives. If one of these teens is yours, you've probably lived through years of conflicting advice and pat solutions that don't last. Finally, this breakthrough guide from a master therapist will show you the seven steps to positive, permanent change for you and your teenager: 1. Learn the real reasons for teen misbehavior. 2. Make an ironclad contract to stop that behavior. 3. Troubleshoot future problems. 4. End button-pushing. 5. Stop the "seven aces" -- from disrespect to threats of violence. 6. Mobilize outside help. 7. Reclaim lost love within the family. Clear, compassionate, and packed with real-life solutions to real-life problems, Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager gives parents the tools they need to turn their families' lives around for good.

The Collapse of Parenting

The Collapse of Parenting

How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

  • Author: Leonard Sax
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465073840
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1674
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In The Collapse of Parenting, physician, psychologist, and internationally acclaimed author Leonard Sax presents data documenting a dramatic decline in the achievement and psychological health of American children. Sax argues that rising levels of obesity, depression, and anxiety among young people—as well as the explosion in prescribing psychiatric medications to kids—can all be traced to parents letting their kids call the shots. Many parents are afraid of seeming too dictatorial and end up abdicating their authority rather than taking a stand with their own children. If kids refuse to eat anything green and demand pizza instead, some parents give in, inadvertently raising children who are more likely to become obese. If children are given smartphones and allowed to spend the bulk of their free time texting, playing video games, and surfing the Internet, they become increasingly reliant on peers and the media for guidance on how to live, rather than getting such guidance at home. And if they won't sit still in class or listen to adults, they're often prescribed medication, a quick fix that actually undermines their self-control. In short, Sax argues, parents are failing to prioritize the parent-child relationship and are allowing a child-peer dynamic to take precedence. The result is children who have no absolute standard of right and wrong, who lack discipline, and who look to their peers and the Internet for direction, instead of looking to their parents. But there is hope. Sax shows how parents can help their kids by reasserting their authority—by limiting time with screens, by encouraging better habits at the dinner table and at bedtime, and by teaching humility and perspective. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.

A Deeper Love Inside

A Deeper Love Inside

The Porsche Santiaga Story

  • Author: Sister Souljah
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439165327
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4606
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Natural-born hustler Porsche Santiaga refuses to accept her new life in juvenile detention after her family is torn apart and fights to regain what she has lost.

To be Real

To be Real

Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism

  • Author: Rebecca Walker
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385472625
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 292
  • View: 3460
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An anthology of essays by up-and-coming feminist and gay writers reevaluates the objectives and philosophy of the feminist movement, calling for more emphasis on liberating women than on guarding their sexual behavior

Boundaries with Kids

Boundaries with Kids

When to Say Yes, How to Say No

  • Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310565669
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 160
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Keys for establishing healthy boundaries--the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for children and adults.To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries bring their biblically-based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents:* how to bring control to an out-of-control family life* how to set limits and still be loving parents* how to define legitimate boundaries for the family* how to instill in children a godly character

Red Mist

Red Mist

Scarpetta

  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101552182
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
  • View: 9928
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With high-tension suspense and cutting-edge technology, Patricia Cornwell—the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer—once again proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall in this remarkable novel featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. On her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before, Scarpetta drives to the Georgia Prison for Women to meet a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against the advice of her FBI criminal intelligence agent husband, Benton Wesley, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out. Scarpetta has both personal and professional reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings: the murder of a Savannah family years earlier, a young woman on death row, and then other inexplicable deaths that begin to occur at a breathtaking pace. Driven by inner forces, Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.

Caroline's Bikini

Caroline's Bikini

  • Author: Kirsty Gunn
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571339352
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 4561
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'Alright' I said, 'I'll try...' This is how Emily Stuart opens her intricate tale of a classic love affair that becomes Caroline's Bikini: a swirling cocktail of infatuation, obsession, and imagination. The moment that Emily's friend Evan Gordonstone - a successful middle-aged financier - meets Caroline Beresford - a glamorous former horsewoman, and now housewife, hostess, and landlady - there is a 'PING!' At least, that's how Evan describes it to Emily when he persuades her to record his story: the story of falling into unrequited love, which is as old as Western literature itself. Thus begins a hypnotic series of conversations set against the beguiling backdrop of West London's bars, fuelled in intensity by endless G&Ts and Q&As. From the depths of mid-winter to July's hot swelter, Emily's narration of Evan's passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction. Written in a voice so playful, so charismatic, and so thoughtfully aware of the responsibilities of fiction it can only be by Kirsty Gunn, Caroline's Bikini is a swooning portrait of courtly love - in a modern world not celebrated for its restraint and abstraction. Ready. Steady. Go!