Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN-13 : 9780062846754
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Genre : Music
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-02-03
ISBN-13 : 9780671028459
Hardcover : 149 Pages


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A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

Concrete Roses by Victor L. Turks

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Editor :
Release : 1969
ISBN-13 : OCLC:6066939
Hardcover : 162 Pages


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Concrete Roses by T L Pratcher

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Editor :
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN-13 : 9798674224174
Hardcover : 204 Pages


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Out of the frying pan and into the fire .... Tammy and her girls barely escape life threatening snares in "Concrete Roses Trampled Book I," only to be caught in the iron clutches of danger again!In "Concrete Roses Book II Revived," Tammy grapples to keep her family together under the menacing intimidation of pimp, Rooster and his main girl, Chica. Tammy's past life just will not leave her alone, as old friends reveal new plots and diabolical schemes that aim to destroy Tammy and all she holds dear. But amid the chaos, new alliances are forged, and hope emerges!

Concrete Roses by Le'Taxione

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Editor : Le'taxione Books
Release : 2015-09-19
ISBN-13 : 0692534237
Hardcover : 366 Pages


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In this his first novel, he picks a love story that takes place in a crimogenic community, a reality across America. He brings to bear his socio economic and political knowledge, brilliantly intertwining history to paint a love story - one that is not traditional- but is as prevalent as those seen on the big screen. Love interests in this book "concrete Roses" are so palpable that one can close their eyes and experience complex emotions that are masterfully described by the Author and even become emotionally trapped in the tapestry of the character's -cheering on some-while simultaneously seeking the demise of other's-for in these character's the reader will identify bits and pieces of themselves.

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Editor :
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN-13 : 9798656836968
Hardcover : 244 Pages


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This is a captivating romantic thriller which takes place in any city USA. A tale as simple as two urban hearts that merge to find love also bring a world of colliding circumstances sure to keep the reader engaged. Mayhem and pestilence that engulf the two young lovers threatens their vitality, but can they make it through?

Roses In Concrete by André V. Chapman

Genre : Foster children
Editor :
Release : 2019-02-04
ISBN-13 : 0996686908
Hardcover : 120 Pages


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Andre Chapman founder Unity Care shares this remarkable story of courage, faith, and vision. You will be challenged by his innovative ideas for transforming our broken educational and foster-care systems. You will be inspired by his devotion to bringing hope to the hopeless while growing "roses in concrete."

Concrete Roses by T. Pratcher

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Editor : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-10-09
ISBN-13 : 1722447923
Hardcover : 208 Pages


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Dancing on a pole and prostituting herself is the only life twenty-something year old Tabitha "Tammy" Bordeaux knows. Turned out and put on display for men by her own mother at a young age, Tammy has learned how to master the sex game so she can provide a home for her two little girls. When her pimp, Rooster, brings a new girl into what is known as the henhouse, and directs Tammy to "teach" her the ropes, things begin to change in Tammy's life. One thing after another including a tragic death causes Tammy's life to begin spiraling out of her control. When she is faced with the possibility of losing her precious daughters to the system, Tammy realizes it's time for a change and a new game plan. Will the unexpected help from a stranger be the thing to inject newfound hope in Tammy for her life and the life of her little girls or will she run to the arms of Rooster or some other pimp for salvation. This urban tale will keep you turning the page with drama and excitement.

Like Roses Rising From Concrete by Gregory E. Bryant

Genre : Social Science
Editor : AuthorHouse
Release : 2018-10-26
ISBN-13 : 9781546265061
Hardcover : 280 Pages


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These fifty-two spiritual reflections cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to the spiritually curious who want to know more about Christ, the Black Church, Urban America, and even, the late rapper, poet, and actor, Tupac Shakur. Some entries are autobiographical testimonies; others are short theological essays. Most offer the reader ways to apply biblical truth to life’s situations; and more than a few include a social critique of the worst elements of American culture, coupled with references to noteworthy people and events in African American history. Each entry will provide food for the mind, heart, and soul. The title of this book was inspired by the powerful metaphor depicted in Shakur’s famous poem about a rose that resiliently grows up above unyielding forces—forces meant to suppress its potential. These essays originally were crafted through the author’s weekly discipline of preparing spiritual reflections for publication in his congregation’s Sunday morning worship bulletin. What is presented here are expanded or modified versions of these weekly entries. Though none were, or are sermons, together, they are presented in the chronology and thematic focus that Pastor Bryant normally lifts up during the cycle of a year of preaching. The themes reflect those liturgical celebrations that are recognized in many African American mainline congregations from January to December: Epiphany, Black History Month, Lent, Easter, Mother’s Day, Pentecost, Father’s Day, Women’s Day, Ordinary Time, Youth Sunday, Stewardship Month, Senior’s Day, Friends and Family Sunday, Men’s Day, Advent, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Watch Night. It is the author’s hope that these pastoral essays, each one like a rose ascending and pushing upward, will exalt the beauty of Christ, the strength of faith, the power of the Word of God, and the fascinating story of what God has done and is doing in the world, especially through the lives of those who have been, in the words of the Negro Spiritual, “buked and scorned...and talked about as sure as you were born.”

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-03-05
ISBN-13 : 9780062914828
Hardcover : 928 Pages


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Discover the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling The Hate U Give and the highly anticipated On the Come Up from Angie Thomas in this two-book collection. FIND YOUR VOICE. MAKE SOME NOISE. The Hate U Give William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Michael L. Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important."—Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. On the Come Up Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.