Greyboy

Greyboy
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Author: Cole Brown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781510761896
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An honest and courageous examination of what it means to navigate the in-between Cole has heard it all before—token, bougie, oreo, Blackish—the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.

Greyboy

Greyboy
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Author: Cole Brown
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1950994139
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Arcade

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An honest and courageous examination of what it means to navigate the in-between Cole has heard it all before—token, bougie, oreo, Blackish—the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it’s like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.

Greyboy

Greyboy
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Author: Cole Brown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1432884964
Release: 2021-02-10
Editor: Thorndike Press Large Print

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An honest and courageous examination of what it means to navigate the in-between Cole has heard it all before--token, bougie, oreo, Blackish--the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it's like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy's difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit.

Greyboy

Greyboy
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Author: Cole Brown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1951934458
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Arcade Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cole has heard it all before -- token, bougie, oreo, Blackish -- the things we call the kids like him. Black kids who grow up in white spaces, living at an intersection of race and class that many doubt exists. He needed to get far away from the preppy site of his upbringing before he could make sense of it all. Through a series of personal anecdotes and interviews with his peers, Cole transports us to his adolescence and explores what it's like to be young and in search of identity. He digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy's difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few. Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World asks an important question: What is Blackness? It also provides the answer: Much more than you thought, dammit. 'Cole Brown's Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World is a lens into a world that few have written about--a world at the intersection of race and class that my children wake up in every day. Brown presents an honest and sometimes uncomfortable view into the reality of growing up Black in white spaces. The Black experience in America is complex and Greyboy shines a light on the unique challenges that come with us achieving success.' -- Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Entertainment Mogul, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist 'In the pages of Greyboy, a world of access and angst is revealed with alarming honesty and insightfulness. If you have ever struggled with the anxiety of being the only or the isolation of living between two spaces, this book is a must read!' -- Queen Latifah, Rapper, Actress, Singer, Producer 'Penetrating and insightful! Greyboy opened my eyes to the world my son was raised in.' -- Andre Harrell, Hip-Hop Pioneer, Founder, Uptown Records 'I absolutely felt Cole Brown's words in my gut. His voice is unapologetic, introspective, powerful, and conscious, yet comforting. The way Cole addresses his understanding of 'privilege,' whether white or black, is grounded in transparency and wit. So vivid are the blurred lines of identity. And though he may feel gray, I felt very Black, and at one with Cole on his journey in navigating the world as an African American.' -- Misty Copeland, Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre 'Greyboy captures the complexity of what it means to live 'between' in vivid detail with uncompromising honesty.' -- Anthony Anderson, Actor, Black-ish 'Cole Brown speaks to issues of race and identity with honesty and depth. He challenges the reader...no forces the reader to reconsider their notions of what it means to live black in America.' -- Doc Rivers, Head Coach, Los Angeles Clippers Read Cole Brown's oped on Sydney Morning Herald here. Listen to Cole Brown's interview with ABC Radio on Greyboy here.

The Grey Boy

The Grey Boy
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Author: Lluis Farre,Judith Willis
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1905341083
Release: 2007
Editor: Wingedchariot Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Joshua doesn't seem to be able to show any emotion until one day his pet hamster gets a sunflower seed stuck in its throat.

Gray Boy

Gray Boy
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Author: Jim Arnosky
Pages: 82
ISBN: 0816718202
Release: 1990
Editor: Troll Communications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Despite his attachment to the young boy who raised him from a puppy, Gray Boy gives in to his natural instincts and goes back to the wild.

Black Leopard Red Wolf

Black Leopard  Red Wolf
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Author: Marlon James
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780385690331
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Bond Street Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." —Neil Gaiman "Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In this epic, internationally bestselling novel from Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, myth, fantasy and history merge in the stunning story of a mercenary's quest to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Hired to find a mysterious boy who has disappeared, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group assembled to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as the Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he fights for survival, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep the boy from being found? And perhaps most important of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, the excesses of ambition, and our need to understand them all.

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
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Author: Kathleen Rooney
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525507093
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Both heartbreaking and sharply funny...Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is brilliant and surprising at every turn."—Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers A heart-tugging and gorgeously written novel based on the incredible true story of a WWI messenger pigeon and the soldiers whose lives she forever altered, from the author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered. A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself.

The Story of Greyboy

The Story of Greyboy
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Author: Dorothy Burdett
Pages: 64
ISBN: OCLC:248428827
Release: 1948
Editor: Unknown

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
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Author: Tennessee Williams,General Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789389716849
Release: 2020-08-12
Editor: GENERAL PRESS

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award winning play. A Streetcar Named Desire is the tale of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Fading southern belle Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley Kowalski. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her sanity and her one chance of happiness.

Black Boy

Black Boy
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Author: Richard Wright
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780061935480
Release: 2009-06-16
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment--a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering. When Black Boy exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, it caused a sensation. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Opposing forces felt compelled to comment: addressing Congress, Senator Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi argued that the purpose of this book “was to plant seeds of hate and devilment in the minds of every American.” From 1975 to 1978, Black Boy was banned in schools throughout the United States for “obscenity” and “instigating hatred between the races.” The once controversial, now classic American autobiography measures the brutality and rawness of the Jim Crow South against the sheer desperate will it took to survive. Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those about him; at six he was a “drunkard,” hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. At the end of Black Boy, Wright sits poised with pencil in hand, determined to "hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo."

Greyboy Mountain Express

Greyboy Mountain Express
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Author: Theodocia McLean
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1792061080
Release: 2018-12-20
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All the Trumble kids (brothers, sisters and cousins) work the family business, which takes them all over the world. The Trumble kids, together with the Trumble adults (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles), work each summer assembling and managing one of their world-renowned fairground enterprises. Home School gives the Trumble kids the added advantage of traveling the world, learning world history, world geography, world religions, and meeting people, they would never encounter under normal circumstances. Each summer the Trumble kids encounter one or more adventures that bring all the siblings and cousins together in strong bond that will never be broken. This summer is no different. Join the Trumble Kids Adventure on a private steam locomotive called Greyboy Mountain Express. This summer will bring the kids more adventure than they could ever imagine. Welcome aboard Grey Mountain Express.

What Trout Want

What Trout Want
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Author: Bob Wyatt
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0811749983
Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: Stackpole Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

- Catching trout simplified - A brilliantly written and well-crafted exposes fly fishing's greatest myths--selectivity, matching the hatch, pressured fish, fish feeling pain, precise imitations, drag-free drifts - Recipes for the author's tried-and-true patterns - Practical, down-to-earth suggestions for catching fish

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher
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Author: Stephen King
Pages: 896
ISBN: 1439568170
Release: 2008-11-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Four men who reunite every year during hunting season in the woods of Maine, encounter a disoriented, incoherent stranger who drags the men into a terrifying struggle with a creature from another world, and their only chance for survival lies in their shared past.

The Boy At the Back of the Class

The Boy At the Back of the Class
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Author: Onjali Q. Rauf
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781510105027
Release: 2018-07-12
Editor: Hachette Children's

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A World Book Day 2020 Author WINNER OF THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD 2019 WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2019 Told with heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class is a child's perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn't always make sense. There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He's nine years old (just like me), but he's very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn't like sweets - not even lemon sherbets, which are my favourite! But then I learned the truth: Ahmet really isn't very strange at all. He's a refugee who's run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to help. That's where my best friends Josie, Michael and Tom come in. Because you see, together we've come up with a plan. . . With beautiful illustrations by Pippa Curnick

Black Fatigue

Black Fatigue
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Author: Mary-Frances Winters
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781523091324
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the first book to define and explore Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and psychological health of Black people—and explain why and how society needs to collectively do more to combat its pernicious effects. Black people, young and old, are fatigued, says award-winning diversity and inclusion leader Mary-Frances Winters. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining to continue to experience inequities and even atrocities, day after day, when justice is a God-given and legislated right. And it is exhausting to have to constantly explain this to white people, even—and especially—well-meaning white people, who fall prey to white fragility and too often are unwittingly complicit in upholding the very systems they say they want dismantled. This book, designed to illuminate the myriad dire consequences of “living while Black,” came at the urging of Winters's Black friends and colleagues. Winters describes how in every aspect of life—from economics to education, work, criminal justice, and, very importantly, health outcomes—for the most part, the trajectory for Black people is not improving. It is paradoxical that, with all the attention focused over the last fifty years on social justice and diversity and inclusion, little progress has been made in actualizing the vision of an equitable society. Black people are quite literally sick and tired of being sick and tired. Winters writes that “my hope for this book is that it will provide a comprehensive summary of the consequences of Black fatigue, and awaken activism in those who care about equity and justice—those who care that intergenerational fatigue is tearing at the very core of a whole race of people who are simply asking for what they deserve.”

Born to Use Mics

Born to Use Mics
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Author: Michael Eric Dyson,Sohail Daulatzai,Michael Dyson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786727650
Release: 2009-12-29
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

At the age of nineteen, Nasir "Nas” Jones began recording tracks for his debut album--and changed the music world forever. Released in 1994, Illmatic was hailed as an instant masterpiece and has proven one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history. With its close attention to beats and lyricism, and riveting first-person explorations of the isolation and desolation of urban poverty, Illmatic was pivotal in the evolution of the genre. In Born to Use Mics, Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai have brought together renowned writers and critics including Mark Anthony Neal, Marc Lamont Hill, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., and many others to confront Illmatic song by song, with each scholar assessing an individual track from the album. The result is a brilliant engagement with and commentary upon one of the most incisive sets of songs ever laid down on wax.

Parent Like It Matters

Parent Like It Matters
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Author: Janice Johnson Dias, PhD
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781984819635
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future—from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of 1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS. “A stunning and pathbreaking how-to guide and memoir for every mom, dad, or caregiver who believes in rearing children to be healthy individuals and caring citizens.”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness Renowned sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias has devoted her life to nurturing and training girls to become change-makers—whether through her investment in her daughter Marley’s humanitarian projects or through her work with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s “SuperCamp.” In these unprecedented times, her work has never been more urgent, as parents find themselves asking: How do we teach our children to change the world? Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. And so she asks parents to make deliberate choices—from babyhood through adolescence—that will give their girls the resources and foundation to take hold of their own futures and to create sustainable social change. Unlike other parenting experts, Dr. Johnson Dias doesn’t urge parents to focus solely on their children. Instead, she tasks them with a personal challenge: to find their own joy. Just as Dr. Johnson Dias brings her own jubilant passion to parenting, mentoring, and teaching, she inspires caregivers to do the same. Using cutting-edge research and Dr. Johnson Dias’s own experiences, Parent Like It Matters offers information and strategies for making discussions of racism and sexism a daily practice, identifying heroes and mentors, educating yourselves together, and uncovering your girl’s passions and what issues drive her the most. Parenting is enormous work; it can be as overwhelming as it is fulfilling. Within the pages of Parent Like It Matters, parents will find the invaluable tools they need to raise resilient, optimistic girls who determine for themselves what their world will look like.

The Road to Safety In town and country

The Road to Safety      In town and country
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Author: Horace Mann Buckley,Margaret Louise White,Alice B. Adams,Leslie Richmond Silvernale
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105049195766
Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown

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How Much Does a Zebra Weigh

How Much Does a Zebra Weigh
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Author: Kyle Brown
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0984992200
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Unknown

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Self-confidence comes from building a sound mind in a healthy, strong body. How Much Does A Zebra Weigh? will be the best class you ve ever taken. The easy and practical nutrition and fitness secrets revealed in this book will transform the way you live your life! These are the same tools Kyle used to change from a scrawny, shy kid who struggled to fit in- into a leader in the fitness industry. You ll learn what he teaches world-class professional athletes and the biggest celebrities to give them that A-list edge. The book is the manual for the free 21-Day Strive 4 Fitness Game on www.thezebrabook.com. It's your kick-start to transform the way you look, feel, and think in just 21 days! You'll kick start your journey to optimal health and fitness and enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life! It will provide you with hands-on tools to apply our unique nutrition and fitness principles into your on-the-go, twenty-first century lifestyle. You'll learn cutting-edge fitness tips and how to cook and prepare quick, easy, and delicious meals and snacks. You'll be able to conquer habits for eating out at restaurants or getting fast food! Best of all, you'll have a step-by-step game plan to achieve the healthy body you've always wanted and maintain that body for a lifetime. CELEBRITY PRAISE: The knowledge contained in this book is what separates the average athlete from the champion. -Jeff Garcia, NFL Quarterback, 17-Year Professional Career Learning how to eat healthy and live a balanced lifestyle have been very important tools for me becoming successful as a young actor. How Much Does A Zebra Weigh? will teach you how to achieve your potential and eat delicious, healthy food the way nature intended. These concepts and tips are so important and will stay with me for my life 's journey! Dream big! -Kenton Duty, Actor, Disney Channel 's Shake It Up! and ABC 's Lost. This book is all about challenging yourself to achieve your true potential. -Shannon MacMillan, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Women 's Soccer, 1999 Women 's World Cup Champion, twelve-year career with U.S. Women 's National Team with 176 games, 1995 Hermann Trophy Winner, Best Female Collegiate Soccer Player One of the best ways to combat childhood obesity is by limiting or eliminating processed foods, refined grains and sugars and replacing them with fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh meat, poultry and seafood. How Much Does A Zebra Weigh 's focus on Paleolithic nutrition will help you take the first step for better health and freedom from obesity. -Dr. Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, author of the best-selling books The Paleo Diet and The Paleo Diet Cookbook. The healthy lifestyle principles in this book help keep me going for the gold for the rest of my life. -Steve Timmons, Three-Time Gold Medalist, Volleyball The fitness and nutrition tips in this book keep my health and fitness on the A-list. -Debbe Dunning, Actress/Mother, Heidi, The Tool Time Girl from Home Improvement MEET KYLE: KYLE BROWN BA, CCN, CSCS, YFS, CMTA, NASM-CPT Celebrity Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Author, Speaker & Inventor Kyle Brown is a health and nutrition expert whose portfolio includes everything from leading workshops for Fortune 500 companies and authoring articles in top-ranked fitness journals to training celebrity clientele -- from pro and Olympic athletes to CEOs to multi-platinum recording artists. In 2010 and 2011, he was voted San Diego 's Best Personal Trainer by the readers of The San Diego Union Tribune. In 2012, Kyle can be seen as the co-host nutrition expert on Fox Sports Network's "I Wanna Be A World Class Athlete!" Kyle is the CEO and creator of FIT 365, an all-natural, complete low-calorie meal in a shake. After a decade of training the elite, Kyle has committed himself to joining the fight against childhood obesity.