Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780747568766
Release: 2010
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780066211312
Release: 2010-01-19
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781408810835
Release: 2010-04-19
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

Just Kids from the Bronx

Just Kids from the Bronx
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Author: Arlene Alda
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781627790963
Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton "Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs—the Bronx—through some of its many success stories The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food—for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs—experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Ellen B. Senisi
Pages: 40
ISBN: UOM:49015002466820
Release: 1998
Editor: Dutton Childrens Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids."

Not Just Kids

Not Just Kids
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Author: Methlinie Dasanayake
Pages: 121
ISBN: 1072209152
Release: 2019-06-13
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Not Just Kids is an essential guide to show every kid and teen how much they can achieve when they discover their full potential. The strategies outlined in this book will help readers uncover the powerful forces already inside them and will teach them to be more confident and responsible in pursuing their goals. Not Just Kids was written by twelve-year-old Methlinie Dasanayake because who better to write a motivational book for kids than a kid herself?

Devotion

Devotion
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 93
ISBN: 9780300218626
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

M Train

M Train
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780345815477
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Knopf Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey into the mind of this legendary artist, told through the prism of cafés and haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. M Train is a journey through seventeen "stations." It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. We then travel, through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations: from Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico, to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; from the ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith buys just before Hurricane Sandy hits, to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation, alongside signature memories, including of her life in Michigan with her husband, guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, whose untimely death was an irremediable loss. For it is loss, as well as the consolation we might salvage from it, that lies at the heart of this exquisitely told memoir, one augmented by stunning black-and-white Polaroids taken by Smith herself. M Train is a meditation on endings and on beginnings: a poetic tour de force by one of the most brilliant, multi-platform artists at work today.

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Bonnie Louise Kuchler
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1572235985
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of quotations about friendship, emotions, and other matters accompanied by photographs of animals.

Exam Prep for Just Kids from the Bronx Telling It the Way

Exam Prep for  Just Kids from the Bronx Telling It the Way
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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An Offer We Can t Refuse

An Offer We Can t Refuse
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Author: George De Stefano
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781429927628
Release: 2007-01-23
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A provocative and entertaining look at the mafia, the media, and the (un)making of Italian Americans. As evidenced in countless films, novels, and television portrayals, the Mafia has maintained an enduring hold on the American cultural imagination--even as it continues to wrongly color our real-life perception of Italian Americans. In An Offer We Can't Refuse, George De Stefano takes a close look at the origins and prevalence of the Mafia mythos in America. Beginning with a consideration of Italian emigration in the early twentieth century and the fear and prejudice--among both Americans and Italians--that informed our earliest conception of what was at the time the largest immigrant group to enter the United States, De Stefano explores how these impressions laid the groundwork for the images so familiar to us today and uses them to illuminate and explore the variety and allure of Mafia stories--from Coppola's romanticized paeans to Scorsese's bloody realism to the bourgeois world of David Chase's Sopranos--while discussing the cultural richness often contained in these works. At the same time, he addresses the lingering power of the goodfella cliché and the lamentable extent to which it is embedded in our consciousness, making it all but impossible to green-light a project about the Italian American experience not set in gangland.

Woolgathering

Woolgathering
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Author: Patti Smith
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781408832301
Release: 2012-05-10
Editor: A&C Black

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits her early years in this glittering memoir.

Just for Kids Quran Stories Goodword

Just for Kids Quran Stories  Goodword
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Author: Saniyasnain Khan
Pages: 255
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Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Goodword Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

These are some of the best-loved tales from the Quran and from the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Especially chosen for the very young, they provide a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the scriptures. This is story-telling at its best, with the meaning and message expressed in the simplest of words. As well as being easy to understand, these stories are also fun to read and share with others. Colourful, child-friendly illustrations complement the text and bring the stories vividly to life.

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Brian Platt
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781783754410
Release: 2014-01-03
Editor: Accent Press Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Perfect for golfers everywhere! These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

We Were Just Kids

We Were Just Kids
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Author: Mark Littleton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1600450784
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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The Hummingbird s Daughter

The Hummingbird s Daughter
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Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0759567514
Release: 2006-06-01
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover an epic historical novel of a young saint escaping death from Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels. This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate story.

Savvy

Savvy
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Author: Ingrid Law
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781440634857
Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Penguin

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A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a “savvy”—a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it’s the eve of Mibs’s big day. As if waiting weren’t hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs’s birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singular mission to get to the hospital and prove that her new power can save her dad. So she sneaks onto a salesman’s bus . . . only to find the bus heading in the opposite direction. Suddenly Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up—and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

Just Kids

Just Kids
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Author: Shirley Gerald Ware
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1424131944
Release: 2006-06
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of stories paints a picture of what it is like to be a child, surrounded by different cultures and expected to learn how to fit in with a society of peers.

The Last Chinese Chef

The Last Chinese Chef
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Author: Nicole Mones
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0547053738
Release: 2008
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Struggling to recover in the wake of her husband's premature death and stunned by a paternity suit against her husband's estate, food writer Maggie McElroy plans a trip to China to investigate the claim and to profile rising chef Sam Liang, who introduces her to the Chinese concept of food, while drawing her into his extended family and helping her come to terms with her life. Reprint.

A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife
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Author: Robert Goolrick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781565129771
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Algonquin Books

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Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.