All Bright Court

Author: Connie Rose Porter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544391209
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All Bright Court from the Author: Connie Rose Porter. A compelling first novel covering two decades in the lives of the Taylor family and their neighbors in an African-American working class neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. In a clear, quiet but powerful prose, the author draws the gaudily painted, rundown bungalows of All-Bright Court and peoples it convincingly.

Now Read This Two

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088674
Size: 42.69 MB
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Now Read This Two from the Author: Nancy Pearl. Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.

Imani All Mine

Author: Connie Rose Porter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547526245
Size: 47.12 MB
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Imani All Mine from the Author: Connie Rose Porter. "With authority and grace" (Essence), Imani All Mine tells the story of Tasha, a fourteen-year-old unwed mother of a baby girl. In her ghettoized world where poverty, racism, and danger are daily struggles, Tasha uses her savvy and humor to uncover the good hidden around her. The name she gives her daughter, Imani, is a sign of her determination and fundamental trust despite the odds against her: Imani means faith. Surrounding Tasha and Imani is a cast of memorable characters: Peanut, the boy Tasha likes, Eboni, her best friend, Miss Odetta, the neighborhood gossip, and Tasha's mother, Earlene, who's dating a new boyfriend. Tasha's voice speaks directly to both the special pain of poverty and the universal, unconquerable spirit of youth. Authentic in every detail, this is an unforgettable story. As Seventeen declared, "Porter's candid narrative will have you hooked from the opening sentence."

Ragged Dicks

Author: James V. Catano
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323951
Size: 49.41 MB
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Ragged Dicks from the Author: James V. Catano. Portraits of self-made men are rife in Western culture, as James V. Catano observes. Positive and negative, admittedly fictional and ostensibly factual, these portraits endure because the general rhetorical practice embodied in the myth of the self-made man enacts both the need and the very means for making oneself masculine: verbal power and prowess. The myth of the self-made man, in short, is part of ongoing rhetorical practices that constitute society, culture, and subjects. To explain those practices and their effectiveness, Catano argues that the basic narrative achieves much of its effectiveness by engaging and enacting the traditional psychological dynamics of the family romance: preoedipal separation, oedipal conflict, and "proper” postoedipal self-definition and socialization. To focus on the combined social, psychological, and rhetorical dynamics that constitute the ongoing activity he calls masculine self-making, Catano emphasizes a particular strand: masculinity and steelmaking. Pursuing that strand, he argues that these representations of masculine self-making are rhetorical enactments of cultural needs and desires, and that they are ongoing and formative arguments about what society and its individuals either are or should be.

100 Great American Novels You Ve Probably Never Read

Author: Karl Bridges
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781591581659
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100 Great American Novels You Ve Probably Never Read from the Author: Karl Bridges. Presents a synopsis, author sketch, and critical commentary for each of one hundred novels which were published during the 20th century and which today remain largely unknown.

Canaan Bound

Author: Lawrence Richard Rodgers
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252066054
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Canaan Bound from the Author: Lawrence Richard Rodgers. Drawing on a wide range of major literary voices, including Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known writers such as William Attaway (Blood on the Forge) and Dorothy West (The Living Is Easy), Rodgers conducts a kind of literary archaeology of the Great Migration. He mines the writers' biographical connections to migration and teases apart the ways in which individual novels relate to one another, to the historical situation of black America, and to African-American literature as a whole. In reading migration novels in relation to African-American literary texts such as slave narratives, folk tales, and urban fiction, Rodgers affirms the southern folk roots of African-American culture and argues for a need to stem the erosion of southern memory.

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
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Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries from the Author: Maureen O'Connor. Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Dictionary Of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001

Author: Alethea Helbig
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313324301
Size: 33.91 MB
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Dictionary Of American Young Adult Fiction 1997 2001 from the Author: Alethea Helbig. Looks at 290 award-winning books for young adults, using 750 alphabetical entries on individual works, authors, characters, and settings to provide plot summaries, critical assessments, and biographical information.

Feyland The Complete Trilogy

Author: Anthea Sharp
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press
ISBN: 1301662623
Size: 80.31 MB
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Feyland The Complete Trilogy from the Author: Anthea Sharp. ~ USA Today bestselling YA Urban Fantasy - All three books in one epic digital bundle ~ Faeries. Computer games. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and the girl he's afraid to love... What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie? "Ms. Sharp is a master storyteller... The Feyland books have found a prized place on my all-time favorite books list."—Rebecca McKinnon, The Crooked Word "This is a great series that deserves more attention. The books are quick and exciting reads, and if you like stories based on fairy tales, or if you enjoyed both the portrayal of the fae in Mercy Thompson and October Daye and the virtual world of Ready Player One, you will love this series."—Kate, Epic Chocolate Fantasy "The series has come full circle with the great cast of characters and events that take place. Would recommend for everyone!"—Jen, What's on the Bookshelf Kewords: Bestselling Young Adult Fantasy Series, Coming-of-age, Fairies, Fairy Tales and Retellings, Celtic Folklore, Science Fantasy, MMO Gaming, Action Adventure, Magic Realms, Cyberpunk