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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9781786070852
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 192
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Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything – until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighbourhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant – a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.



Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780062446329
Release 2016-08-09
Pages 192
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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.



Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 0606403604
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 175
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Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything-until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood



Show Way

Show Way Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780399237492
Release 2005
Pages 48
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The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Author Betty Smith
ISBN-10 9780061803024
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 528
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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.



This Is the Rope

This Is the Rope Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780425288948
Release 2017-07-21
Pages 32
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A rope passed down through the generations frames an African-American family's story as they journey north to New York City from the rural south during the time of the Great Migration. Full color.



If You Come Softly

If You Come Softly Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101076976
Release 2006-06-22
Pages 208
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A lyrical story of star-crossed love perfect for readers of The Hate U Give, by National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson--now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and including a new preface by the author Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock, and after that they know they fit together--even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way. Jacqueline Woodson's work has been called “moving and resonant” (Wall Street Journal) and “gorgeous” (Vanity Fair). If You Come Softly is a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only . . ."



Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780147515827
Release 2016
Pages 368
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"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.



Locomotion

Locomotion Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780142415528
Release 2010
Pages 99
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In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.



Daddy Was a Number Runner

Daddy Was a Number Runner Author Louise Meriwether
ISBN-10 9781558617087
Release 2002-12-01
Pages 240
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This beloved modern classic documents the lives and hardships of an African American family living in Depression-era Harlem. While 12-year-old Francie Coffin’s world and family threaten to fall apart, this remarkable young heroine must call upon her own wit and endurance to survive amidst the treacheries of racism and sexism, poverty and violence.



Miracle s Boys

Miracle s Boys Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101077069
Release 2006-06-08
Pages 160
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From a three-time Newbery Honor author, a novel that was awarded the 2001 Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges of growing up in New York City are compounded by the facts that they've lost their parents and it's up to eldest brother Ty'ree to support the boys, and middle brother Charlie has just returned home from a correctional facility. Lafayette loves his brothers and would do anything if they could face the world as a team. But even though Ty'ree cares, he's just so busy with work and responsibility. And Charlie's changed so much that his former affection for his little brother has turned to open hostility. Now, as Lafayette approaches 13, he needs the guidance and answers only his brothers can give him. The events of one dramatic weekend force the boys to make the choice to be there for each other--to really see each other--or to give in to the pain and problems of every day.



I Hadn t Meant to Tell You this

I Hadn t Meant to Tell You this Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780142417041
Release 2010-11
Pages 114
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Twelve-year-old Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private.



Achan A Year of Teaching in Thailand

Achan  A Year of Teaching in Thailand Author Elayne Clift
ISBN-10 9786167270517
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 184
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This lively collection of vignettes, pithy essays, profiles, humorous anecdotes and travel tales shares the experience of a seasoned American writer, traveler, and teacher who spent a year as a guest lecturer at a university in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It offers an entertaining and enlightening read for anyone who loves exploring other countries and cultures. A gem of a travel memoir!



Just Another Kid from Brooklyn

Just Another Kid from Brooklyn Author Rich Toback
ISBN-10 1494941597
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 420
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The fifties and sixties was a great time to be growing up in Brooklyn, New York- the neighborhoods were safe, the girls were cute and friends were loyal. Everything seemed fantastic and life was going to be good. Then things started to change in Brooklyn and it was clear that life was not going to be that easy. Rich Toback has told stories throughout his life. In this book, he gives us some insight in to how his life has been influenced by growing up in a world that was changing. His world travels, including over 50 trips around the world, have also shaped his perspective of life. Join Rich on his journey. Hop aboard!



Another Schmuck from Brooklyn

Another Schmuck from Brooklyn Author Stanley Warner
ISBN-10 1622173236
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 328
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Never before in America have things looked so perilous and unsure to give security to the masses of people looking for a free ride--benefits---perks for jerks--racial discord as bad as its ever been------due to electing poor quality men -the last one for guilt we suffered towards black men in the past--if he was white he would have been impeached--being black gives him the free ride Rosa Parks didn't get-----a car lasts about 6 good years a government about two hundred--seems our time is up----final chapter Clintons running the white house ---maybe they will return all the stuff they stole the last time.



Last Exit to Brooklyn

Last Exit to Brooklyn Author Hubert Selby
ISBN-10 9781453235393
Release 2011-12-13
Pages 320
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“An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside.”—The New York Times Book Review A classic of postwar American literature, Last Exit to Brooklyn created shock waves upon its release in 1964 with its raw, vibrant language and startling revelations of New York City’s underbelly. The prostitutes, drunks, addicts, and johns of Selby’s Brooklyn are fierce and lonely creatures, desperately searching for a moment of transcendence amidst the decay and brutality of the waterfront—though none have any real hope of escape. Last Exit to Brooklyn offers a disturbing yet hauntingly sensitive portrayal of American life, and nearly fifty years after publication, it stands as a crucial and masterful work of modern fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.



Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn Author Jonathan Lethem
ISBN-10 0307789128
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 336
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A compelling and complusively readable riff on the classic detective novel from America's most inventive novelist. Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Together with three veterans of the St. Vincent's Home for Boys, he works for small-time mobster Frank Minna's limo service cum detective agency. Life without Frank Minna, the charismatic King of Brooklyn, would be unimaginable, so who cares if the tasks he sets them are, well, not exactly legal. But when Frank is fatally stabbed, one of Lionel's colleagues lands in jail, the other two vie for his position, and the victim's widow skips town. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast who has trouble even conversing attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. A New York Times Notable Book.