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Color Purple All That Jazz African American Achievements in the Arts

Color Purple   All That Jazz   African American Achievements in the Arts Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780635082169
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 36
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Kids will learn how black art is used to share ideas, communicate feelings, and impart wisdom, and how creativity brings joy and inspiration to our lives. And, most importantly, how it isn't limited to famous or the talented-you, to can be an artist! This 35-page reproducible book is a sampling of the talent from the past and present. One of the most wonderful things you'll discover is that some of the sweetest words come from the simplest things said by people who were not necessarily professionals. And professional or amateur, black art, like the color purple, is for sharing. We are all grateful for the contributions made and the joy they have brought to our lives.



Black Business African American Entrepreneurs Their Amazing Success

Black Business  African American Entrepreneurs   Their Amazing Success Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780635082138
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 32
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Black entrepreneurs can show kids of all ages how to achieve, not only in spite of obstacles, but very, very often, because of them! Wonderful stories of all types of successes and all kinds of ways to get there. Learn how starting at the bottom is a challenge, but no hindrance to making your way to the top of the business ladder. They may see how they can become business successes in today's world.



Out of the Mouths of Slaves African American Oral History

Out of the Mouths of Slaves  African American Oral History Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780635082152
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 36
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They had no pens. They had no paper. It didn't matter - they could neither read nor write. But slaves had plenty to say and share - their stories, their sufferings, their wisdom, their wit. Kids will learn that nothing is more powerful than oral history. Words spoken and tales told completely unfiltered by others can teach young people not only the facts, but the very soul of what happened in the past. Hear the people of the past in their own words through diaries, interviews, quotations, poetry, and songs.



Let s Quilt Our African American Heritage Stuff It Topographically

Let s Quilt Our African American Heritage   Stuff It Topographically Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 9780635082237
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 36
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Each quilt was essential-often the difference between life and death. Some hung on porch rails to secretly indicate the way to freedom. Others just kept the children warm. Each told a story. Kids will learn how African American women excelled at this now much-admired craft, and will learn to make their own quilt and even stuff into a 3-dimensional shape for a forever keepsake! This 36-page reproducible book involves thinking first and doing second as well as planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control, cooperation, and many more skills that are critical for a child's education.



The Best Book of Black Biographies

The Best Book of Black Biographies Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 0635015781
Release 2002-12
Pages 36
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Offers brief profiles of notable African Americans, including Crispus Attucks, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Alice Walker, and Ray Charles.



What Color Is My World

What Color Is My World Author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
ISBN-10 9780763664411
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 44
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives. Offering profiles with fast facts on flaps and framed by a funny contemporary story featuring two feisty twins, here is a nod to the minds behind the gamma electric cell and the ice-cream scoop, improvements to traffic lights, open-heart surgery, and more - inventors whose ingenuity and perseverance against great odds made our world safer, better, and brighter.



America in the British Imagination

America in the British Imagination Author J. Lyons
ISBN-10 9781137376800
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 266
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How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U.S.'s cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War II period.



The Beer Book

The Beer Book Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465437679
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 352
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Now seen as something to taste, savor, travel for, and talk about, beer really is the new wine. This new, up-to-date edition of The Beer Book features every significant brewery in every significant brewing nation, and showcases new beers and specialist beers, as well as the classics. With a visual catalog of more than 800 breweries, whistle-stop beer trails, and key beer facts throughout, The Beer Book is the indispensable guide to the world's favorite drink.



211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do

211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do Author Tom Cutler
ISBN-10 0399534156
Release 2007
Pages 312
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A life skills handbook for boys of all ages contains tutorials on such topics as spoon-bending, cowboy ropecraft, making invisible ink, using a watch as a compass, mowing a lawn, bull-fighting, and cooking breakfast.



U2 at the End of the World

U2 at the End of the World Author Bill Flanagan
ISBN-10 0385311575
Release 1996-01
Pages 536
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An intimate chronicle of the three-year "Zoo TV" world tour taken by the popular rock band U2 records such events as the band's encounters with Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, and Frank Sinatra. Reprint.



God Where Is My Boaz

God Where Is My Boaz Author Stephan Labossiere
ISBN-10
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 61
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Are You Ready To Receive The Love You Truly Deserve? You are a great woman, and it's time to get the love and relationship GOD has had waiting for you all along. “GOD Where’s My Boaz” is a woman’s guide to understanding what is hindering her from receiving the love and relationship she truly deserves. A straight forward and easy to read book that will help you: • Recognize and overcome the obstacles in love & relationships • Take steps towards truly becoming the blessing you hope to receive • Feel empowered, encouraged, and focused on progress These aren’t tips and tricks on how to get a man. This book will assist you in taking a deeper look within which will help you prepare and position yourself for the love and man that is truly best for you.



World War II

World War II Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 0635026783
Release 2004-12
Pages 28
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This book explores the World War that truly spanned the globe. Kids examine the history, geography, and social issues behind the greatest war in history.



Swamp Pop

Swamp Pop Author Shane K. Bernard
ISBN-10 0878058753
Release 1996-09-01
Pages 264
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Music of Louisiana was at the heart of rock-and-roll in the 1950s. Most fans know that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the icons, sprang out of Ferriday, Louisiana, in the middle of delta country and that along with Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley he was one of the very first of these "white boys playing black music." The genre was profoundly influenced by New Orleans, a launch pad for major careers, such as Little Richard's and Fats Domino's. The untold "rest of the story" is the story of swamp pop, a form of Louisiana music more recognized by its practitioners and their hits than by a definition. What is it? What true rock enthusiasts don't know some of its most important artists? Dale and Grace ("I'm leaving It Up to You"), Phil Phillips ("Sea of Love"), Joe Barry ("I'm a Fool to Care"), Cooke and the Cupcakes ("Mathilda"), Jimmy Clanton ("Just a Dream), Johnny Preston ("Runnin' Bear"), Rod Bernard ("This Should Go on Forever"), and Bobby Charles ("Later, Alligator")? There were many others just as important within the region. Drawing on more than fifty interviews with swamp pop musicians in South Louisiana and East Texas, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues finds the roots of this often overlooked, sometimes derided sister genre of the wildly popular Cajun and zydeco music. In this first book to be devoted entirely to swamp pop, Shane K. Bernard uncovers the history of this hybrid form invented in the 1950s by teenage Cajuns and black Creoles. They put aside the fiddle and accordion of their parents' traditional French music to learn the electric guitar and bass, saxophone, upright piano, and modern drumming trap sets of big-city rhythm-and-blues. Their new sound interwove country-and-western and rhythm-and-blues with the exciting elements of their rural Cajun and Creole heritage. In the 1950s and 1960s American juke boxes and music charts were studded with swamp pop favorites.



Shorter Slang Dictionary

Shorter Slang Dictionary Author Paul Beale
ISBN-10 9781134879519
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 256
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From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise definitions of each word, supplemented by examples of their use and information about where and when they came into being. This entertaining reference work will be of use to students of English at all levels and a source of fascination to word-lovers throughout the world.



Pure Heart

Pure Heart Author Troylyn Ball
ISBN-10 9780062458964
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 288
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Troylyn Ball and her husband, Charlie, an engineer and real estate investor, had spent their entire lives in Texas. But after a near fatal trip to the emergency room with their mute, wheelchair-bound son Coulton, they admitted the dust and the heat were too dangerous. To save their boys, the Balls cashed out, sold their beloved farm, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina. Nearing fifty, Troy thought her chance at adventure had passed. But in this booming little Appalachian Mountain city of hippies, farmers, artisans, and retirees, she unexpectedly discovered a support network and something she’d never had in twenty-five years of providing round-the-clock care for her special needs boys: the freedom to pursue her own dreams. She struck up a friendship with a legendary eighty-year-old raconteur from the mountains, met his friends, and soon found herself in a rickety country shack with an ingeniously inventive retired farmer trying to create the best recipe ever for traditional mountain moonshine. But when the real estate bubble burst and the collapse of her husband Charlie’s new venture in Asheville left them deeply in debt, Troy realized her ten-year business plan for Troy & Sons Platinum Whiskey wasn’t enough. If she was going to save her family—and she was definitely going to save her family—she needed to become the most successful woman in the legal whiskey business. And she needed to do it fast, before the bank took her house, her business, and everything she’d worked so hard to achieve. Full of eccentric characters and charming locations—from a "haunted" cabin in the mountains to the last farm in the world to grow heritage Crooked Creek corn—Pure Heart is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect.



In Pursuit of Flavor

In Pursuit of Flavor Author Edna Lewis
ISBN-10 9780385350822
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 334
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From the “Julia Child of Southern Cuisine”—recently feted on Top Chef—a seasonal cookbook of Southern classics. Through almost 200 delicious recipes, plus notes and special boxes on important ingredients (from black-eyed peas and Virginia hams to Peking ducks and oysters), and personally developed cooking techniques, Lewis—one of the pioneers of Southern cooking and author of The Taste of Country Cooking—shows home cooks how to get the best flavor from the foods they cook. Following the seasons, and drawing on her childhood in Freetown, Virginia—a farming community founded by her grandfather after emancipation—Lewis recreates some of the simple good dishes she grew up on. Every recipe—from Oyster Stew with Salsify to Damson Plum Pie—is illuminated with her remarkable cooking insights, and the whole book—with its charming illustrations—is flavored with the kind of personal warmth that makes it a joy to cook with Edna Lewis at your side.



Striptease

Striptease Author Rachel Shteir
ISBN-10 9780195300765
Release 2004
Pages 438
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This first complete history of a century of striptease is filled with rare photographs and period illustrations.