These brief, creativity, trenchant essays capture the aspirations and wisdom of women of color as they exercise autonomy, and dignity and build bridges to heal the brokenness in today’s turbulent world. Sixty-nine authors — african american, native american, chicana, cameroonian, Asian American, South African, Korean, LGBTQI — lend their voices to broaden cross-cultural understanding and to build bridges to each other’s histories and daily experiences of life.
It is a vital collection of prose and poetry whose topics range from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 Company, to the struggles inside immigration, romance, identity, to escaping the killing fields of Cambodia, and self-worth. It is a watershed title, not only written, editing, including the publishing, process management, but produced entirely by women of color, book cover design, and promotions.
. All the women in my family sing is an anthology documenting the experiences of women of color at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Our vision is to empower underrepresented voices and to impact the world of publishing in America — particularly important in a time when 80% of people who work in publishing self-identify as white as found recently in a study by Lee & Low Books, and reported on NPR.
America ferrera’s essay is from her powerful speech at the Women’s March in Washington D. C. Natalie baszile writes about her travels to louisiana to research queen sugar and finding the “painful truths” her father experienced in the “belly of segregation;” Porochista Khakpour tells us what it is like to fly across America under the Muslim travel ban; Lalita Tademy writes about her transition from top executive at Sun Microsystems to NY Times bestselling author.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
Library journal Best Books of 2019. New york times Editor’s Pick. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable. Time magazine's "best Memoirs of 2018 So Far.
O, oprah’s magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now. Politics & current Events 2018 O. W. L. When they call you a terrorist is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s reflection on humanity. The instant new york times bestseller. Book awards winner the root best of 2018"this remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation.
In 2013, when trayvon martin’s killer went free, Patrisse’s outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to america, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin.
Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. For patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. This book is a must-read for all of us.
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry
Brown. The breathtaking, expansive narratives of Rita Dove. The plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Elderidge Knight. In the vintage book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. The rigorous wisdom of Gwendolyn Brooks. The chiseled modernism of Robert Hayden. The extraordinary prosody of Sterling A. The postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyaka.
Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements--and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, educators, The Vintage Book of African-American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students, and all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
Harper and anthony walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, power, struggle, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture
New york times bestselleredited and with an introduction by roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, assault, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, and harassment head-on. Vogue, violence, “33 most exciting new books of 2018”in this valuable and revealing anthology, “21 books we’re most excited to read in 2018” * boston globe, patronized, discredited, cultural critic and bestselling author roxane gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, “10 of the Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2018” * Harper’s Bazaar, belittled, insulted, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, “19 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Buzzfeed, and aggression they face, besmirched, “25 books we can’t wait to read in 2018” * Huffington Post, gaslit, denigrated, mocked, shamed, “10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018” * Elle, “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” * Hello Giggles, bullied” for speaking out.
Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Claire Schwartz, Lyz Lenz, and critics, and Bob Shacochis. Like rebecca solnit’s men explain things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone.
Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest.
Jitney: A Play - Broadway Tie-In Edition
In his preface to this broadway edition ofÂ jitney, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson writes: “There had been nine jewels placed in August Wilson’s formidable crown, each had changed the landscape of Broadway in their respective seasons. Only one of the plays in two-time pulitzer prize winner August Wilson’s masterfulÂ The American Century CycleÂ has never been seen on Broadway—until now.
Until now, only one gem was missing. Friedman Theatre the final gem is in place. Set in the 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. With this production of Jitney at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Dirden, carra patterson, michael potts, andré Holland, Keith Randolph Smith, Ray Anthony Thomas, and John Douglas Thompson.
When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’s son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. In addition to the essential and insightful preface by ruben Santiago-Hudson, Anthony Chisholm, directed by Santiago-Hudson and featuring Harvy Blanks, this edition boasts production stills from the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway production, Brandon J.
The Fire Next Time Vintage International
At once a powerful evocation of james Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement.
It consists of two "letters, " written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, both black and white, that exhort Americans, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by the new york times Book Review as "sermon, testament, deposition, ultimatum, confession, and chronicle.
. All presented in searing, brilliant prose, " The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.
Her Passionate Promise: Women Of Park Manor
He'll have to come to terms with his deepest hurts to win her trust and claim a love that promises forever. The skillful attorney by day and soulful musician by night, fires her up in more ways than one. After kissing one frog too many, Kathi Norris is content to remain unattached. He's spent years running from relationships, but with Kathi's tender embrace and sultry kisses, Eric finds her hard to resist.
The closer she gets to him, the more she realizes he's her prince charming …if he can let go of his past. Eric risked his heart, only to see his world shattered by tragedy and betrayal. But her well-ordered plans are turned upside down the moment she meets Eric Dawson.
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother
Braving unimaginable peril, enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, hope, courage, relying on his wit, and the kindness of strangers. An astonishing story that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about immigration reform in the united states, and more—the definitive edition of a classic of contemporary America Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, now updated with a new Epilogue and Afterword, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, photos of Enrique and his family, an author interview, this page-turner about the power of family is a popular text in classrooms and a touchstone for communities across the country to engage in meaningful discussions about this essential American subject.
Enrique’s journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. It’s about home. The washington post book World “A searing report from the immigration frontlines. If you are going to read only one nonfiction book this year, it has to be this one.
Praise for enrique’s Journey “Magnificent.
Bitch Planet Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine
Collects bitch planET #1-5. Discussion guide included. Eisner award-nominated writer kelly sue deconnick pretty deadly, captain marvel and valentine de LANDRO X-Factor present the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, their critically acclaimed and deliciously vicious sci-fi satire. Think margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds.
Psychology of Women and Gender First Edition
Flexible teaching resources support every kind of instructor’s course. It combines up-to-date research with an approachable and engaging writing style, while also providing students with hands-on exercises and thought-provoking debate topics. For a new generation of studentsplacing a central focus on the concerns of students today, sexualization, transgender issues, this text deals with important, timely topics such as intersectionality, and objectification.