Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Beals
Release: 2007-07-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781416948827
Language: en
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The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white student and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Release: 1995-02-01
Editor: Washington Square Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0671866397
Language: en
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In this essential autobiographical account by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most powerful figures, Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine explores not only the oppressive force of racism, but the ability of young people to change ideas of race and identity. In 1957, well before Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Melba Pattillo Beals and eight other teenagers became iconic symbols for the Civil Rights Movement and the dismantling of Jim Crow in the American South as they integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in the wake of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education. Throughout her harrowing ordeal, Melba was taunted by her schoolmates and their parents, threatened by a lynch mob’s rope, attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, and injured by acid sprayed in her eyes. But through it all, she acted with dignity and courage, and refused to back down. Warriors Don’t Cry is, at times, a difficult but necessary reminder of the valuable lessons we can learn from our nation’s past. It is a story of courage and the bravery of a handful of young, black students who used their voices to influence change during a turbulent time.

Children Of The City

Children Of The City
Author: David Nasaw
Release: 2012-05-16
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307816627
Language: en
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The turn of the twentieth century was a time of explosive growth for American cities, a time of nascent hopes and apparently limitless possibilities. In Children of the City, David Nasaw re-creates this period in our social history from the vantage point of the children who grew up then. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, autobiographies, oral histories and unpublished—and until now unexamined—primary source materials from cities across the country, he provides us with a warm and eloquent portrait of these children, their families, their daily lives, their fears, and their dreams. Illustrated with 68 photographs from the period, many never before published, Children of the City offers a vibrant portrait of a time when our cities and our grandparents were young.

March Forward Girl

March Forward  Girl
Author: Melba Pattillo Beals
Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781328919151
Language: en
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From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South. Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions. Why couldn’t she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn’t she feel safe beyond home—or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter—and the knowledge that her true place was a free one. Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals’ powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country’s highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.

They Called Me Number One

They Called Me Number One
Author: Bev Sellars
Release: 2013
Editor: Talonbooks Limited
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0889227411
Language: en
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BC Book Prize, Non-Fiction, Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Finalist) Burt Award for First Nations, M�tis, and Inuit Literature: Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One (Third Prize winner) Like thousands of Aboriginal children in Canada, and elsewhere in the colonized world, Xatsu'll chief Bev Sellars spent part of her childhood as a student in a church-run residential school. These institutions endeavored to "civilize" Native children through Christian teachings; forced separation from family, language, and culture; and strict discipline. Perhaps the most symbolically potent strategy used to alienate residential school children was addressing them by assigned numbers only-not by the names with which they knew and understood themselves. In this frank and poignant memoir of her years at St. Joseph's Mission, Sellars breaks her silence about the residential school's lasting effects on her and her family-from substance abuse to suicide attempts-and eloquently articulates her own path to healing. Number One comes at a time of recognition-by governments and society at large-that only through knowing the truth about these past injustices can we begin to redress them.

The Long Shadow of Little Rock

The Long Shadow of Little Rock
Author: Daisy Bates
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: University of Arkansas Press
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781610752473
Language: en
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At an event honoring Daisy Bates as 1990’s Distinguished Citizen then-governor Bill Clinton called her "the most distinguished Arkansas citizen of all time." Her classic account of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis, The Long Shadow of Little Rock, couldn't be found on most bookstore shelves in 1962 and was banned throughout the South. In 1988, after the University of Arkansas Press reprinted it, it won an American Book Award. On September 3, 1957, Gov. Orval Faubus called out the National Guard to surround all-white Central High School and prevent the entry of nine black students, challenging the Supreme Court's 1954 order to integrate all public schools. On September 25, Daisy Bates, an official of the NAACP in Arkansas, led the nine children into the school with the help of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower–the first time in eighty-one years that a president had dispatched troops to the South to protect the constitutional rights of black Americans. This new edition of Bates's own story about these historic events is being issued to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Little Rock School crisis in 2007.

Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Patillo Beals
Release: 2011-10-03
Editor: Tantor eBooks
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781618030177
Language: en
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Warriors Don t Cry Novel Units Teacher Guide

Warriors Don t Cry Novel Units Teacher Guide
Author: Novel Units,Veda Boyd Jones
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Novel Units, Incorporated
Pages: 32
ISBN: 158130918X
Language: en
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Presents resources for teaching Melba Pattillo Beals's "Warriors Don't Cry" to middle school students, including a summary, author profile, pre-reading and culminating activities, vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities for each section.

Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Patillo Beals
Release: 1994-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0605160287
Language: en
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A SEARING MEMOIR OF THE BATTLE TO INTEGRATE LITTLE ROCK'S CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.

The Overachievers

The Overachievers
Author: Alexandra Robbins
Release: 2006-08-08
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781401386146
Language: en
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The bestselling author of Pledged returns with a groundbreaking look at the pressure to achieve faced by America's teens In Pledged, Alexandra Robbins followed four college girls to produce a riveting narrative that read like fiction. Now, in The Overachievers, Robbins uses the same captivating style to explore how our high-stakes educational culture has spiraled out of control. During the year of her ten-year reunion, Robbins goes back to her high school, where she follows heart-tuggingly likeable students including "AP" Frank, who grapples with horrifying parental pressure to succeed; Audrey, whose panicked perfectionism overshadows her life; Sam, who worries his years of overachieving will be wasted if he doesn't attend a name-brand college; Taylor, whose ambition threatens her popular girl status; and The Stealth Overachiever, a mystery junior who flies under the radar. Robbins tackles teen issues such as intense stress, the student and teacher cheating epidemic, sports rage, parental guilt, the black market for study drugs, and a college admissions process so cutthroat that students are driven to suicide and depression because of a B. With a compelling mix of fast-paced narrative and fascinating investigative journalism, The Overachievers aims both to calm the admissions frenzy and to expose its escalating dangers.

Zen at War

Zen at War
Author: Brian Daizen Victoria
Release: 2006-06-22
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781461647478
Language: en
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A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into 'corporate Zen' in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.

The Ear the Eye and the Arm

The Ear  the Eye  and the Arm
Author: Nancy Farmer
Release: 1994
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 311
ISBN: 0531068293
Language: en
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In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.

Reading Writing and Rising Up

Reading  Writing  and Rising Up
Author: Linda Christensen
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Rethinking Schools
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780942961256
Language: en
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Give students the power of language by using the inspiring ideas in this very readable book.

Uprising

Uprising
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Release: 2007-09-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781416911715
Language: en
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In 1927, at the urging of twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Livingston reluctantly recalls her experiences at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, including miserable working conditions that led to a strike, then the fire that took the lives of her two bestfriends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, was only five years old. Includes historical notes.

All But My Life

All But My Life
Author: Gerda Weissmann Klein
Release: 1995-03-31
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466812420
Language: en
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All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey. Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they were eventually separated and sent to German labor camps. Over the next few years Gerda experienced the slow, inexorable stripping away of "all but her life." By the end of the war she had lost her parents, brother, home, possessions, and community; even the dear friends she made in the labor camps, with whom she had shared so many hardships, were dead. Despite her horrifying experiences, Klein conveys great strength of spirit and faith in humanity. In the darkness of the camps, Gerda and her young friends manage to create a community of friendship and love. Although stripped of the essence of life, they were able to survive the barbarity of their captors. Gerda's beautifully written story gives an invaluable message to everyone. It introduces them to last century's terrible history of devastation and prejudice, yet offers them hope that the effects of hatred can be overcome.

Warriors Don t Cry

Warriors Don t Cry
Author: Melba Patitllo Beals
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Everbind
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0784839131
Language: en
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A Warriors Cry

A Warriors Cry
Author: Donna Waters
Release: 2020-01-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9798605308003
Language: en
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No longer a broken child, emerging as a Warrior. "A Warriors Cry" takes you on a journey through some of the darkest times of the author's path. Through her unimaginable hardest times, this collection of poems tells the sorrows that nearly broke her. Her fight started with the mere understanding of how powerful her emotions were and led her to battles of her mind to find her strength. A Warrior's ending covers her strength to keep fighting. It was in the depth of her breakdown that she found her comfort and emerged as a stronger version of herself. In the midst of her cry, she found the truth: Warriors have been tested harder and they chose to survive. "A Warriors Cry" is a collection of poems that bring to light issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse, suicidal thoughts while inspiring change, love, and hope. Find your own Warrior side as you travel down some of the routes that this Warrior has the courage to share.

Saints at the River

Saints at the River
Author: Ron Rash
Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1429900830
Language: en
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A major new Southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident--and the woman caught in the middle When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight. The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body; environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight-year-old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, the reporter who's accompanied her to cover the story turns out to have a painful past of his own, and one that might stand in the way of their romance. Drawing on the same lyrical prose and strong sense of place that distinguished his award-winning first novel, One Foot in Eden, Ron Rash has written a book about the deepest human themes: the love of the land, the hold of the dead on the living, and the need to dive beneath the surface to arrive at a deeper truth. Saints at the River confirms the arrival of one of today's most gifted storytellers.

Hurts So Good

Hurts So Good
Author: Leigh Cowart
Release: 2021-09-14
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781541798021
Language: en
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An exploration of why people all over the world love to engage in pain on purpose--from dominatrices, religious ascetics, and ultramarathoners to ballerinas, icy ocean bathers, and sideshow performers Masochism is sexy, human, reviled, worshipped, and can be delightfully bizarre. Deliberate and consensual pain has been with us for millennia, encompassing everyone from Black Plague flagellants to ballerinas dancing on broken bones to competitive eaters choking down hot peppers while they cry. Masochism is a part of us. It lives inside workaholics, tattoo enthusiasts, and all manner of garden variety pain-seekers. At its core, masochism is about feeling bad, then better—a phenomenon that is long overdue for a heartfelt and hilarious investigation. And Leigh Cowart would know: they are not just a researcher and science writer—they’re an inveterate, high-sensation seeking masochist. And they have a few questions: Why do people engage in masochism? What are the benefits and the costs? And what does masochism have to say about the human experience? By participating in many of these activities themselves, and through conversations with psychologists, fellow scientists, and people who seek pain for pleasure, Cowart unveils how our minds and bodies find meaning and relief in pain—a quirk in our programming that drives discipline and innovation even as it threatens to swallow us whole.

Exploring Lewis and Clark

Exploring Lewis and Clark
Author: Thomas P. Slaughter
Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307425812
Language: en
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This provocative work challenges traditional accounts of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s expedition across the continent and back again. Uncovering deeper meanings in the explorers’ journals and lives, Exploring Lewis and Clark exposes their self-perceptions and deceptions, and how they interacted with those who traveled with them, the people they discovered along the way, the animals they hunted, and the land they walked across. The book discovers new heroes and brings old ones into historical focus. Thomas P. Slaughter interrogates the explorers’ dreams, how they wrote and what they aimed to possess, their interactions with animals, Indians, and each other, their sense of themselves as leaders and men, and why they feared that they had failed their nation and President. Slaughter’s Lewis and Clark are more confused, frightened, courageous, and flawed than in previous accounts. They are more human, their expedition more dramatic, and thus their story is more revealing about our own relationships to history and myth.