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A Little Bit Langston

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Editor: Harmony Ink Press
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Being different can be dangerous, and discovery can be deadly. Can Lumen help James understand his new found power?

Finding Langston

Finding Langston Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Editor: Holiday House
ISBN: 0823441105
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A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves. It's 1946. Langston's mother has just died, and now they're leaving the rest of his family and friends. He misses everything-- Grandma's Sunday suppers, the red dirt roads, and the magnolia trees his mother loved. In the city, they live in a small apartment surrounded by noise and chaos. It doesn't feel like a new start, or a better life. At home he's lonely, his father always busy at work; at school he's bullied for being a country boy. But Langston's new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the Chicago Public Library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston--a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him. Lesa Cline-Ransome, author of the Coretta Scott King Honor picture book Before She Was Harriet, has crafted a lyrical debut novel about one boy's experiences during the Great Migration. Includes an author's note about the historical context and her research. Don't miss the companion novel, Leaving Lymon, which centers on one of Langston's classmates and explores grief, resilience, and the circumstances that can drive a boy to become a bully-- and offer a chance at redemption. A Junior Library Guild selection! A CLA Notable Children's Book in Language Arts A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, with 5 Starred Reviews A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018

Not Without Laughter

Not Without Laughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Langston Hughes,General Press
ISBN: 8194764866
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Langston Hughes’s Not Without Laughter (1930) is drawn in part from the author’s own recollections of youth and early manhood. This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows the story of young Sandy Rogers as he grows from a boy to a man. We meet Sandy's mother, Annjee, who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his strong-willed grandmother, Hager; Jimboy, Sandy's father, who travels the country looking for work; Aunt Tempy, the social climber; and Aunt Harriet, the blues singer who has turned away from her faith. A fascinating chronicle of a family's joys and hardships, ‘Not Without Laughter’ is a vivid exploration of growing up and growing strong in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, it masterfully echoes the black American experience.

Fiery Surrender

Fiery Surrender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mari Carr,Lila Dubois
Editor: Farm Boy Press
ISBN: 1950870529
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Langston has finally taken his place among the Trinity Masters, America’s most powerful secret society, and he’s ready to stand at the altar to meet his trinity. However, when the Grand Master, Juliet, pairs him in an arranged menage marriage with Rich and Mina, he finds himself struggling to fit into this society he’s only just discovered. When Juliet sends him and his spouses to Europe to investigate a bomb, what was supposed to be his honeymoon, soon turns into a dangerous chase as a deadly foe is revealed. Langston, Rich and Mina race against the clock to find a bomber who threatens to destroy everyone they love. Along the way, they find they have more in common than they ever guessed and more to lose than they ever knew.

The Short Stories of Langston Hughes

The Short Stories of Langston Hughes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Langston Hughes
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429924115
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The Short Stories of Langston Hughes This collection of forty-seven stories written between 1919 and 1963--the most comprehensive available--showcases Langston Hughes's literary blossoming and the development of his personal and artistic concerns. Many of the stories assembled here have long been out of print, and others never before collected. These poignant, witty, angry, and deeply poetic stories demonstrate Hughes's uncanny gift for elucidating the most vexing questions of American race relations and human nature in general.

One Bullet More

One Bullet More Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Richard Langston
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456744984
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Hey, saddle tramp, said Vernon. I dont think I like a bum like you coming in here to drink with us men. Matt turned to face Guthry, spread his feet shoulder wide with his gun hand thumb still hooked in his belt, still three fingers from his .44. The men that stood along the bar, drifted to one side, out of the line of fire. The room grew deadly quiet. Ive had just about all the crap Im going to take from a local loudmouth like you, Matt said. There was a deadly chill to his voice and Vernon shivered slightly from the feel of it. All of a sudden, he realized that he might be biting off a little more than he could chew. Being the braggart that he was, he couldnt back down from the step he had taken. He crouched and went for his pistol. Realization that he didnt even have his gun half way out of leather, and was already looking into the black hole of a barrel, that looked three inches in diameter, he froze and in no time at all he felt the sting of salty sweat in his eyes from the large beads that had popped out on his forehead and trickled down. He swallowed hard, his Adams apple moved up and down but the lump in his throat was just about to choke him and he couldnt swallow it. He lost control of his bladder and pissed down his leg, the warm fluid trickling into his left boot. Dawning on him that he had just pissed in his own whiskey, he sucked in a mountain of air and said with a high pitched, fine toothed comb, squeak, Ohooo, shit. .

When Langston Dances

When Langston Dances Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kaija Langley
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1534485201
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A young Black boy dreams of dancing in this exuberant, buoyant picture book celebrating the beauty of dance, and the wonder of Black Boy Joy—perfect for fans of Firebird and Crown! Langston likes basketball okay, but what he loves is to dance—ever since he saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform. He longs to twirl into a pirouette, whirl into a piqué. He wants to arabesque and attitude, grand battement and grand jeté. When he walks, the whole street is his stage. With his neighborhood cheering him on, will Langston achieve his dream?


Gobbledy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lis Anna-Langston
Editor: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1684630681
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Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” takes on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien. Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss—one that requires them all to stay out of trouble, protect Gobbledy from a shadowy group called the Planetary Society, and prepare for their school’s Winter Extravaganza Play, where Dexter has to be a dreaded Gingerbread Man. Gobbledy is a fun-filled holiday story that adds up to two brothers, three friends, unlimited jars of peanut butter, a ketchup factory, and one little alien far, far from home.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bonnie Greer
Editor: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 1908129395
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Langston Hughes was a man far ahead of his time, but his actions were often unpredictable, contradictory and refused classification. To give an example, he campaigned tirelessly for civil rights but then testified before the controversial House Committee on Un-American Activities, seen by many as a witch-hunt. Rather than ignoring or excusing these contradictions, Bonnie Greer confronts them, highlighting the many contradictions present in both his day and ours and painting an unforgettable portrait of a man caught up in strange and contradictory times.

Resurrecting Langston Blue

Resurrecting Langston Blue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Greer
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504043235
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Denver-based detective C. J. Floyd discovers a government conspiracy when a Vietnam vet who went missing in action reappears after thirty-four years. For decades, Carmen Nguyen, an Amerasian emergency-room doctor in a Denver hospital, thought her father, Langston Blue, was dead after vanishing in Vietnam. Now she knows he’s alive, and she’s hired bail bondsman C. J. Floyd to find him. But what C. J. and his assistant, former Marine intelligence sergeant Flora Jean Benson, discover is nothing short of criminal. An elite assassin, Langston was witness to a clandestine US-sanctioned war atrocity so dishonorable that he abandoned the rogue operation and went running for his life. Ever since, he’s been MIA, considered an expendable threat to military top brass. Resurfacing in Denver from self-imposed exile in the backwoods of West Virginia, he plans to locate the daughter he never knew and expose a truth more horrifying than anyone could imagine. But a Colorado congressman poised to capture a seat in the US Senate also knows what happened on that mission in the jungles of Southeast Asia—and he has a lot to lose. In resurrecting Langston’s past, C. J., Carmen, and Flora are caught in a treacherous plot that leads to the highest levels of government, where the most powerful and corrupt players in the country are still hiding from the ghosts of war—and will do anything it takes to make sure their secrets die with Langston Blue. Bestselling author Robert Greer has been hailed as a “taut, powerful writer” (The Plain Dealer). Fans of hardboiled detective stories or the novels of Walter Mosley will enjoy his series featuring a tough African American sleuth in the modern-day West. Resurrecting Langston Blue is the 4th book in the C. J. Floyd Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation

Langston Hughes and the South African Drum Generation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Graham,J. Walters
Editor: Springer
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This collection combines previously unpublished letters between African-American poet Langston Hughes and South-African writers of the 1950s and 1960s with scholarly commentary and criticism. The letters tell a fascinating story of the civil rights movement and apartheid and the struggle to overthrow it.

The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America

The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I: 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arnold Rampersad
Editor: Oxford University Press
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February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer. In young adulthood Hughes possessed a nomadic but dedicated spirit that led him from Mexico to Africa and the Soviet Union to Japan, and countless other stops around the globe. Associating with political activists, patrons, and fellow artists, and drawing inspiration from both Walt Whitman and the vibrant Afro-American culture, Hughes soon became the most original and revered of black poets. In the first volumes Afterword, Rampersad looks back at the significant early works Hughes produced, the genres he explored, and offers a new perspective on Hughess lasting literary influence. Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale Universitys Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth centurys greatest artists.


Counternarratives Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Keene
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 081122435X
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Now in paperback, a bewitching collection of stories and novellas that are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly) Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present, and crossing multiple continents, Counternarratives draws upon memoirs, newspaper accounts, detective stories, and interrogation transcripts to create new and strange perspectives on our past and present. “An Outtake” chronicles an escaped slave’s take on liberty and the American Revolution; “The Strange History of Our Lady of the Sorrows” presents a bizarre series of events that unfold in Haiti and a nineteenth-century Kentucky convent; “The Aeronauts” soars between bustling Philadelphia, still-rustic Washington, and the theater of the U. S. Civil War; “Rivers” portrays a free Jim meeting up decades later with his former raftmate Huckleberry Finn; and in “Acrobatique,” the subject of a famous Edgar Degas painting talks back.

The Wages of Sin

The Wages of Sin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pastor James Langston
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304636240
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Not long ago, America was a revered and respected nation: the world held us up as a symbol of hope and freedom, a place where dreams come true. Yet, we see today how the mighty have fallen! The America that was heralded only a few short years ago as a champion, has become little more than a byword; the laughing stock of the world. We now sit alone in the “Intensive Care Unit” of life, patiently waiting a “doctor,” any doctor with hopes that they can interpret our symptoms, diagnosis our disease and finally prescribe a proper course of treatment. Our once mighty nation now staggers and stumbles, almost in a drunken stupor. Crowds watch in awe and shock as America indiscriminately extends her hands to the world begging, “Brother can you spare a dime.”

The Life of Langston Hughes

The Life of Langston Hughes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arnold Rampersad
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199882274
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February 1, 2002 marks the 100th birthday of Langston Hughes. To commemorate the centennial of his birth, Arnold Rampersad has contributed new Afterwords to both volumes of his highly-praised biography of this most extraordinary and prolific American writer. The second volume in this masterful biography finds Hughes rooting himself in Harlem, receiving stimulation from his rich cultural surroundings. Here he rethought his view of art and radicalism, and cultivated relationships with younger, more militant writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Bakara. Rampersad's Afterword to volume two looks further into his influence and how it expanded beyond the literary as a result of his love of jazz and blues, his opera and musical theater collaborations, and his participation in radio and television. In addition, Rempersad explores the controversial matter of Hughes's sexuality and the possibility that, despite a lack of clear evidence, Hughes was homosexual. Exhaustively researched in archival collections throughout the country, especially in the Langston Hughes papers at Yale University's Beinecke Library, and featuring fifty illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation of readers entrance to the life and mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest artists.

Harlem Mosaics

Harlem Mosaics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Whit Frazier
Editor: The Multicanon Media Company
ISBN: 1737214903
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The year is 1927, and Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes are feverish with youth, gin, and artistic ambition. They are riding high on the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance-the most dynamic and shocking literary movement in American history. To make their mark on the world, they decide to write an authentic African American opera rooted in the folktales and songs of the South. Despite these lofty ambitions, the messiness of everyday life and the pressures of patronage get in the way. The blues opera Hughes and Hurston work so hard on never materializes. At first it's simply reduced to a play. Then its very ownership is brought into dispute. Eventually Hughes and Hurston's friendship comes to a final and irreparable end. Through all their arguments, love affairs, discussions and diversions, the characters work to create a new modernism that is both accessible and relevant to contemporary Black life, and to the generations of readers and writers, artists and poets, both Black and white, to follow. Harlem Mosaics is a fictional reimagining of true events. In lyrical prose that evokes the heady 1920's, it tells a story that reads as a cautionary tale, a love story, and a social novel, reintroducing us to these brilliant and important artists. The novel includes an introduction by Marc Primus, of the Afro-American Folkloric Troupe, who knew and produced the works of both Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston.

The Little Barn of Dreams

The Little Barn of Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Knott
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1800243324
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Can two dreamers find love in the real world?


Flashbacks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John A. Williams
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504033035
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A brilliant and thought-provoking collection of articles, profiles, and opinions from one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed African American writers A journalist, novelist, and educator, John A. Williams was never afraid to rock boats or take aim at society’s most sacred institutions, white and black. Flashbacks is an essential compilation of Williams’s best nonfiction pieces and an enthralling combination of memoir, biography, and social commentary that sheds a fascinating light on the black experience in America and abroad. With Flashbacks, the author of The Man Who Cried I Am and Captain Blackman reports on a wide array of world events and political realities, from South African apartheid to Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War and the American civil rights movement. He offers insightful appreciations of some of the century’s most celebrated and controversial black public figures, including Marcus Garvey, Jack Johnson, Charlie Parker, Dick Gregory, and Malcolm X. With insight, candor, and brutal honesty, Williams explores the struggle of the African American middle class and the roots of his own black awareness in essays that remain provocative, powerful, courageous, and relevant today.

The Ritual

The Ritual Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David L Ross
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1039137792
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Several moons hang low over the islands of Aguaterre within the Great Volcanic Ring, where earthquakes, volcanoes and roiling sea make for a rough existence. But the world is changing, the political landscape is shifting, many dangers approach but people have secret hopes for something better. Garrison, beaten and berated, knows there’s more to life than the chores of the farm and forge, and abuse from his blacksmithing father. Ellinvale, trapped in a walled estate within a walled city, chafes at the time-honoured tradition of matchmaking that limits her future as a woman. The Dragon King, protected in his high tower, studies the impassable Churn, a long swath of frothy ocean that likes to smash his ships to pieces against the jagged rocks of the Maw. He needs to send battalions of Amphibians across the Churn if he is to achieve his ambition—to reign over the world. When Garrison sets out alone on a special trip beyond Crossroads to deliver his father’s wares, it puts them all on a path of convergence that could change the course of their futures. The Ritual is the first book in the Chronicles of Garrison series. At its core, it’s a story of good versus evil, the strength of friendship and the discovery that there is power within.


Vicious Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ella Miles
Editor: Ella Miles
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This isn’t a love story. This is a story of all the reasons we can’t be together. Reason number one: we lie. Liesel Dunn has a secret. One I literally ripped from her hands when we were kids. Her secret was in a letter that I tore in half. I have half the secret. She has the other half. We’ve always refused to share our part of the truth, so we’ve lived separate lives. Until fate brings us back together. She needs a hitman. I answer her call. I’ll do her this favor. But she’ll owe me a debt. And I plan on collecting… This collection includes: Lies We Share, Vicious Lies, Desperate Lies, and Fated Lies. Series Order: Taken Stolen Sinful Broken Vicious Endless What Readers Are Saying... "OMG Ella! This book... and that ending... I seriously stared at my iPad for about 10 minutes after I finished, re-read the last few pages and then stared longer. I thought you dropped some bombs in your previous two series, but hot damn this one took the cake! I am officially obsessed with Langston and Liesel and I can't wait to get more of their story!" "AMAZING ! Talk about edge of your seat suspenseful, non put down able, emotional and gut wrenching book. WOW just WOW ! So much torment and torture that just breaks your heart. Man and to have to wait for more...what a cliffhanger." "I just finished and oh my!!!!! I’m crying, mad, happy. I root for each one I root for them to be together I root for them to kill each other oh my gosh. I need more !!!!!" Topics: dark romance, romantic suspense, romantic suspense series, dark romance series, romance, romance series, contemporary, contemporary romance, hot romance, steamy romance, free book, free, second chance, new adult, mafia romance, billionaire romance, bestselling series, romance novel, Ella Miles book, survival romance, alpha, series starter, free series starter, strong heroine, first in series, USA Today Bestselling Author, action romance, action and adventure, suspense, mystery, hot new romance, seduction, seduction romance, sexy. Similar Authors: Charlotte Byrd, Penelope Sky, Victoria Quinn, Roxy Sloane, Meghan March, Helen Hardt, Skye Warren, Lexy Timms

Renaissance Collection

Renaissance Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurence Holder
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1403393788
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Renaissance Collection #9620 Seven plays: RUBY and PEARL: A Class act is about 2 aging burlesque dancers who don’t want to take it all off; FAGEN is about the buffalo soldier who turned traitor and fought for the Philipine Army; NELSON’n’SIMONE is about the torrid love affair between France’s Simone de Beauvoir and the America’s Nelson Algren; F: The Fringe Candidate is about the vivacious and extremely thoughtful Lenora Fulani, political activist, featured are Jesse Jefferson and Madonna; DREAM ROOMS is a fable about couples in love; and the final 2 plays are about the great novelist Zora Neale Hurston: ZORA and LANGSTON and ZORA:WHU.

The Solace of Leaving Early

The Solace of Leaving Early Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Haven Kimmel
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0385507305
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Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and faith. Langston Braverman returns to Haddington, Indiana (pop. 3,062) after walking out on an academic career that has equipped her for little but lording it over other people. Amos Townsend is trying to minister to a congregation that would prefer simple affirmations to his esoteric brand of theology. What draws these difficult—if not impossible—people together are two wounded little girls who call themselves Immaculata and Epiphany. They are the daughters of Langston’s childhood friend and the witnesses to her murder. And their need for love is so urgent that neither Langston nor Amos can resist it, though they do their best to resist each other. Deftly walking the tightrope between tragedy and comedy, The Solace of Leaving Early is a joyous story about finding one’s better self through accepting the shortcomings of others.

Fated Lies

Fated Lies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ella Miles
Editor: Ella Miles
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He's taken everything from me and I him. I thought I could defeat him, while keeping my feelings hidden. A shared enemy brought us together, changing my destiny. I know better now. My fate is not to love. It's not even to survive. My fate is to protect him... This is book 3 in the Lies series. Ends on a cliffhanger.

Hannah's Touch

Hannah's Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laura Langston
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554691494
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After a severe allergic reaction leaves her near death, sixteen-year-old Hannah meets her dead boyfriend Logan and discovers that she has the ability to heal others, but the purpose that Logan has in mind for her new gift is not easy to face.

Dear Chester, Dear John

Dear Chester, Dear John Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John A. Williams,Lori Williams
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 081433850X
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Chester Himes and John A. Williams met in 1961, as Himes was on the cusp of transcontinental celebrity and Williams, sixteen years his junior, was just beginning his writing career. Both men would go on to receive international acclaim for their work, including Himes’s Harlem detective novels featuring Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson and Williams’s major novels The Man Who Cried I Am, Captain Blackman, and Clifford’s Blues. Dear Chester, Dear John is a landmark collection of correspondence between these two friends, presenting nearly three decades worth of letters about their lives and loves, their professional and personal challenges, and their reflections on society in the United States and abroad. Prepared by John A. Williams and his wife, Lori, this collection contains rare and personal glimpses into the lives of Williams and Himes between 1962 and 1987. As the writers find increasing professional success and recognition, they share candid assessments of each others’ work and also discuss the numerous pitfalls they faced as African American writers in the publishing world. The letters offer a window into Himes’s and Williams’s personalities, as the elder writer reveals his notoriously difficult and suspicious streak, and Williams betrays both immense affection and frustration in dealing with his old friend. Despite several rifts in their relationship, Williams’s concern for Himes’s failing health ensured that the two kept in touch until Himes’s death. Dear Chester, Dear John is a heartfelt and informative collection that allows readers to step behind the scenes of a lifelong friendship between two important literary figures. Students and teachers of African American literature will enjoy this one-of-a-kind volume.

The Big Sea

The Big Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Langston Hughes
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466883499
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Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance." Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best--simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."

The Big Sea

The Big Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Langston Hughes
Editor: Good Press
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"The Big Sea" by Langston Hughes. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Winter Birds

Winter Birds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Langston Turner
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441261249
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Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Her professor husband had married her for the convenience of having a typist for his scholarly papers. The discovery of a dark secret opens her eyes to the truth about her marriage and her husband. Eventually nephew Patrick and his wife, Rachel, take Sophia into their home, and she observes from a careful distance their earnest faith and the simple gifts of kindness they generously bestow upon her and others-this in spite of an unthinkable tragedy they've suffered. Dare she unlock the door behind which she stalwartly conceals her broken heart? An insightful and moving portrayal of the transforming power of love

The Cowboy's Challenge

The Cowboy's Challenge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sinclair Jayne
Editor: Tule Publishing
ISBN: 1954894333
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She needs a favor. He needs a bride. Langston Carr is back in her hometown Marietta as the temporary event planner for the Graff Hotel. The first event on the calendar is the society wedding that should have been her big day with her loving groom, so when rodeo cowboy Bowen Ballantyne swaggers into the hotel, all hard-bodied and chivalrous, she thanks him the way any single woman needing to salve her pride would—she kisses him. Bull rider Bowen Ballantyne thrives on competition, but this time his cowboy cousins have taken their one-upmanship challenge too far. He needs to find a bride by the end of the Copper Mountain Rodeo. Bowen’s never backed down from anything, so when former barrel racer Langston Carr, his tormentor from their teen years, propositions him, Bowen rockets up the heat. A game of pretend between rivals…what could go wrong?

Best Kind of College, The

Best Kind of College, The Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan McWilliams,John E. Seery
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438457731
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Best Kind of College, The by Susan McWilliams,John E. Seery Summary

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education. The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administrators. Drowned out in that noisy debate are the voices of those who actually teach the liberal arts exclusively to undergraduates in our nation’s small liberal arts colleges, or SLACs. The Best Kind of College attempts to rectify that glaring oversight. As an insiders’ “guide” to the liberal arts in its truest form the volume brings together thirty award-winning professors from across the country to convey in various ways some of the virtues, the electricity, and, overall, the importance of the small-seminar, face-to-face approach to education, as typically featured in SLACs. Before we in the United States abandon or compromise our commitment to the liberal arts—oddly enough, precisely at a time when our global competitors are discovering, emulating, and founding American-style SLACs and new liberal arts programs—we need a wake-up call, namely to the fact that the nation’s SLACs provide a time-tested model of educational integrity and success. “At last, some good news about education! This collection brings together essays by professors at small liberal arts colleges, voices largely unheard in the debates raging about higher education. It ranges widely through disciplines and across colleges, taking us into classrooms where we see the creative, inventive kinds of teaching that go on when classes are kept small and professors can interact with students. This book is a welcome corrective to claims that higher education is ‘broken’ and in need of a high-tech fix, a quiet reminder that ‘innovation’ goes on as a matter of course at colleges where teaching is top priority and is kept to human scale.” — Gayle Greene, Scripps College “McWilliams and Seery have achieved something remarkable: they have found a new and interesting way to present the case for the liberal arts model in American education. More than that, they have managed to show the value of, as well as present the argument for, the model. At its best, the book recreates something of the experience of a liberal arts education in microcosm. This is a wonderful, provocative, engaging, and moving book. It is unlikely to be surpassed.” — Simon Stow, author of Republic of Readers? The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis

Any Known Blood

Any Known Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence Hill
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1554686571
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Contains extra content -- insights, interviews and more! Langston Cane V is thirty-eight, divorced and childless, and has just been fired for sabotaging a government official’s speech. The eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, Langston feels more acutely than ever the burden of his illustrious family name. After a run-in with his father in Oakville, Langston takes off for Baltimore, where he embarks on a remarkable quest to uncover his family’s past—and his own sense of self. At once elegant and sensuous, wry and witty, Any Known Blood slips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario—once a final stop on the Underground Railroad. Rich in historical detail, Any Known Blood is an engrossing tale about one man’s attempt to find himself through unearthing and giving voice to those who came before him.

The Fourth Victim

The Fourth Victim Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beverley Bateman
Editor: Shiba Publishing
ISBN: 0991874889
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Sara’s emotionally abusive husband dies unexpectedly. She’s struggling to reclaim the intelligent, independent person she was before she married. She vows never to let a man take over her life again. Now she’s part of a special team, training to help other women. Mac is has been responsible for training women in special ops techniques so they are prepared when they are challenged to save other women. When he meets Sara sparks fly between them. He wants her to quit the training and let him take care of her. Sara graduates and now she and her team have to save Sara’s daughter from a serial killer. Can Mac step back and trust her in a dangerous situation? Can Sara and Mac resolve their issues, or will they go in opposite directions?

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yuval Taylor
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243923
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A Finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography “A complete pleasure to read.” —Lisa Page, Washington Post Novelist Zora Neale Hurston and poet Langston Hughes, two of America’s greatest writers, first met in New York City in 1925. Drawn to each other, they helped launch a radical journal, Fire!! Later, meeting by accident in Alabama, they became close as they traveled together—Hurston interviewing African Americans for folk stories, Hughes getting his first taste of the deep South. By illuminating their lives, work, competitiveness, and ambitions, Yuval Taylor savvily details how their friendship and literary collaborations dead-ended in acrimonious accusations.

The Gift of a Good Start

The Gift of a Good Start Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Earl Sewell
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460317947
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More Than Words: Bestselling authors and real-life heroines Every year, Harlequin's More Than Words award is given to three real-life heroines, women whose courage and vision have helped change people's lives for the better. Once again, three bestselling Harlequin authors have written stories inspired by these remarkable women. In The Gift of a Good Start, teacher Olivia Harris could lose more than her job when budget cuts threaten to close her school. Olivia's nonprofit group, which helps students in need, is also at risk. Determined to save her charity, Olivia attends an awards banquet, hoping to meet potential donors. Handsome and charismatic Langston Hill supports the Children's Hospital, and at first, Olivia thinks he could be an ally, someone to help her nonprofit reach the next level. But Langston works for the board of education—he's on the committee that's trying to close her school. Olivia cares about Langston, but how can she love a man who might be responsible for shattering her dreams? Look for all three ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: Red at Night by Katie McGarry, You Are Here by Liz Fichera and The Gift of a Good Start by Earl Sewell. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website at www.HarlequinMoreThanWords.com or your favorite ebook retailer to download these free novellas today.

Some Wildflower In My Heart

Some Wildflower In My Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jamie Langston Turner
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441204423
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Margaret Tuttle's story is one of love unsought, for she had been perfectly content with the well-ordered and conveniently predictable life she had arranged for herself.But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch. Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and generous. It is Birdie who manages, through nothing but acts of love, to dredge up Margaret's memories of things better left buried. Then Margaret discovers that Birdie harbors secrets of her own. "This book reminds me of why I love to read."--Michelle Collings, Editor, Doubleday/Crossings Book Club

The Dark Warrior

The Dark Warrior Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joe Evener
Editor: Rogue Phoenix Press
ISBN: 162420645X
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Julie now knows Marcus’s secret. Her personal life is a disaster and Marcus is missing. He needs to confront his past with the fear it might change him for the worst. Can Julie forgive Marcus in time to save him from himself?

The History of Buchanan County, Missouri

The History of Buchanan County, Missouri Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Union Historical Company
Editor: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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Containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., biographical sketches of its citizens, Buchanan County in the late war, general and local statisics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of Missouri, map of Buchanan County, etc.,

Black Male Outsider

Black Male Outsider Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary L. Lemons
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479080
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One man’s account of becoming a feminist professor.

A Fatherless Child

A Fatherless Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tara T. Green
Editor: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826266541
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The impact of absent fathers on sons in the black community has been a subject for cultural critics and sociologists who often deal in anonymous data. Yet many of those sons have themselves addressed the issue in autobiographical works that form the core of African American literature. A Fatherless Child examines the impact of fatherlessness on racial and gender identity formation as seen in black men’s autobiographies and in other constructions of black fatherhood in fiction. Through these works, Tara T. Green investigates what comes of abandonment by a father and loss of a role model by probing a son’s understanding of his father’s struggles to define himself and the role of community in forming the son’s quest for self-definition in his father’s absence. Closely examining four works—Langston Hughes’s The Big Sea, Richard Wright’s Black Boy, Malcolm X’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father—Green portrays the intersecting experiences of generations of black men during the twentieth century both before and after the Civil Rights movement. These four men recall feeling the pressure and responsibility of caring for their mothers, resisting public displays of care, and desiring a loving, noncontentious relationship with their fathers. Feeling vulnerable to forces they may have identified as detrimental to their status as black men, they use autobiography as a tool for healing, a way to confront that vulnerability and to claim a lost power associated with their lost fathers. Through her analysis, Green emphasizes the role of community as a father-substitute in producing successful black men, the impact of fatherlessness on self-perceptions and relationships with women, and black men’s engagement with healing the pain of abandonment. She also looks at why these four men visited Africa to reclaim a cultural history and identity, showing how each developed a clearer understanding of himself as an American man of African descent. A Fatherless Child conveys important lessons relevant to current debates regarding the status of African American families in the twenty-first century. By showing us four black men of different eras, Green asks readers to consider how much any child can heal from fatherlessness to construct a positive self-image—and shows that, contrary to popular perceptions, fatherlessness need not lead to certain failure.

Acrocanthosaurus Inside and Out

Acrocanthosaurus Inside and Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Carpenter
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806156376
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How can paleontologists know what a living dinosaur was like more than a hundred million years ago, particularly when only partial skeletons remain? Focusing on one large carnivorous dinosaur, Acrocanthosaurus (“high-spined lizard”), paleontologist Kenneth Carpenter explains the process, pairing scholarly findings with more than 75 color illustrations to reconstruct “Acro” before readers’ eyes. In Acrocanthosaurus Inside and Out, he offers the most complete portrait possible of this fascinating dinosaur’s appearance, biology, and behavior. Acrocanthosaurus—similar in size to its later cousin Tyrannosaurus rex, but studded with large spines—roamed what is now the south-central United States 110 to 115 million years ago, during the Early Cretaceous. Carpenter worked on the most complete of the Acrocanthosaurus skeletons (nicknamed “Fran”) that has been found. Here he describes the techniques that tell us about Acro’s biological makeup, movements, and habits. Studies of joints reveal the range of possible motion, while bumps, ridges, and scars on the bones show where muscles, ligaments, and tendons attached. CT scans allow us to peer into the braincase, while microscopes afford a cross-sectional view of bones. These findings in turn offer an idea of how Acro stalked and ate its prey. Scientific evidence beyond the fossils provides avenues for further inquiry: What does the sedimentary rock encasing Fran’s bones tell us about Acro’s environment? What does our knowledge of Acro’s distant relatives, such as crocodilians and birds, imply about its heart and other soft tissues? Can our understanding of other animals explain Acro’s huge spines? Carpenter distills all this information into a clear, accessible, engaging account that will appeal to general readers and scholars alike. As the first book-length work on Acrocanthosaurus, this volume introduces a prehistoric giant that once stalked Texas and Oklahoma and offers a rare, firsthand glimpse into the trials and triumphs of paleontology.

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