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Concrete Rose

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-01-12
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062846754

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International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Concrete Rose

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0063046784

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Barsk bog om livet i Garden Heights, hvor bandekriminalitet, skyderier og handel med stoffer er hverdag. Historien er forhistorie til "The hate u give" af samme forfatter. Hovedpersonen denne gang er Starrs far, Maverick. Bogen henvender sig til unge fra 14 år, og voksne kan også sagtens læse den

Concrete Rose

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021
Category : African Americans
ISBN : 1529501199

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Book Concrete Rose Description/Summary:

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Unti Teen Novel - DB

Author : Angie Thomas,TBD
Publisher : Balzer & Bray
Release : 2021-01-12
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 006284671X

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Book Unti Teen Novel - DB Description/Summary:

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

The Hate U Give

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-08
Category : Police shootings
ISBN : 1406387932

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Book The Hate U Give Description/Summary:

Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Author : Tupac Shakur
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-02-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780671028459

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Book The Rose that Grew from Concrete Description/Summary:

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

Angie Thomas 2-Book Collection

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-03-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062914828

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Book Angie Thomas 2-Book Collection Description/Summary:

Discover the critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling The Hate U Give and the highly anticipated On the Come Up from Angie Thomas in this two-book collection. FIND YOUR VOICE. MAKE SOME NOISE. The Hate U Give William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Michael L. Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important."—Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. On the Come Up Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral…for all the wrong reasons.

These Unlucky Stars

Author : Gillian McDunn
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2021-03-02
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781547605392

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Book These Unlucky Stars Description/Summary:

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a sweet and heartfelt story of a girl's unexpected friendship that changes her forever, perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organized--they just don't understand the way she thinks, in lines and color. Everywhere she turns, she feels like an outsider, even at school, so she's been reluctant to get close to anyone. When a "Ding-Dong-Ditch" attempt goes wrong, Annie finds herself stuck making amends with Gloria, the eccentric elderly lady she disturbed. As she begins to connect with Gloria and her weird little dog, it becomes clear that Gloria won't be able to live on her own for much longer. But it's this brief and important friendship that gives Annie the confidence to let people in, and see how rich life can be when you decide to make your own luck and chart your own path to happiness. In this heartwarming novel, acclaimed author Gillian McDunn shows us that even the most unexpected friendship has the power to change us forever. Acclaim for Caterpillar Summer An Indies Introduce Pick A Texas Bluebonnet Selection A Parents Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year An Amazon Best Book of the Year

Concrete Rose

Author : Lisa Buford
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-08-03
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0692493980

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Book Concrete Rose Description/Summary:

Lisa B grew up a good girl from West Los Angeles, but when the dope game hit L.A. in the '80s . . . that good girl went bad. From dropping out of school at 16, to dating one hustla after the next, she quickly got caught up in the fast lane. Life would soon show her about the consequences of the dope game. From one nightmare experience to the next, Lisa B kept getting deeper and deeper into the game, eventually landing her married to someone tied into one of the biggest dope cases ever-BMF. Her life seemed to be a never-ending battle, but her hustle and determination would be the outlet she needed. The story of how a chick, against all odds, succeeded in Hollywood as one of the most sought after celebrity barbers . . . How she went from the hood barbershop to running the hair departments on some of your favorite television shows . . . and how all that landed her on television as the breakout star of WE TV's L.A. Hair. From the hood to Hollywood, the life story of the chick that won against all the odds . . . Lisa B!

On the Come Up

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2019-02-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062498571

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#1 New York Times bestseller · Seven starred reviews · Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book “For all the struggle in this book, Thomas rarely misses a step as a writer. Thomas continues to hold up that mirror with grace and confidence. We are lucky to have her, and lucky to know a girl like Bri.”—The New York Times Book Review This digital edition contains a letter from the author, deleted scenes, a picture of the author as a teen rapper, an annotated playlist, Angie’s top 5 MCs, an annotated rap, illustrated quotes from the book, and an excerpt from Angie’s next novel, Concrete Rose. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons. Bri soon finds herself at the center of a controversy, portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. But with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri doesn’t just want to make it—she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be. Insightful, unflinching, and full of heart, On the Come Up is an ode to hip hop from one of the most influential literary voices of a generation. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.

Hope Nation

Author : Rose Brock
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2019-02-26
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781524741853

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Book Hope Nation Description/Summary:

Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal nonfiction collection of essays, poems, and letters, each a firsthand account that ultimately strives to inspire hope.

Tuesday Nights in 1980

Author : Molly Prentiss
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-04-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781501121043

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Book Tuesday Nights in 1980 Description/Summary:

“In one sentence, Ms. Prentiss captures a sense of intoxication and possibility that six seasons of voice-overs from Sarah Jessica Parker never could…Ms. Prentiss concludes her novel on a note that’s both ethereal and brutally realistic. She cauterizes wounds, but they’re still visible and bare. But for her characters—for this promising author—it’s enough.” —The New York Times “An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale…As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love.” —Booklist (starred review) An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman as they find their way—and ultimately collide—amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, not-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for The New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason—a small town beauty and Raul’s muse—and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires, that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they’ve lost. As inventive as Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings, Tuesday Nights in 1980 boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended, and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself. In risk-taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful, Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty, community, creation, and love in an ever-changing urban landscape.

Find Your Voice: a Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth

Author : Angie Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1406397105

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Book Find Your Voice: a Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth Description/Summary:

Write fearlessly. Write what is true and real to you.Bestselling, award-winning author Angie Thomas brings her talents to this essential creative writing journal. From initial idea to finished draft, Angie shares her thoughts, advice and best practices on developing a true-to-you writing project.Packed full of step-by-step tips, writing prompts and exercises for:· Discovering story ideas · Creating memorable characters · Realizing your setting · Shaping your story · Getting feedback from others · And more!With 24 illustrated inspirational quotes from Angie's acclaimed novels The Hate U Give and On the Come Up, and plenty of blank pages for your own words, Find Your Voice will ignite your creativity and help you bring your own unique stories to life. A must-have for aspiring writers and Angie fans.

Roses in Concrete

Author : André V. Chapman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-02-04
Category : Foster children
ISBN : 0996686908

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Book Roses in Concrete Description/Summary:

Andre Chapman founder Unity Care shares this remarkable story of courage, faith, and vision. You will be challenged by his innovative ideas for transforming our broken educational and foster-care systems. You will be inspired by his devotion to bringing hope to the hopeless while growing "roses in concrete."

The Magicians Trilogy

Author : Lev Grossman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-06-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101664902

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Book The Magicians Trilogy Description/Summary:

The entire #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, including The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land, now available in one ebook bundle The Magicians Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams may have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined . . . The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination. The Magician King Quentin Coldwater should be happy. He escaped a miserable Brooklyn childhood, matriculated at a secret college for magic, and graduated to discover that Fillory—a fictional utopia—was actually real. But even as a Fillorian king, Quentin finds little peace. His old restlessness returns, and he longs for the thrills a heroic quest can bring. Accompanied by his oldest friend, Julia, Quentin sets off—only to somehow wind up back in the real-world and not in Fillory, as they’d hoped. As the pair struggle to find their way back to their lost kingdom, Quentin is forced to rely on Julia’s illicitly learned sorcery as they face a sinister threat in a world very far from the beloved fantasy novels of their youth. The Magician's Land Quentin Coldwater has lost everything. He has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical world of his childhood dreams that he once ruled. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Meanwhile, the magical barriers that keep Fillory safe are failing, and barbarians from the north have invaded. Eliot and Janet, the rulers of Fillory, embark on a final quest to save their beloved world, only to discover a situation far more complex—and far more dire—than anyone had envisioned. Along with Plum, a brilliant young magician with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. His new life takes him back to old haunts, like Antarctica and the Neitherlands, and old friends he thought were lost forever. The Magician’s Land is an intricate and fantastical thriller, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy.

The Siren

Author : Kiera Cass
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-01-26
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062392015

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Book The Siren Description/Summary:

#1 New York Times bestseller From Kiera Cass, author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance. Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who's everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can't bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart? The Siren was previously self-published; this edition has been completely rewritten and redesigned.

Loveboat, Taipei

Author : Abigail Hing Wen
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-01-07
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062957290

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Book Loveboat, Taipei Description/Summary:

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, and praised as “an intense rush of rebellion and romance” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp. “Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.” And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, and the nightlife runs nonstop. But not every student is quite what they seem: Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passion for dance. Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Ever’s existence whose perfection hides a secret. Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye. And under sexy Xavier Yeh’s shell is buried a shameful truth he’ll never admit. When these students’ lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget. “A unique story from an exciting and authentic new voice.” —Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes “Equal parts surprising, original, and intelligent. An intense rush of rebellion and romance.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval “Fresh as a first kiss.” —Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon "Fresh, fun, heartfelt, and totally addictive, a story about finding your place—and your people—where you least expected." —Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Conviction

Happily Ever Afters

Author : Elise Bryant
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-01-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780062982858

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Book Happily Ever Afters Description/Summary:

Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K. Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances. Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. She’s rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place she’s a true leading lady is in her own writing—in the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader. When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, she’s excited to finally let her stories shine. But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just...gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. And she’s ready with a list of romance novel-inspired steps to a happily ever after. Nico, the brooding artist who looks like he walked out of one of Tessa’s stories, is cast as the perfect Prince Charming. But as Tessa checks each item off Caroline’s list, she gets further and further away from herself. She risks losing everything she cares about—including the surprising bond she develops with sweet Sam, who lives across the street. She’s well on her way to having her own real-life love story, but is it the one she wants, after all?

The Concrete Rose Experience

Author : A. C. Skipper
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-01-20
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1791963587

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Book The Concrete Rose Experience Description/Summary:

Can love and beauty grow out of rough hard places? For the purposes of this journey, "Concrete" represents an environment, experience, circumstance or situation that appears to be impossible to make it out of or grow from. It is the life you experience where you feel that you get no love, where life seems to be the same experience happening over and over again. You feel like you're being judged, no one understands, that no one is listening. You can choose to live under it and become a martyr to your circumstances, or take the step to transform, heal and grow through its cracks. I am referring to the concrete of your painful experiences. I am living proof that no matter how bad or adverse the conditions, recognizing the defeating patterns and what can be done to stop the madness can produce the beauty that is within you.

Seven Day Theory

Author : Vincent Hill
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-12-15
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1533453535

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Book Seven Day Theory Description/Summary:

Seven-Day Theory is a manual of motivation, dedicated to those that want to break free from whatever shackles they may be chained to. We all come from fears and doubts, which is why this book was written. It serves as an alarm clock to challenge the new you to stay driven on this path of self-manifestation. It confronts the theory that it takes 21 days to break a habit while forcing readers to commit to their higher being. With Every story of Strength and Revival that Hill tells, the reader is dared to embrace their best selves. In this book the journey is taken one day at a time. It's quick, practical and comes with space for you to digest your daily gains with a journal section after everyday. Needless to say this is the best book to leave and deviate from old habits with.