Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Black Harvard Doctorate in Poetics launches poetry that explores modern blackness. Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward. - Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award - Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards - 2017 'One Book One New Orleans' Book Selection

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2017-01-06
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781938912665


Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

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Author : Clint Smith
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-15
Total Pages : 90 Pages
ISBN : 193891211X


Counting Descent

Counting Descent

Clint Smith s debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward."

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher :
Release : 2016-09-15
Total Pages : 84 Pages
ISBN : 1938912659


How The Word Is Passed

How The Word Is Passed

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the Stowe Prize Winner of 2022 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism PEN America 2022 John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist A New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021 A Time 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021 Named a Best Book of 2021 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, Smithsonian, Esquire, Entropy, The Christian Science Monitor, WBEZ's Nerdette Podcast, TeenVogue, GoodReads, SheReads, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Fathom Magazine, the New York Public Library, and the Chicago Public Library One of GQ’s 50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century Longlisted for the National Book Award Los Angeles Times, Best Nonfiction Gift One of President Obama's Favorite Books of 2021 This compelling #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives. Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation's collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving more than four hundred people. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola, a former plantation-turned-maximum-security prison in Louisiana that is filled with Black men who work across the 18,000-acre land for virtually no pay. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country's most essential stories are hidden in plain view—whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods like downtown Manhattan, where the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women, and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought to life by the story of people living today, Smith's debut work of nonfiction is a landmark of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

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Genre : History
Author : Clint Smith
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2021-06-01
Total Pages : 292 Pages
ISBN : 9780316492911


The Black Friend On Being A Better White Person

The Black Friend On Being A Better White Person

Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice. “We don’t see color.” “I didn’t know Black people liked Star Wars!” “What hood are you from?” For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a largely white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to those white people who didn’t see the negative impact they were having. Speaking directly to the reader, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the author’s past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, “reverse racism” to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former “token Black kid” who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. Backmatter includes an encyclopedia of racism, providing details on relevant historical events, terminology, and more.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Frederick Joseph
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2020-12-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781536218220


Beastgirl And Other Origin Myths

Beastgirl And Other Origin Myths

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Author : Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher : Vinyl Poetry 45's
Release : 2016-10-15
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1936919451


Book Love

Book Love

Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.

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Genre : Education
Author : Penny Kittle
Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
Release : 2012-10-26
Total Pages : 174 Pages
ISBN : 0325042950


The Native Tribes Of Central Australia

The Native Tribes Of Central Australia

This book contains sensitive material. It is not available for viewing without prior permission of the current head of the Indigenous Cultures Department.

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Genre : Aboriginal Australians
Author : Baldwin Spencer
Publisher : London, Macmillan
Release : 1899
Total Pages : 776 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015027239576


Somebody Give This Heart A Pen

Somebody Give This Heart A Pen

In a powerful debut, rising star Sophia Thakur brings her spoken word performance to the page. Be with yourself for a moment. Be yourself for a moment. Airplane mode everything but yourself for a moment. From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a stirring collection of coming-of-age poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss, and joy. From youth to school to family life to falling in love and falling back out again—the poems draw on the author’s experience as a young mixed-race woman trying to make sense of a lonely and complicated world. With a strong narrative voice and emotional empathy, this is poetry that will resonate with all young people, whatever their background and whatever their dreams.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Sophia Thakur
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2020-09-08
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781536216165


Totemism Reprinted From The First Edition Edinburgh 1887 The Origin Of Totemism Reprinted From The Fortnightly Review April And May 1899 The Beginnings Of Religion And Totemism Among The Australian Aborigines Reprinted From The Fortnightly Review July And September 1905 An Ethnographical Survey Of Totemism

Totemism Reprinted From The First Edition Edinburgh 1887 The Origin Of Totemism Reprinted From The Fortnightly Review April And May 1899 The Beginnings Of Religion And Totemism Among The Australian Aborigines Reprinted From The Fortnightly Review July And September 1905 An Ethnographical Survey Of Totemism

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Genre : Endogamy and exogamy
Author : Sir James George Frazer
Publisher :
Release : 1910
Total Pages : 612 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:B3447760