Third Girl from the Left

Third Girl from the Left
A Book

by Martha Southgate

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2015-02-17
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0544409892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times hailed Martha Southgate’s previous novel, The Fall of Rome, as “powerful,” O, the Oprah Magazine called it “quietly accomplished,” and Essence lauded it as “a bracingly honest look at race, class, and self-acceptance.” With Third Girl from the Left, Southgate brings her acute vision and emotional scope to a larger canvas. This enormously entertaining yet serious novel tells a story of African-American women struggling against all odds to express what lies deepest in their hearts. Like Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay or E. L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, it ranges freely through time, fact, and fiction to weave an enthralling story about history and art and their place in the lives of three women. “My mother believed in the power of movies and the people in them to change a life, to change her life.” So explains Tamara, daughter of Angela, granddaughter of Mildred — the three women whose lives are portrayed in stunning detail in this ambitious novel spanning three generations of one family. Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1970 is not a place a smart black girl wants to linger. For Angela, twenty years old and beautiful, the stifling conformity is unbearable. She heads to Los Angeles just as blaxploitation movies are pouring money into the studios and lands a few bit parts before an unplanned pregnancy derails her plans for stardom. For Mildred, movies have always been a blessed diversion in a life marked by the legacy of the 1921 Tulsa race riots. But after Angela leaves Tulsa following a bitter fight, the distance between them grows into a breach that remains for years. It falls to Tamara, a budding documentarian — raised in LA by Angela as though they have no family, no history — to help mother and grandmother confront all that has been silenced and left unsaid in their lives. A bold, beautifully written, and deeply involving novel, Third Girl from the Left deftly examines the pull of the movies, the power of desire, and the bonds of family in a quintessentially American story.

The third girl from the left

The third girl from the left
A Book

by Dory Previn

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 19??
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Third Girl Detective MEGAPACK®

The Third Girl Detective MEGAPACK®
A Book

by Margaret Sutton,Alice B. Emerson,Roy G. Snell,Helen Wells

  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 1367
  • ISBN : 1479429945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I’m pleased to present our third collection of mystery stories written for girls. This time we include tales by many popular children’s authors of the early to mid 20th century -- more than 1,300 pages of classic kid sleuthing. Included are: THE PHANTOM TREASURE, by Harriet Pyne Grove THE HAUNTED FOUNTAIN, by Margaret Sutton THE YELLOW PHANTOM, by Margaret Sutton RUTH FIELDING AT BRIARWOOD HALL: SOLVING THE CAMPUS MYSTERY, by Alice B. Emerson PENNY ALLEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN TREASURE, by Jean McKechnie THE SILVER RING MYSTERY, by Helen Wells THE SLIPPER POINT MYSTERY, by Augusta Huiell Seaman GYPSY FLIGHT, by Roy G. Snell THE S. P. MYSTERY, by Harriet Pyne Grove If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Black Female Sexualities

Black Female Sexualities
A Book

by Trimiko Melancon,Joanne M. Braxton

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2015-01-26
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0813571758
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Western culture has long regarded black female sexuality with a strange mix of fascination and condemnation, associating it with everything from desirability, hypersexuality, and liberation to vulgarity, recklessness, and disease. Yet even as their bodies and sexualities have been the subject of countless public discourses, black women’s voices have been largely marginalized in these discussions. In this groundbreaking collection, feminist scholars from across the academy come together to correct this omission—illuminating black female sexual desires marked by agency and empowerment, as well as pleasure and pain, to reveal the ways black women regulate their sexual lives. The twelve original essays in Black Female Sexualities reveal the diverse ways black women perceive, experience, and represent sexuality. The contributors highlight the range of tactics that black women use to express their sexual desires and identities. Yet they do not shy away from exploring the complex ways in which black women negotiate the more traumatic aspects of sexuality and grapple with the legacy of negative stereotypes. Black Female Sexualities takes not only an interdisciplinary approach—drawing from critical race theory, sociology, and performance studies—but also an intergenerational one, in conversation with the foremothers of black feminist studies. In addition, it explores a diverse archive of representations, covering everything from blues to hip-hop, from Crash to Precious, from Sister Souljah to Edwidge Danticat. Revealing that black female sexuality is anything but a black-and-white issue, this collection demonstrates how to appreciate a whole spectrum of subjectivities, experiences, and desires.

Dreaming Out Loud

Dreaming Out Loud
African American Novelists at Work

by Horace Porter

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2015-04-15
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1609383354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction. Though many of the writers included here are also accomplished poets, essayists, and playwrights, this collection and the essays it contains remains focused on the novel as a genre and an art form. Some essays explore the challenges of being an African American writer in the United States, broadly addressing aesthetic and racial prejudice in American publishing and literature and its changing face over the decades. Others are more specific and personal, recounting how the authors came to be a reader and writer in a culture that did not always encourage them to do so. Some are more general and focus on practice and craft, while still other essays offer detailed behind-the-scenes accounts of how famous novels, such as Native Son, Invisible Man, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and The Color Purple, came to life. Ranging from the Harlem Renaissance, through the Civil Rights movement, and into the twenty-first century, this anthology explores what it has meant to be an African American novelist over the past hundred years. Found within are essays by twenty-one African American novelists, including Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison, National Book Award-winners Ralph Ellison and Charles Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winners Alice Walker and James Alan McPherson, and well-known canonical writers such as W. E. B. Du Bois, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and Margaret Walker. Dreaming Out Loud seeks to inspire writers and readers alike, while offering a fascinating and important portrait of novelists at work in their own words. CONTRIBUTORS James Baldwin, Arna Bontemps, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Gaines, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, Gayl Jones, Terry McMillan, James Alan McPherson, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Ishmael Reed, Martha Southgate, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, John Edgar Wideman, Richard Wright

Blake's Human Form Divine

Blake's Human Form Divine
A Book

by Anne Kostelanetz Mellor

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1974-01-01
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9780520020658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors
A Book

by Jerry Roberts

  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release : 2009-06-05
  • Pages : 862
  • ISBN : 0810863782
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

The Search for Emma's Story

The Search for Emma's Story
A Model for Humanities Detective Work

by Marian L. Martinello,Ophelia Nielsen Weinheimer

  • Publisher : TCU Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780875650708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coachella

Coachella

by Erica M. Ward

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2015-01-12
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 1467132667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coachella was founded by Jason L. Rector in 1884 under the name of Woodspur. Rector established a wood siding for the railroad company and cleared the mesquite trees in the local area. As the town developed with the guidance and hard work of the early residents, the town elected to change its name to Conchilla in 1901. However, a clerical error would result in the town's name being registered as Coachella. The growth and development of the town would steadily continue while the agricultural industry took advantage of the year-round growing season. The unique development of the date industry in Coachella and the surrounding towns provided a strong economy for local residents. Flourishing in the unforgiving extreme heat of the Coachella Valley remains a testament to the ingenuity of the people of this desert valley.

Argyle

Argyle
A Book

by Lynn Sheffield Simmons

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780738584966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With its large trees and rolling hills, the small town of Argyle is nestled between the Grand Prairie and the Blackland Prairie. In the 1850s, settlers found Argyle's natural resources perfect for growing crops and raising cattle. In 1881, when the Texas and Pacific Railroad built tracks through Denton County, Argyle became a town. Those who led the way to bring modern conveniences and provide protection for the people of Argyle are pointed out in this book, which tracks Argyle's history from a farming community to a modern town. Through the years, Argyle's citizens have worked together to benefit the community through local charitable organizations that include the Argyle Food Pantry, the Argyle Seniors' Activities Center, the Communities Civic League, Inc., and the Argyle Education Foundation.

Pippi Langkous

Pippi Langkous
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9789021602226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Al ziet ze er mal uit met haar stijve vlechtjes, de vreemde jurken en de veel te grote schoenen, voor de buurkinderen is Pippi de sterkste, de stoutste maar ook de gezelligste kameraad.

The Glamour Girls

The Glamour Girls
A Book

by James Robert Parish,Don E. Stanke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eros and Greek Athletics

Eros and Greek Athletics
A Book

by Thomas F. Scanlon

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2002-02-07
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780195348767
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ancient Greek athletics offer us a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture, some of which have distinct parallels with modern sports and their place in our society. Ancient athletics were closely connected with religion, the formation of young men and women in their gender roles, and the construction of sexuality. Eros was, from one perspective, a major god of the gymnasium where homoerotic liaisons reinforced the traditional hierarchies of Greek culture. But Eros in the athletic sphere was also a symbol of life-affirming friendship and even of political freedom in the face of tyranny. Greek athletic culture was not so much a field of dreams as a field of desire, where fervent competition for honor was balanced by cooperation for common social goals. Eros and Greek Athletics is the first in-depth study of Greek body culture as manifest in its athletics, sexuality, and gender formation. In this comprehensive overview, Thomas F. Scanlon explores when and how athletics was linked with religion, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer until the Roman period. Scanlon shows that males and females made different uses of the same contests, that pederasty and athletic nudity were fostered by an athletic revolution beginning in the late seventh century B.C., and that public athletic festivals may be seen as quasi-dramatic performances of the human tension between desire and death. Accessibly written and full of insights that will challenge long-held assumptions about ancient sport, Eros and Greek Athletics will appeal to readers interested in ancient and modern sports, religion, sexuality, and gender studies.

Summer Beach Reads Ebook Collection

Summer Beach Reads Ebook Collection
Includes Halflings, Doon, and Summer by Summer

by Various Authors,

  • Publisher : Blink
  • Release : 2016-05-03
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN : 0310752167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heat up your summer with three romantic yet clean reads you can take anywhere—be it the beach, vacation, a day relaxing in the sun, or your favorite chair for a moment of downtime. In Halflings, book one of the Halflings series, after being repeatedly attacked by an evil force, seventeen-year-old Nikki finds herself under the watchful guardianship of Mace, Raven, and Vine, three mysterious young men who call themselves halflings. The three boys vow to Nikki safe while hiding their deepest secret—and the wings that come with. But a growing attraction between Nikki and two of her protectors presents a whole other danger. As the mysteries behind the boys’ powers, as well as her role in a scientist’s dark plan, unfold, Nikki is faced with choices that may affect the earthly and heavenly worlds. In Summer by Summer, Summer took a nanny job in Belize as a fresh start before college, but things take a turn when she finds herself trapped on an island with Bray, a boy she can’t stand. But as their time on the island wears on, the issues that kept them at odds begin to drop away, and both Bray and Summer discover that each may be able to provide the healing they’ve been searching for. And in Doon, book one of the Doon series, Veronica keeps seeing visions of an attractive kilted stranger. When she and her best friend, Kenna, find themselves in Scotland for a summer, what appeared to be a sign she was going crazy becomes an adventure when Veronica and Kenna are zapped across the Alloway Bridge and into a world that appears to be a real-life fairy tale. Veronica soon comes face to face with the boy from her dreams, but the kingdom of Doon holds a dark underbelly that may prevent Veronica’s happily ever after before it can even begin.

The Volunteers

The Volunteers
A Book

by Raymond Williams

  • Publisher : Parthian Books
  • Release : 2011-10-01
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1908069236
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A worker is killed in the striking coalfields of south Wales. Some months later a government minister suspected of being connected with the death is shot. Lewis Redfern, once a radical, now a political analyst and journalist, pursues the killer, a lonely hunt that leads him through a maze of government leaks and international politics to a secret organization: a source of insurrection far more powerful than anyone could have suspected. A compelling thriller, The Volunteers is also an engrossing reminder of the conflict between moral choice and political loyalty for through his obsessive pursuit of justice, Redfern finally encounters the truth about himself.

The Child at School

The Child at School
Interactions with peers and teachers, 2nd Edition

by Peter Blatchford,Anthony D. Pellegrini,Ed Baines

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-07-16
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1317538471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the nature of children’s social life in school? How do their relationships and interactions with peers, teachers and other school staff influence their development and experience of school? This book, written by leading researchers in educational and developmental psychology, provides answers to these questions by offering an integrated perspective on children’s social interactions and relationships with their peers and teachers in school. Peer interactions in school have tended to be underestimated by educationalists, and this book redresses the balance by giving them equal weight to teacher–child interactions. In this second edition, the authors extensively revise the text on the basis of many years of research and teaching experience. They highlight common misconceptions about children, their social lives, and school achievement which have often resulted in ineffective school policy. The book includes a number of important topics, including: The significance of peer-friendships at school The nature and importance of play and break-times Aggression and bullying at school Peer relations and learning at school The classroom environment and teacher-pupil interaction The influence of gender in how children learn at school. Advantages and disadvantages of different methodological approaches for studying children in school settings Policy implications of current research findings. The Child at School will be essential reading for all students of child development and educational psychology. It will also be an invaluable source for both trainee and practicing teachers and teaching assistants, as well as clinical psychologists and policy makers in this area.

Plays

Plays
A Book

by Georg Kaiser

  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 0714547727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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David and Goliath is set in Denmark and deals with the power of money over men. The President, set in France, is ironical in tone and revolves around a lottery and, once again, the power of money. The Flight to Venice was written at the height of the Expressionist movement in 1922, and is one of the principal plays of the period. One Day in October is highly complex, using nineteenth-century French literary personalities to make points about literary creation and the relationship between art and life. The final play, The Raft of the Medusa, takes its title from Gericault's painting, and concerns the regeneration of man overlaid with the pessimism of the European struggle.

Judy Gray

Judy Gray
A Book

by Julianne Homokay

  • Publisher : Original Works Publishing
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 1934962139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Judy wants to fly. Judy has wanted to fly as long as she can remember. So, as a vengeful response to her well-meaning yet domineering father, Judy steals his golf clubs and builds her dream wings out of them. Adolescence soon interferes with her goal. Egged on by her Girls in Gray, the relentless inner voices that seek to drive teen-aged girls to destruction, Judy loses sight of herself and lets her attraction to her feather pusher, Birdman, lead her into addiction and promiscuity. In this sense, quirky Judy, with her thick glasses and command of geometry theorems, becomes an Everygirl who must figure out how to grow up in a household that refuses to allow her room to grow."--P. [4] of cover.

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas
A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

Claire L’Heureux-Dubé
A Life

by Constance Backhouse

  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release : 2017-11-06
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0774836350
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Both lionized and vilified, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé has shaped the Canadian legal landscape – and in particular its highest court. Only the second woman on the Supreme Court of Canada, L’Heureux-Dubé anchored her approach to cases in their social, economic, and political context. This compelling biography takes a similar tack, tracing the experience of a francophone woman within the male-dominated Quebec legal profession – and within the primarily anglophone world of the Supreme Court. In the process, Constance Backhouse enhances our understanding of the Canadian judiciary, the creation of law, the Quebec socio-legal environment, and the nation’s top court.