A Most Beautiful Thing

A Most Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2020-06-30
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781250754752
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Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-Black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by drug addicts he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.

The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 9781728404806
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A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 70 page
  • ISBN: 0822217171
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THE STORY: Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financi

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2011-08-04
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780857861726
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Meet Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken. With her sharp wit and stubborn optimism, she is the best paid bar dancer on Bombay's notorious Mira Road. Leela has a 'husband' (who is already married), a few lovers whose names she can't remember, an insufferable mother camping out in her flat and an adored best friend, Priya - the most beautiful woman she has ever seen. But when the dance bars are banned, Leela's proud independence faces its greatest test. In a city where everyone is certain that someone, somewhere, is worse off than them, Leela fights to survive - and win.

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2009-02-15
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 214 page
  • ISBN: 9781847882639
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Industrial / commercial art & design.

What s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses

What s the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses


  • Release: 1998
  • Publisher: Children's Book Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 0892391855
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For use in schools and libraries only. On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2011-08-03
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 308 page
  • ISBN: 9781459624894
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When Sonia Faleiro set out to report on Bombay's bar dancers, she thought she knew what she would find: downtrodden, voiceless women, the helpless victims of predictable poverty. Instead she meets Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken, Leela has been dancing in Bombay's bars since she was thirteen. With her sharp wit and stubborn optimism, she is the best - paid dancer in a bar on the notorious Mira Road. Leela has a 'husband' (who is already married), a few lovers whose names she can't remember, an insufferable mother camping out in her flat, and an adored best friend, Priya - the most beautiful woman she has ever seen. Beautiful Thing is the vivid, intimate portrait of a young woman fleeing abuse and poverty to build a life on her own terms, in a city equally bent on reinventing itself.

Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things


  • Release: 2015-10-01
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 1782398171
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Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the international bestselling memoir, Wild.

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing


  • Release: 2018-08-04
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781326422516
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Born different, a little caterpillar with the kind heart and wide open eyes not only embraces his oddity but chooses to go against the preconceived and accepted in spite all and whatever it takes. Possessing his own curious mind, he defines true beauty, guided by that same kind heart and those avid eyes of his.