Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands


  • Release: 2007-12-18
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 0307418197
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Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage. To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely when the nightmare began. For me, it was the morning Daddy and Luther discovered Marvin, beaten, shot, and dying, in the Klan’s stomping grounds off Round Lake Road. My brother Ren disagrees. He points to the small cluster of scars that begin just outside his left eye and trail horizontally across his temple to the top of his ear. Ren claims it started when the men in white robes took the unprecedented step of shooting at two white children. Others say it was when Mr. Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP and Mr. Hoover’s FBI came to town. Mother and Daddy shake their heads. In their minds, the real beginning was much earlier....

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780553381030
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In 1951, the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and the NAACP joins in the efforts to uncover the killers.

True Fires

True Fires


  • Release: 2004
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780553381047
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When Sheriff Kyle DeLuth removes two youngsters from school because of the color of their skin, his cruel actions ignite a storm of protest among the women of the peaceful town of Lake Esther, Florida, that will change the town and all of their lives forever, in a story of racial segregation inspired by actual events. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.

A Place We Knew Well

A Place We Knew Well


  • Release: 2015
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780804176545
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In the midst of the Cuban Missle Crisis, Wes and Sarah Avery and their seventeen-year-old daughter, Charlotte, try to keep their lives as normal as possible, but a long-buried secret threatens their family's security.

Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone


  • Release: 2019-09-17
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780525535294
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR "A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic "An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison." – People "In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss….With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen — even further into the ranks of great literature." – NPR "This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters." –Tayari Jones, bestselling author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, in O Magazine An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they

Iqbal

Iqbal


  • Release: 2010-05-11
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 1439106789
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When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

The Book of Small

The Book of Small


  • Release: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 264 page
  • ISBN: 1926706056
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The legendary Emily Carr was primarily a painter, but she first gained recognition as an author. She wrote seven popular, critically acclaimed books about her journeys to remote Native communities and about her life as an artist—as well as her life as a small child in Victoria at the turn of the last century. The Book of Small is a collection of 36 short stories about a childhood in a town that still had vestiges of its pioneer past. With an uncanny skill at bringing people to life, Emily Carr tells stories about her family, neighbours, friends and strangers—who run the gamut from genteel people in high society to disreputable frequenters of saloons—as well as an array of beloved pets. All are observed through the sharp eyes and ears of a young, ever-curious and irrepressible girl, and Carr’s writing is a disarming combination of charm and devastating frankness. Carr’s writing is vital and direct, aware and poignant, and as well regarded today as when she was first published to both critical and popular acclaim. The Book of Small has been in print ever since its publication in 1942, and, like Klee Wyck, has been read and loved by a couple of generations.