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Bad Boys

Author : Ann Arnett Ferguson
ISBN : 9780472026623
Genre : Social Science
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Statistics show that black males are disproportionately getting in trouble and being suspended from the nation's school systems. Based on three years of participant observation research at an elementary school, Bad Boys offers a richly textured account of daily interactions between teachers and students to understand this serious problem. Ann Arnett Ferguson demonstrates how a group of eleven- and twelve-year-old males are identified by school personnel as "bound for jail" and how the youth construct a sense of self under such adverse circumstances. The author focuses on the perspective and voices of pre-adolescent African American boys. How does it feel to be labeled "unsalvageable" by your teacher? How does one endure school when the educators predict one's future as "a jail cell with your name on it?" Through interviews and participation with these youth in classrooms, playgrounds, movie theaters, and video arcades, the author explores what "getting into trouble" means for the boys themselves. She argues that rather than simply internalizing these labels, the boys look critically at schooling as they dispute and evaluate the meaning and motivation behind the labels that have been attached to them. Supplementing the perspectives of the boys with interviews with teachers, principals, truant officers, and relatives of the students, the author constructs a disturbing picture of how educators' beliefs in a "natural difference" of black children and the "criminal inclination" of black males shapes decisions that disproportionately single out black males as being "at risk" for failure and punishment. Bad Boys is a powerful challenge to prevailing views on the problem of black males in our schools today. It will be of interest to educators, parents, and youth, and to all professionals and students in the fields of African-American studies, childhood studies, gender studies, juvenile studies, social work, and sociology, as well as anyone who is concerned about the way our schools are shaping the next generation of African American boys. Anne Arnett Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies and Women's Studies, Smith College.
Category: Social Science

Bad Boys Do

Author : Victoria Dahl
ISBN : 9781459296589
Genre : Fiction
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A taboo affair with a younger man comes with its own set of perks—and complications—in this fan-favorite story from USA TODAY bestselling author Victoria Dahl… Olivia Bishop is no fun. That's what her ex-husband said. And that's what her smart bob and glasses imply. So with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She's going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away on some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble—in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan—may be too tempting to avoid. Jamie Donovan doesn't mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. Now it's time to grow up. He's even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong? Book 2 of Donovan Brothers. A sexy contemporary romance.
Category: Fiction

Bad Boy

Author : Walter Dean Myers
ISBN : 9780061974939
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer. But while growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came to realize fully the class and racial struggles that surrounded him. He began to doubt himself and the values that he had always relied on, attending high school less and less, turning to the streets and to his books for comfort. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Beautiful Disaster

Author : Jamie McGuire
ISBN : 9781476712055
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy. The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
Category: Fiction

Bad Boys

Author : Isiah Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015071259983
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The NBA All-Star and captain of the Detroit Pistons gives an inside account of one of the winningest seasons in Piston history. 60 photos. Available immediately.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Navy Seal Bad Boy

Author : Eddie Cleveland
ISBN : 1542532167
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I fought to become a SEAL. I fought to protect America. Hell, I fight my demons everyday. But now I'm facing the biggest battle of all - the fight to save Holly. Jake They pinned a medal on my chest and called me a hero. Too bad they didn't let the demons that haunt me know. Now, I've been shipped off to rehab, the Navy SEALs have given me a chance to start over. It was the last place I thought I'd find the woman of my dreams. It was the last place I'd ever even look. But from the second I lock onto her innocent blue eyes I know she needs me, and I know I can't live without her. I defended my country, and now I'll put my life on the line to defend her. Holly I've spent my entire life on the run. When my twin sister died and everyone blamed me, I ran to Miami and fell into the lap of the biggest drug smuggler on the Eastern Seaboard. I learned the hard way that he was no knight in shining armor. I still have the scars and bruises he laid on my body to prove it. I finally found the strength to leave him. To get help. And I ran again. Now, I'm at rehab. I met Jake, a man who makes the world and all of my troubles slide away with a simple smile. He says he can save me. He says he will die to do it. Running is all I've ever known how to do. Now, I want to run one more time. Right into Jake's strong arms.
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Bad Boys

Author : Karen Burroughs Hannsberry
ISBN : 1476604835
Genre : Performing Arts
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The film noir male is an infinitely watchable being, exhibiting a wide range of emotions, behaviors, and motivations. Some of the characters from the film noir era are extremely violent, such as Neville Brand's Chester in D.O.A. (1950), whose sole pleasure in life seems to come from inflicting pain on others. Other noirs feature flawed authority figures, such as Kirk Douglas's Jim McLeod in Detective Story (1951), controlled by a rigid moral code that costs him his marriage and ultimately his life. Others present ruthless crime bosses, hapless males whose lives are turned upside down because of their ceaseless longing for a woman, and even courageous men on the right side of the law. The private and public lives of over ninety actors who starred in the films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s are presented here. Some of the actors, such as Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray, Jack Palance and Mickey Rooney, enjoyed great renown, while others, like Gene Lockhart, Moroni Olsen and Harold Vermilyea, were less familiar, particularly to modern audiences. An appendix focuses on the actors who were least known but frequently seen in minor roles.
Category: Performing Arts

Bad Boys

Author : Carole Lieberman
ISBN : PSU:000032465037
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Describing the different styles of rogues to whom women often find themselves attracted, a guide helps women understand why they end up in bad relationships, how to evaluate whether a man is reformable, and how to avoid unhealthy relationships. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Family & Relationships

Bad Boys Of The Book Of Mormon

Author : David Powell
ISBN : 9781594335587
Genre : Religion
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David Powell, through impeccable research and creativity, waves a tapestry of temptation using the bad guys in the Book of Mormon. Political unrest, government corruption, assassinations, bloody wars, moral decay, pride, greed, and unspeakable evil, all are revealed within, showing clearly how the Book of Mormon is indeed a work for us in the latter days. David makes it possible for anyone to understand what is in store for those who decide or allow themselves to be a bad boy (or girl) in these times. Bad Boys of the Book of Mormon is a must for Seminary students and teachers, Institute students and teachers, Sunday School students and teachers, and anyone else who is seeking truth. Choose ye this day whom ye will serve." (Alma 30:8) This book makes clear, with great originality and ingenuity, what happens to those who choose evil. You will find it interesting, informative and intriguing. "
Category: Religion

I Brake For Bad Boys

Author : Lori Foster
ISBN : 9780758258564
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Presents three short novels in which Erica Lee looks for a sex slave and finds a man with fantasies of his own, Jill Richardson is tempted by colleague Eric Wilde, and Tess Langley gets an offer from playboy Jonah Markham.
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