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All Voices In Stories Of Struggle Sacrifice And Strength

Author : The Metropolitan Soundview High School Creative Writing Class
ISBN : 9781304833747
Genre : Education
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The students who authored the memoirs in All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Strength were members of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing class at the Metropolitan Soundview High School. For this project, students were asked to create honest and personal narratives about a moment in their lives that resonates with them. The result of this task is a powerful collection of stories that articulate both the challenges and victories that many young people face. While many of the authors featured in this collection have suffered hardship, what shines through is their tremendous strength and spirit. This collection will provide new insight into the lives of teenagers and will help illuminate what it means to be a young person living in the South Bronx.
Category: Education

When Morning Comes Moments Of Struggle Strength And Salvation

Author : Steve Gallon, III
ISBN : 9781598582666
Genre : Fiction
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"A knockout. A compelling, heartwrenching story of love and leadership--heart and hope." -M.E. Dozier, Teacher/Coach Brevard County Public Schools When Morning Comes is an urban educational tale based upon the personal and professional experiences of Darryl Gilliam. A compelling, inspiring, and sometimes troubling account of Gilliam's experiences as a principal of an inner city high school - Westside Senior High, and as a boy growing up in Freedom First, the story takes place in the heart of one of the nation's most impoverished, socially fragmented, and potentially violent communities. For Gilliam and many young Black males growing up in Freedom First, life was more likely to get worse before it got better as many avoided spiraling into an existence that hovered somewhere above prison, at best, and death on the mean streets, at worst. Between it all, education-along with God's grace and mercy-often proved to be the deciding factor. Freedom First is a community where people live and struggle with poverty and incessant danger created by street gangs and hustlers, prostitution, drug lords, drive-by shootings, murders, and suicides. Yet, it is a place in which a spirit of hope can enable its residents to rise above the countless ills and vices that threaten to undermine education and destroy an entire generation of poor and minority youth. Armed with his experiences growing up in the same community, Gilliam is now charged with leading and inspiring a new generation of young people as the principal of the community's flagship high school-recognized as its last beacon of hope. When Morning Comes shares Gilliam's professional story and personal reflections on growing up in which a person's life eventually amounts to the choices they make. Having traveled a difficult and steep road full of tribulations-toward transformation and triumphs-Gallon, through the life of Gilliam, provides a reflective and powerful commentary on the current state of education in urban America. He also encourages educators to teach and inspire a new generation of youth about the possibilities of life and how to embrace an education and maintain faith in God and in themselves-an embrace that ultimately began his own journey toward redemption and salvation. Gallon boldly tackles the challenges confronting urban education, as well as the myriad of social injustices of people who live daily on the margins of society including politics, poverty, and racism. Despite these challenges, the story provides many uplifting experiences and moments of sheer joy, optimism, and triumphs, and promotes education and community as the building blocks toward one's dreams and life's work. When Morning Comes is inspirational, powerful, and riveting all the way through. As a journey of truth, though entertaining, it is not an easy ride. Gallon, in a creative, intelligent, and gritty manner, provides an intricate look at a place that very few choose to go, and a discussion on issues that even fewer care to know or talk about. He also takes you deep inside the heart, mind, and realities of an urban school principal, as well as that of a man grappling with his own journey toward redemption and the dynamics surrounding the senseless and violent loss of life of many of his childhood friends. Gilliam's personal struggle and reflection occurs while serving witness to similar loss of lives among his students-which are too many to name-in the same community nearly two decades later. When Morning Comes provides a much needed epiphany-one that is wrought with lessons on life and leadership, but most important, on the struggle, strength, and salvation existing in urban America.
Category: Fiction

Women Of The Catskills

Author : Richard Heppner
ISBN : 9781625841322
Genre : History
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Hailing from the home of industrious, strong and creative individuals, the women of the Catskills have embodied this rugged spirit best. Though often overlooked in Catskill Mountain history, their stories are inspiring, like that of Candace Wheeler, who used her rural upbringing to achieve personal success and improve life for others. They are personal, such as Lucy Lobdell's story. A century ahead of her time, she challenged conventional thoughts on equality and lifestyle. Most of all, they reflect the spirit of their surroundings, as independent women like Marion Bullard challenged the status quo to build a better community. Overcoming the physical challenges of mountain life and the societal obstacles they faced because of their gender, Catskills' most fearless women are revealed by local historian Richard Heppner.
Category: History

Ten Days In May

Author : Russell Miller
ISBN : 9781448204502
Genre : History
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Tuesday 8th May 1945, Victory in Europe Day: Germany surrenders unconditionally to Russia and the West, marking the end of Hitler's war. With this surrender comes the end of six years of suffering and austerity across the world – it is the dawn of a new era. The war-weary British people celebrate immediately, casting off their 'make do and mend' attitude. Ten Days in May offers a poignant picture of this time, drawing on first-hand interviews, diaries and memoirs from civilians, servicemen and women from around the world, the famous and the not-so-famous, showing how they truly felt, how they were affected by the war, and how they celebrated VE Day. Russell Miller weaves their stories into a moving narrative of the people's world of war. Filled with humour and tragedy, triumph and sadness, regrets of the past and hopes for the future, Ten Days in May is an inspiring record of one of the great turning points in history.
Category: History

Confessions Of A Poets Heart

Author : Gabriel D. Smith Jr
ISBN : 9781440138096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53.88 MB
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This book is about love, hate, evny, greed and society it's a book for the people and by the people, it's a book that tells a story threw bio and poetry you would know of my journey from a child up until now, and from now till here on confessions of a poets heart shall live in your hearts forever, everyone can relate to this book, it's very optimistic it's about uplifting people and is for those who feel alone, This book is about loving one another and loving yourself. this is the first of three projects , the next book will be released 2012.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mawa Review

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ISBN : IND:30000004950055
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Among The Gods Chronicles Of The Kings Book 5

Author : Lynn Austin
ISBN : 9781585584246
Genre : Fiction
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Fleeing King Manasseh's tyranny, Joshua leads the faithful remnant to their new home in Egypt. But as years pass, Joshua's desire for vengeance becomes an obsession. Blinded by hatred, he makes rash decisions, placing his loved ones in jeopardy. Amid Joshua's turmoil comes an unexpected awakening of love--a love that burns so intensely it draws him from the dark inner seclusion where he often retreats. But what will it take for him to grasp the great love his Heavenly Father has for him...and for the chosen people of Judah? (Chronicles of the King Book 5)
Category: Fiction