The Beautiful Struggle

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0385526849
Size: 12.39 MB
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An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack—and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father’s steadfast efforts—assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present—to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction. With a remarkable ability to reimagine both the lost world of his father’s generation and the terrors and wonders of his own youth, Coates offers readers a small and beautiful epic about boys trying to become men in black America and beyond. From the Hardcover edition.

My Beautiful Struggle

Author: Jordan Bone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409171539
Size: 10.55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Aged 15, Jordan Bone got into a car with friends. She would never walk again. Paralysed from the chest down, her life was changed forever. Becoming depressed and feeling like life wasn't worth living, these weren't the teenage years that Jordan had envisaged. However, slowly but surely, she began to get herself out of the darkness. With a little help from the internet, Jordan started to embrace positive thinking and embarked on a personal journey to get her confidence - and her life - back. Eleven years on from the accident, Jordan creates her own beauty tutorials on YouTube and has a range of successful brand partnerships. She has reclaimed her life and her independence and now wants to share her inspirational story with others and is telling it through different aspects of beauty. This isn't a book about looking good on the surface, this is a story of inner strength, believing in yourself and finding motivation when you feel like all hope is gone.

A Beautiful Struggle

Author: Lilliana Anderson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502408449
Size: 16.40 MB
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ADULT CONTENT WARNING - contains sex scenes not suitable for under 18s Katrina Mahoney lives in Western Sydney, Australia. She has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn't possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically. Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina - except watch her get hurt again. That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office's 'No Dating' policy. Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies in this gripping romantic drama. ***Beautiful Series Information*** A series of stand alone novels and companions novellas (The Beauty in Between). Each Beautiful Series novel follows many variations on the love triangle, where one couple gets their happy ending, and the character who misses out becomes the main character in the next instalment. The Beauty in Between are companion novellas that give fans of the main series background information on some of their favourite characters, or a short continuation of a couple's story. Readers can choose to read every book and its companion in order, or they can choose only those that interest them. For those wishing to read the series entirely, there is an easy to refer to reading order below - Reading Order **(includes The Beauty in Between)** (Too Close) A Beautiful Struggle (book 1) (Phoenix) A Beautiful Forever (book 2) (Commitment) A Beautiful Melody (book 3) A Beautiful Rock (book 4) coming soon - Devotion (June 2014) A Beautiful Star (November 2014)

The Beautiful Struggle

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher:
ISBN: 1784785342
Size: 10.72 MB
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Powerfully evocative, Coates recalls life of struggle on the edge of chaos, and what is was like to be a young black man in desperate times.

The Art Of Dzine

Author: Dzine
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 3899553292
Size: 13.69 MB
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Dzine's first solo Berlin exhibition "The Beautiful Struggle" held at Gestalten Space, Berlin, 15 September, 2011 to 16 October, 2011.

Barrio Nerds

Author: Juan F. Carrillo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789463007672
Size: 16.62 MB
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"When Pulitzer Prize nominated author Richard Rodriguez published his autobiography, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez in 1982, he received much criticism due to his views on issues such as assimilation, bilingual education, and affirmative action. Polemically, since Rodriguez’s publication, a book length revisiting of some of his ideas is for the most part non-existent. Inspired by Rodriguez’s work, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle presents a compelling window into the schooling trajectories of Latino males, while also providing critical and alternative views. These portraits of working-class students and academics that achieved academic success move beyond clean victory narratives and thus complicate our notions of “success” and “rising up.” Blending versus separating the exploration of street kid/school kid identities, we get a glimpse into the merging and collision of multiple cultural worlds in ways that are liberating and often painful and full of ambivalence. Additionally, we get provocative takes on giftedness, the philosophical and political dimensions of “home,” and masculinities. Ultimately, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle is a reminder of how academic achievement is often embedded in gain and in loss and it is a thoughtful meditation on how many Latino males of working-class origins do not reject the past, but instead use this precious knowledge to holistically live out the present."

The Beautiful Struggle

Author: Tieranie Smith
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467872485
Size: 19.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Beautiful Struggle: Words and Motivation, a book of poems, not just your everyday average poems but the adjectives of life expressed through the art of poetry. This book is a very inspiring instrument. It was created to open the artistic, creative, passionate abilities to express self. The Beautiful Struggle is just that, a book telling the beautiful struggles of a young woman's journey on this planet Earth, finding her passion, finding her pain, and finding her relationship with God, the Creator of all. This is truly a good read and it can inspire and light the fire of your creative passion.