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Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo (Paperback)
Edition: SignedNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresFormat: PaperbackPublisher: GROVE ATLANTICAuthor: Bernardine EvaristoAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: Target Club PicksLanguage: EnglishNATIONAL BESTSELLER & WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE "A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum."--Booker Prize JudgesBernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.
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Girl, Woman, Other -  by Bernardine Evaristo (Paperback)
Girl Be Brave - by Cheryl Hale (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: Religion + BeliefsSub-Genre: Christian LifeFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Abingdon PressAuthor: Cheryl HaleAge Range: AdultBook theme: InspirationalLanguage: English About the Book When the author discovered a note from her grandmother, written to her mother that ended with the phrase "girl be brave," she found the inspiration she needed to push through her fear and chart a course for her life. Here 100 reflections inspired by the note encourage readers to embrace the plan God has for them. Book Synopsis When Cheryl Hale discovered a note from her grandmother, written in a family Bible and ending with the phrase "girl be brave," she found the inspiration she needed to push through her fear and chart a course for her life. Her hope was for her grandmother's words to reach every girl and woman who needs a reminder of their own bravery. Inspired by the movement of the same name, Hale's gift book Girl Be Brave: 100 Days to Chart Your Course, shares 100 days of encouragement, quotes, and photos, calling women everywhere to embrace lives of bravery. Hale helps readers chart their course to a more passionate and satisfying life with reflections accompanied by powerful images of brave women in action. The 100 reflections in Girl Be Brave encourage women to face their fears, embrace their future, and discover that they are braver than they ever thought possible. Features: One hundred inspirational reflections. Reflections give readers the courage and confidence to move forward. Gift book ties in with existing Girl Be Brave product line. Casebound hardcover with ribbon.
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Girl Be Brave - by  Cheryl Hale (Hardcover)
Mindfulness Through The Stars - by Ashley Flores (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.1 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsGenre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Ashley FloresAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Finally, a astrology book cartneared towards African Americans and Latinos written by an African-American Latina YouTuber and zodiac expert, Ashley Flores. A beginner's guide to self awareness for all zodiac signs written with the African American and Latino communities in mind. On this journey of celestial self-development, learn how to take better care of the body, mind, and spirit with topics like astrology compatibility and mindfulness activities. Book Synopsis Personalized Self-Awareness for All Zodiac Signs"As someone who's curious about astrology but not a huge believer, Ashley's book has turned me into a believer." ―Shingirai Mazengwe, Artist and photographerIn this beginner's guide for amateur astrologists, learn how to use astrology houses to gain personal insight and cultivate relationships. Overcome insecurities, love your flaws, and shine like a star. Embracing the astrological energy of each unique personality in your world can provide cosmic relief to everyday chaos and noise. As the planets cycle through the houses of the horoscope, so do individual ups and downs. Taking astrology aspects like your sun sign and rising sign into consideration, Mindfulness Through the Stars teaches you to use your personal horoscope for self-knowledge and self-care.Become an evolved version of your sign. All horoscope signs have a good, a bad, and an ugly. And each zodiac personality trait can provide cosmic guidance to cartnear improvement and encouragement. On this journey of celestial self-development, learn how to take better care of the body, mind, and spirit with topics like astrology compatibility and mindfulness activities. Aries, enjoy a facial with your Leo bestie. Sagittarius, unwind with a little wine and a new book. No matter your sign, it's time to listen to the secret language of the stars.If you enjoyed books like The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, The Astrology of You and Me, or Stars Within You, then you'll love Mindfulness Through the Stars.
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Mindfulness Through The Stars - by Ashley Flores (Hardcover)
The Zee Files - by Tina Wells (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 168Genre: Juvenile FictionFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Tina WellsAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: EnglishThe Zee Files is a Target Exclusive! Fans of the bestselling Mackenzie Blue books will love this spin-off series that follows Zee's new adventures across the pond—in London!
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The Zee Files -  by Tina Wells (Hardcover)
Girl, Woman, Other - (Booker Prize Winner) by Bernardine Evaristo (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 464Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenSeries Title: Booker Prize WinnerFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grove Press, Black CatAuthor: Bernardine EvaristoAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: Target Club PicksLanguage: English About the Book From one of Britain's most celebrated writers of color, a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity among an interconnected group of Black British women Book Synopsis NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE "A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum."--Booker Prize JudgesBernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart. Review Quotes Praise for Girl, Woman, Other: NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019Named One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019Named Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2019Named Author of the Year by the British Book AwardsWinner of the Indie Book Award for Fiction (UK) and the British Fiction Book of the Year AwardShortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Dublin Literary Award, the Gordon Burn Prize, a Publishing Triangle Award, the Goldsboro Glass Bell Award, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, and the Visionary Honours AwardLonglisted for the Australian Book Industry AwardNamed an Amazon Best Book of the YearNamed a Best Book of the Year by the New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Vogue, Seattle Times, Literary Hub, Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Washington Independent Review of Books, New Statesman, Evening Standard, and the Daily Telegraph"Girl, Woman, Other received half a Booker Prize, but it deserves all the glory . . . A breathtaking symphony of black women's voices, a clear-eyed survey of contemporary challenges that's nevertheless wonderfully life-affirming . . . Together, all these women present a cross-section of Britain that feels godlike in its scope and insight."--Ron Charles, Washington Post"A big, busy novel with a large root system . . . Evaristo has a gift for appraising the lives of her characters with sympathy and grace while gently skewering some of their pretensions . . . Evaristo's lines are long, like Walt Whitman's or Allen Ginsberg's, and there are no periods at the ends of them. There's a looseness to her tone that gives this novel its buoyancy. Evaristo's wit helps too."--Dwight Garner, New York Times"The ambition of this novel, the inventive structure and syntax, the grand scope, all make for the most absorbing book I read all year. The characters are so richly drawn, so intimately known by Evaristo, and so perfectly rendered on the page. This novel is a master class in storytelling. It is absolutely unforgettable. When I turned the final page, I felt the ache of having to leave the world Evaristo created but I also felt the excitement of getting to read the book all over again. It should have won the Booker alone. It deserves all the awards and then some."--Roxane Gay, Gay Magazine"Exuberant, capacious, and engaging . . . Complex, astute, painful, funny, enlightening, and most of all enjoyable . . . An elegant and compulsively readable account of the black women of England . . . Plumbing the many dimensions of her characters' lives, Evaristo revels in universals and singularities alike . . . The final scene triumphantly pulls together the novel's dominant themes. I laughed, I cried, I turned the last page fully satisfied."--Rebecca Steinitz, Boston Globe"A sprawling book, but too intimate to be considered an epic . . . Each of these characters--and indeed the doting spouses, or abusive girlfriends, or foul-mouthed school chums, or lecherous preachers, or the rest of the human parade--feels specific, and vibrant, and not quite complete, insofar as the best fictional characters remain as elusive and surprising as real people are. This is a feat; the whole book is . . . Evaristo is a gifted portraitist, and you marvel at both the people she conjures and the unexpected way she reveals them to you . . . Yes, prizes are silly. But sometimes they're deserved."--Rumaan Alam, New Republic"[Girl, Woman, Other is] about almost everything. Politics, parenthood, sexuality, racism and colorism, immigration, domestic violence, infidelity, friendship, love, all the ways we misunderstand each other, the way life surprises us with its unfolding. This is a partial list . . . Bernardine is here to turn on the lights, give you your money's worth, and let you decide for yourself."--Marion Winik, Minneapolis Star-Tribune"Deserves every accolade, and more . . . A creative and technical marvel--a sprawling, unpunctuated, and improbably joyful account of twelve interconnected characters in modern-day Britain . . . A book so bursting with wit, empathy, and insight, its clear-eyed reflections on race and feminism hardly ever feel like polemics; there's too much pure, vivid life on every page."--Entertainment Weekly"[Evaristo] is a master at parsing out individual voices while also collaging them into a beautiful chorus, exploring the ways identities and people's lives intersect."--Katie Yee, Literary Hub"Compulsively readable . . . There's something truly pleasurable to watching a virtuoso at work, and Evaristo's ability to switch between voices, between places, and between moods brings to mind an extraordinary conductor and her orchestra."--Paris Review"Girl, Woman, Other changed my thinking."--Tom Stoppard, Times Literary Supplement"Not just one of my favorite books of this year, but one of the most insightful books I've ever had the pleasure of reading . . . In this inspired piece of writing, Evaristo examines the realities and complexities of womanhood in the UK."--Nicola Sturgeon, Guardian"Look no further than Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other for the most distinctive novel of the year . . . Superlatives pale in the shadow of the monumental achievement of Girl, Woman, Other. Few adjectives suffice. It's hard not to overpraise this brilliant novel. Evaristo's verbal acrobatics do things language shouldn't be able to do. It's a Cirque du Soleil of fiction. Readers should put down whatever book they're reading and immerse themselves in this one. Bernardine Evaristo is the writer of the year. Girl, Woman, Other is the book of the decade."--Washington Independent Review of Books"The novel flows seamlessly, like water, from thought to thought, character to character . . . Eminently readable and emotionally intense."--New York Journal of Books"Magnificent . . . As she creates a space for immigrants and the children of immigrants to tell their stories, Evaristo explores a range of topics both contemporary and timeless. There is room for everyone to find a home in this extraordinary novel. Beautiful and necessary."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Evaristo beguiles with her exceptional depictions of a range of experiences of black British women . . . A stunning powerhouse of vibrant characters and heartbreaks."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Courageous . . . Hearing from mothers and their children, teachers and their students across generations, readers might expect that they'll get to see just what these characters can't know about one another, but they won't imagine the dazzling specificities nor the unspooling dramas; they will be entertained, educated, and riveted."--Booklist (starred review)"Girl, Woman, Other, the intermingling stories of generations of black British women told in a gloriously rich and readable free verse, will surely be seen as a landmark in British fiction."--Guardian"In Girl, Woman, Other, Evaristo adopts an even bigger canvas, with a sparkling new novel of interconnected stories . . . In Evaristo's eighth book she continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read."--New Statesman"Brims with vitality . . . The form [Evaristo] chooses here is breezily dismissive of convention. The flow of this prose-poetry hybrid feels absolutely right, with the pace and layout of words matched to the lilt and intonation of the characters' voices . . . She captures the shared experience that make us, as she puts it in her dedication, 'members of the human family.'"--Financial Times"The voices of black women come to the fore in a swirl of interrelated stories that cover the past century of British life. Wide-ranging, witty and wise, it's a book that does new things with the novel form."--Sunday Times"This masterful novel is a choral love song to black womanhood."--Elle (UK)"Evaristo is known for narratives that weave through time and place with crackling originality. Girl, Woman, Other is no exception."--Vogue"Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, [Evaristo] jumps from life to life weaving together personal tales and voices in an offbeat narrative that'll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl. This is an exceptional book that unites poetry, social history, women's voices and beyond. You have to order it right now in fact."--Stylist"Spanning a century and following the intertwined lives of twelve people, this is a paean to what it means to be black, British and female. Evaristo's prose hums with life as characters seem to step off the page fully formed. At turns funny and sad, tender and true, this book deserves to win awards."--Red"Marvelous . . . [The characters] sing off the page as they negotiate their own way of being through the prisms of race and gender. In prose that defies many of the rules of punctuation, and feels all the more immediate for it . . . Summons up a limitless canvas of black female experience that's by turns funny, acutely observed and heart-snagging. Terrific."--Metro"A magnificent read from a writer with a gift for humanity."--Observer"Beautiful, hilarious and moving homage to what it means to be black and British. Girl, Woman, Other celebrates the rich variety of black women across generations."--Refinery29"Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life."--Ali Smith, author of Spring"There is an astonishing uniqueness to Bernardine Evaristo's writing, but especially showcased in Girl, Woman, Other. How she can speak through twelve different people and give them each such distinct and vibrant voices is astonishing. I loved it. So much."--Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie"Hilarious, heart-breaking, and honest. Generations of women and the people they have loved and unloved--the complexities of race, sex, gender, politics, friendship, love, fear and regret. The complications of success, the difficulties of intimacy. I truly haven't enjoyed reading a book in so long."--Warsan Shire, author of Teaching My Grandmother How to Give Birth"Bernardine Evaristo's books are always exciting, always subversive, a reminder of the boundless possibilities of literature and the great worth in reaching for them. Her body of work is incredible."--Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People"Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain's best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtly and humanity. Girl, Woman, Other is an exceptional work, presenting an alternative history of Britain and a dissection of modern Britain that is witty, exhilarating and wise."--Nikesh Shukla, author and editor of The Good Immigrant"Bernardine Evaristo is without doubt one of the most important voices in contemporary British literature. Her phenomenal writing gets at the heart of what affects and concerns us most in these times."--Jacob Ross, author of The Bone Readers"Girl, Woman, Other is brilliant. I feel like a ghost walking in and out and in again on different people's lives, different others. Some I feel close to, some I feel I must have met and some are so 'other' that I have to stretch myself to see them. Mind expanding."--Philippa Perry, author of How To Be a Parent"Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing storylines about the UK today."--Elif Shafak, author of Three Daughters of Eve"Bernardine Evaristo is the most daring, ambitious, imaginative and innovative of writers, and Girl, Woman, Other is a fantastic novel that takes fiction and black women's stories into new directions."--Inua Ellams, author of The Half God of Rainfall"For a fresh and inspiring take on writing about the African diaspora, there's nothing like a new book by Bernardine Evaristo. Somehow she does it every time!"--Margaret Busby, editor of Daughters of Africa About The Author Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo is the celebrated author of eight books and the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Her writing is characterized by experimentation, daring, subversion, and challenging the myths of various Afro-diasporic histories and identities, and her books range in genre from poetry to short story to drama to criticism. She lives in London.
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Girl, Woman, Other - (Booker Prize Winner) by Bernardine Evaristo (Paperback)
Feel-Good Fitness - by Alysia Montaño (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 7 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Health + WellnessSub-Genre: ExerciseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VeloPressAuthor: Alysia MontañoAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "Feel-Good Fitness from pro runner Alysia Montaäno offers a year of fun, fresh fitness challenges that will build your strength and endurance"-- Book Synopsis Feel-Good Fitness from pro runner Alysia Montaño offers a year of fun and fresh fitness challenges that will build your strength and endurance. Alysia's fitness challenges will make you smile while you sweat because Alysia's not your typical fitness trainer. She's a mom of two who knows real workouts don't require a pricey gym membership. With Alysia's practical workout program, you can get fit in 30-60 minutes a day while tackling achievable fitness challenges. Each challenge takes on a different goal over 3-4 weeks, which means you'll achieve new fitness with every new program and never get bored--all while building confidence. But make no mistake--these aren't fluffy workouts! Feel-Good Fitness is packed with the same badass exercises that helped Alysia win 7 U.S. national running championship titles, place 5th at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Trials. With her unmatched spunk and athleticism, Alysia makes the challenge of getting fit fun, rewarding, and totally achievable. From the Back Cover Your fitness streak starts here . . .Looking to reboot your workout routine? Want to get back into running--or start running--but unsure of where to start? Olympian Alysia Montaño has 10 fitness challenges to get your body moving, make the job of getting fit more fun, and help you feel really good doing it.Each challenge runs 1-6 weeks, so right from the start your finish line is within reach. Just pick your goal and get after it!1 KICK-START YOUR RUNNING RESOLUTION2 MAKE-IT-FUN PARTNER SERIES3 FIT IN FITNESS4 SUPPORT YOUR RUNNING HABIT5 EVERYBODY NEEDS A STRONG CORE6 STIR-CRAZY CIRCUITS7 PUT SETBACKS IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR8 PUSH YOUR LIMITS9 LEVEL UP YOUR RUNNING10 12 HOLY DAYS AND 8 CRAZY NIGHTSAlysia reimagines workouts to be compatible with the hustle of real life--most are 30 minutes or less, and you can easily change things up to better fit your schedule. Shake off the excuses and follow Alysia's lead to run better, get stronger, and feel good.ALYSIA MONTAÑO is the Olympian with the flower in her hair. A seven-time USA champion and two-time world medalist middle-distance runner, Alysia's athleticism is rivaled only by her relentless charisma. On and off the track, Alysia has found her voice as an activist and rallied support for female athletes and clean sport. Review Quotes Review quotes coming soon! About The Author Alysia Montaño is an American professional middle distance runner, 7-time U.S. national champion, and Olympian. You might know her as "that pregnant runner with the flower in her hair" since she's run two championship races in her second and third trimesters, earning national media attention. (You can see how her kids turned out on Instagram!) Montaño ran at the University of California Berkeley where she won several national titles, which helped to launch her professional running career. At the 2012 Olympic Games, Montaño placed fifth but may be awarded the bronze medal due to pending post-competition disqualifications of two Russian athletes.
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Feel-Good Fitness - by Alysia Montaño (Paperback)
Her - by Pierre A Jeanty (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 162Genre: PoetrySub-Genre: AmericanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Jeanius Publishing LLCAuthor: Pierre A JeantyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."
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Her - by Pierre A Jeanty (Paperback)
Say It Now - by Sherry Richert Belul (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 156Genre: ReferenceSub-Genre: QuotationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tiny PressAuthor: Sherry Richert BelulAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book . People want to connect in a deeper way. In Sherry's own words, "People are hungry for simple practices that change their lives." Say It Now is a beautiful book on how to connect in a meaningful way through words, actions, handmade gifts, letters, and other expressions of love. Book Synopsis #1 New Release in Family, Quotations, and Reference -- Creative Ways to Show Your Love Every DayInspiration when the words are hard: Sometimes it's difficult to find the right way to say "I love you" to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don't come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words--and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.Appreciate the time you have together: We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there's someone you care about deeply--a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor--don't wait to express how you feel. Say It Now offers inspiring stories and ways to write those first love notes and share couples gifts that you'll treasure for years.Ideas for every love language: Whether it's words of affection, thoughtful actions, handmade love gifts, or just your time and attention, Say It Now has ways for you to express your love in your own way. Start with these thirty-three ideas and make them your own. If you are a daughter looking for the right way to say "what I love about Dad," or a husband looking for creative anniversary gifts, Say It Now has the inspiration you need.Say It Now: 33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People In Your Life is an activity book to spark creativity, perfect for anyone who enjoys books like What I Love About You: Fill In the Love Journal, The Big Activity Book for Couples, or I Love You: The Activity Book Meant To Be Shared.Get inspired to say "I love you" to the important people in your lifeMake a big impact in someone's daySave money with gift ideas that don't cost much to createBuild a stronger bond with friendsMake someone's dayFeel positive, optimistic, and connected Review Quotes 'Sometimes it's difficult to find the right way to say "I love you" to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don't come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. Little things are not so little. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life. Be silly, be honest, be kind." -Groovin Moms "Even if you aren't the most creative or art savvy person in the world, the activities in this book will allow you to show your love. These activities vary in difficulty and as you go through the book you can choose from things like joy jars, tribute videos, or even love letters. You can read this book from start to finish or start on a random page, either way you will find something that you can work on and create for someone you love. Just make sure to take into consideration who you are making this for and if you will be able to make it special for them. Belul has made something that allows you to share your love with the world." - Nerdy Girl Express
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Say It Now - by Sherry Richert Belul (Paperback)
How to Go Clutter Free - (How to Go...) by Caroline Jones (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.8 Inches (H) x 4.8 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 128Genre: House + HomeSub-Genre: Cleaning, Caretaking & OrganizingSeries Title: How to Go...Format: PaperbackPublisher: Welbeck PublishingAuthor: Caroline JonesAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book With 100 clear and simple decluttering tips, this easy guide will help you to tidy your home, mind and life and replace mess and confusion with calm and clarity. Book Synopsis With 100 clear and simple decluttering tips, this easy guide will help you to tidy your home, mind and life and replace mess and confusion with calm and clarity.Across the globe, billions of unused items sit in our homes taking up valuable physical and mental space. What would it feel like to clear your space, and life, of excess junk? Liberate yourself from domestic chaos, toxic relationships and a desk piled high with incomplete tasks. How to Go Clutter Free will make you richer in space, time and money, and pave the way for a tidy, calm and happy life. Featuring 100 clear and simple decluttering tips, this hassle-free, easy guide will help you to: Identify and ditch excess. Create more space for the important things in life. Tidy your home, mind and life. Replace mess and confusion with calm and clarity.
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How to Go Clutter Free - (How to Go...) by Caroline Jones (Paperback)
Girls Can Do Anything - by Caryl Hart (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11 Inches (H) x 10 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: B.E.S. PublishingAuthor: Caryl HartAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Whether the girl in your life dreams of being a vet that heals people's pets, a firefighter that braves the flames, an astronaut floating in deep, dark space, or a fearless jungle explorer, there's nothing that a girl can't do. Empower young girls everywhere and let them know that being told "you're such a girl" is the greatest compliment of all! Book Synopsis Girls come in all different colors and sizes. They delight and amaze us. They're full of surprises. Girls can do anything they want to do. And if YOU are a girl . . . You can do these things too! Give that special girl in your life wings to fly with this enchanting book that's all about the things girls can do. Whether she dreams of being a vet that heals people's pets, a firefighter that braves the flames, an astronaut floating in deep, dark space, or a fearless jungle explorer, there's nothing that a girl can't do. One size definitely does not fit all in this book: charming depictions of girls being scruffy or fancy, neat or messy, and everything in between are explored and celebrated, because each girl is unique and unlike all others. Empower young girls everywhere and let them know that being told "you're such a girl" is the greatest compliment of all! Review Quotes "Girls Can Do Anything is a wonderful read to show young girls that they REALLY CAN DO ANYTHING! This book shows girls of different colors and abilities dressed in different looks doing different kinds of jobs! It is so important to show young girl that they can skateboard or go to space one day if they want to! I read this to my first grade Girl Scout troop for their first meeting of this school year so I could help inspire them and to help point out that Girl Scouts is here as a platform for them to learn and grow into amazing women. This book should be read to all little girls ages 4-7!"--Living In Random, inrandom.com "Empowerment rocks! Narrated in bouncy verses this title catalogs the myriad possibilities that exist in being female and the varied activities that girls do. Girls with diverse skin tones, hair colors and textures, and clothing styles are presented as they explore, play sports, make art and music, conduct experiments in science. Refreshingly, some are depicted using wheelchairs or wearing glasses or hijabs. The infectious, cheerleaderlike tone is unsurprising and repeats the anthem "I'm a GIRL! I'm FANTASTIC! I'm strong, brave, and proud!" The cartoony, energetic artwork is appealing overall, with front endpapers presenting a gallery of possible career choices. Leaves no doubts that girls are to be cheered on and reckoned with." --Kirkus Reviews
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Girls Can Do Anything - by Caryl Hart (Hardcover)
Writers & Lovers - by Lily King (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 5.5 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsGenre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: LiteraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grove PressAuthor: Lily KingAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book An extraordinary new novel of art, love, and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times bestselling author of Euphoria Book Synopsis "I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey's fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey--a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist--in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King's trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. Review Quotes Praise for Writers & Lovers One of Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2020 One of Best Fiction Books of 2020 by Kirkus New York Times Bestseller TODAY SHOW'S #READWITHJENNA MARCH SELECTION EMMA ROBERTS' BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB APRIL SELECTION A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Amazon Spotlight Selection Indie Next Pick Named one of The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 by Entertainment Weekly Named one of 41 Best Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by Vogue Named one of 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by The Amazon Book Review Named one of The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now by Marie Claire Named one of 32 Best New Books of 2020 by Vulture Named one of The Best New Books in Pick of the Week by People Named One of Lit Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 "[A] comic and compassionate novel... It shares with [Euphoria] a fascination with the difficulty of defining the worth of one's life when the familiar markers of adult achievement are slow to materialize. With wit and what reads like deep insider wisdom, Ms. King captures the chronic low-level panic of taking a leap into the artsy unknown and finding yourself adrift, without land or rescue in sight." --Maureen Corrigan, Wall Street Journal "I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld, London Evening Standard "[D]elightful... [A]n unmistakable broadside against fiction's love affair with macho strivers, even -- or especially -- when layers of lyricism and tenderness coat their machismo. The emotional force of Writers & Lovers is considerable...--New York Times Book Review "Romance isn't the point for Casey. Love is the gravy; words are the filet. Finding a way to build a life around work she loves, finding a way to support herself as a writer -- this is the line connecting all three corners of the love triangle at the heart of this novel." --New York Times Book Review Group Text Book Club "This smooth, deliberate chronicle of creation keeps the men in their place and Casey firmly rooted at the center of her own story. Instead of casting her as a woman torn between archetypes of male creativity, Writers & Lovers portrays her as a woman in thrall to her own generative processes, a devotee to the art of (her own) attention."--Los Angeles Times "Among the elements that make Writers & Lovers so winning are the perfectly calibrated little details, convincing conversations, and droll wit.... Writers & Lovers is a book about passion, desire, grief, determination, and finding one's way. It's also about craving love, family, and success... generously infused with heart and soul and wit and wisdom"--NPR "Wonderful, witty, heartfelt... Writers & Lovers is a funny novel about grief, and, worse, it's dangerously romantic, bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness" --Washington Post "King has created a woman on the cusp of personal fulfillment and strong enough to stand on her own, someone akin to Sally Rooney's Frances in Conversations with Friends... But King also situates Casey inside a variation of the which-lover-will-she-choose framework of, say, Nancy Meyers's film Something's Gotta Give... The novel is a meditation on trying itself: to stay alive, to love, to care. That point feels so fresh, so powerfully diametrically opposed to the readily available cynicism we've been feasting on... King wants us to keep trying, through whatever means necessary, to beat the odds." --Boston Globe "[A] poignant and heartfelt novel about the effects of grief and the paths people take to get through life. I couldn't put the book down..." -- Seattle Times "This novel will become a defining classic for struggling young writers."--Vulture "King captures the agita of an early-life crisis and the eccentricities of a writer's life, spiking the narrative with wit, sumptuous imagery and hilarious skewerings of literary elitism.""--People "King leaves no barrier between readers and smart, genuine, cynical, and funny Casey. A closely observed tale of finding oneself, and one's voice, while working through grief."--Booklist (starred review) "[A] charmingly written coming of age story." --Kirkus Starred Reviews "[A] down-to-earth saga of an extremely bright and likable single woman wrestling with sexual desires, emotional dreads... an engaging portrait of a woman confronting modern hardships." --Associated Press "King has portrayed effectively and compassionately with well-crafted prose, evocative descriptions, and spot-on dialogue." --New York Journal of Books "[F]unny and romantic and hard to put down, full of well-observed details of restaurant culture and writer's workshops. It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't root for Casey."--Library Journal, starred review "A knowing look at the pursuit of a life in the arts, with a protagonist you'll root for." --Marie Claire ""Elegant... The nimble, astute narration appeals. This meditation on the passing of youth is touching and ruefully funny."--Publishers Weekly "King is one of those rare writers who can entwine sadness, hilarity and burning fury in the briefest of moments."--BookPage "[A]n extraordinary novel... King beautifully documents every aspect of Casey's character. Casey's insights into the world of writing are fascinating and often humorous.... The prose [is] linguistically sophisticated, but clean and uncluttered." --Midwest Book Review "Seemingly light and breezy, the novel has an impressively steely core... Writers & Lovers has one of the most completely satisfying endings around, both surprising and solidly in character." --Columbus Dispatch "[R]emarkably funny... full of moments of keen observation, of wry remarks about the challenges of writing and the awkwardness of early love." --bookreporter "Writers & Lovers made me happy. Even as the narrator grieves the loss of her mother and struggles to make art and keep a roof over her head, the novel is suffused with hopefulness and kindness. Lily King writes with a great generosity of spirit." --Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House "Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life."--Madeline Miller, author of Circe "Gorgeous!"--Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge Writers & Lovers is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other. I found myself reading slowly, underlining phrases, wanting to linger in the world of this novel. Her insights about love -- how it is elusive and ineffable -- and about grief -- how it is something that you live inside -- took my breath away."--Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World "Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever." --Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of '69 "My favourite of Lily King's books so far. Exuberant and affirming, it's funny and immensely clever, emotionally rare and strong. I feel bereft now I've finished."--Tessa Hadley, author of Late In The Day "If you loved The Friend but wish it had had more sex and waitressing, get ready for Lily King's Writers and Lovers. Delicious." -- Emma Straub Praise for Euphoria "Taut, witty, fiercely intelligent... King is brilliant."--New York Times Book Review "Intense, seductive, sexual, and intellectual... There are so many exhilarating elements to savor in Euphoria... Brava to Lily King."--San Francisco Chronicle "As concentrated as orchid food, packing as much narrative power and intellectual energy into its 250 pages as novels triple its size."--Newsday "Atmospheric and sensual... An intellectually stimulating tour de force."--NPR Praise for Father of the Rain "Surprising and wise...An absorbing, insightful story written in cool, polished prose right to the last conflicted line."--Washington Post "King is a beautiful writer, with equally strong gifts for dialogue and internal monologue."--New York Times Book Review "Haunting, incisive...King is brilliant."--Elle "An excellent novel, sensitive and perceptive."--Chicago Tribune About The Author Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She lives in Maine.
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Writers & Lovers - by Lily King (Paperback)
Writers & Lovers - by Lily King (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: WomenFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Grove PressAuthor: Lily KingAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book An extraordinary new novel of art, love, and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times bestselling author of Euphoria Book Synopsis "I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today Emma Roberts' Belletrist Book Club Pick A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with another instant New York Times bestseller: an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman. Blindsided by her mother's sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, moldy room at the side of a garage where she works on the novel she's been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching onto something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey's fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink. Writers & Lovers follows Casey--a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist--in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis. Written with King's trademark humor, heart, and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. Review Quotes Praise for Writers & Lovers One of Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2020 One of Best Fiction Books of 2020 by Kirkus New York Times Bestseller TODAY SHOW'S #READINGWITHJENNA MARCH SELECTION EMMA ROBERTS' BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB APRIL SELECTION A New York Times Book Review's Group Text Selection Amazon Spotlight Selection Indie Next Pick Named one of The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 by Entertainment Weekly Named one of 41 Best Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by Vogue Named one of 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020 by Amazon Book Review Named one of The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now by Marie Claire Named one of 32 Best New Books of 2020 by Vulture Named one of Lit Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2020 Named one of The Best New Books in Pick of the Week by People Named one of The Best Fiction Books of the Year by Kirkus "[A] comic and compassionate novel... It shares with [Euphoria] a fascination with the difficulty of defining the worth of one's life when the familiar markers of adult achievement are slow to materialize. With wit and what reads like deep insider wisdom, Ms. King captures the chronic low-level panic of taking a leap into the artsy unknown and finding yourself adrift, without land or rescue in sight." --Maureen Corrigan, Wall Street Journal "I loved this book not just from the first chapter or the first page but from the first paragraph... The voice is just so honest and riveting and insightful about creativity and life." --Curtis Sittenfeld, London Evening Standard "[D]elightful... [A]n unmistakable broadside against fiction's love affair with macho strivers, even -- or especially -- when layers of lyricism and tenderness coat their machismo. The emotional force of Writers & Lovers is considerable...--New York Times Book Review "Romance isn't the point for Casey. Love is the gravy; words are the filet. Finding a way to build a life around work she loves, finding a way to support herself as a writer -- this is the line connecting all three corners of the love triangle at the heart of this novel." --New York Times Book Review Group Text Book Club "This smooth, deliberate chronicle of creation keeps the men in their place and Casey firmly rooted at the center of her own story. Instead of casting her as a woman torn between archetypes of male creativity, Writers & Lovers portrays her as a woman in thrall to her own generative processes, a devotee to the art of (her own) attention."--Los Angeles Times "Among the elements that make Writers & Lovers so winning are the perfectly calibrated little details, convincing conversations, and droll wit.... Writers & Lovers is a book about passion, desire, grief, determination, and finding one's way. It's also about craving love, family, and success... generously infused with heart and soul and wit and wisdom"--NPR "Wonderful, witty, heartfelt... Writers & Lovers is a funny novel about grief, and, worse, it's dangerously romantic, bold enough and fearless enough to imagine the possibility of unbounded happiness" --Washington Post "King has created a woman on the cusp of personal fulfillment and strong enough to stand on her own, someone akin to Sally Rooney's Frances in Conversations with Friends... But King also situates Casey inside a variation of the which-lover-will-she-choose framework of, say, Nancy Meyers's film Something's Gotta Give... The novel is a meditation on i>trying itself: to stay alive, to love, to care. That point feels so fresh, so powerfully diametrically opposed to the readily available cynicism we've been feasting on... King wants us to keep trying, through whatever means necessary, to beat the odds." --Boston Globe "[A] poignant and heartfelt novel about the effects of grief and the paths people take to get through life. I couldn't put the book down..." --Seattle Times "This novel will become a defining classic for struggling young writers."--Vulture "King captures the agita of an early-life crisis and the eccentricities of a writer's life, spiking the narrative with wit, sumptuous imagery and hilarious skewerings of literary elitism.""--People "King leaves no barrier between readers and smart, genuine, cynical, and funny Casey. A closely observed tale of finding oneself, and one's voice, while working through grief."--Booklist (starred review) "[A] charmingly written coming of age story." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) "[I]ntimate and vulnerable... Lily King's novel follows a deeply relatable protagonist navigating a whole menu of crises surrounded by a cast of genuine, vivid characters... the book occupies a small space, but packs it to the brim with humanity." --Entertainment Weekly "[A] down-to-earth saga of an extremely bright and likable single woman wrestling with sexual desires, emotional dreads... an engaging portrait of a woman confronting modern hardships." --Associated Press "King has portrayed effectively and compassionately with well-crafted prose, evocative descriptions, and spot-on dialogue." --New York Journal of Books "[F]unny and romantic and hard to put down, full of well-observed details of restaurant culture and writer's workshops. It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't root for Casey."--Library Journal, starred review "A knowing look at the pursuit of a life in the arts, with a protagonist you'll root for." --Marie Claire "Elegant... The nimble, astute narration appeals. This meditation on the passing of youth is touching and ruefully funny."--Publishers Weekly "King is one of those rare writers who can entwine sadness, hilarity and burning fury in the briefest of moments."--BookPage "[A]n extraordinary novel... King beautifully documents every aspect of Casey's character. Casey's insights into the world of writing are fascinating and often humorous.... The prose [is] linguistically sophisticated, clean and uncluttered." --Midwest Book Review "Seemingly light and breezy, the novel has an impressively steely core... Writers & Lovers has one of the most completely satisfying endings around, both surprising and solidly in character." --Columbus Dispatch "[R]emarkably funny... full of moments of keen observation, of wry remarks about the challenges of writing and the awkwardness of early love." --bookreporter "Writers & Lovers made me happy. Even as the narrator grieves the loss of her mother and struggles to make art and keep a roof over her head, the novel is suffused with hopefulness and kindness. Lily King writes with a great generosity of spirit." --Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House "Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life."--Madeline Miller, author of Circe "Gorgeous!"--Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge "Writers & Lovers is a portrait of the artist as a young woman. Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other. I found myself reading slowly, underlining phrases, wanting to linger in the world of this novel. Her insights about love -- how it is elusive and ineffable -- and about grief -- how it is something that you live inside -- took my breath away."--Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World "Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever." --Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of '69 "My favourite of Lily King's books so far. Exuberant and affirming, it's funny and immensely clever, emotionally rare and strong. I feel bereft now I've finished."--Tessa Hadley, author of Late In The Day "If you loved The Friend but wish it had had more sex and waitressing, get ready for Lily King's Writers and Lovers. Delicious." -- Emma Straub Praise for Euphoria "Taut, witty, fiercely intelligent... King is brilliant."--New York Times Book Review "Intense, seductive, sexual, and intellectual... There are so many exhilarating elements to savor in Euphoria... Brava to Lily King."--San Francisco Chronicle "As concentrated as orchid food, packing as much narrative power and intellectual energy into its 250 pages as novels triple its size."--Newsday "Atmospheric and sensual... An intellectually stimulating tour de force."--NPR Praise for Father of the Rain "Surprising and wise...An absorbing, insightful story written in cool, polished prose right to the last conflicted line."--Washington Post "King is a beautiful writer, with equally strong gifts for dialogue and internal monologue."--New York Times Book Review "Haunting, incisive...King is brilliant."--Elle "An excellent novel, sensitive and perceptive."--Chicago Tribune About The Author Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and Euphoria, one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014 and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She lives in Maine.
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Writers & Lovers - by  Lily King (Hardcover)
Rich Dad Poor Dad - 2 Edition by Robert T Kiyosaki (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 5.9 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .75 PoundsEdition: 2 EditionNumber of Pages: 336Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Personal FinanceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Plata PublishingAuthor: Robert T KiyosakiAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "With updates for today's world - and 9 new study session sections." Book Synopsis April 2017 marks 20 years since Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads -- his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad -- and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you. 20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we've seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take readers "fast forward" -- from 1997 to today -- as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time. In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago. As always, readers can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective. Will there be a few surprises? Count on it. Rich Dad Poor Dad... - Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich- Challenges the belief that your house is an asset- Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money- Defines once and for all an asset and a liability- Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success
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Rich Dad Poor Dad - 2 Edition by Robert T Kiyosaki (Paperback)
I Believe In Me - by Cheng Chi Sing (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.25 Inches (H) x 6.25 Inch (W) x .75 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsGenre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Cheng Chi SingAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
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I Believe In Me - by Cheng Chi Sing (Hardcover)
Your Work from Home Life - by Mj Fievre & Becca Anderson (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 7 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: Workplace CultureFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MangoAuthor: Mj Fievre & Becca AndersonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Reorganize and Optimize Your from Home Remote Work Life"A productive guide for our new world of remote work." --Paula Rizzo, media consultant, speaker, and author of Listful LivingWhatever your remote work circumstance, learn how to be productive at home with nuggets of hard-earned wisdom. From choosing the best colors for workspace productivity to starting a business, these remote work gurus offer everything needed for a smooth work-to-home transition.The new world of working from home. No longer does the average worker have long, frustrating commutes to crowded offices for jobs more comfortably worked from home. In this day and age, not only are more employers offering remote work, more people are creating their own opportunities for non-traditional work from home. Whether you are a remote work employee, freelancer, or someone who dreams of giving up the daily grind for a career of your own design, Your Work from Home Life is the next step to becoming the ultimate work nomad.Productivity tips and much more. Remote work gurus Becca Anderson and M.J. Fievre guide you through the online search process and help you create a list of online certification programs, blogging opportunities, and jobs that allow you to work from home. Together, they offer advice on planning, budgeting, contingency plans, and other resources. Along with advice on how to be productive at home, this fun and uplifting book includes bonus checklists and templates to help you: Take advantage of technology and platforms, home office set-ups, and breaks at workWork with colleagues while redefining collegial camaraderie, avoiding overwhelmed and isolated feelingsDevelop time and distraction management to meet pressing deadlines and achieve focused, deep workDiscover the important role of self-care and personalize your very own self-care strategyIf you enjoyed books like Remote, Indistractable, The 4 Hour Work Week, or Nine Lies About Work, you'll love Your Work from Home Life .
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Your Work from Home Life - by Mj Fievre & Becca Anderson (Paperback)
World of Wonders - by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 184Genre: Literary CollectionsSub-Genre: EssaysFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Milkweed EditionsAuthor: Aimee NezhukumatathilAge Range: AdultLanguage: English"From its gorgeous illustrations to its unusual combination of lyrical nature writing and memoir, World of Wonders is hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year." --NPR, "Best Books of 2020" "Within two pages, nature writing feels different and fresh and new. Nezhukumatathil has written a timely story about love, identity and belonging . . . We are losing the language and the ability to see and understand the wondrous things around us. And our lives are impoverished by this process . . . This book demands we find the eyes to see and the heart to love such things once more. It is a very fine book indeed, truly full of wonder." --New York Times Book Review "It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control . . . World of Wonders urges us to take a breath and look around." --NPR Morning Edition "World of Wonders, kind of like Aimee, is flabbergasted, gobsmacked, and astonished with glee by all kinds of creatures and phenomena, all kinds of kin, from flamingos to catalpas, from monsoons to corpse flowers, from dancing frogs to axolotls." --Ross Gay, Poets & Writers "In thirty bewitching essays, Nezhukumatathil spotlights natural astonishments raining from monsoon season in India to clusters of fireflies in western New York, each one a microcosm of joy and amazement. With her ecstatic prose and her rapturous powers of insight, Nezhukumatathil proves herself a worthy spiritual successor to the likes of Mary Oliver and Annie Dillard, setting the bar high for a new generation of nature writers." --Esquire, "Best Books of Fall 2020 "The nature writing we have been exposed to has been overwhelmingly male and white, which is just one reason that Aimee Nezhukumatathil's latest essay collection, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments is a breath of fresh air . . . What makes her work shine is its joyful embrace of difference, revealing that true beauty resides only in diversity." --San Francisco Chronicle "This slim volume is packed with gorgeous, thoughtful essays on the natural world by award-winning poet Nezhukumatathil." --Boston Globe, "20 Books We're Excited to Read This Fall 2020" "World of Wonders is a stunning union of biography, poetry, philosophy, and science; it is imbued with a love for her readers and for the natural world, and with a hope that people of color will feel more seen in nature writing . . . With a sense of amazement for the creatures around us, Aimee makes an ardent and artistic case for a compassionate ethics grounded in a deeper understanding--and love--of nature." --The Rumpus "Nezhukumatathil's investigations, enhanced by Nakamura's vividly rendered full-color illustrations, range across the world, from a rapturous rendering of monsoon season in her father's native India to her formative years in Iowa, Kansas, and Arizona, where she learned from the native flora and fauna that it was common to be different . . . The writing dazzles with the marvel of being fully alive." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Nezhukumatathil's essays, with vibrant illustrations from Nakamura, are in turn humorous, poignant, relatable, passionate (especially when she's bemoaning disappearing species and habitats), and always interesting." --Booklist "A lyrical exploration of a woman finding her true home in the world, interspersed with hauntingly beautiful descriptions of the lives on the animals and plants that illuminate it, this natural history will appeal to nature lovers and readers who relish thoughtful, introspective works. Also suggest to fans of Margaret Renkl's Late Migrations." --Library Journal "Aimee Nezhukumatathil's shimmering essay collection about fantastic creatures and plants, World of Wonders, is shot through with memories of her peripatetic life and observations about race, motherhood, and environmental issues . . . [It's] a bibliophilic and visual delight that dazzles the senses, much like Nezhukumatathil's beloved comb jellies. Her entrancing essays are a reminder to spend more time outdoors wondering at and cherishing this 'magnificent and wondrous planet.'" --Foreword Reviews, Starred Review "Reading World of Wonders, it's clear that Nezhukumtathil is a poet. These essays sing with joy and longing--each focusing on a different natural wonder, all connected by the thread of Nezhukumtathil's curiosity and her identification with the world's beautiful oddities . . . It's a heartwarming, poignant, and often funny collection, enlivened by Fumi Nakamura's dreamy illustrations." --BuzzFeed, "Summer Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down" "Should the wonderful David Attenborough ever retire, my hope is someone at BBC has read the work of Aimee Nezhukumatathil . . . What a lovely book this is, gentle in its pacing, well-illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, and quietly subversive in the way she channels its gusts of joy." --Literary Hub, "Best New Books to Read This Summer" "Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders is a gorgeous collection of essays that ruminate on flora, fauna, and what they can teach us about life itself. Moving between vignettes from Nezhukumatathil's life and her ponderings on nature, World of Wonders is a one-of-a-kind book you won't want to miss this year." --Bustle, "The Best Books of Fall 2020" "Nezhukumatathil's 30 essays are brightly crafted microcosms of childhood, identity, belonging, parenthood, and memory. From fireflies recalling summer nights in rural western New York to touch-me-not plants sparking contemplation on closeness, the writing shines with a tactile and beautiful lyricism that reimagines the world we see every day and sparks new magic in it." --Ralph Lauren Magazine, "The Summer Reading List" "Nezhukumatathil is the environmental writer we should be reading in schools, instead of Emerson or Thoreau." --The New Southern Fugitives "Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders is the first book to make me feel like a firefly as much as it reminds me I'm still a black boy playing in Central Mississippi woods. The book walks. It sprints. It leaps. Most importantly, the book lingers in a world where power, people, and the literal outside wrestle painfully, beautifully. This book is a world of wonders. This book is about to shake the Earth." --Kiese Laymon "Sometimes we need teachers who remind us how to be flabbergasted and gobsmacked and flummoxed and enswooned by the wonders of this earth. How to be in stupefied and devotional love to the wonders of this earth. How to be in love with this, our beloved earth. Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders is as good and generous a teacher as one could ever ask for. This book enraptures with its own astonishments and reveries while showing us how to be enraptured, how to revere. Which, again, is showing us how to be in love. I can think of nothing more important. Or wonderful." --Ross Gay, author of The Books of Delights "Nezhukumtathil applies her skill as a poet to a scintillating series of short essays on nature. She takes up topics that fascinate her--the bizarre-looking potoo birds of Central and South America; corpse flowers, with their rich colors and acrid odor--and connects them to her own experience of the world . . . Throughout, she vividly describes sounds, smells, and color--the myriad hues of a 'sea of saris' from India--and folds in touches of poetry. Fumi Nakamura's lush illustrations add to the book's appeal. Readers of Terry Tempest Williams and Annie Dillard will appreciate Nezhukumtathil's lyrical look at nature." --Publishers Weekly "In her debut essay collection, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, Aimee Nezhukumtathil's prose exalts a heightened practice of attention by leading readers through a stunning menagerie of curious species, from dancing frogs and vampire squids to corpse flowers and dragon fruit--creatures that often seem alien and otherworldly, but reveal so much about what it means to be a co-inhibitor of this planet." --Great River Review "These are the praise songs of a poet working brilliantly in prose. Each essay compresses a great deal of art and truth into a small space, whether about fireflies or flamingos, monkeys or monsoons, childhood or motherhood, or the trials and triumphs of living with a brown skin in a dominant white world. You will not find a more elegant, exuberant braiding of natural and personal history." --Scott Russell Sanders "World of Wonders is a mesmerizing work of essays and tender illustrations, meditations on nature, cumulative in effect; nature as memoir, nature as memoir, nature as simply and joyously itself. Each chapter captures a moment, each centered around a different natural phenomenon and charts the reverberations of the lived experience it evokes, be in family, identity, or the notion of belonging. A centering book, delightful and unexpected." --Sallye L, Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalist selection "This isn't your typical dry and stuffy nature writing essayist that you were forced to read in college. No, this ecologist's take on the natural world is more akin to lyrical prose with social commentary and pop culture references laced throughout. Relevant and inspiring, Aimee Nezhukumatathil reminds us once again why nature is so absolutely amazing and beautiful." --Mike O, Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalist selection "This is the kind of gentle and lyrical ecotone [I am] thrilled for everyone on planet Earth to read. Through ancestry, travel, academic study, and her childhood, motherhood, and career experiences as a woman of color, Nezhukumtathil illuminates a brief yet moving display of life through nature." --Katelynn Tefft, Third Place Books "A truly whimsical and vibrant journey through a world of odd and lovable creatures and plants . . . A perfect read for anyone looking for beautiful writing about the natural world." --Katie Kenny, Bank Square Books "[Nezhukumatathil's] poet's eye, irrepressible spirit, and unquenchable love of nature bestow previously untold riches." --Kelly Barth, Raven Book Store "This lovely and informative collection of essays on things from the natural world somehow manages to transcend the boundaries of the 'nature essay' genre and is itself something much more intimate with a life of its own. Beautifully done and a satisfying read." --Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana "Buoyant and lyrical, Aimee Nezhukumtathil weaves imagistic musings on a few of our planet's particularly mesmerizing flora and fauna with personal experiences in all sorts of places: Kansas, Arizona, Mississippi, India, Greece. The fascinating observations of plants and animals she explores--axolotls, cactus wrens, ribbon eels, cassowaries, narwhals, dragon fruit, and so on--are nuanced by her insights into her childhood, her family, herself, her fellow human creatures. A taut profusion, an effortless melding of nature writing and memoir, this joyous book begs the reader to slow down and savor its language and ideas the way one should the ripest cara cara orange." --Ben Groner, Parnassus Books "World of Wonders is a magical book with deep, subtle, resonant power. Filled with short essays accompanied by gorgeous illustrations that Nezhukumtathil uses as a springboard for often poetic reflections on her own experience. Each vignette, whether about fireflies, flamingoes, or newts; offers the reader an opportunity to pause, reflect, and truly wonder with Nezhukumtathil. A perfect book for readers of memoir, nature writing, and poetry!" --Caleb Masters, Book Marks "This gentle but brutal poetic exploration of nature and the effects of climate change on the author's life is nothing short of magical. We need more books like this." --Cristy Gross, Winchester Book Gallery "As you might expect from a writer fluent in cardinal since age six, Nezhukumtathil's essays are brimming with intimate scenes of natural life, each presented with exuberant prose that mingles scientific exactitude (the stunning pink of the dragon fruit is due to 'a rind chock full of lycopene') with unabashed whimsy (a gray cockatiel is 'about three apples tall' and a piece of quartz tastes 'like campfire smoke'). As much vivid snapshots as impeccably crafted prose, these brief pieces draw on fable, travel, and memoir to introduce plants and animals ranging from dancing frogs and the impossibly cute smiling axolotl to the more familiar monarch butterfly and flamingo. Linking each creature to the stages of her life--from her childhood as the rare brown person in overwhelmingly white communities, through the loneliness of college, her marriage (to a man who understood the charms of the foul-smelling corpse-flower), motherhood, and career as a teacher and award-winning poet--Nezhukumtathil illuminates the essential bonds between people and the beautiful, singular, awesome--wonderful--flora and fauna we share this planet with. While recognizing the troubles of this divided time, Nezhukumtathil's first foray into prose is a genuine and whole-heartedly upbeat book." --Laurie Greer, Politics and Prose Bookstore "World of Wonders is as delicate as a flower, filling us with awe and reminding us of the beauty of the world and all its people. Aimee Nezhukumtathil's book has the strength of a stone, engendering respect. How can a writer sustain these diametrically opposed conditions? She does and rewards us with joy." --Lyn Roberts, Square Books "Aimee didn't know it at the time (or maybe she did in her mystical way), but this book was written for me and all the other brown-skinned, nature-loving, quiet-questers in the world. This beautiful package asks the reader to pick-me-up and go for a walk down memory lane where you will find essays on a diversity of flora and fauna from the dragon fruit to the narwhal and the corpse flower to the axolotl; all of which are gorgeously illustrated inside. Her writing asks everyone to find beauty and connection to the wonders that are nature's stories." --Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time Bookstore
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World of Wonders - by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Hardcover)
The Declutter Challenge - by Cassandra Aarssen (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: House + HomeSub-Genre: Remodeling & RenovationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MangoAuthor: Cassandra AarssenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In the pages if this journal, you'll find a roadmap to organizational success. By journaling your concerns, struggles, hopes and fears, you will find the strength and knowledge to say good riddance forever to the negative clutter in your home and even the clutter in your mind. It's time to get real and declutter all the emotional crap that is getting in the way of the life and the home that you deserve. Book Synopsis From the Host of HGTV's HOT MESS HOUSE#1 Best Seller in Home Improvement & Decorating and Personal Time ManagementA guided decluttering journal. Life happens to the best of us, whether we were born with messy tendencies or not. Messes find their way into our homes and lives and we can't seem to find the strength or time to tackle them. That's where this motivational guided journal by decluttering guru Cassandra Aarssen comes in.Tested methods that work. Cas Aarssen wasn't always an organization expert. She climbed out of years of cluttered living and transformed her home and her life through organization. In this self-help journal, Cas guides you through favorite tips and tricks that she used to declutter her home and find her way to a more organized and peaceful life.Pages and pages of decluttering and organizational tools. This interactive journal is designed to help you declutter your home and life through mindfulness and self-motivation. Learn how to navigate the chaos of clutter by taking the time to understand yourself and the underlying meaning behind your clutter. Filled with inspiration and open-ended questions, The Declutter Challenge journal guides you onto the path to a clean and clutter-free home.Make downsizing a reality. The Declutter Challenge helps you to work through both the emotional and the physical clutter in your life. Explore your thoughts and feelings about your belongings and discover the knowledge and strength to let go of excess.Take a look inside this life-changing guided journal and find...Insights into goal settingSupportive prompts and writing exercises that encourage self-refection and understandingHow to achieve short-term tasks that need to get done or the long-term dreams that you yearn to fulfillRead Cas Aarssen's other bestselling home organizing books, Real Life Organizing, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, and The Clutter Connection.
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The Declutter Challenge - by Cassandra Aarssen (Paperback)
Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut - (Caldecott Honor Book) by Derrick D. Barnes (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 11.31 Inches (H) x 8.81 Inch (W) x .38 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesSeries Title: Caldecott Honor BookFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PgwAuthor: Derrick D. BarnesAge Range: 4-8 YearsLanguage: English About the Book Barnes' smooth, fresh words and James' lush, vibrant illustrations capture the confidence, pride, and magic black and brown boys feel the moment they get a new haircut and admire their own beautiful reflections in the mirror. Full color. 8 1/2 x 11. Book Synopsis Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young ReadersA Newbery Honor BookA Caldecott Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Author Honor BookA Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor BookAn Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award BookAn Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor BookA Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, the Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Horn Book Magazine, the News & Observer, BookPage, Chicago Public Library, and more The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother's hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices. A fresh cut makes boys fly. This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber's chair--a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That's where it all begins. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror. Review Quotes Praise for Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut: "The swagger is on a million. The sauce is drippin'. . . . This book oozes with black cool and timely, much-needed black joy, using the unique and expansive experience of the barbershop to remind young boys that their inner lives have always mattered there. One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "With language so hot you expect the words to ignite the page, Derrick Barnes endows the boy at this book's center with flash, strut, pizzazz and the pure unregulated pride of knowing you look like a million bucks. Accompanied by layered paintings that bounce back the beat of the words like the sweetest of jazz riffs, here's an ode to looking good and feeling great." --Betsy Bird, NPR Book Concierge: Best Books of 2017 "Crown captures that extra bounce in your step as confidence crackles from the top of your freshly-shorn head down through your feet. With a flawless delivery, Barnes and James' book is a celebration of self-esteem and a thoughtful nod to the importance of stepping into the world with a touch of swagger." --The Huffington Post: Best Picture Books of 2017 "It's not just a pleasure to read, it also does something important, and that is to show up and show out for black kids, black culture and black language. It's about that time honored tradition for black folks of sitting in the chair at the barbershop, and the power of being seen as a black boy beyond stereotype out here in America. . . . Hook yourself up with this sweet and mighty book, both for you and your kids." --Rebecca Carroll, Los Angeles Times Top Books of 2017 "Barnes' language affirms the sacredness of the fresh-cut experience, which allows young black men to feel like kings." --The Root "A powerfully moving tribute to barbershop culture . . . . Pride, confidence, and joy radiate from the pages, both in the black and brown faces of men, women, boys, and girls featured in Barnes's majestic paintings, and in writing that celebrates human worth with every syllable." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Themes of confidence-building, self-esteem, and joy of young black boys are the important takeaways, and the illustrations jump off the page and invite readers to share in the experience. A super fun read-aloud, this title is a recommended purchase for all picture book collections." --School Library Journal, starred review "Alternately precise, metaphorical, and culturally specific, Barnes's descriptions make each page a serendipity. . . . A not-to-be-missed portrayal of the beauty of black boyhood." --Horn Book Magazine, starred review "The interchange between the art and the words lights the very pages on fire. . . A long overdue title we couldn't have waited another minute for." --School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production Blog "Barnes mixes fresh and sharp lines with an integral part of the African American experience: maintaining one's hair. Illustrator James deftly uses bright colors . . . and a colorful galaxy complements Barnes' words well. The strong voice will resonate with readers, soothe any young child scared of their first cut, and give a boost of confidence to the seasoned pros." --Booklist "In this homage to Black barbershops, the author perfectly captures the meaning of this rite of passage for Black boys. And breathtaking visuals by the infinitely creative Gordon C. James match the energetic text. If the first three tomes are any indication, Denene Millner Books will continue to highlight the best talent and reads for an audience who truly deserves both." --Essence "Magnificent. . . . Let this young man's strut, pizzazz, and pride show you what happens when you get a truly great haircut." --Evanston Public Library "A top-notch paean to pride, community, and joy." --Denver Public Library Best & Brightest Books of 2017 "I read this book three times, in quick succession, just so I could appreciate its pictures again and again."--Houston Style Magazine "Crown is a book you should be looking for." --The Washington Informer "To say that Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James knocked their first picture book out of the ballpark would be an understatement about a book with very little that is understated about it." --KirkusReviews.com "Rhythmic, vibrant words plus bold, oil painting illustrations give this barbershop experience a swagger of its own." --Imagination Soup "The perfect gift for all the fly young black boys in your life." --Blavity.com "A burst of energy that makes you so happy it exists." --Mr. Brian's Picture Book Picks "A brilliant blend of text and illustration." --Unpacking Picture Book Power "A beautifully written and illustrated tribute to little black and brown boys." --Growing Book by Book "A book that begs to be read aloud. It begs to be shared and shared and shared." --Abby the Librarian About The Author Derrick Barnes, a graduate of Jackson State University, is the author of eight books, including the popular series Ruby and the Booker Boys. He also wrote best-selling copy for Hallmark as the first African American male staff writer for the company. Barnes resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and four sons. Gordon C. James, a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, is a nationally recognized, award-winning fine artist specializing in figurative drawing. He is the illustrator of the Scraps of Time children's book series. He has worked for Hallmark as an illustrator and artist and has taught at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut - (Caldecott Honor Book) by Derrick D. Barnes (Hardcover)
The Hug - by Eoin McLaughlin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10 Inches (H) x 10 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 48Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Faber & Faber ChildrenasAuthor: Eoin McLaughlinAge Range: Baby - 3 YearsBook theme: FriendshipLanguage: English About the Book In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them A wise owl then explains why in this beautiful, heartwarming picture book. Full color. Book Synopsis "A pleasure"--Kirkus In this clever flipbook, both a hedgehog and a tortoise are looking for a hug. They ask all the other animals they come across but for some reason no one will hug them. Until a wise owl explains: Hedgehog is too spiky; Tortoise is too bony.And that's when they find each other! A beautiful, heartwarming picture book with all the universal appeal of Guess How Much I Love You. Review Quotes "What to do when you're a prickly animal hankering for a hug? Why, find another misfit animal also searching for an embrace! Sweet but 'tricky to hug' little Hedgehog is down in the dumps. Wandering the forest, Hedgehog begs different animals for hugs, but each rejects them. Readers will giggle at their panicked excuses--an evasive squirrel must suddenly count its three measly acorns; a magpie begins a drawn-out song--but will also be indignant on poor hedgehog's behalf. Hedgehog has the appealingly pink-cheeked softness typical of Dunbar's art, and the gentle watercolors are nonthreatening, though she also captures the animals' genuine concern about being poked. A wise owl counsels the dejected hedgehog that while the prickles may frighten some, "there's someone for everyone." That's when Hedgehog spots a similarly lonely tortoise, rejected due to its "very hard" shell but perfectly matched for a spiky new friend. They race toward each other until the glorious meeting, marked with swoony peach swirls and overjoyed grins. At this point, readers flip the book to hear the same gloomy tale from the tortoise's perspective until it again culminates in that joyous hug, a book turn that's made a pleasure with thick creamy paper and solid binding. Watching unlikely friends finally be as 'happy as two someones can be' feels like being enveloped in your very own hug."--Kirkus "This book contains dual narratives, presented by flipping the book over, so that the stories intersect and come to a joyful conclusion in the middle. One story line follows Hedgehog, who is feeling sad and knows that only a hug will help. Hedgehog asks Fox, Squirrel, and Magpie for a hug, but each creature makes an excuse for why they cannot help out. Owl explains that Hedgehog is prickly, but says that there is 'someone for everyone.' Likewise, using the same repetitive text, Tortoise encounters Badger, Rabbit, and Frog. Owl explains that Tortoise's shell is very hard, but when Tortoise and Hedgehog meet, they discover that their hugs are perfect for one another. The illustrations are whimsical, depicting unique and expressive animal characters with humorous flourishes. The illustrations also convey that each of the animals has their own imperfections. Fox scatters garbage everywhere, Magpie has an unpleasant singing voice, and Badger is a very messy eater. These details help to underpin the message that while every hug is not for everyone, it takes all sorts to make a world. VERDICT A tender story that carries the message of embracing one's perceived shortcomings, best to be shared with early elementary students and the very young." -Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County Public Library, MD, School Library Journal "Sometimes all you need is a little TLC, but that's easier said than done for a prickly-backed hedgehog and a hard-shelled tortoise. With adorable arms outstretched, the two embark from opposite sides of this innovative flip book as they encounter a parade of alarmed forest animals intent on declining their offers to embrace with one hilarious excuse after another--until Tortoise and Hedgehog meet in the middle, proving that there really is someone out there for everyone." -- Foreword Reviews "Open this double-sided book one way and meet sad and very cute Tortoise, whose polite request for a restorative hug is met with equally polite but clearly cooked-up excuses from other animals ("Unfortunately, I'm digging a very important hole," says Rabbit, who isn't). "It's your shell," Owl explains. "It's just so very hard. But don't worry, there's someone for everyone." Flip the book over, and it's the same trajectory for sad and adorable Hedgehog, whose quills are the deal-breaker. Tortoise and Hedgehog retreat from the world into tight little spheres of shell and prickles, respectively, until they notice each other. In a vertically oriented spread that serves as a visual center between the two versions, they embrace without any qualms at all, "as happy as two someones can be." Debut author McLaughlin doesn't break new ground in this story of two lonely animals finding comfort and friendship, but he and Dunbar (A Lion Is a Lion) bring a good measure of wit to the story. Dunbar's animal portraits, drawn along a single, cream-colored plane with minimal background detailing, are funny and astute, suggesting that animals can be every bit as awkward and endearing as humans."-- Publishers Weekly "This is a picture book for children in Day Care or Preschool and could even be used in Special education to teach about friendship and giving emotional support. The pictures were drawn throughout the story so a child could appreciate them as the story goes along. They used primary colors the children know as well as the language that was used throughout for it was simple to follow along with the repetition of some of the words. The way the physical book is setup it could also teach directionality. Other activities one could lead is to count the different animals, name the colors, and maybe even name the animals after reading or listening to the story. In other words this is a children's picture book for learning language, reading, math, science and emotional/social support." -- Book Room Reviews "Such a simple little book, this offers a great amount of pleasure when the two animals find one another. Even though readers will know that Hedgehog hugs Tortoise, the book is worth flipping over to read it from Tortoise's point of view too. McLaughlin's text is fresh and simple, much like Dunbar's illustrations. One little element that adds to the fun is watching both Tortoise and Hedgehog get more and more grimy from the animals they meet, picking up bits of dirt and fuzz along their journeys. The hug though, the hug at the middle is pure bliss. Perfect for when you need a hug, even if you are a bit prickly or too hard." -- Waking Brain Cells "A perfectly charming picture book... Dunbar's delicate watercolors leave plenty of clean space on the cream-colored pages to enable the well-drawn characters to shine... McLaughlin's thoughtful use of simple words and sentence structure creates a text that is accessible for young readers and the story would also be a delightful read-aloud selection." -- All About the Books with Janet Squires "I love the story and the adorable artwork. An especially good read for anyone who has had trouble finding a friend but potentially eye-opening for those who easily reject others." -- Susan Uhlig, So Many Good Books "The Hug is an adorable flipbook with short, easy-to-read sentences about the power of a hug... The artwork is simple and sweet, set against a plain ivory background. When the two characters hug, the joy on their faces is matched only by the swirls of color, stars, and flower petals surrounding them. It's a sweet story that is perfect for storytime, perfect for cuddletime, wonderful for any time. I read this in a recent storytime and the kids and parents alike loved the leadup to the hug and the flip from one story to the next. A sweet story that reminds readers that there's always someone out there to hug, no matter how prickly or how tough you may think you're feeling." -- Rosemary Kidlatis, Queens Public Library librarian and reviewer at MomReadIt "The Hug is simple and sweet and deeply satisfying." -- Tanya Turkek, Books4YourKids "Read from one side then flip it and read from the other side. You end up in the same spot and it is all adorable. You see, tortoise and hedgehog both just want a hug and are turned down by all the other animals until they find each other in the center of the book... It's a creative concept that will keep what is a short picture book in the toddler rotation much longer." -- WindyCityReader "A beautiful quiet book, perfect bedtime, that children will want to read again and again."-- Rebecca Herzog, SlothReads About The Author Eoin McLaughlin was born in Ireland, moved to the UK and now lives in London with his wife and their new baby. Along the way he has written several books and is unbearably excited for them to come out. This is his debut picture book, with many more in the pipeline.Polly Dunbar is one of the most well known illustrators working today. Polly's bestselling book, Penguin, has won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly is the illustrator of Shoe Baby, Pat-a-Cake Baby and two picture books written by David Almond. Polly lives in the Waveny Valley, Suffolk with her partner and their two boys.
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The Hug - by Eoin McLaughlin (Hardcover)
Emotionfull: A Guide To Self-Care - by Lauren Woods (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsGenre: Non-ClassifiableFormat: PaperbackAuthor: Lauren WoodsAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Experience the Therapeutic Mental Health Benefits of Emotional Self-Care Emotionful is a collection of tips, reminders and advice from a mental illness and low self-esteem survivor who has learned beneficial techniques that focus on valuing her own feelings and listening to her inner needs. Book Synopsis Experience the Therapeutic Benefits of Emotional Self-CareEmotionfull is a collection of tips, reminders, and advice from a mental illness and low self-esteem survivor who has learned beneficial techniques that focus on valuing her own feelings and listening to her inner needs.Value your feelings. We can get overwhelmed by our own emotions. Though there's nothing wrong with what we're feeling, we all struggle with how best to face stress, anxiety, sadness, and even excitement sometimes. Emotionfull helps us process difficult emotions, one by one, and allows us the space to focus on them in a way that's healthy. Author Lauren Woods, creator of The Positive Page platform, has struggled with mental health and low self-esteem herself, so she comes to readers with experience and kindness in overcoming some of the daily challenges these struggles bring.Listen to your needs. Once we accept and process our emotions, we are better able to understand what our inner needs are. All aspects of our health deserve time and attention, but more often than not, we put more emphasis on physical health. This book is a reminder to look inside and make sure we're addressing how we feel, not just how we look. It's a tangible reminder and guide for taking care of your mental health. Full of tips, advice, and self-care ideas, it shows us how to improve self-esteem and prioritize our emotional health.Open up Emotionfull and learn more about: Methods for working through overwhelming feelingsStress-free ways to have difficult conversations about mental healthSelf-care tips focused on emotional needsHow to recognize self-worth and build confidenceIf you were helped by books like You Can Do All Things, It's OK to Feel Deeply, or Start Where You Are, then you'll want to experience the therapeutic benefits of Emotionfull.
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Emotionfull: A Guide To Self-Care - by Lauren Woods (Paperback)
The Zee Files #2: All That Glitters - by Tina Wells (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 168Genre: Juvenile FictionFormat: HardcoverAuthor: Tina WellsAge Range: 9-12 YearsLanguage: English Fans of the bestselling Mackenzie Blue books will love this spin-off series that follows Zee's new adventures across the pond—in London!
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The Zee Files #2: All That Glitters -   by Tina Wells (Hardcover)
Good Time for the Truth : Race in Minnesota (Paperback) - by Sun Yung Shin
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 223Genre: Social Science, Literary CollectionsSub-Genre: Essays, Ethnic Studies / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ingram Pub ServicesAuthor: Sun Yung ShinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future. Book Synopsis A 2020 selection of One Book, One Minnesota! "Reading this book in community offers some Minnesotans the opportunity to see their experiences broadly shared and others a chance to educate themselves--and to discover ways to act on their convictions." In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota's best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships.Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation's worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps.With contributions by: Taiyon J. Coleman, Heid E. Erdrich, Venessa Fuentes, Shannon Gibney, David Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, Andrea Jenkins, Robert Karimi, JaeRan Kim, Sherry Quan Lee, David Mura, Bao Phi, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Diane Wilson, and Kao Kalia Yang Review Quotes "Sun Yung Shin has brought together a collection of passionate literary warriors whose fierceness is equaled and at times surpassed only by their love of community, and of us, the people for whom they speak. The unburdening that takes place here is specific and yet representative. Either way it is heavy. Deep. You will not be able to read this book without changing. Minnesota will never be the same." --Alexs Pate, author of The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color, and president of Innocent Technologies LLC "This is the northern voice on race--multiple perspectives and divergent experiences, but a common call for change on one of the most pressing issues of our time. Brave and poignant, full of true grit and wisdom, A Good Time for the Truth is a compelling challenge to us all." --Anton Treuer, author of Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask About The Author Although her first dream was to be a backup dancer for former hip-hop artist Heavy D, Taiyon J Coleman is a writer, educator and consultant, and her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Currently completing her first novel, Chicago @ 15, Taiyon lives in Minneapolis with her family. Heid E. Erdrich is Ojibwe, enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She is author of four collections of poetry and co-editor of Sister Nations: Native American Writers on Community. Her most recent book is Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest. She mentors MFA students at Augsburg College. Venessa Fuentes is from the Twin Cities. She is also from its arts, queer, and POC communities. Her writing has been anthologized, read at poetry picnics, shared at the dinner table, and turned into public art. Along with her son and her wife, Venessa claims the south side of Minneapolis as Home. Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color, a young adult novel. Her writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Crisis, Gawker, and other venues. A Bush Artist and McKnight Writing Fellow, she lives with her husband and children in Minneapolis. David Lawrence Grant has written drama for the stage, film, and television, as well as fiction and memoir. He has written major reports on racial bias in the justice system for the Minnesota Supreme Court and on racial disparities in the health care system for the Minnesota legislature. He teaches screenwriting at Independent Filmmaker Project/Minnesota. Carolyn Holbrook, recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant and the Minnesota Book Awards' Kay Sexton Award, is the author of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Journeys and the founder of SASE: The Write Place (now merged with Intermedia Arts). IBé is many things, and they all orbit around being father to his son and daughters. He lives in the Middle of the Atlantic, hoping his children make it to America (without leaving Africa behind). He writes poetry and passes it off as spoken word. Or maybe it is the other way around. Andrea Jenkins, Intermedia Arts board chair and Bush Fellow, is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. A locally and nationally recognized poet, she has earned many awards, fellowships, and commissions. She is an oral historian at the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota Archives. Robert Farid Karimi is an award-winning interdisciplinary playwright, experience designer and poet whose interactive performances feed audiences a mixed bowl of humor, pop culture, and personal history. A National Poetry Slam Champion, he has appeared in a variety of eclectic venues worldwide. His work has been published and recorded internationally. JaeRan Kim is assistant professor at University of Washington Tacoma. JaeRan's writing and scholarship focuses on the intersections of race, disability, gender, and kinship on vulnerable children and families. Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic. Her most recent book, Love Imagined: a mixed race memoir, was a 2015 Minnesota Book Award finalist. David Mura has written two memoirs: Turning Japanese, a Josephine Miles Book Award/Oakland PEN winner and a New York Times Notable Book, and Where the Body Meets Memory. His novel is Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire. He's written four books of poetry, including The Last Incantations. Bao Phi was born in Saigon and raised in the Phillips neighborhood of South Minneapolis. He has been a performance poet and has struggled to contribute to social justice movements since he was a teenager. He is grateful to the many artists and community organizers who have influenced him. Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria is a writer and spoken word poet of Peruvian heritage involved with Palabristas, a Minnesota-based Latin@ poets collective. He is an MFA student at Hamline University and writes about fatherhood, the duality of two cultures in English, Spanglish and Spanish, and issues pertaining to his community. Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong American writer and the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, published in 2008 by Coffee House Press, and The Song Poet, published in 2016 by Metropolitan Books. Diane Wilson (Dakota) has published a memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, the 2012 One Minneapolis One Read selection, and a nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life. Wilson is a 2013 Bush Foundation Fellow and Executive Director for Dream of Wild Health, a non-profit farm.
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Good Time for the Truth : Race in Minnesota (Paperback) - by Sun Yung Shin
It's Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful - by Kate Allan (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.06 Inch (W) x .44 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 110Genre: Self ImprovementSub-Genre: AffirmationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MangoAuthor: Kate AllanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book This collection of captioned illustrations from popular art blogger The Latest Kate incorporates journaling prompts to help readers parse their experiences and feelings. The featured images are colorful, imaginative, and are accompanied by quotations that both validate readers and encourage mindfulness. Book Synopsis A Lesson in Self Acceptance from Affirming Animals "Spending a few minutes every day meditating on TheLatestKate's illustrations and words of wisdom offer encouragement that you can face any challenge that crosses your path." ―Susyn Reeve, Author of Heart Healing#1 New Release in Anxiety, Phobias, Mood Disorders, Stress Management, Depression, and Religious & InspirationalFrom the creator of the bestselling book, You Can Do All Things, comes a whimsical, interactive guide to practicing mindfulness, self-love, and creativity.Work through anxiety and depression and celebrate your own uniqueness. Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn't mean they should be avoided. With the help of her adorable support animals, art blogger Kate Allan urges us to be mindful of our mentality. Through encouraging self-love affirmations, mindfulness activities, doodle ideas, and journaling prompts, this affirming animal therapy book helps us sort through and express our feelings. Self-help journaling with a creative twist. It's Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful is a self-love guided journal that meets us where we are--in the midst of the feelings that say we're not enough, we won't make it. Allan's captioned illustrations help confront the thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Young and old, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. Inside, you'll find: A source of colorful and creative validation for the struggles you faceAnxiety-reducing visual art and journaling prompts to understand and process your mental healthSupport animals that come along with you wherever you need themIf you're looking for mental health gifts, creative books, or encouragement books--or enjoyed Made Out of Stars, My Friend Fear, Start Where You Are, or You're Weird--then you'll love Kate Allan's It's Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful. Review Quotes "Practice self-love through self-care: Kate Allan's creative journal meets us where we are―in the midst of the feelings that say we're not enough, we can't handle this life, we won't make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Young and old, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are." ―FortyFabulous.com"Spending a few minutes every day meditating on TheLatestKate's illustrations and words of wisdom offer encouragement that you can face any challenge that crosses your path." ―Susyn Reeve, Author of Heart Healing
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It's Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful - by Kate Allan (Paperback)
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