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Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter (Paperback)
Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter (Paperback)
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The Fancy Nancy book series are truly enjoyed by my toddler granddaughters. Since reading my first book, I have purchased other books the girls could enjoy. Not only are the stories and illustrations delightful, but the introduction of higher-level vocabulary is beneficial in their education process. It is especially fun to teach the French vocabulary words included in the stories. Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter is a great story to reinforce the fun to be had with a fantastic babysitter.
Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High (Paperback)
Warriors Don't Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High (Paperback)
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A True Warrior Melba Pattillo Beals, acclaimed African-American author and winner of the Congressional Gold Medal, documented her experience in the integration movement in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her unforgettable memoir, Warriors Don’t Cry, she focuses on the harsh environment she and her fellow black students were forced to endure. It is a story of hardships and faith in God. Only 12-years-old at the time, a young Melba would never forget May 17, 1954. The Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that it is unconstitutional to have separate public schools for blacks and whites. She has only dreamed of attending to the all-white, gothic, and castle-like building known as Little Rock’s Central High School. Melba is happy and even excited; she feels that maybe this is the beginning of the acceptance of her people, but she is very wrong. In fact, things only get much worse. Melba and the other eight brave volunteer students head off for Central High. When they arrive, they are surprised by the sight of an enormous crowd at the school gates. Even the Arkansas National Guardsmen are there, barricading the doors to let no one in. Yet, the nine warriors don’t give in. On several other occasions, Melba is attacked with lighted sticks of dynamite, acid sprayed into her eyes, and many other threats. Still, she doesn’t let it get to her. Melba Pattillo Beals shares her story with us to open our eyes to the horrors of prejudice and discrimination. She wants people to realize that there needs to be an end to this. She wants others to sympathize and feel her pain to demonstrate why racism is wrong and unjustified. Sometimes we don’t understand the gravity of something until it happens to you. By then it’s already too late, but after reading this memoir, it dawns on us how horrible this bigotry is and that it still happens today. Overall, this message is evident throughout her book and Beals does an adequate job of portraying it. Taken as a whole, I didn’t come across many problems with this book. I feel that it does its job in a way that is both entertaining and realistic. As far as memoirs go, this was one of the higher-quality ones I have read. If you are like most readers, you are probably not going to the library to check out a memoir any time soon. Still, take it from me, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t be scared off because its technical term is a “memoir,” because I promise it has plenty of rising action and suspense. Warriors Don’t Cry is a reputable story filled with emotion that will have you fighting along side Melba Pattillo as she battles for her freedom. B-
Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
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Again, The Black Lips have outdone itself with another release of clean, sixties sensibilities and an irresistible juvenile charm. ¿O Katrina!¿ is a catchy take on the devastating storm including lyrics, ¿O Katrina why you gotta be mean/You broke my heart way down in New Orleans.¿ ¿Bad Kids¿ is a sweet anthem that I can¿t help but believe is autobiographical, and ¿Cold Hands¿ is an awesome rocker, a sure booty-shaker. ¿Navajo¿ has a similar outlaw and western feel as ¿Stone Cold¿ from the self-titled debut, and is a good education lesson on Native American tribes. Opening samples for ¿Slime and Oxygen¿ imply the ¿Something Weird¿ video series, shaping into a respectable, Nuggets-infused tune. The disc ends with ¿Transcendental Light,¿ which fades after two minutes, only to reappear again one and a half minutes later with that same Castrato singing that haunted the ending of Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo.
The Intellectual Devotional American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently... (Hardcover)
The Intellectual Devotional American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently... (Hardcover)
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I bought this bok last year for my boyfriend who oves history. A year later, even though we're not done (yep, started reading it too) we love quizzing each other about little facts. A Great book and a wondeful introduction to the series!