The Crown of Thorns

Author:Kahran Bethencourt,Regis Bethencourt

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250204577

Total Pages:256

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. From Kahran and Regis Bethencourt, the dynamite husband and wife duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, comes GLORY, a photography book that shatters the conventional standards of beauty for Black children. Featuring a foreword by Amanda Seales With stunning images of natural hair and gorgeous, inventive visual storytelling, GLORY puts Black beauty front and center with more than 100 breathtaking photographs and a collection of powerful essays about the children. At its heart, it is a recognition and celebration of the versatility and innate beauty of black hair, and black beauty. The glorious coffee-table book pays homage to the story of our royal past, celebrates the glory of the here and now, and even dares to forecast the future. It brings to life past, present, and future visions of black culture and showcases the power and beauty of recognizing and celebrating oneself. Beauty as an expression of who you are is power. When we define our own standards of beauty, we take back that power. GLORY encourages children around the world to feel that power and harness it.

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Black Girls Rock!

Author:Beverly Bond

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501157930

Total Pages:256

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From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Fueled by the insights of women of diverse backgrounds, including Michelle Obama, Angela Davis, Shonda Rhimes, Misty Copeland Yara Shahidi, and Mary J. Blige, this book is a celebration of black women’s voices and experiences that will become a collector’s items for generations to come. Maxine Waters shares the personal fulfillment of service. Moguls Cathy Hughes, Suzanne Shank, and Serena Williams recount stories of steadfastness, determination, diligence, dedication and the will to win. Erykah Badu, Toshi Reagon, Mickalane Thomas, Solange Knowles-Ferguson, and Rihanna offer insights on creativity and how they use it to stay in tune with their magic. Pioneering writers Rebecca Walker, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Joan Morgan speak on modern-day black feminist thought. Lupita Nyong’o, Susan Taylor, and Bethann Hardison affirm the true essence of holistic beauty. And Iyanla Vanzant reinforces Black Girl Magic in her powerful pledge. Through these and dozens of other unforgettable testimonies, Black Girls Rock! is an ode to black girl ambition, self-love, empowerment, and healing. Pairing inspirational essays and affirmations with lush, newly commissioned and classic photography, Black Girls Rock!: Owning Our Magic and Rocking Our Truth is not only a one-of-a-kind celebration of the diversity, fortitude, and spirituality of black women but also a foundational text that will energize and empower every reader.

Woman of Color

Author:LaTonya Yvette

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683354966

Total Pages:192

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LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life’s trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide—packed with moving essays, gorgeous original and archival photographs, and practical style and beauty advice. At the very heart, though, it’s about LaTonya’s experience growing up as a woman of color in Brooklyn. Each beautifully designed chapter covers a different topic—the meaning behind her name, how vitiligo has shaped her definition of beauty, her childhood hairstyles, raising her children as a 20-something mom—and ends with thoughtful advice and lifestyle takeaways like how to tie a headwrap or incorporate new, bold colors into your wardrobe. Woman of Color is real life, real style for women from all walks of life. In it, LaTonya has written a love letter to women, filling this book with vulnerable, imperfect truths from a black woman blogger, a voice not often seen on bookstore shelves.

A Book of Scoundrels

Author:Charles Whibley

Publisher:1st World Publishing

ISBN:1595400125

Total Pages:208

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - There are other manifestations of greatness than to relieve suffering or to wreck an empire. Julius Caesar and John Howard are not the only heroes who have smiled upon the world. In the supreme adaptation of means to an end there is a constant nobility, for neither ambition nor virtue is the essential of a perfect action. How shall you contemplate with indifference the career of an artist whom genius or good guidance has compelled to exercise his peculiar skill, to indulge his finer aptitudes? A masterly theft rises in its claim to respect high above the reprobation of the moralist. The scoundrel, when once justice is quit of him, has a right to be appraised by his actions, not by their effect; and he dies secure in the knowledge that he is commonly more distinguished, if he be less loved, than his virtuous contemporaries. While murder is wellnigh as old as life, property and the pocket invented theft, late-born among the arts. It was not until avarice had devised many a cunning trick for the protection of wealth, until civilisation had multiplied the forms of portable property, that thieving became a liberal and an elegant profession. True, in pastoral society, the lawless man was eager to lift cattle, to break down the barrier between robbery and warfare. But the contrast is as sharp between the savagery of the ancient reiver and the polished performance of Captain Hind as between the daub of the pavement and the perfection of Velasquez.

Renaissance Man

Author:M. Garzon

Publisher:Petal Press

ISBN:0988001381

Total Pages:338

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Book 3 in the popular series. “And they lived happily ever after.” In fairy tales, that’s always how things end. The prince and princess ride away on his white horse, and from then on all’s right with the world. But what if it wasn’t? What if the prince’s life didn’t suit the princess? What if she felt stifled by life inside the castle walls? Could she tell him? And if she loved him—really loved him—how could she ask him to give up his kingdom?

Supreme Models

Author:Marcellas Reynolds

Publisher:Abrams

ISBN:1683356624

Total Pages:256

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The first-ever book celebrating black models, filled with revealing essays, interviews, and stunning photographs To date, there has never been a book devoted exclusively to black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to black models past and present: from the first to be featured in catalogs and on magazine covers, like Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Donyale Luna, to the supermodels who reigned in the nineties—Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. The book also observes the newest generation of models—Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls—who are shaking up the fashion industry by speaking out about racial prejudice and becoming social media sensations. Written by celebrity stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features more than 70 women from the last 60 years. The book is filled with gorgeous photographs of the women, and details their most memorable covers, campaigns, runway shows, and editorials. Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty. Supreme Models is a celebration of their monumental impact.

Visions of Magic

Author:Regan Hastings

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101486309

Total Pages:368

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In the ten years since magic has reemerged in the world, witches have become feared and hunted. For weeks Shea Jameson has been haunted by visions of fire. When she unintentionally performs a spell in public, she becomes one of the hunted. Her only hope is Torin, a dangerously sensual man who claims to be her eternal mate.

Juniper

Author:Mali Berger

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:146532271X

Total Pages:73

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What is this story about? Its about Kate Flanigans personal tragedy, and how she finds the strength to heal and develop a new lifestyle after the staggering blow on Michigans Grand Traverse Bay. Its about Frannie Sullivan, a poet who frees herself from factory work escaping with her fianc to build a new existence in sparkling Elk Rapids, Michigan. Its about Sally McGee and her high school friends in the desert of Fountain Hills, Arizona. The three females magically merge, hither and yon, during episodes of tragic and joyous happenings. Its also about the wonder of spirit in Dublin, Ireland and how the dynamic of force symbolizes a more beautiful America. A special beauty reigns over Grand Traverse Bay from Traverse City to Kewadin, Michigan. This land of my heart fronts the Bay with views of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see. Cherry orchards and sunflower fields add magic to the forests of pine and juniper that permeate the area. The people who live here enjoy an unusual amount of creative talent that abounds from the natural environment. Juniper, the book, reveals how this spot in the universe helps heal those who have suffered from tragic events.

The Abbess Of Vlaye

Author:Stanley John Weyman

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:333

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"The Abbess Of Vlaye" by Stanley John Weyman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Escaping Rapture of Devotion

Author:Eloise Epps MacKinnon

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:1546206167

Total Pages:184

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Escaping Rapture Of Devotion is this riveting fictional romance tale capturing the life of Ella Epstein, whose life with her Boy-Friend Rules has become like the Argentina Tango; unveiling all its twist and turns to escape the rapture in a romance that takes her by storm. Ella; a small-town Woonsocket girl, whos heart has had its full with men, and all those little burning emotions called love. A man was really the last thing on Ellas heart today or any day until she sights this vision of a Knight In Shining Armor, who casts his image over her blanket at the Newport Jazz Festival. Ella is in love at first glimpse upon seeing all of this heavenly creatures glory in the flesh. Until Ella lay eyes on Gordon McNeil, she has only seen love in a romance novel or movie. However, now shes living the fairytale romance herself similar to all the ones she has ever witnessed in the flash of an eye. Only thing, Ellas new-found love, she finds hard to deal with. Ellas spinning out of control; shes in a state of frenzy, doing all sorts of things in the name of love! Never in her wildest dreams would Ella ever imagine going home so happy. Ella has, what her friend would call, the brass ring on the merry-go-round of life from the Newport Jazz Festival. Her eyes and heart are in love at first image with this stranger who set her world aflame. Ellas never known any man who made her thirst for him so greedily, the way this man does without a touch or words. Until the night intrusion of its phone number fiasco, which tears Ellas heart apart from him too soon; while this evening was still young for them both. After several weeks of agonizing over her loss of Aaron, a little trusty work of one PI and two trusted friends helps Ella reunite with Aaron in a flaming bond of love; even stronger than before! Ella knew all her prayers had been answered through her love and faith in a trusting God!

The Garden of Allah

Author:Robert Hichens

Publisher:Library of Alexandria

ISBN:1465551298

Total Pages:N.A

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A story of Egypt and the Sahara steeped in the mysticism and passion of the desert.

Horror Stories

Author:Darryl Jones

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191508640

Total Pages:544

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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!