The Crown of Thorns

Author:Meena Harris

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063018918

Total Pages:32

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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS! A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. “A must read for little girls around the world.” —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts “An inspiring tale.” —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action “I love this book.” —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. A New York Times bestseller!

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JOE BIDEN

Author:Jean-Eric Branaa

Publisher:VA Press

ISBN:2360930788

Total Pages:N.A

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Aux côtés de 25 autres candidats, Joe Biden s’est lancé à son tour dans la bataille des primaires démocrates. Dès le 1er jour de sa campagne, il a écrasé celle-ci et s’est annoncé comme le leader en assurant qu’il allait battre Donald Trump en 2020. Cette campagne a tout de suite été placée sous le signe du retour à la morale politique et à l’espoir pour l’avenir : on y retrouve donc les éléments qui ont fait le succès de Barack Obama. Joe Biden a visiblement décidé de jouer à plein la nostalgie ressentie par le peuple démocrate pour le 1er Noir de l’histoire du pays. C’est donc sa vice-présidence qu’il va tenter de sublimer pendant la campagne, parce qu’elle le lie indéniablement à l’ancien président : le but est que les électeurs votent à nouveau pour Barack Obama, même si c’est Joe Biden qui est écrit sur le bulletin de vote. Après une remise en contexte des parcours politiques de Barack Obama et de Joe Biden, l’ouvrage aborde le mandat qui a été celui de ce duo hors-norme : Rien ne les rassemblait, mais c’est justement leur complémentarité qui a fait le succès de cette présidence. 1. Deux hommes si différents 2. En route vers la Maison-Blanche 3. Économie 4. Politique sociale 5. Défense de l’environnement 6. Politique étrangère 7. Leadership moral 8. En route vers la Maison-Blanche (bis repetita) À travers le parcours de ces deux hommes, les nombreuses facettes de leurs réalisations communes sont exposées et remises en contexte, afin de comprendre ce que Joe Biden compte proposer au peuple américain en 2020.

Fantômes

Author:Joe Hill

Publisher:JC Lattès

ISBN:2709644940

Total Pages:359

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Imogene est jeune et belle. Elle embrasse comme une star et connaît l’histoire du cinéma sur le bout des doigts. Il se trouve aussi qu’elle est morte et attend sans qu’il s’en doute Alec Sheldon, dans la salle de projection. Le Rosebud, un certain après-midi de 1945... Arthur Roth est un gosse solitaire qui a de grandes idées et le don de s’attirer des ennuis. Il n’est pas facile de se faire des amis quand vous êtes le seul garçon en plastique gonflable de la ville... Francis est malheureux. Autrefois c’était un humain, mais aujourd’hui, c’est une sauterelle géante de deux mètres cinquante, et quand ils l’entendront striduler, tous les habitants de Calliphora se mettront à trembler... John Finney est enfermé dans un sous-sol taché du sang des autres enfants martyrs qui l’y ont précédé. Dans ce sous-sol se trouve aussi un téléphone ancien modèle débranché depuis longtemps. Pourtant, la nuit, il se met à sonner... Qui est à l’appareil ? Le passé n’est pas mort. Il est encore à venir... « Des histoires de fantômes comme on n’en a jamais entendues. » Chicago Tribune « L’une des nouvelles voix les mieux maîtrisées qui aient émergé ces dernières années dans les domaines de l’horreur et du fantastique. » Publishers Weekly Traduit de l’anglais par Valérie Rosier

Like a love story

Author:Georges Content,Faunesque,Abdi Nazemian

Publisher:Editions Milan

ISBN:2408010004

Total Pages:384

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New York, 1989. Reza, 17 ans, d'origine iranienne, vient tout juste d'arriver à New York. Le jeune homme vit dans la peur que sa famille découvre son secret. Un secret qu'il s'admet à peine. Reza pense être gay, et cela le terrifie, car tout ce qu'il connaît de la communauté homosexuelle, il l'apprend aux informations télévisées qui montrent constamment des images d'hommes mourant du sida. Judy rêve de devenir styliste et porte une admiration sans bornes à son oncle Stephen, atteint du virus du sida. Stephen dédie tout son temps au collectif Act Up, dont il est un membre actif. Art est le meilleur ami de Judy. Il est le seul garçon ouvertement gay de son lycée. Pourtant, chez lui, il subit le rejet brutal de ses parents qui refusent d'accepter son orientation sexuelle. Quand Reza rencontre Judy et Art, leur vie à tous les trois prend un tournant inattendu entre amour, amitié, trahison et acceptation de soi.

Le crayon magique de Malala

Author:Malala Yousafzai,Kerascoët

Publisher:Gautier Languereau

ISBN:2017056189

Total Pages:48

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Au coeur du Pakistan, une toute jeune fille prénomée Malala rêve d'avoir un crayon magique qu'elle utiliserait pour... fermer la porte de sa chambre à clef et éviter que ses frères ne viennent l'embêter, arrêter le temps pour dormir une heure de plus tous les matins, effacer l'odeur des poubelles devant chez elle... Mais plus elle grandit, plus ses rêves évoluent. Car c'est avec un vrai stylo qu'on peut changer le monde : en apprenant à tous à lire et à écrire. "J'ai compris ce jour que si j'avais un crayon magique, je m'en servirais pour dessiner un nouveau monde, un monde de paix, sans guerre, pauvreté ou famine. Un monde où les garçons et les filles seraient égaux." Plutôt que rêver seule dans sa chambre, Malala raconte son histoire et devient porte-parole et militante du droit des femmes.

Kamala D. Harris : Biography of Inspirational Personality

Author:Dr. Gopal Sharma

Publisher:Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN:9390960428

Total Pages:150

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Kamala Devi Harris was elected the Vice President of the US after a lifetime of public service. This well-researched book presents her true and complete story. It is the life-experience of a woman who failed not once but twice but never gave up. Apart from tracing her inspirational journey, the book also sheds light on her formative years as the daughter of Shyamala Gopalan. The American success story that began on Indian soil is heart-warming and exciting. How her family in India help shape her universal values is a lesson for you if you wish to realize your dreams.

Impact

Author:Christen Brandt,Tammy Tibbetts

Publisher:Hachette UK

ISBN:1541756770

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1346

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If you've ever felt too overwhelmed to make a difference, or just unsure of how to apply your unique skills to a bigger purpose, this book is ready to unlock your potential. When you feel that pull to be part of social change, where do you start? How can you ensure that your good intentions create a positive impact? How do you focus your scattered efforts? And how do you sustain yourself throughout? Impact brings you the answers. Drawing on their network and experience as founders of She's the First, Christen Brandt and Tammy Tibbetts show you how to create your own impact strategy, one that fits into your life and allows you to match what you have with what the world needs. Their guidance, paired with interactive activities, will lead you to identify your North Star, find the right partners, and plug into movements for long-term, systemic change. Equally important, you'll learn how to address biases, practice allyship, and shift power to become more inclusive and effective in your journey.

A Sled for Gabo

Author:Emma Otheguy

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534445358

Total Pages:32

Viewed:1570

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The Snowy Day meets Last Stop on Market Street in this heartwarming classic in the making about a young boy who is in a new town and doesn’t have much, but with the help of a loving community discovers the joys of his first snowy day. On the day it snows, Gabo sees kids tugging sleds up the hill, then coasting down, whooping all the while. Gabo wishes he could join them, but his hat is too small, and he doesn’t have boots or a sled. But he does have warm and welcoming neighbors in his new town who help him solve the problem in the sweetest way possible!

Kamala's Way

Author:Dan Morain

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1398504866

Total Pages:272

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A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to be elected Vice President of the United States. In Kamala’s Way, longtime Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain charts how the daughter of two immigrants born in segregated California became one of this country’s most effective power players. He takes readers through Harris’s years in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, explores her audacious embrace of the little-known Barack Obama, and shows the sharp elbows she deployed to make it to the US Senate. He analyses her failure as a presidential candidate and the behind-the-scenes campaign she waged to land the Vice President spot. And along the way, Morain paints a vivid picture of her family, values and priorities, as well as the missteps, risks and bold moves she’s made on her way to the top. Kamala’s Way is a comprehensive account of the Vice President-Elect and her history-making career.

The Truths We Hold

Author:Kamala Harris

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473567866

Total Pages:336

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Discover Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's New York Times bestselling book about the core truths that unite us and the shared values that will see us into the future. 'A life story that genuinely entrances' Los Angeles Times The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding light as she grappled with an array of complex issues and learned to bring a voice to the voiceless. Now, in The Truths We Hold, Harris reckons with the big challenges we face together. Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values as we confront the great work of our day. 'Personal integrity shines through every page' Observer

Trailblazing Women!

Author:Deborah G. Felder

Publisher:Visible Ink Press

ISBN:1578597579

Total Pages:257

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Impressive! Innovative! Influential! Discover and celebrate the amazing stories and achievements of 120 of America’s most inspiring women! Women have accomplished incredible things throughout American history. They’ve made and changed history. They've contributed revolutionary new ideas and moved science forward. Their inventions, businesses, literature, art, and activism helped build the nation. They've succeeded in a whole host of professions, including media, medicine, politics, government, education, sports, and the military. Trailblazing Women! Amazing Americans Who Made History shines a welcome light on some of America's most remarkable women and their enduring stories and amazing accomplishments. This fun and fascinating read covers the long history of America's heroic women. It brings you the biographies of some of America's boldest and bravest. Read about obstacles they overcame and how they flourished. It covers the lasting legacies of well-known and lesser-known stars, including ... For her efforts to promote world peace, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, the first American woman to receive the award. (Jane Addams (1860–1935), Social Reformer) Like the March girls in her classic novel Little Women, she and her sisters called their mother “Marmee.” (Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), Novelist) As a young child, she sang solos and duets with her Aunt Mary at the Union Baptist Church and by the age of 6 was earning money singing at local functions throughout her hometown of Philadelphia. (Marian Anderson (1897–1993), Singer) This celebrated women’s rights activist was one of very few famous women to have a ship named after her. (Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), Suffragist) Called the “Angel of the Battlefield” for nursing soldiers during Civil War battles, she went on to establish the American Red Cross (Clara Barton (1821–1912), Army Nurse) She made headlines when she became the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in the science of geology from the elite Baltimore research university, Johns Hopkins. (Florence Bascom (1862–1945), Geologist) The first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, she grew up in a village in China, where her parents were missionaries. As a child, she spoke Chinese before she learned English. (Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973), Novelist) She said about the “me too” movement she founded: “When one person says, ‘Yeah, me, too,’ it gives permission for others to open up.” (Tarana Burke (1973–), Civil Rights Activist) She published articles under the gender-neutral name R.L. Carson, because she feared that readers would dismiss her pro-environment message if they knew the writer was a woman. (Rachel Carson (1907–1964), Biologist) The nation’s first four-star woman general has a long family history of U.S. military service—going back five generations. (Ann E. Dunwoody (1953–), Army Officer) This famous aviator organized an all-women group of pilots called the Ninety-Nines. She even designed the pilots’ uniforms, which were advertised in Vogue magazine. (Amelia Earhart (1897–1937), Aviator) She was the first African American tennis champ, and she paved the way for future Black stars in the sport. “I hope that I have accomplished one thing: that I have been a credit to tennis and my country.” (Althea Gibson (1927–2003), Tennis Player) When this celebrated U.S. Supreme Court justice served on the high court with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as one of only two women justices, she and O’Connor decided to wear special collars on decision days to carve out their visual space in a sea of black robes and ties. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020), Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court Justice) She made many discoveries in physics, but the most important was identifying the “magic numbers” that make protons or neutrons stable within an atomic nucleus. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work. (Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906–1972), Physicist) A soccer icon who was the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame, she started playing the sport at the age of two, while her family was living in Italy. (Mia Hamm (1972–), Soccer Player) Her first name means “lotus” in the Sanskrit langauge, and her name, Devi, means “goddess.” (Kamala Harris (1964–), Vice President of the United States of America) She coined the term “bug” to describe computer errors after she found a moth inside one of her team’s computers. (Grace Hopper (1906–1992), Computer Scientist, Navy Rear Admiral) When this physician and astronaut became the first African American woman in space, she carried with her a photo of pioneering Black aviator Bessie Coleman. (Mae Carol Jemison (1956–), Astronaut, Physician, Scientist) An acclaimed architect and artist best known for designing Washington, D.C.’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lin once said, “I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That’s art to me.” (Maya Lin (1959–), Architect) When this former first lady was growing up, she was a great athlete, but she didn’t like playing competitive sports. The reason, her big brother said, was that “she hated losing.” (Michelle Obama (1964–), Attorney, First Lady) When she was appointed the nation’s first woman Supreme Court justice, she said, “The power I exert on the court depends on the power of my arguments, not on my gender.” (Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–), Attorney, U.S. Supreme Court Justice) A Cuban American and the first Latinx elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, she delivered a Spanish version of the Republican rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in 2014. (Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (1952–), Congresswoman) This famed Shoshone Indian guide brought her infant son, Jean-Baptiste, with her on the Lewis and Clark expedition to the American West. (Sacagawea (c. 1786–c. 1812), Frontier Guide) This acclaimed prima ballerina was the daughter of an Osage Indian father and a white mother. The Osage people gave her the name Wa-Xthe-Thomba, meaning “Woman of Two Worlds.” (Maria Tallchief (1925–2013), Ballet Dancer) This mathematician, whose work has been described as one of the most important in 20th-century mathematics, used the complex shapes of soap film in her work to advance the field of geometry. (Karen Uhlenbeck (1942–), Mathematician) America’s first black self-made millionaire, she was the child of former slaves who attained her success by creating and marketing an innovative line of beauty products and hair-care techniques to African American women. (Madame C. J. Walker (1867–1919), Entrepreneur) A labor leader and educator, she is the current president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the former president of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and she became the first openly gay individual to be elected president of a national American labor union. (Randi Weingarten (1957–), Educator, Labor Leader) This mathematician is the hidden hero behind the development of GPS apps on cell phones. (Gladys West (1930–), Mathematician) Raised during the Great Depression of the 1930s, this Nobel Prize-winning medical physicist had the chance to realize her dream of becoming a scientist because she was able to attend Hunter College, a free all-women school in New York City. (Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921–2011), Medical Physicist) And many more. America has had more than its share of amazing women. The influence, inspiration, and impact of women on U.S. society and culture cannot be ignored. Explore the vital roles and vibrant experiences of some of the most impressive women in American history with Trailblazing Women! Amazing Americans Who Made History. It brings to light all there is to admire and discover about these extraordinary women.