The Crown of Thorns

Author:Lupita Nyong'o

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534425373

Total Pages:48

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A New York Times bestseller! Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

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The Story-Time of the British Empire

Author:Sadhana Naithani

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:9781604734560

Total Pages:160

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In The Story-Time of the British Empire, author Sadhana Naithani examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and 1950. Much of this work was accomplished in the context of colonial relations and done by non-folklorists, yet these oral narratives and poetic expressions of non-Europeans were transcribed, translated, published, and discussed internationally. Naithani analyzes the role of folklore scholarship in the construction of colonial cultural politics as well as in the conception of international folklore studies. Since most folklore scholarship and cultural history focuses exclusively on specific nations, there is little study of cross-cultural phenomena about empire and/or post-coloniality. Naithani argues that connecting cultural histories, especially in relation to previously colonized countries, is essential to understanding those countries' folklore, as these folk traditions result from both internal and European influence. The author also makes clear the role folklore and its study played in shaping intercultural perceptions that continue to exist in the academic and popular realms today. The Story-Time of the British Empireis a bold argument for a twenty-first-century vision of folklore studies that is international in scope and that understands folklore as a transnational entity.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Author:Elena Favilli

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1734264179

Total Pages:224

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The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.

Inland

Author:Téa Obreht

Publisher:Calmann-Lévy

ISBN:2702167640

Total Pages:472

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« Il y a des blessures qui affectent le temps, d’autres les gens. Parfois les gens se remettent de leurs blessures, mais le temps, lui, ne le peut pas. » Arizona, 1893 Dans son ranch, Nora attend désespérément le retour de son époux parti chercher de l’eau, tandis qu’elle tâche d’apaiser les craintes de son plus jeune fils, convaincu qu’une bête mystérieuse rôde sur leur domaine. En parallèle, Lurie vagabond orphelin à la « tête de Turc » et recherché par les autorités, se retrouve à accepter une mission insolite traverser la Californie à dos de chameau. Les existences de Nora et de Lurie finiront par se télescoper lors d’une improbable rencontre dans un décor spectaculaire de beauté. Un somptueux roman qui ravive le genre du Western, et questionne de manière unique les fondations de l'Amérique Dans un style poétique, l’épopée âpre et poignante de deux nouveaux américains, prêts à tout pour faire de leur terre sauvage une maison.

Emerging Trends in Indigenous Language Media, Communication, Gender, and Health

Author:Oyesomi, Kehinde Opeyemi,Salawu, Abiodun

Publisher:IGI Global

ISBN:1799820920

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1569

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The importance of communication in health-related matters cannot be overemphasized. Despite modern global advancements, indigenous communication methods assume a large part of health practices in rural regions throughout the world, including areas in Africa and Asia. Indigenous language remains one of the strongest means of communication and a vital function in local communities across the globe. Emerging Trends in Indigenous Language Media, Communication, Gender, and Health is a collection of innovative research that vitalizes, directs, and shapes scholarship and global understanding in the aforementioned areas and provides sustainable policy trajectory measures for indigenous language media and health advocacy. This book will provide a better global understanding of the significance indigenous language still has in modern society. While highlighting topics including digitalization, sustainability, and health education, this book is ideally designed for researchers, anthropologists, sociologists, advocates, medical practitioners, world health organizations, media professionals, government officials, policymakers, practitioners, academicians, and students.

Last Flight

Author:Liane Merciel

Publisher:Titan Books

ISBN:1781169551

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1967

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BASED UPON THE HIT ROLE-PLAYING VIDEO GAME FROM AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPER BIOWARE! THE TEMPLAR ORDER, once the sworn protectors of the Circle of Magi, are murdering and burning mages across the land. Seeking haven with the Grey Wardens, elf mage Valya joins a caravan to Weisshaupt, where she stumbles onto an ages-old secret diary from the infamous end of the Fourth Blight. Reading it, Valya falls into the tragic story of Isseya, another elven mage—a fierce Grey Warden and the lost-to-history twin sister of the hero Garahel, who sacri- ficed himself to end the Fourth Blight. Isseya once kept the now-extinct griffons, watching and caring for the trained mounts and their empathic warrior companions—a noble task. But her dreams of protecting Thedas from the ever- encroaching threat led to a perilous decision, and her name has been shrouded in secrecy ever since. Isseya's tale winds deep into Valya's heart, and now the fate of Thedas may just rest in her hands.

Dragon Age: Last Flight

Author:Liane Merciel

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:1466831340

Total Pages:304

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Return to Thedas, the setting of BioWare's award-winning Dragon Age dark fantasy rpg, and discover what dark, forgotten secrets lurk in the history of the legendary Grey Wardens. The Grey Wardens are heroes across Thedas once again: the Archdemon has been defeated with relative ease and the scattered darkspawn are being driven back underground. The Blight is over. Or so it seems. Valya, a young elven mage recently recruited into the Wardens, has been tasked with studying the historical record of previous Blights in order to gain insight into newly reported, and disturbing, darkspawn phenomena. Her research into the Fourth Blight leads her to an encoded reference scrawled in the margins of an ancient map, and to the hidden diary of Issenya, one of the last of the fabled griffon riders. As the dark secrets buried in Isseyna's story unfold, Valya begins to question everything she thought she knew about the heroic Grey Wardens. . . . A division of Electronic Arts, the world's leading electronic entertainment publisher, BioWare is the award-winning creator of some of the world's best-selling video games, including the Baldur's GateTM and Neverwinter NightsTM series, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicTM and Mass Effect. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ainsi résonne l'écho infini des montagnes

Author:Khaled HOSSEINI

Publisher:Belfond

ISBN:2714456979

Total Pages:331

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L'événement éditorial de l'année ! Après six ans d'attente, l'auteur-culte Khaled Hosseini nous revient avec une œuvre passionnante, d'une ampleur et d'une intensité dramatique impressionnantes. Tour à tour déchirant, émouvant, provocant, un roman-fleuve sur l'amour, la mort, le sacrifice, le pardon, la rédemption, sur ces choix qui nous façonnent et dont l'écho continue de résonner dans nos vies. Dans le village de Shadbagh, Abdullah, dix ans, veille sur sa petite sœur Pari, trois ans. Entre les deux enfants, le lien est indéfectible, un amour si fort qu'il leur permet de supporter la disparition de leur mère, les absences de leur père en quête désespérée d'un travail et ces jours où la faim les tenaille. Mais un événement va venir distendre ce lien, un choix terrible qui modifiera à jamais le destin des deux jeunes vies, et de bien d'autres encore... Des années cinquante à nos jours, d'une petite cahute dans la campagne afghane aux demeures cossues de Kaboul, en passant par le Paris bohème des seventies et le San Francisco clinquant des années quatre-vingt, Hosseini le conteur nous emmène dans un voyage bouleversant, une flamboyante épopée à travers les grands drames de l'Histoire.

Not Quite Snow White

Author:Ashley Franklin

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063068230

Total Pages:32

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A picture book for magical yet imperfect girls everywhere, written by debut author Ashley Franklin and perfect for fans of such titles as Matthew A. Cherry's Hair Love, Grace Byers's I Am Enough, and Lupita Nyong'o's Sulwe. Tameika is a girl who belongs on the stage. She loves to act, sing, and dance—and she’s pretty good at it, too. So when her school announces their Snow White musical, Tameika auditions for the lead princess role. But the other kids think she’s “not quite” right to play the role. They whisper, they snicker, and they glare. Will Tameika let their harsh words be her final curtain call? Not Quite Snow White is a delightful and inspiring picture book that highlights the importance of self-confidence while taking an earnest look at what happens when that confidence is shaken or lost. Tameika encourages us all to let our magic shine.