Author : Misty Copeland
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781476737980
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Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

Author : Misty Copeland
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781481479813
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File Download : 192 page

Determination meets dance in this middle grade adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by the first African-American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland. As the first African-American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has been breaking down all kinds of barriers in the world of dance. But when she first started dancing—at the late age of thirteen—no one would have guessed the shy, underprivileged girl would one day make history in her field. Her road to excellence was not easy—a chaotic home life, with several siblings and a single mother, was a stark contrast to the control and comfort she found on stage. And when her home life and incredible dance promise begin to clash, Misty had to learn to stand up for herself and navigate a complex relationship with her mother, while pursuing her ballet dreams. Life in Motion is a story for all the kids who dare to be different, dream bigger, and want to break stereotypes in whatever they do.

Author : Misty Copeland
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Aladdin
ISBN : 1534443029
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File Download : 192 page

From the first female African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland, comes an encouraging guided journal that’s inspired by her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion. Misty Copeland has broken down barriers in the world of dance, becoming the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. And along the way, she’s always used the art of journaling to remember it all. Now, she’s sharing her passion for writing with you! Featuring prompts, quizzes, motivational quotes, and more, Your Life in Motion—inspired by Misty’s own experiences—will help young readers live their best lives every day!

Author : Derek Hough
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062323217
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File Download : 224 page

Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions. For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned in to Dancing with the Stars to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show’s all-time champion. Whether he’s dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek instills in each of his celebrity partners a deep passion, respect for hard work, and an irrepressible joie de vie spirit. Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor, revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained working with celebrity partners, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show. Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we all face.

Author : Rollin Becker
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 0195801822
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Author : Florence Howe
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN : 9781558616981
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File Download : 590 page

“A sharp and compelling memoir” of a feminist icon who forged positive change for herself, for women everywhere, and for the world (Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association). Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, established women’s studies programs across the country during the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were a rarity. Sustained by her relationships with iconic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, Howe traveled the world as an emissary for women’s empowerment, never ceasing in her personal struggle for parity and absolute freedom for all women. Howe’s “long-awaited memoir” spans her ninety years of personal struggle and professional triumphs in “a tale told with startling honesty by one of the founding figures of the US feminist movement, giving us the treasures of a history that might otherwise have been lost” (Meena Alexander, author of Fault Lines).

Author : Aminatta Forna
Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : Grove Press
ISBN : 9780802158598
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A stunning new collection of essays from the award-winning author of Happiness, The Window Seat explores border crossings both literal and philosophical, our relationship with the natural world, and the stories that we tell ourselves. Aminatta Forna is one of our most important literary voices, and her novels have won the Windham Campbell Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. In this elegantly rendered and wide-ranging collection of new and previously published essays, Forna writes intimately about displacement, trauma and memory, love, and how we coexist and encroach on the non-human world. Movement is a constant here. In the title piece, “The Window Seat,” she reveals the unexpected enchantments of commercial air travel. In “Obama and the Renaissance Generation,” she documents how, despite the narrative of Obama’s exceptionalism, his father, like her own, was one of a generation of gifted young Africans who came to the United Kingdom and the United States for education and were expected to build their home countries anew after colonialism. In “The Last Vet,” time spent shadowing Dr. Jalloh, the only veterinarian in Sierra Leone, as he works with the street dogs of Freetown, becomes a meditation on what a society’s treatment of animals tells us about its principles. In “Crossroads,” she examines race in America from an African perspective, and in “Power Walking” she describes what it means to walk in the world in a Black woman’s body and in “The Watch” she explores the raptures of sleep and sleeplessness the world over. Deeply meditative and written with a wry humor, The Window Seat confirms that Forna is a vital voice in international letters.

Author : Su Lin Lewis
Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107108332
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A social history of cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia's ethnically diverse port cities, seen within the global context of the interwar era.

Author : Karen Purze
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : 0999160400
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Life in Motion is a guided end-of-life planning workbook to help you organize your personal information. It has all the forms, checklists, and inventory sheets you need to quickly record your most important information. The book walks you through the process of creating a complete picture of your health, household, finances, and final wishes so you and your trusted advisors have ready access in times of transition, emergency, or death. The custom, hardcover binder has eight tab-separated sections to document emergency plans, personal health information, property and financial information, final wishes, estate settlement details, and important document locations.

Author : Amy Casteel
Genre : Social Science
Publisher :
ISBN : 0995502714
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File Download : 90 page

Life is filled with transitions. We move from childhood to adulthood, singleness to marriage, health to chronic illness. Other times they occur when we relocate from one place to another. In Life in Motion, we see how ever since Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden, humans have had to deal with the reality of making transitions.