The Rose that Grew from Concrete

The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2009-02-03
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780671028459

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A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1999-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780671028442

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A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela

The Rose That Grew from Concrete

The Rose That Grew from Concrete
Author: Tupac Shakur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2009-02
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1606868365

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Capturing the unrivaled passion and candor that made him one of America's bestselling solo recording artists, this collection of poetry offers a glimpse into Shakur's enigmatic life and its intense contradictions.

Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose
Author: Angie Thomas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-12
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062846754

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International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. A Printz Honor Book! If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

The Rose That Never Grew from Concrete

The Rose That Never Grew from Concrete
Author: Shay Belt
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2018-06-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1719198799

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A collection of poetry that paints the story of a young girl who is lost, with a troubled past and trying to find a way to happiness. And even when she eventually finds the happiness that she sought, she realizes that she is still plagued by the environment of her past and wants to be reborn.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
Author: Tayannah Lee McQuillar,Fred L. Johnson
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-26
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780786745937

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In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this definitive biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder. Disturbingly, he sang and wrote about his impending death. When it came, it brought the music industry to its knees and ended an era when American rappers were leaders in using their art to speak the truth to corporate, government, and judicial power.

Tupac The Modern Day Messiah

Tupac  The Modern Day Messiah
Author: Andrew Acampora
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2020-11-09
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781644622605

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Tupac: The Modern-Day Messiah is a courageous attempt to connect the late Tupac Shakur's intricate lyricism and profound interviews into a variety of societal flaws including, but not up to, racial oppression, police brutality, and economic inequality. Throughout the book, Andrew brings a unique approach of correlating Tupac's message with The Black Panther movement, W. E. B. Du Bois, Afeni Shakur, Malcolm X, Brown vs. Board as well as Plato's Cave Allegory Theory. The book's

Inside a Thug s Heart

Inside a Thug s Heart
Author: Angela Ardis
Publsiher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-02-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780758295187

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Rikers Island is the centerpiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary home of legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, incarcerated for a crime he swore he did not commit. And it was there that Angela Ardis, acting on a late-night wager among her friends and coworkers, sent a letter, along with a photo and her phone number. To her utter delight and amazement, Angela's phone rang a short while later. Tupac Shakur was on the line. Over the next several months, Angela and Tupac shared a near-daily exchange of letters, poems and phone calls, and their the relationship quickly grew into something neither of them could quite define, a kinship of souls that touched each in unexpected ways. Those original poems and letters, many of them written after Tupac's transfer from Rikers to Dannemora State Prison, are presented here, along with the increasingly passionate and personal phone calls that touched on every subject imaginable. Far from the media spotlight, Tupac was by turns playful, sensual and serious, offering sharp observations on prison, music and the uncertainties of life. His letters to Angela reflect how he felt about being shot five times and left for dead one terrible night in New York in 1994, and his heartfelt verse encapsulates his dreams for the future--a future that would be so tragically cut short just over eighteen months after their correspondence began. Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7th, 1996 and died a week later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved, an ending as enigmatic as his life. But while Tupac may be gone, his words live on here, giving every fan a rare glimpse inside the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate and unpredictable musical icon. Angela Ardis is an author, screenwriter, actress and model.

Changes

Changes
Author: Sheldon Pearce
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-06-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781982170486

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A New Yorker writer’s intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur’s life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur’s single “Changes” became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. The song became so popular, in fact, it was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its release—making it clear that Tupac’s music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then. In Changes, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tupac’s birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Sheldon Pearce offers one of the most thoughtful and comprehensive accounts yet of the artist’s life and legacy. Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviews dozens who knew Tupac throughout various phases of his life. While there are plenty of bold-faced names, the book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known and offer fresh stories and rare insight. Among these are the actor who costarred with him in a Harlem production of A Raisin in the Sun when he was twelve years old, the high school drama teacher who recognized and nurtured his talent, the music industry veteran who helped him develop a nonprofit devoted to helping young artists, the Death Row Records executive who has never before spoken on the record, and dozens of others. Meticulously woven together by Pearce, their voices combine to portray Tupac in all his complexity and contradiction. This remarkable book illustrates not only how he changed during his brief twenty-five years on this planet, but how he forever changed the world.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062498557

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8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

The Poems of Dylan Thomas

The Poems of Dylan Thomas
Author: Daniel Jones
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0811215415

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Thomas' lyrical prologue introduces this collection of his complete and unfinished poems and early works.

Winter Roses after Fall

Winter Roses after Fall
Author: r.h. Sin,Robert M. Drake
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-10-26
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781524875824

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From the authors of The New York Times bestsellers Empty Bottles Full of Stories and Falling Toward the Moon comes a brand-new collection of compelling poetry and prose. There's a harshness in the air; the season is changing its colors. The rain is chilled, icy to the touch, and the sky, filled with melancholy. Your search for warmth has brought you here; you starve for something profound. You require something that will resonate with your soul. Despite how cold, you're determined to grow. And with these words, you bloom, a winter rose.

Hattie and the Fox

Hattie and the Fox
Author: Mem Fox
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781481479301

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Hattie the Hen spots something in the bushes, but none of her friends seem to care in this charming Classic Board Book by bestselling author Mem Fox! “I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!” cries Hattie. But nobody is listening. Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow. She tries again and again to warn her friends, but nobody seems to care! Little ones will enjoy happy shivers of anticipation as Hattie spots a fox in the bushes and the tale builds. Hattie’s friends are in for a big surprise when they realize that what she’s been saying is true!

Blue Lipstick

Blue Lipstick
Author: John Grandits
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0618851321

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Presents a collection of poems in which fifteen-year-old Jessie voices such teenage concerns as making new friends, getting along with an annoying younger brother, finding the right makeup and hairstyle, playing volleyball, and attending school prep rallies.

Me Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me  Frida  and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Author: Angela Cervantes
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-03-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781338159332

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A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo. Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Finding the ring means a big reward -- and the thanks of all Mexico. What better way to honor her father than returning a priceless piece of jewelry that once belonged to his favorite artist! But the brother and sister have a secret. Do they really want to return the ring, or are they after something else entirely?