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Join award-winning broadcaster Alvin Hall on a journey through America’s haunted racial past, with the legendary Green Book as your…guide.For countless Americans, the open road has long been a place where dangers lurk. In the era of Jim Crow, Black travelers encountered locked doors, hostile police, and potentially violent encounters almost everywhere, in both the South and the North. From 1936 to 1967, millions relied on The Negro Motorist Green Book, the definitive guide to businesses where they could safely rest, eat, or sleep. Most Americans only know of the guide from the 2018 Green Book movie or the 2020 Lovecraft Country TV show. Alvin Hall set out to revisit the world of the Green Book to instruct us all on the real history of the guide that saved many lives. With his friend Janée Woods Weber, he drove from New York to Detroit to New Orleans, visiting motels, restaurants, shops, and stores where Black Americans once found a friendly welcome. They explored historical and cultural landmarks, from the theatres and clubs where stars like Duke Ellington and Lena Horne performed to the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Along the way, they gathered memories from some of the last living witnesses for whom the Green Book meant survival—remarkable people who not only endured but rose above the hate, building vibrant Black communities against incredible odds.Driving the Green Book is a vital work of national history as well as a hopeful chronicle of Black resilience and resistance.The book contains 25 outstanding black and white photos and ephemera.
By Katie Yamasaki. 2022
Katie Yamasaki’s newest picture book celebrates the life of her grandfather, the acclaimed Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki. Minoru Yamasaki…described the feeling he sought to create in his buildings as “serenity, surprise, and delight.” Here, Katie Yamasaki charts his life and work: his childhood in Seattle’s Japanese immigrant community, paying his way through college working in Alaska’s notorious salmon canneries, his success in architectural school, and the transformative structures he imagined and built. A Japanese American man who faced brutal anti-Asian racism in post–World War II America and an outsider to the architectural establishment, he nonetheless left his mark on the world, from the American Midwest to New York City, Asia, and the Middle East. This striking picture book renders one artist’s work through the eyes of another, and tells a story of a man whose vision, hard work, and humanity led him to the pinnacle of his field.
By Ron Franscell. 2017
&“[A] meticulously researched guide book into the baddest of the bad in LaLa Land.&”—Steve Hodel, New York Times-bestselling author of…Black Dahlia Avenger Los Angeles is where America&’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city&’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia&’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood&’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others. This book provides a sunset cruise through a place where ordinary inhumanities are entertainment—with GPS coordinates, photos and more. It continues the series that critics, true-crime fans, historians, and travelers have hailed as &“thorough and unflinching&” and &“the best damn crime travel series ever published!&” Dozens of fascinating stories are told in the same fast-paced, enthralling voice that&’s made Ron Franscell one of America&’s most beloved crime writers—and the Crime Buff&’s Guides a three-time winner of TrueCrimeZine.com&’s Book of the Year.
By Brian Wanamaker McCreight. 2013
<p>Stories based upon traditional South Carolina local history and legends fill the pages of this haunting collection. Talented wordsmith Jim…Aisle, known as the Lowcountry Liar, spins tales of the supernatural, the weird, the mysterious, and the humorous. These titillating tales are recorded and relayed to the gentle reader by his friend Brian Wanamaker McCrï¿½ight, who tosses in a few of his own yarns to round out this clever collection.<p> <p>Each story begins with a folksy introduction from both the Lowcountry Liar and McCrï¿½ight as they ramble about the region and ends with notes about provenance and fascinating facts. The tales have a life of their own and will resonate with all who have listened in rapt attention around a campfire surrounded by darkness. Included are ghostly legends from the great Late Unpleasantness, more often referred to as the Civil War, with such intriguing titles as "The Silverware Civil War" and the "Cross of St. George." Spooky twists abound in "Love Stinks" and "Mother's Milk." Even the most endearing of timeless tales, such as the popular "The Little White Dog of White Point Garden," are told in the Lowcountry vernacular and will become a favorite of every reader.<p>
By Rick Darke, Piet Oudolf. 2017
The Gardens of the High Line is the first book devoted to the plants and planting design of New York…City's iconic High Line. In its sumptuous pages, Piet Oudolf, who designed the original plantings, and Rick Darke, a leading voice in sustainable horticulture, reveal why the High Line is such an iconic example of landscape design.
By Chrisanne Beckner. 2022
Learn all about the fascinating lives and tremendous impact of 100 extraordinary Black Americans with this fact-packed biography collection for…kids 10 and up. Educational and engaging, 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History features:Simple, easy-to-read textIllustrated portraits of each figure Fascinating facts about famous and lesser-known Black heroesA timeline, trivia questions, project ideas and more!From Benjamin Banneker to Harriet Tubman, Duke Ellington to Rosa Parks, Malcolm X to John Lewis and many more, readers will be introduced to artists, activists, icons, ands legends throughout history. Organized chronologically, 100 African Americans Who Shaped American History offers a look at the prominent role these men and women played and how their talents, ideas, and expertise have influenced the country from its very beginning all the way through the present day.
By Ibi Zoboi. 2021
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut book—a tour de force that uses the principles…of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. The People Remember tells the journey of African descendants in America by connecting their history to the seven principles of Kwanzaa. It begins in Africa, where people were taken from their homes and families. They spoke different languages and had different customs. Yet they were bound and chained together and forced onto ships sailing into an unknown future. Ultimately, all these people had to learn one common language and create a culture that combined their memories of home with new traditions that enabled them to thrive in this new land. This is an important book to read as a family—a story young readers can visit over and over again to deepen their understanding of African American history in relation to their own lives and current social justice movements. By turns powerful and revealing, this is a lyrical narrative that tells the story of survival, as well as the many moments of joy, celebration, and innovation of Black people in America. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook
By Robert Louis Stevenson. 1973
Collection of the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson in, from, and about Hawaii. Arriving in 1889 aboard the ship "Casco",…he and his family remained in the islands for five months, where some of his best stories were written. Included is his famous letter in defence of Father Damien. 1973.
By Stan Yogi. 1996
This multicultural anthology contains essays, fiction, poetry and drama showcasing seventy writers living along the length of Highway 99--the main…artery through California's Central Valley. Explores how the agricultural opportunities of the region attract people from many walks of life: African American migrants, Oklahoma refugees, Filipino laborers, Chinese pioneers, Mexican workers, and Laotian immigrants
By Cary J. Griffith, Cary J Griffith. 2006
In 1998, Dan Stephens, canoeing in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park, fell as he was portaging and became lost. In 1981,…Jason Rasmussen, on a solo trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, stepped away from campsite and became lost. Griffith writes each of the accounts: two men lost in the wilderness who survived using their own skills. Adult. Unrated
By Paul Maccabee. 1995
This book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob…confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and1930s gangster era. Unrated
By Gregory Copeland, Who Hq, Jody Jensen Shaffer, Who Hq. 2020
When Kong-sang (now known as Jackie Chan) was a young boy in Hong Kong, he enjoyed practicing martial arts with…his dad but hated going to school. He was eventually enrolled in the China Drama Academy, where he improved his martial arts skills and became a stuntman. That training led to a successful career as an actor. For grades 4-7
By Stephen Marchesi, Jim Gigliotti, Who Hq, Who Hq. 2015
Describes the life and accomplishments of the scientist and inventor, from George Washington Carver's childhood born into slavery to his…education and his lasting impact on the agricultural industry. For grades 4-7
By Dede Putra, Ellen Labrecque, Who Hq, Who Hq. 2016
A biography about a strong native Missouri black woman who was able to pull herself out of her situation and…become a successful poet and writer who flourished at life. For grades 4-7. Unrated. Bestseller
By Vicki Berger Erwin, Bryan Erwin. 2018
Authors look into the murder of Nancy Zanone by juvenile Joseph Arbeiter and how the family fought for justice in…the juvenile system to change how juvenile murderers are tried in the state of Missouri. Adult. Violence
By David Dary, Jack Bailey, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Staff. 2006
In this earliest known day-by-day journal of a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas, Jack Bailey, a North Texas farmer,…describes what it was like to live and work as a cowboy in the southern plains just after the Civil War. Bailey shares many of his inner thoughts and feelings, including his frequent homesickness, and he records his take on many of the burning social and political issues of the day, such as post-Civil War race relations
By Christine Montgomery. 2017
George Washington Carver was born into slavery in the final weeks of the Civil War. Since George was African American,…he wasn't allowed to go to school with white children. But George was so eager for an education that he walked for miles and moved all over the country to go to school. He became a respected teacher and scientist during the Great Depression because of his knowledge and kindness to others. For grades 4-7
By D. H. Lawrence. 2009
From the celebrated English author of Sons and Lovers, a collection of essays focused on indigenous life in Mexico and…the American Southwest.D. H. Lawrence&’s interest in and real affection for Mexico and the American Southwestern regions and its peoples eclipsed ordinary travel writing. These essays hold great significance for those interested in the wider context of these cultures, as well as those interested in Lawrence as a writer. This is the largest collection of essays about Mexican and Southwestern Indians from Lawrence that has ever been published. Including an early version of &“Pan in America&” which appears here for the first time, previously unpublished passages from other essays, extant manuscripts, typescripts, appendices, and extensive publication notes, this collection contains Lawrence&’s fundamental thoughts on Mesoamerican mythology and history.
By Greta Anderson. 2002
This book explores the history of the Lone Star State through the stories of ten remarkable women whose courage and…contributions made a profound impact on Texas. These pioneering women exhibited strength and triumph through their work as doctors, entrepreneurs, journalists, civil rights advocates, and more. All ten women, born before 1900, faced incredible challenges
By Mike Bryan. 1997
Mike Bryan believes that the interstate highways show the traveler "America as it is and as it is becoming." Not…for him the blue highway back roads that some writers believe are necessary to discover the real America. Bryan's chosen route stretches west from Dallas, Texas to New Mexico and Arizona toward Los Angeles. Along the way he encounters his own family's historical past. The author's father joins him in Dallas for the segment of the trip that would take them to Stamford Texas, the small town where Mike was born. Strong language