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Curated by the Justseeds Artists' Collective,Firebrands is 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information. These beautifully illustrated mini-poster pages showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers, and rabble-rousers, from Emma Goldman to Tupac, Pablo Neruda to Fred Hampton. As say editors Shaun Slifer and Bec Young in the introduction, the book "is especially made for anyone who has sat, trembling with frustration and disappointment in history class, or reading a text book heavily edited of anything interesting or useful. It's for all our ancestors, especially for the ones left out of or misrepresented in said textbook, because they were too brown, too female, too poor, too queer, too uneducated, too disabled, or because they felt or thought too much." This is a real people's history, a book packed with dynamite, desire, and, above all, courage.
This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Japanese characters.The first 100 Japanese Kanji is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise the written component of Japanese.This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. They have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning. Each kanji's readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented, and romanized pronunciations for English speakers (romanji) are included as well. Printed with gray guidelines, stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write each character. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up as with a dictionary or by their readings. Students who wish to practice writing kanji will find extra practice sheets available.This book includes:Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each characterSpecial boxes with grid lines to practice writing charactersWords and phrases using each kanjiRomanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word
Prepare all your favorite Cambodian foods with this easy-to-follow and informative Cambodian cookbook.New cookbooks on Asian cuisines are much easier to find now than in years past. However, it's still very difficult to find a useful cookbook that focuses on the foods of Cambodia. Now, for the first time Cambodian Cooking brings a previously untapped culinary tradition to the table for everyone to enjoy.Influenced over the years by a wide variety of cooking styles, Cambodian cuisine presents a particularly broad range of flavors to surprise the palate and stimulate the taste buds. Salty and sweet, downright bitter and sour go hand in hand or are blended subtly, sometimes within a single dish, to create a deliciously harmonious and original result. The recipes included feature favorites such as Curry Fish Cakes, Consomme with Caramelized Beef and Star Anise, Stir-fried Chicken with Chilies and Cashews and Banana Sesame Fritters. Also included is an ingredients section that includes the Cambodian names as well as the Vietnamese or Thai names of the ingredients whenever necessary for ease of shopping.Authentic Cambodian recipes include: Sweet Potato Rolls with Ginger Pineapple and Ginger Ceviche Rice Porridge with Fish Khmer Curry Soy Glazed Spar Ribs with Star Anise Sweet Coconut Waffles Take a chance and try a whole new cooking experience with Cambodian Cooking!About Act for Cambodia:Cambodia was a country at war for many years. Genocide claimed millions of live and orphaned and deprived many children. Antipersonnel mines still threaten their safety and yet despite these bleak conditions, Cambodian children still smile. If you visit Cambodia, you'll still find people who know how to open their arms in welcome.The French association Act for Cambodia founded and now runs the Sala Bai Cooking School. This association has been helping Cambodians since 1984, when it brought aid to the crowds of refugees crossing The borders of Thailand to flee the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge and all the terrible events that struck their nation at that time.
Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular.When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present.Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.
Hell hath no fury for Mike Rocks. He's fireproof; an anomaly caused by a slip-up in afterlife bureaucracy. Lucifer bundles him off as an embarrassing problem with a mission to introduce Satanism to Northern Ireland. And while he's at it, Mike can exact revenge on the men who took his life. FIREPROOF is equal parts crime fiction, dark urban fantasy and black comedy. For fans of Colin Bateman, Charlie Huston and Duane Swierczynski. scintillating, hilarious, surreal ? a total blast Ken Bruen, author of HEADSTONE FROM THE AUTHOR I always claimed to love Belfast, and most of the time, I did. But relationships can be tumultuous and in the end I parted ways with the wee city. FIREPROOF is our illegitimate lovechild. The weird one dressed in black, experimenting with eyeliner and Ouija boards. While I had fun in the writing of this outlandish and irreverent take on religion, morality and revenge, thereOCOs a jag or two in the humour. Expect violence, vengeance and offbeat philosophy. FIREPROOF is a snapshot of the end ofmy affair with Belfast. Now IOCOm settled down in a nice seaside town you wouldnOCOt be afraid to introduce to your mother, but IOCOll always remember those wild Belfast nights with a wicked grin on my face. PRAISE FOR WEE ROCKETS The Wire? This is Barbed Wire. A cheeky slice of urban noir, a drink-soaked, drug-addled journey into the violent underbelly of one of EuropeOCOs most notorious ghettos, Wee Rockets makes The Outsiders look like the Teletubbies ? Colin Bateman ?Gerard Brennan stands apart from the Irish crime fiction crowd with a novel rooted in the reality of todayOCOs Belfast. The authorOCOs prose speaks with a rare authenticity about the pain of growing up in a fractured society, shot through with a black humour that can only come from the streets. Wee Rockets is urban crime fiction for the 21st century, and Brennan is a unique voice among contemporary Irish writers. OCO ? Stuart Neville"
First edition. English author who emigrated to the United States in 1964. Author's first book.
In her three previous, award-winning collections of blues poetry, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has explored themes of African American history, Southern culture, and intergenerational trauma. Now, in her fourth and most accomplished collection, Jeffers turns to the task of seeking and reconciling the blues and its three movements--identification, exploration, and resolution--with wisdom. Poems in The Glory Gets ask, "What happens on the road to wisdom? What now in this bewildering place?" Using the metaphor of "gets"--the concessional returns of living--Jeffers travels this fraught yet exhilarating journey, employing unexpected improvisations while navigating womanhood. The spirit and spirituality of her muse, the late poet Lucille Clifton, guide the poet through the treacherous territories other women have encountered and survived yet kept secret from their daughters. An online reader's companion will be available.
Welcome to the busy, industrial port city of Steamkettle Bay, the second-largest city in all of Industralia. It's filled with manufacturing factories, airship docks, inventors, artists, and lots and lots of streetwise, clever kids. It's a warm Saturday in the summer of 1872, and somewhere in Steamkettle Bay, bad things are happening. Can Paisley Pockets and Christopher Cogan stop a crime in progress? They may be just a couple of kids, but where there's a will and, some smarts, there just might be a way.
Constance is a wild, stubborn young girl growing up poor in a small industrial town. But beneath her thread-worn exterior beats the heart of a dreamer and a wordsmith. She feeds her hunger for reading by picking the lock on the local bookstore late at night to enjoy her own private reading room. But at age twelve, she's orphaned. With no relatives to take her in, the local authorities scheme to take charge of the bewildered girl's life. Running away to join the circus--like kids do in adventure books--seems like such a brilliant idea... or is it? That was six long years ago. Now, Constance is eighteen, fed up with the constraints of life under the big-top, and despairing for her future. She's ready to dust off her old dreams, but first she's going to need another cunning escape plan. Can a young, newly-freed woman travel the road to her dreams and a place to call home? Step back in time to 1895 and take a wild, occasionally hilarious ride with Constance and the friends she meets along the way, as she travels the dirt roads and blue skies of a country called Industralia. Her journey winds through towns and cities bursting with creative eccentrics, high-flying airships, dazed automatons, brilliantly cracked inventors and more than a few kindred spirits. With allies like these, what could possibly go wrong?
Introduce your students to the exciting world of journalism using the hands-on, relevant approach of EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e. The instructional model presents timeless concepts and applications that will prepare students for scholastic journalism, as well as lay the ground work for future classes, jobs, and careers. Author Lorrie Lynch's experience as a USA Today journalist gives a unique perspective absent from most other journalism textbooks. Profiles of real journalists, authentic student writings from scholastic publications, 21st Century Career Skills, and discussion on legal issues and editorial ethics will help students connect to the curriculum. EXPLORING JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, 2e will not only introduce students to the many different journalism career opportunities, but will also help them perform better in the classroom by providing academic connections, grammar tips, critical thinking activities, and writing activities.
"Well developed, realistic characters. Entertaining family dynamics. Jannine Gallant gives you a satisfying read."--Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author No matter where she goes, he knows her every move... Long ago, Rachel Carpenter was a glamorous soap star. She gave it all up to move to Napa Valley with her daughters to open up a bookstore near her family vineyard. Her life is safe and dependable, until she encounters Kane Lafferty at a wilderness camp in the rugged High Sierra. A burned-out police detective struggling with his own demons, Kane is instantly attracted to Rachel. And like Rachel, he isn't sure if he's ready to open up his heart. But everything is about to change... Someone is watching from the darkness. A fanatic obsessed with Rachel for years has decided to claim what he believes is his. It will be up to Kane to not only protect his new love and her family, but to uncover the identity of the stalker before it's too late for all of them...96,286 Words
Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, family bonds are put to the test. Jakki and School Boy are more than first cousins; they're best friends and partners in crime with a reputation for getting theirs by any means necessary. The pair are ultimately forced to defend not only their family name but their loyalty to each other. With both wanting to stand at the head of the table, Jakki and School Boy feud, proving that there's definitely no honor amongst thieves--family or not. Sani, a well- known female gambling house owner, is at the top of her game, but after she decides to inject phony currency into her business, all hell breaks loose. Guns are drawn and opposing forces take sides. Luckily for Sani, her father and her brothers are well versed in the operations of the underworld. With millions of dollars still to be claimed, all the wolves come out, and the hunting season begins. Will the love of that mean green shatter families and friends, or will the players prove that money can't buy everything?