Download or read book The Rose that Grew from Concrete written by Tupac Shakur and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-02-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Another Rose That Grew from Concrete written by J. a and published by Createspace Independent Pub. This book was released on 2013-02-11 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: if you read the poem then the story is a must read. A story truly inspired by the greatest Tupac. a best seller and book of the year. This is a book inspired by the late great Tupac Shakur...One of the most interested story you can possibly read. If you read the poem (the rose that grew from concrete) then you need to read the story...This story extends from the original poem by Tupac Shakur (The Rose That Grew From Concrete) to give people a good insight of a rose that really grew from concrete and how it faces obstacles in life because it was looked at as abnormal. Inspired by Tupac Shakur
Download or read book Icons of Hip Hop written by Mickey Hess and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2007 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles hip-hop artists and groups who made significant contributions to the music and culture of the genre, including Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jay-Z, and Kanye West; and contains discographies and resources for each selection as well as interviews with DJ Premier and DJ Scratch.
Download or read book Tupac Shakur: Multi-Platinum Rapper written by Ashley Rae Harris and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This legendary rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but not before having multi-platinum releases and a promising acting career. A prime example of the line rappers walk between street credibility and their art, Tupac pushed the East-West rap feud both as a real fight and as a tool to influence media coverage of his career. Tupac's raps were part traditional social protest and part gritty descriptions of street life in urban neighborhoods. This book includes details of his life, career, and like the other Essential Lives Cut Short books, covers the controversies surrounding his life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Download or read book The Rose in Fashion written by Amy de la Haye and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-04 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examples from jewelry, millinery, handbags, perfume, couture, and everyday dress show how the rose--both beautiful and symbolic--has inspired fashion over hundreds of years.
|Publisher||: Prestwick House Inc|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (84 download)|
Download or read book Practice Makes Perfect: Level 9: Preparation for State Reading Assessments written by and published by Prestwick House Inc. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Dirty Roses written by Kristina Gilchrist and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-02-06 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Haunting nightmares of a past that has never been forgotten, life-changing news that leads to thoughts of revenge, a lover facing life in prison, a scandalous plot that turns deadly, deceit and questioning ones faith in God are just a few of the underlying stories told in Dirty Roses. Candid, witty and creatively written, Dirty Roses takes readers on a journey through life in the inner city of DC as multiple characters attempt to navigate their way through layers of dysfunction and chaos. "We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete has damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don't ask me why, thank God, and ask me how."
Download or read book Tupac written by Various Contributors and published by Plexus Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-11 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tupac Shakur is not just a posthumous hip-hop icon. In the years since his September 1996 murder, he has attained a status that led some to coin him 'the Black Elvis'. More successful as a recording artist than at the active peak of his career, his posthumous albums continue to sell in massive quantities around the world. His cultural importance is reflected in a 'Tupac's not dead' myth - the first time a black performing artist has been mythologised on the level of a Presley or a James Dean. Crucial to the iconic appeal of Tupac is the mass of contradictions that define him: the macho gansta-rapper who eulogised the 'thug life'; the erudite young man who hoped for a political and spiritual awakening among his peers; the sexually insatiable star who served a prison term for sexual abuse of a young woman fan; the sensitive son of a politicised single mother, who recorded a sympathetic pain to women. A Thug Life explores all these contradictions, alongside every other aspect of Tupac's life and career. Compiling interviews, articles, reviews and essays on rap music's enduring icon, this extensively illustrated anthology is divided into five distinct sections, covering his early life, his music, film and the dark side of his life - the flirtations with gang culture, accusations of forcible sodomy and rape, his lucky escape from death after a 1994 shooting, and his accusations against former friend, the Notorious BIG, that fuelled the East-West Coast rap wars. The final section examines the murder of Tupac one September night in Las Vegas, and the conspiracy theories it fuelled. Interview transcripts are included of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, talking of how Shakur died in his car, and Afeni Shakur, describing her legal action against the young gang member she blamed for her son's death - which was halted with the suspect's own shooting.
Download or read book Black Youth Aspirations written by Botshabelo Maja and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about how to trigger the capacity to aspire among black youth. Examining the transition out of adulthood and imagined futures of black youth, Maja helps us understand how black youth aspirations might be raised, and how a better future for young people can be achieved.
Download or read book Look Ma, "Hands" on Poetry written by Adele Steiner and published by Dog Ear Publishing. This book was released on 2008-05 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Poetry workshops designed to help teachers and poets familiarize elementary through high students with a variety of creative and fun ways to encage their imaginations and write poetry"--[P.4] cover.
Download or read book The New Rolling Stone Album Guide written by Nathan Brackett and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004 with total page 948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.
Download or read book Dear Paulo written by Sonia Nieto and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection, accompanied by photographs of Freire with some of the letter writers, is both a loving memorial and a call to action to work for social justice, praxis, and democracy, ideals envisioned and brilliantly articulated by Paulo.
Download or read book The Essence of a Young Poet written by Juan Manuel Caraballo and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2014-07-09 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Essence of a Young Poet is about a teenager (Juan Manuel) that started facing a lot of problems and heartaches as soon as he entered high school and encountered reality face to face. Throughout the book he goes through a lot of shifts of emotions as he encounters those problems. On his freshmen year he fell in love with a junior that played with his feelings and then broke his heart; as a result of that, he fell into a deep depression and started heading toward a dark path. Without the presence of his father, he had nobody to turn to that he could trust and express himself to, to help him with his struggles, so he turned his attention toward suicide. Unable to commit suicide, he decided to go to church after he received an invitation from a friend. From that point, his life started to change in a positive way; he was no longer depressed or struggling with his life because he learned to trust God. Shortly after that, he met a gorgeous and nice girl (Keyshla) in which he felt in love with after she helped him pick up the broken pieces of his heart. They were the perfect couple without a doubt but for some reason the perfect relationship came to an end. He was sad once again because he really thought that she was the one and he didnt want that relationship to end. Unable to fix the problem, he moved on and started dating someone else who turned out to be a bigger problem than what he expected. Unable to fill what was missing in his heart, the relationship eventually came to an end. He remained single after that and just focused on his future and God, leaving the past behind.
Download or read book The FBI War on Tupac Shakur written by John Potash and published by Microcosm Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the first day after the tragedy was announced, controversy has surrounded the death of rap and cultural icon Tupac Shakur. In this work, preeminent researcher on the topic, John Potash, puts forward his own theories of the events leading up to and following the murder in this meticulously researched and exhaustive account of the story. Never before has there been such a detailed and shocking analysis of the untimely death of one of the greatest musicians of the modern era. The FBI War on Tupac Shakur contains a wealth of names, dates, and events detailing the use of unscrupulous tactics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation against a generation of leftist political leaders and musicians. Based on twelve years of research and including extensive footnotes, sources include over 100 interviews, FOIA-released CIA and FBI documents, court transcripts, and mainstream media outlets. Beginning with the birth of the Civil Rights Movement in America, Potash illustrates the ways in which the FBI and the United States government conspired to take down and dismantle the various burgeoning activist and revolutionary groups forming at the time. From Martin Luther King Jr. to Malcolm X to Fred Hampton, the methods used to thwart their progress can be seen repeated again and again in the 80s and 90s against later revolutionary groups, musicians, and, most notably, Tupac Shakur. Buckle up for this winding, shocking, and unbelievable tale as John Potash reveals the dark underbelly of our government and their treatment of some of our most beloved Black icons.
Download or read book Teacher Evaluation as Cultural Practice written by María del Carmen Salazar and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-01-21 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moving beyond the expectations and processes of conventional teacher evaluation, this book provides a framework for teacher evaluation that better prepares educators to serve culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners. Covering theory, research, and practice, María del Carmen Salazar and Jessica Lerner showcase a model to aid prospective and practicing teachers who are concerned with issues of equity, excellence, and evaluation. Introducing a comprehensive, five-tenet model, the book demonstrates how to place the needs of CLD learners at the center and offers concrete approaches to assess and promote cultural responsiveness, thereby providing critical insight into the role of teacher evaluation in confronting inequity. This book is intended to serve as a resource for those who are committed to the reconceptualization of teacher evaluation in order to better support CLD learners and their communities, while promoting cultural competence and critical consciousness for all learners.
Download or read book Notes from the Field written by Anna Deavere Smith and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Smith’s powerful style of living journalism uses the collective, cathartic nature of the theater to move us from despair toward hope.” —The Village Voice Anna Deavere Smith’s extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have experienced them. "One of her most ambitious and powerful works on how matters of race continue to divide and enslave the nation” (Variety). Smith renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith has put it: “Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.”) Using people’s own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy; activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds; and many others. Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our time—and call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope.
|Author||: Pauline Jones|
|Publisher||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2021-11-18|
|Pages||: 356 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (51 download)|
Download or read book Transition and Continuity in School Literacy Development written by Pauline Jones and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-18 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses a significant gap in the research literature on transitions across the school years: the continuities and discontinuities in school literacy education and their implications for practice. Across different curriculum domains, and using social semiotic, ethnographic, and conversation-analytic approaches, the contributors investigate key transition points for individual students' literacy development, elements of literacy knowledge that are at stake at each of these points, and variability in students' experiences. Grounding its discussion in classroom voices, experiences and texts, this book reveals literacy-specific curriculum demands and considers how teachers and students experience and account for these evolving demands. The contributors include a number of established names (such as Freebody, Derewianka, Myhill, Rowsell, Moje and Lefstein), as well as emerging scholars gaining increasing recognition in the field. They draw out implications for how literacy development is theorized in school curriculum and practice, teacher education, further research and policy formation. In addition, each section of the book features a summary from an international scholar who draws together key ideas from the section and relates these to their current thinking. They deploy a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches in order to bring rich yet complementary perspectives to bear on the issue of literacy transition.