This beautifully written and illustrated picture book is a wonderful portrayal of BC’s scenic West Coast. Many of us living on the West Coast, hold the story of Jeneece Edroff close to our hearts. Janeece, better known as ‘The Penny Girl’, has a very painful genetic condition called neurofibromatosis. When she was just seven years old she started a penny drive to raise funds for Variety, The Children’s Charity. By the time she was fourteen years old this amazing philanthropist had raised over on
Myriam Gurba's debut is the bold and hilarious tale of her coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Mean turns what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy. This is a confident, funny, brassy book that takes the cost of sexual assault, racism, misogyny, and homophobia deadly seriously. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom and from those who would cut off our breasts.
We act mean to defend our clubs and institutions. We act mean because we like to laugh. Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty. Being mean to men who deserve it is a holy mission.
Sisterhood is powerful, but being mean is more exhilarating. Being mean isn't for everybody. Being mean is best practiced by those who understand it as an art form. These virtuosos live closer to the divine than the rest of humanity. They're queers. Myriam Gurba is a queer spoken-word performer, visual artist, and writer from Santa Maria, California.
She's the author of Dahlia Season (2007, Manic D) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Wish You Were Me (2011, Future Tense Books), and Painting Their Portraits in Winter (2015, Manic D). She has toured with Sister Spit and her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.
She lives in Long Beach, where she teaches social studies to eighth-graders.
Miles Morales, the ultimate Spider-Man, is back in action with a new status quo and a new outlook on life! It's the anniversary of Peter Parker's death, but as the world mourns the original Spider-Man, a gathering of Spidey's friends and foes reveal some shocking truths about Peter and his world! A big, big villain from Peter's past is alive and well...and about to turn New York upside down! Now, Miles must come face to face with the worst nightmare of the Spider-Man legacy: Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin...the man who killed Peter Parker...or did he? Plus, Miles has made a huge choice about the woman he loves. Will he live to regret it? Collecting: Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man 1-5, Ultimate Spider-Man 200
Filipino Americans are now the second largest group of Asian Americans as well as the second largest immigrant group in the United States. As reflected in this collection, their lives represent the diversity of the immigrant experience and their narratives are a way to understand ethnic identity and Filipino American history. Men and women, old and young, middle and working class, first and second generation, all openly discuss their changing sense of identity, the effects of generational and cultural differences on their families, and the role of community involvement in their lives. Pre- and post-1965 immigrants share their experiences, from the working students who came before WWII, to the manongs in the field, to the stewards and officers in the U.S. Navy, to the "brain drain" professionals, to the Filipinos born and raised in the United States. As Yen Le Espiritu writes in the Introduction, "each of the narratives reveals ways in which Filipino American identity has been and continues to be shaped by a colonial history and a white-dominated culture. It is through recognizing how profoundly race has affected their lives that Filipino Americans forge their ethnic identities—identities that challenge stereotypes and undermine practices of cultural domination." In the series Asian American History and Culture, edited by Sucheng Chan, David Palumbo-Liu, Michael Omi, K.
Scott Wong, and Linda Trinh Võ.
Across the dramatic landscape of the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula, Donahue’s characters take extraordinary actions to transcend the limitations imposed upon them. Marguerite struggles with the emotional aftermath of sexual assault amid the mysticism and untamed wilderness of the Pacific coast in the 1920s.
Avery navigates life as a “juvenile delinquent” while the social and political convulsions of the 1960s transform the world around him. Chris escapes the present-day mill town where he grew up, only to find he must reconcile his true self with the troubling persona he’s taken on. In his newest work of literary fiction, Donahue distills the raw and vivid world of the Olympic Peninsula into a stunning work that challenges what it means to live life with purpose and integrity.
"It was the year everything changed." From Catwoman's true origin story revealed in Cattitude to the Cat-Tales-JLAin't Crossover World's Finest: Red Cape, Big City to the astonishing Journal of Alfred Pennyworth Polishing Silver to Brad Meltzer's Identity Crisis brought home to Gotham in Identity Element, Book 3 is simply a tour de force. If it isn't the best of Cat-Tales, it was undeniably the best until that time.
Beyazıt Meydanı'nda on dokuz arkadaşıyla birlikte idam edilen Paramaz'ın ve Osmanlı-Ermeni devrimci hareketinin mücadelesini irdeleyen elinizdeki kitap, resmi ideolojinin ve kendisini bu ideolojinin tesiriden kurtaramamış sosyalist hareketin örttüğü bir tarihe ışık tutuyor. Kadir Akın, bu ilk kaynak niteliğindeki çalışmasında Paramaz ve arkadaşlarını anlatmakla yetinmiyor, onların mücadelesinin daha iyi kavranabilmesi için o dönemin siyasi koşullarını ve Ermenilere uygulanan soykırımı, detaylı araştırmaların ürünü olan eserlerden yararlanarak yeniden inceliyor. Türkçe kaynakların yanı sıra, sadece bu çalışma için Ermenice asıllarının ilgili bölümlerinden yapılmış çevirileri de içermesi kitabın kaynak değerini yükseltiyor. Okur, kitapta Paramaz ve yoldaşlarının serüvenini izlerken, milliyetçi diye anlatılan Ermeni devrimcilerinin aslında Türk devrimcileriyle birlikte mücadele etme çabasında olan enternas-yonalistler olduğunu görecek. Kadir Akın da bu serüveni Ermeni devrimcilerinin tarihi olarak değil, müşterek mücadele tarihimizin bir parçası olarak sunuyor, Paramazları "ötekilerin" değil, bizim kahramanlarımız, bizim devrimcilerimiz olarak sahipleniyor. (Tanıtım Bülteninden)