Looking for Lorraine


  • Author: Imani Perry
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for BiographyWinner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ NonfictionWinner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian NonfictionWinner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss AwardA New York Times Notable Book of 2018A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenti...

Looking for Lorraine
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Looking for Lorraine


  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807064504


Looking for Lorraine Book Description :

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her ...


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Looking for Lorraine
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Looking for Lorraine


  • Author : Imani Perry
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  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0807039837


Looking for Lorraine Book Description :

Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work-un...

May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand


  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781469638614


May We Forever Stand Book Description :

The twin acts of singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand tells an essential part of that story. With lyrics penned by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother Rosamond, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was embraced almost immediately as an anthem that captured the story and the aspirations of black Americans. Since the song's creation, it has been adopted by the NAACP and performed by countless artists in times of both crisis and celebration, cementing its place in African American life up through the present day. In this rich, poignant, and readable work, Imani Perry tells the story of the Black National Anthem as it traveled from South to North, from civil rights to black pow...

Still Searching

Still Searching


  • Author : Lorraine Ophelia Smith
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781480958111


Still Searching Book Description :

Still Searching By: Lorraine Ophelia Smith Brenda Peekson always seems to be searching—the best college, a fantastic job, a wonderful life, and a great guy with whom to share it all. A turbulent relationship with Brenda’s family finds her stepping out from all she’s known to embark on a new life at school, making new friends, and acquiring male admirers. Through a series of relationships, Brenda will learn what is most important in her life, and the only one who can decide what’s best for Brenda is herself....

The Pigman
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The Pigman


  • Author : Paul Zindel
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781935169024


The Pigman Book Description :

One of the best-selling young adult books of all time, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel. John Conlan is nicknamed “The Bathroom Bomber” after setting off firecrackers in the boys’ bathroom 23 times without ever getting caught. John and his best friend, Lorraine, can never please their parents, and school is a chore. To pass the time, they play pranks on unsuspecting people and it's during one of these pranks that they meet the “Pigman.” In spite of themselves, John and Lorraine soon get caught up in Mr. Pignati’s zest for life. In fact, they become so involved that they begin to destroy the only corner of the world that has ever mattered to them. Can they stop before it’s too late?'...

Going to Nanoose Bay

Going to Nanoose Bay


  • Author : Lorraine Shaw
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781525525186


Going to Nanoose Bay Book Description :

This book is set in Nanoose Bay on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The author’s granddaughter, “Pointing Iris,” was its inspiration. She tells the story of all the things she sees in Nanoose Bay. The book is set in the summer, from sunrise to moonrise. You will have fun trying to find Iris and all that she sees by the ocean. The story is full of repetition, and can even be sung. It is great for young children up to age seven....

Remarkability

Remarkability


  • Author : Lorraine Murphy
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Self-Help
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780733636431


Remarkability Book Description :

Be so good they can't ignore you. How to succeed at business and life by one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs and founder of The Remarkables Group. Success isn't made up of huge leaps forward, but instead small repetitive actions completed each day. These small steps eventually lead to great achievements in the pursuit of your goals. This book is an inspiring look at the lessons Lorraine has learned during her entrepreneurship journey - through study, trial and error; the strategies she has developed and the habits she religiously follows. Be remarkable in work and life, following the advice of one of Australia's most exciting thought leaders....

A Raisin in the Sun
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

A Raisin in the Sun


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-11-02
  • Genre: Drama
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307807441


A Raisin in the Sun Book Description :

"Never before, the entire history of the American theater, has so much of the truth of black people's lives been seen on the stage," observed James Baldwin shortly before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway in 1959. Indeed Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning drama about the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago connected profoundly with the psyche of black America--and changed American theater forever. The play's title comes from a line in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem," which warns that a dream deferred might "dry up/like a raisin in the sun." "The events of every passing year add resonance to A Raisin in the Sun," said The New York Times. "It is as if history is conspiring to make the pla...

Are Mediums Real

Are Mediums Real


  • Author : Lorraine Holloway-White
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-05-21
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781291841473


Are Mediums Real Book Description :

All most people know of today are the false teachings within spiritualism that offers forced mediumship and healing without Jesus or Christianity. They have only been around for just over 100 years, but real mediums existed since time began. What are the differences in natural mediums and those borne of spiritualist teachings? How do those born with the gifts develop without classes? Demonstrations, readings or entertainment style done for money is all people tend to know of. How should the gifts be used if not in the ways just mentioned? What about natural mediumship and healing within the Orthodox Churches? Real or fake, natural or forced - the light and dark sides of both are discussed. Find out why, in Lorraine's eyes, spiritualism is likened to ...