Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine


  • Author: Imani Perry
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3179938 Bytes


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
  • Pages :
  • 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 ...

Looking for Lorraine
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Looking for Lorraine


  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • 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...

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
  • Pages :
  • 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...

Still Searching

Still Searching


  • Author : Lorraine Ophelia Smith
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • 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
  • Pages :
  • 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?'...

The Movement

The Movement


  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1964
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000028619741


The Movement Book Description :

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May We Forever Stand

May We Forever Stand


  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • 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...

Lorraine

Lorraine


  • Author : Ketch Secor
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492616931


Lorraine Book Description :

Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy award-winning musician Ketch Secor teams up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to create this sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family. "Who needs a whistle or some shiny thing when you've got a voice and a song that can sing! Lorraine and her Pa Paw spend their days celebrating life with the music of the Tennessee hills. With Pa Paw's harmonica and Lorraine's pennywhistle, the pair can face just about anything. But when a fearsome storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, can Lorraine find the music inside herself to get them through?...

To be Young  Gifted  and Black

To be Young Gifted and Black


  • Author : Robert Nemiroff
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679764151


To be Young Gifted and Black Book Description :

In her first play, the now-classic A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry introduced the lives of ordinary African Americans into our national theatrical repertory. Now, Hansberry tells her own life story in an autobiography that rings with the voice of its creator. "Brilliantly alive".--The New York Times....

Other Words for Love
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Other Words for Love


  • Author : Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2012-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385739023


Other Words for Love Book Description :

In 1985 Brooklyn, New York, sixteen-year-old artist Ari learns about first love....