New American Best Friend
Score: 4.5
From 43 Ratings

New American Best Friend


  • Author: Olivia Gatwood
  • Release Date : 2017-04-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 7090411 Bytes


One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs....

Homegoing
Score: 4.5
From 818 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author: Yaa Gyasi
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: African American
  • File Size: 10047354 Bytes


Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memo...

New American Best Friend

New American Best Friend


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Button Poetry
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781943735143


New American Best Friend Book Description :

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs....

New American Best Friend
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

New American Best Friend


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1943735107


New American Best Friend Book Description :

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs....

Some of My Best Friends Are Black
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Some of My Best Friends Are Black


  • Author : Tanner Colby
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101583692


Some of My Best Friends Are Black Book Description :

An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us...

MWF Seeking BFF
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

MWF Seeking BFF


  • Author : Rachel Bertsche
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345524959


MWF Seeking BFF Book Description :

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever. In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets e...

Life of the Party

Life of the Party


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-08-29
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473565074


Life of the Party Book Description :

____________ "I am stirred by the poems in this book - it is a sharp, unflinching collection of poems about girlhood, wonder, casual everyday violence." Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of 'bone' and 'The Terrible' In this multi-faceted collection of odes, anecdotes, sonnets and prose, Olivia Gatwood weaves together the trials and triumphs of growing up and explores the many ways that fear and violence can be internalized in a woman's psyche. At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Life of the Party is about what it means to be a girl and a woman in today’s world and the challenge of briefly being both. In powerful, piercingly candid language, Gatwood asks: How does one grow from a girl to a woman in a world wracked by violence? Wha...

Best Friends
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best Friends


  • Author : Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407046297


Best Friends Book Description :

Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?...

Big Friendship

Big Friendship


  • Author : Aminatou Sow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982111922


Big Friendship Book Description :

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul. Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, they’ve become known for frank and intimate conversations. In this book, they bring that energy to their own friendship—its joys and its pitfalls. Aminatou and Ann define Big Friendship as a strong, significant...

A Girl s Best Friend

A Girl s Best Friend


  • Author : Catherine Stine
  • Publisher : Amer Girl Pub
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1593697597


A Girl s Best Friend Book Description :

The reader's decisions determine what happens to a girl who volunteers at the pet daycare center on the campus of Innerstar University when she worries that one of the pets is in danger....

Best Friends
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Best Friends


  • Author : Shannon Hale
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250753960


Best Friends Book Description :

A National and New York Times Bestseller! The creators of Real Friends Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham are back with a true story about popularity, first crushes, and finding your own path in the graphic novel, Best Friends. Follow your heart. Find your people. Sixth grade is supposed to be perfect. Shannon’s got a sure spot in the in-crowd called The Group, and her best friend is their leader, Jen, the most popular girl in school. But the rules are always changing, and Shannon has to scramble to keep up. She never knows which TV shows are cool, what songs to listen to, and who she’s allowed to talk to. Who makes these rules, anyway? And does Shannon have to follow them? A School Library Journal Best Book of 2019 A Chicago Public Library Best of the...

How to Be Your Own Best Friend
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

How to Be Your Own Best Friend


  • Author : Mildred Newman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780425286395


How to Be Your Own Best Friend Book Description :

What is real, lasting happiness? How does one achieve it? And why are so many people holding themselves back? At the heart of this profound, simple, beautiful book is the wisdom of Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, married psychoanalysts who encourage readers to both love themselves and to confront life's hardest truths. A classic for more than three decades, How to Be Your Own Best Friend has already changed millions of lives. Now, open up your mind, and let it change yours. Praise for How to Be Your Own Best Friend "I want to tell you that it's magic, but the whole point of the book is that there is no magic. So instead let me simply say that I can't live without it."--Nora Ephron "A wonderful prescription for the blahs . . . an antidote to wea...