When We Were Free to Be

When We Were Free to Be


  • Author: Lori Rotskoff & Laura L. Lovett
  • Release Date : 2012-11-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 8750150 Bytes


If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by ac...

If I Should Die Before I Wake

If I Should Die Before I Wake


  • Author: Eileen Munro
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 741811 Bytes


In her bestselling memoir As I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Eileen Munro vividly documented the abuse she experienced at the hands of her adoptive parents and, later, within the care system. The birth of Eileen's son, Craig, and her escape from the authorities' clutches should have seen her turn a corner, but she remains haunted by the spectre of her past.In If I Should Die Before I Wake, Eileen chronicles her search for her real parents and her battle for an education for both Craig and herself. She faces exploitation, suffers further sexual and physical abuse, and endures periods of homelessness and bad health. Still she perseveres, clinging to her hopes for the future, until she eventually finds the sense of belonging that has previously eluded her.In th...

When We Were Free to Be
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

When We Were Free to Be


  • Author : Lori Rotskoff
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807837238


When We Were Free to Be Book Description :

Over thirty essays examine the legacy of Marlo Thomas' children's book "Free to Be ... You and Me," which promoted individuality, acceptance, and diversity during the beginning stages of the women's rights movement in the early 1970s....

Before We Were Free
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Before We Were Free


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 030743317X


Before We Were Free Book Description :

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free....

They Thought They Were Free
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

They Thought They Were Free


  • Author : Milton Mayer
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226924731


They Thought They Were Free Book Description :

First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis. “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in ...

When We Were Alone
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

When We Were Alone


  • Author : David A. Robertson
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553796961


When We Were Alone Book Description :

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength. Also available in a bilingual Swampy Cree/English edition! When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Ca...

When We Were on Fire
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

When We Were on Fire


  • Author : Addie Zierman
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601425461


When We Were on Fire Book Description :

In the strange, us-versus-them Christian subculture of the 1990s, a person’s faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets she wore and whether he had kissed dating goodbye. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three bracelets asking what Jesus would do. She also led two Bible studies and listened exclusively to Christian music. She was on fire for God and unaware that the flame was dwindling—until it burned out. Addie chronicles her journey through church culture and first love, and her entrance—unprepared and angry—into marriage. When she drops out of church and very nearly her marriage as well, it is on a sea of tequila and depression. She isn’t sure if she’ll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of...

Once Upon a Time We Were Free

Once Upon a Time We Were Free


  • Author : John Rotondo
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-04-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0615793436


Once Upon a Time We Were Free Book Description :

Government monitoring, prism, clifford, our personal freedoms in jeopardy? This story take place at a future time in the novels present day, but also refers back to the past. This future time line is intentionally distorted and is an alternate sci-fi reality (we hope). Understand that the basic idea of oppressive laws and rules discussed are being shaped now. The present time of the book, our alternate future will not definitely happen, but can happen if we let it. American Freedom is in a struggle with the powers of unreasonable control? The book suggest what can happen if we allow our freedoms to continue to erode. At risk are our rights to privacy along with other personal freedoms. If you were to visit our society today from the 1940s you would e...

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition


  • Author : E. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524766955


We Were Liars Deluxe Edition Book Description :

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Pri...

Before We Were Free
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

Before We Were Free


  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 030743317X


Before We Were Free Book Description :

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free....

When We Were Vikings
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

When We Were Vikings


  • Author : Andrew David MacDonald
  • Publisher : Gallery/Scout Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982143268


When We Were Vikings Book Description :

A heart-swelling debut for fans of The Silver Linings Playbook and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Sometimes life isn’t as simple as heroes and villains. For Zelda, a twenty-one-year-old Viking enthusiast who lives with her older brother, Gert, life is best lived with some basic rules: 1. A smile means “thank you for doing something small that I liked.” 2. Fist bumps and dabs = respect. 3. Strange people are not appreciated in her home. 4. Tomatoes must go in the middle of the sandwich and not get the bread wet. 5. Sometimes the most important things don’t fit on lists. But when Zelda finds out that Gert has resorted to some questionable—and dangerous—methods to make enough money to keep them afloat, Zelda decides to la...

They Thought They Were Free
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

They Thought They Were Free


  • Author : Milton Mayer
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226525839


They Thought They Were Free Book Description :

Interviews with ten former Nazis comprise the core of this penetrating study of the psychological causes of Nazism and their implications for modern Germany....