The Beautiful Struggle
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📒The Beautiful Struggle ✍ Ta-Nehisi Coates
✏The Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : An exceptional father-son story from the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack—and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father’s steadfast efforts—assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present—to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction. With a remarkable ability to reimagine both the lost world of his father’s generation and the terrors and wonders of his own youth, Coates offers readers a small and beautiful epic about boys trying to become men in black America and beyond. Praise for The Beautiful Struggle “I grew up in a Maryland that lay years, miles and worlds away from the one whose summers and sorrows Ta-Nehisi Coates evokes in this memoir with such tenderness and science; and the greatest proof of the power of this work is the way that, reading it, I felt that time, distance and barriers of race and class meant nothing. That in telling his story he was telling my own story, for me.—Michael Chabon, bestselling author of The Yiddish Policemen’ s Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay “Ta-Nehisi Coates is the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation.“—Walter Mosley
📒The Beautiful Struggle ✍ Kari Campbell
✏The Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : “The words in this book are meant to heal; they are meant to affirm both me and you. These words are laced with and dripping with love. These words are freedom.” The Beautiful Struggle is one woman’s poetic odyssey through quiet turmoil, the search for true love, and ultimate revitalization through the art of writing. This book is a memoir filled with reflective prose and insightful poems about faith, love and light.
📒My Beautiful Struggle ✍ Jordan Bone
✏My Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.
📒The Beautiful Struggle ✍ J.A.M.E.L.
✏The Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : I dedicate this book to my little brother, because I know he has struggled in his life and he still followed my footsteps by becoming a good person and by graduating from a university. He is now a teacher and a mentor to young kids in New York. I really want him to know that I am extremely proud of him for all he has accomplished in his life so far. People like him make the world a better place to live in, because he makes kids believe in themselves. Helping people from the heart is the greatest gift one human being can give another, and that's what life is all about. My brother, keep growing into the beautiful man you are, and know that I am always here for you, no matter what happens between, around or to us in this lifetime.
📒The Beautiful Struggle ✍ Tieranie Smith
✏The Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : Just Thoughts is a collaboration of poetry. It's wide range, about the outlook on life, from the author's point of view, is intriguing, by the simple touch of words.
📒A Beautiful Struggle ✍ Lilliana Anderson
✏A Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : Katrina Mahoney lives in Sydney's western suburbs. She has a full life attending university studying for a law degree, training for triathlons and working. She couldn't possibly find time for a relationship especially after her last one ended so terribly. So she focuses on studying, training and working while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womanizer with a heart of gold. That is, until Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from work shows an interest in her despite the office's no dating policy.
📒A Beautiful Struggle ✍ Daiheem Kearse
✏A Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : Discover the beauty of biblical principles that strengthen you to live through every struggle in your life (whether it's your fault or not) and come out on top. Struggles weren't meant to break you, they were meant to build you up. In A Beautiful Struggle, Pastor Kearse clearly demonstrates how God turns burdens into blessings, and how trials become trophies. It's a beautiful phenomenon. Daiheem Kearse is an Associate Pastor and Director of Praise & Worship at Full Effect Gospel Ministries. He is married to the lovely Alicia Kearse. He has four children; Judah, Trinity, Zion and Gabriel.
📒Beautiful Struggle ✍ Katrina Trini Cooper
✏Beautiful Struggle Book Summary : What makes us Up? If you were to take a real hard look at your past and you are honest with the experiences that you have had, good and bad, you will find out a lot about yourself. The Beautiful Struggle is Katrina Cooper's journey into her past and present and a step into her future. She shares with her readers her complete and utter truth about her struggles from youth to young adulthood and the raw reality of her life, how it has shaped her into the Believer, Wife, Mother, Author, Speaker, and Entrepreneur she is today. Boldly coming into her purpose, she wants to make sure everyone who reads this book knows that they can overcome any negativity in their lives and breathe new life and positive living. AS you take her journey she only asks that you HOLD ON and enjoy the emotional rollercoaster that it is. God bless.
📒Barrio Nerds ✍ Juan F. Carrillo
✏Barrio Nerds Book Summary : When Pulitzer Prize nominated author Richard Rodriguez published his autobiography, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez in 1982, he received much criticism due to his views on issues such as assimilation, bilingual education, and affirmative action. Polemically, since Rodriguez's publication, a book length revisiting of some of his ideas is for the most part non-existent. Inspired by Rodriguez's work, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle presents a compelling window into the schooling trajectories of Latino males, while also providing critical and alternative views. These portraits of working-class students and academics that achieved academic success move beyond clean victory narratives and thus complicate our notions of "success" and "rising up." Blending versus separating the exploration of street kid/school kid identities, we get a glimpse into the merging and collision of multiple cultural worlds in ways that are liberating and often painful and full of ambivalence. Additionally, we get provocative takes on giftedness, the philosophical and political dimensions of "home," and masculinities. Ultimately, Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle is a reminder of how academic achievement is often embedded in gain and in loss and it is a thoughtful meditation on how many Latino males of working-class origins do not reject the past, but instead use this precious knowledge to holistically live out the present.
📒The Beautiful Struggle Of Black Feminism ✍ Juana Williams
✏The Beautiful Struggle of Black Feminism Book Summary : The visual representation of black womanhood is important in understanding black women's journey toward liberation and empowerment. The use of representations of black womanhood as tools of empowerment is evident through the artwork of Elizabeth Catlett and Mickalene Thomas. Catlett was one of the most prominent black female artists during the 1960s - 1970s, as her artwork and activism expressed the Black Nationalist theories of the Black Arts Movement. Thomas's artwork and artistic beliefs are in line with many theories regarding post-blackness, such as a reinterpreting of the definition of blackness. Discussing the work of these artists offers a glimpse into the gradual widening of space made available for the black female voice. Within this space, black female artists are portraying the black feminist ideal of self-defined black womanhood. The changes in how each artist addresses the themes of race and femininity throughout their artwork directly relates to the cultural climate of the period in which each artist began working. By dissecting the social and cultural context of the time, I demonstrate the correlating shifts in representations of black womanhood in visual art.