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  1. Dreaming Out Loud

    ... and inspire, but, more important, they speak the truth about writing and offer guidance and warning to those who would follow in the ... and provocative writings by African American novelists about the practice and power of fiction-writing. In this brilliantly edited ...

    adncn - March 2018

  2. Slavery in American Children’s Literature, 1790–2010

    ...  is the most comprehensive treatment ever written about slavery in literature for children. . . . As literary history, it is ... audience, of promoting a specific racialized future. Stories about slavery for children have served as primers for racial socialization. ...

    athmas - March 2018

  3. Tales of an Old Horsetrader

    ... his memoirs. The years in between are well worth reading about. Lee Daniels followed a plow all day long, worked coal to make ends meet, ... you weren't lucky enough to live like Lee Daniels, reading about his life is the next best thing. ...

    kraken - March 2018

  4. The Fighting Horse of the Stanislaus

    ... bibliography. The scholars can hardly ask for more. But what about the general reader? With us, De Quille and his writing must stand alone. ... his life. The traveling stones of Pahranagat, when scattered about the ground, immediately huddle together like eggs in a nest. Highly ...

    kraken - March 2018

  5. Jazz Country

    ... love or ‘appropriation’ of jazz and blues and his ideas about many other important issues, including his own ideal standards in the ... Ellison's jazz background, including his essays and comments about jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie ...

    kraken - March 2018

  6. Invisible Darkness

    ... Larson demonstrates the opposing views that both writers had about their work vis-à-vis the incipient black arts movement; he traces each ... life, illustrating that virtually every published fact about her life is incorrect. With an innovative chronology that breaks the ...

    kraken - March 2018

  7. Down to the River

    ... family farm. This is the Iowa that gets lived in and sung about. You might catch a glimpse of it at deep twilight, on some nameless ... and songwriters, Sandy’s honest photographs reveal as much about the artists as any historical/biographical book could.”—Dave Alvin ...

    kraken - March 2018

  8. In a Fine Frenzy

    ... hilarity, so characteristic of the bard himself. Comic poems about tragedies follow decidedly somber poems about comedies. Single poems contain multiple emotional twists and turns. Some ...

    kraken - March 2018

  9. Memoirs of a Revolutionary

    ... “I can't think of anyone else who has written about the revolutionary movement in this century with Serge's combination of ... roiling human passion never dims; whether he is writing about allies or enemies, his subjects live and breathe.”— Los Angeles ...

    kraken - March 2018

  10. Soldier Boy

    ... west of the Mississippi River. Apart from information about daily life within the northern army and the 29 th Iowa’s campaigning ... are all part of this young Iowa soldier's vigorous words about war and soldiering. A twenty-year-old farmer from Council Bluffs, Charles ...

    kraken - March 2018