A New York Times bestseller! Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage? On the hundredth anniversary of the historic win for women's rights, it's time to celebrate the names and stories of the women whose stories have yet to be told. Gorgeous portraits accompany biographies of such fierce but forgotten women as Yankton Dakota Sioux writer and advocate Zitkála-Šá, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, who cofounded the National Association of Colored Women (NACW), and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, who, at just sixteen years old, helped lead the biggest parade in history to promote the cause of suffrage. FINISH THE FIGHT will fit alongside important collections that tell the full story of America's fiercest women. Perfect for fans of GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS and BAD GIRLS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: HarperCollins, Pages: 147 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780358407829

Ibiam, a town in Nigeria, is facing some quick changes as a result of British presence and her colonial administration. The people of Ibiam relish one thing and that is their culture that is intertwined in their own religion. This heritage is guarded jealously to a point that some of the diehard adherents are ready to do anything to preserve it. With this present scenario a new religion comes into the scene. The people of Ibiam see this new religion as a threat to their culture that is already undergoing inexorable changes due to the colonial administration. At this juncture a battle for supremacy and preservation of the status quo begins to rear its head. Father Smith, the representative of this new religion, is now regarded as everything that has to do with the colonial administration and this new religion. The battle line is thus drawn. Ibiam is now ready to give this new block of development a fight with all the weapons in its arsenal. It’s a fight to finish! is a breathtaking story of how the people of Ibiam methodically and intricately spin the yarn that eventually entraps the colonial administration in an entangling web of embarrassment.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: iUniverse, Pages: 262 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780595184958

Blank lined journal with a powerful reminder message quote on the cover *100 pages (lined) *Soft Cover color *6x9 size for pocket or purse *Great encouraging gift and space for writing thoughts, collecting stories and writing (or doodling) *A wonderful gift (much more personal than a greeting card because it's useful!)
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 100 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1700053809

Essentially the last of the bare-knuckle heavyweight champions, John L. Sullivan was instrumental in the acceptance of gloved fighting. His charisma and popular appeal during this transitional period contributed greatly to making boxing a nationally popular, “legitimate” sport. Sullivan became boxing’s first superstar and arguably the first of any sport. From his first match in the late 1870s through his final championship fight in 1892, this biography contains a thoroughly researched, detailed accounting of John L. Sullivan’s boxing career. With special attention to the 1880s, the decade during which Sullivan came to prominence, it follows Sullivan’s skill development and discusses his opponents and fights in detail, providing various viewpoints of a single event. Beginning with a discussion of early boxing practices, the sport itself is placed within sociological, legal and historical contexts including anti–prize fighting laws and the so-called “color line.” A complete record of Sullivan’s career is also included.
Genre: Sports & Recreation, Editor: McFarland, Pages: 254 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781476618340

Abraham Washington Attell (1883-1970) was among the cleverest, most scientific professional boxers ever to enter the ring. The native San Franciscan fought 172 times--with 127 wins, 51 by knockout--and successfully defended his World Featherweight Champion title 18 times between 1906 and 1912, defeating challengers who included Johnny Kilbane and Battling Nelson. Abe's success inspired his brothers Caesar and Monte to take up the sport--Abe and Monte both held simultaneous world titles for a time. This first ever biography covers Attell's life and career. Growing up poor and Jewish in an predominantly Irish neighborhood, he faced his share of adversity and anti-Semitism. He was charged for alleged involvement in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. The charges were dropped but Attell was branded for the remainder of his life.
Genre: Sports & Recreation, Editor: McFarland, Pages: 279 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781476664323

Brimming with the same spirited sense of style and magic as Disney's That's So Raven, Drama High introduces a fun, brazen new series featuring a young sistah who's learning that life in the `hood is nothing compared to life in high school... Proudly hailing from Compton, USA, sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson is no stranger to drive-by shootings or run-ins with the friendly neighborhood crackhead. Street-smart, book-smart, and life-smart, she's nobody's fool--least of all KJ's, the most popular and cutest basketball jock at South Bay High, aka Drama High. Yes, it's a fact, Jayd fell hard for his player ways for a time, but now that KJ's shown his true colors--dumping Jayd because she refused to give up the cookies--she's through with him and his game playing for good. Jayd just wants to start her Junior year of high school drama free. But wanting ain't getting, especially at a place like Drama High, a predominately white high school in a wealthy part of Los Angeles, where Jayd and 30 other Compton kids get bussed to daily. Saying race relations aren't what they should be would be putting it mildly, and that's just the beginning of the drama. Jayd's first day back to school, KJ's new girlfriend, Trecee, steps to her wanting to fight. Egged on by Misty, Jayd's former best friend-turned-nemesis, Trecee wants to make Jayd understand that KJ is off limits--even if she has to do it with her fists. With the fight set for Friday, and the sistah drama at an all time high, Jayd is about to learn who's really got her back and more importantly, when she's got to watch it. But at least she can always count on Mama, and her mystical bag of tricks. Drama High is a remarkably assured debut, and L. Divine is a tantalizing and refreshing new voice. Jayd and her bold, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny assessment of life, along with her quirky cast of friends, classmates, loves, her magical family and eccentric neighbors make for an irresistible, can't-put-it-down read.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Editor: Dafina Young Adult, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780758216342

“This book is very important in the wider context of related scholarship in the modern-day civil rights movement because it will be the first on the youth perspective in the NAACP. . . . I believe that it will be widely used by scholars and the general public.”—Linda Reed, author of Simple Decency and Common Sense: The Southern Conference Movement, 1938-1963 “A recent trend in the historiography of the civil rights movement is the increased understanding of the role that young people played in the right for equality. . . . Bynum has filled a gap in the civil rights literature in this short book.” —Choice Historical studies of black youth activism have until now focused almost exclusively on the activities of the Congress Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). However, the NAACP youth councils and college chapters predate both of those organizations. Thomas Bynum carefully examines the activism of the NAACP youth and effectively refutes the perception of the NAACP as working strictly through the courts. His research illuminates the many direct-action activities undertaken by the young people of the NAACP—activities that helped precipitate the breakdown of racial discrimination and segregation in America. He also explores the evolution of the youth councils and college chapters, including their sometime rocky relationship with the national office, and captures the successes, failures, and challenges the NAACP youth groups experiences at the national, state, and local levels. Thomas Bynum is an assistant professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.
Genre: History, Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press, Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781572339828

A Devotional Powerhouse! This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration! Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional Taste and see…The Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain. Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ. “This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life.” -R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “Going to sleep with John Piper’s words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith.” -Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author Story Behind the Book John Piper’s life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastor’s heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastor’s daily life—a pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Multnomah, Pages: 402 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781601428608

“Who do you think you are? A monster slayer or a god? And why do you think people listen to monster-slayers or gods? It’s because they fear them more than the monsters themselves.” “People won’t fear me. I am not you.” “And you think it’s up to you to decide that? It’s the people we’re talking about. Gods and monsters—these are just different names people give to justify their clinging to something higher, to hide their inherent, weakness-driven, pathetic behaviours. They will form cults after you. They will blindly follow you. You think you’re liberating them, but all you’re doing is binding them further and stronger.” As Veera Bhadra struggles to find his place in all the happenings between life and death, unsure if his unfathomable strength was a gift or a curse, he meets Karthik—his answer. *** “Mom, why do I like to fight so much?” “People like many things. Some like drawing. Some like dancing. And you like fighting.” Young Karthik did not seem to be satisfied with the response. “You are not listening to me, mom. I like to fight so so so much more than others. So much more than anyone likes to dance. I don’t want to do anything else.” “So, do it. What’s the problem?” “There is no problem. I just don’t know why I love fighting so much.” As Karthik struggles to find his place in all the wins and death, unsure where his unexplainable passion will lead, he meets Veera Bhadra—his answer. Two lives. Different destinies. One epic encounter.
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Notion Press, Pages: 308 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9798886415780

A Tale of Love and Revenge Set Against History's Bloody Backdrop... In the year 1060, young Brand Holgarsson's family are wiped out in a Viking raid arranged by Brand's treacherous uncle Malgard. Malgard is named thegn of the town of Stybbor in East Anglia while Brand is made outlaw and hunted through the woods by Malgard's men, determined to extinguish the last possible claim to Malgard's thegnship. Aided by a strange young woman, Valla, who claims to be 242 years old, Brand escapes and is befriended by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex and the choice of the Saxon nobles to be king after the childless Edward (the Confessor). Brand nurses his dream of vengeance over Malgard while sharing Harold's perils and waiting for Valla who will only return from The Place of Dreams if Brand has remained true to his promise to lie with no other woman. All stories come together at the Battle of Hastings, where Harold's great banner, The Fighting Man, flew above the field at Senlac Ridge in opposition to the papal cross carried by William the Bastard "Not since reading Sharpe have I felt such a sense of being in the story. Outstanding." - Stuart Quin, Full Circle Films "I read it on the train, walking down the street, well after my usual bed time and when I was supposed to be working. Even though I knew exactly where the story was headed, I was compelled to know what happened next." - Jane B Rawson, From The Wreck
Genre: Fiction, Editor: Adrian Deans, Pages: 464 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780987612939