Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
The quietest kid in her class, Lili is so shy that her voice is never heard in class until the day a good friend needs her help.
Author: Abigail De Witt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"Lili's hold on a reader will be no less ferocious than her grasp on life." Susan Dodd, author of Mamaw"
Author: Kelly DiNardo
Presents a profile of the life and career of the striptease artist who escaped small-town life to become the top exotic dancer of her era.
Author: Annie Wang
Like so many of her young compatriots, Lili Lin lives on the margins of society–she has been jailed for “having a corrupt lifestyle and hooliganism,” and at 24 she is unemployable because she doesn’t have connections and unmarriageable because she isn’t a virgin. Estranged from her parents, restless and cynical, she drifts from day to day. Then she meets an American journalist infatuated with China, who gradually opens her eyes to what is happening. Together they embark on a journey that will profoundly change Lili’s view of her country and of herself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Pioneers in their fields and two of the best-known women in music in the twentieth century, Nadia and Lili Boulanger have previously been considered in isolation from one another. Yet, as Caroline Potter's new book demonstrates, their careers were closely linked during Lili Boulanger's short life (1893-1918) and there are several intriguing connections between their musical works. This biography also provides the first full analysis of the Boulanger sisters' musical styles, placing them within the context of French musical history. Their lives are also a case study in the issues of gender which surround music making even to the present day. Despite an unusually privileged upbringing, Nadia and Lili Boulanger exemplify the struggle women experienced when attempting to enter the professional music world. Lili became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome in 1913, and Nadia gained second place in 1908. Yet in spite of this initial success, Nadia Boulanger was to give up composing in her thirties and devoted the remainder of her long life to teaching. Her pupils included several of the great composers of the century, including Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter. This book, focusing on their musical careers, is essential reading for anyone interested in French music of the twentieth century.
Gordon & Li Li
Author: Michele Wong McSween
Publisher: McWong Ink
Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York and Li Li is from Beijing, China. When Li Li visits Gordon for the first time, they learn to communicate with each other with simple, everyday words in English and Mandarin.
Taut, acidly witty, menacingly erotic, and often absolutely terrifying: this is a literary thriller of propulsive force that introduces a powerful storyteller. *An Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel It begins when a meth-addicted grave robber unearths the death mask of Montezuma, setting off a violent struggle for its possession. There is the drug lord who employs him, who would kill for that mask. There is the expat American collector, sinister and possibly mad. There is the greatly respected curator, who for a fee will provide provenances for his country’s looted artifacts, and his long-suffering housekeeper, a deeply religious lesbian in a culture of machismo, who despises her patron. And there is the looter himself, who has stolen the mask and is now running for his life. Above all, there is Anna Ramsey, an American with a history of bad choices, who has hidden behind a mask all her adult life. A deeply wounded woman, Anna knows that masks protect and conceal. Anna is a heroine for our times, as she searches for the courage to remove her mask and show her true face.
Gordon and Li Li are cousins. Li Li is from Beijing, China, and speaks Mandarin. Gordon lives in Brooklyn, New York, and speaks English. When Li Li visits Gordon for the first time, the cousins must learn to communicate using simple, everyday words. Children and caregivers can read along with Gordon and Li Li as they learn basic English and Mandarin words and their correct pronunciation. Each spread of this sturdy book spotlights a different theme, including greetings, colors, numbers, and animals! And every word features the English and pinyin spelling along with the Chinese character and the phonetic Mandarin pronunciation to help readers practice. This is an adorable and informative must-have first words book for any family who wants to get little ones excited to open the door to learning a second language -- and future language success!
Author: Lili Fang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Throughout China's long history ceramic products have been very much a part of people's lives. This book takes the reader through the rich history of Chinese ceramics, from primitive pottery to the delicate porcelain for which China is famed, complemented by full color illustrations throughout.
An inspirational and moving account of the transformation of the painter Einar Wegener, compiled from Lili's own letters and manuscripts Lili Elbe was, in 1931, the first transsexual to receive a male-to female sex change. This remarkable book – a sensation when first published over eighty years ago – shows Lili (now the subject of a major motion picture The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne) as a trans pioneer who took extraordinary risks to discover and liberate her true identity. It is also a tale of marriage, of love and romance, that provides a fascinating insight to the bohemian society of the 1930s. Lili: A Portrait of the First Sex Change is told through original documents, her personal correspondence, and with contributions from those who loved her most. Available in English as an ebook for the first time, it remains a pertinent and powerful work, acting as a monument to an iconic struggle, and a celebration of her bold and profoundly human journey.
Author: Steven Henry Roberson
Publisher: TCU Press
"Kraus's life was as fascinating as her music. As Nazism hovered over Germany, she and her husband, Otto Mandl, converted to Catholicism and finally fled to the Dutch East Indies, where they and their two children were interned by the Japanese in separate prisoner-of-war camps. Kraus turned that grim and bitter experience into an opportunity for personal and professional reflection and growth." "An intriguing world figure, she became an American by association when she moved to Texas to accept a position with TCU in Fort Worth."--Jacket.
Author: Aldyth Morris
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Liliuokalani is a play about the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and the annexation of the Islands by the United States. Playwright Aldyth Morris became intrigued with the story in 1929, when she came to make her home in the Islands Hawaii had been an American territory for only thirty-one years and its last monarch had been dead for only twelve. But loving memories of Queen Liliuokalani, amounting almost to reverence, were very much alive. Now, after more than sixty years of living in Hawaii, Mrs. Morris has captured the story in dramatic form. Following early years of asking questions and listening to the answers, and of reading books, articles, and diaries, Mrs. Morris saw clearly the story that must be told. She shares it with us, with sensitivity and respect for the characters involved.
Author: Liel Leibovitz, Matthew I. Miller
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Reveals the dramatic story behind an unlikely World War II anthem, describing a German poem about a young woman waiting for the return of her soldier lover and how the piece was set to music by one of Hitler's favored composers in the decadent cabaret scene of the 1930s. 13,000 first printing.
Gordon and Li Li love counting the things around them.