Ain't I a Beauty Queen?
Author: Maxine Leeds Craig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.
Author: Brian E. Niskala
Publisher: Brian E Niskala
Rhinehoth - Centuries ago a great castle was built in the mountains of Germany's Black Forest. Its ancient guardians still thrive in its walls forever protecting its dark secrets, holding captive an enemy that threatens their very existence. Foretold is a story of an ancient warrior that is to return to the castle to free the captive Vampire Prince. Simon Roberts was a petty thief who fled England to escape Scotland Yard after a series of unsuccessful jewelry store heists. He was recruited to do a job in Germany where he was to simply drive the get away car while providing a look out. He thought this was going to be an easy job and a way to break into the German crime scene. But things go terribly wrong and he ended up being the only survivor of the botched heist. Simon is quickly sentenced to a prison called Rhinehoth. This is where Germany sent the worst of the worst, surely not a place for a petty thief such as himself. Rhinehoth is a great German castle that was converted in the late 1930's to a Stalag for war criminals of World War II. The converted prison's modern day inhabitants are relentlessly tortured, starved and sleep deprived. This contributes to the prisoners' delusional visions that help hide the truth and keeps Rhinehoth's secrets. Their captors are the army of Werewolves who have survived the centuries off the very flesh and blood of Germany's worst forgotten criminals. Simon, imprisoned becomes plagued with visions from his subconscious ancient past with confusion of his modern day consciousness. He discovers through his visions that he is the ancient warrior, Guthrie who has come to free the Vampire Prince and all the captives while saving the world from a dark plan of biblical proportions that has been orchestrated over the centuries!
Castles of the Heart
Author: Susan Hickenlooper
Maxine Noe is a precocious child with a vivid imagination and a decided flair for the dramatic. They are traits that serve the young vagabond well, moving about as she does with her single mother during the 1920s. When her mother lands a job, in 1930, as a cook in a miners' hotel in a small, company owned mining camp, ten-year-old Maxine finds both the security she craves and the perfect backdrop for more adventure. Tucked away in Utah's "Castle Country"-so named because of the area's castle-like rock formations-the little town of Kenilworth was given its name by an early immigrant miner who saw in its rugged, towering outcrops the old and crumbling castle Kenilworth in his native England. The town's colorful history, magical setting, and diverse residents provide a rich environment for a young girl coming of age, and color as well the challenges, sorrows, and triumphs that shape the little town's life. This is a true story of hardship, tragedy, and love. The events of Maxine's young life portray both the fragility and tenacity of family; and the castle hills that shelter her nourish her dreams and steel her character for the challenges she will surely meet beyond their rugged walls.
Every Woman Can Be Adored
Author: Maxine Schnall
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Explains how each woman can find the right man, how to build a fulfilling yet realistic relationship, and how to be treated the way every woman wants to be treated
This book is a collection of recent scholarship on Maxine Hong Kingston, gathered on the occasion of the very first conference ever devoted exclusively to Kingston and to celebrate her opera omnia. Featuring the work of researchers from four continents, the book represents the cosmopolitan reception of the most important Asian American author. In addition to many new angles on her two canonical postmodern autobiographies, The Woman Warrior and China Men, this collection also tackles Kingston's less frequently discussed writings and her most recent publications. Parallel readings and comparisons further test her legacy in the sense of her enduring influence on younger Asian American writers. Though it is a conference book, this peer-reviewed volume includes additional articles by selected scholars. It also contains original presentations by Maxine and her husband Earll Kingston. (Series: Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies - Vol. 7)
The Fifth Book of Peace
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Down the Tube
Author: Maurice Gaynor
Jane and her doll friends adventure in the land of the Llods, where they are pursued by the wicked PM and a fierce alien General Frognoski, as they try to find the secret door that will lead them back home.
The Celestial Seven led by Julian Chapman had succeeded in finding the Pentacle Pendant before the Insidious Alliance. However Julian had been concerned to find that the Witch Maxine Irre had five dragons locked in the cellars under her house and decided in this new adventure to release them. His companions were not quite so sure. But eventually they agreed to go along with his plans after talking to Cedric the biggest of the dragons, and visiting the lair of the Green Man. Follow their adventures as they take five dragons across Europe to the East Carpathian Mountains. A magical and hazardous journey awaited them. But first they had to plan the escape from Dragon House.
The Hate Race
Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2017 'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing . . .' Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's life is just like all the other Aussie kids on her street. Except for this one, glaring, inescapably obvious thing. From one of Australia's most exciting writers, and the author of the multi-award-winning FOREIGN SOIL, comes THE HATE RACE: a powerful, funny, and at times devastating memoir about growing up black in white middle-class Australia.
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.
This volume offers a guide to books published between 1980 and 1985 that preschool children enjoy and that at the same time address the needs and problems they encounter in their daily lives.
Faeries and Other Fantastical Folk is an enchanting children’s book filled with magical and wondrous artwork. The beautifully illustrated pages depict various fantasy characters such as pixies and fairy goddesses, elves and spirits, tricksters and trolls—even mermaids! This unique and skillfully drawn story will captivate the eye and evoke a new appreciation for the art of fantasy.