Pansy Boy

Author: Paul Harfleet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909954243

Category: Bullying

Page: 64

View: 9496

In this graphic novel in rhymed couplets, a young boy tackles homophobia in school by planting pansies at the site of homophobic attacks, taking strength from the flowers he loves. The power of his actions empowers his school to value what is delicate and different. The book comes to life in vivid graphic art and comes complete with a personal field guide to the flowers and birds included in its pages.
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Why Poetry

Author: Matthew Zapruder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062343092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 508

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it. Zapruder explores what poems are, and how we can read them, so that we can, as Whitman wrote, “possess the origin of all poems,” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.
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Pansy and the Promise

Author: Stanley Ross Rule

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 149085634X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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A spiritual awakening happens to ten-year-old Pansy Hunt when her parents launch out on a covered wagon adventure from Lincoln, New Mexico, to Galveston Island, Texas, in the year 1900. Along the trail, Papa shares campfire stories with Pansy about her unique family history. Stories like Pansy's great-great grandmother, who is captured and raised by a warring Indian tribe, only to be rescued seven years later by a brave Indian scout. Stories that teach her about trusting God in the most impossible circumstances imaginable. These tales combine with real adventures along the trail to develop Pansy's spiritual understanding that God promises He will "never leave us nor forsake us." Letters and photos at the end of the book reveal that these adventures are drawn from the true life and family history of Pansy Virginia Hunt Rule. Pansy and the Promise is written for young minds to easily grasp the concept of God's grace, mercy, and strength in a story of adventure, mystery, and intrigue.
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Pansy

Author: Annelyse Gelman,Andrea Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938912559

Category: FICTION

Page: 120

View: 7522

In PANSY, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to be released. While this book is a rally cry for political action, it is also a celebration of wonder and longing and love.
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Deflowered

My Life in Pansy Division

Author: Jon Ginoli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 6313

Presents a memoir by one of the founding member of the gay rock band, as he discusses his experiences during the early days of the band's beginnings in San Francisco, its struggles for acceptance, seach for a label, rise on the tour circuit, and final emergence as an iconic musical group.
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The Boy Who Knew the Language of the Birds

Author: Margaret K. Wetterer

Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 9780876146521

Category: Fairy tales.

Page: 48

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Colum's ability to understand the language of the birds gains him access as royal storyteller to the King's castle, where he is accidentally changed into a dog and entrusted with protecting the newborn prince from being kidnapped by fairies.
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The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317372522

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 9929

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com
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We the Animals

Author: Justin Torres

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547576722

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4340

The Brooklyn childhoods of three brothers are marked by their parents' volatile passions and their own destructive antics, in the story of a chaotic family that explores the ways in which a youth's coming-of-age profoundly shapes his world view. 30,000 first printing.
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An Unsuitable Boy

Author: Karan Johar,Poonam Saxena

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 9385990934

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 1879

Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry. Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.
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Herd register

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Our Boys

The Story of a Paratrooper

Author: Helen Parr

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: 9780241288948

Category:

Page: 416

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'This is an extraordinary book. It is partly about the Falklands War itself and the terrible things that the Paras endured, and the terrible things that some of them did, but it is also about the white working class of the 1970s and why some men born into this class ended up marching across an island that most of them had never heard of. Thoughtful and sometimes heart-breaking' Richard Vinen, author of National Service Our Boys brings to life the human experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands War, and examines the long aftermath of that conflict. It is a first in many ways - a history of the Parachute Regiment, a group with an elite and aggressive reputation; a study of close-quarters combat on the Falkland Islands; and an exploration of the many legacies of this short and symbolic war. Told unflinchingly through the experiences of people who lived through it, Our Boys shows how the Falklands conflict began to change Britain's relationship with its soldiers, and our attitudes to trauma and war itself. It is also the story of one particular soldier: the author's uncle, who was killed during the conflict, and whose fate has haunted both the author and his fellow paratroopers ever since.
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Eat the Pretty Ones

A Testament

Author: Nick Wedlake

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449017142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 2310

This is the true story of what happens to a pretty little boy, and his brothers in the shadows. It is the suppresed story of the sexual exploitation of boys and young men. The number of boys being exploited, molested, abused, and beaten is actually astounding. This is the story of the separation of the soul from the flesh. How boys are taught to be strong, like the men who hurt them, even as most girls are taught to be weary of men; how the broken vessel of a man finds the boy...the boy he once was...with all the make-believe...with all the hope...
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American Swineherd

Published Monthly in the Interests of Swine Raising

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Pansies

Author: Alexis Hall

Publisher: Spires Story

ISBN: 9781626493070

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 5964

Can the full paid-up pansy make things right with the pink-tipped hipster? Alfie Bell is . . . fine. He's got a six-figure salary, a penthouse in Canary Wharf, the car he swore he'd buy when he was eighteen, and a bunch of fancy London friends. It's rough, though, going back to South Shields now that they all know he's a fully paid-up pansy. It's the last place he's expecting to pull. But Fen's gorgeous, with his pink-tipped hair and hipster glasses, full of the sort of courage Alfie's never had. It should be a one-night thing, but Alfie hasn't met anyone like Fen before. Except he has. At school, when Alfie was everything he was supposed to be, and Fen was the stubborn little gay boy who wouldn't keep his head down. And now it's a proper mess: Fen might have slept with Alfie, but he'll probably never forgive him, and Fen's got all this other stuff going on anyway, with his mam and her flower shop and the life he left down south. Alfie just wants to make it right. But how can he, when all they've got in common is the nowhere town they both ran away from.
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Extraordinary

Author: Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632208229

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2790

Last spring, Pansy chickened out on going to spring break camp, even though she’d promised her best friend, Anna, she’d go. It was just like when they went to get their hair cut for Locks of Love; only one of them walked out with a new hairstyle, and it wasn’t Pansy. But Pansy never got the chance to make it up to Anna. While at camp, Anna contracted meningitis and a dangerously high fever, and she hasn’t been the same since. Now all Pansy wants is her best friend back—not the silent girl in the wheelchair who has to go to a special school and who can’t do all the things Pansy used to chicken out of doing. So when Pansy discovers that Anna is getting a surgery that might cure her, Pansy realizes this is her chance—she’ll become the friend she always should have been. She’ll become the best friend Anna’s ever had—even if it means taking risks, trying new things (like those scary roller skates), and running herself ragged in the process. Pansy’s chasing extraordinary, hoping she reaches it in time for her friend’s triumphant return. But what lies at the end of Pansy’s journey might not be exactly what she had expected—or wanted. Extraordinary is a heartfelt, occasionally funny, coming-of-age middle grade novel by debut author Miriam Spitzer Franklin. It’s sure to appeal to fans of Cynthia Lord’s Rules and will inspire young friends to cherish the times they spend together. Every day should be lived like it’s extraordinary. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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