All American Boys

All American Boys

A bag of chips.

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571366767

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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A bag of chips. That's all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn - a varsity basketball player and Rashad's classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan - and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his saviour could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team - half of whom are Rashad's best friends - start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

All American Boys

All American Boys

I grew up a great deal . I knew from 18 on that what anyone else ... A couple of people that I chummed with had also read it and we were all thunderstruck , as I recall . " Ward identified with the protagonist ... Ward 58 All American Boys.

Author: Frank Kusch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275972682

Category: Americans

Page: 196

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Annotation Looks at the experiences of American draft dodgers in Canada during the Vietnam War, arguing that many of these young men were motivated not only by their opposition to the war but also by their sense of alienation from American society as a whole.
Categories: Americans

All American Boys An Insider s Look at the U S Space Program New Ed

All American Boys  An Insider s Look at the U S  Space Program  New Ed

Module was a great spacecraft, but on the water it reacted more like a cork than a boat. ... the gorgeous sight of our three main orange-and-white THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS 175 parachutes drifting down against a background of blue sky.

Author: Walter Cunningham

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781876963248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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"“The most realistic look yet at astronaut life.” —Chicago Sun-Times “The best of all the astronaut books...” —Los Angeles Times The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their glory in this dramatically revised and updated edition that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider's view of the pervasive ""astropolitics"" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, The All-American Boys resonates with Cunningham's passion for humanity's destiny in space which endures today. This is a story of the triumph of American heroes. Cunningham brings us into NASA's training program and reveals what it takes to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7. This new edition includes an update of the manned space program and his ""tell it like it is"" observation of NASA's successes and failures. It also includes commentary on the Shuttle disasters of Challenger and Columbia and his views on what NASA should be doing to get back on track and to regain public support.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

All American Boy

All American Boy

In outline he was the last of the all-American boys, but in substance he was the first of the new boys, members of traditional families, who later went on to enjoy popularity on screens as well as in books. The popularity of each of the ...

Author: Larzer Ziff

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745827

Category: History

Page: 154

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From his celebrated appearance, hatchet in hand, in Parson Mason Locke Weems's Life of Washington to Booth Tarkington's Penrod, the all-American boy was an iconic figure in American literature for well over a century. Sometimes he was a "good boy," whose dutiful behavior was intended as a model for real boys to emulate. Other times, he was a "bad boy," whose mischievous escapades could be excused either as youthful exuberance that foreshadowed adult industriousness or as deserved attacks on undemocratic pomp and pretension. But whether good or bad, the all-American boy was a product of the historical moment in which he made his appearance in print, and to trace his evolution over time is to take a fresh view of America's cultural history, which is precisely what Larzer Ziff accomplishes in All-American Boy. Ziff looks at eight classic examples of the all-American boy—young Washington, Rollo, Tom Bailey, Tom Sawyer, Ragged Dick, Peck's "bad boy," Little Lord Fauntleroy, and Penrod—as well as two notable antitheses—Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield. Setting each boy in a rich cultural context, Ziff reveals how the all-American boy represented a response to his times, ranging from the newly independent nation's need for models of democratic citizenship, to the tales of rags-to-riches beloved during a century of accelerating economic competition, to the recognition of adolescence as a distinct phase of life, which created a stage on which the white, middle-class "solid citizen" boy and the alienated youth both played their parts.
Categories: History

Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All American Boyhood

Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All American Boyhood

Hence, Tip Top reflected the influence of everyday americans, even if it did not represent the strictest truths of their existences. the fiction that Merriwell was a representative “all-americanboy was not calculated. it was an ...

Author: Ryan K. Anderson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610755719

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Gilbert Patten, writing as Burt L. Standish, made a career of generating serialized twenty-thousand-word stories featuring his fictional creation Frank Merriwell, a student athlete at Yale University who inspired others to emulate his example of manly boyhood. Patten and his publisher, Street and Smith, initially had only a general idea about what would constitute Merriwell’s adventures and who would want to read about them when they introduced the hero in the dime novel Tip Top Weekly in 1896, but over the years what took shape was a story line that capitalized on middle-class fears about the insidious influence of modern life on the nation’s boys. Merriwell came to symbolize the Progressive Era debate about how sport and school made boys into men. The saga featured the attractive Merriwell distinguishing between “good” and “bad” girls and focused on his squeaky-clean adventures in physical development and mentorship. By the serial’s conclusion, Merriwell had opened a school for “weak and wayward boys” that made him into a figure who taught readers how to approximate his example. In Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All-American Boyhood, Anderson treats Tip Top Weekly as a historical artifact, supplementing his reading of its text, illustrations, reader letters, and advertisements with his use of editorial correspondence, memoirs, trade journals, and legal documents. Anderson blends social and cultural history, with the history of business, gender, and sport, along with a general examination of childhood and youth in this fascinating study of how a fictional character was used to promote a homogeneous “normal” American boyhood rooted in an assumed pecking order of class, race, and gender.
Categories: Social Science

All American Boys

All American Boys

Two US American teenagers - one black, one white - have to deal with consequences of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country, bitterly divided by racial tension.

Author: Brendan Kiely


ISBN: 3125799023


Page: 248

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Two US American teenagers - one black, one white - have to deal with consequences of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country, bitterly divided by racial tension.

The Scientific American Boy

The Scientific American Boy

"Bill," he was it, the Scientific American Boy, I mean. Of course, we were all American boys and pretty scientific chaps too, if I do say it myself, but Bill, well he was the whole show. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing, ...

Author: A Russel Bond

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781421831145


Page: 190

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Bill, he was it, the Scientific American Boy, I mean. Of course, we were all American boys and pretty scientific chaps too, if I do say it myself, but Bill, well he was the whole show. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing, so we all thought, and even to this day Isometimes wonder how he managed to contrive and execute so many remarkable plans. At the same time he was not a conceited sort of a chap and didn't seem to realize that he was head and shoulders above the rest of us in ingenuity. But, of course, we didn't all have an uncle like Bill did. Bill's Uncle Ed was one of those rare men who take a great interest in boys and their affairs, a man who took time to answer every question put to him, explaining everything completely and yet so clearly that you caught on at once. Uncle Ed (we all called him that) was a civil engineer of very high standing in his profession, which had taken him pretty much all over the world, and his naturally inquisitive nature, coupled with a wonderful memory, had made him a veritable walking encyclopedia. With such an uncle it is no wonder that Bill knew everything. Of course, there were some things that puzzled even Bill. But all such difficulties, after a reasonable amount of brain-work had failed to clear them, were submitted to Uncle Ed. Uncle Ed was always prompt (that was one thing we liked about him), and no matter where he was or what he was doing he would drop everything to answer a letter from the society.

Stories of Resilience in Childhood

Stories of Resilience in Childhood

For Toby, the image in the mirror is the embodiment of what he has always wanted to be —a self-assured, independent, all-American boy. Yet Toby knows that he is not the elegant stranger in the mirror, but rather the mirror image of that ...

Author: Daniel D. Challener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000639049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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What helps a child overcome extraordinary obstacles? Why do some children surmount many difficulties and go on to live fulfilling lives while other children who face similar difficulties end up living desperate, sad lives? What helps children beat the odds? What builds resilience in children? These are critically important questions, yet for too long social scientists, doctors, psychologists and teachers have studied children who failed and tried to figure out what caused the failure. Only relatively recently have they begun to focus on what creates success. Originally published in 1997, this book is an effort to understand better what contributes to a child’s "success" and "resilience". The source of information will be autobiographies of childhoods – autobiographical stories written by adults remembering their difficult childhoods. This is not a research study or case study, rather it is an attempt to read and listen to five stories about resilient children and see what they can tell us about supporting children and building resilience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Building Character in the American Boy

Building Character in the American Boy

camp in 1973.23 Traditional Scouting , it seems , inspired more enthusiasts than ever but also left many Boy Scouts ... Whereas the Cub Scouts in 1970 enrolled 38.4 percent of all American boys aged eight through ten and the Boy Scouts ...

Author: David I. Macleod

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299094049

Category: History

Page: 428

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Among established American institutions, few have been more successful or paradoxical than the Boy Scouts of America. David Macleod traces the social history of America in this scholarly account of the origins of the Boy Scouts and other character-building agencies, through which adults tried to restructure middle-class boyhood. Back in print; First paperback edition.
Categories: History

Proceedings of National Convention of the American Legion

Proceedings of     National Convention of the American Legion

Please welcome the 1999 All - American Boys Chorus . CHORUS MEMBER : Our music is the America's music . We want to preserve the best of the light - hearted songs that have made America happy . This song has done the job since 1911.

Author: American Legion. Annual National Convention


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050121099

Category: Veterans


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Categories: Veterans