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Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box

  • 作 者:Evette Dionne
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Viking Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN:9780451481542
  • 點閱率:32

For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. This Coretta Scott King Author Honor book tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Alice Paul. The Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls. The 1913 Women's March in D.C. When the epic story of the suffrage movement in the United States is told, the most familiar leaders, speakers at meetings, and participants in marches written about or pictured are generally white. That's not the real story. Women of color, especially African American women, were fighting for their right to vote and to be treated as full, equal citizens of the United States. Their battlefront wasn't just about gender. African American women had to deal with white abolitionist-suffragists who drew the line at sharing power with their black sisters. They had to overcome deep, exclusionary racial prejudices that were rife in the American suffrage movement. And they had to maintain their dignity--and safety--in a society that tried to keep them in its bottom ranks. Lifting as We Climb is the empowering story of African American women who refused to accept all this. Women in black church groups, black female sororities, black women's improvement societies and social clubs. Women who formed their own black suffrage associations when white-dominated national suffrage groups rejected them. Women like Mary Church Terrell, a founder of the National Association of Colored Women and of the NAACP; or educator-activist Anna Julia Cooper who championed women getting the vote and a college education; or the crusading journalist Ida B. Wells, a leader in both the suffrage and anti-lynching movements. Author Evette Dionne, a feminist culture writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media, has uncovered an extraordinary and underrepresented history of black women. In her powerful book, she draws an important historical line from abolition to suffrage to civil rights to contemporary young activists--filling in the blanks of the American suffrage story.

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

  • 作 者:Sierra Crane Murdoch
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • ISBN:9780399589171
  • 點閱率:38

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom. In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher “KC” Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned. No one knew where Clarke had gone, and few people were actively looking for him. Yellow Bird traces Lissa’s steps as she obsessively hunts for clues to Clarke’s disappearance. She navigates two worlds—that of her own tribe, changed by its newfound wealth, and that of the non-Native oilmen, down on their luck, who have come to find work on the heels of the economic recession. Her pursuit of Clarke is also a pursuit of redemption, as Lissa atones for her own crimes and reckons with generations of trauma. Yellow Bird is an exquisitely written, masterfully reported story about a search for justice and a remarkable portrait of a complex woman who is smart, funny, eloquent, compassionate, and—when it serves her cause—manipulative. Drawing on eight years of immersive investigation, Sierra Crane Murdoch has produced a profound examination of the legacy of systematic violence inflicted on a tribal nation and a tale of extraordinary healing.

Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon

Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon

  • 作 者:Colin Bryar
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN:9781250267597
  • 點閱率:36

Working Backwards is an insider's breakdown of Amazon's approach to culture, leadership, and best practices from two long-time Amazon executives―with lessons and techniques you can apply to your own company, and career, right now. In Working Backwards, two long-serving Amazon executives reveal the principles and practices that have driven the success of one of the most extraordinary companies the world has ever known. With twenty-seven years of Amazon experience between them―much of it during the period of unmatched innovation that created products and services including Kindle, Amazon Prime, Amazon Studios, and Amazon Web Services―Bryar and Carr offer unprecedented access to the Amazon way as it was developed and proven to be repeatable, scalable, and adaptable. With keen analysis and practical steps for applying it at your own company―no matter the size―the authors illuminate how Amazon’s fourteen leadership principles inform decision-making at all levels of the company. With a focus on customer obsession, long-term thinking, eagerness to invent, and operational excellence, Amazon’s ground-level practices ensure these characteristics are translated into action and flow through all aspects of the business. Working Backwards is both a practical guidebook and the story of how the company grew to become so successful. It is filled with the authors’ in-the-room recollections of what “Being Amazonian” is like and how their time at the company affected their personal and professional lives. They demonstrate that success on Amazon’s scale is not achieved by the genius of any single leader, but rather through commitment to and execution of a set of well-defined, rigorously-executed principles and practices―shared here for the very first time. Whatever your talent, career or organization might be, find out how you can put Working Backwards to work for you.

Unspeakable Things

Unspeakable Things

  • 作 者:Jess Lourey
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Thomas & Mercer
  • ISBN:9781542008785
  • 點閱率:33

Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet―or as safe―as it seems. Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed―violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

Turn to Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery

Turn to Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery

  • 作 者:James W. Ziskin
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Seventh Street Books
  • ISBN:9781633885523
  • 點閱率:33

This 1960s-era locked-room mystery takes Ellie Stone to Florence, Italy--a seemingly idyllic setting, which in this case has sinister undertones. Florence, Italy, August 1963. In Italy to accept a posthumous award for her late father's academic work, "girl reporter" Ellie Stone is invited to spend a weekend outside Florence with some of the scholars attending the symposium. A suspected rubella outbreak leaves the ten friends quarantined in the bucolic setting with little to do but tell stories to entertain themselves. Deciding to make the best of their confinement, the men and women spin tales, gorge themselves on fine Tuscan food and wine, and enjoy the delicious fruit of transient love. But the summer bacchanalia takes a menacing turn when the man who organized the symposium is fished out of the Arno. "Morto." As long-buried secrets rise to the surface, Ellie must figure out if one or more of her newfound friends is capable of murder.

These Women: A Novel

These Women: A Novel

  • 作 者:Ivy Pochoda
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Ecco
  • ISBN:9780062656384
  • 點閱率:38

In West Adams, a rapidly changing part of South Los Angeles, they’re referred to as “these women.” These women on the corner … These women in the club … These women who won’t stop asking questions … These women who got what they deserved … In her masterful new novel, Ivy Pochoda creates a kaleidoscope of loss, power, and hope featuring five very different women whose lives are steeped in danger and anguish. They’re connected by one man and his deadly obsession, though not all of them know that yet. There’s Dorian, still adrift after her daughter’s murder remains unsolved; Julianna, a young dancer nicknamed Jujubee, who lives hard and fast, resisting anyone trying to slow her down; Essie, a brilliant vice cop who sees a crime pattern emerging where no one else does; Marella, a daring performance artist whose work has long pushed boundaries but now puts her in peril; and Anneke, a quiet woman who has turned a willfully blind eye to those around her for far too long. The careful existence they have built for themselves starts to crumble when two murders rock their neighborhood. Written with beauty and grit, tension and grace, These Women is a glorious display of storytelling, a once-in-a-generation novel.

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

  • 作 者:Emma Copley Eisenberg
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:Hachette Books
  • ISBN:9780316449236
  • 點閱率:31

*** A NEW YORK TIMES "100 Notable Books of 2020" *** A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia—and the writer determined to put the pieces back together. In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vicki Durian, 26, and Nancy Santomero, 19, were murdered in an isolated clearing. They were hitchhiking to a festival known as the Rainbow Gathering but never arrived. For thirteen years, no one was prosecuted for the “Rainbow Murders” though deep suspicion was cast on a succession of local residents in the community, depicted as poor, dangerous, and backward. In 1993, a local farmer was convicted, only to be released when a known serial killer and diagnosed schizophrenic named Joseph Paul Franklin claimed responsibility. As time passed, the truth seemed to slip away, and the investigation itself inflicted its own traumas—-turning neighbor against neighbor and confirming the fears of violence outsiders have done to this region for centuries. In The Third Rainbow Girl, Emma Copley Eisenberg uses the Rainbow Murders case as a starting point for a thought-provoking tale of an Appalachian community bound by the false stories that have been told about. Weaving in experiences from her own years spent living in Pocahontas County, she follows the threads of this crime through the complex history of Appalachia, revealing how this mysterious murder has loomed over all those affected for generations, shaping their fears, fates, and desires. Beautifully written and brutally honest, The Third Rainbow Girl presents a searing and wide-ranging portrait of America—divided by gender and class, and haunted by its own violence.

The Sleeping Nymph

The Sleeping Nymph

  • 作 者:Ilaria Tuti
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Soho Crime
  • ISBN:9781641291217
  • 點閱率:34

A 2021 Sue Grafton Memorial Award Nominee A decades-old murder investigation has landed on Superintendent Teresa Battaglia's desk. DNA analysis has revealed that a painting from the final days of World War II contains matter from a human heart. Teresa is able to trace the evidence to Val Resia, one of Italy’s most isolated, untouched regions. When Teresa’s investigation hits too close to the truth, a fresh human heart is hung at the valley’s entrance, a warning not to cross its threshold. As she hunts a ruthless killer, Teresa must face down her own rapidly deteriorating physical and cognitive abilities, as well as someone she hoped never to see again—a man who has just become her supervisor.

Silence of Bones

Silence of Bones

  • 作 者:June Hur
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Square Fish
  • ISBN:9781250229557
  • 點閱率:34

June Hur's elegant and haunting debut The Silence of Bones is a bloody YA historical mystery tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh. I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak; Ears, but I mustn't hear; Eyes, but I mustn't see. 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. As they delve deeper into the dead woman's secrets, Seol forms an unlikely bond of friendship with the inspector. But her loyalty is tested when he becomes the prime suspect, and Seol may be the only one capable of discovering what truly happened on the night of the murder. But in a land where silence and obedience are valued above all else, curiosity can be deadly.

看煙火的日子

看煙火的日子

  • 作 者:田代千里
  • 出版年:2022年2月
  • 出版社:步步
  • ISBN:9786269543106
  • 點閱率:48

「爸爸,慢走喔!」「嘿!碰吉,我會放出超大的煙火給你看喔。」 今天是期待已久的煙火大會,小狸貓碰吉已經等不及了。為什麼晚上不趕快來呀!碰吉在家左盼右盼,等得好無聊,正好媽媽喚他出門幫忙跑腿,替擔任煙火師傅的爸爸送便當。 碰吉開開心心的出發了。沒想到,每個在路上看到他的居民,以為煙火大會要開始了,不約而同紛紛放下手邊的事跟著走。漸漸的,碰吉身後跟了一列好長、好長的隊伍。就這樣,在紛亂喧鬧之中,最溫暖也最閃亮的煙火之夜就要開始了……。

奇文妙語童話小鎮:錯別字商店街

奇文妙語童話小鎮:錯別字商店街

  • 作 者:謝鴻文
  • 出版年:2022年2月
  • 出版社:小魯文化
  • ISBN:9786267043370
  • 點閱率:45

歡迎來到奇文妙語童話小鎮─ 這一回,「飛翔時代商店街」隆重開幕!沒想到商店街錯字連連,尷尬事件層出不窮。快跟上鎮民們,揪出藏匿的錯別字,拯救商店街! 快加入商店街成員的隊伍,邊讀邊訂正,正確用字不知不覺就會了!

找尋自己的聲音

找尋自己的聲音

  • 作 者:寇特妮.迪克馬斯
  • 出版年:2022年3月
  • 出版社:維京國際
  • ISBN:9789864404070
  • 點閱率:55

哈洛德是隻住在公寓裡、天賦異稟的鸚鵡,任何聲音他一聽就能夠模仿,他可以完美的模仿家中所有器具的聲音,甚至是水流的聲音(這也是他最喜歡模仿的聲音)。直到有一天,哈洛德不想再模仿了,他想看看外面的世界,聽聽未曾聽過的聲音。   終於,一個適合的機會來臨了,哈洛德展翅飛向屋外,他聽見了許多未曾聽過的聲音。他才發現,原來萬物都有自己的聲音,而他卻從未聽過自己的聲音……。   我們曾經都像是哈洛德一樣,或許現在也還是這樣,總是盲目的模仿他人,為的是讓人認同自己、為的是讓自己不被孤立;但其實我們生來就都不相同,或許有人很會跳舞唱歌、有人很會畫畫做菜,但並不是就要強迫自己成為像他們一樣的人,我們總會找到和自己有相同地方的朋友。 期許這本繪本可以讓大人孩子看了之後,開始擁有想要尋找自我肯定認同的勇氣!

我的同學是一隻熊

我的同學是一隻熊

  • 作 者:張友漁
  • 出版年:2021年7月
  • 出版社:親子天下
  • ISBN:9786263050341
  • 點閱率:54

在遙遠的山上有一個霧來村,裡面有一所霧來國小,國小緊鄰著森林,一直以來村民們都和大自然和平共處,直到有一天,一頭黑熊突然出現在教室門口,說:「我-想-要-上-學,可-以-嗎?」 學校老師和學生們看見黑熊嚇了一跳,害怕他會傷人,然而漸漸的,他們發現這頭黑熊和其他山裡的黑熊不一樣,不僅性情溫馴,還對人類所居住的世界充滿好奇! 那天之後,黑熊成為了霧來國小的一分子,和所有人一起寫詩、畫畫,到森林裡玩遊戲,大家都好喜歡他。甚至決定要一起守住「學校裡有一頭熊」的祕密,可是,這麼明顯的祕密有可能不被發現嗎?一旦黑熊被山下的人知道了,又將引發怎樣的軒然大波呢?

即使看不見,我們還是牽著手穩穩走

即使看不見,我們還是牽著手穩穩走

  • 作 者:岡薩洛.莫爾
  • 出版年:2022年2月
  • 出版社:奧林
  • ISBN:9789869990585
  • 點閱率:53

弱視的女孩最喜歡的事情,就是和爸爸一起走路上學。每天重複的上學路,女孩和爸爸像是擁有魔法似的,一輛又一輛呼嘯而過的車子,到了他們耳邊,全都變成了瀟灑帥氣、俏皮可愛的昆蟲動物們!整個城市就像一座充滿聲音的光影叢林,優雅高貴的美洲豹在打盹、粉紅鱷魚載著小兔子溜滑板、穿溜冰鞋的鴕鳥、騎腳踏車的犀牛……。 女孩和爸爸一路上說說笑笑,蒐集了好多有趣的發現。不過,最讓女孩感到神奇的是,雙眼看不見的爸爸,竟然可以察覺那麼多事情,而且,他懂的事情甚至比雙眼看得清楚的人們還要多!爸爸知道剛剛經過的路人,心裡很悲傷;再走幾步路,要小心別撞上路燈;爸爸甚至數得出,今天樹上總共有12隻鸚鵡……。 爸爸總說小女孩是他的「引路人」,為看不見的他指路,但是在小女孩的心裡,爸爸才是一直以來引領著她的人,始終和她並肩前行,教她用心去感受周圍的一切,像是博學多聞的好老師,又像默契無敵的好夥伴,所以當爸爸稱呼她「引路人」的時候,她喜歡這樣叫爸爸—「我的隊長」。

大熊來了

大熊來了

  • 作 者:理查.莫里斯
  • 出版年:2022年2月
  • 出版社:小天下
  • ISBN:9789865254230
  • 點閱率:66

從前從前,森林裡有一條河,日夜不停的流著,有一天,一隻大熊好奇的走到河邊,卻不小心掉進了湍急的河裡,於是牠乘著浮木順流而下,沒想到竟展開了一場大冒險!一路上,先是一隻青蛙跳到牠頭上,再來是烏龜、河狸、浣熊、鴨子接二連三的加入,就這樣,牠們全部擠在浮木上,一起經歷了一場驚險刺激的急流泛舟……想知道等在牠們前方的是什麼嗎?而當旅程結束時,這群原本互不相識、沒有交集的森林動物,又會有什麽新發現呢?

What Comes After A Novel

What Comes After A Novel

  • 作 者:JoAnne Tompkins
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Riverhead Books
  • ISBN:9780593085998
  • 點閱率:45

After the shocking death of two teenage boys tears apart a community in the Pacific Northwest, a mysterious pregnant girl emerges out of the woods and into the lives of those same boys’ families—a moving and hopeful novel about forgiveness and human connection. In misty, coastal Washington State, Isaac lives alone with his dog, grieving the recent death of his teenage son, Daniel. Next door, Lorrie, a working single mother, struggles with a heinous act committed by her own teenage son. Separated by only a silvery stretch of trees, the two parents are emotionally stranded, isolated by their great losses—until an unfamiliar sixteen-year-old girl shows up, bridges the gap, and changes everything. Evangeline’s arrival at first feels like a blessing, but she is also clearly hiding something. When Isaac, who has retreated into his Quaker faith, isn’t equipped to handle her alone, Lorrie forges her own relationship with the girl. Soon all three characters are forced to examine what really happened in their overlapping pasts, and what it all possibly means for a shared future. With a propulsive mystery at its core, What Comes After offers an unforgettable story of loss and anger, but also of kindness and hope, courage and forgiveness. It is a deeply moving account of strangers and friends not only helping each other forward after tragedy but inspiring a new kind of family.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

  • 作 者:Shirley Jackson
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Penguin Classics
  • ISBN:9780143134831
  • 點閱率:50

Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, where Merricat protects her from the curiousity and hostility of the villagers. Their days pass in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears. Only Merricat can see the danger, and she must act swiftly to keep Constance from his grasp. Penguin Classics presents Penguin Vitae, loosely translated as “Penguin of one’s life,” a deluxe hardcover series featuring a dynamic landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction that has shaped the course of our readers' lives. Penguin Vitae invites readers to find themselves in a diverse world of storytellers, with beautifully designed classic editions of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.

Watching from the Dark

Watching from the Dark

  • 作 者:Gytha Lodge
  • 出版年:2020
  • 出版社:PENGUIN
  • ISBN:9781984848096
  • 點閱率:52

You never saw him. But he saw it all. When a vibrant young woman is murdered while on a video chat, a small-town detective wades into a circle of friends and lovers with dangerous secrets—from the acclaimed author of the “enjoyably chilling” (The New York Times Book Review) She Lies in Wait. Aidan Poole logs on to his laptop late at night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. To his horror, he realizes that there is someone else in her flat. Aidan can only listen to the sounds of a violent struggle taking place in the bathroom—and then the sound of silence. He is desperate to find out if Zoe is okay. But then why is he so hesitant to call the police? When Aidan’s cryptic messages finally reach them, Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens and his team take the case—and discover the body. They soon find that no one has a bad word to say about Zoe, a big hearted young artist at the center of a curious web of waifs and strays, each relying on her for support, each hiding dark secrets and buried resentments. Has one of her so-called “friends” been driven to murder? Or does Aidan have the biggest secret of them all?

Tyll

Tyll

  • 作 者:Daniel Kehlmann
  • 出版年:2021
  • 出版社:Vintage
  • ISBN:9780525562726
  • 點閱率:63

Daniel Kehlmann transports the medieval legend of the trickster Tyll Ulenspiegel to the seventeenth century in an enchanting work of magical realism, macabre humor, and rollicking adventure. Tyll is a scrawny boy growing up in a quiet village until his father, a miller with a forbidden interest in alchemy and magic, is found out by the church. After Tyll flees with the baker’s daughter, he falls in with a traveling performer who teaches him his trade. As a juggler and a jester, Tyll forges his own path through a world devastated by the Thirty Years’ War, evading witch-hunters, escaping a collapsed mine outside a besieged city, and entertaining the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia along the way. The result is both a riveting story and a moving tribute to the power of art in the face of the senseless brutality of history.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder

  • 作 者:Joanne Fluke
  • 出版年:2022
  • 出版社:Kensington
  • ISBN:9781496718921
  • 點閱率:52

Spring has sprung in Lake Eden, Minnesota, but Hannah Swensen doesn’t have time to stop and smell the roses—not with hot cross buns to make, treats to bake, and a sister to exonerate… Hannah’s up to her ears with Easter orders rushing in at The Cookie Jar, plus a festive meal to prepare for a dinner party at her mother’s penthouse. But everything comes crashing to a halt when Hannah receives a panicked call from her sister Andrea—Mayor Richard Bascomb has been murdered…and Andrea is the prime suspect. Even with his reputation for being a bully, Mayor Bascomb had been unusually testy in the days leading up to his death, leaving Hannah to wonder if he knew he was in danger. There are plenty of suspects to sift through for sure. And as orders pile up at The Cookie Jar—and children line up for Easter egg hunts—Hannah must spring into investigation mode and identify the real killer…before another murder happens!

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