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A Most Beautiful Thing
Title A Most Beautiful Thing
Author
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release DateJune 30, 2020
Category Sports & Outdoor Biographies
Total Pages 233 pages
ISBN 1250754771
Book Rating out of 5 from reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by drug addicts he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.

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A Most Beautiful Thing by Arshay Cooper

Title A Most Beautiful Thing
Author Arshay Cooper
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781250754752
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-Black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by drug addicts he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.

The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang

Title The Most Beautiful Thing
Author Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher Lerner Digital ™
Release Date 2021-08-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother—a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth—who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life. "A deep and moving reflection on enduring hardship and generational love. . . . Poignant storytelling with stunning visuals."—starred, Kirkus Reviews "A sincere narrative that centers on the power of family love."—starred, School Library Journal Minnesota Book Award Finalist, ALA Notable Children's Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, NPR Best Book of the Year

Title The Most Beautiful Thing I ve Seen
Author Lisa Gungor
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2018-06-26
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780310350446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything—their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the ‘good news’ she had been taught. She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tumultuous place; one of depression and despair. And it was there that her perspective on everything changed. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen tells the story of what can happen when you dare to let go of what you think to be true; to shift the kaleidoscope and see new colors and dimension by way of broken pieces. Lisa’s eloquent, soul-stirring memoir brings you to a music stage before thousands of fans and a front porch where two people whisper words that scare them to the core. It is the story of how doubt can spark the beginning of deeper faith; how a baby born with a broken heart can bring love and healing to the hearts of many, and ultimately, how the hardest experience in life often ends up saving us.

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Publisher Children's Book Press
Release Date 1998
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 0892391855
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For use in schools and libraries only. On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.

Title The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
Author Micheal D Winterburn
Publisher Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date 2019-08-06
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781838591366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Accompany a long-suffering pound coin as it is thrust from one experience to another. Fly off into space to encounter a ravenous black hole monster. See what great grandma gets up to on her flashy double-decker mobility scooter. Travel with the perplexed nobleman Arvid as he urgently searches for the most beautiful thing in the world. Discover the fate of Bubblegum Billy who can’t stop blowing bubbles. Join the hunt for the fabled slithery slogbort. And many, many more adventures! Children will find fantasy and mystery, dialogues and limericks, historical and narrative poems, spoonerisms and moral issues, humour and nonsense, deeper life experiences and school matters. All complete with wonderfully fun illustrations!

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The affluent world of crew is rocked by the first all-black high school rowing team in the country. Out of their neglected neighborhood, a group of young men emerge to show that there are new heroes and bonds that can be found amidst the noise and chaos of the Westside of Chicago. Led by a kind but determined benefactor and an inspired team captain, the Manley crew team must overcome obstacles to discover what it really means to succeed.

Title You re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened
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ISBN 0988735571
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Lesbian Poetry. Angular, smart, and fearless, Arisa White's newest collection takes its titles from words used internationally as hate speech against gays and lesbians, reworking, re-envisioning, and re- embodying language as a conduit for art, love, and understanding. "To live freely, observantly as a politically astute, sensually perceptive Queer Black woman is to be risk taker, at risk, a perceived danger to others and even dangerous to/as oneself," writes poet Tracie Morris. "White's attentive word substitutions and range of organized forms, lithe anecdotes, and disturbed resonances put us in the middle of living a realized, intelligent life of the senses." YOU'RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING THAT HAPPENED works through intersectional encounters with gender, identity, and human barbarism, landing deftly and defiantly in beauty.

Beautiful Thing by Sonia Faleiro

Title Beautiful Thing
Author Sonia Faleiro
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2011-08-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780857861726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meet Leela: nineteen, charismatic and fearlessly outspoken. With her sharp wit and stubborn optimism, she is the best paid bar dancer on Bombay's notorious Mira Road. Leela has a 'husband' (who is already married), a few lovers whose names she can't remember, an insufferable mother camping out in her flat and an adored best friend, Priya - the most beautiful woman she has ever seen. But when the dance bars are banned, Leela's proud independence faces its greatest test. In a city where everyone is certain that someone, somewhere, is worse off than them, Leela fights to survive - and win.

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Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2012
Category Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Total Pages 302
ISBN 0957158408
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Meet Joe. 14 years old, obsessed with birds & the weather, and perplexed by humans. Spend the Summer in Amsterdam with his chaotic artist aunt Nel. Come back fifteen years later, witness a tragedy, and discover a secret which will change everything...

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THE STORY: Jamie and Ste (short for Steve) are teenage neighbors in a working-class housing project in London. Jamie is bookish and shy while Ste is more athletic. Neither one has an ideal home life: Jamie's mother Sandra is bitter over her financi

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller! The extraordinary true story and basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory. Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself. Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

Title The Most Beautiful Thing in the World
Author Jacquelyn Greenblatt
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-10-31
Category
Total Pages 102
ISBN 0692487794
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nadia Pravdina is a nine-year-old Russian girl who escaped to the United States during the Soviet Union's final days. Now, it's just her and her mother, living in a rundown little apartment in the wealthy city of Farringham. Nadia knows her thrift-shop dresses are different from the stylish outfits worn by the other girls in her fourth grade class. Usually, she doesn't mind being poor. But this November, she wants more than anything to enjoy a real American Thanksgiving dinner. If only she could win the school's upcoming Thanksgiving contest. But to do so, she'd have to present the best example of what she and her classmates have to be thankful for in her adopted country. This heartwarming story for children ages six through ten offers a glimpse of immigrant life in the land of opportunity---along with a touching lesson about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

The Most Perfect Thing by Tim Birkhead

Title The Most Perfect Thing
Author Tim Birkhead
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2016-04-12
Category Nature
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781632863713
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A bird's egg is a nearly perfect survival capsule--an external womb--and one of natural selection's most wonderful creations. Shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016.One of Forbes' Best Books About Birds and Birding in 2016. Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead opens this gripping story as a female guillemot chick hatches, already carrying her full quota of tiny eggs within her undeveloped ovary. As she grows into adulthood, only a few of her eggs mature, are released into the oviduct, and are fertilized by sperm stored from copulation that took place days or weeks earlier. Within a matter of hours, the fragile yolk is surrounded by albumen and the whole is gradually encased within a turquoise jewel of a shell. Soon the fully formed egg is expelled onto a rocky ledge, where it will be incubated for four weeks before a chick emerges and the life cycle begins again. THE MOST PERFECT THING is about how eggs in general are made, fertilized, developed, and hatched. Birkhead uses birds' eggs as wondrous portals into natural history, enlivened by the stories of naturalists and scientists, including Birkhead and his students, whose discoveries have advanced current scientific knowledge of reproduction.

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Author Jen Waite
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-07-11
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780735216501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir. “Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World One night. One email. Two realities... Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter. After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage. In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.

Title The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
Author Laird Barron
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-08-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781597804684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards. Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby," "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven," and "The Men from Porlock," The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.

Title Don t Get It Twisted Love Is a Beautiful Thing
Author John Estrellas
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2015-11-05
Category
Total Pages 140
ISBN 1518632548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are the secrets to finding a love that lasts? If you want to know and experience real love in your life or you have a great relationship you want to last forever, keep reading. In Don't Get It Twisted, Love Is A Beautiful Thing, John breaks down a unique and systematic way that makes real love simple, practical and attainable for everyone. You'll learn......The simple, no fluff way to really understand love and how to receive more of it in your life......How to get instant clarity in your relationship and make it last for years to come.......The main pitfalls that will cause your relationship to end and how to avoid them.......The power of right choices to make your love last and feel more of it daily........Use the 4 Guardians strategy to keep toxic people out of your life and increase the quality of your relationships.......A detailed roadmap for healthy, more fulfilling relationships to help you experience deeper levels of love than ever before.... and more. If you want to experience true love in your life, have healthier, happier and longer lasting relationships consider this book. It makes a great gift for yourself or someone you love. Also, if you loved Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages or A Lifelong Love by Gary Thomas...then you'll love this book as well!

Tuesdays At Ten by Cornelius Weygandt

Title Tuesdays at Ten
Author Cornelius Weygandt
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2016-11-11
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781512808582
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cornelius Weygant aimed Tuesdays at Ten at his former students. The book consists of multiple lectures and lessons that he had taught and copied down almost verbatim. It outlined the history of Pennsylvania, the state that he loved so much, and the University of Pennsylvania, the school that molded him. It was a hit with many of his former students.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Title Tiny Beautiful Things
Author Cheryl Strayed
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2012
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 353
ISBN 9780307949332
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collects top-selected postings on life and relationships from The Rumpus' popular "Dear Sugar" online column, sharing recommendations on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Title An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author Hank Green
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-09-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781524743451
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden

Title Beautiful Things
Author Hunter Biden
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-04-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781982151119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Title The Most Magnificent Thing
Author Ashley Spires
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781771381741
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!

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