Soul by Soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Taking us inside the New Orleans slave market, the largest in the nation, where 100,000 men, women, and children were packaged, priced, and sold, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, buyers, and slaves, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each. What emerges is not only the brutal economics of trading but the vast and surprising interdependencies among the actors involved.Using recently discovered court records, slaveholders' letters, nineteenth-century narratives of former slaves, and the financial documentation of the trade itself, Johnson reveals the tenuous shifts of power that occurred in the market's slave coffles and showrooms. Traders packaged their slaves by "feeding them up," dressing them well, and oiling their bodies, but they ultimately relied on the slaves to play their part as valuable commodities. Slave buyers stripped the slaves and questioned their pasts, seeking more honest answers than they could get from the traders. In turn, these examinations provided information that the slaves could utilize, sometimes even shaping a sale to their own advantage.Johnson depicts the subtle interrelation of capitalism, paternalism, class consciousness, racism, and resistance in the slave market, to help us understand the centrality of the "peculiar institution" in the lives of slaves and slaveholders alike. His pioneering history is in no small measure the story of antebellum slavery.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/199Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration, and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun, picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow Laws; the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination and triumphs. Kadir Nelson-one of the most accomplished, award-winning artists working today-has created an epic yet intimate introduction to history of America and African Americans. Touching on some of the great transformative events and small victories of American history, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice-the true heart and soul of our nation. Heart and Soul is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/23/2013Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
In Alyson Noel’s most darkly seductive Immortals novel yet, Ever fights for control of her body, her soul—and the timeless true love she’s been chasing for centuries. Ever is trying to help Haven transition into life as an immortal. But with Haven drunk on her new powers and acting recklessly, she poses the ultimate threat—exposing their secret world to the outside. As Ever struggles to keep the Immortals hidden, it only propels Haven closer to the enemy—Roman and his evil companions At the same time, Ever delves deeper into dark magick to free Damen from Roman’s power. But when her spell backfires, it binds her to the one guy who’s hell-bent on her destruction. Now there’s a strange, foreign pulse coursing through her, and no matter what she does, she can’t stop thinking about Roman—and longing for his touch. As she struggles to resist the fiery attraction threatening to consume her, Roman is more than willing to take advantage of her weakened state…and Ever edges closer and closer to surrender. Frantic to break the spell before its too late, Ever turns to Jude for help, risking everything she knows and loves to save herself—and her future with Damen …Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 6/22/2010Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/2/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In Echo Falls, secrets buried in the past don't always stay there. An idyllic day of snowshoeing on Grampy's land with Joey Strade turns out to be less than idyllic when thirteen-year-old super sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill stumbles upon a body lying in the snow. This discovery sends the town of Echo Falls into a tailspin in which secrets long hidden are revealed and Grampy gets sent to jail. While Ingrid works to clear Grampy's name and uncover what really happened to the man in the snow, she discovers even more secrets she wishes she never knew. Just like the character Gretel, whom Ingid is playing in the Prescott Players' production of Hansel and Gretel, Ingrid must go deep into the darkness to find the truth. In the third book in the Edgar Awardnominated and national bestselling Echo Falls series, Peter Abrahams's talent for building suspense shines as Ingrid embarks on her most harrowing adventure yet. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/31/2009Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
She's blonde, brave, and totally determined'she's a gutsy professional surfer who has inspired millions, and her biggest audience is teenage girls. In this devotional, Bethany speaks straight to her soul sisters about letting God lead in the epic ride of life. In this devotional, Bethany shares stories of women to admire, prayers to focus on, and wipeouts to avoid. Girls will hear thoughts on friends, family, faith, gossip, and peer pressure'Bethany covers it all. This book will release in time for the scheduled Spring 2011 launch of Bethany's movie, Soul Surfer, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, and Carrie Underwood. This re-release is updated with new content, a "Where Is She Now?" page, and journaling spots.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/12/2011Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
By tuning in to the cues offered by your body, your soul, and your developing child, you'll achieve a healthier pregnancy, a more fulfilling birth experience, and a deeper bond with your baby. Broken into chapters according to each phase of pregnancy, this groundbreaking book is empowering, inspiring, and respectful of the wisdom of the female body and spirit. Written by Tracy W. Gaudet, MD and director of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, it shows you how to pick up signals from within, use the mind-body connection to reduce stress, nurture your whole self, and build a supportive health-care team. It also features advice on eating right and staying active, natural and alternative approaches to pain relief, and exercises to keep you on track and in touch with your baby.
Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them… Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad. With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether. But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever… Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/30/2011Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
And as streams of light fan out behind the darkened sun like the wings of a butterfly, I realize that I never saw real beauty until now. At Moon Shadow, an isolated campground, thousands have gathered to catch a glimpse of a rare and extraordinary total eclipse of the sun. Three lives are about to be changed forever:Ally:Ally likes the simple things in life-labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her home, the moon shadow campground, is a part of who she is. She refuses to imagine it any other way.Bree:Popular, gorgeous (everybody says so), a future homecoming queen for sure. Bree wears her beauty like a suit of armor. But what is she trying to hide?Jack:Overweight and awkward, jack is used to spending a lot of time alone. But when opportunity knocks, he finds himself in situations he never would have imagined. Told from three distinct voices and perspectives, Wendy Mass weaves an intricate and compelling story about strangers coming together, unlikely friendships, and finding one's place in the universe.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 336Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Sunny McDonald and her vampire boyfriend, Magnus, are on the run-accused of treason and wanted alive...or undead. And her twin is the slayer sent to track them down. Rayne would do anything to save her twin sister, Sunny, from the Vampire Consortium dictator who wants her dead. Instead, she's been commissioned by Slayer Inc. to find Sunny and Magnus and deliver them to the Consortium...which Rayne knows means certain death. She also knows that if she and her boyfriend, Jareth, disobey orders, they are signing not only their own death warrants, but also those of every vampire in the Blood Coven. As a rival slayer with a personal vendetta moves in, Rayne and Jareth must do something to stop her. So they embark on their most dangerous journey yet, deep beneath the streets of New York City and through the Gates of the Underworld. But when a greedy god demands the ultimate sacrifice, will Rayne be forced to choose between her sister...and the vampire she loves?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/6/2012Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
The second three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands is a blood witch, the last of a long line of ancient and powerful witches and the holder of an unfathomable power. With the help of her love, her soul mate, Cal, she has realized her true self-but at a price. For Morgan and Cal share a terrible, dark secret; one that binds them together even as they are rend apart. Yet there is something about Cal's hunger for magick that frightens Morgan . . . And now there is another, one who can bring Morgan clarity, truth . . . love. Morgan must decide who is her true soul mate, and who is out to destroy her forever . . .Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/11/2010Pages: 576Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
In The Nine Pound Hammer, John Bemis introduced middle-grade readers to a whole new approach to epic fantasy, founded on characters and themes from American mythology and lore, including the legend of John Henry. Now in the third and final book, the heroes come together at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago for a final confrontation with a businessman and tycoon who is in fact an ageless evil known as the Gog. With his Dark Machine, he intends to bend the world to his ruthless vision of progress and efficiency. It's man versus machine all over again, fighting for the soul of humanity in front of Ferris's Wheel. For fans of adventure fantasy like Percy Jackson and Peter and the Starcatchers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/23/2011Pages: 400Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birthand he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire warand save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/18/2010Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Namco Museum Megamix brings a new twist on some of the most beloved arcade titles to the Wii console! Use your Mii and Wii Remote in 6 remixed classics containing fresh new graphics, gameplay and fun Pac-Man elements. Feeling a bit nostalgic? Get your fix with 18 classic arcade hits including the original Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and Xevious. Namco Museum Megamix is a must have for all gaming fans perfect for a good time with friends and family!Features include: -24 games in all!: Includes all 14 games from Namco Museum Remix, 9 additional arcade classics and the all-new Grobda Remix. -Original Arcade Hits: Get nostalgic and play classic arcade favorites including Pac-Man, Galaga, Rally-X, Galaxian, Dig Dug, Mappy, Xevious, Super Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, and Bosconian.-New Remixes: Updated games for the next generation! Namco Museum Megamix brings the classics and introduces fresh new elements for a new generation of gamers.-Multi-player Mayhem: The more the merrier! Challenge your friends to a 4 player race in Rally-X Remix, team up together to destroy the Galaga invaders in Galaga Remix and more!
Power Rangers MegaForce - Nintendo 3DSUnlock your inner Megaforce! For as long as evil has threatened the Earth, there have been teams of Power Rangers sworn to protect it. The Power Rangers Megaforce are the planet's newest defenders. For the first time, experience the next chapter in the Power Rangers legacy in 3-D! Plus power up your rangers with the all-new card scanning feature! Go, Go Megaforce!-Unlock Your True Power Ranger Potential by scanning official Power Rangers Power Cards!-Morph Into Your Favorite Megaforce Ranger!-Vocal Support from the Power Rangers will guide you through challenging situations.-Fend off intense enemy encounters with powerful Martial Arts Action!
The ultimate multiplayer experience for the Wii U! Tank! Tank! Tank! is an over-the-top battle party game where players will feel the thrill of driving and shooting with tanks. With support for up to 4 players, family and friends can battle giant monsters or compete in Free-for-All and Team Versus modes. An exciting story mission mode allows you to level up your tanks while battling a variety of giant enemies. Wii U specific features make Tank! Tank! Tank! the best battle party game for the whole family!
A must-have for Tekken aficionados, TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, martial art moves, and attack combinations, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet. Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano.Features include: -Select from among the largest character roster in the Tekken series, including familiar faces as well as brand-new fighters -Employ each character's unique techniques, moves and attack combinations to powerful effect-Experience an array of gameplay modes, new features and new environments that heighten the fighting intensity-Savor the realism of bone-jarring punches and gut-wrenching grapples as the fight comes to life around you in dazzling HD
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