The Rose that Grew from Concrete Book
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

The Rose that Grew from Concrete


  • Author : Tupac Shakur
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671028459

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The Rose that Grew from Concrete Book Description :

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

The Rose That Grew From Concrete Book
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

The Rose That Grew From Concrete


  • Author : Tupac Shakur
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671028442

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete Book Description :

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela

The Rose That Grew From Concrete  Book

The Rose That Grew From Concrete


  • Author : Vibes Publishing
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9798640825336

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete Book Description :

Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete. Roses are a symbol of beauty and love. The rose correlates with people, and how beautiful people are and how even in our imperfections we can be loved. Being that the rose grew from concrete something hard and that has no nourishment, man made cement, and not really appreciated, a thing that people walk all over and don't really take care to appreciate that it's there. The concrete represents the ghetto, or any place that's looked at as a place that has nothing good to come out of it. For the first time in paperback, this book represent the career and the personal biography of the legend Tupac Shakur.

The Rose That Grew from Concrete Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Rose That Grew from Concrete


  • Author : Tupac Shakur
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006-02-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1416525688

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The Rose That Grew from Concrete Book Description :

Capturing the unrivaled passion and candor that made him one of America's bestselling solo recording artists, this collection of poetry offers a glimpse into Shakur's enigmatic life and its intense contradictions.

Another Rose That Grew from Concrete Book

Another Rose That Grew from Concrete


  • Author : J. a
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1482510308

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Another Rose That Grew from Concrete Book Description :

if you read the poem then the story is a must read. A story truly inspired by the greatest Tupac. a best seller and book of the year. This is a book inspired by the late great Tupac Shakur...One of the most interested story you can possibly read. If you read the poem (the rose that grew from concrete) then you need to read the story...This story extends from the original poem by Tupac Shakur (The Rose That Grew From Concrete) to give people a good insight of a rose that really grew from concrete and how it faces obstacles in life because it was looked at as abnormal. Inspired by Tupac Shakur

The Rose That Never Grew from Concrete Book

The Rose That Never Grew from Concrete


  • Author : Shay Belt
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 1719198799

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The Rose That Never Grew from Concrete Book Description :

A collection of poetry that paints the story of a young girl who is lost, with a troubled past and trying to find a way to happiness. And even when she eventually finds the happiness that she sought, she realizes that she is still plagued by the environment of her past and wants to be reborn.

Inside a Thug s Heart Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Inside a Thug s Heart


  • Author : Angela Ardis
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758295187

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Inside a Thug s Heart Book Description :

Rikers Island is the centerpiece of the New York City Department of Corrections, a sprawling prison city of concrete and steel with housing for more than 16,000 inmates. Early in 1995, it was also the temporary home of legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, incarcerated for a crime he swore he did not commit. And it was there that Angela Ardis, acting on a late-night wager among her friends and coworkers, sent a letter, along with a photo and her phone number. To her utter delight and amazement, Angela's phone rang a short while later. Tupac Shakur was on the line. Over the next several months, Angela and Tupac shared a near-daily exchange of letters, poems and phone calls, and their the relationship quickly grew into something neither of them could quite define, a kinship of souls that touched each in unexpected ways. Those original poems and letters, many of them written after Tupac's transfer from Rikers to Dannemora State Prison, are presented here, along with the increasingly passionate and personal phone calls that touched on every subject imaginable. Far from the media spotlight, Tupac was by turns playful, sensual and serious, offering sharp observations on prison, music and the uncertainties of life. His letters to Angela reflect how he felt about being shot five times and left for dead one terrible night in New York in 1994, and his heartfelt verse encapsulates his dreams for the future--a future that would be so tragically cut short just over eighteen months after their correspondence began. Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7th, 1996 and died a week later from his injuries. His murder remains unsolved, an ending as enigmatic as his life. But while Tupac may be gone, his words live on here, giving every fan a rare glimpse inside the mind and unbroken spirit of a passionate and unpredictable musical icon. Angela Ardis is an author, screenwriter, actress and model.

Tupac Shakur Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Tupac Shakur


  • Author : Tayannah Lee McQuillar
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786745937

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Tupac Shakur Book Description :

In 1996 Tupac Shakur, one of the most talented artists of his time, was murdered by an unknown gunman. Fred L. Johnson and Tayannah Lee McQuillar examine the theories surrounding his death and the story of Tupac's lost legacy in this definitive biography. For millions, Shakur gave voice to their stories, but there was also another side to him, revealed as his life spun out of control, as the whispered warnings from friends went unheeded and the denunciations of critics grew louder. Disturbingly, he sang and wrote about his impending death. When it came, it brought the music industry to its knees and ended an era when American rappers were leaders in using their art to speak the truth to corporate, government, and judicial power.

Holler If You Hear Me  2006  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Holler If You Hear Me 2006


  • Author : Michael Eric Dyson
  • Publisher : Civitas Books
  • Release Date : 2006-09-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786735488

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Holler If You Hear Me 2006 Book Description :

With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.

2Fish Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

2Fish


  • Author : Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-12-19
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612438269

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2Fish Book Description :

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.

Tupac Book

Tupac


  • Author : Tupac Shakur
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743474344

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Tupac Book Description :

A chronicle of the life and career of the rapper Tupac Shakur, which offers a collection of previously unpublished interviews, writings, and private photographs that provide a portrait of the influential late musician.

The Rose who Grew from Concrete  a Black Female Administrator s Perspective of the Public School Experience for Black Girls who Attend a Predominantly White Middle School in Southeast Georgia Book

The Rose who Grew from Concrete a Black Female Administrator s Perspective of the Public School Experience for Black Girls who Attend a Predominantly White Middle School in Southeast Georgia


  • Author : LaTashia S. Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1158014831

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The Rose who Grew from Concrete a Black Female Administrator s Perspective of the Public School Experience for Black Girls who Attend a Predominantly White Middle School in Southeast Georgia Book Description :

Author's abstract: This study explores the educational experiences of Black girls who attended a predominantly White school in Southeast Georgia from the perspective of a Black female administrator. Using Critical Race Theory (e.g. Bell, 1987, 1992, 1995; Delgado & Stefancic, 2001; Solorzano & Yosso, 2001) and Black Feminist Thought (e.g. Hill Collins, 2000; hooks, 1984/2000) as theoretical frameworks and memoir (Angelou, 1969/2009; Hurston, 1996) and fiction (Bell, 1992; Morrison, 1970/1993) as methodology, I explore ways in which Black girls are oppressed when they attend majority White public schools. Six meanings emerged from this inquiry: (1) Writing my memoir has allowed me to critically look at my past and recognize that my experiences have affected many aspects of my life including my job as an educator. (2) CRT and BFT allows me to use my counterstory to challenge a dominant perspective held about schools. (3) Black Feminist Thought affirms that like other Black, women educators (collectively) experience oppression when they are silenced by their positions, yet also they have a desire to advocate against the subordination of themselves and students (Hill Collins, 2000). (4) BFTT asserts that historically, there are commonalities among the struggles of Black women (Hill Collins, 2000). (5)BFT connects the public schooling of experiences Black girls with the larger issues of the criminalization of Black girls and the school to prison pipeline. (6) Like many others, I am guilty of perpetuating the marginalization of Black students before I gained an awareness of the nature of public school for Black girls.

Concrete Rose Book

Concrete Rose


  • Author : Angie Thomas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062846754

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Concrete Rose Book Description :

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control. Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different. When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Tupac Shakur Legacy Book

Tupac Shakur Legacy


  • Author : Jamal Joseph
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Rap musicians
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0743286111

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Tupac Shakur Legacy Book Description :

From the packagers behind DYLAN SCRAPBOOK and SINATRA TREASURES, comes a unique celebration of the life of one of the greatest rap artists in the world, Tupac Shakur.

The Poetry of Rilke Book

The Poetry of Rilke


  • Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466872660

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The Poetry of Rilke Book Description :

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

Original Gangstas Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Original Gangstas


  • Author : Ben Westhoff
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316344869

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Original Gangstas Book Description :

"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."---Kirkus, starred review A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur. Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars. Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac and Biggie Smalls--were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

I Am Her Tribe Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

I Am Her Tribe


  • Author : Danielle Doby
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524850272

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I Am Her Tribe Book Description :

Positive and powerful, I Am Her Tribe is a collection of poetry drawing on the viral Instagram handle and online hashtag that serves to create moments of connection through empowerment and storytelling. Focusing on inspiration, Doby's poetry invites its reader to "Come as you are. Your tribe has arrived. Your breath can rest here." both soft and fierce can coexist and still be powerful

The White Book Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The White Book


  • Author : Makavelli
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595424986

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The White Book Book Description :

Most of us believe in information. Some believe in truths, while others believe in magic. Information is what we can see, truth is what we feel, and magic is what we instinctively know is true. On December 4th 1981 the president of the United States issued Executive Order 12333 concerning the activities of the intelligence community. Paragraph 2.11 of that order states; "No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in assassination." But upon learning of the political ties and aspirations of one charismatic young entertainer and philanthropist, certain agencies broke that order in the fall of 1996 when the star was killed in a barrage of bullets fired by a confidential informant commissioned for just such an act. After a decade of silence the files have been unsealed and the shooter will now be revealed. Some call him a hero, others say he's a villain, and some even call him a god. The White Book provides a glimpse at man's perspectives of the cultural history of the United States: assassination, government cover-ups, and his perpetual pursuit of what sets us all free: the truth.

The Hate U Give Book
Score: 4.5
From 179 Ratings

The Hate U Give


  • Author : Angie Thomas
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062498557

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The Hate U Give Book Description :

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller! "Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds "Stunning." —John Green "This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review) "Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review) "A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane


  • Author : Gucci Mane
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501165320

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane Book Description :

Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. -- Adapted from book jacket.