A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun Author Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN-10 9780679755333
Release 1958
Pages 151
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An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family



Raisin Momma

Raisin  Momma Author Diane Mason
ISBN-10 9781640279186
Release 2017-08-22
Pages 92
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Caring for an aging parent can be a traumatic experience or a beautiful event depending on how one looks at the situation. Learning how to provide the care can be one of the biggest projects that you will ever pursue. Those golden years that each of us has heard about for years have finally come for one member of your family circle. These golden years should be enjoyable. Unfortunately, health issues may put a damper on this elder’s quality of life. Raisin’ Momma is designed to assist caregivers who do not know where or how to begin their caregiving duties. Solutions to various problems that you may encounter have been discussed. Formats for future problems have also been included. I hope to make your drive down the “caregiving lane” a little easier to handle. You will never have too much knowledge, but any knowledge you do receive will be beneficial for the elder in your life who needs assistance. Enjoy the life that you share with your loved one. The day may come when the memories of these days will become the most precious diamonds in your jewelry box.



Lou s Dirty Dozen

Lou s Dirty Dozen Author Ranny Grady
ISBN-10 9781607996347
Release 2009-11-10
Pages 459
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Based on the life of the author's mother and grandmother, follows widow Lou Crandall through joy and sorrow as she struggles to raise her twelve children during the years of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Era.



A Deeper Love Inside

A Deeper Love Inside Author Sister Souljah
ISBN-10 9781439165324
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 432
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Natural-born hustler Porsche Santiaga refuses to accept her new life in juvenile detention after her family is torn apart and fights to regain what she has lost.



Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead Author Laurie Kaye Abraham
ISBN-10 9780226019390
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 297
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Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Abraham chronicles their access (or lack of access) to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. When people are poor, they become sick easily. When people are sick, their families quickly become poorer. Embedded in the family narrative is a lucid analysis of the gaps, inconsistencies, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care. This book reveals what health care policies crafted in Washington, D. C. or state capitals look like when they hit the street. It shows how Medicaid and Medicare work and don't work, the Catch-22s of hospital financing in the inner city, the racial politics of organ transplants, the failure of childhood immunization programs, the vexed issues of individual responsibility and institutional paternalism. One observer puts it this way: "Show me the poor woman who finds a way to get everything she's entitled to in the system, and I'll show you a woman who could run General Motors." Abraham deftly weaves these themes together to make a persuasive case for health care reform while unflinchingly presenting the complexities that will make true reform as difficult as it is necessary. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is a book with the power to change the way health care is understood in America. For those seeking to learn what our current system of health care promises and what it delivers, it offers a place for the debate to begin.



Honeysuckle Memories Bitterweed Times

Honeysuckle Memories  Bitterweed Times Author Kathy Ann Chandler
ISBN-10 9781452091112
Release 2005-05-23
Pages 216
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Kathy Ann Chandler’s poignant book of turbulent times in the nation and in the small-town southern girl evokes memories in each reader of personal trials and triumphs. Her grasp of situations affecting the family members dealing with self and with realities beyond their control, encourages the reader to explore his or her own family dynamics. This second book eclipses the emotions that were stirred by her first book, But She Has Such a Pretty Face!!! Honeysuckle Memories, Bitterweed Times explores the innocence of a child, of a family and of a nation.



A Message From Mama

A Message From Mama Author Sheryl Simmons
ISBN-10 9781493178032
Release 2013-09-18
Pages 56
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Within the throngs of Alzheimer’s disease—Ups and downs, brief moments of clarity. One is almost hopeful that the old you has returned for good, then, just as quickly—a reality check. It’s only a brief moment of clarity. I miss you mama, even though you are here with me. I’ve had moments of grief—forever grieving little losses every day. I try desperately to hold on to as much of you as I can, trying not to be selfish. I try desperately not to let it be patient and nurse. But letting it be mother and daughter. ‘Wondering if this is déjà vu’. I can sometimes see Jessica helping escort me to the chair; covering me with the lap blanket and sweater and bringing me my afternoon meal—it’s as if all that time has passed and I can’t remember anything in between. Then flash back to reality when you are clinging to me for dear life, your nails in my arms and begging Jesus to save you, as we go from the bed to the wheel chair. Once safe in the wheel chair everything is ok and back we go to normal again. We’ve all been through some sort of loss but this loss is especially cruel, to live while dying.



Momma NEM Recipes

Momma NEM Recipes Author Cynthia Tonth-Boler
ISBN-10 9781496903365
Release 2014-10-25
Pages 46
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This book Momma Nem was created because of the love for cooking that they shared with many. Momma were cooking at an early age. They pass along recipes from family to family via voice. No recipes were ever written down on paper. When you think of Momma Nem instantly you began to smell the aroma of food. Ah where is the smell coming from? I smell fresh collard greens ah it makes me Hungry.



Baby Momma Saga

Baby Momma Saga Author Ni'Chelle Genovese
ISBN-10 9781622864720
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 400
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Welcome to the fast-paced, high stakes world of Rasheed, an anti-hero you'll love to hate much like Scarface. Caught up in a game of fast money, faster women, and a hustler’s dream, Rasheed’s secrets and lies threaten to completely sever his alliance with his baby’s mother, Michelle. Trapped in an emotional whirlwind of sex, love, and mistrust, Michelle attempts to hold the threads of their lives together. With the passing of each day, their bond unravels further, forcing Michelle closer to a decision to either confront the reality which is her life or suffer in silence. Once she makes her decision, some bitter and surprising cards are dealt to her son’s father. Now Michelle is finally looking forward to leading a normal, quiet family life. However, there is nothing quiet about the secret lives the people around her are leading. Michelle finds herself drawn in by the allure of her budding real estate career, catering to the likes of models and basketball players and enjoying the sex-fueled spoils of the rich and shameless lifestyle. This only highlights the unsettling fact that her marriage and home life aren’t as picture perfect as she once imagined. When things begin to fall apart and fingers start pointing, it leads her down a dark and dangerous path. Her present is united with a past that could potentially destroy everything. Will the lies, secrets, twist and turns of life prevent this baby momma from achieving her goals and living out the life she dreamed of?



Baby Momma 2

Baby Momma 2 Author Ni'Chelle Genovese
ISBN-10 9781622860715
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 224
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After the bitter and surprising cards were dealt to her son's father, Rasheed, in book one of Baby Momma, Michelle is finally looking forward to leading a normal, quiet family life. However, there is nothing quiet about the secret lives the people around her are leading. Michelle finds herself drawn in by the allure of her budding real estate career, catering to the likes of models and basketball players and enjoying the sex-fueled spoils of the rich and shameless lifestyle. This only highlights the unsettling fact that her marriage and home life aren't as picture perfect as she imagined. When things begin to fall apart and fingers start pointing, it leads her down a dark and dangerous path. Her present is united with a past that could potentially destroy everything she's worked to achieve. Michelle's journey is comprised of twists and turns, temptation and erotic encounters, and Michelle has only seen the tip of the iceberg. Only time will tell how far down in the depths of deceit she'll go in her attempt to shake her past and fortify her future.



Baby Momma

Baby Momma Author Ni'Chelle Genovese
ISBN-10 9781599832609
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 240
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Welcome to the fast paced high stakes world of Rasheed an anti-hero you'll love to hate much like Scarface. Caught up in a game of fast money, faster women, and a hustler's dream, Rasheed's secrets and lies threaten to completely sever his alliance with his baby's mother Michelle. Trapped in an emotional whirlwind of sex, love, and mistrust, Michelle attempts to hold the threads of their lives together. With the passing of each day their bond unravels further forcing Michelle closer to confronting the reality which is her life or suffering in silence. A cautionary tale for all "Baby Mommas" filled with tragedy,irony,violence and betrayal.



Raisin the Dead

Raisin the Dead Author Karoline Barrett
ISBN-10 9780698407954
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 264
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The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure... While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldelli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later. When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.



Cooking the Gullah Way Morning Noon and Night

Cooking the Gullah Way  Morning  Noon  and Night Author Sallie Ann Robinson
ISBN-10 9780807889640
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 176
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Sallie Ann Robinson was born and reared on Daufuskie Island, one of the South Carolina Sea Islands well known for their Gullah culture. Although technology and development were slow in coming to Daufuskie, the island is now changing rapidly. With this book, Robinson highlights some of her favorite memories and delicious recipes from life on Daufuskie, where the islanders traditionally ate what they grew in the soil, caught in the river, and hunted in the woods. The unique food traditions of Gullah culture contain a blend of African, European, and Native American influences. Reflecting the rhythm of a day in the kitchen, from breakfast to dinner (and anywhere in between), this cookbook collects seventy-five recipes for easy-to-prepare, robustly flavored dishes. Robinson also includes twenty-five folk remedies, demonstrating how in the Gullah culture, in the not-so-distant past, food and medicine were closely linked and the sea and the land provided what islanders needed to survive. In her spirited introduction and chapter openings, Robinson describes how cooking the Gullah way has enriched her life, from her childhood on the island to her adulthood on the nearby mainland.



Growing up Hillbilly Near Branson Missouri

Growing up Hillbilly Near Branson  Missouri Author Betty Perkins White
ISBN-10 9781504357043
Release 2016-11-07
Pages 412
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The story of Growing Up Hillbilly near Branson Missouri takes place less than ten miles from where the book, the Shepherd of The Hills was written and begins during the same year as it was published. This book will further enhance your knowledge about the people that chose to call these hills their home.



Big Momma s Old School Weight Loss Secrets

Big Momma s Old School Weight Loss Secrets Author Alexis Carnegie
ISBN-10 9780595295487
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 80
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At last, the secrets of true and lasting weight loss are revealed by a funny, down to earth grandma. Big Momma's Old School Weight Loss Secrets are simple enough to fit into the busiest schedules. Unlike many weight loss plans, Big Momma's Secrets focus on your mind as well as your body. Self esteem and self awareness are key elements in this, old fashion weight loss plan. According to Big Momma, "where the mind leads the body follows." The old school ways of weight loss are inexpensive, and easy to manage. If diets have failed you before, Big Momma is here to save the day. Her advice is timeless and proven. There is no starving, no crazy menu and no overly strenuous exercise required to lose the weight you want to lose. In six short weeks the Old School Weight Loss Secrets can result in visible weight loss and improved self awareness. Never again will you wonder what to do about your weight. Big Momma's Secrets work! Enjoy!



Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park Author Bruce Norris
ISBN-10 9781466807747
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 224
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Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. Clybourne Park is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.



Sparknotes

Sparknotes Author Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN-10 1586634550
Release 2002-07-15
Pages 64
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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!