All American Boys

A bag of chips.

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571366767

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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A bag of chips. That's all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn - a varsity basketball player and Rashad's classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan - and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his saviour could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team - half of whom are Rashad's best friends - start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.

The All American Boys

A former astronaut discusses the American space program and examines the personal lives, careers, and training of the astronauts.

Author: Walter Cunningham

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015004529908

Category: Astronauts

Page: 321

View: 881


A former astronaut discusses the American space program and examines the personal lives, careers, and training of the astronauts.

All American Boy

This is merely one of the many big moments shaping the book and the author's life, on top of the religious influences that surrounded him since he was born.

Author: Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106339

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 600


"A survivor's tale that in its universal appeal brings to mind the most compelling aspects of "Gal" and "Shot in the Heart." Through the course of these scathing, inspiring, instructive pages, Scott Peck, writer and human being, grows into one hell of a terrific man.".--Michael Dorris.

All American Boys

That was my role: the dutiful son, the AllAmerican boy with an All-American fifteen-foot deadeye jump shot and an All-American 3.5 GPA. But sometimes trying to get Willy ready and out the door was an All-American pain in the ass.

Author: Brendan Kiely

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 9783125799028


Page: 248

View: 621


All American Boys

America in the 1950s faced the anticommunist excesses of Joseph McCarthy and fears over nuclear war . Interestingly , the public worried then , as some do now ... America taught them freedom of thought and action . ... 28 All American Boys.

Author: Frank Kusch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275972682

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 967


Looks at the experiences of American draft dodgers in Canada during the Vietnam War, arguing that many of these young men were motivated not only by their opposition to the war but also by their sense of alienation from American society as a whole.

All American Boys An Insider s Look at the U S Space Program New Ed

before Deke casually said, “I want to let you guys know that you have the next flight.” I looked quickly at Donn and Wally. ... THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS 21 And I thought, “By God, the next time a man lifts-off from here, it will be me.

Author: Walter Cunningham

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781876963248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 720


"“The most realistic look yet at astronaut life.” —Chicago Sun-Times “The best of all the astronaut books...” —Los Angeles Times The All-American Boys is a no-holds-barred candid memoir by a former Marine jet jockey and physicist who became NASA's second civilian astronaut. Walter Cunningham presents the astronauts in all their glory in this dramatically revised and updated edition that was considered an instant classic in its first edition over two decades ago. From its insider's view of the pervasive ""astropolitics"" that guided the functioning of the astronaut corps to its thoughtful discussion of the Columbia tragedy, The All-American Boys resonates with Cunningham's passion for humanity's destiny in space which endures today. This is a story of the triumph of American heroes. Cunningham brings us into NASA's training program and reveals what it takes to be an astronaut. He poignantly relates the story of the devastating Apollo 1 fire that took the lives of three astronauts and his own later successful flight on Apollo 7. This new edition includes an update of the manned space program and his ""tell it like it is"" observation of NASA's successes and failures. It also includes commentary on the Shuttle disasters of Challenger and Columbia and his views on what NASA should be doing to get back on track and to regain public support.

All American Boys

I just wanted him to stop beating me.

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571372935

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 444


I just wanted him to stop beating me. I just wanted to live. After a violent act that leaves their community and, ultimately, the country divided, Rashad and Quinn - one Black, one White - face the truth that racism and prejudice are all around us. And there's a future at stake, a future where no one will have deal with police brutality. They just have to risk everything they've ever known to speak out. With evocative black and white illustrations from Akhran Girmay.

All American Boy

The all-American boys in their previous incarnations had been fatherless—even Frank Merriwell, the ever-triumphant sports hero, was being raised by an absent uncle—but with the appearance of Booth Tarkington's Penrod the household ...

Author: Larzer Ziff

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745827

Category: History

Page: 154

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From his celebrated appearance, hatchet in hand, in Parson Mason Locke Weems's Life of Washington to Booth Tarkington's Penrod, the all-American boy was an iconic figure in American literature for well over a century. Sometimes he was a "good boy," whose dutiful behavior was intended as a model for real boys to emulate. Other times, he was a "bad boy," whose mischievous escapades could be excused either as youthful exuberance that foreshadowed adult industriousness or as deserved attacks on undemocratic pomp and pretension. But whether good or bad, the all-American boy was a product of the historical moment in which he made his appearance in print, and to trace his evolution over time is to take a fresh view of America's cultural history, which is precisely what Larzer Ziff accomplishes in All-American Boy. Ziff looks at eight classic examples of the all-American boy—young Washington, Rollo, Tom Bailey, Tom Sawyer, Ragged Dick, Peck's "bad boy," Little Lord Fauntleroy, and Penrod—as well as two notable antitheses—Huckleberry Finn and Holden Caulfield. Setting each boy in a rich cultural context, Ziff reveals how the all-American boy represented a response to his times, ranging from the newly independent nation's need for models of democratic citizenship, to the tales of rags-to-riches beloved during a century of accelerating economic competition, to the recognition of adolescence as a distinct phase of life, which created a stage on which the white, middle-class "solid citizen" boy and the alienated youth both played their parts.

The Jack of All Trades New Ideas for American Boys

All American children love their little American Christmas saint, whose individuality was born with the verses ... Any boy who has a box of tools, and is at all clever at carpentry, may make a framework similar to the one shown in the ...

Author: D.C Beard

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752345902

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 722


Reproduction of the original: The Jack of All Trades: New Ideas for American Boys by D.C Beard

The Scientific American Boy

"Bill," he was it, the Scientific American Boy, I mean. Of course, we were all American boys and pretty scientific chaps too, if I do say it myself, but Bill, well he was the whole show. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing, ...

Author: A Russel Bond

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781421831145


Page: 188

View: 913


Bill, he was it, the Scientific American Boy, I mean. Of course, we were all American boys and pretty scientific chaps too, if I do say it myself, but Bill, well he was the whole show. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing, so we all thought, and even to this day Isometimes wonder how he managed to contrive and execute so many remarkable plans. At the same time he was not a conceited sort of a chap and didn't seem to realize that he was head and shoulders above the rest of us in ingenuity. But, of course, we didn't all have an uncle like Bill did. Bill's Uncle Ed was one of those rare men who take a great interest in boys and their affairs, a man who took time to answer every question put to him, explaining everything completely and yet so clearly that you caught on at once. Uncle Ed (we all called him that) was a civil engineer of very high standing in his profession, which had taken him pretty much all over the world, and his naturally inquisitive nature, coupled with a wonderful memory, had made him a veritable walking encyclopedia. With such an uncle it is no wonder that Bill knew everything. Of course, there were some things that puzzled even Bill. But all such difficulties, after a reasonable amount of brain-work had failed to clear them, were submitted to Uncle Ed. Uncle Ed was always prompt (that was one thing we liked about him), and no matter where he was or what he was doing he would drop everything to answer a letter from the society.

Scientific American Boy

Bill," he was it, the Scientific American Boy, I mean. Of course, we were all American boys and pretty scientific chaps too, if I do say it myself, but Bill, well he was the whole show. What he didn't know wasn't worth knowing, ...

Author: A. Russell Bond

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781557091857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 403


Published by Scientific American in 1905, the book tells the story of a group of boys who explore Clump Island, a fictional place where boys could be boys. As they explore the island, the young friends are able to test their skills building all kinds of things. As the first in the Scientific American Boy series, this is a collection of science and nature activities for boys told in a fictional story. Includes diagrams and illustrations.

Stories of Resilience in Childhood

For Toby, the image in the mirror is the embodiment of what he has always wanted to be —a self-assured, independent, all-American boy. Yet Toby knows that he is not the elegant stranger in the mirror, but rather the mirror image of that ...

Author: Daniel D. Challener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000639049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 710


What helps a child overcome extraordinary obstacles? Why do some children surmount many difficulties and go on to live fulfilling lives while other children who face similar difficulties end up living desperate, sad lives? What helps children beat the odds? What builds resilience in children? These are critically important questions, yet for too long social scientists, doctors, psychologists and teachers have studied children who failed and tried to figure out what caused the failure. Only relatively recently have they begun to focus on what creates success. Originally published in 1997, this book is an effort to understand better what contributes to a child’s "success" and "resilience". The source of information will be autobiographies of childhoods – autobiographical stories written by adults remembering their difficult childhoods. This is not a research study or case study, rather it is an attempt to read and listen to five stories about resilient children and see what they can tell us about supporting children and building resilience.

Making American Boys

From the " boy work " promoted by character - building organizations such as Scouting and 4 - H to current therapeutic and pop psychological obsessions with children's self - esteem , Kidd presents the great variety of cultural ...

Author: Kenneth B. Kidd

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816642958

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 711


Will boys be boys? What are little boys made of? Kenneth B. Kidd responds to these familiar questions with a thorough review of boy culture in America since the late nineteenth century. From the "boy work" promoted by character-building organizations such as Scouting and 4-H to current therapeutic and pop psychological obsessions with children's self-esteem, Kidd presents the great variety of cultural influences on the changing notion of boyhood.Kidd finds that the education and supervision of boys in the United States have been shaped by the collaboration of two seemingly conflictive approaches. In 1916, Henry William Gibson, a leader of the YMCA, created the term boyology, which came to refer to professional writing about the biological and social development of boys. At the same time, the feral tale, with its roots in myth and folklore, emphasized boys' wild nature, epitomized by such classic protagonists as Mowgli in The Jungle Books and Huck Finn. From the tension between these two perspectives evolved society's perception of what makes a "good boy": from the responsible son asserting his independence from his father in the late 1800s, to the idealized, sexually confident, and psychologically healthy youth of today. The image of the savage child, raised by wolves, has been tamed and transformed into a model of white, middle-class masculinity.Analyzing icons of boyhood and maleness from Father Flanagan's Boys Town and Max in Where the Wild Things Are to Elin Gonzlez and even Michael Jackson, Kidd surveys films, psychoanalytic case studies, parenting manuals, historical accounts of the discoveries of "wolf-boys," and self-help books to provide a rigorous history of what it has meant to be an all-American boy.Kenneth B. Kidd is assistant professor of English at the University of Florida and associate director of the Center for Children's Literature and Culture.

American Boys Life of William McKinley

Table of Contents THE life of William McKinley affords a shining example to all American boys of what honesty, perseverance, and a strict attention to duty can accomplish. The twenty-fifth President of our Nation was born in a humble ...

Author: Edward Stratemeyer

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066064723

Category: Art

Page: 153

View: 858


"American Boys' Life of William McKinley" by Edward Stratemeyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Building Character in the American Boy

camp in 1973.23 Traditional Scouting , it seems , inspired more enthusiasts than ever but also left many Boy Scouts relatively ... all American boys aged eight through ten and the Boy Scouts 30.3 percent of those eleven through thirteen ...

Author: David I. Macleod

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299094049

Category: History

Page: 424

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Among established American institutions, few have been more successful or paradoxical than the Boy Scouts of America. David Macleod traces the social history of America in this scholarly account of the origins of the Boy Scouts and other character-building agencies, through which adults tried to restructure middle-class boyhood. Back in print; First paperback edition.

Proceedings of National Convention of the American Legion

Please welcome the 1999 All - American Boys Chorus . CHORUS MEMBER : Our music is the America's music . We want to preserve the best of the light - hearted songs that have made America happy . This song has done the job since 1911.

Author: American Legion. Annual National Convention


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050121099

Category: Veterans


View: 331


Proceedings of National Convention of the American Legion

Each is the property of a partner that the Boy Scouts of America has authorized by charter . ... The purpose of Boypower '76 is " To deeply involve a representative one - third of all American Boys in Scouting " and " To help the ...

Author: American Legion. National Convention


ISBN: IND:30000006535516

Category: Veterans


View: 100


Queering Teen Culture

This provocative book examines the careers of male performers whose teenage roles made them famous (including Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, Fabian, and James Darren) and discusses examples of lesbian desire (including I Love Lucy and Laverne and ...

Author: Jeffery P Dennis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317766216

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 151


Why did Fonzie hang around with all those high school boys? Is the overwhelming boy-meets-girl content of popular teen movies, music, books, and TV just a cover for an undercurrent of same-sex desire? From the 1950s to the present, popular culture has involved teenage boys falling for, longing over, dreaming about, singing to, and fighting over, teenage girls. But Queering Teen Culture analyzes more than 200 movies and TV shows to uncover who Frankie Avalon’s character was really in love with in those beach movies and why Leif Garrett became a teen idol in the 1970s. In Top 40 songs, teen magazines, movies, TV soap operas and sitcoms, teenagers are defined by their pubescent “discovery” of the opposite sex, universally and without exception. Queering Teen Culture looks beyond the litany to find out when adults became so insistent about teenage sexual desire—and why—and finds evidence of same-sex desire, romantic interactions, and identities that, according to the dominant ideology, do not and cannot exist. This provocative book examines the careers of male performers whose teenage roles made them famous (including Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, Fabian, and James Darren) and discusses examples of lesbian desire (including I Love Lucy and Laverne and Shirley). Queering Teen Culture examines: Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, and Leave It to Beaver: Were Ricky, Bud, and Wally sufficiently straight? the juvenile delinquent films of the 1950s: Why weren’t the rebel-without-a-cause “bad boys” interested in girls? horror, sci-fi, and zombies from outer space: “Body of a boy! Mind of a monster! Soul of an unearthly thing!” teen idols—pretty, androgynous, and feminine: No wonder they were rumored to be “funny” beach movies: She wants to plan their wedding but he wants to surf, sky-dive and go drag racing with the guys Biker-hippies boys of the late 1960s: “I know your scene—don’t think I don’t!” the 1950s nostalgia of the 1970s: Why does Fonzie spend all his time with high school boys? teen gore: What makes the psycho-killer angry? and much more, including Gidget, the Brat Pack, buddy dramas, nerds and “operators,” Saved by the Bell, The Real World, and the incredible shrinking teenager Queering Teen Culture is an essential read for academics working in cultural and gay studies, and for anyone else with an interest in popular culture.

The American Boys Handy Book

First published in 1882, but more relevant than ever, this book is a wealth of projects and games, with practical directions on how to make them.

Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: Non Pareil Books

ISBN: 0879234490

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 441

View: 112


An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

The American Boy s Handy Book

The face and hair must be painted with broad lines, so that they may be seen clearly at a great height. ... arranged in the same manner as it is upon the common hexagonal or coffin-shaped kite with which all American boys are familiar; ...

Author: Daniel Beard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486318974

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 463


Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects — from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.