Bad Boy

Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061974935
Size: 32.67 MB
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In a memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable, New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in the magical world of Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the most distinguished writers of young people's literature today. As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer. But while growing up in a poor family in Harlem, his hope for a successful future diminished as he came to realize fully the class and racial struggles that surrounded him. He began to doubt himself and the values that he had always relied on, attending high school less and less, turning to the streets and to his books for comfort. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Beautiful Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476712050
Size: 49.96 MB
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A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller about a good girl dangerously drawn to the ultimate bad boy. The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand. Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Bad Boy

Author: Dream Jordan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429926899
Size: 66.92 MB
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Dream Jordan is back with a follow-up to the acclaimed Hot Girl Kate is devastated to find herself back in a group home after a peaceful year of living with her loving foster parents, Lynn and Ted. The fantasy life of having the perfect family has come to an abrupt end and Kate's reeling from having to return to the place she's fought so hard to avoid. Sad and lonely, Kate soon falls prey to the dangerous affections of Percy, a good looking but shady young man. He treats her well at first, manipulating her already broken heart, and soon a cycle of controlling and abusive behavior begins. Now Kate finds herself trapped and unable to be the strong, independent girl she's tried her whole life to be. But this Brooklyn-born girl is never one to let a bad situation keep her down for too long. Told in Kate's sassy, witty voice, Bad Boy is all about staying strong and remaining true to yourself even when it seems like the whole world is out to get you.

Bad Boy

Author: Eric Fischl
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0770435580
Size: 62.76 MB
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In Bad Boy, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. With such notorious and controversial paintings as Bad Boy and Sleepwalker, Fischl joined the front ranks of America artists, in a high-octane downtown art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. It was a world of fashion, fame, cocaine and alcohol that for a time threatened to undermine all that Fischl had achieved. In an extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Fischl discusses the impact of his dysfunctional family on his art—his mother, an imaginative and tragic woman, was an alcoholic who ultimately took her own life. Following his years as a student at Cal Arts and teaching in Nova Scotia, he describes his early years in New York with the artist April Gornik, just as Wall Street money begins to encroach on the old gallery system and change the economics of the art world. Fischl rebelled against the conceptual and minimalist art that was in fashion at the time to paint compelling portraits of everyday people that captured the unspoken tensions in their lives. Still in his thirties, Eric became the subject of a major Vanity Fair interview, his canvases sold for as much as a million dollars, and The Whitney Museum mounted a major retrospective of his paintings. Bad Boy follows Fischl’s maturation both as an artist and sculptor, and his inevitable fall from grace as a new generation of artists takes center stage, and he is forced to grapple with his legacy and place among museums and collectors. Beautifully written, and as courageously revealing as his most provocative paintings, Bad Boy takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the passion and politics of the art world as it has rarely been seen before.

Bad Boy

Author: John Joseph Brady
Publisher: Perseus Books
ISBN: 9780201627336
Size: 31.85 MB
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A biography of Lee Atwater reviews his political strategies and his deathbed repudiation of his own tactics

Bad Boy

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0771076126
Size: 67.39 MB
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Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks must face his most challenging and personal case yet. A distraught woman arrives at the Eastvale police station desperate to speak to Banks. Since he's away on holiday, his partner, Annie Cabbot, steps in. The woman tells Annie that she's found a loaded gun hidden in the bedroom of her daughter, Erin--a punishable offense under English law. When an armed response team breaks into the house to retrieve the weapon, the seemingly straightforward procedure quickly spirals out of control. But trouble is only beginning, for it turns out that Erin's best friend and roommate is none other than Tracy Banks, the DCI's daughter, who was last seen racing off to warn the owner of the gun, a very bad boy indeed. Now, Annie and Banks--a bit of a bad boy himself--must risk everything to outsmart a smooth and devious psychopath.--From publisher description.

Bad Boy

Author: Elliot Wake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501115014
Size: 25.66 MB
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The latest from groundbreaking author Leah Raeder is a dark, sexy romantic thriller written in her signature provocative style, which has been praised as "dizzingly intense...an exhilarating ride for our inner underdog" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and "compelling and unnerving" (Booklist). Very few mainstream authors have garnered the devoted following that bestselling author Leah Raeder has earned by pushing the boundaries of romantic suspense. Her carefully rendered "anti-heroines" buck norms, immersing you in a gritty world of sexual fluidity, drugs, and revenge, told with exquisite language and candor that turns the romance genre on its head and leaves readers begging for more. Her latest novel is a tightly plotted adventure that follows closely on the heels of her acclaimed novels Unteachable--"lush, haunting prose, deft storytelling, and scorching sensuality" (M. Pierce)--the "intense and visceral" (Lauren Blakely) Black Iris, and the highly anticipated Cam Girl, and is sure to keep you reading late into the night.

Bad Boy

Author: Diana Wieler
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 0888990839
Size: 39.33 MB
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A.J. Brandiosa becomes the bad boy of the Cyclone hockey team, and learns that his best friend is gay, as he tries to cope with his own sexuality during his senior year in high school.

Bad Boy Romance Boxed Set

Author: J.L. Ryan
Publisher: Romance World International Publishing
ISBN: 8827553282
Size: 42.55 MB
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Bad Boy Romance, BBW Romance, Bad Boy Alphas, Billionaire Romance, Slow Burn Romance, And Angsty Romance...It's All Here! Can a powerful bad boy billionaire fall in love with just an ordinary fat girl? Curvy Sierra is frantic when she has to pose as her best friend on a blind date. She doesn't want to go, but she needs to pay her back for all the favors she's done for her. Never in her wildest dream does she expect her blind date to be charismatic bad boy billionaire, A.J. Trager. When she meets him for the first time, she's so turned on that she can hardly breathe. He made his fortune at an early age, and could have anything or anyone he wants. He's used to dating gorgeous skinny women, but when he lays his eyes on sexy plus size Sierra, his mouth waters. Why does this arrogant bad boy need to go on blind dates to find the woman of his dreams? Is he really searching for true love, or is he hiding a heart-pounding secret that could threaten Sierra's well-being? If you love steamy billionaire romance, bad boy romance, BBW romance, angsty romance, a good billionaire love story, plus size romance, or second chance romance books, don't miss out on this sexy bad boy billionaire obsession read! Buy Now!

Bad Boys

Author: Ann Arnett Ferguson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472026623
Size: 22.62 MB
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Statistics show that black males are disproportionately getting in trouble and being suspended from the nation's school systems. Based on three years of participant observation research at an elementary school, Bad Boys offers a richly textured account of daily interactions between teachers and students to understand this serious problem. Ann Arnett Ferguson demonstrates how a group of eleven- and twelve-year-old males are identified by school personnel as "bound for jail" and how the youth construct a sense of self under such adverse circumstances. The author focuses on the perspective and voices of pre-adolescent African American boys. How does it feel to be labeled "unsalvageable" by your teacher? How does one endure school when the educators predict one's future as "a jail cell with your name on it?" Through interviews and participation with these youth in classrooms, playgrounds, movie theaters, and video arcades, the author explores what "getting into trouble" means for the boys themselves. She argues that rather than simply internalizing these labels, the boys look critically at schooling as they dispute and evaluate the meaning and motivation behind the labels that have been attached to them. Supplementing the perspectives of the boys with interviews with teachers, principals, truant officers, and relatives of the students, the author constructs a disturbing picture of how educators' beliefs in a "natural difference" of black children and the "criminal inclination" of black males shapes decisions that disproportionately single out black males as being "at risk" for failure and punishment. Bad Boys is a powerful challenge to prevailing views on the problem of black males in our schools today. It will be of interest to educators, parents, and youth, and to all professionals and students in the fields of African-American studies, childhood studies, gender studies, juvenile studies, social work, and sociology, as well as anyone who is concerned about the way our schools are shaping the next generation of African American boys. Anne Arnett Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies and Women's Studies, Smith College.