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Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
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Throughout history, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States has protected the right to bear arms. For Black Americans, this has come with the understanding that the moment they exercise this right (or the moment that they don’t), their life - as surely as the lives of Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor - may be snatched away in a single, fateful second.
Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling. Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her. Krey’s daring feats of magic earn him an invitation to the palace. Craving adventure and friendship, Nora offers to help him find Zeisha. He’s desperate enough to accept - though he hates the monarchy. The truth is more terrible than they could imagine.
As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014 and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'Black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'
The glow itself seemed to be alive, breathing, spreading under the baby’s skin. One question filled my mind: Who is this child? Tavi Malin is born facing the sun, filled with greater magic than any other sun-blessed child. When Tavi turns 14, her magic awakens. Her uncontrollable, destructive power frightens those around her - almost as much as it terrifies Tavi herself.
Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times best seller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as an in-demand commentator on contemporary race issues for national print and television media and garnered her an invitation to speak to the Democratic Congressional Caucus. This compelling young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience.
In her New York Times best seller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.
The End, Rena wrote on the calendar square. Rena Abrios, the only living seer on the planet of Anyari, has her most horrific vision yet - she foresees the apocalypse. Soon, nearly every human on her peaceful, technologically advanced planet will die. Rena even knows who’s behind it: philanthropist Alvun Merak. This type of prophecy can’t be averted. Despite that, Rena believes her sister, 17-year-old Ellin, is meant to fight it. The more Ellin learns about Merak, the more alarmed she becomes.
Nora, Krey, and Ovrun rescued vine eater Zeisha Dennivan from magical enslavement. But none of them are truly free. They’re stuck in the ancient city of Deroga. Together, they must protect the city’s trogs from the vengeful king. The ongoing conflict is changing them all. Krey and Zeisha don’t truly know each other anymore — he hungers for battle, while she dreads it. Nora and Ovrun are closer than ever, but with her destined to take the crown, their futures are at odds.
In her New York Times best seller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
A young lesbian girl grows beyond fear to fearlessness as she comes of age in the '60s amid religious, social, and legal barriers. Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the '60s, a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men.
The Grays have won. Despite resistance from Tavi Malin and the rest of the Golds, Konner Burrell and his puppet king now rule Cormina. Knowing their lives are in danger, the fugitive Golds have gone into hiding. Tavi bides her time, striving to craft the perfect strategy to defeat the Grays. But when Konner’s people begin killing innocents, Tavi realizes the battle for her nation’s freedom cannot wait. As gray magic infiltrates the land, the Golds plot to lure Konner into one final confrontation. But Tavi isn’t only fighting to liberate Cormina, she’s also struggling with her own future - and how her friend Tullen fits into it.
Nearly a year has passed since Tavi Malin split the earth and healed it, escaping from the Grays. She’s settled back into small-town life. But the Grays have been quietly growing stronger, and when they attack someone close to Tavi, grief threatens to destroy her. Tavi and the Golds resume their battle against gray magic. But the Grays are still pursuing Tavi—and that means anyone with her is in danger. She’s determined to protect her friends by fighting alone. Battered by sorrow and fear, Tavi grows reckless, risking her friendships and her life. As the Grays produce weapons and plot to crown one of their own as king, Tavi considers what was once unthinkable: she may need to embrace gray magic in order to defeat it.
Tavi Malin is born facing the sun, filled with greater magic than any other sun-blessed child. At age 14, her magic awakens, but her uncontrolled power nearly destroys her school, leaving her confidence as shaken as her surroundings. Tavi and her friends train to use their gifts, unaware of the threat developing in a distant city. Dissidents have banded together, and they’re killing to attain gray magic, an ominous new force that breaks the rules of ordinary magic. But to seize true power, the Grays must grow their ranks - and Tavi is a prize worth pursuing.
Can Nora take her father’s crown...before his dark magic takes her life? Ulmin Abrios, King of Cellerin, has gone mad. He’s invading and terrorizing his own cities. Princess Nora, his estranged daughter, is determined to seize the crown and save her people. Along with her boyfriend Ovrun and her friends Krey and Sarza, she secretly returns to Cellerin. As she plots to take down her father, Nora wrestles with her desire to find love. She knows how confining life in the palace will be. Could Ovrun - or any man - ever truly embrace the restrictive life of a king?