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For Black Americans, the food system is broken. When it comes to nutrition, Black consumers experience an unjust and inequitable distribution of resources. Black Food Matters examines these issues through in-depth essays that analyze how Blackness is contested through food, differing ideas of what makes our sustenance 'healthy,' and Black individuals' own beliefs about what their cuisine should be. Primarily written by nonwhite scholars, and framed through a focus on Black agency instead of deprivation, the essays here showcase Black communities fighting for the survival of their food culture. The book takes listeners into the real world of Black sustenance, examining animal husbandry practices in South Carolina, the work done by the Black Panthers to ensure food equality, and Black women who are pioneering urban agriculture. These essays also explore individual and community values, the influence of history, and the ongoing struggle to meet needs and affirm Black life. A comprehensive look at Black food culture and the various forms of violence that threaten the future of this cuisine, Black Food Matters centers Blackness in a field that has too often framed Black issues through a white-centric lens, offering new ways to think about access, privilege, equity, and justice.Show more
'I slept like a baby.' ~Certified Amazon Review 'Sacred Sleep: Psalms', the fifth volume in the popular Sacred Sleep series, was created with a biblical model of peace in mind. It presents the Psalms with soothing music to help you get the rest you need while deepening your faith and drawing you closer to God through the unique power of His Holy Word. You'll hear all 150 Psalms read from the Revised Geneva Translation of the Holy Bible by 7-time #1 Amazon best-selling narrator, Steve Cook. The RGT is a faithful, 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed Bible in English, the #GenevaBible of the 1500's. It is the text of Luther, Tyndale and Calvin, faithfully revised and updated to be heard and spoken by this generation. (Matthew 7:24, Luke 8:21) Relax, turn off the day, and invite the Lord to lead you into a peaceful time of rest with Sacred Sleep: Psalms.Show more
Stories Worth Re-reading is another treasure house of inspiration originally compiled by Review and Herald in 1913 to provide children and youth with worth while reading, excellent family reading and a treasure house for pastors and teachers who tell children’s stories. The purpose of this book is to provide children and youth with stories worth reading; stories relating incidents of history, missionary effort, and home and school experiences. These stories will inspire, instruct, and entertain the readers. Nearly all of these have appeared in print before, and are reprinted in this form through the courteous permission of their writers and publishers. “This is one of the best selections of old fashioned ‘character building’ stories I know. I have read and reread them from childhood.” – Dr. Raymond S. Moore “I have spent literally $1,000.00’s on educational and character building materials for our son and none have been as encouraging, nor as influential as your old time stories.” – Tracy MandevilleShow more
At bedtime, in the car or just for fun! This enchanting collection brings to life eight traditional fairy tales as full-cast recordings. Created with music, sound effects and all the expertise of the BBC, these much-loved stories will thrill a new generation of children. The classic stories in this collection are: Sleeping Beauty A princess sleeps for a hundred years Jack and the Beanstalk A magic beanstalk just keeps on growing Hansel and Gretel Two children lost in the forest Little Red Riding Hood A cunning wolf gets up to some nasty tricks The Ugly Duckling A young bird surprises everyone The Little Mermaid A mermaid falls in love with a prince The Emperor's New Clothes One small boy speaks his mind The Tinder Box A soldier meets a dog with huge eyes Encourage your child's enjoyment of listening and comprehension with BBC Audio. Performed by Douglas Blackwell, Andrew Branch, John Bull, Teresa Gallagher, Kathleen Helme, Edward Kelsey, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jill Shilling, Ian Targett, Jo Manning Wilson, John Baddeley, Garard Green, Fred Harris, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Judy Parkin, Richard Pearce, Anne Rosenfeld, Susan Sheridan Produced by Colin SmithShow more
The half millennium between the creation of the English nation in around 550 and the Norman Conquest in 1066 was a formative one. This groundbreaking series rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of thirty incredible men and women, as told by their contemporary admirers. Nobel prize-winner Seamus Heaney discusses the Beowulf bard; former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams focuses on St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury; Michael Wood celebrates Penda, the much-maligned last pagan king of England; Barbara Yorke tells the story of Hild of Whitby, the powerful abbess and largely forgotten pre-feminism model; and writer David Almond investigates the oldest surviving English poet, Caedmon. From royalty to peasants, the women behind the Bayeux Tapestry to rebellious nuns, Anglo-Saxon Portraits unravels the mysteries of a too often forgotten period in British history.Show more
Live the calm and eco-friendly lifestyle you've always dreamed of with this perfect guide to eco-conscious living for anyone who wants to save the planet and make a difference. In today's world, there is a lot that can stress us out. We live in a time when talking about climate change is a hot button issue leading to political movements, youth led protests, and lots of anxiety. From green living to figuring out how you (and your family) can make a difference in your community, this mindful approach is the key to being stress-free as you make a positive impact on the environment. What Would the Buddha Recycle? can help you gain a better understanding of how you impact the world around you in your day-to-day life. And, even better, it can help you pause, reflect, and figure out what changes you can make to protect the world. In this book you'll learn how to: -Use natural ingredients in your home for cleaning (lemon juice can help your furniture shine) and pest control (chili pepper can deter ants) -Combine mindful cooking and eating for healthier meals that don't hurt the environment and make you feel great -Figure out the right food to keep your beloved pets happy and healthy by choosing natural ingredients and avoiding chemical preservatives -Include your family in your new environmentally friendly ways and raise your children to have a similar mindset about saving the planet -And much more! With advice that covers every area of your daily life, What Would the Buddha Recycle? offers easy changes so you can make a difference and protect the environment all while staying zen in the process.Show more
The classic account of one of the most infamous and entertaining trials in recent American history comes thrillingly to life in this multi-voiced presentation of the courtroom transcripts that inspired the Aaron Sorkin film, featuring a full cast of acclaimed narrators led by J.K. Simmons, Jeff Daniels, Chris Jackson, John Hawkes, Chris Chalk, Luke Kirby, Corey Stoll, Norbert Leo Butz, and George Newbern. In the fall of 1969, eight prominent anti-Vietnam War activists were put on trial for conspiring to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. One of the eight, Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale, was literally bound and gagged in court by order of the judge, Julius Hoffman, and his case was separated from that of the others. The activists, who included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and Tom Hayden, and their attorneys, William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass, insisted that the First Amendment was on trial. Their witnesses were a virtual who's who of the 1960s counterculture: Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Norman Mailer, among them. The defendants constantly interrupted to protest what they felt were unfair rulings by the judge. The trial became a circus, all the while receiving intense media coverage. The convictions that resulted were subsequently overturned on appeal, but the trial remained a political and cultural touchstone, a mirror of the deep divisions in the country. The Trial of the Chicago 7 consists of the highlights from trial testimony with a brief epilogue describing what later happened to the principal figures. The courtroom's electrifying proceedings are recreated by an ensemble of acclaimed narrators giving voice to the trial's unforgettable cast of characters. This dynamic audio program brilliantly captures the urgency and unpredictability of the courtroom setting, taking listeners back to a turning point in our nation's history, the outsize personalities at the center of the struggle, and their powerful words that still resonate today. The cast also includes Michael Boatman, Jay O. Sanders, Holter Graham, Jonathan Todd Ross, Corey Brill, Gibson Frazier, Pete Simonelli, Vikas Adam, Angelo Di Loreto, Lisa Flanagan, Kathe Mazur, and Jacques Roy. The book's coauthor Mark L. Levine reads his Preface, and film director Aaron Sorkin reads his Foreword.Show more
The Revised Geneva Translation (based on Shakespeare's favorite Bible translation) is a 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed version of the Holy Bible in English, The Geneva Bible. It is specifically designed to be SPOKEN and HEARD, repeatedly, and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past—speaking God’s Word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time carefully eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th Century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible’s pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500’s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of manuscripts. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)… “…that your faith might not be in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:5Show more
Eleven uncanny stories inspired by the master of uncanny terror, H.P. Lovecraft One hundred years ago, H.P. Lovecraft created the Necronomicon, a grimoire of lost souls, magical rites and forbidden lore. Now, locked away, the hoarder of horror is after new voices, new blood, to add to his collection. Listen as he shares the tales that come to him, whispered through the keyhole and written in the dust. From ghost stories to encounters with demons, haunted houses and a fateful Celtic goddess, they will draw you into his claustrophobic and disturbing world, stir your imagination and awaken your deepest fears and nightmares... Introduced by Stephen Hogan as H.P. Lovecraft, these chilling, intimate dramas feature full casts including Elizabeth Berrington, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Stella Gonet, Derek Riddell, Jamie Glover, Adjoa Andoh, Sara Poyzer and Eddie Marsan. Track listing: 1 - Out of the Depths by Melissa Murray 2 - The Loop by Chris Harrald 3 - Bleeder by Ed Hime 4 - The Fly by Lynn Ferguson 5 - Connected by Melissa Murray 6 - Split the Atom by Lynn Ferguson 7 - The House on Pale Avenue by Richard Vincent 8 - Original Features by Christopher William Hill 9 - The Burial of Tom Nobody by Richard Vincent 10 - Louisa's by Amanda Whittington 11 - Night Terrors by Lizzie NunneryShow more
One City. One Movement. A World of Stories. Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It’s the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City. Thirteen of today's bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs. The characters depicted here, some well-known, others unfamiliar, each inspire and reinvigorate the power of democracy. We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Ava Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day. Ida B. Wells battles for racial justice in the women's suffrage movement so that every woman's voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories From Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and equality. With an introduction by Kristin Hannah and stories from: Lisa Wingate M.J. Rose Steve Berry Paula McLain Katherine J. Chen Christina Baker Kline Jamie Ford Dolen Perkins-Valdez Megan Chance Alyson Richman Chris Bohjalian and Fiona Davis A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and CompanyShow more
Hot on the heels of the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition hosted by Virgin Radio in July, this audiobook contains a selection of inspiring, moving and poignant short stories from 500 Words: Black Lives Matter submitted by children from across the country and read by David Tennant, Amanda Abbington, Stephen Graham, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vivienne Acheampong, Jude Owusu, Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Shobna Gulati, Rebecca Gethings and James Hepher; familiar voices who have kindly donated their time and talent to make this special project possible. Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5-13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter. Originally devised by Chris Evans, the 500 Words competition has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling. Eight finalists and a further 92 stories were selected to be included in this important and timely collection, With writing tips from head judges Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon. Profits from the sale of the book are being donated to the children's literacy charity Coram Beanstalk in order to further their mission - building readers for life. 'What follows is an amazing and profound collection of some of our favourites. Be prepared to laugh, sigh and cry.' - Chris Evans 'Being part of 500 Words: Black Lives Matter was incredibly important to allow our younger generation an outlet for them to vocalise their thoughts and stories on this global issue of racism using the power of words.' - Angellica BellShow more
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. The six episodes are hosted in turn by Miles Jupp, Jo Brand, Daliso Chaponda, Jayde Adams, Sara Pascoe and Darren Harriott. Let them guide you around their bespoke festival sites to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent or Paul Sinha in the trivia tent. Daliso Chaponda puts on a Festival of Protest, Darren Harriott curates a Festival of the Unexpected, while Jayde Adams puts Sarah Millican in charge of the VIP tent and has Australian comic Rhys Nicholson as her designated driver. Stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field, there's performance poetry from Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish, and much, much more. Also, there are vampires. Producer: Richard Morris, Carl Cooper, Hayley Sterling, Leila Navabi and Ella Watts Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios ProductionShow more
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