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Bad Boys

Author : Ann Arnett Ferguson
ISBN : 9780472026623
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Beautiful Disaster

Author : Jamie McGuire
ISBN : 9781476712055
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

Bad Boy

Author : Walter Dean Myers
ISBN : 9780061974939
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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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.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Bad Boys

Author : Ron Henzell
ISBN : 9781467004039
Genre : Fiction
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The Bad Boy's is based on a true story of a young man Ray Hunter and his fight to survive in Detention, Borstal and then Prison. He had to fight inmates and warders and was always in trouble and put on the punishment block. After Ray was released it wasn't long before, after getting into more trouble, was sent back again. It was harder this time as his reputation went before him. Ray and two inmates escape steal a car and drive to London, where they do more crime. They get homesick and go back home only to be recaptured and sent to borstal for two years. He met harder men but still managed to accomplish what he wanted, to become the hardest man with a reputation that others feared.
Category: Fiction

Bad Boys

Author : Margie Palatini
ISBN : 9780060001025
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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They were bad. Oh yes, those boys were real bad. On the run again, wolves Willy and Wally have the perfect plan. Cleverly disguised in womanly wool-wear, they slip into the sheep flock -- a hide-out "on the lam." A foolproof plan indeed . . . especially for securing a lamb chop or two. But when those bad boys -- rather, Willimina and Wallanda -- meet their match in the form of three savvy sheep, the truth is only a close shave away. Margie Palatini and Henry Cole, the team behind the hilarious moosetache and mooseltoe, have created a madcap fairy-tale read-aloud sure to entertain young readers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bad Boys

Author : Tony Bradman
ISBN : 9781448119516
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sometimes - to survive - you have to FIGHT! Each year, City FC - known as 'the Hawks' - take on a group of thirteen-year-olds for the first tier of their special soccer school: training sessions in the evenings and weekends for truly talented players who are aiming to become professional players. It's a glamorous, exciting future for the few who succeed - with huge rewards. But the failure rate is also high - BAD BOYS, the second in the series, highlights a conflict between two players who want to play in the same position: Ben, who wants to be accepted as 'one of the lads', even if it means behaving badly; and Lee, who fights to make his own decisions, only to realize he's made the wrong choices...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bad Boys

Author : Frank Roderus
ISBN : 0425221954
Genre : Fiction
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Abandoning his wild youth to pursue a new, law-abiding life, Danny Southern is suddenly confronted by the past in the form of his two one-time best friends--Henry Read and Red Clybourne--who turn his life upside down with the deadly havoc that only they can accomplish. Original.
Category: Fiction

Bad Boys In Kilts

Author : Donna Kauffman
ISBN : 9780758277619
Genre : Fiction
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You know those Scottish bad boys. . .they don't wear anything under their kilts, and who would want them to? Bottoms Up Brodie Chisholm has more charm than the law allows, a good thing now that he's bailed out of university to run the local pub. Brodie loves the pub life: especially flirting with the lasses--except for Kat Henderson. She'd probably kick his ass--or capture his heart. . . On Tap Reese Chisholm knows how to run the family distillery--until American Daisy MacDonnell shows up. The red-headed beauty has a lot of fancy ideas about promoting his family's whiskey. But Reese is too busy fantasizing. . .. No, Reese is all business. He knows what he wants. What he wants is Daisy. . . Night Watch Tristan always felt he'd been born a century too late. A sheepherder with a poet's heart, he has a need to share a deep, hungry passion with one special woman. Bestselling author Bree Sullivan has come to Scotland to escape the paparazzi--until a surprise rainstorm has her rescued by the world's hunkiest sheepherder. Suddenly, being alone is the last thing on her mind. . . "Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!" --Janet Evanovich
Category: Fiction

Bad Boys And Tough Tattoos

Author : John Dececco, Phd
ISBN : 9781135022983
Genre : ART
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Explore the dark subculture of 1950s tattoos! In the early 1950s, when tattoos were the indelible mark of a lowlife, an erudite professor of English--a friend of Gertrude Stein, Thomas Mann, Andre Gide, and Thornton Wilder--abandoned his job to become a tattoo artist (and incidentally a researcher for Alfred Kinsey). Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos tells the story of his years working in a squalid arcade on Chicago’s tough State Street. During that time he left his mark on a hundred thousand people, from youthful sailors who flaunted their tattoos as a rite of manhood to executives who had to hide their passion for well-ornamented flesh. Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is anything but politically correct. The gritty, film-noir details of Skid Row life are rendered with unflinching honesty and furtive tenderness. His lascivious relish for the young sailors swaggering or staggering in for a new tattoo does not blind him to the sordidness of the world they inhabited. From studly nineteen-year-olds who traded blow jobs for tattoos to hard-bitten dykes who scared the sailors out of the shop, the clientele was seedy at best: sailors, con men, drunks, hustlers, and Hells Angels. These days, when tattoo art is sported by millionaires and the middle class as well as by gang members and punk rockers, the sheer squalor of Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a revelation. However much tattoo culture has changed, the advice and information is still sound: how to select a good tattoo artist what to expect during a tattooing session how to ensure the artist uses sterile needles and other safety precautions how to care for a new tattoo why people get tattoos--25 sexual motivations for body art More than a history of the art or a roster of famous--and infamous--tattoo customers and artists, Bad Boys and Tough Tattoos is a raunchy, provocative look at a forgotten subculture.
Category: ART

Crime Fiction And Film In The Southwest

Author : Steve Glassman
ISBN : 0879728469
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, Tony Hillerman's oddly matched tribal police officers, patrol the mesas and canyons of their Navajo reservation, they join a rich traditon of Southwestern detectives. In Crime Fiction and Film in the Southwest, a group of literary critics tracks the mystery and crime novel from the Painted Desert to Death Valley and Salt Lake City. In addition, the book includes the first comprehensive bibliography of mysteries set in the Southwest and a chapter on Southwest film noir from Humphrey Bogart's tough hood in The Petrified Forest to Russell Crowe's hard-nosed cop in L.A. Confidential.
Category: Literary Criticism