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The Abundant Mama's Guide to Savoring Slow: Simplify, Embrace the Chaos and Find an Abundance of Time at Home, 2014

What is the secret to a slower life? Would you even want a slower life? How can you feel productive but not crazy? Being a mom is a busy job. Raising children is filled with complicated moments, chaos and a constant push-and-pull feeling. And yet, we long for more family time, more slow moments and less busy. The Abundant Mama’s Guide to Savoring Slow is just that — inspiration, ideas and joy in the slow family moments that ...
  
  











  



  
Coming of Age in Mississippi
Anne Moody

Dell, 1992

Written without a trace of sentimentality or apology, this is an unforgettable personal story—the truth as a remarkable young woman named Anne Moody lived it. To read her book is to know what it is to have grown up black in Mississippi in the forties an fifties—and to have survived with pride and courage intact. In this now classic autobiography, she details the sights, smells, and suffering of growing up in a racist society and candidily ...
  
  











  



  
Fences
August Wilson

Plume, 1986

 The 1987 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama From August Wilson, author of The Piano Lesson and the 1984-85 Broadway season's best play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , is another powerful, stunning dramatic work that has won him numerous critical acclaim including the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize. The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilson’s ten-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, ...
  
  











  



  
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International)
Toni Morrison

Vintage, 2007

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, ...
  
  











  



  
Esperanza Rising
Pam Munoz Ryan

Scholastic, 2002

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico--she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or ...
  
  











  



  
Trim Healthy Mama
Pearl P. Barrett, Serene C. Allison

Welby Street Press, 2012

Trim Healthy Mama No More Fads! A Common Sense Guide To Satisfy Your Cravings And Energize Your Life. By Pearl Barrett & Serene Allison. For Women Of All Ages And Stages! Over 250 Recipes, Proven Ways to Lose Weight, How to Balance your Hormones, How to Re-fire your Metabolism, Make your Skin Glow, Ignite Marriage Intimacy, Simple but Effective Exercise Plan. (for Pregnant Mothers too!) Answers for Postmenopausal Women.
  
  











  



  
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

Alfred A. Knopf, 2007

The extraordinary #1  New York Times  bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she ...
  
  











  



  
A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Hansberry

Vintage, 2004

This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama ...
  
  











  



  
Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))
P.D. Eastman

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1998

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Board Book adapation of P.D. Eastman's classic story, perfect for babies and toddlers!
  
  











  



  
Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick, 2009

Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition. Kate DiCamillo’s first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper — a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts of readers of all ages. It’s now available in a paperback digest format certain to ...
  
  











  



  
Farewell to Manzanar
James D. Houston

Ember, 2012

Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the  nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell ...
  
  











  



  
¿Eres Mi Mama? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Spanish Edition)
P.D. Eastman

Random House Books for Young Readers, 2001

Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 9/25/2001 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
  
  











  



  
Llama Llama Misses Mama
Anna Dewdney

Viking Juvenile, 2009

Strange new teacher. Strange new toys. Lots of kids and lots of noise! What would Llama like to do? Llama Llama feels so new . . . It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back? Of course ...
  
  











  



  
The Color Purple
Alice Walker

Mariner Books, 2003

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of ...
  
  











  



  
The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1985

When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. "The Bears' rules for safe conduct among strangers are listed on the last pages, including a rule about the privacy of a bear's body. A good book to start awareness in young children."-- School Library Journal.   
  
  











  



  
The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)
George Selden

Square Fish, 2008

Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he’d seen it all. But he’s never met a cricket before, which really isn’t surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City—the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He’d be there still if he hadn’t followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone’s picnic basket. ...
  
  











  



  
The Pecan Man
Cassie Dandridge Selleck

The Pecan Man, 2012

The Pecan Man is a work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the First Place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the Unpublished Novel category. In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief’s son is found ...
  
  











  



  
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Anna Dewdney

Viking, 2005

Llama, Llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama. Mama isn't coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn't come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. ...
  
  











  



  
Time for Bed
Mem Fox

Red Wagon Books / Harcourt Brace, 1997

Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. It’s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! “Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.”-- School Library Journal
  
  











  



  
Redeeming Love
Francine Rivers

Multnomah Books, 1997

A Story of Love That Won't Let Go - No Matter What! California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.   Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.     Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who ...
  
  











  








   



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