Just Kids

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747568766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

Just Kids

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

Just Kids

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006621131X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court. In 1969, the pair set up camp at the Hotel Chelsea and soon entered a community of the famous and infamous—the influential artists of the day and the colorful fringe. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, two kids made a pact to take care of each other. Scrappy, romantic, committed to create, and fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

Just Kids

Visiting a Class for Children with Special Needs

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Author: Ellen B. Senisi

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525456469

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids."

Just Kids Illustrated Edition

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062873806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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A richly illustrated edition of Patti Smith’s classic memoir Just Kids with new material and never-before-seen photographs It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led tow young poeple on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street; and in 1969, the pair set up camp at the infamous Hotel Chelsea. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. In this milieu, fueled by their mutual dreams and drives, they would prod and provide for one another during the hungry years. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists’ ascent, a prelude to fame, now illustrated with images from iconic photographers including Judy Linn, Kate Simon, and Harry Smith.

Just Kids from the Bronx

Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History

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Author: Arlene Alda

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627790969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton "Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs—the Bronx—through some of its many success stories The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food—for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs—experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

Just Kids

Pictures, Poems and Other Silly Animal Stuff Just for Kids!

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Author: Bonnie Louise Kuchler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572235984

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A collection of quotations about friendship, emotions, and other matters accompanied by photographs of animals.

Baseball Just for Kids

Skills, Strategies and Stories to Make You a Better Ballplayer

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Author: Jerry Kasoff

Publisher: Grand Slam Assocs Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964582675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 159

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Explains the basic rules and strategies for improving baseball skills, such as batting, baserunning, catching, and tagging

Jamestown

A History Just for Kids!

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Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621072916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The weather is starting to get very cold. It is December of 1607, and Captain John Smith is one of the men who are in charge of the Jamestown colony. Things are not going well. They have been in America for about eight months, and winter is almost here. Even so, they have hardly any food, their living conditions are poor, and they did not have time to plant any crops in the time since they arrived. So begins the fascinating history of Jamestown! Inside these pages, you'll discover what brought the settlers there, what they did there, and most importantly: what was it like to be a kid at the Jamestown settlement. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.

STOP! Just for Kids

For Kids with Sexual Touching Problems by Kids with Sexual Touching Problems

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Author: Terri Allred,Gary Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884444371

Category: Psychology

Page: 166

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The Atomic Bomb: A History Just For Kids!

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Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075796

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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Now, from time to time you might hear the term “nuclear bomb” used, while other times you may hear the term “atomic bomb”. What is the difference? Any bomb that uses tiny reactions inside the nucleus of a microscopic atom is, by definition, a “nuclear bomb”. However, the first nuclear bombs were much simpler than today’s bombs, which use multiple steps to produce their large explosions. The first nuclear bombs that were produced relied only on this special microscopic reaction in the atom and so are called “atomic bombs”; and it is this kind that we will be talking about. Find out about this exciting and complex period of time in this kid's book.

The Cold War: A History Just for Kids!

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Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075966

Category: Reference

Page: 60

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In this book, we will be learning more about the Cold War, and we will talk what were the things that motivated the two countries to compete with each other for over 40 years. You will find sections in here that divide up our study of the Cold War into six different main ideas. Find out about this exciting and complex period of time in this kid's book.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups

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Author: Chris Harris

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316266590

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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The instant New York Times bestseller featured on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon! B. J. Novak (bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures) described this groundbreaking poetry collection as "Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny--it's everything a book for kids should be." Meet Chris Harris, the 21st-century Shel Silverstein! Already lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, Harris's hilarious debut molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries such as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner: from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator, to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking poem, to the rhyming fact-checker in the footnotes who points out when "poetic license" gets out of hand. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It's a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven! "Ridiculous, nonsensical, peculiar, outrageous, possibly deranged--and utterly, totally, absolutely delicious. Read it! Immediately!" --Judith Viorst, bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Gulf War

A History Just for Kids!

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Author: KidCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621075079

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Can you imagine what it was like to be a soldier during the Gulf War? All four major branches of the United States military (the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, and the Navy) participated in the fighting, working together towards a common purpose with soldiers and support from some 39 other counties. Beginning on January 17, 1991 and lasting until February 28 of the same year, the Gulf War was the first major war fought by the United States since the Vietnam War. Have you ever heard anyone talk about the Gulf war? Do you know anyone who fought in it? KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.

M Train

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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National Best Seller From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as “a roadmap to my life.” M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer’s society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today. From the Hardcover edition.

Devotion

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Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300218621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 93

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"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

More Quran Stories for Kids (Goodword)

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Author: Saniyasnain Khan

Publisher: Goodword Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 255

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A Treasury of Stories from the Quran--for the very young. These are some of the best-loved tales from the Quran. Especially chosen for the very young, they provide a foundation on which to build a growing knowledge of the scriptures. This is story telling at its best, with the meaning and message expressed in the simplest of words. As well as being easy to understand, these stories are also fun to read and share with others. Colorful, child-friendly illustrations complement the text and bring the stories vividly to life.

Just One of the Kids

Raising a Resilient Family When One of Your Children Has a Physical Disability

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Author: Kay Harris Kriegsman,Sara Palmer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409305

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 226

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Presents parents with stories, tips, and tools for ensuring that children with physical disabilities meet acceptable risks, face challenges, and feel like "one of the kids" while meeting the needs of the whole family.

Just Breathe

Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More

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Author: Mallika Chopra

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 0762491574

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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For kids ages 8 to 12, this is an accessible and fun meditation and mindfulness how-to book filled with full-color illustrations, written by Mallika Chopra and with a foreword by Deepak Chopra. Just Breathe is a fun and accessible, fully illustrated go-to meditation guide written by none other than Mallika Chopra, wellness expert and the daughter of Deepak Chopra. For kids ages 8 to 12, this book is full of specific exercises to help deal with day-to-day challenges and tips to lead a healthier, happier, and more connected life. The book includes practical advice on breathing techniques and guided meditations for a number of topics and scenarios, including: Dealing with stress Getting to sleep Building self-confidence Focusing on school/tests/other work Ridding oneself of anxiety Beginners will learn the basics of meditation and how to get started, and those more experienced will learn how to improve their practice. This book will also teach kids how to prepare their own meditation spaces. Just Breathe is the go-to book for kids who want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.