The Yellow World

Author: Albert Espinosa

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9780718194819

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 224

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What is the yellow world? It is a way of seeing life differently. It is a world the colour of the sun; a world that makes you happy. It has no rules. It is in the pages of this book . . . 'Wonderful.' Independent, Books of the Year 'A spiritual classic.' Sunday Times 'A word-of-mouth sensation.' Guardian 'Full of self-deprecating humour.' The Times 'The book everyone's talking about.' Mail on Sunday 'You make me smile.' Elle Macpherson

The Yellow World

Author: Steven Rox

Publisher: SR Press

ISBN: 0977340635


Page: 197

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The Yellow World

Author: Albert Espinosa

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345538110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8789

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world. My heroes don’t wear red capes. They wear red bands. Albert Espinosa never wanted to write a book about cancer—so he didn’t. Instead, he shares his most touching, funny, tragic, and happy memories in the hopes that others, healthy and sick alike, can draw the same strength and vitality from them. At thirteen, Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer, and he spent the next ten years in and out of hospitals, undergoing one daunting procedure after another, starting with the amputation of his left leg. After going on to lose a lung and half of his liver, he was finally declared cancer-free. Only then did he realize that the one thing sadder than dying is not knowing how to live. In this rich and rewarding book, Espinosa takes us into what he calls “the yellow world,” a place where fear loses its meaning; where strangers become, for a moment, your greatest allies; and where the lessons you learn will nourish you for the rest of your life. U.K. praise for The Yellow World “With its uplifting message and simple philosophy, [The Yellow World] has the makings of a spiritual classic.”—The Sunday Times “[An] energetic rush of a book . . . that shines with comedy and grace.”—The Independent “Heartwarming . . . the book everyone’s talking about.”—Mail on Sunday

Assessment for Equity and Inclusion

Author: A. Lin Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136047107

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 1219

How students are assessed can determine not only the quality, type, and degree of education they receive, but has long-term consequences for their future. Assessment by standardized testing often labels poor and minority children in ways that exclude them from opportunities, while failing to measure their true potential. Assessment for Equity and Inclusion confronts the debate between standardized testing and alternative assessment methods, locating strategies of assessment by which students are included rather than excluded.

Dawn of the Yellow Earth

Author: Regina Krahl

Publisher: Art Media Resources Limited


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 143

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This catalogue of pre-Han pottery presents a variety of regional ancient cultures and reveals China's early civilizations through 63 fine examples of ceramic artworks from the Neolithic period through the Western Zhou dynasty drawn from the renowned Meiyintang Collection. Clearly outlining the different regions and charateristics of the ceramic-producing cultures of ancient China, this volume includes information on newly excavated materials and discussion on how these Neolithic and Bronze age cultures laid the foundations for China's later artistic and cultural achievements.

Angry Rain

Author: Maurice Kenny (1929–2016)

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438471076


Page: 168

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Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived. Maurice Kenny’s career as a writer, teacher, publisher, and storyteller spanned more than six decades, during which he published over thirty books and became one of the most prominent voices in American poetry. From the early 1970s onward, he was instrumental in the resurgence of Native American literature through both his celebrated volumes of poetry, such as I Am the Sun and the award-winning The Mama Poems, and his work as an editor and publisher. Angry Rain, his bittersweet memoir, reveals this rich literary life by recounting its tumultuous “first half…plus a bit,” a time during which he moved through a series of worlds that all left their marks on him. Kenny begins with his early years spent among his family in the small northern New York city of Watertown and continues through an adolescence marked by both significant awakenings and grievous traumas. Determined, Kenny sets out to seek his fortunes and find his poetic voice, landing in the Jim Crow–era South, in St. Louis, in Indiana, and finally in New York City, where he becomes part of a motley creative group of performers and poets that offers both fascinating inspiration and disheartening rejection. These recollections end with Kenny’s maturation into a poet whose reaffirmed indigenous heritage unified an artistic vision that remained in conversation with a wide range of other themes and traditions until his death in 2016. “In the spirit of Neruda’s Isla Negra, this intimate narrative of Maurice Kenny’s development braids a rich sensory current of courage and pain which would form the mind and heart of an artist. From the Mohawk Reservation to the bayou, from horseback to Broadway, from the apple orchard to New Orleans and Mexico, the young artist searches for Father among the faces and streets, searches for Home among the theaters and books, and ultimately finds his way back along a path of words. This book guides us to the sources of Maurice Kenny’s tenderness and rage.” — Chad Sweeney, author of Wolf’s Milk: The Lost Notebooks of Juan Sweeney