Life In Motion

Life In Motion

Life In Motion

Profiles the life and career of the professional ballerina, covering from when she began dance classes at age thirteen in an after-school community center through becoming the only African American soloist dancing with the American Ballet Theatre.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Misty Copeland
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-03-04
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781476737980


Life In Motion

Life In Motion

Determination meets dance in this prizewinning and New York Times bestselling memoir by the history-making ballerina Misty Copeland, vividly recounting the story of her journey to become the first African American female principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected thirteen-year-old Misty Copeland to become one of America’s most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. With an insider’s passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life center stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world’s most iconic ballets. A sensational memoir as “sensitive” and “clear-eyed” (The Washington Post) as her dancing, Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity, and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Misty Copeland
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-12-06
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781481479813


Your Life In Motion

Your Life In Motion

From the first female African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history, Misty Copeland, comes an encouraging guided journal that’s inspired by her New York Times bestselling memoir, Life in Motion. Misty Copeland has broken down barriers in the world of dance, becoming the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. And along the way, she’s always used the art of journaling to remember it all. Now, she’s sharing her passion for writing with you! Featuring prompts, quizzes, motivational quotes, and more, Your Life in Motion—inspired by Misty’s own experiences—will help young readers live their best lives every day!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Misty Copeland
Publisher : Aladdin
Release : 2018-11-20
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 1534443029


The Window Seat

The Window Seat

A stunning new collection of essays from the award-winning author of Happiness, The Window Seat explores border crossings both literal and philosophical, our relationship with the natural world, and the stories that we tell ourselves. Aminatta Forna is one of our most important literary voices, and her novels have won the Windham Campbell Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. In this elegantly rendered and wide-ranging collection of new and previously published essays, Forna writes intimately about displacement, trauma and memory, love, and how we coexist and encroach on the non-human world. Movement is a constant here. In the title piece, “The Window Seat,” she reveals the unexpected enchantments of commercial air travel. In “Obama and the Renaissance Generation,” she documents how, despite the narrative of Obama’s exceptionalism, his father, like her own, was one of a generation of gifted young Africans who came to the United Kingdom and the United States for education and were expected to build their home countries anew after colonialism. In “The Last Vet,” time spent shadowing Dr. Jalloh, the only veterinarian in Sierra Leone, as he works with the street dogs of Freetown, becomes a meditation on what a society’s treatment of animals tells us about its principles. In “Crossroads,” she examines race in America from an African perspective, and in “Power Walking” she describes what it means to walk in the world in a Black woman’s body and in “The Watch” she explores the raptures of sleep and sleeplessness the world over. Deeply meditative and written with a wry humor, The Window Seat confirms that Forna is a vital voice in international letters.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Aminatta Forna
Publisher : Grove Press
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780802158598


Life In Motion

Life In Motion

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Author : Rollin Becker
Publisher :
Release : 2001-06-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0195801822


A Life In Motion

A Life In Motion

“A sharp and compelling memoir” of a feminist icon who forged positive change for herself, for women everywhere, and for the world (Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association). Florence Howe has led an audacious life: she created a freedom school during the civil rights movement, refused to bow to academic heavyweights who were opposed to sharing power with women, established women’s studies programs across the country during the early years of the second wave of the feminist movement, and founded a feminist publishing house at a time when books for and about women were a rarity. Sustained by her relationships with iconic writers like Grace Paley, Tillie Olsen, and Marilyn French, Howe traveled the world as an emissary for women’s empowerment, never ceasing in her personal struggle for parity and absolute freedom for all women. Howe’s “long-awaited memoir” spans her ninety years of personal struggle and professional triumphs in “a tale told with startling honesty by one of the founding figures of the US feminist movement, giving us the treasures of a history that might otherwise have been lost” (Meena Alexander, author of Fault Lines).

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Florence Howe
Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
Release : 2011-03-15
Total Pages : 590 Pages
ISBN : 9781558616981


Life In Motion End Of Life Planning Workbook

Life In Motion End Of Life Planning Workbook

Life in Motion is a guided end-of-life planning workbook to help you organize your personal information. It has all the forms, checklists, and inventory sheets you need to quickly record your most important information. The book walks you through the process of creating a complete picture of your health, household, finances, and final wishes so you and your trusted advisors have ready access in times of transition, emergency, or death. The custom, hardcover binder has eight tab-separated sections to document emergency plans, personal health information, property and financial information, final wishes, estate settlement details, and important document locations.

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Author : Karen Purze
Publisher :
Release : 2017-05
Total Pages : 0 Pages
ISBN : 0999160400


Cities In Motion

Cities In Motion

A social history of cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia's ethnically diverse port cities, seen within the global context of the interwar era.

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Genre : History
Author : Su Lin Lewis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-07-19
Total Pages : 323 Pages
ISBN : 9781107108332


Taking The Lead

Taking The Lead

Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only five-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance partners into confident, charismatic champions. For eleven seasons, millions of people have tuned in to Dancing with the Stars to watch Derek Hough, the talented, consummate competitor whose skill and commitment have made him the show’s all-time champion. Whether he’s dancing with an Olympic gold medalist, an internationally renowned recording star, or a celebrated actress, Derek instills in each of his celebrity partners a deep passion, respect for hard work, and an irrepressible joie de vie spirit. Now, for the first time ever, Derek opens up about his life and the lessons he’s learned on and off the dance floor, revealing how he went from bullied boy to ballroom boss. He details how his experiences have taught him to embrace a positive outlook, and shares the insights he’s gained working with celebrity partners, along with never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories from the show. Throughout, Derek spills the real secrets of learning to dance—connection, respect, and cooperative commitment—and demonstrates how he draws on the lessons of dance and competition to embrace and overcome the daily challenges we all face.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Derek Hough
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-08-05
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780062323217


A Runner S High

A Runner S High

“A Runner’s High wakes up the appetite to run long distances. Dean takes us on a lifelong journey of ultramarathons, through the ups and downs, the friendships and lonely moments, and the struggles and rewards of each race. Dean writes in a direct and intimate way that keeps us reading like he runs—without stopping.”—Kilian Jornet, author of Above the Clouds and world champion ultramarathoner “A Runner's High is a powerful narrative on life, running and finding meaning through perseverance. Every runner should read this book.”— Jason Koop, Coach and bestselling author New York Times bestselling author and ultramarathoning legend Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits, from running in the shoe melting heat of Death Valley to the lung freezing cold of the South Pole. He’s raced and competed across the globe and once ran 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days. In A Runner’s High, Karnazes chronicles his extraordinary adventures leading up to his return to the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in his mid-fifties after first completing the race decades ago. The Western States, infamous for its rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, becomes the most demanding competition of Karnazes’s life, a physical and emotional reckoning and a battle to stay true to one’s purpose. Confronting his age, his career path, and his life choices, we see Karnazes as we never have before. For Karnazes, the running experience is about the runner and the trail. It is not the sum of achievements but a story that continues to be told each day, with each step. A Runner’s High is at once an endorphin-fueled adventure and a love letter to the sport from one of its most celebrated ambassadors that will leave both casual and serious runners cheering.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Dean Karnazes
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-04-20
Total Pages : 235 Pages
ISBN : 9780062955555