The Invisible Boy


The Invisible Boy
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White Boy: A Memoir by Tom Graves

White Boy: A Memoir by Tom Graves
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.3 MB
Overview: White Boy: A Memoir is one man’s unvarnished story of love, loss, race, Memphis, and a dark past. Everything is laid bare when Memphis author, journalist, and college professor Tom Graves takes a vivid and deeply introspective account of his life.

Certainly no one can accuse Graves of looking back through rose-colored glasses as chapter after riveting chapter he confronts his family’s racist past, shares his eyewitness memories of the integration of Memphis public schools, details his dating escapades with women from another race, and brings you to tears with his powerful account of the roller-coaster relationship with a Sierra Leone native whom he met on Match.com and brought to the U.S. to become his bride.

This courageous and unforgettable memoir is sure to stir, and perhaps even prompt you to reconsider, your own feelings about love and race.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner

Boy Who Loved to Draw: Benjamin West by Barbara Brenner
Requirements: EPUB Reader 10.69 MB
Overview: When Benjamin West was seven years old, the only thing in the world he wanted to do was draw pictures. For a time, that got him into a peck of trouble. Papa wasn’t pleased when Benjamin "borrowed" his best quill pen. Mama wasn’t happy that Benjamin would rather sketch the cows than milk them. And Grimalkin, the family cat, was not keen on being the source for paintbrush hairs! Truth was, there was nothing Benjamin cared more about than art, and that led him to some surprising adventures. Here, in lively easy-to-read words and vivid pictures, is the engaging true story of Benjamin West, the farmboy from colonial Pennsylvania who grew up to become the first world-famous American artist and a friend to Benjamin Franklin and the king of England.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground [Audiobook]

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Truffle Boy by Ian Purkayastha, Kevin West

Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground by Ian Purkayastha, Kevin West
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 244 MB
Overview: "[Ian Purkayastha] has a true, deep expertise in everything he sells – caviar, truffles, fish. He knows the stories that we need to sell the stuff tableside…he can disrupt the entire luxury foods market." (From the foreword by David Chang)
Ian Purkayastha is New York City’s leading truffle importer and boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide, including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, David Chang, Sean Brock, and David Bouley. But before he was purveying the world’s most expensive fungus to the country’s most esteemed chefs, Ian was just a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas – a misfit with a peculiar fascination with rare and exotic ingredients.
The son of an Indian immigrant father and a Texan mother, Ian learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Thus began a single-track fixation that led him to learn about the prized but elusive truffle, the king of all fungi. His first taste of truffle at age 15 sparked his improbable yet remarkable adventure through the strange – and often corrupt – business of the exotic food trade.
Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, Truffle Boy chronicles Ian’s high-stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, and gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary and a supreme adventure to find "Gucci mushrooms" in the Himalayan foothills – the land of the gods. He endures harsh failures along the way but rebuilds with tremendous success by selling not just truffles but also caviar, wild mushrooms, rare foraged edibles, Wagyu beef, and other nearly unobtainable ingredients demanded by his Michelin-starred clients.
Truffle Boy is a thrilling coming-of-age story and the incredible but true tale of a country kid who grew up to become a force in the world of fine dining.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Secret Diary of a Spice Boy by Alan Smith-Allison

The Secret Diary of a Spice Boy by Alan Smith-Allison
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 3.4MB
Overview: Following on from the incredible Spice Girls Exhibitions in 2018, Alan Smith-Allison has written an autobiography – "The Secret Diary of a Spice Boy" – detailing the rise and fall of the world’s largest ever music exhibition.

Go behind the scenes of the exhibition and read about where the fascination came from, amassing an amazing c3,500 items, developing the concept of staging the exhibition and making it a reality. From the glitz and glamour of press interviews and VIP opening nights through being held hostage and attacked to financial ruin.

The SpiceUp Exhibitions were quite simply amazing, working with other collectors and designers, meeting thousands of other Spice Girls fans old and new. But nobody knew the trial and tribulations of running the company – the 15 hour days, 7 days a week for nearly 2 years, the hardball contract negotiations, the company’s that let us down, the stress of it all that physically and mentally broke me and the team to the spectacular collapse of the company culminating in bailiffs in my house trying to take my whole collection off me.

“The Spice Girls released Wannabe in 1996 when I was 15 years old and the unhappiest I have ever been in my life. Everyone has teenage angst, everyone has hormones going crazy but not everyone allows it to get so dark and there were times where my teenage childhood couldn’t have got any darker. Failed suicide attempts, self-loathing, self-harm, lashing out and generally in a constant unhappy state of crisis.”

The Spice Girls saw me through this extremely difficult time with their ‘Work hard, try hard and you can achieve anything and be anybody you want to be’ attitude as well as ‘Don’t be afraid to be different, be yourself and do what makes you happy’.

Little did I know that they would once again help me through another extremely dark time in my life 20 years later #mentalhealthawareness.

For over 20 years my obsession with the Spice Girls and collecting their costumes and memorabilia led to the creation of the world’s largest ever music exhibition. A passion project involving many other just as passionate collectors and designers created a dream and then that dream became a business with detailed plans for a world tour.

Little did I know this passion would lead to my financial ruin leaving other companies thousands of pounds out of pocket and ultimately to me having to sell my beloved collection I had amassed over 22 years.

Read about it all in “The Secret Diary of a Spice Boy”.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Boy Toy Chronicles – Volume One (volume …

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A Boy Called Christmas (Christmas #1) by Matt Haig (.M4B)

A Boy Called Christmas (Christmas #1) by Matt Haig
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 120 MB
Overview: 2018 Odyssey Honor

2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording

Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.

Eleven-year-old Nikolas – nicknamed "Christmas" – has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him.

Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm.

But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things – if only he can reach his father before it’s too late….

Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic in the making from acclaimed author Matt Haig.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Children

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Mama’s Boy – A Story From Our Americans – Dustin Lance Black

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The 1,000-year-old Boy by Ross Welford (.M4B)

The 1,000-year-old Boy by Ross Welford
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 190 MB
Overview: The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.

There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop… Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live… … which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Children

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The American Boy’s Handy Book


The American Boy’s Handy Book
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The Golden Boy of Crime by Jim Brown

The Golden Boy of Crime: The Almost Certainly True Story of Norman "Red" Ryan by Jim Brown
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 17 MB
Overview: For readers of The Devil in the White City and The Massey Murder, the incredible story of Norman "Red" Ryan-"the Jesse James of Canada" and the "Kardashian" of the 1920s and ’30s

Dubbed "the Jesse James of Canada," Norman "Red" Ryan was infamous in the 1920s and ’30s until he was gunned down in an attempted robbery in Sarnia, Ontario. Ernest Hemingway wrote about Ryan’s escape from Kingston Penitentiary for the Toronto Star, Morley Callaghan based a novel on him and stories of Ryan and his crimes filled newspapers and airwaves. One of the first Canadians to be granted parole, he was held up by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett as a model of rehabilitation and became a regular guest at Toronto police picnics. All the while, however, Ryan was continuing a crime spree on the side.

Jim Brown, filmmaker and CBC Radio host, tells the incredible true story of "Red" Ryan, a larger-than-life criminal whose fame and legend were much encouraged by the media-he was the "Kardashian" of the time-and whose story endures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller by Jeremy Dronfield
Requirements: EPUB Reader 2.15 MB
Overview: Where there is family, there is hope . . .
Vienna, 1930s. The Kleinmann family live a simple, ordinary life. Gustav works as a furniture upholsterer while Tini keeps their modest apartment. Their greatest joy is their children: Fritz, Edith, Herta and Kurt.
But after theNazis annex Austria, the Kleinmanns’ world rapidly shifts before their eyes. Neighbours turn on them, the business is seized, as the threat to the family becomes ever greater.
Gustav and Fritz are among the first to be taken. Nazi police send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany, the beginning of an unimaginable ordeal. Over the months of suffering that follow, there is one constant that keeps them alive: the love between father and son.
Then, they discover that Gustav will be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, and Fritz is faced with a choice: let his father to die alone, or join him
Based on Gustav’s secret diary and meticulous archival research, this book tells the Kleinemanns’ story for the first time – a story of love and courage in the face of unparalleled horrors. The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz is a reminder of the worst and the best of humanity, of the strength of family ties and the human spirit.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies

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People Funny Boy through David Katz

People Funny Boy through David Katz
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.2 Mb
Overview: Lee Scratch Perry is arguably probably the most influential drive in Jamaican song, being the manufacturer who took Bob Marley and the Wailers to world famous person standing. Using interviews with pals, circle of relatives and fellow artists, this guide supplies an exam of his existence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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