No Place on the Corner by Jan Haldipur

No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing by Jan Haldipur
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.09 MB
Overview: The impact of stop-and-frisk policing on a South Bronx community
What’s it like to be stopped and frisked by the police while walking home from the supermarket with your young children? How does it feel to receive a phone call from your fourteen-year-old son who is in the back of a squad car because he laughed at a police officer? How does a young person of color cope with being frisked several times a week since the age of 15? These are just some of the stories in No Place on the Corner, which draws on three years of intensive ethnographic fieldwork in the South Bronx before and after the landmark2013 Floyd v. City of New York decision that ruled that the NYPD’s controversial "stop and frisk" policing methods were a violation of rights.
Through riveting interviews and with a humane eye, Jan Haldipur shows how a community endured this aggressive policing regime. Though the police mostly targeted younger men of color, Haldipur focuses on how everyone in the neighborhood-mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters, even the district attorney’s office-was affected by this intense policing regime and thus shows how this South Bronx community as a whole experienced this collective form of punishment. One of Haldipur’s key insights is to demonstrate how police patrols effectively cleared the streets of residents and made public spaces feel off-limits or inaccessible to the people who lived there. In this way community members lost the very ‘street corner’ culture that has been a hallmark of urban spaces. This profound social consequence of aggressive policing effectively keeps neighbors out of one another’s lives and deeply hurts a community’s sense of cohesion.
No Place on the Corner makes it hard to ignore the widespread consequences of aggressive policing tactics in major cities across the United States.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education

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My Corner of the Ring by Jesselyn Silva

My Corner of the Ring by Jesselyn Silva
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 18.6MB
Overview: The Middle Grade Memoir of a Girl Boxer and Future Olympian.

In this Lean-In style inspirational memoir, twelve-year-old Jesselyn Silva offers a ringside seat to girl power and what it takes to win in the ring and in life: punch by punch. My Corner of the Ring shows kids what it means to be true to yourself and stick with your dreams even when facing adversity and ridicule. Supported by her single dad, Jesselyn (JessZilla in the ring) first donned her boxing gloves at seven years of age, making her one of very few female boxers in the country. My Corner of the Ring charts Jesselyn’s oft times exhilarating and heartbreaking journey to success in a male dominated sport where she struggles to find partners to spar with and combats the viewpoint that no one wants to see a girl fight. Despite an inhospitable environment, Jesselyn still has her sights set on the Olympics. With the help of her very dad, Pedro, who has instilled in her a strong work ethic, she just might make it.

It is an exciting and motivational read that will provide kids with the roadmap and encouragement to accomplish whatever goals they set for themselves. Jesselyn’s positive can-do attitude and determination make this a must read.
Genre: Non-fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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A Trumpet Around The Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz [Audiobook]

A Trumpet Around The Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz [Audiobook]

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The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers #1) by Liliana Hart

The Darkest Corner (Gravediggers #1) by Liliana Hart
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 248.6 MB
Overview: New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it-and no one can ever know.
The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces-and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.
Sometimes the dead do rise…
Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romantic Suspense

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A Trumpet Around the Corner by Samuel Charters

A Trumpet Around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz by Samuel Charters
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 428 MB
Overview: Samuel Charters has been studying and writing about New Orleans music for more than 50 years. A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz is the first book to tell the entire story of a century of jazz in New Orleans. Although there is still controversy over the racial origins and cultural sources of New Orleans jazz, Charters provides a balanced assessment of the role played by all three of the city’s musical lineages – African American, white, and Creole – in jazz’s formative years. Charters also maps the inroads blazed by the city’s Italian immigrant musicians, who left their own imprint on the emerging styles.
The study is based on the author’s own interviews, begun in the 1950s, on the extensive material gathered by the Oral History Project in New Orleans, on the recent scholarship of a new generation of writers, and on an exhaustive examination of related newspaper files from the jazz era. The book extends the study area of his earlier book Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1957, and breaks new ground with its in-depth discussion of the earliest New Orleans recordings. A Trumpet around the Corner for the first time brings the story up to the present, describing the worldwide interest in the New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, and the exciting resurgence of the brass bands of the last decades. The book discusses the renewed concern over New Orleans’s musical heritage, which is at great risk after the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Elizabeth Haynes -Into the Darkest Corner

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The Self Help Corner

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The Fifth Corner of Four by Graham Priest

The Fifth Corner of Four: An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti by Graham Priest
Requirements: .PDF reader, 9,7 Mb
Overview: A leading philosopher-logician explores Buddhist metaphysics
Makes Buddhist thought accessible to non-specialists
Shows how Western and Buddhist philosophy can be mutually illuminating
Makes non-classical logic accessible to non-logicians
Demonstrates the fruitful interplay of logic and metaphysics
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Are you ready for the corner office?: Insights from 25 executive coaching experiences

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The Self Help Corner

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The Self Help Corner

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