Great Books Since For the latest news, events, etc. The eye in every place, Invisible Gifts saves all that we destroyed. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California. Form a smiling mob, help people feel safe — when we join together, our unique differences make us stronger.
No to war is yes to peace; no to hatred, an embracing yes to love; no to being labeled, sorted, measured, ranked, and judged, an empowering yes to one's own distinctive humanity an potential agency. These books have been translated into many languages, including Polish and Hebrew, and are used in children's education environments throughout the US.
In these colorful pages, happy little Gorilla Gardener shows us how, by secretly dropping seeds in sidewalk cracks to sprout flowers and green the city. Gorilla Gardener goes even farther, building a delightful world where nature rules and humans of all ages enjoy life outdoors, while having creative fun and adventure!
With instructions for making your own seed-bombs, with a little history of the Guerrilla Gardening movement. John Seven is a writer and Jana Christy is an illustrator, both avid gardeners living together in Western Massachusetts. It tells us 'Welcome to Planet Earth! Come along as the Happy Punks get ready for their big show and are joined by their friends, a collection of animals, robots, zombies, snowmen, cavemen, and more who make life in New Flip City fun—and who all love to dance at the end of the day!
In Happy Punks 1 2 3 we meet each of the punks as they go through their day, explore New Flip City, meet up with their friends, and have a big party with music and dancing. We also learn to count to twelve! Go ahead and throw your best self a party!
So glad it exists. Wild Child is free to do as she pleases. A Rule Is To Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy follows Wild Child as she learns about just being herself and how that translates into kid autonomy. It presents the ideas of challenging societal expectations and expressing yourself freely in kid-terms that are both funny and thought provoking—it even functions as a guidebook for adults to understand what it is to be a critically thinking, creative individual.
A fourth generation San Franciscan, editor Denise Sullivan writes about music, arts, and culture and her hometown. She is the author of five books. Sometimes raunchy, often hilarious, occasionally transgressive, this entertaining historic collection is wholly unique, delightfully diverse, and thankfully never normal. She is the author of Madness and Retribution and has edited several anthologies. Torrez currently resides in Oakland, California. I have known her for more than 30 years.
She would go on before Black Flag and lip-synch to Marlene Dietrich tapes. She got the respect because she was more punk than anyone in the building. With new photographs and an Afterword: Part poet, renegade, satirist, and lover, he is an authentic homegrown character carrying the progressive punk fight into the twenty-first century. Since , Dictor has toured throughout the world with MDC, releasing more than nine albums with MDC that have sold more then , copies.
He appeared in the film American Hardcore and resides in Portland, Oregon. Poet Juan Felipe Herrera was initiated into the Word by the fire-speakers of the early Chicano Movimiento and by heavy exposure to various poetry, jazz, and blues performance streams.
This is his sixth book, out of the dozens he has published so far. Monster Brokeosurus introduces curious readers to each monster as we are guided through the imaginary realm of the fictitious monster-creator Charlie Wedster. An inspiration for young artists and entertaining for all, let your imagination run wild as these lovable monsters steal your heart! Arthur Bradford is an O. Henry Award-winning writer and Emmy-nominated filmmaker.
His first book,Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and Vintage paperback. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Chuck Webster is an artist known for his abstract paintings and drawings. His childhood drawings provide the artwork in 43 Monsters.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York. A bilingual edition packed with full-color photographs and interviews, this revealing exploration of contemporary street art includes work from Colombia, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico. She lives in San Francisco. Originally from Hudson, Ohio, she graduated from Indiana University. And where is home, when people are constantly moving, marriages dissolving, new relationships beginning and ending?
When is a house just a house, and when does it become a home? Living Quarters uses both the structure of a domestic space and the rhythms of the seasons to seek but not reliably find order and consolation in life's seeming disorder.
Su deftly uses poetic forms to convey meaning in multi-layered works of rare design. Su currently teaches at Dickinson College where she is Poet-in-Residence. This is her fourth book. The Sestina" , Su explores the risks that an individual encounters as a member of any community: While many of these poems are about being a mother "With Children" , Sanctuary is also about being the child of Chinese immigrants, for whom ambition is a lower priority than survival "Escape from the Old Country".
Unforgettable characters inhabit these cross-border tales filled with introspection and longing, as modern sensibilities weave and wend through traditional folktales creating a new kind of magical realism that offers insights into where we come from and where we may be going. A fantastic book filled with stories of sexy badass girls we rarely get to see in literature.
Desiree Garcia knows she's weird and a weirdo magnet. To extinguish her strangeness, her parents ship her to St Michael's Catholic School, then to Mexico, but neurology can't be snuffed out so easily: Combining the spark of Michelle Tea, the comic angst of Augusten Burroughs, and the warmth of Sandra Cisneros, Chicana author Myriam Gurba has created a territory all her own.
Dallett's voice and vision shine. A longtime East Bay literary presence who manages to tell it like it is These are stories of an outsider, a perpetual misfit, offering a ceasefire in the war she wages with herself. She currently occupies Oakland, California. Marina Rubin's writing has appeared in more than 70 literary journal and magazines. Her family emigrated from the former Soviet Union seeking political asylum in She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
A metaphysical thriller peopled with memorable characters set in a picturesque town along the Pacific coast, Carswell gives readers a wild ride into the unknown Sean Carswell is the author of two novels and two short story collections. His work has appeared in dozens of publications that range from skateboarding magazine Thrasher to literary journals including The Southeast Review.
After finding his girlfriend dead on the railroad tracks, Danny McGregor -- Flagstaff bartender and surfer without an ocean -- rides the next bus out of Arizona, fleeing to his Cocoa Beach, FL hometown, where a maelstrom of past ghosts await: Sophie, a former crazy girlfriend, wants to rekindle their relationship. Taylor, a twelve-year-old neighborhood girl, only wants Danny to teach her to surf.
And then there's Helen, with a face that launched a dozen Greyhounds. Through the chaos, Danny discovers his strengths amid all his weaknesses and is able to move forward while making peace with his past. LeVesque has an authentic eye for the cracks all around us, but never misses the light shining through them. Author Daniel LeVesque is a recovering hairburner who does not participate in the cult of beauty. His work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Punk Globe.
This is his first novel. He lives in Oakland, California. Among the artistic genres covered are painting, drawing, photography, performance, film, theatre, sculpture, and more. Among the musical genres covered are rock, punk, goth, industrial, electronica, performance art, and more.
He loves New York City like nobody's business but does it still love him despite his lack of affluence and influence? His former band, The Gutter Astronomers, was riding high in the s, releasing albums and touring across the country but the Great Recession finds the band members middle-aged and struggling not to drown in the seas of gentrification and disillusion.
When lead singer Mickey gets an offer to reunite the band, he jumps at it. But can the old bandmates overcome their acrimonious break up? Can they get back into it without shredding their lives? Can Underend Vicodini find inner peace and, more importantly, a reasonably priced apartment below 14th Street or in Brooklyn?
Author Steven Wishnia is a New York-based writer, journalist, and musician. He has played in numerous bands, including the False Prophets. He was a news editor at High Times magazine.
Within these 64 pages, children of all ages will enjoy coloring and exploring adventurous activities in an imaginative world that never was. Fun for all ages, Victorian and up. Author Phoebe Longhi, 16 years old, enjoys making Victorian dresses when she's not reading or drawing. She loves multiple places around the world, but resides in San Francisco because of the predictable weather.
Everybody has fears in common, and in this wonderous handwritten book, author Michael Bernard Loggins an adult with developmental disabilities battles his fears by listing more than of them. Loggins explores the depths of our most human emotion from real fears like " 53 Fear of Bats" and " 57 Fear of being different," to more complex, imagined fears like " 85 Fear that if you put too much toilet paper in the toilet bowl it will run over and get all over the floor and on you and on someone else too, it would leak from upstairs to the next floor below.
He lives in San Francisco. Has something recently tasted zincky? Maybe you live in troublemakerhood