Just Kids

Just Kids Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9780747568766
Year 2010
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

Just Kids

Just Kids Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9781408810835
Year 2010-04-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit of art. In 1967, a chance meeting between two young people led to a romance and a lifelong friendship that would carry each to international success never dreamed of. The backdrop is Brooklyn, Chelsea Hotel, Max's Kansas City, Scribner's Bookstore, Coney Island, Warhol's Factory and the whole city resplendent. Among their friends, literary lights, musicians and artists such as Harry Smith, Bobby Neuwirth, Allen Ginsberg, Sandy Daley, Sam Shepherd, William Burroughs, etc. It was a heightened time politically and culturally; the art and music worlds exploding and colliding. In the midst of all this two kids made a pact to always care for one another. Scrappy, romantic, committed to making art, they prodded and provided each other with faith and confidence during the hungry years--the days of cous-cous and lettuce soup. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. Beautifully written, this is a profound portrait of two young artists, often hungry, sated only by art and experience. And an unforgettable portrait of New York, her rich and poor, hustlers and hellions, those who made it and those whose memory lingers near.

Just Kids

Just Kids Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 0062008447
Year 2010-04-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work—from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.

Just Kids from the Bronx

Just Kids from the Bronx Author Arlene Alda
ISBN-10 9781627790963
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
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"A down-to-earth, inspiring book about the American promise fulfilled." —President Bill Clinton "Fascinating . . . . Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx." —Barbara Walters A touching and provocative collection of memories that evoke the history of one of America's most influential boroughs—the Bronx—through some of its many success stories The vivid oral histories in Arlene Alda's Just Kids from the Bronx reveal what it was like to grow up in the place that bred the influencers in just about every field of endeavor today. The Bronx is where Michael Kay, the New York Yankees' play-by-play broadcaster, first experienced baseball, where J. Crew's CEO Millard (Mickey) Drexler found his ambition, where Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dava Sobel fell in love with science early on and where music-making inspired hip hop's Grandmaster Melle Mel to change the world of music forever. The parks, the pick-up games, the tough and tender mothers, the politics, the gangs, the food—for people who grew up in the Bronx, childhood recollections are fresh. Arlene Alda's own Bronx memories were a jumping-off point from which to reminisce with a nun, a police officer, an urban planner, and with Al Pacino, Mary Higgins Clark, Carl Reiner, Colin Powell, Maira Kalman, Bobby Bonilla, and many other leading artists, athletes, scientists and entrepreneurs—experiences spanning six decades of Bronx living. Alda then arranged these pieces of the past, from looking for violets along the banks of the Bronx River to the wake-up calls from teachers who recognized potential, into one great collective story, a film-like portrait of the Bronx from the early twentieth century until today.

Just Kids

Just Kids Author Ellen B. Senisi
ISBN-10 0525456465
Year 1998
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Dutton Childrens Books
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Second-grader Cindy is assigned to spend part of each day in the class for students with special needs, where she finds out that even though some kids may learn differently or have different abilities, they are all "just kids."

Just One of the Kids

Just One of the Kids Author Kay Harris Kriegsman
ISBN-10 9781421409306
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 226
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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Presents parents with stories, tips, and tools for ensuring that children with physical disabilities meet acceptable risks, face challenges, and feel like "one of the kids" while meeting the needs of the whole family.

Baseball Just for Kids

Baseball Just for Kids Author Jerry Kasoff
ISBN-10 0964582678
Year 1996-01
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher Grand Slam Assocs Incorporated
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Explains the basic rules and strategies for improving baseball skills, such as batting, baserunning, catching, and tagging

Just Kids

Just Kids Author Brian Platt
ISBN-10 0954867343
Year 2005
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Accent Press
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This collection shows the funny side of being a kid.

The Atomic Bomb A History Just For Kids

The Atomic Bomb  A History Just For Kids Author KidCaps
ISBN-10 9781621075790
Year 2013-09-05
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher BookCaps Study Guides
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Now, from time to time you might hear the term “nuclear bomb” used, while other times you may hear the term “atomic bomb”. What is the difference? Any bomb that uses tiny reactions inside the nucleus of a microscopic atom is, by definition, a “nuclear bomb”. However, the first nuclear bombs were much simpler than today’s bombs, which use multiple steps to produce their large explosions. The first nuclear bombs that were produced relied only on this special microscopic reaction in the atom and so are called “atomic bombs”; and it is this kind that we will be talking about. Find out about this exciting and complex period of time in this kid's book.

Jamestown

Jamestown Author KidCaps
ISBN-10 9781621072911
Year 2012
Pages
Language en
Publisher BookCaps Study Guides
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The weather is starting to get very cold. It is December of 1607, and Captain John Smith is one of the men who are in charge of the Jamestown colony. Things are not going well. They have been in America for about eight months, and winter is almost here. Even so, they have hardly any food, their living conditions are poor, and they did not have time to plant any crops in the time since they arrived. So begins the fascinating history of Jamestown! Inside these pages, you'll discover what brought the settlers there, what they did there, and most importantly: what was it like to be a kid at the Jamestown settlement. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.

M Train

M Train Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9781408867716
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, and across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations, we travel to Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul in Mexico; to a meeting of an Arctic explorer's society in Berlin; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York's Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer's craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith's life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable artists at work today.

Woolgathering

Woolgathering Author Patti Smith
ISBN-10 9781408832301
Year 2012-05-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits her early years in this glittering memoir.

The California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush Author KidCaps
ISBN-10 9781621073390
Year 2016-04-09
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher BookCaps Study Guides
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If you think the gold rush was all about money and getting rich, think again! Most people didn't get rich at all. In this book, just for kids, you will find out what really happened during the gold rush.

The Great Depression

The Great Depression Author KidCaps
ISBN-10 9781621073406
Year 2012-08-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher BookCaps Study Guides
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The temperature is about 40 degrees on this cold November morning. It's only 6:30 AM, but a line has already formed outside of the kitchen. One by one, the men come from different directions and place themselves at the back of the line. They shuffle back and forth, from one foot to the other, trying to keep warm. Their noses can smell the freshly brewed coffee and the hot doughnuts as they are served to the men ahead of them. One by one, the men enter the kitchen, have a quick bite to eat, and then head out to the street. They fan out and go from business to business, looking for work. At the end of the day, they come back here to this line and wait their turn for a small bowl of soup. And so begins the fascinating history of the Great Depression. It's hard to imagine America ever faced times so hard, but in this book, just for kids, you'll find out what happened and what it was like to be a kid during these times. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.