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Superheroes Are Everywhere

By Kamala Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1984837516
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 783
  • File Pdf: superheroes-are-everywhere.pdf

Book Summary:

From Vice President Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris was elected to the vice presidency, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

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This compilation of essential information on 100 superheroes from comic book issues, various print and online references, and scholarly analyses provides readers all of the relevant material on superheroes in one place. • Examines in detail how superheroes and superheroines have appeared in comics and other media over the decades • Shows how superheroes and superheroines have reflected the hopes, fears, and values of American society at any given period • Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays • Ensures that diverse and obscure superheroes and superheroines are given equal coverage

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The superhero genre has exploded, with comic book heroes conquering the big screen and making massive inroads on the small. Whether well known brand names like Batman and Spider-Man, or lesser recognized characters such as Daredevil and Hellboy, the superheroes are here to stay. Superhero Confidential is the first in a series of books to go behind the scenes on the making of these filmed adventures. Volume I includes "Spider-Man: From Cannon to Cameron," which explores the numerous aborted attempts at bringing Spidey to movie screens in the '80s and '90s; the making of the two Hellboy films with director Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman; a comprehensive exploration of Ben Affleck's Daredevil; director Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer chronicling the challenges of Batman Begins and much more. From comic books to feature films, Superhero Confidential is your ultimate guide. About the Author: Edward Gross is a veteran entertainment journalist who has been on the editorial staff of a wide variety of magazines, among them Geek, Cinescape, SFX, Starlog, CFQ, Movie Magic and Sci-Fi Now. He is the author of such non-fiction books as Above & Below: A 25th Anniversary Beauty and the Beast Companion, Captains' Logs: The Complete Trek Voyages and Planet of the Apes Revisited.

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  • File Pdf: i-am-my-own-superhero.pdf

Book Summary:

I am my own superhero is a dynamic, revealing, straight-up dive into the life of a student who struggled with growing through the school days and life outside of school. Erica shares her personal and professional stories on how she overcame mental health issues (like suicidal thoughts, depression, and anxiety), peer pressure, and bullying by awakening her inner superhero. This workbook provides stories, formulas, activities, and challenges to share with others on how to awaken their inner superhero to save the day, to overcome life challenges, and to achieve life dreams!

Do You Know a Superhero?

By duopress labs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : duopress
  • Isbn : 1947458353
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 568
  • File Pdf: do-you-know-a-superhero.pdf

Book Summary:

Meet a special group of superheroes: they have homes, families, and very important jobs. These are the Superhero Parents and their powers are diverse: Super Nurse Mom takes care of sick children, Super Vets are a mom and dad duo making sure pets are healthy, and Super Scientist Mom sends spaceships to outer space before coming home to read stories to her kids. Brilliantly illustrated and with simple and quirky text, Do You Know a Superhero?is the ideal primer to show babies and toddlers all about what parents do during the day.

I'm Growing Great

By Mechal Renee Roe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0593428927
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 644
  • File Pdf: i-m-growing-great.pdf

Book Summary:

Confident, empowered girls are celebrated in this follow-up to Happy Hair, a flower-filled, nature-loving, read-together picture book that encourages growth and positivity, Lovely and wise, shine at sunrise! I am growing each day! Beautiful Black and Brown girls with gorgeous natural hairstyles full of flowers, butterflies, and other garden treasures are the stars of this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author/illustrator of Happy Hair and Cool Cuts. Set in a backdrop of nature's glorious color and bounty, it's the perfect springtime read-aloud to promote confidence and self-esteem for girls of all ages. Also available in the Happy Hair series: • Happy Hair • Cool Cuts • I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)

Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media

By Anastasia Salter,Bridget Blodgett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319660772
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 473
  • File Pdf: toxic-geek-masculinity-in-media.pdf

Book Summary:

This book examines changing representations of masculinity in geek media, during a time of transition in which “geek” has not only gone mainstream but also become a more contested space than ever, with continual clashes such as Gamergate, the Rabid and Sad Puppies’ attacks on the Hugo Awards, and battles at conventions over “fake geek girls.” Anastasia Salter and Bridget Blodgett critique both gendered depictions of geeks, including shows like Chuck and The Big Bang Theory, and aspirational geek heroes, ranging from the Winchester brothers of Supernatural to BBC’s Sherlock and the varied superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through this analysis, the authors argue that toxic masculinity is deeply embedded in geek culture, and that the identity of geek as victimized other must be redefined before geek culture and media can ever become an inclusive space.

Our Gods Wear Spandex

By Chris Knowles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Isbn : 9781609253165
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 982
  • File Pdf: our-gods-wear-spandex.pdf

Book Summary:

Was Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor based on Aleister Crowley? Can Captain Marvel be linked to the Sun gods on antiquity? In Our Gods Wear Spandex, Christopher Knowles answers these questions and brings to light many other intriguing links between superheroes and the enchanted world of estoerica. Occult students and comic-book fans alike will discover countless fascinating connections, from little known facts such as that DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz started his career as H.P. Lovecraft's agent, to the tantalizingly extensive influence of Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy on the birth of comics, to the mystic roots of Superman. The book also traces the rise of the comic superheroes and how they relate to several cultural trends in the late 19th century, specifically the occult explosion in Western Europe and America. Knowles reveals the four basic superhero archetypes--the Messiah, the Golem, the Amazon, and the Brotherhood--and shows how the occult Bohemian underground of the early 20th century provided the inspiration for the modern comic book hero. With the popularity of occult comics writers like Invisibles creator Grant Morrison and V for Vendetta creator Alan Moore, the vast ComiCon audience is poised for someone to seriously introduce them to the esoteric mysteries. Chris Knowles is doing just that in this epic book. Chapters include Ancient of Days, Ascended Masters, God and Gangsters, Mad Scientists and Modern Sorcerers, and many more. From the ghettos of Prague to the halls of Valhalla to the Fortress of Solitude and the aisles of BEA and ComiCon, this is the first book to show the inextricable link between superheroes and the enchanted world of esoterica. * Chris Knowles is associate editor and columnist for the five-time Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, as well as a pop culture writer for UK magazine Classic Rock. * Knowles worked with Robert Smigel on The X Presidents graphic novel, based on the popular Saturday Night Live cartoon, and has created designs and artwork for many of the world's top superheroes and fantasy characters. * Features the art of Joe Linsner, creator of the legendary Dawn series, and more recently a collaborator with comics maestro Stan Lee.

The Militarization of Childhood

By J. Beier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113700214X
  • Pages : 297
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 908
  • File Pdf: the-militarization-of-childhood.pdf

Book Summary:

In its various manifestations, the campaign to end child soldiering has brought graphic images of militarized children to popular consciousness. In the main, this has been a campaign that has seemed to speak to African contexts without as much reflection on the myriad ways in which the lives of children are militarized in advanced (post)industrial societies. Proceeding from this quite striking omission, the contributors to this volume move beyond the usual focus on the global South. Making what will be an important contribution to a much needed critical turn in the vast and still rapidly growing child soldier literature, they address multifarious ways in which childhood is militarized beyond the global South through enactments of militarism that have drawn much less in the way of critical inquiry.

Capitán Latinoamérica

By Vinodh Venkatesh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438480164
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: capitán-latinoamérica.pdf

Book Summary:

Analyzes contemporary superhero-themed cinema, television, and web series in Latin America. Capitán Latinoamérica is the first study to examine the unique contribution of Latin American cinema, television, and web series to the global superhero boom. Through an analysis of superhero-themed media from Mexico to Argentina, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that contemporary Latin American superheroes are a hybrid of regional tropes and figures such as the famed luchador, El Chapulín Colorado, and North American blockbuster characters from the DC and Marvel universes. These superheroes channel anxieties specific to their respective national contexts. In Chile, for example, Mirageman rehashes and works through the Pinochet dictatorship and its traumatic aftermath; in Honduras, Chinche Man confronts neoliberalism and gang violence. In Colombia’s El Man, in turn, rapid urbanization and drug cartels are the central concerns, whereas corruption and the political machinations of the state feature most prominently in the television and web series Capitán Centroamérica. While the Latin American superhero genre may be superficially characterized by low budgets and kitsch aesthetics, it also poses profound challenges to the social, political, and economic status quo. Covering a wide variety of media bookended by wrestling films from the early 1960s and multimedia productions from the 2010s, Capitán Latinoamérica offers a comprehensive introduction to, and assessment of, the state of the superhero in Latin America. Vinodh Venkatesh is Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech and author of New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film and The Body as Capital: Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction.

Paradoxes and Dragons

By Joseph R. Lallo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 0463639707
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 230
  • File Pdf: paradoxes-and-dragons.pdf

Book Summary:

Paradoxes and Dragons is a collection of ten short stories and novellas written by Joseph R. Lallo. These stories were originally released as a part of his Patreon, and represent the first full year of the stranger offerings presented to patrons. Have you ever wanted to read about the adventures of a portly unicorn and her surly hummingbird friend? Maybe you worry artificial intelligence is getting too big for its britches. You’ll find those things and more in this science fiction and fantasy anthology. Paradoxes and Dragons covers everything from one-shot stories about time travel shenanigans to the follow-ups to some of Joseph R. Lallo’s more esoteric settings, including: Wasteland Bella’s Journey It Does Not Follow Note to Self Blot’s Arrival The Back Way Part-Time Heroes A Big Day for Blodgette Something Precious The Rills

Life of a Lifetime

By Christoph Spiessens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Isbn : 1631577190
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 595
  • File Pdf: life-of-a-lifetime.pdf

Book Summary:

What if you could stop living your ordinary life and start living your extraordinary life? You are about to discover the awe-inspiring reasons why things are the way they are in your life and how you can make them what you want them to be—for good! Here are the insights, guidance, and tools to show you how to bring out the best in you and your life. A refreshing change from the vague rhetoric and over-complicated how-to’s of the usual spiritual self-help book, Life of a Lifetime, makes complex mind–body–spirit concepts easy to understand and apply in your everyday life. It’s all about simple, practical ways to empower you to make changes and create your life of a lifetime.

Friends from the Beginning

By Stacey Johnson-Batiste
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Isbn : 1538707500
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 878
  • File Pdf: friends-from-the-beginning.pdf

Book Summary:

A vivid, intimate portrait of the friendship forged between Stacey Johnson Batiste and her childhood best friend, Vice President Kamala Harris—and of the community in which they were raised, and the lessons offered by those they loved and admired from childhood, through their teenage years, and up to the present day.

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