UNTIL THE SKY TURNS SILVER

 

UNTIL THE SKY TURNS SILVER by DIANA  SKELTON and JEAN STALLINGS

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Tanita Brown’s life in Bushwick, Brooklyn, doesn’t have any slack. Still a teenager, she helps her grandmother raise her younger brother and provide shelter to recently evicted neighbours. When Tanita has the chance to speak about poverty at the United Nations, she’s excited but even more overwhelmed, especially when she meets the disparaging Blandine Dulavoir, a UN diplomat. Blandine runs her Manhattan life like a well-oiled machine – until meeting Tanita and the volunteers who run children’s art workshops on the sidewalk. When Ahmed travels from Tanzania to New York, both Tanita and Blandine are pushed to re-examine the ways they look at the world

BLOW OUT, YOU BUGLES

 

 

THE WAR SERVICE OF THREE ACOCKS GREEN FAMILIES by CONRAD LISK

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In St Mary the Virgin churchyard in the Birmingham suburb of Acocks Green, lie a number of World War Two graves. These bear testimony to the tale of some young men, from three local families, who joined up during the war. They were spread out among all three of the armed forces. Some were deployed at home, some sent abroad. Their service ranged from the air battle against occupied Europe to the Arctic convoys, from Java in the Far East to battles on the beaches of Dunkirk, in North Africa, Syria/Lebanon, Italy and Greece. Inevitably not all these stories had a happy ending. Some of the men, happily, returned from the war. This is the story of all these men, and also of the families they left behind when they went to war. The course of the war, particularly as it affected Birmingham and Acocks Green in particular, is followed in detail. The book also follows the lives of the survivors and their relatives after the conflict.’