Description : Brian Banks, the major motion picture starring Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, and Sherri Shepherd, winner of the audience award at the 2018 LA Film Festival, opens nationwide in 2019! Discover the unforgettable and inspiring true story of Brian Banks—a young man who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and imprisoned for more than five years, only to emerge with his spirit unbroken and determined to achieve his dream of playing in the NFL. At age sixteen, Brian Banks was a nationally recruited All-American Football player, ranked eleventh in the nation as a linebacker. Before his seventeenth birthday, he was in jail, awaiting trial for a heinous crime he did not commit. Although Brian was innocent, his attorney advised him that as a young black man accused of rape, he stood no chance of winning his case at trial. Especially since he would be tried as an adult. Facing a possible sentence of forty-one years to life, Brian agreed to take a plea deal—and a judge sentenced him to six years in prison. At first, Brian was filled with fear, rage, and anger as he reflected on the direction his life had turned and the unjust system that had imprisoned him. Brian was surrounded in darkness, until he had epiphany that would change his life forever. From that moment on, Brian made the choice to shed the bitterness and anger he felt, and focus only on the things he had the power to control. He approached his remaining years in prison with a newfound resolve, studying and applying spirituality, improving his social and writing skills, and taking giant leaps on his journey toward enlightenment. When Brian emerged from prison with five years of parole still in front of him, he was determined to re-build his life and finally prove his innocence. Three months before his parole was set to expire, armed with a shocking recantation from his accuser and the help of the California Innocence Project, the truth about his unjust incarceration came out and he was exonerated. Finally free, Brian sought to recapture a dream once stripped away: to play for the NFL. And at age twenty-eight, he made that dream come true. Perfect for fans of Just Mercy, I Beat the Odds, and Infinite Hope, this powerful memoir is a deep dive into the injustices of the American justice system, a soul-stirring celebration of the resilience of the human spirit, and an inspiring call to hold fast to our dreams.
Description : Set Me Free by Hina Belitz is a beautiful, unforgettable novel that will be devoured by fans of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman. It shines a gentle light into the shadows of life and shows how sometimes reaching out to the world is all it takes to set you free ... Mani and Nu. Sister and brother. Forced to flee their home in fear of their lives, Mani and Nu find themselves in a dark London flat. When the worst happens, fate abandons them far from the family who might love them. And so Mani accepts an offer of marriage in hope of finding comfort for Nu - but her dreams of happiness soon evaporate and she is left with no way of revealing the truth about the life she and Nu are leading. Little by little, Mani reaches out to the world with love ... it is only a matter of time before the world reaches back for her.
Description : Set Me Free, Alfred's highly anticipated second compilation of poems, has been nearly six years in the making. There are three chapters in the book that deal with the general topics of love, judgment, and emotional pain. If you have ever been there for someone else or if you've needed someone to be there for you, then you will appreciate the words in this book. The same applies to the broken hearted, those who are in love, those who have been hurt, those who have been judged or oppressed, and those who simply have an appreciation for poetry. Alfred has used some of his personal experiences as well as some of his observations in order craft this inspirational collection of poems.
Description : In this book are my personal poems and journals. These are poems I have written though the years. They are very special to me. Some are military to show how I honor our great men and women who fight for our great country. Others are dedicated to loved ones. Without them, this book wouldnt be possible. My journals are thoughts and mind over matter. Keep them inside; you can get to emotional till you break. I hope this book reaches someone who has gone through what I have. If it reaches one out of five people, I am grateful I have changed a life.
Description : After being rescued from the Alliance by her friends, Maddie is surprised to learn that her mother is the leader of the Resistance.
Description : Victoria longs for romance, but is stifled by her mother and sister. She escapes to Paris and a loveless marriage, and begins to understand, possibly too late, what true love is all about.
Description : Book Summary: Kenya Lewis has finally gotten the perfect life that she feels she has worked so hard to get; shes married to a man that she has devoted her heart to since college, they have a beautiful daughter, and her career is taking off. But a sudden illness and the lies and motives of her closet family and friends will soon create a storm in her dream world that will bring her back to reality. Kenya will soon learn that nothing in life is perfect, that she hadnt created anything on her own, and that Gods light and truth is the only way out.
Description : The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time. This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
Description : A collection of true stories of fifty-five people, many of them drug addicts and alcoholics, who discovered a deep and abiding relationship with God and an uplifting relationship with Christ only after falling into total despair while in prison. Original.