Author: Emeric Bergeaud
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479895423
Size: 10,98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stella, first published in 1859, is an imaginative retelling of Haiti’s fight for independence from slavery and French colonialism. Set during the years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), Stella tells the story of two brothers, Romulus and Remus, who help transform their homeland from the French colony of Saint-Domingue to the independent republic of Haiti. Inspired by the sacrifice of their African mother Marie and Stella, the spirit of Liberty, Romulus and Remus must learn to work together to found a new country based on the principles of freedom and equality. This new translation and critical edition of Émeric Bergeaud’s allegorical novel makes Stella available to English-speaking audiences for the first time. Considered the first novel written by a Haitian, Stella tells of the devastation and deprivation that colonialism and slavery wrought upon Bergeaud’s homeland. Unique among nineteenth-century accounts, Stella gives a pro-Haitian version of the Haitian Revolution, a bloody but just struggle that emancipated a people, and it charges future generations with remembering the sacrifices and glory of their victory. Bergeaud's novel demonstrates that the Haitians—not the French—are the true inheritors of the French Revolution, and that Haiti is the realization of its republican ideals. At a time in which Haitian Studies is becoming increasingly important within the English-speaking world, this edition calls attention to the rich though under-examined world of nineteenth-century Haiti.


Author: Catherine Johnson
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192752314
Size: 10,72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 495

A vivdly-written novel with a strong main character - a girl of mixed race in Victorian London. The author, herself of mixed race, has written sensitively on these topics before.Stella works as a stage clairvoyant, taught the tricks of the trade by Nana, her guardian. When Nana dies suddenly, Stella is left alone to fend for herself, battling against those who try to cheat her and eventually finding out the truth about her own, unknown parents.Catherine R Johnson is establishing a name for writing about mixed-race teenagers - her previous book, Hero, published simultaneously in B-format, deals with slavery and prejudice, also in a historical context. She lives in East London and is Book Trust's Children's Literature Co-ordinator forLondon, Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, and a holder of a Royal Literary Fellowship.


Author: Thea Feldman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 148142243X
Size: 14,75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Stella is a real dog. She is a special dog with an important job. Stella is a therapy dog and she creates happiness wherever she goes. That makes her a hero to many people. Read her story to find out more about Stella and what makes her a hero dog."--

Rainbow Magic Special Edition Stella The Star Fairy

Author: Daisy Meadows
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545286913
Size: 10,59 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rachel and Kirsty are off on another fairy adventure in this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, just in time for Christmas! Stella the Star Fairy's magical Christmas ornaments are missing --- and Jack Frost's mischievous goblins are to blame! Without the ornaments, Christmas will lose its special sparkle. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, the holidays won't be very merry or bright! Can the girls help? Or will Jack Frost and his goblins find the ornaments first . . . and ruin Christmas for everyone? Find the ornaments in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition, and help save the holiday sparkle!


Author: Linda J. Eversole
Editor: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1926741927
Size: 19,88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 961

A wealthy madam who was known from San Francisco to Victoria in the early part of the 20th century, Stella Carroll was glamorous, worldly and determined to succeed. Her bordellos were fashionably decorated and patronized by the affluent and the powerful; she offered the best of everything—fine food and wine, cigars, entertainment and, of course, girls. The author, with the cooperation of Stella’s family in California and New Mexico, has provided an intimate portrait of this infamous, unrepentant woman, her business and her tenuous relationships with double-dealing politicians and corrupt police, whose cooperation was essential to her success in the shadowy world she inhabited. Stella was a woman of contrasts. Her scandalous lifestyle and fiery temper often landed her in court on morals charges, yet she was devoted to and supportive of her family and gave generously to orphans and charities. This compelling non-fiction narrative is a fascinating look at Stella’s life and at how things were in Victoria 100 years ago.

Stella By Starlight

Author: Sharon M. Draper
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442494972
Size: 20,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.


Author: Helen Eve
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447241738
Size: 11,32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 518

17-year-old Stella Hamilton is the star blazing at the heart of Temperley High. Leader of the maliciously exclusive elite, she is surrounded by adulation; envied and lusted after in equal measure. And she is in the final stage of a five-year campaign to achieve her destiny: love with her equally popular male equivalent, and triumph as Head Girl on election night. By contrast, new girl Caitlin Clarke has until now lived a quietly conformist life in New York. With the collapse of her parents’ marriage she has been sent across the Atlantic for an English boarding school education, only to discover that at Temperley, the only important rules are the unwritten ones. It's a world of the beautiful and the dangerous, and acceptance means staying on the right side of Stella Hamilton, the most beautiful and dangerous of them all. Not everyone is happy to be under the Hamilton rule. But fighting the system means treading the same dark path as Stella - and if Caitlin puts a foot wrong, it's a long way down . . .


Author: Richard Winder
ISBN: 0987757709
Size: 10,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 721

Her name is Stella. She loves sunshine and fresh bagels, and absolutely hates space travel. She's a rookie cop, making her way in a 25th Century world complicated by Universal Legal Care and automation taxes. Cornered by a villainous conspiracy, she is trapped aboard an antique star-liner mockingly called the City of One. There she finds new friends, intrigue, and the fight of her life. Cyborg warriors from a long-forgotten colony threaten her, the ship, and civilized space. Is this the end of everything? Not if Stella can help it!

Stella Unleashed

Author: Linda Ashman
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402739877
Size: 13,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 134

The family dog describes her life in a series of rhymes.


Editor: Maurizio Rodolfi
ISBN: 8827517464
Size: 16,63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 218

Our world, the Waking World is threatened by the King of the Nightmares. The Nightmares have returned, they steal dreams from those who are sleeping, the Nightmares that come in the deepest sleep, carry the souls to their world. When you have heard the words of this song it is already too late. A freezing wind penetrates to the bone. The eyelids become heavy. The dark envelops everything. You fall asleep and no one can awake you from an endless nightmare. Until today the magic labyrinth in the realm of Sleep has been able to protect every one of us from this terrible tragedy but now something terrifying is about to happen. A child named Stella who grew up in an orphanage in Florence, Italy, is the protagonist of this story and it will be she, through her incredible journey, who will seek to save the Waking World.