At 15, Victor Rios found himself a human target - flat on his ass amid a hail of shotgun fire, desperate for money and a place on the street. Faced with the choice of escalating a drug turf war or eking out a living elsewhere, he turned to a teacher, who mentored him and helped him find a job at an auto shop. That job would alter the course of his whole life - putting him on the road to college and eventually a PhD. Now, Rios is a rising star, hailed for his work studying the lives of African American and Latino youth. In Human Targets, Rios takes us to the streets of California, where we encounter young men who find themselves in much the same situation as 15-year-old Victor. We follow young gang members into schools, homes, community organizations, and detention facilities, watch them interact with police, grow up to become fathers, get jobs, get rap sheets - and in some cases get killed. What is it that sets apart young people like Rios who succeed and survive from the ones who don´t? Rios makes a powerful case that the traditional good kid/bad kid, street kid/decent kid dichotomy is much too simplistic, arguing instead that authorities and institutions help create these identities - and that they can play an instrumental role in providing young people with the resources for shifting between roles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A.T. Chandler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007426/bk_tant_007426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Land of Careful Shadows by award-winning author Suzanne Chazin is a powerful mystery full of passion and secrets that deals with a clash of cultures and familial relationships, and it´s full of drama, mystery, and raw emotions. When the dead body of a Latino woman is found in a reservoir about 50 miles north of Manhattan, with a photo of a baby in her purse nearby, the police try to determine who the child is and if it is still alive. Along with the photo, they also find a disturbing note in the purse: ´´Go back to your country. You don´t belong here.´´ Homicide detective Jimmy Vega is Latino too, so he knows how hard it can be for an outsider to fit into a close-knit town like Lake Holly. Vega is a highly respected officer of the law, and he is challenged and intrigued by Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants´ rights. Vega must rethink everything he believes in order to uncover the truths about his town, his family, and himself. Land of Careful Shadows is a tour de force of literary suspense and an intimate journey into the human heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Armando Durán. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007123/bk_blak_007123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For most people, a 50th class reunion is a time to party and renew old acquaintances, but Walt Williams isn´t an ordinary guy - he´s a cop, and trouble seems to follow him everywhere he goes. Old flames, bullies, and a scorned classmate make Walt´s reunion one to remember. The Mexican drug cartel is recruiting young Latino girls as drug mules and the Kansas City Police have hit a brick wall until Walt is given a lead by an old classmate. Even then, it takes three unlikely heroes from the Whispering Hills Retirement Village to help Walt and Ox end the cartel´s reign of terror. Join Walt in a class reunion filled with mystery, intrigue, jealousy, and a belly-full of laughs! 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Kuch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091118/bk_acx0_091118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dodging secret police on the daily, and haggling prices for dried fruit and vintage leathers in heroin-laced bazaars, My Kazakhy is filled with all the gems you wouldn´t expect to find from a queer Latino boy serving in the Peace Corps in a third world, Muslim country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019580/bk_adbl_019580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1992, a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida, a man and his infant daughter crash their car into a Miami canal. The father dies, but the baby´s body is never found. Twenty-three years later the case is opened after several claimed sightings. The police department assigns the case to Cuban-American detective María Duquesne-the author here makes a literary nod to Cuban mystery writer Leonardo Padura and his fictional detective Mario Conde-but María has very few clues to start the investigation. Is it possible that the girl has not died? Or is it simply the persistence of a desperate mother who will not accept the death of her daughter? Through this police detective mystery, author Uva de Aragón provides a multifaceted portrait of the Latino communities of Miami and Hialeah, with touches of Tampa, Cuba, Puerto Rico and New York.
Partitions pour saxophone de 100 chansons pop. Arrangements pour sax Eb et Bb par Jack Long avec symboles d´accords.Titres :...Baby One More Time (Britney Spears); 2 Become 1 (Spice Girls); All That I Need (Boyzone); All That She Wants (Ace Of Base); American Pie (Madonna); Angels (Robbie Williams); As Long As You Love Me (Backstreet Boys); Barbie Girl (Aqua); Big Mistake (Nathalie Imbruglia); Blame It On The Weatherman (B*Witched); Blinded By The Sun (The Seahorses); Bootie Call (All Saints); Bring It All Back (S Club 7); Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits); Call The Man (Celine Dion); Candle In The Wind (Elton John); Can´t Help Falling In Love (UB40); C´est La Vie (B*Witched); Could It Be Magic (Take That); Crying (K.D. Lang & Roy Orbison); Dead From The Waist Down (Catatonia); Diva (Dana International); Don´t Look Back In Anger (Oasis); Don´t You Love Me (Eternal); Englishman In New York (Sting); Falling Into You (Celine Dion); Female Of The Species (Space); Good Enough (Dodgy); Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart); Help The Aged (Pulp); High (Lighthouse Family); I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly); I Have A Dream (Westlife); I Love The Way You Love Me (Boyzone); I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin); I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston); If You Ever (East 17 & Gabrielle); In The Air Tonight (Phil Colins); Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack); Knockin´ On Heaven´s Door (Gun´s N´Roses); La Copa De La Vida (Ricky Martin); Last Thing On My Mind (Steps); Let It Be (Beatles); Let Me Entertain You(Robbie Williams); Like A Virgin (Madonna); Livin´ La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin); Livin´ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi); Lost In Space (Lighthouse Family); Love Is All Around (Wet Wet Wet); Love Shine A Light (Katrina & The Waves); Maria (Blondie); Marvellous (Lighthouse Family); Message In A Bottle (Police); Mi Chico Latino (Geri Halliwell); Missing (Everything But the Gril); Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel); My All (Mariah Carey); Night Fever (Bee Gees); Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues); Oliver´s Army (Elvis Costello & The Attractions); Penny Lane (Beatles); Picture Of You (Boyzone); Rio (Duran Duran); Rotterdam (Beautiful South); Runaway (Corrs); Say You´ll Be There (Spice Girls); Search For The Hero (M People); She´s The One (Robbie Williams); So Young (Corrs); Some Might Say (Oasis); Something (Beatles); Space Oddity (David Bowie); Stay Another Day (East 17); Stop (Spice Girl); Take A Chance On Me (Abba); Take My Breath Away (Berlin); Thank U (Alanis Morissette); That´s The Way (I Like It) (Clock); Three Lions (Skinner/Baddiel/Lightning Seed); Three Little Birds (Bob Marley); To The End (Blur); Torn (Natalie Imbruglia); Tragedy (Steps); Turn (Travis); Turn Back Time (Aqua); Voulez-vous (Abba); Waterloo Sunset (Kinks); What Can I Do (Coors); When I Need You (Will Mellor); When The Going Gets Tough (Boyzone); When You Say Nothing At All (Ronan Keating); When You´re Gone (Bryan Adams/Mel C); Who´s That Girl (Eurythmics); Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton); Words (Boyzone); You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller); You Gotta Be (Des´Ree); You Must Love Me (Madonna); Young At Heart (Shania Twain); You´re Still The One (Bluebells)
This is a short story collection of five contemporary events, all fiction, with drama and humor entries. 1. ´´Double Cross´´: A young woman is relocated by the Witness Protection Program to a position as hospital admission director in another state. But an assassin hired by her imprisoned husband, finds her. But when they meet, the unexpected happens. 2. ´´The Little Statue´´: An illegal Latino immigrant loses his job and becomes homeless, and lives on the street. A female police officer befriends him and tries to convince him to seek refuge on a cold snowy night. But unwilling to go to a shelter, and alone, he slowly freezes to death. But toward the end he, has a vision of his favorite saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and he becomes peaceful, serene, and joyful. 3. ´´Private Gagliardi Meets the Army´´: A young 19-year-old man, with an exceptionally high IQ, joins the US Army and befuddles his sergeant with his amazing knowledge. But as he solves problems with ease, his sergeant becomes jealous and plans to get back at him, which only back-fires as the unruffled private continues to astound his fellow soldiers. 4. ´´The Black and White Roses´´: A married couple buy a cemetery lot in their hometown, planning ahead for the future. But later, as they revisit the site, they are shocked to see bouquets of black and white roses laying on the lot. There is no note or any other indication of who might have left them, and they become increasingly fearful as other bouquets reappear each time the others are removed. 5. ´´Momma´s Gonna Have a Baby´´: A 70-year-old widow is shocked to learn that she is pregnant at a routine medical examination by her doctor. After the fact settles in her mind, she becomes overjoyed at the news. However, her feelings are not shared by her two married daughters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Brogadir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045534/bk_acx0_045534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After getting kicked out of the police academy, Alfred Robles rose to become one of the hottest young comedians in the country. Two years into his comedy career, Alfred was featured on the hit shows Loco Comedy Jam and the Latino Laugh Festival. Alfred has spent the last three years touring the country and the world with Gabriel Iglesias on Comedy Central´s Fluffy Shop Tour, Comedy Central´s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, and Gabriel Iglesias´ Unity Through Laughter Tour. He has been seen on NUVO TV´s Stand Up and Deliver, STARZ´s Staaand Upp, and Comedy.TV with Byron Allen. A mix between the comedy stylings of Mitch Hedberg and Jim Jeffries, Alfred´s comedy is on the dark side. He steps on the line but doesn´t cross it. But beware - no one is safe from Alfred´s good-humored teasing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alfred Robles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/roar/000180/pf_roar_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On June 12, 2016 a gunman walked into a crowded nightclub in Orlando, Florida and shot 102 people, murdering 49 of them. At 2 a.m., the Pulse nightclub was winding down on its weekly Latino night. The building was dark, crowded, and loud. Patrons were making plans to leave when they were ambushed by a gunman, who began firing in every direction. Customers tried to escape, but the killer followed. For the next three hours, the gunman terrorized victims while playing a cat-and-mouse game with the police. Join acclaimed filmmaker Charlie Minn as he tries to answer several questions that remain unanswered to this day. Why did the perpetrator choose Pulse night club? Why did it take over three hours for police to stop the shooter? Minn interviews survivors, police, family members, and city officials to try and piece together how one of the largest mass shootings in US history took place. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Cross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003444/bk_drms_003444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.