Monday, December 9, 2013

Last chance to win Postcards From Space: The Chris Hadfield Story!

You have one more day to enter our December giveaway: a copy of Postcards From Space: The Chris Hadfield Story, by Heather Down! The author has agreed to send a copy of her beautiful book to a lucky winner (open to international entrants!). The winner will be chosen at random from those who submit correct answers on my Postcards From Space Facebook Contest. To enter, simply find photos taken from space that I've posted on Cozy Little Book Journal's Facebook Page. Correctly identify them in the comments section and you're automatically entered to win! 

As an added bonus, you can guess all fifteen locations by viewing the photos here! Just leave a message in the comments with your guesses (don't forget to make sure I can contact you if you win, so no anonymous entries please!).

Winner will be announced on December 11, 2013.

1. What river is this?

2. What city is this?

 3. What is this famous location?

4. Can you name this lake?

5. Where is this?

6. Where is this?

 7. Where is this?

 8. Can you name these famous lakes?

 9. What port city is this?

 10. Where is this beautiful location?

11. What city is this?

12. What city is this (with a very famous bridge)?

13. Where is this?

14. What is this structure?

15. Where is this?

How many can you name? Each correct answer is an entry to win!

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald Yacovone

The African Americans: 
Many Rivers to Cross
Authors: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Donald Yacovone
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date:
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Source: Hay House Book Nook

I have not yet seen the television series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, but after reading this companion book I'm very much looking forward to it. The book is a brief but unflinching look at 500 years of African American history, from the first people of African descent to inhabit what is now American soil, to African American experiences today. It examines the roots, reality and ultimate abolishment of slavery in the United States, as well as the far-reaching aftermath. There is a section on racist imagery in the 19th century that is both disturbing and illuminating (and, as the book points out, does not all originate from white people in the south). It is both a history of racial discrimination in America and a history of African American achievement (and it shows how linked these two things are).