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Younge, Gary

Overview
Works: 30 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 3,794 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Speeches  Biographies  Illustrated works  Picture books  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: E185.97.L5, 320.54092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Younge
Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives by Gary Younge( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics. Far from a dry account of gun policy in the United States or a polemic about the dangers of gun violence, the book is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind. Whether it's a father's unspeakable grief over his son who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a mentor who tries to channel his rage by organizing, or a friend and neighbor who finds strength in faith, the lives lost on that day and the lives left behind become, in Younge's hands, impossible to ignore, or to forget. What emerges in these pages is a searing portrait of youth, family, and the way that lives can be shattered in an instant on any day in America. At a time when it has become indisputable that Americans need to rethink their position on guns, this moving narrative work puts a human face--a child's face--on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. In his journalism, Younge is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and looking twice where others might look away. There are some things, he argues, that we have come to see as normal, even when they are unacceptable. And gun violence is one of them. A clear-eyed and iconoclastic approach to this contentious issue, this book helps answer the questions so many of us are grappling with, and makes it even harder to just look away"--
The speech : the story behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream by Gary Younge( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Praise for Gary Younge's Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States: "Abroad in America, Gary Younge is an acutely skeptical observer."--Jonathan Raban "Gary Younge is an excellent journalist-a critical writer at a critical time."-Andrea Levy "One of the tiny handful of contemporary journalists left who is consistently worth reading. A voice for our times." -Stuart Hall Praise for No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the American South: "Younge's book is a blend of travelogue, historical research, and social commentary leavened with the sharp eyes and tongue of an outsider examining the American racial milieu." -Booklist Praise for Who Are We-And Should it Matter: "Penetrating and provocative." -The Guardian It was a sweltering eighty-seven degrees when Martin Luther King took the stage at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. He was the final speaker after a long day. The crowd, which numbered in the tens of thousands, had begun to leave. King took a deep breath and threw back his shoulders. "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. "Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his powerful "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, The Speech endures as a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality. This gripping book unearths the fascinating chronicle behind The Speech and the revealing events surrounding the march on Washington. Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian and the Nation. His books include Who are We--And Should it Matter In the 21st Century and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian first book award."
Who Are We-- And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? by Gary Younge( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As borders vanish, more people travel, cultures mingle, and communications across continents become easier, aren't relations between people supposed to be getting less fraught? Why then are people retreating into the refuges of religion, nationality, race, and region? In France the Roma are deported en masse, in Italy Prime Minister Berlusconi has called undocumented workers an 'army of evil' and in Oklahoma, where Muslims are only 0.2 percent of the population, 70 percent of Oklahomans voted to ban the introduction of Sharia Law ... Younge demonstrates that how we define ourselves deeply matters: identity often determines whom we elect to public office; informs the choices we make for safety and often figures prominently in the decision to go to war ... 'Who Are We?' shows how identity shapes our personal and political worlds ... Brilliantly observed, witty, and deeply impassioned, "Who Are We' urges us to halt this retreat, to search for common higher ground, or to be prepared to see a society more dangerously divided than ever ..."--Dust jacket flap
Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives by Gary Younge( Recording )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics. Far from a dry account of gun policy in the United States or a polemic about the dangers of gun violence, the book is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind
The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Malcolm X is one of the twentieth century's most controversal figures. Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect denied them by their white neighbours, he inspired as many people in the United States as he caused to fear him."--BACK COVER
The speech by Gary Younge( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small island by Andrea Levy( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to England after the war Gilbert Joseph is treated very differently now that he is no longer in an RAF uniform. Joined by his wife Hortense, he rekindles a friendship with Queenie who takes in Jamaican lodgers. Can their dreams of a better life in England overcome the prejudice they face?
Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the world of Spanish-language letters. In this bold, eclectic issue, the magazine turns back to focus on Britain. In 2012, Britain is a nation in flux, managing difficult socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating shifting demographics
The media makes the world : a Left Forum panel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panelists reveal the various machinations of the mainstream media, including its lack of coverage of healthcare, its controlled coverage of the U.S. war on Iraq, and the lack of intelligent/critical reporting of the huge inequalities inherent in capitalism. They also point out the problems of distribution while also praising the many efforts of the alternative media
No place like home : a Black Briton's journey through the American South by Gary Younge( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1997 Gary Younge explored the American South by retracing the route of the original Freedom Riders of the 1960s. His road trip was a remarkable socio-cultural adventure for an outsider, for he was British, journalistically curious, and black." "As he traveled by Greyhound bus through the former Confederate states, he experienced an awakening. He felt culturally tied to this strange yet familiar place. Though a Briton by birth and the child of emigrants from Barbados, he felt cuturally alien in his native land. In Dixie, however, he met African Americans whose racial distinctiveness was similar to his own."
The Katrina crisis : race, class, & disaster in New Orleans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the human rights tragedy that followed Hurricane Katrina. Key issues covered include how Katrina encapsulated the specter of racism and the government response to it
I have a dream by Martin Luther King( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents illustrations and the text of the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, in which he described his visionary dream of equality and brotherhood for humankind
The speech : the story behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream by Gary Younge( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his powerful "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, The Speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality." --Container
Day in the death of america by Gary Younge( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great interviews of the 20th century by Malcolm X( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are we--and should it matter in the twenty-first century? by Gary Younge( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary Younge shows the enduring legacy and obsession with identity in politics and everyday life, that how we define ourselves informs every aspect of our social, political, and personal lives. From Tiger Woods's legacy to the scandal over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Young finds that identity is inescapable, but solidarity may not be as elusive as we fear
The crises of multiculturalism : racism in a neoliberal age by Alana Lentin( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded as the failed experiment of liberal elites, commentators and politicians compete to denounce its corrosive legacies; parallel communities threatening social cohesion, enemies within cultivated by irresponsible cultural relativism, medieval practices subverting national 'ways of life' and universal values. This important new book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of 'multiculturalism' in the first place. The authors argue that what we are witnessing is not so much a rejection of multiculturalism as a projection of neoliberal anxieties onto the social realities of lived multiculture. Nested in an established post-racial consensus, new forms of racism draw powerfully on liberalism and questions of 'values', and unsettle received ideas about racism and the 'far right' in Europe. In combining theory with a reading of recent controversies concerning headscarves, cartoons, minarets and burkas, Lentin and Titley trace a transnational crisis that travels and is made to travel, and where rejecting multiculturalism is central to laundering increasingly acceptable forms of racism."--Publisher's website
Brighton photo biennial 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Immigration in Europe( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Extreme right-wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen's recently advanced to the French presidential election, highlighting a wave of anti-immigration sentiment in that country. Diane and her guests talk about Le Pen's unexpected popularity and other signals from Europe's political right
Przybysze, tam jest exit! by Gary Younge( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Who Are We-- And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?Who are we--and should it matter in the twenty-first century?
Alternative Names
Gary Younge British journalist

Gary Younge Brits journalist

Gary Younge journaliste britannique

Gary Younge periodista británico

Янг, Гэри

Languages
English (81)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The autobiography of Malcolm XNo place like home : a Black Briton's journey through the American SouthWho are we--and should it matter in the twenty-first century?The crises of multiculturalism : racism in a neoliberal ageBrighton photo biennial 2006Stranger in a strange land : encounters in the disunited states