In the Country We Love

In the Country We Love
Author: Diane Guerrero,Michelle Burford
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781627795289

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The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

My Family Divided

My Family Divided
Author: Diane Guerrero,Erica Moroz
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781250134875

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Before landing a spot on the megahit Netflix show Orange is the New Black; before wow-ing audiences as Lina on Jane the Virgin; and before her incredible activism and work on immigration reform, Diane Guerrero was a young girl living in Boston. One day, while Guerrero was at school, her undocumented immigrant parents were taken from their home, detained, and deported. Guerrero's life, which had been full of the support of a loving family, was turned upside down. Reflective of the experiences of millions of undocumented immigrant families in the United States, Guerrero's story is at once heartbreaking and hopeful.

Snow Falling

Snow Falling
Author: Jane Gloriana Villanueva
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781507206638

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It’s been a lifetime (and three seasons) in the making, but Jane Gloriana Villanueva is finally ready to make her much-anticipated literary debut! Jane the Virgin, the Golden Globe, AFI, and Peabody Award–winning The CW dramedy, has followed Jane’s telenovela-esque life—from her accidental artificial insemination and virgin birth to the infant kidnapping and murderous games of the villainous Sin Rostro to an enthralling who-will-she-choose love triangle. With these tumultuous events as inspiration, Jane’s breathtaking first novel adapts her story for a truly epic romance that captures the hope and the heartbreak that have made the television drama so beloved. Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance set in 1902 Miami—a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the Magic City. Working at the lavish Regal Sol hotel and newly engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams for her future. Then, a figure from her past reemerges to change her life forever: the hotel’s dapper owner, railroad tycoon Rake Solvino. The captivating robber baron sets her heart aflame once more, leading to a champagne-fueled night together. But when their indiscretion results in an unexpected complication, Josephine struggles to decide whether her heart truly belongs with heroic Martin or dashing Rake. Meanwhile, in an effort to capture an elusive crime lord terrorizing the city, Detective Cadden scours the back alleys of the Magic City, tracking the nefarious villain to the Regal Sol and discovering a surprising connection to the Solvino family. However, just when it looks like Josephine’s true heart’s desire is clear, danger strikes. Will her dreams for the future dissolve like so much falling snow or might Josephine finally get the happy ever after she’s been dreaming of for so long?

North Korea

North Korea
Author: Loretta Napoleoni
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2018
Genre: History
ISBN: 1742589812

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In her characteristically direct approach, political analyst Loretta Napoleoni takes on the vexed story of North Korea for those of us in the West who remain blinded by its myths and bigotry. This short, informative book is an account of a country central to world politics and yet little understood.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1986
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0920668372

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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

In the Country of Others

In the Country of Others
Author: Leila Slimani
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780525507598

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The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny that “lays bare women’s intimate, lacerating experience of war” (The New York Times Book Review) After World War II, Mathilde leaves France for Morocco to be with her husband, whom she met while he was fighting for the French army. A spirited young woman, she now finds herself a farmer’s wife, her vitality sapped by the isolation, the harsh climate, and the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner. But she refuses to be subjugated or confined to her role as mother of a growing family. As tensions mount between the Moroccans and the French colonists, Mathilde’s fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country’s fight for independence in this lush and transporting novel about race, resilience, and women’s empowerment.

Home Is Not a Country

Home Is Not a Country
Author: Safia Elhillo
Publsiher: Make Me a World
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780593177075

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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “Nothing short of magic.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X From the acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey to face the ephemeral girl she might have been. Woven through with moments of lyrical beauty, this is a tender meditation on family, belonging, and home. my mother meant to name me for her favorite flower its sweetness garlands made for pretty girls i imagine her yasmeen bright & alive & i ache to have been born her instead Nima wishes she were someone else. She doesn’t feel understood by her mother, who grew up in a different land. She doesn’t feel accepted in her suburban town; yet somehow, she isn't different enough to belong elsewhere. Her best friend, Haitham, is the only person with whom she can truly be herself. Until she can't, and suddenly her only refuge is gone. As the ground is pulled out from under her, Nima must grapple with the phantom of a life not chosen—the name her parents meant to give her at birth—Yasmeen. But that other name, that other girl, might be more real than Nima knows. And the life Nima wishes were someone else's. . . is one she will need to fight for with a fierceness she never knew she possessed.

The Great Kananaskis Flood

The Great Kananaskis Flood
Author: Gillean Daffern,Derek Ryder
Publsiher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-06-06
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781771601580

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The great Kananaskis flood of 2013 came with no warning. The rains started late in the afternoon of June 19 and didn’t let up until June 23. Rivers and creeks, swollen to unprecedented size and fury cut off the towns of Canmore and Exshaw and flooded the village of Bragg Creek. Calgary’s premier recreation playground. Kananaskis Country, was devastated: Roads, bridges, infrastructures and trails were washed away, leaving tourists and business owners stranded. After a massive evacuation the whole of Kananaskis Country was shut down. This is the story in words and photographs of the flood showing the event itself, the aftermath and assessment of damage and the rebuilding phase that is still ongoing three years later. Of particular interest are pictures taken before and after the landscape changed. All proceeds from the book will be going towards trail rebuilding.

Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times

Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times
Author: Stormie Omartian
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780736942027

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In Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times, Stormie Omartian challenges Christians to pray for the land we call home. In this easy-to-carry pocket book, Stormie tackles genuine questions about praying for our country. She offers sample prayers you can use to pray for government and community leaders, the heroic men and women who protect us (police officers, firefighters, soldiers), and the welfare and healing of our nation. You’ll find help in your prayer life for situations like these: Why do bad things happen to innocent people? How do we pray for our enemies? What does it mean to be “a nation whose God is the Lord”? You will also find encouragement for today and hope for the future as you join with other believers and, as one people, offer up our country to God in prayer.

A Man Without a Country

A Man Without a Country
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-06-20
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9780525510130

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”–USA Today In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions. Praise for A Man Without a Country “[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”–Los Angeles Times “Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”–The New York Times Book Review “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”–Chicago Tribune “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”–The Australian “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”–Studs Terkel

A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat
Author: Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Publsiher: Biblioasis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781771964128

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An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries. On discovering her murdered husband’s body, an eighteenth-century Irish noblewoman drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary lament. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s poem travels through the centuries, finding its way to a new mother who has narrowly avoided her own fatal tragedy. When she realizes that the literature dedicated to the poem reduces Eibhlín Dubh’s life to flimsy sketches, she wants more: the details of the poet’s girlhood and old age; her unique rages, joys, sorrows, and desires; the shape of her days and site of her final place of rest. What follows is an adventure in which Doireann Ní Ghríofa sets out to discover Eibhlín Dubh’s erased life—and in doing so, discovers her own. Moving fluidly between past and present, quest and elegy, poetry and those who make it, A Ghost in the Throat is a shapeshifting book: a record of literary obsession; a narrative about the erasure of a people, of a language, of women; a meditation on motherhood and on translation; and an unforgettable story about finding your voice by freeing another’s.

For Love of Country

For Love of Country
Author: Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781101872826

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In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the CEO of Starbucks and a National Book Award Nominee celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans. Co-written by the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City. Simultaneous.

We Love Our Country

We Love Our Country
Author: Mary L. Amlaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2009-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 0615364829

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Based on the writings of our Founding Fathers, the author provides a short, simple, and organized explanation of the rights and freedoms we have as human beings and as Americans, the Constitutional Republic form of government they implemented of limited Federal powers, and the responsibility American citizens have to support and preserve the Republic that protects its rights and freedoms. The book is for all ages, 7 through adult, to learn more accurately, and to appreciate the timeless relevance of, our Country's Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States of America. The book may also be used as a speaker outline as well as an instructional tool by parents, teachers, and religious and organizational leaders. As reference material, the book contains applicable quotes of our first five Presidents who were Founding Fathers, the above Founding documents, the Bill of Rights, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the founding Principles of Liberty.

Snow Falling in Spring

Snow Falling in Spring
Author: Moying Li
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-03-06
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781429940788

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Most people cannot remember when their childhood ended. I, on the other hand, have a crystal-clear memory of that moment. It happened at night in the summer of 1966, when my elementary school headmaster hanged himself. In 1966 Moying, a student at a prestigious language school in Beijing, seems destined for a promising future. Everything changes when student Red Guards begin to orchestrate brutal assaults, violent public humiliations, and forced confessions. After watching her teachers and headmasters beaten in public, Moying flees school for the safety of home, only to witness her beloved grandmother denounced, her home ransacked, her father's precious books flung onto the back of a truck, and Baba himself taken away. From labor camp, Baba entrusts a friend to deliver a reading list of banned books to Moying so that she can continue to learn. Now, with so much of her life at risk, she finds sanctuary in the world of imagination and learning. This inspiring memoir follows Moying Li from age twelve to twenty-two, illuminating a complex, dark time in China's history as it tells the compelling story of one girl's difficult but determined coming-of-age during the Cultural Revolution. Snow Falling in Spring is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

People Like Us

People Like Us
Author: Sayu Bhojwani
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-10-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781620974155

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The inspiring story of political newcomers (sometimes also newcomers to America) who are knocking down built-in barriers to creating better government The system is rigged: America’s political leadership remains overwhelmingly white, male, moneyed, and Christian. Even at the local and state levels, elected office is inaccessible to the people it aims to represent. But in People Like Us, political scientist Sayu Bhojwani shares the stories of a diverse and persevering range of local and state politicians from across the country who are challenging the status quo, winning against all odds, and leaving a path for others to follow in their wake. In Anaheim, California, a previously undocumented Mexican American challenges the high-powered interests of the Disney Corporation to win a city council seat. In the Midwest, a thirty-something Muslim Somali American unseats a forty-four-year incumbent in the Minnesota house of representatives. These are some of the foreign-born, lower-income, and of-color Americans who have successfully taken on leadership roles in elected office despite xenophobia, political gatekeeping, and personal financial concerns. In accessible prose, Bhojwani shines a light on the political, systemic, and cultural roadblocks that prevent government from effectively representing a rapidly changing America, and offers forward-thinking solutions on how to get rid of them. People Like Us serves as a road map for the burgeoning democracy that has been a long time in the making: inclusive, multiracial, and unstoppable.