If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0805098240
ISBN 13: 9780805098242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Oceans Were Ink Book Review:

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0805098194
ISBN 13: 9780805098198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If the Oceans Were Ink Book Review:

An award-winning foreign correspondent relates how her longtime friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, and she confronted stereotypes and misperceptions in their communities by drawing on the Quran's messages of peace and respect. Original.

Home Land Security

Home  Land  Security
Author: Carla Power
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN 10: 0525510583
ISBN 13: 9780525510581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Land Security Book Review:

A “provocative and deeply reported look into the emerging field of deradicalization” (Esquire), told through the stories of former militants and the people working to bring them back into society, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Carla Power What are the roots of radicalism? Journalist Carla Power came to this question well before the January 6, 2021, attack in Washington, D.C., turned our country’s attention to the problem of domestic radicalization. Her entry point was a different wave of radical panic—the way populists and pundits encouraged us to see the young people who joined ISIS or other terrorist organizations as simple monsters. Power wanted to chip away at the stereotypes by focusing not on what these young people had done but why: What drew them into militancy? What visions of the world—of home, of land, of security for themselves and the people they loved—shifted their thinking toward radical beliefs? And what visions of the world might bring them back to society? Power begins her journey by talking to the mothers of young men who’d joined ISIS in the UK and Canada; from there, she travels around the world in search of societies that are finding new and innovative ways to rehabilitate former extremists. We meet an American judge who has staked his career on finding new ways to handle terrorist suspects, a Pakistani woman running a game-changing school for former child soldiers, a radicalized Somali American who learns through literature to see beyond his Manichean beliefs, and a former neo-Nazi who now helps disarm white supremacists. Along the way Power gleans lessons that get her closer to answering the true question at the heart of her pursuit: Can we find a way to live together? An eye-opening, page-turning investigation, Home, Land, Security speaks to the rise of division and radicalization in all forms, both at home and abroad. In this richly reported and deeply human account, Carla Power offers new ways to overcome the rising tides of extremism, one human at a time.

If All the Seas Were Ink

If All the Seas Were Ink
Author: Ilana Kurshan
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1250121272
ISBN 13: 9781250121271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If All the Seas Were Ink Book Review:

**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
Author: Jennifer Steil
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0767930517
ISBN 13: 9780767930512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky Book Review:

Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women in a completely male-dominated society.

Lipstick Jihad

Lipstick Jihad
Author: Azadeh Moaveni
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-03-31
ISBN 10: 1586485490
ISBN 13: 9781586485498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lipstick Jihad Book Review:

As far back as she can remember, Azadeh Moaveni has felt at odds with her tangled identity as an Iranian-American. In suburban America, Azadeh lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, clinging to tradition, and dreaming of Tehran. Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna. For years, she ignored the tense standoff between her two cultures. But college magnified the clash between Iran and America, and after graduating, she moved to Iran as a journalist. This is the story of her search for identity, between two cultures cleaved apart by a violent history. It is also the story of Iran, a restive land lost in the twilight of its revolution. Moaveni's homecoming falls in the heady days of the country's reform movement, when young people demonstrated in the streets and shouted for the Islamic regime to end. In these tumultuous times, she struggles to build a life in a dark country, wholly unlike the luminous, saffron and turquoise-tinted Iran of her imagination. As she leads us through the drug-soaked, underground parties of Tehran, into the hedonistic lives of young people desperate for change, Moaveni paints a rare portrait of Iran's rebellious next generation. The landscape of her Tehran — ski slopes, fashion shows, malls and cafes — is populated by a cast of young people whose exuberance and despair brings the modern reality of Iran to vivid life.

The Sea Around Us

The Sea Around Us
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066367923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Around Us Book Review:

"The Sea Around Us" by Rachel Carson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Author: Jules Verne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1887
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN1INV
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean
Author: Patricia Newman
Publsiher: Millbrook Press ™
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1728411386
ISBN 13: 9781728411385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planet Ocean Book Review:

"Books like this one help lead the way to a better climate future for all inhabitants of Mother Earth. We are all in this together!" — Jeff Bridges, Academy Award winner and environmentalist A little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth is ocean. So wouldn’t a better name for our global home be Planet Ocean? You may be surprised at just how closely YOU are connected to the ocean. Regardless of where you live, every breath you take and every drop of water you drink links you to the ocean. And because of this connection, the ocean’s health affects all of us. Dive in with author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley—visit the Coral Triangle near Indonesia, the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic Ocean at the top of the world. Find out about problems including climate change, ocean acidification, and plastic pollution, and meet inspiring local people who are leading the way to reverse the ways in which humans have harmed the ocean. Planet Ocean shows us how to stop thinking of ourselves as existing separate from the ocean and how to start taking better care of this precious resource.

The Oceans

The Oceans
Author: Don Groves
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1989-04-14
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002859057
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oceans Book Review:

Offers insights, facts, and figures in answer to over one hundred questions about the ocean, in such categories as biology, meteorology, chemistry, and geology

Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Atlas of Ocean Adventures
Author: Emily Hawkins
Publsiher: Wide Eyed Editions
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0711245304
ISBN 13: 9780711245303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Ocean Adventures Book Review:

Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world's great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you're travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world's oceans with Lucy Letherland's animal characters. A natural history lesson in an adventure book, each spread features 10 captions and and facts about every destination. The 5th title in the best-selling Atlas of Adventures series that has now been translated into 31 languages.

Ink

Ink
Author: Alice Broadway
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 1338197002
ISBN 13: 9781338197006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ink Book Review:

There are no secrets in Saintstone. From the second you're born, every achievement, every failing, every significant moment are all immortalized on your skin. There are honorable marks that let people know you're trustworthy. And shameful tattoos that announce you as a traitor. After her father dies, Leora finds solace in the fact that his skin tells a wonderful story. That is, until she glimpses a mark on the back of his neck . . . the symbol of the worst crime a person can commit in Saintstone. Leora knows it has to be a mistake, but before she can do anything about it, the horrifying secret gets out, jeopardizing her father's legacy . . . and Leora's life. In her startlingly prescient debut, Alice Broadway shines a light on the dangerous lengths we go to make our world feel orderly--even when the truth refuses to stay within the lines. This rich, lyrical fantasy with echoes of Orwell is unlike anything you've ever read, a tale guaranteed to get under your skin . . .

Galaxies and Oceans

Galaxies and Oceans
Author: N.R. Walker
Publsiher: BlueHeart Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galaxies and Oceans Book Review:

Seizing his one chance to escape, Ethan Hosking leaves his violent ex-boyfriend, leaves his entire life, and walks into the path of a raging bushfire. Desperate to start over, a new man named Aubrey Hobbs walks out of the fire-ravaged forest, alive and alone. With no ID and no money, nothing but his grandfather’s telescope, he goes where the Southern Cross leads him. Patrick Carney is the resident lighthouse keeper in Hadley Cove, a small town on the remote Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. After the tragic death of his lover four years ago, he lives a solitary life; just him, a tabby cat, the Indian and Southern Oceans, and a whole lot of loneliness. He’s content with his life until a stranger shows up in town and turns Patrick’s head. Patrick never expected to be interested in anyone else. Aubrey never expected to be happy. Between Aubrey’s love of the stars and Patrick’s love of the ocean, these two fragile hearts must navigate new waters. If they can weather the storm of their pasts, they could very well have a love that eclipses everything.

Ocean Speaks

Ocean Speaks
Author: Jess Keating
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0735265097
ISBN 13: 9780735265097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Speaks Book Review:

Meet Marie Tharp (1920-2006), the first person to map the Earth's underwater mountain ridge, in this inspiring picture book biography from the author of Shark Lady. From a young age, Marie Tharp loved watching the world. She loved solving problems. And she loved pushing the limits of what girls and women were expected to do and be. In the mid-twentieth century, women were not welcome in the sciences, but Marie was tenacious. She got a job at a laboratory in New York. But then she faced another barrior: women were not allowed on the research ships (they were considered bad luck on boats). So instead, Marie stayed back and dove deep into the data her colleagues recorded. She mapped point after point and slowly revealed a deep rift valley in the ocean floor. At first the scientific community refused to believe her, but her evidence was irrefutable. She proved to the world that her research was correct. The mid-ocean ridge that Marie discovered is the single largest geographic feature on the planet, and she mapped it all from her small, cramped office.

American Dervish

American Dervish
Author: Ayad Akhtar
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN 10: 0316192821
ISBN 13: 9780316192828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Dervish Book Review:

From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes. American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

Wildlife in the Oceans and Seas for Kids Aquatic Marine Life 2nd Grade Science Edition Vol 6

Wildlife in the Oceans and Seas for Kids  Aquatic   Marine Life    2nd Grade Science Edition Vol 6
Author: Baby Professor
Publsiher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 154190138X
ISBN 13: 9781541901384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildlife in the Oceans and Seas for Kids Aquatic Marine Life 2nd Grade Science Edition Vol 6 Book Review:

What would you see if you ride a submarine to explore the deep blue sea? You'll be seeing fish and whales and sharks and all marine animals in between! It's the same adventure when you open this book and start your own ocean exploration. You'll see pictures to come with texts so information will stick better. Grab a copy today!

The Ocean and Its Wonders

The Ocean and Its Wonders
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Publsiher: Binker North
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1874
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590050665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean and Its Wonders Book Review:

The Ocean and its Wonders is a classic nature study about ocean habitats.

Born with Wings

Born with Wings
Author: Daisy Khan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0812995279
ISBN 13: 9780812995275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born with Wings Book Review:

The dramatic, spiritual memoir of a prominent Muslim woman working to empower women and girls across the world—for readers of Malala Yousafzai and Azar Nafisi. Raised in a progressive Muslim family in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains, where she attended a Catholic girls’ school, Daisy experienced culture shock when her family sent her to the States to attend high school in a mostly Jewish Long Island suburb. Ambitious and talented, she quickly climbed the corporate ladder after college as an architectural designer in New York City. Though she loved the freedom that came with being a career woman, she felt that something was missing from her life. One day a friend suggested that she visit a Sufi mosque in Tribeca. To her surprise, she discovered a home there, eventually marrying the mosque’s imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, and finding herself, as his wife, at the center of a community in which women turned to her for advice. Guided by her faith, she embraced her role as a women’s advocate and has devised innovative ways to help end child marriage, fight against genital mutilation, and, most recently, educate young Muslims to resist the false promises of ISIS recruiters. Born with Wings is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan’s inspiring journey—of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do—with faith, love, and resilience. Praise for Born with Wings “A heartfelt, deeply personal, and touching account of a Muslim woman’s spiritual journey and her work to empower women and girls around the globe.”—Her Majesty Queen Noor “Daisy Khan is one of the most prominent Muslim voices in America and an icon of female empowerment across the globe. This beautiful story of her spiritual journey is an inspiration to anyone who seeks to change the world.”—Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot “At a time when news headlines cast Muslim societies as war-torn or rigidly traditional, Daisy Khan offers a subtler, and ultimately more optimistic, vision. Through her own story, and the stories of other change-makers, Khan reminds us how Muslim women are asserting their rights while holding fast to their faith.”—Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink “A lyrical, poignant, emboldening, and, most of all, deeply important book.”—Bruce Feiler, author of Abraham and Walking the Bible

The Weight of a Thousand Oceans

The Weight of a Thousand Oceans
Author: Jillian Webster
Publsiher: Forgotten Ones
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN 10: 9781735025636
ISBN 13: 1735025631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weight of a Thousand Oceans Book Review:

In a world where cities sprawl like half-submerged skeletons, Maia has spent her entire life hidden within the mountains of New Zealand. Her only companions being her ailing grandfather and a nomadic dog named Huck, Maia resents being alone. She spends her days wandering the ruins of a population long-gone, dreaming of a place where the few humans left behind can start again-a place her grandfather insists is a myth. But Maia cannot escape a strong and mysterious force calling her out into the world, as well as bizarre events following her around the island. There is something strangely enchanted about the land in which she lives ... or is it her? When Maia hears a rumor that people are heading to The Old Arctic Circle half a world away, she knows this is where her destiny lies-until a devastating turn of events seems to shatter any hope of reaching her destination. Clinging to the edge of her life, Maia must come face to face with the transformative power of fate, discovering the one thing she has spent her life running from may be the only thing to save her. The first book in The Forgotten Ones trilogy, The Weight of a Thousand Oceans is one woman's haunting story about the astonishing, sometimes heart-wrenching perseverance of the human spirit across a deeply forsaken planet.

When Oceans Roar

When Oceans Roar
Author: Ernest F Crocker
Publsiher: Authentic Media Inc
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN 10: 178078161X
ISBN 13: 9781780781617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Oceans Roar Book Review:

When Oceans Roar tells the remarkable stories of people who heard the still small voice of God, and saw God do amazing things when they took God at his word and surrendered themselves to him. The stories told in this book represent roads that few people would have chosen. Yet having said 'yes' to God, and taken the first step, each one was strengthened, empowered and equipped for the journey ahead. It includes the story of a couple who prayed over their child who had no heart beat for three days in the sure knowledge that God would meet them at their point of need, and of a Bangladeshi freedom fighter taken before a firing squad only to learn that God had a plan for his life. This is a book that will challenge you to find your true identity, and having done so to step out of complacency and take risks in the sure knowledge that God will never leave you or forsake you as you surrender yourself to him. Be inspired to listen out for the still small voice of God above the ocean's roar.