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
ISBN 10: 1627795286
ISBN 13: 9781627795289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Country We Love Book Review:

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.

In the Country We Love

In the Country We Love
Author: Diane Guerrero
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 125013496X
ISBN 13: 9781250134967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Country We Love Book Review:

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.

In the Country We Love

In the Country We Love
Author: Diane Guerrero,Michelle Burford
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 1627795278
ISBN 13: 9781627795272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Country We Love Book Review:

Diane Guerrero, the television actress was just fourteen years old on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia 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

My Family Divided

My Family Divided
Author: Diane Guerrero,Erica Moroz
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1250134870
ISBN 13: 9781250134875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Family Divided Book Review:

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.

North Korea

North Korea
Author: Loretta Napoleoni
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9781742589817
ISBN 13: 1742589812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


North Korea Book Review:

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.

Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times

Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times
Author: Stormie Omartian
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 0736942025
ISBN 13: 9780736942027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Powerful Prayers for Troubled Times Book Review:

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.

Breaking Free

Breaking Free
Author: Rachel Jeffs
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0062670549
ISBN 13: 9780062670540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Breaking Free Book Review:

In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the countless others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.

How to Love a Country

How to Love a Country
Author: Richard Blanco
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 0807025917
ISBN 13: 9780807025918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


How to Love a Country Book Review:

A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses As presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country. In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans. Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all. The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; a lynching in Alabama; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet's abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man. But despite each poem's unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country. Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. In the landmark poem "American Wandersong," which forms the center of the book, the poet reveals himself to readers in a disarming and kinetic sequence of stanzas, striving to find his place amid the physical and emotional landscapes of our country. Through this groundbreaking volume, Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation's psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum (out of many, one). Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive.

For Love of Country

For Love of Country
Author: Howard Schultz,Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10
ISBN 10: 1101872829
ISBN 13: 9781101872826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


For Love of Country Book Review:

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.

Love of Country

Love of Country
Author: Madeleine Bunting
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 022647156X
ISBN 13: 9780226471563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Love of Country Book Review:

"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Bad Music

Bad Music
Author: Christopher J. Washburne,Maiken Derno
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 1135385475
ISBN 13: 9781135385477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bad Music Book Review:

Why are some popular musical forms and performers universally reviled by critics and ignored by scholars-despite enjoying large-scale popularity? How has the notion of what makes "good" or "bad" music changed over the years-and what does this tell us about the writers who have assigned these tags to different musical genres? Many composers that are today part of the classical "canon" were greeted initially by bad reviews. Similarly, jazz, country, and pop musics were all once rejected as "bad" by the academy that now has courses on these and many other types of music. This book addresses why this is so through a series of essays on different musical forms and performers. It looks at alternate ways of judging musical performance beyond the critical/academic nexus, and suggests new paths to follow in understanding what makes some music "popular" even if it is judged to be "bad." For anyone who has ever secretly enjoyed ABBA, Kenny G, or disco, Bad Music will be a guilty pleasure!

We Love Our Country

We Love Our Country
Author: Mary L. Amlaw
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2009-10
ISBN 10: 9780615364827
ISBN 13: 0615364829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


We Love Our Country Book Review:

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.

The Air You Breathe

The Air You Breathe
Author: Frances de Pontes Peebles
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0735211019
ISBN 13: 9780735211018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Air You Breathe Book Review:

"[A] glorious, glittery saga of friendship and loss... I read The Air You Breathe in two nights. (One might say I inhaled it.)." --NPR "Echoes of Elena Ferrante resound in this sumptuous saga."--O, The Oprah Magazine "Enveloping...Peebles understands the shifting currents of female friendship, and she writes so vividly about samba that you close the book certain its heroine's voices must exist beyond the page." -People The story of an intense female friendship fueled by affection, envy and pride--and each woman's fear that she would be nothing without the other. Some friendships, like romance, have the feeling of fate. Skinny, nine-year-old orphaned Dores is working in the kitchen of a sugar plantation in 1930s Brazil when in walks a girl who changes everything. Graça, the spoiled daughter of a wealthy sugar baron, is clever, well fed, pretty, and thrillingly ill behaved. Born to wildly different worlds, Dores and Graça quickly bond over shared mischief, and then, on a deeper level, over music. One has a voice like a songbird; the other feels melodies in her soul and composes lyrics to match. Music will become their shared passion, the source of their partnership and their rivalry, and for each, the only way out of the life to which each was born. But only one of the two is destined to be a star. Their intimate, volatile bond will determine each of their fortunes--and haunt their memories. Traveling from Brazil's inland sugar plantations to the rowdy streets of Rio de Janeiro's famous Lapa neighborhood, from Los Angeles during the Golden Age of Hollywood back to the irresistible drumbeat of home, The Air You Breathe unfurls a moving portrait of a lifelong friendship--its unparalleled rewards and lasting losses--and considers what we owe to the relationships that shape our lives.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Publsiher: Firefly Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780920668375
ISBN 13: 0920668372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Love You Forever Book Review:

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

Perfect Is Boring

Perfect Is Boring
Author: Tyra Banks,Carolyn London
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 052550429X
ISBN 13: 9780525504290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Perfect Is Boring Book Review:

Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you! In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they’ve learned on Tyra’s journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she’ll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter’s best friend—‘cause she ain’t that kinda mama!—there’s no doubt that Carolyn’s signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn’t all that. Whether they’re writing about watching Tyra’s most imperfect moment go viral (Does “Be Quiet Tiffany!” ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they’ve overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere—including “Take Responsibility for Yourself,” “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss,” and “Fix It or Flaunt It”—Perfect Is Boring is a must-read for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh-out-loud.

The Love of One's Country

The Love of One's Country
Author: Brian Brennan
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781788769495
ISBN 13: 178876949X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Love of One's Country Book Review:

In Dublin, 1966, 23-year-old Jerry Burke quits his soul-destroying job in the Irish civil service to make a new life for himself in Canada and put behind him a dark secret from his republican past. At the same time, he undertakes to find out what happened to his ancestor, Diarmuid Burke, who came to Canada in 1847, the most devastating year of the Irish potato famines. Far as Jerry can discover, his ancestor did make it over to Canada, but why was he never heard from again? The mystery finally starts to unravel in 1992, when Jerry learns that his ancestor kept a detailed diary account of his journey and that the journal has survived as an essential first-hand chronicle of this lamentable period in Irish history.

In the Country of Women

In the Country of Women
Author: Susan Straight
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN 10: 9781432873127
ISBN 13: 1432873121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Country of Women Book Review:

In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. Straight heard for decades the stories of Dwayne's female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Straight's mother-in-law, Alberta Sims, is the descendant at the heart of this memoir. Susan's family, too, reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward ― from Switzerland, Canada, and the Colorado Rockies to California.

Love Where You Live

Love Where You Live
Author: Joan Osofsky,Abby Adams
Publsiher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 9780789334398
ISBN 13: 0789334399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Love Where You Live Book Review:

Design expert Joan Osofsky of Hammertown Barn, a popular lifestyle store, shares her in-depth knowledge on stylish modern country living with a collection of creative ideas and real-life tips for making your home warm and welcoming. Joan Osofsky's liberating philosophy about cozy and comfortable living in rural settings and ideas about how to achieve a modern country look are exemplified in the charming and inviting houses from across the Hudson Valley and New England that are profiled in Love Where You Live. Full of practical decorating tips and easy and casual hosting ideas, this book features a range of traditional and contemporary house styles that are truly inspiring for today's informal country lifestyle--airy, minimalist living rooms look out onto the lush countryside; a rustic tiled floor shines through a sleek glass-topped table of a dining room; a welcoming, roaring log fire warms a great room with rough-hewn beams. Each embodies a shared aesthetic that is all about good design, a relaxed lifestyle, and an authentic sense of place and personality. This beautiful book shows us how to make our homes reflect the passion, the unique vision, and the soul of the people who reside there.

I Love You, Michael Collins

I Love You, Michael Collins
Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 0374303878
ISBN 13: 9780374303877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


I Love You, Michael Collins Book Review:

Amazon Editors' Pick Best Books of June 2017 Semifinalist: GoodReads Choice Awards 2017 Best Middle Grade and Children's Book National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2018 The Planetary Society Recommended Space Books for Kids of All Ages 2017 The National Science and Engineering Council of Canada list of books for Science Literacy Week 2018 2018-2019 Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Intermediate Grade list 2018-19 Maine Student Book Award Reading List 2018-2019 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award List, Grades 3-5 It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong ("So cute!") and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin ("So cool!"). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else's dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what's going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her—until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can't help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself. A Margaret Ferguson Book

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-10-15
ISBN 10: 1101911115
ISBN 13: 9781101911112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Love in the Time of Cholera Book Review:

"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.