Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN 10: 0545517125
ISBN 13: 9780545517126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9783125781801
ISBN 13: 3125781809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Words in the Dust

Words in the Dust
Author: Trent Reedy
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0545261252
ISBN 13: 9780545261258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words in the Dust Book Review:

Hoping for a better life after the Taliban are driven from her Afghanistan home, Zulaikha dreams of getting along better with her difficult stepmother and having her cleft palate fixed before encountering intimidating changes in the form of a poetry teacher and American visitors.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Janice Mirikitani
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 0824847946
ISBN 13: 9780824847944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Dust Book Review:

Out of the Dust is a collection of new poems by activist, leader, poet, and editor Janice Mirikitani. After being named San Francisco’s second Poet Laureate in 2000, this fifth book of poems from Mirikitani was written in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Drawing from her own background as a Sansei (third generation) Japanese American, Mirikitani reflects on the many ways we connect through the dust and our ability to rise and renew ourselves from this place. From the dust of the World Trade Center in New York to the retaliatory ashes of the dead in America’s war in Afghanistan, the poems in this volume seek to explicate the connections of our humanity to the reactionary profiling of people of Middle Eastern descent and different ethnicities, comparing these choices to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mirikitani’s poems cover topics about rape, incest, the continued struggle for justice and economic equality, and the poet’s experiences throughout her 50-year career at Glide Foundation and Church in San Francisco, where she has helped to create groundbreaking programs for the poor, women and children, and those who are healing from sexual assault, violence and abuse. Though constructed from a depth of experiences with struggle, these poems also erupt in celebration of marriage, daughters, and the discovery of self through diversity.

Letters from the Dust Bowl

Letters from the Dust Bowl
Author: Caroline Henderson
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN 10: 0806187948
ISBN 13: 9780806187945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from the Dust Bowl Book Review:

In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains. Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahoma’s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Henderson’s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a woman’s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival. Alvin O. Turner has collected and edited Henderson’s published materials together with her private correspondence. Accompanying biographical sketch, chapter introductions, and annotations provide details on Henderson’s life and context for her frequent literary allusions and comments on contemporary issues.

Dancing in the Dust

Dancing in the Dust
Author: Kagiso Lesego Molope
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105115175890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

What Comes with the Dust

What Comes with the Dust
Author: Gharbi M. Mustafa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 162872949X
ISBN 13: 9781628729498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Comes with the Dust Book Review:

As The Kite Runner and The Swallows of Kabuldid for the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, this slim, profound novel illuminates the plight of those living under the Islamic State as well as the spirit of the Yazidi people. Today is Nazo’s wedding. Today she will set herself on fire. Nazo Heydo has drenched herself in kerosene and is ready to light the match in order to avoid marrying the Syrian elder who bought her from Islamic State officials. Her forced marriage is just the latest horror in a journey that began when ISIS fighters surrounded her peaceful village, demanding spoils and the Yazidis’ conversion to Islam. Rebuffed, they took away her father, brothers, and the love of her life in their pickup trucks with the other village men. The women and children they enslaved and separated, transporting the younger women to be trafficked for the pleasure of their soldiers or sold for money. Only Nazo’s wits and daring have saved her from further abuse or death, yet each escape leads to some new horror. Meanwhile, in a parallel narrative, Soz, another young Yazidi, flees her family’s farm when she sees the black-flagged pickups approach. She manages to reach Mount Sinjar, where she joins the Yazidi fighters who have allied with the Kurdish Peshmerga. Her journey will lead back to her homeland to do battle against ISIS. What Comes with the Dust is a powerful novel about genocide and the will to survive as well as a testament to struggles of the Yazidi people.

Raising the Dust

Raising the Dust
Author: Theresa Jones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2018-04-19
ISBN 10: 9811084203
ISBN 13: 9789811084201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Raising the Dust Book Review:

Raising the Dust explores the relationship between human and ecological health through the lens of African traditional medicine, as practiced in the south of Malawi. The book employs an ethnographic methodology using the primary methods of semi-structured interviews and participant observation. The fieldwork for the research was conducted in the Mulanje Mountain Biosphere and the findings are presented as a narrative exploration of insider and outsider positions, in this context. The conceptual framework for the book encompasses a broad range of ecological ideas, focussing mainly on traditional ecological knowledge and radical ecology. The holistic theoretical framework for the book emerges in a grounded way from out of the fieldwork experience. The book is written in plain language and will appeal to anyone interested in holistic health outlooks, particularly cross-cultural health and wellbeing narratives.

The Dust Bowl

The Dust Bowl
Author: David Booth
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9781550742954
ISBN 13: 1550742957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dust Bowl Book Review:

Conditions are dry on Matthew's grandfather's farm, and when Matthew asks if the farm will have to be sold, his grandfather tells him the story of how their family stayed through the Big Dry, also known as the Dust Bowl.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: S. E. Hinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 1101642610
ISBN 13: 9781101642610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outsiders Book Review:

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Years of Dust

Years of Dust
Author: Albert Marrin
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0142425796
ISBN 13: 9780142425794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Years of Dust Book Review:

Offers a review of the events that led up to and took place during this natural disaster in the Great Plains during the 1930s, and discusses the changes that were instituted in farming and land conservation as a result of it.

Children of the Dust Bowl

Children of the Dust Bowl
Author: Jerry Stanley
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 85
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 0517880946
ISBN 13: 9780517880944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Dust Bowl Book Review:

Describes the plight of the migrant workers who traveled from the Dust Bowl to California during the Depression and were forced to live in a federal labor camp and discusses the school that was built for their children.

The Dust Rose Like Smoke

The Dust Rose Like Smoke
Author: James O. Gump
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0803278632
ISBN 13: 9780803278639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dust Rose Like Smoke Book Review:

In 1876 Lakota and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer’s Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation. Although the similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, James O. Gump’s book The Dust Rose Like Smoke is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. “This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism,” he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western domination over a vast portion of the globe, Gump’s comparative study persuasively traces the origins and aftermath of both episodes. He examines the complicated ways in which Lakota and Zulu leadership sought to protect indigenous interests while Western leadership calculated their subjugation to imperial authority. The second edition includes a new preface from the author, revised and expanded chapters, and an interview with Leonard Little Finger (great-great-grandson of Ghost Dance leader Big Foot), whose story connects Wounded Knee and Nelson Mandela.

The Great American Dust Bowl

The Great American Dust Bowl
Author: Don Brown
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0544307992
ISBN 13: 9780544307995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great American Dust Bowl Book Review:

A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a duster—a savage storm—on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow—people got lost in the gloom and suffocated . . . and that was just the beginning. Don Brown brings the Dirty Thirties to life with kinetic, highly saturated, and lively artwork in this graphic novel of one of America's most catastrophic natural events: the Dust Bowl.

Dust Tracks on a Road Autobiography

Dust Tracks on a Road  Autobiography
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 8027247373
ISBN 13: 9788027247370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dust Tracks on a Road Autobiography Book Review:

This eBook edition of "Dust Tracks on a Road: Autobiography" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Dust Tracks on a Road is the 1942 autobiography of black American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. The book begins with Hurston's childhood in the black community of Eatonville, Florida, then covers her education at Howard University where she began as a fiction writer, having two stories published under the guidance of Charles S. Johnson. It also covers her anthropological work under Franz Boas that led to her study Mules and Men (1935). The autobiography also won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 1943 for its contribution to race relations and has been praised for its literary quality.

Histories of the Dustheap

Histories of the Dustheap
Author: Stephanie Foote,Elizabeth Mazzolini
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0262517825
ISBN 13: 9780262517829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Histories of the Dustheap Book Review:

An examination of how garbage reveals the relationships between the global and the local, the economic and the ecological, and the historical and the contemporary. Garbage, considered both materially and culturally, elicits mixed responses. Our responsibility toward the objects we love and then discard is entangled with our responsibility toward the systems that make those objects. Histories of the Dustheap uses garbage, waste, and refuse to investigate the relationships between various systems--the local and the global, the economic and the ecological, the historical and the contemporary--and shows how this most democratic reality produces identities, social relations, and policies. The contributors first consider garbage in subjective terms, examining "toxic autobiography" by residents of Love Canal, the intersection of public health and women's rights, and enviroblogging. They explore the importance of place, with studies of post-Katrina soil contamination in New Orleans, e-waste disposal in Bloomington, Indiana, and garbage on Mount Everest. And finally, they look at cultural contradictions as objects hover between waste and desirability, examining Milwaukee's efforts to sell its sludge as fertilizer, the plastics industry's attempt to wrap plastic bottles and bags in the mantle of freedom of choice, and the idea of obsolescence in the animated film The Brave Little Toaster. Histories of the Dustheap offers a range of perspectives on a variety of incarnations of garbage, inviting the reader to consider garbage in a way that goes beyond the common "buy green" discourse that empowers individuals while limiting environmental activism to consumerist practices.

Iqbal

Iqbal
Author: Francesco D'Adamo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439106785
ISBN 13: 1439106789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iqbal Book Review:

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

Intruder in the Dust

Intruder in the Dust
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0307792188
ISBN 13: 9780307792181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intruder in the Dust Book Review:

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-03-04
ISBN 10: 9780192752840
ISBN 13: 0192752847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Breadwinner Book Review:

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.