Genre : Immigrants in literature
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ISBN_10 : OCLC:1080344222
Copyright Year : 2018
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"There is a possibility for children's literature to exist without colonizing the child. There is a future for this genre that encourages the child to reclaim his or her agency by recognizing the child's capability to think critically and by producing literature that addresses the child as an equal to the adult. Pam Muñoz Ryan in Esperanza Rising (2000) does this, specifically, by recognizing the child's political potential. I demonstrate how Ryan makes an effort to open up a political dialogue with the child, inviting the child into the public sphere to speak up for his or her own political beliefs. Ryan recognizes the political capabilities of the child to understand the plight of undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States. Rather than engaging with the child as an inferior to herself, Ryan address the child as a politician appealing to a voter. Ryan brings to the child the issue of undocumented Mexican immigration and persuades them to sympathize with the violence enacted on undocumented Mexican immigrants. In creating a narrative about an undocumented Mexican immigrant, Ryan uses the children's novel as a political platform to speak to the child as a future activist and voter. AND The Hate U Give (2017) acts as a guidebook for non-black youth wanting to get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement. First, she educates the reader on how the myth of black criminality influences the criminal justice system and allows officers to use excessive force on black folks while then acquitting these officers despite their actions. Second, Thomas informs the reader of the issues of generational trauma and code-switching, discussing the intricacies of black life in the United States. Third, Thomas teaches the reader how to access political agency as young adults to advocate for black lives. Thomas shows the young non-black reader how they can support the Black Lives Matter movement without imposing their non-black privilege onto black activists. In looking at how Thomas speaks to the young non-black reader, I argue that she utilizes the narrative to make accessible the current scholarship on the criminal justice system, on anti-black state violence, on black life in the United States, and on different forms of protesting. Thomas simplifies the language of scholarship and politics that discusses the disenfranchisement of black folks by making it readily available through the narrative of a young black woman. She uses the appeal of the young adult genre and first-person narration to make the discussion of police brutality accessible to all readers."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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📒 The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780345807199
Copyright Year : 2013-04-30
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The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

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📒 Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Tor Teen
ISBN_10 : 9781250167040
Copyright Year : 2018-05-22
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*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult category* *2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner* *Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018* *Vulture's 38 Best LGBTQ YA Novels* *Book Riot's Best Books 2018* *Hyable's Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2018* *The Mary Sue's 18 Books You Should Read in 2018* Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else—someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn’t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. And most of all, he wishes he didn’t feel so stuck. Moss can’t even escape at school—he and his friends are subject to the lack of funds and crumbling infrastructure at West Oakland High, as well as constant intimidation by the resource officer stationed in their halls. That was even before the new regulations—it seems sometimes that the students are treated more like criminals. Something will have to change—but who will listen to a group of teens? When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes again, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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📒 The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White

Genre : Religion
Publisher : B&R Samizdat Express
ISBN_10 : 9781455314607
Copyright Year : 2018-03-01
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According to Wikipedia: "Ellen Gould White (born Harmon) (November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915), born to Robert and Eunice Harmon, was an American Christian leader whose ministry was instrumental in founding the Sabbatarian Adventist movement that led to the rise of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Supporters of Ellen G. White regard her as a contemporary prophet, even though she never claimed this title for herself. Support for her role is usually expressed in the language that she exhibited the spiritual gift of prophecy as outlined in the New Testament. Her restorationist writings showcase the hand of God in Christian history. This cosmic conflict, referred to as the "great controversy theme", is foundational to the development of Seventh-day Adventist theology. Her involvement with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders, such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, would form what is now known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. White was a controversial figure even within her own lifetime. She claimed to have received a vision soon after the Millerite Great Disappointment. In the context of many other visionaries, she was known for her conviction and fervent faith. Randall Balmer has described her as "One of the more important and colorful figures in the history of American religion". White is the most translated female non-fiction author in the history of literature, as well as the most translated American non-fiction author of either gender. Her writings covered theology, evangelism, Christian lifestyle, education and health (she also advocated vegetarianism). She was a leader who emphasized education and health, and promoted the establishment of schools and medical centers. During her lifetime she wrote more than 5,000 periodical articles and 40 books; but today, including compilations from her 50,000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. Some of her more popular books include Steps to Christ, The Desire of Ages, and The Great Controversy."

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📒 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : A&C Black
ISBN_10 : 9780747585893
Copyright Year : 2008-09-18
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : MDPI
ISBN_10 : 9783038421597
Copyright Year : 2018-10-01
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Understanding and Supporting 'Families with Complex Needs'" that was published in Social Sciences

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📒 The Cat Who Came In Off The Roof by Annie M. G. Schmidt

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Yearling Books
ISBN_10 : 9780553535020
Copyright Year : 2017-01-17
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Minou, formerly a cat but now a woman with many cattish ways, helps Tibbs, a newspaper reporter, with information she gets from her many feline friends.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Oxfam
ISBN_10 : 0855983620
Copyright Year : 1997-01-01
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Focusing on the term empowerment this book examines the various meanings given to the concept of empowerment and the many ways power can be expressed - in personal relationships and in wider social interactions.

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📒 The Esperanza Fire by John Maclean

Genre : History
Publisher : Counterpoint
ISBN_10 : 9781619020719
Copyright Year : 2013-02-12
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Relates the events of the 2006 Esperanza Fire in southern California, the tragic deaths of a five-man Forest Service engine crew, and the high-profile murder trial of the person convicted for setting the fire.

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📒 Exploring Shadeism by Sharon Hurley Hall

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Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN_10 : 1981029648
Copyright Year : 2018-05-06
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Shadeism is a direct result of slavery - and the psychological and sociological impacts are still visible in the Caribbean - and elsewhere - today. This book, originally a Masters research project, describes the phenomenon of shadeism, and examines it within the context of the wider Caribbean, focusing particularly on Caribbean history and literature. It also examines two theories that are useful in explaining why shade discrimination has taken root in the Caribbean. The book includes original research conducted in Barbados, and draws conclusions about the impact of this phenomenon in several areas of daily life.From the Barbados book launch: "Exploring Shadeism by Sharon Hurley Hall is a timely contribution to writing and publishing in Barbados...It is timely politically, coming as it does during the debate around race, identity and #blacklivesmatter. It is also timely as a teaching tool, as grown-ups need to find ways to understand shadeism themselves so that they might guide young people struggling with self-esteem relating to their blackness." - Linda M. Deane, writer, publisher, co-founding editor of ArtsEtc"Exploring Shadeism marks a significant contribution not just to the analysis of the Barbadian social landscape, but to the Caribbean and global Diaspora." - Sandra Sealy, founder of Seawoman Creative Media and author of Chronicles of a Seawoman.

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