they poured fire on us from the sky


No.ISBN : 9781610395991
Author : Benjamin Ajak
Genre : History
Publisher : Hachette UK
Copyright Year : 2015-08-11
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DESCRIPTION : The inspiring story of three young Sudanese boys who were driven from their homes by civil war and began an epic odyssey of survival, facing life-threatening perils, ultimately finding their way to a new life in America. Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses-dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike-that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive. Christopher Award Winner Los Angeles Times Bestseller Washington Post Top 100 Books of the Year Selection Includes a Reading Group Guide


No.ISBN : 9780281079070
Author : Deborah Meroff
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : SPCK
Copyright Year : 2018-10-18
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DESCRIPTION : April Holden was told Africa would lead to her death. She went anyway. Despite chronic health problems, she was accepted by a mission, which sent her initially to Egypt. Then she seized the chance to move to one of the toughest, most war-torn countries in North Africa, pioneering homes for street boys traumatized by war or fleeing abuse. In these loving homes, the youngsters could recover and, repeatedly, she saw miracles of provision and protection. April returned to Britain in 2013, utterly exhausted, but was soon back in action with a new mission, working with Operation Mobilisation from a base in Zambia to train workers helping homeless children. April Holden has discovered a strength beyond her own. ‘A remarkable testimony to what God can do when you follow him wholeheartedly.’ Andy Butcher, author of Street Children


No.ISBN : 9781626340299
Author : Glenn Geelhoed
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
Copyright Year : 2014-01-07
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DESCRIPTION : Teaching and healing in a remote and precarious land Some might ask why Dr. Glenn Geelhoed has the right to make wrenching life-and-death decisions about the impoverished people he treats. Simply, where he travels, there is no one else to make them. This is especially true in the Central African Republic, where the so-called government provides no security and no infrastructure. Mission to Heal is the story of several weeks in the CAR teaching, healing, and learning. This is a tale of Western and indigenous caregivers operating side-by-side on the fringes of surgical civilization. Day by day, Glenn and his teams operate without electricity, with limited supplies, often with only local anesthesia. Their patients are stoic, and the supporting caregivers are resourceful and generous in the extreme. Many believe that the Zande and Mbororo people in this region, very near the most remote point on the African continent, are beyond help. Yet Glenn tells a different story--sometimes tragic, but frequently funny and often hopeful. Despite the backdrop of marauding invaders, refugee camps, and a deep history of geopolitical instability, Glenn works with the local people to develop a sustainable healthcare program--work he has been doing around the world for more than forty years. The feats of his caregiving teams and the indigenous communities in which they work reveal a crucial lesson for our time: humility, perseverance, and resilience can be effective weapons against some of the world's greatest problems.


No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105132171807
Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Genre : Talking books
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No.ISBN : 9781118962251
Author : Ron Berger
Genre : Education
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Copyright Year : 2014-08-20
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DESCRIPTION : Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from EL Education, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 EL Education schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on EL Education's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum—often cited as one of the finest in the country—and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core—higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.


No.ISBN : 0975974238
Author : Barbara Drummond Mead Mead
Genre : Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2007-09-01
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No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105121669720
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Genre : United States
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2006-01
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No.ISBN : IND:30000122937687
Author : Martha Donkor
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
Copyright Year : 2008-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : This work examines the struggles of southern Sudanese refugees who defied great odds to secure better lives for themselves and their families in the United States. The book also looks at the role of the international community in accommodating these refugees.


No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105122351187
Author :
Genre : San Diego (Calif.)
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2005-07
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No.ISBN : 9781610691468
Author : Maureen O'Connor
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Copyright Year : 2011-08-23
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DESCRIPTION : Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access