Description : Newbery Honor Book! A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed. Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives. At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is. This lyrical, life-affirming story is about losing and finding home and, most importantly, finding yourself.
Description : "The Quest for Home offers a way of reading Mark's Gospel from the perspective of home and household. It argues that the primary living arrangement of the first Christians and the original audience addressed by the Gospel of Mark was the home. This provides both the architectural and theological context for a fresh reading of the Gospel." -- BOOK JACKET.
Description : Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. Angie Chuang takes on an assignment to "find the human face of the country we're about to bomb" weeks after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Her five-year journey into the lives of the Shirzai family transports her far beyond journalism. She travels to their homeland Afghanistan, and becomes intimately involved with the family's story of loss and triumph over war. As she is drawn ever deeper into the Shirzais's lives, Chuang confronts unknown territory closer to her own home. Her own immigrant family from Taiwan is falling apart. Mental illness, divorce, and deeply rooted cultural taboos have shattered her own family's American Dream. Ultimately, she finds the two families are more similar than she had imagined. It is in journeying far away from her own home and family that she is drawn back to discover her own roots—and to confront the hard truths and broken places that lie at the heart of so many stories of migration and intergenerational struggle.
Description : During the first half of the twentieth century, Japanese immigrants entered Brazil by the tens of thousands. In more recent decades that flow has been reversed: more than 200,000 Japanese-Brazilians and their families have relocated to Japan. Examining these significant but rarely studied transnational movements and the experiences of Japanese-Brazilians, the essays in Searching for Home Abroad rethink complex issues of ethnicity and national identity. The contributors—who represent a number of nationalities and disciplines themselves—analyze how the original Japanese immigrants, their descendants in Brazil, and the Japanese-Brazilians in Japan sought to fit into the culture of each country while confronting both prejudice and discrimination. The concepts of home and diaspora are engaged and debated throughout the volume. Drawing on numerous sources—oral histories, interviews, private papers, films, myths, and music—the contributors highlight the role ethnic minorities have played in constructing Brazilian and Japanese national identities. The essayists consider the economic and emotional motivations for migration as well as a range of fascinating cultural outgrowths such as Japanese secret societies in Brazil. They explore intriguing paradoxes, including the feeling among many Japanese-Brazilians who have migrated to Japan that they are more "Brazilian" there than they were in Brazil. Searching for Home Abroad will be of great interest to scholars of immigration and ethnicity in the Americas and Asia. Contributors. Shuhei Hosokawa, Angelo Ishi, Jeffrey Lesser, Daniel T. Linger, Koichi Mori, Joshua Hotaka Roth, Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda, Keiko Yamanaka, Karen Tei Yamashita
Description : Deep down it's easy to believe that the better job, the nicer house, or the more dynamic church will finally make us feel "at home." In Searching for Home, M. Craig Barnes challenges this belief. He reminds us that paradise is lost and we can't go home again. Our great comfort and hope, however, is that we are never lost to God. Seasoned by more than twenty years as a pastor, Barnes discusses the importance of confession, worship, and grace in our search for home. He offers advice about how we can move from being transient nomads "too frightened to be grateful" to pilgrims who are at home with God, guided by our pleasure in him. This book was written for both Christians and seekers who are still looking for a sense of belonging or "home." It will be a useful tool for pastors, adult Sunday school groups, and counselors of all kinds who are advising pilgrims along the way.
Description : Produce accurate estimates for nearly any residence in just minutes. This handy manual has the shortcuts and tables you need to find the quantity of materials and labor for most residential construction. Includes overhead and profit, how to develop unit costs for labor and materials, and how to be sure you've considered every cost in the job. Written by an expert in the field.
Description : A great resource for your home care and hospice staff. The new 2012 Standards for Home Health, Personal Care and Support Services, and Hospice can help you quickly and easily find the standards and scoring information you need. It puts the latest accreditation requirements, policies, and procedures at your fingertips. It also includes scoring information at every element of performance, including scoring category, criticality, documentation requirement, and Measure of Success. The 2012 Standards for Home Health, Personal Care and Support Services, and Hospice has color-coded tabs, allowing you to find exactly what you need when you need it: The 2012 standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements only for home health, personal care and support services, and hospice organizations Updated accreditation process chapter, which includes new decision categories and the 2012 home care accreditation decision rules, and sentinel events chapter Applicability grids at each standard to identify setting-specific requirements for your home health, personal care and support services, or hospice organization An appendix listing Medicare requirements for hospice This 6 x 9 softcover, spiral-bound book makes a perfect reference guide handy in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission s accreditation requirements for all your staff.