The Book Of Unknown Americans

Author by : Cristina Henríquez
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Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : "Illuminate[s] the lives behind the current debates about Latino immigration." —The New York Times Book Review When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs. Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. Here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the story of these star-crossed lovers, and of the Rivera and Toro families, with the testimonials of men and women who have come to the United States from all over Latin America. The Book of Unknown Americans is a stunning novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American. Named a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, The Daily Beast's Novel of the Year, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage Best Book of the Year


The Book Of Unknown Americans

Author by : Cristina Henríquez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
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Description : Moving from Mexico to America when their daughter suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras confront cultural barriers, their daughter's difficult recovery and her developing relationship with a Panamanian boy. By the author of Come Together, Fall Apart. 75,000 first printing.


Study Guide The Book Of Unknown Americans By Cristina Henr Quez Supersummary

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Description : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 49-page guide for "The Book Of Unknown Americans" by Cristina Henríquez includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 28 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Machoism and Cultural Isolation.


Gender In American Literature And Culture

Author by : Jean Lutes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Gender in American Literature and Culture introduces readers to key developments in gender studies and American literary criticism. It offers nuanced readings of literary conventions and genres from early American writings to the present and moves beyond inflexible categories of masculinity and femininity that have reinforced misleading assumptions about public and private spaces, domesticity, individualism, and community. The book also demonstrates how rigid inscriptions of gender have perpetuated a legacy of violence and exclusion in the United States. Responding to a sense of 21st century cultural and political crisis, it illuminates the literary histories and cultural imaginaries that have set the stage for urgent contemporary debates.


Giving Form To An Asian And Latinx America

Author by : Long Le-Khac
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Crossing distinct literatures, histories, and politics, Giving Form to an Asian and Latinx America reveals the intertwined story of contemporary Asian Americans and Latinxs through a shared literary aesthetic. Their transfictional literature creates expansive imagined worlds in which distinct stories coexist, offering artistic shape to their linked political and economic struggles. Long Le-Khac explores the work of writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Karen Tei Yamashita, Junot Díaz, and Aimee Phan. He shows how their fictions capture the uneven economic opportunities of the post–civil rights era, the Cold War as it exploded across Asia and Latin America, and the Asian and Latin American labor flows powering global capitalism today. Read together, Asian American and Latinx literatures convey astonishing diversity and untapped possibilities for coalition within the United States' fastest-growing immigrant and minority communities; to understand the changing shape of these communities we must see how they have formed in relation to each other. As the U.S. population approaches a minority-majority threshold, we urgently need methods that can look across the divisions and unequal positions of the racial system. Giving Form to an Asian and Latinx America leads the way with a vision for the future built on panethnic and cross-racial solidarity.


A Study Guide For Shirley Geok Lin Lim S Learning To Love America

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Description : A Study Guide for Shirley Geok-lin Lim's "Learning to Love America", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.


The Cambridge History Of Latina O American Literature

Author by : John Morán González
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature emphasizes the importance of understanding Latina/o literature not simply as a US ethnic phenomenon but more broadly as an important element of a trans-American literary imagination. Engaging with the dynamics of migration, linguistic and cultural translation, and the uneven distribution of resources across the Americas that characterize Latina/o literature, the essays in this History provide a critical overview of key texts, authors, themes, and contexts as discussed by leading scholars in the field. This book demonstrates the relevance of Latina/o literature for a world defined by the migration of people, commodities, and cultural expressions.


Other By Design

Author by : Susan M. Kenney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This study examines the Latino Other in literature through a synecdochic representation of Latino diasporic fiction, using four essential threads. The works analyzed are: The Long Night of White Chickens, by Francisco Goldman; The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez; and In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, by Ana Menéndez. The four threads are the recognition of the self as Other, the exoticization of the Latino Other, the commodification of culture through tourism, and the influence of language on national and personal identity. One of this paper's major tenets is that a legacy of entitlement or privilege for White America has rooted itself in the very core of U.S. national identity and has resulted in the Othering of subordinate groups, including Latinos. This Othering surfaces in the fiction of all three writers in various ways, as seen through the examination of the four essential threads. Literature is shaped by a complex interplay of history, society, culture, and spatiality along with myriad influences over decades of time. The confluence of these forces helps to form both individual and collective identities, and to construct the paradigm of us and them, belonging and rejection. These tropes are internalized by the masses, and emerge in the texts of writers and thinkers living in any given era. This is especially true of the literature produced by the Latino diaspora in the United States. In this study I have attempted to set a literary critical paradigm that can readily be used to explore and analyze Latino diasporic literature. By using four avenues of inquiry, readers can unearth layers of historical, cultural, spatial, and sociological complexities from the text.


Lonely Planet Best Of Usa

Author by : Lonely Planet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lonely Planet
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Description : Lonely Planet's Best of USA is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the streets of New York City, feast on jambalaya in New Orleans, and find solitude in Yosemite National Park- all with your trusted travel companion.


The Passive Programming Playbook 101 Ways To Get Library Customers Off The Sidelines

Author by : Paula Willey
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This book offers 101 passive programming ideas that are extendable, adaptable, customizable, and above all, stealable—so your passive programming never runs dry. Passive programming is a cheap, quick, fun way to make all library customers feel like part of the community. It can support reading initiatives, foster family engagement, encourage visit frequency, and coax interaction out of library lurkers—while barely making a dent in your programming budget. Passive programming can be targeted at children, adults, seniors, or teens; used to augment existing programs; and executed in places where staff-led programming can't reach. It can be light-footed and spontaneous, easily deployed to reflect and respond to current news, media, library events, and even the weather. But even passive programming pros run out of ideas sometimes, and when that happens, they want a fresh, funny source of inspiration. Make programming less intimidating Get the most bang for your buck from whatever resources you have available Make diverse customers feel welcome and seen Encourage repeat/regular library visits Boost your programming statistics


Lonely Planet Panama

Author by : Lonely Planet
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Publisher by : Lonely Planet
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Description : Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion.


Fat Chance Charlie Vega

Author by : Crystal Maldonado
Languange : en
Publisher by : Holiday House
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Description : Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though. Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it's hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn't help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter. But there's one person who's always in Charlie's corner: her best friend Amelia. Slim. Popular. Athletic. Totally dope. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing--he asked Amelia out first. So is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her? Because it's time people did. A sensitive, funny, and painful coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega tackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.


The Air You Breathe

Author by : Frances de Pontes Peebles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : "[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.


Conflict And Forced Migration

Author by : Gil Richard Musolf
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : This timely collection brings together a wide variety of contributors, from scholars and a psychiatric social worker, to former refugees who were resettled in the United States and a mural artist, to explore the current face of migration conflict.


The Unknown American Revolution

Author by : Gary B. Nash
Languange : en
Publisher by : Viking Press
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Description : An exploration of the ideas and radical sentiments that prompted the American Revolution argues that the war was a people's revolution and civil war, as well as an insurrection against colonial control.


Lucky Boy

Author by : Shanthi Sekaran
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child. “Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.


America S Covert Border War

Author by : Todd Bensman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bombardier Books
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Description : This thirteen-year work of journalism finally settles one of the nation’s most controversial and politically powerful ideas about the American southern border: that Islamic jihadists might infiltrate it and commit terrorist acts. Perhaps no other idea about the border has sown more conflict, claims, counterclaims, rebuttals, and false narratives on all sides. This book provides a first comprehensive neutral baseline of truth about the threat, goring oxen on both sides of the partisan divide. It documents an ambitious and intrigue-laden covert American war on terror effort that stretches from the Mexican border to the tip of South America. Its existence to protect the homeland from terrorist infiltration was often regarded as entirely imagined—until migrating jihadists recently started killing and wounding hundreds in Europe. Americans concerned by unchecked global migration, porous borders, and national security also may feel surprised to learn that thousands of long-haul migrants from the Islamic world similarly breach the US-Mexican border each year—among them hardened jihadists—despite media insistence that none of this traffic exists. It does. The secret American campaign has prevented land border infiltration attack on US soil, safeguarding an unknowing nation—so far—from Europe’s bloody ongoing experience. But this geographically sprawling effort is suffering from denialism and neglect at America’s peril…just as Europe was before its calamity. How much longer can these programs keep America safe without the public recognition that they exist and the needed care and attention that acknowledgment would bring? This book is much more than revelation and complaint; it provides solutions to better protect the homeland from this chronically misunderstood border threat.


The Publishers Weekly

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Mackenzie S Five Thousand Receipts In All The Useful And Domestic Arts

Author by : An American Physician
Languange : en
Publisher by : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Description : Published in 1829 in Philadelphia, Mackenzie’s Five Thousand Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts was an unknown “American physician’s” adaptation of a best-selling British reference book by Colin Mackenzie. The book is an all-encompassing miscellanea of household information specifically revised from its original British publication for use in the United States. Covering everything from gardening, metallurgy, and pickling and preserving to watercolors, medical cures, perfumery, brewing, and cooking, this early 19th century compendium was an essential guide for cooking and managing a household during this time period. With the extensive material covered, the tome was very well received in America, as was the original publication in the United Kingdom. Even though the work was first published nearly 200 years ago, the recipes and advice have proven to be relevant today—lip balms citing the book as the recipe source can be found on the Internet, as well as numerous blogs referring to the brewing section of the book. While recipes such as Acorn Coffee, Clove Cordial, and Elephant’s Milk may only be of historical interest, Mackenzie’s Five Thousand Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts still has significance today beyond simple historical curiosity. This edition of Mackenzie’s Five Thousand Receipts in All the Useful and Domestic Arts was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the society is a research library documenting the lives of Americans from the colonial era through 1876. The society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience. The cookbook collection comprises approximately 1,100 volumes.


Ad Summary

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Description : Advertising expenditure data across multiple forms of media, including: consumer magazines, Sunday magazines, newspapers, outdoor, network television, spot television, syndicated television, cable television, network radio, and national spot radio. Lists brands alphabetically and shows total expenditures, media used, parent company and PIB classification for each brand. Also included in this report are industry class totals and rankings of the top 100 companies in each of the media.


Saturday Review

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Saturday Review Of Literature

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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American Reference Books Annual

Author by : Bohdan S. Wynar
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : 1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.


James Fenimore Cooper

Author by : Isabel Boyd Proudfit
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The life of James Fenimore Cooper, how he struggled to become a writer, and the events of his life.