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Ghetto Mothers

Author : Cheryl K. Bruce-White
ISBN : 9781465333162
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book was written to send a message to the Mothers in the urban areas about the serious issues in regards to Motherhood. The book contains less than 200 pages because I did not want to bore my readers with a lot of unnecessary dialogue.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ghetto Mothers

Author : Cheryl Bruce-White
ISBN : 9781436393119
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Behind Ghetto Walls

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9781351314268
Genre : Political Science
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This book is about the family lives of some 10,000 children and adults who live in an all-Negro public housing project in St Louis. The Pruitt-Igoe project is only one of the many environments in which urban Negro Americans lived in the 1960s, but the character of the family life there shares much with the family life of lower-class Negroes as it has been described by other investigators in other cities and at other times, in Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, or Washington D.C. This book is primarily concerned with private life as it is lived from day to day in a federally built and supported slum. The questions, which are treated here, have to do with the kinds of interpersonal relationships that develop in nuclear families, the socialization processes that operate in families as children grow up in a slum environment, the informal relationships of children and adolescents and adults with each other, and, finally, the world views (the existential framework) arising from the life experiences of the Pruitt-Igoeans and the ways they make use of this framework to order their experiences and make sense out of them. The lives of these persons are examined in terms of life cycles. Each child there is born into a constricted world, the world of lower class, Negro existence, and as he grows he is shaped and directed by that existence through the day-to-day experiences and relationships available to him. The crucial transition from child of a family; to progenitor of a new family begins in adolescence, and for this reason the book pays particular attention to how each new generation of parents expresses the cultural and social structural forces that formed it and continue to constrain its behavior. This book, in short, is about intimate personal life in a particular ghetto setting. It does not analyze the larger institutional, social structural, and ideological forces that provide the social, economic, and political context in which lower-class Negro life is lived. These larger macro sociological forces are treated in another volume based on research in the Pruitt-Igoe community. However, this book does draw on the large body of literature on the structural position of Negroes in American society as background for its analysis of Pruitt-Igoe private life.
Category: Political Science

By My Mother S Hand

Author : Henry Melnick
ISBN : 9780986965302
Genre : History
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Holocaust survivor HENRY MELNICK was born in Lodz, Poland. Shortly after the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, he was sent to do slave labour in the Nowy Sącz, Tarnów Ghettos and Szebnie camp. He was then transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Dora-Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen death camps. When his parents were murdered in the Belżec death camp, he became the sole survivor of his entire family. After liberation, Henry volunteered for the Israeli Army and fought for Israel’s independence. He came to Canada in 1965 with his wife Hela and their two children. His story is one of strength and courage. His survival is nothing short of a miracle.
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Millionaire Ghetto Moms

Author : Ukela A. Moore
ISBN : 9781475970104
Genre : Fiction
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The recently "cleaned up" General Oaks Housing Projects still has an undersurface of drugs, prostitutes, pushers and violence. But it's the only home that bi-racial teen mom, Chrysta Perry, knows. At nineteen, she lives with her stern grandmother, Ms. Jane and has three interests, men, money and "doing hair." Church is no longer in the picture for neighbor, Janice Rivers, a twenty-eight year old ex- soloist and mother of two. The reclusive Janice moved into General Oaks following several beatings, handed out by her husband. Finally, Kimberly Mayes has just moved in around the corner. At twenty-three, she has always been headstrong and ambitious; now she finds herself newly widowed and raising three children under the age of five alone. Each of these three women has big dreams and knows that they will never be realized with their current paychecks. After a chance meeting brings them together, they form an unbreakable bond and become Millionaire Ghetto Moms.
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Becoming My Mother S Daughter

Author : Erika Gottlieb
ISBN : 9781554586912
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.
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Ghetto Tragedies

Author : Israel Zangwill
ISBN : 9783732617180
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original.
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The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper

Author : E.L. Konigsburg
ISBN : 144243970X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Andy's not your average resident of exclusive Foxmeadow -- whenever he sits down to draw something, it turns out to be a dragon. And he wants to be a detective when he grows up -- not just an ordinary, everyday police detective, but a tough, cool, famous detective like the ones he reads about in mystery novels. Everyone knows a famous detective needs a sidekick, but Mrs. Edie Yakots, a lonely new bride who's just moved into Foxmeadow, isn't exactly what Andy had in mind -- he sometimes has a hard time just figuring out what's she's talking about. But she's the only volunteer for the job, and before he knows it, she's led him right into the middle of his first real crime -- in an inner-city neighborhood a short drive, and light years away, from Foxmeadow.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

My Mother S Eyes

Author : Anna Ornstein
ISBN : 1578601452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anna Ornstein is a Holocaust survivor. After emigrating to the U.S., she seldom spoke of the experiences she suffered while a young girl. Thirty years ago at Seder, her family - children and grandchildren - asked her for a glimpse from her past. In an evocative, understated passage, she shared a bit of the tragedy she saw through the eyes of a child. On every Seder since that day, she has added to this tradition with another chapter.
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