THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE HELPING REFUGEES ENTER THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY

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The Middle Of Everywhere

Author : Mary Bray Pipher
ISBN : 0156027372
Genre : Social Science
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.
Category: Social Science

The Middle Of Everywhere

Author : Mary Pipher
ISBN : 9780547542119
Genre : Social Science
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Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has helped us understand our family members. Reviving Ophelia did for our teenage daughters what Another Country did for our aging parents. Now, Pipher connects us with our greater family--the human family. In cities and towns all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the essential virtues of family, love, and joy are a tonic for Americans who are now facing crises at home. Their stories will make you laugh and weep--and give you a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines, into the hearts and homes of refugees from around the world. Her stories bring to us the complexity of cultures we must come to understand in these times. Harcourt is donating a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Pipher Refugee Relief Fund of the Lincoln Action Project.
Category: Social Science

The Middle Of Everywhere

Author : Mary Bray Pipher
ISBN : 1439560234
Genre : Social Science
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.
Category: Social Science

10 Million To 1

Author : Jeffrey Kirk
ISBN : 1452535884
Genre : Law
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They are coming. Who? Refugees. Every year, the President and Congress determine the arrival quota, the small percentage of refugees who will have a chance to start a new life in the United States during that year. But just because they’re coming does not mean they are somehow lucky or that they are even going to make it in our land of opportunity. To have the best shot at success, they need your help. 10 MILLION TO 1 is about the help, direction, and love you can provide to refugees as they arrive in our country and take their first steps toward self-sufficiency. This book describes how you, who have likely grown up in the comfort of America, can welcome a refugee family and get them started on the path to a new and prosperous life as contributing members of our society. You will discover all the steps you need, from meeting them upon arrival at the airport to getting them housing to finding them jobs. Along the way, you will experience personal growth in ways you never imagined. In time, you may witness the ultimate heartwarming outcome when you see the decision, the steps, and the fulfillment as former refugees become citizens of our great nation. Oh, yes, the world is a better place.
Category: Law

Culturally Contested Literacies

Author : Guofang Li
ISBN : 9781135915131
Genre : Education
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Culturally Contested Literacies is a vivid ethnographic account of the everyday cross-cultural living and schooling experiences of six culturally-diverse families in urban America. Documenting the ways in which these families learn about literacies and their meanings in relation to schools, inner city environments, and other ethnic groups, Guofang Li's incisive analysis reveals the unique experiences of fractured urban America. Unlike prior research that fragments various social categories, Culturally Contested Literacies explores the rich complexity within each family as they make sense of their daily relations in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. It then juxtaposes the productions of such familial relations across and within cultural groups with the context of the larger socio-political and socio-economic formations. By presenting a realistic picture of the varying ways that America’s "rainbow underclass" might encounter schooling, Li argues that urban education must be understood in relation to not only the individual’s cultural and familial milieu, but also to the interactive context between the individual and schools.
Category: Education

The Lost Boys Of Sudan

Author : Mark Bixler
ISBN : 9780820328836
Genre : Social Science
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In 2000 the United States began accepting 3,800 refugees from one of Africa's longest civil wars. They were just some of the thousands of young men, known as "Lost Boys," who had been orphaned or otherwise separated from their families in the chaos of a brutal conflict that has ravaged their home country of Sudan since 1983. [This book] focuses on four of these refugees. Theirs, however, is a typical story, one that repeated itself wherever the Lost Boys were found across America. It is a story of the countless challenges of "making it" in a strange new place after years on the run in Sudan or in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.... As we immerse ourselves in the Lost Boys' daily lives, we also get to know the social services professionals and volunteers, celebrities, community leaders, and others who guided them - with occasional detours - toward self-sufficiency. Along the way, [the author] looks closely at the ins and outs of U.S. refugee policy, the politics of international aid, the history of Sudan, and the radical Islamist underpinnings of its government. -Dust jacket.
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The Latehomecomer

Author : Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN : 9781566894791
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Culture And Identity

Author : Anita Jones Thomas
ISBN : 9781452236476
Genre : Psychology
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Combining compelling real-life autobiographies with sound theoretical formulations that explore race, ethnicity, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, this multicultural counseling text uniquely prepares students for real-life clinical situations and helps them to understand the influence of culture on identity development, sense of self, family, and interpersonal relationships. Each chapter includes theoretical content tied to a story, with a comprehensive and varied array of themes that current and future clinicians are likely to encounter in their own clients' histories.
Category: Psychology

Rti Success

Author : Elizabeth Whitten
ISBN : 9781575428352
Genre : Education
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This all-in-one resource provides information on Response to Intervention (RTI) as well as step-by-step administrator guidelines and practical teacher tools for implementation. Despite ongoing federal initiatives meant to increase the profile and prevalence of RTI in the nation's schools, many educators continue to have questions about the framework. What are the three tiers of intervention? How do screening and progress monitoring work? Is there funding available? RTI Success provides the what and how-to information that educators have been asking for. Features of the book include: Step-by-step guidelines for implementing RTI 100+ teacher-friendly, research-based strategies for targeting specific skill deficits "What to Try When" charts that help determine instruction techniques Tools for differentiating instruction to meet diverse classroom needs Vignettes and school profiles demonstrating RTI practices in diverse settings Ready-to-use assessments and educational profiles for documentation Digital content includes staff development tools, a PowerPoint presentation, and 34 customizable reproducible forms.
Category: Education

Haven S Wake

Author : Ladette Randolph
ISBN : 9780803245327
Genre : Fiction
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Early July, and the corn in eastern Nebraska stands ten feet tall; after a near-decade of drought, it seems too good to be true, and everyone is watching the sky for trouble. For the Grebels, whose plots of organic crops trace a modest patchwork among the vast fields of soybeans and corn, trouble arrives from a different quarter in the form of Elsa’s voice on her estranged son’s answering machine: “Your father’s dead. You’ll probably want to come home.” When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of this Mennonite family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime’s worth of love and faith, betrayal and shame. Through the competing voices of those gathered for Haven Grebel’s funeral, acts of loyalty and failures, long-suppressed resentments and a tragic secret are brought to light, expressing a larger, complex truth.
Category: Fiction