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We Came to America

By Faith Ringgold
  • ISBN Code: : 0553512579
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A timely and beautiful look at America’s rich history of diversity, from Faith Ringgold, the Coretta Scott King and Caldecot Honor winning creator of Tar Beach From the Native Americans who first called this land their home, to the millions of people who have flocked to its shores ever since, America is a country rich in diversity. Some of our ancestors were driven by dreams and hope. Others came in chains, or were escaping poverty or persecution. No matter what brought them here, each person embodied a unique gift—their art and music, their determination and grit, their stories and their culture. And together they forever shaped the country we all call home. Vividly expressed in Faith Ringgold’s sumptuous colors and patterns, We Came to America is an ode to every American who came before us, and a tribute to each child who will carry its proud message of diversity into our nation’s future. PRAISE FOR WE CAME TO AMERICA: “As Americans wrestle with the moral and legal aspects of immigration, Ringgold offers a reminder of the country’s multifaceted lineage—and of the beauty to be discovered at cultural crossroads…. The simplicity of Ringgold’s text, combined with the captivating designs, makes this a compelling, must-have narrative for a wide audience.” –School Library Journal, starred review “Using a broad brush and folk style familiar from her story quilts, Ringgold pictures families of diverse heritage… her powerful voice emphasizes unity and mutual appreciation.” –Publishers Weekly “[A] timely look at the diverse makeup and backgrounds of the American people.” –Booklist

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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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  • Total of Pages : 398
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  • Pdf File: say-their-names.pdf

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An incisive, gripping exploration of the forces that pushed our unjust system to its breaking point after the death of George Floyd and a definitive guide to America's present-day racial reckoning. For many, the story of the weeks of protests in the summer of 2020 began with the horrific eight minutes and 46 seconds when Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on camera, and it ended with the sweeping federal, state, and intrapersonal changes that followed. It is a simple story, wherein white America finally witnessed enough brutality to move their collective consciousness. The only problem is that it isn't true. George Floyd was not the first Black man to be killed by police—he wasn’t even the first to inspire nation-wide protests—yet his death came at a time when America was already at a tipping point. In SAY THEIR NAMES, five seasoned journalists probe this critical shift. With a piercing examination of how inequality has been propagated throughout history, from Black imprisonment and the Convict Leasing program to long-standing predatory medical practices to over-policing, the authors highlight the disparities that have long characterized the dangers of being Black in America. They examine the many moderate attempts to counteract these inequalities, from the modern Civil Rights movement to Ferguson, and how the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others pushed compliance with an unjust system to its breaking point. Finally, they outline the momentous changes that have resulted from this movement, while at the same time proposing necessary next steps to move forward. With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America.

German Immigration to America

By Stephen Szabados
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  • Publisher : Stephen Szabados
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: german-immigration-to-america.pdf

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If you are researching your German family history, this book is a must-read. The book should help you answer the questions, why did our German ancestors immigrate; when did they leave; how did they get here; where did they settle? It includes descriptions of many aspects of German history that affected immigration to America, and the material should give you vital insights into your ancestors' immigration. Remember that each immigrant has a unique story, and it is our challenge to dig out as many details of their immigration saga as we can when doing our family history research. I am sure this book will help point the way to many exciting stories about your family history. The stories will help your ancestors come alive. Our immigrant ancestors are the foundation of our roots in the United States. Our lives would be much different if they did not endure the challenges of emigration from Germany. Do not underestimate their contributions. They played a critical role in factories and farms in the United States. Their lives were building blocks in the growth of their new country.

The Far Right Today

By Cas Mudde
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 150953685X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 774
  • Pdf File: the-far-right-today.pdf

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The far right is back with a vengeance. After several decades at the political margins, far-right politics has again taken center stage. Three of the world’s largest democracies – Brazil, India, and the United States – now have a radical right leader, while far-right parties continue to increase their profile and support within Europe. In this timely book, leading global expert on political extremism Cas Mudde provides a concise overview of the fourth wave of postwar far-right politics, exploring its history, ideology, organization, causes, and consequences, as well as the responses available to civil society, party, and state actors to challenge its ideas and influence. What defines this current far-right renaissance, Mudde argues, is its mainstreaming and normalization within the contemporary political landscape. Challenging orthodox thinking on the relationship between conventional and far-right politics, Mudde offers a complex and insightful picture of one of the key political challenges of our time.

King's Dream

By Eric J. Sundquist
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300142447
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : History
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: king-s-dream.pdf

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“Sundquist’s careful, thoughtful study unearths new and fascinating evidence of the rhetorical traditions in King’s speech.”—Drew D. Hansen, author of The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Speech That Inspired a Nation “I have a dream”—no words are more widely recognized, or more often repeated, than those called out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963. King’s speech, elegantly structured and commanding in tone, has become shorthand not only for his own life but for the entire civil rights movement. In this new exploration of the “I Have a Dream” speech, Eric J. Sundquist places it in the history of American debates about racial justice—debates as old as the nation itself—and demonstrates how the speech, an exultant blend of grand poetry and powerful elocution, perfectly expressed the story of African American freedom. This book is the first to set King’s speech within the cultural and rhetorical traditions on which the civil rights leader drew in crafting his oratory, as well as its essential historical contexts, from the early days of the republic through present-day Supreme Court rulings. At a time when the meaning of the speech has been obscured by its appropriation for every conceivable cause, Sundquist clarifies the transformative power of King’s “Second Emancipation Proclamation” and its continuing relevance for contemporary arguments about equality. “The [‘I Have a Dream’] speech and all that surrounds it—background and consequences—are brought magnificently to life . . . In this book he gives us drama and emotion, a powerful sense of history combined with illuminating scholarship.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice)

The One

By Kiera Cass
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062060015
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: the-one.pdf

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The captivating third book in Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series America Singer searches for her happily ever after in this swoon-worthy YA dystopian romance, perfect for readers who loved Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or Renée Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn. Entering the Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she arrived at the palace, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants. Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

Picasso's War

By Hugh Eakin
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 045149850X
  • Total of Pages : 489
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 545
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A riveting story of how dueling ambitions and the power of prodigy made America the cultural center of the world—and Picasso the most famous artist alive—in the shadow of World War II “Fascinating, eloquent, wonderfully lucid, Picasso’s War will change whatever we thought we knew about modern art and its complicated reception on this side of the Atlantic.”—Francine Prose, author of The Vixen In January 1939, Pablo Picasso was renowned in Europe but disdained by many in the United States. One year later, Americans across the country were clamoring to see his art. How did the controversial leader of the Paris avant-garde break through to the heart of American culture? The answer begins a generation earlier, when a renegade Irish American lawyer named John Quinn set out to build the greatest collection of Picassos in existence. His dream of a museum to house them died with him, until it was rediscovered by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., a cultural visionary who, at the age of twenty-seven, became the director of New York’s new Museum of Modern Art. Barr and Quinn’s shared goal would be thwarted in the years to come—by popular hostility, by the Depression, by Parisian intrigues, and by Picasso himself. It would take Hitler’s campaign against Jews and modern art, and Barr’s fraught alliance with Paul Rosenberg, Picasso’s persecuted dealer, to get Picasso’s most important paintings out of Europe. Mounted in the shadow of war, the groundbreaking exhibition Picasso: Forty Years of His Art would launch Picasso in America, define MoMA as we know it, and shift the focus of the art world from Paris to New York. Picasso’s War is the never-before-told story about how a single exhibition, a decade in the making, irrevocably changed American taste, and in doing so saved dozens of the twentieth century’s most enduring artworks from the Nazis. Through a deft combination of new scholarship and vivid storytelling, Hugh Eakin shows how two men and their obsession with Picasso changed the art world forever.

A Life with Good Health

By John Chun
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1638446237
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: a-life-with-good-health.pdf

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A Life with Good Health shows you how to live healthy physically and spiritually and then successfully go back to where we all came from, which is the ultimate goal of this world. About forty years ago, I came to America, the land of opportunity, and became a Citizen of the U.S. in 1985. Now, as being a proud Korean American, it is time for me to return the favor to America with this book.

The Summer We Came To Life

By Deborah Cloyed
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 9781459205918
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: the-summer-we-came-to-life.pdf

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Every summer, Samantha Wheland joins her childhood friends—Isabel, Kendra and Mina—on a vacation, somewhere exotic and fabulous. Together with their mixed bag of parents, they've created a lifetime of memories. This year it's a beach house in Honduras. But for the first time, their clan is not complete. Mina lost her battle against cancer six months ago, and the friends she left behind are still struggling to find their way forward without her. For Samantha, the vacation just feels wrong without Mina. Despite being surrounded by her friends—the closest thing she has to family—Mina's death has left Sam a little lost. Unsure what direction her life should take. Fearful that whatever decision she makes about her wealthy French boyfriend's surprise proposal, it'll be the wrong one. The answers aren't in the journal Mina gave Sam before she died. Or in the messages Sam believes Mina is sending as guideposts. Before the trip ends, the bonds of friendship with her living friends, the older generation's stories of love and loss, and Sam's glimpse into a world far removed from the one in which she belongs will convince her to trust her heart. And follow it.

Coming to America

By Akbar Fakhar
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1635685516
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: coming-to-america.pdf

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The poems, politics, true stories, and thoughts that occur when different cultures collide. My name is Akbar Fakhar. This is a story about cultural differences, human nature, family, and the many and varied experiences of a young man who traveled to America from Persia (Iran) in 1974. For me, the magnitude of the journey from Persia to America was like time-traveling from the Ice Age to the twentieth century—suddenly, I woke up in a whole new world.

Out of Hiding: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to America (With a Foreword by Alan Gratz)

By Ruth Gruener
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338627473
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: out-of-hiding.pdf

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With a foreword by Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee. Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life, but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends -- but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II.The family's perseverance is a classic story of the American dream, but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma.This is a gripping and human account of a survivor's journey forward with timely connections to refugee and immigrant experiences worldwide today.

Keep It R.E.A.L.!

By Mary Amanda Stewart
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  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807776653
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: keep-it-r-e-a-l.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book introduces a set of pedagogical practices designed to assist adolescent English learners in developing their English skills in a way that honors and leverages their native languages and cultures. Responding to the linguistic and educational diversity of adolescents, the R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy) method offers teachers a range of scalable activities, reading lists, and other resources, along with numerous suggestions on how to adapt them for students’particular needs. By sharing experiences from actual secondary English classes, Stewart presents diverse learners making meaningful connections to texts and responding through writing, speaking, and other artistic means. These students are developing high levels of literacy, English language skills, and even biliteracy through R.E.A.L. instruction that all English teachers can use. “Keep It R.E.A.L. is a must-read for secondary teachers and teacher educators who want their students to appreciate literacy as a critical resource for lifelong learning. This is truly an invaluable resource for teachers of multilingual youth.” —Christian Faltis, chair and professor, The Ohio State University “A must-have resource! The powerful student-centered and teacher-friendly framework Mary Amanda Stewart offers in this book makes building literacy skills for adolescent English learners achievable and impactful.” —Andrea Honigsfeld, associate dean and director, Molloy College, New York

Travels On The Road To America

By Kenneth C. Gardner, Jr.
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491772840
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 931
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Chris Cockburn, the main character in the novel The Song Is Ended, is eight years older. He buys a 1970 Honda CB750, Candy Ruby Red, and sets off on a trip from North Dakota to New Orleans and back. He meets bikers, waitresses, gas station attendants, preachers, pimps, prostitutes and policemen, the common people of America, as well seeing some places significant in the cultural history of the United States. More importantly, he discovers a theme over one hundred and thirty years old that, if adopted, could enhance the moral fiber of American life.

Airlift to America

By Tom Shachtman
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1429960906
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: airlift-to-america.pdf

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This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U.S. State Department, and segregation to transport to, or support at, U.S. and Canadian universities, between 1959 and 1963, nearly 800 young East African men and women who would go on to change their world and ours. The students supported included Barack Obama Sr., future father of a U.S. president, Wangari Maathai, future Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as well as the nation-builders of post-colonial East Africa -- cabinet ministers, ambassadors, university chancellors, clinic and school founders. The airlift was conceived by the unusual partnership of the charismatic, later-assassinated Kenyan Tom Mboya and William X. Scheinman, a young American entrepreneur, with supporting roles played by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The airlift even had an impact on the 1960 presidential race, as Vice-President Richard Nixon tried to muscle the State Department into funding the project to prevent Senator Jack Kennedy from using his family foundation to do so and reaping the political benefit. The book is based on the files of the airlift's sponsor, the African American Students Foundation, untouched for almost fifty years.

Believers, Thinkers, and Founders

By Kevin Seamus Hasson
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0307718204
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: believers-thinkers-and-founders.pdf

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In Believers, Thinkers and Founders: How We Came to be One Nation Under God, Kevin Seamus Hasson—founder and president emeritus of the Becket Fund for Religious liberty—offers a refreshing resolution to the age-old dispute surrounding the relationship of religion and state: a return to first principles. “The traditional position,” writes Hasson, “is that our fundamental human rights—including those secured by the First Amendment—are endowed to us by the Creator and that it would be perilous to permit the government ever to repudiate that point.” America has steadfastly taken the position that there is a Supreme Being who is the source of our rights and the author of our equality. It has repeated that point for well over two hundred years throughout all branches and levels of government. Never mind, says the secularist challenge. God is, to put it mildly, religious. Religion has no place in Government. So God has no place in Government. It’s just that simple. But for the government to say there is no creator who endows us with rights, Hasson argues, “is to do more than simply tinker with one of the most famous one-liners in history; it is to change the starting point of our whole explanation of who we are as Americans.” He proposes a solution straight from the founding: the government acknowledges the existence of God who is the source of our rights philosophically but not religiously. This idea of the “Philosophers’ God” is a conception of God based not on faith but on reason. Hasson suggests that by recognizing the distinction between the creator of the Declaration of Independence and the God of our faith traditions, we may be able to move past the culture wars over religion that have plagued the country. In Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, Hasson examines the idea of the “Philosophers’ God” while looking at a host of issues—including the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer at public events, and prayer in public schools—as he demonstrates how we can still be one nation under God.

Coming to America

By Paul C. Ng
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1770677720
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: coming-to-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everyone may agree that America is still the greatest country in the world. However, some may also argue that America is in decline. We are confronting huge problems such as government gridlocks, budget deficits, national debt, loss of jobs, energy dependence, discrimination, terrorism, wastes and wars. This book helps us to identify all these and other problems, and offers solutions. But we must have serious dialogue and debate before we can offer viable and concrete solutions. It is my hope that this book will help us to reinvigorate these efforts so we, as citizens of this great nation, can reclaim our rights to help shape our own destiny. With this book, you will also be able to learn some basic Chinese characters, and get some advice on stock investment. For discussion of issues, please contact the author at http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulcng

They Came To Kill The Story of Eight Nazi Saboteurs in America

By Eugene Rachlis
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1839741368
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : History
  • Members : 198
  • Pdf File: they-came-to-kill-the-story-of-eight-nazi-saboteurs-in-america.pdf

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They Came to Kill, first published in 1961, is the fascinating World War II story of the U-boat landings of eight Nazi spies on beaches on Long Island and in Florida in June 1942, equipped with explosives and a large amount of U.S. money. Their mission, known as Operation Pastorius, was to disrupt and destroy vital war manufacturing plants and railways in the Tennessee Valley and elsewhere in the United States. The men were quickly rounded up by the F.B.I., in part due to the voluntary surrender of one of the group’s leaders, George Dasch. Following their arrest, the men were tried before a specially created military tribunal; all eight were found guilty and initially sentenced to death. Six of the men were executed in the electric chair, while President Roosevelt reduced the sentences of two of the men due to their turning themselves in to authorities. Included are 8 pages of illustrations.