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📒In The Country We Love ✍ Diane Guerrero
✏In the Country We Love Book Summary : The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
📒Anything We Love Can Be Saved ✍ Alice Walker
✏Anything We Love Can Be Saved Book Summary : From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, a unique collection of essays about her life and her activism 'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon, Mail on Sunday In a world where cynicism and political apathy is commonplace, it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker. For she believes that the things we treasure, and the world we live in, can all be saved if only we will act. Beginning with an autobiographical essay about the roots of her own activism, Alice Walker then goes on to explore diverse public issues such as single parenthood, freedom of the press, civil rights and religion.
📒I Love Horses And Tractors ✍ Jo Ann Salness Byars
✏I Love Horses and Tractors Book Summary : Survival, horses, wild life, farm life and farm humor. This book is a look at the adventures and stories of a city girl becoming a country girl and many of the lessons she and her husband learn along the way. It is filled with stories of the animals they love, the wild life they find and the challenges that just happen on a daily basis. From the eagle they saved, the cat that adopts them, the funny things that horses do, saving a cow in birth, the agony of trying to save a horse that colics and the countless things that have to be fixed as they live in the country. This is a story of retirement as they learn, adapt and overcome obstacles in their transition to country life.
📒Adventures Of Ms Kelly In Miami ✍ Calvin Buford Dirickson
✏Adventures of Ms Kelly in Miami Book Summary : It was Christmas and we spent it in San Antonio, Texas. Calvin took us mdowntown for a boat ride on the river walk. Mrs. Rat said, Ms Kelly I will tell you a secret. What secret? I asked. Now Ms Kelly you cant tell anyone, promise? I promise. Mrs. Rat whispered to me. There is an old house in the back of the property almost covered by bushes. That is where I get my food. There are a lot of mean ugly dogs in small cages down in the basement. Do you mean they are all locked in cages? How do they get anything to eat since no one lives there? There are three men that come in everyday to feed them. Sometimes they will take some of them out and when they return they are all cut up and bleeding and hurting so bad they are crying. Mrs. Rat explained pitifully. What kind of dogs are they and how do they get cut up? I asked.
📒My Promised Land ✍ Ari Shavit
✏My Promised Land Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal
📒48 Days To The Work You Love ✍ Dan Miller
✏48 Days to the Work You Love Book Summary : In Any Economy, It Pays to Discover Your Calling According to financial expert Dave Ramsey, “Few categories of our lives define us and grow us spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and as people. Our work is one of those defining areas. Sadly, a ‘j-o-b’ is what most people settle for. But as Dan Miller so powerfully points out in 48 Days to the Work You Love, a calling lights up your life.” As a leading vocational thinker, New York Times best-selling author Dan Miller helps you better understand and organize your God-given skills, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. In turn, you’ll see clear patterns form that point you toward successful career decisions. Packed with modern insight and timeless wisdom, here is a step-by-step process for creating a Life Plan and translating it into meaningful, satisfying daily work. With plenty of smart ideas for thriving in today’s changing workforce, this revised edition also includes fresh tips on career search and resume tools, interview skills, negotiating salaries, and more. With both updated and brand new content, you will find everything you need to move you toward finding work that you love in just 48 Days. Let the Countdown Begin!
📒A Child S Walk In The Wilderness ✍ Paul Molyneaux
✏A Child s Walk in the Wilderness Book Summary : Imagine a 7-year-old boy asking his father if they can hike the entire Appalachian Trail, and then imagine that the father says yes.
📒Public Papers Of The Presidents Of The United States ✍ United States. President
✏Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States Book Summary : "Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.
📒The Things I Want Most ✍ Richard Miniter
✏The Things I Want Most Book Summary : The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore: The Things I Want MOST: A family A fishing pole A familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return. So they brought Mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed." For the biggest obstacle to Mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love. When Richard and Sue Miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toll, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST. --> From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Yes We Love This Land ✍ Daniel Reed
✏Yes We Love This Land Book Summary : An absorbing tale of intrigue set during World War II, Yes, We Love This Land tells the story of a German family attempting to flee Hitler's clutches. Author Daniel Reed spins a fascinating web of action and suspense After emigrating from Germany to Norway to escape Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, the Wagner family find themselves caught in the middle of Germany's unprovoked invasion of Norway. Desiring only to be left alone, they instead become involved in Norway's fight against the occupying Germans. Bernhard and Klara try to shelter their four precious children from the nightmare of Nazi occupation, but one by one the family members are drawn into the conflict. Burning for revenge, youngest son Paul joins the ranks of the deadly German SS, intent on sabotage and assassination back in their homeland. When the SS targets Jordana Schultz, a young member of the German Underground, for capture, Paul saves her life. But he must leave her behind when the Germans send him back to Norway. Now his greatest chance for revenge stands before him-and time is running out.