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A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

Author : Atia Abawi
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A powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand. In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future. Tareq's family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey. While this is one family's story, it is also the timeless tale of the heartbreaking consequences of all wars, all tragedy, narrated by Destiny itself. When you are a refugee, success is outliving your loss. An award-winning author and journalist—and a refugee herself—Atia Abawi captures the hope that spurs people forward against all odds and the love that makes that hope grow. Praise for A Land of Permanent Goodbyes: Featured on NPR's Morning Edition! Featured by Dana Perino’s on The Five! Featured as a most-anticipated book of 2018 on The Huffington Post! “[A] heartbreaking and to-the-minute timely story of the Syrian refugee crisis. Abawi gives even more humanity, depth, and understanding to the headlines.”—Bustle ★ “From award-winning journalist Abawi comes an unforgettable novel that brings readers face to face with the global refugee crisis . . . A heartbreaking, haunting, and necessary story that offers hope while laying bare the bleakness of the world.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "Abawi skillfully places humanity enmeshed in war into two sides: the 'hunters' who feed on the suffering and the 'helpers' who lend a hand. An inspiring, timely, and must-have account about the Syrian refugee disaster and the perils of all wars."—School Library Journal, starred review ★ "[A] gripping and heartrending novel . . . [and an] upsetting yet beautifully rendered portrayal of an ongoing humanitarian crisis."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "As author Atia Abawi artfully illustrates, refugees are created by circumstances that can happen anywhere. A perfect companion novel to Alan Gratz's Refugee, this humanizing, often harrowing and sometimes transcendent novel fosters compassion and understanding."—BookPage, Top Teen Pick “[T]his could be paired with Sepetys’ book . . . Salt to the Sea, for a multi-era look at the casualties of war.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This is a harrowing and vitally important novel about an ongoing crisis. Tareq’s story will linger with readers long after they’ve turned the final page.”—Bookish "A Land of Permanent Goodbyes is an engrossing, heartbreaking story of survival, giving readers an authentic glimpse of the suffering and destruction in Syria."—Voice of Youth Advocates "A well-written, well-researched book."—School Library Connection "This touching read will stir empathy and compassion about the harrowing plight of refugees. Abawi . . . helps give perspective on how religion can be used to help create a world where the most basic human rights are violated."—Booklist

She Persisted Sally Ride

Author : Atia Abawi
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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! As the first American woman in space, Sally Ride broke barriers and made her dreams come true. But she wanted to do even more! After leaving NASA, she created science and engineering programs that would help other girls and women make their dreams come true as well. In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Atia Abawi, readers learn about the amazing life of Sally Ride--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton!

The Penguin Book of Migration Literature

Author : Dohra Ahmad
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[Ahmad's] "introduction is fiery and charismatic... This book encompasses the diversity of experience, with beautiful variations and stories that bicker back and forth." --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times The first global anthology of migration literature featuring works by Mohsin Hamid, Zadie Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Salman Rushdie, and Warsan Shire, with a foreword by Edwidge Danticat, author of Everything Inside A Penguin Classic Every year, three to four million people move to a new country. From war refugees to corporate expats, migrants constantly reshape their places of origin and arrival. This selection of works collected together for the first time brings together the most compelling literary depictions of migration. Organized in four parts (Departures, Arrivals, Generations, and Returns), The Penguin Book of Migration Literature conveys the intricacy of worldwide migration patterns, the diversity of immigrant experiences, and the commonalities among many of those diverse experiences. Ranging widely across the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, across every continent of the earth, and across multiple literary genres, the anthology gives readers an understanding of our rapidly changing world, through the eyes of those at the center of that change. With thirty carefully selected poems, short stories, and excerpts spanning three hundred years and twenty-five countries, the collection brings together luminaries, emerging writers, and others who have earned a wide following in their home countries but have been less recognized in the Anglophone world. Editor of the volume Dohra Ahmad provides a contextual introduction, notes, and suggestions for further exploration.

The Global Refugee Crisis

Author : Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
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According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fueling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees contribute to and strain communities, and what kinds of solutions could help. Along the way, you'll meet actual refugees and the people who are trying to help.

Latifa Unveiled

Author : Latifa Woodhouse
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Latifa Unveiled is an engaging memoir that reveals the power of human spirit, one that bridges the gap between East and West, education and ignorance, and the past and future. Readers are taken behind the heavy doors of secrecy and see what life was like for a Pashtun girl growing up in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, who fought for her freedom. In the middle between two cultures and two radically different expectations of womanhood stands Latifa, a feminist before she even knew what that description meant. Her story is one that must be read.PRAISE FOR LATIFA UNVEILED: "Out of all the challenges she has faced, Latifa has found a way to a fulfilled life. She now dedicates her time to building bridges between Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Protestants through her association with the Unitarian Universalist Church and to promoting human rights through her work at the United Nations."-Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement "Latifa Woodhouse is an extraordinary mentor to young women both because of her passionate interest in their lives and dreams, as well as her ability to encourage them through her own life story. This inspirational story is the basis of Latifa Unveiled, the story of a young girl who eagerly seeks education first in her own country, then in the United States as she starts a family and flees from war-torn Afghanistan.-Dr. Terry Neese, Founder, and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women"Latifa Woodhouse is a rescuer, a teacher, and a storyteller of the power of devoting your life to helping refugees find a secure home. This book is a beautiful narrative about the courage of the human spirit to overcome oppression and to find a home in a new world."-Artemis Joukowsky, Director Defying the Nazis"Latifa Woodhouse tells the story of her journey across borders, cultures, and faiths with courage and directness. Her voice is strong and committed to the rights of women and refugees. She is a person of deep empathy, dedicated to spiritual insights and communal connections. Latifa loves to bring people together and sharing her story is part of that mission.-Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, Unitarian Universalist Minister at Shelter Rock, Manhasset New York. "Latifa's memoir is an act of bravery and a tender truth. Her internal compass points toward humanity, making her journey an inspiration to follow."-Dr. Nadia Hashimi, Novelist "I met Latifa Woodhouse in Lesbos, Greece where she, her husband Colin, and youngest daughter Alexandra were helping the most vulnerable people on some of the worst days of their lives. I saw first hand their selfless efforts in assisting refugees in any way they could - whether it be by giving them warm clothes, making sure they received medical treatment, shoveling mud to clean up their surroundings or by sharing a simple laugh and warm hug. They were there to share humanity with a group of people who had just experienced some of the most inhumane days, months or even years of their lives. I wanted to know more about Latifa's life and I got that from this book. This is the compelling story of what made a little girl from Kandahar, Afghanistan into the woman Latifa is today."-Atia Abawi, Author of 'A Land of Permanent Goodbyes' and Journalis

Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts

Author : Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
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Kindred Saints

Author : William G. Hartley
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Johann Christenson (1828-1877), a Mormon convert, immigrated from Sweden to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1861, married Christena Akesson (a Danish convert he met en route) in 1861, and settled in Gunnison, Utah in 1865. They were the paternal grandparents of Alvin Oscar Christenson (b.1900), who married Kathryne Louise Corless in 1926, and lived in Salt Lake City. Descendants lived in Utah, Idaho and elsewhere. Ancestors of the grandparents and/or great-grandparents of Alvin and Kathryne lived in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and England--and immigrated, as Mormon converts, from these countries to Utah or to Nauvoo, Illinois, later moving to Utah.

The Accidental Developer

Author : Henry Pollack
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"On the surface Henry Pollack's memoir is a helter-skelter adventure that begins with a teenaged Jewish refugee fleeing the Nazi tsunami across war-torn Poland on pushbike, and ends with Pollack in Australia - architect, empire builder, property development tycoon. But Pollack's focus is less on his own breathtaking journey than on the fascinating worlds through which he passed and the hundreds of characters he met along the way. Suddenly we are transported to multicultural Lodz or find ourselves crawling on our bellies with the Polish underground. Then there's the mayhem of Shanghai and the civility of Hong Kong alongside the rough waterside workers of the Australian docks. In his late thirties, creatively stifled and inspired by Europe's post-war reconstruction, Pollack turned to architetcure. His first commission was in 1964, his first development in 1966 and, amidst stoushes with the Builders labourers Federation, his Mirvac Company quickly grew into an empire" -- back cover.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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The Atlantic Monthly

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Masterplots Cyclopedia of literary characters more than sixteen thousand literary characters from the world s fine literature

Author : Frank Northen Magill
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No Permanent City

Author : Harry Loewen
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Historical figures come to life in these stories that lie behind the more formal accounts of Anabaptist/Mennonite history and life from the 1500s through the present. Drawing on a variety of solid sources, Harry Loewen offers portraits of Mennonites and their forebears in settings ranging from Europe and Asia to North and South America.

Goodbye Fleet Street

Author : Robert Edwards
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Memoires van de Britse journalist, o.a. hoofdredacteur van Daily Express, People en Sunday Mirror.

The Land and Land News

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The Call of the Land

Author : Michael Yake Mell
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On the Bridge of Goodbye

Author : David Robbins
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Set against the southern African canvas of war and upheaval is the story of the famous San soldiers who fought first for the Portuguese in Angola, then for South Africa from bases in northern Namibia. When South Africa withdrew to make way for Namibian independence, many of these soldiers and their dependants came to South Africa where, after 13 years in tents, they moved into small houses on the outskirts of Kimberley. Beyond the bare bones of this story, remarkable in itself, lies a process of devastating displacement that has never fully been explored. Angolan and Caprivian communities had been wrenched apart by war, and for many neither reunification nor closure had been possible since the sudden Portuguese evacuation of Africa in the mid-1970s. David Robbins travelled with a small group of these discarded San soldiers on a journey into their respective pasts so that he could tell their stories. The result is "On the Bridge of Goodbye", a book rich in insight and emotion that culminates deep in the Angolan bush, and also in the very marrow of human loss and endurance.

The Quest

Author : Lois Brown Shipman
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Goodbye to Catholic Ireland

Author : Mary Kenny
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The Villager

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One Man s Story

Author : Edward Philip
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Out of the inferno of war-ravaged Poland emerges an incredible tale of survival. Fighting fires atop blazing buildings and living with the ever-present fear of the dreaded midnight knock, Eddie displays the stuff that heroes are made of. And then miraculously comes the chance to rebuild a shattered life - far, far away from the battlefield that was Europe.