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That Sparkling Gift : How her wisdom changed my life
by Jaimie Mathew

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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Have you ever had a childhood dream where you received some kind of sparkling, enticing gift from a special person in a faraway land? What if that really happened to you in your real life? What would you do with that gift? That Sparkling Gift takes us on a journey to Jane's memory of a childhood vacation in India where she receives a gift from one of her dear elders. During this vacation, she gains wisdom from her blind grandmother and ultimately learns how to be happier and more loving in life.
Canadian Born, American Made 3rd Edition: Memories of a Grateful ...
by Richard Hughes

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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This is the definitive edition of Canadian Born, American Made, Volume 1. The author has painstakingly gone through all of his old manuscripts, notes, and scratch papers to come up with a complete volume of his memoirs from 1964 through his coming of age as a young and free Floridian in 1978. Find out how a child of 7 moves down from Canada, land of the ice and snow, to Florida, the land of sunshine and beaches and surrounded by water on three sides. And just how long does it take for a Canadian to assimilate into American culture when he has no other choice but to adjust to a way of life so strikingly different from what he was used to? It's not all fun and games, but it's not all serious business either. You'll laugh, you'll think, you'll wonder, and you might even try to put yourself in the author's place as you drift back in time to life in Florida in the late '60's and early '70's.
My People The Sioux
by Luther Standing Bear

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English

Pages

291

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August 14, 2017

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<h2><b>“one of the most engaging and veracious accounts we have ever had.” - Van Wyck Brooks</b></h2><br /><br />Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and devoted his later years to the Indian rights movement of the 1920s and 1930s.<br /><br /><em>My People The Sioux</em> remains a landmark in Native American literature, among the first books about Native Americans written from the Native American point of view.<br /><br /><b>Luther Standing Bear</b> (December 1868 – February 20, 1939) (Óta Kté or "Plenty Kill" also known as Matȟó Nážiŋ or "Standing Bear") was an Oglala Lakota chief notable in American history as a Native American author, educator, philosopher, and actor of the twentieth century. Standing Bear fought to preserve Lakota heritage and sovereignty and was at the forefront of a Progressive movement to change government policy toward Native Americans.<br /><br />Standing Bear was one of a small group of Lakota leaders of his generation, such as Gertrude Bonnin, and Charles Eastman, who were born and raised in the oral traditions of their culture, educated in white culture, and wrote significant historical accounts of their people and history in English. Luther’s experiences in early life, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Wild Westing with Buffalo Bill, and life on government reservations present a unique view of a Native American during the Progressive Era in American history. Standing Bear’s commentaries on Native American culture and wisdom educated the American public, deepened public awareness, and created popular support to change government policies toward Native American peoples. Luther Standing Bear helped create the popular twentieth-century image that Native American culture is holistic and respectful of nature; his classic commentaries appear in college-level reading lists in anthropology, literature, history, and philosophy, and constitute a legacy and treasury of Native American wisdom. <em>My People The Sioux</em> was first published in 1928.
Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year
by Linda LeGarde Grover

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English

Pages

200

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October 10, 2017

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<DIV><P>Long before it came to be known as Duluth, the land at the western tip of Lake Superior was known to the Ojibwe as Onigamiising, “the place of the small portage.” There the Ojibwe lived in keeping with the seasons, moving among different camps for hunting and fishing, for cultivating and gathering, for harvesting wild rice and maple sugar. In <I>Onigamiising</I> Linda LeGarde Grover accompanies us through this cycle of the seasons, one year in a lifelong journey on the path to Mino Bimaadiziwin, the living of a good life. </P><P>In fifty short essays, Grover reflects on the spiritual beliefs and everyday practices that carry the Ojibwe through the year and connect them to this northern land of rugged splendor. As the four seasons unfold—from Ziigwan (Spring) through Niibin and Dagwaagin to the silent, snowy promise of Biboon—the award-winning author writes eloquently of the landscape and the weather, work and play, ceremony and tradition and family ways, from the homey moments shared over meals to the celebrations that mark life’s great events. Now a grandmother, a Nokomis, beginning the fourth season of her life, Grover draws on a wealth of stories and knowledge accumulated over the years to evoke the Ojibwe experience of Onigamiising, past and present, for all time.</P></DIV>
Antonio Gellini: Portrait of a Hollywood Legend (Held In Evidence...
by , Antonio Gellini

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English

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September 12, 2017

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<p><strong>During the years of Iran’s White Revolution...</strong></p><p><em>The remarkable story of a boy who was trained within the King’s court.</em></p><p>He was five years old, held power over the food supply, and had free use of the King’s Government Stamp. What ensued over the following eight years was a story for the history books, which had been (because of embarrassment to the throne) buried by the Shah of Iran. However, this is the most surprising, heartbreaking and heartwarming true story that one learns about only once in a lifetime. It is my pleasure to make this biography available for readers both young and old. This biography begs the question, “How much good can one young child with a great heart achieve within the world?” </p>
Chillin' In The Rose Garden on Jazzy Afternoons
by Sahara Bowser

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English

Pages

51

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August 16, 2017

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My life growing up in the Strawberry Mansion community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My neighbors were a jazz pianist and a banker. I lived next door to a beautiful rose garden. Strawberry Mansion was a thriving, vibrant community of beautiful affordable homes and incredible teachers who went over and above the call of duty.<br />This is coming of age story of a young girl growing up in Strawberry Mansion.
Vaulting Over Destiny: A Story of Faith, Favor, and Determination
by Jeremy Martin

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English

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Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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"Vaulting Over Destiny" is the heartwarming story of a brave young boy named James T. Martin, Sr. who was born into a family of sharecroppers living in the Deep South at the beginning of the Great Depression. You'll cry, laugh, and cheer as you experience the dynamic and emotional twists and turns in his miracle filled life. A happy and energetic little boy, who just wanted to be normal and accepted, became extraordinary and exceptional, as he met every challenge in his life with unwavering will and uncommon devotion. "Vaulting Over Destiny" is a unique American story of perseverance in the midst of incredible odds!
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Commo...
by Cory Booker

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English

Pages

246

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February 16, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future.</b><br />  <br /> Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless.<br />  <br /> He chose public service.<br />  <br /> He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants’ rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.<br />  <br /> In <i>United,</i> Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny.<br />  <br /> Here is his account of his own political education, the moments—some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening—that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice.<br />  <br /> “Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word,” Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together—and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper connection: love.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>United</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “An exceedingly good book, and an important book, and a reminder of what makes Booker an important and, through it all, a promising public figure.”<b>—<i>PolitickerNJ</i></b><br />  <br /> “What sets Senator Booker’s work apart from that of similar political books is that it seeks to elevate discourse rather than bring down opponents of the opposite partisan persuasion. This is a refreshing take, one that is truly worthy of study and contemplation.”<b>—<i>The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
"Nonno, tell us a story"
by Pietrantonio Lombardi

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English

Pages

693

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August 15, 2017

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Nonno, Tell us a Story by Pietrantonio Lombardi is a delightful memoir of a young boy's life begun in the postwar Molise region of Italy and transformed when he immigrates to the United States just as he reaches adolescence. Real life episodes, from the town of Pagliarone/Villa San Michele to the city of Denver, are set against a backdrop of Italy's history, art, folklore, and sports world. Often poignant and more often humorous, this portrait of family love throughout its struggles and successes in two worlds is as different from other books of this type as are the people who live and write about them. If you love Italian as well as Italian- American culture, this is a must read that will be hard to put down
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire

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English

Pages

400

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February 05, 2003

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“Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban.” In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution. Winner of the National Book Award, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child’s unforgettable experience.<BR><BR><I >Waiting for Snow in Havana</I> is both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost. For the Cuba of Carlos’s youth—with its lizards and turquoise seas and sun-drenched siestas—becomes an island of condemnation once a cigar-smoking guerrilla named Fidel Castro ousts President Batista on January 1, 1959. Suddenly the music in the streets sounds like gunfire. Christmas is made illegal, political dissent leads to imprisonment, and too many of Carlos’s friends are leaving Cuba for a place as far away and unthinkable as the United States. Carlos will end up there, too, and fulfill his mother’s dreams by becoming a modern American man—even if his soul remains in the country he left behind.<BR> <BR>Narrated with the urgency of a confession, <I >Waiting for Snow in Havana</I> is a eulogy for a native land and a loving testament to the collective spirit of Cubans everywhere.

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