Of Beetles And Angels

Of Beetles and Angels PDF
Author: Mawi Asgedom
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316048224
Size: 42.35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Read the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University. Following his father's advice to "treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven," Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home. Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, and as a frequent selection as one book/one school/one community reads, this unforgettable memoir continues to touch and inspire readers. This special expanded fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, a discussion guide, and more.

Of Beetles And Angels

Of Beetles and Angels PDF
Author: Mawi Asgedom
ISBN: 9780970498267
Size: 34.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his mother and brother to a Sudanese refugee camp, and later moved to Chicago and earned a scholarship to Harvard University.

The Fascinating World Of Beetles

The Fascinating World of Beetles PDF
Author: Angels Julivert
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
ISBN: 9780812094237
Size: 45.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 31
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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of various kinds of beetles

Seeking Salaam

Seeking Salaam PDF
Author: Sandra M. Chait
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295801808
Size: 55.29 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Prolonged violence in the Horn of Africa, the northeastern corner of the continent, has led growing numbers of Ethiopians, Eritreans, and Somalis to flee to the United States. Despite the enmity created by centuries of conflict, they often find themselves living as neighbors in their adopted cities, with their children as class-mates in school. In many ways, they are successfully navigating life in their new home; however, they continue to struggle to bridge old ethnic divisions and find salaam, or peace, with one another. News from home fuels historical grievances and perpetuates tensions within their communities, delaying acculturation, undermining attempts at reconciliation, and sabotaging the opportunity to reach the American Dream. In conversations with forty East African immigrants living in Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, Sandra Chait captures the immigrants' struggle for identity in the face of competing stories and documents how some individuals have been able to transcend the ghosts from the past and extend a tentative hand to their former enemies.

Real Leadership Real Change

Real Leadership Real Change PDF
Author: Carol Hunter
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770973087
Size: 46.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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Real Leadership Real Change is a call to action on behalf of young people everywhere. In spite of the pace of change in our lives, little has changed in the way we educate our children. It is time to redefine the purpose of public education and take the bold actions necessary to make a difference. Real Change will happen when Real Leaders address organizational culture and design while building trust and respect among all stakeholders. This book gives practical examples and challenges that will put you on the path to being the Real Leader you need to be. You will read the story of a Canadian school community that received the Order of Excellence from The National Quality Institute, as a result of their focused quest for making a difference. While serving a rainbow of faiths, cultures, and socio-economic groups, the school achieved extraordinary results through the efforts of everyone in the school community. Students, staff, and parents worked together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and shared responsibility to maximize student learning. Learning encompassed academic, social and emotional growth, with real successes in student gain scores and character development alike. Real Leaders made Real Change....

Opening The Floodgates

Opening the Floodgates PDF
Author: Kevin R. Johnson
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814743005
Size: 42.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 289
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Seeking to re-imagine the meaning and significance of the international border, Opening the Floodgates makes a case for eliminating the border as a legal construct that impedes the movement of people into this country. Open migration policies deserve fuller analysis, as evidenced by President Barack Obama’s pledge to make immigration reform a priority. Kevin R. Johnson offers an alternative vision of how U.S. borders might be reconfigured, grounded in moral, economic, and policy arguments for open borders. Importantly, liberalizing migration through an open borders policy would recognize that the enforcement of closed borders cannot stifle the strong, perhaps irresistible, economic, social, and political pressures that fuel international migration. Controversially, Johnson suggests that open borders are entirely consistent with efforts to prevent terrorism that have dominated immigration enforcement since the events of September 11, 2001. More liberal migration, he suggests, would allow for full attention to be paid to the true dangers to public safety and national security.

Apes Or Angels

Apes or Angels  PDF
Author: Cornelius J. Troost
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452060255
Size: 23.40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 244
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APES or ANGELS?: A Summary For many readers this book will be a mind-altering experience. It has a thesis that is a challenge to the conventional thinking of most Christians and their counterparts, the secular humanists. It offends both for very good reasons. It speaks the truth about Darwin’s views on human origins and race. Contrary to the beliefs of most academicians and educated readers, Darwin had two dangerous ideas instead of one. Daniel Dennett was perfectly right about the first, which was the notion that natural selection operated in a way that precluded explanatory intrusions from outside the natural world. In other words, metaphysics has no place in biological explanation. Things spiritual, like vitalism and finalism, are simply inapplicable to evolutionary biology. The second idea is rarely mentioned in politically correct America- that the human races are different in sometimes significant ways. Indeed, inequality is a normal condition of nature. Darwin’s clash with Christianity is winding down because modern science is a foundation of western culture and it fully accepts the truth of natural selection and the evolution of life(including man). It is ironic that as the struggle with Christianity declines, a new struggle emerges- the battle over racial differences. Liberalism evolved into radical egalitarianism as it swept over America, creating an authoritarian political correctness that contradicts our Constitution. Modern genetics now threatens the liberal myth of human equality. These Darwinian conflicts are playing out amidst our culture wars, a battle that could transform us into another Brazil. Radical egalitarianism and multiculturalism are ideologies aimed at dismantling our great Anglo-European tradition. Forces of erosion are at work which may make our nation’s greatness a faint memory. The battle with creationism is essentially over in Europe and it is winding down in the U.S. Science always wins fights over the facts of nature! Eddies of ignorance will persist in American society where fundamentalism exists, but educated elites have long since agreed with Darwin. Liberal relativism erodes our standards of excellence and even undermines our Christian morality, a morality that seems closely connected to our moral instinct. With their power in academia liberals will submit to “white guilt” as they treat blacks as eternal victims, distorting reality to make outcomes equal. Darwin, however, may be vindicated on the matter of real racial differences, causing agony among idealistic liberals who must relinquish their lofty dreams. Scientific humanism has always touted critical thinking as a supreme goal of education, but it is threatened by the irrational side of liberalism that savors post-modern subjectivism. Today we see “diversity training” imposed on young people in a Stalinist manner. Propaganda and groupthink are current weapons of the PC martinets. In reading this survey of how Darwin came to his dangerous ideas, you may appreciate how important science and critical thinking are in a society gripped by wayward versions of liberalism. Both evolution by natural selection and racial differences are discussed in this book in order to illumine Darwin’s two “dangerous” ideas-one that threatened Christianity and one that now threatens liberal humanism’s egalitarian dream. Social scientists will be exposed as propagandists for radical egalitarianism rather than as true scientists. The movement to eliminate the word “race” is evidence of political motivation rather than scientific honesty. To examine the conflicts related to Darwinism the book includes a brief treatment of Darwin’s life and works, the battle against creationism, the case against supernaturalism, a brief survey of human evolution, and a review of current issues bearing upon human nature and race. Open debate over this book will be a healthy antidote for the fearful silence in America. I hope you engage in this debate and send me any comments or criticisms at [email protected]

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 9789927129636
Size: 55.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that citys swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdis, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

Aussie Angels 20 Leap Frog

Aussie Angels 20  Leap Frog PDF
Author: Margaret Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0734413211
Size: 59.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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In this new adventure, Meg and Mike learn about the plight of thirty-three species of native Victorian frogs and Mark wants to keep a pet frog to help save Australia's frogs from extinction. Boris is shocked by the death of his parents in a car crash and has to deal with some very complicated feelings about them. LEAP FROG is the twentieth instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.

Author: مريد البرغوثي
Publisher: دار الشروق
ISBN: 9770931551
Size: 38.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biographical fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 263
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رأيت رام الله" كتاب فاز بجائزة نجيب محفوظ للإبداع الأدبي (1997) هل هي رام الله سرّ الإبداع المحقق!! أم أنها الثلاثون عاماً من الغربة أشعلت في القلب الحنين والاشتياق إلى ساكني رام الله!! أم أنه الوطن المحرم المنتظر على مشارف جسر العبور... جسر العودة ذاك الذي سكن في ذاكرة مريد البرغوثي بصرير خشبة، وبضيق مساحته وقصر طوله. هو ذاك الجسر القصير مشت عبره الذاكرة إلى ذاك الأفق الرحب المشبع برائحة الأهل والمترع بالصور القديمة الساكنة في الوجدان. مريد البرغوثي فاز بجائزة عبوره ذلك الجسر الخشبي الصغير وكأنه بتجاوزه تمكن من المثول أمام أيامه، وجعل أيامه تمثل أمامه، يلمس تفاصيل منها بلا سبب مهملاً منها تفاصيل أخرى بلا سبب، مثرثراً لنفسه عمراً كاملاً، في يوم عودته ومن حوله يحسبون أنه في صمت عبر الجسر المحرم عليه بعد ثلاثين عاماً، وفجأة انحنى ليلملم شتاته، كما يلمّ جهتي معطفه إلى بعضها في يوم من الصقيع والتلهف. أو كما يلملم تلميذ أوراقه التي بعثرها هواء الحقل وهو عائد من بعيد. وعلى مخدعه في تلك الليلة، ليلة العودة-لملم النهارات والليالي ذات الضحك، ذات الغضب، ذات الدموع، ذات العبث، وذات الشواهد الرخامية التي لا يكفيه عمر واحد لزيارتها جميعاً، من أجل تقديم الصمت والاحترام، وفي غمرة كل ذلك الروح شاحبة، والنفس ذابلة، وسؤال يقفز، ما الذي يسلب الروح ألوانها والنفس أنغامها؟!! وما الذي، غير قصف الغزاة أصاب الجسر؟. لملم مريد البرغوثي كل ذلك ليحكي في كتابه هذا رحلة عذاب فلسطين من خلال أسلوب قصصي شاعري رائع، جسد صدقه الإنساني المعذب والجميل.


Albemarle PDF
Size: 21.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Albemarle County (Va.)
Languages : en
Pages :
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Stories About Stories

Stories about Stories PDF
Author: Brian Attebery
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199379319
Size: 55.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Myth is oral, collective, sacred, and timeless. Fantasy is a modern literary mode and a popular entertainment. Yet the two have always been inextricably intertwined. Stories about Stories examines fantasy as an arena in which different ways of understanding myth compete and new relationships with myth are worked out. The book offers a comprehensive history of the modern fantastic as well as an argument about its nature and importance. Specific chapters cover the origins of fantasy in the Romantic search for localized myths, fantasy versions of the Modernist turn toward the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of world mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by Western writers, fantasies based in Christian belief alongside fundamentalist attempts to stamp out the form, and the emergence of ever-more sophisticated structures such as metafiction through which to explore mythic constructions of reality.

Angels Of Judas

Angels of Judas PDF
Author: Paul A. Winter
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595356699
Size: 59.36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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While heavily sedated in a South African hospital, a retired bishop dreams of his father who tell him: "I am here to tell you Jason that you have been chosen in this 2041 year of our Lord as the one to reveal the truth encrypted in the Eye of the Messiah, with its thirteen significant elements, as it was written in the secret scroll of Isaiah. The truth will be revealed in 13 dreams involving 13 objects." Jason is attended to by the Matron Larne, who is a part-time hooker, and a male nurse Paul who is gay. One of Larne's clients, Myaso, is the son of a witchdoctor. Next to Jason's room is a patient Abraam, who is reading his Ph.D. in religious studies. As Jason's dreams unfold, Isabel, who is ostracized from her hometown where she lived with her sister Mary, because she committed adultery, discovers the Eye of the Messiah in a grotto. The miracles of the Master, son of Mary and Joseph, are explained using natural phenomena, while four mischievous angels control the destiny of the soul of mankind. Judas convinces a soldier to become a hooker and he falls in love with one of the servants of the Master. An oracle, whose prophetic words are whistled, is a hermaphrodite with a grotesque difference. A vision of the witchdoctor, a dream of Paul's lover who is a Hindu devotee, and the thirteen dreams help Paul, Myaso and Abraam to unveil the shocking truth hidden within the Eye of the Messiah.