Home Of The Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466887834
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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Homes Of The Brave

Author: Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings
File Size: 27,39 MB
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Home Of The Brave

Author: Caspar W. Weinberger
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765357038
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A tribute to nineteen decorated U.S. military soldiers who have served during the War on Terror includes the stories of a Green Beret leader whose Special Forces team captured five hundred al Queda and Taliban prisoners, a National Guard sergeant who was the first woman ever to be awarded the Silver Star, and a Mexican Marine who gave his life for a fellow soldier. Reprint.

Home Of The Brave

Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547345956
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In dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of his family’s incarceration in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. This infamous event is made emotionally clear through his meeting a group of children all with strange name tags pinned to their coats. The man feels the helplessness of the children. Finally, desperately he releases the name tags like birds into the air to find their way home with the hope for a time when Americans will be seen as one people—not judged, mistrusted, or segregated because of their individual heritage. Sixty years after thousands of Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned, the cogent prose and haunting paintings of renowned author and illustrator Allen Say remind readers of a dark chapter in America’s history.

Home Of The Brave

Author: Donna Bryson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785356372
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A small town struggling, like many communities, with the question of how to remain vital and vibrant in the 21st century, took on another problem altogether: that of the difficult homecoming of Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans. Melanie Kline knows a little boy who tenses when his family goes to the airport. He’s sure his father is headed for another deployment in Afghanistan. The child’s father is dearer to him and his world a little less safe, since his country went to war on terror. No one in Kline’s own family has been caught up in the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, but she has come to see that it affects her entire community. And she has rallied her small town to respond. Kline founded the Welcome Home Montrose project to offer mental health support, job and housing advice and other aid for returning warriors who are burdened by memories of war and uncertain of what their homecoming will mean. What she did not count on was how much the men and women who had served their country still had to give. Home of the Brave is about community and military service, and the possibilities born of creativity and commitment.

Home Of The Brave

Author: Arthur Laurents
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822205296
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THE STORY: A group of American soldiers volunteer for a dangerous mission to a Japanese-occupied island. One soldier develops a complex because he convinces himself that he has failed in his duty to a dying buddy. He imagines that being a Jew and t

Home Of The Brave

Author: Loren Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416918922
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The Paynes are down at the bottom of their last inning, but are they out? The final book in Loren Long and Phil Bildner's Sluggers!

The Other Half Of My Heart

Author: Sundee T. Frazier
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0440240069
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Twin daughters of interracial parents, Keira and Minna have very different skin tones, but it is not until their grandmother enters them in a beauty contest that Minna realizes what life has been like for her more darker-skinned sister.

The Caliph S House

Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553902318
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In the tradition of A Year in Provence and Under the Tuscan Sun, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family’s move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge–and nothing is as easy as it seems…. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city’s caliph, or spiritual leader. With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir’s fantasy–until he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. Endlessly enthralling, The Caliph’s House charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home. From the Hardcover edition.

Home Of The Brave

Author: Jeffery Hess
ISBN: 9781935708858
File Size: 57,98 MB
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"These stories provide glimpses into military life, marriages and other relationships--good or bad, even religion, as well as death, physical injuries, post-traumatic stress, and traumatic brain injuries. Displayed here are also the ways people handle grief, isolation, conscience, dissention, karma, impermanence, and support gone wrong. At the heart of every story here is an American affected by our country's military involvement in Iraq or Afghanistan."--Introduction.