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Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11
Mecca and Main Street
Muslim Life in America After 9/11
Paperback      ISBN: 0195332377
Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy
Learning to Die in Miami
Confessions of a Refugee Boy
Hardcover      ISBN: 143918190x
Presents the story of the author's exile in America, where his brother and he relocated as youths from their revolution-torn home in Cuba, struggled with the loss of their cultural identity, and acclimated to American culture.
La Travesia De Enrique / Enrique's Journey: La Arriesgada Odisea De Un Nino En Busca De Su Madre / the Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother
La Travesia De Enrique / Enrique's Journey
La Arriesgada Odisea De Un Nino En Busca De Su Madre / the Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite With His Mother
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0812975804
Describes one Honduran boy's difficult and dangerous journey to find his mother, who had made the trek northward to the United States in search of a better life but never made enough money to return home for her children.
The Promise Fulfilled: A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today
The Promise Fulfilled
A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816628327
“Odd Lovoll provides fascinating and important insights about the distinctive presence in American life of Norwegian immigrants and their ancestors. Then again, I might be biased.
Tis: A Memoir
Tis
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0684865742
Continues the sometimes harrowing tale of the author's youth as he immigrates from Ireland to the United States, joins the Army, goes to college, and begins building a life.
Yesterday's Self: Nostalgia and the Immigrant Identity
Yesterday's Self
Nostalgia and the Immigrant Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 0742513610
Ritivoi (English and rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon U.) considers how nostalgia both helps and hinders an immigrant's adjustment to a new culture. She examines the memoirs of two eastern European writers (Vera Calin and Eva Hoffman) who came to the U.S. during the Cold War. Both of these writers struggled with the problem of preserving identity in the face of a changing environment. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Enrique's Journey
Enrique's Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0812971787
Describes one Honduran boy's difficult and dangerous journey to find his mother, who had made the trek northward to the United States in search of a better life when Enrique had been five years old, but who had never made enough money to return home for her children, in a poignant account that addresses the issues of family and the implications of illegal immigration. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Brown: The Last Discovery of America
Brown
The Last Discovery of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0142000795
The author of Hunger of Memory and Days of Obligation concludes his "trilogy of American public life" by contemplating the many cultural associations of the color brown--toil, decay, impurity, and time--as he considers the meaning of Hispanics in American society. Reprint.
The Western Home: A Literary History of Norwegian America
The Western Home
A Literary History of Norwegian America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252023277
On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
On Gold Mountain
The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0679768521
Documenting the history of her own Chinese-American family, a journalist shares the results of five years of research, including interviews with nearly one hundred Chinese and Caucasian relatives. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.