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Islandborn

By Junot Díaz
  • ISBN Code: : 0735230951
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : islandborn.pdf

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From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

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Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies

By Julia Straub
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110393417
  • Total of Pages : 632
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 692
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Transatlantic literary studies have provided important new perspectives on North American, British and Irish literature. They have led to a revision of literary history and the idea of a national literature. They have changed the perception of the Anglo-American literary market and its many processes of transatlantic production, distribution, reception and criticism. Rather than dwelling on comparisons or engaging with the notion of ‘influence,’ transatlantic literary studies seek to understand North American, British and Irish literature as linked with each other by virtue of multi-layered historical and cultural ties and pay special attention to the many refractions and mutual interferences that have characterized these traditions since colonial times. This handbook brings together articles that summarize some of the crucial transatlantic concepts, debates and topics. The contributions contained in this volume examine periods in literary and cultural history, literary movements, individual authors as well as genres from a transatlantic perspective, combining theoretical insight with textual analysis.

Race, Migration and Identity

By Martin Bulmer,John Solomos
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317519701
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 491
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The chapters in this collection cover diverse aspects of the changing meanings and boundaries of race, migration and identity in the contemporary United States. The situation in the USA has been the subject of intense policy and political debate over the past decades and the papers in this volume provide an important insight from a wide range of analytical perspectives. They provide an insight into the changing dynamics of race and migration in the contemporary environment, combining conceptual analysis with original empirical research. The concerns of this volume address global questions of relevance as well as those specific to the USA. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Achievement Values: Puerto Rico and the United States

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  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1434975517
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  • Members : 287
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Read and download full book Achievement Values: Puerto Rico and the United States

Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue

By J. Garrigus
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1403984433
  • Total of Pages : 397
  • Category : History
  • Members : 408
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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This book details how France's most profitable plantation colony became Haiti, Latin America's first independent nation, through an uprising by slaves and the largest and wealthiest free population of people of African descent in the New World. Garrigus explains the origins of this free colored class, exposes the ways its members supported and challenged slavery, and examines how they shaped a new 'American' identity.

Hispanics and the Future of America

By National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Hispanics in the United States
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309164818
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 151
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Hispanics and the Future of America presents details of the complex story of a population that varies in many dimensions, including national origin, immigration status, and generation. The papers in this volume draw on a wide variety of data sources to describe the contours of this population, from the perspectives of history, demography, geography, education, family, employment, economic well-being, health, and political engagement. They provide a rich source of information for researchers, policy makers, and others who want to better understand the fast-growing and diverse population that we call “Hispanic.†The current period is a critical one for getting a better understanding of how Hispanics are being shaped by the U.S. experience. This will, in turn, affect the United States and the contours of the Hispanic future remain uncertain. The uncertainties include such issues as whether Hispanics, especially immigrants, improve their educational attainment and fluency in English and thereby improve their economic position; whether growing numbers of foreign-born Hispanics become citizens and achieve empowerment at the ballot box and through elected office; whether impending health problems are successfully averted; and whether Hispanics’ geographic dispersal accelerates their spatial and social integration. The papers in this volume provide invaluable information to explore these issues.

Converging Worlds

By Louise A. Breen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136596739
  • Total of Pages : 648
  • Category : History
  • Members : 378
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Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students. With chapters written by top-notch scholars, Converging Worlds is unique in providing not only a comprehensive chronological approach to colonial history with attention to thematic details, but a window into the relevant historiography. Each historian also selected several documents to accompany their chapter, found in the companion primary source reader. Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America includes: timelines tailored for every chapter chapter summaries discussion questions lists of further reading, introducing students to specialist literature fifty illustrations. Key topics discussed include: French, Spanish, and Native American experiences regional areas such as the Midwest and Southwest religion including missions, witchcraft, and Protestants the experience of women and families. With its synthesis of both broad time periods and specific themes, Converging Worlds is ideal for students of the colonial period, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the diverse foundations of America. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Converging Worlds companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415964999.

The Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

By Erin Bernstein,Kisari Mohan Ganguli
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3748791070
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: the-mahabharata.pdf

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"It's hard to believe that we are coming to a close on the truly divisive war. However, the saga is only halfway finished. Join me as we continue on and read of the aftermath and quest for peace of mind, heart, and soul. - The Author

Race, Ethnicity, and Health

By Thomas A. LaVeist,Lydia A. Isaac
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118086988
  • Total of Pages : 848
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 558
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Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new andcritical selection of hallmark articles that address healthdisparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equaltreatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as aresource for faculty and students in public health as well as thesocial sciences, it will be also be valuable to public healthadministrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial andethnic populations. The book brings together the bestpeer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars andfaculty in this growing field, providing a historical and politicalcontext for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with keyfindings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volumealso examines the role of health care providers in healthdisparities and discusses the issue of matching patients anddoctors by race. There has been considerable new research since the originalmanuscript’s preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, andreflecting this, more than half the book is newcontent. New chapters cover: reflections on demographicchanges in the US based on the current census; metrics andnomenclature for disparities; theories of genetic basis fordisparities; the built environment; residential segregation;environmental health; occupational health; health disparities inintegrated communities; Latino health; Asian populations; stressand health; physician/patient relationships; hospital treatment ofminorities; the slavery hypertension hypothesis; geographicdisparities; and intervention design.