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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)

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Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood En La Frontera
Canicula: Snapshots of a Girlhood En La Frontera
by Norma Elia Cantu
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Canícula--the dog days--a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú's fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and an as... (read more)

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Strangers from a Different Shore
Strangers from a Different Shore
by Ronald Takaki
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In a blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields... (read more)

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Asian Americans (Twayne's Immigrant Heritage of America)
Asian Americans (Twayne's Immigrant Heritage of America)
by Sucheng Chan
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This series presents concise histories of individual ethnic groups and their impact on American life and culture. With comprehensive examinations of the immigrant experience, it serves as a resource for both young students and experienced researchers... (read more)

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Out of the Channel: the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound
Out of the Channel: the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound
by John Keeble
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The new "Tenth Anniversary" edition of Out Of The Channel adds to its evocative, original text a new and full assessment of the permutations and twists of big money, big litigation, and "petroleum speak" from the vantage point of several years' remove... (read more)

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Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America
Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America
by Kati Marton
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ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE IS A TOUR DE FORCE, an important work of history as it was lived, a narrative of multiple betrayals on both sides of the Cold War that ends with triumph and a new beginning in America. In this true-life thriller Kati Marton, an... (read more)

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West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
by Tamim Ansary
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The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother... (read more)

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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
by Isabel Fonseca
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Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
by Jeanne W Houston
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Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was sent to live at Manzanar internment camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.... (read more)

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Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
by Firoozeh Dumas
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This new Readers Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.” In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern... (read more)

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Leon's Story (97 Edition)
Leon's Story (97 Edition)
by Leon Walter Tillage
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"Leon's Story is a powerful, wonderful thing!" -- Nikki Giovanni I remember that as a young boy I used to look in the mirror and I would curse my color, my blackness. But in those days they didn't call you "black." They didnt say "minority." They called... (read more)

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Black and White Styles in Conflict
Black and White Styles in Conflict
by Thomas Kochman
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"Goes a long way toward showing a lay audience the value, integrity, and aesthetic sensibility of black culture, and moreover the conflicts which arise when its values are treated as deviant version of majority ones."—Marjorie Harness Goodwin... (read more)

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The Border Patrol Ate My Dust
The Border Patrol Ate My Dust
by Alicia Alarcon
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Cultural Studies. Latino/Latina Studies. Translation by Ethriam Cash Brammer. Eye-opening first-hand testimonies of immigrants navigating the U.S. border. Radio personality Alicia Alarcon invited listeners to call and share their stories. These... (read more)

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Growing Up Chicana O
Growing Up Chicana O
by Tiffany Ana Lopez
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What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o?When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages... (read more)

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Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)presentation in the United States
Ethnic Labels, Latino Lives: Identity and the Politics of (Re)presentation in the United States
by Suzanne Oboler
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How did Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Cubans become known as and#147;Hispanicsand#8221; and and#147;Latinosand#8221; in the United States? How did several distinct cultures and nationalities become portrayed as one? Cristina Mora answers both these... (read more)

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The Comparative Imagination
The Comparative Imagination
by George Fredrickson
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In this collection of essays, an eminent American historian of race relations discusses issues central to our understanding of the history of racism, the role of racism, and the possibilites for justice in contemporary society. George M. Fredrickson... (read more)

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Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media (John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning)
Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media (John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning)
by Anna Everett
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andlt;Pandgt;It may have been true once that (as the famous cartoon of the 1990s put it) andquot;Nobody knows you're a dog on the Internet,andquot; and that (as an MCI commercial of that era declared) on the Internet there is no race, gender, or... (read more)

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Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
Not Working: Latina Immigrants, Low-Wage Jobs, and the Failure of Welfare Reform
by Alejandr Marchevsky
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Winner of the 2010 Book Award from the New England Historical Association American constitutionalism represents this country's greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over two hundred years, its ideals, ideas, and... (read more)

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Up from Slavery (Signet Classics)
Up from Slavery (Signet Classics)
by Booker T Washington
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A MAN WHO OVERCAME THE BONDS OF SLAVERY TO BECOME A SPOKESMAN FOR HIS PEOPLE.<P>Historically acknowledged as one of America's most powerful and persuasive orators, Booker T. Washington consistently challenged the forces of racial prejudice at a... (read more)

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The Material Child
The Material Child
by Merry White
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As she describes the youth culture of Japan, Merry White draws comparisons with the interests and activities pursued by teenagers in the United States and the contrasting attitudes of adults in Japan and the U.S. towards adolescence. The result is both... (read more)

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