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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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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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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
by Michael P Macdonald
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Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in "the best place in the world" — the Old Colony projects of South Boston — where 85 percent of the residents collect welfare in an area with the highest concentration of impoverished whites in the U.S. In All... (read more)

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Twelve Years a Slave (70 Edition)
Twelve Years a Slave (70 Edition)
by Solomon Northup
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Now a major motion picture! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained his humanity in the bowels of degradation." — Saturday ReviewBorn a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped... (read more)

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Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States
Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States
by Hector Tobar
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In the national bestseller Translation Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar takes us on the definitive tour of the Spanish-speaking United States—a parallel nation, 35 million strong, that is changing the very notion of... (read more)

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The Golden Mountain: Beyond the American Dream
The Golden Mountain: Beyond the American Dream
by Irene Kai
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A journey back in time: this is the gripping tale of four generations of Chinese women who live and die under the restrictions of their culture. Except for one: the author. Read her story of growing up in Hong Kong and her transition to New York City... (read more)

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The Dream of Water
The Dream of Water
by Kyoko Mori
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"POETIC . . . REMARKABLY HONEST . . . Mori describes her experiences with an admirable mixture of forthrightness and restraint." --The Wall Street Journal In an extraordinary memoir that is both a search for belonging and a search for... (read more)

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Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation
Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation
by John Phillip Santos
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Finalist for the National Book Award! In this beautifully wrought memoir, award-winning writer John Philip Santos weaves together dream fragments, family remembrances, and Chicano mythology, reaching back into time and place to blend the story of one... (read more)

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Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
Hunger of Memory: An Autobiography
by Richard Rodriguez
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The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry
The Latin Deli: Prose and Poetry
by Judith Ortiz Cofer
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A community transplanted from what they now view as an island paradise, these Puerto Rican families yearn for the colors and tastes of their former home. As they carve out lives as Americans, their days are filled with drama, success, and sometimes... (read more)

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The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
by Mary Pipher
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“Pipher unites refugees, people who have fled some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, with all of us. . . . Pipher is taking this moment to teach us un-American behaviors: Patience, manners, and tolerance.” —Milwaukee... (read more)

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Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border
by Luis Alberto Urrea
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            Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border... (read more)

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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
by Adeline Yen Mah
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"I read for two nights, sleepless, my heart pierced by Adeline Yen Mah's account of her terrible childhood. Falling Leaves is a potent psychological drama pitting a stubborn little girl against the most merciless of adversaries and rivals: her own family.... (read more)

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Burro Genius: A Memoir
Burro Genius: A Memoir
by Victor Villasenor
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Standing at the podium, Victor Villaseñor looked at the group of educators amassed before him, and his mind flooded with childhood memories of humiliation and abuse at the hands of his teachers. He became enraged. With a pounding heart, he... (read more)

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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble C: An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship... (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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Up From Slavery (95 Edition)
Up From Slavery (95 Edition)
by Booker T. Washington
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For the 50 years that followed its publication in 1901, Up from Slavery was the most widely known book written by an African American. The life of Booker T. Washington embodied the legendary rise of an American self-made man, and his autobiography gave... (read more)

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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
by Iris Chang
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In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and, often against great... (read more)

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Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border
by Ken Ellingwood
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The Southwestern border is one of the most fascinating places in America, a region of rugged beauty and small communities that coexist across the international line. In the past decade, the area has also become deadly as illegal immigration has shifted... (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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