Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466887834

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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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.

Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312367651

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

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Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, until he finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545154154

Category: African Americans

Page: 249

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Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

Home of the Brave

Honoring the Unsung Heroes in the War on Terror

Author: Caspar W. Weinberger,Wynton C. Hall

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765357038

Category: History

Page: 320

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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

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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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

A small town, its veterans and the community they built together

Author: Donna Bryson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785356372

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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: Loren Long,Phil Bildner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416918922

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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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!

Home of the Brave

Author: Arthur Laurents

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822205296

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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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

a patriot's guide to American history

Author: John Alexander Carroll,Odie B. Faulk

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: 9780819136282

Category: History

Page: 416

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Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Author: Katherine Applegate

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544465571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.

Home of the Braves

Author: David Klass

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374399638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Eighteen-year-old Joe, captain of the soccer team, is dismayed when a hotshot player shows up from Brazil and threatens to take over both the team and the girl whom Joe hopes to date.

Home of the Brave, Part 1

Author: Michael Kleen

Publisher: BLACK OAK MEDIA INC

ISBN: 1618760106

Category:

Page: 104

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The year is 2015. Chris Randall is an average American male. Growing up during the 1990s, he witnesses the turmoil of the world through the safety of a television set. His idols include popular musicians and sports figures. He cannot point out the country of Mongolia on a map. The hardest decision he faces is whether to go to college or join the military like so many of his friends. But something happens that changes all of that. In one day, his entire world is unraveled. A massive electromagnetic pulse cripples all electronic devices throughout the country, and temporary chaos sets in. What emerges is a different but strangely familiar world a world that had always been seething just beneath the surface. As the dust settles, only the strong and resourceful survive. Millions of others die from famine, disease, and disorder. Chris must make a choice: succumb to nihilism, hatred, and self-destruction, or find redemption by leaving behind everything he has ever known. This 2nd Revised Edition features a new introduction by the author.

Home of the Brave

Somewhere in the Sand

Author: Jeffery Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935708858

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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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.

Home of the Brave

Stories in Uniform

Author: Jeffery Hess

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982441602

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Among these stories by writers, including Kurt Vonnegut, Tim O'Brien, Tobias Wolff, Chris Offutt, Benjamin Percy and many others, you'll find shipbuilders and sailors, pilots, wild dogs, battles-both physical and emotional, misunderstandings, fistfights, and the wounds of unrequited love. There are parades and hurricanes, people getting high and some merely getting by, as well as the human sacrifices made, the losses endured, the hardships faced because of or in spite of some connection to the military. If you've served, you might recognize a couple of these characters, or their situations. Maybe you will relate to some because you're just like them or because they served in the same place you did. If you've never served, but have had contact with someone who has, you may find similarities between a character here and a person you thought you knew. Each [story] is different in the way it approaches the lives of these individuals at certain points of the modern era, but each will entertain you, and challenge, and stay with you. - from the Introduction, by Jeffery Hess, editor

The Caliph's House

Author: Tahir Shah

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553902318

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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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.

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

Author: Peter Marx

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499234381

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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How far from your native country would you travel to find a place to live, in freedom? What if it meant leaving behind everything and everyone you had ever loved, if only because of a slim chance that a better life might exist someplace else? Book One of Land of the Free, Home of the Brave is the story of a thirty-two year-old Italian stonecutter who had such a dream, as well as the faith and the courage to make it come true, both for himself and for his family. Pasquale DeVito was a man with no money, education, or connections. One day, while walking through his village, he saw a poster; and the poster inspired him to dream something big. That dream would take him across an ocean, to a land desperate for strong, hard-working men ready to complete the building of a modern new nation. This is his story, the story of his descendants, and the story of America in the twentieth century.

Captain America by Waid & Samnee: Home of the Brave

Author: N.A

Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 9781302909925

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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Mark Waid and Chris Samnee, the team supreme who transformed the world of Daredevil and produced a cinematic spy thriller starring Black Widow, reunite to work their magic on the greatest hero of all - Captain America! Steve Rogers is back in shield-slinging action and on a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation. But the dangers he encounters as he crosses the Home of the Brave will require more courage than ever before! And when he encounters the all-new Swordsman, strap yourselves in for a sword vs. shield duel unlike anything you've ever seen! Be here as America's living legend is reimagined through the eyes of a pair of living legends! COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA 695-700

Outcasts United

The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town

Author: Warren St. John

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0385741952

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 226

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Shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community.

Books of the Brave

Being an Account of Books and of Men in the Spanish Conquest and Settlement of the Sixteenth-century New World

Author: Irving Albert Leonard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079908

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 453

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Since its original publication in 1949, Irving A. Leonard's pioneering Books of the Brave has endured as the classic account of the introduction of literary culture to Spain's New World. Leonard's study documents the works of fiction that accompanied and followed the conquistadores to the Americas and goes on to argue that popular texts influenced these men and shaped the way they thought and wrote about their New World experiences. For the first time in English, this edition combines Leonard's text with a selection of the documents that were his most valuable sources--nine lists of books destined for the Indies. Containing a wealth of information that is sure to spark future study, these lists provide the documentary evidence for what is perhaps Leonard's greatest contribution: his demonstration that royal and inquisitorial prohibitions failed to control the circulation of books and ideas in colonial Spanish America. Rolena Adorno's introduction signals the lasting value of Books of the Brave and brings the reader up to date on developments in cultural-historical studies that have shed light on the role of books in Spanish American colonial culture. Adorno situates Leonard's work at the threshold between older, triumphalist views of Spanish conquest history and more recent perspectives engendered by studies of native American peoples. With its rich descriptions of the book trade in both Spain and America, Books of the Brave has much to offer historians as well as literary critics. Indeed, it is a highly readable and engaging book for anyone interested in the cultural life of the New World. Since its original publication in 1949, Irving A. Leonard's pioneering Books of the Brave has endured as the classic account of the introduction of literary culture to Spain's New World. Leonard's study documents the works of fiction that accompanied and followed the conquistadores to the Americas and goes on to argue that popular texts influenced these men and shaped the way they thought and wrote about their New World experiences. For the first time in English, this edition combines Leonard's text with a selection of the documents that were his most valuable sources--nine lists of books destined for the Indies. Containing a wealth of information that is sure to spark future study, these lists provide the documentary evidence for what is perhaps Leonard's greatest contribution: his demonstration that royal and inquisitorial prohibitions failed to control the circulation of books and ideas in colonial Spanish America. Rolena Adorno's introduction signals the lasting value of Books of the Brave and brings the reader up to date on developments in cultural-historical studies that have shed light on the role of books in Spanish American colonial culture. Adorno situates Leonard's work at the threshold between older, triumphalist views of Spanish conquest history and more recent perspectives engendered by studies of native American peoples. With its rich descriptions of the book trade in both Spain and America, Books of the Brave has much to offer historians as well as literary critics. Indeed, it is a highly readable and engaging book for anyone interested in the cultural life of the New World.