Author: Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrations)
Summary: A Vietnamese girl plants six lima beans in a Cleveland vacant lot. Looking down on the immigrant-filled neighborhood, a Romanian woman watches suspiciously. A school janitor gets involved, then a Guatemalan family. Then muscle-bound Curtis, trying to win back Lateesha. Pregnant Maricela. Amir from India. A sense of community sprouts and spreads.
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Author: Goretti Kyomuhendo – A Novel of Uganda at War
Summary: Set in the seventies during the last year of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s brutal, often surreal rule, Waiting evokes the fear and courage of a small close-knit society uncertain of what the edicts of a madman or the marauding of his disintegrating army will bring with each day.
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Author: Erika L. Sánchez
Summary: Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.
But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.
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Author: Susan Straight
Summary: In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a white self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Continue reading “In the Country of Women”
Author: Liliana Lazar
Summary: Una testimonianza storica sotto forma di romanzo, una storia ispirata a fatti realmente accaduti che ci trascina in un capitolo oscuro del nostro recente passato; un libro sugli abusi, sull’orrore perpetrato a danno dei più deboli nell’indifferenza generale.
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Author: Anthony Bourdain
Summary: From the star of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain’s New York Times-bestselling chronicle of traveling the world in search the globe’s greatest culinary adventures. Continue reading “A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines”