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Author: Arien Mack
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814755267
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"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school segregation to lambaste the values of young people themselves. Our Schools Suck forcefully challenges this assertion by giving voice to the compelling stories of African American and Latino students who attend under-resourced inner-city schools, where guidance counselors and AP classes are limited and security guards and metal detectors are plentiful—and grow disheartened by a public conversation that continually casts them as the problem with urban schools. By showing that young people are deeply committed to education but often critical of the kind of education they are receiving, this book highlights the dishonesty of public claims that they do not value education. Ultimately, these powerful student voices remind us of the ways we have shirked our public responsibility to create excellent schools. True school reform requires no less than a new civil rights movement, where adults join with young people to ensure an equal education for each and every student.

A Place In The World

Author: Malcolm Frierson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997262803
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Set in Baltimore, Ghana, and rural Georgia, this stunning novel unfolds as a tragic tale of love and family life. Kwame is a brilliant, nationalistic university professor, and Abena (Evelyn), a smart dedicated elementary school teacher. The couple leaves the U.S. and lives near Accra for a year to adopt Kofi, a little boy who becomes the center of their life back home. But after divorcing, Kwame marries Layla, his passionate grad student with a shocking secret, and a reborn Evelyn enters interracial marriage to Brian. Caught between his parents' conflicts, a teenage Kofi strives to find himself while battling the dangerous voices in his mind of African ancestors lost in the Middle Passage. "

A Place In The World

Author: Axel Harneit-Sievers
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004123038
Size: 52.26 MB
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"Readership: Historians and social anthropologists of Africa and India and all those interested in modern intellectual history, in the interactions between orality and literacy, and in local/global and local/state relationships."--BOOK JACKET.

The Most Beautiful Place In The World

Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 030780013X
Size: 72.47 MB
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"Seven-year-old Juan lives in Guatemala, a place of stunning beauty and grim economic reality. Abandoned by his mother, Juan lives with his grandmother and shines shoes. He passionately wants to attend school, but fears Grandmother will say no. Finally gathering his courage, he is surprised when she not only agrees to send him to school but also chides him about the importance of standing up for himself. Juan tells this bittersweet story, which reads smoothly and powerfully on several levels, with warmth and dignity."--Booklist.

Almost Home

Author: Githa Hariharan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632060612
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“In essays that bespeak a thoroughly cosmopolitan sensibility, Githa Hariharan not only takes us on illuminating tours through cities rich in history, but gives a voice to urban people from all over the world—Kashmir, Palestine, Delhi—trying to live with basic human dignity under circumstances of dire repression or crushing poverty.” —JM Coetzee What does a medieval city in South India have in common with Washington D.C.? How do people in Kashmir imagine the freedom they long for? To whom does Delhi, city of grand monuments and hidden slums, actually belong? And what makes a city, or any place, home? In ten intricately carved essays, renowned author Githa Hariharan tackles these questions and takes readers on an eye-opening journey across time and place, exploring the history, landscape, and people that have shaped the world’s most fascinating and fraught cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s playful and powerful writing about journeys and cities, Harihan combines memory, cultural criticism, and history to sculpt fascinating, layered stories about the places around the world—from Delhi, Mumbai, and Kashmir to Palestine, Algeria, and eleventhcentury Córdoba, from Tokyo to New York and Washington. In narrating the lives of these place’s vanquished and marginalized, she plumbs the depths of colonization and nationbuilding, poverty and war, the fight for human rights and the day-to-day business of survival.

The Scariest Place In The World

Author: James Brady
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312332433
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The author recounts his return to Korea fifty years after his tour of duty, during which he explored the area's present-day demilitarized zone, interviewed a new generation of soldiers, and remembered his wartime experiences.

A Place In The World

Author: Doreen B. Massey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198741916
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This is the fourth volume of a five-book series which offers a forward-looking, broad-based course in human geography. The building blocks of a `geographical imagination' are presented through some of the principal forces that are shaping the world as it approaches the twenty-first century.Each book develops different aspects of the geographical imagination, using a mixture of text and readings, through which the authors teach what it is to think geographically. the issues that are explored are at the forefront of global and local relations. This volume examines the challenges posed by globalization to the meanings we currently give to place and to culture, and questions the nature of the rlationship between them.Issues of identity - cultural, personal, and of place - and the contest over the meanings of places and cultures are set in the context of the changing geography of social power. Beginning with international migration, the book establishes a centuries-old context of movement, settlement, andhybridity within which current debates must be set. It raises issues of the rights of movement of both capital and of people, of the ways in which place and culture are imagined and given meaning, and of the power struggles over the definitions of place and culture. It examines the importance andthe nature of the identities we confer on, and draw from, place, and the importance of space and place in the constitution of `insiders' and `outsiders'. The book as a whole is an argument for rethinking these issues and recognising their importance to our geographical imagination.

A Place In The World Called Paris

Author: Steven Barclay
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811833189
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including contributions from Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Colette, Jane Kramer, Claude Debussy, and E.B. White, a collection of essays, poems, and stories, from some of the most renowned authors of the twentieth century, celebrates the beauty, charm, and romance of Paris.