In 1938 our father Herman Larsen takes a position with the Alaska Native Service to teach in a small Athabascan Indian village. Herman, his wife Mae, and their eight-year-old daughter Etola travel from Mandan, North Dakota, for 58 days to get to their new home. In April of 1941 Mae and Etola return to Mandan to wait for the birth of their second daughter Yvonne. On March 3rd of 1942 an Indian woman gives birth to twins who appear to be white. The news of the birth of white twins spreads around the village, but Herman, the only white man in the village, denies any involvement saying the mother's husband is part Russian and the villagers are a bunch of "gossips." The Larsens experience tragedy in March of 1943 when Etola dies of hepatitis. Subsequently they live in three other Alaskan villages, during which time Robert (Bud) and Elaine are born, then leave Alaska forever. Nearly 50 years later, Yvonne returns to Alaska. There a native woman tells her that we have a half-sister
Author: Elaine Mae Gunderson,Lori Christiansen,1st World Publishing
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
Examines how children from different countries around the world live and how their lives differ from children elsewhere, including issues such as access to water, healthcare, and education.
A Book about the World's Children
Author: David J. Smith,Shelagh Armstrong
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Readers of this book will learn how to create and/or examine critical issues about culture and beliefs and the way these issues influence perceptions on how diverse learners experience learning. This book motivates the reader to examine, their own biases about instructional choices in the context of culture in classrooms.
The Journey to Cultural Fluency
Author: Ursula Thomas
Publisher: R&L Education
This is a highly readable account of the musical and ritual life of the Sibe people, who have lived in the remote, desert region of Chinese Central Asia since the eighteenth century. Descendants of the military garrisons of Imperial China, they remember their heritage through song; and through song they communicate with their ancestors, aided by their powerful shamans. The book describes contemporary musical life in the Sibe villages, and discusses the impact of fifty years of Communism on their unique culture. Samples of the music appear both in the book and on the free audio CD.
Music, Memory and Ritual Among the Sibe of Xinjiang
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the issues and concerns of the second-generation Asian young people living in Britain and Canada. It is based on extensive fieldwork data collected through an attitude scale, a questionnaire and interviews with young people. Also a large number of parents, teachers and a small number of community leaders were interviewed to place the discussion in a broader framework. Verbatim extracts are used liberally to give the reader both the flavour and tone of responses. What emerges is an optimistic picture. The young people in the study are developing a bicultural outlook to reconcile the differing values of school and home. The majority of them are at ease with both cultures - the Indo-Canadians more so than the British Asians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
British Asian and Indo-Canadian Adolescents
Author: Paul Avtar Singh Ghuman
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Reproducing Chinese Culture in Diaspora describes how a group of anti-communist Chinese nationals managed to establish a farming community in Thailand's northern hills after voluntary exile from communist China in 1949. Though successful from an agricultural sustainability standpoint, this community of Chinese exiles has rigidly maintained its cultural ideals, driving away younger generations and ultimately threatening to derail the community's continued existence.
Sustainable Agriculture and Petrified Culture in Northern Thailand
Author: Shu-min Huang
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Social Science
On the surface a witty, bantering tale of advneture (or misadventure), Candide is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism which proclaims that nation-wide disasters and individual suffering are both just part of a cosmic plan which is essentially good. Voltaire was not prepared to excuse the world's evil quite so easily, now would he encourage man to accept evil as fate without trying to prevent it or fight it. Candide is the story of a man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, tries desperately to cling to his optimism.
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Category: Foreign Language Study
In the early days of filmmaking, before many of Hollywood’s elaborate sets and soundstages had been built, it was common for movies to be shot on location. Decades later, Hollywood filmmakers rediscovered the practice of using real locations and documentary footage in their narrative features. Why did this happen? What caused this sudden change? Renowned film scholar R. Barton Palmer answers this question in Shot on Location by exploring the historical, ideological, economic, and technological developments that led Hollywood to head back outside in order to capture footage of real places. His groundbreaking research reveals that wartime newsreels had a massive influence on postwar Hollywood film, although there are key distinctions to be made between these movies and their closest contemporaries, Italian neorealist films. Considering how these practices were used in everything from war movies like Twelve O’Clock High to westerns like The Searchers, Palmer explores how the blurring of the formal boundaries between cinematic journalism and fiction lent a “reality effect” to otherwise implausible stories. Shot on Location describes how the period’s greatest directors, from Alfred Hitchcock to Billy Wilder, increasingly moved beyond the confines of the studio. At the same time, the book acknowledges the collaborative nature of moviemaking, identifying key roles that screenwriters, art designers, location scouts, and editors played in incorporating actual geographical locales and social milieus within a fictional framework. Palmer thus offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Hollywood transformed the way we view real spaces.
Postwar American Cinema and the Exploration of Real Place
Author: R. Barton Palmer
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they eventually discovered the extent of their father’s occupations: These men—their fathers who were capable of loving their children and receiving love in return—were leaders of the Third Reich, and would later be convicted as monstrous war criminals. For these children, the German defeat was an earth-shattering source of family rupture, the end of opulence, and the jarring discovery of Hitler’s atrocities. How did the offspring of these leaders deal with the aftermath of the war and the skeletons that would haunt them forever? Some chose to disown their past. Others did not. Some condemned their fathers; others worshipped them unconditionally to the end. In this enlightening book, Tania Crasnianski examines the responsibility of eight descendants of Nazi notables, caught somewhere between stigmatization, worship, and amnesia. By tracing the unique experiences of these children, she probes at the relationship between them and their fathers and examines the idea of how responsibility for the fault is continually borne by the descendants.
The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Höss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy
Author: Tania Crasnianski
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Considers the impacts of rapid social, economic, and cultural change on child-rearing and early education in Kenya.
A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya
Author: Beth Blue Swadener,Kabiru,Njenga
Publisher: SUNY Press
With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Provides the music and lyrics for the long-running Broadway musical
Author: Joseph Stein,Jerry Bock
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Arthur Bruce Allen
Category: Farm life
“The Dawn” This novel is the story of a refugee family from Eelam in Sri Lanka in Canada. As immigrant, they meet people of different cultures, face new living conditions and attempt to adjust them. Initially, the head of the family hesitated to migrate with his family to Canada. The situation in the village changed, as his beautiful eldest intelligent daughter was kidnapped by the army. The youths from the Tamil liberation movement saved her life from the army. For security reasons, since she joined the movement, they left their eldest daughter in Eelam and migrated to Canada as refugees. The family encounters change of culture in Scarborough, considered as “Small Jaffna”, where many Jaffna Tamil families live. The novel touches on the issues the family faced and the challenges in life they meet. The second daughter became friendly in her school with a Sri Lankan Singhalese boy, against parents wish. The novel covers the various problems faced by Tamil families in Scarborough and earns revenue using their skills. Circumstances made them to return to Eelam. They had the opportunity to meet their eldest daughter in an unexpected condition of hers. Their hope about her future was shattered although she had a different vision for the future. The final outcome of the story involves the family to get involved in implementing the project” Dawn” for disabled children.
of an Immigrant Family
Author: Pon Kulendiren
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation