I Belong Here

I Belong Here
Author: Anita Sethi
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781472983961
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Release: 2021-04-29
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of Waterstones Best Books to Look Forward to in 2021 The Bookseller's Book of the Month A Guardian 2021 Literary Highlight "I knew in every bone of my body, in every fibre of my being, that I had to report what had happened, not only for myself but to help stop anyone else having to go through what I did. I knew I could not remain silent, or still, I could not stop walking through the world." A journey of reclamation through the natural landscapes of the North, brilliantly exploring identity, nature, place and belonging. Beautifully written and truly inspiring, I Belong Here heralds a powerful and refreshing new voice in nature writing. Anita Sethi was on a journey through Northern England when she became the victim of a race-hate crime. The crime was a vicious attack on her right to exist in a place on account of her race. After the event Anita experienced panic attacks and anxiety. A crushing sense of claustrophobia made her long for wide open spaces, to breathe deeply in the great outdoors. She was intent on not letting her experience stop her travelling freely and without fear. The Pennines - known as 'the backbone of Britain' runs through the north and also strongly connects north with south, east with west - it's a place of borderlands and limestone, of rivers and 'scars', of fells and forces. The Pennines called to Anita with a magnetic force; although a racist had told her to leave, she felt drawn to further explore the area she regards as her home, to immerse herself deeply in place. Anita's journey through the natural landscapes of the North is one of reclamation, a way of saying that this is her land too and she belongs in the UK as a brown woman, as much as a white man does. Her journey transforms what began as an ugly experience of hate into one offering hope and finding beauty after brutality. Anita transforms her personal experience into one of universal resonance, offering a call to action, to keep walking onwards. Every footstep taken is an act of persistence. Every word written against the rising tide of hate speech, such as this book, is an act of resistance.

You Belong Here

You Belong Here
Author: M. H. Clark
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1938298993
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Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Compendium Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you. So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong. A beautiful title for new babies, adoptive families, and children of all ages. ----------- You are a dream that the world once dreamt, And now you are part of its song. That's why you are here, in the place where you're meant, For this is right where you belong."

You Don t Belong Here

You Don   t Belong Here
Author: Elizabeth Becker
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781743821664
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Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Black Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine and Kate challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations. In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women’s work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath. Arriving herself in the last years of the war, Becker writes as a historian and a witness of the times. What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice. Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound insight, You Don’t Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war. ‘A riveting read with much to say about the nature of war and the different ways men and women correspondents cover it. Frank, fast-paced, often enraging, You Don’t Belong Here speaks to the distance travelled and the journey still ahead.’ —Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent ‘Riveting, powerful and transformative, Elizabeth Becker’s You Don’t Belong Here tells the stories of three astonishing women. This is a timely and brilliant work from one of our most extraordinary war correspondents.’ —Madeleine Thien, Booker Prize finalist and author of Do Not Say We Have Nothing

You Belong Here Now

You Belong Here Now
Author: Dianna Rostad
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780063027909
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Rostad’s bighearted debut is full of surprises, and warm with wisdom about what it means to be family.” —Meg Waite Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Train to London In this brilliant debut reminiscent of Kristina McMorris’s Sold on a Monday and William Kent Krueger's This Tender Land, three orphans journey westward from New York City to the Big Sky Country of Montana, hoping for a better life where beautiful wild horses roam free. Montana 1925: An Irish boy orphaned by Spanish flu, a tiny girl who won’t speak, and a volatile young man who lies about his age to escape Hell’s Kitchen, are paraded on train platforms across the Midwest to work-worn folks. They journey countless miles, racing the sun westward. Before they reach the last rejection and stop, the oldest, Charles, comes up with a daring plan, and alone, they set off toward the Yellowstone River and grassy mountains where the wild horses roam. Fate guides them toward the ranch of a family stricken by loss. Nara, the daughter of a successful cattleman, has grown into a brusque spinster who refuses the kids on sight. She’s worked hard to gain her father’s respect and hopes to run their operation, but if the kids stay, she’ll be stuck in the kitchen. Nara works them without mercy, hoping they’ll run off, but they buck up and show spirit, and though Nara will never be motherly, she begins to take to them. So, when Charles is jailed for freeing wild horses that were rounded up for slaughter, and an abusive mother from New York shows up to take the youngest, Nara does the unthinkable, risking everything she holds dear to change their lives forever.

Butterflies Belong Here

Butterflies Belong Here
Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9781452183480
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Butterflies Belong Here is a powerful story of everyday activism and hope. In this moving story of community conservation, a girl finds a home in a new place and a way to help other small travelers. This book is about the real change children can make in conservation and advocacy—in this case, focusing on beautiful monarch butterflies. • From Deborah Hopkinson and Meilo So, the acclaimed team behind Follow the Moon Home • An empowering, classroom-ready read • The protagonist is a girl whose family has recently immigrated to the United States. I know what to look for: large black-and-orange wings with a border of small white specks, flitting from flower to flower, sipping nectar. But though I looked hard, I couldn't find even one. I wondered if monarch butterflies belonged here. I wondered if I did, too. Butterflies Belong Here is proof that even the smallest of us are capable of amazing transformations. • Equal parts educational and heartwarming, this makes a great book for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and educators. • Those interested in beautiful butterflies and everyday activism will find this lovely book both motivating and inspiring. • Perfect for children ages 5 to 8 years old • You'll love this book if you love books like Thank You, Earth: A Love Letter to Our Planet by April Pulley Sayre, The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall, and Greta and the Giants: Inspired by Greta Thunberg's Stand to Save the World by Zoë Tucker

I Don t Belong Here

I Don   t Belong Here
Author: Sofia Mazloum
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9781452525327
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Release: 2014-09-08
Editor: Balboa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Tamara Khoury just wants to live a normal teenage existence. Unfortunately, her strict Lebanese-Catholic upbringing instigated by her tyrannical father is prohibiting her from fully experiencing adolescence. In her bedroom—the one place where she finds peace—Tamara dreams of the day when she will be free of her dysfunctional family, culture, and her cruel father. Tamara’s father rules his household with tyranny. Despite this, or perhaps in spite of it, Tamara meets Adrian and shares her first real kiss with him. She continues to disobey her father’s rules, even after he learns of her tryst. To complicate matters even more, Tamara meets a different young man. His mysterious ways entice and draw her to him. Tamara’s relationship with both men draws her into a series of temptations that include drugs, alcohol, and the possibility of losing her virginity. But everything will change when her mother unveils her deepest, darkest secret. I Don’t Belong Here is the young adult tale of a teenage girl who is conflicted between her desire to have a normal life and her strict culture as she learns the true meaning of family, friendship, and love.

Maybe I Don t Belong Here A Memoir of Race Identity Breakdown and Recovery

Maybe I Don t Belong Here  A Memoir of Race  Identity  Breakdown and Recovery
Author: David Harewood
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781760989668
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Release: 2021-11-30
Editor: Boxtree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a Black British man I believe it is vital that I tell this story. It may be just one account from the perspective of a person of colour who has experienced this system, but it may be enough to potentially change an opinion or, more importantly, stop someone else from spinning completely out of control.' – David Harewood Is it possible to be Black and British and feel welcome and whole? In this powerful and provocative account of a life lived after psychosis, critically acclaimed actor, David Harewood, uncovers devastating family history and investigates the very real impact of racism on Black mental health. When David Harewood was twenty-three, his acting career beginning to take flight, he had what he now understands to be a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He was physically restrained by six police officers, sedated, then hospitalized and transferred to a locked ward. Only now, thirty years later, has he been able to process what he went through. What was it that caused this breakdown and how did David recover to become a successful and critically acclaimed actor? How did his experiences growing up Black and British contribute to a rupture in his sense of his place in the world? Maybe I Don't Belong Here is a deeply personal exploration of the duality of growing up both Black and British, recovery from crisis and a rallying cry to examine the systems and biases that continue to shape our society.

You Belong Here

You Belong Here
Author: Laurie Steed
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1525274023
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Release: 2018-03-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You Belong Here follows the Slater family from the years 1972 - 2002, finding faith, faults, and redemption, in a raw, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful meditation on what it means to be a family in modern Australia. 'An unforgettable exploration of the things that hold families together, and tear them apart. It finds the extraordinary in ordinary lives, and brings a tenderness, honesty, and sense of humour that's rarely seen in Australian fiction. It's beautifully written and stays with you long after it ends.' - Ryan O'Neill, 2017 Miles Franklin shortlisted author

That Doesn t Belong Here

That Doesn t Belong Here
Author: Dan Ackerman
Pages: 172
ISBN: 1944591419
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Release: 2017-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

That Doesn't Belong Here begins when Levi and his friend Emily discover an impossible creature in an abandoned pick up. The thing is wounded, frightened and the two friends cannot leave him to the mercy of rubberneckers and tourists. This novel explores what it means to be a person, as the creature, Kato, begins to display not mere intelligence or friendliness but what can only be explained as humanity. The question of who we are allowed to love arises for Levi and Kato, as they are not just crossing the boundaries of gender or sexuality, but of species.

No One Belongs Here More Than You

No One Belongs Here More Than You
Author: Miranda July
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780743299411
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Release: 2008-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of short works featuring sympathetic protagonists whose inherent sensitivities render them particularly vulnerable to unexpected events.

YOU BELONG HERE

YOU BELONG HERE
Author: Willie Moore Jr.
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0578603454
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Release: 2019-11-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adopted by two ex-sharecroppers Willie Moore Jr. shares seven stories of his adoption experience that will make you laugh, cry and erase any negative stigma about adoption. This remarkable adoption story inspires adoptees, foster children, (and parents) to love and respect their new families and adjust with a winning attitude.

This Is Where You Belong

This Is Where You Belong
Author: Melody Warnick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698196148
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin’s megaseller The Happiness Project and Eric Weiner’s The Geography of Bliss, a journalist embarks on a project to discover what it takes to love where you live The average restless American will move 11.7 times in a lifetime. For Melody Warnick, it was move #6, from Austin, Texas, to Blacksburg, Virginia, that threatened to unhinge her. In the lonely aftermath of unpacking, she wondered: Aren’t we supposed to put down roots at some point? How does the place we live become the place we want to stay? This time, she had an epiphany. Rather than hold her breath and hope this new town would be her family’s perfect fit, she would figure out how to fall in love with it—no matter what. How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment—the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being—then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay. The best ideas she imports to her adopted hometown of Blacksburg for a series of Love Where You Live experiments designed to make her feel more locally connected. Dining with her neighbors. Shopping Small Business Saturday. Marching in the town Christmas parade. Can these efforts make a halfhearted resident happier? Will Blacksburg be the place she finally stays? What Warnick learns will inspire you to embrace your own community—and perhaps discover that the place where you live right now . . . is home.

You Don t Belong Here

You Don t Belong Here
Author: Sean O'Toole
Pages: 44
ISBN: 1644923718
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Release: 2019-01-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two muskrat brothers become displaced due to a storm and end up in a lady's backyard. They make a big mess back there, and the lady decides it's time for them to go. She calls an exterminator who comes and sets traps to catch them. He catches one of the muskrats and relocates him in a forest near a pond. He and his brother had never been apart before, and now he was all alone in an unfamiliar place. Some other animals approached him while he was drinking from the pond. They had never seen a muskrat before and were not as welcoming as he would have liked-until the muskrat proved himself worthy of living there by helping the animals defeat a dangerous foe. The other animals realized that he had some unique qualities and skills and did in fact belong at the pond, and they became friends. And someone special may have rejoined the muskrat to make for a happy ending.

I Feel Like We Don t Belong Here

I Feel Like We Don t Belong Here
Author: Minha Park,Josh Prigge
Pages: 140
ISBN: 0989809552
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes your heart beat? What makes your life colorful? Have you ever felt that you don't fit in, but everyone else does? You might not be the only one. "I feel like we don't belong here" is a picture book that follows the lives of seven dog walking characters, each living their own way, doing their own thing. Colorful moments are something special we all have in our lives whether we notice them or not. It's ok not to fit in as long as you have the things in life that make it meaningful.

You Do Not Belong Here

You Do Not Belong Here
Author: Moushumi Dutta Pathak
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1946515256
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Release: 2017-01-16
Editor: Notion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

- A theoretical understanding of migration and its impact upon society - New beginning of Partition History in the Brahmaputra Valley with the help of oral history - Exploring the view of the Partition-Displaced Bengalis in the Brahmaputra Valley - Elucidating the trauma of the Partition-Displaced - Analysing the contemporary, societal situation with the coming of the Partition-Displaced - Examining the rehabilitation measures provided to the Partition-Displaced - Scutinising the legacy of partition in the Brahmaputra Valley

You Don t Belong Here

You Don t Belong Here
Author: Michael Peter
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9798609457141
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Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An avid outdoorsman, Ben's life was nearly perfect until a giant bull moose viciously attacked him in the mountains. Not only did the animal nearly take his life, but it incredibly spoke to him as well, uttering a set of simple words that have endlessly tormented him. He hears them whispered in his head almost daily, and nearly a year removed from the attack, he's become a shell of the man he once was.As a result, his once vibrant relationship with wife Robin has deteriorated to the brink of divorce. Ben fervently insists his encounter with the moose happened just as he says it did, but Robin openly questions his mental health. She's a rational and calculated thinker, unable to readily accept the impossibility of her husband's claims.But despite that key difference of opinion, both of them desperately want to save their marriage. To do so, they decide to hike back to the spot in the mountains where Ben was attacked. Ben believes that visiting there once more will provide an explanation for the words, while Robin hopes it will finally help Ben to understand that it was all in his head.Their journey together forces Ben to confront buried parts of his past that Robin believes are relevant to his plight. The secretive death of his fraternal twin brother years prior seems like the most likely culprit, but the deeper the two of them dig and reconnect along the way, the louder and more forbidding the words become to keep them away.

You Belong Here

You Belong Here
Author: Laurie Steed
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0648203905
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Release: 2018-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You Belong Here followsthe Slater family from the years 1972 - 2002, finding faith, faults, andredemption, in a raw, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately hopeful meditationon what it means to be a family in modern Australia. 'An unforgettable exploration of the thingsthat hold families together, and tear them apart. It finds the extraordinary in ordinary lives,and brings a tenderness, honesty, and sense of humour that's rarely seen inAustralian fiction. It's beautifullywritten and stays with you long after it ends.' -- Ryan O'Neill, 2017 Miles Franklin shortlisted author

Who Belongs Here An American Story 2nd Edition

Who Belongs Here   An American Story  2nd Edition
Author: Margy Burns Knight
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780884486404
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Release: 2018-06-19
Editor: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

120,000 copies sold! Who Belongs Here? tells the story of a boy who, having been forced to flee his war-torn country, struggles to be accepted by his new classmates in the U.S. Some kids think he should go back where he belongs, but what if everyone whose family came from another place was forced to return to his or her homeland? Who would be left? A new introduction traces the waves of immigration that have built America and celebrates the Muslim and Latino immigrants who are today contributing to America’s future. The book’s new cover shows a group of kids—sons and daughters of newly arrived immigrants--taking their oath of citizenship. This story is more timely now than ever. Long an anchor text for school units on immigration and tolerance, Who Belongs Here? is now renewed in look and content. Teaching compassion for recent immigrants while sharing the important contributions made by immigrants of the past, this story is more relevant now than ever. In this probing, plain-spoken book, based on a true story, Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O'Brien, author and illustrator of the acclaimed "Talking Walls," invite young readers to explore the human implications of intolerance. Anecdotes relating the experiences of other refugees and their contributions to American culture play counterpoint to Nary's tale, all enlivened by O'Brien's full-color pastels. A compendium at the end of the book offers more detailed information about Pol, Pot, Ellis Island, and other topics in this text. Who Belongs Here? will lead to discussions about The effects of war on children and families Refugees and relocation processes in the U.S.Cambodian culture U.S. History and attitudes towards immigration Bullying and intolerance Conflict-resolution skills Lexile Level 1040 Fountas and Pinnell Level W

You Belong

You Belong
Author: Sebene Selassie
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062940674
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Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A POWERFUL WORK OF SPIRITUALITY AND ANTI-RACISM"—Publishers Weekly "IF YOU READ ONE BOOK IN 2020, MAKE IT THIS ONE."—Tricycle From much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie, You Belong is a call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other You are not separate. You never were. You never will be. We are not separate from each other. But we don’t always believe it, and we certainly don’t always practice it. In fact, we often practice the opposite—disconnection and domination. From unconscious bias to “cancel culture,” denial of our inherent interconnection limits our own freedom. In You Belong, much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie reveals that accepting our belonging is the key to facing the many challenges currently impacting our world. Using ancient philosophy, multidisciplinary research, exquisite storytelling, and razor-sharp wit, Selassie leads us in an exploration of all the ways we separate (and thus suffer) and offers a map back to belonging. To belong is to experience joy in any moment: to feel pleasure, dance in public, accept death, forgive what seems unforgivable, and extend kindness to yourself and others. To belong is also to acknowledge injustice, reckon with history, and face our own shadows. Full of practical advice and profound revelations, You Belong makes a winning case for resisting the forces that demand separation and reclaiming the connection—and belonging—that have been ours all along.

Contemporary Art and Disability Studies

Contemporary Art and Disability Studies
Author: Alice Wexler,John Derby
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780429536496
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Release: 2019-12-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents interdisciplinary scholarship on art and visual culture that explores disability in terms of lived experience. It will expand critical disability studies scholarship on representation and embodiment, which is theoretically rich, but lacking in attention to art. It is organized in five thematic parts: methodologies of access, agency, and ethics in cultural institutions; the politics and ethics of collaboration; embodied representations of artists with disabilities in the visual and performing arts; negotiating the outsider art label; and first-person reflections on disability and artmaking. This volume will be of interest to scholars who study disability studies, art history, art education, gender studies, museum studies, and visual culture.