Publication Date: 2004-03-08
Nineteen-year-old Thura al-Windawi kept a diary during the conflict in Iraq, saying that it was her way of "controlling the chaos."
Publication Date: 1987-03-01
"Mark Mathabane as weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage." - from the book cover
We Beat the Street
Publication Date: 2006-04-20
Growing up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey, Rameck, George,and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors.
Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
This exhaustive exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how African women have shaped-and continue to shape-their societies.
Kids of Kabul
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to find out how the children of Afghanistan are faring. She interviewed children who spoke about their lives. They are still living in a country torn apart by war. Violence and oppression still exist, particularly affecting the lives of girls, but the kids are weathering their lives with courage and optimism.
Publication Date: 2008-09-30
From street workers to female students in newly formed academies, children who work in family businesses, and pickpockets who steal from visiting photographers, these are the faces of young Afghanis who universally wish for peace in their neighborhoods, in their country, in their lifetimes.
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Parrot in the Oven
Publication Date: 1996-10-30
For Manuel Hernandez, the year leading up to his test of courage, his initiation into a gang, is a time filled with the pain and tension, awkwardness and excitement of growing up in a crazy world. From an exciting new voice in Chicano literature, this is a beautifully written, vivid portrait of one Mexican-American boy' s life. 1998 Pura Belpre Author Award
Under the Mesquite
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
Lupita, a budding actor and poet in a close-knit Mexican American immigrant family, comes of age as she struggles with adult responsibilities during her mother's battle with cancer. A novel in verse.
An Island Like You
Publication Date: 1996-12-01
Twelve provocative stories reveal the rich, lively world of Puerto Rican American teenagers in a New Jersey barrio. Humorous, poignant, and brimming with life, this collection deftly captures the experience of growing up Puerto Rican in the United States. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication Date: 2004-03-06
An unforgettable novel about family, loyalty and survival in sub-Saharan Africa -- now a major motion picture.
Malala Yousafzai - Biography
Malala Yousafzai - Acceptance Speech for Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Roberto Carlos on Growing Up in Brazil
I Am Malala
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.
Food Culture in Scandinavia
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
Discover the dynamic Scandinavia of today through this fresh, most exhaustive overview of food cultures in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.
American Heart Association Around the World Cookbook
Publication Date: 1996-10-08
Bringing together heart-healthy, delicious recipes with international flair, the American Heart Association Around the World Cookbook takes you on a guided tour of the best dishes of many of the world's cuisines.
Africa on Six Wheels
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
A teacher from Nebraska took thirteen college students on a three-month trek across Africa. As the students apprentice themselves to African cooks, fishermen, carvers, and batik artists, we discover with them a subtle and complex connection among people normally worlds apart.
Culture and Customs of Spain
Publication Date: 2002-05-30
Culture and Customs of China
Publication Date: 2001-10-30
Culture and Customs of India
Publication Date: 2002-06-30