Here We Are

Here We Are
Author : Aarti Namdev Shahani
Publisher : Celadon Books
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9781250204738
ISBN 13 : 1250204739
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here We Are Book Description:

Here We Are is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family's American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani. The Shahanis came to Queens—from India, by way of Casablanca—in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few unsteady years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This is the story of how they did, and didn't; the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak; and the strength of a family determined to stay together. Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares follows the lives of Aarti, the precocious scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools, and her dad, the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches and calculators to the notorious Cali drug cartel. Together, the two represent the extremes that coexist in our country, even within a single family, and a truth about immigrants that gets lost in the headlines. It isn’t a matter of good or evil; it's complicated. Ultimately, Here We Are is a coming-of-age story, a love letter from an outspoken modern daughter to her soft-spoken Old World father. She never expected they'd become best friends.

Here We Are on Route 66

Here We Are     on Route 66
Author : Jim Hinckley
Publisher : Motorbooks
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2022-01-18
ISBN 10 : 9780760371992
ISBN 13 : 0760371997
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here We Are on Route 66 Book Description:

Here We Are . . . on Route 66 explores America's fabled "Mother Road," following Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica and offering an expert look back at vanished attractions--and sites still drawing thousands each year.

We Are Not from Here

We Are Not from Here
Author : Jenny Torres Sanchez
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN 10 : 9781984812278
ISBN 13 : 1984812270
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are Not from Here Book Description:

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events. A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book! A BookPage Best Book of 2020! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020! A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020! A New York Public Library 2020 Top 10 Best Book for Teens! Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life--if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go. In this striking portrait of lives torn apart, the plight of migrants at the U.S. southern border is brought to light through poignant, vivid storytelling. An epic journey of danger, resilience, heartache, and hope. Praise for We Are Not From Here: “A fierce and tender story...Relevant, timely, and perceptive.” --Margarita Engle, winner of the Pura Belpre Award and Newbery Honor "With poignant, exhausting lyricism and heart wrenching poetic prose, Jenny Torres Sanchez digs deep and shows us the throbbing, aching corazón--the hopeful, unbreakable spirit of the embattled immigrant. A book for the starving, lost soul." --Guadalupe García McCall, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Under the Mesquite "An incredibly powerful, soul-searing YA. [I]mportant and necessary.... I could not put this book down." --Padma Venkatraman, award-winning author of The Bridge Home "One of the most relevant and needed young adult novels of the year, a must-read." --Jennifer Mathieu, critically acclaimed author of The Liars of Mariposa Island and Moxie "An achingly beautifully story...masterfully told...Jenny Torres Sanchez is a true leader within young adult fiction." --Christina Diaz Gonzalez, award-winning author of The Red Umbrella "We Are Not From Here is absolutely stunning. It's raw and real, gritty and gorgeously told. A story that's painfully relevant today, and told with such precision and beauty, you can feel it. It's breathtaking and left me absolutely breathless." --Lauren Gibaldi, author of This Tiny Perfect World "[This] is a book that will mark your heart. Jenny Torres Sanchez challenges us to feel, empathize and understand. A searing, necessary and ultimately beautiful book." --Alexandra Villasante, critically acclaimed author of The Grief Keeper * "A brutally honest, not-to-be-missed narrative...gripping, heart-wrenching, and thrilling." --Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW * "A candid, realistic story that will leave readers thinking about the characters--and about our own world--long after the last page." --SLJ, STARRED REVIEW * "Gripping, poignant...this soul-shaking narrative [recalls] the works of Gabriel García Márquez." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW * "A devastating read that is difficult to put down, this unforgettable book unflinchingly illuminates the experiences of those leaving their homes to seek safety in the United States." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

We re Here We re Here

We re Here  We re Here
Author : K.M. Szpara
Publisher : Tor Books
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2020-06-10
ISBN 10 : 9781250766304
ISBN 13 : 1250766303
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We re Here We re Here Book Description:

Critically acclaimed sci-fi author K.M. Szpara probes the ethics of genetic engineering in this Tor.com Original short story "We're Here, We're Here" Joining a boyband gave Tyler everything he ever dreamed of. A close-knit group of friends, the chance to model a beautiful masculinity, and a vocal implant that lets him sing even better than he did before transitioning. But deep on tour, Tyler realizes he wants more from one of his bandmates, yearns for a love that would never fit the image that has been carefully crafted for him. His manager wants him to be the heartthrob: available, wholesome, and pure. And since his manager gave Tyler his voice, he can always take it away again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again
Author : Betty White
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2010-10-12
ISBN 10 : 9781451614268
ISBN 13 : 1451614268
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here We Go Again Book Description:

A memoir of Betty White's first five decades on television—as irreverent and irresistible as the beloved actress herself—filled “with inspiring cheerfulness” (The New York Times). Betty White first appeared on television in 1949 and went on to have one of the most amazing careers in TV history, starring in shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, among many others. She was one of the hardest-working actresses of any era, and her sense of humor and perennial optimism carried her through decades of industry changes and delighted millions of fans. Here We Go Again is a behind-the-scenes look at Betty’s career from her start on radio to her first show, Hollywood on Television, to several iterations of The Betty White Show and much, much more. Packed with wonderful anecdotes about famous personalities and friendships, stories of Betty’s off-screen life, and the comedienne’s trademark humor, this deliciously entertaining book will give readers an entrée into Betty’s fascinating life, confirming yet again why this funny lady was one of the most memorable and beloved actresses of all time.

Here I am LaoWei

Here I am LaoWei
Author : Bernhard Wessling
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9783844858181
ISBN 13 : 3844858180
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here I am LaoWei Book Description:

What may a German entrepreneur do if from Chinese customers permanently horror news are arriving, although his company otherwise enjoys satisfied customers all over the world? Bernhard Wessling drew the conclusions. Jettisoning all his prejudices and fears, he moved into the boom town of ShenZhen, near HongKong. Six years he lived and worked in China, read many books about China and rejected all advice. He traced and found his own way, and he succeeded. The author – called "LaoWei" by his Chinese friends – introduces the readers to China in an uncommon manner: humorously, excitingly and laxly telling. He presents fireworks of incidents that develop faster and faster. Beginning with his own fears and the first contacts, he lets the readers witness the setup of his company, the creative solutions to countless problems and the discovery of intriguing oases of nature. The scenes, sometimes touching, sometimes slapstick-like, sometimes profoundly serious, interlock and generate in the heads of the readers a sequence of bright and moving pictures. The observations of the author deeply delve below the surface. He avoids the jargon of standard China books and manuals about how to have success in China and what to strictly avoid. Rather, the reader finds a lively description of how a successful business network was established. The author illustrates the story-telling non-fiction book with more than 140 of his own photos taken of the life on the streets, in the parks and of astonishing nature discoveries, right in the mega town of ShenZhen.

Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again
Author : Kendra Gia Hutchins
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages :
Release : 2011-09-29
ISBN 10 : 9781467040549
ISBN 13 : 1467040541
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here We Go Again Book Description:

Nikole is a young lady who has not always had a good life. At a young age Nikole experienced things that are hard to cope with. Living in an abusive household and being violated by a cousin. By seeing a shrink and having her boyfriend Shaud by her side, Nikole deems her flagitious life is behind her. In a blink of an eye Shaud's past comes back to haunt Nikole, in the form of a deranged co-worker of hers. All Nikole can think in the page turning story is "Here We Go Again."

Here We Stand

Here We Stand
Author : Randy Howe
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 232
Release : 2009-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9781599217635
ISBN 13 : 1599217635
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here We Stand Book Description:

For anyone about to embark on the next phase of life, Here We Stand is a unique and inspiring collection of more than 600 quotes drawn from commencement speeches past and recent.

All We Have Left

All We Have Left
Author : Wendy Mills
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2016-08-09
ISBN 10 : 9781619633445
ISBN 13 : 1619633442
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All We Have Left Book Description:

Interweaving stories from past and present, All We Have Left brings one of the most important days in our recent history--September 11th--to life, showing that love and hope will always triumph. Now: Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The only way to make amends is to face the past, starting Jesse on a journey that will reveal the truth about how her brother died. Then: In 2001, sixteen-year-old Alia is proud to be Muslim . . . it's being a teenager that she finds difficult. After being grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office, putting her in danger she never could have imagined. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside one of the buildings. In the final hours, she meets a boy who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them . . . A Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016 selection

We are Not what We Seem

We are Not what We Seem
Author : Roderick D. Bush
Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 315
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 9780814713174
ISBN 13 : 0814713173
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We are Not what We Seem Book Description:

Traces African American social movements from the time of Booker T. Washington to the present, focusing on the role of the urban poor