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A Dream Called Home

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 1501171429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An inspiring new memoir from Reyna Grande, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and national bestselling author of The Distance Between Us, about her quest for belonging, a writing career, and a home built of more than words and dreams. A Dream Called Home is the follow up to Reyna Grande’s national bestselling memoir The Distance Between Us. In that book, Reyna recounted the pain and poverty she experienced growing up in Mexico without her parents, who had immigrated to the U.S. years earlier. When she was nine years old, Reyna made her own journey across the U.S.–Mexico border in search of a home. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that didn’t honor her heritage. Against all obstacles, Reyna’s love of reading and writing propelled her to rise above all challenges and ultimately be accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz. A Dream Called Home tells the story of Reyna’s pursuit to become the first in her family to earn a college degree and to find her place and a home in her adoptive country. At UC, Santa Cruz and on her own for the first time, Reyna faces new struggles and learns to forge ahead toward her dreams despite the alienation and estrangement from her family and her new community. Back in Los Angeles after graduation, Reyna attempts to parlay her creative writing degree into a full-time job only to discover she knows nothing about the publishing business. Through it all, Reyna holds fast to her dreams and makes the impossible possible—she goes from being an undocumented immigrant to an award-winning author. Reyna details the arduous journey of pursuing her dream of becoming a writer and finding that one thing she has desperately longed for ever since her parents left her behind in Mexico—a home. This is an inspiring account of one young woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation university student, a Latina, and a writer determined to change the course of her family forever. Reyna’s story mirrors the journey that millions of immigrants have taken as she creates her own path toward a better life for herself on her own terms.

En B Squeda De Un Sue O A Dream Called Home Spanish Edition

Author : Reyna Grande
ISBN : 1501172077
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 55. 44 MB
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An inspiring new memoir from Reyna Grande, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and nationally bestselling author of The Distance Between Us, about her quest for her dream life and career and the home we build for ourselves. Now available in Spanish. When Reyna Grande crossed the U.S.–Mexico border at age ten, she left her childhood home behind forever. Finally reunited with her mother and father “on the other side,” she thought they would all be a family again in their new American home. What she found instead was a cold house filled with a harsher distance between herself and her parents, sharpened by proximity and the disillusion of discovering their new reality. A Dream Called Home begins when Reyna is on her way to the University of California, Santa Cruz on a full scholarship. As the first in her family to attend college and eager to become a writer, she is faced with a unique set of struggles as she forges ahead completely on her own. Her parents couldn’t drop her off at the university nor offer any financial support, she didn’t have any dorm room essentials—not even sheets for her bed—and she could identify see one other Latino in her dormitory. Reyna details the arduous journey of pursuing her dream of becoming a writer and finding a home in the United States, the one she’d desperately longed for since her parents left her and her siblings behind in Mexico. This is an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a writer and a Latina, determined to break the cycle of poverty her family had been trapped in for generations. This heartbreaking and inspiring memoir mirrors the journey that millions of other immigrants have also taken as Reyna creates her own path to build a better life and a real home for herself in a new country on her own terms.

Dream Called Time

Author : S. L. Viehl
ISBN : 9781101198285
Genre : Fiction
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From the national bestselling author of the Crystal Healer The newest book in the thrilling Stardoc series Dispatched to investigate an unidentified ship that has emerged from a mysterious rift in space, Cherijo discovers technology far more advanced than anything she's ever seen. Before she can unravel the alien ship's mystery, Cherijo's own ship is sucked into the rift and transported through time. Unless she can find a way to reopen the rift, they will remain trapped in another time. And Cherijo will never see her family-which she's only just been reunited with-again...

A Place Called Home

Author : Tim LaBeau
ISBN : 9780595316502
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42. 87 MB
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An adventure that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next! But is it real?Ten-year old Petey Lawson runs away from home only to realize that all the fun and adventure has turned into a nightmare. Should he go home or will he be able to survive on his own? How does he survive a wolf attack or a rattlesnake bite, or even being shot? Kalucca, an old Indian man answers all the mysteries that have plagued him on this adventure. But is his answer a good thing or a curse?

Atria Espa Ol Presents The Best Of Mexican Literature

Author : Guillermo Arriaga
ISBN : 9781476760193
Genre : Fiction
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Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature Get acquainted with the work of some of the greatest authors of Mexican heritage with Atria Español Presents: The Best of Mexican Literature. This sampler has all the ingredients that makeup some of the best books that Mexican Literature has to offer. You’ll find excerpts from: Malinche by Laura Esquivel The Night Buffalo by Guillermo Arriaga The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo by F.G. Haghenbeck Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande People Like Us by Javier Valdés No matter what your literary preferences are, we know you’ll find something here to satisfy you.

A Country Called Home

Author : Kim Barnes
ISBN : 0307270270
Genre : Fiction
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A powerful novel of young love and rural isolation from the acclaimed author of In the Wilderness. Thomas Deracotte is just out of medical school, and his pregnant wife, Helen, have their whole future mapped out for them in upper-crust Connecticut. But they are dreamers, and they set out to create their own farm in rural Idaho instead. The fields are in ruins when they arrive, so they hire a farmhand named Manny to help rebuild. But the sudden, frightening birth of their daughter, Elise, tests the young couple, and Manny is called upon to mend this fractured family. An extraordinary story of hope and idealism, A Country Called Home is a testament to the power of family—the family we are born to and the family we create. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Place Called Home

Author : Lori Wick
ISBN : 9780736933650
Genre : Fiction
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After the death of her grandfather, Christine Bennett escapes the small community of Baxter to find new love, new faith, and a new life, after being threatened by her evil cousin Vince Jeffers.

A Place Called Home

Author : Kevin Shell
ISBN : 9781490719184
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 89. 54 MB
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This is the intimate, private, poetic journal of a man who was physically incarcerated and was also lost inside the wilderness of his soul. It is the story of secrets told, monsters fought, and love found. It is a tale told for those who have looked between the pages of the books that they have read for the other side of the words. It is a story that will only be understood by those who have looked into the mirror of their hearts, seen the inner and outer person that they are, and accepted themselves.

A Dream Called September

Author : Christine Botchway
ISBN : 0333658809
Genre : Children's stories
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Thinking her dream can never come true, Tasmil reluctantly joins Wayne on his quest to find his ancestral roots. Intrigue deepens with each step they take.

Columbia Heroes Called Home

Author : L. H. Griffiths
ISBN : 9780595280780
Genre : Poetry
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This book honors the crew of Columbia STS-107. With seventy original poems written for the families and friends of STS-107. And a time line and event calendar so the rest of world will never forget the Heroes of Columbia.

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