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Grazie a una vita ricca di traguardi perseguiti e conseguiti con determinazione, Michelle Obama è considerata una delle donne più forti e iconiche dei nostri giorni. Da First girl degli Stati Uniti d’America – l. a. prima afroamericana a ricoprire questo ruolo – ha contribuito a creare los angeles Casa Bianca più accogliente e inclusiva della storia, diventando una energica sostenitrice della causa delle donne e delle ragazze negli Stati Uniti e nel resto del mondo, modificando radicalmente il modo in cui le famiglie possono vivere una vita più sana e attiva, e restando al fianco del marito mentre guidava l’America attraverso alcuni dei suoi momenti più difficili. Nel suo memoir, un’opera di profonda riflessione e di grande forza narrativa, Michelle Obama inviterà i lettori nel suo mondo, raccontando le esperienze che l’hanno formata, dalla sua infanzia nel quartiere di South facet a Chicago agli anni di lavoro in equilibrio tra gli impegni professionali e quelli di madre, fino al periodo trascorso nella casa più famosa del mondo. Con estrema franchezza e verve, descriverà i trionfi e le delusioni, sia pubblici sia privati, raccontando according to intero l. a. sua storia così come l’ha vissuta, attraverso le sue parole e dal suo punto di vista. Caldo, saggio e rivelatore, BECOMING sarà l’inedito ritratto intimo di una donna che ha costantemente sfidato le aspettative, e l. a. cui storia ci ispira a fare altrettanto.
Includes supplemental material:
•About Sacagawea in Brief
•About the Lewis and Clark day trip in Brief
Could she nonetheless communicate the Snake tongue? definitely! Did she have in mind the path to the rustic of the Snakes? sure! used to be there a manner around the mountains? convinced! past a few nice falls within the Missouri there has been a gate, during which the Shoshonis got here out of the mountains to seek the buffalo at the plains. It was once there that she have been captured via the Minnetarees. may the Snakes be pleasant to the white males? definite, except they have been worried through the white males. may she wish to return to her personal humans? convinced! definite! That was once nice success for Sacagawea, however it used to be larger success for the 2 captains. within the spring they broke camp, and taking Chaboneau as interpreter in case that the antagonistic Minnetarees have been met, and little Sacagawea to secret agent out the land of the Snakes, and littlest Toussaint, the child, as a peace signal to all tribes, with a picked get together of thirty-one the 2 captains all started on, up the swollen Missouri.
About the author:
Edwin L. Sabin (1870-1952) was once an writer and historian of the Southwest. different works comprise “Boys’ ebook of Frontier Fighters,” “Buffalo invoice and the Oregon Trail,” and “Kit Carson Days.”
By Frank Wynne
a robust, superbly written memoir approximately coming of age as a black lady in an particular white suburb in "integrated," post-Civil Rights California within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties.
At six years of age, after successful a foot race opposed to a white classmate, Jennifer Baszile was once humiliated to listen to her classmate clarify that black humans "have anything of their ft to cause them to run swifter than white people." while she requested her instructor approximately it, it was once proven as real. the subsequent morning, Jennifer's father followed her to varsity, cautious to "assert himself as an educated and anxious dad or mum and never easily an enormous, black, risky guy in a first-grade classroom."
This was once the 1st of many skirmishes in Jennifer's childhood-long fight to outline herself as "the black woman round the corner" whereas residing out her mom and dad' goals. good fortune for her used to be being the neatest and attaining the main, with the end result that a lot of her girlhood didn't appear like her personal yet extra just like the "family project." yet integration took a toll on every person within the kinfolk while pressure in her mom and dad' marriage emerged in her teenage years, and the fight to be the correct black family members grew to become an insufferable burden.
A deeply own view of an important interval of yankee social heritage, The Black woman subsequent Door deftly balances early life studies with grownup observations, developing an illuminating and poignant examine a special time in our country's history.
By Sofija Stefanovic
“Funny and tragic and lovely in all of the correct areas. I enjoyed it.” —Jenny Lawson, number one New York Times bestselling writer of Let’s faux This by no means Happened and Furiously Happy
A humorous, darkish, and delicate memoir concerning the immigrant event and lifestyles as a perpetual fish-out-of-water, from the acclaimed Serbian-Australian storyteller.
Sofija Stefanovic makes the 1st of many awkward entrances in 1982, whilst she is born in Belgrade, the capital of socialist Yugoslavia. The conditions of her delivery (a blackout, gas shortages, bickering mom and dad) don’t precisely get her off to a working begin. whereas round her, ethnic tensions are stoked via totalitarian leaders with violent agendas, Stefanovic's adolescence is full of Yugo rock, inadvisable crushes, and the quirky ups and downs of lifestyles in a socialist state.
As the political state of affairs grows extra dire, the Stefanovics commute from side to side among far flung, peaceable Australia, the place they can’t appear to slot in, and their turbulent native land, which they can’t appear to shake. in the meantime, Yugoslavia collapses into the bloodiest eu clash in contemporary history.
Featuring warlords and sweetness queens, tiger cubs and Baby-Sitters golf equipment, Sofija Stefanovic’s memoir is a window to a sophisticated tradition that she either cherishes and resents. Revealing struggle and immigration from the an important standpoint of girls and kids, Stefanovic chronicles her personal coming-of-age, either as a girl and as an artist who yearns to take keep watch over of her personal tale. Refreshingly candid, poignant, and illuminating, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia introduces an essential new voice to the immigrant narrative.
By Olaudah Equiano
An Episcopal minister, Dr. Herbert H. Gowen served within the division of Oriental experiences on the college of Washington (UW) instructing from 1909 till 1944. A voracious reader who was once reputed to have learn a ebook an afternoon, he taught the heritage and literature of China, Japan, India, and the close to East in addition to the Sanskrit, Arabic, and Hebrew languages and heritage of faith. in-built 1932, Gowen corridor within the Liberal Arts Quadrangle at the UW campus was once devoted in 1977 to the reminiscence of Dr. Gowen and his contributions
By Fred Kaplan
From the exchange Paperback edition.
When Bridget Moore left eire in 1865, she by no means suspected that together with her trunk and rosary beads, she used to be bringing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to manhattan urban. It wasn't until eventually Bridget used to be a grandmother, one that had buried 4 of her grandsons, that she discovered she'd introduced MD to the States, a disorder that might hang-out her kinfolk for generations. Years later, her great-grandchildren grew up below the increased trains of Jackson Heights, Queens—and considered one of them used to be Christine Kehl O'Hagan, the writer of this relocating and insightful memoir.
Christine, her sister Pam, and their brother Richie performed within the streets and attended mass each Sunday. yet Richie had difficulty jogging. by the point he used to be clinically determined with muscular dystrophy, Christine realized that of her mother's brothers—uncles she'd by no means recognized about—had died of MD. Christine finally married and had a fit son. yet someday she observed her moment boy, Jamie, fight to climb onto the varsity bus—and she knew knew then and there that this affliction will be along with her the remainder of her life.
Extraordinarily written, with a lot honesty and humor, The booklet of Kehls is the attractive tale of a relations that has identified love, braveness, and heartbreak in equivalent measure—and survived.
By Rebecca Walker