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City of refugees : [electronic resource] : The story of three newcomers who breathed life into a dying American town. by Hartman, Susan.;
War, persecution, natural disasters, and climate change continue to drive millions around the world from their homes. In this “tender, intimate, and important book—a carefully reported rebuttal to the xenophobic narratives that define so much of modern American politics” (Sarah Stillman, staff writer, The New Yorker), journalist Susan Hartman follows 3 refugees over 8 years and tells the story of how they built new lives in the old manufacturing town of Utica, New York. Sadia, a Somali Bantu teenager, rebels against her mother; Ali, an Iraqi interpreter, creates a home with an American woman but is haunted by war; and Mersiha, a Bosnian baker, gambles everything to open a café. Along the way, Hartman “illuminates the humanity of these outsiders while demonstrating the crucial role immigrants play in the economy—and the soul—of the nation" (Los Angeles Times). The 3 newcomers are part of an extraordinary migration over the past 4 decades; thousands fleeing war and persecution have transformed Utica, opening small businesses, fixing up abandoned houses, and adding a spark of vitality to forlorn city streets. Utica is not alone.  Other Rust Belt cities—including Buffalo, Dayton, and Detroit—have also welcomed refugees, hoping to jump-start their economies and attract a younger population. City of Refugees is a complex and poignant story of a small city but also of America—a country whose promise of safe harbor and opportunity is knotty and incomplete, but undeniably alive.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Sociology.;
© 2022.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=6493325 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Still life : a Three Pines mystery / by Moss, Peter,film director.; Grigsby, Wayne,screenwriter.; Penny, Louise,author.; Parker, Nathaniel,1962-actor.; Lemke, Anthony,actor.; Hewlett, Kate,actor.; RLJ Entertainment,film distributor.;
DVD, widescreen 1.78:1, 16:9 presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.Nathaniel Parker, Anthony Lemke, Kate Hewlett.Rating: Not rated.The village of Three Pines, a refuge from the modern world in the beautiful Eastern Townships, basks in the tranquil glory of its autumn colours. But the blazing woods conceal the body of a much-loved teacher - shot through the heart with an arrow. A tragic hunting accident or murder? Charismatic Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of officers probe to discover deep layers of deceit, resentment, and murderous rage in the pretty village.Director, Peter Moss.
Subjects: Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Murder; Refugees;
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On the dirty plate trail : remembering the Dust Bowl refugee camps / by Babb, Sanora.; Babb, Dorothy,1909-; Wixson, Douglas C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Migrant labor; Migrant agricultural laborers; Labor camps; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939.; Dust storms;
© 2007., University of Texas Press,
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Family separation and the U.S.-Mexico border crisis / by Hillstrom, Laurie Collier,author.;
Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Immigrant families; Refugee families; Illegal alien children;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6265388 -- Available online. Click here to access. ;
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Michigan in the World War. Military and Naval honors of Michigan men and women. Congressional Medal of Honor. Distinguished Service Cross. Distinguished Service Medal. Naval Decorations. Foreign Decorations. by Landrum, Charles Hanford,comp.; Fuller, George Newman,ed.; Michigan Historical Commission.cn; Michigan.War Preparedness Board.;
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1914-1918;
© 1924],
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Americanah / by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi,1977-;
"Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion--for each other and for their homeland."--Publisher information.Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2014.
Subjects: Political fiction.; Immigrants; Refugees; Nigerians; Nigerians;
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Walt Disney's Snow White and the seven dwarfs / by Walt Disney Company.;
A princess takes refuge from her wicked stepmother in the cottage of seven dwarfs.
Subjects: Fairy tales; Folklore; Fairy tales.; Folklore;
© 2003, c1999., Random House,
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Salt to the sea : a novel / by Sepetys, Ruta.;
"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 384-389).
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Historical fiction.; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945; Refugees;
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When stars are scattered / by Jamieson, Victoria,author,artist.; Mohamed, Omar(Social worker),author.; Geddy, Iman,colorist.;
Ages: 9-12.Grades: 4-7.Lexile: GN530L.Accelerated ReaderOmar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar's nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future...but it would also mean leaving his brother, his only family member remaining, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It's an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story and went on to help so many other refugees. --2022 Sequoyah Intermediate Award2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature2020 Jane Addams Children's Book Award2021 Schneider Family Book Award
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.; Graphic novels.; Mohamed, Omar (Social worker); Mohamed, Omar (Social worker); Refugees; Refugees; Refugees; Refugees; Refugee camps; Refugee camps; Brothers; Brothers;
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Solito : a memoir / by Zamora, Javier,author.;
"Trip. My parents started using that word about a year ago--'one day, you'll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.' Javier's adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone except for a group of strangers and a "coyote" hired to lead them to safety, Javier's trip is supposed to last two short weeks. At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents' arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside a group of strangers who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family. A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito not only provides an immediate and intimate account of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments. Solito is Javier's story, but it's also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home."--Jacket
Subjects: Autobiographies.; Biographies.; Zamora, Javier.; Zamora, Javier; Unaccompanied refugee children; Unaccompanied refugee children; Refugee children; Refugee children; Immigrant children; Immigrant children; Refugees; Refugees; Poets, American; Noncitizen children; Salvadoran Americans; Border crossing; Salvadorans; Noncitizens; Noncitizens; Illegal immigration;
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