Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

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One World #ad - This timely reflection on American identity, with a bonus exposé of DNA ancestry testing, deserves a wide audience. Library journal “the narrative is part  Mary Roach–style participation-heavy research, part family history, and part exploration of existential loneliness. Drawn into the wild world of ancestry, she embarks upon a quest around the world—and into her own DNA—to answer the ultimate questions of who she really is and where she belongs.

. The journey takes her from burma to luxembourg, genetic labs, from ruined colonial capitals with records written on banana leaves to Mormon databases, and the rest of the twenty-first-century genealogy complex. But when one family mystery leads to another, Wagner’s post-racial ideals fray as she becomes obsessed with the specifics of her own family’s racial and ethnic history.

Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging #ad - But soon she begins to grapple with a deeper question: does it matter? is our enduring obsession with blood and land, worth all the trouble it’s caused us? Wagner weaves together fascinating history, and sociology but is really after deeper stuff than her own ancestry: in a time of conflict over who we are as a country, race and identity, genetic science, she tries to find the story where we all belong.

An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, and identity: Who are my people?“A thoughtful, race, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, beautiful meditation on what makes us who we are .

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Readings in American Politics Fifth Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - A contemporary reader with an analytical approach to American politics This reader introduces students to foundational works and recent scholarship that have shaped the way political scientists understand American government today.

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Transforming a College: The Story of a Little-Known College's Strategic Climb to National Distinction

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Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - Lambert tell the rest of the story of the university’s ambitious agenda to position Elon as a top-ranked liberal arts university and a national leader in engaged teaching and learning. George keller’s now-classic account has been used as an inspiration and playbook for many other institutions. George keller’s case study of elon University’s transformation from a struggling college with a limited endowment into a top regional university is now available in paperback.

Ten years after the publication of transforming a College, Elon University continues to thrive as a school that reinvented itself and its community around the idea of inspiring and guiding students. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition coincides with Elon’s 125th anniversary. A new foreword and afterword from Elon president Leo M.

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American Government: Stories of a Nation

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CQ Press #ad - In the second edition of American Government, author Scott F. Contact your rep to learn more about American Government, Second Edition - Vantage Digital Option. Participation is at the heart of this groundbreaking new text, with ample background on how and why to participate. It focuses on real people, the struggles they face, the actions they take, and how their choices influence outcomes.

The key concepts are memorable because they are tied to real politics, where students see political action and political choices shaping how institutions advance or impede the fulfillment of fundamental ideas. Abernathy tunes in to the voices of all Americans, the laws we live by, showing how our diverse ideas shape the way we participate and behave, and the challenges we face.

American Government: Stories of a Nation #ad - From the constitutional convention to ferguson, Missouri, each chapter features rich, personal narratives that illustrate how the American political system is the product of strategies, calculations, and miscalculations of countless individuals. Not only will all students see themselves reflected in the pages, but they will come to understand that they, are strategic players in American politics, too, with voices that matter.

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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

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PublicAffairs #ad - Creating a world without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway. Used book in Good Condition. In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. In muhammad yunus' groundbreaking sequel to banker to the poor, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet.

But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty.

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Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications

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Cengage Learning #ad - In mindtap, cool apps, you'll fine author podcasts and videos that you can access from your smart phone, direct links to TEDTalks, the text's online learning experience, interactive learning activities, and more. Did you know that facebook use can affect grades, and that only about 1% of students in a research study could correctly draw the Apple logo? Written in an engaging style that speaks directly to readers with examples of psychological concepts drawn from daily life, this brief introductory text makes the study of psychology interesting while providing solid grounding in the subject's knowledge base to help you succeed in the course.

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Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

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Harper Perennial #ad - Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. As she peels back the layers of this haunting period in our nation’s past, her own family’s role—no less complex and painful—comes to light. At once gripping, enlightening, and a timeless story about compassion, forgiveness,  Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County is a dramatic chronicle that explores our troubled racial past and its reverberations today, and deeply moving, and the meaning of home.

Meanwhile, move across county lines, black parents had few options: keep their kids at home, or send them to live with relatives in other states. Used book in Good Condition. Board of education decision, Virginia’s Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. New york times bestsellercombining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v.

Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle #ad - The community’s white leaders quickly established a private academy, commandeering supplies from the shuttered public schools to use in their all-white classrooms. For five years, the schools remained closed. Kristen green, a longtime newspaper reporter, grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which did not admit black students until 1986.

In her journey to uncover what happened in her hometown before she was born, Green tells the stories of families divided by the school closures and of 1, 700 black children denied an education.

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No god but God: The Origins and Evolution of Islam

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Ember #ad - No god but god is sure to stimulate discussion and encourage understanding of the Islamic faith and the people who follow it. Engaging, elegantly written, no god but god is a persuasive, and thought-provoking, accessible, and accessible introduction for young readers to a faith that for much of the West remains shrouded in ignorance and fear.

Used book in Good Condition. Adapted for young readers from no god but god: the origins, internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, this exploration of Islam by Reza Aslan, Evolution, and Future of Islam, delves into the rituals and traditions of a religion that is largely misunderstood by the West.

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Kirkus reviews   “Wise and passionate book. New york times     financial Times Best Book of the Year Used book in Good Condition. It covers the religion’s origins—the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successors—as well as Islam’s complex history.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies FT Press Science

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FT Press #ad - You'll learn how to determine whether a new study is really meaningful; uncover the difference between cause and mere coincidence; figure out which statistics mean something, and which don't. What's healthy? what's unhealthy? what's safe? what's dangerous? Watch the news, wrong, confusing, out-of-context, contradictory, and it's easy to be overwhelmed by snippets of badly presented science: information that's incomplete, or flat-out dishonest.

. Finally, she reveals the tricks self-interested players use to mislead and confuse you, drawing on her extensive experience as a science journalist, and points you to sources of information you can actually rely upon. Seethaler's many examples range from genetic engineering of crops to drug treatments for depression, but the techniques she teaches you will be invaluable in understanding any scientific controversy, in any area of science or health.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies FT Press Science #ad - Sherry seethaler provides a "bag of tricks" for making sense of science in the news. Seethaler helps you assess the possible biases of those who make scientific claims in the media, and place scientific issues in appropriate context, so you can intelligently assess tradeoffs. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

In this book, Dr. You'll begin by understanding how science really works and progresses, and why scientists sometimes disagree.

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Zahra's Paradise Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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First Second FBA-|283862 #ad - First Second. Used book in Good Condition. Zahras paradise weaves together a composite of real people and events As the world witnessed what could no longer be kept from view through YouTube videos on Twitter and in blogs so this story came to be and had to be told Used book in Good Condition.

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Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

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Beacon Press #ad - Drawing on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, journalist Margaret Regan tells their poignant stories. Used book in Good Condition. First Second. Her children screamed as the officers handcuffed her and drove her away. Compelling and heart-wrenching, Detained and Deported offers a rare glimpse into the lives of people ensnared in America’s immigration dragnet.

Regan demonstrates how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. Used book in Good Condition. In a nogales soup kitchen, a young father who’d lived in Phoenix since the age of eight, deportee Gustavo Sanchez, agonizes about the risks of the journey back.

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Despite the dangers of the desert crossing, many immigrants will slip across the border again, stopping at nothing to get home to their children. Deportees are returned to violent Central American nations or unceremoniously dropped off in dangerous Mexican border towns.

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