In this awe-inspiring photographic essay, 25 childhood cancer patients are portrayed as they express through art and words their feelings about the cancers that threatened them. Revisiting the survivors, some of whom are now young adults embarking on careers and starting families, this compassionate tribute to children’s resiliency and determination honors the lives of the children it portrays and the lives of other children like them worldwide, offering comfort and hope to others.
Hope and Healing in Urban Education proposes a new movement of healing justice to repair the damage done by the erosion of hope resulting from structural violence in urban communities. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from around the country, this book chronicles how teacher activists employ healing strategies in stressed schools and community organizations, and work to reverse negative impacts on academic achievement and civic engagement, supporting their students to become powerful civic actors. The book argues that healing a community is a form of political action, and emphasizes the need to place healing and hope at the center of our educational and political strategies. At once a bold, revealing, and nuanced look at troubled urban communities as well as the teacher activists and community members working to reverse the damage done by generations of oppression, Hope and Healing in Urban Education examines how social change can be enacted from within to restore a sense of hope to besieged communities and counteract the effects of poverty, violence, and hopeness.
Prekookeanska avantura najpoznatije srpske detektivke Šta može da izvuče iz depresije detektiva bez posla sem kakav leš? Recimo ženski, u dnu strmih stepenica koje vode u podrum crkve Svetog Savatija, jedne od nekoliko naših u velikom severnoameričkom gradu na Velikim jezerima. Nesrećan slučaj ili ubistvo u crkvi? Ne valja kako god okreneš, pa crkveni odbor angažuje Hari da malo pronjuška i mimo policije. Kopajući po životu mrtve žene Hari zalazi u živote ljudi koji su je poznavali. Tipova raznih - ekonomska, politička, intelektualna, seksualna emigracija ... I, opet razna, službena lica ovdašnje države na privremenim dužnostima na Velikim jezerima. Uspeva da raskopa jedino svoj sopstveni život. Sa epilogom... na kraju knjige. Dijasporo, i Bogu si teška !
In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it. Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. No one in this radical splinter sect of the Mormon Church was more powerful or terrifying than its leader Warren Jeffs—Rachel’s father. Living outside mainstream Mormonism and federal law, Jeffs arranged marriages between under-age girls and middle-aged and elderly members of his congregation. In 2006, he gained international notoriety when the FBI placed him on its Ten Most Wanted List. Though he is serving a life sentence for child sexual assault, Jeffs’ iron grip on the church remains firm, and his edicts to his followers increasingly restrictive and bizarre. In Breaking Free, Rachel blows the lid off this taciturn community made famous by Jon Krakauer’s bestselling Under the Banner of Heaven to offer a harrowing look at her life with Warren Jeffs, and the years of physical and emotional abuse she suffered. Sexually assaulted, compelled into an arranged polygamous marriage, locked away in "houses of hiding" as punishment for perceived transgressions, and physically separated from her children, Rachel, Jeffs’ first plural daughter by his second of more than fifty wives, eventually found the courage to leave the church in 2015. But Breaking Free is not only her story—Rachel’s experiences illuminate those of her family and the count others who remain trapped in the strange world she left behind. A shocking and mesmerizing memoir of faith, abuse, courage, and freedom, Breaking Free is an expose of religious extremism and a beacon of hope for anyone trying to overcome personal obstacles.
With the secrets of Mello’s infidelity, Patsy is left with a baby, drinking problem and decision to make on her marriage. For years Patsy’s life has been about her husband. Will she be willing to work things out with the only man she has loved? Or will she allow her drinking problem get in the way and destroy more than just her life? Michelle and Thor are in a weird place where they love each other, but don’t feel entitled to speak on things in each other’s life. With Maggie coming around more often, will Michelle reveal to Thor her dislike for Maggie? Or will she continue to keep her mouth shut and allow Maggie to push up on her man? Kelsie is with Emont. Emont is friends with Milli. Milli is in love Kelsie. Kelsie is in love with Milli. Kelsie has tangled herself in a web with two men that she has feelings for. Not only is she trying to juggle two men, but she must find a new job and go to court to fight for the benefits that Marcus owes Miracle. Will Marcus finally come around and do what’s right for their daughter? Or will he continue to be the opposite of a little girl’s hero? Milli is in love with Kelsie, yet doesn’t want to tell her. With her always turning him down and pushing away, he finds comfort in Sonya. Will Sonya reveal some secrets that might push Milli to jump into a relationship with her? Or will he continue to keep it as casual sex between them? Mello is in a world of trouble with the two women he claims to love. One is wife and the other is the mother of his two sons. While the obvious choice to try to make it work with his wife, will she be that forgiving towards the only man she has loved and trusted with her heart? Will Kenyetta be alright with Mello fighting to get his wife back when she has been the one holding down his heart in Atlanta? One things for sure with part 3, there are some homies, lovers and friends. Will the roles reverse with all of these couples?