The Dreamers

Author: Walter J. Nicholls
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804788693
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The Dreamers from the Author: Walter J. Nicholls. On May 17, 2010, four undocumented students occupied the Arizona office of Senator John McCain. Across the country a flurry of occupations, hunger strikes, demonstrations, and marches followed, calling for support of the DREAM Act that would allow these young people the legal right to stay in the United States. The highly public, confrontational nature of these actions marked a sharp departure from more subdued, anonymous forms of activism of years past. The DREAMers provides the first investigation of the youth movement that has transformed the national immigration debate, from its start in the early 2000s through the present day. Walter Nicholls draws on interviews, news stories, and firsthand encounters with activists to highlight the strategies and claims that have created this now-powerful voice in American politics. Facing high levels of anti-immigrant sentiment across the country, undocumented youths sought to increase support for their cause and change the terms of debate by arguing for their unique position—as culturally integrated, long term residents and most importantly as "American" youth sharing in core American values. Since 2010 undocumented activists have increasingly claimed their own space in the public sphere, asserting a right to recognition—a right to have rights. Ultimately, through the story of the undocumented youth movement, The DREAMers shows how a stigmatized group—whether immigrants or others—can gain a powerful voice in American political debate.

Behold The Dreamers

Author: Imbolo Mbue
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812998480
Size: 32.86 MB
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Behold The Dreamers from the Author: Imbolo Mbue. At the intersection of "Americanah" and "The Help" comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's son Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon. Print run 75,000.

Dreamers

Author: Eileen Truax
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807030325
Size: 37.92 MB
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Dreamers from the Author: Eileen Truax. Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won’t—in most states—offer financial aid for college and they’re unable to be legally employed. In 2001, US senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain requirements. And now, more than ten years later, in the face of congressional inertia and furious opposition from some, the DREAM Act has yet to be passed. But recently, this young generation has begun organizing, and with their rallying cry “Undocumented, Unapologetic, and Unafraid” they are the newest face of the human rights movement. In Dreamers, Eileen Truax illuminates the stories of these men and women who are living proof of a complex and sometimes hidden political reality that calls into question what it truly means to be American. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vault Of Dreamers

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596439394
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The Vault Of Dreamers from the Author: Caragh M. O'Brien. The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers, a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.

Exile For Dreamers

Author: Kathleen Baldwin
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1466849282
Size: 57.95 MB
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Exile For Dreamers from the Author: Kathleen Baldwin. Exile for Dreamers is the second captivating installment in the Stranje House series for young adults by award-winning author Kathleen Baldwin. #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure “completely original and totally engrossing.” It’s 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war.... Tess Aubreyson can’t run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief, and Tess refuses to accept that any good can come from the Sight—the curse that destroyed her mother. But when danger threatens Stranje House, Tess’s disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her fellow students. Tess’s traitorous friend, a former student at Stranje House, has returned to England, intent on paving the way for Napoleon’s invasion. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator? Fans of genre-blending, romance, and action will love this second installment of the Stranje House series that began with A School for Unusual Girls. “Enticing from the first sentence.” —New York Times Book Review "This alternative history series will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger's works and The Cecelia and Kate novels by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer." —School Library Journal on A School for Unusual Girls At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dreamers

Author: Jack Davis
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Dreamers from the Author: Jack Davis. This is a story of a country town family and old Uncle Worru, who, in his dying days, recedes from urban hopelessness to the life and language of the Nyoongah spirit which in him has survived 'civilisation' (2 acts, 5 men, 2 boys, 1 woman, 1 girl, 1 male dancer).

Dreamers

Author: Angela Elwell Hunt
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595323375
Size: 78.20 MB
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Dreamers from the Author: Angela Elwell Hunt. Drawing from historical documents and Scripture, Angela Hunt fleshes out the portrait of Joseph, the well-favored son of Jacob.

Like Dreamers

Author: Yossi Klein Halevi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062274821
Size: 46.98 MB
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Like Dreamers from the Author: Yossi Klein Halevi. Winner of the Everett Family Jewish Book of the Year Award (a National Jewish Book Award) and the RUSA Sophie Brody Medal. In Like Dreamers, acclaimed journalist Yossi Klein Halevi interweaves the stories of a group of 1967 paratroopers who reunited Jerusalem, tracing the history of Israel and the divergent ideologies shaping it from the Six-Day War to the present. Following the lives of seven young members from the 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, the unit responsible for restoring Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem, Halevi reveals how this band of brothers played pivotal roles in shaping Israel’s destiny long after their historic victory. While they worked together to reunite their country in 1967, these men harbored drastically different visions for Israel’s future. One emerges at the forefront of the religious settlement movement, while another is instrumental in the 2005 unilateral withdrawal from Gaza. One becomes a driving force in the growth of Israel’s capitalist economy, while another ardently defends the socialist kibbutzim. One is a leading peace activist, while another helps create an anti-Zionist terror underground in Damascus. Featuring an eight pages of black-and-white photos and maps, Like Dreamers is a nuanced, in-depth look at these diverse men and the conflicting beliefs that have helped to define modern Israel and the Middle East.

Dream On Dreamers

Author: Llewellyn C Radford, II
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533459213
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Dream On Dreamers from the Author: Llewellyn C Radford, II. Dream On Dreamers is a jam packed book full of inspiration. It is comprised of inspirational, motivational, and thought provoking poems written over a five year span. Llewellyn C. Radford II originally wrote these poems to inspire himself on his journey as an entertainer and actor. As he continued to write he realized he not only helped himself but he inspired others as well. Llewellyn conveys his passion and heart in each poem with every word written. He credits his love for inspiring others to his own life experiences. "It's not always about what happens but how you respond," he says. Sometimes things occur that make us want to give up and we need an extra push. This book is designed to do just that. "If you have fallen before, although it may be a different stumbling block, you will already have learned how to dust off, get up, and keep moving." -Llewellyn C. Radford II

Day Dreamers

Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375982175
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Day Dreamers from the Author: Emily Winfield Martin. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be comes this companion to Dream Animals -- a celebration of the imagination of children dreaming both day and night! Emily Winfield Martin shows readers that letting their imaginations run free will lead them into fantastical day dreams. Whether cloud-gazing or wandering through a museum, reading a book or playing in a tide-pool, the children in this picture book find themselves in places inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. A whimsical rhyme accompanies the dream-worthy illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.