Though he has spent half of his life elsewhere, Gregory Orfalea has remained obsessed with Los Angeles. That "brutal, beautiful city along the Pacific sea" shaped him and led to a series of essays originally published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. These deeply moving pieces are gathered here together for the first time. ...
Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of "breaking silence," "bearing witness," resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book ...
There is a river, Garrison writes, that runs through the small town of Ellensburg, Washington, where he lives. It's a river of humanity, constantly moving north from Mexico. El flujo migratorio, he calls it. The migratory flow. Garrison's extraordinary ability to detail the lives of the residents of Ellensburg gives vivid life to the changing demographics of America.
Firsthand accounts of migrants crossing the Arizona desert as told to volunteers for the Samaritans, a humanitarian group that provides water, food, and medical assistance. They not only offer a window on the migrants' plight but also a look at the challenges faced by volunteers in sometimes compromising situations.
This is the story of two courageous boys and of how they saved their village by undertaking a westward trek to the home of the Rain and Snow spirits to plead for water. Ortiz's graceful words accompany stunning full color illustrations by Micheal Lacapa to form an breathtaking story suitable for all ages.
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