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Hurricanes and Carnivals

The University of Arizona Press

"In Mexico," writes Ilan Stavans in the introduction to this provocative new collection on Mexican culture and politics, " [the essay] is embraced as passionately as a sport." While the American essay may be personal and confessional or erudite and academic, it is presumed to be truthful. By contrast, the Mexican essay pushes the ...

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Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation.

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Notebooks of Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

The University of Arizona Press

An eclectic collection of poetry, prose, and politics, Notebooks of Elizabeth Cook-Lynn is a text, a narrative, a song, a story, a history, a testimony, a witnessing. Above all, it is a fiercely intelligent, brave, and sobering work that re-examines and interrogates our nation's past and the distorted way that its history has been written.

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Grandad's Ashes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

When Grandad died, eighty-three people went to the funeral. A lot of them cried.Jessica, Colin, Sasha and Tom thought of the good times they'd had with their Grandad. They knew they would miss him a lot."He had always wanted to be cremated," said Grandma, "and his last wish was to have his ashes scattered in his favourite place..."This ...

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Joey Goes to the Dentist

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Joey explains what to expect during a visit to the dentist - he describes how x-ray machines work, why you need to wear a bib, and lists the different kinds of tools that dentists use. This book will be a source of information for families of children with ASDs or related conditions, and the professionals who work with them, including dentists.

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The Peruvian Notebooks

The University of Arizona Press

This lyrical, deeply affecting novel portrays the life of an undocumented Peruvian immigrant to the United States and his struggle and failure to achieve the "American dream." Although Antonio Alday Gutierrez dreams of great success when coming to America, he accepts work as a security guard at a shopping mall and lives in a modest ...

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Chicano and Chicana Literature

The University of Arizona Press

The literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Southwest has its origins in a harsh frontier environment marked by episodes of intense cultural conflict, and much of the literature seeks to capture the epic experiences of conquest and settlement. The Chicano literary canon has evolved rapidly over four centuries to become one of the most ...

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Baj and the Word Launcher

Space Age Asperger Adventures in Communication

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In many ways Baj is like any other kid, but he has trouble keeping eye contact, waiting his turn in conversation and understanding instructions. Will Baj ever get good at working out how other people feel and why? This entertaining adventure story will capture children's imaginations while exploring the complexities of the social world.

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Samba Dreamers

The University of Arizona Press

Rosea spoke, her voice steady. "I was in jail a long time, you know. I'm paying for my sins. Now I live in a dingy apartment. I get to watch my neighbors' kids play and have a normal life that I'll never have. I smell their barbecues. I'm already in hell, believe me." Joe turned to go back to the car. "You don't know what hell is. ...

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The Power of Horses and Other Stories

The University of Arizona Press

The fifteen stories contained in The Power of Horses portray, each in a different way, the sensitive and enduring culture of the Dakota of the Upper Plains and convey many of the basic truths that have sustained Elizabeth Cook-Lynn's people for countless generations. Though the stories are often filled with violence and grief, they are ...

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