A GOOD TIME FOR THE TRUTH RACE IN MINNESOTA

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A Good Time For The Truth

Author : Sun Yung Shin
ISBN : 9781681340036
Genre : Social Science
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In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in one of the whitest states in the nation. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation’s worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps. With contributions by: Taiyon J. Coleman, Heid E. Erdrich, Venessa Fuentes, Shannon Gibney, David Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, Andrea Jenkins, Robert Karimi, JaeRan Kim, Sherry Quan Lee, David Mura, Bao Phi, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Diane Wilson, Kao Kalia Yang
Category: Social Science

A Good Time For The Truth

Author : Sun Yung Shin
ISBN : 168134002X
Genre : Social Science
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Essays that challenge, discomfort, disorient, galvanize, and inspire all of us to evolve now, for our shared future.
Category: Social Science

See No Color

Author : Shannon Gibney
ISBN : 9781467789813
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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For as long as she can remember, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge has known two things: 1. She has always been Little Kirtridge, a stellar baseball player, just like her father. 2. She's adopted. These facts have always been part of Alex's life. Despite some teasing, being a biracial girl in a white family didn't make much of a difference as long as she was a star on the diamond where her father—her baseball coach and a former pro player—counted on her. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her body starts to grow into a woman's, affecting her game. Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? Who were her biological parents? What does it mean to be black? If she's going to find answers, Alex has to come to terms with her adoption, her race, and the dreams she thought would always guide her.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Outsiders Within

Author : Jane Jeong Trenka
ISBN : 0896087646
Genre : Education
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"Explores transracial adoption from adopted adults' perspectives using memoir, reflective/analytical essays, poetry, artwork, film critique, psychology, sociology, critical race, reproductive justice, more. Discusses reasons children become available forinternational adoption (war, poverty, structural inequities), ramifications of the colorblind ideal for adoptees (dealing with racism, cultural alienation, emotional isolation)"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Education

The Latehomecomer

Author : Kao Kalia Yang
ISBN : 9781566894791
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thousand Star Hotel

Author : Bao Phi
ISBN : 9781566894814
Genre : Poetry
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Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor. From “with thanks to Sahra Nguyen for the refugee style slogan”: They give the kids candy to bet. My daughter loses the first four rounds, she’s a quiet wire as they take her candy away, piece by piece. When she finally wins, I ask if she wants to play again. No! she shouts, grabbing her candy, I want to go home! True refugee style: take everything you got and run with it. Bao Phi is a National Poetry Slam finalist.
Category: Poetry

I Ain T Got Time To Bleed

Author : Jesse Ventura
ISBN : 0375504680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When he left the navy SEALs to become a pro wrestler, the fans knew him as "Jesse, the Body." When he hosted his hard-hitting KFAN radio talk show, he became "Jesse, the Mouth." And now that this body-slamming, straight-talking, charismatic hero is masterminding Minnesota's gubernatorial decisions, you'd better start calling him "Jesse, the Mind." In I Ain't Got Time to Bleed, Jesse Ventura reveals the secret of his landslide electoral success—with record voter turnout—and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. In his own inimitable words, he takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters, and tells the wildly colorful story of his days as a navy SEAL, his nights in the pro-wrestling ring, and his experiences on radio and in films like Predator and Batman and Robin . I Ain't Got Time to Bleed is Rocky meets Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—a book that will challenge readers' ideas of traditional government as it introduces them to one of American politics' most ferocious new heroes.
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This Is Not A Test

Author : JosŽ Vilson
ISBN : 9781608463701
Genre : Education
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Vilson, a teacher from an urban school composed of black and poor youth, challenges racism and inequality in the classroom.
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Unbearable Splendor

Author : Sun Yung Shin
ISBN : 9781566894524
Genre : Literary Collections
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Praise for Sun Yung Shin: Finalist for the Believer Poetry Award "[her] work reads like redactions, offering fragments to be explored, investigated and interrogated, making her reader equal partner in the creation of meaning."—Star Tribune Sun Yung Shin moves ideas—of identity (Korean, American, adoptee, mother, Catholic, Buddhist) and interest (mythology, science fiction, Sophocles)— around like building blocks, forming and reforming new constructions of what it means to be at home. What is a cyborg but a hybrid creature of excess? A thing that exceeds the sum of its parts. A thing that has extended its powers, enhanced, even superpowered.
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1947

Author : Elisabeth Åsbrink
ISBN : 9781590518960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The year 1947 marks a turning point in the twentieth century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats of the Cold War. The CIA is created, Israel is about to be born, Simone de Beauvoir experiences the love of her life, an ill George Orwell is writing his last book, and Christian Dior creates the hyper-feminine New Look as women are forced out of jobs and back into the home."--Provided by publisher.
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