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I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly Hill Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 9781416994022
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 464
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When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."



I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly Hill Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 9781442494763
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 464
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An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again? Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.



I Lived on Butterfly Hill

I Lived on Butterfly Hill Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 9781416953449
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 464
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When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadistic government, Celeste is sent to America for her safety and her parents must go into hiding before they "disappear."



Legacy of Luna

Legacy of Luna Author Julia Hill
ISBN-10 0062028561
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 288
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On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousandyear-old redwood in Humboldt County, California. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought would be a two- to three-week-long "tree-sit." The action was intended to stop Pacific Lumber, a division of the Maxxam Corporation, from the environmentally destructive process of clear-cutting the ancient redwood and the trees around it. The area immediately next to Luna had already been stripped and, because, as many believed, nothing was left to hold the soil to the mountain, a huge part of the hill had slid into the town of Stafford, wiping out many homes. Over the course of what turned into an historic civil action, Hill endured El Nino storms, helicopter harassment, a ten-day siege by company security guards, and the tremendous sorrow brought about by an old-growth forest's destruction. This story--written while she lived on a tiny platform eighteen stories off the ground--is one that only she can tell. Twenty-five-year-old Julia Butterfly Hill never planned to become what some have called her--the Rosa Parks of the environmental movement. Shenever expected to be honored as one of Good Housekeeping's "Most Admired Women of 1998" and George magazine's "20 Most Interesting Women in Politics," to be featured in People magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year" issue, or to receive hundreds of letters weekly from young people around the world. Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause. She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn't touch ground for more than two years. She couldn't predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna. Although her brave vigil and indomitable spirit have made her a heroine in the eyes of many, Julia's story is a simple, heartening tale of love, conviction, and the profound courage she has summoned to fight for our earth's legacy.



A Cross and a Star

A Cross and a Star Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 1558611762
Release 1997
Pages 179
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Jewish life in Latin America is explored through a "passionate, fantastical, poetic" literary sensibility.



Harbors of Light

Harbors of Light Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 1935210874
Release 2016
Pages 120
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Agosin's vivid imagery brings to life a world of opposites, 'serpentine' dark and 'light like a promise.'



Luna Me

Luna   Me Author Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
ISBN-10 9780805099768
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 40
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"Social activism combines with environmentalism in this picture book bio of Julia Butterfly Hill and Luna, the thousand-year-old redwood tree whose life she saved"--



Juan Pablo and the Butterflies

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies Author JJ Flowers
ISBN-10 9781507202159
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 224
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After facing problems with a local drug cartel in Mexico, a man and his best friend must flee to California for their freedom and a chance for survival. In the small town of El Rosario, Mexico’s butterfly sanctuary, drug traffickers begin to take over and disrupt the life of the community. As Juan Pablo’s grandmother, the medicine woman of the town, lies on her deathbed, she tells her grandson that he must follow the migration of butterflies to Pacific Grove, California—to another butterfly sanctuary—where someone will be waiting for him. When Juan Pablo uses one of his grandmother’s poisons on members of the cartel, he and his best friend Rocio must leave for California as soon as they can and follow the butterflies. But is he following the wings of freedom? Or death?



Julia Butterfly Hill

Julia Butterfly Hill Author Rachel Lynetter
ISBN-10 0737736283
Release 2007
Pages 48
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the woman who lived in a California redwood tree that she named Luna for two years in an attempt to save the forest from loggers.



Among the Angels of Memory

Among the Angels of Memory Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 9781609400606
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 220
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This bilingual (facing-page English and Spanish) poetry collection documents the Jewish-Chilean-American author's search for remnants of her grandmother's life during the Holocaust in Prague and Vienna, and later in Chile. "Esta recopilacion bilingue de poesia--una pagina en ingles con la pagina opuesta en espanol--documenta la busqueda de la autora judia chileno-americana de vestigios de la vida de su bisabuela durante el Holocausto en Praga y Viena, y despues en Chile."



This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage Author Ann Patchett
ISBN-10 9781408842409
Release 2013-11-07
Pages 320
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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.



Scraps of Life

Scraps of Life Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 UVA:X001313182
Release 1987
Pages 154
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Scraps of Life has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Scraps of Life also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Scraps of Life book for free.



The Alphabet in My Hands

The Alphabet in My Hands Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 081352704X
Release 2000-01
Pages 187
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An autobiography of the Chilean author describes her childhood, adolescence, and her life in exile after the 1973 coup in Chile.



Home

Home Author Marjorie Agosin
ISBN-10 1910146188
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 226
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"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each author understands that Home belongs to the landscape of the imagination, with a power to recover and to transform. It is perhaps no coincidence that all of the contributors make their home in the USA, a nation that has defined itself by its emigrant imagination and a nation that has allowed its immigrants to be Americans while also holding on to who they were in the past. Through their experiences, the authors are both outsiders and insiders. They carry their dreams of homeland wherever they settle, for Home is never lost but real in its evocation and the power to remember. About the editor: Marjorie Agosin, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Wellesley College, is a poet, human rights activist, literary critic with an interest in Jewish literature and literature of human rights in the Americas; women writers of Latin America; and migration, identity, and ethnicity."



One Makes the Difference

One Makes the Difference Author Julia Hill
ISBN-10 0062004298
Release 2010-11-16
Pages 208
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After her record-breaking two year tree sit, Julia Butterfly Hill has ceaslessly continued her efforts to promote sustainability and ecologically-minded ways to save the old-growth redwoods she acted so valiantly to protect. Here she provides her many young fans with what they yearn for most -- her advice on how to promote change and improve the health of the planet, distilled into an essential handbook. This book will be accessible to school-aged children, while accomodating the audience of parents and teachers who look to Julia as an example of how one person can "change the world." Packed with a variety of charts, diagrams, and interesting factoids, the book will be broken down into a series of steps and easy-to-follow lessons. It will be written broadly so as to accommodate all kinds of activism, though its core focus will be on environmental issues.



Tapestries of Hope Threads of Love

Tapestries of Hope  Threads of Love Author Marjorie Agosín
ISBN-10 0742540030
Release 2008
Pages 175
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Extrait de la couverture : "This book tells the story of ordinary women living in terror and extreme poverty under General Pinochet's oppressive rule in Chile (1973-1989) and how their lives did and did not change following his reign. These women defied the military dictatorship by embroidering their sorrow on scraps of cloth, using needles and thread as one of the boldest means of popular protest and resistance in Latin America. The arpilleras they made--patchwork tapestries with scenes of everyday life and memorials to their disappeared relatives--were smuggled out of Chile and brought to the world the story of their fruitless searches in jails, morgues, government offices, and the tribunals of law for their husbands, brothers, and sons."



Secondhand Summer

Secondhand Summer Author Dan L. Walker
ISBN-10 9781943328437
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 184
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Secondhand Summer begins in Ninilchik, a tiny Alaskan community where the Barger family fishes for salmon. The father's death forces a move from their homestead to an apartment in a poor section of Anchorage. Written in the first person and based on the author’s own experiences, the tale is about Sam, a fourteen-year-old boy who loved the homestead fishing life he left behind. Like most kids his age, his physical abilities and his imagination exceed his judgment and knowledge. The story focuses on the boy’s adventuresome adjustments to the big city, the loss of his father, and becoming a teenager. Sam’s new friends lead him on forays into vandalism, petty theft, and trespassing. An abandoned nightclub, which Sam and his friends take over as their “fort,” absorbs Sam’s attention and energy as an escape from an adult controlled world, but his time runs out when the teenagers take over. By the end of the summer, Sam loses his club, one of his new friends, and his idealism, leaving him feeling forever changed as he enters seventh grade, both wilder and wiser.