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Two Spirits One Heart

Two Spirits  One Heart Author Marsha Aizumi
ISBN-10 0615681719
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 290
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In this first of its kind, illuminating new book, mother, educator and LGBT activist Marsha Aizumi shares her story of parenting a young woman who came out as a lesbian, then transitioned to male. Two Spirits, One Heart: A Son's Journey and a Mother's Love chronicles her personal journey from being the mother of her dearly desired adopted baby girl Ashley, to offering unconditional love, acceptance and support amid her child's struggles to reconcile her gender identity and follow her path to become a man, Aiden. In the process, she also becomes a passionate advocate for the greater rights of transgender, bisexual, gay and lesbian citizens.



Two spirit People

Two spirit People Author Sue-Ellen Jacobs
ISBN-10 0252066456
Release 1997
Pages 331
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This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, transgendered, and other "marked" Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people--individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacteristic of their sex--this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures. 1997 Winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize for an edited book given by the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.



Becoming Two spirit

Becoming Two spirit Author Brian Joseph Gilley
ISBN-10 9780803271265
Release 2006-10
Pages 213
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An intimate glimpse of how Two-Spirit (gay) Native men in Colorado and Oklahoma work to build cross-tribal networks of support as they search for acceptance within their own communities.



Two Hearts Two Spirits

Two Hearts Two Spirits Author Michael Halfhill
ISBN-10 9781615816873
Release 2010-11-10
Pages 112
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Helki and Igashu, friends and constant companions since childhood, will soon perform the tribal ritual of the Bow and the Basket. Choosing the basket means living a domestic life, to be a Two-Spirit, a lover of men. To choose the bow means becoming a provider, the head of the family, and a warrior, if war should come. Both are worthy choices, but for Igashu, his father’s sole surviving son, the obligation to lead his family after his father's death presses heavily on his heart. Yet if Helki and Igashu choose different paths, their love may not survive.



Full of Heart

Full of Heart Author J.R. Martinez
ISBN-10 9781401304874
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 224
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An inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph In 2003, nineteen-year-old Private J.R. Martinez was on a routine patrol when the Humvee he was driving hit an antitank mine in Iraq, resulting in severe injuries and burns on his face and more than one-third of his body. Out of that tragedy came an improbable journey of inspiration, motivation, and dreams come true. In Full of Heart, Martinez shares his story in intimate detail, from his upbringing in the American South and his time in the Army to his recovery and the indomitable spirit that has made him an inspiration to countless fans. J.R. Martinez always had a strong spirit. Raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, and then Hope, Arkansas, by a single mother from El Salvador, he was well known at school for his good looks and his smart mouth. At seventeen, showing an early determination and drive that would become one of his trademark qualities, J.R. convinced his mom to move to Dalton, Georgia, where he believed he would have a better chance of being recruited to play college football. His positive attitude earned him a spot on a competitive high school football squad, but when his college dreams collapsed, he turned to the U.S. Army. A few months later, he found himself serving in Iraq. When J.R.’s humvee hit a mine and exploded—just one month into his deployment—he was immediately evacuated to a San Antonio medical center, where he spent the next thirty-four months in grueling recovery. Seeing his disfigured face for the first time after the accident threw him into a crushing period of confusion and anger. His spirits were low, until he was asked to speak to another young burn victim. J.R. realized how valuable and gratifying it was to share his experiences with other patients and listen to theirs. He’d found a calling. His fellow soldiers, along with the local and then national media, soon latched onto J.R.’s spirit and strength. His resilience, optimism, and charm were also noted by Hollywood and scored him roles on All My Children and Dancing with the Stars, where he was the season thirteen champion. Today, J.R. tours the country sharing his story and his lessons for overcoming challenges and embracing hope, lessons that abound in this book. Full of Heart is an unforgettable story of a man who never gave up on his dreams. After being injured in Iraq, J.R. Martinez became a motivational speaker, actor, and winner of season thirteen of Dancing with the Stars. Martinez lives in Los Angeles



Two Spirits

Two Spirits Author Walter L. Williams
ISBN-10 9781590210604
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 331
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Twenty years after publishing his groundbreaking "The Spirit and the Flesh," anthropologist Williams teams up with award-winning writer Johnson to produce a work of historical fiction that is striking in its evocation of Navajo philosophy and spirituality.



Learning by Heart

Learning by Heart Author Corita Kent
ISBN-10 9781621535904
Release 2008-10-14
Pages 232
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Tap into your natural ability to create! * Engaging, proven exercises for developing creativity * Priceless resource for teachers, artists, actors, everyone Artist and educator Corita Kent inspired generations of artists, and the truth of her words "We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks are removed, we can all draw and paint and make things" still shines through. This revised edition of her classic work Learning by Heart features a new foreword and a chart of curriculum standards. Kent's original projects and exercises, developed through more than 30 years as an art teacher and richly illustrated with 300 thought-provoking images, are as inspiring and as freeing today as they were during her lifetime. Learn how to challenge fears, be open to new directions, recognize connections between objects and ideas, and much more in this remarkable, indispensable guide to freeing the creative spirit within all of us. With new material by art world heavyweights Susan Friel and Barbara Loste, Learning by Heart brings creative inspiration into the 21st century!



Living in the Heart

Living in the Heart Author Drunvalo Melchizedek
ISBN-10 9781622335060
Release 2012-04-27
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Long ago we humans used a form of communication and sensing that did not involve the brain in any way; rather, it came from a sacred place within our hearts. What good would it do to find this place again? This is a book of remembering. You have always had this place within your heart, and it is still there now. It existed before creation, and it will exist even after the last star shines its brilliant light. At night when you enter your dreams, you leave your mind and enter the sacred space of your heart. But do you remember? Or do you only remember the dream? Why am I telling you about this "something" that is fading from our memories? What good would it do to find this place again in a world where the greatest religion is science and the logic of the mind? Don't I know where emotions and feelings are second-class citizens? Yes, I do. But my teachers have asked me to remind you who you really are. You are more than just a human being, much more. For within your heart is a place, a sacred place, where the world can literally be remade through conscious cocreation. If you really want peace of spirit and if you want to return home, I invite you into the beauty of your own heart. With your permission, I will show you what has been shown to me. I will give you the exact instructions to the pathway into your heart where you and God are intimately one. It is your choice. But I must warn you: Within this experience resides great responsibility. Life knows when a spirit is born to the higher worlds, and life will use you as all the great masters who have ever lived have been used. If you read this book and do the meditation and then expect nothing to change in your life, you may get caught spiritually napping. Once you have entered the light of the great darkness, your life will change -- eventually, you will remember who you really are.



Gemini Moon Rising

Gemini Moon Rising Author L T Robinson
ISBN-10 0692226273
Release 2014-05-21
Pages 338
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Seemed like things couldn't get better with Jadi and Jo-jo. Jadi a high-powered exec at the renowned MMW PR firm, and Jo-jo the ideal wife were satisfied with their lives...or so they thought. While Jadi managed to become her best friend's emotional fail safe, Jo-jo discovered she was her husband's trophy wife. Two women living separate lives begin to embark on a journey of self-love and acceptance. Although appearing to be a cookie-cutter scenario, their problem lies in the need to screw everything moving; the neighbor, co-workers, men in chat rooms, best friends... A Tale of Two Spirits is book one of three in the Gemini Moon Rising series. A captivating story, the Gemini Moon Rising series is erotic, emotion-filled, and packed with action that will draw you deeper into the lives of these two women.



Journey to the Heart

Journey to the Heart Author Melody Beattie
ISBN-10 9780062291127
Release 2013-04-30
Pages 384
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Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, Beyond Codependency, and Lessons of Love, contains 365 insightful daily meditations that inspire readers to unlock their personal creativity and discover their divine purposes in life. “Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” –Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha



The Spirit and the Flesh

The Spirit and the Flesh Author Walter L. Williams
ISBN-10 0807046159
Release 1992
Pages 344
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Winner of the: Gay Book of the Year Award, American Library Association Ruth Benedict Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists Award for Outstanding Scholarship, World Congress for Sexology"An extraordinary perceptive study of the berdache and the most comprehensive treatment of this controversial topic to date."—American Historical Review



Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781601423092
Release 2011-01
Pages 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.



Teaching the Whole Student

Teaching the Whole Student Author David Schoem
ISBN-10 9781620363065
Release 2017-05-31
Pages 266
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Teaching the Whole Student is a compendium of engaged teaching approaches by faculty across disciplines. These inspiring authors offer models for instructors who care deeply about their students, respect and recognize students’ social identities and lived experiences, and are interested in creating community and environments of openness and trust to foster deep-learning, academic success, and meaning-making. The authors in this volume stretch the boundaries of academic learning and the classroom experience by seeking to identify the space between subject matter and a student's core values and prior knowledge. They work to find the interconnectedness of knowledge, understanding, meaning, inquiry and truth. They appreciate that students bring their full lives and experiences—their heart and spirit—into the classroom just as they bring their minds and intellectual inquiry. These approaches contribute to student learning and the core academic purposes of higher education, help students find meaning and purpose in their lives, and help strengthen our diverse democracy through students’ active participation and leadership in civic life. They also have a demonstrated impact on critical and analytical thinking, student retention and academic success, personal well-being, commitments to civic engagement, diversity, and social justice. Topics discussed: • Teacher-student relationships and community building • How teaching the whole student increases persistence and completion rates • How an open learning environment fosters critical understanding • Strategies for developing deep social and personal reflection in experiential education and service learning The authors of this book remind us in poignant and empirical ways of the importance of teaching the whole student, as the book's title reflects.



Trans Kin

Trans Kin Author Eleanor A. Hubbard
ISBN-10 148010647X
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 402
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Trans-Kin is a collection of stories from significant others, family members, friends and allies of transgender persons (SOFFAs). Powerful, thought-provoking and enlightening, this collection will provide for the head and the heart of anyone who has ever loved a transgender person. Trans-Kin is also an essential read for allies of the transgender community and anyone who wishes to become one.



The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits Author Isabel Allende
ISBN-10 9781501117015
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 496
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The unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted and imaginative storytellers. The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife, Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.



Changing Ones

Changing Ones Author Will Roscoe
ISBN-10 0312224796
Release 2000-06-17
Pages 320
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Documenting the wide-spread but little-known practice of gender shifting in Native American tribes, the author of Living the Spirit explores the acceptance of homosexuality and gender variance in indigenous cultures and challenges the dualistic view of sexuality and gender in America today. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.



A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-10 1603035052
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 64
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This Graphic Novel Series features classic tales retold with attractive color illustrations. Educatiors using the Dale-Chall vocabulary system adapted each title. Each 70 page, softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Introduce literature to reluctant readers and motivate struggling readers. Students build confidence through reading practice. Motivation makes all the difference. What's more motivation then the expectation of success?