Category: Geography Cultures

The Flamboyant by Lori Marie Carlson

By Lori Marie Carlson

Set within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, the fancy tells the lifestyles tale of Lenora Demarest, an American good looks reason on reaching success because the first aviatrix in her followed kingdom of Puerto Rico.Born in 1900, at the cusp of sweeping swap in American society, Lenora grows up in a old fashioned lakeside village in western long island kingdom within the corporation of her adoring mom and dad and their highbrow pals, After her mother's surprising dying, she accompanies her grief-stricken father, Dr. Henry Demarest, to a lush hacienda at the northern coast of Puerto Rico. Over the following decade, they flip their tropical property right into a winning grapefruit plantation, and Henry remarries.Meanwhile, Lenora is courted by way of a rushing American aviator who awakens in her a fondness for flying, and a mild, prosperous Puerto Rican entrepreneur who stops at little to win her affection. In love with either males, Lenora however confounds her friends and family by means of her reactions to those very diverse suitors.Inspired via the lifetime of a ancient determine, and set opposed to the colourful backdrop of colonial politics, the fancy strains the interior lifetime of a integral glossy girl -- lively and decided to reside out her desires. In language that captures the nice ordinary elegance of rural ny in addition to the Caribbean, it additionally conjures up, in exhilarating colours, the magic of early aviation and will pay tribute to an American heroine prior to her time.

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Indonesia (Country Explorers) by Robin Lim

By Robin Lim

Pack your baggage! we are headed to Indonesia! in this whirl-wind travel, you will research all in regards to the country's panorama, tradition, humans, and extra. we are going to discover Indonesia's volcanic islands and historic temples, flavor a steaming bowl of bakso noodle soup, and watch a late-night shadow puppet exhibit. a unique part introduces Indonesia's capital, language, inhabitants, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-packed examine your international.

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Plateau Indians (Native America) by Craig A. Doherty

By Craig A. Doherty

"Plateau Indians", from the hot 10-volume set "Native America", tells the heritage and tradition of the Plateau Indians. This publication starts off with a short set advent that discusses a number of the large heritage and topics stumbled on through the Plateau Indian tradition, in addition to explains the idea that of tradition components to scholars. Narrative textual content of the chapters is interspersed with a number of field gains that spotlight very important humans, occasions, and themes, in addition to sidebars. This publication additionally incorporates a timeline, an inventory of museums and websites on the topic of those tribes, additional examining, and an index.

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Island's End by Padma Venkatraman

By Padma Venkatraman

From the acclaimed writer of mountain climbing the steps comes a desirable tale set on a distant island untouched via time. Uido is ecstatic approximately turning into her tribe's non secular chief, yet her new place brings her older brother's jealousy and her most sensible friend's distrust. And looming above those problems are the hot visits of strangers from the mainland who've little regard for nature or the spirits, and tempt the tribe individuals with presents, making them fascinated with glossy existence. whilst Uido's little brother falls deathly sick, she needs to go the sea and search their aid. Having now obvious such a lot of new issues, will Uido have the energy to think in herself and the previous methods? and may her humans belief her to steer them to defense while a catastrophic tsunami threatens? Uido needs to conquer everyone's doubts, together with her personal, if she is to maintain her humans secure and look after the spirituality that has outlined them. Drawing on firsthand event from her travels to the Andaman Islands, Padma Venkatraman was once encouraged to put in writing this tale after assembly natives who survived the 2004 tsunami and feature been in a position to look after their specified lifestyle. Uido's transformation from a tender woman to tribal chief will contact either your center and brain.

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Believing in Books. The Story of Lillian Smith by Sydell Waxman

By Sydell Waxman

Have you ever learn a ebook that you simply could not positioned down? Has that publication taken you to different nations, to different centuries? have you ever stumbled on your self brimming with pleasure, exclaiming to all who will hear, "Read this book!" This biography is the tale of a kid who took her love of kids' books and located how to proportion it with the realm as she grew up. Her voice could be the first to hold the message of youngsters' correct to learn internationally. it isn't an excessive amount of to assert that she begun a revolution for kid's books in her profession because the first kid's librarian within the British Commonwealth.

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