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The middle of everywhere : the world's refugees come to our town / Mary Pipher.

Pipher, Mary Bray. (Author).
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Crookston Public Library 305.9 Pip (Text) 33500007115678 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0151006008 (perm. paper)
  • Physical Description: 390 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harcourt, 2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cultural collisions on the Great Plains -- The beautiful laughing sisters-an arrival story -- Into the heart of the heartland -- All that glitters... -- Children of hope, children of tears -- Adolescents-Mohammed meets Madonna -- Young adults--"Who arranges marriages for us in Nebraska?" -- Family-a bundle of sticks cannot be broken -- African stories -- Healing in all times and places -- Home-a global positioning system for identity -- Building a village of kindness.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 March 2002
    Psychologist Pipher explores the changing face of the U.S. as immigrants fan out from the coasts and inhabit more and more of the American heartland, changing the culture. From the all-American terrain of the Midwest, specifically her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, Pipher examines the impact of the dispersal of refugees. She describes the adjustment of young women from the Middle East, clinging to family traditions but longing for the alluring freedom of American culture; parents working long hours at unrewarding work to provide the trinkets demanded by their Americanized children; and parent-child relationships turned upside down as parents heavily rely on children to translate for them. Pipher visits the cultural hodgepodge of public-school classrooms that blend different native languages and traditions as teachers search for common ground from which to teach. She outlines the basics needed by refugees from global conflicts in adjusting to life in a vastly more complex nation and how Americans need to adjust as refugees change the definition of what it means to be American. ((Reviewed March 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Mary Pipher is the author of three bestselling books, including Reviving Ophelia, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. She received a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association, and is considered one of the great wise women of modern psychology. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mary Pipher is the author of three bestselling books, including Reviving Ophelia, which was on theNew York Times bestseller list for more than two years. She received a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association, and is considered one of the great wise women of modern psychology. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Subject: Refugees
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