Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Part three cups of tea, part into thin air, grennan’s remarkable memoir is at once gripping and inspirational, and it carries us deep into an exotic world that most readers know little about. Funny, touching, tragic…. A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land—and one man’s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.

Neil white, author of in the sanctuary of outcastsLittle Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan’s battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process.

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Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

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HarperOne #ad - Thanks to bowen's relentless perseverance through heartbreak and a dose of humor, Half the Sky's goal to bring love the lives of forgotten children comes ever closer. And, in 2011, half the sky and its government partners celebrated the launch of The Rainbow Program, at China's Great Hall of the People, a groundbreaking initiative to change the face of orphan care by training every child welfare worker in the country.

That very day she created half the sky Foundation, an organization conceived to bring love into the life of every orphan in China and one that has actually managed to fulfill its promise. In wish you happy forever, a fish out of water tale like no other, Bowen relates her struggle to bring the concept of "child nurture and responsive care" to bemused Chinese bureaucrats and how she's actually succeeding.

Five years after half the sky's first orphanage program opened, government officials began to mention child welfare and nurturing care in public speeches. Wish you happy forever chronicles half the sky founder Jenny Bowen's personal and professional journey to transform Chinese orphanages—and the lives of the neglected girls who live in them—from a state of quiet despair to one of vibrant promise.

Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains #ad - After reading an article about the thousands of baby girls languishing in Chinese orphanages, Bowen and her husband adopted a little girl from China and brought her home to Los Angeles, not out of a need to build a family but rather a commitment to save one child. A year later, thriving in an environment where she knew she was loved, as she watched her new daughter play in the grass with her friends, Bowen was overcome with a desire to help the children that she could not bring home.

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An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography

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Penguin Books #ad - A remarkable account of the amazing life story of the man who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda Readers who were moved and horrified by Hotel Rwanda will respond even more intensely to Paul Rusesabagina’s unforgettable autobiography. In an ordinary man, he tells the story of his childhood, revisits the 100 days in which he was the only thing standing between his “guests” and a hideous death, retraces his accidental path to heroism, and recounts his subsequent life as a refugee and activist.

As rwanda was thrown into chaos during the 1994 genocide, a hotel manager, Rusesabagina, turned the luxurious Hotel Milles Collines into a refuge for more than 1, 200 Tutsi and moderate Hutu refugees, while fending off their would-be killers with a combination of diplomacy and deception.

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The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

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Random House #ad - Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? why not focus on what he could?  This basic philosophy, s’mores around the campfire and the importance of play, picnics, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences softball, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. Against the advice of her husband, kristine followed her instincts, Michael, pulled Jake out of special ed, and the developmental specialists, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own.

. Jake barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent. Newsday   “this eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark. Publishers weekly   “Compelling. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, withdrew more and more into his own world, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, and eventually stopped talking completely.

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism #ad - . At age two, when jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.

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Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Set against the backdrop of an american town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Bonus: this edition contains a reader's guide. At the center of the story is fiery coach luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives—and the lives of their families—in the face of a series of daunting challenges.

John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. Suddenly clarkston’s streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find.

The town also became home to luma mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston’ s refugee children and keep them off the streets. This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community—and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference #ad - . These kids named themselves the Fugees. The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, Georgia, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

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Crown #ad - After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed. Against a background of war, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, terrorism, Chipo’s story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve.

At its peak, his antagonizing branded all foreign journalists personae non grata. Within weeks chipo, the girl-child whose name means gift, would come to mean everything to them. Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant, this family memoir will resonate throughout the ages. From the Hardcover edition. She’d been left to die in a field on the day she was born, abandoned in the tall brown grass that covers the highlands of Zimbabwe in the dry season.

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir #ad - At home in harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. Still an active correspondent, the civil war in Sierra Leone, Tucker crisscrossed the continent, filing stories about the uprisings in the Congo, and the postgenocidal conflict in Rwanda. As if their situation wasn’t tenuous enough, especially journalists, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was stirring up national fervor against foreigners, abroad and at home.

One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the orphanage from a village outside the city. Soon she and tucker decided to alter their lives forever—they would adopt Chipo.

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The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom

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Harper Wave #ad - Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas. Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen's extraordinary optimism never wavered. Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high.

Prize-winning journalist and the co-author of smash new york times bestseller i am malala, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, grit, Christina Lamb, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, now tells the inspiring true story of another remarkable young hero: Nujeen Mustafa, the Syrian refugee crisis.

For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit. Told by acclaimed british foreign correspondent christina Lamb, Nujeen is a unique and powerful memoir that gives voice to the Syrian refugee crisis, helping us to understand that the world must change—and offering the inspiration to make that change reality.

The Girl from Aleppo: Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom #ad - As she told a bbc reporter, "You should fight to get what you want in this world. Nujeen's positivity and resolve infuses this unforgettable story of one young woman determined to make a better life for herself. The grueling sixteen-month odyssey by foot, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, boat, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, and finally, to Germany.

When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US-backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee.

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Epilogue: A Memoir

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Liveright #ad - Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons. Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined.

. After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. In short, it’s fully alive. Phillip lopatefor will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. Winner, intelligence, the Rome Prize“This remarkable memoir is written with extraordinary care, and honesty.

Epilogue: A Memoir #ad - Riveting, soulful, and courageously told” Maggie Shipstead, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s journey through grief in search of a new, unexpected love.

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The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

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Ecco #ad - It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, at the same time, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, the need for change. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia’s large and vengeful family, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family’s honor.

Rod nordland, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger. The lovers will do for women’s rights generally what Malala’s story did for women’s education.

By the time they were young teenagers, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, shy and tender, Zakia, and Ali, had fallen in love. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of american good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world.

The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing #ad - A riveting, real-life equivalent of the kite runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan.

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The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

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Bantam #ad - From the Trade Paperback edition. There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore:The Things I Want MOST:A familyA fishing poleA familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return.

So they brought mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed. For the biggest obstacle to mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love.

The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own #ad - When richard and sue miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, not to mention the emotional toll, the breakthroughs and setbacks, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST.

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Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Being Flynn Movie Tie-in Edition Movie Tie-in Editions #ad - Being flynn previously published as another Bullshit Night in Suck City tells the story of the trajectory that led Nick and his father onto the streets, into that shelter, and finally to each other. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.

This "stunningly beautiful memoir" San Francisco Chronicle is now a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro and Paul Dano. Nick flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston.

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