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World Studies Final Project. Tells the stories of 7 Arab and Muslim Americans who live in Brooklyn during and after 9/11 http://moustafabayoumi.com/. A personal account by the CIA’s key field commander on the hunt for Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/jawbreaker/cia.
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Tells the stories of 7 Arab and Muslim Americans who live in Brooklyn during and after 9/11 • http://moustafabayoumi.com/
A personal account by the CIA’s key field commander on the hunt for Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/jawbreaker/cia
One man’s mission to promote peace on school at a time. http://www.threecupsoftea.com/
a memoir of the author’s experience of who returned to Iran during the revolution (1978-1981) and lived and taught in the Islamic Republic of Iran until her departure in 1997.
Ishmael Beah’s story of being a boy-soldier in Seirra Leone at the age of 13. • http://www.alongwaygone.com/
The astounding story of one girl’s journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative
Journalist Greg Campbell leads the reader down the international diamond trail of brutality, horror, and profit - providing an on-the-ground and in-the-mines story of global consequence
Describes Gourevitch's travels in Rwanda after the conflict, in which he interviews survivors and gathers information. • Gourevitch retells survivors' stories, and reflects on the meaning of the genocide.
You are a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do?
The Zookeeper's Wife is about one of the most successful hideouts of World War II. It's a tale of people, animals, transcendence, and subversive acts of compassion.
Set in January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War.
This 1955 volume is one of the most remarkable survival stories ever written. Jan Baalsrud was the only survivor of a Norwegian commando team ambushed by the Nazis during World War II. Wounded and with the Germans in pursuit, Baalsrud escaped and miraculously fought his way through the Norwegian tundra to a distant village, where he was saved by locals who helped spirit him to Sweden. Baalsrud suffered frostbite and snowblindness, came through an avalanche, and lived to tell the tale.
Catfish and Mandala is the story of an American odyssey—a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam—made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland.
The harrowing true tale of escaped Soviet prisoners desperate march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.
true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.
Chanda’s mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help. A powerful story set amid the African HIV/AIDS pandemic. • Africa • Aids/stigma
Racial and religious discrimination in this thriller about a Muslim boy's life, which is turned on its head when his father is accused of collaborating with Islamic terrorists in a plot to contaminate the water supplies in New York City and Toronto
Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima–and into history. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.
When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.
Through over 100 pages of black and white photographs (and 16 pages of full colour), this memorial volume documents the heroism of New York's Finest and Bravest in the hours and days following the disaster. With a Foreword in tribute to the search and rescue teams — and their fallen comrades — by Commissioner Kerik, and filled with the inspirational words of national and spiritual leaders,
After witnessing the slaughter of his family, an Armenian teen struggles to survive the Turkish genocide of 1915.
Under Taliban rule, Parvana disguises herself as a boy to ensure the survival of her family.
During World War II, Navajos use their unique language to fight the enemy.
Last Day in Vietnam is Eisner's memoir of stories about soldiers who are engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat
From the centuries-old enmities of Northern Ireland, to the Holocaust and World War II, to the Israel-Palestine conflict, young people share their innermost secrets of growing up.
The war is almost over and Hitler near defeat when they fly their last mission -- a mission destined for disaster. Shot down far behind enemy lines, Jack is taken prisoner and sent to a German POW camp, where his experiences are more terrifying than anything he'd ever imagined.
An oral history unlike any other, BLOODS features twenty black men who tell the story of how members of their race were sent off in disproportionate numbers and the special test of patriotism they faced.
Sacco spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage, emerging with this astonishing first-person account.
John Dante is seventeen when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and he wants to fight for his country. But then he falls head over heels for Ginny Burton, who is against all war, and his beliefs are suddenly questioned. Rather than be judged a traitor or a coward, though, John enlists--a decision that changes his life forever.
Joker One • Story of a group of Marines fighting the war on terror • New York Times Bestseller
FINAL EXAM Part 1 • 10 minute Power Point on what you learned from the book Part 2 – 3 page paper • Why did you choose this book? • How does it tie into world studies class? • Summation • What did you learn? Book critique.
Helpful Reading Strategies • Set a reading plan • Build background knowledge of your topic on the Internet • If you are in a rut – power ahead and read through boring parts KEEP TRACK of your THINKING! • Use stick notes • Write down in a journal • Mark in the book