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A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. (Read more...)
Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther's story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.
Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It's the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. (Read more...)
Sixteen years ago, Gia's father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he's come home to die of cancer, and she's responsible for his care and coming to terms with his guilt. Gia reluctantly resumes the role of daughter to the town's most infamous murderer, a part complete with protesters on the lawn and death threats that are turning tragedy into front-page news.
Returning to life in small-town Tennessee involves rebuilding relationships that distance and turmoil have strained. As the past unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbors, and even her long-departed stepmother have believed to be real all these years. In the end, the truth, and all the lies that came before, may have deadlier consequences than she could have ever anticipated.
When an atheist philosophy professor plans to
forego dusty arguments in his class, he insists the new students declare that
God Is Dead.
Unable to do this, Josh is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God is not dead. With everything on the line, Josh's faith is unwavering...and life-changing to those around him.
America is famously known as a nation of immigrants. Millions of Europeans journeyed to the United States in the peak years of 1892–1924, and Ellis Island, New York, is where the great majority landed. (Read more...)
Ellis Island opened in 1892 with the goal of placing immigration under the control of the federal government and systematizing the entry process. What happened along the journey? How did the processing of so many people work? What were the reactions of the newly arrived to the process (and threats) of inspection, delays, hospitalization, detention, and deportation? How did immigration officials attempt to protect the country from diseased or
unfit newcomers, and how did these definitions take shape and change? What happened to people who failed screening? How, at the journey's end, did immigrants respond to admission to their new homeland?