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After leaving the college she'd attended to escape her religiously conservative parents, Iliana, a first-generation Dominican-American woman, returns home to Brooklyn to find that her family is falling apart: one sister is careening toward mental collapse, another sister is living in a decrepit building with her abusive husband and three children, and a third sister has simply disappeared. In this dislocating urban environment Iliana reluctantly confronts the anger and desperation that seem to seep through every crack of her family's small house, and experiences all the contradictions, superstitions, joys, and pains that come from a life caught between two cultures. In this magnificent debut novel, filled with graceful prose and searing detail, Loida Maritza Pérez offers a penetrating portrait of the American immigrant experience as she explores the true meanings of identity, family--and home. .
Geography textbook for high school students
This textbook elaborates on the importance of geography and the impact of geography on human life. Topics include: the human development index, distribution of political power, water scarcity, patterns of immigration, and more.
The Geography of Girlhood is a raw and powerful novel about a girl navigating the difficult limbo between youth and adulthood. Written in verse, the novel follows a girl from ages 14 to 18, exploring first crushes, first dances, first kisses, and the many other dangers of growing up. Kirsten Smith's writing bursts with painfully accurate and sharply witty observations, evoking supercharged emotions with just a simple phrase or two.
This program is specifically developed for inquiring middle school students. It brings the world to your classroom with bold graphics, hands-on activities, a variety of themes, and the vivid, in-depth research and resources for which the National Geographic Society is known.
Geometry is the study of how points, lines, and planes can be used to picture to space around us. In this book, the main attention will be placed on plane geometry. Plane geometry studies geometric figures in a plane, like squares, triangles, and circles. Later, we will learn about solid figures like cubes, prisms, and spheres.
In addition to its geometry content, this book includes numerous examples and exercises involving algebra, data analysis, and probability. It also helps students to prepare for standardized tests.
An ideal program for struggling students Geometry: Concepts and Applications covers all geometry concepts using an informal approach.
Geometry: Concepts and Skills has been written so that all students can understand geometry. The course focuses on the key topics that provide a strong foundation in the essentials of geometry. Lesson concepts are presented in a clear, straightforward manner, supported by frequent worked-out examples. The page format makes it easy for students to follow the flow of a lesson, and the vocabulary and visual tips in the margins help students learn how to read the text and diagrams. Checkpoint questions within lessons give students a way to check their understanding as they go along. The exercises for each lesson provide many opportunities to practice and maintain skills, as well as to apply concepts to real-world problems.
This book will help you use mathematics in your daily life and prepare you for success in future courses and careers.
This book contains a good collection of math exercises and examples.
Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge has been authored to make geometry fun, exciting, and powerful.
This textbook talks about real-world uses of geometry
Points, lines, and planes are the basic figures of geometry. In algebra, you used ordered pairs of numbers to locate points on a coordinate plane. You also used tables of ordered pairs and linear equations to locate and draw straight lines on a coordinate plane. Geometry on the coordinate plane is called coordinate geometry.
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