Author: Carly Goodman

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469673053

Category: History

Page: 246

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In a world of border walls and obstacles to migration, a lottery where winners can gain permanent residency in the United States sounds too good to be true. Just as unlikely is the idea that the United States would make such visas available to foster diversity within a country where systemic racism endures. But in 1990, the United States Diversity Visa Lottery was created to do just that. Dreamland tells the surprising story of this unlikely government program and its role in American life as well as the global story of migration. Historian Carly Goodman takes readers from Washington, D.C., where proponents deployed a colorblind narrative about our "nation of immigrants" to secure visas for white immigrants, to the African countries where it flourished and fostered dreams of going to America. From the post office to the internet, aspiring emigrants, visa agents, and others embraced the lottery and tried their luck in a time of austerity and limits. Rising African immigration to the United States has enriched American life, created opportunities for mobility, and nourished imagined possibilities. But the promise of the American dream has been threatened by the United States' embrace of anti-immigrant policies and persistent anti-Black racism.


Author: Damien Ryall

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475983638

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

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In a wondrous dimension parallel to our own, ordinary people perform impossible feats and enjoy incredible adventures. Although this special place has existed since before time itself, most humans are only dimly aware of its presence. As the rest of the world sleeps, Dreamland prepares to lure a young boy into its world. The last thing Milly remembers is lying down in his own bed; now he is awake in the middle of nowhere. With only a faraway light to guide his way, Milly wanders along the edge of a dirt road until he encounters Jasmine, the first of many strange and wonderful people. It is not long before Milly falls in love with his new world and begins searching for a way to live there forever. Little does he know that his desire for happiness is about to lead him to a grave mistake with horrifying consequences. Milly soon discovers that he is not the first person who ever wanted to escape into his dreams but he could be the last.

Dreamland (YA edition)

Author: Sam Quinones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1547601418

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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As an adult book, Sam Quinones's Dreamland took the world by storm, winning the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction and hitting at least a dozen Best Book of the Year lists. Now, adapted for the first time for a young adult audience, this compelling reporting explains the roots of the current opiate crisis. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharmaceutical pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, teens, and parents--Dreamland is a revelatory account of the massive threat facing America and its heartland.

The Dreamland Springs

Author: Solomon A. Minta

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469108526

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Dream of a Slave Son Slave Son tells much about the early Africans and their slave ancestors. In the novel, a child is born and later at the age of eighteen is captured into slavery to continue life in the new world as a slave. Before his birth, the author narrates the processes to include every aspect of the African social fabric and culture based on the rules and regulations their ancestors instructed. A family among the Akans of Ghana is used as a base to tell the story, which is almost true of every family in Africa. Most African families emigrated due to family disputes, lack of procreation in marriage, puberty rituals before a girl could be given to marriage, and the rule by elders, chiefs, and queen mothers. The life of the ancestors before the slave trade is still practiced today by many cultures in Africa today. On the contrary, the African prince, who was shipped to the plantations in the New World, lived a horrible life as a slave under his owner who gave him his name. The type of life the slaves lived before emancipation and immediately after emancipation is addressed in Slave Son to educate the readers, especially those in the nonslave-holding countries to be more aware of what the African ancestors endured as slaves. By reading Slave Son, people of African descent would understand and respect each other as people of the same blood belonging to the same ancestry tree. ?

The Dreamland

Author: Mohd Hamza

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1645468372

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Ladakh – a world away from anything else in India. This isolated, high-altitude desert, crowned by the majestic Himalayas, is scenically stunning and unforgettable. Stark mountain sceneries, mesmerizing canyons and old monasteries unfold this great Himalayan region. It is a land that boasts a limited population – predominantly the disarmingly friendly Ladakhis – that enjoy the mountain dweller life. It is an escape to a life that moves at its own pace – regardless of the world – and is spinning its own tale. It’s the perfect place to take your soul on a vacation where it can get lost and thrive magnificently. Hamza takes you on a journey through the divine scenery of Ladakh. He will help you close your eyes and imagine sipping delicious tea in the mountains. This book is the perfect, comprehensive guide that will delight the travel bug sitting in your head. It will make your mind and soul want to take a break and visit the mighty land of the snow leopard.

Patchwork of Poems

Author: Moira Andrew

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9780947882327

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 76

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A collection of poems on popular themes familiar to young children. Photocopiable and illustrated, the poems provide opportunities for class discussion, for poetry writing by the children, and display of their work.