The Girl Who Fell from the SkyThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky



"The Girl Who Fell from the Sky can actually fly." —The New York Times Book Review Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Author: Heidi W. Durrow

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616200374

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Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heartwrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.

The Girl Who Fell Out of the SkyThe Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky



In The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come ...

Author: Victoria Forester

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250089328

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Page: 416

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In The Girl Who Fell Out of the Sky--the conclusion to the fantasy adventure series that began with the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Could Fly--Victoria Forester shows readers that life is always exceptional, and "abilities" come in many forms. What happens when the girl who could fly can't fly anymore? Piper McCloud's ability to fly has disappeared, perhaps the result of some dark spell put on her, or perhaps because her ability has simply vanished forever. There is a worldwide calamity that Piper, Conrad, and their exceptional friends must tackle to save the planet, but Piper is left behind. If she can't fly, then what use is she? Piper learns she can't do a lot of things—cook, clean, and help Ma around the house, among them. She feels more helpless than ever. What is she good at? How will she ever believe in herself again?

The Girl Who Fell From The SkyThe Girl Who Fell From The Sky



'There are many shades of Graham Greene here... [The Girl Who Fell From the Sky] delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible' -Financial ...

Author: Simon Mawer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748128808

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An 'utterly gripping' tale of love and espionage in Occupied France by the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Glass Room (Daily Mail) Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE, the Special Operations Executive, to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clément Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted. 'There are many shades of Graham Greene here... [The Girl Who Fell From the Sky] delivers its story with the same delicate, stropped-razor deadliness that creeps up on you like Harry Lime in the shadows, nastily irresistible' -Financial Times 'Mawer cranks up the tension; as spy stuff this is as good as Le Carré or Eric Ambler, no higher praise possible' -The Scotsman

When I Fell From The SkyWhen I Fell From The Sky



She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle.

Author: Juliane Koepcke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889451

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Page: 256

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On December 24th 1971, the teenage Juliane boarded the packed flight in Peru to meet her father for Christmas. She and her mother fought to get some of the last seats available and felt thankful to have made the flight. The LANSA airplane flew into a heavy thunderstorm and went down in dense Amazon jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. She fell two miles from the sky, still strapped to her plane seat, into the jungle. She was the sole survivor among the 92 passengers, which included her mother, and Juliane s unexplainable survival has been called a modern-day miracle. With incredible courage, instinct and ingenuity, she crawled and walked alone for eleven days in the green hell of the Amazon. She survived using the skills she d learned in assisting her parents on their research trips into the jungle before coming across a loggers hut, and, with it, safety. Now she tells her fascinating story for the first time and on its 40th anniversary she shares not only the private moments of her survival and rescue but her inspiring life in the wake of the disaster.

Postracial America Postracial America



“Book Review: 'The Girl Who Fell from the Sky' by Heidi W. Durrow,” The Washington Post, February 20, 2010, accessed February 20, 2010, http://www.washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/19/AR2010021904491.html. 31.

Author: Vincent L. Stephens

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9781611487800

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Page: 220

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This book argues that the notion of the “postracial” does not begin with the election of Barack Obama, nor will its significance end with the conclusion of his administration. The “postracial” is an expression of the protean nature of white supremacy in America, and the articles collected here demonstrate the variations within this seemingly innocuous and salutary expression.

The Girl Who FellThe Girl Who Fell



I prayed for my own little redhaired girl. And she was on my mind when... when I saw Sam falling – THEA: (Voice thick and slow.) ... sky and for a split fraction of a stupid fucking split second I thought – THEA: You kept.

Author: Sarah Rutherford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786829689

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Page: 104

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Sam's dead at fifteen. It's a social media thing. Maybe. When bereaved mother and chaplain Thea sets off on a mission to follow her daughter somehow, she's joined on her journey by bickering teen twins Billie and Lenny, plus Gil - a lost soul whose life collides with theirs in a way that can only ever get messy.

The Woman Who Fell from the SkyThe Woman Who Fell from the Sky



Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women ...

Author: Jennifer Steil

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767930512

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Page: 333

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Traces the author's year spent in Yemen's capital city, Sana'a, where she worked as the editor of the "Yemen Observer," documenting her efforts to teach balanced journalism to her staff, and her appreciation for the strength of Arab women in a completely male-dominated society.

The CrisisThe Crisis



In The Girl I/Vho Fell From the Sky, Rachel Morse is the 11-year-old sole survivor of a fall from a nine-story building that killed her mother, brother and baby sister. Her father leaves, sending Rachel to his mother to look after.

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

The Greatest Survival Stories of All TimeThe Greatest Survival Stories of All Time



“The Woman Who Fell from the Sky and Lived,” Interview by Matthew Banister, Outlook, BBC World Service, March 20, 2012. Audio, 0:28. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pkc3y. McDonald, Katherine. “Survival Stories: The Girl Who Fell ...

Author: Cara Tabachnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781612439228

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Page: 288

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Discover the harrowing, true tales of those who have faced certain death...and survived! The stories seem too unbelievable to be true. Lost individuals facing the most severe natural disasters, the most dangerous situations, and the most inhospitable conditions...and coming back alive. From plane crashes and sinking ships to surviving in freezing forests and dry deserts, this anthology of survival stories includes some of the most famous, unbelievable tales of beating the odds. This book features gripping tales of sheer bravery and quick thinking, including: Juliane Koepcke, the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian Amazon Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who floated for 13 months alone in the Pacific ocean Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape the canyon he’d been trapped in Lincoln Hall, who was abandoned on Mount Everest ...and many more. Whether you want to be thrilled by close calls and narrow escapes, or get inspired by some of the greatest stories of human endurance, this collection of tales has something for everyone.

The Girl who Fell from the Sky and Other Classic Philippine LegendsThe Girl who Fell from the Sky and Other Classic Philippine Legends



A collection of eight myths and legends from different parts of the Philippines are retold. Most of the myths and legends seek to explain the world we live in.

Author: Maria Elena Paterno

Publisher: Tahanan Books

ISBN: 9716300212

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Page: 55

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A collection of eight myths and legends from different parts of the Philippines are retold. Most of the myths and legends seek to explain the world we live in.

Between SistersBetween Sisters



Girl. Who. Fell. from. the. Sky. We see this same femaleship characterized as “beautiful character” epitomized between an aunt and her niece in Heidi Durrow's novel, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. Its protagonist, Rachel Morse, ...

Author: Evelyn L. Parker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620327869

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In a world laced with the lethal threads of racism, sexism, classism, and sexual oppression we need a liberating hope that dismantles these intersecting problems that render us into a stupor of chronic despair. In the United States, where the color of your skin can determine life or death, we need hope that will give us life abundantly. In a country where state laws prohibited mixed-race marriages between white and black people as recent as the year 2000 and black/white mixed-race children were demonized by both whites and blacks, our hope must be inspired by the Holy Spirit, God the Creator and Redeemer at work in the world today. This book offers emancipatory hope as this divine hope. With a focus on black/white mixed-race young women and their troubling relationships with women and girls of all ethnicities, Between Sisters provides a process toward emancipatory hope through forgiveness, femaleship, fortitude, and freedom. The process toward emancipatory hope challenges Christian churches to practice forgiveness, femaleship, fortitude, and freedom in a racist society. While the process is not without struggle, it promises that hope through the power of the Holy Spirit will someday usher in a society of justice, peace, and love.

The Girl Who Fell From The SkyThe Girl Who Fell From The Sky



The day her starship crashed, Bianca's life began.En route to life saving surgery, Bianca's ship plummeted from the stars to a primitive planet far beyond the reaches of the Union and all she's ever known.

Author: Rebecca Royce

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ISBN: 1951349571

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The day her starship crashed, Bianca's life began.En route to life saving surgery, Bianca's ship plummeted from the stars to a primitive planet far beyond the reaches of the Union and all she's ever known. Surviving was just the first miracle. Being found by a race of what her education says are savages--but who her damaged heart and sharp mind embraces as loving, passionate, and kind--challenges everything she's ever believed about herself.Nox, Torrin, Mattis, AstorThe one who finds her. The one who claims her. The one who wants her. The one who needs her. Leaders among their people, they couldn't be more alike or more different. But they are in agreement on one thing: she's going to be theirs and they will fight to keep her.On the day she fell from the sky, their world changed forever.

Race and the Politics of Knowledge ProductionRace and the Politics of Knowledge Production



The featuring of a mixedrace girl and the author's identity as of mixed race troubled Cláudia's ideas about ... The book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky mirrored for Cláudia certain experiences that she had had growing up in Brazil.

Author: G. Mitchell-Walthour

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137553942

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In this co-edited volume, Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour and Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman have invited contributors of African descent from the United States and Brazil to reflect on their multidimensional experiences in the field as researchers, collaborators, and allies to communities of color. Contributors promote an interdisciplinary perspective, as they represent the fields of sociology, political science, anthropology, and the humanities. They engage W.E.B. Du Bois' notion of 'second-sight,' which suggests that the unique positionality of Black researchers might provide them with advantages in their empirical observations and knowledge production. They expose the complex and contradictory efforts, discourses, and performances that Black researchers must use to implement and develop their community-centered research agenda. They illustrate that 'second-sight' is not inevitable but must be worked at and is sometimes not achieved in certain research and cultural contexts.

Shades of GrayShades of Gray



See also sexuality; women Gilroy, Paul, 155, 211 Gingrich, Newt, 56, 57 The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Durrow): racial identity in, 219–51; study of, 30–31, 215–16; terminology in, 216–19 Glasgow, Joshua, 44–45, 278n16, 279n17 Glazer, ...

Author: Molly Littlewood McKibbin

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296817

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In Shades of Gray Molly Littlewood McKibbin offers a social and literary history of multiracialism in the twentieth-century United States. She examines the African American and white racial binary in contemporary multiracial literature to reveal the tensions and struggles of multiracialism in American life through individual consciousness, social perceptions, societal expectations, and subjective struggles with multiracial identity. McKibbin weaves a rich sociohistorical tapestry around the critically acclaimed works of Danzy Senna, Caucasia (1998); Rebecca Walker, Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self (2001); Emily Raboteau, The Professor’s Daughter (2005); Rachel M. Harper, Brass Ankle Blues (2006); and Heidi Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (2010). Taking into account the social history of racial classification and the literary history of depicting mixed race, she argues that these writers are producing new representations of multiracial identity. Shades of Gray examines the current opportunity to define racial identity after the civil rights, black power, and multiracial movements of the late twentieth century changed the sociopolitical climate of the United States and helped revolutionize the racial consciousness of the nation. McKibbin makes the case that twenty-first-century literature is able to represent multiracial identities for the first time in ways that do not adhere to the dichotomous conceptions of race that have, until now, determined how racial identities could be expressed in the United States.

Beyond the Clouds 3Beyond the Clouds 3



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Author: NICKE

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781646594221

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Thanks to the Sage’s medicine, Mia has recovered, but now she also knows she’s in danger of burning out her magic if she doesn’t learn how to control it. But where to find a wizard in this mundane world? Mia and Theo follow a legend to Karatope, the city of merchants, where every corner features something new, marvelous, or delicious—for a price! But what could a wizard be doing here? They hear of a fortune-teller and realize there’s no better vocation for someone with magical powers. Yet even after they spend hours in line, this seer refuses to see them! What does he know that he’s not sharing…?

The Beiging of America Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the 21st CenturyThe Beiging of America Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century



She is The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky (2010), which received writer Barbara Kingsolver's PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and is a book club favorite. The Girl Who Fell From ...

Author: Cathy J. Schlund Vials

Publisher: 2Leaf Press

ISBN: 9781940939551

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THE BEIGING OF AMERICA, BEING MIXED RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, takes on “race matters” and considers them through the firsthand accounts of mixed race people in the United States. Edited by mixed race scholars Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Sean Frederick Forbes and Tara Betts, this collection consists of 39 poets, writers, teachers, professors, artists and activists, whose personal narratives articulate the complexities of interracial life. THE BEIGING OF AMERICA is an absorbing and thought-provoking collection of stories that explore racial identity, alienation, with people often forced to choose between races and cultures in their search for self-identity. While underscoring the complexity of the mixed race experience, these unadorned voices offer a genuine, poignant, enlightening and empowering message to all readers.

Service Learning and Literary Studies in EnglishService Learning and Literary Studies in English



Furthermore, video interviews with Everybody Reads community participants and students about The Girl Who Fell from the Sky help us better understand the qualitative impact of reading literature as a community.

Author: Laurie Grobman

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292030

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Service learning can help students develop a sense of civic responsibility and commitment, often while addressing pressing community needs. One goal of literary studies is to understand the ethical dimensions of the world, and thus service learning, by broadening the environments students consider, is well suited to the literature classroom. Whether through a public literacy project that demonstrates the relevance of literary study or community-based research that brings literary theory to life, student collaboration with community partners brings social awareness to the study of literary texts and helps students and teachers engage literature in new ways. In their introduction, the volume editors trace the history of service learning in the United States, including the debate about literature's role, and outline the best practices of the pedagogy. The essays that follow cover American, English, and world literature; creative nonfiction and memoir; literature-based writing; and cross-disciplinary studies. Contributors describe a wide variety of service-learning projects, including a course on the Harlem Renaissance in which students lead a community writing workshop, an English capstone seminar in which seniors design programs for public libraries, and a creative nonfiction course in which first-year students work with elderly community members to craft life narratives. The volume closes with a list of resources for practitioners and researchers in the field.

Heroes Fools and Ghosts Folk Tales and LegendsHeroes Fools and Ghosts Folk Tales and Legends



The Blackfoot tribe tells a story about how the stars came to have their places in the sky. Like other stories, it also gives the listener lessons for life. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky Once upon a time, there were two young women who ...

Author: Gus Snedeker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422292594

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Have you heard of Anansi, the mischief-making spider from Africa? Do you know about the Blackfoot woman who married a star? Or have you heard stories about Jack, the hero who always wins both the treasure and the princess's heart? Discover stories from North America's folklore, including tales about: • why the world is the way it is • heroes and fools • ghosts and horrors • death and the world to come. Stories have power. They share the wisdom of other generations. They stir our imagination. They give us hope and courage. And sometimes they just make us laugh!