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The Resource Jesus land : a memoir, Julia Scheeres

Jesus land : a memoir, Julia Scheeres

Label
Jesus land : a memoir
Title
Jesus land
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Julia Scheeres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the mid-1980s. Julia Scheeres and her adopted brother David are sixteen years old and have just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees and trailer parks--and a racism neither of them is prepared for. While Julia is white, her close relationship with David, who is black, makes them both outcasts. At home, a distant mother--more involved with her church's missionaries than with her own children--and a violent father only compound their problems. When high-school hormones, bullying, and a deep-seated restlessness prove too much to bear, they are packed off to a Christian boot camp in the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by natural beauty, the Escuela Caribe is governed by a disciplinary regime that demands its teens repent for their sins--which few of them are aware they've committed. How they made it through with heart and soul intact is told here with candor and humor.--From publisher description
Summary
Tells the story of a white girl who was sent from the Midwest to a Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic after she and her black adopted brother fought back against the racism and bullying that was directed toward them
Award
Alex Award, 2006.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166528
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheeres, Julia
Dewey number
373.7293
Index
no index present
LC call number
LE17.D65
LC item number
S34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scheeres, Julia
  • Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)
  • Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)
  • Problem children
  • Christian education
Target audience
adult
Label
Jesus land : a memoir, Julia Scheeres
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005014816.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: In God we trust -- The heartland -- Friends & neighbors -- Education -- Home -- Body parts -- Virginity -- Sharp objects -- Freedom -- 2: Trust no one -- The island -- The program -- Dead babies -- New girl -- Pro-gress -- Rapture -- Agua de coco -- The pastor -- Turkey -- Florida
Control code
20997469
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781582433387
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781435271401
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61750350
  • (OCoLC)61750350
Label
Jesus land : a memoir, Julia Scheeres
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0514/2005014816.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: In God we trust -- The heartland -- Friends & neighbors -- Education -- Home -- Body parts -- Virginity -- Sharp objects -- Freedom -- 2: Trust no one -- The island -- The program -- Dead babies -- New girl -- Pro-gress -- Rapture -- Agua de coco -- The pastor -- Turkey -- Florida
Control code
20997469
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781582433387
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005014816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781435271401
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61750350
  • (OCoLC)61750350

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