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The Resource Jesus land : a memoir, by Julia Scheeres

Jesus land : a memoir, by Julia Scheeres

Label
Jesus land : a memoir
Title
Jesus land
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by 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.
Awards note
A.L.A. Alex Award winner, 2006.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166528
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheeres, Julia
Dewey number
373.7293
Index
no index present
LC call number
LE17.D65
LC item number
S34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)
  • Scheeres, Julia
  • Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)
  • Problem children
  • Christian education
Target audience
adult
Label
Jesus land : a memoir, by Julia Scheeres
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword and reading guide"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: In God we trust -- The heartland -- Friends & neighbors -- Education -- Home -- Body parts -- Virginity -- Sharp objects -- Freedom -- pt. 2: Trust no one -- The island -- The program -- Dead babies -- New girl -- Pro-gress -- Rapture -- Agua de coco -- The pastor -- Turkey -- Florida -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- An interview with Juilia Scheeres -- Reading guide
Control code
20631276
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781619020658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn815739325
  • (OCoLC)815739325
Label
Jesus land : a memoir, by Julia Scheeres
Publication
Note
"With a new afterword and reading guide"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: In God we trust -- The heartland -- Friends & neighbors -- Education -- Home -- Body parts -- Virginity -- Sharp objects -- Freedom -- pt. 2: Trust no one -- The island -- The program -- Dead babies -- New girl -- Pro-gress -- Rapture -- Agua de coco -- The pastor -- Turkey -- Florida -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- An interview with Juilia Scheeres -- Reading guide
Control code
20631276
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781619020658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn815739325
  • (OCoLC)815739325

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