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Saint Patrick’s Day 

St. Patrick's Day is typically marked with shamrocks, Irish music, Guinness, and lots and lots of green (like this photo of the Chicago River). Many people, regardless of ancestral heritage, celebrate this Irish cultural festivity around the world. But what does (and did) it mean to be Irish, particularly in the United States? In the …

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Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide 

Title: Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide Author: Tatyana Kleyn Publisher: Scarecrow Press (February 24, 2011) Call Number: JV6465 .K54 2011 From the Publisher: As the future of our democratic society, youth from U.S.-born and immigrant backgrounds alike will need to make informed decisions on our diverse nation’s behalf. To do so, young adults need to …

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Never Fade Away: A Novel 

Title: Never Fade Away: A Novel Author: William Hart Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Fithian Press, 2002 Check it out! PS3558.A6844 N48 2002 From the publisher: In William Hart’s Never Fade Away an English Department offers writing courses that jettison from school immigrant and minority students who can’t meet the department’s narrow standards of competency. …

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Balancing change and tradition in global education reform 

Title: Balancing change and tradition in global education reform Editor: Iris C. Rotberg Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education Check it out: LB43 .G56 2010 From the Publisher: In Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform, Rotberg brings together examples of current education reforms in sixteen countries, written by "insiders". This book goes beyond myths and …

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True American 

True American : Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children Author: Rosemary C. Salomone Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010 Check it Out:  LC3731 .S24 2010 From the Publisher: How can schools meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of newcomers? Do bilingual programs help children transition into American life, …

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