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Jesus land [electronic resource] : A Memoir. Julia Scheeres.

Scheeres, Julia. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781619021341 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mothermore involved with her church’s missionaries than her own childrenand a violent father. In this riveting and heartrending memoir Julia Scheeres takes us from the Midwest to a place beyond imagining: surrounded by natural beauty, the Escuela Caribea religious reform school in the Dominican Republicis characterized by a disciplinary regime that extracts repentance from its students by any means necessary. Julia and David strive to make it through these ordeals and their tale is relayed here with startling immediacy, extreme candor, and wry humor.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 5 - Text Difficulty 7
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
990 Lexile.
6.2 ATOS Level
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Counterpoint, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 679 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 356 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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