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Jesus land : a memoir / by Julia Scheeres.

Scheeres, Julia. (Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 920.7 S315j 2012 (Text) 00000106166853 Indiana book Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 920.7 S315j 2012 (Text) 00000106166846 Indiana book Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles 920.713 SCH (Text) 31070500454299 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781619020658
  • ISBN: 1619020653
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note: "With a new afterword and reading guide"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: A.L.A. Alex Award winner, 2006.
Subject: Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic)
Scheeres, Julia > Childhood and youth.
Escuela Caribe (Dominican Republic) > Students > Biography.
Problem children > Education > Dominican Republic.
Christian education > Dominican Republic.

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