If The Oceans Were Ink

If The Oceans Were Ink

If The Oceans Were Ink

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carla Power
Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
Release : 2015-04-07
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780805098242


If The Oceans Were Ink

If The Oceans Were Ink

An award-winning foreign correspondent relates how her longtime friend, a madrasa-trained sheikh, and she confronted stereotypes and misperceptions in their communities by drawing on the Quran's messages of peace and respect. Original.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carla Power
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2015-04-07
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 9780805098198


If All The Seas Were Ink

If All The Seas Were Ink

**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature** **2018 Natan Book Award Finalist** **Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies ** The Wall Street Journal: "There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life." The Jewish Standard: “Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original." The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story.” American Jewish World: “So engrossing I hardly could put it down.” At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for“daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book—both Jewish and non-Jewish—If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again. Discussion guide available at ilanakurshan.com

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ilana Kurshan
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2017-09-05
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781250121271


Barracudas

Barracudas

Introduces beginning readers to barracudas and describes what they are like, how they look, and how they hunt for food.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Colleen Sexton
Publisher : Bellwether Media
Release : 2012-01-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781612111292


What Do You See In The Sea

What Do You See In The Sea

Close-up photographs and illustrations of many sea creatures introduce young children to different animals that live in the sea.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Luana Mitten
Publisher : Britannica Digital Learning
Release : 2013-03-01
Total Pages : 16 Pages
ISBN : 9781615357093


Oceans Inside Out

Oceans Inside Out

"From sunlit surface water that teems with life to the deepest, darkest depths filled with some of Earth's most unusual creatures, oceans are home to a wide array of life. Peel back the corners of the ocean to find out what fascinating life exists withinthis ecosystem, from Earth's biggest animal, the blue whale, to tiny organisms, such as kelp. Discover where the world's oceans are and what you can do to help protect our planet's rich waters."--

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Robin Johnson
Publisher :
Release : 2014-09-19
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0778706354


Why Do Sea Turtles Look Like They Are Crying

Why Do Sea Turtles Look Like They Are Crying

Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Why do sea turtles look like they are crying? Come along on an underwater adventure and have fun learning the special things about sea creatures that help them survive in the ocean.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jennifer Shand
Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Release : 2017-12-13
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781684441051


Bringing Back Our Oceans

Bringing Back Our Oceans

Bringing Back Our Oceans explains why oceans are at risk and how people are combating plastics pollution, restoring marine biodiversity, and preserving our oceans for future generations. This title also explores the science behind ocean ecosystems and ocean currents. Features include a cause-and-effect flow chart, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Carol Hand
Publisher : Essential Library
Release : 2017-12-15
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 1532113153


Ocean Seasons

Ocean Seasons

An introduction to marine food webs and habitats joins the humpback whales in their ocean journey as they migrate through seasonal changes.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Ron Hirschi
Publisher : Arbordale Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
Total Pages : 18 Pages
ISBN : 9780977742325


American Dervish

American Dervish

From the author of Homeland Elegies and Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, a stirring and explosive novel about an American Muslim family in Wisconsin struggling with faith and belonging in the pre-9/11 world. Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes. American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ayad Akhtar
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2012-01-09
Total Pages : 346 Pages
ISBN : 9780316192828