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Author aAlvarez, Noae, author.


Publication Info. Detroit : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, Gale Cengage Learning, [2020]


1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction on 03-05-2021.
Edition Large print edition.
Description pages (large print) ; cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Thorndike Press large print biography and memoir
Summary "Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noae aAlvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, aAlvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renewcultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Denae, Secwaepemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Puraepecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside hisown, aAlvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear--dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion--but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, aAlvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents' migration, and--against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit--the dream of a liberated future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject aAlvarez, Noae.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of Mexico -- Ethnic identity.
Long-distance runners -- North America -- Biography.
Long distance running -- West (U.S.)
Long distance running -- Mexico.
Mexican Americans -- Ethnic identity.
Mexican American athletes -- Biography.
Indians of North America -- Sports.
Yakima County (Wash.) -- Biography.
Large type books.
Added Title 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land
ISBN 9781432880965 : HRD 32.99
1432880969 : HRD 32.99 (large print ; hardcover)

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