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Jesus Land - Julia Scheeres
Jesus Land
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This riveting memoir is the story of a 16-year-old girl and her adopted, black, 16-year-old brother in Indiana who are sent to a reform school in the Dominican Republic by their violent father and distant mother more involved with her church's missionaries than her own children.
This riveting memoir is the story of a 16-year-old girl and her adopted, black, 16-year-old brother in Indiana who are sent to a reform school in the Dominican Republic by their violent father and distant mother more involved with her church's missionaries than her own children.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781582433547 (1582433542)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Book.Blog.Bake.
Book.Blog.Bake. rated it
2.0 Jesus Land: A Memoir
Jesus Land is one of those books where I think the situations portrayed within the book need to be brought to light and known, but I don't find the book itself well-written. Meandering and confusing at times.
Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;)
Sarah ~Slow reader, or slowly reading? ;) rated it
5.0 Jesus Land: A Memoir
This is the most amazing autobiography I have ever read. Every time I put it down I was thinking about reading it, and by the time I was finished I was stunned. It's such a powerful story, I would recommend it to any biography fan!
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
3.0 Jesus Land
Usually I don't like memoirs. This was on my list because the idea of being sent to a Christian reform school sounded interesting. The fact that it wasn't in the US made the book more interesting also.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
1.0 Jesus Land: A Memoir
she stole from her corroborates her memories with her brother's journal to write her memoir, which explains what a keen memory she seems to have.I am perhaps oversensitive on the issue of author's use of other people's unpublished writing, and the issue of white people telling the stories of people ...
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Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 Jesus Land: A Memoir
The richly remembered childhood of another kid ruined by toxic Christianity. The scary thing is that the school described herein is still operating today, still hurting kids in the name of Jesus. This book is riveting, like a 60 car pile-up on the freeway. Well-written, and too painfully honest to d...
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