The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
Over the past decade, Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping readers to better understand their family members. Now she connects readers with the newest members of the American family--refugees.
From the Back Cover Pipher unites refugees, people who have fled some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, with all of us. . . . Pipher is taking this moment to teach us un-American behaviors: Patience, manners, and tolerance. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been our source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our children, our elders, and ourselves. Now she gives us the tools to connect with the newest members of the American family-refugees. Orphans from southern Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they arrive here daily with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the essential virtues of family, love, and joy are a tonic for all Americans. The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines to help us understand the struggles of the refugees who live around the corner or down the street from us. Working in schools, social service agencies, and homes as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has opened our eyes-and our hearts-to those with whom we share the future. Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is the author of three bestselling books, including Reviving Ophelia, a New York Times bestseller for more than two years. She has received an American Psychological Association presidential citation and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.