Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land
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Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
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Large Print
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279 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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"Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez 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, Álvarez 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 renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez 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, Álvarez 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Álvarez, N. (2020). Spirit run: a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Álvarez, Noé. 2020. Spirit Run: A 6,000-mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Álvarez, Noé. Spirit Run: A 6,000-mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Álvarez, Noé. Spirit Run: A 6,000-mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

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