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Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories

These are real American stories. Nancy had the strength and vision to join the Navy and leave behind the troubles that haunted others on the reservation. A Native American imbued with prided in her heritage, Nancy refused to limit her horizons. Self-esteem issues, however, left her vulnerable to victimization by men. The boys knew not to mess with the Muslim girl shrouded in her flowing garments, only her eyes and broad nose visible above her veil. Ife, an African-American raised by a devout mother, was unprepared for the consequences of her teenage indiscretions. The consequences have resonated throughout her life…

Submitted:May 14, 2010
Author:Pamela Ferris-Olson
Brand:Out of the Box Publishing Company, LLC
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3 diggs • 0 comments • May 14, 2010

Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women Living in the Heartland: Three Extraordinary Women's Stories


Sweet Relief: The Marla Ruzicka Story

Marla Ruzicka was a free spirit, a savvy political operator, a wartime Erin Brockovich. Fiercely determined to improve the lives of the less fortunate, the twenty-something blonde was instrumental in convincing the U.S. government to pass historic legislation aiding civilian victims of war.

Sweet Relief recounts Marla's journey from an idyllic childhood in a small California town, through Latin America and Africa, and finally to the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq…

Submitted:Dec 22, 2006
Author:Jennifer Abrahamson
Brand:Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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7 diggs • 0 comments • Dec 22, 2006

Sweet Relief: The Marla Ruzicka Story

This story of late human rights activist Marla Ruzicka, just 28 years old at the time of her death, might have just as easily been called "Bitter Irony": in April 2005, Marla was killed by a misdirected suicide bomber in Iraq, the country in which she worked tirelessly to improve the lives of innocent war victims.