Hit List For Young Adults 2

Author by : Teri S. Lesesne
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Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : A guide for librarians containing profiles of twenty young adult books that are often challenged by parents, presenting plot summaries, lists of reviews, and discussions of each book's controversial issues. Also provides the ALA Library Bill of Rights and explains how to write a book rationale.


Inspiring Literacy

Author by : Sam Leaton Sebesta
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Publisher by : Transaction Publishers
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The Cherryh Odyssey

Author by : Edward Carmien
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wildside Press LLC
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Description : The Cherryh Odyssey brings together a dozen essays about respected science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. Fellow author and academic Edward Carmien has gathered top voices in the field to discuss the literary life and career of Cherryh, including Burton Raffel, Jane Fancher, Janice Bogstad, Betsy Wollheim, and many others. A substantial bibliography rounds out this collection. The Cherryh Odyssey is a text fans of the author will find invaluable, as will writers new to the field, as it presents a readable yet in-depth examination of many issues relevant to this award-winning author's literary life and career. Scholars will find this blend of academic and professional voices a compelling resource for further research.


Becoming A Woman Through Romance

Author by : Linda K. Christian-Smith
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A woman is incomplete without a man, motherhood is a woman’s destiny, and a woman’s place is in the home. These conservative political themes are woven throughout teen romance fiction’s sagas of hearts and flowers. Using the theory and interpretive methods of feminism and cultural studies, Christian-Smith explores the contradictory role that popular culture plays in constructing gender, class, race, age and sexual meanings. Originally published in 1990, Becoming a Woman through Romance combines close textual analyses of thirty-four teen romance novels (written in the United States from 1942-1982) with a school study in three midwestern American schools. Christian-Smith situates teen romance fiction within the rapidly changing publishing industry and the important political and economic changes in the United States surrounding the rise of the New Right. By analysing the structure of the novels in terms of the themes of romance, sexuality and beautification, and the Good/Bad and Strong/Weak dichotomies, she demonstrates how each has shaped the novels’ versions of femininity over forty years. She also shows that although romance fiction is presented as a universal model, it is actually an expression of white middle class gender ideology and tension within this class. This high readable, comprehensive and coherent work was the first to combine in one volume three vital areas of cultural studies research: the political economy of publishing, textual analysis, and a study of readers. The first full-scale study of teen romance fiction, Becoming a Woman through Romance establishes the importance of the study of popular culture forms found in school for understanding the process of school materials in identity formation.


Hit List For Children 2

Author by : Beverley Becker
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, A Wrinkle in Time, Blubber, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - these are some of the most beloved, and most challenged, books, Leaving controversial titles such as these out of your collection or limiting their access is not the answer to challenges. The best-selling Hit List series gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response, all the while ensuring free access to young book lovers. Featuring 24 hot button books, Hit List for Children 2 presents a who's who of children's literature writers including Dahl, Allard, Blume, Rowling, Stine, L'Engle, Lowry, and Naylor. With a profile of each book that includes its plot, characters, published reviews, awards and prizes, and author resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks. The most recent and compelling challenges are also discussed so that you will be prepared to address specific points. Eleven new books have been added to the second edition including Mommy Laid an Egg, the Alice series, Witches, and Guess What? For any librarian who feels alone on the front lines of the free access debate, the appendix reassuringly details wha


Health Information In A Changing World Practical Approaches For Teachers Schools And School Librarians

Author by : W. Bernard Luckenbill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : This holistic guide explains how school librarians and teachers can successfully integrate relevant health concepts and life skills throughout the curriculum for students K through 12. • 15 original line drawings illustrating health issues, plus many images drawn from major image collections such as the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress • Extensive bibliographies of material that can be used to teach health issues, including selected listings of major health textbooks used in the United States and Canada • List of helpful selection aids and sources for online health information sites


A Study Guide For Monica Sone S Nisei Daughter

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Publisher by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Description : A Study Guide for Monica Sone's "Nisei Daughter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice for all of your research needs.


Asian American Novelists

Author by : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : As a distinct area of literary study, Asian American literature now enjoys a level of critical recognition that was unimaginable when academic interest in the field began modestly some 25 years ago. Part of this recognition stems from the increasing contributions of Asian American novelists, whose works continue to capture growing levels of popular attention. This reference book provides alphabetically arranged entries for 70 Asian American novelists. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the novelist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. In addition, the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.


Guide To Microforms In Print

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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So You Want To Write A Children S Book

Author by : Rebekah Sack
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Publisher by : Atlantic Publishing Company
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Description : Young adults are in the prime position to write children’s books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.


A Field Guide To The Familiar

Author by : Gale Lawrence
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Publisher by : UPNE
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Description : Essays offer a fresh look at common plants, animals, and natural phenomena


Books And The Teen Age Reader

Author by : G. Robert Carlsen
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Richard Peck

Author by : Donald R. Gallo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : One of the most revered authors of young adult books, Richard Peck has penned several critical and commercial successes including Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the National Book Award finalist, A Long Way from Chicago. Peck's novels have also received prestigious awards including the Edgar for Are You in the House Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A Year Down Yonder. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the National Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Medallion. In Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's life, focusing on his world travels, his accomplishments as a teacher and his renowned writing career. Gallo and Glenn examine Peck's 30 novels, as well as his short stories and children's books, poems, essays and other nonfiction. An additional chapter analyzes themes, characters, and style in his writing. The appendixes list Peck's many honors and prizes, as well as film adaptations of his works. The extensive bibliography cites all of Peck's primary and secondary works, along with sources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles about him, and sources of reviews of each of his books. For fans and scholars alike, Richard Peck: The Past Is Paramount is the most authoritative resource about the life and work of this beloved author.


Contemporary African American Novelists

Author by : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.


The Work Of Katherine Kurtz

Author by : Boden Clarke
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Publisher by : Wildside Press LLC
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Description : An annotated bibliography of the writings of fantasy writer Katherine Kurtz, with an interview of Kurtz by Robert Reginald and Jeffrey M. Elliot. Complete with index.


Get Rolling

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Get Rolling Books
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Tony Hillerman

Author by : John Marsden Reilly
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : The first full-length examination of the works of Tony Hillerman, Grand Master of contemporary popular mystery fiction.


Margaret Atwood

Author by : Shannon Hengen
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.


Eudora Welty

Author by : Pearl Amelia McHaney
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty's writing and photography were the subject of more than one thousand reviews, of which over two hundred are collected here. From the first, reviewers loved Welty's language and disparaged her lack of plot. Their eager anticipation for the next book is rarely diminished by the shock of reading entirely different styles of writing. Her work was admired even as it challenged its readers. The reviews selected for reprinting here represent the diversity of Welty's reception and assessment. Reviews from small towns, urban centers, noted fiction writers, professional reviewers, academics, and everyday readers are included. The comments of reviewing rivals such as the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune, Nation and New Yorker, when read side by side, reveal the nuances both of the reviewers and of the work of this important Southern writer.


Willie Morris

Author by : Jack Bales
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : William Weaks Morris was a writer defined in large measure by his Southern roots. A seventh generation Mississippian, he grew up in Yazoo City frequently reminded of his heritage. Spending his college years at the University of Texas and at Oxford University in England gave Morris a taste of the world and, at the very least, something to write home about. This volume is a comprehensive reference work dealing with Willie Morris’ life and works. It is also a literary biography based on hundreds of primary sources such as letters, newspaper articles and interviews. The principal focus is on Morris’ literary legacy, which includes works such as North Toward Home, New York Days and My Dog Skip.


Reading Laurell K Hamilton

Author by : Candace R. Benefiel
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This exploration of author Laurell K. Hamilton's work examines the many novels of her series and shows how her writing has been a major influence on contemporary visions of the vampire—an ideal reference text for book club leaders. • Presents a chronology of major milestones in vampire literature and film • Contains images of Hamilton's book covers • Provides a bibliography of Hamilton's works, secondary sources, and websites, as well as a detailed "What Do I Read Next" listing of other writers who may be of interest to Hamilton's fans • Includes a glossary of terms and major characters for each of Hamilton's two major series


The Killing Of Chief Crazy Horse

Author by : Robert A. Clark
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Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : The Killing of Chief Crazy Horse is a story of envy, greed, and treachery. In the year after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Crazy Horse and his half-starved followers finally surrendered to the U.S. Army near Camp Robinson, Nebraska. The reverberations of that event led to the death of the great Oglala Sioux chief in the fall of 1877. Chiefs who had already surrendered resented the favors he received in doing so. When the army asked for his help in rounding up the Nez Perces, Crazy Horse's reply allegedly was mistranslated by Frank Grouard, a scout for General George Crook. By August rumors had spread that he was planning another outbreak. Arrested at Fort Robinson on 5 September, Crazy Horse was fatally wounded by a bayonet in a scuffle that was reported differently by every observer. In this book the killing of Crazy Horse is viewed from three widely different perspectives—that of Chief He Dog, the victim's friend and lifelong companion; that of William Garnett, who was guide and interpreter for Lieutenant William P. Clark, on special assignment to General Crook; and that of Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy, the medical officer who attended Crazy Horse in his last hours. Their eyewitness accounts, edited and introduced by Robert A. Clark, combine to give The Killing of Chief Crazy Horse all the starkness and horror of classical tragedy.


The Animal Fable In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Author by : Bruce Shaw
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Though animal stories and fables stretch back into the antiquity of ancient India, Persia, Greece and Rome, the reasons for writing them and their resonance for readers (and listeners) remain consistent to the present. This work argues that they were essential sources of amusement and instruction—and were also often profoundly unsettling. Such authors in the realm of the animal fable as Tolkien, Freud, Voltaire, Bakhtin, Cordwainer Smith, Karel Čapek, Vladimir Propp, and many more are discussed.


A Richard Wright Bibliography

Author by : Keneth Kinnamon
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.


Waheenee An Indian Girl S Story

Author by : Waheenee
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Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : A young Native American girl recounts her experiences growing up in North Dakota in the years following the devastating smallpox epidemic of 1839.


Fantasy Literature For Children And Young Adults

Author by : Ruth Nadelman Lynn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Description : Offers brief descriptions of more than 3,000 works of fantasy arranged by themes, including ghosts, heroes, magic, time travel, toys, and witchcraft