Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults
Author: Isabel Schon
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810851962
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recommended Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults Book Excerpt:

Whether used for the development and support of an existing collection or for the creation of a new collection serving Spanish-speaking young readers, this outstanding resource is an essential tool. Following the same format as the highly praised 1996-1999 edition, Schon presents critical annotations for 1300 books published between 2000 and 2004, including reference, nonfiction, and fiction. One section is devoted to publishers' series, and an appendix lists dealers who carry books in Spanish. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.

Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Book Excerpt:

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment
Author: Janice Bland
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-07-22
ISBN: 144115339X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment Book Excerpt:

Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

Critical Literacy

Critical Literacy
Author: Cynthia A. McDaniel
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780820479460
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Literacy Book Excerpt:

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The Doctor Who Would Be King

The Doctor Who Would Be King
Author: Guillaume Lachenal
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2022-04-08
ISBN: 1478022485
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Doctor Who Would Be King Book Excerpt:

In The Doctor Who Would Be King Guillaume Lachenal tells the extraordinary story of Dr. Jean Joseph David, a French colonial army doctor who governed an entire region of French Cameroon during World War II. Dr. David—whom locals called “emperor”—dreamed of establishing a medical utopia. Through unchecked power, he imagined realizing the colonialist fantasy of emancipating colonized subjects from misery, ignorance, and sickness. Drawing on archives, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, Lachenal traces Dr. David’s earlier attempts at a similar project on a Polynesian island and the ongoing legacies of his failed experiment in Cameroon. Lachenal does not merely recount a Conradian tale of imperial hubris, he brings the past into the present, exploring the memories and remains of Dr. David’s rule to reveal a global history of violence, desire, and failure in which hope for the future gets lost in the tragic comedy of power.

Six Plays of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Six Plays of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
Author: Jamil Khoury,Michael Malek Najjar,Corey Pond
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2018-08-22
ISBN: 1476675902
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Plays of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict Book Excerpt:

A bold and singular collection of six plays by Arab and Jewish playwrights explores the human toll of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Admission by Motti Lerner, Scenes From 70* Years by Hannah Khalil, Tennis in Nablus by Ismail Khalidi, Urge for Going by Mona Mansour, The Victims by Ken Kaissar, and The Zionists by Zohar Tirosh-Polk. Rather than striving to achieve balance and moral equivalency between "competing" narratives, the plays investigate themes of identity, justice, occupation, exile, history and homeland with honesty and integrity. The plays do not "take sides" or adhere to ideological orthodoxies but challenge tribalism and narrow definitions of nationalism, while varying widely in thematic content, dramatic structure, and time and place. Where politicians and diplomats fail, artists and storytellers may yet succeed--not in ratifying a peace treaty between Israel and Palestine, but in building the sort of social and political connectivity that enables resolution.

The Love They Could Not Share

The Love They Could Not Share
Author: Mars Avelino
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2015-09-23
ISBN: 1514405113
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Love They Could Not Share Book Excerpt:

The book is about the story of two women who, after they were killed, their souls won't leave the Mother Earth until their sentimental wishes were accomplished. The spirit of Mary Scarlet Scarborough, a loving mother who was accidentally killed in a robbery, witnessed the anguish of her only loving son, David, who promised to crush the head of her killer when they meet. She would stay and guide David until the day he would meet her killer. During the Second World War, David surrendered to the Imperial Japanese Army during the fall of Bataan and became a part of the death march, but he escaped and became a member of the guerilla unit that formed the Silent Killers. In their journey on top of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, he would meet Rosemarie Borromeo, who would fall in love with him but would be killed by a Japanese soldier during a rescue operation to free her father, Commander Borromeo. The spirit of Rosemarie won't leave the Mother Earth until David finds the woman he would love and marry.

Twice in the story, the spirit of Mary Scarlet would save the life of David. Rosemarie also saved the life of David a couple of times during and after the Second World War.. After their divine intentions were accomplished, the spirits of Mary Scarlet and Rosemarie left the Mother Earth happy, smiling, and contented with the love they could not share.

Written by Mars M. Avelino, author of "The Path to Success" and "Success: The Road to Happiness or Downfall."

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons Book Excerpt:

1 2 Chronicles

1   2 Chronicles
Author: John Mark Hicks
Publsiher: College Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780899008837
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Abuse of Juveniles in Public Care and Detention

Abuse of Juveniles in Public Care and Detention
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 629
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile detention homes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abuse of Juveniles in Public Care and Detention Book Excerpt:

David s Story

David s Story
Author: Zoë Wicomb
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-04-25
ISBN: 1558619135
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David s Story Book Excerpt:

The 1987 publication of You Can't Get Lost in Cape Town won Zo Wicomb an international readership and wide critical acclaim. As richly imagined and stylistically innovative as Wicomb's debut work, David's Story is a mesmerizing novel, multilayered and multivoiced, at times elegiac, wry, and expansive.Unfolding in South Africa at the moment of Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1991, the novel explores the life and vision of David Dirkse, part of the underground world of activists, spies, and saboteurs in the liberation movementa world seldom revealed to outsiders. With "time to think" after the unbanning of the movement, David is researching his roots in the history of the mixed-race "Coloured" people of South Africa and of their antecedents among the indigenous people and early colonial settlers.But David soon learns that he is on a hit list, and, caught in a web of betrayal and surveillance, he is forced to rethink his role in the struggle for "nonracial democracy," the loyalty of his "comrades," and his own conceptions of freedom. Through voices and stories of David and the women who surround himresponding to, illuminating, and sometimes contradicting one anotherWicomb offers a moving exploration of the nature of political vision, memory, and truth.

Women in Turmoil

Women in Turmoil
Author: Robert A Schanke
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2008-08-18
ISBN: 0809325101
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Turmoil Book Excerpt:

Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONE In this first publication of six plays by the flamboyantly uninhibited author, poet, and playwright Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968), theater historian Robert A. Schanke rescues these lost theatrical writings from the dusty margins of obscurity. Often autobiographical, always rife with gender struggle, and still decidedly stageworthy, Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta constitutes a significant find for the canon of gay and lesbian drama. In her 1960 autobiography Here Lies the Heart, de Acosta notes that as she was contemplating marriage to a man in 1920, she was "in a strange turmoil about world affairs, my own writing, suffrage, sex, and my inner spiritual development." The voice in these plays is that of a lesbian in turmoil, marginalized and ignored. Her same-sex desires and struggles for acceptance fueled her writings, and nowhere is that more evident than in the plays contained herein. The women characters struggle with unfulfilling marriages, divorce, unrequited sexual desire, suppressed identity, and a longing for recognition. Of the six plays, only the first two were ever produced. Jehanne d’Arc (1922) premiered in Paris with de Acosta’s lover at the time, Eva Le Gallienne, starring and Norman Bel Geddes designing the set and lights. In 1934, de Acosta adapted it into a screenplay for Greta Garbo, then her lover, but it was never filmed. Portraying rampant anti-Semitism in a small New England town, Jacob Slovak (1923) was performed both on Broadway and in London, with the London production starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. The Mother of Christ (1924) is a long one-act play written for the internationally known actress Eleonora Duse. After Duse’s death, several other actresses including Eva Bartok, Jeanne Eagels, and Lillian Gish explored productions of the play. Igor Stravinsky wrote a score, Norman Bel Geddes designed a set, and Gladys Calthrop designed costumes. However, the play was never produced. Her most autobiographical play, World Without End (1925), and her most sensational play, The Dark Light (1926), both unfold through plots of sibling rivalry, incest, and suicide. With overtones of Ibsen, Illusion (1928) continues the themes of de Acosta’s previous plays with her rough and seedy cast of characters, but here the playwright’s drama grows to incorporate a yearning for belonging as well as strong elements of class conflict. What notoriety remains associated with de Acosta has less to do with her writing than with her infamous romances with the likes of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova, Eva Le Gallienne, Tamara Karsavina, Pola Negri, and Ona Munson. Through this collection of six powerfully poignant dramas, editor Robert A. Schanke strives to correct myths about Mercedes de Acosta and to restore both her name and her literary achievements to their proper place in history. Robert A. Schanke has authored the original biography, “That Furious Lesbian:” The Story of Mercedes de Acosta, also available from Southern Illinois University Press.

Staging Gay Lives

Staging Gay Lives
Author: John M Clum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN: 0429965753
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Staging Gay Lives Book Excerpt:

A collection of ten contemporary plays, by writers who reflect a range of cultural origins, about male homosexuality.

Evelina The Omega

Evelina The Omega
Author: David Gomadza
Publsiher: David Gomadza
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evelina The Omega Book Excerpt:

This is book 2 of the Evelina series. Things get even hot. Raised stakes and a matter of life or death. Mankind’s existence rest on the shoulders of one woman. The Omega. The first woman has become the last woman. The only true seal. What if it was all planned before this world was created? To save all humanity, mankind must find the only true key; the Omega. On the other hand, to restore the lost kingdom of darkness, the devil must find the most wanted catalyst; The Omega. When everyone’s fate is in your hands what are the risks to yourself? It is a dash against time as total obliteration of the losing team is imminent and inevitable. It is a story of courage, steadfast and honor in the face of death. When loyalty is tested to breaking points. When the person you are to protect is the same person you must kill to save humanity from extinction? Some choices are meant for gods as humans are too weak and unequipped to handle such traumatic experiences. One man’s quest to solve God’s Dilemma, but at what cost? One lady’s quest to clear her name and enjoy life like every woman out there, but with what is at stake will the evil regime turn a blind eye?And at what expense?On the edge of the seat from the word go. A MUST READ.

Birdland

Birdland
Author: Simon Stephens
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 1472587693
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birdland Book Excerpt:

Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes. Aren't they? The last week of a massive international tour and rock star Paul is at the height of his fame. Everybody knows his name. Whatever he wants he can have. He can screw anybody he wants to. He can buy anything he desires. He can eat anything. Drink anything. Smoke anything. Go anywhere. As the inevitability of the end of the road looms closer and a return home becomes a reality, for Paul the music is starting to jar. Birdland received its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs on 3 April 2014.

A Fight Against

A Fight Against
Author: Pablo Manzi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1350185108
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fight Against Book Excerpt:

“He said, 'The day will come when they don't cut our heads off in front of people.' And I asked him, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because we'll cut them off ourselves.'” A lecturer in Chile. A study group in the USA. A guard in the desert. A hangman in Mexico. A woman who won't stop dancing in Peru. Pablo Manzi's darkly comic odyssey across the Americas explores whether violence brings us closer together and what it takes to make a community. A Fight Against... marks the English-language debut of one of Chile's most significant new voices. It was developed on a residency at the Royal Court Theatre, London, where it premiered in December 2021 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

The Fire Within

The Fire Within
Author: Patricia Wentworth
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1480477109
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fire Within Book Excerpt:

A romantic treasure from the beloved author of the Miss Silver Mystery series A grande dame of British crime, Patricia Wentworth is best known as the creator of Miss Maud Silver, the Tennyson-quoting schoolteacher whose second career as a private detective is just as unlikely as it is thrilling. With a prim, unassuming demeanor that belies her fierce intelligence, Miss Silver is never more formidable than when she’s rescuing true love from wanton villainy. Love is an essential ingredient in the Miss Silver Mysteries, and the thread that connects Wentworth’s early romances to her world-famous crime series. In this tale of the heart, a passionate young woman and her married sister compete for the affections of a handsome doctor. With a dash of mysticism and a hint of murder, The Fire Within is a compelling love story in its own right and a revealing glimpse into the genesis of the indomitable Miss Silver. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Prinz David s Castle

Prinz David s Castle
Author: Daniel Richard Smith
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN: 1525540181
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prinz David s Castle Book Excerpt:

Germany, 1939. While Europe braces for the inevitable advancement of the Nazi war machine, Hitler turns his hate-filled agenda on his own people, specifically the portion of the German population least able to defend itself—the mentally and physically disabled. Aktion T4 is enacted to disinfect mainstream Germany of this undesirable portion of its population by creating killing centres both in Germany and the surrounding annexed countries, most notably, at Hartheim Castle in Alkoven, Austria. Here the Nazis, headed by Karl Brandt and Phillip Bouhler, perfect their art of mass murder, using fake shower rooms as gas chambers nearly two full years before they are ever used in a death camp. Felix Schmidt is a Jewish former medical doctor who was stripped of his station and rights by the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935. Since that time, Felix and his wife, Claudia, have struggled to raise their family amid the growing popularity of Aryan supremacy, a challenge further complicated by their realization that their youngest son, David, has cerebral palsy. Now, Felix must not only deal with the brutal racism that is inflicted upon him, but he must also hide David from view, lest he be swallowed up by the Aktion T4 machinery. When an unthinkable betrayal finds Felix alone and desperate, he must race against time to find, and save, David from the inevitable end that has claimed so many abandoned souls.

Our Late Night and A Thought in Three Parts

Our Late Night and A Thought in Three Parts
Author: Wallace Shawn
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN: 155936663X
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Late Night and A Thought in Three Parts Book Excerpt:

Two early plays by the noted writer and actor Wallace Shawn.

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books
Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN: 1442239247
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books Book Excerpt:

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.