One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN: 0061966673
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Crazy Summer Book Excerpt:

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home. This moving, funny novel won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Coretta Scott King Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern's story continues in P.S. Be Eleven and Gone Crazy in Alabama. Readers who enjoy Christopher Paul Curtis's The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming will find much to love in One Crazy Summer. Rita Williams-Garcia's books about Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern can also be read alongside nonfiction explorations of American history such as Jason Reynolds's and Ibram X. Kendi's books. In One Crazy Summer, eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She's had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the sisters arrive from Brooklyn to spend the summer with their mother, Cecile is nothing like they imagined. While the girls hope to go to Disneyland and meet Tinker Bell, their mother sends them to a day camp run by the Black Panthers. Unexpectedly, Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern learn much about their family, their country, and themselves during one truly crazy summer. This novel was the first featured title for Marley D’s Reading Party, launched after the success of #1000BlackGirlBooks. Maria Russo, in a New York Times list of "great kids' books with diverse characters," called it "witty and original." "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare," commented Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich in her Brightly article "Knowing Our History to Build a Brighter Future: Books to Help Kids Understand the Fight for Racial Equality."

His Crazy Summer A Portville Mpreg Summer Romance M M Non shifter Omegaverse

His Crazy Summer  A Portville Mpreg Summer Romance  M M Non shifter Omegaverse
Author: Xander Collins
Publsiher: Xander Collins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

His Crazy Summer A Portville Mpreg Summer Romance M M Non shifter Omegaverse Book Excerpt:

When your world feels like it’s going crazy … the one thing you can count on is love. Jeremy is a big, burly, self-proclaimed redneck beta. He ’s not too happy with the way his life is going, but he doesn’t know where to look to find what he wants. But when he suddenly transitions into an omega one crazy night … and becomes pregnant … his life is turned upside down. Alex is an alpha who is very loyal to his Puerto Rican family. He works hard at their landscaping business and helps take care of his brother’s kids. When he finds Jeremy at the drive-in theater, in heat and surrounded by hungry alphas, he takes him home where he will be safe. But, as responsible as he is, Alex can’t control his animal urges when he comes into contact with Jeremy’s intoxicating scent. When he finds out he’s a father, Alex not only has to figure out how to provide for two families, but he has to convince Jeremy to keep the baby. Can Alex convince Jeremy that the little being growing inside him is meant to be? And that the love between the two of them and their family might just be what he’s been wanting all along? His Crazy Summer is an opposites attract romance of 38k words. It includes a feisty beta-turned-omega, some foul language, incredibly hot sex between two huge men, male pregnancy, and the kind of HEA with a sweet, cuddly baby you've come to expect from Xander Collins.

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up
Author: Bianca Schulze
Publsiher: Walter Foster Jr.
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2016-10-10
ISBN: 1633221695
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up Book Excerpt:

The stories in this book are organized by age level, but we think they are timeless and enjoyable no matter how old you are. -- Page 5.

Table Lands

Table Lands
Author: Kara K. Keeling,Scott T. Pollard
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 1496828380
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Table Lands Book Excerpt:

Food is a signifier of power for both adults and children, a sign of both inclusion and exclusion and of conformity and resistance. Many academic disciplines—from sociology to literary studies—have studied food and its function as a complex social discourse, and the wide variety of approaches to the topic provides multidisciplinary frames for understanding the construction and uses of food in all types of media, including children’s literature. Table Lands: Food in Children’s Literature is a survey of food’s function in children’s texts, showing how the sociocultural contexts of food reveal children’s agency. Authors Kara K. Keeling and Scott T. Pollard examine texts that vary from historical to contemporary, noncanonical to classics, and Anglo-American to multicultural traditions, including a variety of genres, formats, and audiences: realism, fantasy, cookbooks, picture books, chapter books, YA novels, and film. Table Lands offers a unified approach to studying food in a wide variety of texts for children. Spanning nearly 150 years of children’s literature, Keeling and Pollard’s analysis covers a selection of texts that show the omnipresence of food in children’s literature and culture and how they vary in representations of race, region, and class, due to the impact of these issues on food. Furthermore, they include not only classic children’s books, such as Winnie-the-Pooh, but recent award-winning multicultural novels as well as cookbooks and even one film, Pixar’s Ratatouille.

Summer Boys 2 Next Summer

Summer Boys  2  Next Summer
Author: Hailey Abbott
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0545231884
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer Boys 2 Next Summer Book Excerpt:

Things are heating up again. Can you handle it? The SUMMER BOYS girls are back for another dose of sizzling drama. Will soul mates Beth and George be able to maintain their long-distance love affair, even while another boy is catching Beth's eye? Will reformed bad girl Ella REALLY be able to suppress her wild ways? And can shy, smart Kelsi open herself up to love again, even after she's had her heart broken? And what's happening with Jamie on her summer writing program? Find out all this--and much more--in this sexy sequel.

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac
Author: Anita Silvey
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN: 1466828048
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Book a Day Almanac Book Excerpt:

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

Collaborative Explorations of Character Experience

Collaborative Explorations of Character Experience
Author: Don K. Philpot
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1475860013
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collaborative Explorations of Character Experience Book Excerpt:

Collaborative Explorations of Character Experience focuses on the experiences of fictional young people in eight middle grade novels. The experiences of these individuals are examined in chapters 1-8, and instructional options are presented in chapter 9 for collaborative explorations of character experience in middle grade language arts classrooms.

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set
Author: Rita Williams-Garcia
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 9780062889652
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set Book Excerpt:

All three books in the Coretta Scott King Award-winning series by New York Times-bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia are now available in one beautiful, giftable box set! Each humorous, unforgettable story follows the Gaither sisters as they grow up during one of the most tumultuous eras in recent American history, the 1960s. Read the adventures of eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern, as they visit their kin all over the rapidly changing nation—and as they discover that the bonds of family, and their own strength, run deeper than they ever knew possible. This box set includes One Crazy Summer, a Newbery Honor book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Scott O’Dell Award; P.S. Be Eleven; and Gone Crazy in Alabama, all of which will make the perfect addition to a young reader’s growing library. “A beloved middle grade series.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.” —Horn Book (starred review) “The Gaither sisters are an irresistible trio. Williams-Garcia excels at conveying defining moments of American society from their point of view.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Letting Go of Literary Whiteness

Letting Go of Literary Whiteness
Author: Carlin Borsheim-Black,Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2019-09-06
ISBN: 0807763055
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letting Go of Literary Whiteness Book Excerpt:

Rooted in examples from their own and others’ classrooms, the authors offer discipline-specific practices for implementing antiracist literature instruction in White-dominant schools. Each chapter explores a key dimension of antiracist literature teaching and learning, including designing literature-based units that emphasize racial literacy, selecting literature that highlights voices of color, analyzing Whiteness in canonical literature, examining texts through a critical race lens, managing challenges of race talk, and designing formative assessments for racial literacy and identity growth. Book Features: Specific classroom scenarios and transcripts of race-related challenges that teachers will recognize to help situate suggested strategies Sample racial literacy objectives, questions, and assessments to guide unit instruction. A literature-based unit that addresses societal racism in A Raisin in the Sun. Assignments for exploring Whiteness in the teaching of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Questions teachers can use to examine To Kill a Mockingbird through a critical race lens. Techniques for managing difficult moments in whole group discussions. Collaborative glossary and exploratory essay assignments to build understanding of race-based concepts and racial identity development.

Expanding the Foundation

Expanding the Foundation
Author: Steven T. Bickmore,Shanetia P. Clark PhD
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN: 1475843577
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanding the Foundation Book Excerpt:

Within this book we survey and discuss the history of African American Authors of Young Adult Literature.

One Death Nine Stories

One Death  Nine Stories
Author: Marc Aronson,Charles R. Smith Jr.
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN: 0763670839
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Death Nine Stories Book Excerpt:

How could one teenage boy’s life elicit other kids’ first experiences — even after he dies? Nine interconnected stories from nine top YA writers. Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job — at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects — and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts — first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life. With stories by Chris Barton Nora Raleigh Baskin Marina Budhos Ellen Hopkins A.S. King Torrey Maldonado Charles R. Smith Jr. Will Weaver Rita Williams-Garcia

Funny Girl

Funny Girl
Author: Betsy Bird
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 0698409442
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny Girl Book Excerpt:

Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little brother getting a Tic-Tac stuck up his nose, and Carmen Agra Deedy's mom setting the bathtub on fire. What could be funnier than friends? Pretty much nothing, as Rita Williams-Garcia shows two besties hatching a bird-brained scheme to get on to a TV talk show, and Deborah Underwood introduces a dynamic dog-and-cat duo teaming up on a pet advice column. What could be funnier than YOU? Tell your future with Mad Libs, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign with Lenore Look, and learn the best tricks of the comedy trade from professional humorists like Adrianne Chalepah and Delaney Yeager. With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won't cry at all. Either way, you'll definitely laugh. Funny Girl isn’t just an anthology: it’s a cause, a mission, a movement. Girls are funny. Now it’s time for the world to know it.

Revenge of the Nerd

Revenge of the Nerd
Author: Curtis Armstrong
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN: 1250113954
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revenge of the Nerd Book Excerpt:

Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common? Curtis Armstrong. A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened. But there’s more to Curtis’ story than that. Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey—one nerd’s hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into...well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast. In Hollywood, as in life, that counts as winning the game.

Literary Conversations in the Classroom

Literary Conversations in the Classroom
Author: Diane Barone,Rebecca Barone
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2017
ISBN: 080777524X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Conversations in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Combining research with real-life classroom examples, this book demonstrates how high-level conversations centered on fiction and nonfiction can promote student understanding and help them meet and exceed a spectrum of standards. The authors demonstrate how to use literary conversations in small, heterogeneous groups to address multiple expectations within classrooms, such as close reading, vocabulary, background knowledge, literal and inferential comprehension, and responses to multimodal interpretation, nonfiction text features, and graphic organizers. The text includes the theoretical why, and the very practical how-to, to help teachers (grades 3–8) successfully implement serious, sustained student-group conversations about their reading. The recommendations for heterogeneous groups, rather than groups based on book selection or reading ability, will support all students—struggling readers and those reading at or above grade level. This practical resource shows teachers how to: Group students heterogeneously, from inexperienced participants to sophisticated readers.Support each student as he or she reads a nonfiction or fiction book.Engage students in critical conversations centered on their reading.Be mindful of the roles for each student and how these change based on genre. Assess student participation and literacy outcomes. “Barone and Barone show us how to guide students’ literacy development through interactions. They articulate the support teachers and students need to engage in deep conversations about narrative and informational texts such that students uncover their thinking and explore the thinking of their peers relative to complex texts. The ideas contained within this volume have the potential to unleash student learning in powerful ways.” —Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “Barone and Barone have created a valuable resource--perfect for meeting the expectations of the Common Core and fostering students’ comprehension, as well as their speaking and listening skills.” —Maureen McLaughlin, Professor of Reading, East Stroudsburg University of PA, 2013–2014 President of the International Literacy Association

Encyclopedia of Film Themes Settings and Series

Encyclopedia of Film Themes  Settings and Series
Author: Richard B. Armstrong,Mary Willems Armstrong
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN: 1476612307
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Film Themes Settings and Series Book Excerpt:

The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.

Demi Moore The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

Demi Moore   The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood
Author: Nigel Goodall
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 184989485X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demi Moore The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood Book Excerpt:

From her Hollywood debut at the age of 19 to her latest venture, this biography traces the events and circumstances that have shaped Demi Moore's extraordinary character and propelled her from aspiring model to movie superstar. The book describes Demi's troubled childhood and her crusade to quit high school to find a career in modelling, as well as the trauma of her stepfather's suicide two years later. It reveals the truth behind her relationship with actor Emilio Estevez and why she broke off their engagement, her up-and-down relationship with husband Bruce Willis and her alleged affair with Leornardo DiCaprio. It also: relates how Demi's drug and alcohol addiction almost led to her departure from the set of "St Elmo's Fire"; looks at the history behind her nude appearances both on and off screen; and details behind-the-scenes information from the sets of her movies past and present, including her roles in "Indecent Proposal", "Striptease" and Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry".

Moms Don t Have Time To

Moms Don t Have Time To
Author: Zibby Owens
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN: 1510765972
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moms Don t Have Time To Book Excerpt:

JOIN AWARD-WINNING PODCASTER ZIBBY OWENS OF MOMS DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ BOOKS ON A JOURNEY FILLED WITH FOOD, EXERCISE, SEX, BOOKS, AND MORE. It’s impossible to ignore how life has changed since COVID-19 spread across the world. People from all over quarantined and did their best to keep on going during the pandemic. Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast MomsDon’t Have Time to Read Books and a mother of four herself, wanted to do something to help people carry on and to give them something to focus on other than the horrors of their news feeds. So she launched an online magazine called We Found Time. Authors who had been on her podcast wrote original, brilliant essays for busy readers. Zibby organized these profound pieces into themes inspired by five things moms don’t have time to do: eat, read, work out, breathe, and have sex. Now compiled as an anthology named Moms Don’t Have Time To, these beautiful, original essays by dozens of bestselling and acclaimed authors speak to the ever-increasing demands on our time, especially during the quarantine, in a unique, literary way. Actress Evangeline Lilly writes about the importance and impact of film. Bestselling author Rene Denfeld focuses on her relationship with food after growing up homeless. Screenwriter and author Lea Carpenter and Suzanne Falter, author, speaker, and podcast host, focus on loss. New York Times bestselling authors Chris Bohjalian and Gretchen Rubin write about the importance of reading. Others write about working out, love and sex, eating and cooking, and more. Join Zibby on her journey through the winding road of quarantine and perhaps you, too, will find time.

17 to Life

17 to Life
Author: Oronde Ash
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 0578036754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

17 to Life Book Excerpt:

In this candid and spirited memoir, oronde ash offers memories from age 9-17, his search for meaning in America despite bitterness, self-hate and disconnection many young boys suffer through in silent fury, and so few have expressed with open emotion, introspection and hope. Part coming-of-age tome, part immigrant assimilation story, part quest for meaning beyond the American dream, each chapter begs us, no matter our color, age or creed, to question our intentions, value our relationships, stock up on human goodness, be moved by love's willing embrace and continually move to not merely change our lives, but to transform our world. Reviewer Diepiriye Kuku of www.litgriot.com writes, "Conceivably, it is these experiences of new Americans that teach us old ones the most about where we stand despite, and in spite of the grand values espoused in our rhetoric."

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Author: Jeff Anderson
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1571108106
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know Book Excerpt:

Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes test essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argumentation, students need to know certain things in order to write effectively. In 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing--motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task. With standardized tests and Common Core Curriculum influencing classrooms nationwide, educators must stay true to what works in writing instruction. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track--encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding, and improving writing through conversation, inquiry, and the support of good writing behaviors.

Our Story Begins

Our Story Begins
Author: Elissa Brent Weissman,Kwame Alexander,Tom Angleberger
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 1481472089
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Story Begins Book Excerpt:

Children's authors and illustrators recount their childhood aspirations and share their writings and drawings as kids, including Kwame Alexander, Tim Federle, Gordon Korman, Grace Lin, Dan Santat, and Linda Sue Park.