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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book
Author : Sherman Alexie
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-01-10
ISBN : 0316219304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part time Indian Book
Author : Sherman Alexie
Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9783125780422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Arnold "Junior" Spirit, 14 Jahre alt, intelligent, witzig und selbsternannter "retard" will etwas aus seinem Leben machen. Als Bewohner eines Indianerreservats wäre es allerdings sehr, sehr ungewöhnlich, wenn es ihm gelingen würde. Er entscheidet sich also, sein Leben zu ändern, indem er die Schule wechselt. Seine neue Schule ist voller erfolgreicher weisser Kids, dessen Jungs ihn erst mal alle zusammenschlagen wollen. Aber Arnold wehrt sich, und ausserdem entdeckt er ein Talent für Basketball ... und für Mädchen ... (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 1410335313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.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 Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Young Adult

Young Adult Book
Author : Valerie Bodden
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2016-12-15
ISBN : 1680797379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title examines the genre of young adult literature in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Speak, We Were Liars, Between Shades of Gray, and The Maze Runner. It features four analysis papers that consider young adult literature, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books

Defending Frequently Challenged Young Adult Books Book
Author : Pat R. Scales
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-09-08
ISBN : 1442264330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This authoritative handbook gives you the information you need to defend challenged books with an informed response and ensure free access to young book lovers. With a profile of each book that includes its plot and characters, related materials and published reviews, awards and prizes, and Web and audiovisual resources, you will be prepared to answer even the toughest attacks.

American Indians and Popular Culture 2 volumes

American Indians and Popular Culture  2 volumes  Book
Author : Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012-02-22
ISBN : 0313379912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Americans are still fascinated by the romantic notion of the "noble savage," yet know little about the real Native peoples of North America. This two-volume work seeks to remedy that by examining stereotypes and celebrating the true cultures of American Indians today. • Contributions from 47 distinguished scholars, writers, performers, and curators—both Native and non-Native—from the United States and Canada • Photos of contemporary powwows, historical figures, indigenous architecture, and contemporary and historical art • A comprehensive bibliography at the end of each chapter

Whole Novels for the Whole Class

Whole Novels for the Whole Class Book
Author : Ariel Sacks
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-10-03
ISBN : 1118585062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Work with students at all levels to help them read novels Whole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide toimplementing a student-centered literature program that promotescritical thinking and literary understanding through the study ofnovels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simplyto teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies,Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fullyaligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips forimplementing whole novels in various contexts, includingsuggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps intheir classrooms first. Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing,and critical thinking to middle school students Shows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction withother programs Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in herown classroom This resource will help teachers work with students of varyingabilities in reading whole novels.

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film

Narratives of Place in Literature and Film Book
Author : Steven Allen,Kirsten Møllegaard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-20
ISBN : 1351013815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Narratives of place link people and geographic location with a cultural imaginary through literature and visual narration. Contemporary literature and film often frame narratives with specific geographic locations, which saturate the narrative with cultural meanings in relation to natural and man-made landscapes. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to interrogate such connections to probe how place is narrativized in literature and film. Utilizing close readings of specific filmic and literary texts, all chapters serve to tease out cultural and historical meanings in respect of human engagement with landscapes. Always mindful of national, cultural and topographical specificity, the book is structured around five core themes: Contested Histories of Place; Environmental Landscapes; Cityscapes; The Social Construction of Place; and Landscapes of Belonging.

American Indian Culture From Counting Coup to Wampum 2 volumes

American Indian Culture  From Counting Coup to Wampum  2 volumes  Book
Author : Bruce E. Johansen
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2015-09-22
ISBN : 1440828741
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This invaluable resource provides a comprehensive historical and demographic overview of American Indians along with more than 100 cross-referenced entries on American Indian culture, exploring everything from arts, literature, music, and dance to food, family, housing, and spirituality. American Indian Culture: From Counting Coup to Wampum is organized by cultural form (Arts; Family, Education, and Community; Food; Language and Literature; Media and Popular Culture; Music and Dance; Spirituality; and Transportation and Housing). Examples of topics covered include icons of Native culture, such as pow wows, Indian dancing, and tipi dwellings; Native art forms such as pottery, rock art, sandpainting, silverwork, tattooing, and totem poles; foods such as corn, frybread, and wild rice; and Native Americans in popular culture. The extensive introductory section, breadth of topics, accessibly written text, and range of perspectives from the many contributors make this work a must-have resource for high school and undergraduate audiences. • Serves to document how many attributes of Native cultures derive from a rich tapestry of American Indian cultural forms, such as very well-known foods like corn, potatoes, turkey, peanuts, and chocolate • Includes numerous spotlights that highlight interesting topics such as the Indigenous Language Institute, the kiva, counting coup, buffalo hunt customs and protocols, and Dakota language in rap music • Offers further readings and additional sources with the entries to guide students or interested readers in their research

Weak Planet

Weak Planet Book
Author : Wai Chee Dimock
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2020-11-10
ISBN : 022647724X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vulnerability. We see it everywhere. In once permanent institutions. In runaway pandemics. In democracy itself. And most frighteningly, in ecosystems with no sustainable future. Against these large-scale hazards of climate change, what can literature teach us? This is the question Wai Chee Dimock asks in Weak Planet, proposing a way forward, inspired by works that survive through kinship with strangers and with the nonhuman world. Drawing on Native American studies, disability studies, and environmental humanities, Dimock shows how hope can be found not in heroic statements but in incremental and unspectacular teamwork. Reversing the usual focus on hegemonic institutions, she highlights instead incomplete gestures given an afterlife with the help of others. She looks at Louise Erdrich’s and Sherman Alexie’s user-amended captivity narratives; nontragic sequels to Moby-Dick by C. L. R. James, Frank Stella, and Amitav Ghosh; induced forms of Irishness in Henry James, Colm Tóibín, W. B. Yeats, and Gish Jen; and the experimentations afforded by a blurry Islam in works by Henri Matisse, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Langston Hughes. Celebrating literature’s durability as an assisted outcome, Weak Planet gives us new ways to think about our collective future.

Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature

Critical Foundations in Young Adult Literature Book
Author : Antero Garcia
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 9462093989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Young Adult literature, from The Outsiders to Harry Potter, has helped shape the cultural landscape for adolescents perhaps more than any other form of consumable media in the twentieth and twenty-first century. With the rise of mega blockbuster films based on these books in recent years, the young adult genre is being co-opted by curious adult readers and by Hollywood producers. However, while the genre may be getting more readers than ever before, Young Adult literature remains exclusionary and problematic: few titles feature historically marginalized individuals, the books present heteronormative perspectives, and gender stereotypes continue to persist. Taking a critical approach, Young Adult Literature: Challenging Genres offers educators, youth librarians, and students a set of strategies for unpacking, challenging, and transforming the assumptions of some of the genre's most popular titles. Pushing the genre forward, Antero Garcia builds on his experiences as a former high school teacher to offer strategies for integrating Young Adult literature in a contemporary critical pedagogy through the use of participatory media.

Sports and K 12 Education

Sports and K 12 Education Book
Author : Ian Parker Renga,Christopher Benedetti
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-06-02
ISBN : 1475841442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sports are an integral part of education, but what does this mean for educators? Sports and K-12 Education addresses this through chapters divided into 3 themes: sports and classroom success; sports and identity; and sports, media, and schools, exploring coaching and teaching, student-athlete identity, media portrayals of female athletes, and more.

Challenges in the Construction of an Inclusive Society

Challenges in the Construction of an Inclusive Society Book
Author : António Lopes,Merja de Mattos-Parreira
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2018-01-23
ISBN : 1527506940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In contemporary societies, identities are believed to be more fluid, less easily definable, demanding new articulations and new dialogues. However, some communities seem unable to engage in a dialogue traversing cultural borders and fostering the appreciation of diversity as the cornerstone of a more just and humane world. Is intercultural exchange truly possible in societies riddled with tensions of every sort? Multicultural and intercultural interactions may have given us the opportunity to enrich our understanding of the other, but they have also posed new challenges for education practices and educational politics. This collection of studies addresses some of the challenges posed by diversity and inequality in the construction of inclusive societies.

Unsuitable Books

  Unsuitable   Books Book
Author : Caren J. Town
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2014-07-28
ISBN : 078647419X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed include Judy Blume, S.E. Hinton, Chris Crutcher, Jean Craighead George, M.E. Kerr, Mildred Taylor, and Sherman Alexie. This book offers parents, teachers and librarians arguments against censorship based on literary merit and societal benefit.

Throw the book away

   Throw the book away    Book
Author : Amie A. Doughty
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-05-11
ISBN : 1476605661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Children’s literature is an excellent way to educate children, on everything from social behavior and beliefs to attitudes toward education itself. A major aspect of children’s literature is the importance of books and reading. Books represent adult authority. This book examines the role that books, reading and writing play in children’s fantasy fiction, from books that act as artifacts of power (The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Harry Potter) to interactive books (The Neverending Story, Malice, Inkheart) to books with character-writers (Percy Jackson, Captain Underpants). The author finds that although books and reading often play a prominent role in fantasy for children, the majority of young protagonists gain self-sufficiency not by reading but specifically by moving beyond books and reading.

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature Book
Author : Victor Malo-Juvera,Crag Hill
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-12-06
ISBN : 1000769992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recognizing the determination of a canon as an ongoing process of discussion and debate, which helps us to better understand the concept of meaningful and important literature, this edited collection turns a critical spotlight on young adult literature (YAL) to explore some of the most read, taught, and discussed books of our time. By considering the unique criteria which might underpin the classification of a YAL canon, this text raises critical questions of what it means to define canonicity and designate certain books as belonging to the YAL canon. Moving beyond ideas of what is taught or featured in textbooks, the volume emphasizes the role of adolescents’ choice, the influence of popular culture, and above all the multiplicity of ways in which literature might be interpreted and reflected in the lives of young readers. Chapters examine an array of texts through varied critical lenses, offer detailed literary analyses and divergent interpretations, and consider how themes might be explored in pedagogical contexts. By articulating the ways in which teachers and young readers may have traditionally interpreted YAL, this volume will extend debate on canonicity and counter dominant narratives that posit YAL texts as undeserving of canonical status. This text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, academics, professionals, and libraries in the field of young adult literature, fiction literacy, children’s literacy and feminist studies.

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults Book
Author : Michelle Ann Abate,Gwen Athene Tarbox
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2017-04-27
ISBN : 1496811704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With contributions by: Eti Berland, Rebecca A. Brown, Christiane Buuck, Joanna C. Davis-McElligatt, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Karly Marie Grice, Mary Beth Hines, Krystal Howard, Aaron Kashtan, Michael L. Kersulov, Catherine Kyle, David E. Low, Anuja Madan, Meghann Meeusen, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, Rebecca Rupert, Cathy Ryan, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, Marni Stanley, Gwen Athene Tarbox, Sarah Thaller, Annette Wannamaker, and Lance Weldy One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines--English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Connecting Boys with Books 2

Connecting Boys with Books 2 Book
Author : Michael Sullivan
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2009-01
ISBN : 0838909795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Suggests ways to fight cultural stereotypes that drive boys away from libraries and reading.

Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms

Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms Book
Author : Sarah Donovan
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-08-12
ISBN : 1317220064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the heart of this inquiry into the ethical implications of education reform on reading practices in middle and secondary classrooms, the central question is what is lost, hidden, or marginalized in the name of progress? Drawing on her own experiences as an English teacher during the No Child Left Behind era, the author examines school cultures focused on meeting standards and measurable outcomes. She shows how genocide literature illuminates the ethics of reading and helps teachers and students rethink how literature should be taught in this modern, globalized era and the purposes of education more broadly.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature Book
Author : James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-07-31
ISBN : 0199914044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and Métis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucatán, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.