Banned in the U.S.A.

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 986

Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Inclusive Schools, Inclusive Society

Author: Race On The Agenda

Publisher: Trentham Books

ISBN: 9781858562032

Category: Education

Page: 86

View: 4721

This book is a manual for planning and taking action against racism in schools. Its implementation will improve schooling for all children, not just those from ethnic minority groups. It clearly sets out the issues, the statistics and the research that show which groups are failed by schools and why, and then moves to a range of solutions. It is compiled by leading United Kingdom experts in the field of education and race, who have consulted widely, and is certainly one of the most authoritative books available on the subject. It is designed to be photocopied

American Autobiography

Author: Paul John Eakin

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299127848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 5856

This is the first comprehensive assessment of the major periods and varieties of American autobiography. The eleven original essays in this volume do not only survey what has been done; they also point toward what can and should be done in future studies of a literary genre that is now receiving major scholarly attention. Book jacket.

Telling Lies in Modern American Autobiography

Author: Timothy Dow Adams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807818886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 8507

This collection of twelve essays discusses the principles and practices of women's autobiographical writing in America, England, and France from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.

Women in Literature

Author: Michael B. Snyder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

View: 6141

Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."

Black Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Boys

Author: Black Books Galore!,Donna Rand,Toni Trent Parker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471437182

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 1056

A Treasury of Hundreds of Books that Help Boys Grow andFlourish "Images-strong, proud and happy, brave, and now also humorous . . .what a joy it is to see black faces of all shades in our children'sbooks."-Doug E. Doug, Actor, The Bill Cosby Show "As a child . . . I wish there had been more books that reflectedmy world and my interests."-Earl G. Graves, Chairman, Publisher,and CEO, Black Enterprise magazine How do you know which books are the best for boys at every age?Now, two of the mothers who founded the esteemed Black BooksGalore!-the nation's leading organizer of African Americanchildren's book festivals-and the authors of the highly acclaimedBlack Books Galore! Guide to Great African American Children'sBooks, share their expert advice. Let BBG! help you open the doorto a wonderful world of reading for the boys in your life. Invaluable for parents, teachers, and librarians, this easy-to-use,delightfully illustrated reference guide features: * Quick, lively descriptions of over 350 books * Hundreds of young black heroes and positive role models * Reflections from kids, famous authors, illustrators, and publicfigures about their favorite childhood books * Easy-to-find listings organized by age level and indexed bytitle, topic, author, and illustrator * Recommended reading for parents of boys "This is a great resource that fills a tremendous need. It shouldbe on parents' shelves at home as well as in every school."-AlvinF. Poussaint, M.D., Harvard Medical School, on Black Books Galore!Guide to Great African American Children's Books

All the Blood Involved in Love

Author: Maya Marshall

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1642597228

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 6250

Marshall’s poems traverse familial mythography to investigate contemporary politics, Blackness, reproductive justice, and the stakes of race and interracial partnership, queerness, and love. With an unflinching seriousness she interrogates womanhood, meditates on race and queerness, and considers the monetary, mental, and physical costs of adopting or birthing a Black child.

Fifty Stories

Author: Kay Boyle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811212069

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

View: 2656

Boyle, 50 Stories. An eloquent testament to the possibilities of living and writing.

Get Lit Rising

Author: Diane Luby Lane,the Get Lit Players

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582705763

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 272

View: 5747

Get to know the Get Lit Players—a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world—with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that’s already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities.

Perspectives on the Educational Experiences of African/Caribbean Boys

Author: Nisheet Gosai

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144383436X

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 5046

This study critically explores contemporary African/Caribbean boys’ (15–16 years old) educational experiences in the UK. It focuses on their lives from both within and outside the school. Various research methods are employed in order to gain a comprehensive picture that includes the accounts of African/Caribbean boys, parents, teachers and youth workers. The study explores both the boys’ positive and negative experiences of school life. At one level, the boys’ narratives suggest ‘a nothing but the same old story’ of racial exclusion and subordination within urban secondary schools. At another level, we hear of the importance of education in their lives. Of particular significance is the evidence of how black supplementary schools and youth organisations are providing an educational space that positively supports them in their transition into adulthood. The study makes recommendations for educationalists and policy makers based on the findings. This includes the need to understand the boys’ experiences of racial exclusion and the complexities around the intersection of race, gender and class for a younger generation at the start of the twenty-first century. In comparing mainstream and supplementary educational spaces, the boys identify the need to build an inclusive mainstream curriculum that represents the historical past and cultural present of their lives. Importantly, the study vividly highlights contrasting teacher-pupil interactions between these two educational spaces, suggesting what the former can learn from the latter.