Zlata's Diary

Author: Zlata Filipovic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143036874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9678


The child's diary that awakened the conscience of the world When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.

Children at War and the Supportive Role of Diaries. The Case of "Zlata ́s Diary. A Child ́s Life in Sarajevo"

Author: Alberta Cejovic

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346015580

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 15

View: 3971


Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, grade: 3,0, University of Constance, language: English, abstract: This essay examines the important supportive role diaries can play for children in coping with war and experieniencing war at first hand. In particular, it is concerned with the diary of Zlata Flipovic ́s autobiographic work "Zlata ́s Diary. A Child ́s Life in Sarajevo" and the Yugoslav Wars". Therefore, the author begins by giving background information on the Yugoslav Wars and a short general introduction to the diary itself, before describing the diary and it ́s content more exstensively. Here, the authors puts special emphasis on the potential therapeutic effects of journal writing, especially when suffering under PTSD. In a third step, she further examines the specific techniques of writing within the context of the diary. Finally, a short conclusion based on the aforementioned facts is drawn.

The Information Please Girls' Almanac

Author: Margo McLoone,Margo M. Basta,Alice Siegel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395694589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 7852


Gathers facts and answers questions about everything from fashion trends, sports, your body, dating, women of influence, and other topics

The Global and the Intimate

Author: Geraldine Pratt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231154488

Category: Science

Page: 325

View: 6869


By placing the global and the intimate in near relation, sixteen essays by prominent feminist scholars and authors forge a distinctively feminist approach to questions of transnational relations, economic development, and intercultural exchange. This pairing enables personal modes of writing and engagement with globalization debates and forges a definition of justice keyed to the specificity of time, place, and feeling. Writing from multiple disciplinary and geographical perspectives, the contributors participate in a long-standing feminist tradition of upending spatial hierarchies and making theory out of the practices of everyday life.

Second-Generation Memory and Contemporary Children’s Literature

Author: Anastasia Ulanowicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136156194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 2042


Winner of the Children’s Literature Association Book Award This book visits a range of textual forms including diary, novel, and picturebook to explore the relationship between second-generation memory and contemporary children’s literature. Ulanowicz argues that second-generation memory — informed by intimate family relationships, textual mediation, and technology — is characterized by vicarious, rather than direct, experience of the past. As such, children’s literature is particularly well-suited to the representation of second-generation memory, insofar as children’s fiction is particularly invested in the transmission and reproduction of cultural memory, and its form promotes the formation of various complex intergenerational relationships. Further, children’s books that depict second-generation memory have the potential to challenge conventional Western notions of selfhood and ethics. This study shows how novels such as Lois Lowry’s The Giver (1993) and Judy Blume’s Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself (1977) — both of which feature protagonists who adapt their elders’ memories into their own mnemonic repertoires — implicitly reject Cartesian notions of the unified subject in favor of a view of identity as always-already social, relational, and dynamic in character. This book not only questions how and why second-generation memory is represented in books for young people, but whether such representations of memory might be considered 'radical' or 'conservative'. Together, these analyses address a topic that has not been explored fully within the fields of children’s literature, trauma and memory studies, and Holocaust studies.

Children at War and the Supportive Role of Diaries. The Case of "Zlata ́s Diary. A Child ́s Life in Sarajevo"

Author: Alberta Cejovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783346015594

Category:

Page: 24

View: 1291


Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 3,0, University of Constance, language: English, abstract: This essay examines the important supportive role diaries can play for children in coping with war and experieniencing war at first hand. In particular, it is concerned with the diary of Zlata Flipovic ́s autobiographic work "Zlata ́s Diary. A Child ́s Life in Sarajevo" and the Yugoslav Wars". Therefore, the author begins by giving background information on the Yugoslav Wars and a short general introduction to the diary itself, before describing the diary and it ́s content more exstensively. Here, the authors puts special emphasis on the potential therapeutic effects of journal writing, especially when suffering under PTSD. In a third step, she further examines the specific techniques of writing within the context of the diary. Finally, a short conclusion based on the aforementioned facts is drawn.

Studia Judaica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

View: 2256


The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guide

Author: Erin Gruwell,The Freedom Writers

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0767932196

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 2912


A standards-based teacher’s guide from the educator behind the #1 New York Times bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary, with innovative teaching techniques that will engage, empower, and enlighten. Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In response to thousands of letters and e-mails from teachers across the country who learned about Erin Gruwell and her amazing students in The Freedom Writers Diary and the hit movie Freedom Writers, Gruwell and a team of teacher experts have written The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher’s Guide, a book that will encourage teachers and students to expand the walls of their classrooms and think outside the box. Here Gruwell goes in depth and shares her unconventional but highly successful educational strategies and techniques (all 150 of her students, who had been deemed “unteachable,” graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California): from her very successful “toast for change” (an exercise in which Gruwell exhorted her students to leave the past behind and start fresh) to writing exercises that focus on the importance of journal writing, vocabulary, and more. In an easy-to-use format with black-and-white illustrations, this teacher’s guide will become the essential go-to manual for teachers who want to make a difference in their pupils’ lives.

The Political Responsibilities of Everyday Bystanders

Author: Stephen L. Esquith

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036680

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9071


In a world where every person is exposed daily through the mass media to images of violence and suffering, as most dramatically exemplified in recent years by the ongoing tragedy in Darfur, the question naturally arises: What responsibilities do we, as bystanders to such social injustice, bear in holding accountable those who have created the conditions for this suffering? And what is our own complicity in the continuance of such violence&—indeed, how do we contribute to and benefit from it? How is our responsibility as individuals connected to our collective responsibility as members of a society? Such questions underlie Stephen Esquith&’s investigation in this book. For Esquith, being responsible means holding ourselves accountable as a people for the institutions we have built or tolerated and the choices we have made individually and collectively within these institutional constraints. It is thus more than just acknowledgment; it involves settling accounts as well as recognizing our own complicity even as bystanders.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 6534


Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access