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📒Aleutian Sparrow ✍ Karen Hesse
✏Aleutian Sparrow Book Summary : In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast. With resilience, compassion, and humor, the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.
📒Karen Hesse ✍ Rosemary Oliphant-Ingham
✏Karen Hesse Book Summary : "Works examined include Out of the Dust, The Music of Dolphins, Letters from Rifka, A Light in the Storm, The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, and A Time of Angels. Each book involves issues of family; challenges and decisions; difficulties of life; strong, independent female characters; differences in people; and writing and the use of language. Teachers, librarians and teen readers will find this an intriguing look into the writing of Karen Hesse."--Jacket.
📒Knowing Their Place Identity And Space In Children S Literature ✍ Terri Doughty
✏Knowing Their Place Identity and Space in Children s Literature Book Summary : Traditionally in the West, children were expected to “know their place,” but what does this comprise in a contemporary, globalized world? Does it mean to continue to accept subordination to those larger and more powerful? Does it mean to espouse unthinkingly a notion of national identity? Or is it about gaining an awareness of the ways in which identity is derived from a sense of place? Where individuals are situated matters as much if not more than it ever has. In children’s literature, the physical places and psychological spaces inhabited by children and young adults are also key elements in the developing identity formation of characters and, through engagement, of readers too. The contributors to this collection map a broad range of historical and present-day workings of this process: exploring indigeneity and place, tracing the intertwining of place and identity in diasporic literature, analyzing the relationship of the child to the natural world, and studying the role of fantastic spaces in children’s construction of the self. They address fresh topics and texts, ranging from the indigenization of the Gothic by Canadian mixed-blood Anishinabe writer Drew Hayden Taylor to the lesser-known children’s books of George Mackay Brown, to eco-feminist analysis of contemporary verse novels. The essays on more canonical texts, such as Peter Pan and the Harry Potter series, provide new angles from which to revision them. Readers of this collection will gain understanding of the complex interactions of place, space, and identity in children’s literature. Essays in this book will appeal to those interested in Children’s Literature, Aboriginal Studies, Environmentalism and literature, and Fantasy literature.
📒The Verse Novel In Young Adult Literature ✍ Brenna Friesner
✏The Verse Novel in Young Adult Literature Book Summary : Examining more than 120 titles, this book discusses the history of verse novels, analyzes key works, and considers how this increasingly popular sub-genre of young adult fiction can grapple with content that distinguishes it from traditional fiction for teens.
📒Report Upon Natural History Collections Made In Alaska ✍ Edward William Nelson
✏Report Upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska Book Summary : Birds, mammals, fishes, lepidoptera.
📒Good Books Matter ✍ Shelley Stagg Peterson
✏Good Books Matter Book Summary : Based on extensive research on the features that make children's books appealing and appropriate, this valuable teacher resource offers guidance on selecting books, strategies for specific grade levels, suggestions for extension, and tips for assessment. This teacher-friendly book is organized around the major genres -- traditional literature, picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and multicultural texts -- that will inspire young readers. Throughout the book, teachers will find suggestions for using literature to implement shared reading, reading aloud, and response strategies with emergent, developing, and independent readers.
📒Darwin S Universe ✍ Charles R. Pellegrino
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📒Key To North American Birds ✍ Elliott Coues
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