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Elements of Literature
Harcourt School
0030520649
Oct 1999
Hardcover
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Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs & Reading Groups
Harvey Daniels
1571103333
November 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Japanese Americans (Immigrants in America)

0791071308


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Card catalog description
Looks at the history of Japanese immigration to America, including the reasons for emigration, how Japanese Americans have been treated by American society, and the influence of Japanese culture on America.


Herencia
Nicolas Kanellos
0195138244
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Ten years in the making, this anthology is an unprecedented collection of writing in North America from the age of the Spanish explorers in the 16th century to the present. Kanellos is most famous for founding Arte P#blico Press, the oldest Hispanic publishing house in the United States. As he states in his lengthy introduction, while most people think American letters began with the English Colonies, Spanish had been spoken and written in North America since the early 1500s. From the writings of explorers like Alvar N#$ez Cabeza de Vaca, who wandered from Florida to the Southwest for eight years, to the early political defense of Hispanic culture in 19th-century Texas, to the classic verse of the Nuyorican poets of urban postwar America, Herencia comprehensively collects an underacknowledged...


My Antonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Willa Cather
1593080247
December 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
“No romantic novel ever written in America . . . is one half so beautiful as My Ántonia.”
—H. L. Mencken


Japanese in America (In America)

0822539527


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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7 This book briefly describes how Japan first became open to Western influence and trade, closed its doors to outsiders for many years, and forged a tenuous relationship with the United States. The first immigrants came to America in the 1800s. Goldstein discusses their various job opportunities, picture brides, the difficulties of assimilating, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the resulting internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. The postwar era brought new, favorable laws and, by 1990, redress came to surviving evacuees. The text examines modern-day Japanese Americans and acknowledges that immigrants are still arriving to pursue education and careers. Also covered is Japan's influence on American culture, including the anime and manga craze, the popularity of Japanese cuisine, and the...


Herencia
Nicolas Kanellos
0195138252
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Ten years in the making, this anthology is an unprecedented collection of writing in North America from the age of the Spanish explorers in the 16th century to the present. Kanellos is most famous for founding Arte P#blico Press, the oldest Hispanic publishing house in the United States. As he states in his lengthy introduction, while most people think American letters began with the English Colonies, Spanish had been spoken and written in North America since the early 1500s. From the writings of explorers like Alvar N#$ez Cabeza de Vaca, who wandered from Florida to the Southwest for eight years, to the early political defense of Hispanic culture in 19th-century Texas, to the classic verse of the Nuyorican poets of urban postwar America, Herencia comprehensively collects an underacknowledged...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Frederick Douglass
1593080417
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
No book except perhaps Uncle Tom’s Cabin had as powerful an impact on the abolitionist movement as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. But while Stowe wrote about imaginary characters, Douglass’s book is a record of his own remarkable life. Born a slave in 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass taught himself to read and write. In 1845, seven years after escaping to the North, he published Narrative, the first of three autobiographies. This book calmly but dramatically recounts the horrors and the accomplishments of his early years—the daily, casual brutality of the white masters; his painful efforts to educate himself; his decision to find freedom or die; and his harrowing but successful escape. An astonishing orator and a skillful writer, Douglass became a newspaper...


Japanese Americans (Spirit of America Our Cultural Heritage)

1567661548


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Book Description
Introduces readers to the Japanese American culture, immigration aspects, customs, religion, foods, and holidays. Famous Japanese Americans, as well as noted contributions and inventions by Japanese Americans, are also presented.


Voices of A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn
1583226281
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Howard Zinn is famous primarily for A People's History of the United States, the book in which he presented alternative versions of American milestones, including Columbus's "discovery" of the New World. Voices of a People's History of the United States is the follow-up to that original landmark work, but where People's History contained Zinn's interpretations of events, Voices turns the platform over to others, in a collection of first-hand accounts, journal entries, speeches, personal letters, and published opinion pieces from the nation's history.

The purpose of Zinn's work, Voices included, is to engage in an act of political dissidence and activism. "What is common to all of these voices," Zinn and co-editor Anthony Arnove write in the book's introduction, "is that they have mostly been shut out of the orthodox...



The Imagineering Field Guide to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
The Disney Imagineers
0786855533
September 1, 2005
Turtleback
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Book Description
The first in a series of pocket-sized paperbacks will answer the question, "What would it be like to walk through the Disney Theme Parks with an Imagineer by your side?" The Imagineering Field Guide to The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World provides that experience: pointing out details and telling stories, back stories, and Imagineering insights never before heard, condensed into a portable, easily-referenced park guide. You'll never spend time at Walt Disney World the same way again.Each spread contains fascinating textual information and related images (drawings, photos, graphics) such as:


Learning from the Left
Julia L. Mickenberg
0195152808
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that challenged the status quo. Learning from the Left provides the first historic overview of their
work. Spanning from the 1920s, when both children's book publishing and American Communism were becoming significant on the American scene, to the late 1960s, when youth who had been raised on many of the books in this study unequivocally rejected the values of the Cold War, Learning from the Left
shows how "radical" values and ideas that have now become mainstream (including cooperation, interracial friendship, critical thinking, the dignity of labor, feminism, and the history of marginalized people), were communicated to...


The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
James Fenimore Cooper
1593083351
November 2004
Hardcover
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2006 Childrens Writers & Illustrators Market (Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market)
Alice Pope (Editor)
1582974020
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The best and most complete guide to the children's publishing world available, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the favorite reference for children's book beginners and professionals. The 2006 edition includes: -750 up-to-date listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, and more -Interviews with award-winning authors and illustrators like Peter McCarty, Yuji Morales, and Angela Johnson -A friendly book design, making it easy to browse and easier to use With a scope of information not found in any other book, this guide is the classic -- the top reference for anyone interested in children's books.


Learning from the Left
Julia L. Mickenberg
0195152816
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
At the height of the Cold War, dozens of radical and progressive writers, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, and teachers cooperated to create and disseminate children's books that challenged the status quo. Learning from the Left provides the first historic overview of their
work. Spanning from the 1920s, when both children's book publishing and American Communism were becoming significant on the American scene, to the late 1960s, when youth who had been raised on many of the books in this study unequivocally rejected the values of the Cold War, Learning from the Left
shows how "radical" values and ideas that have now become mainstream (including cooperation, interracial friendship, critical thinking, the dignity of labor, feminism, and the history of marginalized people), were communicated to...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Harriet A. Jacobs
1593082835
April 2005
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Published in 1861, this was one of the first personal narratives by a slave and one of the few written by a woman. Jacobs (1813-97) was a slave in North Carolina and suffered terribly, along with her family, at the hands of a ruthless owner. She made several failed attempts to escape before successfully making her way North, though it took years of hiding and slow progress. Eventually, she was reunited with her children. For all biography and history collections.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
"Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women," Harriet Jacobs wrote in 1861. At that time she was an escaped slave living in...


A Man without a Country
Kurt Vonnegut, Dan Simon (Editor)
158322713X
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In his first book since 1999, it's just like old times as Vonnegut (now 82) makes with the deeply black humor in this collection of articles written over the last five years, many from the alternative magazine In These Times. But the pessimistic wisecracks may be wearing thin; the conversational tone of the pieces is like Garrison Keillor with a savage undercurrent. Still, the schtick works fine most of the time, underscored by hand-lettered aphorisms between chapters. Some essays suffer from authorial self-indulgence, however, like taking a dull story about mailing a manuscript and stretching it to interminable lengths. Vonnegut reserves special bile for the "psychopathic personalities" (i.e., "smart, personable people who have no consciences") in the Bush administration, which he accuses of invading Iraq so America can score...


The American Vision
A. N. Kaul
0195661079
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
When it was originally published in 1963, The American Vision was awarded the Porter Prize and the Egleston History Prize from Yale University. This reprint makes available again Kaul's groundbreaking socio-historical examination of the work of Hawthorne, Cooper, Melville, and Twain.


The Radical Novel in the United States, 1900-1954
Walter B. Rideout
0231080778
Oct 1992
Paperback
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Book Description


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The Home-based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, Ebay or Your Own Web Site
Steve Weber
0977240606
October 31, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Selling used books on the Internet is one of the greatest opportunities available to small entrepreneurs today. Used book sales on the Internet jumped 33 percent in 2004, with much of that business occurring right here on Amazon. Now, one of every 12 books sold is a used book, and two-thirds of those are purchased online from small businesses, with total annual sales of $609 million. You can be part of this expanding market. For less than $100, you can launch an Internet bookselling business with profit margins rivaling those of any business. Exactly how much money you earn depends mostly on how much effort you put into your new enterprise. In this book, Amazon Marketplace seller Steve Weber tells how he transformed his part-time hobby of online bookselling into a full-time home-based business, selling more than $1...


The Call of the Wild and White Fang (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jack London
1593082002
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose...


Love, Wages, Slavery
Barbara Ryan
0252030710
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature (6th Edition)
Donna E. Norton, Saundra Norton
013042207X
June 3, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
If you are an adult who wants to share books with children, Through the Eyes of a Child is written for you. Whether the children's literature course is offered in the department of Education, English, or Library Science, the text's unique two-part chapter organization and special features provide a meaningful guide to understanding children's literature. What you will find in this new edition is a stronger focus on teaching, with voices from the field, new teaching ideas, and student artifacts. The same quality of literary criticism; the strongest, most researched treatment of multicultural literature; streamlined prose; integrated technology; innovative and meaningful special features; and a balance between new and classic titles are other strong components of this revision. Organization Unique Two-Part...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Frederick Douglass
1593083572
August 2005
Hardcover
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Periodical Literature on United States Cities
Barbara Smith Shearer
0313235112
Apr 1983
Hardcover
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Choice
"Brings together in alphabetical city-by-city order 4,919 journal articles (unannotated) published from 1970 through 1981 about the 170 US cities having populations of 100,000 or more. The criteria for selection are `informative value of the article and general availability of the periodical outside the city in question'.... Among its intended uses are as an aid for the study of urban problems, for comparative research, and as an aid for those persons planning to relocate in one of the cities. There is convenience in having a compilation of this sort, selected from a variety of journals and arranged by city, particularly if, as the preface suggests, it might be kept up-to-date. Reproduced from typed copy. Both public and academic libraries."

Review
“Brings together in alphabetical...


The Gay Talese Reader : Portraits and Encounters
Gay Talese, Barbara Lounsberry (Introduction)
0802776752
October 1, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
If there is one fault in this wonderful and long overdue collection of nonfiction master Talese's magazine writings, it's that there is simply not enough. While this reader does not include selections from such bestselling books as The Kingdom and the Power (a look at the New York Times, where he was a reporter for 10 years), Honor Thy Father (his behind-the-scenes look at the Bonanno crime organization) or Thy Neighbor's Wife (his examination in the shift of sexual mores in the decades before AIDS), it does highlight writing from his 1993 bestselling book, Unto the Sons, which deals with his Italian-born father's journey to America. However, all of the essays collected here are priceless gems, including his classic profiles of 20th-century icons such as Joe DiMaggio ("The Silent Season of the Hero"); the...


Literature for Today's Young Adults
Kenneth L. Donelson
0205410359
April 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Renowned authors Alleen Nilsen and Ken Donelson offer a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to young adult literature framed within a rich literary, historical, and social context. It also provides teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and horror. Coverage of timely issues, such as pop culture and mass media, helps teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom. Young adult literature framed within a rich literary, historical, and social context. It also provides teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and horror. Coverage of timely issues, such as pop culture and mass media, helps teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom. ...


Kaplan SSAT & ISEE 2006 Edition (Kaplan Ssat & Isee)
Joanna Cohen, Darcy L. Galane
0743265521
August 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Everything you need to score higher on the SSAT or ISEE -- Guaranteed.Every year, tens of thousands of students compete for admission to the country's top private and independent schools. A good score on the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is critical. This book provides the most up-to-date information on the tests, a comprehensive review, and practice tests for multiple levels.Kaplan's comprehensive guide includes:• 6 full-length practice tests: 3 SSATs and 3 ISEEs, tailored to upper, middle, and lower levels• Detailed answer explanations• Hundreds of practice questions covering the most frequently tested material• Intensive, test-specific Math and Verbal workouts• Customized review sections for important subject areas, including Verbal...


Norton Anthology of American Literature
Judith Tanka
0393979695
March 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
"From the inception of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, three goals have been paramount: first, to present a variety of works rich and substantial enough to enable teachers to build their own courses according to their own ideals; second, to make the anthology self-sufficient by featuring many works in their entirety and longer selections so that individual authors can be covered in depth; and third, to balance traditional interests with developing critical concerns."—Nina Baym, General Editor, from the Preface Now in its Sixth Edition, The Norton Anthology of American Literature remains the enduring market leader. The new Shorter Sixth Edition shares with its parent volumes the commitment to broadening the canon while maintaining a representative balance of American literature. Thoroughly revised...


Biographical Dictionary of Hispanic Literature in the United States
Nicolas Kanellos
0313244650
Sept 1989
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
As the number of Hispanic immigrants to the United States rapidly increases, their literary production begins to be noticed by readers from diverse critical backgrounds. Kanellos provides the non-Hispanic scholar with a comprehensive survey of the most important of the Latin American writers who have made the States home permanently or temporarily. The dictionary includes an introduction that presents a short historical-literary review of the best known representative intellectuals of Puerto Rican, Chicano, and Cuban-American literatures. The articles are written by a variety of professors in Spanish literature and concentrate on biographical, thematic, critical, and bibliographical data. There are also analyses of the political and literary significance of the works for the authors' country of origin. Highly...


Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
Nina Simonds, et al
0152019839
October 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes by Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz and the Children's Museum, Boston, illus. by Meilo So, each of a quartet of holidays includes a brief background and introduces a bevy of crafts, recipes and legends. "The Story of the Kitchen God" kicks off the section on the Chinese New Year (and the reason behind serving the traditional tanggua, or candied melons); a recipe for Five-Treasure Moon Cakes stuffed with apricot preserves, pitted dates, sweet coconut and raisins helps youngsters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Step-by-step illustrations aid in food preparation or crafts such as New Year Prints or Good Luck Characters in this elegantly designed volume. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Concise Anthology of American Literature (5th Edition)
George McMichael, et al
0130289418
November 21, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This book contains selections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition. Carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. It provides a wealth of additional contextual information surrounding the readings as well as the authors themselves. An expanded chronological chart and interaction time line help readers associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural developments. Other coverage includes a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, including the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors, and a reflection of the changing nature of the canon of American...


Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
0152014373
March 1, 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-The dramatic story of Chavez's 340-mile march to protest the working conditions of migrant farmworkers in California is the centerpiece of this well-told biography. Readers meet Chavez at his grandparents' home in Arizona where he lived happily amid a large extended family. His childhood was cut short when, due to financial difficulties, the family was forced to move to California to seek employment. After years of laboring in the fields, Chavez became increasingly disturbed by the inhuman living conditions imposed by the growers. The historic 1965 strike against grape growers and the subsequent march for "La Causa" are vividly recounted, and Chavez's victory-the agreement by the growers granting the workers better conditions and higher pay-is palpable. While sufficient background information is...

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