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Braided Lives
  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : St. Paul : Minnesota Humanities Commission : Minnesota Council of Teachers of English
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Contains short stories and poems by such authors as Louise Erdrich, Nicholasa Mohr, Nikki Giovanni, and Maxine Hong Kingston. "This anthology brings together the vivid stories and poems of Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American writers. It was created by Minnesota teachers, for teachers and students in Minnesota high schools. They were assisted in their work by scholars, writers, the staff of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and the officers of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English ..."


Braided Lives
  • Author : Marge Piercy
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 1604868775

Summary: Jill and Donna are cousins and lifelong best friends but could not be more different. Despite their contrasting characters, fiercely independent, dark, street-smart Jill and pretty, blond, alluring Donna are very close, attending college together in Ann Arbor and then moving to New York City after graduation. Ultimately veering onto different life paths, they both experience love, betrayal, friendship, pain, independence, and fear. Though their fates differ as widely as their personalities, both reflect the danger that sex poses for women during a time in which abortions are illegal: an affair could destroy a woman's life, and a chance encounter or a night of love could be a matter of life and death. Spanning 20 years and teeming with vivid characters, this poignant novel tells the powerful, unsentimental story of two young women coming of age in a time of enormous social upheaval.


Braided Lives
  • Author : June Bingham
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: As a cousin to the celebrated Lehman family, Birge grew up among colorful and eccentric members of New York's high society. Following a whirlwind romance, she married Jonathan Bingham, who served as ambassador to the United Nations and became a nine-term congressman from the Northwest Bronx. Her own career began with freelance writing for newspapers and magazines. She went on to become a successful biographer and playwright. With candor and wit, Birge brings to life the events and the people she encountered, including such luminaries as Katherine Graham, Indira Gandhi, W. Averell Harriman, and U Thant.



Braided Relations, Entwined Lives
  • Author : Cynthia M. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-11-24
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 0253111463

Summary: "[A] stunning, deeply researched, and gracefully written social history." -- Leslie Schwalm, University of Iowa This study of women in antebellum Charleston, South Carolina, looks at the roles of women in an urban slave society. Cynthia M. Kennedy takes up issues of gender, race, condition (slave or free), and class and examines the ways each contributed to conveying and replicating power. She analyses what it meant to be a woman in a world where historically specific social classifications determined personal destiny and where at the same time people of color and white people mingled daily. Kennedy's study examines the lives of the women of Charleston and the variety of their attempts to negotiate the web of social relations that ensnared them.


Braided Lives
  • Author : A. Moler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-02-10
  • Category:
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN Code: 9781985090255

Summary: Danny Valentine is Division P's East Coast/International 'Fixer' and general go-to guy. He's had to come to terms with his bisexuality and his empathic abilities despite his military background. Peter Vithoulkas is Division P's immensely gifted healer, possessing one of the rarest of Talents. All fire and discipline, Peter is bisexual too, but it doesn't color his day-to-day reality until he spends some time under fire with Danny. Busy Danny and Peter fall into a 'friends with benefits' relationship that neither thinks much about.Jennifer Sebastiano is an artist from a conservative family background who works part time as a forensic police artist. She spends a lot of time in crime victim's heads, seeing what they saw and helping them identify the criminals. It's Jen who shows Danny and Peter what they've really got between them. Danny and Peter think that Jen should be between them as well, but Jen isn't sure if she really fits there. As their three lives entwine, can Jen let go of societal and familial expectations? Can Danny and Peter convince Jen that there is a place for her in their unconventional relationship?



Mother Jones Magazine
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982-02
  • Category:
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.


A Land of Ghosts
  • Author : David G. Campbell
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN Code: 9780813540528

Summary: An experienced explorer of the Western Amazon takes readers on a lively tour of this biologically diverse region, introducing readers to the native peoples who live there, while chronicling the history of genocide and exploitation that has marked Western colonialism in the region. Reprint.


Liberating Literature
  • Author : Maria Lauret
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1134920954

Summary: Liberating Literature is, primarily, a bold and revealing book about feminist writers, readers, and texts. But is is also much more than that. Within this volume Maria Lauret manages to look with fresh vision at the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s; socialist women's writing of the 1930s; the emergence of the New Left; and the second wave women's movement and its cultural practices. Lauret's historicisation of feminist political writing allows for a new definition of the genre, and enables her to illuminate the profound influence and importance of African-American women's writing. Well-grounded historically and theoretically, Liberating Literature speaks about and to a political and cultural tradition, and offers stunning new readings of both familiar and neglected novels within the feminist canon. Reader and students of feminist fiction cannot afford to be without this major new work.


Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction
  • Author : Judith Wilt
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1990-06-28
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN Code: 9780226901589

Summary: In recent years, public debate has raged over the issue of maternal choice. While personal testimony and political argument have received widespread attention, artistic representations of birth and abortion have been submerged. Judith Wilt offers the first look at how contemporary writers tell and retell the stories that shape our perceptions about abortion. She reveals that the struggle to plot these painful, complex narratives of choice, control, guilt, loss, and liberation has preoccupied an astonishing number of our most distinguished novelists, male and female alike. Readers of twentieth-century novels are more likely to encounter plots centered on maternal choice than those dealing with the more traditional problems of courtship and marriage. In the opening of the book, Wilt discusses real case histories of several women. After studying the ambiguities of their decisions, she turns to their counterpoints depicted in contemporary fiction. Working from a feminist perspective, Wilt traces the theme of maternal choice in works by Margaret Atwood, Margaret Drabble, Joan Didion, Mary Gordon, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Marge Piercy, Thomas Keneally, Graham Swift, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Barth, John Irving, and others. Behind the political, medical, and moral debates on abortion, Wilt argues, is a profound psychocultural shock at the recognition that maternity is passing from the domain of instinct to that of conscious choice. Although never wholly instinctual, maternity's potential capture by consciousness raises complex questions. The novels Wilt discusses portray worlds in which principles are endangered by sexual inequality, male power and hidden male fear of abandonment, impotence, female submission, and covert rage, and, in the case of black maternity, the hideous aftermath of slavery. Wilt provides a resonant new context for debates—whether political or personal—on the issue of abortion and maternal choice. Ultimately she enables us to rethink how we shape our own identities and lives.


Braided Words, Braided Lives
  • Author : Oletha Bostic Gustus
  • Publisher : Hats Office Books
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 9781587363115

Summary: Members of the two churches, and relatives outside of Tucson, contributed their poetry to this anthology. All age levels are represented, and the topics include aspects of life, nature, regrets, and faith.


Happiness and the Good Life
  • Author : Mike W. Martin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 0199930082

Summary: What is happiness? How is it related to morality and virtue? Does living with illusion promote or diminish happiness? Is it better to pursue happiness with a partner than alone? Philosopher Mike W. Martin addresses these and other questions as he connects the meaning of happiness with the philosophical notion of "the good life."


The Journey Home
  • Author : Joyce Antler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1439138389

Summary: A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.


Teaching Literature to Adolescents
  • Author : Richard Beach,Deborah Appleman,Bob Fecho,Rob Simon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-03-04
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1136888799

Summary: Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with preservice teachers. The text engages readers in considering the dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website, http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com, provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their own current or future classrooms. New in the second edition: more attention to the use of digital texts from use of online literature to digital storytelling to uses of online discussion and writing tools incorporated throughout new chapter on teaching young adult literature new chapter on teaching reading strategies essential to interpreting literature more references to examples of teaching multicultural literature.



The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit
  • Author : Janell Moon
  • Publisher : Red Wheel
  • Release Date : 2002-04-01
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1609258509

Summary: “Offers a strong incentive for us to get back to the natural world, stay quiet, reflect, and write to connect with a spirit that is larger than ourselves.”—Sheila Bender, author of Keeping a Journal You Love A heartfelt combination of spiritual discovery, environmental observations, and journal writing, The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit offers readers a 52-week cycle of themed essays and related questions about the natural world. Entries on night and sky and parakeets, wind and mud and rain, snakes and tea and thistle, among others. In addition to folklore, myths, stories, and symbols connected to each theme, Janell Moon includes inspirational quotes from well-known writers—among them E. B. White, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gertrude Stein, and Mother Theresa—and shares her original poetry and personal experiences with the natural world. As she writes in the introduction, “It is my wish that through the telling of these stories, and the deepening of your own connections through your writing, that you will better enjoy a rainbow or a tree with angel’s wings in a storm.”


Metafiction
  • Author : Patricia Waugh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN Code: 1134970730

Summary: Metafiction begins by surveying the state of contemporary fiction in Britain and America and explores the complex political, social and economic factors which influence critical judgment of fiction. The author shows how, as the novel has been eclipsed by the mass media, novelists have sought to retain and regain a wide readership by drawing on the themes and preoccupations of these forms. Making use of contemporary fiction by such writers as Fowles, Borges, Spark, Barthelme, Brautigan, Vonnegut and Barth, and drawing on Russian Formalist theories of literary evolution, the book argues that metafiction uses parody along with popular genres and non-literary forms as a way not only of exposing the inadequate and obsolescent conventions of the classic novel, but of stuggesting the lines along which fiction might develop in the future.


Critical Encounters in Secondary English
  • Author : Deborah Appleman
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN Code: 0807773557

Summary: Because of the emphasis placed on nonfiction and informational texts by the Common Core State Standards, literature teachers all over the country are re-evaluating their curriculum and looking for thoughtful ways to incorporate nonfiction into their courses. They are also rethinking their pedagogy as they consider ways to approach texts that are outside the usual fare of secondary literature classrooms. The Third Edition of Critical Encounters in Secondary English provides an integrated approach to incorporating nonfiction and informational texts into the literature classroom. Grounded in solid theory with new field-tested classroom activities, this new edition shows teachers how to adapt practices that have always defined good pedagogy to the new generation of standards for literature instruction. New for the Third Edition: A new preface and new introduction that discusses the CCSS and their implications for literature instruction. Lists of nonfiction texts at the end of each chapter related to the critical lens described in that chapter. A new chapter on new historicism, a critical lens uniquely suited to interpreting nonfiction and informational sources. New classroom activities created and field-tested specifically for use with nonfiction texts. Additional activities that demonstrate how informational texts can be used in conjunction with traditional literary texts. “What a smart and useful book!” —Mike Rose, University of California, Los Angeles “[This book] has enriched my understanding both of teaching literature and of how I read. I know of no other book quite like it.” —Michael W. Smith, Temple University, College of Education “I have recommended Critical Encounters to every group of preservice and practicing teachers that I have taught or worked with and I will continue to do so.” —Ernest Morrell, director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME), Teachers College, Columbia University



Crossing the Mainstream
  • Author : Eileen Iscoff Oliver
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: American literature
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Intended to help literature teachers examine ways in which the traditional canon can be expanded to include diversity in curricular choices, this book invites readers to work together to find new and better ways to introduce an ever-changing student body to what has heretofore been either unacknowledged or undervalued. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1, "Multicultural Literature for Whom?" develops a rationale for expanding the canon to include multicultural literature in every student's experience and also confronts the issue of censorship. Part 2, "Curricular Challenges: Beyond Eurocentric Values," begins the task of cataloging the multitude of literary works that might be included in the new repertoire and also explores the process of learning a different kind of critical analysis. This section of the book also provides comprehensive bibliographies of African American, Asian American, Jewish, Latino, Native American, and cross-cultural literatures, as well as bibliographies of literature addressing emotional/mental and physical disabilities, homelessness, homosexuality, older adults, teenage suicide, and Vietnam veterans. Finally, Part 3, "Teaching Strategies for Multicultural Literature," gives examples of how multicultural works can be incorporated into literature courses. Also included are discussions of incorporating multicultural perspectives within composition classes, assessing student writing, and making interdisciplinary connections in teaching multicultural literature. (NKA)


Becoming and Bonding
  • Author : Katherine B. Payant
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Expounding the view that the feminist movement has both encouraged and enriched literature by women, Katherine Payant examines a large body of immensely popular but, for the most part, critically neglected fiction of the period from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, relating these writers and works to the women's movement and feminist theories. The study concentrates on popular fiction, which is seen as evidence of the widespread influence of feminism and as a vehicle for dissemination of "mainstream" feminist ideas. Chapters dealing with the 1970s and 1980s survey relevant feminist theories and tie them to representative novels.


Marge Piercy
  • Author : Patricia Doherty
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Marge Piercy is widely acknowledged as a gifted and significant poet, novelist, and essayist. Her poetry has received extensive critical praise, and her feminist novels, particularly Woman on the Edge of Time, have been embraced as research topics by scholars in a broad range of disciplines. This bibliography aims to include annotated entries for all published materials written by or about Marge Piercy, beginning with her first poem published in 1956, through her latest novel, City of Darkness, City of Light, published in 1996, and a new collection of poetry, What are Big Girls Made of?, to be published in 1997. The range of entries includes print as well as electronic sources for works of fiction and poetry, poetry readings, essays, interviews, criticism, theses and dissertations, and reviews.



The Repair of the World
  • Author : Kerstin W. Shands
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The first comprehensive survey elucidating and evaluating the works of Marge Piercy, placing her in American literary history and in American neofeminist thought.




Mother Jones
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Category: Radicalism
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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The American College Novel
  • Author : John E. Kramer,Ron Hamm,Von Veron Pittman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: This second edition of The American College Novel cites and describes 648 novels that are set at American colleges and universities, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's Fanshawe (Bowdoin College, 1828) to William Hart's Never Fade Away (University of California, 2002). This revised and updated edition contains 225 new entries, most new novels published since 1981. The annotations provide information about the novels' plots, settings, and central characters, as well as brief biographies of the authors. The bibliography is divided into two sections: student-centered and staff-centered novels, both cited in chronological order by publication year. A "starter list" of 50 American college novels is included, to help the novice reader distinguish classics within the genre, as well as indexes by author, title, college and university, and academic discipline. Intended for scholars as well as the layperson, this is a useful reference work for studying the portrayal of American higher education over time in popular fiction, as well as helping a casual reader locate a pleasurable read.


Great Lives from History
  • Author : Frank Northen Magill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Women
  • Pages : 1961
  • ISBN Code: 9780893568962

Summary: A five volume set of biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically, of American women, presenting their contributions and impact on United States history.


Literature and Lives
  • Author : Allen Carey-Webb
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Telling stories from secondary and college English classrooms, this book explores the new possibilities for teaching and learning generated by bringing together reader-response and cultural-studies approaches. The book connects William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and other canonical figures to multicultural writers, popular culture, film, testimonial, politics, history, and issues relevant to contemporary youth. Each chapter contains brief explications of literary scholarship and theory, and each is followed by extensive annotated bibliographies of multicultural literature, approachable scholarship and theory, and relevant Internet sites. Each chapter also contains descriptions of classroom units and activities focusing on a particular theme, such as genocide, homelessness, race, gender, youth violence, (post)colonialism, class relations, and censorship; and discussion of ways in which students often respond to such "hot-button" topics. Chapters in the book are: (1) A Course in Contemporary World Literature; (2) Teaching about Homelessness; (3) Genderizing the Curriculum: A Personal Journey; (4) Addressing the Youth Violence Crisis; (5) Shakespeare and the New Multicultural British and World Literatures; (6) "Huckleberry Finn" and the Issue of Race in Today's Classroom; (7) Testimonial, Autoethnography, and the Future of English; and (8) Conclusion. Contains approximately 350 references. Appendixes contain an email exchange between the author and a first year, inner-city teacher; a note to teachers on the truth of Rigoberta Menchu's testimonial; a brief account of philology; a 13-item annotated bibliography of readings in literary theory for English teachers; and lists of web sites exploring literary theory and cultural studies, supporting literature teaching, and for new teachers. (NKA)



Conscience
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Category: Abortion
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Kalliope
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Category: Arts, American
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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The Nation
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987-07
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Language Arts and Literacy in the Middle Grades
  • Author : Margaret J. Finders,Susan Hynds
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: From two prominent scholars in the field of literacy comes a middle school teacher preparation text that offers important innovations not usually found in traditional secondary methods texts. The book is rife with concrete examples of teaching literacy and language arts in middle school contexts, but is relevant to preservice and practicing teachers at middle and high school levels. This edition includes a stronger focus on culturally relevant pedagogy and the needs of English Language Learners as well as a Standards in Practice feature, which helps teachers incorporate state and national standards in teaching and planning. The book is based on a teacher-as-inquirer model. A fieldwork component provides tools for classroom inquiry and reflection in each chapter. The book is timely and relevant, with classroom cases written by experienced and new middle school language arts teachers.