Download PDF What Happened to Lani Garver by Carol Plum-Ucci and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2002-09-01 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The appearance of a mysterious teen leads to tragedy on a small fishing island in this “taut, provocative novel . . . [that] crackles with suspense” (Publishers Weekly). The close-knit residents of Hackett Island have never seen anyone quite like Lani Garver. Everything about this new kid is a mystery: Where does Lani come from? How old is Lani? And most disturbing of all, is Lani a boy or a girl? Popular Claire McKenzie isn’t up to tormenting Lani with the rest of the high school elite. Instead, she decides to befriend the intriguing outcast. But within days of Lani’s arrival, tragedy strikes, and Claire is left questioning herself, her friendships, and, most interesting of all, the possibility that angels may exist on earth. “Gripping.”—YM Magazine “Prejudice, homophobia, friendship, tolerance, individuality, and the possibility that something spiritually bigger than all of us rules this universe are wonderfully woven into this powerfully told story. Outstanding writing, strong characterization, and riveting plot development make this title rise above many recent coming-of-age stories.”—School Library Journal “The characterizations are superb . . . The hint of supernatural only adds to the appeal. Successfully raising many valid issues, this should appeal to teens from the popular to the marginalized.”—Kirkus Reviews “Lani’s androgyny and his angelic possibilities are intriguingly played out.”—Booklist
Download PDF Teaching, Affirming, and Recognizing Trans and Gender Creative Youth by sj Miller and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-21 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Book by the Michigan Council Teachers of English Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 Winner of the 2017 AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Exemplary Research Award This book draws upon a queer literacy framework to map out examples for teaching literacy across pre-K-12 schooling. To date, there are no comprehensive Pre-K-12 texts for literacy teacher educators and theorists to use to show successful models of how practicing classroom teachers affirm differential (a)gender bodied realities across curriculum and schooling practices. This book aims to highlight how these enactments can be made readily conscious to teachers as a reminder that gender normativity has established violent and unstable social and educational climates for the millennial generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, (a)gender/(a)sexual, gender creative, and questioning youth.
Download PDF Teaching Young Adult Literature Today by Judith A. Hayn and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-11-02 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.
Download PDF Radical Reads 2 by Joni Richards Bodart and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-11-25 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections and school curricula after introducing each book with lists of characters and major themes. She also suggests a number of 'booktalk' and book report ideas, also identifying books with mature themes in her 'risks' section. Included as well is a section that lists the awards that the books have won and a section of book reviews.
Download PDF From Hinton to Hamlet by Sarah K. Herz and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The required classics in grades 7-12 are often too complex and removed from adolescent experience. This informative text uses thematic groupings built around recent young adult literature (YAL) as bridges to the classics. This second edition, which the authors have revised and greatly expanded, emphasizes the goal of helping teenagers become lifetime readers, as well as critical and confident readers. By pairing the required classics and young adult literature around common themes, the authors illustrate specific theme connections and include extensive lists of annotated YAL titles at the end of each classic title. The new edition features more than 1,000 titles, hundreds published in the last five years. Thirty-three recent YAL titles are included as theme connectors among the twelve most frequently taught classics. New to this second edition: Thirty-three recent titles are included as theme connectors among the twelve most frequently taught classics. Thematic units on War: It's Effects and Its Aftermath and The Great Depression, including the Dust Bowl have been expanded. Many new annotated YAL titles added to Archetypes. A step-by-step approach to writing an Author Paper using YAL Profiles of five outstanding school and public library programs that exemplify innovative student involvement. Twelve interdisciplinary categories include lengthy annotated lists of fiction and nonfiction for interdisciplinary approaches. Internet resources of book reviews, professional journals, authors, organizations, and Web sites devoted to YAL.
Download PDF Are the Kids All Right? by B.J. Epstein and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Epstein explores why sex, sexuality and gender non-conformity is something that many writers and publishers of children's and young adult lit appear to shy away from. She demonstrates that the information children get from literature matters, and that so called 'difficult' topics can be communicated in entertaining and informative ways. Uses ideas from queer theory and other research to interrogate the ways LGBTQ characters are portrayed in books for children and young people, and to analyse what messages readers of such books might receive. Includes detailed analysis of over 60 picture books, middle-grade books and young adult novels by authors such as Nancy Garden, Julie Ann Peters, Alex Sanchez, David Levithan, Lesléa Newman, Marcus Ewart, Cris Beam and many others. This book brings together literary studies, sociology, queer studies and other academic fields in an accessible manner, where the research supports the detailed analyses of over 50 books for children and young adults. Epstein looks at a range of topics, such as the lack of diversity in many of these works, how same-sex marriage is portrayed, the relative absence of bisexual and transgender characters, the way that many of these books are marketed and intended as 'issue books', and more. A practical and informative book to inspire writers and publishers to produce better LGBTQ literature for young readers.
Download PDF HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels by Melissa Gross and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies and assesses more than 90 young adult novels that include HIV/AIDS content. Each entry in the bibliography contains an annotation that summarizes the plot and how HIV/AIDS is depicted in the story, an indication of the accuracy of the HIV/AIDS content, a note on how central HIV/AIDS is to the story, and an evaluation of the literary quality of the book.
Download PDF Best Books for Young Adults by Holly Koelling and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2007-08-13 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a classic, standard resource for collection building and on-the-spot readers advisory absolutely indispensable for school and public libraries.
Download PDF English Language Arts Research and Teaching by Russel K. Durst and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-21 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Artist's Statement about the Cover -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: Arthur N. Applebee: A Scholar's Life in Retrospect -- Section 1 Considering Curriculum as Conversation -- 2 Discussion, Conversation, and Dialogue: Applebee, Bakhtin, and Speech in School -- 3 Entering the Conversation: Creating a Pathway to Academic Literacy -- 4 A Curricular Conversation in Teacher Education: In the Domain of Dialogic Teaching -- 5 Bringing Queer Students and LGBT-Inclusive Literature into the Conversation: Lessons We've Learned from the Work of Arthur Applebee -- Section 2 Writing as a Tool for Learning -- 6 Writing the World to Build the World, Iteratively: Inscribing Data and Projecting New Materialities in an Engineering Design Project -- 7 Nurturing Discursive Strengths: Efforts to Improve the Teaching of Reading and Writing in a Latino Charter School -- 8 Reading the World as Text: Black Adolescents and Out-of-School Literacies -- 9 The Internet's Concept of Story -- Section 3 Talking it Out: Class Discussion and Literary Understanding -- 10 Adaptive Expertise in the Teaching and Learning of Literary Argumentation in High School English Language Arts Classrooms -- 11 Literary Theory in the Secondary School -- 12 Dialogic Eventful Teaching through Dialogic Conversation and Dramatic Inquiry -- 13 Curricular Conversations, Reading the World, Intertextuality, and Doing School in a Tenth Grade English Language Arts Classroom Conversation -- Section 4 Conclusion -- 14 Practical Progressivism: W. Wilbur Hatfield, Deweyan Pedagogy, and the Future of English Teaching -- List of Contributors -- Index
Download PDF Gender(ed) Identities by Tricia Clasen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.
Download PDF The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists by Nancy J. Keane and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Use these 100 handy reproducible book lists to instantly create handouts for teen readers and teachers, add to your newsletter, or post on your web site or bulletin board. Based on the most common needs of educators and librarians who work with teen readers, these lists focus on new titles and classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. Fiction and nonfiction titles for ages 13-18 are covered. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title. A dozen bookmarks are also included. This is a great time-saving tool and a good source for finding extended reading lists and read-alikes! Looking for humorous novels for teen readers? A fast-paced sports novel for a reluctant reader? Biographies to use in history class? You'll find these lists and more in this treasury of great reading lists. This versatile guide provides one-page reproducible book lists and bookmarks for: books about self (e.g., coming-of-age, perfectionism, gangs; genre literature (e.g., fantasy, romance, historical fiction); themes (e.g., extreme sports, vampires, peace; settings (e.g., Ellis Island, Dust Bowl, WWII); character studies (e.g., adventure with female protagonist, boy bonding books, fantasy heroes); and read-alikes (for bookmarks). More than 100 reproducible lists of books for ages 13-18 (junior/senior high) focus on new titles and classics that are still in print and readily available for purchase. Bibliographic information and a brief description are given for each title.
Download PDF Youth, Education, and Sexualities: K-Z by James Thomas Sears and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring more than 200 entries, this work is an authoritative source for educators, researchers and students seeking an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. This work examines policy, practice and research concerning youth who are often the victims of bullying and harassment.
Download PDF Teaching Drama in the Classroom by Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-11-02 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book includes strategies for integrating drama in the classroom through the use of creating characters, giving meaning to activities through answering the questions: who, what, when, where, and why about any person and situation under discussion (5 W's), using storyboards, incorporating music, writing radio scripts, and using literature and movies as prompts for improvised enactments. Students will learn how to create characters and apply those creations to different content-area activities, situations, and subject matter. This useful resource describes more than thirty-five scenarios of teachers and students in early elementary grades through graduate school working together to craft drama events that draw out participants’ creative energies, interpretations of curricular topics, and investigations of social, political, and personal concerns. In all of these lesson plans, students collectively explore topics, concepts, themes, or tensions that surface as they navigate their way through the conditions and experiences that unfold in a scene, skit, improvisation, or in interrelated episodes. Drama techniques include role play, scripting, dialogue, audience participation, improvisation, and the strategic use of interaction, space, movement, and gesture.
Download PDF Disabilities and Disorders in Literature for Youth by Alice Crosetto and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One in every five Americans lives with at least one disability or disorder, including both the obvious, such as those requiring the use of a wheelchair, and the less evident ones, such as eating disorders or Asperger's syndrome. Those responsible for teaching disabled students and providing services and support for them need ready access to reliable and up-to-date resources. Disabilities and Disorders in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12 identifies almost 1,000 resources to help educators, professionals, parents, siblings, guardians, and students understand the various disabilities and disorders faced by children today. This bibliography consists of four major headings_Emotional, Learning, Physical, and Multiple Disabilities_which are further categorized into works of fiction and nonfiction. Annotations provide a complete bibliographical description of the entries, and each entry is identified with the grade levels for which it is best suited and resources are matched with appropriate audiences. Reviews from recognized publications are also included wherever possible. Anyone interested in identifying helpful resources regarding disabilities and disorders will find much of value in this essential tool.
Author :Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN) Publisher :Scarecrow Press Release Date :2006-03-30 ISBN :9781461734208 Pages :232 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (42 download)
Download PDF The Heart Has Its Reasons by Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN) and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-03-30 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or - if published for adults - relevant to them and their lives. This book examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters.
Download PDF I Am The Lock, I Am The Key by Diana Murdock and published by Diana Murdock. This book was released on 2012-05-23 with total page 67 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FREE A single mother's discovery of who she is and who she is not, never had been and never will be... Her very personal insight on her past, present, and future, on her children, her ex, and those around her. And the realization that she is more than okay with who she really is. FREEBIE Self-esteem, family, relationships, divorce, children, motivation, growth
Author :Laura Erickson-Schroth Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA Release Date :2014 ISBN :9780199325351 Pages :673 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.9/5 (535 download)
Download PDF Trans Bodies, Trans Selves by Laura Erickson-Schroth and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014 with total page 673 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a groundbreaking, personal, and informative guide for the transgender population, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, and guidance counselors, to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.