International LGBTQ  Literature for Children and Young Adults Book

International LGBTQ Literature for Children and Young Adults


  • Author : B.J. Epstein
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785279867

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International LGBTQ Literature for Children and Young Adults Excerpt :

This edited collection explores LGBTQ+ literature for young readers around the world, and connects this literature to greater societal, political, linguistic, historical, and cultural concerns. It brings together contributions from across the academic and activist spectra, looking at picture books, middle-grade books and young adult novels to explore what is at stake when we write (or do not write) about LGBTQ+ topics for young readers. The topics include the representation of sexualities and gender identities; depictions of queer families; censorship; links between culture, language and sexuality/gender; translation of LGBTQ+ literature for young readers; and self-publishing. It is the first collection to expand the study of LGBTQ+ literature for young readers beyond the English-speaking world and to draw cross-cultural comparisons.

180 Days Book

180 Days


  • Author : Kelly Gallagher
  • Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0325081131

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180 Days Excerpt :

"Teaching is art-creation-and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year's students." -Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle Two teachers. Two classrooms. One school year. 180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers-Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle-over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their own and each other's classrooms in California and New Hampshire. Inspired by a teacher's question, "How do you fit it all in?" they identified and prioritized the daily, essential, belief-based practices that are worth spending time on. They asked, "Who will these students be as readers and writers after a year under our care?" What we make time for matters: what we plan, how we revise our plans while teaching, and how we reflect and decide what's next. The decision-making in the moment is the most essential work of teaching, and it's the ongoing study of the adolescents in front of us that has the greatest impact on our thinking. With both the demands of time and the complexity of diverse students in mind, Kelly and Penny mapped out a year of engaging literacy practices aligned to their core beliefs about what matters most. They share their insights on managing time and tasks and offer teaching strategies for engaging students in both whole class and independent work. Video clips of Kelly and Penny teaching in each other's classrooms bring this year to life and show you what a steadfast commitment to belief-based instruction looks like in action. 180 Days. Make every moment matter. Teach fearlessly. Empower all students to live literate lives.

The Creativity Project Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Creativity Project


  • Author : Colby Sharp
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316507783

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The Creativity Project Excerpt :

Book advocate Colby Sharp presents more than forty beloved, award-winning, diverse and bestselling authors and illustrators in a creative challenge! Colby Sharp invited more than forty authors and illustrators to provide story starters for each other; photos, drawings, poems, prose, or anything they could dream up. When they received their prompts, they responded by transforming these seeds into any form of creative work they wanted to share. The result is a stunning collection of words, art, poetry, and stories by some of our most celebrated children book creators. A section of extra story starters by every contributor provides fresh inspiration for readers to create works of their own. Here is an innovative book that offers something for every kind of reader and creator! With contributions by Sherman Alexie, Tom Angleberger, Jessixa Bagley, Tracey Baptiste, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Peter Brown, Lauren Castillo, Kate DiCamillo, Margarita Engle, Deborah Freedman, Adam Gidwitz, Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer L. Holm, Victoria Jamieson, Travis Jonker, Jess Keating, Laurie Keller, Jarret J. Krosoczka, Kirby Larson, Minh Lê, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Daniel Nayeri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Debbie Ohi, R.J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park, Dav Pilkey, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Dan Santat, Gary Schmidt, John Schu, Colby Sharp, Bob Shea, Liesl Shurtliff, Lemony Snicket, Laurel Snyder, Javaka Steptoe, Mariko Tamaki, Linda Urban, Frank Viva, and Kat Yeh.

A Taste of Blackberries Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

A Taste of Blackberries


  • Author : Doris Buchanan Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1992-04-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 006440238X

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A Taste of Blackberries Excerpt :

What do you do without your best friend? Jamie isn't afraid of anything. Always ready to get into trouble, then right back out of it, he's a fun and exasperating best friend. But when something terrible happens to Jamie, his best friend has to face the tragedy alone. Without Jamie, there are so many impossible questions to answer -- how can your best friend be gone forever? How can some things, like playing games in the sun or the taste of the blackberries that Jamie loved, go on without him?

The Outsiders Book
Score: 4
From 286 Ratings

The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Bullying
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292310565

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The Outsiders Excerpt :

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

Best Tasting American Sodas  Top 100 Book

Best Tasting American Sodas Top 100


  • Author : Alex Trost
  • Publisher : A&V
  • Release Date : 2014-06-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496048387

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Best Tasting American Sodas Top 100 Excerpt :

Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.

Supporting Reading in Grades 6   12  A Guide Book

Supporting Reading in Grades 6 12 A Guide


  • Author : Sybil M. Farwell
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-06-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598848045

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Supporting Reading in Grades 6 12 A Guide Excerpt :

This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12

Tasting the Sky Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Tasting the Sky


  • Author : Ibtisam Barakat
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2007-02-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1429998474

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Tasting the Sky Excerpt :

Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. "When a war ends it does not go away," my mother says."It hides inside us . . . Just forget!" But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.

The Book Whisperer Book
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings

The Book Whisperer


  • Author : Donalyn Miller
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-03-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470372272

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The Book Whisperer Excerpt :

Turn any student into a bookworm with a few easy and practical strategies Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she can’t turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. In the book, you’ll find: Hands-on strategies for managing and improving your own school library Tactics for helping students walk on their own two feet and continue the reading habit after they’ve finished with your class Data from student surveys and end-of-year feedback that proves how well the Miller Method works The Book Whisperer includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

Tasting Coffee Book

Tasting Coffee


  • Author : Jessica Simms
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 1522096817

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Tasting Coffee Excerpt :

I Know Coffee Series: Book 7 You've likely heard the coffee professionals in your local coffee shop or roaster talking about the different exciting flavor notes their beans produce--and have then found yourself disappointed when you brew the beans at home and just taste coffee. Just like with tasting wine, developing your palate to pick out the subtle notes present in high-quality coffee beans can take time and practice, but will yield delicious dividends. This book gives you a crash course in tasting coffee. It includes information on what notes you can often expect from different growing regions and roast levels, advice on how to train your palate, information on the tasting wheels used by professionals, and tips about how professional tasters brew their coffee to best taste the layers of flavors. Some coffees are quite complex, with aromas and flavors that can be both subtle and fleeting. This book will help you learn how to taste it like a barista.

Life of Pi Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,811 Ratings

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371126

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Tasting and Smelling Book

Tasting and Smelling


  • Author : Gary K. Beauchamp
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1997-09-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080542232

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Tasting and Smelling Excerpt :

Tasting and Smelling presents a comprehensive overview to research on these two important modes of perception. The book offers a review of research findings on the biophysics, neurophysiology, and psychophysicsof both senses, as well as discussing the emotional component associated with taste and smell, and clinical disorders affecting each of these two senses. Tasting and Smelling answers how odors and flavors are perceived, why we have favorites, and what happens when our senses go awry. This book is of interest to the researcher in perception, cognition, or neurophysiology.

Giving Thanks Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Giving Thanks


  • Author : Kate Waters
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780439243957

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Giving Thanks Excerpt :

Told by Dancing Moccasins, a 14-year-old Wampanoag boy, and Resolved White, a 6-year-old English boy, a fascinating historical book brings to life the harvest celebration between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people in 1621.

Best Tasting Fermented Foods  Top 100 Book

Best Tasting Fermented Foods Top 100


  • Author : Alex Trost
  • Publisher : A&V
  • Release Date : 2014-06-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496048424

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Best Tasting Fermented Foods Top 100 Excerpt :

Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.

Refugee Book
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings

Refugee


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545880879

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Refugee Excerpt :

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.