Encountering Enchantment A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens 2nd Edition

Author: Susan Fichtelberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834512
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

Worlds of Fiction

Author: Roberta Rubenstein
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780024041852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THIS ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT STORIES ENCOMPASSES A LARGER GEOGRAPHICAL RANGE BOTH WESTERN AND NON-WESTERN AND HAS GREATER GENDER BALANCE THAN IS TYPICAL OF MOST SHORT-STORY ANTHOLOGIES. It includes a diverse representation of ethnic voices from within the United States as well as less-frequently-anthologized stories by well-known writers around the world. This second edition of WORLDS OF FICTION includes both classic and contemporary stories that reflect thematic, aesthetic, and cultural variety: different styles, subjects, and points of view as well as diversity of cultural, historical, and gender perspectives. Headnotes and questions for each story provide contextual enhancement and guidelines for critical thinking and reflection.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Pawuk
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851360
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Romance Fiction A Guide to the Genre 2nd Edition

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610692357
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Secular Steeples 2nd edition

Author: Conrad Ostwalt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441123148
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An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secular culture. In Secular Steeples, Conrad Ostwalt challenges long-held assumptions about the relationship between religion and culture and about the impact of secularization. Moving away from the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues, Ostwalt identifies areas of popular culture where secular and sacred views and objectives interact and enrich each other. The book demonstrates how religious institutions use the secular and popular media of television, movies, and music to make sacred teachings relevant. From megachurches to sports arenas, the Bible to Harry Potter, biker churches to virtual worship communities, Ostwalt demonstrates how religion persists across cultural forms, secular and sacred, with secular culture expressing religious messages and sometimes containing more authentic religious content than official religious teachings. An ideal text for anyone studying religion and popular culture, each chapter provides questions for discussion, a list of important terms and guided readings.

Crash Course in Children s Services 2nd Edition

Author: Penny Peck
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697820
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities

Cold World 2nd Edition

Author: Carde'l
ISBN: 9780692886373
Format: PDF
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The urban fiction Cold World is filled with ghetto love, unspeakable treachery, pure hatred, and non-stop unpredictable twists and turns that is sure to smack you dead in the face with the true reality of street life. The main character of this wild story is a cunning and extremely ambitious street hustler named Gusto. Raised in the underworld of Trenton New Jersey, Gusto is willing to do whatever it takes to climb to the top of the food chain. Once he reaches the top of the drug trade ladder, he makes sure to bring his team along. As time goes by, Gusto experiences unthinkable deception from those closest to him. Disregarding his personal responsibilities, Gusto finally falls victim to his own greed and pride, and is forced to pay a price that he can not afford.

Setting the World in Order

Author: Rick Campbell
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896724471
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rick Campbell’s journey from the banks of the Ohio to the beaches of Florida is a rhapsody, and the music he makes in ordering his world takes us with him, to the headwaters of a new river."Rick Campbell’s poems leave some sweet dirt under your fingernails— proof of hard, honest work when the longing of small-town America is not enough. Setting the World in Order eloquently plots our geographically impossible trajectories. On the way, Campbell can lay down a narrative as spacious as the range of a blues harmonica, every gritty riff dissolving into compassion."—Dionisio D. Martínez"Rick Campbell’s poems move with grace and muscle and music from the Catholic working class of his youth, its factories and foundries, along the rivers of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, and through the lives of the flesh-and-blood characters of contemporary America. Part prayer, part song, part gritty story, they always dance with meaning and significance; they always wholly embrace the idea of individual presence in a terrible, beautiful world."—Frank X. GasparFrom Harmonica LessonGo with the rhythmtill you can’t get off the track.Like this. Tight-belly staccato,hands cutting and freeing the air,one hard-held bottom line. Play betweentrains. Keep the wheels in mind.Catch the next one and play all night.In the morning try the whistle. You’ve earned it.It should sound like Kansas. Setting the World in Order is the tenth winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, selected by Robert Fink of Hardin-Simmons University, editor of the Walt McDonald First-Book Series.

Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics S Z

Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313335686
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More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.

Perfect Worlds

Author: Douwe Wessel Fokkema
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089643508
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"Perfect Worlds offers an extensive historical analysis of utopian narratives in the Chinese and Euro-American traditions. This comparative study discusses, among other things, More's criticism of Plato, the European orientalist search for utopia in China, Wells's Modern Utopia and his talk with Stalin, Chinese writers constructing their Confucianist utopia, traces of Daoism in Mao Zedong's utopianism and politics and finally the rise of dystopian writing - a negative expression of the utopian impulse - in Europe and America as well as in China"--P. 4 of cover.