Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Author: Joy L. Lowe,Kathryn I. Matthew

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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A compilation of books and other resources that are appropriate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Listening to Crickets

A Story about Rachel Carson

Author: Candice Ransom

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0822589095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines the life of the marine biologist and science writer whose book "Silent Spring" changed the way we look at pesticides.

Sisters Against Slavery

A Story about Sarah and Angelina Grimké

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761391541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through their writings and through a series of lectures delivered in the North, the sisters became famous for their views on slavery and women's rights. Although the sisters were active as speakers and essayists for a relatively short time in the 1830s and 1840s, they reached tens of thousands of people, influenced American views on slavery, and were an inspiration to women's rights leaders for decades to come.

Voice of Freedom

A Story about Frederick Douglass

Author: Maryann N. Weidt

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575052091

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read. Against all odds, he did learn and escaped from slavery. A powerful and inspirational speaker, Frederick spoke and wrote about his remarkable life and fought for the freedom and equal rights of African American men and women.

Dreamer of Dune

The Biography of Frank Herbert

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765306470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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A biography of the science fiction writer, presented by his son, describes Herbert's childhood in Tacoma, Washington, his early years as a reporter and editor, his military service, and his struggles to become published.

Muriel Spark: The Biography

Author: Martin Stannard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393051749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 627

View: 8441

In 1992, Spark invited Martin Stannard to write her biography, offering interviews and full access to her papers. The result is this biography of the Scottish author.

Dance of the Swan

A Story about Anna Pavlova

Author: Barbara Allman

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822569914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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This is the story of how Anna Pavlova became a prima ballerina known for her grace, joyfulness, and delicate charm. She brought the beauty of ballet to people all over the world, and everywhere she went, she inspired children to dance.

Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1996

Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835236867


Page: 1172

View: 1606

"Especially useful for...expanding collections to support new curriculum areas."--LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE ANNUAL. Information by subject for every available fiction & nonfiction children's book in print is found in this one convenient source. Turn to the 1996 edition of SUBJECT GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN PRINT when you need to: * build, update, & expand children's & young adult collections. * track down the latest children's books on any subject. * assist young readers with subject-specific research. Full bibliographic & ordering information for each entry is included.

Germ Hunter

A Story about Louis Pasteur

Author: Elaine Marie Alphin

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575057174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Growing up in the 1830s, Louis Pasteur saw the horrifying effects of diseases like rabies and tuberculosis. Filled with curiosity and imagination, Pasteur began a lifelong search for answers to his many questions about diseases. Although many scientists disagreed with his unusual ideas, his discoveries made him famous. Through his dedication and insight, Pasteur saved millions of lives and laid the groundwork for future medical advancements.

The Back of Beyond

A Story about Lewis and Clark

Author: Andy Russell Bowen

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761382569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was offered the chance of a lifetime. The president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, asked him to lead an expedition across North America, through the Louisiana Territory and Oregon Country To The Pacific Ocean. Lewis jumped at the opportunity and called on his friend William Clark to share in the command of the exploration. The two men organized a small unit of volunteers they called the Corps of Discovery. They had little idea of what dangers lay ahead in the mysterious lands. Would they be attacked by wild animals? Could they survive winter's harsh weather? on May 21, 1804, The Lewis and Clark expedition embarked on one of the greatest adventures of all time. they would change the country forever, As they traveled into the Back of Beyond.

The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood

Author: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 1848

Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art. This Introduction summarizes Atwood's canon, from her earliest poetry and her first novel, The Edible Woman, through The Handmaid's Tale to The Year of the Flood. Covering the full range of her work, it guides students through multiple readings of her oeuvre. It features chapters on her life and career, her literary, Canadian and feminist contexts, and how her work has been received and debated over the course of her career. With a guide to further reading and a clear, well organised structure, this book presents an engaging overview for students and readers.

The Mathematician's Mind

The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

Author: Jacques Hadamard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029313

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 7692

Fifty years ago when Jacques Hadamard set out to explore how mathematicians invent new ideas, he considered the creative experiences of some of the greatest thinkers of his generation, such as George Polya, Claude L�vi-Strauss, and Albert Einstein. It appeared that inspiration could strike anytime, particularly after an individual had worked hard on a problem for days and then turned attention to another activity. In exploring this phenomenon, Hadamard produced one of the most famous and cogent cases for the existence of unconscious mental processes in mathematical invention and other forms of creativity. Written before the explosion of research in computers and cognitive science, his book, originally titled The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, remains an important tool for exploring the increasingly complex problem of mental life. The roots of creativity for Hadamard lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious aesthetic selection of ideas that thereby pass into consciousness. His discussion of this process comprises a wide range of topics, including the use of mental images or symbols, visualized or auditory words, "meaningless" words, logic, and intuition. Among the important documents collected is a letter from Albert Einstein analyzing his own mechanism of thought.

Scriabin, a Biography

Author: Faubion Bowers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486288970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 636

View: 2796

Definitive biography, newly revised and updated, chronicles Russian composer's life and career: astounding musical innovation, concert tours, abandonment of his wife, brushes with homosexuality, madness, more. 49 rare photographs.

Steve Jobs

Thinking Differently

Author: Patricia Lakin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144245394X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

View: 4965

Presents the life and career of the innovative computer pioneer who helped found Apple Computer, and returned to the company to bring it a second period of success in the industry.

The Autobiography of Ba Jin

Author: Ba Jin

Publisher: University Press

ISBN: 9780880938693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 87

View: 9190

"The Autobiography of Ba Jin was originally written in Chinese by the famed 20th century Mainland Chinese author (Ba Jin) in 1934 when he was only 30. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in the 1970s, when he was actually forbidden to publish because he was being criticized during the Cultural Revolution. In this book, he describes his childhood in a large, wealthy Sichuanese clan, including between 80-100 relatives: the grandfather, his two wives, all the adult sons and their wives and children, and eventually the grandchildren, plus dozens of servants. Ba Jin goes on to describe the fall of the Qing Dynasty, the rise of the warlord era, his own flight from the family compound to go to school in France, and his early success as a writer."--Mai-lee Chai's blog.

Between Lives

An Artist and Her World

Author: Dorothea Tanning

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810120852

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 8227

The entrancing memoir of one of America's leading surrealist painters.

Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

Author: Fred Schruers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804140219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2253

Draws on exclusive interviews to profile the acclaimed music artist's life and career, discussing such topics as his Long Island suburb upbringing, entry into the 1970s music scene and relationships with his closest associates. 100,000 first printing.

Still Writing

The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

Author: Dani Shapiro

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193439

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 7851

“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.” From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. “The writer’s life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.” Writers—and anyone with an artistic temperament—will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers. Like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, and Stephen King’s On Writing, Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life.