The Girl from Chimel

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

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The Nobel Peace Prize winner details her Guatemalan childhood, recounting stories of her grandparents and parents, and her close association with the natural world that surrounded her highland village.

Interrogating Critical Pedagogy

The Voices of Educators of Color in the Movement

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Author: Pierre Wilbert Orelus,Rochelle Brock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317684656

Category: Education

Page: 306

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Educators, teacher practitioners, and social activists have successfully used critical pedagogy as a tool to help marginalized students develop awareness and seek alternative solutions to their poor educational and socioeconomic situations. However, this theory is often criticized as being mostly dominated by privileged white males, bringing issues of race and gender to the forefront. This volume provides insight on how critical pedagogy can be helpful to scholars and teachers alike in their analysis of racial, gender, linguistic and political problems. It features a wide range of respected scholars who examine the way and the degree to which critical pedagogy can be used to improve education for students of color, women and other marginalized groups.

Genocide in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Cambodia to Darfur

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Author: Jane Gangi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134660820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book studies children’s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes or otherwise distort, demean, or oversimplify. In this focus on young people’s literature of specific genocides, Gangi profiles and critiques works on the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); the Iraqi Kurds (1988); the Maya of Guatemala (1981-1983); Bosnia, Kosovo, and Srebrenica (1990s); Rwanda (1994); and Darfur (2003-present). In addition to critical analysis, each chapter also provides historical background based on the work of prominent genocide scholars. To conduct research for the book, Gangi traveled to Bosnia, engaged in conversation with young people from Rwanda, and spoke with scholars who had traveled to or lived in Guatemala and Cambodia. This book analyses the ways contemporary children, typically ages ten and up, are engaged in the study of genocide, and addresses the ways in which child survivors who have witnessed genocide are helped by literature that mirrors their experiences.

The Honey Jar

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Author: Rigoberta Menchú,Dante Liano,David Unger,Domi

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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The Nobel Peace Prize-winner recounts some of the Maya legends she learned from her grandparents as a child in Guatemala.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: N.A

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The Secret Legacy

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Author: Rigoberta Menchœ

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888998961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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After her dying grandfather leaves his cornfields to her, seven-year-old Ixkem meets a group of tiny people in his fields with a secret that may help both of them, but she must share folktales about her culture in order to receive it.

Napí

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Author: Antonio Ramírez,Domi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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Her grandfather's colorful stories give Napâi, a Mazatec Indian girl, a head full of images that carry over into her nightly dreams, in a Mexican tale about the joy of imagination.

Napí Goes to the Mountain

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Author: Antonio Ramirez,Domi,Elisa Amado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

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When their father disappears one day, Napi, an imaginative Mazatec Indian girl, and her brother Nicle raft upriver to search for him, and their quest turns into a magical journey of self-discovery as various animals offer help and advice.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

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Author: David Campos,Rocio Delgado,Mary Esther Soto Huerta

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416613897

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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How can teachers of Latino English language learners actively engage their students' families in helping ELLs succeed in school? In this powerful book, David Campos, Rocio Delgado, and Mary Esther Soto Huerta provide guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino ELLs. Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners includes practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, that can help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families' knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home. In addition, the authors * Offer information on aspects of Latino culture relevant to student learning; * Provide lists of websites and books on Latino culture and of Latino-themed children's books for use with students; and * Outline a framework that educators can use to create a "campus task force" for engaging Latino families in student learning. The more families of Latino ELLs learn about the curriculum, policies, and procedures of their children's schools, the more comfortable they will be collaborating with teachers. Likewise, the more educators learn about their students' backgrounds, the better able they will be to help them in the classroom. This complete resource will enable educators to work diligently and harmoniously with students' families in the service of what really matters: the academic success of Latino students.

The Night the Moon Fell

A Maya Myth

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN: 0888999380

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When a gust from her grandfather's blowgun causes Luna to tumble from the sky and fall into the ocean, the little fishes help her rise once again, in an updated retelling of a traditional Mopan Maya myth from Belize. Reprint.

The Race of Toad and Deer

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Author: Pat Mora

Publisher: Groundwood Books

ISBN: 9780888994349

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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With the help of his friends, Tio Sapo, the toad, defeats the overconfident Tio Venado, the deer, in a race.

Tamalitos

Un Poema Para Cocinar / a Cooking Poem

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Author: Jorge Argueta

Publisher: Bilingual Cooking Poems

ISBN: 9781773060910

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Another playful book in the popular bilingual Cooking Poem series, now in paperback!

Rigoberta Menchú and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

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Author: David Stoll

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813343969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Rigoberta Menchú is a living legend, a young woman who said that her odyssey from a Mayan Indian village to revolutionary exile was “the story of all poor Guatemalans.” By turning herself into an everywoman, she became a powerful symbol for 500 years of indigenous resistance to colonialism. Her testimony, I, Rigoberta Menchú, denounced atrocities by the Guatemalan army and propelled her to the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. But her story was not the eyewitness account that she claimed. In this hotly debated book, key points of which have been corroborated by the New York Times, David Stoll compares a cult text with local testimony from Rigoberta Menchú’s hometown. His reconstruction of her story goes to the heart of debates over political correctness and identity politics and provides a dramatic illustration of the rebirth of the sacred in the postmodern academy.This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Elizabeth Burgos, the editor of I, Rigoberta Menchú, as well as a new afterword from Stoll, who discusses Rigoberta Menchú’s recent bid for the Guatemalan presidency and addresses the many controversies and debates that have arisen since the book was first published.

Am Rand

Roman

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Author: Hans Platzgumer

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057897

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Ein Mensch steigt früh am Morgen auf einen Berg. Sobald es dunkel ist, will er einen letzten Schritt tun. Schon immer lagen der Tod und das Glück für Gerold Ebner nah beieinander. Als Kind hat er seinen ersten Toten gesehen. Später hat er zwei Menschen eigenhändig den Tod gebracht: Er erlöste seine Mutter vom terrorisierenden Großvater und seinen besten Freund von dessen Leiden. Doch ist er damit zum Mörder geworden? Noch einmal entscheidet sich Gerold gegen das Gesetz und findet so sein eigenes Glück, das ihm der Tod wieder nimmt ... Fesselnd bis zum Schluss schildert der Ich-Erzähler die Ereignisse, die ihn an den Rand eines Felsens geführt haben.

Weekly Law Digest

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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Die Hure von Venedig

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Author: Michelle Lovric

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688117239

Category: Fiction

Page: 636

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Von den Gefahren der Liebe Als Wendelin von Speyer 1468 in Venedig eintrifft, führt er eine Erfindung mit sich, die den Beginn einer kulturellen Revolution einleitet – Gutenbergs Lettern. Zusammen mit dem jungen Buchdrucker Bruno und dem Illuminator Felice ruft der ehrgeizige Deutsche die erste Druckerei der Stadt ins Leben. Während sich Bruno und Felice in eine obsessive Dreiecksbeziehung mit der schönen Konkubine Sosia verstricken, fordert Wendelin das Schicksal auf andere Weise heraus. Er veröffentlicht die lang verschollenen Liebesgedichte Catulls – ein Schritt, der die Kirche empört, die Stadt schockiert und ihrer aller Leben für immer verändert.