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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wenn die Welt ein Dorf wäre ...

ein Buch über die Völker der Erde

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Author: David J. Smith,Shelagh Armstrong

Publisher: Wien : Jungbrunnen

ISBN: 9783702657437

Category: Géographie humaine - Ouvrages pour la jeunesse

Page: 32

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Die Welt ist ein Dorf, in dem 100 Menschen leben: alle Nationalitäten, Altersstufen, Religionen, Hautfarben u.a.

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.

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: 9780606404792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In this bilingual cooking poem for young children, Jorge Argueta encourages more creativity and fun in the kitchen as he describes how to make tamalitos from corn masa and cheese, wrapped in cornhusks. The book opens with an homage to corn -- white, yellow, blue, purple, red and black. In Maya mythology the first men and women are even said to be made of corn. It has been an important food for people in Central America for centuries, and one of the most delicious things you can make using corn masa and husks are tamalitos, or little tamales. In simple poetic language, Argueta shows young cooks how to mix and knead the dough before dropping a spoonful into a cornhusk, wrapping it up and then steaming the little package. He once again makes cooking a full sensory experience, including beating on a pot like a drum, dancing the corn dance, delighting in the smell of corn masa ... And at the end, he suggests inviting the whole family to come and enjoy the delicious tamalitos "made of corn with love." Domi's vivid paintings, featuring a sister and her little brother making tamalitos together, are a perfect accompaniment to the colorful text.

Napi: Spanish-Language Edition

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Author: Antonio Ramirez,Domi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

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Napí es una pequeña niña mazateca que vive con su familia en un pequeño pueblo a orillas de un río en el estado de Oaxaca en México. Cada tarde la familia se sienta en la sombra de una ceiba inmensa para escuchar las historias del abuelo. Mientras Napí escucha con un aire soñador, las tardes toman otros colores en su imaginación: naranja, morado, violeta y verde. La noche llega sobre el río tan bella como los árboles llenos de garzas blancas posando sobre sus ramas. La ceiba manda sueños a Napí cada noche, y en su sueño favorito ella se convierte en un garza que se desliza suavemente sobre el río. La vibrante paleta de Domi y sus mágicas ilustraciones son un complemento perfecto para esta historia tan imaginativa.

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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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.

Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blumen des Koran

Erzählung

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Author: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104013632

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Die hinreißende Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft. Manchmal klaut Moses, der in Paris lebt, Konserven im Laden von Monsieur Ibrahim und glaubt, dass dieser nichts merkt. Doch der hat den jüdischen Jungen schon längst durchschaut. Denn Monsieur Ibrahim, der für alle nur »der Araber an der Ecke« ist, sieht mehr als andere. Er ist ein verschmitzter Weiser, der viele Geheimnisse kennt - auch die des Glücks und des Lächelns.