Angela s Ashes Accelerated Reader

Angela s Ashes   Accelerated Reader
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 364
ISBN: OCLC:671292976
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780684874357
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Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

A Companion to Literature Film and Adaptation

A Companion to Literature  Film  and Adaptation
Author: Deborah Cartmell
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781118312049
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Release: 2012-08-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explorethe aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, fromthe days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena.Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on thehistorical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, thevolume reflects today’s acceptance of intertextuality as avital and progressive cultural force. Incorporates new research in adaptation studies Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well asother contemporary perspectives Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars Explores fascinating topics such as ‘unfilmable’texts Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan’sAtonement and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

Shoot the Moon

Shoot the Moon
Author: Patricia Steele
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781434991959
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Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
Language: en

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Spark Notes Angela s Ashes

Spark Notes   Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1586634690
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Release: 2002-07-15
Editor: Spark Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Sparknotes' created by Harvard students for students. Each title in the series contains plot summary and analysis, key facts about the work, an analysis of the major characters, suggested essay topics, themes, motifs, and symbols, and an explanation of important quotations.

Death Coming Up the Hill

Death Coming Up the Hill
Author: Chris Crowe
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780544302150
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Release: 2014
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Douglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting; his first girlfriend, his parents' separation, and a longed-for sister.

Are Prisons Obsolete

Are Prisons Obsolete
Author: Angela Y. Davis
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781609801045
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Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable. In Are Prisons Obsolete?, Professor Davis seeks to illustrate that the time for the prison is approaching an end. She argues forthrightly for "decarceration", and argues for the transformation of the society as a whole.

Telling True Stories

Telling True Stories
Author: Mark Kramer,Wendy Call
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781440628948
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Release: 2007-01-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.

Eats Shoots Leaves

Eats  Shoots   Leaves
Author: Lynne Truss
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101218297
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Release: 2004-04-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

Hawkes Harbor

Hawkes Harbor
Author: S. E. Hinton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466823839
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Release: 2010-04-27
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The legendary author of The Outsiders returns with her first new novel in more than fifteen years! An orphan and a bastard, Jamie grew up tough enough to handle almost anything. He survived foreign prisons, smugglers, pirates, gunrunners, and shark attacks. But what he finds in the quote town of Hawkes Harbor, Delaware, was enough to drive him almost insane—and change his life forever. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fork the Witch and the Worm

The Fork  the Witch  and the Worm
Author: Christopher Paolini
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781984894885
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Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling collection of stories based in the world of Eragon and the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle. A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia. It's been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. When a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend surface, Eragon is faced with a much-needed distraction that may lead to a new perspective. This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon's own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself! Also includes four new pieces of original art by the author. "Christopher Paolini is a true rarity." --The Washington Post

Urban Outlaws

Urban Outlaws
Author: Peter Jay Black
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781619634015
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deep beneath the city live five extraordinary kids: world-famous hacker Jack, gadget geek Charlie, free runner Slink, communications chief Obi, and decoy expert Wren. Orphans bonded over their shared sense of justice, the kids have formed the Urban Outlaws, a group dedicated to outsmarting criminals and handing out their stolen money through Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s). But the kids find themselves in serious trouble when they're caught in an epic battle to control Proteus, a genius super-computer. Proteus can crack any code in the world-and steal top-secret documents in nanoseconds. It's down to the Urban Outlaws to use their guile, guts, and skill to destroy the computer, avert world domination . . . and stay alive. Don't miss the global launch of this debut series from Peter Jay Black-the perfect mix of explosive action, cool technology, and characters with lots of heart.

Generations of Youth

Generations of Youth
Author: Joe Alan Austin,Michael Willard
Pages: 474
ISBN: 9780814706459
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Release: 1998-06
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains twenty-six chronologically arranged essays in which social historians and American cultural studies scholars examine American youth and youth cultures over the course of the twentieth century.

Burning Ashes

Burning Ashes
Author: James Bennett
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780356506685
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Release: 2018-12-11
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Magnificent' Daily Mail 'A thrilling fusion of myth and modernity' Kevin Hearne on Chasing Embers The Lore is over. For Ben Garston, the fight is just beginning. The uneasy truce between the human and the mythical world has shattered. Betrayed by his oldest friend, with a tragic death on his hands, there isn't enough whiskey in England to wash away the taste of Ben's guilt. But for a one-time guardian dragon, there's no time to sit and sulk in the ruins. Because the Long Sleep has come undone. Slowly but surely, Remnants are stirring under the earth, unleashing chaos and terror on an unsuspecting modern world. Worse still, the Fay are returning, travelling across the gulfs of the nether to bring a final reckoning to Remnants and humans alike. A war is coming. A war to end all wars. And only Ben Garston stands in the way . . . Fans of BEN AARONOVITCH and JIM BUTCHER will revel in this fiery tale of magic, mayhem and modern-day mythology. Praise for the Ben Garston novels: 'Absolutely loving it. Gorgeous use of language, great humour, characterisation and storyline' Elizabeth Chadwick 'A superior piece of magical myth-making' SFFWorld 'Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher are both fair comparisons to Bennett's attempts to fuse fantasy with a modern-day setting' SciFiNow 'Blending together the best of action, adventure and urban fantasy . . . Chasing Embers is one of my highlights!' The Eloquent Page The Ben Garston novels Chasing Embers Raising Fire Burning Ashes

Watch Me Throw the Ball

Watch Me Throw the Ball
Author: Mo Willems
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1406348279
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gerald is determined to teach Piggie that ball-throwing is a serious business, but Piggie is just as determined to have serious fun. Told entirely in speech bubbles with a repetitive use of familiar phrases, this original book encourages children who are just learning to read.

The Westing Game

The Westing Game
Author: Ellen Raskin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780593204504
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings! Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense. Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal One Hundred Books That Shaped the Century "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review "A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book

Celtic Lightning

Celtic Lightning
Author: Ken McGoogan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443425520
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With Celtic Lightning, bestselling author Ken McGoogan plunges into the perpetual debate about Canadian roots and identity: Who do we think we are? He argues that Canadians have never investigated the demographic reality that informs this book—the fact that more than nine million Canadians claim Scottish or Irish heritage. Did the ancestors of more than one quarter of our population arrive without cultural baggage? No history, no values, no vision? Impossible. McGoogan writes that, to understand who we are and where we are going, Canadians must look to cultural genealogy. He builds on the work of Richard Dawkins, who contends that ideas and values (“memes”) can be transmitted from one generation to another. Scottish and Irish immigrants arrived in Canada with values they had learned from their forebears. And they did so early enough, and in sufficient numbers, to shape an emerging Canadian nation. McGoogan highlights five of the values they imported as foundational: independence, audacity, democracy, pluralism and perseverance. He shows that these values are thriving in contemporary Canada, and traces their evolution through the lives of thirty prominent individuals—heroes, rebels, poets, inventors, pirate queens—who played formative roles in the histories of Scotland and Ireland. Two charged traditions came together and gave rise to a Canadian nation. That is when Celtic lightning struck.

A Girl from Yamhill

A Girl from Yamhill
Author: Beverly Cleary
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061756726
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir—now with a beautifully redesigned cover! Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle graders. But in A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a more personal story—her story—of what adolescence was like. In warm but honest detail, Beverly describes life in Oregon during the Great Depression, including her difficulties in learning to read, and offers a slew of anecdotes that were, perhaps, the inspiration for some of her beloved stories. For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary’s books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.

Straight On Till Morning

Straight On Till Morning
Author: Liz Braswell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368047753
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland...with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess—it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan—and his world.

History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781616956936
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Soho Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything From the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not comes an explosive examination of grief, mental illness, and the devastating consequences of refusing to let go of the past. When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart. If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.