Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction is a reference tool covering all genres of fiction. Look up more than 142,500 fiction titles for adults and more than 64,000 for children, with helpful bibliographic information. This new edition also features Awards, Reviews, and Bestseller indication. Use this 2-volume set to help bookstore customers or library patrons to: Find fiction titles in their favorite genre Find titles with their favorite character or favorite setting Follow a classic character across decades, authors, and publishers Find fiction titles spotlighting a region, nationality, or true historic event, such as WWII fiction Use for reading group themes, monthly promotions, or a feature theme -- such as a table that features fiction set in a different region in the country every month This very helpful bibliographic tool includes indices of over 4,000 recurring characters (3,800+ adult; 500+ children's) and over 1,000 settings in fiction (both real and imaginary). In addition, it provides indices on ethnic groups, historical events, occupations, and relationships found in fictional works.
The Directory of the American Publishing Industry with Industry Yellow Pages
Category: Publishers and publishing
Volume 1 covers core publishing industry information: book publishers; editorial services and agents; associations, events, courses and awards; and books and magazines for the trade. Volume 2 contains information on service providers and suppliers to the publishing industry. advertising, marketing and publicity; book manufacturing; sales and distribution; and services and suppliers can be found in this volume. Entries generally contain name, address, telephone and other telecommunications data, key personnel, company reportage, branch offices, brief statistics and descriptive annotations. Where applicable, Standard Address Numbers (SANs) have been included. SANs are unique numbers assigned to the addresses of publishers, wholesalers and booksellers. Publishers' entries also contain their assigned ISBN prefixes.
A Critical Examination of the Portrayal of Individuals with Disabilities in Selected Works of Modern and Contemporary American Literature
Author: Miles Beauchamp
Category: Literary Criticism
This book, by Beauchamp, Chung, Mogilner and Svetlana Zakinova examines how authors have used characters with disabilities to elicit emotional reactions in readers; additionally, how writers use disabilities to present individuals as "the other" rather than simply as people. Finally, the book discusses how literature has changed, or is changing, with regards to its presentation of those with a disability.
Language Arts: Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students, focusing on integrating the six language arts with other subject areas. This practical, hands-on text adroitly incorporates the IRA/NCTE Standards and provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing numbers of students with special needs English Language Learners in the regular classroom.
This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help instructors discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. This supplement to standard children's literature textbooks will be a help to instructors as they engage their students in discussions about selection of materials, censorship, dealing with curricular issues, the need to understand administrative policies, community beliefs, and their responses to these issues. It is designed to help them discuss books in ways that inspire collegiality, collaboration, and scholarship in book evaluation and selection. Using actual case studies, resource reviews and/or scenarios of censorship, religion, violence, ethnicity and other issues, the instructor will be able to encourage discussion and reflective thought about real issues faced by teachers and librarians as they select materials for classroom or school library use. Guides for possible resources for help in researching situations will be included. This will prove a very valuable resource in teaching children's literature courses in schools of education and library schools, and useful to practicing teachers and librarians as well. Though the book is slanted toward the use of books as classroom materials, it will be a valuable asset to a school library's professional collection and certainly valuable to the training of pre-service teachers and school librarians. Each chapter begins with a bibliographic essay that introduces the topic to the reader. The essay is designed as a starting point for further discussion and research. A list of references for each chapter is provided at the end of the chapter. These references represent sources teachers can use to conduct further research to find multiple perspectives about books.
This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.