Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Scholastic UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A beautifully written and riveting look at anorexia from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson. Cassie and Lia are best friends, and united in their quest to be thin. But when Cassie is found dead in a motel room, Lia must question whether she continues to lose weight, or choose life instead.


Discussion Guide

Author: Viking Children's Books




Page: 8

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Discussion guide for Laurie Halse Anderson's Wintergirls. Also includes a brief interview with Anderson and discussion questions for her novel Speak.


Author: Ahacan Kanat





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The New York Times bestselling story of a friendship frozen between life and death Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in fragile bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the thinnest. But then Cassie suffers the ultimate loss-her life-and Lia is left behind, haunted by her friend's memory and racked with guilt for not being able to help save her. In her most powerfully moving novel since Speak, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia's struggle, her painful path to recovery, and her desperate attempts to hold on to the most important thing of all: hope. From School Library Journal Starred Review. Grade 8 Up—The intensity of emotion and vivid language here are more reminiscent of Anderson's Speak (Farrar, 1999) than any of her other works. Lia and Cassie had been best friends since elementary school, and each developed her own style of eating disorder that leads to disaster. Now 18, they are no longer friends. Despite their estrangement, Cassie calls Lia 33 times on the night of her death, and Lia never answers. As events play out, Lia's guilt, her need to be thin, and her fight for acceptance unravel in an almost poetic stream of consciousness in this startlingly crisp and pitch-perfect first-person narrative. The text is rich with words still legible but crossed out, the judicious use of italics, and tiny font-size refrains reflecting her distorted internal logic. All of the usual answers of specialized treatment centers, therapy, and monitoring of weight and food fail to prevail while Lia's cleverness holds sway. What happens to her in the end is much less the point than traveling with her on her agonizing journey of inexplicable pain and her attempt to make some sense of her life.—Carol A. Edwards, Denver Public Library Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist Starred Review Problem-novel fodder becomes a devastating portrait of the extremes of self-deception in this brutal and poetic deconstruction of how one girl stealthily vanishes into the depths of anorexia. Lia has been down this road before: her competitive relationship with her best friend, Cassie, once landed them both in the hospital, but now not even Cassie’s death can eradicate Lia’s disgust of the “fat cows” who scrutinize her body all day long. Her father (no, “Professor Overbrook”) and her mother (no, “Dr. Marrigan”) are frighteningly easy to dupe—tinkering and sabotage inflate her scale readings as her weight secretly plunges: 101.30, 97.00, 89.00. Anderson illuminates a dark but utterly realistic world where every piece of food is just a caloric number, inner voices scream “NO!” with each swallow, and self-worth is too easily gauged: “I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.” Struck-through sentences, incessant repetition, and even blank pages make Lia’s inner turmoil tactile, and gruesome details of her decomposition will test sensitive readers. But this is necessary reading for anyone caught in a feedback loop of weight loss as well as any parent unfamiliar with the scripts teens recite so easily to escape from such deadly situations. Grades 9-12. --Daniel Kraus

Teaching Young Adult Literature

Integrating, Implementing, and Re-Imagining the Common Core

Author: Judith A. Hayn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Education

Page: 140

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This text is intended to give educators a resource to aid them in creating a literacy curriculum. The included chapters written by experts from different universities across the country offer a variety of methods for using YAL to meet the standards while connecting with students. Following a framework first chapter introducing the importance of YAL and discussing its relevance, other authors tackle various ways to teach it. Each chapter may suggest different strategies and rationales for utilizing YAL, but each shares a common purpose with the others: to promote the efficacy of YAL to engage students while at the same time meeting the rigorous standards set forth by the Common Core.

The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature

Coming of Age

Author: Crag Hill

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework—how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together.

Holiday Planner

Blue Winter Girls - Christmas - Thanksgiving - 2019 Calendar - Holiday Guide - Gift Budget - Black Friday - Cyber Monday - Receipt Keeper - Shopping List - Meal Planner - Event Tracker - Christmas Card Address - Women - Wife - Mom - Gift

Author: Holiday Planner Queen




Page: 56

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The Holiday Planner Queen is pleased to offer this Festive and Fun Holiday Planner Book for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Black Friday & Cyber Monday with Calendar and SO MUCH MORE to save your sanity this Holiday Season! Get Organized, grab some Christmas and Winter Planner Stickers, pretty gel pens and get ready for a less stressful holiday season! Monthly, Weekly, & Daily Calendar, Shopping List Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Budget Planning, Christmas Card Address Book, Holiday Party Planner, Holiday Dinner Planner and MORE in one amazing little book As a single mom, professional designer and small business owner, I KNOW what its like to try to manage "it all" and book will help keep you, your budget and your holiday events FAR more manageable. You won't overlook those special Black Friday items or forget to send a Christmas card to that old friend from college with this truly fantastic book! Buy this NOW and grab one for your friends, co-workers and fam!, They will DEFINITELY Add you to their Nice List this Holiday Season! Premium, Matte Softcover Book 56 White, Premium Pages 6x9 inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Professional Designed Cover Made In The USA NOTE: Any Glitter or Foil on the cover is Faux, but still very pretty, nonetheless! The interior is PACKED with Practical Content that you will ACTUALLY Use! November - December 2019 Monthly, Weekly and Daily Calendars Priorities, Notes and Goals Holiday Budget Category, Budget, Actual Area to Tape an Envelope for Receipts To-Do Section Priorities, Reminders, Notes Gifts To Get: Name, Gift, Where To Buy Nice List: Budget, Actual, Notes, Done Checklist Wishes For Me What I Want, What I Need, Notes Holiday Events Event, Location, Date, Time, Bring, Outfit, Shoes, Appointment Holiday Card Address Book Sheets with Checklist Black Friday Item, Store, Hours, Price Areas to Tape an Envelopes for Ads and/or Receipts Cyber Monday Item, Website, Time, Price, Notes Area to Tape Ads Party Planner: Guest List, Y/N, Bringing, Location, Food, Drinks, Decor, Games Thanksgiving Dinner Course, Item, Notes, Shopping List Christmas Eve Dinner: Course, Item, Notes, Shopping List Christmas Dinner: Course, Item, Notes, Shopping List Recipe Section Notes I offer professionally designed and curated Art Covers that range from Modern and Trendy, Badass and Gothic, Cute and Cozy, Funny and Traditional, Christian and everything in between to fit the personality of ALL of my Customers from NYC to Kansas to Shanghai .

Laurie Halse Anderson

Speaking in Tongues

Author: Wendy J. Glenn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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In Laurie Halse Anderson: Speaking in Tongues, Wendy J. Glenn examines the life and works of one of the most popular authors for teens. Drawing from both primary sources (Anderson's writings, published interviews and speeches, the author's blog and other online sources, as well as a live interview with the author) and secondary sources (reviews of and scholarly articles on her work), Glenn explores the themes and impact of Anderson's novels. This richly researched work includes in-depth analyses of each of Anderson's young adult titles, chapters on Anderson's lesser-known writings for children, short stories, and poems, and a synthesis of reviews for each title Anderson has published.

Composition Notebook

Wintertime Winter Girls Wide Ruled Notebook - Lined Journal - 100 Pages - 7.5 X 9.25" - Children Kids Girls Teens Women - School Subject - Pretty Faux Glitter

Author: Composition Notebook Queen




Page: 102

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The Composition Notebook Queen proudly presents this beautiful and unique Wide Ruled Composition Notebook for School, Work or Home! This pretty, lined, Faux Glitter notebook is perfect for any class or course in school, but is also useful for taking notes, recipes, to do lists, sketching, writing, organizing, doodling, drawing, prompt book, journaling and brainstorming. Notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for adults, teens and kids for any gift giving occasion! Composition Notebook Features: 100 blank lined white pages Duo sided wide ruled sheets Professionally designed glossy softbound cover 7.5" x 9.25" (18.415cm x 23.495cm) dimensions; versatile size for your purse, tote bag, desk, backpack, school, home or work Can be used as a notebook, journal, diary or composition book for school Perfect for Students and Teachers in all grades: Kindergarten Elementary School Middle school Home Schooling High school College Grad School Nursing School Medical School Law School and More! Many other covers and book styles are available under our brand, Composition Notebook Queen

The Ultimate Household Planner Management Book

Wintertime Winter Girls Mom Tracker - Family Record - Calendar Contacts Password - School Medical Dental Babysitter - Goals Financial Budget Expense

Author: Magnolia Sass Publishing




Page: 122

View: 114

Magnolia Sass Publishing, a female-owned Small Business, Proudly Presents The Ultimate Household Management Planner Book! This Family Record Book will help restore your sanity, one page at a time! Gorgeous and hand-designed by our designers, our planners hold everything your heart desires including contacts, medical, school and dental for your children and home data. A Weekly Planner with journal, household inventory and task checklists, a to do list and goals section is also included. This Mom Planner is FILLED with help for every possible aspect of #momlife so, grab your planner stickers, some colorful gel pens and create your own Ultimate Planner Today! This large, 8" x 10" sized softcover Planner has 120 pages, a brilliant cover, and makes an Amazing Mother's Day Gift, Holiday, Birthday or Wedding Anniversary Gift or just as a Sanity Saver! NOTE: Any Gold or Glitter on the Book Cover is Faux Interior Content Includes: Important Contacts Emergency Contact Info Household contacts: Babysitters, School, Contractors, Repair Services, Cleaning, etc Password Manager Family Birthdays and Anniversaries School Information including schedules and teacher info Medical and Dental Contact Information, Allergies, Blood Type Long and Short Term Goal Setting Monthly Bill Tracker Monthly Expense Tracker Blank Seasonal Cleaning Checklist Blank Shopping Checklist These Undated, Week By Week Planner pages repeat weekly for you: Weekly Task Checklist Weekly Activities Personal Goals Weekly To- Do List Mom Goals Priorities Mom's Workout Routine Water Intake Family Meal Planner Grocery Checklist Recipe Section Housework Checklist Refrigerator Inventory Tracker Freezer Inventory Tracker Cabinet Inventory Tracker Pantry Inventory Tracker Cleaning Supplies Inventory Tracker Family Savings and Bank Deposits Tracker Mom's Daily Journal To Do List Kids Chore Chart Many other Book Covers, designs and colors available from Magnolia Sass Publishing!

The Impossible Knife of Memory

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 358

For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over? The Impossible Knife of Memory is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest: compelling, surprising, and impossible to put down.