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Read e-book online Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994-2014: The Rise and PDF

By Athina Karatzogianni

This e-book introduces 4 waves of upsurge in electronic activism and cyberconflict. the increase of electronic activism begun in 1994, used to be remodeled through the occasions of Sept. 11, culminated in 2011 with the Arab Spring uprisings, and entered a transformative part of keep an eye on and mainstreaming considering that 2013 with the Snowden affair.

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Hilary S. Crew's Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion (Studies in Young PDF

By Hilary S. Crew

Donna Jo Napoli has bought popularity of her younger grownup works and is mainly identified for her ancient novels and her retellings of fantasy and fairy stories. during this full-length serious examine, Hilary S. team integrates feedback and biographical details to light up Napoli's many novels, in addition to different writings via Napoli equivalent to her essays on writing for kids and her booklet, Language Matters.

A entire severe research of nineteen novels,
Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion presents an realizing of the way Napoli's lifestyles and occupation as a professor of linguistics affects her writing for teens. The novels analyzed during this research contain Napoli's retellings of such fairy stories and myths as The Magic Circle, Zel, Bound, Beast, and Sirena; novels whose tales are drawn from non secular and conventional resources similar to Song of the Magdalene, Breath, and Hush; such old works as The Smile, Daughter of Venice, and novels set in the course of WWII, Stones in Water and Fire within the Hills; and her most up-to-date ebook for teens, Alligator Bayo. An interview with Napoli concludes this important source for these operating with younger adults.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Children’s Ghost Story in America by Sean Ferrier-Watson

By Sean Ferrier-Watson

 Ghost tales have performed a favourite function in early life. Circulated round playgrounds and whispered in shut eye events, their heritage in American literature is little identified and infrequently mentioned via students. This booklet explores the interesting origins and improvement of those stories, targeting the social and historic components that formed them and gave start to the genre.
Ghost tales have existed for hundreds of years yet were released in particular for kids for less than approximately two hundred years. Early on, supernatural ghost tales have been rare—authors and publishers, fearing they may adversely have an effect on younger minds, provided tales during which the ghost used to be regularly printed as a fraud. those stories ruled children’s publishing within the nineteenth century however the twentieth century observed a transformation in point of view and the supernatural ghost tale flourished.

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Download PDF by Charles R Ault Jr.: Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian

By Charles R Ault Jr.

Thinking whimsically makes critical technological know-how available. that is a message that are meant to be taken to center via all readers who are looking to know about evolution. Do Elephants Have Knees? invitations readers into severe appreciation of Darwinian histories through deploying the playful pondering present in children’s books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children’s literature to fresh study in paleontology and evolutionary biology. Inquiring into the beginning of origins tales, Ault provides 3 images of Charles Darwin—curious baby, twentysomething adventurer, and aged computer virus scientist. Essays concentrating on the origins of tetrapods, elephants, whales, and birds clarify basic Darwinian recommendations (natural choice, for instance) with examples of fossil background and comparative anatomy.

The imagery of the children’s tale deals the way to consider and recreate clinical discoveries. by way of juxtaposing Darwin’s technology with stories for kids, Do Elephants Have Knees? underscores the significance of whimsical storytelling to the accomplishment of significant considering. Charles Darwin mused approximately duck beaks and swimming bears as he imagined a pathway for the starting place of baleen. A "bearduck" chimera could be a stretch, however the technological know-how linking not only cows but additionally whales to moose via shared ancestry has nice advantage. educating approximately shared ancestry could commence with recognition to Bernard Wiseman’s Morris the Moose. Morris believes that cows and deer are wonderful examples of moose simply because all of them have 4 legs and issues on their heads. No whale antlers are identified, yet fossils of four-legged whales are. by means of calling awareness to dazzling and serendipitous echoes among children’s tales and demanding technological know-how, Ault demonstrates how playful considering opens the doorways to an realizing of evolutionary thought.

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Download e-book for iPad: Janet McDonald: The Original Project Girl (Scarecrow Studies by Catherine Ross-Stroud

By Catherine Ross-Stroud

a lot has been written concerning the country of Black adolescence―often from a sociological viewpoint situating Black teenagers in an at-risk class. notwithstanding, via her characters, younger grownup writer Janet McDonald (1954-2007) provides the big variety of adolescent lifestyles. McDonald particularly offers to readers the multifarious perspectives of society on the subject of the self-efficacious force of city children to upward push above their conditions in anyway necessary.

Janet McDonald: the unique undertaking Girl is a bio-critical research of McDonald and her paintings because it pertains to the contributions she has made to the style of sweet sixteen fiction. It explains McDonald's profoundly lifelike fiction, which holds huge allure for teenagers looking for solutions to the arrival of age secret. Catherine Ross-Stroud, in her research of McDonald's works and interviews with the writer, has prepare a complete source that may be an invaluable learn tool.

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The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern by J. Zipes PDF

By J. Zipes

lots of the fairy stories that we grew up with we all know because of the Brothers Grimm. Jack Zipes, considered one of our most reliable courses throughout the global of fairy stories and their feedback, takes in the back of the romantics mythology of the wandering brothers. Bringing to endure his personal severe services, in addition to new biographical info, Zipes examines the interplay among the Grimms' lives and their paintings. He finds the Grimms' own fight to beat social prejudice and poverty, in addition to their political efforts - as students and civil servant - towards unifying the German states. by way of deftly interweaving the social, political, and private components of the lives of the Brothers Grimm, Zipes rescues them from sentimental obscurity. now not figures in fairy story, the Brothers Grimm grow to be strong creators, actual males who verified the fairy story as one in all our nice literary associations. half biography, half severe evaluate, half social historical past, the Brothers Grimm presents a fancy and extremely actual tale approximately fairy stories and the trendy world.

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Sheila Ray,Peter Hunt's International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's PDF

By Sheila Ray,Peter Hunt

The International significant other Encyclopedia solutions those questions and offers finished insurance of kid's literature from a variety of views. Over eighty huge essays by way of global specialists contain Iona Opie at the oral culture, Gillian Avery on family members tales and Michael Rosen on audio, television and different media. The Companion covers a wide variety of issues, from the fairy story to serious thought, from the classics to comics.
Structure The Companion is split into 5 sections:
1) thought and demanding Approaches
2) varieties and Genres
3) The Context of kid's Literature
4) functions of kid's Literature
5) the realm of kid's Literature
Each essay is by way of references and proposals for extra interpreting. the amount is totally indexed.

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Download e-book for kindle: Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader: A Guide to Exploring by Devin Brown

By Devin Brown

subscribe to award-winning writer Devin Brown as he is taking readers on a desirable trip to the land of Narnia. no matter if you’re an established fan of The Chronicles of Narnia or are only studying them for the 1st time, you may be surprised and encouraged as you adopt your personal chapter-by-chapter guided travel of C. S. Lewis’s loved classics.

This story approximately Narnia takes readers on a high-seas experience to areas past the mind's eye packed with new characters and new conflicts. study extra approximately Reepicheep, the valiant mouse who's small in stature yet nice in braveness. Meet Eustace Clarence Scrubb and learn how Professor Lewis got here up along with his dreadful identify. go back and forth to the place sky and water meet and observe how Aslan is additionally found in our global as well.

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Read e-book online Richard Peck: The Past is Paramount (Scarecrow Studies in PDF

By Donald R. Gallo

some of the most respected authors of younger grownup books, Richard Peck has penned numerous serious and advertisement successes together with Dreamland Lake, The Ghost Belonged to Me, and the nationwide booklet Award finalist, A good distance from Chicago. Peck's novels have additionally got prestigious awards together with the Edgar for Are You in the home Alone? and the Newbery Medal for A yr Down Yonder. he's additionally the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the nationwide Humanities Medal, the ALAN Award, and the nationwide Endowment for the arts Medallion.

In Richard Peck: The earlier Is Paramount, authors Donald R. Gallo and Wendy J. Glenn recount the highlights of Peck's existence, targeting his international travels, his accomplishments as a instructor and his well known writing occupation. Gallo and Glenn study Peck's 30 novels, in addition to his brief tales and kid's books, poems, essays and different nonfiction. an extra bankruptcy analyzes topics, characters, and magnificence in his writing. The appendixes record Peck's many honors and prizes, in addition to movie diversifications of his works. The broad bibliography cites all of Peck's fundamental and secondary works, in addition to resources of interviews, speeches, prayers and credos, articles approximately him, and assets of studies of every of his books. For enthusiasts and students alike, Richard Peck: The prior Is Paramount is the main authoritative source in regards to the existence and paintings of this loved author.

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Read e-book online Letteratura italiana per l'infanzia: Dall'unità d'Italia PDF

By AA. VV.,Stefano Calabrese,S. Calabrese

Genere poco valorizzato ma frequentatissimo, l. a. scrittura consistent with bambini e ragazzi è sempre stata lo strumento attraverso il quale si sono tramandati i valori delle società in trasformazione. Intere schiere di fanciulli, bisognosi di essere addestrati alla civiltà degli adulti, sono stati ricondotti, attraverso il racconto, al rispetto delle norme sociali, e molti grandi autori della letteratura hanno dedicato parte della loro produzione all’infanzia.
Questa letteratura nel nostro paese ha legato il proprio destino alle esigenze dell’alfabetizzazione, e ciò spiega perché dopo l’unità d’Italia si sia assistito alla nascita di testi straordinari (di Gozzano, Capuana e Deledda tra gli altri) e alla fama di scrittori come Collodi, De Amicis e Vamba. I circa sessant’anni coperti da questa antologia, dall’unificazione nazionale all’epoca fascista, coincidono dunque con il periodo aureo del genere, quando le costrizioni pedagogiche sui giovani lettori non sono riuscite a soffocare l. a. nascita di indimenticabili mondi di fiaba.

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