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Wintergirls

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
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Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.

Wintergirls

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
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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.

The Winter Girls

Author : Roger Stelljes
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Gazing out the cabin window at the raging blizzard, fear suddenly floods through her as she feels a stranger’s hand clamp across her mouth. No one can hear her stifled screams as she is dragged from the couch by the fire out into the snow. When seventeen-year-old Savannah Devenish vanishes from her family’s remote vacation cabin in Minnesota, FBI Agent Tori Hunter races along treacherous icy roads to be first on the scene. Savannah’s parents are frantic with worry for their beautiful, carefree girl. Haunted by memories of her own missing sister, Tori vows to do whatever it takes to reunite this family. When the police uncover that Savannah’s father Jacob was having an affair, they suspect his involvement, but Tori is convinced his despair is genuine. Her close relationship with the chief detective means the team won’t listen, so Tori strikes off alone, persuading Savannah’s distraught best friends to share their secrets. It seems this ‘good girl’ was sneaking out to parties to meet up with a mysterious man… Then another teenager is snatched from the street, snowy footprints and a discarded hot chocolate cup the last trace of her. The girls are the same age, strikingly pale and blonde. Is a twisted collector stealing them away? And what chance is there that they are being kept alive? With a deadly snowstorm closing in, Tori battles the elements—and her own team—as she follows the trail to an abandoned cabin by a frozen lake. In the basement are bedrooms filled with clothes for teenage girls. Tori was too late to save her own missing sister twenty years ago, but can she find these girls before they disappear forever? An utterly addictive and twisty crime thriller that will have your eyes glued to the pages and your heart in your mouth. Fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen won’t be able to put this down. Read what everyone’s saying about The Winter Girls: “Hang on to your seat… adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride… will keep you riveted and reading till the early hours… Fabulous… LOVED IT… highly recommend… definite 5 star read for me.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Had me hooked from the very beginning… grab you by the throat and don’t let you go till the very end… An edge-of-your-seat thriller! I found myself yelling “run, run!” and breathing so fast, I thought I was going to pass out!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Trust me—you do not want to miss it!... I found myself totally immersed in the story, reading well into the night!! Awesome, awesome!!” Tropical Delusions, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more… just one more chapter before bed… before I knew it, it was the early hours of the morning… Had me totally engrossed… I didn’t want to put it down.” Nicki's Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The action is non-stop… a wild ride and well worth staying up late to finish!” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow… a rollercoaster of a story that I couldn’t put down till I finished it… I read it in one day.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So intense!!!!... a rollercoaster ride… lots of unexpected twists and turns… a fast paced thriller!... This book is unputdownable.” Tropical Girl Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I just wanted to read a little bit longer no matter how late at night it was… I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Lots of twists and turns, loads of action and suspense… I couldn't put down! Bravo Roger Stelljes!!” Debatably Bookish, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Gripping read… I couldn’t put this book down!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wintergirls

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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.

From Text to Epitext Expanding Students Comprehension Engagement and Media Literacy

Author : Shelbie Witte
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This volume explains how analyzing textual elements that aren't part of the text but connected to it can be used with K–16 students to improve comprehension, engagement, critical thinking, and media literacy. Beginning with an introduction that briefly explains Genette's theory of paratext and discusses the functions of epitext theory, this book comprises theory-to-practice chapters that showcase ways in which teachers and librarians can use elements independent of a text to discuss texts and media with students. Chapters include a practitioner's section specifying practical approaches and explanations for how to use epitext. Scaffolding an application of theory to practice, this title provides educators with an original approach to increasing literacy engagement and integration as well as for increasing media literacy and critical thinking. It includes practical ideas for using epitext in the classroom to promote critical thinking and for collaboration between teachers and librarians. It also includes editorial sidebars that provide additional "how-to" ideas, support deep thinking, make connections to relevant content in other chapters, and provide examples for students in K–16 classrooms. Explains how epitext can be used to scaffold understanding by providing summaries of content, interpretations, criticisms, and appreciations others share about the work Demonstrates the creative process by following the trail of the production of a work Helps students to explore and use various media to complement and extend their experience of a work

100 Unexpected Statements about Wintergirls

Author : William Finning
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Wintergirls." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature

Author : Crag Hill
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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.

Classroom Inspirations

Author : Shelbie Witte
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Reading strategies, writing activities, and lessons based upon vocabulary instruction frame ready-to-implement lesson plans focused on the popular, award-winning young adult novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Partnered with multimedia and technology, the authors focus on literacy mini-lessons that incorporate engaging literature with the Common Core Standards. Classroom Inspirations is the third volume in a series centered on young adult novels and best practices in literacy instruction.

Radical Reads 2

Author : Joni Richards Bodart
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Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections and school curricula after introducing each book with lists of characters and major themes. She also suggests a number of 'booktalk' and book report ideas, also identifying books with mature themes in her 'risks' section. Included as well is a section that lists the awards that the books have won and a section of book reviews.

Laurie Halse Anderson

Author : Wendy J. Glenn
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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.

Frontiers in American Children s Literature

Author : Dorothy Clark
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Frontiers in American Children’s Literature is a groundbreaking work by both established and emerging scholars in the fields of children’s literature criticism, history, and education. It offers 18 essays which explore and critically examine the expanding canon of American children’s books against the backdrop of a social history comprised of a deep layering of trauma and struggle, redefining what equality and freedom mean. The book charts new ground in how children’s literature is telling stories of historical trauma – the racial violence of American slavery, the Mexican Repatriation Act, and the oppression and violence against African Americans in light of such murders as in the AME Mother Emanuel Church and the shooting of Michael Brown. This new frontier explores how truth telling about racism, oppression, and genocide communicates with the young about violence and freedom in literature, transforming harsh truths into a moral vision. Frontiers in American Children’s Literature will be an instant classic for fans of children’s and adolescent literature, American literature, cultural studies, and students of literature in general, as well as teachers and prospective teachers. Those interested in art history, graphic novels, picture book art, African American and American Indian literature, the digital humanities, and new media will also find this volume compelling. Authors and artists covered in these essays include Laurie Halse Anderson, M.T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Louise Erdrich, Eric Gansworth, Edward Gorey, Russell Hoban, Ellen Hopkins, Patricia Polacco, Ann Rinaldi, Peter Sís, Lynd Ward, and Naomi Wolf, among others. Essayists examine their subjects’ most provocative works on the topics of realistic depictions of slavery, oppression, and trauma, and the triumph of truth in storytelling over these experiences. From The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing to The Birchbark House, from the graphic novel to picture books and the digital humanities in teaching and reading, there is something for everyone in this collection. Contributors include leaders in the fields of literature and education, such as the award-winning Katherine Capshaw and Anastasia Ulanowicz. Margaret Noodin, poet and leader in American Indian scholarship and education, leads the essays on American Indian children’s literature, while Steven Herb, Director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, offers an insider’s view of Caldecott Medal awardee Lynn Ward.

Teaching Young Adult Literature

Author : Judith A. Hayn
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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 English Guernsey Cattle Society s Herd Book

Author : English Guernsey Cattle Society
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Silenced Girls

Author : Roger Stelljes
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“Wow wow wow! Grips you in a choke hold and does not let go… Oozes suspense and bone-chilling twists and turns. Astonishing… One of those rare books you stay up all night to read.” @a_likely_storie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The beautiful young woman is perfectly still, curled up in the trunk of the car, her long dark hair hiding her face. Her cotton blouse has ridden up a little, revealing two small dots an inch apart on her back. Just like the others. Guilt has kept FBI Agent Tori Hunter away from her home in Manchester Bay, Minnesota for twenty years, ever since her twin sister disappeared on the Fourth of July, when the girls should have been together. But when she receives an anonymous newspaper clipping about another missing girl, Genevieve, Tori is dragged back to the past. Just like Tori’s sister, Genevieve vanished without a trace, her empty car abandoned on a lonely lakeside road as Independence Day fireworks lit up the sky overhead. Returning to Minnesota lake country, Tori finds Genevieve’s distraught parents desperate for answers. How could their beautiful, popular daughter be snatched so near her own home? Under pressure to make an arrest, the police have no time for Tori’s theories. Besides, they already have a suspect for Genevieve’s abductor: a local man seen flirting with her the night she disappeared. But then the suspect is found dead in his isolated cabin, days before another girl’s body is discovered bound and strangled in the trunk of her car, two strange dots on her back. The bloodstains surrounding her body belong to the one man Tori thought she could trust. Reeling, Tori knows the closer she gets to the truth, the more her own life is at risk. But can she catch this killer before it’s too late for Genevieve? An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen. Read what everyone’s saying about Silenced Girls: “Wow!... This book was totally impossible to put down! One of the very best books I’ve read lately! I highly recommend!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book had me from page one! The suspense was so palpable and I found myself unable to go to bed… I just had to try and read it to the end… Suspenseful thriller! A must-read!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book will keep you up all night!... I found myself getting so wrapped up in the characters and their lives… Silenced Girls will keep you up late and turning those pages till early dawn… leaves you guessing all the way to the very end!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Amazing… grabs your attention from the first page and keeps you turning pages well into the night... Loaded with suspense, plot twists, a touch of romance and a strong, yet vulnerable protagonist, this book has everything you need… I can’t wait to read more of Tori Hunter!” Tropical Delusions, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I was hooked into the book from the start!… so many twists and turns… completely unputdownable and I couldn't wait to see what the ending was going to be!… a fast-paced thriller that will keep you awake at night—completely worth five stars!” Tropical Girl Reads Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You'll never know what hit you! Loved the characters… So many twists and turns! Loved it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “OUTSTANDING… great read. Multiple twists which keep you turning pages… I have read all of Stelljes' books and this is at the top of the list!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Winter Girls Grayscale Coloring Book

Author : Karlon Douglas
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Winter Girls is an adult grayscale coloring book filled with 50 single sided pages featuring beautiful women snuggled up in their cutest winter wardrobes. When the temperatures drop and the snow starts falling, grab a cup of coffee, your coloring supplies, and snuggle up by a warm fire with this winter themed coloring book. Check out the other 50 page grayscale coloring books by designer/illustrator Karlon Douglas by clicking on the "More About The Author" section below Color Some Christmas Color Some Cuteness Christmas Edition Color Some Cuteness Oodles of Animals Fine Art Grayscale Hair To Dye For The Soul of a Woman Grayscale Mix-up Vol. 1

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Author : Dana E. Lawrence
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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

Trickster 3

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
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As soon as he sees Trickster, the new horse at Quinn’s Stables, David knows he’s found the horse he was born to ride. But David’s got a reputation as a troublemaker . . . and Trickster’s still recuperating from an accident. David is determined to clear his name and prove to Mr. Quinn that he’s worth taking a chance on. Can he reach his goal?

Laurie Halse Anderson

Author : Kristi Lew
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Laurie Halse Anderson is a bestselling author of realistic and historical fiction for young adults and children. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, have been nominated for the National Book Award. Anderson spent her childhood in Syracuse, New York, and today lives in Mexico, New York. In her writing, she is passionate about story. Readers learn about Anderson's special writing cottage that her carpenter husband built for her, and how she reaches out to readers in her novels, including Speak, Catalyst, Prom, Twisted, Fever 1793, Chains, Wintergirls, and Forge. In this enchanting narrative, teens examine Anderson's writing process and literary life.

End of the Race 12

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
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Maggie learns all about dog racing when an injured greyhound is brought to the clinic. She goes to the track with Dr. Mac and Taryn, the newest Vet Volunteer, to check on the condition of the dogs. It's risky, but it will be worth it if they can save these greyhounds!

The Ultimate Household Planner Management Book

Author : Magnolia Sass Publishing
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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!