English & Communications

ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (P)

ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (P)
$17.00
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780316013697
Author: 
Alexie, Sherman
Publication Date: 
2009-03-31
Publisher: 
Little, Brown Young Readers

ADVANCING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

ADVANCING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)
$21.00
Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781591941934
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BREAKING THROUGH COLLEGE RDG (W/OUT MYREADLAB ACCESS) (P)

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  • For courses in Introductory Reading (6-9 grade level).
    Guides students in how to read, comprehend, and retain college-level material
    The lower-level (roughly grades 6-9) text in Brenda Smith s two-book series, Breaking Through: College Reading, Eleventh Edition motivates and helps equip students with the skills they need to achieve their academic and career goals. The text emphasizes the building of prior knowledge or schemata one of the most critical elements in helping developing readers achieve.
    The use of actual college textbook passages offers immediate modeling and application of study and reading skills at a realistic level. Students first apply each skill to short textbook passages. They then build toward applying multiple skills to the longer academic selections that conclude most chapters.
    Also Available with MyReadingLab
    This title is also available with MyReadingLab an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them develop their reading skills and promotes transference of those skills to college-level work. The three selections found at the conclusion of most chapters including the apparatus built around them are now available in MyReadingLab, giving students and instructors an even easier way of doing, evaluating, and tracking the course work.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780321994196
    Author: 
    Morris, Leeann
    Publication Date: 
    2015-01-21
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Pearson

    BUILDING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

    BUILDING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)
    $21.00
    Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591941880
    Publisher: 

    CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED SENTENCES (P)

    CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED SENTENCES  (P)
    $16.00
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    This is not a comprehensive tracking of every nut and bolt that ever came loose within an English sentence; it is a focused discussion of the narrow range of problems that American writers typically face. From confusion over grammar to tangles with usage, to questions about punctuation, Janis Bell addresses them with transparency and grace. She discusses the issues, gives plenty of examples, provides quizzes and answers, and makes sure that readers are engaged throughout.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393337150
    Author: 
    Bell, Janis
    Publication Date: 
    2009-08-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    W. W. Norton & Company

    FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL (P)

    FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL (P)
    $15.95
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    What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is amicro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always and everywhere been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian Queen of the Microstory Ana Maria Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393346077
    Publisher: 

    FLIP CAMCORDER (USED)

    FLIP CAMCORDER (USED)
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    The Flip Ultra camcorder makes it easier than ever to shoot and share video. Ultra features Flip Video's signature shoot-and-share simplicity: just power on and press record to start capturing high-quality video in seconds.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    892684000359U

    FOOLS CROW (P)

    FOOLS CROW  (P)
    $17.00
    $13.00
    $13.00 - $17.00
    New/Used: Used
    The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation.

    -A major contibution to Native American literature.- --Wallace Stegner.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780140089370
    Author: 
    Welch, James
    Publication Date: 
    1987-11-02
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Penguin Books

    GLENCOE WORLD LITERATURE

    GLENCOE WORLD LITERATURE
    $82.00
    New/Used: New

    "World Literature" (c) 2004 is a superb collection of short stories, poems, and plays from around the globe. This anthology is ideally suited for use as an integral part of the standard high school English curriculum or for a global literature elective. Content and activities provide valuable practice in preparing high school students for college classes or for the Advanced Placement exam. "World Literature" can also be used in an English-social studies core program that focuses on the study of world cultures, or as the perfect literature supplement to a world history course!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780078603525
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    GROUP DISCUSSION (P)

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    $33.00
    This affordable, concise guide to group discussion offers comprehensive coverage of the standard agenda, an approach that works for any problem-solving discussion. Readers learn a proven, relevant, practical approach to solving problems. The authors emphasize the creative potential of individuals and urge them to apply that creativity to their discussions, including imaginative ways to foster equal participation, inventive gathering of background information, rhetorically-sensitive handling of conflict, and critical assessment of potential solutions to a problem. Dynamic group discussion is a rewarding experience, and this book maps the route to effective communication in groups for participants and for leaders. As a collective effort, group discussion provides firsthand experience of the enhancement of individual abilities when working as part of a team, encouraging mutual respect and the synergies of collaborative efforts.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781577664758
    Author: 
    Kathryn Sue Young
    Publication Date: 
    2006-12-31
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Waveland Press

    IMPROVING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

    IMPROVING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)
    $21.00
    Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591941903
    Publication Date: 
    1969-12-31
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Townsend Press

    INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (P)

    INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (P)
    $155.00
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    Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, engages students in the public dialogue, encourages civic involvement, and illustrates how to effectively apply speaking skills to college and career. Grounded in rhetorical tradition while offering a fresh perspective, the text helps students understand the power and importance of public speaking -- personally and in greater society. It is packed with stories and tips from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, and activists who speak to audiences of all sizes and ages about their projects, whether saving endangered species, documenting human tragedies, or introducing students to science. Sample student speeches, speech-building exercises, and examples of civic engagement and ethical actions prepare students to enter the public dialogue. In addition, the most comprehensive integrated technology program available gives students plenty of interactive skill-building practice for public speaking.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781305948082
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (TRADE ED) (P)

    LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (TRADE ED) (P)
    $16.00
    Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

    The Spanish language edition of the best-selling "Like Water For Chocolate" is a remarkable success in its own right. Now, in this mass market edition, thousands of new readers will be able to partake in the sumptuous, romantic, and hilarious tale of Tita, the terrific cook with an extra special something in her sauce.

    "A delightful first novel... the fragrant story makes you dream of love and want your supper too". -- "Glamour".

    "A mystical Mexican love story... [that] will charm the palate and the heart". -- "USA Today".

    "A tall-tal, fairy-tale, soap-opera and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one". -- "San Francisco Chronicle".

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780385420174
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    Publisher: 

    NORTON FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING WITH HANDBOOK (P)

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    $79.00
    $59.00
    $59.00 - $79.00
    The Norton Field Guide to Writing is available with a handbook, an anthology, or both -- and all versions are now available as low-cost ebooks and in mobile-compatible formats for iPhones, Droids, and iPads.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393919585
    Author: 
    Weinberg, Francine
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    W. W. Norton & Company

    PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (P)

    PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (P)
    $145.00
    $109.00
    $109.00 - $145.00
    New/Used: Used
    PERSPECTIVES on CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, 7th Edition, approaches learning as the interconnectedness of ideas and disciplinary perspectives. This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting a variety of perspectives on current issues across the curriculum.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781285425849
    Publisher: 

    POETRY SPEAKS WHO I AM - WITH CD

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    $20.00
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    Poetry Speaks Who I Am is filled with more than 100 remarkable selections for ages 12-14 from a wide variety of poets.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781402210747
    Author: 
    Elise Paschen
    Publication Date: 
    2010-02-28
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Sourcebooks

    REINVENTING THE ENEMY'S LANGUAGE (P)

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    $29.00
    This long-awaited anthology celebrates the experience of Native American women and is at once an important contribution to our literature and an historical document. It is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind to collect poetry, fiction, prayer, and memoir from Native American women. Over eighty writers are represented from nearly fifty nations, including such nationally known writers as Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lee Maracle, Janet Campbell Hale, and Luci Tapahonso; others Wilma Mankiller, Winona LaDuke, and Bea Medicine who are known primarily for their contributions to tribal communities; and some who are published here for the first time in this landmark volume."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780393318289
    Publication Date: 
    1998-09-16
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    W. W. Norton & Company

    RULES FOR WRITERS (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)

    RULES FOR WRITERS (EXPIRES IN 120 DAYS)
    $20.23
    ISBN/SKU: 
    174529823216291

    Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update

    Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update
    $57.00
    New/Used: New
    THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it's a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable--with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking. New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work. All of these improvements help student writers--but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor's manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781319083496
    Author: 
    Sommers, Nancy
    Publication Date: 
    2016-07-17
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Bedford Books

    SCRIBNER ANTH OF CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTION (REV & UPD)

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    $21.00
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    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists.
    Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Peter Ho Davies, Janet Desaulniers, Junot Diaz, Anthony Doerr, Stuart Dybek, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, A.M. Homes, Mary Hood, Denis Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Thom Jones, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, David Leavitt, Kelly Link, Reginald McKnight, David Means, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Bharati Mukherjee, Antonya Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, Daniel Orozco, Julie Orringer, ZZ Packer, Annie Proulx, Stacey Richter, George Saunders, Joan Silber, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Amy Tan, Melanie Rae Thon, Alice Walker, and Steve Yarbrough.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781416532279
    Author: 
    Martone, Michael
    Publication Date: 
    2007-12-03
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Touchstone Books

    SPEAKER'S GUIDEBOOK

    SPEAKER'S GUIDEBOOK
    $115.00
    $86.00
    $86.00 - $115.00

    A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds of instructors have helped the book focus on overcoming the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Print and digital tools converge in this edition to help students with every aspect of the speech building process. A new, gorgeous collection of speech videos, accompanied by questions, model speech techniques. Meanwhile, the adaptive quizzing program, LearningCurve, creates a personalized learning experience adjusted to each individual.

    A Speaker's Guidebook is also available in a variety of digital formats, including the brand-new, time-saving LaunchPad edition that combines an interactive e-book, integrated videos and tools, and ready-made assessment options curated into easy-to-assign units inside one convenient learning program. See what's in the LaunchPad
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781457663536
    Author: 
    Rubenstein, Hannah
    Publication Date: 
    2014-10-23
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Bedford Books

    Speakers's Compact Handbook

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    $80.00
    New/Used: New
    Packing a wealth of insight into a succinct resource, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE SPEAKER'S COMPACT HANDBOOK, 5th Edition, is a concise reference for the introductory public speaking course. An excellent value and useful to students in any major, this brief handbook grounded in research features speech excerpts and full-speech examples, illustrations, and critical thinking questions that students can use on their journey to becoming effective public speakers. The spiral-bound format and flexible standalone chapters allow students to access the topics they need to create great speeches easily, while Key Points, Quick Tips, and Checklists help them stay on track. Completely up to date, the Fifth Edition includes new examples, new student speech excerpts and full speeches, new Web Links boxes, new illustrations, and more.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781305280281
    Author: 
    Bodary, David
    Publication Date: 
    2015-12-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Wadsworth Publishing

    TEN STEPS TO IMPROVING COLL READING SKILLS (P)

    TEN STEPS TO IMPROVING COLL READING SKILLS (P)
    $44.00
    Good condition. Front cover's top right and bottom right corners bent. Pages in excellent condition, crisp and clean; no markings, writing, highlighting, tears or missing pages. Front and back covers show some normal wear.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591944232
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-27
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Ingram

    THE ALASKA NATIVE READER: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS (THE WO

    THE ALASKA NATIVE READER: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS (THE WO
    $29.00
    Alaska is home to more than two hundred federally recognized tribes. Yet the long histories and diverse cultures of Alaska's first peoples are often ignored, while the stories of Russian fur hunters and American gold miners, of salmon canneries and oil pipelines, are praised. Filled with essays, poems, songs, stories, maps, and visual art, this volume foregrounds the perspectives of Alaska Native people, from a Tlingit photographer to Athabascan and Yup'ik linguists, and from an Alutiiq mask carver to a prominent Native politician and member of Alaska's House of Representatives. The contributors, most of whom are Alaska Natives, include scholars, political leaders, activists, and artists. The majority of the pieces in The Alaska Native Reader were written especially for the volume, while several were translated from Native languages.

    The Alaska Native Reader describes indigenous worldviews, languages, arts, and other cultural traditions as well as contemporary efforts to preserve them. Several pieces examine Alaska Natives' experiences of and resistance to Russian and American colonialism; some of these address land claims, self-determination, and sovereignty. Some essays discuss contemporary Alaska Native literature, indigenous philosophical and spiritual tenets, and the ways that Native peoples are represented in the media. Others take up such diverse topics as the use of digital technologies to document Native cultures, planning systems that have enabled indigenous communities to survive in the Arctic for thousands of years, and a project to accurately represent Dena'ina heritage in and around Anchorage. Fourteen of the volume's many illustrations appear in color, including work by the contemporary artists Subhankar Banerjee, Perry Eaton, Erica Lord, and Larry McNeil.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780822344803
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    THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE

    THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE
    $12.00
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    From the world-award-winning writer comes the gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education.
     
    In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the remote blizzard-swept St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, one of the harshest and most remote places in Alaska. Guthridge was there to teach at a Siberian-Yupik school -- a school so troubled it was under threat of closure.
     
    For its own reasons, the school district enters the students into one of the most difficult academic competitions in the nation. The school has no computers and very few books. The students lack world knowledge and speak English as a second language. Still, George resolves to coach them to a state championship. But the students have an even greater goal of their own.
     
    Hilarious, disturbing, densely atmospheric -- and packed with surprises at every turn -- The Kids from Nowhere is a powerful, poignant story that will make you want to cry and cheer at the same time. Similar to an Alaskan Stand and Deliver, this is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity that provides a fascinating view of a remote Alaska Native village.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882406510
    Author: 
    Guthridge, George
    Publication Date: 
    2006-09-30
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Alaska Northwest Books