English & Communications

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

ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (P)
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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.
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9780316013697

ADVANCING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

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$21.00
Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781591941934
Author: 
Sherrie L. Nist
Publication Date: 
2006-12-31
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
Prentice Hall

AUTHENTIC ALASKA : VOICES OF ITS NATIVE WRITERS

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In this lively and sometimes poignant collection of essays and autobiographies, nearly fifty Alaska Native writers tell of their unique way of life and bear witness to the sweeping cultural changes occurring in their lifetimes.

They explore arange of experiences and issues, including skinning a polar bear; traditional domestic and subsistence practices; marriage customs; alcoholism; the challenges and opportunities of modern education; balancing traditional and contemporary demands; discrimination; adapting to urban life; the treatment of Native peoples in school textbooks; and the social realities of speaking standard and village English.

With its fresh perspectives and unfailingly authentic voices, this collection is essential for an understanding of Alaska Native peoples today.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780803259331
Author: 
Creed, John
Publication Date: 
1997-12-31
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Publisher: 
Bison Books

BLONDE INDIAN (P)

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$14.00 - $18.00
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In the spring, the bear returns to the forest, the glacier returns to its source, and the salmon returns to the fresh water where it was spawned. Drawing on the special relationship that the Native people of southeastern Alaska have always had with nature, Blonde Indian is a story about returning.
Told in eloquent layers that blend Native stories and metaphor with social and spiritual journeys, this enchanting memoir traces the author s life from her difficult childhood growing up in the Tlingit community, through her adulthood, during which she lived for some time in Seattle and San Francisco, and eventually to her return home. Neither fully Native American nor Euro-American, Hayes encounters a unique sense of alienation from both her Native community and the dominant culture. We witness her struggles alongside other Tlingit men and women many of whom never left their Native community but wrestle with their own challenges, including unemployment, prejudice, alcoholism, and poverty.
The author s personal journey, the symbolic stories of contemporary Natives, and the tales and legends that have circulated among the Tlingit people for centuries are all woven together, making Blonde Indian much more than the story of one woman s life. Filled with anecdotes, descriptions, and histories that are unique to the Tlingit community, this book is a document of cultural heritage, a tribute to the Alaskan landscape, and a moving testament to how going back in nature and in life allows movement forward."
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9780816525379
Author: 
Hayes, Ernestine
Publication Date: 
2006-08-31
Publisher: 
University of Arizona Press

BOOK OF RHYMES (P)

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop’s revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC’s wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.

Examining rap history’s most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America’s least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780465003471
Author: 
Adam Bradley
Publication Date: 
2009-02-24
Publisher: 
Basic Civitas Books

BREAKING THROUGH COLLEGE RDG (W/OUT MYREADLAB ACCESS) (P)

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$123.00
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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)

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    $21.00
    Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591941880
    Author: 
    Sherrie L. Nist
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Townsend Press

    CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED SENTENCES (P)

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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

    EXPLORING WRITING: SENTENCES & PARAGRAPHS (W/OUT ACCESS) (P)

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    Exploring Writing emphasizes personalized learning. Powered by Connect Writing, students gain access to an adaptive personalized learning plan which helps them become more aware of what they already know and what they need to practice."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780073533346
    Author: 
    Langan, John
    Publication Date: 
    2012-10-18
    Publisher: 
    McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

    FLASH FICTION INTERNATIONAL (P)

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    $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
    Publication Date: 
    2015-04-12
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    W. W. Norton & Company

    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
    Publisher: 
    Flip Video

    GLASS CASTLE (P)

    GLASS CASTLE  (P)
    $18.00
    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

    Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

    What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

    For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780743247542
    Author: 
    Jeannette Walls
    Publication Date: 
    2006-01-17
    Publisher: 
    Scribner

    GLENCOE WORLD LITERATURE

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    $82.00
    $61.00
    $61.00 - $82.00

    "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: 
    Rosenberg, Donna
    Publication Date: 
    2003-04-30
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    McGraw-Hill/Glencoe

    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

    HYPERBOREAL (P)

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    Winner of the 2012 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry
    Selected by Arthur Sze
    Hyperboreal
    originates from diasporas. It attempts to make sense of change and to prepare for cultural, climate, and political turns that are sure to continue. The poems originate from the hope that our lives may be enriched by the expression of and reflection on the cultural strengths inherent to indigenous culture. It concerns King Island, the ancestral home of the author's family until the federal government's Bureau of Indian Affairs forcibly and permanently relocated its residents. The poems work towards the assembly of an identity, both collective and singular, that is capable of looking forward from the recollection and impact of an entire community's relocation to distant and arbitrary urban centers. Through language, Hyperboreal grants forum to issues of displacement, lack of access to traditional lands and resources and loss of family that King Island people and all Inuit are contending with."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780822962625
    Author: 
    Kane, Joan Naviyuk
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-20
    Publisher: 
    University of Pittsburgh Press

    IMPROVING VOCABULARY SKILLS (P)

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    $21.00
    Introduces 300 essential words and word parts that are needed for general reading comprehension in high school and college.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781591941903
    Author: 
    Sherrie L. Nist
    Publication Date: 
    2009-08-25
    Publisher: 
    Townsend Press

    INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (P)

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    $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: 
    Griffin, Cindy L
    Publication Date: 
    2016-12-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Wadsworth Publishing

    INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (P)

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    $194.00
    $146.00
    $146.00 - $194.00
    INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. This special National Geographic Learning edition includes dynamic and exciting stories and tips from young people who are committed to sharing their passion for conservation and learning, accompanied by spectacular National Geographic photographs. Speech-building help and examples of student speeches in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn how to give successful speeches.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781285066141
    Author: 
    Griffin, Cindy L
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Cengage Learning

    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
    Author: 
    Esquivel, Laura
    Publication Date: 
    1995-09-30
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Anchor Books

    LONESOME DOVE (P)

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    A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry s Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.
    Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781439195260
    Author: 
    McMurtry, Larry
    Publication Date: 
    2010-05-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Simon & Schuster

    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

    Patterns for College Writing, brief edition: A Rhetorical Reder and Guide

    Patterns for College Writing, brief edition: A Rhetorical Reder and Guide
    $63.00
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781319123987
    Author: 
    Mandell, Stephen R
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-03
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Bedford Books

    PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (P)

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    $145.00
    $109.00
    $109.00 - $145.00
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    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
    Author: 
    Ackley, Katherine Anne
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-31
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Cengage Learning

    POETRY HANDBOOK (P)

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    $20.00
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    With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. Stunning (Los Angeles Times). Index.
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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780156724005
    Author: 
    Oliver, Mary
    Publication Date: 
    1994-07-31
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    Mariner Books

    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