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A Different Mirror For Young People

Author : Ronald Takaki
ISBN : 9781609804176
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A longtime professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, Ronald Takaki was recognized as one of the foremost scholars of American ethnic history and diversity. When the first edition of A Different Mirror was published in 1993, Publishers Weekly called it "a brilliant revisionist history of America that is likely to become a classic of multicultural studies" and named it one of the ten best books of the year. Now Rebecca Stefoff, who adapted Howard Zinn's best-selling A People's History of the United States for younger readers, turns the updated 2008 edition of Takaki's multicultural masterwork into A Different Mirror for Young People. Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, A Different Mirror for Young People brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's A People's History, Takaki's A Different Mirror offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Different Mirror

Author : Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki
ISBN : 9781456611064
Genre : History
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Takaki traces the economic and political history of Indians, African Americans, Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese, Irish, and Jewish people in America, with considerable attention given to instances and consequences of racism. The narrative is laced with short quotations, cameos of personal experiences, and excerpts from folk music and literature. Well-known occurrences, such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, the Trail of Tears, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Japanese internment are included. Students may be surprised by some of the revelations, but will recognize a constant thread of rampant racism. The author concludes with a summary of today's changing economic climate and offers Rodney King's challenge to all of us to try to get along. Readers will find this overview to be an accessible, cogent jumping-off place for American history and political science plus a guide to the myriad other sources identified in the notes.
Category: History

A People S History For The Classroom

Author : Bill Bigelow
ISBN : 9780942961393
Genre : Education
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Presents a collection of lessons and activities for teaching American history for students in middle school and high school.
Category: Education

Black Ants And Buddhists

Author : Mary Cowhey
ISBN : 9781571104182
Genre : Education
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Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.
Category: Education

We Were There Too

Author : Phillip Hoose
ISBN : 9780374382520
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Biographies of dozens of young people who made a mark in American history, including explorers, planters, spies, cowpunchers, sweatshop workers, and civil rights workers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Half Brother

Author : Kenneth Oppel
ISBN : 0545328780
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the Printz-Honor-winning author of Airborn comes an absorbing YA novel about a teen boy whose scientist parents take in a chimpanzee to be part of the family. For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan -- an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben's father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Ben's parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now he's not the only one his father's going to scrutinize. It isn't long before Ben is Zan's favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Through Other Eyes

Author : Joan Skolnick
ISBN : 0887511147
Genre : Education
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Full of practical strategies and lesson plans, this book is brimming with clear and inspiring ideas for teachers eager to help their students develop an empathic and accurate understanding of history.
Category: Education

1493 For Young People

Author : Charles Mann
ISBN : 9781609806316
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann's language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people. 1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children S Ideas In Science

Author : Driver, Rosalind
ISBN : 9780335150403
Genre : Education
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This book documents and explores the ideas of school students (aged 10-16) about a range of natural phenomena such as light, heat, force and motion, the structure of matter and electricity, they are to study even when they have received no prior systematic instruction. It also examines how students' conceptions change and develop with teaching.
Category: Education

What Are You

Author : Pearl Fuyo Gaskins
ISBN : 0805059687
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Many young people of racially mixed backgrounds discuss their feelings about family relationships, prejudice, dating, personal identity, and other issues.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction