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Trickster Chases The Tale Of Education

Author : Sylvia Moore
ISBN : 9780773549074
Genre : Education
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How Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies can turn teaching and learning upside down and inside out.
Category: Education

Restoring The Balance

Author : Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
ISBN : 9780887553615
Genre : Social Science
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First Nations peoples believe the eagle flies with a female wing and a male wing, showing the importance of balance between the feminine and the masculine in all aspects of individual and community experiences. Centuries of colonization, however, have devalued the traditional roles of First Nations women, causing a great gender imbalance that limits the abilities of men, women, and their communities in achieving self-actualization.Restoring the Balance brings to light the work First Nations women have performed, and continue to perform, in cultural continuity and community development. It illustrates the challenges and successes they have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, and art, while suggesting significant options for sustained improvement of individual, family, and community well-being. Written by fifteen Aboriginal scholars, activists, and community leaders, Restoring the Balance combines life histories and biographical accounts with historical and critical analyses grounded in traditional thought and approaches. It is a powerful and important book.
Category: Social Science

Trickster Jack

Author : E. Reid Gilbert
ISBN : 1604942371
Genre : Fiction
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Every culture has its own trickster character. The Southern Appalachian Mountain trickster is Jack, whom readers may know from traditional stories like "Jack in the Giant's Newground" and "Jack and the Bean Tree." The stories in "Trickster Jack," which focus on the shenanigans of Jack and his older brothers, are really tall tales emerging from Reid Gilbert's tricky imagination. Set in the Southern Appalachians around the end of the nineteenth century, these tales describe actual activities of the time, such as making a wooden wagon with white oak rounds for wheels, fetching water from wells with windlasses, and using outdoor outhouses. "Trickster Jack" introduces those readers from outside the Appalachians to some of the ways and manners of that region, while reacquainting Appalachians themselves with their own heritage. Regardless of where you hail, there is plenty in this whimsical collection to delight and entertain you. About the Author Drawing on stories from his own childhood on a dirt farm in North Carolina and his subsequent work in the Appalachian Mountains, E. Reid Gilbert spins together traditional stories, songs, and tall tales. Dr. Gilbert studied storytelling with Richard Chase, author of "The Jack Tales," as well as mime and Asian theater. He has won two Fulbright awards: one to research theater training in India, and one to teach storytelling in Thailand. He has served as director of Valley Ridge Theatre in Thomas, West Virginia, and is professor emeritus at Ohio State University. To contact the author, e-mail [email protected]
Category: Fiction

Fire Race

Author : Jonathan London
ISBN : 9781452133164
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With the help of other animals, Wise Old Coyote manages to acquire fire from the wicked Yellow Jacket sisters.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Matatu

Author : Eric Walters
ISBN : 9781554693016
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kioko had been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he could remember. But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus, his grandfather tells him an entertaining tale about a dog, a goat and a sheep. Set in East Africa, The Matatu is a colorful story filled with many unexpected turns and twists along the way.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Sarah Beth Durst
ISBN : 9781442423770
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the goddess Bayla fails to take over Liyana's body, Liyana's people abandon her in the desert to find a more worthy vessel, but she soon meets Korbyn, who says the souls of seven deities have been stolen and that he needs Liyana's help to find them.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Fugitives

Author : Christopher Sorrentino
ISBN : 9781476795751
Genre : Fiction
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In their growing involvement with one another, each becomes a pawn in the other's game. As we weave among these characters, learning about their lives and motivations, and uncovering the conflicts and contradictions between their stories, we realize that the storyteller is not the only one with secrets to conceal that all three are fugitives of one kind or another. All the Sorrentino touches that have thrilled admirers are here: sparkling dialogue, satirical wit, attention to the details of everyday life, dizzyingly inventive prose but it is the deeply imagined interior lives of its all too human main characters that set this novel apart. Moving, funny, tense, and mysterious, The Fugitives is a love story, a ghost story, and a crime thriller.
Category: Fiction


Author : Tara Westover
ISBN : 9781443452502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For readers of North of Normal and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Book Thief

Author : Markus Zusak
ISBN : 1486205526
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The Seventh Magpie

Author : Nancy Chase
ISBN : 1507754833
Genre : Fiction
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A queen's disappearance. A priceless magical book. A lost love. A deadly mistake. Can Princess Catrin set things right and regain all she has lost, or will the riddles of the seven Magpies cost her the only thing she still values? Princess Catrin is just a child when her mother vanishes, leaving her a cryptic legacy: a priceless magical book and the warning that if Catrin ever loses it, she'll surely die. But she is a young woman on the brink of a whole new life when, in a moment of defiance, she forgets that warning and triggers a catastrophe that shatters all her hopes. Stricken with grief and seeking a way to correct her terrible mistake, Catrin risks everything on a dangerous bargain. Too late, she realizes just how much more she has to lose. With advice from a half-mad witch and help from companions she meets along the way, Catrin embarks on a desperate quest to defeat seven riddling Magpies-magical tricksters who can shapeshift into anything or anyone-and win back her book or face losing everything she holds dear. With each step the stakes get higher, and there are secrets she still doesn't suspect. How much is Catrin willing to sacrifice to finally unmask the Seventh Magpie? A dark fairy tale of loss and renewal.
Category: Fiction