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The Fancy Dancer

Author : Patricia Nell Warren
ISBN : 0964109972
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.50 MB
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Tom Meeker is a handsome rookie priest stranded in a dying rural parish. Vidal Stump is a proud, gay half-breed with a criminal record and unlawful desires. Father Meeker must choose between his sacred vows and his secret attraction to this Fancy Dancer who lures him into forbidden love. First published two decades ago, this provocative, hard-hitting novel was the first bestseller to portray a gay priest and to explore gay life in a small town.
Category: Fiction

Fancy Dancer

Author : Fern Michaels
ISBN : 9780758286093
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 27.16 MB
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A powerful, poignant novel of love, redemption, and family secrets from the incomparable #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels . . . On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortune--and learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his father's affair. At last, Jake is in a position to track down Alex Rosario and make amends for their father's past neglect. When their initial meeting goes badly, a distraught Jake crashes his car and is sentenced to community work--with Alex as his parole officer. Jake must spend a year helping Angelica Dancer and her daughter, Fancy, at the Dancer Foundation for neglected children. Fancy, scarred by the accident that ended her ballet career, is even less happy with the arrangement than Jake. Yet as they're all thrown together, unexpected connections help Jake realize that his mother's greatest gift to him lies not in his inheritance, but in the future, and the family, he's slowly piecing together . . . "Michaels' latest is sure to capture the hearts of its readers, even while tickling their funny bones."--Booklist on The Blossom Sisters "Michaels just keeps getting better and better with each book . . . She never disappoints." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Forget Me Not
Category: Fiction

Carrie Navajo Fancy Dancer

Author : Nancy Bo Flood
ISBN : 9781642621501
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 50.28 MB
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Carrie is a young Navajo dancer who lives in Arizona. When she was in grade school, she decided to become a fancy shawl dancer. Traditional dances are important to the Navajo, a way of praying, healing, and celebrating. Carrie discusses some of the clothing she wears at a powwow.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Modern Fancy Dancer

Author : Carey Scott Evans
ISBN : 0962488321
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 82.51 MB
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Book Publishing Company, through its imprint Native Voices, works with a diverse group of Native American authors and illustrators from tribes across the Americas. The Blackfoot, Cherokee, Mohawk, Suquamish, Yaqui, and other tribes are represented here in a variety of books for adults and children. Subjects include tribal legends, history, life experiences, Native American resources, where-to-buy guides, and activity books for children. We feel privileged to be working with these indigenous authors to make their voices heard and to help keep their cultures alive.
Category: Social Science

Native Americans Today

Author : Arlene B. Hirschfelder
ISBN : 1563086948
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 32.20 MB
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Discusses terminology, stereotypes, and some things to avoid in planning study units on Native Americans, and lists topics, activities, objectives, enrichment ideas, and brief readings on related subjects.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Socialness Of Things

Author : Stephen Harold Riggins
ISBN : 3110141337
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.4 MB
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Category: Social Science

Mister Fancy Dancer

Author : S. F. Hochman
ISBN : 1484975685
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 68.42 MB
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Caezaah Wiggington never had it easy. He is unable to express himself verbally. Labeled as slow or stupid, sometimes both, growing up he made an easy target for those too quick to judge. Now in his early twenties, Caezaah works as a late night dishwasher and shares a one room apartment with a family of mice. Despite past events and current circumstances, Caezaah believes that everyone gets his day. He prepares for his. He envisions that when his day comes, he will rise from the lowly ruins to high respect because of his gift. Caezaah's gift is dancing. And, his day has arrived. Although his plans and preparations are repeatedly disrupted, he continues to dance toward his destiny. Against overwhelming evidence to the contrary and a series of obstacles, Caezaah is certain that by nightfall he will no longer be known as Wiggy or Babble Boy, but as the Fancy Dancer, Mister Fancy Dancer.Author's note:After brainstorming with more than 30 eager and enthused fifth graders (and one third grader) at Whittier Family School in Camden, I channeled their dreams and insights into this story, our story. I returned to Whittier for a wonderfully received reading and stimulating discussion.I heard many insightful comments. The wisest of all may have come from a student who had just joined the class and was not part of the session that gave birth to the plot and characters. When I asked for ideas on how to deal with bullies, detractors, and adults who mislabel you and write you off, this young man responded with one word, “SUCCEED.” Ironically, when I started reading the book to the class this young man immediately put his head down on his desk. I found it kind of disturbing that he so quickly chose to tune me out. I instinctively labeled him as disrespectful, indifferent, arrogant or unable to comprehend at this level. Then with one word – “SUCCEED” – he taught me that he who leaps to label others does so at his own peril. I hope when you read Mister Fancy Dancer, you will receive the lesson that not everyone develops according to plan. I also hope, that like Caezaah, you will be inspired to SUCCEED when the odds are stacked up against you.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Kentucky Folktales

Author : Mary Hamilton
ISBN : 9780813140308
Genre : Social Science
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The storytelling tradition has long been an important piece of Kentucky history and culture. Folktales, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories hold a special place in the imaginations of inventive storytellers and captive listeners. In Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies Kentucky storyteller Mary Hamilton narrates a range of stories with the voice and creativity only a master storyteller can evoke. Hamilton has perfected the art of entrancing an audience no matter the subject of her tales. Kentucky Folktales includes stories about Daniel Boone's ability to single-handedly kill a bear, a daughter who saves her father's land by outsmarting the king, and a girl who uses gingerbread to exact revenge on her evil stepmother, among many others. Hamilton ends each story with personal notes on important details of her storytelling craft, such as where she first heard the story, how it evolved through frequent re-tellings and reactions from audiences, and where the stories take place. Featuring tales and legends from all over the Bluegrass State, Kentucky Folktales captures the expression of Kentucky's storytelling tradition.
Category: Social Science

The Osage Ceremonial Dance I N Lon Schka

Author : Alice Anne Callahan
ISBN : 0806124865
Genre : Performing Arts
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In English, I’n-Lon-Schka means "playground of the eldest son." The dance, in which women are allowed only a peripheral role, celebrates traditional masculine values while helping to break down factionalism and feuding within the tribe. The participants, who now number in the hundreds, assemble each June in three Oklahoma communities-Pawhuska, Hominy, and Grayhorse-where the Dance Chairmen, the Drumkeeper (an eldest son of the tribe), and the dance organization have been preparing for the dance throughout the year. The I’n-Lon-Schka is religious in content and continues to establish conduct and ways of living for tribal members.
Category: Performing Arts