Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442408928

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 359

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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents and his family that he has never asked before.
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Student Workbook

Quick Student Workbooks

Author: John Pennington

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546871156

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Page: 98

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The Quick Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and providing a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use them to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text. This is a workbook for students to determine the above areas. This is not a study guide, cliff notes, or Teacher's guide.
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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544583523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.
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Affect, Emotion, and Children’s Literature

Representation and Socialisation in Texts for Children and Young Adults

Author: Kristine Moruzi,Michelle J. Smith,Elizabeth Bullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351971638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialisation, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialisation and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picture books, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children’s and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children’s and young adult literature.
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Teaching Young Adult Literature Today

Insights, Considerations, and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher

Author: Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Karina R. Clemmons

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475829485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 354

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This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.
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Booklist’s 1000 Best Young Adult Books since 2000

Author: Gillian Engberg,Ian Chipman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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With the explosion in YA publishing, it’s harder than ever to separate good books from the rest. Booklistmagazine’s editors’ deep and broad knowledge of the landscape offers indispensable guidance, and here they bring together the very best of the best books for young adults published since the start of the 21st century. Drawing on the careful judgment of expert YA librarians, this book Includes a foreword by best-selling YA lit authority Michael Cart, who demonstrates how we have entered a new golden age of books for young adults Collects reviews which showcase the most stimulating contemporary YA titles Features an essay in each section, grouped by genre, presenting an overview and examining relevant trends Indexes selections by author, title, and genre for handy reference The thoughtful professional review coverage for which ALA’s Booklist is known makes this volume an ideal tool for YA readers’ advisory and collection development.
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A Gift from Papá Diego

Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613065870

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

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When Little Diego gets a Superman outfit for his birthday, he hopes to fly across the border to Mexico to be with his grandfather whom he loves.
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Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN: 1935955330

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders--real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight--entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It's a touchstone for each of Sáenz's stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to score, or they might just stay there for a while and let their story be told. Sáenz knows that the Kentucky Club, like special watering holes in all cities, is the contrary to borders. It welcomes Spanish and English, Mexicans and gringos, poor and rich, gay and straight, drug addicts and drunks, laughter and sadness, and even despair. It's a place of rich history and good drinks and cold beer and a long polished mahogany bar. Some days it smells like piss. "I'm going home to the other side." That's a strange statement, but you hear it all the time at the Kentucky Club. Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a highly regarded writer of fiction, poetry, and children's literature. Like these stories, his writing crosses borders and lands in our collective psyche. Poets & Writers Magazine named him one of the fifty most inspiring writers in the world. He's been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN Center's prestigious award for young adult fiction. Sáenz is the chair of the creative writing department of University of Texas at El Paso.
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The Boy Who Loved Rain

They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. They're wrong.

Author: Gerard Kelly

Publisher: Lion Fiction

ISBN: 1782641300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Colom is the teenage son, and Fiona the wife, of David Dryden, pastor of a high profile church in London, who is admired for his emphasis on the Christian family. But all is not well. Colom’s erratic behaviour causes a great deal of family stress. When a commitment to die is discovered in Colom's room after the suicide of a school friend, David finds himself out of his depth - and Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees ... A wonderful, intelligent and searching novel about the toxic nature of secrets, and the possibility of starting again.
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The Porcupine of Truth

Author: Bill Konigsberg

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338032451

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.
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