Teaching Girls on Fire

Teaching Girls on Fire


  • Author : Sarah Hentges
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-05-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476679297


Teaching Girls on Fire Book Description :

The rise of YA dystopian literature has seen an explosion of female protagonists who are stirring young people's interest in social and political topics, awakening their civic imagination, and inspiring them to work for change. These "Girls on Fire" are intersectional and multidimensional characters. They are leaders in their communities and they challenge injustice and limited representations. The Girl on Fire fights for herself and for those who are oppressed, voiceless, or powerless. She is the hope for our shared future. This collection of essays brings together teachers and students from a variety of educational contexts to explore how to harness the cultural power of the Girl on Fire as we educate real-world students. Each essay provides both t...

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire


  • Author : Sarah Hentges
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018-04-04
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786499281


Girls on Fire Book Description :

Under the threat of climate change, corruption, inequality and injustice, Americans may feel they are living in a dystopian novel come to life. Like many American narratives, dystopian stories often focus on males as the agents of social change. With a focus on the intersections of race, gender, class, sexuality and power, the author analyzes the themes, issues and characters in young adult (YA) dystopian fiction featuring female protagonists--the Girls on Fire who inspire progressive transformation for the future....

Teaching with Fire
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Teaching with Fire


  • Author : Sam M. Intrator
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003-10-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780787969707


Teaching with Fire Book Description :

Teaching with Fire Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from well-loved poets such as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life's work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionall...

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories


  • Author : Tara McCarthy
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2000-06
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0439098432


Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories Book Description :

Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing....

Girls on Fire
Score: 3
From 217 Ratings

Girls on Fire


  • Author : Robin Wasserman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062417169


Girls on Fire Book Description :

An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year On Halloween, 1991, a popular high school basketball star ventures into the woods near Battle Creek, Pennsylvania, and disappears. Three days later, he’s found with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand—a discovery that sends tremors through this conservative community, already unnerved by growing rumors of Satanic worship in the region. In the wake of this incident, bright but lonely Hannah Dexter is befriended by Lacey Champlain, a dark-eyed, Cobain-worshiping bad influence in lip gloss and Doc Martens. The charismatic, seductive Lacey forges a fast, intimate bond with the impressionable Dex, making her over in her own image and unleashing a fierce defiance that neither girl...

Teaching When the World Is on Fire

Teaching When the World Is on Fire


  • Author : Lisa Delpit
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620974322


Teaching When the World Is on Fire Book Description :

In this inspiring collection, the award-winning, bestselling author—and MacArthur genius—gathers all-star advice for K–12 teachers on engaging students around today's toughest issues Is it okay to discuss politics in class? What are constructive ways to help young people process the daily news coverage of sexual assault? How can educators engage students around Black Lives Matter? Climate change? Confederate statue controversies? Immigration? Hate speech? Lisa Delpit’s Other People’s Children, a classic text on cultural slippage in classrooms, has sold over a quarter million copies. In Teaching When the World Is on Fire, Delpit now turns to a host of crucial issues facing teachers in these tumultuous times. Delpit’s master-teacher wisdom ...

The Camp Fire Girls

The Camp Fire Girls


  • Author : Clara Kern Bayliss (Jr.)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1914
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCBK:C099822102


The Camp Fire Girls Book Description :

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When We Were on Fire
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

When We Were on Fire


  • Author : Addie Zierman
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601425461


When We Were on Fire Book Description :

In the strange, us-versus-them Christian subculture of the 1990s, a person’s faith was measured by how many WWJD bracelets she wore and whether he had kissed dating goodbye. Evangelical poster child Addie Zierman wore three bracelets asking what Jesus would do. She also led two Bible studies and listened exclusively to Christian music. She was on fire for God and unaware that the flame was dwindling—until it burned out. Addie chronicles her journey through church culture and first love, and her entrance—unprepared and angry—into marriage. When she drops out of church and very nearly her marriage as well, it is on a sea of tequila and depression. She isn’t sure if she’ll ever go back. When We Were on Fire is a funny, heartbreaking story of...