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The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy

By Anne Ursu
  • ISBN Code: : 0062275143
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of The Real Boy and The Lost Girl comes a wondrous and provocative fantasy about a kingdom beset by monsters, a mysterious school, and a girl caught in between them. If no one notices Marya Lupu, is likely because of her brother, Luka. And that’s because of what everyone knows: that Luka is destined to become a sorcerer. The Lupus might be from a small village far from the capital city of Illyria, but that doesn’t matter. Every young boy born in in the kingdom holds the potential for the rare ability to wield magic, to protect the country from the terrifying force known only as the Dread. For all the hopes the family has for Luka, no one has any for Marya, who can never seem to do anything right. But even so, no one is prepared for the day that the sorcerers finally arrive to test Luka for magical ability, and Marya makes a terrible mistake. Nor the day after, when the Lupus receive a letter from a place called Dragomir Academy—a mysterious school for wayward young girls. Girls like Marya. Soon she is a hundred miles from home, in a strange and unfamiliar place, surrounded by girls she’s never met. Dragomir Academy promises Marya and her classmates a chance to make something of themselves in service to one of the country’s powerful sorcerers. But as they learn how to fit into a world with no place for them, they begin to discover things about the magic the men of their country wield, as well as the Dread itself—things that threaten the precarious balance upon which Illyria is built.

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Bessie Scott, nearing the end of her first year at university in the spring of 1890, recorded in her diary: “Wore my gown for first time! It didn’t seem at all strange to do so.” Often deemed a cumbersome tradition by men, the cap and gown were dearly prized by women as an outward sign of their hard-won admission to the rank of undergraduates. For the first generations of university women, higher education was an exhilarating and transformative experience, but these opportunities would narrow in the decades that followed. In University Women Sara MacDonald explores the processes of integration and separation that marked women’s contested entrance into higher education. Examining the period between 1870 and 1930, this book is the first to provide a comparative study of women at universities across Canada. MacDonald concludes that women’s higher education cannot be seen as a progressive narrative, a triumphant story of trailblazers and firsts, of doors being thrown open and staying open. The early promise of equal education was not fulfilled in the longer term, as a backlash against the growing presence of women on campuses resulted in separate academic programs, closer moral regulation, and barriers that restricted their admission into the burgeoning fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The modernization of higher education ultimately marginalized women students, researchers, and faculty within the diversified universities of the twentieth century. University Women uncovers the systemic inequalities based on gender, race, and class that have shaped Canadian higher education. It is indispensable reading for those concerned with the underrepresentation of girls and women in STEM and current initiatives to address issues of access and equity within our academic institutions.

Handbook of Research on Writing

By Charles Bazerman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113525110X
  • Total of Pages : 670
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 711
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The Handbook of Research on Writing ventures to sum up inquiry over the last few decades on what we know about writing and the many ways we know it: How do people write? How do they learn to write and develop as writers? Under what conditions and for what purposes do people write? What resources and technologies do we use to write? How did our current forms and practices of writing emerge within social history? What impacts has writing had on society and the individual? What does it mean to be and to learn to be an active participant in contemporary systems of meaning? This cornerstone volume advances the field by aggregating the broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research and bringing them together into a common intellectual space. Endeavoring to synthesize what has been learned about writing in all nations in recent decades, it reflects a wide scope of international research activity, with attention to writing at all levels of schooling and in all life situations. Chapter authors, all eminent researchers, come from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, archeology, typography, communication studies, linguistics, journalism, sociology, rhetoric, composition, law, medicine, education, history, and literacy studies. The Handbook’s 37 chapters are organized in five sections: *The History of Writing; *Writing in Society; *Writing in Schooling; *Writing and the Individual; *Writing as Text This volume, in summing up what is known about writing, deepens our experience and appreciation of writing—in ways that will make teachers better at teaching writing and all of its readers better as individual writers. It will be interesting and useful to scholars and researchers of writing, to anyone who teaches writing in any context at any level, and to all those who are just curious about writing.

Unfinished Desires

By Gail Godwin
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588369129
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 743
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BONUS: This edition contains an Unfinished Desires discussion guide. From Gail Godwin, three-time National Book Award finalist and acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Evensong and The Finishing School, comes a sweeping new novel of friendship, loyalty, rivalries, redemption, and memory. It is the fall of 1951 at Mount St. Gabriel’s, an all-girls school tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina. Tildy Stratton, the undisputed queen bee of her class, befriends Chloe Starnes, a new student recently orphaned by the untimely and mysterious death of her mother. Their friendship fills a void for both girls but also sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly affect the course of many lives, including the girls’ young teacher and the school’s matriarch, Mother Suzanne Ravenel. Fifty years on, the headmistress relives one pivotal night, trying to reconcile past and present, reaching back even further to her own senior year at the school, where the roots of a tragedy are buried. In Unfinished Desires, a beloved author delivers a gorgeous new novel in which thwarted desires are passed on for generations–and captures the rare moment when a soul breaks free.

These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson

By Martha Ackmann
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393609316
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 320
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An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, “All things are ready” and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely “at home” (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson’s interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was hesitant about publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer. In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson’s life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson through her religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, which prefigured her lifelong ambivalence toward organized religion and her deep, private spirituality. We see the poet through her exhilarating frenzy of composition, through which we come to understand her fiercely self-critical eye and her relationship with sister-in-law and first reader, Susan Dickinson. Contrary to her reputation as a recluse, Dickinson makes the startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, writes anguished letters to an unidentified “Master,” and keeps up a lifelong friendship with writer Helen Hunt Jackson. At the peak of her literary productivity, she is seized with despair in confronting possible blindness. Utilizing thousands of archival letters and poems as well as never-before-seen photos, These Fevered Days constructs a remarkable map of Emily Dickinson’s inner life. Together, these ten days provide new insights into her wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature’s most enigmatic figure.

We Know Who We Are

By Martha Harroun Foster
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806154667
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 826
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They know who they are. Of predominantly Chippewa, Cree, French, and Scottish descent, the Métis people have flourished as a distinct ethnic group in Canada and the northwestern United States for nearly two hundred years. Yet their Métis identity is often ignored or misunderstood in the United States. Unlike their counterparts in Canada, the U.S. Métis have never received federal recognition. In fact, their very identity has been questioned. In this rich examination of a Métis community—the first book-length work to focus on the Montana Métis—Martha Harroun Foster combines social, political, and economic analysis to show how its people have adapted to changing conditions while retaining a strong sense of their own unique culture and traditions. Despite overwhelming obstacles, the Métis have used the bonds of kinship and common history to strengthen and build their community. As Foster carefully traces the lineage of Métis families from the Spring Creek area, she shows how the people retained their sense of communal identity. She traces the common threads linking diverse Métis communities throughout Montana and lends insight into the nature of Métis identity in general. And in raising basic questions about the nature of ethnicity, this pathbreaking work speaks to the difficulties of ethnic identification encountered by all peoples of mixed descent.

In the Shadow of Selma

By Cynthia Griggs Fleming
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Book Code : 1461704588
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 698
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On March 7, 1965, voting rights demonstrators were brutally beaten as they crossed the Edmund Petis bridge in Selma, Alabama. One of the most-publicized incidents of the civil rights campaign, images from that day have been seared into the nation's consciousness. Yet little has been written about the civil rights events in the surrounding counties, the vast sections of the rural south. Cynthia Griggs Fleming addresses this gap by bringing to light the struggle for equality of the citizens of Wilcox County, Alabama. Although right next door to Selma, their story has been largely ignored. Through the eyes of the residents of the county, Fleming relates a struggle punctuated by cowardice and courage, audacity and timidity, fear and foolishness. And, in the end, the entrenched power structure refused to yield and the county remains segregated to this day. Personal and compelling, In the Shadow of Selma is essential reading for everyone interested in the continuing struggle for civil rights in the United States.

Monastery to Matrimony

By Mary Ann Weakley
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1452595976
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 551
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MARY ANN WEAKLEY, who was first a nun, then an ex-nun, searched for spirituality in and out of the convent. She found empowerment in courageous decision-making when starting her life over. Weakley, a small-town country girl, sought a life of adventure when she entered a convent at seventeen. Though not the adventure she anticipated, she adjusted to the life of strict customs and silence away from the temptations of the world. Over time, she experienced contentment and spiritual growth in the peaceful environment. After twenty years, when confronted with a conflict, she made the wrenching decision to leave. Once outside the sheltered confines of convent walls, she faced the challenge of survival. Convent life is one of poverty, but it is also void of anxiety about food, shelter, and income. Monastery To Matrimony: A Woman’s Journey provides an ex-nun’s view through humorous situations incurred when dropped into a changed society where she had no adult history. At thirty-seven, with no severance pay, a minimum wardrobe, and a unique resume, she felt like an oddity to the world. Anyone faced with a painful life change, whether domestic, religious, or occupational, will find encouragement in this story of a woman who overcame fear of an unknown future with a valiant spirit. To learn more about Mary Ann Weakley, visit her Website at www.maryannweakley.com “Mary Ann Weakley has written about a journey grounded in faith, hope and love. It is a unique and deeply personal account — but every reader will relate to elements of her story.” — John Seigenthaler, Founder, First Amendment Center “Mary Ann Weakley’s memoir has the authenticity of twenty years lived as a nun. Her stories of convent life are sometimes humorous and sometimes tragic, but always revealing. Those faced with making life-changing decisions will find inspiration.” —Lisa Patton, bestselling author of Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’Easter and Southern as a Second Language “Ms. Weakley’s book is much more than a memoir. Monastery to Matrimony is an intimate account of the empowerment of women who espouse the religious life, and their coming of age after the Vatican Council II of the Catholic Church. It is a most revealing look at the evolution of compliant women of the cloth who reevaluated their purpose and vocations in the modern world, and the many human factors behind those once mysterious convent walls.” —Nona Kilgore Bauer, award-winning author of Dog Heroes of September 11th “Monastery to Matrimony, from the first stirrings of hope through convent stories and marriage, will touch your heart.” —Marie Therese Gass, author of unCONVENTional WOMEN

The Summer of Impossibilities

By Rachael Allen
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 168335821X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: the-summer-of-impossibilities.pdf

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Four girls. One summer. And a pact to do the impossible. Skyler, Ellie, Scarlett, and Amelia Grace are forced to spend the summer at the lake house where their moms became best friends. One can’t wait. One would rather gnaw off her own arm than hang out with a bunch of strangers just so their moms can drink too much wine and sing Journey at two o'clock in the morning. Two are sisters. Three are currently feuding with their mothers. One is hiding how bad her joint pain has gotten. All of them are hiding something. One falls in love with a boy she thought she despised. One almost sets her crush on fire with a flaming marshmallow. One has a crush that could change everything. None of them are the same at the end of the summer.

Critical Race, Feminism, and Education

By M. Pratt-Clarke
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230115373
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: critical-race-feminism-and-education.pdf

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Critical Race, Feminism, and Education provides a transformative next step in the evolution of critical race and Black feminist scholarship. Focusing on praxis, the relationship between the construction of race, class, and gender categories and social justice outcomes is analyzed. An applied transdisciplinary model - integrating law, sociology, history, and social movement theory - demonstrates how marginalized groups are oppressed by ideologies of power and privilege in the legal system, the education system, and the media. Pratt-Clarke documents the effects of racism, patriarchy, classism, and nationalism on Black females and males in the single-sex school debate.

Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl

By Canno
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1975386930
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 853
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After a life defined by grades, Ayaka thought taking back the top spot was all she wanted from Yurine. But even though she's finally won, Yurine is still all Ayaka can think about. No longer able to hide behind her studies, Ayaka must confront the feelings she's suppressed for so long and decide-who is Yurine to her now? Everything falls into place in this final volume of Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl!

Girls with Sharp Sticks

By Suzanne Young
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534426159
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: girls-with-sharp-sticks.pdf

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“Enough plot twists to give a reader whiplash.” —Cosmopolitan From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes the start of a thrilling, subversive new series about a girls-only boarding school with a terrifying secret and the friends who will stop at nothing to protect each other. Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests. But the girls’ carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today’s most pressing ethical questions.