The Road Book

The Road | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Road by Cormac McCarthy available in full 256 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to The Road below.

The Road

By Cormac McCarthy
  • ISBN Code: : 0307267458
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 237
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-road.pdf

Book Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • The Trumpeter of Krakow
    The Trumpeter of Krakow

    A Book written by Eric P. Kelly, published by Simon and Schuster 2012-03-20 - 224 pages - part of Juvenile Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • I Am the Cheese
    I Am the Cheese

    A Book written by Robert Cormier, published by Knopf Books for Young Readers 2013-03-19 - 224 pages - part of Young Adult Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • They Both Die at the End
    They Both Die at the End

    A Book written by Adam Silvera, published by HarperCollins 2017-09-05 - 416 pages - part of Young Adult Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Lincoln Highway
    The Lincoln Highway

    A Book written by Amor Towles, published by Penguin 2021-10-05 - 592 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Road to Character
    The Road to Character

    A Book written by David Brooks, published by Random House 2015-04-14 - 320 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Anna of Byzantium
    Anna of Byzantium

    A Book written by Tracy Barrett, published by Laurel Leaf 2011-04-13 - 224 pages - part of Young Adult Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
    Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

    A Book written by David Lipsky, published by Crown 2010-04-13 - 352 pages - part of Biography & Autobiography books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Road Not Taken

By David Orr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698140893
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: the-road-not-taken.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A cultural “biography” of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . .” One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David Orr’s The Road Not Taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike. Orr offers a lively look at the poem’s cultural influence, its artistic complexity, and its historical journey from the margins of the First World War all the way to its canonical place today as a true masterpiece of American literature. “The Road Not Taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering? What Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them. The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself. And in this, “The Road Not Taken” is distinctively American, for the United States is the country of choice in all its ambiguous splendor. Published for the poem’s centennial—along with a new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Frost’s poems, edited and introduced by Orr himself—The Road Not Taken is a treasure for all readers, a triumph of artistic exploration and cultural investigation that sings with its own unforgettably poetic voice.

Go the F**k to Sleep

By Adam Mansbach
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453224742
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: go-the-f-k-to-sleep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: “A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep” (NPR). “Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to sleep.” Go the Fuck to Sleep is a book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, it captures the familiar—and unspoken—tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night. Read by a host of celebrities, from Samuel L. Jackson to Jennifer Garner, this subversively funny bestselling storybook will not actually put your kids to sleep, but it will leave you laughing so hard you won’t care.

The Door in the Wall

By Marguerite de Angeli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Book Code : 0307806359
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: the-door-in-the-wall.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy's personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.

More Happy Than Not (Deluxe Edition)

By Adam Silvera
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Book Code : 1616955619
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: more-happy-than-not.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx. In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for sixteen-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again—but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely. When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron's crew notices, and they're not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can't deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can't stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is. Why does happiness have to be so hard? “Silvera managed to leave me smiling after totally breaking my heart. Unforgettable.” —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda "Adam Silvera explores the inner workings of a painful world and he delivers this with heartfelt honesty and a courageous, confident hand . . . A mesmerizing, unforgettable tour de force." —John Corey Whaley, National Book Award finalist and author of Where Things Come Back and Noggin

The Dharma Bums

By Jack Kerouac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110119930X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: the-dharma-bums.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras.

A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0399564047
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: a-gentleman-in-moscow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television series From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and Rules of Civility, a beautifully transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Rupert of Hentzau

By Anthony Hope
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 151
  • Category :
  • Members : 380
  • Pdf File: rupert-of-hentzau.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in the year 1898, the present book 'Rupert of Hentzau' was written by the celebrated English novelist and playwright - Anthony Hope. This novel is a sequel to the author's one of the much appreciated novels 'The Prisoner of Zenda'.

Union Atlantic

By Adam Haslett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 038553261X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 703
  • Pdf File: union-atlantic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Me Gone and the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not A Stranger Here, a stunning, masterful portrait of our modern gilded age. At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a retired history teacher, Charlotte Graves—who has suddenly begun to hear her two dogs speaking to her in the voices of Cotton Mather and Malcolm X—and an ambitious young banker, Doug Fanning, who is building an ostentatious mansion on what was once Charlotte’s family land. Drawn into the conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school student who stirs powerful emotions in both of them. What emerges is a riveting story of financial power, the defense of tradition, and the distortions of desire these forces create. With remarkable scope and precision, Union Atlantic delivers a striking vision of the violent, anxious world we’ve come to inhabit.

The Power

By Naomi Alderman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316547654
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: the-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? "The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post **WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION** One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year "Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Passport to Heaven

By Micah Wilder
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736982884
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: passport-to-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“You have a call, Elder Wilder.” When missionary Micah Wilder set his sights on bringing a Baptist congregation into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had no idea that he was the one about to be changed. Yet when he finally came to know the God of the Bible, Micah had no choice but to surrender himself—no matter the consequences. For a passionate young Mormon who had grown up in the Church, finding authentic faith meant giving up all he knew: his community, his ambitions, and his place in the world. Yet as Micah struggled to reconcile the teachings of his Church with the truths revealed in the Bible, he awakened to his need for God’s grace. This led him to be summoned to the door of the mission president, terrified but confident in the testimony he knew could cost him everything. Passport to Heaven is a gripping account of Micah’s surprising journey from living as a devoted member of a religion based on human works to embracing the divine mercy and freedom that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

Think Again

By Adam Grant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1984878115
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 775
  • Pdf File: think-again.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times Bestseller “THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

The Newbery Companion

By John Thomas Gillespie,Corinne J. Naden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 9781563088131
  • Total of Pages : 465
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 814
  • Pdf File: the-newbery-companion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Put a wealth of information about Newbery award winners and honor books (1922-2001) at your fingertips. You'll find detailed plot summaries, booktalks, updated information about the winning titles and authors, suggestions for read-alikes, and ideas for introducing the books to young readers.

Adam of Bremen’s Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum

By Grzegorz Bartusik,Radosław Biskup,Jakub Morawiec
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000610381
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : History
  • Members : 984
  • Pdf File: adam-of-bremen-s-gesta-hammaburgensis-ecclesiae-pontificum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Adam of Bremen’s Gesta Hammaburgensis Ecclesiae Pontificum is one of the most important accounts documenting the history, geography and ethnology of Northern and Central-Eastern Europe in the period between the ninth and eleventh centuries. Its author, a canon of the archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen, remains an almost anonymous figure but his text is an essential source for the study of the early medieval Baltic. However, despite its undisputed status, past scholarship has tended to treat Adam of Bremen’s account as, on the one hand, an historically accurate document, or, alternatively, a literary artefact containing few, if any, reliable historical facts. The studies collected in this volume investigate the origins and context of the Gesta and will enable researchers to better understand and evaluate the historical veracity of the text.

TIES That Blind

By Dee Lloyd
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Book Code : 1925191761
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: ties-that-blind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A body in a garage. A revolver in a locked car. A chance meeting of two old friends on a plane. Is this a happy reunion...or a devious frame-up for murder? The Risa Vitale that Adam Taggart remembers as a skinny daredevil kid trailing him around the ski club never showed any signs of becoming the attractive woman who greets him as he disembarks from a flight. His uncomplicated happiness at their reunion, however, ends shortly after she offers him a ride. Finding a revolver under his seat and a pool of blood in the back of her van quashes any hope of attraction. The biggest romance killer of all: The dead body of his stepsister in Risa's parents' garage!

American National Biography

By John A. Garraty,Mark C. Carnes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199771499
  • Total of Pages : 848
  • Category : History
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: american-national-biography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

American National Biography is the first new comprehensive biographical dicionary focused on American history to be published in seventy years. Produced under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, the ANB contains over 17,500 profiles on historical figures written by an expert in the field and completed with a bibliography. The scope of the work is enormous--from the earlest recorded European explorations to the very recent past.

Books Children Love (Revised Edition)

By Elizabeth Laraway Wilson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Book Code : 1433516349
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: books-children-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A love for reading is one of the most precious gifts that we can give children. It nurtures their imagination and creativity, lets them explore other worlds, and opens their minds to new truths and knowledge in appealing, inspiring ways. But how can we sort through thousands of children's books to discover the really worthwhile ones? Elizabeth Wilson offers us a newly revised, comprehensive guide to the very best in children's literature. Just as in the original volume, she comments on the tone and content of excellently written, captivating books in over two dozen subject areas. Hundreds of new titles have been added while retaining timeless classics and modern favorites-all of which respect traditional values. So that no matter what the children's ages are or whether they love fact or fiction, you can trust these books to share things that you can believe in and kids will delight in.

Called to Love

By Carl Anderson,Jose Granados
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0385529589
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: called-to-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II. Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as “the theology of the body,” he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives. In Called to Love, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their vocation to love. Called to Love brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.

Crushed

By Barbara Ellen Brink
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Barbara Ellen Brink
  • Book Code : 1458007499
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: crushed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creating the perfect wine can sometimes be murder... When Adam Fredrickson shows up at his sister’s California winery, footloose and carefree, looking for a temporary job and a chance to play his music, he doesn’t expect to find the winery struggling financially, or that the girl next door might just be the girl of his dreams. Margaret Parker, a single mom, newly hired as Chief winemaker at Fredrickson's, finds her simple world put to the test when her father is unexpectedly released from prison, and the man who got her pregnant at fifteen, shows up from Italy wanting to play daddy nine years too late. It's crush time at Fredrickson Winery and everyone is working feverishly to get the grapes in and ensure a great vintage. No one expects murder to be part of the joyous harvest season.

Literature Connections to World History, K-6

By Lynda G. Adamson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1563085046
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: literature-connections-to-world-history-k-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

Quotation Index to Children's Literature

By Melanie Axel-Lute
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 9781563088094
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: quotation-index-to-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Presents over 1,800 quotations from nearly five hundred works of children's literature, arranged alphabetically by author, and includes quotes from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as well as keyword and title indexes, and a bibliography.

African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles

By Binnie Tate Wilkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810869608
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 717
  • Pdf File: african-and-african-american-images-in-newbery-award-winning-titles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since 1922, the Newbery Medal of Honor has been awarded to distinguished works of literature for children. Although African and African American characters appeared in children's books well before the establishment of the Newbery award, such depictions were limited, with characters often only appearing as slaves or servants. However, over the last several decades, there has been much progress, and Black characters have played a much more integral role in many highly regarded novels. In African and African American Images in Newbery Award Winning Titles, Binnie Tate Wilkin provides a historical and contextual examination of books with such depictions that have been acknowledged by the nation's most prestigious award for children's literature. Wilkin explores the depictions of African and African American characters in these novels and illuminates the progressive quality of such representations. Wilkin looks closely at such elements as aesthetic descriptions, subservient characterizations, the relationships between characters, and specific language usage to investigate how these images have progressed toward increasingly positive depictions. She also notes, when applicable, the significance of the lack of any African or African American images. This book is an essential resource for those interested in African American studies, children's literature, and the relationship between the two.

Guests of August

By Gloria Goldreich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Book Code : 1448303605
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: guests-of-august.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Five families come together for a summer vacation that will change their lives forever in this moving tale of love, loss and hope. The Edwards, the Ames, the Epsteins, the Currans and the Templetons – five families bound together by the decades-old tradition of spending their August vacation at the idyllic Mount Haven Inn in New Hampshire. Despite living separate, disparate lives, the summer ritual of reconnecting remains an important yearly fixture for the families, with the inn and its tranquil surroundings offering a welcome safe haven and respite from their struggles – a place to draw comfort from their shared past and memories. But strained relationships, heartache, loss and devastating secrets all come to a head one climactic summer – a summer that will change their lives forever . . .

Honey for a Child's Heart Updated and Expanded

By Gladys Hunt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310361842
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: honey-for-a-child-s-heart-updated-and-expanded.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A modern classic with over 250,000 copies sold, Honey for a Child's Heart is a compelling, essential guide for parents who want to find the best books for their children ages 0-12. This updated and expanded edition includes a new preface, an updated list of recommended reads for each age group, and audiobook suggestions. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt, along with her son, Mark, discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of children's favorites, Honey for a Child's Heart Updated and Expanded includes completely updated book lists geared to your child's age and filled with nearly one thousand longtime favorites, classics, wonderful new books, and audiobooks that will enrich your child's life. It will also show you how to: Understand the importance of being a read-aloud family, enjoying books together by reading aloud Give your children a large view of the world, of truth, and of goodness Encourage each child's imagination and good use of language Find the best books for your children Thousands of parents have used this guide to furnish their children's inner spirit with the wonder and delight of good reading. Updated and expanded to keep pace with the ever-changing world of children's literature, it is sure to enrich the cultural and spiritual life of your home.

Books to Build On

By E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Book Code : 0307567214
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: books-to-build-on.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The invaluable grade-by-grade guide (kindergarten—sixth) is designed to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children. Books to Build On recommends: • for kindergartners, lively collections of poetry and stories, such as The Children’s Aesop, and imaginative alphabet books such as Bill Martin, Jr.’s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Lucy Micklewait’s I Spy: An Alphabet in Art • for first graders, fine books on the fine arts, such as Ann Hayes’s Meet the Orchestra, the hands-on guide My First Music Book, and the thought-provoking Come Look with Me series of art books for children • for second graders, books that open doors to world cultures and history, such as Leonard Everett Fisher’s The Great Wall of China and Marcia Willaims’s humorous Greek Myths for Young Children • for third graders, books that bring to life the wonders of ancient Rome, such as Living in Ancient Rome, and fascinating books about astronomy, such as Seymour Simon’s Our Solar System • for fourth graders, engaging books on history, including Jean Fritz’s Shh! We're Writing the Constitution, and many books on Africa, including the stunningly illustrated story of Sundiata: Lion King of Mali • for fifth graders, a version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream that retains much of the original language but condenses the play for reading or performance by young students, and Michael McCurdy’s Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass • for sixth graders, an eloquent retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the well-written American history series, A History of US . . . and many, many more!

Unbored

By Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1608197433
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 210
  • Pdf File: unbored.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most original, entertaining, and instructive all-in-one book for kids ever published-jam-packed with information, ideas, and activities for children and their parents to share together Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and Q&As with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book (along with its sequels, Unbored Adventure and Unbored Games) that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it's awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of GetCrafty.com and Etsy consultant.

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

By Gail Ashton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 144116068X
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: medieval-afterlives-in-contemporary-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction

By Angela Jane Weisl
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1535852070
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 318
  • Pdf File: gale-researcher-guide-for.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Literature Connections to World History, 7-12

By Lynda G. Adamson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1563085054
  • Total of Pages : 511
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: literature-connections-to-world-history-7-12.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

The Road of Danger, Guilt, and Shame

By Carol Efrati
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Book Code : 9780838639061
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: the-road-of-danger-guilt-and-shame.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The commentaries of other critics are taken into account, but the author also presents her own explications based on her close reading and wide knowledge of literature."--BOOK JACKET.

How the Heather Looks

By Joan Bodger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Living Book Press
  • Book Code : 1922634921
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 427
  • Pdf File: how-the-heather-looks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A feast for any lover of English children's books. -Christian Herald Over sixty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and their two children traveled to the UK for the adventure of a lifetime. There, they sought to discover the lands they knew from their beloved children’s books. Come along and see for yourself the people and places behind the stories we love. In Edinburgh, they stand outside the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson. They discover the countryside that inspired Caldecott's illustrations in Whitworth. In the Lake District, the farm where Jemima Puddle-duck laid her eggs. And in Winnie the Pooh Country Mrs. Milne herself shows the way to “that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” Join their adventures, from sleeping in a wagon to “messing about” in boats on the Thames. While not all their quests end in victory, like any marvelous story, how they get there is what matters. While we can’t all make the journey ourselves, we can let Joan Bodger take us along. As Emily Dickinson says, even if we “have never seen a moor”, we can still imagine “how the heather looks.” How the Heather Looks has been called ‘the book most often stolen by retiring children’s librarians”. This new edition features the stunning art by Mark Lang, and the authors’ afterword, written thirty years after the book was first released.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019

By Sarah Janssen.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1600572219
  • Total of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 990
  • Pdf File: the-world-almanac-and-book-of-facts-2019.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2018 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic. 2018 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Senior Moments: With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, The World Almanac editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. 2018—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more. 2018—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2018—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2018—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture. Other New Highlights: Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more.