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  • The Bird Bookby Brian Cohen; Holiday Eames

    Green Writers Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Bird Book is a children's alphabet book by artist and educator, Brian D. Cohen, with rhyming couplets written by Holiday Eames. Created for their son, David, each letter of the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase, corresponds to the bird illustrated on each page. The description can be read aloud to especially inquisitive children, or... more...

  • Phillis Wheatleyby Vincent Carretta

    University of Georgia Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    With Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (1773), Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) became the first English-speaking person of African descent to publish a book and only the second woman—of any race or background— to do so in America. Written in Boston while she was just a teenager, and when she was still a slave, Wheatley’s work... more...

  • Mistress Bradstreetby Charlotte Gordon

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 14.99

    Though her work is a staple of anthologies of American poetry, Anne Bradstreet has never before been the subject of an accessible, full-scale biography for a general audience. Anne Bradstreet is known for her poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," among others, and through John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." With her first collection,... more...

  • Ben Franklinby Harold Bloom; Kevin J. Hayes

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 54.00

    Each title features: - An in-depth critical portrait of an essential writer presented in a historical context - A useful chronology - An introduction by Harold Bloom. more...

  • A Companion to American Literature and Cultureby Paul Lauter

    Wiley 2010; US$ 54.95

    This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature... more...

  • Criss Cross, Double Crossby Norma Charles

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 5.99

    Star Girl flies again! Trouble develops in 1949 in B.C. when the teachers go on strike. Will Sophie have to endure as an outcast? Or will she save the day with a daring rescue? more...

  • Tom Thomson's Last Paddleby Larry McCloskey

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 5.99

    While camping in Ontarios Algonquin Park, Dani and Caitlin are stunned to see a ghostly canoe drifting towards the shore. Is this really the ghost of painter Tom Thomson? more...

  • Phillis Wheatley and the Romanticsby John C. Shields

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 34.95

     ?This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. . . . It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley?s poetry.? ?Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the... more...

  • New Essays on Phillis Wheatleyby John C. Shields; Eric D. Lamore

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753??1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work, let alone influence Romantic-period giants like Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson once declared that ?the... more...

  • The Lily Pondby Mike Barnes

    Biblioasis 2008; US$ 17.95

    A memoir that explores the author's thirty-plus years of living with bipolar disorder. more...