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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...

  • Complete Writingsby Phillis Wheatley; Vincent Carretta

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    In 1761, a young girl arrived in Boston on a slave ship, sold to the Wheatley family, and given the name Phillis Wheatley . Struck by Phillis' extraordinary precociousness, the Wheatleys provided her with an education that was unusual for a woman of the time and astonishing for a slave. After studying English and classical literature, geography, the... more...

  • Poems of Edward Taylor, The: A Reference Guideby Rosemary Guruswamy

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 72.00

    Edward Taylor (1642-1729) was one of the most influential ministers in Puritan New England. He was also a prolific but unpublished poet. With the discovery of his poetry in 1936 and the publication of a nearly complete volume in 1960, his reputation as the premiere early American poet has grown immensely. His widely anthologized work is taught in... 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...

  • Clickety Clackby Joy S. McDiarmid

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99

    To many, Joy McDiarmid was a successful Winnipeg writer and public relations consultant. In truth she was leading a complex double life. Behind an outer mask of accomplishment she battled in the twilight zones of mental health, sexual identity, and imprecise gender. more...