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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 7.99
Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend's family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust. Includes a reader's guide. more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 7.99
Since the death of his brother, Jonathan?s been losing his grip on reality. Last year?s Best Young Poet and gifted guitarist is now Taft High School?s resident tortured artist, when he bothers to show up. He's on track to repeat eleventh grade, but his English teacher, his principal, and his crew of Thicks (who refuse to be seniors without him) won?t... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 8.95
Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur held court with his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Poor Givret, who is easily the shortest man at court, bears the brunt of their jokes. But what he lacks in stature, Givret makes up for in brains?and before he knows it, his quick thinking has landed him a place at the famous Round Table!... more...
- NYU Press 2006; US$ 25.50
It is widely accepted that the canon of African American literature has racial realism at its core: African American protagonists, social settings, cultural symbols, and racial-political discourse. As a result, writings that are not preoccupied with race have long been invisible?unpublished, out of print, absent from libraries, rarely discussed among... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
This volume examines contemporary African-American poets from the well-known writers of the late 20th century to the newly established and emerging voices of today. Full-length critical essays discuss the development and influence of such seminal figures as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Michael S. Harper, Yusef Komunyakaa,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
African-American authors have added their voices to the American literary tapestry through riveting works. African-American Writers discusses the established authors and newly emerging voices that have made lasting contributions to American literature. Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Ernest J. Gaines, Walter Dean Myers, Alice Walker, August Wilson, Charles... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 13.95
This is the touchingly entitled collection of poems William Matthews had completed shortly before dying, just after his fifty-fifth birthday in November 1997. Is death ever entirely unexpected? Not, perhaps, by a collector of experience, a gourmet of language, who can refer to "death flickering in you like a pilot light." In AFTER ALL, Matthews seems... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 7.99
A new novel by the Printz Honor author Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a boy who discovers what happens when love fails us?or we fail love. Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She?s smart. She?s brave. She?s also a self-proclaimed train wreck. Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He?s also completely and forever in love... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 6.95
You'd think a knife in the ribs would be the end of things, but for Chuy, that's when his life at last gets interesting. He finally sees that people love him, faces the consequences of his actions, finds in himself compassion and bravery . . . and even stumbles on what may be true love. A funny, touching, and wholly original story by one of the... more...