Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532345
ISBN 13: 9780545532341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Book Review:

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

Barkus

Barkus
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1452143463
ISBN 13: 9781452143460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barkus Book Review:

Meet Barkus. Barkus is loyal. Barkus is generous. Barkus is family. The exuberant Barkus and his lucky young owner whirl and twirl across the pages of this delightful pre-chapter book series from award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The accessible text is ideal for even the newest independent reader, while the warm, humorous story and energetic illustrations will appeal to picture book readers as well as advanced readers.

The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author: Anthony Kenny
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-06-29
ISBN 10: 0198752776
ISBN 13: 9780198752776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Modern Philosophy Book Review:

This is the fascinating story of the emergence, from the early 16th to the early 19th century, of great ideas and intellectual systems that shaped modern thought. Introducing some of the world's most influential thinkers, including Descartes, Kant and Hume, Kenny looks closely at the main areas of philosophical exploration in this period.A selection of intriguing and beautiful illustrations offer a vivid evocation of the human and social side of philosophy.

Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0545281407
ISBN 13: 9780545281409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paint the Wind Book Review:

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey. Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.

Becoming Naomi Leon

Becoming Naomi Leon
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 0545532329
ISBN 13: 9780545532327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Naomi Leon Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive author treatment and new cover art by Raul Colon. Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking. And with Gram and her little brother, Owen, Naomi's life at Avocado Acres Trailer Rancho in California is happy and peaceful...until their mother reappears after seven years of being gone, stirring up all sorts of questions and challenging Naomi to discover and proclaim who she really is.

Mexican Proverbs

Mexican Proverbs
Author: Octavio A. Ballesteros
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173005579060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican Proverbs Book Review:

Mañanaland

Mañanaland
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 1338157884
ISBN 13: 9781338157888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mañanaland Book Review:

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

Riding Freedom

Riding Freedom
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0545360293
ISBN 13: 9780545360296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding Freedom Book Review:

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.

The Dreamer

The Dreamer
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780606239400
ISBN 13: 0606239405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dreamer Book Review:

A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan Novel Unit and Lesson Plan

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan Novel Unit and Lesson Plan
Author: John Pennington
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2016-09-23
ISBN 10: 9781539030973
ISBN 13: 1539030970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan Novel Unit and Lesson Plan Book Review:

The lessons on demand series is designed to provide ready to use resources for novel study. In this book you will find key vocabulary, student organizer pages, and assessments. This guide is divided into two sections. Section one is the teacher section which consists of vocabulary and activities. Section two holds all of the student pages, including assessments and graphic organizers. Look for bound print editions on Amazon.com PDF versions can be found on Teacherspayteachers.com

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. 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. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0345807197
ISBN 13: 9780345807199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Mango Street Book Review:

The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

Smoky Night

Smoky Night
Author: Eve Bunting
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780152699543
ISBN 13: 0152699546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smoky Night Book Review:

When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the values of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion
Author: Nancy Farmer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 1471120384
ISBN 13: 9781471120381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of the Scorpion Book Review:

Matt is six years old when he discovers that he is different from other children and other people. To most, Matt isn't considered a boy at all, but a beast, dirty and disgusting. But to El Patron, lord of a country called Opium, Matt is the guarantee of eternal life. El Patron loves Matt as he loves himself - for Matt is himself. They share the exact same DNA. As Matt struggles to understand his existence and what that existence truly means, he is threatened by a host of sinister and manipulating characters, from El Patron's power-hungry family to the brain-deadened eejits and mindless slaves that toil Opium's poppy fields. Surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards, escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But even escape is no guarantee of freedom… because Matt is marked by his difference in ways that he doesn't even suspect.

The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope
Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006-10-17
ISBN 10: 0307382095
ISBN 13: 9780307382092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity of Hope Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy—where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes—“waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them.”

Notice & Note

Notice & Note
Author: G. Kylene Beers,Robert E. Probst
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780325046938
ISBN 13: 032504693X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notice & Note Book Review:

Presents lessons intended to help students read literature with deeper understanding, introducing signposts that help them identify significant moments in literature and anchor questions that encourage them to read more closely.

Echo

Echo
Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 0545576504
ISBN 13: 9780545576505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echo Book Review:

Music, magic, and a real-life miracle meld in this genre-defying masterpiece from Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan! Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, this impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.

The Diving Bell

The Diving Bell
Author: Todd Strasser
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2005-03
ISBN 10: 0595344917
ISBN 13: 9780595344918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diving Bell Book Review:

During the Spanish colonization of Mexico, a young girl invents a diving bell to save her brother and her people.

Any Small Goodness

Any Small Goodness
Author: Tony Johnston
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003-06
ISBN 10: 9780439233842
ISBN 13: 0439233844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Any Small Goodness Book Review:

A touching novel filled with love, hope, and fellowship follows a loving Mexican-American family that resides in East L.A. as they immerse themselves in the warmth of their close-knit community. Reprint.

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 059096075X
ISBN 13: 9780590960755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride Book Review:

A fictionalized account of the night Amelia Earhart flew Eleanor Roosevelt over Washington, D.C. in an airplane.