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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Mark Twain's classic adventure story of life on the Mississippi. EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
Contents: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (novel by Mark Twain); from Life on the Mississippi (fiction by Mark Twain); The Negro Speaks of Rivers (poem by Langston Hughes); Narrative of Daniel Fisher (autobiography by Daniel Fisher); Three Days of Forest, A River, Free (poem by Rita Dove); The Outlaws (short story by Selma Lagerlof); from Nine Pounds of Luggage (autobiography by Maud Parrish); Freedom (poem by William Stafford); and from Mississippi Solo (travel narrative by Eddy Harris).
Adapted, condensed and illustrated version of 7 of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Numerous punctuation errors left intact from the print copy.
The adventures included in this edition are: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Final Problem, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of the Priory School, and The Adventure of the Six Napoleons.
The story of the African American experience in the Western US, from colonial times to the present, is chronicled in this accessible reference for students in high school and up. The book begins by examining slavery on the moving frontier, and the ways in which the frontier ultimately resulted in the abolition of slavery in America. It continues by examining African American life in the western region as a whole, with material on black cowboys, the rise of the NAACP, the Tulsa race riot, race and organized labor, the era of Black Nationalism, and blacks in Hollywood. The chapter on the African American West since 1980 examines topics including the Rodney King beating, gangsta rap, and suburbanization. The final chapter examines the historiography of the Black West and current issues in multiracial history. A chronology and a glossary are included. Flamming teaches history at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant ... Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made--Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there's only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer. And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible-- she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon's unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.
THE PARTY ROOM. On Manhattan's Upper East Side. Everybody's fabulous. No one gets carded. Then someone dies. Kirsten is still recovering from the death of her best friend, Samantha. And trying desperately to forget that she hooked up with Kyle -- before she knew he was the Prep School Murderer. Kirsten's out every night hitting the clubs and the Party Room. She's partying hard to forget the pain. Then one night in the Hamptons, Kyle shows up. He tells Kirsten a different story. He's not the one who killed all those girls. Kirsten wants to believe him. But then, it's too late. . . .
When Will Shephard's estranged millionaire father dies, a bizarre clause in the will sends him on a drug -- and alcohol -- fueled road trip from Miami to New York with his twin half-siblings.
Motivate students with high-interest fiction from master authors. Motivate struggling readers with high-interest stories at ten reading levels. Improve vocabulary and comprehension skills. Encourage writing in response to reading. One of our classic best-sellers, Goodman's Five-Star Stories, supplements any literature curriculum or stands on its own by providing interesting fiction at just the right reading levels.
Summer may be over, but the hook ups are hotter than ever.
From the Bookjacket: Ages 11-14 So much had changed in one year One year ago, I believed my mother knew everything and that I would never have cause to disobey her. I knew my father could heal anyone And I thought Uncle Paul had died in glory. Thirteen-year-old Annie waits at the train station for her father, a doctor. It is 1919, the Great War is over, and the wounded are returning to a small town near Kansas City from the battlefields of France. When her father decides to continue his work at the veterans' hospital, Annie finds she is drawn to the place for reasons she doesn't understand. There she meets Andrew, a horribly burned young veteran who is bitterly withdrawn from all around him. Acting against the express wishes of her strong-willed mother, Annie continues to visit the hospital, helping Andrew come out of his shell. Together they discover the devastating truth about Uncle Paul's death. Then Annie must confront her mother's anger and the ironies of heroism. AFTER THE DANCING DAYS is a timeless first novel about a young girl's first steps into the complex world of adulthood.
Poems written in the voices of forty-seven people, including students, teachers, and other school staff, record the aftermath of a high school student's suicide and the preoccupations of teen life.
Who will be the next to die? They've taken the children. And the son of a general. But that isn't enough. More horrors must come...
Destiny awaits Bianca and Lucas . . . Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a wraith but also turns Lucas into a vampire-the very creature he spent his life hunting-they are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help . . . Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her ghostly transformation has given her. A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They've overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges after life?
In shock and unable to speak after being in a car accident in Oregon which has killed his parents, seventeen-year-old Adam journeys across the country to his home in Rhode Island.
The world's most popular boy detectives make a special trip to the Bayport Fairgrounds to check out the steeplechase races. But soon after the event, the champion horse, Against All Odds, disappears. Now Frank and Joe are in hot pursuit of a ruthless criminal--one willing to kill to cover his tracks!
To pay off a big gambling debt, Ronnie asks Elizabeth's boy friend Jeffrey, Sweet Valley High's star soccer player, to fix the state championship game.
A text for students learning basic mechanical skills in high school and postsecondary programs in agriscience, production agriculture, agribusiness, ornamental horticulture, and agricultural mechanics. Treatment begins with information on careers, then provides instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications. Covers use of hand tools, power tools, and stationary power equipment with numerous materials, touching on processes of wood- and metalworking, electric and gas welding, electrical wiring, robotics, plumbing, and construction. Includes color photos of male and female students, and 54 project plans. This fourth edition is revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Patterned after FFA-endorsed curricula, this best-selling full-color text integrates basic biological and technological concepts with principles of production agriculture. It carefully takes students through all major science areas from plant and animal sciences, to food science, to environmental technology. The Second Edition features several new Agri-profiles of hi-tech agricultural careers, as well as the latest information on integrated pest management, agribusiness, and natural resource management. Stocked with pedagogical aids, such as performance-based objectives, terms-to-know, chapter-ending reviews, and objective, essay, and review questions, as well as a complete supplement package, this edition provides the tools needed to plan and implement a successful introductory Agriscience program. (plant and animal science, science of living things, biotechnology, natural resource management, hydroponics management)
Topics include linear equations; inequalities and absolute values; systems of linear equations; powers, exponents, and polynomials; quadratic equations and factoring; rational expressions and proportions; and more. Also includes practice pages, assessment tests, reproducible grid paper, and an answer key. Supports NCTM standards.
This book is an anthology of world literature with a fine collection of Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama, Poetry, Persuasive Literature, and Humorous Literature.
First-novelist Miller creates an intense psychological drama narrated by a troubled teen recently acquitted of murder charges. The question "Did Zoe really help best friend Aimee commit suicide?" hangs precariously between the lines of Zoe's journal, where (according to her psychologist) she is to write about her past, "what you felt, what you thought, what was important to you." Zoe pointedly avoids discussing the fateful night of Aimee's death, but she candidly describes her present emotions. She openly expresses her scorn for therapists, her resentment of her mother, her longing to see old friends (whom she is forbidden to contact) and her avoidance of a girl at her new school (the girl flirts with death the same way Aimee did). Tension mounts as Zoe edges ever closer to the truth about Aimee's death, but details remain below the surface until the cathartic climax, when Zoe finally recaps the horrific chain of events and must determine whether or not the tragedy could have been prevented. While the premise involves extremes of behavior, readers will readily recognize the feelings and conflicts that fuel this engrossing novel. Investigating the tensions between teens and the adults in their lives, the author raises hard-hitting questions that resound all the more powerfully for her refusal to simplify the answers.
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
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