Summary Book Review The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O'Neill:
Download or read book The Tea Dragon Society written by Katie O'Neill and published by Oni Press. This book was released on 2017-10-18 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon care-taking from the kind tea shop owners, Hesekiel and Erik. As she befriends them and their shy ward, Minette, Greta sees how the craft enriches their lives--and eventually her own.
Download or read book Banana Sunday written by Paul Tobin and published by Oni Press. This book was released on 2018-10-24 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Banana Sunday, the classic story by Eisner Award-winning Bandette co-creators Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, is now presented in full color, with a brand-new introduction and bonus materials! Kirby Steinberg is having a bit of trouble fitting into her new school. Sure, there's the usual problems associated with being from "somewhere else," but this time the new kid also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. Chuck, the professorial orangutan. Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey. Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. These primates have learned to speak, thanks to the scientific processes of Kirby's father. Or have they? What's their real story? That's what Nickels—Kirby's new best friend and unfortunately dedicated school reporter—would like to discover. Can Kirby find time to develop a relationship with Martin, the dashing nerd? Steer clear of Skye, the high school's #1 pillar of arrogance? Keep Knobby, Chuck and Go-Go from causing untold catastrophes? And, above all, will Kirby be able to hide the real origin of these three simians from Nickels? Oh, probably not.
Summary Book Review Children's and Young Adult Comics by Gwen Athene Tarbox:
Download or read book Children's and Young Adult Comics written by Gwen Athene Tarbox and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete critical guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Children's and Young Adult Comics helps readers explore how comics have engaged with one of their most crucial audiences. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book covers such topics as: - The history of comics for children and young adults, from early cartoon strips to the rise of comics as mainstream children's literature - Cultural contexts – from the Comics Code Authority to graphic novel adaptations of popular children's texts such as Neil Gaiman's Coraline - Key texts – from familiar favourites like Peanuts and Archie Comics to YA graphic novels such as Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese and hybrid works including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - Important theoretical and critical approaches to studying children's and young adult comics Children's and Young Adult Comics includes a glossary of crucial critical terms and a lengthy resources section to help students and readers develop their understanding of these genres and pursue independent study.
Summary Book Review The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion by Kryss Shane:
Download or read book The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion written by Kryss Shane and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This book was released on 2020-05-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rates of bullying, truancy due to lack of safety in schools, and subsequent suicidality for LGBT+ youth are exponentially higher than for non-LGBT+ youth. As a result, many American K-12 students are suffering needlessly and many school leaders are unsure of what to do. This book solves that problem. Setting out best practices and professional guidance for creating LGBT+ inclusive learning in schools, this approachable and easy to follow book guides teachers, educators, administrators, and school staff toward appropriate and proven ways to create safer learning environments, update school policies, enhance curricula, and better support LGBT+ youth as they learn. Featuring real-life situations and scenarios, a glossary, and further resources, this book enables professionals in a variety of school roles to integrate foundational concepts into their everyday interactions with students, families, and staff to create an overall school culture that nurtures a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming environment for all. This book can be utilized by independent readers, department teams, and entire school district reading experiences. This book also includes brand new, never before seen postcards from PostSecret as its foreword and its afterword is written by James Lecesne, co-founder of The Trevor Project. Also inside is the very first (and likely only ever) interview by the leaders of "Parents of Transgender Children," the world's largest support group of its kind. **An audiobook version will become available in Spring 2020!
Summary Book Review Invader Zim #38 by Sam Logan, Maddie C:
Download or read book Invader Zim #38 written by Sam Logan, Maddie C and published by Oni Press. This book was released on 2019-03-22 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ZIM's latest insidious plan for world domination has dire consequences for GIR, and now everyone thinks the poor dog is dead. Not only that, they seem to think he's some kind of... hero? Which is definitely a word that ZIM has never heard before.
Summary Book Review Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill:
Download or read book Princess Princess Ever After written by Katie O'Neill and published by Oni Press. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Available for the first time in paperback, Princess Princess Ever After is the award-winning, queer graphic novel from Katie O'Neill, the author of The Tea Dragon Society. 2014 Cybils Awards Finalist 2014 Autostraddle Comic Art Award for Favorite Graphic Novel 2017 ALA Rainbow Book List Top Ten 2018 Sakura Medal Nominee When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all. Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what “happily ever after” really means—and how they can find it with each other. Don't miss Katie O'Neill's next queer fantasy, The Tea Dragon Society, in stores now!
Summary Book Review The Dragonback Series Books 1–3 by Timothy Zahn:
Download or read book The Dragonback Series Books 1–3 written by Timothy Zahn and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2018-12-11 with total page 717 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first three adventures in the Dragonback science fiction fantasy series from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Thrawn series. Dragon and Thief: Young thief and con artist Jack Morgan is hiding out on an uninhabited planet after he’s falsely accused of a crime. But his solitude is interrupted when Draycos, a warrior whose reptilian race is being targeted for extinction, makes an emergency landing. The two will be able to survive, but only if they literally bond together . . . Dragon and Soldier: When all is well, Draycos looks like nothing more than a tattoo on Jack Morgan’s back. But when Jack’s threatened, the K’da warrior appears in his true, dragonlike form. Together they go undercover to investigate a mercenary outfit connected to the extermination of Draycos’s people, and it turns out Jack isn’t the only new recruit with a secret . . . Dragon and Slave: Following a lead, Jack becomes a slave on a Brummga alien estate where he must find out all he can while under the cruel watch of a vicious slave master who has no problem killing the help. Fortunately, Draycos always has his back.
Summary Book Review Contesting the Yellow Dragon by Xiaofei Kang:
Download or read book Contesting the Yellow Dragon written by Xiaofei Kang and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 505 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Xiaofei Kang and Donald Sutton examine a garrison city and a pilgrimage center in the Sino-Tibetan borderland, tracing the dynamic role of religion and ethnicity in state/society relations from the Ming founding through Communist revolution to the age of tourism.
Summary Book Review “Suffering Sappho!” by Michelle Ann Abate:
Download or read book “Suffering Sappho!” written by Michelle Ann Abate and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics have been an important locus of queer female identity, community, and politics for generations. Whether taking the form of newspaper strips, comic books, or graphic novels and memoirs, the medium has a long history of featuring female same-sex attraction, relationships, and identity. This book explores the past place, current presence, and possible future status of lesbianism in comics. What role has the medium played in the cultural construction, social (and literal) visibility, and political advocacy of same-sex female attraction and identity? Likewise, how have these features changed over time? How have nonheteronormative female characters been raced, classed, and gendered? What is the relationship between lesbian comics and queer comics? What role has the medium played in establishing the distinction between lesbian and queer female identity as well as blurring, reinforcing, or policing it? What roles have queer female comics, characters, and cartoonists played in the origins, history, and evolution of sequential art as a genre? The essays in this book inspire an engagement with these and other questions as well as provide an exploration of possible answers. They provide a compelling examination of a variety of important titles, characters, creators, topics, themes, and issues. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.
Summary Book Review American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment:
Download or read book American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change written by James Ciment and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-17 with total page 1272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.
Summary Book Review Gilded Dragons by Carol Michaelson:
Download or read book Gilded Dragons written by Carol Michaelson and published by Art Media Resources Limited. This book was released on 1999 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text brings to life a succession of fascinating golden ages in Chinese history, from the reign of the First Emperor, Qin Shi Hungdi, in the early 3rd Century BC through the Han to the Tang dynasties.
Summary Book Review Cross-Cultural Design. Applications in Learning, Arts, Cultural Heritage, Creative Industries, and Virtual Reality by Pei-Luen Patrick Rau:
Download or read book Cross-Cultural Design. Applications in Learning, Arts, Cultural Heritage, Creative Industries, and Virtual Reality written by Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The four-volume set LNCS 13311 - 13314 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design, CCD 2022, which was held as part of HCI International 2022 and took place virtually during June 26 - July 1, 2022. The papers included in the HCII-CCD volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Cross-Cultural Interaction Design; Collaborative and Participatory Cross-Cultural Design; Cross-Cultural Differences and HCI; Aspects of Intercultural Design Part II: Cross-Cultural Learning, Training, and Education; Cross-Cultural Design in Arts and Music; Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage under a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Cross-Cultural Virtual Reality and Games Part III: Intercultural Business Communication; Intercultural Business Communication; HCI and the Global Social Change Imposed by COVID-19; Intercultural Design for Well-being and Inclusiveness Part IV: Cross-Cultural Product and Service Design; Cross-Cultural Mobility and Automotive UX Design; Design and Culture in Social Development and Digital Transformation of Cities and Urban Areas; Cross-Cultural Design in Intelligent Environments.
Summary Book Review Tolkien's Worlds by John Garth:
Download or read book Tolkien's Worlds written by John Garth and published by White Lion Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An expertly written investigation of the places that shaped the work of one of the world's best loved authors, exploring the relationship between worlds real and fantastical.
Summary Book Review Library of Congress Catalog: Motion Pictures and Filmstrips by Library of Congress:
Download or read book Library of Congress Catalog: Motion Pictures and Filmstrips written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 1968 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Journal of the Royal Society of Arts by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain):
Download or read book Journal of the Royal Society of Arts written by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author :Patricia J. Graham Publisher :University of Hawaii Press Release Date :1999-03-01 ISBN 10 :9780824820879 Pages :284 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (87 users download)
Summary Book Review Tea of the Sages by Patricia J. Graham:
Download or read book Tea of the Sages written by Patricia J. Graham and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1999-03-01 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Japanese tea ceremony is generally identified with chanoyu and its bowls of whipped, powdered green tea served in surroundings influenced by the tenets of Zen Buddhism. Tea of the Sages is the first English language study of the alternate tea tradition of sencha. At sencha tea gatherings, steeped green leaf tea is prepared in an atmosphere indebted to the humanistic values of the Chinese sages and the materialistic culture of elite Chinese society during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Although sencha once surpassed chanoyu in popularity, it is now overshadowed by chanoyu, despite the existence of more than a hundred sencha schools throughout Japan. This exceptionally well-illustrated volume explores sencha's philosophy and arts from the seventeenth century to the present. Introduced by Chinese merchants and scholar-monks, sencha first gained favor in Japan among devotees of the Chinese literati. By the early nineteenth century, it had become popular with a wide spectrum of urban and rural residents. Some took up sencha as a subversive activity in opposition to the mandated protocol of chanoyu. Others enjoyed sencha because of its connections with elite Chinese culture, knowledge of which indicated intellectual and cultural refinement. Still others relished it simply as a fine tasting beverage. Sencha inspired painters and poets and fostered major advances within craft industries from ceramics to metalwork and basketry. Sencha aficionados, many of whom became serious connoisseurs of Chinese art and antiquities, hosted some of the earliest public art exhibitions. Tea of the Sages opens with a chronological overview of tea in China and its transmission to Japan before situating sencha within the rich milieu of Chinese material culture available in early modern Japan. Subsequent chapters outline the multifaceted history of the formalization of the sencha tea ceremony, drawing upon sources such as treatises and less formal writings as well as analysis of tea gathering records, utensils and their prescribed arrangements, paintings, prints, and sencha architecture.