The Slave Dancer

Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504037402
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Newbery Medal Winner: A young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship in this iconic novel. Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he’s knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, Jessie finds himself aboard a slave ship, bound for Africa. There, the Moonlight picks up ninety-eight black prisoners, and the men, women, and children, chained hand and foot, are methodically crammed into the ship’s hold. Jessie’s job is to provide music for the slaves to dance to on the ship’s deck—not for amusement but for exercise, as a way to to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. Over the course of the long voyage, Jessie grows more and more sickened by the greed of the sailors and the cruelty with which the slaves are treated. But it’s one final horror, when the Moonlight nears her destination, that will change Jessie forever. Set during the middle of the nineteenth century, when the illegal slave trade was at its height, The Slave Dancer not only tells a vivid and shocking story of adventure and survival, but depicts the brutality of slavery with unflinching historical accuracy.

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

Author: Jim Stelljes
Publisher: Novel Units
ISBN: 1561371335
Release Date: 1999-06-01
Genre: Activity programs in education

Suggests activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of The Slave dancer by Paula Fox.

Study Guide for The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox

ISBN: 0028180623
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Children's literature

Provides teaching strategies, background, and suggested resources; reproducible student pages to use before, during, and after reading--Cover.

A Study Guide for Paula Fox s The Slave Dancer

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410358172
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Paula Fox's "The Slave Dancer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Slave Dancer

Author: William T. Collins
ISBN: 1602494045
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Education

Here's a whole manual full of puzzles, games, and worksheets related to the novel! It includes: 1 unit word list & clues, 4 unit fill in the blank worksheets, 4 unit multiple choice worksheets, 4 unit magic squares, 4 unit word searches, 4 unit crosswords, 32 unit bingo cards, 1 vocabulary word list & definitions, 4 vocab fill in the blank worksheets, 4 vocab matching worksheets, 4 vocab magic squares worksheets, 4 vocab word searches, 4 vocab crosswords, 4 vocab juggle letter review worksheets, 1 master set of vocab flash cards, 32 vocab bingo cards, and answer keys to all worksheets & puzzles. Unit words are character names, symbols, places, etc. Vocabulary words are chosen from the book and are the same words used in the LitPlan Teacher Pack. Great for review, reinforcement, substitute teachers, & more!

Child sized History

Author: Sara L. Schwebel
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826517920
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

An English professor describes the historical novels traditionally used in the classroom for the past thirty years, including Johnny Tremain and Island of Blue Dolphins that are now out of step with current historiography and social sensibilities, particularly where race is concerned. Simultaneous.

Paula Fox

Author: Susanna Daniel
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823945251
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the life and work of this award-winning author, including her writing process and methods, inspirations, a critical discussion of her books, biographical timeline, and awards.

Children s Literature and Learner Empowerment

Author: Janice Bland
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441165992
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Education

Children's literature can be a powerful way to encourage and empower EFL students but is less commonly used in the classroom than adult literature. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to children's and young adult literature in EFL teaching. It demonstrates the complexity of children's literature and how it can encourage an active community of second language readers: with multilayered picturebooks, fairy tales, graphic novels and radical young adult fiction. It examines the opportunities of children's literature in EFL teacher education, including: the intertexuality of children's literature as a gate-opener for canonised adult literature; the rich patterning of children's literature supporting Creative Writing; the potential of interactive drama projects. Close readings of texts at the centre of contemporary literary scholarship, yet largely unknown in the EFL world, provide an invaluable guide for teacher educators and student teachers, including works by David Almond, Anthony Browne, Philip Pullman and J.K.Rowling. Introducing a range of genres and their significance for EFL teaching, this study makes an important new approach accessible for EFL teachers, student teachers and teacher educators.

Racism and sexism in children s books

Author: Council on Interracial Books for Children
Publisher: Council on Interracial Books
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032913597
Release Date: 1978-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Misgivings about the giving tree -- Mary Poppins revised -- The real Robinson Crusoe -- A guide to sex education books -- Fairy tales, from rags to witches -- Critiques of the slave dancer -- Pippi Longstocking, feminist or anti-feminist? -- Stereotyping in dictionaries -- The five Chinese brothers -- Children's books as a liberating force.

Langston Hughes and the Chicago Defender

Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252064747
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections

A collection of columns written by Langston Hughes between 1942 and 1962 for the "Chicago Defender," offering his views on international race relations, Jim Crow, the South, white supremacy, imperialism and fascism, segregation in the armed forces, the Soviet Union and communism, and African-American art and culture.

Cultural Conformity in Books for Children

Author: Donnarae MacCann
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
ISBN: UOM:39015004111525
Release Date: 1977-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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Contemporary Authors

Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787646148
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually