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.

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.

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.

Der Gott der Alptr ume

Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406625329
Release Date: 2012-02-20
Genre: Fiction

Im Jahre 1941, kurz nachdem ihr Vater, der die Familie schon vor langer Zeit verlassen hat, gestorben ist, verläßt Helen Bynum zum ersten Mal ihren kleinen Heimatort im Staat New York und reist nach New Orleans. Helen ist erst dreiundzwanzig, und voller Staunen, Liebe und Verwunderung, überrascht, manchmal auch schockiert oder ängstlich beobachtet sie das Leben in New Orleans und vor allem in den Bohemienkreisen, in die sie gerät. Helen ist die unschuldigste, offenste Figur, die Paula Fox beschrieben hat, und «Der Gott der Alpträume» ist ihr zärtlichster Roman.

Max Crumbly Band 01

Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 9783505138898
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Hi, ich heiße Max Crumbly und gehe in die siebte Klasse. Es war wahrscheinlich der glücklichste Tag in meinem Leben, als ich nach sieben qualvollen Jahren mit meiner Hauslehrerin ENDLICH auf die South Ridge Middleschool durfte. Zugegebenermaßen habe ich einige Anpassungsschwierigkeiten. Dass ich in Sachen Coolness erschreckend viel Nachholbedarf habe, war mir nach etwa fünf Minuten klar. Dass ich die meiste Zeit im Spind verbringen würde, nicht. Denn seit ich in Sport dem Fiesling Thurston aus Versehen mein Frühstück auf die Schuhe gekotzt habe, sperrt der mich ständig ein. Das muss aufhören. Und zwar SCHNELL!!! Ob und wie ich das in den Griff kriege, könnt ihr in meinem Buch herausfinden.


Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406535496
Release Date: 2005

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.

Paula Fox

Author: Susanna Daniel
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 0823945251
Release Date: 2003-12-15
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.

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.