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Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Tall Tales
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Considering folklore as a mirror of a specific culture, this program traces the oral history of folk literature. It compares and contrasts oral traditions from a variety of cultures and analyzes aspects of folklore, fairy tales, and tall tales.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Gayle Ross
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(Governors State University), 30 mins
In this program, Cherokee storyteller Gayle Ross discusses her Native-American identity and her craft. Ms. Ross is a direct descendent of Principle Chief John Ross, who led the Cherokee Nation at the time of the Removal.
(Governors State University), 30 mins
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Informational Books
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
This program examines the value of informational books as a source of content area knowledge. It considers the components of quality informational books and models methods for using these texts.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Louis Owens
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Professor of literature at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Louis Owens has penned numerous novels, critical essays, and articles. In this set, he discusses such topics in literature and society as the commoditization of the Native-American identity, desire, and the concept of mixed-blood identity.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Politics of Young Adult Literature
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
This program shows how culture, tradition, and stereotyping influence young adult literature. It examines the ways in which literature serves as an agent for socialization, the media influences reader expectations, and the publishing industry shapes literary offerings to youth. The program also discusses the use o...
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Race in Literature and Publishing
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Featuring author and poet Alfred L. Woods, this program discusses multicultural influences on young adult literature. It offers tips for detecting racism and sexism in children’s literature and considers the ways in which some books misrepresent culturally diverse communities.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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Thomas King
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(Governors State University), 1 hour 30 mins
In this set, Native-American professor, scriptwriter, and author Thomas King examines the differences between print and film media. He defines “meta-discourse,” discusses stereotypes, considers the feminist nature of his works, and explores the trickster tradition in Native-American storytelling.
(Governors State University), 1 hour 30 mins
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100 Recent Young Adult Novels Too Good to Miss
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
Featuring Diana Mitchell, this program examines the appeal of popular young adult books. It explores the merits of 100 books that are popular with middle and high school students and includes a bibliography of books by African-American authors that have been recommended by the NCTE Black Caucus.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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A. A. Carr
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(Governors State University), 30 mins
Presenting segments from his documentary Laguna Women, this set features Navajo and Laguna Pueblo author and filmmaker A. A. Carr discussing such topics as identity, the impact of a white protagonist in a Native-American novel, and the responsibility of authors to build upon the works of others.
(Governors State University), 30 mins
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Adventure and Sport Novels
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(Governors State University), 1 hour
This program defines criteria for evaluating adventure and sports-oriented novels. It considers common elements of sports novels and discusses features of adventure novels that make or break their usefulness in the classroom. The program features Walter Dean Myers.
(Governors State University), 1 hour
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