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ISBN 13: 142318792X
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Read and Download Ami Polonsky book Gracefully Grayson in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGracefully Grayson. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: "Tenderly and courageously told, Gracefully Grayson is a small miracle of a book. Its story is so compelling I found myself holding my breath as I read it and so intimate I felt as if what was happening to Grayson was happening to me. Thank you, Ami Polonsky, for creating this memorable character who will open hearts and minds and very possibly be the miracle that changes lives." -- James Howe, award-winning and best-selling author of The Misfits What if who you are on the outside doesn't match who you are on the inside? Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: "he" is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender's body. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, scorn, rejection, or worse. Despite the risks, Grayson's true self itches to break free. Will new strength from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher's wisdom be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? Debut author Ami Polonsky's moving, beautifully-written novel about identity, self-esteem, and friendship shines with the strength of a young person's spirit and the enduring power of acceptance. Praise for Gracefully Grayson "Don't be intimidated when I say that Gracefully Grayson is an important book. (It is.) It's also a brave, exhilarating, heart-stopping, roller-coaster ride of self-discovery that will leave you cheering." -Dean Pitchford, Oscar-winning songwriter and award-winning author of Captain Nobody and Nickel Bay Nick "In this sweet and thoughtful debut, an introverted sixth grader begins to come into her own as a transgender girl. The writing is clear and effortless, with a straightforward plot and likable characters. Grayson is a charming narrator who balances uncertainty with clarity, bravery with anxiety. This title has less obvious and didactic intent than other novels featuring transgender protagonists. A welcome addition to a burgeoning genre." -School Library Journal "Thoughtfully told through Grayson's eyes, the story conveys his angst, hurt, loss, and emerging confidence as he struggles with a whirlwind of emotions. His new friends allow him to find the courage to become who "she" really is, and we are privileged to watch the transformation take place. With great courage, Polonsky's debut novel reminds us with much sensitivity that we are all unique and deserve to become who we are meant to be." -Booklist "Polonsky captures the loneliness of a child resigned to disappear rather than be rejected, and then the courageous risk that child eventually takes to be seen for who she is. The first-person narration successfully positions readers to experience Grayson's confusion, fear, pain, and triumphs as they happen, lending an immediate and intimate feel to the narrative."-Horn Book

Download LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens PDF

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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN 13: 083891649X
Total Pages : 168 pages
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Read and Download Christina Dorr book LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens. This book was released on 2018-12-18 with total page 168 pages. Book excerpt: There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, which can function as a mirror for LGBTQAI+ individuals and as a window for others. This resource for librarians who work with children and teens not only surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit but, just as importantly, offers guidance on how to share it in ways that encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community. Helping to fill a gap in serving this population, this guide discusses the path to marriage equality, how LGBTQAI+ terms have changed, and reasons to share LGBTQAI+ literature with all children;presents annotated entries for a cross-section of the best LGBTQAI+ lit and nonfiction for young children, middle year students, and teens, with discussion questions and tips;offers advice on sensitive issues such as starting conversations with young people, outreach to stakeholders, and dealing with objections and censorship head on; andideas for programming and marketing. This resource gives school librarians, children’s, and YA librarians the guidance and tools they need to confidently share these books with the patrons they support.

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ISBN 13: 1484748522
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Ami Polonsky book Threads in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThreads. This book was released on 2016-11-04 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help! The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola. By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found. She may be stuck sewing in the pale pink factory outside of Beijing forever. Clara grows more and more convinced that she was meant to find Yuming's note. Lola would have wanted her to do something about it. But how can Clara talk her parents, who are also in mourning, into going on a trip to China? Finally the time comes when Yuming weighs the options, measures the risk, and attempts a daring escape. The lives of two girls -- one American, and one Chinese -- intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.

Download Inventing Transgender Children and Young People PDF

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ISBN 13: 152754124X
Total Pages : 276 pages
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Read and Download Heather Brunskell-Evans book Inventing Transgender Children and Young People in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Transgender Children and Young People. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 276 pages. Book excerpt: The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children and young people’ are invented in different medical, social and political contexts: from specialist gender identity development services to lobby groups and their school resources, gender guides and workbooks; from the world of the YouTube vlogger to the consulting rooms of psychiatrists; from the pharmaceutical industry to television documentaries; and from the developmental models of psychologists to the complexities of intersex medicine. Far from just investigating how they are invented the authors demonstrate the considerable psychological and physical harms perpetrated on children and young people by transgender ideology, and offer tangible examples of where and how adults should intervene to protect them.

Download Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 1442278072
Total Pages : 310 pages
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Read and Download Christine A. Jenkins book Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRepresenting the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature. This book was released on 2018-03-20 with total page 310 pages. Book excerpt: Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences. But young readers, regardless of their sexual orientation, don’t always know what books offer well-rounded portrayals of queer characters and situations. Fortunately, finding positive role models in fiction that features LGBTQ+ themes has become less problematic, though not without its challenges. In Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969, Christine Jenkins and Michael Cart provide an overview of the literary landscape. An expanded version of The Heart Has Its Reasons, this volume charts the evolution of YA literature that features characters and themes which resonate not only with LGBTQ+ readers but with their allies as well. In this resource, Jenkins and Cart identify titles that are notable either for their excellence—accurate, thoughtful, and tactful depictions—or deficiencies—books that are wrongheaded, stereotypical, or outdated. Each chapter has been significantly updated, and this edition also includes new chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and works of nonfiction. This book also features an annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text that will aid teachers, librarians, parents, and teen readers. Encompassing a wider array of sexual identities, Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature is an invaluable resource for young people eager to read about books relevant to them and their lives.

Download Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy PDF

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ISBN 13: 1799814068
Total Pages : 381 pages
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Read and Download Sanders, April book Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIncorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy. This book was released on 2019-12-27 with total page 381 pages. Book excerpt: Educators in the K-12 school environment work diligently to help at-risk students find success in the classroom. One particular group of at-risk students is the LGBTQ+ population. K-12 students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer often fear the repercussions of disclosing this information in the classroom environment. Homophobia from fellow students, faculty, and/or administrators can be in the form of bullying, lack of acknowledgement of identity, absence in curriculum, etc. There is a strong need for this group of students to be included in the landscape of curriculum design and policymaking. Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy is a critical research publication that provides comprehensive research on inclusive curriculum design and education policy that specifically impacts LGBTQ+ students. Featuring an array of topics such as gender diversity, mental health services, and preservice teachers, this book is essential for teachers, counsellors, school psychologists, therapists, curriculum developers, instructional designers, principals, school boards, academicians, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and students.

Download Research Anthology on Inclusivity and Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community PDF

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ISBN 13: 1668436752
Total Pages : 696 pages
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Read and Download Management Association, Information Resources book Research Anthology on Inclusivity and Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TResearch Anthology on Inclusivity and Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community. This book was released on 2021-09-24 with total page 696 pages. Book excerpt: For many decades, the LGBTQ+ community has been plagued by strife and human rights violations. Members of the LGBTQ+ community were often denied a right to marriage, healthcare, and in some parts of the world, a right to life. While these struggles are steadily improving in recent years, disparities and discrimination still remain from the workplace to the healthcare that this community receives. There is still much that needs to be done globally to achieve inclusivity and equity for the LGBTQ+ community. The Research Anthology on Inclusivity and Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community is a comprehensive compendium that analyzes the struggles and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community with a focus on the current climate around the world and the continued impact to these individuals. Multiple settings are discussed within this dynamic anthology such as education, healthcare, online communities, and more. Covering topics such as gender, homophobia, and queer theory, this text is essential for scholars of gender theory, faculty of both K-12 and higher education, professors, pre-service teachers, students, human rights activists, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.

Download LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction PDF

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13: 0786496940
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Read and Download Caren J. Town book LGBTQ Young Adult Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLGBTQ Young Adult Fiction. This book was released on 2017-06-21 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt:  Young adult literature featuring teenage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning characters is fast growing in popularity. Unlike the "problem novels" of the past, which focused on the guilt, bullying and isolation of LGBTQ characters, today's narratives present more sympathetic and celebratory portrayals. The author explores a selection of recent novels--many of which may be new to readers--and places them in the wider contexts of LGBTQ literature and history. Chapters discuss a range of topics, including the relationship of Queer Theory to literature, LGBTQ families, and recent trends in utopian and dystopian science fiction.

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ISBN 13: 155138308X
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Read and Download Larry Swartz book "This Is a Great Book!" in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T"This Is a Great Book!". This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: "This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of "great" books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers, and students. Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes. Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to "great" books that will make a difference in their lives.

Download The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1544393849
Total Pages : 1040 pages
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Read and Download Abbie E. Goldberg book The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies. This book was released on 2021-03-15 with total page 1040 pages. Book excerpt: Transgender studies, broadly defined, has become increasingly prominent as a field of study over the past several decades, particularly in the last ten years. The experiences and rights of trans people have also increasingly become the subject of news coverage, such as the ability of trans people to access restrooms, their participation in the military, the issuing of driver’s licenses that allow a third gender option, the growing visibility of nonbinary trans teens, the denial of gender-affirming health care to trans youth, and the media’s misgendering of trans actors. With more and more trans people being open about their gender identities, doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, educators, higher education administrators, student affairs personnel, and others are increasingly working with trans individuals who are out. But many professionals have little formal training or awareness of the life experiences and needs of the trans population. This can seriously interfere with open communications between trans people and service providers and can negatively impact trans people’s health outcomes and well-being, as well as interfere with their educational and career success and advancement. Having an authoritative, academic resource like The SAGE Encyclopedia of Trans Studies can go a long way toward correcting misconceptions and providing information that is otherwise not readily available. This encyclopedia, featuring more than 300 well-researched articles, takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to trans studies. Entries address a wide range of topics, from broad concepts (e.g., the criminal justice system, activism, mental health), to specific subjects (e.g., the trans pride flag, the Informed Consent Model, voice therapy), to key historical figures, events, and organizations (e.g., Lili Elbe, the Stonewall Riots, Black Lives Matter). Entries focus on diverse lives, identities, and contexts, including the experiences of trans people in different racial, religious, and sexual communities in the United States and the variety of ways that gender is expressed in other countries. Among the fields of studies covered are psychology, sociology, history, family studies, K-12 and higher education, law/political science, medicine, economics, literature, popular culture, the media, and sports.

Download Creating a Tween Collection PDF

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ISBN 13: 1538116944
Total Pages : 164 pages
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Read and Download Karen M. Smith book Creating a Tween Collection in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCreating a Tween Collection. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 164 pages. Book excerpt: Creating a Tween Collection shows librarians how to evaluate their current juvenile and teen collections; meet all tween needs for recreation, education, and life skills; and carve out space, market, budget, and justify the need for a tween collection.

Download Teaching Young Adult Literature Today PDF

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ISBN 13: 1475829485
Total Pages : 354 pages
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Read and Download Judith A. Hayn book Teaching Young Adult Literature Today in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTeaching Young Adult Literature Today. This book was released on 2016-11-02 with total page 354 pages. Book excerpt: This book introduces the reader to what is current and relevant in the plethora of good books available for adolescents. Literary experts illustrate how teachers everywhere can help their students become lifelong readers by simply introducing them to great reads—smart, insightful, and engaging books that are specifically written for adolescents.

Download Better with Books PDF

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ISBN 13: 1632172283
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Melissa Hart book Better with Books in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBetter with Books. This book was released on 2019-04-23 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Needed now more than ever: a guide that includes 500 diverse contemporary fiction and memoir recommendations for preteens and teens with the goal of inspiring greater empathy for themselves, their peers, and the world around them. As young people are diagnosed with anxiety and depression in increasing numbers, or dealing with other issues that can isolate them from family and friends–such as bullying, learning disabilities, racism, or homophobia–characters in books can help them feel less alone. And just as important, reading books that feature a diverse range of real-life topics helps generate openness, empathy, and compassion in all kids. Better with Books is a valuable resource for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and all caregivers who recognize the power of literature to improve young readers’ lives. Each chapter explores a particular issue affecting preteens and teens today and includes a list of recommended related books–all published within the last decade. Recommendations are grouped by age: those appropriate for middle-grade readers and those for teens. Reading lists are organized around: Adoption and foster care Body image Immigration Learning challenges LGBTQIA+ youth Mental health Nature and environmentalism Physical disability Poverty and homelessness Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality

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Publisher : Fordham University Press
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ISBN 13: 0823289613
Total Pages : 224 pages
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Read and Download Kenneth B. Kidd book Theory for Beginners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheory for Beginners. This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Since its inception in the 1970s, the Philosophy for Children movement (P4C) has affirmed children’s literature as important philosophical work. Theory, meanwhile, has invested in children’s classics, especially Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and has also developed a literature for beginners that resembles children’s literature in significant ways. Offering a novel take on this phenomenon, Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. Examining everything from the rise of French Theory in the United States to the crucial pedagogies offered in children’s picture books, from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to studies of queer childhood, Kenneth B. Kidd deftly reveals the way in which children may learn from philosophy and vice versa.

Download Teaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K–12 Classrooms PDF

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Publisher : Canadian Scholars
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ISBN 13: 1773381660
Total Pages : 334 pages
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Read and Download Susan W. Woolley book Teaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K–12 Classrooms in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTeaching about Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K–12 Classrooms. This book was released on 2020-09-02 with total page 334 pages. Book excerpt: Featuring lesson plans by educators from across North America, Teaching about Gender Diversity provides K–12 teachers with the tools to talk to their students about gender and sex, implement gender diversity–inclusive practices into their curriculum, and foster a classroom that welcomes all possible ways of living gender. The collection is divided into three sections dedicated to the elementary, middle, and secondary grade levels, with each containing teacher-tested lesson plans for a variety of subject areas, including English language arts, the sciences, and health and physical education. The lesson plans range widely in terms of grade and subject, from early literacy read-alouds to secondary mathematics.Written by teachers for teachers, this engaging collection highlights educators’ varied perspectives and specialized knowledge of pedagogical practices for the diverse contemporary classroom. Teaching about Gender Diversity is an ideal resource for teacher educators, teachers, and students taking education courses on equity, diversity, and social justice as well as curriculum and teaching methods. Visit the book’s companion website at teachingaboutgenderdiversity.com.

Download Serving LGBTQ Teens PDF

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ISBN 13: 1538107619
Total Pages : 162 pages
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Read and Download Lisa Houde book Serving LGBTQ Teens in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TServing LGBTQ Teens. This book was released on 2018-06-04 with total page 162 pages. Book excerpt: This book offers the librarian a practical guide to library service to LGBTQ teens – from collection development, understanding terminology, dealing with censorship issues, programming and outreach, readers’ advisory, and even to creating welcoming displays, librarians will find the tools they need to offer exceptional services for LGBTQ teens.

Download Teaching Tough Topics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1551389428
Total Pages : 166 pages
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Read and Download Larry Swartz book Teaching Tough Topics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTeaching Tough Topics. This book was released on 2020-01-15 with total page 166 pages. Book excerpt: Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.