The Crazy Horse Electric Game

The Crazy Horse Electric Game


Author : Chris Crutcher
Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0061968374
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (61 users)

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Willie Weaver used to be a hero. Now he's nothing. Willie is a top athlete, the star of the legendary game against Crazy Horse Electric. Then a freak accident robs him of his once-amazing physical talents. Betrayed by his family, his girlfriend, and his own body, Willie's on the run, penniless and terrified on the streets, where he must fight to rebuild both his body and his life.


A Study Guide for Chris Crutcher's

A Study Guide for Chris Crutcher's "Crazy Horse Electric Game"


Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1410343391
Pages : 23 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (41 users)

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A Study Guide for Chris Crutcher's "Crazy Horse Electric Game," 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 Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher

The Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher


Author : Gloria Levine
Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
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ISBN :
Pages : 36 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

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"New ways to teach reading, writing and the love of literature"--Cover.


Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher


Author : Bryan Gillis
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 081088562X
Pages : 225 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

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Examines the life and works of the young adult fiction author, discussing the themes and characters found in his works.


Meet the Authors

Meet the Authors


Author : Deborah Kovacs
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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ISBN : 9780590494762
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (494 users)

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A collection of writers of upper elementary and middle school books discuss their work, each author includes a list of selected titles, words from the author, and a list of selected titles, words from the author, and a writing activity for you and your students.


"Unsuitable" Books


Author : Caren J. Town
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 078647419X
Pages : 201 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

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Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed include Judy Blume, S.E. Hinton, Chris Crutcher, Jean Craighead George, M.E. Kerr, Mildred Taylor, and Sherman Alexie. This book offers parents, teachers and librarians arguments against censorship based on literary merit and societal benefit.


The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors

The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors


Author : Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563086158
Pages : 531 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

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Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading


Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994

Dictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1990-1994


Author : Alethea Helbig
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313287633
Pages : 504 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (287 users)

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Contains author, title, and character entries for over 180 various award winning books


Presenting Chris Crutcher

Presenting Chris Crutcher


Author : Terry Davis
Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
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ISBN :
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Offers a profile of the author of young adult literature, and examines Crutcher's major themes and works


Best Books for Young Adults

Best Books for Young Adults


Author : Holly Koelling
Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838935699
Pages : 346 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

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Provides reviews for classic and contemporary young adult books, identifies teenagers' interests and best book selections, and includes guidelines for creating reading lists of both young adult and suitable adult literature.


Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition

Young Adult Literature in Action: A Librarian's Guide, 2nd Edition


Author : Rosemary Chance
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440835438
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

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Utilizing a genre approach, this overview of young adult literature shows new librarians and library science students the criteria to use for selecting quality books, including recommended titles. • Provides unbiased, authoritative guidance for finding recommended classic and recent titles by genre • Presents an excellent introduction to the field of young adult literature for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to be public or school librarians, students who are new to the study of young adult literature, or librarians who are new to working with young adults • Includes a new section consisting of fascinating answers from 14 authors explaining their motivations and inspirations for writing for young adult readers • Provides expanded coverage on the popular genres of graphic novels and science fiction books


From Hinton to Hamlet

From Hinton to Hamlet


Author : Sarah K. Herz
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313324529
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (324 users)

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Uses thematic groupings built around recent young adult literature as bridges to the classics. This second edition has been revised by more than 60% and expanded. It continues to emphasize the goal of helping teenagers become lifelong readers, as well as critical and confident readers.


Chris Crutcher

Chris Crutcher


Author : Michael A. Sommers
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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ISBN : 9781404203259
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (23 users)

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A recipient of the 2000 Margaret A. Edwards Award, Chris Crutcher is best known for his books featuring athletic male protagonists on the cusp of adulthood. This volume takes a look at his life and work.


Reading Programs for Young Adults

Reading Programs for Young Adults


Author : Martha Seif Simpson
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476605440
Pages : 359 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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School and public libraries often provide programs and activities for children in preschool through the sixth grade, but there is little available to young adults. For them, libraries become a place for work—the place to research an assignment or find a book for a report—but the thought of the library as a place for enjoyment is lost. So how do librarians recapture the interest of teenagers? This just might be the answer. Here you will find theme-based units (such as Cartoon Cavalcade, Log On at the Library, Go in Style, Cruising the Mall, Space Shots, Teens on TV, and 44 others) that are designed for young adults. Each includes a display idea, suggestions for local sponsorship of prizes, a program game to encourage participation, 10 theme-related activities, curriculum tie-in activities, sample questions for use in trivia games or scavenger hunts, ideas for activity sheets, a bibliography of related works, and a list of theme-related films. The units are highly flexible, allowing any public or school library to adapt them to their particular needs.


The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators


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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 9780547348896
Pages : 564 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (348 users)

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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.


Exploring Diversity

Exploring Diversity


Author : Jean E. Brown
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 1563083221
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (563 users)

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Provides activities and lists of resources for teaching about cultural groups


Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers

Rip-roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers


Author : Gale W. Sherman
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN : 9781563080944
Pages : 164 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (8 users)

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Forty books for teen readers are reviewed, listing genres, themes, reading level, interest level, reviews, author information, plot summary, book talks and literature extensions.