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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Reader's Guide
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3.0 stars
Overview:

One of the most respected works of Chicano literature, Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, a young boy who grapples with faith, identity, and death as he comes of age in New Mexico. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Reader's Guide
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3.0 stars
Overview:

In one of literature's most haunting denunciations of censorship, Ray Bradbury uses the materials of science fiction to tell the story of Guy Montag, a fireman forced to burn books. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - Reader's Guide
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3.0 stars
Overview:

When Ruth and her sister Lucille are abandoned in the isolated Idaho town of Fingerbone, their lives become intertwined with the legacy of loss that haunts the Foster family. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez - Readers Guide
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3.0 stars
Overview:

Julia Alvarez's popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich - Reader's Guide
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Rating
5.0 stars
Overview:

An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
My ́ntonia by Willa Cather - Reader's Guide
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Rating
3.0 stars
Overview:

The spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family plans to farm the untamed Nebraska land. Willa Cather's tale comes to us through the eyes of Antonia's childhood friend, Jim Burden. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Old School by Tobias Wolff - Reader's Guide
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Rating
1.0 stars
Overview:

At a New England prep school where keeping up appearances is everything, Tobias Wolff's youthful narrator learns the painful difference between truth and fiction. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson - Reader's Guide
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Rating
4.0 stars
Overview:

Although virtually unknown during her life, this visionary New England poet is now praised as one of America's most original writers. The Big Read Readers Guide deepens your exploration with biography, timelines, and historical information. We hope these educational materials allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American poet.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Sun, Stone, and Shadows by Jorge F. Hernández - Reader's Guide
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Rating
3.0 stars
Overview:

This anthology presents a superb selection of the finest Mexican short stories ever written, and offers a glimpse into a diverse and fascinating culture. Authors include Juan Rulfo, Octavio Paz, Rosario Castellanos, and Carlos Fuentes. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of the work of the great Mexican authors included in this anthology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Reader's Guide
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Rating
3.0 stars
Overview:

Zora Neale Hurston's vibrant novel presents Janie Mae Crawford's growth from a voiceless teenage girl into a woman who takes charge of her own destiny. The Big Read Readerĺĺs Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, time lines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019
True Grit by Charles Portis - Reader's Guide
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Rating
3.0 stars
Overview:

A classic Western, "True Grit" recounts the backcountry adventure of a one-eyed marshal, "Rooster" Cogburn, and a spirited fourteen-year-old, Mattie Ross, as they seek to avenge the death of Mattie's father. The Big Read Reader's Guide deepens your exploration with interviews, booklists, timelines, and historical information. We hope this guide and syllabus allow you to have fun with your students while introducing them to the work of a great American author.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Endowment for the Arts
Provider Set:
The Big Read
Date Added:
07/30/2019