Maya s Story

  • Filename: maya-s-story.
  • ISBN: 9780062338464
  • Release Date: 2017-06-27
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Christine Heppermann
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The third book of the Backyard Witch series, by acclaimed authors Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, stars a spelling bee almost-champion, an imaginary chicken, and Ms. M, the mysterious witch who always appears when you need her. Fans of Ivy + Bean, Dory Fantasmagory, and Clementine will find much to love about the Backyard Witch. Maya has been preparing for the school spelling bee F-O-R-E-V-E-R. She spells every unusual word she hears, and even enlists her best friends, Sadie and Jess, to help her practice. But on the day of the bee, something terrible happens—Maya loses. To Sadie. Enter Ms. M, who is substituting for the school librarian. Ms. M always knows just how to make everyone feel better . . . but she also always brings a little mischief. This time it involves a library poltergeist and an imaginary chicken! Short chapters filled with illustrator Deborah Marcero’s striking, lively black-and-white illustrations make the Backyard Witch series a must-have for young middle grade readers.

Gymnastics Girl Maya s Story

  • Filename: gymnastics-girl-maya-s-story.
  • ISBN: 1940731070
  • Release Date: 2014-06-23
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Kara Douglass Thom
  • Publisher: Go! Go! Sports Girls

Winner of: 2014 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum, Gold and SNAP Awards 2014 Creative Child magazine's Kids Product of the Year Award, Kids Educational Products category 2014 Creative Child magazine's Seal of Excellence Award, Book & Doll Set category Young readers are encouraged to fearlessly go for the perfect 10 with the empowering gymnastics story and cloth doll included in this set Go! Go! Sports Girl products are designed as a fun and educational way to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of daily exercise, smart eating and sleeping habits, self-esteem, and overall healthy life skills for girls. The books and dolls in the series encourage all children to dream big and work hard to achieve their goals--and have fun while doing so. Maya is afraid of everything: climbing trees, thunder, spiders--and she's especially afraid of the squats and handsprings she has to do in her gymnastics class. With the big meet coming up, though, she'll have to become brave. Readers will find out how she does it, and the unexpected friend she makes on the way, in the engaging 730 Lexile story included in this set. They'll also be able to do handstands and tumble right alongside Maya herself with the accompanying, 14-inch cloth doll.

Sex Trafficking in South Asia

  • Filename: sex-trafficking-in-south-asia.
  • ISBN: 9781135182502
  • Release Date: 2010-01-21
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Mary Crawford
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book is a critical feminist analysis of sex trafficking. Arguing that trafficking in girls and women is a product of the social construction of gender and other dimensions of power and status within a particular culture and at a particular historical moment, this book offers the necessary locally grounded analysis. Focusing on the case of Nepal, from where 5,000 to 7,000 thousands of Nepali girls and women are trafficked each year primarily to India, Mary Crawford assesses how the social construction of trafficking - the concept and its representation in discourse - are influenced by the dynamics of gender, caste, and the development establishment. The defining figure is an innocent, naïve young girl being lured or duped into leaving the safety of her village. The trafficking victim is portrayed as "backward"; however, she is "backward" in specific ways that resonate with Nepal’s struggle to resist and yet encompass Western influence. This view may lead to paradoxical effects in which efforts to protect girls and women instead restrict their human rights. Rather than seeing women as universalized victims, Crawford assesses how the social construction of trafficking in a particular society affects girls and women who live in that society. In this book, the author’s voice as a woman, a feminist, and a social scientist immersed in a "foreign" way of life, illuminates aspects of this process and highlights the subjectivity of urban women. It makes the connection between Nepali subjectivities and a problem of international significance, the trafficking of girls and women. The book provides a model for other locally grounded accounts of sex trafficking to counter the universalizing rhetoric of the mass media and some anti-trafficking activists, filling a niche in South Asian Studies and Women’s Studies.

Maya s Notebook

  • Filename: maya-s-notebook.
  • ISBN: 9780007482863
  • Release Date: 2013-04-23
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

From the author of ‘The House of Spirits’ – teenage Maya is in trouble. She’s an alcoholic, an addict and deeply involved with a criminal gang. How did it all go so wrong?

Swimming with Maya

  • Filename: swimming-with-maya.
  • ISBN: 1931868344
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Eleanor Vincent
  • Publisher: Capital Books

Focusing on the unique relationship of organ donors and the recipients of their gift, an award-winning writer tells about living with, loving, and losing her daughter, then learning to laugh again.

Maya s Children

  • Filename: maya-s-children.
  • ISBN: 0786801522
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
  • Publisher: Disney Press

In ancient Mexico, the beautiful and magical grandchildren of the Sun God are endangered by the threat of Seänor Tiempo who, jealous of their immortality, plots to destroy them.

Physician to the Mayas

  • Filename: physician-to-the-mayas.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105035164313
  • Release Date: 1970
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Edwin Barton
  • Publisher:

Four Creations

  • Filename: four-creations.
  • ISBN: 0806133317
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 1134
  • Author: Gary H. Gossen
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Four Creations is a collection of seventy-four stories told to Gary H. Gossen by Tzotzil Maya storytellers in San Juan Chamula, Mexico. Spanning four cycles of creations, destructions, and restorations from the dawn of cosmic order to the present era, this epic history reveals a distinctly Maya vision of the universe, grand in scope yet leavened with local humor, irony, and the Tzotzil narrators’ own critical commentaries. Four Creations includes mythic accounts of modern history, such as the Wars of Independence, the Mexican Revolution, and the current Protestant evangelical movement. Given in both transcribed Tzotzil and English translations, the texts are enlivened by more than one hundred Maya Indian drawings and by Gossen’s extensive ethnographic and historical notes based on his conversations with the narrators and more than thirty-five years of study. Miguel León-Portílla’s Foreword situates Four Creations within the broader context of Mesoamerican culture and traditions, while the Afterword by Jan Rus relates this work to recent events in modern-day Chamula.

Maya s Miracles

  • Filename: maya-s-miracles.
  • ISBN: 9781493141258
  • Release Date: 2014-02
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Pearl Silverstone
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

When Maya's father goes bankrupt, Maya has to leave her beautiful home and live in a rundown house. She gets a taste of betrayal and shame as she experiences the fickleness of friends. One day, Maya is just in time to see her dad leave home with a suitcase. Maya wants the space in her mother's life to be left open for her father's return, so when her parents divorce, she feels that her father has divorced her too

Cuentos Folkl ricos Mayas

  • Filename: cuentos-folkl-ricos-mayas.
  • ISBN: 1591581389
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 179
  • Author: Susan Conklin Thompson
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Presents twenty-seven Maya tales about animals, people, and the supernatural in Spanish and English, with background information on the Maya and their culture.

Maya Mark

  • Filename: maya-mark.
  • ISBN: 9781491816448
  • Release Date: 2013-11-05
  • Number of pages: 136
  • Author: A. M. (M.) P.
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

The first in a set of four, this is the short version of the beginning-of-life-together story of a contemporary meant-to-be couple, excluding most of convention and prejudice, including most of diversity and uniqueness. To be extended by Maya & Mark Mark & Maya Maya's diary [parts] & Mark & Maya Maya & Mark Maya's workbook [parts] and complemented by Mark & Maya Making a short story long , the long version of the same story, including most of convention and prejudice, excluding most of diversity and uniqueness. Almost exclusively dialogue, not necessarily quick reading. Note: English is not the author's native language, the book was not edited (other than by author).

Perro Que Habl Y M s Cuentos Mayas

  • Filename: perro-que-habl-y-m-s-cuentos-mayas.
  • ISBN: 9780806186405
  • Release Date: 2014-10-22
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James D. Sexton
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In the delightful Mayan folktale The Dog Who Spoke, we learn what happens when a dog’s master magically transforms into a dog-man who reasons like a man but acts like a dog. This and the other Mayan folktales in this bilingual collection brim with the enchanting creativity of rural Guatemala’s oral culture. In addition to stories about ghosts and humans turning into animals, the volume also offers humorous yarns. Hailing from the Lake Atitlán region in the Guatemalan highlands, these tales reflect the dynamics of, and conflicts between, Guatemala’s Indian, Ladino, and white cultures. The animals, humans, and supernatural forces that figure in these stories represent Mayan cultural values, social mores, and history. James D. Sexton and Fredy Rodríguez-Mejía allow the thirty-three stories to speak for themselves—first in the original Spanish and then in English translations that maintain the meaning and rural inflection of the originals. Available in print for the first time, with a glossary of Indian and Spanish terms, these Guatemalan folktales represent generations of transmitted oral culture that is fast disappearing and deserves a wider audience.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Filename: i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings.
  • ISBN: 1588369250
  • Release Date: 2009-04-21
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • Publisher: Random House

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

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