Millicent Min, Girl Genius (The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book 1)

Millicent Min, Girl Genius (The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545880220

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom. But then Millie meets Emily. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millie is cool. And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend. What's it going to take? Sheer genius.

Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Author: Keith Lawrence

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 445

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This volume collects, in one place, a breadth of information about Asian American literary and cultural history as well as the authors and texts that best define it. A dozen contextual essays introduce fundamental elements or subcategories of Asian American literature, expanding on social and literary concerns or tensions that are familiar and relevant. Essays include the origins and development of the term "Asian American"; overviews of Asian American and Asian Canadian social and literary histories; essays on Asian American identity, gender issues, and sexuality; and discussions of Asian American rhetoric and children's literature. More than 120 alphabetical entries round out the volume and cover important Asian North American authors. Historical information is presented in clear and engaging ways, and author entries emphasize biographical or textual details that are significant to contemporary young adults. Special attention has been given to pioneering authors from the late 19th century through the early 1970s and to influential or well-known contemporary authors, especially those likely to be studied in high school or university classrooms.

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book 2)

Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (The Millicent Min Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Lisa Yee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545281508

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Stanford Wong is in big trouble--or as he would spell it, "trubble"--in this laugh-out-loud companion to the award-winning MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS and this season's SO TOTALLY EMILY EBERS. Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the A-team. If *that* happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if THAT happens, his life will be over. Soon his parents are fighting, his grandmother Yin-Yin hates her new nursing home, he's being "tutored" by the world's biggest nerdball Millicent Min--and he's not sure his ballpoint "Emily" tattoo is ever going to wash off.

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9

Author: Deanna J. McDaniel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313094514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 960

This volume recommends some 500 positive, heart-warming stories for young readers—stories of the human spirit and what it can accomplish; stories of loving families surviving crises in positive ways; historical tales full of quick-witted people (especially girls); fairy tales with strong women; true stories of survival; and more. These gentle and uplifting reads span every genre—from science fiction and fantasy, to mysteries, realistic fiction, biographies, and nonfiction. They are Accelerated Reader titles, Reading Counts titles, and Junior Library Guild selections. Primarily intended for grades 5 to 9, this is a list of reading suggestions for the young adult who wants a great read but does not want to be offended. Grades 5-9.

Fandom, the Next Generation

Fandom, the Next Generation

Author: Bridget Kies

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609388331

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This collection is the first to offer a close study of fan generations, which are defined not only by fans' ages, but by their entry point into a canon or their personal politics. As reboot culture continues, as franchises continue expanding over time, and as new technologies enable easier access to older media, Fandom, the Next Generation offers a necessary investigation into transgenerational fandoms and intergenerational fan relationships.