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Education 112

Book Critique Bibliography
Location and call number are listed for books owned by Muskingum University. If our copy is checked out or if we don't own it, you can request a copy through OhioLINK by clicking on the title. It will take 2-3 weekdays for the book to be delivered to campus. You will be sent an email in your account when the book is available to be picked up at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. An aspiring writer collects stories from African American women in 1962 Mississippi.

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas. Request through OhioLINK. A murder takes place near a Japanese-American internment camp.

The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. Request through OhioLINK. A mute girl becomes lost in the forest with her abusive father.

Funny Boy: A Novel by Shyam Selvadurai. Request through OhioLINK. The homosexual narrator struggles with pressure from his Sri Lankan family.

Mixed: my life in black and white by Angela Nissel. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing up with one white and one black parent in the 1990's

Don't let's go to the dogs tonight: an african childhood by Alexandra Fuller. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing white in Revolutionary Africa.

Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing up gay in America.

Where the girls are: growing up female with the mass media by Susan J. Douglas. Request through OhioLINK.
How women have been depicted in films and television and toys.

A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing up in a small town in Indiana with delayed speech and a big imagination.

Teacher man: a memoir by Franck McCourt. Request through OhioLINK.
Thirty years of teaching in New York by an Irish immigrant.

Bury me standing: the gypsies and their journey by Isabel Fonseca. Request through OhioLINK.
Tracing the Roma of Europe and looking at their lifestyle.

The glass castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing up in poverty with unconventional parents.

Sahara special by Esme Codell. Request through OhioLINK.
Adolescent literature book on a special needs child and a child of the 1930's during the dust bowl.

Out of the dust by Karen Hesse. Muskingum Juvenile Fiction (H464o)    
Adolescent literature book on a special needs child and a child of the 1930's during the dustbowl.

The war on the poor: a defense manual by R. Albeda. Muskingum Stacks (HV95 .A599 1996)
Societal causes of keeping people in poverty.

Educating Esme: diary of a teacher's first year by Esme Codell. Muskingum Stacks (LB2844.1.N4 C63 2001)
Funny insight into non-conventional teaching.

Children of the dream: our own stories of growing up black in America by L. Holliday. Muskingum Juvenile Nonfiction (973.0496 C4374)
Stories of growing up African American in the United States.

Lies my teacher told me : everything your American history textbook got wrong by James Loewen. Muskingum Stacks (E175.85 .L64 1996)
The real history of the United States based on documents from the Smithsonian

Lies across America: what our historic sites get wrong by James Loewen. Muskingum Stacks (E159 .L64 2000)
Misinformation at historic sites across the United States.

White teacher by V. Paley. Muskingum Stacks (LC2771 .P34 2000)
White teacher teaching Black children.

Moving beyond words: age, rage, power, money, muscles: breaking the boundaries of gender by Gloria Steinem. Muskingum Stacks (HQ1421 .S74 1994)

Growing up gay/ growing up lesbian: a literary anthology by B. Singer. Muskingum Stacks (PS509.H57 G76)
Stories of growing up gay.

A different mirror: a history of multicultural america by R. Takaki. Muskingum Stacks (E184.A1 T335 1993b)
Contributions of minorities in American history.

A people's history of the United States by Howard Zinn. Muskingum Stacks (E169.1 .Z53)
A different perspective of history.

Where we stand: class matters by Bell Hooks. Muskingum Stacks (HN90.S6 H66 2000)
Classism in the United States.

Boyhood growing up male: a multicultural anthology by F. Abbott. Muskingum Stacks (HQ775 .B63 1998)
Stories of both hetero- and homo sexual men.

Prozac nation: young and depressed in America by E. Wurtzel. Muskingum Stacks (RC537 .W87 2000)
A gifted student and battles with depression.

School by Robert Coles and Nicholas Nixon. Muskingum Stacks (HV1731 .C56 1998)
Inner city schools examined.

Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. Muskingum Stacks (HD4918 .E375 2001)
What it is like to survive on minimum wage.

Black like me by J. Griffin. Muskingum Stacks (E185.61 .G8)
A white man in the 50's poses as a black man in the south.

"Why don't they learn English?" : separating fact from fallacy in the U.S. language debate by L. Tse. Muskingum Stacks (P119.32.U6 T78 2001)
New immigrants in America.

The boys and girls learn differently: action guide for teachers by M. Gurian. Request through OhioLINK.
How boys and girls learn.

The case against standardized testing: raising the scores, ruining the schools by Alfie Kohn. Muskingum Stacks (LB3060.3 .K64 2000)
Standardized testing in schools.

Kite Runner (paperback) by Khaled Hosseini. Request through OhioLINK.
Growing up in Afghanistan.

Other peoples children: : cultural conflict in the classroom by Lisa Delpit. Muskingum Stacks (LC1099.3 .D45 1995)
How to teach African American children.

Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, 1954-1965by J. Williams. Muskingum Stacks (KF4757 .W52 2002)
The civil rights movement.

Gender tales: tensions in the schools by Judith Kleifeld and Suzanne Yerian. Muskingum Stacks (LC212.92 .G46 1995)
Tension with genders and gender orientations.

Savage inequalities : children in America's schools by Jonathan Kozol. Muskingum Stacks (LC4091 .K69)
Inequitable funding and education for our nation's children.

Our media not theirs : the democratic struggle against corporate media by Robert McChesney and John Nichols. Muskingum Stacks (P92.U5 M35 2002)
How our media is Run by a very few corporations.

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. Muskingum Stacks PE64.N34 A3 2004)
Being a woman in Tehran.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons. Request through OhioLINK.

Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern. Request through OhioLINK.
A novel about an autistic child.

The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai. Request through OhioLINK.
A novel set in India.

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