Bookworks has been in business for over 35 years and we actively buy and sell used and rare books, recordings and old paper items. Bookworks has always made an effort to offer the books, recordings and old paper items that our customers want to buy. We sell and auction items at very competitive prices with the hope it will create a website that individuals will return to in order to see what we have for sale.
Gloria Jean Watkins born September 25,better known by her pen name bell hooks is an American author, professor, feministand social activist. The name "bell hooks" is borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks. The focus of hooks' writing has been the intersectionality of racecapitalismand genderand what she describes as their ability to produce and perpetuate systems of oppression and class domination.
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In my previous article I looked at the many benefits of extensive reading which include gains in reading and writing competence, oral and aural skills, vocabulary growth, and increases in self-esteem and empathy. It is also highly motivating for students to discover that they can read in English and that they enjoy it. For this reason it is essential that the books are interesting to students and at a level appropriate to their reading ability. If students find the books compelling and interesting, and can understand them, they may become more eager readers.
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The package contained a copy of the book the class was studying — in fact, it was a centuries-old copy, much closer to an original text than the version the class was using. It had been added in some later translation. In other words, it was irrelevant.
The House on Mango Street is a deceptive work. It is narrated in the voice of a young girl—a girl too young to know that no one may ever hear her—but whose voice is completely convincing, because it is the creation of a mature and sophisticated writer. But this apparent randomness disguises an artful exploration of themes of individual identity and communal loyalty, estrangement and loss, escape and return, the lure of romance and the dead end of sexual inequality and oppression.
Chicago is a haven for booklovers thanks to its eclectic selection of bookstores and booksellers. If you can't visit the Windy City today, at the very least you can browse its books on AbeBooks. Over 30 Chicago, Illinois booksellers list their books on our site, including the world-famous Powell's Bookstores Chicago. Modern Rare offers hundreds of signed books and first editions, while Mind Electric Books will appeal to sci-fi and fantasy fans.
Powell's Books is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since We've grown to employ over people across five Portland-area stores and Powells. In spite of our substantial size and reach, we remain grounded by our company's core values, which have guided us through the ups and downs of the bookselling industry.
Our classroom libraries are often windows into worlds our students cannot imagine, but must learn if they are to develop into empathetic citizens. Books about social justice allow our students insight into what it feels like to be a refugee, to encounter racism, or to have to fight against great odds for rights and freedoms which others take for granted. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe.