Less Is More: Teaching Literature With Short Texts, Grades 6-12
Kimberly Hill Campbell, assistant professor of education, draws on research as well as her own classroom experiences to show how short texts can be integrated into the language arts curriculum without sacrificing required novels. Chapters examine different genres of short text, such as short stories, essays, memoir, and graphic novels.
Stenhouse Publishers, 2007. 222 pages. $19.
Reflections on the Logic of the Good
Chana Cox, senior lecturer in humanities, provides a metaphysical and philosophical foundation for those who argue against micromanagement of the individual, the economy, and society. She offers a defense of the open mind, the open society, and the open universe.
Lexington Books, 2007. 220 pages. $65.
The Unaffordable Nation: Searching for a Decent Life in America
Jeffrey Jones, assistant professor of law, argues in this book that regardless of political leanings, economic class, gender, and ethnic and racial differences, Americans remain united in their conviction that individuals who work hard should receive decent wages and other resources in return. He proposes a "covenant on affordability," outlining the respective obligations of government, corporations, and individuals in ensuring a life that is affordable for every person who is willing to work hard.
Prometheus Books, 2007. 170 pages. $13.
In the Company of Fishers
Ken Boire M.P.A '79 pens this fictional account of Moosemeat John, a legend among fishers in southeast Alaska. In the process, he illuminates the brotherhood of fishing: the crews, the boats, the families back at port, and the local townspeople who are all part of the area's vibrant fishing culture.
Outskirts Press, 2007. 212 pages. $15.
The Adoption Decision: 15 Things You Want to Know Before Adopting
Laura Christianson M.A.T. '85 helps prospective adoptive parents and their supporters work through questions and misgivings about adoption. This quick-start resource helps readers understand the world of adoption, better grasp its challenges and joys, and move forward confidently on a firm emotional and spiritual footing.
Harvest House Publishers, 2007. 256 pages. $14.
The Adoption Network: Your Guide to Starting a Support System
Laura Christianson M.A.T. '85 simplifies the process of building a support community for adoptive or foster families, birth parents, or adoptees. This workbook provides step-by-step instructions for pastors, laypeople, and others who want to launch an adoption ministry in their church or community.
WinePress Publishing, 2007. 112 pages. $10.
Separate Peoples, One Land: The Minds of Cherokees, Blacks, and Whites on the Tennessee Frontier
Cynthia Cumfer J.D. '77 offers a broad, multiracial intellectual and cultural history of the Tennessee frontier in the Revolutionary and early national periods, leading up to the era of rapid westward expansion and removal of the Cherokee.
University of North Carolina Press, 2007. 336 pages. $60.
Why the World Needs a Saviour Now
Rev. Harrison Gaston M.Ed. '80 shares his thoughts on the complexities of the spiritual condition and offers a Christ-centered model for achieving stability and positive change.
AuthorHouse, 2007. 76 pages. $11.
How to Talk to Customers: Create a Great Impression Every Time With MAGIC
Tom Larkin M.A. '87 coauthors a text designed to demystify the most critical aspect of customer service: conversations employees have every day with customers. Filled with case studies and anecdotes, the book outlines the key tenets of the authors' MAGIC (Make a Great Impression on the Customer) training program.
Jossey-Bass, 2007. 224 pages. $16.
Board Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit
Ann Lehman J.D. '78 coauthors a comprehensive guide to a board member's role, focusing on the need for strategic advocacy. Readers will find helpful examples, exercise, forms, and other resources.
Unlimited Publishing, 2007. 132 pages. $30.
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