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New Titles Tuesday, February 27

Here is a selection of titles recently added to the collection and ready for us

 H3 leadership: Be humble. Stay hungry. Always hustle. /Brad Lomenick. Lomenick has created a practical road map for helping anyone implement and live out the twenty transformational habits that he discovered to be common among the world’s most innovative leaders.

 Honest to greatness: how today’s greatest leaders use brutal honesty to achieve massive success /Peter Kozodoy. Kozodoy shows how business leaders of all sizes and industries have used the core value of honesty to achieve massive business success.

 Illness, pain, and health care in early Christianity /Helen Rhee.  Rhee examines the ways early Christians viewed illness, pain, and health care-and how they were influenced both by their own tradition and by the milieu of the larger ancient world. Throughout the book, Rhee places the history of medicine, Greco-Roman literature, and ancient philosophy in fruitful dialogue with early Christian literature and theology to show the nuanced ways Christians understood, appropriated, and reformulated Roman and Byzantine conceptions of health and wholeness from the second through the sixth centuries CE.. Rhee’s findings ultimately provide an illuminating glimpse into an instrumental way that Christians began shaping a distinct identity-both as part of and apart from their Greco-Roman world–.

 Indigenous identity formation in post-secondary institutions: I found myself in the most unlikely place /Barbara G. Barnes, Cora J. Voyageur. This book presents a study conducted between 2005 and 2010 of 60 self-declared Indigenous university students from western Canada. This book moves beyond a simple understanding of Indigenous students’ concept of identity and delves into determining the role a university education can play in the development of an Indigenous individual’s identity.–.

 Iran’s green movement: everyday resistance, political contestation and social mobilization /Navid Pourmokhtari. This book examines the emergence and development of the 2009 Green Movement in Iran. The approach emphasizes the context and the local and historical specificities in which mass oppositional movements arise, develop and conduct their operations. Meanwhile, it foregrounds an account of multiple modernities that work to transcend modernist assumptions. The volume describes and analyzes the power modalities-disciplinary, biopolitical, and sovereign-employed by the Islamic Republic to governmentalize the masses. This book is a key resource to students and scholars interested in comparative politics, Iranian studies and the Middle East–.

 Leadership failures: precautionary tales and prevention strategies /Kate Fenner, Mark W. Reifsteck, Peter Fenner. Through real-life stories that focus on senior/board leadership from multiple walks of life, and brief discussions of significant attributes, readers will be challenged to diagnose and turn missteps into positive growth experiences. The authors , without having any single leadership paradigm to push, raise questions about outcomes for institutions that are affected and individual career paths. Their cautionary tales ask readers to think through next steps or prevent the need to get there; hence, this is an ideal extra-assignment book in graduate management courses and for managers seeking to work their way up toward higher leadership roles.

Leading change while loving people: change management insights from the non-profit sector /Yulee Lee. Filled with stories of successful social change leadership in diverse contexts, this book demonstrates that the best change agents love the people involved most of all. This book shares the insights of those who lead social change in the non-profit sector, and shows how they catalyze the urgency for, connect people toward, and continue momentum for a desired change.  Leveraging well-known models and elevating little-heard voices, this book flips the script of conventional leadership books by focusing on non-profit social change leaders rather than business titans.

 Let’s stop teaching and start designing learning: a practical guide /Jason Kennedy. Kennedy provides a blueprint to help you stop teaching and start designing learning, so you can improve students’ critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and collaboration with others, preparing them for their futures beyond school doors.

 Millionaire migrants: trans-Pacific life lines /David Ley. This book provides an examination of the wealthy migrants who left East Asia, notably Hong Kong and Taiwan, and migrated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, in the 1980s and 1990s. Through extensive interviewing and access to databases in Canada and Hong Kong over a 15 year period, Ley traces their migration career, from pre-migration, to arrival in Canada, to housing and business experiences in Vancouver, and for many, the continuing circular migration across the Pacific.

 More good questions: great ways to differentiate secondary mathematics instruction /Marian Small and Amy Lin ; foreword by Nicki Newton. Featuring 89 new questions and many new examples, this revised edition uses two powerful and universally applicable strategies to help teachers differentiate math instruction with less difficulty and greater success in grades 6-12. This popular book shows teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies–.

 Optimizing project management /Te Wu. This hands-on guide is written for project professionals seeking to find an optimized way of performing project management. This book aims to provide an optimized view of project management. It includes project management templates, an integrated case study illustrating how to apply tools and concepts, and a glossary of key terms. Optimizing Project Management is for both aspiring and practicing project management professionals. It covers the core concepts, practices, and skills that are useful for developing new ideas, planning activities, implementing projects, and conducting planning and controlling of schedule, budget, and scope.

 Our hearts wait: worshiping through praise and lament in the Psalms /Walter Brueggemann. Drawn from numerous publications in recent decades, this volume traces how the language of longing and gratitude in the Psalms offers a template for liturgies that shape not only our collective worship and communities, but also the worlds they create and sustain–.

 Pattern language for game design /Chris Barney. Barney’ shows students, teachers, and game development professionals how to derive best practices in all aspects of game design.

 Pentecostal orthodoxy: toward an ecumenism of the Spirit /Emilio Alvarez ; foreword by John Behr. Alvarez introduces the phenomenon of Pentecostals returning to the ancient, creedal Christian faith, and extends the project of paleo-orthodox ressourcement to include orthodox expressions within Pentecostalism, particularly in his own Afro-Latino Pentecostal movement–.


Black History Month Curriculum Resources, Children Picture Books

In celebration of Black History Month, the Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) is featuring a list of resources to help us learn about and honour the accomplishments of blacks throughout history and appreciate the diversity of our community.

Each week during the month of February, the CRC will be highlighting important works; this week we are featuring children picture books. Be sure to check out these titles!

Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Tiffany Rose
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Abdul loves to tell stories. But writing them down is hard. His letters refuse to stay straight and face the right way. And despite all his attempts, his papers often wind up with more eraser smudges than actual words. Abdul decides his stories just aren’t meant to be written down…until a special visitor comes to class and shows Abdul that even the best writers—and superheroes—make mistakes.

Boonoonoonous Hair! by Olive Senior and illustrated by Laura James
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

This vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, written by Commonwealth Prize winning Jamaican Canadian Olive Senior, a young girl learns to love her difficult to manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman and illustrated by Loren Long
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

History of Me by Adrea Theodore and illustrated by Erin Robinson
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

An uplifting message of hope for the future and pride in your history, inspired by a mother’s experience of being the only Black child in her classroom. Emphasizing the strength, creativity, and courage passed down through generations, this book offers a joyful new perspective on how we look at history and an uplifting message for the future.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers and pictures by Keturah A. Bobo
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

This gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another comes from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo. We are all here for a purpose. We are more than enough. We just need to believe it.

Islandborn by Junot Díaz and illustrated by Los Espinosa
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

So when Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can’t remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.

Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and illustrated by Luisa Uribe
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl’s mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. This book also includes back matter perfect for parents, educators, caregivers, and young readers who want to learn more about the names featured in the story. The “Glossary of Names” lists each name’s meaning, origin, and pronunciation.

New Titles Tuesday, February 20

Here is a selection of titles recently added to the collection and ready for use.

 A girl called Problem /by Katie Quirk. In 1967 Tanzania, when President Nyerere urges his people to work together as one extended family, the people of Litongo move to a new village which, to some, seems cursed, but where thirteen-year-old Shida, a healer, and her female cousins are allowed to attend school.

 A harp in the stars: an anthology of lyric essays /edited by Randon Billings Noble. The works in this anthology show lyric essays rely more on intuition than exposition, use image more than narration, and question more than answer.Noble has collected lyric essays written in four different forms–flash, segmented, braided, and hermit crab–from a range of diverse writers. The collection also includes a section of craft essays–lyric essays about lyric essays. each contributor has supplemented their work with a short meditation on this boundary-breaking form

 A reader’s guide to the major writings of Jonathan Edwards /edited by Nathan A. Finn and Jeremy M. Kimble ; foreword by Kenneth P. Minkema. This reader’s guide provides an entryway into the major writings of Edwards, offering key background information, concise summaries, strategies for reading, and applications for the modern reader.

 African philosophy for the twenty-first century: acts of transition /edited by Jean Godefroy Bidima and Laura Hengehold. This volume explores the ways in which African philosophies express transitional acts, those acts by which thought interacts with history as it is being made and by which it assures its own renewal in proposing provisional solutions to historical problems. Influential and emerging thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic consider this dual activity in the realm of criticism and imagination, public spaces in Africa, and the relationship between historical politics and historical poetics–.

 Agile leadership for turbulent times: integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence /Sharon Olivier, Frederick Hölscher and Colin Williams. This thought provoking and engaging book is for you if you are curious about the role and purpose of leadership in a turbulent world. It will help you become a more agile leader through understanding and integrating your ego, eco and intuitive intelligence. You will gain a deeper understanding of your unique leadership blend through a short diagnostic inventory, bringing insight about your strengths and what may be tripping you up.

 All that God cares about: common grace and divine delight /Richard J. Mouw One of the most influential evangelical voices in America shows how, by common grace, God takes delight in all things that glorify him–even those that happen beyond the boundaries of the church.

 American crusade: Christianity, warfare, and national identity, 1860-1920 /Benjamin J. Wetzel. American Crusade analyzes the attitudes of Christian communities in the United States toward the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I–

 An infinite fountain of light: Jonathan Edwards for the twenty-first century /George M. Marsden. Marsden sets Jonathan Edwards within his historical context and sets forth his key points, unpacking the competing impulses that have shaped our times. By offering a contrasting view of God’s beauty and love, Marsden shows how Edwards’s insights can renew our own vision of creation, the divine, and ourselves–.

 Approaching fire /Michelle Porter. Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and the ecology of fire, Porter invests biography with the power of reflective ingenuity, creating a portrait which expands beyond documentation into a private realm where truth meets metaphor.

 Artificial intelligence and machine learning in public healthcare: opportunities and societal impact /KC Santosh, Loveleen Gaur. This book discusses and evaluates AI and machine learning (ML) algorithms in dealing with challenges that are primarily related to public health.

 Ascension of Christ: recovering a neglected doctrine /Patrick Schreiner. Schreiner argues that Jesus’ work would be incomplete without his ascent to God’s right hand. Schreiner argues that Jesus’ residence in heaven marks a turning point in his three-fold offices of prophet, priest, and king.

 Better together: making church mergers work /Jim Tomerlin and Warren Bird. Tomberlin and  Bird provide a complete, practical, hands-on guide for church leaders of both struggling and vibrant churches, so they can understand the issues, develop strategies, and execute mergers for church expansion and renewal–ultimately, so they can reinvigorate declining churches and create a thriving new entity.

 Christian history in seven sentences: a small introduction to a vast topic /Jennifer Woodruff Tait. Tait uses seven sentences to introduce readers to the sweeping scope of church history.

 Christianity, philosophy, and Roman power: Constantine, Julian, and the bishops on exegesis and empire /Lea Niccolai. Shows that the paradox of the late antique clash between Christianity and Greco-Roman culture is that classical culture wrote the script for the Christianisation of Roman power. Emperor Julian’s writings reveal the continuous influence of traditional philosophical ideals in shaping the competition between fourth-century pagan and Christian leaders–.

 Christ’s associations: connecting and belonging in the ancient city /John S. Kloppenborg. A groundbreaking investigation of early Christ groups in the ancient Mediterranean that reshapes the perception of Christian associations in the first three centuries of the Common Era. Drawing on data about associative practices throughout the ancient world, this innovative study offers new insight into the structure and mission of the early Christian groups. Kloppenborg situates the Christian associations within the broader historical context of the ancient Mediterranean and reveals that they were probably smaller than previously believed and did not have a uniform system of governance, and that the attraction of Christian groups was based more on practice than theological belief.

 Climate change and global public health /Kent E. Pinkerton and William N. Rom, editors. This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. This second edition is fully updated to include the latest research by international experts. Seven new chapters have also been added. This is an ideal guide for all pulmonologists and health professionals treating patients with pulmonary disease.

 Design social change: take action, work toward equity, and challenge the status quo /Lesley-Ann Noel ; artwork by Ché Lovelace. Learn how to use design to fight for equity and inclusion, featuring ten strategies for taking creative risks to bring about change-from Stanford University’s

 Digital wellness, health and fitness influencers: critical perspectives on digital guru media /edited by Stefan Lawrence. This book examines the phenomenon of digital guru media’ (DGM), the self-styled online influencers, life coaches, experts and entrepreneurs who post on the themes of wellness, health and fitness. It opens up new perspectives on digital leisure and internet celebrity culture, and asks important questions about the social, cultural and psychological implications of our contemporary relationship with digital media.  It asks if digital and social media are problematic per se and explores the problems a turn to the Internet could be revealing about the lack of real-world or analogue support, as well as potential solutions, for our wellness, health and fitness needs and wants.

 Engaging the heart in business: a revolutionary market approach based on love /Alice Alessandri and Alberto Aleo. The authors, in collaboration with international scholars,  have been studying the new market dynamics and the fundamental role of ethics in gaining commercial results. This book will support you in building your business strategy and designing marketing tools (in the light of a new model, the Loving Business Model, which aims to make the customer fall in love with you, and you with your work.

 Eukuan nin matshi-manitu innushkueu = I am a damn savage ; Tanite nene etutamin nitassi? = What have you done to my country? /An Antane Kapesh ; Sarah Henzi, translation from French and afterword.   Kapesh wrote to preserve and share her culture, experience, and knowledge. She wanted to publicly denounce the conditions in which she and the Innu were made to live, and to address the changes she was witnessing due to land dispossession and loss of hunting territory, police brutality, and the effects of the residential school system. What Have You Done to My Country? is a fictional account by a young boy of the arrival of les Polichinelles (referring to White settlers) and their subsequent assault on the land and on native language and culture.  Kapesh asserts that settler society will eventually have to take responsibility and recognize its faults, and accept that the Innu – as well as all the other nations – are not going anywhere, that they are not a problem settlers can make disappear.

 Eyes of the heart: seeing God in an age of science /Russell Haitch. Haitch offers a model for unifying faith and science that does not compromise either good science or Christian convictions. With wit and insight, Haitch shows how his model resolves long-standing (and still heated) issues of creation and evolution. Compelling stories and clear explanations will appeal to a wide audience, including parents, youth workers, and young people themselves.

 Firefly / Philippa Dowding. Firefly lived in the park across from her mother’s home. It was safer there. But after the bad night happens, and her baseball-bat-wielding mother is taken away, social services sends Firefly to live with her Aunt Gayle who owns a costume shop. Yes, Firefly might be suffering from PTSD, but she can get used to taking baths, sleeping on a bed again, and wearing as many costumes as she can to school. But where is “home”? What is “family”? Who is Firefly, for that matter … and which costume is the real one?

 Great women painters /project editors, Simon Hunegs and Maia Murphy ; introduction by Alison M. Gingeras]. A sumptuous survey of over 300 women painters and their work spanning almost five centuries. Covering nearly 500 years of skill and innovation, this survey reveals and champions a more diverse history of art, showcasing recently discovered and newly appreciated work and artists throughout its more than 300 pages and images.

 Hiding in the pews: shining light on mental illness in the Church /Steve Austin ; foreword by Robert W. Lee. In Hiding in the Pews, people with mental illness–some of whom might be pastors themselves–will find comfort as they learn they are not alone. Those who know someone with mental illness will gain wisdom about how to be a safe presence. Those who hold the most power in church communities–pastors, board members, and lay leaders–will be challenged and equipped to transform their congregations into places of healing, where it is safe for people to be vulnerable about their suffering. Austin draws on his own experience, as well as on interviews with eighty current and former church leaders and members.

 Inconvenient skin = Nayêhtâwan wasakay /Shane L. Koyczan ; [artwork by Kent Monkman, Joseph M. Sánchez, Jim Logan, Nadya Kwandibens ; Cree translation provided by Solomon Ratt]. Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely with any meaningful follow-through. These poems aim to unpack history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal. Powerful and thought-provoking, this collection will draw you in and make you reconsider Canada’s colonial legacy.

 Intimate integration: a history of the Sixties Scoop and the colonization of Indigenous kinship /Allyson D. Stevenson. Privileging Indigenous voices and experiences, Intimate Integration documents the rise and fall of North American transracial adoption projects, including the Adopt Indian and Métis Project and the Indian Adoption Project. The author argues that the integration of adopted Indian and Métis children mirrored the new direction in post-war Indian policy and welfare services. She illustrates how the removal of Indigenous children from Indigenous families and communities took on increasing political and social urgency, contributing to what we now call the Sixties Scoop.

 Levels of reality in science and philosophy: re-examining the multi-level structure of reality /Stavros Ioannidis, Gal Vishne, Meir Hemmo, Orly Shenker, editors. This book offers a unique perspective on one of the deepest questions about the world we live in: is reality multi-leveled, or can everything be reduced to some fundamental ‘flat’ level? The volume reconsiders the view that reality contains many levels and opens new ways to understand the ontological status of the special sciences. The book focuses on major open questions that arise at the foundations of cognitive science, cognitive psychology, brain science and other special sciences, in particular with respect to the physical foundations of these sciences.

 Matthew within sectarian Judaism /John Kampen. Kampen deftly argues that the gospel of Matthew advocates for a distinctive Jewish sectarianism, rooted in the Jesus movement. He maintains that the writer of Matthew produced the work within an early Jewish sect, and its narrative contains a biography of Jesus which can be used as a model for the development of a sectarian Judaism in Lower Syria, perhaps Galilee, toward the conclusion of the first century CE. Rather than viewing the gospel of Matthew as a Jewish-Christian hybrid, Kampen considers it a Jewish composition that originated among the later followers of Jesus a generation or so after the disciples.

 Next level grammar for a digital age: teaching with social media and online tools for rhetorical understanding and critical creation /Darren Crovitz, Michelle D. Devereaux, and Clarice M. Moran. This innovative book explores how digital language and tools can be used to teach applied grammar in the classroom. With a spotlight on internet language, Crovitz, Devereaux, and Moran demonstrate how students can practice rhetorical grammar with digital tools in order to use language purposefully. Drawing on examples and activities from TikTok, Twitter, memes, texting, online videos, digital media, and more, chapters feature lesson plans centered around real-world digital scenarios that will engage and inspire students.

 Our brother beloved: purpose and community in Paul’s letter to Philemon /Stephen E. Young. Draws on Positioning Theory to offer a fresh reading of Philemon and challenge traditional interpretations that argue for a pro-slavery perspective in the letter .

Oxford handbook of women’s health nursing /edited by Sunanda Gupta, Debra Holloway, Ali Kubba. Written with a focus on multi-disciplinary integrated care systems and a greater emphasis on prevention and patient autonomy, this title incorporates the most recent evidence-based guidelines and developments in nursing roles and contraceptive methods.

 Oxford textbook of public health palliative care /edited by Julian Abel and Allan Kellehear. This is a book about the public health approach within palliative care.  In this volume  we are specifically addressing a newer and less recognized aspect of public health – public health practice methods such as education, health policy, community development, or social ecology. We are also specifically examining the role of the ‘new’ public health, sometimes also known as health promotion.

Pentecostal theology and Jonathan Edwards /edited by Steven M. Studebaker and Amos Yong. This volume brings ‘America’s theologian’ and one of the fastest growing forms of Christianity into dialogue. This is the first volume that provides Pentecostal readings of Edwards’ theology that contribute to Pentecostal theology and Edwards scholarship. The contributing essays offer examination of affections and the Spirit, God and Salvation, Church and culture; and mission and witness–.

 Philosophies and theories for advanced nursing practice /edited by Janie B. Butts, et al. Philosophies and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice is an essential resource for advanced practice nursing students in master’s and doctoral programs. This text is appropriate for students needing an introductory understanding of philosophy and how a theory is constructed as well as students and nurses who understand theory at an advanced level. The Third Edition features expanded discussion of the AACN DNP essentials which is critical for DNP students as well as PhD students who need a better understanding of the DNP-educated nurse’s role.

 Philosophy of care: new approaches  to vulnerability, otherness and therapy /Joaquim Braga, Mário Santiago de Carvalho, editors. Authors from a wide interdisciplinary spectrum discuss the issue of care. The book covers both philosophical and therapeutic studies and contains a three-pronged approach to discussing the concepts of care: vulnerability, otherness, and therapy..

 Pointing to the pasturelands: reflections on evangelicalism, doctrine, & culture /J. I. Packer. Pointing to the Pasturelands recovers decades of Packer’s contributions to the pages of Christianity Today. This includes his editorial columns, longer articles, and brief answers to readers’ theology questions. The book concludes with a profile of Packer from Mark A. Noll.

 Science and the doctrine of creation: the approaches of ten modern theologians /edited by Geoffrey H. Fulkerson and Joel Thomas Chopp ; afterword by Alister E. McGarth. Science and the Doctrine of Creation examines how influential modern theologians–from the turn of the nineteenth century through the present–have engaged the scientific developments of their times in light of the doctrine of creation. In each chapter a leading Christian thinker introduces readers to the unique contributions of a key theologian in responding to the assumptions, claims, and methods of science.–

 Surveying central British Columbia: a photojournal of Frank Swannell, 1920-28 /Jay Sherwood. Swannell followed Alexander Mackenzie’s route to the Pacific, mapping the explorer’s path in accordance with Mackenzie’s journal, and photographing many of the landmarks that Mackenzie described. More importantly, his camera and journals have provided a lasting record of the cultures and people that he met

 The 30-minute Bible: God’s story for everyone /Craig G. Bartholomew and Paige P. Vanosky. The 30-Minute Bible helps you discover the big picture of the Bible-in thirty minutes a day for thirty days. Including lovely illustrations, each of these thirty short readings contains a Bible passage and a short explanation of how the passage fits into the Bible’s wider narrative.

 The first urban churches. 7. Thessalonica /edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn. The First Urban Churches 7 includes essays focused on the development of early Christianity from the mid-first century through the sixth century CE in the ancient Macedonian city of Thessalonica. An international group of contributors traces the emergence of Thessalonica’s house churches through a close study of the archaeological remains, inscriptions, coins, iconography, and Paul’s two letters to the Thessalonians.

 The full armor of God: the mobilization of Christian nationalism in American politics /Paul A. Djupe, Andrew R. Lewis, Anand E. Sokhey. Research by the authors showcase how deeper engagement with ‘the 3Ms’ — measurement, mechanisms and mobilization — can help unpack how and why Christian nationalism has entered our politics as a partisan project.

 The Gospel as manuscript: an early history of the Jesus tradition as material artifact /Chris Keith. Keith shows that the introduction of manuscripts to the transmission of the Jesus tradition played an underappreciated, but crucial, role in the reception history of the tradition that eventuated. He focuses particularly on the competitive textualization of the Jesus tradition, whereby Gospel authors drew attention to the written nature of their tradition, sometimes in attempts to assert superiority to predecessors, and the public reading of the Jesus tradition. Building upon interdisciplinary work on ancient book cultures, Keith traces an early history of the gospel as artifact from the textualization of Mark in the first century until the eventual usage of liturgical reading as a marker of authoritative status in the second and third centuries, and beyond. Overall, he reveals a vibrant period of the development of the Jesus tradition, wherein the material status of the tradition frequently played as important a role as the ideas about Jesus that it contained–.

Black History Month Curriculum Resources, Bibliographies

In celebration of Black History Month, the Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) is featuring a list of resources to help us learn about and honour the accomplishments of blacks throughout history and appreciate the diversity of our community.

Each week during the month of February, the CRC will be highlighting important works; this week we are featuring bibliographies. Be sure to check out these titles!

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Paul Lee
(Interest Level: Grades 4-8)

In 1761, a young girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and shipped to America, she’d had everything taken from her-her family, her name, and her language. But Phillis had a passion to learn. Amid the tumult of the Revolutionary War, Phillis Wheatley became a poet and ultimately had a book of verse published, establishing herself as the first African- American woman poet in the United States.

Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod and illustrated by Mike Deas
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 12)

On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in the “unofficial” whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts.

Tubman: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway by Rosemary Sadlier
(Interest Level: Grades 8-12)

Harriet Tubman was born a slave on a plantation near Bucktown, Maryland, about 1820. She died over ninety years later in 1913 in Auburn, New York. Harriet led an unbelievable life; she guided hundreds of Black freedom seekers out of their slavery to freedom through the underground railway. This book tells the story of Harriet Tubman and traces what life was like in St. Catharines during the eight years she lived in Canada.

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
(Interest Level: Grades 6-9)

On November 14, 1960, a tiny six-year-old black child, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school.  This is the story of a pivotal event in history as Ruby Bridges saw it unfold around her. Ruby’s poignant words, quotations from writers and from other adults who observed her, and dramatic photographs recreate an amazing story of innocence, courage, and forgiveness. Ruby Bridges’ story is an inspiration to us all.

Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendalyn Hooks and illustrated by Colin Boolman
(Interest Level: Grades 1-8)

The life story of Vivien Thomas, an African American surgical technician who developed the first procedure used to perform open-heart surgery on children. Vivien Thomas’s greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Vivien knew that the all-white school would never admit him as a student, but he hoped working there meant he was getting closer to his dream.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
(Interest Level: Kindergarten-Grade 9)

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden were so good at math that NASA hired them as mathematicians to help send the United States into space for the very first time.

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