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Cover of "Jack Rabbit" by Jan Kelly
Book Two of the Arizona Series
Jan Kelly

Navajo monster-slayer myths are threaded through the story of the runaway Rose, now 16, and Jack Rawlings’ cattle ranching family who live near ...



Cover of "Creating Literacy Communities as Pathways to Student Success" by Early and Saidy featuring a black background with color strip at top
Equity and Access for Latina Students in STEM
Jessica Singer Early

"Creating Literacy Communities as Pathways to Student Success" offers a model for using literacy as a pathway for secondary students to explore ...



Cover of "The Language of Humor" featuring an illustration of a cityscape
An Introduction
Alleen Pace Nilsen

Much of today's communication is carried out through various kinds of humor, and we therefore need to be able to understand its many aspects. Here ...



Cover of "Oil and Urbanization on the Pacific Coast" featuring a bird's eye view of a city
Ralph Bramel Lloyd and the Shaping of the Urban West
Michael R. Adamson

"Oil and Urbanization on the Pacific Coast: Ralph Bramel Lloyd and the Shaping of the Urban West" tells the story of oilman Ralph Bramel ...



Valley of the Guns
The Pleasant Valley War and the Trauma of Violence

In the late 1880s, Pleasant Valley, Arizona, descended into a nightmare of violence, murder, and mayhem. By the time the Pleasant Valley War was ...



Cover of "A Responsive Rhetorical Art" by Elenore Long featuring a woman speaking
Artistic Methods for Contemporary Public Life
Elenore Long

"A Responsive Rhetorical Art" explores the risk-ridden realm of wise if always also fallible rhetorical action — the productive knowledge-building ...



Cover of Traditional Ecological Knowledge edited by Nelson and Shilling with fish and animal design
Learning from Indigenous Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Joan McGregor
Edited by Melissa K. Nelson, Dan Shilling

This book examines the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it can provide models for a time-tested form of sustainability ...



Cover of "Elder Brother's Maze" by Jan Kelly featuring a desert background and a maze design
Book One of the Arizona Series
Jan Kelly

The ancient desert O’odham people’s creation stories parallel the path a young Guy Thornton takes to emerge from the “maze” he has made of his ...

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