P Is for Philadelphia

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"Did you ever wonder how the Mummers came to have their colorful parade every New Year's Day? Or where cheese steaks were born? Did you know that Philadelphia has the oldest paved street in the country? Can you name it? Did you know Ben Franklin was born in Boston? Or that Ed Rendell is one of only two Philadelphia mayors ever to be elected governor of Pennsylvania?" P is for Philadelphia is filled with the answers to these questions and more tips on great places to visit; stories about the ethnic groups who give the city its character and make ...
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"Did you ever wonder how the Mummers came to have their colorful parade every New Year's Day? Or where cheese steaks were born? Did you know that Philadelphia has the oldest paved street in the country? Can you name it? Did you know Ben Franklin was born in Boston? Or that Ed Rendell is one of only two Philadelphia mayors ever to be elected governor of Pennsylvania?" P is for Philadelphia is filled with the answers to these questions and more tips on great places to visit; stories about the ethnic groups who give the city its character and make it a community; and tales about its history, buildings, and beautiful places.
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Gr 1-5-A creative and informative blend of text and art, this alphabet book celebrates much of what the city has to offer. Each left-hand page has a large, decorated capital letter designed as an icon for what it represents and several paragraphs in rather small print that give a good amount of interesting information on each topic. Each right-hand page is devoted to a large, expressive illustration depicting the subject of the spread. The colorful crayon and pencil artwork was drawn by Philadelphia elementary and middle school children. Just like the city's diverse population, these pictures show a variety of ethnicities and art styles, but every one is a treasure. The last spread is a montage of all 26 iconic letters. The book is a grand tour of the city, its history, and its creative spirit. Although most suited to independent reading, classes studying the region would enjoy this title as a group. It could also serve as an inspiration for students to create similar books for any geographical area.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592131075
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/25/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology of Works Discussed
Preface
Introduction—Keith Lawrence and Floyd Cheung
1. Early Chinese American Autobiography: Reconsidering the Works of Yan Phou Lee and Yung Wing—Floyd Cheung
2. The Self and Generic Convention: Winnifred Eaton's Me, A Book of Remembrance—David Shih
3. Diasporic Literature and Identity in A Daughter of the Samurai—Georgina Dodge
4. The Capitalist and Imperialist Critique in H. T. Tsiang's And China Has Hands—Julia H. Lee
5. Unacquiring Negrophobia: Younghill Kang and the Cosmopolitan Resistance to the Black and White Logic of Naturalization—Stephen Knadler
6. Asian American (Im)mobility: Perspectives on the College Plays 1937-1955—Josephine Lee
7. Toyo Suyemoto, Ansel Adams, and the Landscape of Justice—John Streamas
8. Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-1957—Viet Nguyen
9. Suffering Male Bodies: Representations of Dissent and Displacement in the Internment-Themed Narratives of John Okada and Toshio Mori—Suzanne Arakawa
10. Toshio Mori, Richard Kim, and the Masculine Ideal—Keith Lawrence
11. Home, Memory, and Narrative in Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter—Warren D. Hoffman
12. The "Pre-History" of an "Asian American" Writer: N.V.M. Gonzalez' Allegory of Decolonization—Augusto Espiritu
13. Representing Korean American Female Subjects, Negotiating Multiple Americas, and Reading Beyond the Ending in Ronyoung Kim's Clay Walls—Pamela Thoma
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