Teaching with Harry PotterTeaching with Harry Potter
Valerie Estelle Frankel
The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2013-02-21 | ISBN-13: 9780786472017

From Girl to GoddessFrom Girl to Goddess
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Many are familiar with Joseph Campbell's theory of the hero's journey, the idea that every man from Moses to Hercules grows to adulthood while battling his alter-ego. This book explores the universal heroine's journey as she quests through world myth. Numerous stories from cultures as varied as Chile and Vietnam reveal heroines who battle for safet ...
Number of pages: 376 | Publication Date: 2010-10-19 | ISBN-13: 9780786448319

Chelm for the HolidaysChelm for the Holidays
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Celebrating Jewish holidays has never been sillier than in Chelm, the Village of Fools! While the Chelmites try to solve problems―like outsmarting bees to get Rosh Hashanah honey, and keeping menorah candles lit without enough oil―their foolishness causes even more chaos. Enjoy these tall tales, old and new, one for each of ten holidays through ...
Number of pages: 72 | Publication Date: 2019-08-01 | ISBN-13: 9781541554610

Shadowhunters & MythsShadowhunters & Myths
Valerie Estelle Frankel
The demon-slaying rebel teens of the Mortal Instruments have hit televisions everywhere as Freeform’s Shadowhunters. Like Harry Potter and other beloved fantasies, the epic story’s secrets lie in the real-world myths and legends that fuel its adventures. Shadowhunters use runes of angelic power from The Book of Raziel – inspired by its earthl ...
Number of pages: 218 | Publication Date: 2016-03-22 | ISBN-13: 9780692672938

History, Homages and the HighlandsHistory, Homages and the Highlands
Valerie Estelle Frankel
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. From over a dozen volumes to its newest incarnation as a breathtaking Starz show, it continues to delight, even with subtle, clever changes. But what was life really like then – from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk? W ...
Number of pages: 260 | Publication Date: 2014-11-08 | ISBN-13: 9780692328071

Superheroines and the Epic JourneySuperheroines and the Epic Journey
by Valerie Estelle Frankel, Foreword by Trina Robbins
The heroine's journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with t ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 2017-03-17 | ISBN-13: 9781476668789

Turning Darkness to LightTurning Darkness to Light
Valerie Estelle Frankel
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the 2018 Netflix show, takes many characters and themes from the beloved eighties cartoon. Nonetheless, clear distinctions appear in the more body-positive, diversity-friendly modern show, that avoid all the sexualized Barbie shapes and body builder physiques of the past. More interestingly, this version blurs th ...
Number of pages: 103 | Publication Date: 2019-08-06 | ISBN-13: 9781088581537

Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big BoobsMen Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs
by Joan Rivers, Valerie Frankel
Red-carpet fashion laureate, comic icon, and outspoken superstar Joan Rivers is uniquely qualified to talk about plastic surgery—because she's one of the few celebrities unafraid to admit to the world what she's “had done” to keep looking so great. Now, in this no-holds-barred book, she gives women straight-talking advice on better living thr ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2009-12-01 | ISBN-13: 9781416599241

Who Tells Your Story?Who Tells Your Story?
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Hamilton, the hip-hop rap musical, has revolutionized theater. It’s the story of an immigrant, “young, scrappy, and hungry,” who kicked off the Revolutionary War and built the central government of today. Within this book appears the musical’s backstory with many deeper insights. How do the Schuyler Sisters’ signature colors reveal their ...
Number of pages: 166 | Publication Date: 2016-12-15 | ISBN-13: 9781541115217

The English Teacher's Guide to the Hamilton MusicalThe English Teacher's Guide to the Hamilton Musical
Valerie Estelle Frankel
The high school or college English class offers a long list of technical terms: Symbolism, Irony, Metafiction, Allegory, Metaphor… With such a barrage, it can be tough to sort them all out. Yet here’s the list, from Absurdity to Zeugma, all defined through the clever wordplay of Hamilton. In fact, musicals use all the rhythm and rhyme patterns ...
Number of pages: 112 | Publication Date: 2017-07-10 | ISBN-13: 9781548568832

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