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Study Guide: Saltwater Slavery by Stephanie E. Smallwood

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Saltwater Slavery by Stephanie E. Smallwood includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the commodification of African captives, diaspora, and social death, and the Middle Passage. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Saltwater Slavery recreates the slave trade through the eyes of enslaved African people. This work of historical nonfiction shows the physical and psychological damage of the commodification process on captives and the normalization of this process by the individuals associated with and involved in the slave trade. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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Study Guide: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (SuperSummary)

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Born a Crime by Trevor Noah includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as language as a cultural tool, identity, and race in apartheid South Africa. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.  Born a Crime is a comedic autobiography chronicling Trevor Noah’s childhood growing up in South Africa. Using a nonlinear structure, the memoir recounts Noah’s youth and young adulthood in the final years of apartheid. SuperSummary offers thousands of literary summaries and analyses in print at SuperSummary.com. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions. Please note that this summary is NOT the original book and is meant to be listened to as a supplement to the original.

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Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Study Guide: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as race in 20th-century America, the journey toward self-understanding, adult identity, and alienation from a sense of place through involuntary resettlement. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Ellison’s award-winning Invisible Man is a 20th-century realist novel about an unnamed, young, Black protagonist facing racial oppression in 1930s America. Ellison combines psychological and social story lines, investigating the effects of racism on the protagonist and his ability to rise above these difficulties to craft his own sense of self. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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Evaluation of Professional Development in an Urban High School

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Despite ongoing professional development for urban educators, many inner-city school students are still not performing on high levels or even grade level. This book is a practical guide to helping educators understand the innate difficulties of transferring expertise from the experts, through the teachers, and into the students in a meaningful way that demonstrates student learning. Evaluation of Professional Development in an Urban High School reviews the current literature on the characteristics of effective schools, a myriad of different professional development models and their impact, as well as adult learning and online learning. This well-researched and highly regarded academia book closes with the implications of our modern-day educational practices and offers well-thought-out recommendations to improve teaching and learning in our urban high schools through evaluating professional development.

©2016 Daniel Blanchard (P)2020 Daniel Blanchard

Narrator: Danny Swopes
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Study Guide: Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the novel’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes, such as the failure of planning and life-and-death decisions. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Five Days at Memorial is a lauded work of nonfiction by award-winning journalist Sheri Fink. The book explores decisions that doctors and nurses had to make regarding issues like euthanasia, while trapped in New Orleans’ Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Study Guide: Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the redemption and transformative power of compassion. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Tattoos on the Heart is a memoir written by Catholic priest Greg Boyle. The memoir relays Boyle’s experiences serving as the leader of the Dolores Mission Church in the gang capital of the world, Los Angeles.  This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

©2020 SuperSummary (P)2020 SuperSummary

Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on 27th June 1872 in Dayton, Ohio. His parents had been slaves in Kentucky before the Civil War.  Dunbar wrote his first poem at age six and gave his first public recital at age nine. By 16, he was already published as a poet in The Herald, a local newspaper. After completing his formal schooling in 1891, Dunbar was employed as an elevator operator, at four dollars a week. His hopes of a legal career floundered on a lack of funds and racial discrimination. However, he wrote his poetry and took every opportunity to publish. In 1892 his employers sent him to the United Brethren Publishing House which, in 1893, printed his dialect poetry, Oak and Ivy; Dunbar subsidized the printing and earned back his investment in two weeks by selling copies himself. Dunbar also wrote the lyrics for In Dahomey, the first musical written and performed entirely by African Americans. It was produced on Broadway in 1903 and then toured England and the United States for four years. After returning from a literary tour of United Kingdom, Dunbar married Alice Ruth Moore on 6th March 1898. She was a teacher and poet from New Orleans. Dunbar called her "the sweetest, smartest little girl I ever saw". Alice would become as famous as Paul during her life for her own literary works. In 1900, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, and his doctors recommended drinking whisky to alleviate his symptoms. The couple moved to Colorado, as the cold, dry mountain air was considered favorable for his health. Dunbar and Alice separated in 1902 but never divorced. But depression and declining health drove him to depend on alcohol, and his health deteriorated. His short career was prolific; a dozen books of poetry, four books of short stories, four novels, lyrics for In Dahomey and a play. Dunbar’s essays and poems were published widely in leading journals including Harper's Weekly and The Saturday Evening Post. He was also a committed civil rights activist. In 1904, he returned to Dayton to be with his mother.  Paul Laurence Dunbar died of tuberculosis on 9th February 1906, at the age of only 33.

©2020 Deadtree Publishing (P)2020 Copyright Group

Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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Study Guide: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as racist ideas justifying racist policies, and the critical but underappreciated role of Black feminists in antiracism. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. Stamped is Reynolds’ self-described remix of Kendi’s 2016 National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning, utilizing humor and slang to transform intellectual and political history into a story for middle school and high school listeners. As the book discusses historical struggles and empowerment, racism and antiracism, and violence and resistance, it invites listeners to become the next generation of empowered and educated antiracists that can resist ongoing affronts to Black freedom and equality. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

©2020 SuperSummary (P)2021 SuperSummary

Narrator: Danny Swopes
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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