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The Lazy Grasshopper and the Wise Bee

by Pamela Gabriel Bray Library For All (November 02, 2018)

The lazy grasshopper needs to collect honey for the cold months - but all it wants to do is play!


Lion's Fire Sticks (Level 5)

by Traditional San story African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

In the beginning of time only the lion had the power of fire, using his fire sticks. The other animals and people decide they also want the benefits of fire, and make plans to steal the fire sticks.


Hyena and Raven

by Ann Nduku African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hyena wants to know what the white mark is at the back of Raven’s neck. On hearing that it is meat, he also wants to be able to fly into the clouds to get this 'meat'. He succeeds in flying, but it doesn't...


Why Fly Pesters Cow

by Jaco Jacobs African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A tiny animal with an irritating buzz!


Children of wax

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Once there was a family with three very obedient children. The problem was that they were made of wax.


Lion and Warthog

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Warthog frees Lion from a hunter's trap. What does Lion do in return?


King of the Birds

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The birds want a king, but they have difficulty choosing. They decide that the bird that can fly highest will be made king. The African Vulture thinks he has won the contest, but a tiny bird tricks him. Do the...


Baby and cranes

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A group of cranes sees a crying baby and they decide to take the baby away with them.


The Tree Wife

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

An old man has everything he wants – except a wife. So he carves one for himself out of a tree.


The baboons that went this way and that

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

People in a small village move to the hills to escape wild animals. They learn to survive on fruit and roots. They begin to look and behave like apes. The baboon families cannot live together anymore.


Demane and Demazane

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Orphans Demane and Demazane are mistreated by their uncle and run away to live in a cave. They have heard that cannibals live in the hills near their cave, so the children have to very careful. While Demane...


Grandmother and the Smelly Girl

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A young girl's grandmother makes her a beautiful makgabe. Her friends are jealous and trick her.


Pretty Golden Pen

by Ahmed Mardiya, Ibrahim Sharifa African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

All that glitters is not gold. (This story was created at a teacher workshop in Accra with OLE Ghana in 2017.).


Ramuramu the Goat

by Olajide Akoni African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Ramúramù' is a Yoruba expression for "roaring." Ramuramu the goat runs away, only to find out that the safest and friendliest place to be is home. (This story was created at a Story Making Workshop in Abuja,...


Fables

by Aesop Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Whether it’s the benefits of taking it slow and steady (“The Tortoise and the Hare”), the necessity of invention (“The Crow and the Pitcher”), or the problems of cognitive dissonance (“The Fox and...


Bilums

by Lumana Waliota Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Bilums are very important to people in Papua New Guinea. They help to carry food, tools and even babies wherever we need to go.


Why the Cassowary Has a Long Neck

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Legend has it that the the cassowary did not always have a long neck. It was stretched because of a crocodile!


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...


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by Noah Vawter, Mark Sample, Casey Reas & Michael Mateas et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...


Who Will Be the Next President?

by Alexander S. Belenky Springer International Publishing AG (April 06, 2018)

If the title of this book has caught your eye, spend a couple of minutes to look at the following list of statements relevant to American presidential elections:

  1. The system for electing a President was not...


Legends of Vancouver

by E. Pauline Johnson Standard Ebooks (March 28, 2018)

Emily Pauline Johnson, who was also known by the Mohawk name Tekahionwake, was a Canadian poet and author born in 1861. Born to a Mohawk father and an English mother, she was known for introducing indigenous...


Writing About Literature in the Digital Age

by Gideon Omer Burton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is a collection of short essays by students at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) who push the boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing....


The Technique of the Mystery Story

by Carolyn Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries?

Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery...


On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Thoreau wrote his famous essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, as a protest against an unjust but popular war and the immoral but popular institution of slave-owning.


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence....


Laches

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Crito

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the...


Phaedo

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under...


The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition...


Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by David Hume Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence....


Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Vol. 1 -- The age of fable ; Vol. 2 -- The age of chivalry ; Vol. 3 -- Legends of Charlemagne.


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beyond Good and Evil (German: Jenseits von Gut und Böse), subtitled "Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future" (Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft), is a book by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche,...


Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective...


The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell Project Gutenberg (March 25, 2018)

The Problems of Philosophy (1912) is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive...


The Republic

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and Plato's best known work. In Plato's fictional dialogues...


Apology

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

(The) Apology (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new...


Symposium

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Symposium (Ancient Greek: ?????????) is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and...


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....


Utopia

by Thomas More Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.

The book, written...


Manifesto of the Communist Party

by Friedrich Engels & Karl Marx Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), often referred to as The Communist Manifesto, was first published on February 21, 1848, and is one of the world's most influential...


Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Wilhem Karl Grimm & Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly...


Dream Psychology

by Sigmund Freud Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Interpretation of Dreams is a book by Sigmund Freud. The first edition was first published in German in November 1899 as Die Traumdeutung (though post-dated as 1900 by the publisher). The publication inaugurated...


Thus Spake Zarathustra

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (German: Also sprach Zarathustra, sometimes translated Thus Spake Zarathustra), subtitled A Book for All and None (Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen), is a written work by German philosopher...


Discourse on the Method

by René Descartes Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and mathematical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Searching for Truth...