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1. The Kissing hand / by Penn, Audrey, Publication: Terre Haute, IN : | New York, NY : Tanglewood Press,; | Scholastic, 2006 . 1 v. : 26 cm. Date: 2006 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (2), 中壢美國資料專區 American Shelf Chungli (1),

2. America : the story of us. Disc 1 / Liev Schreiber; Nutopia (Firm); History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.   Publication: [United States] : A&E Television Networks : History : Distributed by New Video, ©2010. . 3 videodisc (ca. 184 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Availability: Items available: 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1),

3. By the people: the election of Barack Obama by By the people : the election of Barack Obama /Benjamin Goldhirsh; Amy Rice; Alicia Sams; Craig Wedren; HBO Documentary Films.; et al; Publication: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010] . 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Documents Barack Obama's history-making road to the White House as the nation's first African-American president. Follows the former Senator from his decision to throw his hat in the ring to his historic election, and inauguration. Includes interviews, candid moments with his wife Michelle, and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, plus his senior campaign staff, his supporters, aids, and the media. | English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Availability: No items available:

4. Roads to Memphis : the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr / Stephen Ives; Hampton Sides; Insignia Films.; PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation. by Ives, Stephen Publication: 2010 . 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year. Date: 2010 Availability: No items available:

5. Bear snores on by Wilson, Karma. Publication: Scholastic, 2002 . 62 min. col. , This video includes three stories: Bear snores on, Waiting for wings and Come On, Rain! | Bear snores on / Karma Wilson ; [illustrations by] Jane Chapman. On a cold winter night many animals gather to party in the cave of a sleeping bear, who then awakes and protests that he has missed the food and the fun. | Waiting for wings /by Lois Ehlert. Butterflies bloomas delicately as flowers in this visually magnificent story of beginnings, middles and ends:eggs, caterpillars and finally butterflies. | Come on, Rain! / Karen Hesse illustrated by Jon J. Muth. Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the endless summer heat is a good, soaking rainstorm. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everthing springs to life. Date: 2002 Availability: Items available: 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (2),

6. Big book : curious George   Publication: Scholastic 1980 . color. Date: 1980 Availability: Items available: 桃園快樂村美國資料專區 American Shelf Tao Yuan Happy Village (1), 高雄美國資料專區 - 寶珠 American Shelf Kaohsiung Baozhu (1), 中壢美國資料專區 American Shelf Chungli (1), 台中美國資料中心 American Corner Taichung (1),

7. Broadway: the American musical v. 1 with English/Chinese subtitles.   Publication: PBS Video 2004 . 120 min. ; color. , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode one: Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927) Featured Musicals : "In Dahomey", "Little Johnny Jones", "Show Boat", "The Black Crook", "The Great Ziegfeld", "Ziegfeld Follies" When Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. first hit New York in 1893, the intersection of Broadway and 42nd was nobody's idea of "the crossroads of the world." But by 1913, "'The Ziegfeld Follies' really were an amalgamation of everything that was happening in America, in New York, at that time," says writer Philip Furia. "Flo Ziegfeld was like the Broadway equivalent of the melting pot itself." Ziegfeld's story introduces many of the era's key figures: Irving Berlin, a Russian immigrant who became the voice of assimilated America; entertainers like Jewish comedienne Fanny Brice and African American Bert Williams, who became America's first "crossover" artists; and the brash Irish American George M. Cohan, whose song-and-dance routines embodied the energy of Broadway. This is also the story of the onset of World War I and the Red Summer of 1919, when labor unrest swept the nation -- and Broadway. The episode culminates in Ziegfeld's 1927 production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's far-sighted masterpiece, "Show Boat." With the Great Depression, the Ziegfeld era became a memory. Episode two: Syncopated City (1919-1933) Featured Musicals "A connecticut Yankee", "George White Scandals" ,"Good News", "Lady Be, Good!", "Runnin' Wild", "Sally", "shuffle Along", "The Garrick Gaieties", "Tip-Toes" Gossip columnist Walter Winchell gave Broadway a nickname that becomes synonymous with all of New York: "It is the Big Apple, the goal of all ambitions, the pot of gold at the end of a drab and somewhat colorless rainbow." With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulsed with energy and change, and nowhere was the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway. "There was this period in which everybody was leaping across borders and boundaries," says director/producer George C. Wolfe. "There was this incredible cross-fertilization, cultural appropriation." While brash American women flapped their way to newfound freedoms, heroines of Broadway like Marilyn Miller became a testament to pluck and luck. It was the age of "Whoopee" and the "Charleston," "Runnin' Wild" and the "George White Scandals." In 1921, a jazz show like no other arrived: "Shuffle Along," which featured a rich, rousing score by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, reopening Broadway's doors to black artists. Unique talents like the Marx Brothers and Al Jolson -- a Jewish immigrant and Prohibition's biggest star -- rocketed to stardom. The Gershwin brothers, the minstrels of the Jazz Age, brought a "Fascinating Rhythm" to an entire nation. Innovative songwriting teams like Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart ignited a new age of bright melodies and clever lyrics with the massive hit "Manhattan." But as the Roaring Twenties came to a close, Broadway's Jazz Age suffered the one-two punch of the "talking picture" and the stock market crash, triggering a massive talent exodus to Hollywood and putting an end to Broadway's feverish expansion. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

8. Broadway: the American musical v. 2 with English/Chinese subtitles   Publication: PBS Video 2004 , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode 3: I Got Plenty O'Nuttin' (1929-1942) Featured Musicals are "Americana", "anything Goes", "As Thousands Cheer", "Gay Divorce" "Girl Crazy", "Of Thee I sing", "Pal Joey", "Paris", "Porgy and Bess", "The Cradle Will Rock", "This is the Army" The Great Depression proved to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theater emerged. Productions like Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" offered glamour and high times as an escape, while others -- such as "Of Thee I Sing," which satirized the American political system, and the remarkable WPA production of "The Cradle Will Rock," about a steel strike -- dealt directly with the era's social and political concerns. When Bing Crosby recorded "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," the doleful Broadway ballad took the hit parade by surprise. "This song spoke to the hearts, and to the minds, and to the emotions and thoughts, of everybody who lived during that depression," says lyricist Yip Harburg's son, Ernie. Rodgers and Hart created a string of new shows, including the sexually frank "Pal Joey," a genuine departure that starred newcomer Gene Kelly. In the gloom of the depression, Porter offered Broadway audiences such unforgettable songs as "You're the Top," which served as an effervescent tonic to a weary nation. In 1935, George Gershwin created his epic masterpiece, "Porgy and Bess," bringing a hybrid style of folk opera to Broadway. The onset of World War II galvanized the country and America's troubadour, Irving Berlin, rallied the troops with "This Is the Army." Episode 4: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (1943-1960) Featured Musicals are "annie Get Your Gun", "Carousel", "Guys and Dolls", "Kiss Me, Kate", "My Fair Lady", "Oklahoma!","On the Town", "Sound of Music", "South Pacific" The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking "Oklahoma!" in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes de Mille. "Carousel" and "South Pacific" then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, "South Pacific" won the Pulitzer Prize. In "On the Town," an exuberant team of novices -- Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins -- captured the energy, humor, and pathos of New York City during World War II. Irving Berlin triumphed again with "Annie Get Your Gun," featuring Ethel Merman and the unofficial anthem of the American musical theater, "There's No Business Like Show Business." In shows like "Guys and Dolls," "My Fair Lady," and "Kiss Me, Kate," sophisticated adaptations of literary material prevailed. "Cole Porter led the way in writing adult songs about love and sex," says theater historian Robert Kimball. "He defied the censors. He, probably more than any other songwriter in this century, made it possible for the openness that we have in all popular music." In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe triumphed with "My Fair Lady," featuring an 18-year-old Julie Andrews. TV's THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW became the most important showcase for Broadway musicals. Yet with the death of Oscar Hammerstein II soon after the premiere of "The Sound of Music" in 1959, the curtain began to lower on a golden age. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

9. Broadway: the American musical v. 3, with English/Chinese subtitles.   Publication: PBS Video 2004 , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode 5: Tradition (1957-1979) Featured musicals are "A Chorus Line", "Cabaret", "Chicago","Company", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Hair", "Hello, Dolly!", ""Pacific Overtures","Sweeney Todd", "The Pajama Game", "West Side Story" West Side Story" not only brought untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushered in a new breed of director/choreographer who insisted on performers who could dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," closed after a record run of 3,242 performances in 1972, the world of Broadway had changed forever. Rock 'n' roll, civil rights, and the Vietnam War ushered in new talents, many trained by the retiring masters, taking musical theater in daring new directions with innovative productions like "Hair," the first Broadway musical with an entire score of rock music. The adult narrative of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" plunged the musical into a new era. Hal Prince's conceptual staging showcased John Kander and Fred Ebb's dynamic score for "Cabaret." Bob Fosse captured a sexuality and cynicism ahead of its time with "Chicago," but it was director/choreographer Michael Bennett who spearheaded the biggest blockbuster of all -- "A Chorus Line." "It totally changed the musical theater," says Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. "It was a catalyst for the improvement of this area, and of course this area is now the most desirable area in New York." With Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," the Broadway musical reached unexpected new heights in style and material with a tale of slaughter and cannibalism set in 19th-century London. By the end of the 1970s, Broadway became the centerpiece of a remarkably successful public relations campaign that would lure tourists to New York for years to come. Episode 6: Putting it together Featured Musicals are "42nd Street", "Cats", "La Cage aux Folles", "Rent", "Sunday in the Park with George", "The Lion King", "The Producers", "Wicked" Legendary as the "Abominable Showman," notorious producer David Merrick reconquered Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical "42nd Street." But soon the biggest hits were arriving from an unexpected source -- London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefined the business of show business as "Cats," "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera," and "Miss Saigon" became international blockbusters. Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" defied categorization while Jerry Herman's crowd-pleasing "La Cage aux Folles" had two men sing a love song to each other for the first time on the stage -- a breakthrough soon overshadowed by the decimation of Broadway by AIDS. Yet with Julie Taymor's triumphant reimagining of "The Lion King," Disney led an astonishing resurrection of 42nd Street. Composer Jonathan Larson scored a bittersweet victory with the rock-flavored "Rent," and the old-style musical was reborn in Mel Brooks' "The Producers," which became the first must-see musical comedy in decades, despite a ticket price of $480 for each VIP seat. After 9/11, Broadway -- like the rest of America -- emerged from the darkness. Broadway's corporate dominance continues to grow, as evidenced by new shows such as "Wicked," the biggest hit of the 2003-04 season, with 10 Tony nods. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

10. Shaping the way we teach English : successful practices around the world by Opp-Beckman, Leslie Publication: Washington, D.C. : Office of English Language Programs, US. Dept. of State 2006 . video disc , Readins and resouces Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

11. The man who walked between the towers by Gerstein, Mordicai. Publication: Brookfield, Conn. Roaring Brook Press 2003 . 1 v. (unpaged) col. ill. 29 cm. , A lyrical evocation of Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk betweenthe World Trade Center towers. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

12. DVD: Diary of a spider   Publication: Norwalk, CT Weston Woods Studios Scholastic 2006 . 1 videodisc (10 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , From the book by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Harry Bliss. "Public performance DVD"--Container spine. | English, with optional English subtitles. Music by Zdenek Zdenek ; animated by Petr Fasianok ... [et al.]. Narrated by Angus T. Jones ; additional voices, Leigh Corra, Gene Deitch, Devyn Mufson, Joey Stack. A young spider discovers, day by day, that there is a lot to learn about being a spider, including how to spin webs and avoid vacuum cleaners. Ages 3-8. DVD. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

13. DVD: Diary of a worm by Cronin, Doreen Publication: [Weston, Conn.] Weston Woods/Scholastic 2004 . 1 videodisc (8 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , "Public performance DVD"--Container cover. Teacher's study guide inside container cover insert. Features: easy-to-use menu ; optional English subtitles. | Gene Deitch, director ; Zdenek Zdenek, music ; Harry Bliss, illustrator. Narrated by Alexamder Gould. A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. Ages 5-9. DVD. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

14. DVD: Duck for president   Publication: Norwalk, CT Weston Woods/Scholastic 2004 . 1 videodisc sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , Title from containter. "Public performance DVD"--Container. | Book by Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin ; music by Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds ; animation by MaGiK Studio. Narrated by Randy Travis. Just in time for the 2004 elections, Duck (of Click, clack, moo fame) decides to enter politics. Ages 5-8. DVD. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

15. DVD: So you want to be president? by St. George, Judith 1931- Publication: [Weston, CT] Weston Woods Studios Scholastic 2003 . 1 videodisc (27 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , "Public performance DVD"--Container. "In the time-honored tradition of political commentary the public and private lives of forty-two Presidents are celebrated with humor and flair"--Container. Bonus features: on-screen learning guides ; optional English subtitles. | Closed-captioned. Narrated by Stockard Channing. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. MPAA rating: Not rated. DVD. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

16. DVD: Roberto the insect architect by Fott, Galen Publication: Norwalk, CT Weston Woods Studios/Scholastic, 2005 . 1 videodisc (11 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Optional English subtitles. | Animated. Public Performance Video. From the book Roberto, the Insect Architect, written and illustrated by Nina Laden, published by Chronicle Books, LLC., c2000 by Nina Laden. Special features: Easy-to-use menu. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

17. DVD: Inspiring figures : Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald by Pinkney, Andrea Davis Publication: [New York] Scholastic, 2005 . 1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , In English with optional English subtitles. | "Public performance DVD." -- Container box. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

18. DVD: Players in pigtails by Corey, Shana Publication: Norwalk, CT Weston Woods Studios, 2004 . 1 videodisc (12 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Katie Casey was baseball mad. Had the fever and had it bad. A story that celebrates a brave girl's love of the game as she works to become a player in the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

19. There was an old lady who swallowed a fly... and more stories that sing   Publication: Scholastic, 2004 . 57 mins. col. , This video includes three stories: There was an old lady who swallowed a fly, Antarctic Antics and Musical Max. | There was an old lady who swallowed a fly/ Adaped from the Caldecott Honor Book by Simms Taback; Narrated and sung by Cyndi Lauper. There was an old lady who swallowed a fuly, and no one know why. What else can this old lady fit in her stomach? | Antarctic Antics / by Judy Sierra; Illustrated by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey; Music by Robert Reynolds & Scotty Huff; Swinging to the beat of award-winning songs, these penguins heat up the antarctic with their slips, slides, swims, and glides. | Musical Max / by Robert Kraus; Illustrated by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey; Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt: Max stops playing his instruments after everyone compalins. But the peace and quiet is driving them crazy! Will Max ever be in the mood to play again? Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

20. Curious George rides a bike... and more tales of mischief   Publication: Scholastic, 2004 . 57 mins, col. , This video includes three stories: Curious George Rides a Bike, The Great White Man-eating shark, Flossie and the Fox. | Curious George Rides a Bike / by H.A. Rey; The man in the yellow hat gives curious George a brand new bicycle. What adventures are ahead for this little monkey and his new bike? | The Great White Man-eating Shark / by Margaret Mahy; illustrated by Jonathan Allen; Norvin, a boy who closely resembels a shark, uses his talents to scre away all the swimmers at Caramel Cove -- except for one female shark in love! | Flossie and the fox / by Patricia C. Mckissack; illustrated by Rachel Isadora; narrated by Patricia C. McKissack; Flossie meets up with a clever fox who has been making trouble around twon. Can Flossie outfox a fox, even if she's never seen one before? Date: 2004 Availability: No items available: