Andrea O’Reilly is Associate Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University and Director of the Association for Research on Mothering. She is the author and editor of many books on mothering, including From Motherhood to Mothering: The Legacy of Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born and Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart, both also published by SUNY Press.
Mothering is a central issue for feminist theory, and motherhood is also a persistent presence in the work of Toni Morrison. Examining Morrison’s novels, essays, speeches, and interviews, Andrea O’Reilly illustrates how Morrison builds upon black women’s experiences of and perspectives on motherhood to develop a view of black motherhood that is, in terms of both maternal identity and role, radically different from motherhood as practiced and prescribed in the dominant culture. Motherhood, in Morrison’s view, is fundamentally and profoundly an act of resistance, essential and integral to black women’s fight against racism (and sexism) and their ability to achieve well-being for themselves and their culture. The power of motherhood and the empowerment of mothering are what make possible the better world we seek for ourselves and for our children. This, argues O’Reilly, is Morrison’s maternal theory—a politics of the heart.
Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history.
This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
The real Aemilia Basano Lanyer was Renaissance woman, centuries ahead of her time. England's first professionally-published female poet, she is also suspected to have inspired the poetry of one our greatest and most beloved writers, William Shakespeare—and she continues to inspire writers to this day.
With Dark Aemilia, Sally O'Reilly gives us a richly imagined novel of this mysterious, and nearly forgotten, woman, and now, she invites us to discover Ameilia Lanyer first-hand. A collection of Shakespeare's famed "Dark Lady" sonnets; fascinating and hard-to-find historical details; and Aemilia's own provocative poetry, as well as exclusive excerpts from the novel; Shakespeare's Dark Lady is a must-read for poetry lovers and the ideal companion to Sally O'Reilly's stunning debut—a novel "filled with all the passion, drama, and magic of Elizabethan England" (Paula Brackston, New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter and The Midnight Witch).
The acceleration of change and innovation in the publishing industry today is dizzying, and the pace can be overwhelming. At O’Reilly’s TOC New York Conference in February 2012, practitioners and executives from the publishing and tech industries joined together to navigate the ongoing transformation. With this video compilation, you’ll get a seat in the front row of every session at this groundbreaking conference.
Watch stirring keynotes from luminaries such as LeVar Burton (RRKidz), Tim Carmody (Wired), and Judith Curr (Atria Books). Then take in practical and inspiring sessions in three tracks: Manage, Make, and Market. Download these videos or view them through our HD player, and learn about the innovations rocking every aspect of the art, craft, and business of publishing in the 21st century.
Here are just a few of the sessions you’ll receive in this video package:
Manage:Hippo in Ballet Shoes, Or Greyhound on the Track? Applying Agile Methodologies to Traditional Publishing—Kristen McLean (Bookigee)You’ve Decided The Cloud Is Right For Your Organization. Now the Hard Part—Jonathan Reichental (City of Palo Alto, California)Minimum Viable (Publishing) Product—Todd Sattersten (BizBookLab)Case Study: Experimenting with Print-to-Digital Publishing Models—Ana Vela (National Geographic Learning)
Make:InDesign to EPUB: The Basics and Beyond—Anne-Marie Concepcion (Seneca Design & Training, Inc.)Using WordPress for Digital Workflows and More—Kirk Biglione (Oxford Media Works), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks / LibriVox / Iambik )Margin Walking: How Annotation Technology Reinvents and Renews the Book—Joe Wikert (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Seth Kaufman (Copia Interactive)
Market:Keplers2020: Building the Community Bookstore of the 21st Century—Thad McIlroy (TheFutureofPublishing.com), Praveen Madan (Keplers2020, Booksmith)Creating A Strong Youth Media Brand—Frederik Wiedemann (ReD Associates), Kasper Tostesen (Danish Broadcasting Corporation)Consumer Attitudes toward E-Book Reading—Len Vlahos (Book Industry Study Group), Kelly Gallagher (RR Bowker)