Biography & Autobiography

True Notebooks

Author: Mark Salzman

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves. Insightful, comic, honest and tragic, True Notebooks is an object lesson in the redemptive power of writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Young Adult Nonfiction

Juvenile Crime

Author: Heidi Watkins

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Is urban gun violence an increasing part of juvenile crime? Do some juvenile detention centers rely too much on force? Is a life sentence without parole appropriate for juvenile offenders? Questions like these and more are answered in this book. Readers will learn about several aspects of juvenile crime from essay sources such as the Human Rights Watch.
Young Adult Nonfiction

Juvenile Justice

Author: David M. Haugen

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Several factors lead to an early life in the judicial system under incarceration, and many of these factors are out of the teenager's control. What is in their control is learning about and understanding their rights. This crucial volume explores real and perceived teen rights related to juvenile justice, including the due process rights of juvenile offenders, the death penalty and juvenile offenders, and juvenile sentences of life without parole.
Literary Collections

The Book That Changed My Life

Author: Roxanne J. Coady

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Now in paperback, a delightful collection of essays on the transformative power of reading In The Book That Changed My Life, our most admired writers, doctors, professors, religious leaders, politicians, chefs, and CEO s share the books that mean the most to them. For Doris Kearns Goodwin it was Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, which inspired her to enter a field, history writing, traditionally reserved for men. For Jacques Pépin it was The Myth of Sisyphus, which taught him the importance of personal responsibility, dignity, and goodness in the midst of existentialist France. A testament to the life-altering importance of literature, this book inspires us to return to old favorites and seek out new treasures. All proceeds go to The Read to Grow Foundation, which partners with urban hospitals to provide books and literacy information to newborns and their families.

Bridging English

Author: Joseph O'Beirne Milner

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 538

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Bridging English is a comprehensive methods textbook featuring precise theory and accessible practice. Through its presentation of theory and practice, you will find this text favors active, student-centered, constructivist, and inquiry-based learning. Useful in a practical, day-to-day sense, the text will retain a prominent place on your bookshelf as a go-to reference when teaching English to your middle and secondary students.

Extreme Teens

Author: Sheila B. Anderson

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 734

Learn how to serve teens beyond the mainstream--from creating a positive atmosphere for diverse groups through policies and staff training to building a collection, designing library services and programs, and providing outreach.
American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny



Category: American literature


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