True Notebooks

Author : Mark Salzman
ISBN : 9780307429841
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

By Heart

Author : Judith Tannenbaum
ISBN : 9781613320044
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A boy with no one to listen becomes a man in prison for life and discovers his mind can be free. A woman enters prison to teach and becomes his first listener. And so begins a twenty-five year friendship between two gifted writers and poets. The result is By Heart— a book that will anger you, give you hope, and break your heart."—Gloria Steinem For most of their adult lives, since meeting as teacher and pupil at San Quentin State Prison, Judith Tannenbaum and Spoon Jackson have conferred, corresponded, and sometimes collaborated, producing very different bodies of work resting on the same understanding: that human beings have one foot in darkness, another in light. Moving stories of their childhoods and adult creative lives reveal both tragedy and beauty. In alternating chapters—part memoir, part essay—By Heart reveals painful truths about prison, education, and which children our world nurtures and which it shuns. At its core are two stories that speak for human imagination, spirit, and expression. Judith Tannenbaum is a nationally respected poet, educator, lecturer, and the author of Disguised as a Poem, among other works, including poetry, anthologies, and guidebooks for teaching arts in prison. She coordinates training at WritersCorps. Born into an impoverished family of fifteen boys, Spoon Jackson was sentenced to life without possibility of parole by age twenty. He discovered himself as a writer for the first time in prison, eventually becoming an award-winning, internationally-known poet and essayist, as well as a facilitator of creative writing classes for other prisoners.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Margos Spuren

Author : John Green
ISBN : 9783446242074
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 33.27 MB
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Schon als kleiner Junge war Quentin in die schöne, impulsive Margo verliebt - und schon damals war sie ihm ein Rätsel: Niemand konnte so mutig und entschlossen sein wie sie, niemand wirkte so unnahbar. Nachdem Quentin Margo bei einem nächtlichen Rachefeldzug geholfen hat, verschwindet diese urplötzlich und hinterlässt geheimnisvolle Spuren. Quentin ist verwirrt: Sind die Spuren für ihn? Soll er die Suche aufnehmen? Doch dann verfolgt er jeden Hinweis und befindet sich plötzlich inmitten eines aufregenden Abenteuers, irgendwo zwischen Roadmovie, Detektiv- und Liebesgeschichte. Der dritte Roman des vielfach ausgezeichneten Autors aus den USA.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ISBN : 3423716207
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Writing To Change The World

Author : Mary Bray Pipher
ISBN : UOM:39015064865143
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 75.78 MB
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Integrating practical instruction with inspiration and reflections, the author explains how to convey a meaningful message through one's writing, describing the various steps in the writing process as well as the various forms of advocacy writing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Books Out Loud

Author :
ISBN : 0835246787
Genre : Audiobooks
File Size : 61.87 MB
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Category: Audiobooks

The Believer

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106018030459
Genre : Authors
File Size : 20.6 MB
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The American Scholar

Author : William Allison Shimer
ISBN : UVA:X006173917
Genre :
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July S Leute

Author : Nadine Gordimer
ISBN : 3596168198
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