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Tales Of A Jailhouse Librarian

Author : Marybeth Zeman
ISBN : 0615953875
Genre : Libraries and juvenile delinquents
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In a large suburban county jail, a rolling library book cart connects boys with their new counselor, a veteran schoolteacher. Faced with their unquenchable thirst for reading to help ease the unremitting boredom of everyday life, "Mrs. Z," now, "the book-lady," gives them the opportunity to share their hopes, their disappointments, their disillusionment and most of all, their anger at a system that is crushing their spirit and dreams for the future. What Frederick Douglass advised us about education rings true today--"It's easier to build strong children than repair broken men." Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian skillfully captures the sights, sensations and rhythms of jail life. Zeman mixes journalism, memoir and character sketches with facts about the juvenile justice system, describes the various agencies, provides relevant statistics, and specific court cases that become so palatable they are easily digested. Never a "slog." Interesting and engaging. She makes a strong argument that these boys need education, not jail time. "We have to recognize that we have a very narrow window of opportunity left to re-direct incarcerated youth toward education and living productive lives. Jail isn't always the best solution. One million dollars invested in incarceration reduces 350 crimes; one million dollars invested in education reduces 600 crimes. It's difficult to slap the word, criminal, onto a juvenile-someone who is 16 or 17 or 18, someone who has the rest of their lives ahead of them and is just as likely as you or I were at that age to change." Not a screed or an expose. These are real stories about real kids in prison, stories so real and so raw they become our own.
Category: Libraries and juvenile delinquents

The Michigan Alumnus

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ISBN : UOM:39015069770843
Genre : Cooking
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In volumes1-8: the final number consists of the Commencement annual.
Category: Cooking

Famous Prisoners Of Wormwood Scrubs

Author : Stephen Wade
ISBN : 9781909183520
Genre : History
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Wormwood Scrubs is Britain’s most ‘media-soaked’ prison. Its celebrity inmates have provided the tabloids with many good stories, from Rolling Stone Keith Richards - banged up for drugs offences - to notorious spy George Blake, whose escape enthralled the country. It has entertained the Master of the Queen’s music, Sir Michael Tippett, socialist scrapper Fred Copeman, rebellious soul Pete Doherty, influential writer Joe Orton, lifetime litigant Lord Alfred Douglas, fraudster John Stonehouse and professional con Charles Bronson. In this book, you’ll read about the forgotten, as well as the famous; the plain as well as the extraordinary. It is an enthralling gallery of rogues, liars, spies, mountebanks, lovers of courtroom strife and general, all-round villains who did anything to get rich.
Category: History

The New Woman As Librarian

Author : Clare Beck
ISBN : 9781461673347
Genre : Social Science
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At the time of her death, it seemed that Adelaide Hasse would simply pass from memory and be forgotten. However, by the turn of the century, American Libraries would sanctify her as one of its hundred library leaders of the twentieth century, one of only thirty women given this honor.
Category: Social Science

Tales Of The Out The Gone

Author : Amiri Baraka
ISBN : 9781617750076
Genre : Fiction
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Comprising short fiction from the early 1970s to the twenty-first century—most of which has never been published—Tales of the Out & the Gone reflects the astounding evolution of America’s most provocative literary anti-hero. The first section of the book, “War Stories,” offers six stories enmeshed in the vola-tile politics of the 1970s and 1980s. The second section, “Tales of the Out & the Gone,” reveals Amiri Baraka’s increasing literary adventurousness, combining an unpredictable language play with a passion for abstraction and psychological exploration. Throughout, Baraka’s unique and constantly changing literary style will educate readers on the evolution of one of America’s most accomplished literary masters of the past four decades.
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007805547
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Messages From The Shore

Author : Victor B. Scheffer
ISBN : 091471824X
Genre : Seashore biology
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Category: Seashore biology

Wilson Library Bulletin

Author : Stanley Kunitz
ISBN : UOM:39015014987047
Genre : Best books
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Category: Best books

The Video Librarian

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ISBN : IND:30000008598967
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

School Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:49015003458818
Genre : Children's libraries
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Category: Children's libraries

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964696
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Ucla Librarian

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ISBN : NWU:35556022855399
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New Library World

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ISBN : PSU:000060099679
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries