Author : Stephen Chbosky
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2012-08-14
Total pages :213
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781451696196

Charlie struggles to cope with complex world of high school as he deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs, and the pain of losing a close friend and a favorite aunt.

Author : Shirley R. Steinberg,Michael Kehler,Lindsay Cornish
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2010-06-17
Total pages :527
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780313350818

In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index

Author : Valerie Bodden
Publisher : ABDO
Release :2015-08
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781629697888

This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Author : Steven Lynn,Aïda Rogers
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release :2017-03-01
Total pages :152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781611177916

“All of you who contributed to this book write much better than I did in high school.” That remarkable observation was made by Pat Conroy in the foreword to the first collection of student writing generated by the South Carolina High School Writing Contest, and it embodies the contest’s goals: to encourage young people to write, to think deeply and creatively, to express themselves and thereby to recognize and cultivate their abilities. This second volume of Writing South Carolina features the insightful and inspiring entries of each of the twenty-nine winners and finalists: high school juniors and seniors who were challenged to share, using any genre, their ideas for making South Carolina a better place to live.

Author : Stephen Chbosky
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release :2019-10-01
Total pages :720
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781538731345

STYLE type=text/css p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} /style A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this "haunting and thrilling" epic of literary horror from the #1 NYT bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (John Green). Christopher is seven years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an imaginary friend. We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle of the night with her child. Together, they find themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove, Pennsylvania. It's as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one highway in, one highway out. At first, it seems like the perfect place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the town will never be the same again. Twenty years ago, Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower made readers everywhere feel infinite. Now, Chbosky has returned with an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, whose grand scale and rich emotion redefine the genre. Read it with the lights on.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2001
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : IND:30000111340992

Author : ReLeah Cossett Lent,Gloria Pipkin
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release :2015-04-25
Total pages :113
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780807772324

Keep Them Reading is a concise handbook for teachers, librarians, administrators, and district personnel about how to prevent censorship in a school or district—and what to do if it happens. Written by two award-winning authors who have devoted much of their careers to anti-censorship work, this book discusses the overall importance of reading in all academic endeavors and demonstrates how challenges and censorship can derail even the best literacy program. Each chapter contains practical tools, advice, and resources for building understanding about issues of intellectual freedom and for creating a plan to help all parties work through challenges before they turn into damaging censorship incidents. The last chapter contains advice from authors who have dealt with censorship, such as Judy Blume, and experts on the subject, such as Joan Bertin, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. Book Features: Procedures for dealing with censorship challenges before they arise. Protocols to help teachers and librarians meet challenges and resist censorship. Samples of actual letters teachers can use to defend their selection of a text. Detailed suggestions for conducting meetings with parents and district personnel. Helpful lists of books dealing with censorship, relevant court cases, and national organizations offering support and resources. “The first academic freedom book of 2013 . . . an excellent one.” —Read the article on the Huffington Post Education Blog “There are no easy answers, but there are lessons to be learned from the ‘good fight’ of classroom teachers who have been victims of the censorship wars. . . . Keep Them Reading offers sage advice and guidance about what to do when the censor calls.” —From the Foreword by Pat Scales, past president, ALSC American Library Association “Sooner or later every reading and literature teacher will encounter someone who wants to limit students' experiences with a text Keep Them Reading lays out a very common-sense pro-active mechanism that is both respectful of parents and community values and students' and teachers' rights. Every teacher and administrator should read this handbook and then establish the processes that Lent and Pipkin recommend.” —Nancy G. Patterson, co-editor, Language Arts Journal of Michigan, Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, College of Education, Grand Valley State University “The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who, at no small risk to themselves, refuse to lie down and play dead for censors.” —Bruce Coville, bestselling author “The topic of this book—censorship—can strike fear in any educator's heart. So it is a delightful surprise that what seeps through these pages is love: love for the families whose concerns for their children, Pipkin and Lent remind us, are occasions for respectful engagement; and, above all, a deep love for books and the readers who are comforted, challenged, transported, and transformed by them.” —Maja Wilson, author of Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment

Author : Philip Wolny
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release :2014-12-15
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781477779118

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the best-selling book written by author Stephen Chbosky (published in 1999), which was followed by his screenplay (the popular movie for which was released in 2012), is to today’s young adults what J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye was to teens of decades past. In poignant, knowing language and characterization, Chbosky captures the joys, anguish, confusion, and once-in-a-lifetime experience that is adolescence. Find out about the book, the movie, and the engaging author in this singular account about how one man wrote a story that has become an emotional touchstone for a generation.

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher :
Release :2003
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015079914845

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
Publisher : R. R. Bowker
Release :2002
Total pages :4891
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0835245160