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The Resource Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby

Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby

Label
Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
Title
Lit up
Title remainder
one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
Statement of responsibility
David Denby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure. This indifference has become a grievous loss to our standing as a great nation--and a personal loss, too, for millions of teenagers who may turn into adults with limited understanding of themselves and the world. Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? To find out, Denby sat in on a tenth-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year, and made frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester County. He read all the stories, poems, plays, and novels that the kids were reading, and creates an impassioned portrait of charismatic teachers at work, classroom dramas large and small, and fresh and inspiring encounters with the books themselves, including The Scarlet Letter, Brave New World, 1984, Slaughterhouse-Five, Notes From Underground, Long Way Gone and many more. Lit Up is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. In a sea of bad news about education and the fate of the book, Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Denby, David
Dewey number
807.1/273
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Teenagers
  • High school students
Label
Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beacon, September : the first days of English 10G -- Beacon, October : Faulkner and Hawthorne -- Beacon, October : Sylvia Plath and confessions -- Beacon, November : nuts matter, and bolts, too -- Beacon, November : Huxley -- Beacon, December & January : Orwell -- Mamaroneck, all year : personal choice -- Beacon, January : satire -- Beacon, February : Coelho and Hesse -- Thoughts at winter break -- Beacon, February : Vonnegut -- Beacon, March : Viktor E. Frankl -- Hillhouse : the year -- Mamaroneck, spring : tenth-grade English -- Beacon, April & May : Dostoevsky -- Beacon, May & June : Sartre and Beckett -- Appendix I. Reading lists -- Appendix II. Beacon students
Control code
2015029973
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780805095852
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015029973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beacon, September : the first days of English 10G -- Beacon, October : Faulkner and Hawthorne -- Beacon, October : Sylvia Plath and confessions -- Beacon, November : nuts matter, and bolts, too -- Beacon, November : Huxley -- Beacon, December & January : Orwell -- Mamaroneck, all year : personal choice -- Beacon, January : satire -- Beacon, February : Coelho and Hesse -- Thoughts at winter break -- Beacon, February : Vonnegut -- Beacon, March : Viktor E. Frankl -- Hillhouse : the year -- Mamaroneck, spring : tenth-grade English -- Beacon, April & May : Dostoevsky -- Beacon, May & June : Sartre and Beckett -- Appendix I. Reading lists -- Appendix II. Beacon students
Control code
2015029973
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780805095852
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015029973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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