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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

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Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
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Lit up
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one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
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David Denby
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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"--
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Title
Lit up
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Summary
Returning to high school to find out whether or not books can shape lives, a distinguished critic, sitting in on a 10th-grade English class for an entire academic year, presents a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings, but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading
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DLC
Dewey number
807.1273
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN70
LC item number
.D46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
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one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives
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David Denby
Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby
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Lit up : one reporter, three schools, twenty-four books that can change lives, David Denby
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Includes bibliographical references
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
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780805095852
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015029973

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