Bookmarked : teen essays on life and literature from Tolkien to Twilight (#0345LX0)

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Paperback Free Spirit Pub., 2012
Price: USD 14.27
Description: 215 pages ; 24 cm
Dewey: 809; Int Lvl: YA
LEX 1120L


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FollettBound Glued Free Spirit Pub., 2012

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Includes indexes. A collection of essays for teenagers who found hope, insight, and guidance through novels they read and connected with as they dealt with difficult times in their lives.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Pub.
  • Publication Date: March 21, 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 809
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 215 pages ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Camacho, Ann.
  • ISBN-10: 1-57542-396-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-57542-396-8
  • LCCN: 2011-043942
  • Follett Number: 0345LX0
  • Interest Level: YA
  • Lexile: 1120L

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  • Booklist, 04/15/12

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (April 15, 2012 (Vol. 108, No. 16))
Grades 9-12. A high-school English teacher, Camacho has gathered more than four-dozen essays from young people—many of them college students or recent graduates—reflecting on their lives, their pasts, their future prospects, and their personal philosophies. Per the editor’s request, each essay is rooted in a quotation from a book that has touched the writer’s life in a powerful way. The results offer a remarkable array of life experiences, some dramatic—a boy comes out to an unforgiving parent; a girl reflects on the murder of her father—some more introspective. The contributions are divided into five sections dealing, respectively, with beliefs and ideals; family, friends, and love; hard times and hope; identity and self; and dreams and the future. Each section concludes with questions designed to spur reflection, discussion, and writing. The book itself concludes with a guide for educators on sharing this title with students. Though designed for classroom use, the book will also reward an audience of independent readers.

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