True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

By: Salzman, Mark

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330 pp. Close to new, lightly read. No markings. Spine uncreased. The writer recounts a year of teaching a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall


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In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.'s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence, the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. We see them coming to terms with their crime-ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves. Insightful, comic, honest and tragic, True Notebooks is an object lesson in the redemptive power of writing.

Title: True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

Author Name: Salzman, Mark

Categories: Crime/Courts, Education,

Edition: 9th Printing.

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 2004

ISBN Number: 0375727612

ISBN Number 13: 9780375727610

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 009248

Keywords: YOUTH. DELINQUENCY. WRITING. THERAPY. JUVENILE. REHABILITATION. PRISON. LOS ANGELES.