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Author Denby, David, 1943- author.

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

Publication Info. New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  807.1273 D411l 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 257 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Denby sat in on a tenth-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year, and visited other schools. 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. Lit Up is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance and inspiration of great books."-- Provided by publisher.
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 and January : Orwell -- Mamaroneck, all year : personal choice -- Beacon, January : satire -- Beacon, February : Coelho and Hesse -- Beacon, February : Vonnegut -- Beacon, March : Viktor E. Frankl -- Hillhouse : the year -- Mamaroneck, spring : tenth-grade English -- Beacon, April and May : Dostoevsky -- Beacon, May and June : Sartre and Beckett -- Appendix 1. Reading lists -- Appendix 2. Beacon students' college list.
Subject Literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- United States.
High school students -- Books and reading -- United States.
Literature -- Study and teaching (Secondary) (OCoLC)fst01000042
Teenagers -- Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst01145561
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780805095852 hardcover
0805095853 hardcover

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