9780807753156

Reading Girls : The Lives and Literacies of Adolescents

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807753156

  • ISBN10:

    0807753157

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-03-16
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

Reading Girls captures the voices and literacy experiences of a diverse group of urban adolescent girls. The author-an experienced researcher and middle school teacher-intertwines investigations of multiple literacies, technologies, race, class, gender, sexuality, and gender expression to provide a provocative look at what helps and what hurts adolescent girls in school. Through engaging case studies, we see how traditional schooling fails to make room for crucial life topics, such as grappling with sexual or racial identity, understanding gang culture, or coming of age in urban America. Each chapter concludes with concrete strategies for improving both in- and out-of-school practices to better serve young girls, especially marginalized students.

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