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La Sangre Es Mas Espesa Que el Agua (Blood is Thicker Than Water)
This book, written in Spanish, is the creative expression of high school students in a Spanish for Spanish Speakers class in Palo Alto, California. After participating in an oral history project about family history and cultural traditions, students chose a highlight of their interviews to explore more deeply through writing.Read More
True Side of Me
The Untold Stories of our Lives
An inspiring and enlightening collection of stories written by students in a high school credit recovery program. This book is the culmination of the Success Stories Project, in which the class explored definitions, attributes and examples of success and failure. A nuanced understanding of success is represented in their raw and honest words: loved ones overcoming addiction; young women raising children without support; finding love; dreams of graduating high school; and the realization that failure does not bar someone from succeeding.Read More
The Griots of Oakland
Voices from the African American Oral History Project
What is it like being a young African American man? The media repeats the same stereotypes again and again, yet the reality is much more diverse. This eye-opening and beautifully presented book shares the voices and images of a group of young black men in Oakland, interviewed by their peers in a groundbreaking oral history project. The youth share their wisdom on a range of questions, organized by theme and accompanied by portrait photography and materials for further reflection. For students, educators, policy makers, and those who want to gain a better understanding of modern African American culture.
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School Library Journal’s Best Adult Books for Teens 2014