(Journeys) [PDF/EBOOK] Þ Catherine Gourley
Introduction and two ntries I m not going to rate it because I think it s a great concept and just because it didn t work for me doesn t make it a bad book The issue for me was my Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time expectations and a misunderstanding of what the book actually is For some reason I thought it was a collection of spontaneous best letters authors have received as in actual mail sent by kids to authors I realize now that was notxactly a realistic One Wild Weekend expectation And as the introductionxplained this is actually a collection of Forgetful of Their Sex entries from anssay writing contest I would have known
This If I Had Read The Back if I had read the back and that was my own mistake There is absolutely nothing wrong with a book of lettersessays from a contest it just wasn t what I was looking for I couldn t shake the feeling that the bits I read were very formal and had a whiff of homework about them I LOVE that authors and books have changed kids lives and I hope this book will find the
right readers I just want anyone looking to it up to know what xactly it readers I just want anyone looking to it up to know what xactly it and what it isn t I love F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby everything about this book As an avid reader I m constantly making personal connections to the author and the book I had never heard about the Letters About Literature contest that the Library of Congress puts on It s such a great idea Journeys Young Readers Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives would be ideal for those who teach upperlementary to high school as the letters are from the students grade 4 12I happily received this book from the publisher via NetGalley so I could write an honest review This book published by the Library of Congress Center for the Book shows the power of reading and the impact one poem or novel has on a young reader The letters from the school children will tug at your heart The Letters about Literature reading program is such a worthwhile venture promoting the use of letter writing as a means of Walled (The Line, expression for yout. Grades four through twelve reveal how deeply books and poetry affect the lives of readers Offering letters that are as profound as they are personal and as moving as they arenlightening this collection which also features artwork by some of the contest Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany entrants provides a glimpse into young people s lives and their connections bothxpected and unexpected to the written word. ,
Powerful stuff with most of the letters written by readers who are darn good writers themselves This collection of arnest thoughtful letters was written by young people to authors of books they read that impacted them in some way They validate what librarians and teachers already know that the right book in the right hands can make a powerful difference in
A YOUNG PERSON S LIFE THEREyoung person s life There fifty two letters divided into lementary middle and high school students who have won the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book Each letter is introduced with one or
two pages of information about the book that is the topicpages of information about the book that is the topic the letter Most of the books are well known and are often reuired reading in schools such as Stargirl Night and The Giver Keep in mind that young people ven such xcellent writers as these are still not as polished as professional writers Should be Tempting Fate especially welcome reading for those who regularlymbrace the power of books and reading to transform lives such as English teachers librarians and authors The letters could also prove useful as xemplar texts for teachers working with students on persuasive writing and crafting a well written letter Such a great idea for a book Short and sweet passages highlight biographical facts and creative inspirations of ach author followed by a moving letter to the author from a young reader A great collection to have on hand at any public library as a testament to the power of reading and an inspiration to young readers This book One Giant Leap elucidates both the value of reading for children and the need for diversity in publishing A girl preparing for her bat mitzvah connected with Anne Frank s conviction to die as a Jew rather than wear a mask all her life Another girl whose father is from Eritrea never understood hisxperiences from back home as much until reading about pioneers This Books can change lives and here are than fifty powerful letters from young readers to authors revealing some of the ways that is true Annie Schnitzer tells Elie Wiesel Reading your story allowed me to connect with my own history xplaining how reading his memoir deepened her understanding of her grandparents plight during the Holocaust After reading The House on Mango Street Ju. .
Lack daughter of an imprisoned man learnt to cope with his absence reading about parental loss A brown sister of a boy with Autism grew understand him as she read about a chi Books have the
Power To Change Lives This Collectionto change lives and this collection the opportunity to peer into the lives of both reader and author and see just how powerful the connection between writer and reader can become I thoroughly njoyed reading this book and along the way found myself ncountering favorite books of mine and how they had influenced others as well as books that I had not read yet or ncountered as an assigned text in school years ago that had not resonated with me all finding their way back onto the to be read possibly again listI would love to read this book with students who are working on narrative A Bride for McCain essay and have the opportunity to discuss the power of writing on an audience There are numerous ways to blend this books with author studies personal narrative writing reuirements and opinion reflection writingThank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this digital ARC in return for a fair and honest review If youver hadfavorite book as a child you need to read this book This wonderful one hour read features letters from children grades 4 12 written to the author of a book that changed their lives Drawn from 25 years of letters submitted to the Library of Congress Letter About Literature competition you ll see the favorites from your childhood interpreted by some wise and articulate kids We always hear that reading has the power to changed lives but have you Heart and Soul / Almost Heaven ever wonderedxactly how that might have happened to some young readers Every year the Center for the Book at the Library
of Congress sponsors a contest called Letters About Literature in whichCongress sponsors a contest called Letters About Literature in which from all over the country are asked to write a letter about a book a poe I m returning this to the library after only reading the. Lia Mueller writes to Sandra Cisneros You didn t tell me how to pull myself back together; you just showed me that I could I was tired of trying to be somebody lse s definition of beautiful and you told me that was okay Culled from the Letters About Literature contest of the Library of Congress Center for the Book the fifty two letters in this collection written by students in.