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Author Weinstein, Susan, 1965-

Title Feel these words : writing in the lives of urban youth / Susan Weinstein
Published Albany : SUNY Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 189 pages)
Contents "I am me but who am I?": presenting the writers -- "You never let me speak": power, language, and learning -- "Questioning myself and the people around me": identifications and communality in imaginative writing -- "You gotta be a writer to get in the game": understanding rap as a literate discourse -- Pregnancy, pimps & "clichéd love things": writing through gender and sexuality -- "My work sparked an interest in someone else": the pleasures of imaginative writing -- "I'm book smart, street smart & everything in between": writing, literate identity, and academic achievement -- "If you can't write you can't succeed": changing attitudes among educators and youth -- Epilogue: where are they now?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Creative writing (Secondary education) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Youth -- Education (Secondary) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441616187 (electronic bk.)
9781441616180 (electronic bk.)