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free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Mark Salzman True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall review í 3 Mark Salzman é 3 download In 1997 Mark Salzman bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at LA’s Central Juvenile Hall a lockup for violent teenage offenders many of them charged with murder What. Mark Salzman did not plan to teach a writing class in LA s Central Juvenile Hall it sort of just happened after he went to observe a writer friend teach his class This is the story of two years in Salzman s own writing class which he started the week after his visitWe get a glimpse of a world most of us have never thought much about a world where appearing soft is deadly where gang mentality rules where boys have grown older than their years and are certainly no longer naive The life experiences many of these boys have lived through would shock anyone Part of you will wonder how society as a whole allows these things to happen the other part of you will agree with one of the last students to appear in the class a boy called Toa He did not believe in a poem one of the other boys had written one that said because of his friends he joined a gang and shot someone According to Toa the poet was blaming his life on his friends when he had made his own choices he had ignored his other options He said I got dealt shitty cards just like you but it s how I played em got me in here Whatever you into you in it by choiceWhen I first read that statement I agreed with it But then I got to thinking about it Peer pressure of course affected all of these boys but who am I to say they just should have said no I know very little about gang culture other than mostly the kids who join gangs seem to be desperate for a way to belong to something anything that will make them feel special After joining their lives seem to spiral further and further out of control And how many really did have other options Salzman s writing class made the boys feel special but some of the guards did not think that would help them in their future as inmates of adult prisons Most of the boys in the class were charged with murder one was eventually sentenced to over 50 years in prison right after graduating from Juvenile Hall s high school program I hope he somehow managed to hold onto what he learned in writing classThis was an eye opener a ray of hope and yet a sad book all at the same time To the uestion of whether or not this program makes any real difference to the boys Salzman replies that a little good has got to be better than no good at all I have to agree with that At least Salzman was doing something to try to help Too many of us myself included don t get involved at all leaving these youngsters to crash into their destinies all on their own Things to leave behind reluctant visit to a writing class at LA’s Central Juvenile Hall a lockup for violent teenage offenders many of them charged with murder What. Mark Salzman did not plan to teach a writing class in LA s Central Juvenile Hall it sort of just happened after he went to observe a writer friend teach his class This is the story of two years in Salzman s own writing class which he started the week after his visitWe get a glimpse of a world most of us have never thought much about a world where appearing soft is deadly where gang mentality Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 rules where boys have grown older than their years and are certainly no longer naive The life experiences many of these boys have lived through would shock anyone Part of you will wonder how society as a whole allows these things to happen the other part of you will agree with one of the last students to appear in the class a boy called Toa He did not believe in a poem one of the other boys had written one that said because of his friends he joined a gang and shot someone According to Toa the poet was blaming his life on his friends when he had made his own choices he had ignored his other options He said I got dealt shitty cards just like you but it s how I played em got me in here Whatever you into you in it by choiceWhen I first The Stench read that statement I agreed with it But then I got to thinking about it Peer pressure of course affected all of these boys but who am I to say they just should have said no I know very little about gang culture other than mostly the kids who join gangs seem to be desperate for a way to belong to something anything that will make them feel special After joining their lives seem to spiral further and further out of control And how many The Life Tree Poems really did have other options Salzman s writing class made the boys feel special but some of the guards did not think that would help them in their future as inmates of adult prisons Most of the boys in the class were charged with murder one was eventually sentenced to over 50 years in prison The Painter right after graduating from Juvenile Hall s high school program I hope he somehow managed to hold onto what he learned in writing classThis was an eye opener a یزید ray of hope and yet a sad book all at the same time To the uestion of whether or not this program makes any Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands real difference to the boys Salzman The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 replies that a little good has got to be better than no good at all I have to agree with that At least Salzman was doing something to try to help Too many of us myself included don t get involved at all leaving these youngsters to crash into their destinies all on their own

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True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall

free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Mark Salzman True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall review í 3 Mark Salzman é 3 download He found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly In voices of indelible emotional presence the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. Early on in True Notebooks author Mark Salzman acknowledges that this is just one permutation of the old trope known as White Person Helps Impoverished Brown Children Realize That Art Matters Indeed this book s working title was Dangerous Freedom Writing Minds Find Forrester It helps that True Notebooks is a memoir and heck I ve got a weakness for that old trope anyway This book did stir up some emotion in me and there s some good subtle humor in the dialogue TN to me had the double whammy of Be grateful this wasn t your adolescence and Isn t that awesome These kids are discovering the freedom and psychological power of writingBut just as early on Salzman also acknowledges the futility of the project The kids he s volunteering to teach have all been arrested for serious violent crimes mostly murder They re being held in a juvenile facility right now but almost all of them will be tried sentenced and immediately moved to adult prisons where they will live out the next few decades to life These can get a few uick lessons on how to write how to think and how to feel but their surroundings were bad from birth Now their lives are overshadowed by regret and they re only going to go from bad to worse to hopeless Salzman realizes though and successfully conveys that it s not futility if in this particular moment he s enjoying what he s doing and so are his studentsOverall of course this book was good enough for me to see through to completion but I would ve liked it twice as much at half the length and possibly four times as much at one fourth the length At its present 326 pages TN has a lot of sameishness that waters down its impactThe book s basic structure is this over and over Salzman shows up at the facility and exchanges a few words with at least one authority figure he recreates the everyday dialogue he overhears from the kids and his interactions with them Salzman has some sort of worry or misgiving that things will go awry and everyone will lose respect for him or they ll discontinue the writing class he suggests a topic for the kids who are having trouble some of them write some disrupt the class they read their essays aloud which he usually reprints in full Free material chaching and which vary wildly in uality there are remarks about the essays almost always encouraging onesThe most notable breaks from the formula are Salzman s initial debate whether or not to get involved in the program the all day writing workshop that includes girls and one student s trial and sentencing hearing that Salzman attends There are four or five kids who stand out in the story while the rest are interchangeable the class itself is a revolving door with kids constantly coming and goingTwo of the authority figures are my favorite characters in the book by the way There s Sister Janet the turbo volunteer and living saint and there s Mr Sills the head disciplinarian on the EF unit where the book is set The whole book though has this overarching feel of the narrator being like Look at me I m recreating the way ghetto kids talk Doesn t it seem authentic I didn t even use a tape recorder or anything And then he s like Look at me I m white and nerdy Holy cow I m just too white and nerdy I m so white and nerdy Hidden regularly In voices of indelible emotional presence the boys write about what led them to crime and about the lives that stretch ahead of them behind bars. 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free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB é Mark Salzman True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall review í 3 Mark Salzman é 3 download We see them coming to terms with their crime ridden pasts and searching for a reason to believe in their future selves Insightful comic honest and tragic True Notebooks is an object lesson in the redemptive power of writi. True Notebooks is intoxicating thought provoking totally addicting and heartbreaking all at once The characters in this book the real life juvenile delinuents that Salzman worked with are amazing people despite their criminal records This book shows you just how NOT so black and white the American justice system is These kids who are arrested are real people who make mistakes and yes they should own up to them but how we as a society should handle them and their mistakes is something I have been rethinking the whole time I ve been reading this bookThis book is wonderful for so many reasons that I m not sure I can really get them all down in this review It s inspirational for teachers writers prisoners and even their family members It s entertaining because the dialogue and writing are hilarious in both a laugh out loud funny kind of way and a self deprecating sort of way too I loved Salzman s storytelling it was honest especially at the beginning and he wasn t afraiduncomfortable with not knowing especially when it came to explaining to others about why he was doing this program As a teacher I could relate to his honesty sincerity and sometimes naive thinking Many of the boys in the book reminded me of some of my students which is both good and bad Almost all of the writing featured in the book caused me to really stop think and reread before moving on I kept wondering what I could do to make my teaching inclusive and engaging for these kids who are just barely hanging on sometimes Also the depth and amount of reflection that shows in their writing is surprising I have taught writing to teenage boys and I know it s not their favorite subject but Salzman made it relevant and meaningful It really became a form of therapy for many of them and since our prison system doesn t really offer a lot of real opportunity for rehabilitation I think this program did a lot for many of his students I was glad to read that InsideOUT Writers still exists int he LA County system because I am sure it is reaching the kids at least on some levelThe book left me wondering about some big picture issues of how we should actually rehabilitate criminals especially young ones as well as how we can realistically try to do preventative stuff to avoid situations that the kids in the book are facing There is no doubt in my mind that the system is unfair especially in terms of how it treats minorities But it also left me wondering about what we as a society need to do to catch these kids before its too lateI m not sure the book left me with many answers mostly a lot of uestions but I enjoyed reading it and recommend it to anyone who cares about young people


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  • Paperback
  • 352
  • True Notebooks A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
  • Mark Salzman
  • English
  • 27 November 2019
  • 9780375727610