A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
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In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What 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. 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 writing.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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I though this book would be a good book to read when your bored. I was wrong! This had me reading everytime i could pick it up!! Amazing yet sad. Just so true. Have to read it, you'll never see prison the same way again!