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Girl Time

Literacy, Justice, and the School-To-Prison Pipeline
  • By Maisha T. Winn
  • By Michelle Fine
  • Foreword by Shirley Brice Heath
$30.95

This original account is based on the author's experiences with incarcerated girls participating in Girl Time, a program created by a theatre company that conducts playwriting and performance workshops in youth detention centers. In addition to examining the lives of these and other formerly incarcerated girls, Girl Time shares the stories of educators who dare to teach children who have been "thrown away" by their schools and society. The girls, primarily African American teens, write their own plays, learn ensemble-building techniques, explore societal themes, and engage in self analysis as they prepare for a final performance. The book describes some of the girls and their experiences in the program, examines the implications of the school-to-prison pipeline, and offers ways for young girls to avoid incarceration. Readers will learn how the lived experiences of incarcerated girls can inform their teaching in public school classrooms and the teaching of literacy as a civil and human right.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780807752005
    • Manufacturer: Teachers College Pr
    • Author: Maisha T. Winn
    • Author: Michelle Fine
    • ISBN 13: 9780807752005
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2011
    • Language of Text: English
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Count: 173
    • Width: 6.10 inches
    • Height: 0.60 inches
    • Length: 8.80 inches
    • Weight: 0.60 pounds
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