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Seeing past Z : nurturing the imagination in a fast-forward world

Author: Beth Kephart
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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KIDS TODAY seem to be under more competitive pressure than ever, while studies show that reading, writing, and the arts in schools are suffering. Is there any place for imagination in kids' lives anymore? In a dog-eat-dog world, why dream things that aren't there? In gorgeous prose and through personal stories, Beth Kephart resoundingly affirms the imagination as the heart of our ability to empathize with others, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Beth Kephart; Beth Kephart; Beth Kephart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Kephart
ISBN: 0393058824 9780393058826
OCLC Number: 54046527
Description: xii, 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Imagining tomorrow --
I'll trade you my story for your story --
Tiny golden spark --
Legacies --
Guess who --
Will you be my shelter? --
Dimming the lights --
The things we'd never think of --
Stars on the ceiling --
The velvet beyond --
The stuff of memory --
Perseverance --
Reading alone --
Writing it down --
What does it matter? --
The first summer workshop --
Wherever they are going --
Interference --
Paying attention to process --
Surprise endings --
A few like-minded souls --
The little critic --
A community of writers --
The world we wanted him to see --
Prolific --
On becoming a compassionate writer --
On his own --
No more than that, no less --
The unbridled imagination --
In the director's seat.
Responsibility: Beth Kephart.
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