A tribe apart : a journey into the heart of American adolescence /

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by Hersch, Patricia.
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Ballantine Books, (New York :) Physical details: x, 391 p. ; 21 cm. Subject(s): Teenagers --United States. Year : 1999 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Bluefield High School 305.23 HER Available
Bluefield High School 305.235 Her Available

"Featuring a Ballantine reader's companion"--Cover.

Includes index.

Preface to the paperback edition -- Prologue: Alone -- Stepping inside: On the brink -- Speaking out/acting out -- High school is for making memories -- Negative is positive -- Honor and other relative things -- School paper and a whole new adolescent world -- Making contact: Out of the whirlwind and on to the playing field -- Circle of friends: it's not peer pressure, it's the adolescent way of life -- Graffiti, God, and other meaningful things -- Sex: let's get it out of the way, but don't look at me naked -- Lacrosse and other challenges -- Taking care of each other and other grown-up preoccupations -- Moshing is a way to belong -- Shedding light on darkness: school is an uncomfortable place to learn -- Making sense: Rearrange your room when you can't arrange yourself -- Dilemmas of a fourteen-year-old girl: contradictions as a way of life -- Creating my own space: long cold winter and descent into darkness -- Broken promises: theirs and ours -- Doing high school the old-fashioned way -- It's my prom, my life -- Resignation: adolescence is sometimes a life-or-death issue -- Great unknown lies ahead: to the wilderness or to college -- Epilogue: Warm embrace -- Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A reader's guide..