ERIC Number: EJ1017749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
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Making an Impression: YA Authors and Their Influential Teachers
Eisenbach, Brooke; Kaywell, Joan F.
English Journal, v102 n5 p74-79 May 2013
This article recounts significant moments from online interviews these authors conducted with Young Adult (YA) authors concerning the teachers who left a lasting impression on them and assisted them in finding their voice and unique writing abilities. S. E. Hinton, Walter Dean Myers, Erin Gruwell, Chris Crutcher, and other popular YA authors describe in their own words what their teachers did for them. Through their accounts, readers can learn about the educators who paved the way for the world of YA literature.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Interviews, Writing Skills, Educational Attitudes, Teacher Role, Educational Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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