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Book Title: Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers|
The author of the book: Linda Perlstein
Edition: Ballantine Books
Date of issue: August 31st 2004
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.20 MB
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ISBN 13: 9780345475763
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Suddenly they go from striving for A's to barely passing, from fretting about cooties to obsessing for hours about crushes. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; freethinkers mimic everything from clothes to opinions. Their bodies and psyches morph through the most radical changes since infancy. They are kids in the middle-school years, the age every adult remembers well enough to dread.
Here at last is an up-to-date anthropology of this critically formative period. Prize-winning education reporter Linda Perlstein spent a year immersed in the lunchroom, classrooms, hearts, and minds of a group of suburban Maryland middle schoolers and emerged with this pathbreaking account. Perlstein reveals what's really going on under kids' don't-touch-me facade while they grapple with schoolwork, puberty, romance, and identity. A must-read for parents and educators, Not Much Just Chillin' offers a trail map to the baffling no-man's-land between child and teen.
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Read information about the authorLinda was the first curator of the Amazon Books bricks-and-mortar bookstore chain and managed the nonfiction and lifestyle book selection. Before that she was a freelance book editor and a consultant to several nonprofits and foundations in the fields of K-12 and higher education. She worked at The Washington Post from 1994 to 2004, as a copy editor, graphics editor, and, for most of those years, a staff writer covering education. She is the author of Not Much Just Chillin': The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers and Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade.
From 2008 to 2011, Linda was the Education Writers Association’s first public editor. More than 400 education reporters came to Linda for coaching, and she wrote the Educated Reporter blog. Linda has also written for the Washington Post op-ed page, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Slate, Salon, The Nation, American Prospect, Columbia Journalism Review, and Parents. She has been interviewed on “All Things Considered,” “This American Life,” MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
A Milwaukee native, Linda received a bachelor's from Wesleyan University and a master's in international affairs from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle.