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The coming of age / by Beauvoir, Simone de,1908-1986.; O'Brian, Patrick,1914-2000.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Older people.; Aged.;
© 1996., Norton,
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Growing up in public : coming of age in a digital world / by Heitner, Devorah,1975-author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index."The definitive book on helping kids navigate growing up in a world where nearly every moment of their lives can be shared and compared. With social media and constant connection, the boundaries of privacy are stretched thin. Growing Up in Public shows parents how to help tweens and teens navigate boundaries, identity, privacy, and reputation in their digital world. We can track our kids' every move with apps, see their grades within minutes of being posted, and fixate on their digital footprint, anxious that a misstep could cause them to be "canceled" or even jeopardize their admission to college. And all of this adds pressure on kids who are coming of age immersed in social media platforms that emphasize "personal brand," "likes," and "gotcha" moments. How can they figure out who they really are with zero privacy and constant judgment? Devorah Heitner shows us that by focusing on character, not the threat of getting caught or exposed, we can support our kids to be authentically themselves. Drawing on her extensive work with parents and schools as well as hundreds of interviews with kids, parents, educators, clinicians, and scholars, Heitner offers strategies for parenting our kids in an always-connected world. With relatable stories and research-backed advice, Growing Up in Public empowers parents to cut through the overwhelm to connect with their kids, recognize how to support them, and help them figure out who they are when everyone is watching"--Introduction -- Tracking our kids in a world where kids can go viral for all the wrong reasons -- Growing up in the public eye -- Sharenting: balancing parents' needs with kids' privacy -- Too much information: are classroom apps undermining independence and motivation? -- Setting boundaries: balancing discretion and disclosure in a tell-all world -- Sexting: when explicit images of kids circulate -- Damage control: when things go wrong -- Who's really looking at you kid? Are colleges actually stalking kids' posts? -- Keys to thriving as emerging adults -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the author.
Subjects: Internet and children.; Social media; Privacy.;
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The old man and the sea / by Hemingway, Ernest,1899-1961.;
Story of an old fisherman's struggle against natural obstacles that hinder the catch of a huge marlin.
Subjects: Bildungsromans.; Allegories.; Fishers; Older men; Male friendship; Metaphorical tales.; Coming of age;
© 2003., Scribner,
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Come fly the world : [electronic resource] : The jet-age story of the women of Pan Am. by Cooke, Julia.;
Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5'3" and 5'9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and under 26 years old at the time of hire. Cooke's intimate storytelling weaves together the real-life stories of a memorable cast of characters, from small-town girl Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few Black stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of their new jet-set life. Cooke brings to light the story of Pan Am stewardesses' role in the Vietnam War, as the airline added runs from Saigon to Hong Kong for planeloads of weary young soldiers straight from the battlefields, who were off for five days of R & R, and then flown back to war. Finally, with Operation Babylift -- the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon -- the book's special cast of stewardesses unites to play an extraordinary role on the world stage.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Women's Studies.;
© 2021.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5545924 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Great expectations / by Dickens, Charles,1812-1870.;
Includes bibliographical reference (p. xxii-xxiii)."Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships; Ex-convicts; Benefactors; Young men; Revenge; Orphans; Coming of age;
© c1992., Knopf : Distributed by Random House,
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Persepolis / by Satrapi, Marjane,1969-;
An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane's child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.; Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-; Islam.; Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-; War; Coming of age; Cartoons and comics.; Graphic novels.;
© c2003., Pantheon Books,
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Harry Potter and the deathly hallows / by Rowling, J. K.; GrandPreÌ, Mary,ill.;
Burdened with the dark, dangerous, and seemingly impossible task of locating and destroying Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes, Harry, feeling alone and uncertain about his future, struggles to find the inner strength he needs to follow the path set out before him.The Dark Lord ascending -- In memoriam -- The Dursleys departing -- The seven Potters -- Fallen warrior -- The ghoul in pajamas -- The will of Albus Dumbledore -- The wedding -- A place to hide -- Kreacher's tale -- The bribe -- Magic is might -- The Muggle-born Registration Commission -- The thief -- The goblin's revenge -- Godric's Hollow -- Bathilda's secret -- The life and lies of Albus Dumbledore -- The silver doe -- Xenophilius Lovegood -- The tale of the three brothers -- The Deathly Hallows -- Malfoy Manor -- The wandmaker -- Shell Cottage -- Gringotts -- The final hiding place -- The missing mirror -- The lost diadem -- The sacking of Severus Snape -- The Battle of Hogwarts -- The Elder Wand -- The prince's tale -- The forest again -- King's Cross -- The flaw in the plan.Ages 12 and up.
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.; Bildungsromans.; Potter, Harry (Fictitious character); Wizards; Magic; Schools; Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place); Potter, Harry (Fictitious character); Wizards; Magic; Coming of age; Schools; Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary place);
© 2007., Arthur A. Levine Books,
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Paper towns / by Green, John,1977-;
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.Lexile: 850.
Subjects: Bildungsromans.; Missing persons; Detective and mystery stories.; High school seniors; Revenge; Neighbors; Coming of age; Mystery and detective stories.; Missing persons; Teenage boy/girl relations; Missing persons investigations; Determination in teenage boys;
© 2012., Speak,
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The moon and more / by Dessen, Sarah,author.;
"During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie." --Provided by the publisher.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.; Coming of age; Resorts; Beaches; Family-owned business enterprises; Dating (Social customs); Fathers and daughters; Documentary films; Resorts; Beaches; Family-owned business enterprises; Dating (Social customs); Fathers and daughters; Documentary films;
© 2013., Viking,
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Okay for now / by Schmidt, Gary D.;
National Book Award Finalist, 2011.As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him until he finds an ally in Lil Spicer--a fiery young lady. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon's birds, and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage.
Subjects: Humorous fiction.; Coming of age; Family problems; Friendship; Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.; Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.; Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.; Families; Dysfunctional families; Junior high schools; Friendship; Theater;
© 2011., Clarion Books,
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