Our boys speak: adolescent boys write about their inner lives

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description

John Nikkah asked one simple question: What do the boys think? From the best-selling Ophelia Speaks to the "girl power" movement, teenage girls are speaking their minds and having their due. But what about the boys? Aside from the works of a few academics, there seems to be no outlet in today's media for the true voices of teen-age boys. Until now.

John contacted over 5,000 schools across the country looking for the voices of America's boys. What are their goals, their fears, their hopes, their dreams? What are their lives really like as they stand on the verge of manhood? Our Boys Speak takes the best of hundreds of entries from boys aged 12-18 from varied racial, economic, religious, and regional backgrounds. The essays, poems, diary entries and stories cover topics ranging from sex and dating, sports, religion, depression, violence, video games, family, and just about everything in between. And narrating the essays is John Nikkah, who comes to new understandings about his own teenage years through the raw voices he encounters. This is a book for parents, for teens, for educators and for the heart.

Our Boys Speak is just that. It is our sons, our friends, our neighbors, our families, ourselves. Sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, Our Boys Speak is most of all truthful and real.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID099c5eb0-b3a7-cbd0-3fe5-221b44a94fa5
Grouping Titleour boys speak adolescent boys write about their inner lives
Grouping Authornikkah john
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-06-16 01:54:48AM
Last Indexed2019-10-17 02:55:49AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Furman, Leah.
authorNikkah, John.
author2-roleFurman, Leah.
author_displayNikkah, John
available_at_steamboatlibrarySSCL Bud Werner Library
detailed_location_steamboatlibrarySSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionPresents the writings of twentieth-century American boys age twelve through eighteen, including essays, poems, diary entries, and stories on topics such as friendship, family struggles, first love, violence, homosexuality, and other concerns.
format_category_steamboatlibraryBooks
format_steamboatlibraryBook
id099c5eb0-b3a7-cbd0-3fe5-221b44a94fa5
isbn9780312262808
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b14767855.i16177836SSCL Bud Adult Nonfiction305.235 NIK1falsefalseOn Shelfssbnf
itype_steamboatlibraryAdult non-fiction
last_indexed2019-10-17T08:55:49.423Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_steamboatlibrary305.235 NIK
owning_library_steamboatlibrarySteamboat Springs Community Libraries
owning_location_steamboatlibrarySSCL Bud Werner Library
primary_isbn9780312262808
publishDate2000
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b14767855BookBooks1st ed.EnglishSt. Martin's Griffin, 2000.xv, 220 pages ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_steamboatlibrary
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b14767855.i16177836On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue32, 33, 34, 51, 35, 52, 53, 54, 31
subject_facetBoys -- Psychology
Teenagers -- United States
title_displayOur boys speak : adolescent boys write about their inner lives
title_fullOur boys speak : adolescent boys write about their inner lives / John Nikkah with Leah Furman
title_shortOur boys speak
title_subadolescent boys write about their inner lives
topic_facetBoys
Psychology
Teenagers