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Not Much Just Chillin' : The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers
by Linda Perlstein


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780345475763
  • ISBN-10: 0345475763
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: August 2004
  • Page Count: 288


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