Friday, April 22, 2011

From Jazz Babies to Generation Next by Lauren Edge-ADVISABLE

From Jazz Babies to Generation Next: The History of the American Teenager (People's History)Edge, Lauren, From Jazz Babies to Generation Next. Twenty-First Century Books, 2011. INFORMATION

Can you imagine a world without teenagers? Before the 1900s, the word teenager was non-existent. At an early age, what one would consider teenage years, boys and girls were sent to work in mills, factories, and other industry facilities to bring money home to their families. Throughout the 1900s, that transitional stage has evolved.  Each generation adding their own flavor to what it means to be a “teenager.”

A fun, informative book on how teenage years came to be. The layout is well-done. The text and information is well-presented. The photos and illustrations are complementary to the text. Readers interested in culture, fashion, history, and non-fiction will enjoy reading this book. MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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