Teen Writer’s Guide: A Road Map to Writing is a teen-targeted writing guide for kids ages 13 and up, with strong appeal as a classroom manual for middle and high school creative writing classes.
Jennifer Jenkins is the author of the Nameless YA series, co-founder of Writers Cubed, a non-profit organization that works with schools to promote literacy and creative writing, and she’s the co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the nation’s largest writing conferences exclusively for teens. She also mentors a teen book review blog called the Mess Hall where teens review books and have an open forum to ask writing advice questions, connect with other teen authors, and share their own work. Jenkins’ career, both as a creative writer and teacher, has focused on fostering teen writers.
Because experts agree that it is vital for teens to learn to express themselves through writing, and many students are not currently being offered the tools to develop their creative voice, Jenkins touches on the science behind these findings and provides a basis for why creative writing matters in addition to how teens can move through these processes on their own or within a classroom environment.
Each chapter in Teen Writers Guide: Road Map to Writing opens with a compelling story from Jenkins’ childhood road trip experiences and introduces the subject matter of each chapter, providing a thematic framework for the book through which beginning writers can launch their creative writing journey. “Travel Log Notes” provide additional advice and commentary, “Hit the Road” sections offer writing exercises for a practical, hands-on approach to building skills and encouraging writing practice, and teachers and librarians will appreciate the charts with Common Core standards that correlate with each topic.
As a successful author who appreciates, supports, and actively engages with teen writers on a regular basis, Jennifer Jenkins is uniquely qualified to share this fun, insightful, and instructive approach, written in a way that teen writers will engage with writing in new and innovative ways.
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Coming Spring 2020