Invitations to the World by Richard Peck
Teaching and Writing for the Young

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From one of the most respected voices in young-adult literature comes this impassioned, inspiring book of observations and ideas. Part memoir, part writing manual, part social commentary, Invitations to the World spans Richard Peck's entire career-from his first days as a high school English teacher to his current life as a Newbery-winning author-and touches on the issues that have followed him throughout it: the dangers of conformity and censorship, the limits of our education system, and the desire to provide young people with books that will nourish their fragile individuality.

Including strong, witty poems and excerpts from Peck's award-winning novels, as well as reproducible pages of tips for encouraging children to read, this is an invaluable book for all parents, librarians, teachers, writers, and readers.

About Richard Peck

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Richard Peck has won almost every children's fiction award, including the Newbery Award and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in young-adult literature, and he has received a National Humanities Medal from the White House.
Published September 30, 2002 by Dial. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, History, Romance. Non-fiction

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In the first, Invitations to the World: Teaching and Writing for the Young, Newbery Medalist Richard Peck (A Year Down Yonder) describes his own beginnings as a writer and how he gets his ideas, and offers his opinion on education and crafting works of fiction.

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