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THE NEW YORK STATE LITERARY CENTER (NYSLC): The Reading List

 

Books, Articles, Reports, and Studies that Inform the Work of NYSLC

 

Anderson, Elijah. Code of The Street, Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.

 

Anglessey, Zoe. Listen Up! New York: One World, The Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999.

 

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. Immigrants in Our Own Land & Selected Early Poems. New York: New Directions, 1990.

 

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. The Importance of A Piece of Paper. New York: Grove Press, 2004.

 

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. Martin & Meditations on the South Valley. New York, New Directions, 1987.

 

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. A Place To Stand. New York: Grove Press, 2001.

 

Baca, Jimmy Santiago. Winter Poems Along The Rio Grande. New York: New Directions, 2004.

 

Bernstein, Neil. A Rage to Do Better, Listening To Young People from the Foster Care System. San Francisco: Pacific News Service, 2000.

 

Bernstein, Nell. All Alone In The World: Children of The Incarcerated. New York: The New Press, 2005.

 

Bernstein, Nina. The Lost Children of Wilder, The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.

 

Betts, Dwayne R. A Question of Freedom. New York: Penguin, 2009.

 

Bing, Leon. Do or Die. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.

 

Booth, Wayne C., Colomb, Gregory G., and Williams, Joseph M. The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995.

 

Booth, Wayne. The Vocation of A Teacher. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988.

 

Boyd, Todd. H.N.I.C. The Death of Civil Rights and the Reign of Hip Hop. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

 

Bozza, Anthony. Whatever You Say I Am, The Life and Times  of Eminem. New York: Crown Publishers, 2003.

 

Brown, Claude. Manchild In The Promised Land. New York; Signet, 1965.

 

Brett V. Brown, Kristin A. Moore, Sharon Bzostek. �A Statistical Portrait of Well-Being in Early Adulthood.� Cross Currents, Child Trends Databank, Issue 2, August 2004.

 

Burmam, Ian. �Uncaptive Minds,� The New York Times Magazine, February 20, 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/20/magazine/20PRISON.html?ex=1266642000&en=5a3010d4cf012a46&ei=5090&pagewanted=all

 

Butterfield, Fox. All God�s Children, The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence. New York: Avon, 1996.

 

Cahill, Thomas. A Saint on Death Row. New York: Anchor Books, 2009.

 

Canada, Goeffrey. fist stick knife gun. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.

 

Century, Douglas. Street Kingdom, Five Years Inside the Franklin Avenue Posse. New York: Warner Books, 1999.

 

Cepeda, Raquel. And It Don�t Stop! The Best Hip Hop Journalism of The Last Twenty-Five Years. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc., 2004.

Chang, Jeff. Can�t Stop, Won�t Stop A History of The Hip-Hop Nation. New York: St. Martin�s Press, 2005.

 

Chang, Jeff. Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip Hop. New York: BasicCivitas, 2006.

 

Clawson, Heather J. and Coolbuagh, Kathleen. �The YouthARTS Development Project.� Juvenile Justice Bulletin, May 2001.

http://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/2001_5_2/contents.html

 

Chelmer, Carol, Means, Barbara and Knapp, Michael S, editors.  Teaching Advanced Skills to At-Risk Students: Views from Research and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc. 1991.

 

Cleveland, William editor. Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions. Massachusetts: Arts Extension Service Press, 2000. http://books.google.com/books?id=5DDbwZkdwecC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Chevigny, Bell Gale. Doing Time: Twenty-Five Years of Prison Writing. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1999.

 

 Cohen, M. A.  �The Monetary Value of Saving a High Risk Adolescents.� Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 14 [1], 1998.

 

Costello, Mark and Foster, David Wallace. Signifying Rappers. New York: Ecco Press, 1990.

 

Conover, Ted. New Jack, Guarding Sing Sing. New York: Random House, 2000.

 

Dash, Leon. Rosa Lee, A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. New York: Plume, 1997.

 

Datcher, Michael. Raising Fences, A Black Man�s Love Story. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.

 

Davis, Stephen. Hammer of The Gods, The Led Zeppelin Saga. New York: Ballantine Books, 1985.

 

Delpit,  Lisa. Other People�s Children. New York: The New Press, 1995.

 

Delpit, Lisa, editor. The Skin That We Speak, Thoughts on Language and Culture in The Classroom. New York: The New Press, 2002.

 

Desetta, Al, Editor. The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices From The Foster Care System. New York: Persea, 1996.

 

Donaldson, Gregg. The Ville, Cops and Kids in Urban America. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1993.

 

Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of Lowly Life. New York: Citadel Press, 1984.

 

Dyson, Michael Eric. Between God and Gangsta Rap. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

 

Dyson, Michael Eric. Holler If You Hear Me, Searching for Tupac Shakur. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2001.

 

E.A.R.L. The Autobiography of DMX as told to Smokey D. Fontaine. New York: Harper Entertainment, 2002.

 

 �Education as Crime Prevention: Providing Education to Prisoners.� Research Brief, The Center on Crime, Communities & Culture, Occasional Paper Series, Number 2, September 1997.

 

Ellison, Ralph. The Invisible Man. New York: Random House, 1952.

 

Evans, Jeff, editor. Undoing Time: American Prisoners In Their Own Words. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.

 

Fitzgerald, Robert, translator. The Odyssey Homer. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1963.

 

Franklin, H. Bruce. Prison Writing in 20th Century America. New York: Penguin, 1998.

 

Frederick, Bruce. Factors Contributing to Recidivism Among Adolescents Placed with the New York State Division for Adolescents. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, 5, 1999.

 

Fricke, Jim and Ahearn, Charlie. Yes Yes Y�all, Oral History of Hip-Hop�s First Decade. New York: Perseus Press, 2002.

 

Forman, Murray and Neal, Mark Anthony, editors. That�s The Joint! The Hip Hop Studies Reader. New York:  Routledge, 2004.

 

Gaines, Donna. Teenage Wasteland. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.

 

Garbarino, James. Lost Boys, Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them. New York: The Free Press, 1999.

 

Gardner, Howard. The Unschooled Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

 

Gehring. Thom. �The History of Correctional Education.� Correctional Education Association: 8182 Lark Brown Road, Suite 202, Elkridge, MD 21075.

 

Gehring. Thom and White, Randall. �The Case for Reflective Practice in Alternative and Correctional Education.� Quarterly Journal, Spring / Summer 2006.

 

Gonnerman, Jennifer. Life On The Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

 

Good, Allison. �Vassar initiative cheered; helps prisoners prep for freedom.� Poughkeepsie Journal, April 5, 2009 
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20090405/NEWS01/904050350

 

Albert M. Greenfield Restorative Justice Program 
http://www.muralarts.org/whatwedo/special/greenfield.php

http://www.educationupdate.com/archives/2005/May/html/FEAT-BehindBars.html

 

Hartman, Kenneth. Mother California, A Story of Redemption Behind Bars. New York: Atlas & Company, 2009.

 

Hays, Gregory, translator. Marcus Aurelius Meditations. New York: The Modern Library, 2002.

 

Heckinger, Fred. Fateful Choices, Healthy Youth for the 21st Century. New York: Hill and Wang, 1992.

 

Hersch, Patricia. A Tribe Apart. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1998.

 

Highet, Gilbert. The Art of Teaching. New York: Knopf Publishing Group, 1989.

 

Hoye, Jacob and Ali, Karolyn, editors. Tupac Resurrection: 1971 � 1996. New York: Artria Books, 2003.

 

Howe, Neil and Straus Bill. 13th Gen. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

 

Humes, Edward. No Matter How Loud I Shout, A Year In The Life of Juvenile Court. New York: Touchstone, 1996.

 

Jackson, Spoon. �On Prison Reform Keep Fewer Behind Bars Offer Opportunities for Self-Rehabilitation. SFGate.com, July 14, 2006.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/14/EDGSEJUNEO1.DTL&type=printable

 

Jones, Lisa. Bulletproof Diva. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

 

Kitwana, Bakari. The Hip Hop Generation. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2002.

 

Kody, Scott. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993.

 

Kohl, Herbert. The Discipline of Hope, Learning From  A Lifetime of Teaching. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

 

Kotlowitz, Alex. The Other Side of The River. New York: Nan A. Talese Doubleday, 1998.

 

Kotlowitz, Alex. There Are No Children Here, The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America. New York: Anchor Books Doubleday, 1991.

 

Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing Grace. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995.

 

Kozol, Jonathan. Ordinary Resurrections. New York: Crown Publishers, 2000.

 

Kozol, Jonathan. Savage Inequalities. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991.

 

Kurt Cobain�s Journals. New York: Riverhead Books, 2002.

LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole. Random Family, Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in The Bronx. New York: Scribner, 2003.

 

Lemon. Ready Made Real. New York: County of Kings Publishing, 2004.

 

Liles, Kevin. From Intern to President: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success. New York: Atria, 2005.

 

Lipper, Joanna. Growing Up Fast. New York: Picador 2003.

 

Liss, Stephen. No Place For Children: Voices From Juvenile Detention. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

 

�A Year At Locke, From Camp To Class.�  Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2009 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-locke6-2009apr06,0,1463608.story

 

McCall, Nathan. Makes Me Wanna Holler. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

 

McCall, Nathan. What�s Going On. New York: Vintage Books, 1999.

 

McDonald, Janet. Project Girl. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999.

 

McLaughlin, Milbrey W. and Irby, Merita A.  Urban Sanctuaries. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.

 

Marshall, Joseph, Jr.  and Wheeler, Lonnie. Street Soldier. New York: Delta, 1996.

 

Marcus, Greil. Dead Elvis. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

 

Medina, Tony and Rivera, Louis Reyes. Bum Rush The Page. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001.

My Words Consume Me. San Francisco: Youth Speaks and 826 Valencia, 2003.

 

New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Adolescents in Care: 2002 Annual Report, 26.

 

Orfield, Gary, Editor. Dropouts in America. Cambridge, Harvard, 2004.

 

Osbourne, Thomas Mott. Within Prison Walls. Rome, New York: Spruce Gulch Press, 1991.

 

Perdamo, Willie. Smoking Lovely. New York: Rattapallax Press, 2003.

 

Perdomo, Willie. Where A Nickel Costs A Dime. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996.

 

Polakow, Valerie, editor. The Public Assault on America�s Children. New York: Teachers College Press Columbia University, 2000.

 

Powell, Kevin. Keepin It Real. New York: Ballantine Books, 1997.

 

Prose, Francine. Anne Frank, The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

 

Rabkin,Nick and Redmond,Robin. �The Arts Make A Difference.� Educational Leadership, February 2006, Volume 63, Number 5.

 

Rabkin, Nick and Redmond, Robin. �Putting the Arts In The Picture.� Putting The Arts In The Picture: Reframing Education in the 21st Century. Chicago: Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College, 2004.

 

 Raeburn, Paul. Acquainted With The Night: A Parent�s Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children. New York: Broadway Books, 2004.

 

Reding, Nick. Methland. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009.

 

Rideau, Wilbert. In The Place of Justice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

 

Rodrigiez, Joseph. Juvenile. Powerhouse Books, 2003.

 

Rodriguez, Joseph and Martinez, Rueben. East Side Stories: Gang Life in East L.A. New York: Powerhouse Books, 2000.

 

Roy-Stevens, Cora. �Overcoming Barriers to School Reentry.� OJJDP Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October, 2004.

 

Salinger, J.D. The Catcher In The Rye. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1951.

 

Salzman, Mark. True Notebooks. Borzoi Books, Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.

 

Shakur, Tupac Amaru. The Rose That Grew From Concrete. New York: Pocket Books, 1999

Simmons, Danny, Editor. Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. New York: Atria Books, 2003.

 

 �The Silent Epidemic of High School Dropouts In America.� Civic Enterprises Survey. Survey administered by Peter D. Heart Research. Commissioned by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, March 2006.

 

Simmons, Russell, with Nelson George. Life and Def, Sex, Drugs, Money and God. New York: Crown Publishers, 2001.

 

Simon, David and Burns, Edward. The Corner. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.

 

Simpson, Colton with Ann Pearlman. Inside The Crips. New York: St. Martin�s Press, 2005.

 

Stein. Rob. �Research Links Poor Kids� Stress, Brain Impairment.� The Washington Post, April 6, 2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501719.html?wpisrc=newsletter

 

�Stop The Revolving Door: Giving Communities and Adolescents The Tools to Overcome Recidivism.� Recommendations on Juvenile Reentry in New York City, Youth Justice Board, A Project of the Center for Court Innovation, January 2005.

 

Tannenbaum, Judith and Jackson, Spoon. By Heart, Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives. Oakland: New Village Press, 2010.

 

Tannenbaum, Judith. Disguised As A Poem: My Years of Teaching Poetry At San Quentin. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2000.

 

Tarpley, Natasha, editor. Testimony. Boston: Beacon Press, 1995.

 

Tate, Claudia, editor. Black Women Writers at Work. New York: Continuum, 1988.

 

Tate, Greg. Everything But The Burden, What White People Are Taking From Black Culture. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.

 

Tatum, Alfred. Teaching Reading To Black Adolescent Males. Stenhouse: Portland, Maine, 2005.

 

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

 

Venkatesh, Sudhir. Gang Leader For A Day. New York: Penguin, 2008.

 

Warner, Sylvia Ashton. Teacher. Simon and Schuster, 1986.

 

White, Randall. �Care as the �Heart� of Prison Teaching.� The Journal of Correctional Education, 55 (3), September 2004.

 

White, Randall. �Going To Teach In Prisons.� The Journal of Correctional Education, 56 (1), March 2005.

 

White, Randall. In The Borderlands: Learning To Teach in Prisons and Alternative Settings. Correctional Education Association: 8182 Lark Brown Road, Suite 202, Elkridge, MD 21075.

 

Wideman, Daniel J., editor. Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence. New York: Penguin, 1996.

 

Wiggins, Grant and McTighe, Jay. Understanding by Design. Virginia: ASCD, 2005.

 

Wilson, William Julius. When Work Disappears. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

 

Wynn, Jennifer. Inside Rikers, Stories From The World�s Largest Penal Colony. New York: St. Martin�s Press. 2001.

 

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