Building Resilience through the Amanda Award

Jones, Jami
September 2009
Florida Media Quarterly;Fall2009, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on the development of Library Ladder of Resiliency through the Amanda Award among the students in the U.S. This serves as a synthesis of the findings of Ruth Smith and Emmy Werner in moving children from at risk to being resilient. The ladder includes mentoring, hobbies and interests, and reading. It notes that the Amanda Award programs are developed by proactive school librarians to direct the social, academic, and emotional needs of the students.


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