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Expanding Education and Literacy includes volunteering in libraries, tutoring, Head Start programs, and teaching English to non-English speaking students.

This volume includes: The educational and career benefits of volunteering Interviews with student volunteers Self-assessment tests Types of work available Directory of organizations with volunteer opportunities.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. According to the new eight-book Community Service for Teens series, altruism is thriving among America's youth. Each of the volumes shares the same introduction about volunteering, with slight modifications to fit the topic of the book itself. Subsequently, every one guides readers through a step-by-step approach to learning what volunteers in different fields do, discovering what rewards they'll reap, and determining if that area of volunteer work is right for them. Finally, Ryan provides specific contacts (usually national organizations, such as the RIF, Salvation Army, and EMS Explorers, respectively) and suggests general starting points for contacting local groups potentially in need of volunteers. While remaining pragmatic about the demands and challenges of the work, Ryan infuses his prose with enough enthusiasm to inspire readers. Even though the photographs of volunteers within each chapter are inconsistent in quality, and the testimonials provided throughout are overwhelmingly limited to young people in Connecticut, they nonetheless help readers get a clearer idea about why volunteering is a good way to spend free time. In schools, these volumes would also be useful for career research. Glossaries and suggestions for further reading are included. The eight-book set is available for $114.95. See the Series Roundup in this issue for the other seven volumes. --Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6 Up-Introductions to different opportunities in community service. Focusing on animal care, literacy, health care, and neighborhood programs and services, the books explain the nature of the work; its rewards; deciding if it is right for you; what volunteers can do; and where to find organizations that need help. The texts are easy to read and contain many quotes from active volunteers. While the author's examples are drawn mostly from the same area of the country, there is enough information provided about national programs to keep the regional focus in balance. Black-and-white photographs of related projects are generously presented. This set complements Linda Duper's 160 Ways to Help the World (Facts On File, 1996) and Arlene Erlbach's The Kids' Volunteering Book (Lerner, 1998).-Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Expanding Education and Literacy includes volunteering in libraries, tutoring, Head Start programs, and teaching English to non-English speaking students. This volume includes: The educational and career benefits of volunteering Interviews with student volunteers Self-assessment tests Types of work available Directory of organizations with volunteer opportunities. Excerpted from Community Service for Teens/Expanding Education and Literacy by Bernard Ryan All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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