The New, the Connections, the Possibilities
Friends: I am sorry if my last blog struck any of you as inappropriate — highly personal and sad in a space generally devoted to very different sorts of subjects. (I didn’t get any complaints, this is just an expression of my concern.) I am pleased to say that, as is appropriate for a new year I have some more uplifting links today. If you have not seen it already, here is the interview I did with Phil Hoose, which is also a call to arms for the new kinds of nonfiction we’ve all been talking about here: tinyurl.com/yacqjz4 Let me know what you think. (I just noticed a flip flop in the attributions, will see if they can fix it.)
During this break I’ve been hunting around for comparative information on teenagers around the world. So far at least I’ve found it easy to get stats on teen pregnancy, teen media choices, and teen cell phone use, but much harder to find out anything else (either physical facts like height, weight, or experiential survey data, like mood, beliefs, preferences, activities). But while that hunt has been frustrating, using search terms including teenager and global led me to The Global Teenager, www.globalteenager.org/ and this digital link, tinyurl.com/yeyyc4p Have any of you worked with this group? At a glance, they seem to have more traction in other countries, but a potentially good resource here too.
Any other new leads you’d want me to share from here?