The Dalai Lama is among the writers contributing to the first-anniversary edition of Icarus, a sophisticated quarterly magazine of fiction, non-fiction, and photography aimed at teenagers and young adults.
The substantial journal (12 articles per issue at an average 176 pages) is based on a specific theme. Recent editions, for example, have focused on children affected by warfare, teenage gangs, and the clash of Eastern and Western cultures. The original fiction, non-fiction, and photo essays are by distinguished contemporary authors and photographers from around the world.
The anniversary issue, entitled "The Livelong Day,'' is a look at how people from Hollywood to the Middle East and beyond define themselves through their work. Contributors include, in addition to the Dalai Lama, writer Eva Hoffman and the award-winning Israeli novelist Yitzhak Ben-Ner. Each article is accompanied by notes on the author.
"Our goal is to excite young people about how diverse the world is, the many possibilities that exist for positive change, and the many perspectives that can be considered and potentially embraced,'' says the magazine's founder and editor, Roger Rosen of the Rosen Publishing Group.
Icarus is available for $8.95 an issue at select bookstores and news stands. For subscriptions or single copies, call (800) 237-9932.
Access ERIC, the dissemination arm of the the U.S. Education Department's ERIC system, has produced a set of free brochures on improving children's learning skills.
Giving advice on a range of topics, from homework and listening skills, to citizenship and geography awareness, the brochures are available while supplies last. To order, call (800) LET-ERIC.
A "huffer'' isn't an out of shape jogger, it's a slang term used to describe someone who inhales drugs. That and less arcane information is included in a brief but detailed pamphlet designed to help students and teachers recognize the dangers of drug use.
The Save-Your-Life Glossary of Alcohol, AIDS, Drug and Tobacco Terms includes dictionary-style information on the appearance, abuses, and long-term effects of prescription and illegal drugs; slang drug terms; and behavioral terms. The passage describing the causes and effects of AIDS stresses connections to drug use. A teacher's guide suggesting activities, discussion topics, and mini-exams is also included.
The 40-page glossary is available for $1.98 from Curriculum
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