Showing posts with label Lisa A Wroble. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lisa A Wroble. Show all posts

April 24, 2014

Enslow author Lisa Wroble interviewed on C-SPAN

C-SPAN has started a new series called Cities Tour, which is part of the Local Content Vehicles Program, designed to give C-SPAN broader appeal by featuring stories outside of Washington, D.C. Covering unique literary culture in other parts of the country, this series focuses on a connection to government, history, or books. Lisa Wroble's book, The Right to Counsel, targets all three.

Lisa was interviewed by Christy Hinton from C-SPAN in March and the interview can be viewed here. It is also archived on a dedicated page for Cities Tour–Fort Meyers.

The Right to Counsel is the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, an unemployed drifter who was arrested in Florida and charged with burglarizing a pool hall. Because he could not afford an attorney, Gideon asked for one, and was turned down. He was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to five years in prison. Believing the U.S. Constitution was on his side, Gideon took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. The author explores the case, its impact on the U.S. legal system, and the movie made about it, Gideon's Trumpet, which starred Henry Fonda.

This title is part of Enslow's Famous Court Cases That Became Movies series.

September 02, 2011

Stressful Times

The recent earthquake...stressful. Hurricane Irene...stressful. No power...stressful. But adults are not the only ones dealing with stress right now. Ahhhhh!

Going back to school for students can be very stressful. Juggling homework, sports, jobs, and whatever else life throws at them can make them feel overwhelmed. Most young adults do not yet have the tools to deal with stress. That's where our new title, Dealing with Stress: A How-to-Guide, can be helpful. Students will learn the effects stress has on the body, the different types of stress (not all stress is bad), coping skills, and how to manage stress along with links to additional resources such as Teen Help. This title not only contains great information for students but I would recommend parents reading it as well. There's some great tips for everyone but as a parent of a teenage daughter, it was helpful in explaining stress from a teen's perspective so I can be more sensitive to what she's going through at this time in her life. Afterall, it's been a while and the world has changed drastically since I was a teen. Counselors will benefit as well from having this book on their shelves to share with their students and parents.
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3439-6
Grades 6–up
Enslow Publishers wishes everyone a safe and stress-free holiday weekend. Enjoy!