The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems

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9780525675488: The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems

A group of high-school seniors are taken hostage by their history teacher and are forced to write poems, five each, about the experience as well as about the past four years spent attending their urban high school.

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Did the subtitle jar you a bit? "A Hostage Drama in Poems." Poems?! It works remarkably well. Mel Glenn takes a difficult subject--a berserk teacher holding his students hostage--and lets the drama play out in this unusual format. The poems--five from each student, one for each year of high school, and the last composed on the day of the crisis--reveal the thoughts, dreams, and fears of contemporary teens in an urban classroom. A bit like rap in visual form, the poems cut deep, build in suspense. The honesty expressed will capture the interest of even the most reluctant readers.

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Aaron Washington Jr, Teacher
Alissa Hayley (1)
Alissa Hayley (2)
Alissa Hayley (3)
Alissa Hayley, June 16th
Alissa Hayley, Junior
Alissa Hayley, Senior
Alissa Hayley, Sophomore
Andrew Curran (1)
Andrew Curran (2)
Andrew Curran, Freshman
Andrew Curran, June 16th
Andrew Curran, Junior
Andrew Curran, Senior
Andrew Curran, Sophomore
Barbara Gilchrist, Teacher
Brad Mccall (1)
Brad Mccall (2)
Brad Mccall, Freshman
Brad Mccall, June 16th
Brad Mccall, Senior
Brad Mccall, Sophomore
Bruno Willis, Spectator
Cherise Graham, Channel 5, Local News Anchor
Cory Deshayes (1)
Cory Deshayes (2)
Cory Deshayes (3)
Cory Deshayes, Freshman
Cory Deshayes, Junior
Cory Deshayes, Senior
Cory Deshayes, Sophomore
Cosmo Gennaro, Parent
David Rush, Tv Reporter (1)
David Rush, Tv Reporter (2)
David Rush, Tv Reporter; Harry Balinger, Police Captain
Denise Slattery (1)
Denise Slattery (2)
Denise Slattery (junior); Kevin Slattery
Denise Slattery, Freshman
Denise Slattery, June 16th
Denise Slattery, Senior
Denise Slattery, Sophomore
Derek Bain (1)
Derek Bain (2)
Derek Bain, Freshman
Derek Bain, June 16th
Derek Bain, Junior
Derek Bain, Rhonda Ellis
Derek Bain, Senior
Devonne Elliot
Devonne Elliot, Freshman
Devonne Elliot, June 16
Devonne Elliot, Junior
Devonne Elliot, Senior
Devonne Elliot, Sophomore
Devonne Elliot; Eddie Kellerman
Douglas Atherton (1)
Douglas Atherton (2)
Douglas Atherton, Freshman
Douglas Atherton, June 16th
Douglas Atherton, Junior
Douglas Atherton, Senior
Douglas Atherton, Sophomore
Dwight Henderson
Dwight Henderson, Freshman
Dwight Henderson, June 16th
Dwight Henderson, Junior
Dwight Henderson, Senior
Dwight Henderson, Sophomore
Eddie Kellerman (1)
Eddie Kellerman (2)
Eddie Kellerman, Freshman
Eddie Kellerman, June 16th
Eddie Kellerman, Junior
Eddie Kellerman, Sophomore
Erik Semler, Student
Esther Torres (1)
Esther Torres (2)
Esther Torres, Freshman
Esther Torres, June 16th
Esther Torres, Junior
Esther Torres, Senior
Esther Torres, Sophomore
For Michael
Frank Picardi, Emergency Unit
Franklin Waters, Freshman
Franklin Waters, June 16th
Franklin Waters, Junior
Franklin Waters, Senior
Franklin Waters, Sophomore
Harry Balinger, Police Capt.; Frank Picardi, Emergency Unit
Harry Balinger, Police Captain (1)
Harry Balinger, Police Captain (2)
Harry Balinger, Police Captain (3)
Harry Balinger, Police Captain (4)
Harry Balinger, Police Captain; Frank Picardi, Emergency
Holly Lester (1)
Holly Lester (2)
Holly Lester, Freshman
Holly Lester, June 16th
Holly Lester, Junior
Holly Lester, Senior
Holly Lester, Sophomore
James Sanchez, Police Officer
Jessica Ruiz, Student
Justin Singleberry (1)
Justin Singleberry (2)
Justin Singleberry (3)
Justin Singleberry, Freshman
Justin Singleberry, June 16th
Justin Singleberry, Junior
Justin Singleberry, Senior
Kathleen Gennaro (1)
Kathleen Gennaro (2)
Kathleen Gennaro, Freshman
Kathleen Gennaro, June 16th
Kathleen Gennaro, Junior
Kathleen Gennaro, Senior
Kathleen Gennaro, Sophomore
Local Man Drowns In Killer Surf
Lynette Kincaid, Freshman
Lynette Kincaid, June 16th
Lynette Kincaid, Junior
Lynette Kincaid, Patti Bennett
Lynette Kincaid, Senior
Lynette Kincaid, Sophomore
Morton Potter
Morton Potter, Freshman
Morton Potter, June 16th
Morton Potter, Junior
Morton Potter, Senior
Morton Potter, Sophomore
Ms. Gloria Messinger, Teacher's Aide
Omar Clarkson (1)
Omar Clarkson (2)
Omar Clarkson (3)
Omar Clarkson, Freshman
Omar Clarkson, June 16th
Omar Clarkson, Senior
Omar Clarkson, Sophomore
Patti Bennet
Patti Bennett, Freshman
Patti Bennett, June 16th
Patti Bennett, Junior
Patti Bennett, Senior
Patti Bennett, Sophomore
Renata Reznitskaya (1)
Renata Reznitskaya (2)
Renata Reznitskaya, Freshman
Renata Reznitskaya, June 16th
Renata Reznitskaya, Junior
Renata Reznitskaya, Senior
Renata Reznitskaya, Sophomore
Rhonda Ellis
Rhonda Ellis, Freshman
Rhonda Ellis, June 16th
Rhonda Ellis, Junior
Rhonda Ellis, Senior
Rhonda Ellis, Sophomore
Roger Dunlop, Assistant Principal (1)
Roger Dunlop, Assistant Principal (2)
Sandy Wilmat, Parent
Shawn Ferguson, Student
Sherwood Cowley, Principal (1)
Sherwood Cowley, Principal (2)
Sherwood Cowley, Principal (public Address Announcement)
Teacher's Note #1
Teacher's Note #2
Teacher's Note #3
Teacher's Note #4
Teacher's Note #5
Teacher's Note #6
Teacher's Note #7
Teacher's Note #8
Teacher's Note #9
Thomas Findlay, Spectator
Traci Finch, Spectator
Unit 4
Vinnie Delvecchio, Parent
Wing Li Wu (1)
Wing Li Wu (2)
Wing Li Wu, Freshman
Wing Li Wu, June 16th
Wing Li Wu, Junior
Wing Li Wu, Senior
Wing Li Wu, Sophomore
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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