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Prom: The Big Night Out
Take a trip to a wide range of proms, from the first cotillion and debutante balls of the early twentieth century to the integrated and LGBTQ-inclusive proms of the twenty-first century. Hear tips from young adults about how to have a safe and enjoyable prom; learn about creative outfits and fun promposals; see what some teens have done when prom plans changed because of i ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published January 1st 2017 by Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
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Great overview of the history of prom and the cultural evolution surrounding its customs and attendance. Lots of emphasis on challenges faced by LGBT students, but lots of hope, too. The last chapter features notes from twenty-somethings with advice for high school students planning to attend prom. All in all, a nice, well-rounded look at prom.
Very interesting and insightful book! I gotta confess that I didn't go to my prom, sadly. I mean, I had the dress and shoes picked out to wear, but no date. Being a high school student in the late 1990's (yes, I know...old lady), I was always put under the impression that having a date was what made prom what it is. So since I had no date, I didn't go. Back then, I thought that missing prom meant that my life would be full of regrets or that there was something truly wrong with me. Years later, ...more