Variations on the Death of a Grandparent: An Analysis of Youth Memoir

In this excerpt, a youth memoirist effectively incorporates dialogue and tangible details while tying together the memory of a childhood game and the reported details of her father’s death. More significantly, this excerpt showcases a youth perspective on a tragic current event. Published in The Best Teen Writing of 2018, “Last Words” was written by 16-year-old Laila Shadid, and detailed her reaction to the death of her father, two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post correspondent Anthony Shadid, who died in 2012 while covering the Syrian Civil War (Farhi and Sheridan, 2012).

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Work Title Variations on the Death of a Grandparent: An Analysis of Youth Memoir
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Creators
  1. Jason J Griffith
  2. Jocelyn Amevuvor
Keyword
  1. Youth
  2. Writing
  3. English language arts
  4. Literacy and identity
  5. Curriculum English
  6. Memoir
License All rights reserved
Work Type Article
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  1. English Teaching: Practice and Critique
Publication Date May 1, 2020
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ETPC-08-2019-0109
Deposited July 30, 2020

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