Deborah M. Alvarez began her teaching career in Kansas as secondary English language arts teacher. After receiving her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Composition Studies, Deborah now teaches methods and writing courses to future teachers at the University of Delaware while continuing her research in the effects of natural disasters on teacher instruction and adolescent writing.
Chapter 1 Writing to Survive Chapter 2 Research Methodology for Prairie High School Chapter 3 Danielle- "I'm Safe Now." Chapter 4 Chase - "When I am Happy, I Have No Problems Thinking" Chapter 5 Diana -"Hell of a Life, Isn't It?" Chapter 6 Research Methodology in New Orleans Public High Schools Chapter 7 Lydia - "In Then I New My Friend was Dead." Chapter 8 Tyrone - "Doing Me is What I Do Best" Chapter 9 Writing Across Trauma, Tragedy and Adolescence