- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 8, 2001


"Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture," by Amy L. Best, Routledge, 2000. Written by a California sociology professor, this book offers a cultural analysis of a night that reverberates with importance for many of todays high school students.

• "Kids, Parents and Money: Teaching Personal Finance From Piggybank to Prom," by Willard S. Stawski, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2000. This book emphasizes that children are billion-dollar spenders and bull´s-eye targets for merchants. It offers a guide to teaching children the value of money and stresses considering the family a democracy so that everyone must do his part for success.


Prom-goers can hook up to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Web site on the prom (www.madd.org/prom), sponsored by Davids Bridal and Seventeen magazine, to participate in contests and alcohol-free pledges.Parents and students may appreciate the MADD prom guide.

• California high-school Assistant Principal and Activities Director Victor Sandoval and his wife, LuAnn Haslam, a high school teacher and prom adviser, created and maintain a prom-information site (www.prom-night.com) that contains advice on everything from sample prices to tips for a terrific prom night.

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