Class Dismissed! :
High School Poems

Class Dismissed: High School Poems
By Mel Glenn
1982 (Hardcover)
1991 (Paperback)
Clarion Books

Have you ever felt that school isn’t something to be taken seriously? Received too much advice about a boy you like? Know someone who calls the baseball diamond “home” because a drunk father makes his home life unbearable? Then you will feel as if you know Benjamin, Laurie, and Danny- and the other students speaking out about their lives and feelings in these poems. They evoke many different emotions- some pleasurable, some painful- but all a part of high school today.

"The poems are vibrant, colorful, and involving. They deal with engaging, very ‘real’ kids, who are easy to identify with."
– School Library Journal

"English instructor Mel Glenn captures some of the best and worse about being a teenager… laced with touches of humor and poignancy"
- Starred Review ALA Booklist

A Golden Kite Honor Book, 1982 
- Society of Children’s Book Writers 

Best Books for Young Adults, 1982 
- American Library Association 

Best of the Best Books for Young Adults 1970-1982 
– ALA Booklist