Judith Foard's New Book ‘Senior Year’ Brings 1940s Optimism to Today’s Teens

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‘Glee’ high school meets old Hollywood drama.

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'Senior Year' is the story of one young woman who learns to face the beginning of adulthood confidently.

Glee meets old Hollywood drama and glamour in Judith Foard’s new book, "Senior Year."

Foard uses experiences from her childhood, her time as a teacher and history to tell the story of Ruth Ainsworth, a high school student based on Foard’s memories of a movie star from her childhood.

In the book, Ruth grows up during a romantic and thoughtful time, the late 1940s. "Senior Year" is the story of one young woman who learns to face the beginning of adulthood confidently.

Teens of today will relate to the themes of romance, rejection, independence and coming-of-age in "Senior Year."

“I think many young people today live in a ‘pressure cooker’ world,” said Foard. “With this book, I wanted to bring some of the optimism of the 1940s to the teens of today.”

Taking on issues like social class, teen pregnancy, social isolation and feminism, "Senior Year" tells a story that spans generations, intriguing readers of all ages.

"Senior Year"
By: Judith Foard
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4759-6552-0
Retail price: $22.95
Available at http://www.barnesandnoble.com and http://www.amazon.com.

About the author
Judith Foard has a Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State University in secondary education with focus on history, social science and physical education. She has also worked as a public welfare social worker near Philadelphia. Foard later obtained a Master of Social Work in casework from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Foard also received her certification in Spanish and spent 15 years teaching Spanish and bilingual classes. She is currently retired and resides in Westfield, Mass. and is an active member of her church, serving as a deacon and in mission outreach programs.

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