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And Then They Were Gone by Judy Bebelaar

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Then She Was Gone -- Book Review

And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown introduces 28 of those Temple teenagers and focuses on the fifteen Bebelaar and Cabral knew best of those who attended the small school until their sudden departures to Jonestown in the spring and summer of Most never returned. And Then They Were Gone tells how two teenage populations met at Opportunity, and made important connections in spite of the Temple rule forbidding fraternization with non-Temple students.

And Then They Were Gone

Jump to Content. Search form Search. Description Nine hundred eighteen Americans did not just one day decide to commit suicide en mass. There was considerable history and manipulation behind the scenes--and when the cult was still in California, the teenagers went to a high school in the nearby town. This book is a somber memorial of the children who were lost, written by one of their teachers. She has received national recognition for her success in helping her students find meaning in writing about their lives.

Thank you! Two former teachers at a school attended by Peoples Temple members try to make sense of the Jonestown tragedy in this debut book. In , Opportunity II, a new alternative high school in San Francisco, got an unexpected influx of students as teenagers from a church called Peoples Temple signed up for classes. Still, the volume offers some haunting details. Bebelaar caught up with Stephan Jones, who was at a basketball tournament when the mass suicide occurred. This account succeeds as a moving tribute to Temple students rather than as a key contribution to Jonestown history. There was a problem adding your email address.

Judy Bebelaar can be reached at judy judybebelaar. From the Synopsis :. Opportunity was a small public alternative high school set up to deal with disaffected and troubled kids, giving them one last chance to finish high school. In September , approximately Peoples Temple youngsters enrolled, in an arrangement between Jim Jones and principal Yvonne Golden. Though they were there for only nine months — in some cases less — those students changed the school dramatically. Incorporated in the story are excerpts from school-student publications such as In Small Dreams student poetry and The Natural High Express , the student newspaper. The first half of the story is partly based as well on interviews with Opportunity teachers and students.

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Works of literary merit. Box Crockett , CA ph: janniedr es att. It has taken half a lifetime to sort out their emotions and responses to what happened to so many of their students at Opportunity High, an alternative school established in the heart of San Francisco where the charismatic minister Jim Jones placed his teenage members of Peoples Temple.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Flatibjuiwi says:

    Ron and I have been working on our book for four years now.

  2. Renata P. says:

    And Then They Were Gone: A Report – Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple

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