The commendable work of the Junior Achievement groups, the nation-wide effort on the part of business men to help teen agers...

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A BUSINESS OF THEIR OWN

The commendable work of the Junior Achievement groups, the nation-wide effort on the part of business men to help teen agers gain practical insight into the working of corporate structure, is set forth here in the form of a fictionalized account of one group's efforts in New York City. Sally Russell's family had just moved to Stuyvesant Town, an apartment development on New York's east side. She felt alien at her new school, Henry Hudson High, but participation in a Junior Achievement group formed to manufacture and distribute cold cream, brought her new friends and valuable experience. How wide the general audience for such a story is, is problematical. Certainly other Junior Achievement groups should find the story of interest. Though dialogue is often stilted, with the characters becoming puppets to give the purposes and history of JA, many of the situations have verisimilitude. It gives a simplified picture of formation of a corporation, sales of shares of stock and the problems of packaging and distribution. It has the usual pros and cons of career novels with a message.

Pub Date: Feb. 24, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Moad

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958