At last! A book that takes prom seriously as a deeply meaningful event for teenagers. Written for teens and their parents and counselors, it does not focus on hairdos and dresses or on how-to lists and planning calendars. Instead, it focuses on the meaning of prom: what teens use it for, what parents believe about it, why it is so desperately important to teenagers, and the role it plays in moving into young adulthood. 'American Prom' helps teens prepare for their own prom, mentally and emotionally. For parents, it provides a window of understanding about what teens are preparing for and how they should best prepare themselves. And for adults, teacher, and counselors, Calo offers the most sustained glimpse into the contemporary prom and what teens think about it than has ever been available in the past. From the creators of the world's number-one prom Web site, www.ThePromSite.com.