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The Resource Among School Children, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)

Among School Children, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)

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Among School Children
Title
Among School Children
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Tracy Kidder
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Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author's classic, "brilliantly illuminated" account of education in America ( The New York Times Book Review ). Mrs. Zajac is feisty, funny, and tough. She likes to call herself an "old-lady teacher." (She is thirty-four.) Around Kelly School, she is infamous for her discipline: "She is mean, bro," says one of her students. But children love her, and so will the reader of this extraordinarily moving book by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of House and The Soul of a New Machine . Tracy Kidder spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac's fifth-grade classroom in a depressed area of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Living among the twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable teacher, he shared their joys, catastrophes, and small but essential triumphs. His resulting New York Times bestseller is a revelatory and remarkably poignant account of an inner-city school that "erupts with passionate life," and a close-up examination of what is wrong—and right—with education in America ( USA Today ). "More than a book about needy children and a valiant teacher; it is full of the author's genuine love, delight and celebration of the human condition. He has never used his talent so well." — The New York Times
Summary
Chronicles a year in the life of a fifth grade class in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and its remarkable teacher, Chris Zajac, who struggles against tough odds--ignorance, lack of funds, diminished resources, and prejudice-- to make a difference in the lives of twenty children
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Award
  • L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, 1991.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1990.
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
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155357
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Kidder, Tracy
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372.11020973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Education
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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adult
Label
Among School Children, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
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9780547524061
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48b67b88-2251-4fa0-b6d5-8263a28e1b07
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  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Among School Children, Tracy Kidder, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547524061
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
48b67b88-2251-4fa0-b6d5-8263a28e1b07
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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