9780380710898

Among Schoolchildren

  • ISBN 13:

    9780380710898

  • ISBN 10:

    0380710897

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/25/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac's fifth-grade classroom in the depressed "Flats" of Holyoke, Massachusetts. For an entire year he lived among twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable, compassionate teacher -- sharings their joys, their catastrophes, and their small but essential triumphs. As a result, he has written a revealing, remarkably poignant account of education in America . . . and his most memorable, emotionally charged, and important book to date.

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