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Eclectic Book Club: Among Schoolchildren

Christine Zajac teaches fifth grade in a racially mixed school in a poor district of Holyoke, Mass. About half of her students are Hispanic; many come from broken homes. Through Kidder's calmly detailed re-creation of Zajac's daily round, we come to know her students' fears and inmost strivings; we also share this teacher's frustrations, loneliness and the rush of satisfaction that comes with helping students learn. It's a tough job: in one social studies class, half the pupils can't name the country they live in.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Among Schoolchildren
Author: 
Tracy Kidder
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/0380710897/COVER_GIF
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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