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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,305 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracy Kidder Narrator: Stephen Yankee Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Among Schoolchildren illuminates a year in the life of a fifth-grade teacher struggling to make a positive difference in the lives of her students. In Holyoke, Massachusetts, Christine Zajac toils far from the limelight. Her story, and that of her students is heart-warming and inspiring as she helps them to become full-scale human beings. We find that some are brilliant, that others are troubled, and that Ms. Zajac never gives up.

Even more novelistic and impressionistic than House, Among Schoolchildren is Kidder’s best book yet. Listeners will be drawn into the lives of feisty, funny, and tough Ms. Zajac and her equally endearing students.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1990 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1990 Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
  • A 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edy | 2/5/2014

    " Buku yang bagus untuk para pendidik. Buku ini bercerita tentang suatu kelas yang dinamis karena adanya bermacam karakter siswa (seperti buku Laskar Pelangi-nya Andrea Hirata). Siswa yang bandel atau "nakal" hendaknya jangan dijauhi atau dilawan dengan kekerasan. Tapi dekatilah dengan "hati".... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/3/2014

    " Kidder spends a year in a fifth grade classroom in Holyoke, MA and records his experiences in this excellent, easy-to-read book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by B | 1/30/2014

    " 372.11 About inequalities in the Massachusetts education system. Tracy Kidder manages to make any subject interesting with his style of writing and including lots of insights into real people's concerns/problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by dead letter office | 1/25/2014

    " pseudo-journalistic account of a year in the life of a holyoke, MA teacher. i found it very interesting, but i read it simultaneously with volunteering in a holyoke, MA classroom. not entirely sure how it would stand up to dispassionate rereading. "

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