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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,307 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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Crystal | 2/18/2014

    " I read this book in the nineties, when I was first starting out in my career as a teacher, and I was both inspired and disappointed by its depiction of the realities of public education in the US. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Ann | 2/16/2014

    " What can I say! I'm a Kidder fan! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/8/2014

    " So many problems with this book, I don't know where to start. Since it is really a first hand account, it doesn't academically look at the issues of race in the classroom. The writing is limited; too much looking at what Kidder thinks the narrator means. Don't recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zarakoda | 2/2/2014

    " Narration of a fifth grade school room, complete with sociological, racial, and other concerns, make this book exceptional. What else to say? "

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