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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,208 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Clare Higgins Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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When a man and a woman get married, things can get complicated. When they have children from previous marriages, complicated can become the understatement of the year. From the grown daughter who insinuates herself into her widowed father's romantic life, to the sullen teenager whose loyalties lie with her estranged mother; from the awkwardness of tense celebrations to the discovery of surprising sources of strength, Joanna Trollope reveals the laughter and tears, the tension and the tenderness, that live behind the statistics and stereotypes about stepfamilies.

Read by Clare Higgin.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/16/2014

    " Read this in Education 20: Educational Issues in Contemporary Society taught by Andrew Garrod. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 2/6/2014

    " This would never be a book that I would consider recommending for gaining deeper insights into teaching children of color. I hoped to feel I had an edge to share with my teachers in dealing with and teaching children who come from culturally diverse backgrounds. Instead, I felt scolded and preached to and was unconvinced that even the author has ideas of how to best help, teach and reach our disadvantaged minorities. I concur with her last essay, that we need to value and celebrate the heritage of all children. However, beyond that, she offers little to help us close the achievement gap and improve the classroom management that plagues our schools nationwide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nawal | 2/2/2014

    " This book will change everything you thought about progressive Ed.... in a really good way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hank | 1/28/2014

    " This was the best and most useful book I read as part of my teaching credential program. I'm white and teach in a very culturally diverse school -- I've been exposed to more cultures, customs and nations than I ever knew before in my life. Delpit is my role model. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Isaacson | 1/23/2014

    " A must read for anyone in the dominant culture teaching to minority cultures. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aleisa | 1/13/2014

    " Preachy and depressing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/11/2014

    " Makes most teachers questions their practices in healthy and productive ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/9/2014

    " Lots of information and I'm sure that the "accounts" are heartfelt, however, the data is very one-sided. There were helpful moments, but overall....I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/31/2013

    " This was a definite eye-opener into the public school's discriminating approach to teaching students from diverse backgrounds and the reasons why there are fewer none white teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Yost | 12/25/2013

    " another teacher book, but I definitely credit her for her realistic approaches and useful models. I liked the book, and did gain something from it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zenm | 12/14/2013

    " This book addresses a worthy issue, but the case studies were dated and repetitive. I recommend searching for other titles if you are interested in this subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 10/1/2013

    " Very detailed, with explanations of specific phrasings or approaches that differ between cultures. Super useful. Really readable, too, with a balance of examples and analyses/explanations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/17/2013

    " I enjoyed Delpit's account of her experience as an educator, and appreciated her push for letting students retain/honor their voice, while learning the voice of the dominant culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/3/2013

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 2/25/2013

    " Excellent, one of my all time favorite educator books. Mandatory reading for the teacher in urban education. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 2/4/2013

    " This book has given me a lot of food for thought regarding how I teach. I think it should be on the essential reading list of anyone who teaches a heterogenous group of children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissa | 1/22/2013

    " Delpit discusses the intersection of power, privilege, and language, arguing that White teachers can disservice students of color by not teaching the "codes of power"--and why they must honor students' home languages even while teaching them to code-switch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 10/18/2012

    " This is one of those books I wish I had read when I was brand new at teaching. However, some of the ideas probably wouldn't have hit home the same way without some classroom experience with which to draw comparisons. This is a must read for any educator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/25/2012

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/25/2012

    " A collection of her essays about black children in the Education system. She has powerful arguments and great insight. An important read for educators. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/1/2012

    " As a white teacher in a predominantly non-white environment, Delpit's work has been instrumental in helping me to find my own groove. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/19/2012

    " This is a must read for educators and those considering a career in education. Acknowledgement, communication, and dialogue are critical for bringing cultural conflict issues to light and recognizing our own perspectives and biases and how they can affect others. "

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