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Among Schoolchildren
Among Schoolchildren
Author: Tracy Kidder
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, compassi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380710898
ISBN-10: 0380710897
Publication Date: 9/1/1990
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This was an amazing story and I loved the writing.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fabulous. I teach 5th grade and just loved this book.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a very good book. Interesting to follow the day-to-day in the life of a teacher as she tries to reach some challenging children.
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Helpful Score: 3
I'm not a teacher but loved this book. Kidder observes a 5th grade inner-city classroom during the school year. Also delves into the teacher's and student's personal lives. I read this book about 4 times and love it every time.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very interesting book, good insights into teaching.
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As a teacher, I related to it well. It is very real about a classroom and all of the interactions that happen within and around one.
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Great book - What a narrative. If you are interested in education, a must read.