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" Christine Zajac teaches fifth grade in a racially mixed school in a poor district of Holyoke, Mass. . . . 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," wrote PW. "A compelling microcosm of what is wrong--and right--with our educational system."
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"Kidder's close observations tie us into the emotional networks that make up classroom life. . . . A wonderful, compassionate book about teaching." — Chicago Tribune

Among School Children is more than a book about needy children and a valiant teacher; it is full of the author’s genuine love, delight and celebration of the human condition. He has never used his talent so well.” — New York Times Book Review

"Kidder brilliantly illuminates the reasons for hope and the reasons for despair that sit side by side, or share a desk, in schoolrooms across the nation." — Newsday

"Splendid. . . smooth, informal, extraordinarily readable. . . . A book as exciting as it is eye-opening." — Chicago Sun-Times

"Erupts with passionate life." — USA Today

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (September 1, 1990)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0380710897
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0380710898
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 0.79 x 8 inches
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Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

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