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The road out : a teacher's odyssey in poor America

Author: Deborah Hicks
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students' lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher's journey of hope and discovery with her students-girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was once home to white Appalachian workers, and is now a ghetto. Deborah  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012010483
Named Person: Deborah Hicks; Deborah Hicks
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Hicks
ISBN: 1283937778 9781283937771 0520953711 9780520953710
OCLC Number: 843061363
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ghost Rose speaks --
Elizabeth discovers her paperback --
We're sisters! --
My life as a girl --
Girl talk --
A magazine is born --
Mrs. Bush visits (but not our class) --
A Saturday at the bookstore --
Jessica finds Jesus, and Elizabeth finds love --
Blair discovers a voice --
Leavings --
At sixteen --
Girlhood interrupted --
I deserve a better life --
The road out.
Responsibility: Deborah Hicks.

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"It's become a standard book and movie trope: An idealistic teacher walks into a classroom of hardened, at-risk students and strives to reach them.But the outlines of the story, while familiar, can Read more...

 
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