Seeing Past Z: Nurturing the Imagination in a Fast-Forward World
In gorgeous prose and through personal stories, Beth Kephart resoundingly affirms the imagination as the heart ...more
I thought this book was inspiring. I loved reading about Jeremy and his "projects", the way he was learning to cope with the world. I could see elements of myself in Jeremy, parts that I hid from the world because I wasn't sure whether they would accept me or not. This book gave me freedom to dream and to wonder if maybe what the world has always accepted as standard and normal isn't always to be desired.
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Kephart builds a case, example by example throughout the book, for the ...more
This is a book by a writer and a mother, rather than a teacher with a classroom. It's about the desire to preserve the natural imagination her son has even in the face of 6th grade adversity, during a ...more
Anyway, a good read.
Kephart, author of an award-winning memoir trilogy and the National Book Award nominee, A Slant of Sun (also starring Jeremy), is no typical mother. And Seeing Past Z is no routine child-rearing book. What distinguishes it from all the other "how to" books on the shelf is its gorgeous depiction of the relationship between a mother and child
My first book, A SLANT OF SUN, a memoir, was a National Book Award fin ...more