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The Angel Inside Went Sour

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Just before that late bell rings...

"A Mexican movie star's red Jaguar draws up to the Livingston School and out steps his fifteen-year0old protege, Miss Boom Bang...known to us as Nilda, girl student, late-morning comer, sleeper-in-classes. Delicate Miriam...walks and dresses as if she worked at Vogue. Muriel (says) Matter-of-factly, 'I was absent yesterday because my moth
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Mass Market Paperback, 294 pages
Published March 1972 by Bantam Books (first published January 1971)
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Mandi
Aug 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
A colleague of mine was a student of Dr. Rothman and credits her with changing her life. She was the one who lent me this book, which is the story of Dr. Rothman and her principalship at an all-girls school in NYC in the 1960s and 70s. This school was the last chance these girls had at an education before being kicked out of the New York City Public School system all together. (And I thought I had some bad days . . . ) It was fascinating to read about Dr. Rothman's approach with the girls at her ...more
Julie
May 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
A quick teacher read. This was written by a principal of an alternative high school for girls in NYC during the 1950s-60s and published in the same era. While some of her stuff is quite dated (her rants against homosexuality and use of the word 'butch' started to grate on me), she also demonstrates a modern sensibility in other areas. I thought her "experiments" in this high school were quite innovative, and I enjoyed her observations and anecdotes about the students.

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Mary Smith
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quick teacher read. This was written by a principal of an alternative high school for girls in NYC during the 1950s-60s and published in the same era. While some of her stuff is quite dated (her rants against homosexuality and use of the word 'butch' started to grate on me), she also demonstrates a modern sensibility in other areas. I thought her "experiments" in this high school were quite innovative, and I enjoyed her observations and anecdotes about the students.
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