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Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder
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Jun 29, 2009

it was amazing
Read in August, 2005

Immersion reporting is my favorite, and Among Schoolchildren is the immersion reportage bible. Kidder lingers in the back of a fifth grade classroom for one year with a pencil and a notebook, long enough for the children to forget about his presence and start acting real.

Not only is it a gem of immersion writing, but it also validates teachers of all grade levels throughout America as we often forget how important our job is. Kidder shows us that we may not be able to reach every kid in the classroom but the tiny differences we make can and do change the world.

Intriguing, thought-provoking, humurous and meaningful.
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