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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."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is an excellent book, realistic, moving, and inspiring. I would highly recommend it to teachers, parents, and even young adult readers. Read morePublished on May 2 2013 by Mary Grace Kosta
I felt like I was in the classroom with Mrs. Zajac. Tracy Kidder describes a real teacher and her students and takes the reader with them through the school year. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Diana
In all the talk about education issues these days, it's easy to forget that what's really important is the relationship, the energy, between students and teacher. Read morePublished on May 13 2003 by A Teacher
I chose Among Schoolchildren as a supplemental text for an Introduction to Education class. I had read the book some time ago, and remembered it as being a realistic portrayal of... Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2002
I had to read this book for my Education Class and it was probably one of the best books I have read in a long time! Among Schoolchildren takes a birds eye look into Mrs. Read morePublished on March 30 2002 by AC
I enjoyed reading this book and found it to be beautifully narrated by Kidder. Although written in 1989 I would imagine a lot of the issues addressed in the book are current... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2002 by Mya Martin-Glenn
As a graduate education student, I read this book for a class and would highly recommend it to anyone considering a career in education or just wanting to know more about our... Read morePublished on March 27 2001
I recently read "Among Schoolchildren" for an assignment at grad school. I have to admit I have never read a book like this. Read morePublished on Dec 23 2000 by alexis