At a glance:
- Author: Tracy Kidder
- First Published: 1989
- Type of Work: Education
- Time of Work: September, 1987-June, 1988
- Setting: Holyoke, Massachusetts
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: African Americans, Teaching or teachers, Children, Poverty or poor people, Conformity, Puerto Rico or Puerto Ricans, Learning disabilities, Elementary education
- Locales: United States, Massachusetts, North America, Holyoke, MA
Every August, Christine Padden Zajac, the real-life heroine of Tracy Kidder’s Among Schoolchildren, prepares herself with mixed enthusiasm and anxiety for another year of teaching fifth or sixth grade at Kelly School. Her feelings, as well as the varieties of teaching experience she has, are fairly typical for teachers in American elementary schools. Kelly School, at which she teaches, is not an inner-city school in the popular understanding of that term. Though it is located on the edge of the impoverished “Flats” of Holyoke, Massachusetts, it also draws its...
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