"Among School Children is more than a book about needy children and a valiant teacher; it is full of the author's genuine love, delight and celebration of the human condition." --New York Times Book Review
Tracy Kidder--the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House--spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac's fifth-grade classroom in the depressed "Flats" of Holyoke, Massachusetts. For an entire year he lived among twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable, compassionate teacher--sharing their joys, their catastrophes, and their small but essential triumphs.
As a result, he has written a revealing, remarkably poignant account of education in America.
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About the Author
Tracy Kidder is the author of Home Town, Among Schoolchildren, and Old Friends. He has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He lives in Massachusetts and Maine.