Kind of a Miracle: The Unlikely Story of the Community College of Vermont

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.78 inches | 1.11 pounds

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About the Author
Doug Wilhelm is a former Vermont reporter for the Boston Globe, and has been a full time self-employed writer and editor in Vermont for the past 35 years. He has written 17 books for young readers, including Street of Storytellers (Rootstock, 2019) and The Revealers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003), which was the focus of reading and discussion projects in over 1,000 schools in the US and internationally. Wilhelm edited and contributed to China In Another Time (Rootstock, 2019), a memoir by Claire M. Lintilhac. He has also written ten books for the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

"Employing historical research, dozens of personal interviews, and engaging writing, Wilhelm gives us the history and impact of a statewide grass-roots college made by Vermonters for Vermonters. It's a school no one believed could survive, but one that has, over the last half-century, deeply enriched the cultural life and economic vitality of this small state. It's an important story - and a fascinating read."

Tom Slayton, former editor of Vermont Life and author of Finding Vermont and Searching for Thoreau

"Kind of a Miracle is the inspiring story of an institution built from the ground up - and of the value in adhering to a clear mission, of experimentation, and of leaders and teachers who are from and for the communities they serve. CCV has been a pioneer in competency-based education, credit for prior learning, distributed libraries, serving refugees, dual enrollment, distance education, and stackable credentials. This book deserves to become a classic in the higher education literature."

Dr. Barbara Brittingham, president emerita

New England Commission of Higher Education