Among Schoolchildren

by Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder — the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House — spent nine months inMrs.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.91 out of 5
  • Published September 1st 1990 by Harper Perennial
  • Original Title: Among Schoolchildren
  • ISBN: 0380710897 (ISBN13: 9780380710898)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award (1990)
  • Ambassador Book Award for American Studies (1990)
  • National Book Critics Circle Award (1989)

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 — sharings 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 . . . and his most memorable, emotionally charged, and important book to date.