Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley listened with rapt attention to the narrative non-fiction and memoir recommendations of Julie Nelson on the topic of school stories. Check out her answers to the Fast Five questions, including her favorite school supply!
Our guest this episode is Julie Nelson, Collection Development Professional. She also authors the library’s popular Lost in the Stacks column.
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Life inside the Classroom:
Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder
Ms. Moffett’s First Year: Becoming a Teacher in America by Abby Goodnough
Not Your Traditional Classroom:
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daughter’s Uncommon Year by Laura Brodie
Different Kinds of Kids
Somebody Else’s Kids by Torey Hayden
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser
Issues of Race in the Classroom
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy
Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock by David Margolick
Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
Christy by Catherine Marshall
Winter Thunder by Mari Sandoz
Your turn to talk
- Continue the conversation about School Stories. Have you read any of Julie’s recommendations? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our School Stories discussion.
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