First Edition of Among Schoolchildren; Signed by Tracy Kidder
Item Number: 32013
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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.