All Day

All Day

A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island

Book - 2017
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This book "recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill-prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, 'Ms. P' comes to understand the essence of her predominantly black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them, but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455570911
Branch Call Number: PT 365.66 PET 2017
Characteristics: xii, 243 pages ; 24 cm


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