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The island is nearly deserted. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw Island, America is a world ...Show synopsisThe island is nearly deserted. Across a slip of ocean lies South Carolina. But for the handful of families on Yamacraw Island, America is a world away. Now the waters are not safe. Waste from industry threatens their existence - unless somehow, they can learn a new life.Hide synopsis
I truly enjoyed the book. Every educator should read this book and understand what some teachers go through to make sure every child has an opportunity to learn. It has motivated me to do more for my students.
Picture a lush, unspoiled island more than two miles off the shore of South Carolina, largely ignored by the world, inhabited by descendants of freed slaves. Roads are unpaved, oxcarts still in use. In the late 1960?s a young, idealistic, white teacher, reared in the segregated south, eager to ...
Pat Conroy takes reader's on an emotional journey as a young, white teacher who navigates an unrivaled segregated educational system in the deep south. Behind the story hangs a veil over the ever present, multi-layered civil rights movement of the then recent 1960's. The most powerful aspect of Conroy ...
Are you an educator who has lost your drive for teaching? A southerner who has been removed from your birthplace? Or do you just love books?
The Water is Wide is a glimpse into the public education system in South Carolina in the late sixties and early seventies, as told by Pat Conroy. A native of the ...
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