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The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle

The Kids from Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle

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by George Guthridge
     
 

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From the world-award-winning writer comes the gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education.
 
In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the

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From the world-award-winning writer comes the gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education.
 
In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the remote blizzard-swept St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, one of the harshest and most remote places in Alaska. Guthridge was there to teach at a Siberian-Yupik school — a school so troubled it was under threat of closure.
 
For its own reasons, the school district enters the students into one of the most difficult academic competitions in the nation. The school has no computers and very few books. The students lack world knowledge and speak English as a second language. Still, George resolves to coach them to a state championship. But the students have an even greater goal of their own.
 
Hilarious, disturbing, densely atmospheric — and packed with surprises at every turn — The Kids from Nowhere is a powerful, poignant story that will make you want to cry and cheer at the same time. Similar to an Alaskan Stand and Deliver, this is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity that provides a fascinating view of a remote Alaska Native village.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882406510
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
1,130,528
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

George Guthridge is a nationally honored educator and an award-winning author. He has published five novels and more than seventy short stories and novelettes. He is Professor of English at the University of Alaska, Bristol Bay.

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