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In the wake of the disaster at Columbine, one question haunts America: What's going on in our suburban high schools? Award-winning journalist Elinor Burkett went back to school in suburban Minneapolis to find out.
For nine monthsfrom the opening pep rally through graduationshe attended classes, hung out with students, sat in on teacher gripe sessions, and interviewed both parents and administrators. With a novelist's eye, she takes readers behind closed doors, revealing a world of mixed messages, manufactured myths, and political hype.
Another Planet offers an insider's view of the subculture of suburban teenagers, the plight of the nation's teachers, and the state of American education.
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About the Author
Elinor Burkett has worked as a newspaper reporter, university professor, and magazine writer. A Pulitzer Prize—nominated journalist and the author of eight previous books, she divides her time between the Catskill Mountains of New York and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.