Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

by Michael Copperman


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Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta by Michael Copperman

A mesmerizing account of the realities of working with Teach For America in one of the country's poorest and most challenged regions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496805850
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

From 2002 to 2004, Michael Copperman, Eugene, Oregon, taught fourth grade in the rural black public schools of the Mississippi Delta with Teach For America. Now, he teaches writing to low-income, first-generation college students of diverse backgrounds at the University of Oregon. His work has appeared in the Sun, the Oxford American, Guernica, Creative Nonfiction, and Copper Nickel and has garnered fellowships and awards from the Munster Literature Centre, the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.

Table of Contents

Uncertainty 3

The First Year

Into the Delta 17

Classroom Management 41

What You Can Give 60

Persistence and Penance 71

Club Sweet 95

Harm 105

The Second Year

Welcome to Success 117

Letting Go 128

Answers 162


Returns 185

Voices 194

Acknowledgments 209

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