The Water Is Wide (MP3 CD)

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By Pat Conroy, Dan John Miller (Performed by)
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The bestselling Pat Conroy memoir

The moving story of a young teacher's experience on an island forgotten by the world

Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the coast of South Carolina, they can t name the president or the ocean that surrounds them. Many can t sign their names. Most can t read or write they re unable to reach their potential to grow and learn because they have been failed by their school district and handicapped by their poverty and isolation. But with the arrival of an eager young teacher, their prospects begin to brighten.

Based on Pat Conroy's experiences teaching elementary school for a year on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island, "The Water Is Wide" is a revealing portrait of the inequalities of the American education system and a powerful story of the group of children that changed one man's life forever.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441815101
ISBN-10: 1441815104
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 10th, 2010
Language: English