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The water is wide

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New York Times Bestseller: The "miraculous" memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek).

Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can't name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can't read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation.

When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members' horizons and give them a voice.

In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called "an experience of joy," the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Education (Elementary) -- South Carolina
Yamacraw Elementary School
title_displayThe water is wide
title_fullThe Water Is Wide
The water is wide / Pat Conroy
title_shortThe water is wide
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Education (Elementary)