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The Resource All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island, Liza Jessie Peterson

All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island, Liza Jessie Peterson

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All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island
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All day
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a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island
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Liza Jessie Peterson
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eng
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All Day recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill-prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, "Ms. P" comes to understand the essence of her predominantly Black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them, but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives. Peterson learns quickly that she must keep the upper hand -- set the rules and enforce them with rigor, even when her sympathetic heart starts to waver. Despite their relentless bravura and antics -- and in part because of it -- Peterson becomes a fierce advocate for her students. She works to instill the young men, mostly black, with a sense of pride about their history and culture. She encourages them to explore and express their true feelings by writing their own poems and essays. When the boys push her buttons (on an almost daily basis) she pushes back, demanding that they meet not only her expectations or the standards of the curriculum, but set expectations for themselves -- something most of them have never before been asked to do. Peterson captures the prison milieu and the exuberance of the kids who have been handed a raw deal by society and have become lost within the system. Her time in the classroom teaches her something, too -- that these boys want to be rescued
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Title
All day
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A reflection on the author's time teaching teens while they await sentencing provides a personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration
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autobiography
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10563762
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DLC
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  • 365/.666092
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Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9106.N6
LC item number
P47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island
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Liza Jessie Peterson
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All day : a year of love and survival teaching incarcerated kids at Rikers Island, Liza Jessie Peterson
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Contents
Foreword / Abiodun Oyewole -- Summer substitute -- Sizing me up -- I got this, Not -- Danny Gunz -- One, two, poof -- Rug rat roll call -- Africa Prince Tha Don -- King Down -- This is some bullshit -- Artist vs. civilian -- Paradigm shift -- The hardest part -- MoMo and friends
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ocn976035771
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First editioni.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9781455570911
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016054174

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