Ride the butterflies : back to school with Donald Davis.

by Davis, Donald, 1944-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 813 D29
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 813 D29
 
 
Summary
Experience flashes of recognition in moments that transcend Donald Davis's childhood stories. Maybe it's because his mother was a teacher. Or maybe it's because he has spent most of his life in classrooms - as a wide-eyed first grader, a na ve college student, a seminarian, and now as a visiting writer in residencies across the country. There's something about school that infuses the work of Donald Davis and he has collected his all-time favorite school stories in the book. Whether we're traveling around the world with Miss Daisy, the fourth grade teacher who was integrating arithmetic, geography and English before the term "whole language" ever surfaced; or watching in awe as a classmate conjugates malaprops in Miss Vergilius Darwin's Latin class; or driving a school bus and learning about segregation - we experience flashes of recognition in moments that transcend Donald Davis's childhood stories. These coming of age tales will teach readers the importance of caring, citizenship and respect.
Additional Information
Subjects Davis, Donald, -- 1944- -- Childhood and youth.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
School children -- North Carolina.
Schools -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Little Rock, AR :August House Publishers, Inc.,2000
Language English
Description 94 pages
ISBN 0874836069 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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