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Substitute : going to school with a thousand kids / Nicholson Baker.

Baker, Nicholson, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 5 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart Public Library - Main 371.1 BAK (Text) 840191002256834 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland 371.1412 B168 (Text) 76383000444278 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 371.1412 BAK (Text) 39391006765273 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/28/2016
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 371.1412 BAK (Text) 34330512961310 Adult - New Books Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 371.1412 BAK (Text) 78551000527971 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/11/2016
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 371.1412 Baker (Text) 31208912485077 new non-fiction Checked out 11/07/2016
Rochester Library 371.14 BAK (Text) 33187004127649 Nonfiction - R Checked out 10/28/2016
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 371.1412 BAK (Text) 50577011053960 Adult New Books Available -
Thorntown Public Library - Thorntown 371.1412 BAK (Text) 30034001246464 Adult Non-Fiction Books Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399160981
  • ISBN: 0399160981
  • Physical Description: 719 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. Nearly every morning, he awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to a nearby school. When he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done. In Baker's hands, the inner life of the classroom is examined anew -- mundane worksheets, recess time-outs, surprise nosebleeds, rebellions, griefs, minor triumphs, kindergarten show-and-tell, daily lessons on everything from geology to metal tech to the Holocaust -- as he and his pupils struggle to find ways to get through the day. Baker is one of the most inventive and remarkable writers of our time, and this book, filled with humor, honesty, and empathy, may be his most impressive work of nonfiction yet. -- adapted from book jacket.
Subject: Substitute teachers.
Substitute teaching.
Public schools > Maine.
School children.

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