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

Baker, Nicholson, author. (Author).
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  • 10 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main 371.1 BAK (Text) 840191002256834 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 371.14 BAK (Text) 33187004127649 Nonfiction - R Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 371.1412 B168 (Text) 76383000444278 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 371.1412 BAK (Text) 39391006765273 Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 371.1412 BAK (Text) 34330512961310 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 371.1412 BAK (Text) 78551000527971 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 371.1412 Baker (Text) 31208912485077 non-fiction Checked out 04/30/2017
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 371.1412 BAK (Text) 50577011053960 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Thorntown PL - Thorntown 371.1412 BAK (Text) 30034001246464 Adult Non-Fiction Books Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Main 371.1412 (Text) 21401000758701 Adult Hardback Shelves Available -
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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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