Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students, and Their High School
Samuel Freedman writes beautifully about the experience of high school students at Seward Park on the Lower East Side in the late 1980’s. This book is fabulous for understanding the lives of people different from yourself through deep and thoughtful reporting and narrative. It will reawaken your belief in urban public schools, or perhaps awaken that belief for the first time.
Samuel Freedman is currently a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.