Deborah Hicks: "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey In Poor America"

 - (Image courtesy Deborah Hicks)

(Image courtesy Deborah Hicks)

Deborah Hicks: "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey In Poor America"

A teacher describes how literature helped a group of girls in an inner-city, white Appalachian ghetto get through the toughest years of adolescence.

A teacher describes how literature helped a group of girls in an inner-city, white Appalachian ghetto get through the toughest years of adolescence.

Guests

Deborah Hicks

founder and director of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls' Education and research scholar at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University.

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Excerpt from "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America" by Deborah Hicks. Copyright 2013 by Deborah Hicks. Reprinted here by permission of University of California Press. All rights reserved.

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