A selection from Alex Kotlowitzas masterpiece of immersive reportage There Are No Children Here, the harrowing coming-of-age story of two children in Chicagoas Henry Horner Public Housing Complex. In aThe Spelling Bee, a as Pharoah returns to school, his dreams come up against the realities of his neighborhood. Pharoah is small of stature, has a stutter, and frequently reads at night until his eyes hurt. He has his motheras open and generous smile, and his fatheras charm and keen intellect. As he enters fourth grade, he sets a solemn goal for himself: to become a spelling bee champion. Award-winning journalist Alex Kotlowitz follows Pharoah for two years, as he tries desperately to succeed at school while navigating the perils of his devastated neighborhood, a place marked by deep need and neglect, along with unrelenting violence. For Pharoah, spelling is just the beginning. This is a dramatic and groundbreaking portrait of poverty, the story of growing up in the other America. An eBook short.... for the annual spring spelling bee, which pittedthe schoola#39;s top third-, fourth-, andfifth- graders against one another. ... inwhich hea#39;d first soundthe word out in his head, pause a moment to remind himself totake his time, and then spell it, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Spelling Bee|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2014-09-09|