Bookshelf: I am a Pencil: A Teacher, His Kids, And Their World of Stories



I am a Pencil: A Teacher, His Kids, And Their World of Stories

by Sam Swope

“It’s really hard to communicate the sheer pleasure in teaching, and really connecting with, students like the ones Swope describes in such rich and generous detail. Is there a book that more convincingly demonstrates that any students, anywhere, from any backgrounds or surmounting any obstacles, can be led to love poetry, to read like madmen, to write compulsively and be open to the possibilities of the word on the page? I Am a Pencil should be read by anyone who wants to find inspiration in today’s students, teachers and the Sam Swopes that enhance the lives of both.”-Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius



Paperback: 320 pages

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (June 16, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0805078517

ISBN-13: 978-0805078510

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