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Stories from the Edge

  • Author:Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Publisher:Heinemann
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $12.45
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  • Seller:Books-4-Teachers
  • Sales Rank:183,341
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:112
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:March 26, 2010
  • ISBN:0325029482
  • EAN:9780325029481
  • ASIN:0325029482
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Synopsis

"I paced my cell with a book in one hand and a knife under my mattress. I knew I could have a long and happy life with a book in my hand or I could have a miserable short life with the shank that was in the mattress."
-Jimmy Santiago Baca

Stories from the Edge enriches and extends Jimmy Santiago Baca's critically acclaimed memoir, A Place to Stand. Early stories elaborate on his travails as an abandoned child in an orphanage. Later stories draw on Baca's post-prison life as a writer and his ongoing work with struggling adolescents, prisoners, and society's dispossessed. Centered around conflicts and life-altering choices, Baca's gripping personal narratives will resonate with adolescents and adults alike.

Watch a video of Jimmy Santiago Baca discussing this book with ReLeah Cossett Lent.

Learn more about the companion teacher's guide, Adolescents on the Edge. Save $ with a Teacher's Pack and Student Bundle.


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