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The Water Is Wide PDF -New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek).

Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation.

When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice.

In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

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Pat Conroy is the author of eight previous books: The Boo, The Water is Wide, The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, My Losing Season, and The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life. He lives in Fripp Island, South Carolina. Photo copyright: David G. Spielman

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  • Identification Number ‏ : ‎ B003XKN65U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media (July 28, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 28, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5521 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 322 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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David A. Brayshaw “I grew up in a very small town in Missouri during part of my childhood. That little patch of land had one cotton gin, cotton fields that surrounded everything with dirt roads and ditches alongside them. Having moved from near Pittsburgh to be there, I was, in the estimation of my teachers, advanced in my learning and skills. This was sixth grade, mind you, so I had about as much intelligence as most of the kids in my previous school.

Living there, I got a good picture of what it was like associating with children that weren’t as academically challenged as I had been. In fact, it was at first very complimentary to hear I was an excellent pupil, but after a time, I really wanted less attention, to fit in with my friends, who were mostly boys that thought the greatest achievement was the number of swats given by the gym coach they accumulated over the course of the semester.

What life was like outside of class was hard work in my grandfather’s scrap yard, hunting, and learning the skills needed to excel as a country boy: how to hone my knife, how to tell what kind of metal I was holding in my hand — I always carried a magnet — how to clean a shotgun and make fishing sinkers from molds into which we poured molten lead. So, why was there any need for anymore education than to learn to add, subtract and read reasonably well?

That’s how I view Yamacraw. Just what was it those children needed to survive in the environment they were accustomed? Not much. To advance, they had to have experiences and knowledge that created other thoughts, experiences and dreams. And that is exactly what Pat Conroy took to their island, the map to a new life full of more insight than they could have ever thought possible. Plus, he did it in the most extraordinary ways with field trips, slides and movies that were never before used, just stashed away in a seldom opened closet. Seeing those tools, Mr. Conrack knew just what to do. With whatever he had, he made use of it, and always, in his most amazing speeches turned experiences into learning. I envy that talent.

So, if you want to read a book that will both entertain and teach, as well as give you a few good laughs, read this book, then go on to read even more of this brilliant writer’s books, for he was, and still is, an American treasure.”

Bryon Butler “I am uncertain about books where an outsider briefly jumps into a classroom setting to make a difference or to tell the tale. The actor Tony Danza relates his year in the trenches with I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had. Garrett Keizer, in his engaging one-year return to the classroom, Getting Schooled, the Re-education of an American Teacher, does likewise. Disjointedly, Nicolson Baker’s Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids tells of his only 28 days as a substitute teacher. Even Erin Gruwell of Freedom Writers fame only spent four years in the classroom before moving on to other ventures. Education advocate Michelle Rhee spent three years in the classroom (but did not write specifically about those years). The writer Frank McCourt, in Teacher Man, his stories of 35 years as a teacher, wrote that the irony of public education is that money and influence are more attainable the further the educator gets from the classroom.
I picked up The Water is Wide as I’ve wanted to read Pat Conroy and a friend and former teacher, a Conroy enthusiast, said that this book was his favorite. I was leery. Why write the book if he was just there a year? How much was about him, and how much about the experience and the heartfelt desire to make a difference. It’s not a long book, but as I read it I became enlivened by Conroy’s attempts to educate these island bound kids from South Carolina, even taking them to Washington DC. He battles the principal and the organizational leadership, overt racism even island mores to try and open a big world to a myopic culture failed by its educational laissez faire attitude. Conroy’s dedication, his goal to open the students’ eyes to the world in and outside of the classroom sold me that he wrote about a time that was more than material for a popular book.
At times I wasn’t sure if Conroy was writing an accurate memoir or crossed over into fiction. Yet, as a whole, The Water is Wide was a satisfying read.”
dpd “A year ago I finished a 40-year career teaching in a public school. I am embarrassed to say I didn’t read this book years ago. It came out early in my career, and it is a book that every person in teacher education should read. And its message is timeless; it says as much to educators today as I’m sure it did to educators in 1972 when it was first published. Only a teacher could have written The Water is Wide, and while Pat Conroy didn’t teach for very many years, he spoke with the voice of those of us who have devoted a lifetime to the profession. The heart and soul of teaching permeates this book, and its message speaks to each and every man and woman who has walked into a classroom filled with students, some prepared but many not, and pours 100% of his or her being into teaching those students. My only regret in having read The Water is Wide is that I didn’t read it before Mar. 4, 2016, the day Conroy died, because I wish I could write him a letter and tell him how much this book meant to me and how much it means to every teacher who reads it.”
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