Announcing a new Meetup for The Hub City Book Club!
What: Sugarcane Academy: How a New Orleans Teacher... by Michael Tisserand
When: October 14, 2008 7:00 PM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meetup Description: The winner of the October Book Selection Poll is Sugarcane Academy: How a New Orleans Teacher and His Storm-Struck Students Created a School to Remember by Michael Tisserand.
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, taking lives and livelihoods and displacing thousands. Because the hurricane struck at the beginning of the school year, the city?s children were among those most affected. Michael Tisserand, former editor of the alternative cultural newspaper Gambit Weekly, evacuated with his family to New Iberia, Louisiana. Then, rather than waiting to find out when?or if?schools in New Orleans would reopen, Tisserand and other parents persuaded one of his children?s teachers, Paul Reynaud, to start a school among the sugarcane fields.
So was born the Sugarcane Academy?as the children themselves named it?and so also began an experience none of Reynaud?s pupils will ever forget. This inspiring book shows how a dedicated teacher made the best out of the worst situation, and how the children of New Orleans, of all backgrounds and races, adjusted to Katrina?s consequences.
**Special thanks to member Jacqui for suggesting this book and to organizer Doris for kindly and continuously compiling the monthly book suggestions. Be sure to keep 'em coming!
Learn more here:http://redbookclub.meetup.com/1002/calendar/8746539/