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Deborah Hicks: "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey In Poor America"

A teacher describes how literature helped a group of girls in an inner-city, white Appalachian ghetto get through the toughest years of adolescence.

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Excerpt from "The Road Out: A Teacher's Odyssey in Poor America" by Deborah Hicks. Copyright 2013 by Deborah Hicks. Reprinted here by permission of University of California Press. All rights reserved.


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