Kids from Nowhere The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle

ISBN-10: 0882406515

ISBN-13: 9780882406510

Edition: 2006

Authors: George Guthridge

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From the world-award-winning writer comes the gripping, true story of a group of Alaskan Eskimo students who, despite nearly impossible odds, achieve one of the most stunning educational feats in the history of American education. In 1982, George Guthridge brought his wife and two young daughters to Gambell, Alaska, a small village on the edge of the remote blizzard-swept St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, one of the harshest and most remote places in Alaska. Guthridge was there to teach at a Siberian-Yupik school-a school so troubled it was under threat of closure. For its own reasons, the school district enters the students into one of the most difficult academic competitions in the nation. The school has no computers and very few books. The students lack world knowledge and speak English as a second language. Still, George resolves to coach them to a state championship. But the students have an even greater goal of their own. Hilarious, disturbing, densely atmospheric-and packed with surprises at every turn-The Kids from Nowhere is a powerful, poignant story that will make you want to cry and cheer at the same time. Similar to an Alaskan Stand and Deliver, this is an inspiring story of triumph over adversity that provides a fascinating view of a remote Alaska Native village.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

George Guthridge is a writer and professor at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Guthridge's writing can be found in David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination and Immortal Unicorn. He also wrote the novel, The Bloodletter and co-wrote the Madagascar Manifesto Trilogy Child of the Light, Child of the Journey, and Children of the Dusk.

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