Words No Bars Can Hold (Hardcover)
Literacy Learning in Prison
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393713671, 160pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2019
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Compact Disc (6/18/2019)
The students' work, through which they probe and develop their identities as readers and writers, illuminates the transformative power of literacy. Appleman argues for the importance of educating the incarcerated, and explores ways to interrupt the increasingly common journey from urban schools to our nation's prisons. From the sobering endpoint of what scholars have called the "school to prison pipeline," she draws insight from the narratives and experiences of those who have traveled it.