Reading Behind Bars (Library Binding)

A Memoir of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

By Jill Grunenwald

Center Point, 9781643583211, 500pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/2/2019)

List Price: 37.95*
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In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however, Jill was lucky enough to snag one of the few librarian gigs left in her home state of Ohio. The catch? The job was behind bars as the prison librarian at a men's minimum-security prison. Talk about baptism by fire.