- Author : Pat Conroy
- Release Date : 31 August 2010
- Publisher : Open Road Media
- Genre : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 310 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781453203903
Download or read book entitled The Water Is Wide by author: Pat Conroy which was release on 31 August 2010 and published by Open Road Media with total page 310 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.