Sugarcane Academy: how a New Orleans teacher and his storm-struck students created a school to remember

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Harcourt,
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[2007]
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Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, taking lives and livelihoods and displacing thousands. Because the hurricane struck at the beginning of the school year, the city's children were among those most affected. Michael Tisserand, former editor of the alternative cultural newspaper Gambit Weekly, evacuated with his family to New Iberia, Louisiana.Then, rather than waiting to find out when-or if-schools in New Orleans would reopen, Tisserand and other parents persuaded one of his children's teachers, Paul Reynaud, to start a school among the sugarcane fields. So was born the Sugarcane Academy-as the children themselves named it-and so also began an experience none of Reynaud's pupils will ever forget.This inspiring book shows how a dedicated teacher made the best out of the worst situation, and how the children of New Orleans, of all backgrounds and races, adjusted to Katrina's consequences. AUTHOR: MICHAEL TISSERAND is the author of The Kingdom of Zydeco, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music writing. He served as editor of Gambit Weekly, the alternative newsweekly of New Orleans. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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subject_facet Education -- Louisiana -- New Orleans, Electronic books, Environmental refugees -- Education (Elementary) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects
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