Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys-a Teacher's Memoir
Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. By turns harsh, desolate, and starkly beautiful, the island offers its temporary residents respite from lives filled with abuse, violence, and chaos. But as Robb discovers, peace, solitude, and a structured lifestyle can go only so far toward healing the anger and hurt he finds not only in his students but within himself.
Lyrical and heartfelt, Crossing the Water is the memoir of his first eighteen months on Penikese, and a poignant meditation on the many ways that young men can become lost.
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Review: Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys-a Teacher's MemoirUser Review - Derek - Goodreads
Well, I guess I don't agree with Publisher's Weekly (“Robb… captures the humanity of each boy, thus avoiding Blackboard Jungle clichés”) and the other publications with good reviews for Daniel Robb's ... Read full review
Review: Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys--A Teacher's MemoirUser Review - Thorn MotherIssues - Goodreads
Highly recommended for people parenting/otherwise dealing with teens with a trauma history. It may not be anything new, but there are lovely insights and it's written beautifully. Read full review