Through the Cracks
Davis Publications, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
'Through the Cracks' addresses one of the most important issues of our time - how youngsters become frustrated and disengaged in school systems that cannot always meet their emotional, mental, and intellectual needs. Presented as a children's story, with powerful images that literally show the students 'shrinking away' from the classroom, this allegory pleads with us to ensure the future of society by keeping kids creatively engaged. A young girl named Stella narrates, and she explains why she has lost pleasure in classwork. The problem - uninspired lessons leave them bored, with wandering minds that hinder learning. Fortunately, there are solutions here...