By Sarah Carr
Geraldlynn is a full of life, astute 14-year-old. Her kinfolk, displaced by means of storm Katrina, returns domestic to discover a considerably altered public schooling method. Geraldlynn's mom and dad wish their daughter's new tuition will organize her for college--but the teen has beliefs and objectives of her personal.
Aidan is a fresh-faced Harvard grad attracted to New Orleans by means of the potential of bringing swap to a flood-ravaged urban. He teaches at an formidable constitution institution with a bunch of beginners made up our minds to teach the area they could use technology, information, and tough paintings to construct a version tuition.
Mary Laurie is a veteran educator who turns into primary of 1 of the 1st public excessive faculties to reopen after Katrina. Laurie and her employees locate they need to struggle on a daily basis not just to coach the city's youngsters, yet to maintain the Walker neighborhood secure and entire.
In this strong narrative non-fiction debut, the lives of those 3 characters supply readers with a vibrant and sobering portrait of schooling in twenty-first-century the USA. Hope opposed to Hope works within the similar culture as Random Family and There aren't any young children Here to catch the demanding situations of becoming up and studying in a bothered world.