Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman audiobook

Up the Down Staircase

By Bel Kaufman
Read by Barbara Rosenblat

By Bel Kaufman
Read by Barbara Rosenblat

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780060973612

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482970517

  • ISBN: 9781482970494

  • ISBN: 9781482970500

  • ISBN: 9781482996739

Runtime: 8.93 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prizewinning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom.

Never before has a novel so compellingly laid bare the inner workings of a metropolitan high school. Up the Down Staircase is the funny and touching story of a committed, idealistic teacher whose clash with school bureaucracy is a timeless lesson for students, teachers, parents—anyone concerned about public education. Bel Kaufman lets her characters speak for themselves through memos, letters, directives from the principal, comments by students, notes between teachers, and papers from desk drawers and wastebaskets, evoking a vivid picture of teachers fighting the good fight against all that stands in the way of good teaching.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Merely the most excellent and truthful picture of a contemporary American teacher’s life that we are likely to have for a long time to come.” Life
“Pertinent, useful, charming, important, and utterly adorable.” Garson Kanin, author of Smash
“This author has a refreshing way of stating the facts, of breaking down statistics into recognizable teenagers, of making you smile, be contrite, and infuriated all at once. In effect this teacher-author knows her school and her subject.” New York Times

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Bel Kaufman

Author Bio: Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman grew up in Russia, learned English at age twelve, and went on to a distinguished literary, academic, and teaching career. She has won many awards for her writing and public speaking, addressing educators and students here and abroad. She is the granddaughter of the celebrated Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English