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"I Wish I Could Give My Son A Wild Raccoon"


Description for "I WISH I COULD GIVE MY SON A WILD RACCOON" edited with an introduction by Eliot Wigginton:

In the winter of 1975, Eliot Wigginton was asked to create a book that would help elementary and high school students celebrate the Bicentennial. Reluctant at first, he accepted the invitation as a chance to help students in communities throughout the country participate in the experience of discovering the wisdom of our oldest generation of Americans.

This collection of narrative interviews is the result of the efforts of hundreds of students who shared that experience. Here are the stories of a Cajun trapper from Louisiana, an Eskimo teacher from Alaska, a banjo maker from North Carolina, a fireman from Illinois, and those of over thirty-five others. Their lives reflect the diversity of the American experience, yet at the same time illustrate the common values and beliefs these men and women feel succeeding generations should preserve. They speak from the perspective their age allows. With clarity and perception they articulate our past, present, and future in stories of value to all their "children."


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Condition: Used - Acceptable, Edges are very dirty. Inside is good. Slight wear on the edges.
ISBN: 0385113919
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 1976

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 26 June, 2013.

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