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Hummingbird in underworld : teaching in a men's prison : a memoir

Author: Deborah Tobola
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But shes not wearing a uniform as he did; shes there to teach creative writing and manage the prisons arts programa dream job. As she creates a theatre program for prisoners, Tobola finds plenty of drama off the stage as well. Inside the razor wire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Deborah Tobola
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Tobola
ISBN: 9781631525056 1631525050
OCLC Number: 1108872219
Description: 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I Joint p. 1 --
II Lighthouse p. 9 --
III Blue Building p. 18 --
IV Real World p. 28 --
V Dream Prison p. 38 --
VI 911 p. 48 --
VII Milk and Cookies p. 58 --
VIII Lockdown p. 66 --
IX Blossom p. 76 --
X Blue Train p. 88 --
XI Chow Call p. 99 --
XII Where on Earth? p. 109 --
XIII Who Are You Talking To? p. 121 --
XIV It's All Good p. 132 --
XV Border p. 141 --
XVI Green Wall p. 152 --
XVII Yesterday's New Arrivals p. 160 --
XVIII Something's Rotten in Denmark p. 170 --
XIX Black and White p. 181 --
XX Red Door p. 188.
Responsibility: Deborah Tobola.

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Alternating between tales of creating original theatre in a men's prison and her own story, Deborah Tobola's Hummingbird in Underworld takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, affirming the  Read more...

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2019 Nautilius Book Awards Silver Winner in Heroic Journeys 2019 Bronze Medalist, Readers' Favorite Book Awards--Non-Fiction (Social Issues) "She doesn't romanticize the system, or her position . . . Read more...

 
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