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A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement It Led
Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
Brooklyn, NY
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A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement It Led
Author Mary C. Bounds shares the fascinating story of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem, the first charter school in New York, and of the charter movement. It is a penetrating look at the host of real-world decisions that make a charter school, or any school, succeed. And it is a true-to-life inspirational tale of how a hero of the civil rights movement, a Wall Street star, educators, inner-city activists, parents, and students all joined together to create a groundbreaking school that, in its best years, far outperformed other schools in the neighborhoods in which most of its children lived.  Bounds is an award-winning journalist.

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Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library (View)
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States

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Arts > Literary

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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