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The Resource Reading behind bars : a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald

Reading behind bars : a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald

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Reading behind bars : a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian
Title
Reading behind bars
Title remainder
a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian
Statement of responsibility
Jill Grunenwald
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however, Jill was lucky enough to snag one of the few librarian gigs left in her home state of Ohio. The catch? The job was behind bars as the prison librarian at a men's minimum-security prison. Talk about baptism by fire. As an untested twentysomething woman, to say that the job was out of Jill's comfort zone was an understatement. She was forced to adapt on the spot, speedily learning to take the metal detectors, hulking security guards, and colorful inmates in stride. Over the course of a little less than two years, Jill came to see past the bleak surroundings and the orange jumpsuits and recognize the humanity of the men stuck behind bars. They were just like every other library patron--persons who simply wanted to read, to be educated and entertained through the written word. By helping these inmates, Jill simultaneously began to recognize the humanity in everyone and to discover inner strength that she never knew she had. At turns poignant and hilarious, Reading behind Bars is a perfect read for fans of Orange is the New Black and Shakespeare Saved My Life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SMDRL
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Grunenwald, Jill A
Dewey number
  • 027.6/65092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grunenwald, Jill A
  • Prison librarians
  • Prisoners
  • Large type books
Label
Reading behind bars : a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Voice of the Door-keeper; Chapter 1: Out of the Frying Pan; Chapter 2: And into the Fire; Chapter 3: In the Doghouse; Chapter 4: The Hole; Chapter 5: Weekend Reading; Chapter 6: Pomp and Circumstance; Chapter 7: Three Strikes, You're Out; Part II: We're All Mad Here; Chapter 8: New Sheriff in Town; Chapter 9: Finder's Keepers; Chapter 10: Bat out of Hell; Chapter 11: Heartbreaker; Chapter 12: Because I Could Not Stop for Death; Chapter 13: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Control code
on1117495413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
423 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583211
Lccn
2019943419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117495413
Label
Reading behind bars : a memoir of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Voice of the Door-keeper; Chapter 1: Out of the Frying Pan; Chapter 2: And into the Fire; Chapter 3: In the Doghouse; Chapter 4: The Hole; Chapter 5: Weekend Reading; Chapter 6: Pomp and Circumstance; Chapter 7: Three Strikes, You're Out; Part II: We're All Mad Here; Chapter 8: New Sheriff in Town; Chapter 9: Finder's Keepers; Chapter 10: Bat out of Hell; Chapter 11: Heartbreaker; Chapter 12: Because I Could Not Stop for Death; Chapter 13: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Control code
on1117495413
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
423 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781643583211
Lccn
2019943419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1117495413

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