The Chalkboard Trilogy follows three teachers across three provocative landscapes as they struggle with their students and their environments to pass on the gift of literacy:
In South Carolina, on the cusp of the Civil Rights Movement, when literacy meant freedom, an old man and his niece sign up for a forbidden voter’s registration class.
In present-day Washington Heights, a tutor’s six-year attempt to teach reading to a boy who neither desires nor appreciates the gift – until he is thrust suddenly into manhood.
In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, where girls are forbidden to learn to read, a teacher and her student meet under extraordinary and dangerous circumstances to light the light.
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