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Author Zasloff, Beth, author.

Title Hold fast to dreams : a college guidance counselor, his students, and the vision of a life beyond poverty / Beth Zasloff and Joshua Steckel
Published New York : New York University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages)
Contents Riding backwards : Nkese and Dwight -- With whom do you make your permanent home? Mike and Abby -- Take the Brooklyn out of you : Nkese and Dwight -- Someone to step up and pave the way : Ashley -- Away from the madness : Mike and Abby -- Do you know what it's like to live my life? Kennetta, Angie and Rafael -- The best fit : Ashley -- Forward movement : Nkese and Dwight -- Room to grow : Mike and Abby -- Undocumented American dream : Aicha and Santiago -- Let's change lives : Kennetta, Angie and Rafael -- The will to aspire : Aicha and Santiago
Summary Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students' stories. In a riveting work of narrative nonfiction-winner of a Studs and Ida Terkel award-Hold Fast to Dreams follows the lives of ten of Josh's students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America, where students for whom the stakes of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed February 24, 2021)
Subject Educational counseling -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies
High school students -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews
Student aspirations -- New York (State) -- New York -- Case studies
Minority students -- Counseling of -- United States
College choice -- United States
Academic achievement -- United States
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Academic achievement.
College choice.
Educational counseling.
High school students.
Minority students -- Counseling of.
Student aspirations.
New York (State) -- New York.
United States.
Genre/Form interviews.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Steckel, Joshua, author.
ISBN 1595589287