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- DescriptionA Chicago Tribune Best Book of the YearBy almost all measures, Kansas City's Central High School is just ather failing inner-city school--with abysmal test scores, only one in three graduate. Cross-X is the riveting story of Central's championship debate team. As the students and their coach face formidable opponents from elite prep schools, they must also battle bureaucrats who seem maddeningly determined to hold them back, friends and family who are mired in poverty and drug addiction, and--perhaps most daunting--their own self-destructive choices. It is a gripping story about the essential nature of debate in any democratic society, and how through argument, retort, and wit, ideals survive even under the most difficult conditions.
- Author BiographyJoe Miller's writing has appeared in Popular Science, Vibe, and Poets & Writers Magazine. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Author(s)Joe Miller
- PublisherPicador USA
- Date of Publication02/10/2007
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPicador USA
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width208 mm
- Height140 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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