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

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

Label
Reading behind bars : a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian
Title
Reading behind bars
Title remainder
a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian
Statement of responsibility
Jill Grunenwald
Creator
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grunenwald, Jill A
Dewey number
  • 027.6/65092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z720.G875
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grunenwald, Jill A
  • Prison librarians
  • Prisoners
Label
Reading behind bars : a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781510737068
Lccn
2019020702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048948819
  • (OCoLC)1048948819
Label
Reading behind bars : a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian, Jill Grunenwald
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781510737068
Lccn
2019020702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048948819
  • (OCoLC)1048948819

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