Senior Writing Instructor Mike Copperman a Finalist for the Oregon Book Award
Senior Writing Instructor, Mike Copperman, is a finalist for the 2018 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction.
With the hardcover edition already sold out and a paperback version on its way in March, the success of Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta is already established. Yet becoming a finalist for this prestigious award recognizes the importance of Mike’s memoir and the experiences it relates about working as a fourth-grade teacher in rural Mississippi.
School superintendents, educators, and writers around the country praise the book‘s candid descriptions of entrenched inequality across the United States that the day-to-day life of a teacher makes visible. Mike’s book offers insight for teachers and engaged community members alike about the possibilities and limitations of teaching in systems of socio-economic and racial oppression.