Educated a memoir
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[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018].
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First large print edition.
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xvi, 493 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Rapid City Public Library - Non-Fiction - Large Print
LP B WESTOVER
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Large Print
Language
English
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Level 6.4, 19 Points

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Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
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Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Westover prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. Educating herself, Westover was seventeen when she was admitted to Brigham Young University. Her memoir gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it. -- adapted from back cover
Awards
Awards: Alex Award, 2019; John Leonard Prize Finalist, 2018; National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography Finalist, 2018; Reading Women Award for Nonfiction, 2018

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Westover, T. (2018). Educated: a memoir (First large print edition.). Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. 2018. Educated: A Memoir. [New York]: Random House Large Print.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir [New York]: Random House Large Print, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir First large print edition., Random House Large Print, 2018.

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