38 WEEKS

a graphic journal about work as a school teacher in a hospital

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38 WEEKS is a compassionate and compelling story in graphic format about the educational and emotional issues of children temporarily confined behind hospital walls. Polhemus is teacher, tutor, clown, social worker, dissident, comedian, parent, role model, colleague, supervisor, friend, confidante, advocate, and coach for these children in severe distress. Polhemus also depicts his Kafkaesque struggle with bureaucratic and authoritarian forces that distract and obstruct his mission to provide educational services in the hospital, the job he has been hired to do there.
You think you have troubles? Check out Polhemus's insider view of the world of hurt children in hospitals in this rare and revealing account written in graphic format.
Compelling and engrossing--could not put it down. Must read!!!
Polhemus literally pulls back the hospital curtains in this graphic journal that shows us a world of vulnerable children in severe distress.
An unsentimental and stark portrait of the some of the younger casualties of our harsh and primitive society.
   
   
   
This journal is based on true events. The names of many of the characters and locations have been changed, along with certain physical characteristics and other descriptive details...    

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