About the Author
Gwen Gorzelsky, assistant professor in the Composition Program at
Wayne State University, is developing a service-learning initiative
that involves undergraduate students and their graduate student
instructors in Detroit communities.
"Gorzelsky has . . . produced a unique and powerful roadmap for
teachers who believe the classroom should be a vehicle for social
--Steve Parks, Syracuse University
"A delightfully unusual book. It is also distinctive in the wide
expanse of experiential and historical ground it covers in its
treatment of change--so much so, that it's nearly impossible to
describe the work in such a way as to give an adequate sense of its
scope and possible uses. Compelling."
"One of the few extended treatments of literacy and social change
available anywhere. From past to present, Gorzelsky connects the
elusive dots among social movements, literacy, and personal
change--and does so through an original and courageous mix of
psychology, history, ethnography, and self-revelation."
--Deborah Brandt, University of Wisconsin-Madison