Hummingbird in Underworld

Teaching in a Men’s Prison, A Memoir

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At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But she’s not wearing a uniform...

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DEBORAH TOBOLA is a poet, playwright and co-author of a children’s book. Her work has earned four Pushcart Prize nominations, three Academy of American Poets awards and a Children’s Choice Book...

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“Deborah Tobola is a change agent, a visionary pioneer in the field of arts in corrections in the United States. Her stunning memoir skillfully weaves her family’s story with her professional life...

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