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Where a Man Stands: Two Different Worlds, An Impossible Situation, and the Unexpected Friendship that Changed Everything

by Carter Paysinger & Steven Fenton

When Beverly Hills High School welcomed a skinny boy from the other side of the tracks, no one knew just how life-changing the decision would be, not just for Carter Paysinger but for all of Beverly Hills.

Carter...


The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment

by Geoffrey Kabaservice

How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friends

Yale’s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university...


Vidyasagar: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian: The Life and After-Life of an Eminent Indian

by Brian A. Hatcher

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820-91).

Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range...


On Subbing: The First Four Years

by Dave Roche

Dave Roche's first book contains his tales of woe from working as an substitute education assistant in Portland's school system. He helps kids who can't function in normal classrooms focus on their work and...


Founding a School in France: L'Ecole Hampshire

by Jane Box-Grainger

For many pupils over the past thirty years one of the highlights of their school life has been their trip to the little village of Veyrines-de-Domme in the heart of rural France. Since L'École Hampshire was...


Crossing the Water: Eighteen Months on an Island Working with Troubled Boys -- A Teacher's Memoir

by Daniel Robb

Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years...


Antonio Caso, Philosopher of Mexico: Philosopher of Mexico

by John H. Haddox

Few men have had as much cultural and educational influence on their own countries as the philosopher and educator Antonio Caso (1883-1946). He was above all a patriot of his beloved Mexico, and he sought to...


The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons

by David Menasche

Based on a beloved teacher’s most popular lesson, The Priority List is a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?

David Menasche lived...


My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of How One Blind Woman Brought Hope to the Blind Children of Tibet

by Sabriye Tenberken

She was twenty-six, blonde and beautiful, sensitive and intelligent . . . and blind. Alone, she set off to help the blind of Tibet. Here is the incredible story of a woman many have called a contemporary Mother...


Paul Robert Hanna: A Life

by Jared R. Stallones

Analyzing and ultimately placing in context Paul Hanna's vast contributions, this book provides a richly textured narrative of his life and his major role in twentieth-century American education and the development...


Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

by Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee-the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town.

Why would the multimillionaire producer...


Educating Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma'u 1793-1864

by Beverley Mack & Jean Boyd

Nana Asma’u (1793–1864) was a prolific Muslim scholar, poet, historian, and educator whose legacy in Nigeria and America continues today.


Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters¿ First 100 Years

by Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany & Amy Hill Hearth

In their 200-plus combined years of living, centenarians Sadie and Bessie Delany have seen it all. They saw their extraordinary father, who was born into slavery, become America's first elected black Episcopal...


A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

by Ruth Couture & Virginia McGowan

Dr. Joseph Couture (1930-2007), known affectionately as "Dr. Joe," stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada. A profound...


Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx

by Ilana Garon

American Book Fest's 2014 International Book Awards Finalist

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional...


William Ellery Leonard: The Professor and the Locomotive-God

by Neale Reinitz

This biography explores the life and works of William Ellery Leonard, a poet of the early twentieth century who has largely fallen from public and academic awareness. His life was marked by heartache, loss and...


World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements

by John Hunter

Award-winning teacher and high-profile public speaker John Hunter offers insights into conflict resolution and collective problem-solving gleaned from his many years teaching kids through the “world peace...


Good Morning, MR Sarra: My Life Working for a Stronger, Smarter Future for Our Children

by Chris Sarra

The remarkable true story of one man’s fight to turn the tide of low expectations, this account follows educator Chris Sarra from his humble beginnings in a large Italian-Aboriginal family to his triumphant...


Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

by Marian Wright Edelman

I am grateful beyond words for the example of the lanterns shared in this memoir whose lives I hope will illuminate my children's, your children's, and the paths of countless others coming behind.--Marian Wright...


Born to Teach

by Maureen Stahl

After teacher training in the very early sixties, Maureen Stahl was ready for a life of teaching. She was to enjoy a wide variety of teaching experiences, schools and systems. The love of teaching and the children,...