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Where a Man Stands

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 Education of Alice M. Jordan: Navigating a Career in Children's Librarianship

by Gale Eaton

A long overdue biography of Alice M. Jordan (1870-1960), head of youth services at the Boston Public Library from 1902 to 1940 and one of the pioneers of children’s librarianship. Between the Age of Sail and...


Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist

by Terence Moore

Joe Doupe showed that Winnipeg's medical students, though small and distant from the great medical centres, could become a first-rate teaching and research establishment; in doing so he became one of Canada's...


Crossing the Water

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...


The Priority List

by David Menasche

In this poignant and inspiring memoir, a beloved high school English teacher with terminal brain cancer undertakes a cross-country journey to reunite with his former students in order to find out if he made...


Up from Slavery

by Booker T. Washington

Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated...


Walking on Water: Reading, Writing and Revolution

by Derrick Jensen

Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass...


The Road to Home

by Vartan Gregorian

Vartan Gregorian's tale starts with a childhood of poverty, deprivation, and enchantment in the Armenian quarter of Tabriz, Iran. As the world reeled from depression into six years of warfare, his mother died,...


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.


Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al.

This is a unique, groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays by leading women in philosophy. It provides a glimpse at the experiences of the generation that witnessed, and helped create, the remarkable...


Harvard Rules

by Richard Bradley

It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged...


Learning to Bow: An American Teacher in a Japanese School

by Bruce Feiler

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts...


Love Letters in the Sand

by Bella Louise Allen

Love letters in the sand is a continuation of first-time author Bella Louise Allens Miracles among Chaos. Experiential theories are explored in the authors search for peace in her heart as she helps a special...


From the Projects to the Peace Corps to the Professoriate

by Dr. Thomas O. Edwards

Journey with Dr. Thomas O. Edwards as he migrates from an early education in the segregated South to earning a doctoral degree from a prestigious university and prospering with an illustrious academic career....


Chords and Stories

by Ron Swindall

Ron Swindall looks back at a life spent teaching, coaching, playing music, and enjoying the great outdoors.

An ordinary guy from Indian Creek, near the little town of Pound, Virginia, he says there is no better...


His Mission … His Passion … Education

by Laila Baksh Kayum

The author takes the readers on a very personal journey in the life of her father. She demonstrates how he developed a passion for learning. His mother instilled the importance of education in him and his siblings...


Teaching in the Hood

by Marion R. Shapiro

From the time she was a little girl, author Marion R. Shapiro had wanted to become a teacher. But that didnt become a reality until after she spent twenty-nine years in the business world. In 1994, Shapiro was...


The Right Place at the Right Time

by Curtis Connaughty

This inspiring memoir by a lifelong educator is for the young, teens, older adults, alumni, and parents. While attending school he helped defray college costs with part time temporary jobs such as: a stone-quarry...


It’S Not Forsythia, It’S for Me

by Gloria Needlman Ed.D.

It's Not Forsythia It's for Me: My Years Teaching Young Children is a book for anyone involved in the lives of young children. Dr. Gloria Needlman, a 34 year, award winning nursery-kindergarten teacher, from...


Giving Until It Feels Good

by Rex Nelson & Ian Cosh

Ben Elrod is an Arkansas philanthropist, educator and Christian leader who spent over four decades investing in the lives of young men and women through Christian higher education. His life story will inspire...