Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Teachers, A Tremendous Force for Good

Books to Remind Us of the Tremendous Force for Good We Call Teachers

 “The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.”
--Shirley Hufstedler First Secretary of US Department of Education—

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Helen’s Eyes: A Photo biography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s Teacher by Marfe Ferguson Delano

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Elizabeth Miller

Tuesdays with Morrie: an Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom

My Teacher for President (picture book) by Kay Winters

My Great-Aunt Arizona (picture book) by Gloria Houston

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

Thank you Mr. Falker (picture book) by Patricia Polacco

Junkyard Wonders (picture book) by Patricia Polacco

The Magic School Bus (picture book series) by Joanna Cole

Gloria Rising by Ann Cameron

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (picture book) by Kevin Henkes

Remembering Mrs. Rossi by Amy Hest

My Teacher Sleeps In School (picture book) by Lettie Weis

The Bridge to Cutter Gap (from the Christy series) by Catherine Marshall

Three Cups of Tea (chapter book) by Greg Mortensen
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen

Mr. Lincoln’s Way (picture book) by Patricia Polacco

There are so many wonderful teacher stories….please send me titles for ages 1-99 to add to the list.

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