Monday, September 8, 2014

Books I’m Reading 10


Unforgettable by Loretta Elsworth is a novel about a teenage boy named Baxter Green who has a photographic memory and who remembers everything. Due to his gift, the mother’s boyfriend takes advantage of Baxter’s abilities and steals money from a bank. The Greens move to a new location where the man can’t find them, but that is where things get interesting...
 
Cy in Chains by David L. Dudley is a novel that takes place after the Civil War and is about an African American named Cy Williams who is wrongly accused of a crime and sent to live and work in a labor camp.

Real talk for Real Teachers by Rafe Esquith. Veteran teacher, Esquith, writes about the hard core truth about teaching and provides advice to become the best model students would ever have. He includes tips for trying something new every year, teaching students self-control, learning from mistakes, remaining calm, and finding your voice as a teacher. He also delves into the education system being flawed and that teachers have been portrayed as ‘bad’ before society by the media when it shouldn’t be. He even explains why he doesn’t believe everyone is equal and how we should think everyone deserves to be treated equally. Overall, great book!

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