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Book Tours: Educating Esmé (Esmé Raji Codell) (1999)
What can a brand new 24-year-old fifth-grade teacher do to change the status-quo in an inner-city school? Esmé Raji Codell, author of Educating Esmé, has revolutionized and scandalized the system, winning Teacher of the Year award from the International Teaching Association for her non-traditional methods.
For parents and principals alike who don't otherwise have a view into the classroom, Esmé chronicles the chaos and breakthroughs as she helps kids find confidence in their abilities across the board at an age when they are psychologically discovering what they're good at.