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Where a Man Stands

by Carter Paysinger & Steven Fenton Howard Books (November 04, 2014)

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.


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

by Gale Eaton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 10, 2014)

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...

The Last Lecture: Enhanced with Audio and Video

by Randy Pausch Hachette Books (April 08, 2008)

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on...

Joe Doupe: Bedside Physiologist

by Terence Moore Dundurn (January 01, 1989)

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 Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

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...

Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot

by Harlow Giles Unger Wiley (March 01, 2000)

"Noah Webster was a truly remarkable man, shrewd, passionate, learned and energetic, God-fearing and patriotic. Mr. Unger has done a fine job reintroducing him to a new generation of Americans." --Washington...

The Priority List

by David Menasche Atria Books (January 14, 2014)

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 Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (April 30, 2005)

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 Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

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 Kube Publishing Ltd (September 23, 2013)

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

My Path Leads to Tibet

by Sabriye Tenberken & Rosemary Mahoney Arcade (November 06, 2013)

While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to...

Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?

by Ilana Garon Skyhorse (September 01, 2013)

According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the “hero teacher”—the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner city schools like a firefighter into an inferno,...

One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season

by Chris Ballard Hachette Books (May 15, 2012)

"One Shot at Forever is powerful, inspirational. . . . This isn't merely a book about baseball. It's a book about heart."

--Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The Bad Guys...

Singing in the Fire: Stories of Women in Philosophy

by Linda Martin Alcoff, Uma Narayan, Claudia Card & Virginia Held et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 14, 2003)

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 HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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 William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

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...

A Personal Odyssey

by Thomas Sowell & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Here is the gritty, powerful story of Thomas Sowell’s life-long education in the school of hard knocks, as the journey took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer,...

The English Governess at the Siamese Court

by Anna Harriette Leonowens & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

This 1870 memoir, which was the basis for the musical The King and I, vividly recounts the experiences of Anna Harriette Leonowens, who served as a governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam...

Scan Artist

by Marcia Biederman & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2019)

The best-known educator of the twentieth century was a scammer in cashmere. "The most famous reading teacher in the world," as television hosts introduced her, Evelyn Wood had little classroom experience, no...

The Battle for Room 314

by Ed Boland Grand Central Publishing (February 09, 2016)


In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the...

In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

by John P. Spencer University of Pennsylvania Press (August 16, 2012)

In the Crossfire brings a much-needed historical perspective to contemporary debates about educational inequality by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to...

Saving Manno

by Spencer Sekyer Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

An inspiring and uplifting memoir about one small-town teacher’s eye-opening travels around the world and his relentless efforts to rescue a chimp in danger.

As a child, Spencer Sekyer’s world was a simple...

Autobiography of John G. Fee, Berea, Kentucky

by John G. Fee University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library (September 01, 2018)

Published in 1891, Autobiography of John G. Fee, Berea, Kentucky describes various incidents that epitomize Fee's experience as an abolitionist in the South, beginning with his religious conversion in early...

Brooklyn Dreams

by Sonia Nieto Harvard Education Press (November 14, 2017)

In Brooklyn Dreams, Sonia Nieto—one of the leading authors and teachers in the field of multicultural education—looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how...

Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan

by Andrew T. McDonald & Verlaine Stoner McDonald The University Press of Kentucky (October 24, 2018)

Paul Rusch first traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, to Tokyo in 1925 to help rebuild YMCA facilities in the wake of the Great Kanto earthquake. What was planned as a yearlong stay became his life's work as...

A Dedicated Life

by David Lawrence, Jr. & Jeb Bush Mango (August 15, 2018)

Leveling the playing field for all our young children

What are you going to do for the rest of your life? For David Lawrence, Jr., a brilliant newspaper editor and publisher with a distinguished, three-decade-long...

From the Cast-Iron Shore

by Francis Oakley University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2018)

From the Cast-Iron Shore is part personal memoir and part participant-observer’s educational history. As president emeritus at Williams College in Massachusetts, Francis Oakley details its progression from...

Schooled for Life

by John Hunt Melrose Books (February 02, 2018)

John Hunt was born in 1948 into a family of teachers. In one incarnation or another his life has been spent in and around schools. Schooled for Life is a personal history of education in England from 1945 to...

Try and Be Somebody

by Becky Hatcher Crabtree & Merri Jackson Hess Fathom Publishing Company (November 01, 2017)

Try and Be Somebody, a biography of the inspiring life of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason, documents the life of the first president of Bluefield State College, Bluefield, West Virginia, and an early 20th century leader...

Just Another Kid

by Torey Hayden William Morrow Impulse (February 20, 2018)

"Just Another Kid is not just another book. This remarkable teacher's memoir reminds us that love takes many forms." -The New York Times

From the bestselling author of One Child comes the true story of six children...

Murphy's Boy

by Torey Hayden William Morrow Impulse (February 20, 2018)

When Torey Hayden first met fifteen-year-old Kevin, he was barricaded under a table. Desperately afraid of the world around him, he hadn’t spoken a word in eight years. He was considered hopeless, incurable,...

One Child

by Torey Hayden William Morrow Impulse (February 20, 2018)

Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed...

Somebody Else's Kids

by Torey Hayden William Morrow Paperbacks Impulse (February 20, 2018)

"A heartwarming book full of tenderness." --Library Journal

From the bestselling author of One Child, the true story of four problem children and one extraordinary teacher.

They were all "just somebody else's...

Overseas American

by Gene H. Bell-Villada University Press of Mississippi (March 10, 2011)

Born in 1941 of a Hawaiian mother and a white father, Gene H. Bell-Villada, grew up an overseas American citizen. An outsider wherever he landed, he never had a ready answer to the innocuous question "Where...

The Living Einstein: The Stephen Hawking Story - Biography Kids Books | Children's Biography Books

by Dissected Lives Dissected Lives (June 15, 2017)

Despite his debilitating illness, Stephen Hawking found way to share his knowledge of the universe. He was a bright man who was always hungry for knowledge. He experimented, studied and explored anything and...

Haunting Cries

by Karen Coleman Gill Books (October 01, 2010)

‘I hear people say now, “Oh, this is an historical thing.” It’s not historical for me. I can reach out my hand and touch it.’

Survivor of child abuse at Daingean reformatory

In their own words, survivors...

Don't Die in Autumn

by Eric Dempsey Gill Books (August 21, 2015)

Eric Dempsey is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading bird experts and is a professional guide, speaker, wildlife photographer and writer. Eric is also an experienced broadcaster and a member of the ‘Mooney...

The Life of Josiah Henson

by Josiah Henson Dover Publications (December 14, 2015)

Born into slavery on a Maryland farm, Josiah Henson (1789–1883) worked as a foreman, married, and became a preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Faced with the prospect of separation from his family,...

As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

by Janet Grossbach Mayer Empire State Editions (April 13, 2011)

Rundown, vermin-infested buildings. Rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems. Children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but also come...

A Shot Story: From Juvie to Ph.D.

by David Borkowski Empire State Editions (August 27, 2015)

David Borkowski was nearly shot to death during a botched robbery when he was 15. Soon before turning 40, he obtained a Ph.D. in Literature and Rhetoric from the CUNY Graduate School. He is now a Professor of...

Generation X Professors Speak

by Elwood Watson Scarecrow Press (March 22, 2013)

While the Baby Boomer generation has consistently commanded widespread attention—both scholarly and popular—little has been written about Generation X, the 46 million Americans born between the mid-1960s...

Inside My Pencil: Teaching Poetry in Detroit Public Schools

by Peter Markus Dzanc Books (March 21, 2017)

Award-winning author Peter Markus delivers an uplifting and imaginative chronicle of teaching writing to elementary students in Detroit public schools.

Herman B Wells: The Promise of the American University

by James H. Capshew Indiana University Press (April 30, 2012)

Energetic, shrewd, and charming, Herman B Wells was the driving force behind the transformation of Indiana University-which became a model for American public higher education in the 20th century. A person of...

Master of the Mysteries

by Louis Sahagun Process (May 23, 2016)

"Louis Sahagun's gripping biography is an insightful look at the life and times of one of the last century's most important mystical thinkers."—The Fortean Times

In 1919, a Canadian teenager with a sixth grade...

William Friday

by William A. Link The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2013)

Few North Carolinians have been as well known or as widely respected as William Friday (1920-2012). The former president of the University of North Carolina remained prominent in public affairs in the state...

The Inception of Modern Professional Education

by Bruce A. Kimball The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2009)

Christopher C. Langdell (1826-1906) is one of the most influential figures in the history of American professional education. As dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, he conceived, designed, and built...

Henry Steele Commager

by Neil Jumonville The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Historian Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) was one of the leading American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. Author or editor of more than forty books, he taught for decades at New York University,...

The Mario Garcia Omnibus E-book

by Mario T. Garcia The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2014)

This Omnibus E-Book brings together Mario Garcia's landmark books on Latino Studies.

The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America

Latinos are already the largest minority group in the United States, and experts...


by Mario T. Garcia & Sal Castro The University of North Carolina Press (March 21, 2011)

In March 1968, thousands of Chicano students walked out of their East Los Angeles high schools and middle schools to protest decades of inferior and discriminatory education in the so-called "Mexican Schools."...