By Terry Lee Marzell
Among the fascinating tales incorporated during this quantity is that of Charlotte Forten Grimke, an African American born into freedom within the North, who in the course of the Civil conflict volunteered to coach emancipated slaves in a South Carolina college confirmed simply at the back of the conflict traces. learn the gripping eyewitness account of the Wounded Knee bloodbath by way of instructor Elaine Goodale Eastman, the gifted New England baby poet who based a faculty for Sioux Indians on a South Dakota reservation. additionally incorporated are the attention-grabbing tales of Leonard Covello, the Italian immigrant grew to become college instructor who enlisted within the US military in the course of WWI to struggle along his scholars, and educator Mary Tsukamoto, imprisoned in a WWII jap internment camp. examine Mississippi Freedom summer time instructor Sandra Adickes who, along with her scholars, defied the Jim Crow legislation of the South and built-in the Hattiesburg Public Library. surprise on the pioneering paintings of Anne Sullivan Macy, the instructor of Helen Keller; the efforts of Clara Comstock to discover houses for hundreds of thousands of Orphan educate riders; and the commitment of Jaime Escalante, the East l. a. educator who proved to a skeptical institution that internal urban Latino youths may possibly effectively meet the calls for of a rigorous curriculum.
The inspirational lifestyles tales of twelve amazing educators and the ancient implications in their pioneering paintings are printed during this interesting number of Chalkboard Champions.
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