Title: My Teacher
Author: James Ransome
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Concepts: human resources, careers
Review: Children's dreams about their future careers often begin when they are young students. The teacher featured in this gentle tribute dreamed of becoming a teacher when she was a student in that very same classroom. Over the years she taught children who in turn became doctors, politicians, parents, and grandparents. Why did she stay in the same urban classroom when she could have taught in a different school or even retired? It was her love of teaching young people the joy of reading, writing, dancing, appreciating music, giving to others, and making a difference.
This warmly illustrated book by noted author and illustrator James Ransome makes a valuable addition to any collection and will help stimulate useful discussions about education and careers.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children