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Fran Claggett’s List of Recommended Reading for Educators

This list of teacher stories was submitted by classroom teachers on the list.

  • Mentors, Masters, and Mrs. Macgrego compiled by Jane Bluestein
  • To Sir, With Love by Edward Ricardo Braithwaite
  • Lean On Me by Deborah Chiel
  • The Essential 55: An Award-winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child by Ron Clark
  • Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year by Esmé Raji Codell
  • The Water Is Wide by Pat Conroy
  • An Empty Spoon by Sunny Decker
  • There Are No Shortcuts by Rafe Esquith
  • The Blue Ribbon Teacher Story by Mohan Goel
  • The Freedom Writers Diary: How A Teacher And 150 Teens Used Writing To Change Themselves And The World Around Them by the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
  • "Don't you dare read this, Mrs. Dunphrey" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Losing My Faculties: A Teacher’s Story by Brendan Halpin
  • The Way It Spozed To Be by James Herndon
  • Blackboard Jungle: A Novel by Evan Hunter
  • "My Posse Don't Do Homework" by Louanne Johnson
  • The Girls In The Back Of The Class by Louanne Johnson
  • Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
  • Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder
  • Dead Poet’s Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
  • Amazing Grace, Ordinary Resurrections, and other books by Jonathan Kozol
  • At The Schoolhouse Gate by Gloria Pipkin And Releah Cossett Lent
  • Silent No More edited by Releah Cossett Lent And Gloria Pipkin
  • Holler If You Hear Me by Gregory Michie
  • Crossing The Waters by Daniel Robb

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