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Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
Anyone teaching, interested in education or the development of children should read Frank McCourt’s story of his 30 years teaching in the New York City public school system. McCourt’s background from poverty in Limerick, Ireland, to his rise as a best selling author (Angela’s Ashes) gave him keen insights into what lies within each of his students and how the traditional big city educational structure and biases can hinder development of each student’s potential. But he persevered by remaining true to himself. To quote from Amazon’s review: ” McCourt was too likable, too interested in the students’ lives, and too willing to reveal himself for their benefit as well as his own.”