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Bush, Laura Welch

Summary: The intimate and startlingly candid memoir from one of America's most beloved and private first ladies. In a captivating and compelling voice, Laura Bush tells the story of her unique journey from dusty Midland, Texas, to the world stage and the White House. Her compassion, her sense of humor, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart makes Laura Bush's story deeply, revelatory...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 973.93 BUS

Summary: A Touch of Greatness is a feature-length documentary film focusing on the extraordinary work of Albert Cullum, an elementary school teacher for over twenty years and a pioneer in American education. Championing an unorthodox educational philosophy, Cullum regularly taught his elementary school children literary masterpieces, most notably the works of Shakespeare, Sophocles and Shaw. Combining...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Aubin Pictures 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TOU

Menasche, David.

Summary: "Based on a beloved teacher's most popular lesson, a bold, inspirational story of learning, love, and legacy that challenges us to ask: What truly matters in life?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 371.1 MEN

Summary: "Elementary students will engage in games, puzzles and activities starring animals from pigs to monkeys to learn more about math, reading, science, geography, and more. Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division ; Discover animal science ; Practice reading skills ; Learn about the United States and Canada."--

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Youth Desk, Call number: J LAUNCHPAD ANI

Brown, Peter

Summary: A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and, if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on the weekends to play. Until one day, he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: E VOX BRO

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG BRO

Kriegel, Otis.

Summary: Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice--or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes you keep on hand for just this purpose. Butterflies in your stomach before your first-ever Meet the Teacher Night? Keep...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.144 KRI

Duncan, Arne

Summary: Drawing on nearly three decades in education--from his mother's after-school program on Chicago's South Side to his tenure as Secretary of Education in DC--How Schools Work follows Arne (as he insists you call him) as he takes on challenges at every turn: gangbangers in Chicago housing projects, parents who call him racist, teachers who insist they can't help poor kids, unions that refuse to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Steinke, Aron Nels

Summary: When the students in Mr. Wolf's class learn about personal narratives, Sampson doesn't think anything worth writing about has ever happened to him, until a bicycle accident gives him a new perspective.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2019

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Summary: Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Video 1998

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE DEA

Summary: Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Video 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DEA RATED PG-13

Summary: A young, idealistic, white teacher, confronts all the prejudices of the Deep South when he teaches African Americans at Yamacraw School on an island off the coast of South Carolina.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Water 2006

Summary: A Christian teacher is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Go

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD God's 2016

Weeks, Sarah

Summary: Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Weeks, Sarah

Summary: Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WEE

Rogers, Kelly

Summary: Ellie buys a snake egg from the sinister science teacher Ms. Fleek in room 201, and hides it in a cage in her closet, but when it finally hatches--well, snakes are not supposed to have legs and wings, are they?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ROG

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE ROG

Goggins, David

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare. Poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lioncrest Publishing 2018

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Hogg, Lauren

Summary: Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass shooting has galvanized the young people of the country, and helped launch a movement that continues to gain momentum. Lauren Hogg lost her two best friends that horrible day, but despite her loss she,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zuiker Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 371.7 HOG

Roig-DeBellis, Kaitlin

Summary: "A teacher who saved the lives of fifteen elementary school students during the Sandy Hook shooting shares her experience with others in the hopes that they too can overcome their own personal tragedies, regardless of their magnitude,"--Novelist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROIG-DEBELLIS, KAITLIN ROI

Summary: Provides parents with strategies and tips for helping their fifth grade student prepare for the Common Core assessment, offering easy-to-follow lessons, practice questions, and mini-quizzes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kaplan Publishing 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 372 PAR

Roig-DeBellis, Kaitlin

Summary: A teacher who saved the lives of fifteen elementary school students during the Sandy Hook shooting shares her experience with others in the hopes that they too can overcome their own personal tragedies, regardless of their magnitude.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ROI

Delano, Marfe Ferguson.

Summary: Photographs and text present the life and accomplishments of the young woman who overcame a poverty-stricken childhood, family tragedy, and failing eyesight to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 SUL

Gutman, Dan.

Summary: When a British student-teacher arrives, A. J. and his friends wonder if her all-black clothing and love of blood sausage mark her as a vampire, while Mr. Granite simply hopes her musician-boyfriend will stay away long enough for a math lesson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Gutman 2010

Jesús, Ada De

Summary: This entertaining collection of short autobiographical pieces recalls the author's struggles as an immigrant youth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Piñata Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA FOREIGN SPANISH 921 JES