Sunday, November 14, 2010

New Cool Teachers

Mr. Terupt in Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, a middle grade novel up for consideration by the CYBILS, submitted by Kyle (his review here).

Miss Hendrickson in I Know Here by Laurel Croza, a picture book reviewed by Franki here, submitted by Jeff.

Any other cool teachers in the books you're reading? Let us know, and we'll add them to our list!


  1. What about Miss Tizzy from Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray? Her home and yard are her classroom and the neighborhood children are her students. As a kindergarten teacher, I am reminded about what really matters when teaching young children when I read this book to my class. The joy and love Miss Tizzy shares with the children is returned to her in the end. Isn't this ultimately what we want young children to to love and care for others and share the gifts and talents they have? I love Miss Tizzy!

  2. Rosalyn, from The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Newton Fusco. She moves to a small town that hasn't had a school for a year, ignores racial prejudice by townspeople who think her African American daughter, Phoebe, should not be allowed to attend or teach at the school, and works with Charlie Anne, who has had a really traumatic experience learning to read. She definitely belongs on the list!

  3. Miss Tizzy sounds perfect. And I read The Wonder of Charlie Anne...why didn't I think of Rosalyn! She's perfect, too!


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