Sunday, December 2, 2012
FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: Jade Ed. by H. M. Mann
Jade Ed. by H. M. Mann
Jade Currie, an African-Italian American from Long Island, New York, has her first teaching job in the Southern town of Calhoun, Virginia, and it doesn't take her long to realize that she's in trouble. Big trouble.
Her principal hides in her office, the assistant principal thinks he's Elvis Presley, her colleagues think she's "uppity," and only the janitor and secretary have her back.
Fortunately, most of her students love her: 'Meka and Melody, mothers at 14; Gary, who misses school to care for his dying mother; Stevie, who has four different "baby mamas"; ZeeJay, who wants to be a DJ if his mama doesn't kill him before he graduates; and literally 150 more equally unforgettable students.
Based on true stories from urban public school trenches and told with warmth, humor, and plenty of tears, JADE ED. is a multicultural teaching odyssey readers will never forget.