Monday, July 11, 2011
Class Struggle by Steven Verrier
see my language statement here) it wasn't so offensive that I couldn't stomach it and had to stop reading his book as has been the case in some books I've read in the past. Verrier really opens the readers eyes to what it really like to be a teacher in this school system. I really did enjoy this book
Readers will meet intriguing characters – the brilliant student “on a quest to kill,” the barking boy, the substitute teacher who won’t shut up, and many others – who’ll make them laugh, cry, and scream. As author Brian Crosby says, “Class Struggle is an engrossing book that spotlights the ongoing obstacles teachers face on a daily basis in trying to teach in today’s climate at an urban school. The eye-opening challenges Mr. Verrier faces should sound an alarm about what is happening in America’s public schools.”
Steve’s previous books include Plan B (fiction, Saga Books), Tough Love, Tender Heart (fiction, Saga Books), several short plays (Brooklyn Publishers), and the prizewinning Raising a Child to be Bilingual and Bicultural (nonfiction, Hira-Tai Books, Japan).
For further information, please visit www.stevenverrier.com.
A copy of this book was provided for review by Pump up your Book tours