Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Esme Raji Codell

Narrated By: Esme Raji Codell

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: October 2002

Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes


Esmé Raji Codell has come to teach, and she's not going to let incompetent administrators, abusive parents, gang members, or her own insecurities get in the way. As she puts it, she has “Thirty-one children. Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. Everything they become, I also become.” Codell's portrait of an inner-city elementary school is funny, poignant, and inspiring. Her struggle to maintain individuality in the face of bureaucracy and her defiant stand against mediocrity will reverberate in companies as well as classrooms everywhere.