The Teachers: A Year Inside America’s Most Vulnerable Important Profession by Alexandra Robbins
*Open to US residents only*
Are you ready for a GIANT giveaway? We’ve teamed up with Dutton Books (Penguin Random House) to give away twenty copies of Alexandra Robbin’s newest book, The Teachers! Ten winners will each receive two copies of this new non-fiction read — one for themselves, and one to share with a friend or teacher!
Robbins says, “I followed three teachers for a year for a fiction-like story you can curl up with, and interviewed hundreds of others to share what’s really going on in schools — and to amplify and fiercely support teachers’, including school librarians’, voices at a time when they most need to be heard.”
This book fulfills a ton of our 2023 challenge prompts including: a book with a subtitle, a book with a dedication, a book about secrets, has an epilogue, set in a workplace, time in the title, a contemporary setting, and published in 2023! And we cannot wait to share it with TEN of our 52 Book Club readers.
Enter below for a chance to win!
About the book:
A riveting, must-read, year-in-the-life account of three teachers, combined with reporting that reveals what’s really going on behind school doors, by New York Times bestselling author and education expert Alexandra Robbins.
Alexandra Robbins goes behind the scenes to tell the true, sometimes shocking, always inspirational stories of three teachers as they navigate a year in the classroom. She follows Penny, a southern middle school math teacher who grappled with a toxic staff clique at the big school in a small town; Miguel, a special ed teacher in the western United States who fought for his students both as an educator and as an activist; and Rebecca, an East Coast elementary school teacher who struggled to schedule and define a life outside of school. Robbins also interviewed hundreds of other teachers nationwide who share their secrets, dramas, and joys.
Interspersed among the teachers’ stories—a seeming scandal, a fourth-grade whodunit, and teacher confessions—are hard-hitting essays featuring cutting-edge reporting on the biggest issues facing teachers today, such as school violence; outrageous parent behavior; inadequate support, staffing, and resources coupled with unrealistic mounting demands; the “myth” of teacher burnout; the COVID-19 pandemic; and ways all of us can help the professionals who are central both to the lives of our children and the heart of our communities.
This giveaway is open to US residents. The giveaway will run from Monday, March 6 until Friday, March 10, 2023. Ten (10) winners will each receive two copies of Alexandra Robbin’s The Teachers provided by Dutton Books (Penguin Random House). Enter below for a chance to win!