Registered by Firegirl of Tucson, Arizona USA on 7/20/2005
From back cover: Hannah was a "hopeless" child. Everyone agreed on that -- public school authorities, psyhciatrists, even the mother who loved her but could not reach her. Everyone, except one remarkable teacher who understood what it was like to be eight years olf and hurt and angry and confused. A teacher who saw Hannah as she could be rather than as she seemed to be. One child. One teacher. Just enough to add up to a very human miracle.
I found this book laying on a concrete wall just outside the Mesa, AZ Public Library (Dobson Ranch Branch). The label first caught my eye, and as I read the info on the inside cover, I thought I'd take it home and see where this book has been. It's the story of a teacher who has a class of special needs children, and the triumphs she overcomes with one particularly difficult child. I can't help but think that coming across this book was some sort of sign or blessing for me, because I am a teacher. I sometimes struggle with "difficult" children and this book has helped me see the intrinsic rewards in teaching. Thank you to whomever left this book "out there" for me to find!