By Lisa Fiema & Amanda McDole
"This book gives a great example [of] what it is to be a good teacher. You can tell both of the authors care about their jobs and every student that comes into their classrooms."
"This book gives an interesting view into an urban classroom. It will make you laugh, cry, cheer on the children, and gasp in disbelief. It's a must read for anyone interested in teaching the under-privileged, or someone interested in what really goes on in our classrooms."
Join Lisa and Amanda as they document the five years that were spent in the bleak, destitute city of Highland Park, Michigan; a city surrounded by Detroit. Experience their unique experience working hard to bring a strong education to economically disadvantaged children. Different paths brought Lisa and Amanda to B.E.S.T. Academy, but it was the students who taught them why they work in urban education and brought life lessons that will be carried forever.