Elaine’s Circle: A Teacher, A Student, A Classroom and One Unforgettable Year is the narrative nonfiction account story an inspiring fourth grade teacher in Eagle River, Alaska who rallies the entire community – parents, teachers, students – to comfort a 10 year old boy diagnosed with cancer.
“This book is a gift. It’s a reminder of the profound lessons that can happen daily in the classroom of a gifted teacher.”
–Marc Brown, author and executive producer of Arthur
“There is an enormous library of books on education — the theory, the practice. But Bob Katz here gives us a book that gets to the heart and soul of teaching, of learning, by telling an unforgettable story of one teacher, one class, one year, one fourth grade child.”
–Howard Zinn, author of People’s History of the United States
“Elaine’s Circle is a book about life. Whenever a book leads me to laughter and tears, I know it speaks the truth about life and has touched my heart.”
–Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles