Just Another Kid: The True Story of Six Children Impossible to Reach and the Amazing Teacher Who Embraced Them All by Torey Hayden

Just Another Kid: The True Story of Six Children Impossible to Reach and the Amazing Teacher Who Embraced Them All

Book Title: Just Another Kid: The True Story of Six Children Impossible to Reach and the Amazing Teacher Who Embraced Them All

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062662775

Author: Torey Hayden


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Torey Hayden with Just Another Kid: The True Story of Six Children Impossible to Reach and the Amazing Teacher Who Embraced Them All

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"Just Another Kid is not just another book. This remarkable teacher's memoir reminds us that love takes many forms." -The New York Times

From the bestselling author of One Child comes the true story of six children impossible to reach and the amazing teacher who embraced them all.

Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle—three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; eleven-year-old Dirkie, who only knew of life inside an institution; excitable Mariana, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak.

With compassion, rare insight, and masterful storytelling, teacher Torey Hayden once again touches our hearts with her account of the miracles that can happen in her class of “special” children.