Monday, April 17, 2023

Seven titles with positive portrayals of teachers

Alexandra Robbins, the author of five New York Times bestselling books, is an investigative reporter and a recipient of the prestigious John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, given by the Medill School of Journalism. In 2022, she also was honored for “Distinguished Service to Public Education.”

Robbins’s books include The Overachievers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and People magazine Critics’ Choice; the New York Times bestseller The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital; and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, which was voted Best Nonfiction Book of the Year in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only people’s choice awards for books. The Geeks also won a Books for a Better Life Award.

Robbins’s latest book is The Teachers: A Year Inside America’s Most Vulnerable, Important Profession.

At Lit Hub she tagged seven books with positive portrayals of educators, including:
Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

Genetics professor Don Tillman, who is unaware that he has (what appears to be) Asperger’s Syndrome, is fastidious, highly scheduled, efficient, brilliant, socially awkward—and in search of a wife. As he embarks on what he calls the Wife Project, using his self-devised 16-page scientific survey to which he believes there is only one right answer per question, he meets free-spirited Rosie, his polar opposite, who is on her own quest to find her biological father. The Rosie Project is an entertaining book, endearing and funny.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Rosie Project is among Ceri Radford's ten of the finest literary romances ever told, Mark Skinner's twenty great contemporary love stories, McKenzie Jean-Philippe's twenty greatest ever romance novels, Martha Greengrass's ten books for fans of Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Jemma Forte's top ten books about love, and Bill Gates's nine favorite books.

My Book, The Movie: The Rosie Project.

The Page 69 Test: The Rosie Project.

--Marshal Zeringue