Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle-three recent arrivals from battletorn 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 L. Hayden once again touches our hearts with her account of the miracles that can happen in her class of "special" children....Continua
I've really been enjoying Torey Hayden's books. She has a "tell it like it is" writing style and doesn't sugar coat anything. It's quite interesting reading something written by a special education teacher being the mother of special needs children. It helps you see things from their perspective a bit. I don't think I had ever realized how overwhelming things can be for the teachers at times. A wonderful book....Continua