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Happy back to school! Celebrate back to school with these 5 books about favorite teachers. Books about teachers. Fiction about teachers. Favorite fictional teachers. What to read suggestions. Book recommendations about beloved teachers. #teachers #backtoschool #booksaboutteachers #fictionalteachers #bookrecommendations #fictionbooks #thejoyouslivingHappy National Teacher Day. This year with the Coronavirus upsetting everyone’s plans, an extra special shout out to the teachers who are keeping their chin up, demonstrating flexibility and making a difference in their students’ lives.

For today’s holiday – I am excited to share FIVE of my favorite books about teachers.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Miss Temple was the sunshine at a dreary charity school where Jane Eyre was sent as a child. Miss Temple was a positive female role model to Jane and her friend Helen Burns with her compassion and self-respect.

Amanda Root gave a sympathetic performance as Miss Temple in the 1996 Film.

Age Appropriateness: 13 years +

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

Miss Honey is such a beloved teacher. She supports her students, especially Matilda, both academically and emotionally.

In the Broadway musical, she is given two great numbers to help see into her inner soul.


Age Appropriateness: 8 years +

The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers

A true story perfect for National Teacher Day. Erin Grunwald was a first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, who gained world acclaim when she found a way to reach her inner-city students through out-of-the-box concepts.

The story was even made into a movie starring Hillary Swank as Erin Grunwald.

Age Appropriateness: 13 years +

Good-Bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton

Mr. Chipping, Chips as he is affectionately known, is a teacher at a boys school in England for some 60 years. After discovering the joys of love, his outlook and attitude start to change and he becomes well-loved by students and colleagues alike.

The story was made into the wonderful movie with Robert Donat and Greer Garson.

Age Appropriateness: 13 years +

Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum

John Keating is a flamboyant professor of English at an all-boys school who encourages his students to “make (their) lives extraordinary!” I think we all wish we had a Mr. Keating at one point in our studies. He would probably receive a National Teacher Day award if he was a real person.

The story was made into a gorgeous film with Robin Williams and a young Robert Sean Leonard (“House”).

Age Appropriateness: 13 years +

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Celebrate National Teacher Day by picking up one of these books about teachers #books #nationalteacherday #teacher #reading #fiction #nonfiction #blogger #thejoyousliving

5 of the best books about teachers. Appreciate teachers with a good read. Celebrate teachers with a read of MATILDA. Celebrate teachers by reading JANE EYRE. Read THE FREEDOM WRITERS about a real-life teacher who made an impact on her students' lives. Celebrate National Teacher Day with 4 novels about teachers such as John Keating from DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Who doesn't love James Hilton's Mr. Chips from the classic Good-Bye, Mr. Chips? #books #teachers #thejoyousliving

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