It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND YOUR CHILD--
BEHIND THE CLASSROOM DOORS
American Teachers, a series by T. Lloyd Winetsky, reveals a spectrum of teachers' behavior from bitter cynicism to uplifting idealism.
Northwest author and teacher, T. Lloyd Winetsky, incorporates forty-plus years in urban and rural education in several states with students of all ages and various cultures into his realistic novels that also deal with topics not isolated from our daily classrooms: racism and cultural conflict, political upheaval, blind bureaucracy, medical malpractice, apathy, natural calamity, substance abuse, physical abuse, and clinical depression. These intense issues are balanced by personal stories with redemptive qualities that leave room for hope without stooping to trite outcomes.
Pen-L Publications, in cooperation with the author, is proud to republish the first two books in the series along with the third, already a Pen-L title.
THE AMERICAN TEACHERS SERIES:
BOOK I: GREY PINE 2008
In 1980, a six-inch ash fall from the Mount Saint Helens volcanic eruption complicates the life of a junior-high science teacher already struggling with his alcoholic father and suicidal depression.
BOOK II: MARIA JUANA'S GIFT 2011
During the 1976 Bicentennial, two bilingual teachers attempt to save their newborn child as they are forced into conflict with a small hospital on the U.S./Mexico border.
BOOK III: LOS ANGELES, 1968: HAPPY RANCH TO WATTS 2014
An inexperienced and directionless young white man is hired to teach in Watts during the volatile spring when Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy are assassinated.
BOOK IV: BELAGANA-BELAZANA COMING IN 2016
When a middle-aged, divorced English teacher finds himself assigned as a counselor and PE teacher in a small Navajo town, he and his assistant struggle with bureaucracy, cultural friction, and natural forces in order to best serve their students.