Laurel McHargue "Miss?"

ISBN 13: 9781493647705

"Miss?"

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Maggie McCauley, a feisty young Army veteran, believes her new life as a 7th grade English teacher will be a breeze. She finds out quickly how very wrong she is as she deals with out-of-touch administrators and an inappropriate security guard who resorts to violence. In a school targeted for closure, how will she possibly succeed? And what will happen to her students?
Written with love, humor, compassion, and exasperation, "Miss?"--a contemporary novel based on actual events--presents an insider's view of the challenges teachers and students across the nation face in today's test-dominated public school system.

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About the Author:

Award-winning author Laurel McHargue was raised in Braintree, MA. After attending Smith College for three semesters, she then went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy in 1983 with the fourth class to include women. Her constant quest for adventure landed her in Leadville, CO where she has taught and currently resides with her husband and German Shepherd.
Laurel has co-edited Not Your Mother's Book...On Being a Stupid Kid (Publishing Syndicate), has several short stories in other books in the series and several stories published in Colorado Central Magazine.
Check out her YA fantasy adventure: WATERWIGHT: Book I of the Waterwight Series, 2nd place winner of the 2016 EVVY Award for fiction/fantasy!
. . . and have some fun finishing haiku poems in her new gift journal Haikus Can Amuse! 366 Haiku Starters
Follow her at leadvillelaurel.com. Contact her at laurel.mchargue@gmail.com for book club events, school events, and speaking engagements.

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". . . Even when the kids drive you crazy with their antics and continued disrespect, frustration can melt away in a moment and be replaced by a fierce love and desire to protect them from the injustice they have been dealt in life. "Miss?" showcases these students and makes the reader fall in love with them through Maggie's eyes." -Cindy Jewkes, book reviewer and freelance editor

"Few people understand the hurdles and difficulties teachers face unless they've spent time in a modern classroom . . . I especially likes and could wholly endorse the author's editorial . . . on the current state of public education." -Judith Hiatt, retired teacher

"Having been a teacher years ago, I sometimes hesitate before reading a book about teaching. This on was full of honesty, hopefulness, despair, encouragement, and anticipation. All thing you have as a teacher." -S. McConathy

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