American Teacher (Welcome Books) by Katrina Fried has recently been awarded both the IPPY Gold Medal for Peacemaker Book of the Year and a Silver Medal in Social Change from the Nautilus Book Awards. Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards has also named American Teacher as a finalist in the Education category. Winners will be announced on June 27th at the ALA Conference in Las Vegas.
Author Katrina Fried recently gave a speech to the Teacher's College at Emporia State University about the importance of exceptional teachers and the "12 Rules for Being a Classroom Hero." Watch her talk here.